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NID

What Is NID?
The National Institute of Design (NID) is premiere design school located in Ahmedabad (main campus), Gandhinagar, Bangalore (R&D) and Vijaywada (Graduate Diploma Programs in Design). NID Ahmedabad offers 4-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs in faculties of Communication Design, Industrial Design and Textile, Apparel, Accessory and Lifestyle design. The Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Gandhinagar campuses also offers 2.5-year postgraduate Master of Design (M.Des) programs in 19 areas of specialisation.
What is NID exam pattern?
For UG students, NID has two stages – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. DAT Prelims evaluates candidates on abilities such as general knowledge, creativity, visualisation, analytical skills and comprehension skills. Based on the Prelims marks, a merit list for the Mains will be prepared. The DAT Prelims is out of 100 marks and has two parts- MCQs (70 marks) and subjective questions (30 marks).

For PG students, NID has two stages – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. DAT Prelims evaluates candidates on abilities such as general knowledge, creativity, visualisation, analytical skills and comprehension skills. DAT Mains divided further into studio design and interview round. The studio design tests students using different formats – drawing, sketching, model making, group discussions etc. The marks allotted are 100 and the duration is 3 hours. The interviews will be conducted separately right after the studio test.

The questions are in English, all questions are compulsory and no negative marking.
What is the difference between NID and NIFT?
NID is one of the best design institutes in India, which focuses on the development of a concept, design engineering, aesthetics, and product development and so on.

Whereas, NIFT focuses mainly on apparel – the fabrics, garment structure, styling etc.

NID offers courses like animation design, graphic design, product design, exhibition design etc. NIFT offers courses like fashion design, leather design, accessory design, fashion communication etc.

NID focuses on courses like animation film design, apparel design, ceramic and glass design, digital game design, communication design, furniture design, information design and so on. NIFT focuses on courses like leather design, accessory design, fashion communication and so on.
What is the syllabus for NID exam?
There is no fixed pattern for the NID exam. Both the exams test the student’s potential in- drawing skills (proportions, perspective, composition etc), design sense (design problem solving, visual design, colour arrangement), observational skills (conceptualization, visualisation), general mental abilities and communication skills.
Who writes the NATA exam and Why?
Candidates aspiring to get admission into an undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India write NATA. NATA test scores are used by admissions authorities of different schools/ colleges of Architecture as it provides common measures for comparing the qualifications of the applicants.

NATA would also help you register yourself as an architect with the Council of Architects after the completion of your course, important for you if you aspire to be accomplished as an architect.
How can I prepare for NID exam?
NID is a creative exam that requires observational skills. Try observing simple daily objects and work with it by sketching. Sketching will not only be a form of practice for the drawing aspect of the exam but also helps you improve your speed. Solving sample DAT papers, tentative papers will give you an idea about the exam. Be up to date with the current affairs and doing research on your area of design will give you an edge over the others. DQ Labs has various courses with flexible durations that focus on – sketch development, theory, and mock/tentative paper practice, constant feedback on your artworks, portfolio development and presentation. DQ Edge, the online help tool also gives you the access to hundreds of questions, papers and videos for preparation.
What is the eligibility criteria for taking up the NID exam?
Applicants applying for B.Des, M.Des and GDPD must fulfill the age and education criteria.

B.Des/GDPD:-
Age limit: The age limit for candidates (general category and overseas) is up to 20 years of age (before 30th June 2018) are eligible to apply. For Indian National in Reserved Category, the age limit is 23 years, for PWD category the age limit is 25 years. Educational Qualification: Applications are open to applicants who have appeared/will appear/passed from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

M.Des:-
Age limit: The age limit for candidates (general category and overseas) is up to 30 years of age (before 30th June 2018). For Indian National in Reserved Category, the age limit is 33 years, for PWD category the age limit is 35 years. Educational Qualifications: Applications are open to applicants who have appeared/will appear/passed degree examinations – Bachelor degree minimum 4 year specialisation OR Bachelor degree minimum 3 year specialisation OR Full time diploma of 4 year duration in design/applied arts/fine arts/architecture.
What are some tips to crack NID exam?

  1. Solving sample papers: Looking at past DAT papers, tentative papers will give you an insight on the types of questions and the pattern. Different packages involving the types of papers and the number of questions are available online. DQEdge, the online portal, offers mock DAT papers, tentative papers and questions.

  2. Plan your schedule: Striking a balance between school and entrance exams (for UG students) will be on track with a timetable. Planning a schedule will get you halfway through the journey.

  3. Signing up in a coaching institute or an app: Self-study does not involve feedback but coaching centres provide this privilege of helping you work on your errors. According to your convenience, DQ labs offer different packages with flexible price ranges.

  4. General knowledge and research: Follow newspapers, blogs, web journals to keep yourself updated on the current affairs. Do research on your field of specialisation and the contributions to the field.

  5. Drawing: With average drawing skills, practice using the specific mediums and prescribed sheets (A4), will make you extremely comfortable. To avoid erasing and re-drawing, use a light hand.
Which colleges accept NID score?
NID branches in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Kurukshetra and Vijayawada.
What is the difference between NID and CEED?
The two exams are for national institutes- The DAT exam is specifically for NID and CEED is for IITs, NID DAT is for both UG and PG whereas CEED is for PG only. There is no significant difference between them other than automotive design.
What is a good NID score?
There is no specific good score since the cut-off varies from year to year. The cut-off depends on the availability of seats and the number of applicants.
What is the highest NID score secured by the student of DQ Labs?
Manasvini, came first in the NID PG category under the Toy & Game design specialisation.
Why DQ Labs is the best coaching institute for NID entrance exam?
Design professionals from IIT- Delhi, NID-Ahmedabad, University of Genoa, Brera Academy and NIFT head DQ Labs and they are committed to spread awareness and the importance of design. The faculty provide counselling, online as well as physical classes, seminars, workshops, and study materials, study tours for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The faculty updates teaching methods and approaches according to the changes in technology and the education scenario. DQ labs assure high quality mentoring and individual attention to the students.
How many students apply for the NID exam in India? How many seats/vacancies are there?
According to the NID annual report, in 2017, 10909 applicants (UG) appeared for the DAT Prelims for a vacancy of 100 seats. In the postgraduate section, 7654 applied and 4766 appeared for the exam (for a vacancy of 275 seats).
What is the scope after clearing the NID exam?
Once you clear the NID exam, you get to pursue an education in design. Jobs in the field of industrial, communication, textile, apparel and lifestyle design are available once you have completed your respected course.
What is NID studio test?
Studio test at the second stage is conducted in the campus and it mainly involves- material handling, audio-visual test, doodling test, group discussions etc. The marks allotted are out of 100 and the duration will be three hours. Studio test exam has weightage of 50% and this phase is important deciding factor as they select 3 times of total number of students seats available for admission.
How can I prepare for the NID exam by myself?

  1. Use reference books : (Arihant NIFT/NIFD/NID Entrance Exam Self Study Guide) Online exam help tools (DQ Edge)

  2. DQ Edge is the test and exam tool (with mock and tentative papers, content) where you can also discuss with experts and other aspirants and apply to colleges.

  3. Plan your schedule by creating timetables (jot down the number of hours dedicated to solving papers and sketching)
How many marks are required to crack NID?
There is no specific good score since the cut-off varies from year to year. The cut-off depends on the availability of seats and the number of applicants.
Which is the best online test series for NID?
Mock papers, questions and other study material are available on DQ Edge (study tool) to get you through NID preparation. Sign into DQEdge using Gmail/Facebook and complete the registration process. Test scores will be available to you immediately along with the answers (with explanations). The faculty will evaluate your sketches and give feedback (upload your sketches by scanning). DQEdge will give you access to more mock papers and questions at an additional cost.
Is NID exam hard to crack?
The right kind of preparation will help you get through the exam no matter how difficult. If you have creativity within you with average sketching skills, try to practice building sketches and designs on simple objects. Practice will enhance your observational skills, visual skills and analytical skills. Keep up with the current news and research about your field by looking at designers and their works. Enrolling yourself at a coaching institute will put you under a mentor who will constantly keep track of your work and give feedback. (Depending on the duration, DQ Labs offers packages/courses to the students).
What are the tips to prepare your portfolio for the NID exam?
The portfolio is used to assess a candidate’s talent, interest, prior training, self-exploration and so on. A minimum of five up to ten works are usually included in the portfolio. Pick out the most important works that reflects your style and filter it out constantly so that your portfolio is crisp. Label your works and give introduction (one-line intros) regarding the project. If you have the time, carry models because they give an insight about the thinking process behind the model. Most importantly, presenting you portfolio is extremely important.

(In DQ Labs, the module makes sure seventy hours are for the studio test and portfolio, mainly for PG students, by the design faculty and alumni).