What to bring on the exam day.
1.1 Identification: please bring one valid official ID with photograph (Thai national ID card or passport). An applicant without a valid picture ID will not be allowed to take the test.
1.2 Test Ticket:
1.3 Stationary required:
- Drawings tools (depending on your preferences and techniques): pencils, pens, eraser, liquid paper, pencils sharpener, and ruler.
- Painting tools(depending on your preferences and techniques): water color, poster color, colored-pencil, etc. and accessories such as brushes, bottles of water, glasses/cups, color palette, tissue and a sponge.
What are the contents of CU-TAD?
The objective of CU-TAD is to evaluate the potential of an applicant to study design. The following areas are examined:
2.1 Spatial perception and logical analysis: Several multiple-choice questions to evaluate an applicant in terms of their perceptual ability as well as their logical analysis of space, orientation, composition, images, views of two-and three-dimensional relationships of plan, elevation, and isometric.
2.2 Design ability: Given a design problem, an applicant is expected to generate various design alternatives, and quickly sketch those ideas. For example, ”Design a vest or a jacket for an explorer that enables him/her to collect samples of miscellaneous samples found during an expedition at a beach, in a jungle, or on a mountain.” The emphasis is not on whether or not the drawings/sketches are pretty as in 2.3, but on the creative ideas the student can generate.
2.3 Perspective drawing and painting ability: Given a paragraph describing a scene, an applicant should be able to visualize and produce an color perspective drawing of that scene. The emphasis is on representational skill and the aesthetic qualities of the drawing.
How to prepare for CU-TAD?
3.1 Books on previous Thai Aptitude Test in Architecture, required for B. Arch. Admission(5 yrs. Thai Program), are available at the CU Bookstore (Siam Square) An applicant may study the Thai Aptitude Test in architecture to have some ideas of what to expect. The CU-TAD for the international program, however, is in English, and is not exactly the same as the Thai exam. There will be new kinds of questions that did not exist in the Thai exam and vice versa, some questions in the Thai exam may not be included in CU-TAD.
3.2 An applicant should be trained and develop drawing skill, either on one’s own or by tutorial. Tutorials are generally available at art and design tutorial services. A number of current architectural students also offer tutorial services at various schools.
Registration Fee: 1,200 baht
Download : About CU-TAD
: Examples of CU-TAD Test Questions