How to Build a Career in Architecture?

May 24 19:05 2017 Chandrakala Print This Article

NATA exam was held in the month of April 2017 and the preparation strategy for the same has been outlined and about the career aspects in architecture.

Architecture is a very different stream altogether. It is quite divergent from other conventional streams of Engineering. It requires some pre-possessed skills in a person which will be enhanced and will be given a professional and technical angle while studying the course.  


There are few things that need to be taken into consideration before building the career in the field of Architecture. Here are some points that can help an Architecture aspirant to make a career in Architecture-


1) Match the Interest and the Career:

Architecture is a field of creativity. It is inevitable to do a self-introspection about one's abilities and talents. If we possess a creative mind and enjoy doing a good sketching,Guest Posting then the field of Architecture is the right option to choose. The second thing that should be pretty clear in mind is that whether we want to convert out interest into a career which we will be doing our whole life. If both things are clear in mind, then there is no harm in opting Architecture as a career option.


2) Entrance to Architecture:


In India, to get an admission into a college that offers a B.Arch degree, a student need to appear for NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). NATA is conducted by the CoA (Council of Architecture) every year to take admission in for Architecture all over India. To score well in NATA is extremely crucial to building a career in the Architecture.


3) Prepare for NATA:


To prepare for NATA exam, it is important to know about the exam to the core. NATA exam is taken in two parts-







Part 1


General Aptitude





90 minutes

Part 2

Drawings (Two Sets)



90 minutes


Part 1 is an Online test while Part 2 is conducted on an A4 size sheet.


4) Preparation of Part 1:


To prepare for part 1, basic books on Mathematics and General Aptitude can be consulted. The most important factor in score good marks in the papers of Part 1 is to practice the mock papers multiple times. There are many online test series available over the internet, the candidate can take online tests and can assess and improve the performance before appearing in the NATA exam. Practising online mock test series also helps a candidate to manage time and compete for maximum questions in NATA exam. Also, solving the previous year question papers gives a lot of ideas about the nature of the questions asked in the exam.


5) Preparation of Part 2:


The exam paper in Part 2 does not require any expert knowledge. Possessing basic knowledge of drawing is sufficient to clear the paper. In this exam the basic things like dimensions, scaling and other logic aspects are needed to be taken care of. The exam will test the candidate's ability to draw three-dimensional objects, effects of lights and shadows, perspective drawing and memory drawing. The key to scoring in this paper is to practice drawings as per the requirement of the exam.

Architecture has a promising career; it is a field in which a person can showcase his talent and can do exceptionally well. India is an under construction country; Infrastructure development is the need of the hour. A well-designed architecture with a scientific acumen contributes to a well-developed infrastructure. There is a lot of other related scope in the field of Architecture that an aspirant can explore.   

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