Welcome to our blog. This is the new segment for students who aspire to become Architects. If you want to know more about NATA, we have written a dedicated blog for it, so please check out the link. Preparing for architecture is all about practice. If you don’t do that no matter how great your teacher is you won’t score good. Practice as a student is your part and teaching part, is the one that we are taking care of here. While designing this course it is taken into consideration that even if the student doesn’t have any knowledge about sketching, 2D or 3D composition we will make sure by the end of the program you will have better skill for you to qualify for NATA exam.

This will be a year’s in which we’ll be having 52-week program where along the blogs you can get ready for NATA, every aspect of the subject will be covered in detail. This course is completely free, if you want to support us and want us to keep writing such blogs you can give donations for which the link is at the end of the blog. You can send the link of the blog to someone you know who’s preparing for architecture and help them score more marks.

Also, if you’re an Architect and have a passion for teaching, we have an OPPORTUNITY for you. Email us at  for more details and our team will get back to you.

So, without wasting any more time let’s get straight into it.

How you draw your line shows your skills and how long you have been doing it. The lines which you are making, if they are not confident enough you will not gain marks in your exam. First thing which I recommend to students is to get into a habit of this exercise which I’ll be giving you. Without going further, I want to tell you that this is a daily exercise and you need to do this for a year to get appropriate results.

These are set of lines you’ll try to make free hand. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal lines (opposite direction), zigzag lines, curved lines and swirl.


OK!!! Is it that basic and DONE???  YEAH!!!

HERE’s a HACK on how to do this exercise. You will have a question – how do I do this exercise??? For this you will require a newspaper and a pencil. You have to take a newspaper and start drawing the above-mentioned lines between the lines written in the newspaper. Refer the image below. The catch in this exercise is you can’t tilt the paper and elbow shouldn’t rest anywhere on table allowing you to do free hand movement. Why newspaper??? Space between the sentences will guide to make horizontal or vertical or other line-work exercises.

Start with horizontal lines as these are the simplest to start with. Don’t worry if you’re not able to do this in one go as this will take time, and hence a daily exercise. When sketching you need to adopt some techniques which will be helpful for you to improve your work.

Be patient. Breathe. Relax and enjoy yourself. Learning to draw takes time.

Erase. Feel free to make mistakes. All artists do.

Stay open to experimentation, which expands your vision and drawing vocabulary.

Toss out preconceived notions. Enter this experience freshly.

Now getting to the tool you will be using. PENCILS. You need to know your weapon for its optimum utilization. Most pencil manufacturers outside of the U.S. use this scale, using the letter ‘H’ to indicate a hard pencil. Likewise. A pencil maker might use the letter ‘B’ to designate the blackness of the pencil’s mark, indicating a softer lead. The H pencil are hard and light in use and similarly B pencils are soft and dark in use. To start with I’ll recommend you to use each pencil and get a personal experience how does it feel to use hard and soft pencils.

While starting you can use these pencils for your use. H, 2H, 4H, 6H, HB, 2B, 4B & 6B are recommended. Each pencil for one task. Some of the essentials you’ll require is a set of pencil, eraser, sharpener, sketchbook, pencil colors. Gift your kid the starter pack for road to Architecture. 

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Do you need a class to prepare for NATA?


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If you are a student who’s enthusiastic about joining architecture then this blog is for you.

Before reading this, you should check out my previous blog on how to get into architecture & things you need to know before joining Architecture which will help you more in taking a firm decision.

In this blog we’ll try to make you understand what to prepare for NATA & how should you go about it.

Do you need classes to prepare for NATA?

Do I need to study PCM for NATA?

Is it an Online/ offline exam?

What all things you need to prepare for NATA?

If you have any of these questions then read till the end of the blog and leave a LIKE if it helped you.

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Any ART can be developed over the period of time. Be it Sketching, 2D – composition or 3D – composition. The whole point here is how much you practice for NATA.

A weekly practice of the above three topics for a year can help you get more marks. A self-motivated student with a little bit of discipline can achieve with these blogs also.

So, stay tuned for the NATA series of blogs in which we will make you crack NATA exam for FREE.

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a 3-hour 15 minutes exam with a GRAND total of 200 marks & basically two parts.

Part A comprises of on-paper drawing exam for 125 marks.

We get a gap of 15 minutes between Part A & B. Part B comprises of Online exam for 75 marks.

In Part A, you have to draw on A4 size paper (each), as answer to 3 questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks & 55 marks, respectively. You get 135 minutes or 2 hour 15 minutes for the paper-based exam.

Part B is an online exam consisting of two types of MCQ’s, 15 questions for 1.5 marks each Of PCM subject and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning has 35 questions for 1.5 marks each.

The best part about this is that there is NO NEGATIVE MARKING.

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There are specific skills which the examiner will be looking for, when marking your ‘PART A’ paper-based exam.

Your sketch can be very attractive, but if it is not proportionate you will lose marks there. A basic understanding of scale and proportion is required.

A more detailed approach where you can see drawings in perspective, will be more appreciated.

In the further blogs we’ll discuss about one & two-point perspective and other aspects, tips and tricks of sketching which will help you gain more marks in NATA. 

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To give you an example of conceptualization and visualization of sketches, 2D composition and 3D composition is based on HOW you see things.

For example, if you are to make a sketch of a street then you need to fetch in details which you see in your day-to-day life like streetscape, urban scape and landscapes.


This part tests objects, texture related to Architecture and built environment, interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings, visualizing different sides of 3D objects, analytical reasoning, mental ability, general awareness of national/ international Architects and famous Architectural creations.

For preparation of Physics, Chemistry and Math MCQ’s you’ll have the same syllabus for which you’ll be preparing for your 12th standard board examination.

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Thereby, I would like to conclude that it depends entirely on the student to take the call if one should take coaching classes or not.

But if you’re focused and disciplined you can score good marks without going to classes. As per new rules PCM is included in NATA exam.

It is both an Online and Offline Exam, as you saw in Part A and B.

The whole point of this is to provide free education to students who aspire to become future Architects. Feel free to drop in any doubts about the exam or syllabus in the comments.

We will be covering each and every aspect of NATA architecture entrance exam. So, follow the blog and stay tuned.

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