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4 Variations to answer NID Drawing Questions



Presenting a Solved Drawing Question from NID Previous Year Papers.

The tips provided with the question help you improve your score & get a good rank in NID.

This exercise helps you understand how your answers are neither right nor wrong and how the same question can be answered in a number of ways and all can be correct. 


Ques. Draw a dog with human figure, in proportion in any relevant posture.

When we are attempting any drawing question for NID DAT preparation, let's not do it in a hurry.

Instead, we should devote at least 30 seconds, to read and re-read the question.

This should be done to gain clarity and to understand what is exactly asked.


So, from the above question, three things are clear:

  • A dog with human figure needs to be drawn
  • Emphasis is laid down on the proportion, which means that the proportions of the human figure, the proportions of the dog and their proportions to each other is very important. This is also a significant criteria to judge the question.
  • Thirdly, a relevant posture is highly stressed upon

We can deduce from the above that:

  • You need to draw a dog with a human figure, in the space provided in the given amount of time.
  • Their proportions should be correct. Drawing quality is important criteria here.
  • Relevant Posture: This is the most important factor, where you can show your unique thinking.

The first thing that any average candidate might think is a human with his/her pet dog, maybe walking in a garden.

But, there can be more relevant postures.

Some of them are given below:

  • A child with a dog.
  • A child with a dog with background.
  • A trained dog guiding a blind man.
  • An out of control dog.

All 4 variations are drawn below for reference.

But there can be many more options:

  • A child playing with a street dog or
  • A dog with a Vet or
  • A dog with his trainer
  • A dog parent giving bath to the dog

Don't stop here.

Make your own list.

Understand that more offbeat your ideas are, the better.

So don't start working on the first idea that comes to your mind.

Read, re-read the question, give it a minute's time and then start working on it.


If you like the above tip, you can read my article on "21 Valuable Tips to Crack the Toughest Design Exam in India."

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Lets try another variation: A dog guiding a blind man.


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Or an out of control Dog!!!


The whole idea was to explore different options to answer a single question.

There are unlimited possibilities.

Only your imagination is the limit.


On an ending Note:

If you are an aspiring designer, always remember that Design as a subject is very versatile.

You can always make or break your own rules.


What I've adviced above is my opinion.

You have the liberty to differ.


We just learnt that there are unlimited ways to answer a subjective or drawing question.

How you do is up to you.

At the same time remember, it is the examiners discretion on how to judge your work.


A student of design is a lifelong learner.

At your age, don't get bound by design rules.

Explore Design, Experiment and Improvise  :))


Good Luck!!

About the Author: Meet Anu Handa – Interior Designer turned Edupreneur, Blogger and co-founder at Mosaic Institute of Design. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Her online platform, helps the next generation of Design & B.Arch Aspirants get the right career advice, choose the most apt design streams, help them prepare for the entrance exams and choose the best college.

She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles.

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