March 5, 2021 By 0 Comments

NATA drawing test plays an important role in the final score of the NATA examination. Due to the pandemic drawing test portion will likely be revised. this will be announced by the CoA (Council of Architecture) on their official website The candidates who are preparing for NATA exams should keep the following Syllabus in mind.




Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc.
Understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence.
Understand color theory and the various terminologies
to test color scheme awareness and knowledge;
Visual system interpretation and perception
to test graphical similarities and other properties;
Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects.
visualize images and scenarios;
Tests for cognitive ability:
perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.





1. Imagine that your size has been reduced significantly and you are standing in a pencil box that has three pencils, one sharpener, and one compass, one small piece of paper, one eraser, and one fountain pen. Draw what you would see standing inside the pencil box with the lid of the box open.


2. Draw a visually appealing composition using the five given shapes and color it using four colors. You can use any shape      more than once. However, each shape has to be used at least once.


3. Make an interesting three-dimensional stable composition using three bottles, two balls and one lampshade in the space provided. Also, show the effect of light and shadow on the composition.


4. From a balcony of your fourth floor apartment you are looking at a small place of worship surrounded by a garden. Depict the scenario on a busy sunny day. Use an appropriate pencil as a medium.


5. Using in desired numbers, the basic geometric shapes found in a bicycle, make a visually appealing composition without overlapping the pieces and colour it using three colours in a medium of your choice.
6. Sixteen wooden cubes in four different colours are available with you. Make use of these cubes to create a show piece that can be displayed in your drawing room.