NID DAT 2023: What you need to know?
Admission to all of the design courses at NID will be granted on the basis of a two-stage competitive exam.
NID DAT Exam
Stage 1: NID DAT Prelims:
Design Aptitude Test Prelims is a pen and paper based test.
The aim of the this exam is to assess the creative abilities, knowledge, comprehension, Analysis, creativity, visualisation skills of the aspiring candidates.
The test comprises of a mix of subjective and objective type questions.
|NID Dat Prelims||B.Des||M.Des|
|Mode of Exam||Pen & Paper Based||Pen & Paper Based|
|Type of Questions||MCQs + Subjective questions||MCQs + Subjective questions|
|No. of Exams||1||2 (CDAT + Domain Specific Test)|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours||30 min (CDAT) + 2 hrs (Domain Specific Test)|
|Weightage in Final Exam||40%||30%|
Stage 2: NID DAT Mains:
Selected candidates from Dat Prelims are called for the second phase examination ie. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains.
NID DAT Mains for M.Des consists of two parts - Studio Tests and Interviews.
NID DAT Mains for B.Des may consist of tests in multiple formats such as in a studio set up.
• Studio Test: This may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions etc. This test will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English.
• Interviews:The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test.
|NID Dat Mains||B.Des||M.Des|
|Mode of Exam||Multiple Formats||Multiple Formats|
|Type of Questions||3D Model Making, Sketching, Audio Visual Test,Pschychological test||3D Model Making, Sketching, Audio Visual Test,Pschychological test, Interview, Portfolio Review|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours||3 hours|
|Weightage in Final Exam||60%||70% (Studio Test 40% + Interviews 30%)|
|NID Dat Mains Question Paper||NID Dat Mains Sample Paper|
|NID Dat Preparation||NID Dat Study Material|
NID Dat Sample Papers
Providing you with a mock question below:
Ques 1. Observe the given drawn objects and find out the incorrect version
For complete papers visit the links below:
|NID Dat Question Paper||NID Dat Sample Paper|
|NID Dat Previous Year Question Papers||NID Dat Question Papers|
NID Dat Syllabus
The aim of the exam is to evaluate the candidate on the basis of creativity and observation skills, knowledge, problem solving skills and visualization skills to name a few.
Syllabus for Dat Prelims & Dat Mains exam for BDes & MDes is different
NID Dat Syllabus is not officially released by National Institute of Design.
But based on the pattern of previous year papers of NID, we have compiled a detailed list of the syllabus
NID DAT 2023 Dates
NID Dat 2023 admission notification is not out yet.
NID Dat Prelims for Master of Design (M.Des.) and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) is usually held in the month of December-January every year.
NID Dat Mains for the above programmes, is usually held in the month of May-June every year.
Providing below important dates for Dat 2022 admissions:
|Online Registration Process starts on||October 5, 2021|
|Online Availibility of Admit Cards for DAT Prelims||December 23, 2021|
|Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for B.Des.||Sunday, January 2, 2022|
|Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for Overseas Candidates||Sunday, January 2, 2022|
|Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for M.Des. including Overseas Candidates||Sunday, January 2, 2022|
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NID DAT Prelims Test Centres
NID DAT Mains Test Centre - M.Des:
|Test Centre: Ahmedabad||Test Centre: Bengaluru||Test Centre: Gandhinagar|
|Animation Film Design||Design for Retail Experience||Apparel Design|
|Ceramic & Glass Design||Digital Game Design||Lifestyle Accessory Design|
|Film & Video Communication||Information Design||New Media Design|
|Furniture & Interior Design||Interaction Design||Photography Design|
|Graphic Design||Universal Design||Strategic Design
|Product Design||Toy & Game Design|
|Textile Design||Transportation & Automobile
NID DAT Mains Test Centre - B.Des:
The DAT Mains for these programmes may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations etc. These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English. The test centres could be any of the NID Campuses.
Q1. What is NID Dat full form?
Ans. The full form of NID Dat is NID Design Aptitude Test.
Q2. Where can I get NID Dat Question Papers?
Ans. Click here to get previous year papers of NID Dat.
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