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Architecture is the art and profession of designing buildings. It should rightly be opted by those with a creative bend of mind, and who have the ability to think beyond the mundane by simultaneously keeping practical aspects in mind. There are numerous colleges all over India that offer the B. Arch (Bachelor in Architecture) Programme. After completing the 5 yr. course a student may further choose to join the 2 yr. M. Arch. (Masters in Architecture) course from a college in India or abroad. Other than this, a graduate can immediately start working as an Architect or by doing freelance work for a flexible work schedule. It is also possible to be associated with a company on a particular project and simultaneously continuing with one’s own practice. One can specialize in Interiors, or Landscaping, or Building services etc. or design particular types of Building like Offices, or Residences, or Industries etc., the options are plenty. Teaching is another career option which can be managed well, along with project work.

What is NATA

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, in areas like drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, qualities that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to Architecture. NATA or the AIEEE B.Arch exam are prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College.

NATA Participating Colleges in India:
NATA is the qualifying exam for admission to Architecture courses across India. Some NATA Participating Colleges or Institutions are: 
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal
  • AU College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • ITM University, Gwalior
  • Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  • Bharath University, Chennai
  • Vismayam College of Art and Media, Kerala
  • Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai
  • Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
  • Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
  • Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirapalli
  • Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut
  • Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
  • Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI, Delhi
  • Department of Architecture, BIT, Mersa
  • R V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore
  • Hindustan University, Kelambakkam
  • Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad

This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt three questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –
  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on Surroundings. Sense of perspective drawing
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating interesting two dimensional compositions 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.


This is computer based test where candidate has to answer 40 multiple choice questions. The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of –
  • Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
  • Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects.
  • Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  • Analytical reasoning.
  • Mental Ability.
  • Imaginative comprehension and expression.
  • Architectural awareness.
Important B. Arch. Entrance Exams
JEE (Main) B.Arch. (Paper-2)

Date of Exam


Mode of Exam




1st week of April

Mathematics – Part (I) – Objective Type

Aptitude Test – Part (II)  - Objective Type

Drawing Test – Part (III)

Only Pen and Paper Based (Off line)

2:00 PM


5:00 PM

3 Hours



B. Arch. /

B. Planning

National Aptitute Test in Architechure (NATA)


Date of Exam


Mode of Exam




Student can choose any Date available at any Test Center

Drawing Test – Test (I) (100 Marks)


Aptitude Test – Test (II) – Objective Type (100 Marks)





Student can choose any


available Time-slot

2 Hours



30 min

B. Arch.

Repeating NATA
NATA Test can be taken as many number of times as desired by the candidate, but the average of the marks scored by the candidate in his last attempt and his previous valid score will be considered as the current and now valid NATA score.


Key Features of our program:
Creative thinking, Logical Thinking, Design Drawing, Design Detailing, Design Awareness, Visual Perception Ability, Communication Skills.

It is a competitive world out there today, and everybody strives to be the best and achieve the best. We, at key art classes also wish the same for our students. Nothing would give us more pleasure than seeing our students achieve professional and academic success through our guidance. Armed with the knowledge of exam patterns of various national and international colleges, we guide students and enhance their creative abilities to achieve the best. We also hold theory classes to give them an overall knowledge of the subject. Below is the step by step process designed by us to prepare students for their entrance exams: 

Basic Foundation I Drawing Fundamentals I Imagination & Observation I Introduction to basic design & interiors I Perspective, Proportion and Composition I Organizational Principles I Product Designing I Cartoon & Caricature I Communication Design & Lettering (Basics) I Color & Design concepts I Pattern Design and Motifs I Scale & Proportions I Memory Drawing I Inspirational Designs I Craft Skills I Development of 3D models I Color creativity I Color arrangement I Imagination, Illustration and Creation I Presentation I Creative thinking I Creative writing I Model study I Animation I Mediums required for the exam I Practical Question & Answer session I Theory class (GK, History of Art, Maths, English and logical questions) I Mock test

This process helps students to face their entrance exams more confidently. We alter the teaching syllabus according to individual needs. For eg: college syllabus for art would be different from architecture, hence we prepare students depending on their choice of stream.

We at Key Art Classes, prepare XI and XII standard as well as XII std. pass students for Architecture entrance examinations which entitle admissions to 5 yr. B. Arch. Programmes in various colleges.

Below is the step by step guide to prepare students for NATA exams.
I Memory drawing I Composition I Architectural Drawing I 3D Object Study I Still Life I Shading in different Texture in different objects I Eye Level Drawings (Varied positions) I History of Architecture I General Knowledge I Logical Reasoning I English I Scale & Proportions I Architectural Awareness I Analytical Reasoning I Mental Ability I General Ability Test I Creative Ability Test I Mock Tests

Preparatory Books:
We also provide our students with preparatory books which further guides them on how to solve exam papers. It consists of previous years question papers, meaning of technical terms used for architecture etc. We also provide theory books of history, GK, Maths etc.

Through rigorous practice sessions we ensure our students are well prepared for the tough questions expected in the entrance examinations. Our teaching methods are designed to increase visualization and creative skills. Students are taught to generate innovative ideas in keeping with the needs of the global creative industry. Students are further encouraged to observe, understand, debate, question, discover new ideas and develop skill sets. We also ensure individual attention since each student comes with different set of skills which need to be nurtured differently. Mock tests and interviews are conducted to mentally prepare students for their upcoming exams.

For more information please contact us on:
+91-9891837209 or +91-9891619865.