Tamil Nadu Architecture 2012 ( students need to appear for NATA online exam ) full details -by R.Anirudhan

Tamil Nadu Architecture 2012
In Taminadu we dont have entrance examination for Engineering and Medical colleges, for Architecture college admission (B.Arch.) the students need to appear for National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA).
Separate Application Form will be issued from Anna University available on June 2012, the students whoever appeared for NATA only will be considered for admission. The total marks of +2 will be considered for ranking (not your MPC marks) and convert to 200 marks in addition to 200 marks of NATA.
Cutoff Calculation for TN Architecture
50% of Aggregate Score of total Tamil Nadu HSE Exam.
(Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Language, English and additional subjects)
50% of NATA Score - Aptitude Test
(Paper based Drawing Test + Computer based Online Aesthetic Sensitivity Test)
Total marks
Anna University release separate ranking based upon the above cut-off marks and they will be called for counseling.
NATA Score distribution Pattern for year 2011
NATA Score distribution Pattern for year
About NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) an online examination for admission to 1st Year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course at all COA approved architectural institutions in the country (including Government Institutions, Government Aided institutions, Universities, and deemed universities and private universities established by a central or state legislature and other private institutions) since academic session 2006-2007.
It is mandatory for every student seeking admission to 5 years B.Arch. Degree course in any Council of Architecture approved architectural institution in country to obtain valid NATA score in addition to any other selection procedure whether based on common entrance examination or marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Such scores are valid for a period of two years throughout the country for the purpose of admission to any architectural institution. The evaluation through NATA is a mandatory for students for registration as an Architect on successful completion of 5 year B.Arch Degree course.
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) Examination Pattern
1.     Paper based drawing test
2.     Computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test
1. NATA Drawing Test - 2 Hours
The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects
·         Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering in visually appealing manner.
·         Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
·         Perspective drawing sense .
·         Combining and composing given 3D elements to form a building or structural form.
·         Creating interesting 2D composition using given shapes and forms.
·         Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.
·         Understanding of scale and proportions.
·         Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.
The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion & perspective is also evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.
2. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test - 2 Hours
The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises
·         Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
·         Visualising different sides of three dimensional object.
·         Indentifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities.
·         Analytical reasoning.
·         Mental Ability.
·         Imaginative comprehension and expression.
·         Architectural awareness.
o    This section is computer adaptive, meaning that the computer selects questions based on the candidate's performance on preceding questions (When correct answer is given, next question will be of higher difficulty level whereas, if wrong answer is given next question is of lower difficulty level) and on the requirements of the test design. Test design factors that influence which questions are presented to the candidate include:
o    The statistical characteristics (including difficulty level) of the questions already answered
o    The required variety of question types
o    The appropriate coverage of content.
o    The candidate's score will depend on his / her performance on the questions given and on the number of questions answered in the time allotted.
o    The final score depends on average difficulty level of all questions and of those questions answered correctly. E.g. person with correct answer for less number of questions of higher difficulty level may score higher marks than someone who answers more number of questions correctly but of lower difficulty level.
o    Average time allotted to answer the question is 90 seconds and the countdown begins 30 seconds before the time ends, however, for certain questions depending upon their difficulty level, time allotted to provide the answer may be reduced to 60 seconds or may be extended to 120 seconds.
o    There is no Negative marking in this test.


NATA - Score card / Mark list

The score cards will be available on NATA website in e-format. Usually, the score cards will be posted on the website on the fourth working day after the test.
The candidate, after fourth day may check his score directly from website giving his / her candidate ID. However, print out of such score card will be only for reference and information. Candidate, however, shall use print out of this score card while applying for the admission. Original score card will be retrieved by the admission authority directly from NATA server

NATA - Cumulative Reporting (Score Retention)

NATA score reporting is cumulative. Current NATA policy states that the candidate's scores are retained forth two years following the testing year in which the candidate tested.
NATA - Application Procedure
NATA - Application Date
The NATA Bank challan is available for download at website www.nata.in from 15 March 2012 to 31 August 2012 at designated Test Centers. However, some test centers may stop conducting tests even before this date. Please check with the center before you go for registration. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact the appropriate Test Center.
NATA - Application Fee
Application fees is Rs. 1000/-
Registration Process
·         Download and Print the Blank Challan from the above mentioned website to be used to pay money inAxis Bank listed.
·         Fill in the Challan and pay the Test Fee at the branch.
·          Take the stamped challan to the designated counter in the branch & request for NATA 2012 Brochure cum Application Form.
·         Take the copy of the Challan and the filled Application Form to the Test Center designated for NATA 2012.
·         Submit the Challan copy, Filled Application Form and the necessary documents to the Test Center Coordinator for Registration for NATA 2012.
The Test Center Coordinator will verify the documents and enter the form into the NATA System and issue you an Appointment Voucher.
Important Note
It is compulsory to bring the stamped copy of the bank challan along with the application form. If copy of bank challan is not submitted to the Test Center Coordinator, your form will not be accepted.
Documents required for NATA Registration
1.     Std. X or equivalent exam marklist - attested copy
2.     One recent passport size colour photograph, to be pasted on the registration form.
3.     Any valid document of identification bearing photograph and signature of the candidate -attested copy
4.     Test fees in the form of demand draft in favour of Council of Architecture payable at New Delhi.
5.     Valid email address is required.
NATA - For NRI students
The candidate should register in India. while registering he has to give the test from any of the Test centres of their choice in India. The eligibility for NATA remains same. Admission will be given by the respective admission authorities according to the rules for NRIs.
Important notes on Number of Attempts
There is no limit in the Number of attempts for taking the NATA test. But the mark list will show the average of marks scored by the student in his last attempt and his previous valid score.
Dnot apply for NATA unless you receive the scorecard of your previous NATA attempt, if you attended the previous.
Checklist while appearing for the Test
·         Official identification document mentioned on the receipt cum appointment voucher
·         The appointment voucher - The receipt cum appointment voucher is issued to the candidate at the timeof registration. The appointment voucher confirms the candidate's test date, time of test and Test Center.
·         The voucher will also show Candidate ID and Appointment Number with Exam Key.
·         Three or four sharpened soft-lead (2B & HB) pencils and a good eraser (Pencils and erasers will not be
·         supplied at the Test Center.) Mechanical pencils are not permitted.
·         Set of colours (Water/ Poster colours, crayons, pastels) with appropriate instruments (Brushes, dish, etc.)
·         Geometry instrument box
·         Blue ink pen / Blue ink ball point pen
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