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NID Exam Analysis 2023

Author : Aparna

January 27, 2023

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Summary: The NID Exam Analysis 2023 is a comprehensive review of the National Institute of Design's entrance examination for admission into its design courses. The NID Exam Analysis provides an in-depth analysis of all the sections of the exam so that you can better understand the nature of the questions and the difficulty level of the exam.

The National Institute of Design will be conducting the prelims NID entrance exam on 8 January 2023 through pen and paper-based mode in several exam centres. The exam is conducted namely in 2 stages: DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. 

This post shall guide you through the detailed NID Exam Analysis 2023, such as the difficulty level, the number of good attempts, the type of questions, the marking scheme, and more.

Our expert and dedicated team from CreativeEdge will walk you through an overview of the exam live from the NID exam centres. With this reference, you can analyse your's and other competitors' performance in today's exam. 

You can also go through the previous year's analysis from the post below.

Download Free Practice Question Papers for NID Exam by CreativeEdge

NID Exam Review (Previous Year)

As per the NID 2022 paper analysis, the overall difficulty level of the NID entrance exam was moderate.

The question paper had a total of 26 questions, out of which 22 were MCQs and 4 were long answer-type questions.

  • The logical reasoning and aptitude section was easy, while the general knowledge section was easy to moderate level of difficulty.
  • The drawing section had lengthy and tricky questions compared to the previous year.
  • Students had to manage their time wisely to answer the drawing questions, as the questions were a little tricky.
  • In the drawing section, one question was based on perspective. Further, students were asked to draw a kingfisher through 3 slides. 
  • In the GK section, the questions were related to Padma Shree Awards and vaccines.

NID 2021 Exam Analysis

The NID exam was successfully concluded on 14 March 2021 at various centres across India. 

Part 1 had general aptitude questions for 30 marks, and part 2 had NID creative aptitude questions for 70 marks.

  • As per the paper analysis, the over-difficulty level of the entrance exam was moderate.
  • Most of the NID general aptitude questions were related to vaccines and Padma Shree Awards.
  • The aptitude test was based on the half-triangle, half-square, half-hexagon, and Tongue Twister sections.
  • Also, many students reported that the drawing questions were quite lengthy. However, the general knowledge section was moderate.

NID Online Coaching

NID Online Coaching

NID Exam Analysis 2021: Question Asked in Drawing Section

In the drawing section, there were five questions based on perspective drawing, comic strips, poster making, story writing, and compositions.

The following were some of the NID drawing questions asked in last year's exam.

  • Create three images/frames to depict a story
  • Draw a poster showcasing steps on how to make tea
  • Depict a scenario where your younger sibling is disturbing/distracting you while you are studying online
  • Draw a poster on school bullying
  • Make comic characters for TikTok in six parts

NID 2020 Paper Analysis

NID Exam was a completely creativity-based paper. There were 21 questions based on Aptitude, with the highest number of Logical Reasoning questions.

Here is a basic overview of the exam:

  • At a few centres, invigilators simultaneously gave aptitude question paper and drawing paper. However, it was delayed at a few centres.
  • A few students reported that the drawing paper was delayed by 50 minutes, so they couldn't attempt a few questions.
  • There were no questions on static GK.
  • There were 6 questions from Creative Drawing.

Questions asked in the Logical Reasoning/Aptitude section

  • There were question-based on the half-triangle, half-square, and half-hexagon.
  • There was a question on Cake
  • There was a question based on Tongue Twister.
  • There were 2 questions based on Blood Relations. 

Read more: Important questions for the NID GAT exam

Questions Asked in Drawing Paper

  • There was a question based on Unfolded Cube. The squares were numbered so that it was easy to make a cube.
  • One point perspective question was asked. The question was that "There is a boy standing on X-mark and one had to draw the kitchen."
  • The question paper had a tree-based question to depict the Save Environment message.
  • There was a question based on creativity, imagination, and Story Boarding.

There was no question about Color Theory mentioned. One had to judge the colour theory accordingly.

Read more: Short tricks to crack the NID interview on the first attempt

NID 2019 Exam Analysis

As per the analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The NID exam was conducted in two stages: Prelims and Mains.

The NID Prelims had objective and subjective questions, and the Mains exam had Studio Test and Personal Interview.

The creative aptitude section had a good mix of questions designed to test students' creativity skills.

NID mock test

NID Mock test

NID Question Paper Analysis 2019 (Prelims)

The table below presents a pattern of questions asked in the B. Des Entrance Exam 2019.

The question paper had 22 objective questions and 6 subjective questions. The objective-type questions focused more on General Knowledge, and subjective-type questions focused more on Creativity Skills.

Parameters Objective Questions Subjective Questions
Difficulty level Easy to moderate  Moderate to Difficult
Focus General Knowledge Creativity Skills
Length of paper Short Paper Lengthy Paper

NID Question Pattern 2019 (Prelims)

Have a look at the table below to learn the detailed NID Exam Analysis 2019 for the B. Des program.

Question Number of Questions Marks per questions Total Marks Total Time
Objective Type 1-22 Question 1-14= 1 Mark Question 15-22=2 marks 30 Marks  3hours
Subjective Type 23-26 Question 23= 15 marks ;Question 24=20 marks ;Question 25=15 marks; Question 26=20 marks 70 marks

Read more: Important points to remember before appearing for the NID exam

NID Questions Asked in Objective Type Paper (BDes 2019) 

The NID Questions were asked in the objective-type section for the B. Des program.

1 A textile pattern was to be identified
2 Question regarding Transgender Symbol
3 The candidates needed to choose the odd one out from Cotton, Coir, Jute, and Wool
4 Choose the non-classical dance form between the options
5 Images of strokes like Caligraphy strokes and flat brush strokes were given, and the candidates were required to distinguish between them
6 The candidates were given to name the instrument that Annapurna plays
7 What was the navigation aid in ancient times?
8 Which animal is the design inspiration for the Japanese Bullet Train
9 Which is the highest Sports Award in India?
10 There were given names of a few Indian personalities, one of whom was not an artist
11 There was a graph-based question
12 Determine relationships based on patterns between siblings, sisters, boys, and girls
13 There was a shape-based question- Rotate the vase and identify the core of the shape
14 The mother and child together were 70kg, the father and child together were 90 kg, the father and mother were 120 kg and the combined weight of the family

NID Questions Asked in Subjective Type Paper 2019

The questions asked in the NID DAT 2019 B. Des exam are given below in the table below for your reference.

1 The candidates were asked to draw a stamp and colour it to commemorate the 160th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
2 A picture of a section of a room and a window was given. Assuming that the person was on a ladder and trying to look inside the room. The candidates were required to describe what they saw in the room.
3 The exam-appearing candidates were asked to draw a woman/man sitting on the table with a spoon, folk, and a plate in front of them
4 Candidates were asked to draw something that would represent that all glitters are not gold in a realistic manner
5 The candidates were asked to draw the front view of a picture of the side view Pictures of a dead old man and a dog barking towards a thief were given to the candidates 
6 They were required to draw a fork, a spoon that was put together at the handle

NID Question Paper Analysis 2019 (Mains)

Here is the NID Exam Analysis for B.Des 2019. 

Question Weightage No. of Questions Total  Total Time
Objective Type 25 % 12 30 Marks  3hours
Subjective Type 75 % - 70 marks

NID Questions Asked for Subjective Type (M.Des 2019) 

Look at the table below to know the type of questions asked in the subjective paper for the M. Des program.

1 The candidates were asked to imagine that they were going on a trek. Keeping that in the mind, they were asked to design a product that could be used to keep the bottle, shoe, phone, sandwich, and book. They were asked to explain the usage of the product (Product Design Question)
2 The candidates were told that the future Indians would vote through mobile phones. They were asked to identify three problems regarding this and suggest solutions through illustrations
3 They were also asked to draw five icons from the "UN Sustainable Goals for 2018"

NID Exam Analysis 2018

The NID Prelims and Mains were conducted in English and consisted of both Objective and subjective questions.

The exam was conducted for 3 hours, and both the Prelims and Mains Paper consisted of 100 marks questions.

Given below is the NID Exam Analysis for 2018.

Question Type Weightage Difficulty Level Total Marks Total Time
Objective  25 % Easy to Moderate 30  3hours
Subjective  75 % Moderate to Difficult 70

Topics covered in NID Question Paper 2018

The candidates must give more focus on specific topics. The following are some of the topics from which the NID Questions were asked in the exam.

  • Design Theory
  • Visual Logic
  • Colour Terminology
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Innovation in Design
  • Optical Illusion
  • Usage of Colors in Composition
  • 3D Visualization etc.

NID Entrance Exam Analysis 2017

The NID Exam 2017 took place in 22 centres. There was a slight change in the Question pattern in previous years.

Aspirants were tested and selected based on the following parameters:

  • Visual Sense Skills
  • Observation & Selection Skills
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Mental Ability & Communication Ability
  • Problem-Solving Design Skills

The below table represents the NID Exam Analysis for 2017.

Question Type No. of Questions Difficulty Level Total Marks Total Time
Objective  88 Moderate 30  3hours
Subjective  3 Moderate to Difficult 70

Conclusion

The NID Exam Analysis includes a detailed overview of the exam structure, syllabus, topics covered, question types, time allotted, marking scheme and recommended preparation strategies. And can add up to your study plan and NID preparations. 

It also provides insights into the exam pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam, helping you prioritize the type of questions and important topics. 

This analysis is essential for those aspiring to get admission into the prestigious National Institute of Design because analysis of previous year's papers is equally important to solving them.

Frequently Asked Questions

The candidates should not carry any electronic gadgets such as calculators, mobile phones, etc. The candidates need not carry any extra loose sheet of paper for rough work as it will be provided by the exam conducting authority inside the exam hall.
The candidates must carry the NID DAT Admit card/Hall Ticket with them along with Photo Identity Proof documents such as PAN Card, Voter Id, Driving Licence, etc with them. The candidates must make sure to carry these or they might be debarred from sitting for the exam.
Yes. The institute offers separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.
Those who have completed their senior secondary are eligible to appear for NID Exam.
You can start earning Rs. 6 to 7 lacs per annum after completion of B. des course at NID campus.
No. The NID Entrance Syllabus remains the same every year.
The NID DAT prelims exam comprises both objective and subjective type questions. The objective questions carries 30 while subjective type questions carries 70 marks.
It is expected that the NID DAT Prelims Exam exam will be conducted in the first week of January 2023.
Generally, the difficulty level of the NID exam will be moderate to difficult. You need to be extremely creative and have a clear understanding of concepts to crack the exam on the first attempt.
You can find the complete review of the previous year NID Exam from the above post.
The NID 2023 Exam Analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from students who appear for the exam. 
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NID Exam Analysis 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : January 27, 2023

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Summary: The NID Exam Analysis 2023 is a comprehensive review of the National Institute of Design's entrance examination for admission into its design courses. The NID Exam Analysis provides an in-depth analysis of all the sections of the exam so that you can better understand the nature of the questions and the difficulty level of the exam.

The National Institute of Design will be conducting the prelims NID entrance exam on 8 January 2023 through pen and paper-based mode in several exam centres. The exam is conducted namely in 2 stages: DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. 

This post shall guide you through the detailed NID Exam Analysis 2023, such as the difficulty level, the number of good attempts, the type of questions, the marking scheme, and more.

Our expert and dedicated team from CreativeEdge will walk you through an overview of the exam live from the NID exam centres. With this reference, you can analyse your's and other competitors' performance in today's exam. 

You can also go through the previous year's analysis from the post below.

Download Free Practice Question Papers for NID Exam by CreativeEdge

NID Exam Review (Previous Year)

As per the NID 2022 paper analysis, the overall difficulty level of the NID entrance exam was moderate.

The question paper had a total of 26 questions, out of which 22 were MCQs and 4 were long answer-type questions.

  • The logical reasoning and aptitude section was easy, while the general knowledge section was easy to moderate level of difficulty.
  • The drawing section had lengthy and tricky questions compared to the previous year.
  • Students had to manage their time wisely to answer the drawing questions, as the questions were a little tricky.
  • In the drawing section, one question was based on perspective. Further, students were asked to draw a kingfisher through 3 slides. 
  • In the GK section, the questions were related to Padma Shree Awards and vaccines.

NID 2021 Exam Analysis

The NID exam was successfully concluded on 14 March 2021 at various centres across India. 

Part 1 had general aptitude questions for 30 marks, and part 2 had NID creative aptitude questions for 70 marks.

  • As per the paper analysis, the over-difficulty level of the entrance exam was moderate.
  • Most of the NID general aptitude questions were related to vaccines and Padma Shree Awards.
  • The aptitude test was based on the half-triangle, half-square, half-hexagon, and Tongue Twister sections.
  • Also, many students reported that the drawing questions were quite lengthy. However, the general knowledge section was moderate.

NID Online Coaching

NID Online Coaching

NID Exam Analysis 2021: Question Asked in Drawing Section

In the drawing section, there were five questions based on perspective drawing, comic strips, poster making, story writing, and compositions.

The following were some of the NID drawing questions asked in last year's exam.

  • Create three images/frames to depict a story
  • Draw a poster showcasing steps on how to make tea
  • Depict a scenario where your younger sibling is disturbing/distracting you while you are studying online
  • Draw a poster on school bullying
  • Make comic characters for TikTok in six parts

NID 2020 Paper Analysis

NID Exam was a completely creativity-based paper. There were 21 questions based on Aptitude, with the highest number of Logical Reasoning questions.

Here is a basic overview of the exam:

  • At a few centres, invigilators simultaneously gave aptitude question paper and drawing paper. However, it was delayed at a few centres.
  • A few students reported that the drawing paper was delayed by 50 minutes, so they couldn't attempt a few questions.
  • There were no questions on static GK.
  • There were 6 questions from Creative Drawing.

Questions asked in the Logical Reasoning/Aptitude section

  • There were question-based on the half-triangle, half-square, and half-hexagon.
  • There was a question on Cake
  • There was a question based on Tongue Twister.
  • There were 2 questions based on Blood Relations. 

Read more: Important questions for the NID GAT exam

Questions Asked in Drawing Paper

  • There was a question based on Unfolded Cube. The squares were numbered so that it was easy to make a cube.
  • One point perspective question was asked. The question was that "There is a boy standing on X-mark and one had to draw the kitchen."
  • The question paper had a tree-based question to depict the Save Environment message.
  • There was a question based on creativity, imagination, and Story Boarding.

There was no question about Color Theory mentioned. One had to judge the colour theory accordingly.

Read more: Short tricks to crack the NID interview on the first attempt

NID 2019 Exam Analysis

As per the analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The NID exam was conducted in two stages: Prelims and Mains.

The NID Prelims had objective and subjective questions, and the Mains exam had Studio Test and Personal Interview.

The creative aptitude section had a good mix of questions designed to test students' creativity skills.

NID mock test

NID Mock test

NID Question Paper Analysis 2019 (Prelims)

The table below presents a pattern of questions asked in the B. Des Entrance Exam 2019.

The question paper had 22 objective questions and 6 subjective questions. The objective-type questions focused more on General Knowledge, and subjective-type questions focused more on Creativity Skills.

Parameters Objective Questions Subjective Questions
Difficulty level Easy to moderate  Moderate to Difficult
Focus General Knowledge Creativity Skills
Length of paper Short Paper Lengthy Paper

NID Question Pattern 2019 (Prelims)

Have a look at the table below to learn the detailed NID Exam Analysis 2019 for the B. Des program.

Question Number of Questions Marks per questions Total Marks Total Time
Objective Type 1-22 Question 1-14= 1 Mark Question 15-22=2 marks 30 Marks  3hours
Subjective Type 23-26 Question 23= 15 marks ;Question 24=20 marks ;Question 25=15 marks; Question 26=20 marks 70 marks

Read more: Important points to remember before appearing for the NID exam

NID Questions Asked in Objective Type Paper (BDes 2019) 

The NID Questions were asked in the objective-type section for the B. Des program.

1 A textile pattern was to be identified
2 Question regarding Transgender Symbol
3 The candidates needed to choose the odd one out from Cotton, Coir, Jute, and Wool
4 Choose the non-classical dance form between the options
5 Images of strokes like Caligraphy strokes and flat brush strokes were given, and the candidates were required to distinguish between them
6 The candidates were given to name the instrument that Annapurna plays
7 What was the navigation aid in ancient times?
8 Which animal is the design inspiration for the Japanese Bullet Train
9 Which is the highest Sports Award in India?
10 There were given names of a few Indian personalities, one of whom was not an artist
11 There was a graph-based question
12 Determine relationships based on patterns between siblings, sisters, boys, and girls
13 There was a shape-based question- Rotate the vase and identify the core of the shape
14 The mother and child together were 70kg, the father and child together were 90 kg, the father and mother were 120 kg and the combined weight of the family

NID Questions Asked in Subjective Type Paper 2019

The questions asked in the NID DAT 2019 B. Des exam are given below in the table below for your reference.

1 The candidates were asked to draw a stamp and colour it to commemorate the 160th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
2 A picture of a section of a room and a window was given. Assuming that the person was on a ladder and trying to look inside the room. The candidates were required to describe what they saw in the room.
3 The exam-appearing candidates were asked to draw a woman/man sitting on the table with a spoon, folk, and a plate in front of them
4 Candidates were asked to draw something that would represent that all glitters are not gold in a realistic manner
5 The candidates were asked to draw the front view of a picture of the side view Pictures of a dead old man and a dog barking towards a thief were given to the candidates 
6 They were required to draw a fork, a spoon that was put together at the handle

NID Question Paper Analysis 2019 (Mains)

Here is the NID Exam Analysis for B.Des 2019. 

Question Weightage No. of Questions Total  Total Time
Objective Type 25 % 12 30 Marks  3hours
Subjective Type 75 % - 70 marks

NID Questions Asked for Subjective Type (M.Des 2019) 

Look at the table below to know the type of questions asked in the subjective paper for the M. Des program.

1 The candidates were asked to imagine that they were going on a trek. Keeping that in the mind, they were asked to design a product that could be used to keep the bottle, shoe, phone, sandwich, and book. They were asked to explain the usage of the product (Product Design Question)
2 The candidates were told that the future Indians would vote through mobile phones. They were asked to identify three problems regarding this and suggest solutions through illustrations
3 They were also asked to draw five icons from the "UN Sustainable Goals for 2018"

NID Exam Analysis 2018

The NID Prelims and Mains were conducted in English and consisted of both Objective and subjective questions.

The exam was conducted for 3 hours, and both the Prelims and Mains Paper consisted of 100 marks questions.

Given below is the NID Exam Analysis for 2018.

Question Type Weightage Difficulty Level Total Marks Total Time
Objective  25 % Easy to Moderate 30  3hours
Subjective  75 % Moderate to Difficult 70

Topics covered in NID Question Paper 2018

The candidates must give more focus on specific topics. The following are some of the topics from which the NID Questions were asked in the exam.

  • Design Theory
  • Visual Logic
  • Colour Terminology
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Innovation in Design
  • Optical Illusion
  • Usage of Colors in Composition
  • 3D Visualization etc.

NID Entrance Exam Analysis 2017

The NID Exam 2017 took place in 22 centres. There was a slight change in the Question pattern in previous years.

Aspirants were tested and selected based on the following parameters:

  • Visual Sense Skills
  • Observation & Selection Skills
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Mental Ability & Communication Ability
  • Problem-Solving Design Skills

The below table represents the NID Exam Analysis for 2017.

Question Type No. of Questions Difficulty Level Total Marks Total Time
Objective  88 Moderate 30  3hours
Subjective  3 Moderate to Difficult 70

Conclusion

The NID Exam Analysis includes a detailed overview of the exam structure, syllabus, topics covered, question types, time allotted, marking scheme and recommended preparation strategies. And can add up to your study plan and NID preparations. 

It also provides insights into the exam pattern and the types of questions asked in the exam, helping you prioritize the type of questions and important topics. 

This analysis is essential for those aspiring to get admission into the prestigious National Institute of Design because analysis of previous year's papers is equally important to solving them.

Frequently Asked Questions

The candidates should not carry any electronic gadgets such as calculators, mobile phones, etc. The candidates need not carry any extra loose sheet of paper for rough work as it will be provided by the exam conducting authority inside the exam hall.
The candidates must carry the NID DAT Admit card/Hall Ticket with them along with Photo Identity Proof documents such as PAN Card, Voter Id, Driving Licence, etc with them. The candidates must make sure to carry these or they might be debarred from sitting for the exam.
Yes. The institute offers separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.
Those who have completed their senior secondary are eligible to appear for NID Exam.
You can start earning Rs. 6 to 7 lacs per annum after completion of B. des course at NID campus.
No. The NID Entrance Syllabus remains the same every year.
The NID DAT prelims exam comprises both objective and subjective type questions. The objective questions carries 30 while subjective type questions carries 70 marks.
It is expected that the NID DAT Prelims Exam exam will be conducted in the first week of January 2023.
Generally, the difficulty level of the NID exam will be moderate to difficult. You need to be extremely creative and have a clear understanding of concepts to crack the exam on the first attempt.
You can find the complete review of the previous year NID Exam from the above post.
The NID 2023 Exam Analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from students who appear for the exam. 

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