NID Entrance Exam 2019 Overview
National Institute of Design (NID) offers admissions to aspirants in Bachelor of Design (BDes), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) as well as Master of Design (MDes) programmes on the basis of their performance in NID Design Aptitude Test. In order to secure admission in design programmes offered at National Institute of Design (NID) aspirants need to take part in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Only candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can appear for NID DAT (Mains).
NID DAT (Prelims) is a written design aptitude test conducted by NID whereas NID DAT (Mains) comprises of a Studio Test and Interview round. Candidates are clear both these admission rounds are offered admission in design programmes offered at colleges accepting NID entrance exam scores for admission. Total number of seats on offer in BDes programmes at NID is 100 whereas MDes seats for admissions are 275 in number.
The Test dates for NID entrance exam 2019 are now available. Candidates can check complete list of admission events including application dates, admit card, exam dates, as well as result and GD/PI dates.
Apart from BDes and MDes programmes, candidates can also pursue Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) at NID. Candidates were earlier informed that they could pursue GDPD course at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra campus only. Informing about the same the official website of NID informs that both these colleges are " independent autonomous institutes under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and offer four-year long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)". However, now NID informs that new NID Campuses, that is, NID Bhopal and NID Jorhat will commence their academic session from 2019. Thus, candidates applying for GDPD programmes will be considered for admissions to NID, Bhopal and NID Jorhat based on their common merit rank.
NID 2019 Exam Pattern
NID 2019 is a 3-hour exam comprising both objective and subjective questions. The exam assesses candidates on five parameters namely, Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge, Analysis, and Visualization.
- The exam is an offline, paper-based test split into 2 sections: Objective, MCQ type with OMR Response sheet carrying a score of 70, and a Subjective section of 30 marks.
- All questions in DAT Prelims are compulsory to attend and there is no provision for negative marking.
- DAT Mains for B. Des and GDPD will be a 3-hour studio round wherein applicants have to draw/sketch/make models or engage in group discussions.
- DAT Mains for M. Des consists of 2 parts: Studio Test and Interviews wherein the first part applicants will be asked to draw/sketch/make models or engage in group discussions.
- The test would be of 3 hours’ duration with a maximum score of 100.
- Interviews will be held separately for each discipline soon after the studio round.
NID 2019 Syllabus and Recommended Books
NID does not prescribe a syllabus for preparation of DAT. However, students can prepare from the following topics:
- Colour Terminology Design Theory
- Usage of colour in Compositions
- Innovation in Design
- Visual Logic
- Creative thinking & writing
- Elements & Principles of Design
- 3D Visualization
- Optical Illusion