The National Institute of Design (NID) is about to conduct the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) exam in the upcoming January. This exam will be conducted in 3 stages and the total weightage of the test will be 100 marks. It is mandatory for the eligible candidates to go through the NID Exam Pattern & Syllabus before starting the preparation. Read the complete article to know more about the NID Entrance Exam Pattern, syllabus and marking pattern.

  • As the NID Notifications 2020 going to be out soon, the eligible candidates must start preparing with a smart strategy.
  • The exam consists of 3 stages-Prelims, Mains and Studio Test & Personal Interview
  • The candidates should go through the NID Sample papers to understand the exam in a better way
  • Each exam is divided into 2 sections-subjective and objective
  • There is no negative marking present in any stage
  • The exam appearing candidates can download their NID Admit Card 2020 from the official website

NID Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Both the Prelims and Mains Exam will take place in an offline mode. This will be a pen and paper-based test. The medium of instruction of NID DAT 2020 is English. NID DAT (Prelims) is conducted to test aspirants on various abilities such as:-

NID EXAM pattern and syllabus

NID EXAM pattern and syllabus

Creativity Comprehension Analysis Knowledge Visualization

NID Exam Pattern For B.Des

The NID has a defined exam pattern for B.Des.The exam pattern is as follows-

  • In this DAT exam for B.Des, there are 2 sections in which the exam is divided. Section A objective questions and section B subjective type questions.
  • in this exam, there are 64 objective type questions (MCQs) and 3 subjective type questions.
  • A total of 67 questions a candidate gets to do to clear this stage of the B.Des exam and will get 3 hours to do all these questions.
  • There will be on negative marking in this exam.

Given below the information of NID DAT Exam Pattern 2020 for both Prelims & Mains of B.des/GDPD courses.

NID DAT 2020 For B.Des & GDPD
No. of Sections 2(Section A & Section B)
No. of Questions Section A: 64 (MCQs)Section B: 3 (Subjective)
Total Marks 100
Negative Marking Nil
Duration 3 Hours

 NID Exam Pattern for M.Des

 The NID Exam Pattern for M.Des 2020 is as follows-

  • In this DAT exam for M.Des, there are 2 sections in which the exam is divided. Section A objective questions and section B subjective type questions.
  • in this exam, there are 64 objective type questions (MCQs) and 3 subjective type questions
  • A total of 67 questions a candidate gets to do to clear this stage of M.Des exam and will get 2.5 hours to do all these questions.
  • There will be on negative marking in this exam. 

The table given below represents the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2020 for both Prelims & Mains of M.Des courses.

NID DAT 2020 FOR M.Des
No. of Sections 2 (Section A & Section B)
No. of Questions Section A: 64 (MCQs)Section B: 3 (Subjective)
Total Marks 100
Negative Marking Nil
Duration 2.5 hours

NID Entrance Exam Marking Scheme

The exam has a definite Marking Scheme for all the stages of the exam. The marking pattern for NID is as follows-

  • NID 2020 written exam consists of an offline exam of both objective and subjective type questions.
  • The Multiple choice objective type questions marking scheme will vary from 0.5 marks to 4 marks each. There is no negative marking in NID DAT 2020.
  • The total of 67 questions is there in this exam and the total marks for those questions are 100 marks.
  • In the NID Studio Test, aspirants will be evaluated out of a total of 100 marks. The duration of the test will be 3 hours. The medium of instruction of the NID Studio Test in English. 
  • Candidates who are shortlisted in the Studio Test round will only be allowed to appear for the personal interview round. 
  • NID Studio Test for MDes admissions will carry a total of 100 marks. The test paper will be in the English language.
  • Personal Interview for B.Des Admissions This round will be held separately for each specialization (right after the studio test is held) at the same center. 

NID Syllabus 2020

  • In this exam, there are some topics that candidates have to focus on to clear the prelims exam of NID DAT 2020 such as visual design, subjects of design, environmental sensitivity, thematic color arrangement, memory drawing, proportions and perspective, drawing skills, etc. Below tables shows the NID 2020 syllabus of both prelims and mains exam 2020:-

NID Exam Syllabus 2020 For Prelims

This below table provides the candidates with the detailed NID 2020 Exam Syllabus for the Preliminary stage. The candidates need to prepare according to the syllabus for better results.

Inspiration & design development Innovation in design Principles of composition
Developing themes & color associations Use of measurements, scale & proportions Expression & emotion
Natural & geometrical form Theme development  Design theory
Color, pattern & texture Exercises on imagination Optical illusion
Drawing fundamentals Graphics & pictograms Form & function
Understanding light & shade Ornaments & motifs  Imagination & doodling
3D visualization Elements & principles of design Color psychology & optical illusions
Creative thinking & writing Lateral thinking Design awareness
Good design vs. bad design Lettering Developing observation
Visual logic Optical illusion Mood, theme & color inter-relationship
Presentation techniques Outline for beginners Color terminology
Usage of color in compositions Memory drawing Picture analysis

NID Exam Syllabus 2020 For Mains

The NID exam syllabus is well-defined. The candidates need to prepare completely according to the syllabus for increasing their chances of selection.

Model making
Audio-visual exercises
Past studio test & interview questions
Creative thinking
Material manipulation
Mock interview
Importance of body language
Guidance on portfolio making
Questions generally asked in an interview
Evolving ideas
Doodling
Interview tips

 
NID STUDIO TEST 2020

This exam is conducted at the 2 stages of the NID DAT exam. This exam comprises many different aspects that a candidate should know like drawing, sketching, model making, group discussions, etc. This stage of the NID DAT exam consists of a total of 100 points given to a candidate by the examiners. Both the exam for courses B.des &M.des are conducted on different dates.

Studio Test for B.Des Admissions

Following is the NID exam pattern for B.Des Studio Test-

  • The studio test for NID admissions may comprise of questions that aspirants will have to solve in different formats like drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc.
  • In the NID Studio Test, aspirants will be evaluated out of a total of 100 marks.
  • The duration of the test will be 3 hours.
  • The medium of instruction of the NID Studio Test in English.
  • Candidates who are shortlisted in the Studio Test round will only be allowed to appear for the personal interview round. 
  • Personal interview round will take place in the NID Ahmadabad campus only by the management of the NID (national institute of design)

 Studio Test for M.Des Admissions

 The following points will give you an idea on the NID Exam pattern for M.Des Studio Test

  • This test for M.Des admissions at NID will be held separately for each specialization (that is, the course for which an aspirant has applied for admission).
  • The studio test will comprise of different sections wherein questions of different formats (like hands-on drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, etc) will be asked. 
  • The duration of the test will be 2.5 hours.
  • NID Studio Test for MDes admissions will carry a total of 100 marks.
  • The test paper will be in the English language.
  • Personal interview round will take place in the NID Ahmadabad campus only by the management of the NID (national institute of design)