30 May 2018

1. Mathematics and Geometric Aptitude

The syllabus of NATA exam includes mathematics as well as Aptitude. Fortunately, you must note that the mathematics syllabus is actually your school/college textbooks. So, I'm not including mathematics topics here while I covered the General Aptitude part at length. I will try to cover Part B (drawing part) in future posts. But if you couldn't find materials or textbooks for maths, let me know in the comment, I will search and add a textbook.

Disclaimer: The materials shared here are collection of PDFs and online resources collected from the internet to ease your study process. The topics chosen are purely based on the analysis of the sample previous papers and may not include 100% topics.

Graphics - Front, top, side views, Isometric projections etc

A very quick and good intro to Engineering Drawing

Check till Page 28 - Engineering Graphics basics

For further exercise and Practice

Some very good video tutorials that helps you with Solid transformations

source : Maths Online

source : Godcast

Orthographic projection examples

Isometric view tutorial

Basic Geometry study (Just for reference) -

Water Images online practice 1  Water Images online practice 2  Mirror imaging practice 1  Image mirroring practice 1  Analytical Reasoning online practice  Reasoning Online practice 1  Non verbal reasoning (Image sequence) online  A sample PDF on non verbal reasoning Solving Abstract tests will sharpen your observation skills as well as improve your analytical power. So give a try; at least one test (These tests were taken from pscychometric-success.com) Test 1 - hereTest 2 - hereTest 3 - hereTest 4 - here

Odd man out series exercises
Some more  odd man out series exercises

3. Architectural related General Aptitude

Roofing, Flooring, Tiling, Building Materials

Floor tiles types PDF

Floor types and treatments -

With pictures - types of flooring and their advantages

Types of flooring and material uses

Flooring types used in India

Flooring materials

Roofing types and materials

7 best roofing materials

Wikipedia list of roofing material

Building materials for different climate conditions -

Properties of Building materials

Types of construction bonds

Online - Choosing different building materials for different climate

Famous Buildings, Architectural styles, constructions etc.

PDF - NCERT collection of state wise architecture in India

PDF - A detailed list of temples, architectural styles with images

List of famous temples in India

Wikipedia detailed list of Hindu temples (overview during free time) -

Era wise Indian architecture (briefly go)

PDF of 100 famous landmarks around the world with images

Most iconic buildings around the world

100 most famous landmarks around the world

Another list of famous buildiings

The seven wonders of ancient, medieval, contemporary and modern worlds

Wonders of the world

Architectural styles timeline (PDF)

Classical order in Architecture

20 famous historical sites in India

Free time study

History of Architecture

Glossery of Architectural terms

Go in free time - 100 famous works of creative sculpture and statues around the world -

Free time study and for future reference - Detailed Notes on Architecture

25 most famous popular sculpture in the world -

42 famous statues around world

Free time study

For a list of Indian state paintings and painters

For a list of Famous Architects - check the end of this page to get the list

famous artists/painters with their pics

Indian cultural GA

General Topics

Learn about - Indian epigraphy history

Learn about - Famous inscription in India

4. English and Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal - Free PDF book

In particular, go through the following topics of the book

Preference
• Analogy
• Synonyms (from page 48)
• Antonyms (from page  109)
• Odd man out series (page 191)
• comprehension (page 209)
• Sentence Correction
• Sentence completion
Sentetnce Correction and Completions

Vocabulary Study Materials

A good PDF on Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Reading comprehension, sentence completion, right word etc.)

India GK online Practice

5. Sketching/Drawing

The following links might help you teach/learn on how to draw from memory/imagination Here is a blog with few tips on how to draw from memory  Another blog explains their own way of drawing  Leisure time study Superb book for learning sketching techniques and different facets of design (including perspective, shadowing, shading, texture, architectural facts etc) - Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching A (very famous) complete pdf book "Basic Rendering" from Robert W.Gill, which covers most of the rendering topics including perspective projections (For those wishing to learn sketching/rendering)

(More drawing related materials would be added soon)