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NID Studio Test Questions I


Anu Handa

 

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

This is part 1 of 2 part series on NID Studio Test Preparation

    1. NID Studio Test Questions I
    2. NID Studio Test Questions II

With this series , we at MOSAIC try to present NID Studio Test Question Bank to NID Aspirants all over India. NID Aspirants can practice these questions at home for NID Studio Test Preparations.

NID Studio Test - 2005

(Memory Based)

 

Q1. Students are supposed to do some doodle drawings – 12 frames are provided. Some random lines are provided in the frames. Students are supposed to complete the frames by line drawing & provide titles. They can start from any

      frame & turn it in any way they like. Students should remember the order of attempting doodles. (No Marks are allocated for this question)  Time : 40 min

Q2. You have to make a 3-Dimentional structure as shown. Use appropriate measurements ( All measurements are in cm). You have to cover the marked face with cloth and the opposite face with paper. Time : 60 min

Materials Provided:

Metal Wire

Plier

String

Cloth

Needle

Paper

Q3. You are required to represent any one of the following, modelling in clay. Time : 30 min

(a) Comfort

(b) Chaos 

Materials Provided: 

Red Clay

Colours – White & Black 

Write about your creation in 4-5 lines                                             

Q4. Audio Visual Test    Time : 10 min

      Venue : Auditorium

 A. You are provided with a black opaque bag with some objects inside – that you cannot see. You are required to put your hands inside the bag through the opening, to touch and feel the objects for approximately 2 minutes. 

a. Name all the objects inside the bag

b. Which objects are made of plastic? How many are they ? From the objects made of plastic which are the softest and for what purpose they are used in day-to-day life ?

c. Which objects are made of paper? Give one use of the object ? Can we identify that object with someone from Indian Literature or Films ? If yes name.

d . Which object is round in shape ? What is the colour of that object ?

e. Name the two roughest objects inside the bag ? Guess the colour of the object.

f. Which is the softest object inside the bag ? What is the texture of that object ?

g. Name the object which has a sharp & pointed tip ? Where is it used ?

h. Which two objects are similar ? But on what basis do they differ ?

i. Which two objects were 2 inches in length ? Where are they used in day-to-day life ? 

Objects found in the bag :

Toothpaste

Inland Letter

Peacock Feather

Board Clip

Thread Holder

Sharpner

Band-Aid

Zipper

Tester

Glass Marking Pencil

Empty Packet of feviquick

Straw

Cell

Chalk

1.(a) A video clipping with four pictures of a tea-cup is shown to you ( Duration : 2-3 sec ) You are supposed to recognize the picture showing the tea-cup which is most appropriate and original in shape. Also give reasons for your choice.

   (b) A video clipping with four pictures is shown to you ( Duration : 2-3 sec ) You are supposed to recognize the pictures and write down the names. 

2. One of the important senses is the sense of smell. Describe your “Taste of Smell” when

(a) You were working with clay

(b) You were entering the classroom

Write about the smell you felt in about 4-5 lines                      Time : 2 Min

 

3. You are shown a video film ( in a foreign language ) for approximately 2 minutes and it is stopped abruptly in between. You are supposed to write what according to you should be the next scene ( In 5 – 6 lines ) Time : 3 Min

4. At a distance of about 30 feet, some salad and two burgers are placed in a plate in dim light ( Duration : 1-2 min ) Answer the following questions

a. Name any three things from the plate

b. Tell how you’ll feel if you touch the three things mentioned above

c. Name the textures that come to your mind for each of the three things mentioned above.

 

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NID  Studio test- 2006

(Memory Based)

 

Q1. Students are supposed to do some doodle drawings – 12 frames are provided. Some random lines are provided in the frames. Students are supposed to complete the frames by line drawing & provide titles. They can start from any

      frame & turn it in any way they like. (No Marks are allocated for this question) Time : 30 min

Q2. Materials Provided:

       Chart Paper

       Ball

You are supposed to make a prism from the chart paper provided to you such that the ball fits exactly in it. 

Q3. You are required to make a lollipop display stand

        Material Provided :

        Ice-Cream Sticks – 8 No.

        Thread

        Chart paper

Write in brief about your design concept.

Q4. You are required to represent the Gorilla Picture through clay modelling. Write about your creation in 4-5 lines                                             

        Materials Provided:

        Clay

        Cartoon Picture of Gorilla

Q5. You are asked to observe the objects around you.

       Venue: Auditorium

       Answer the following Questions

  1. What is the height of the bench
  2. Which articles contain sand 

Q6. You are shown a video clip. You are supposed to write an audio that matches the situation in the video clip. 

Q7. You are supposed to listen to an audio clip and write a screenplay for it. 

Q8. You are supposed to identify some pictures shown to you.

Studio Test- 2007

(Memory Based)

 

Q1. Students are supposed to do some doodle drawings – 12 frames are provided.

       Some random lines are provided in the frames. Students are supposed to

       complete the frames by line drawing & provide titles. They can start from any

      frame & turn it in any way they like.                                           Time : 45 min

 

      ( No Marks are allocated for this question.)

 

Q2. Students are supposed to fill up the following form                  Time : 30 min

 

  1. Imagine if you are a designer five year from now, which 10 craft persons / professionals will you choose to work closely with. Mark them in the order of your preference.

 

Architect  

Surgeon

Orthopedic

Scientist

Weaver

Commercial artist

Shopkeeper

Painter

Shoemaker

Tailor

Engineer 

Software Engineer

Agriculturist

Potter

Sociologist 

Lawyer

Teacher 

Marketing Expert

Photographer

Dancer

Carpenter

Sculptor

Mechanic

Cinematographer 

Film Maker

Writer 

Business Executive 

Musician

Politician

Social Worker

Journalist

Doctor

Goldsmith

Psychologist

Copy writer      

Anthropologist

 

2. Give reasons for your first two preferences

 

B. 1. Why you want to be a designer ? Briefly Explain.

  1. If you are selected, which discipline you will choose at NID ? Why ?
  2. How do you see your role in future as a practitioner of design ?

 

C. 1. State briefly about the qualities you lack and ones you possess.

  1. What will be your description of yourself to others ?
  2. Tell us about some activities that you have carried out as a result of self motivation.

 

D. 1. Some terms related to design activity are given below. You are supposed to tick any 5 with which you can identify yourself.

 

Systematic

Ideas

Ecological

Service

Problem Solving

Market Productivity              

Management

User

Teamwork

Functional

Economical

Technology

Leadership

Profit

Appropriate

Aesthetic

Creative

Quality of life

Compromise

Taste

Inquisitive

Optimize

Planning

Fashionable

Recognition

Need

Beautiful

 

 

 

 

  1. Give reasons for any two preferences marked by you above

 

E. 1. From the point of view of a young person, describe briefly the positive and negative aspects of  adults with whom you are familiar.

 

  1. In real or fiction, whom do you admire most & why ?

 

  1. Briefly write about
  2. Music you listen
  3. A film you have seen
  4. A performance you have seen
  5. Books you have read
  6. Indian writer you read

 

Q3. Studio Test

 

Material Provided were common to all batches

 

Wire - Metal

Sand - Colored

Glass bottles

Corrugated paper

Twine - Plastic

Spring - Plastic

PVC sheets

Rubber band

Cloth

Needle

Thread

Some paper clips

Straw

Adhesive was not allowed

 

Batch I

 

You are required to make a perfume bottle

 

Special Requirements

a. The bottle should be held up 3 cm from the floor

b. The bottle should swing 10 cm on the side

 

Batch II

 

You are required to make a shampoo bottle

 

Batch III

 

You are required to make a salt & pepper dispencer

 

Special Requirements

a. It should be held up 3 cm from the floor

b. It can be carried from table to table

 

Q 4. A picture of a mug is provided to the students. They are supposed to make a 3-D life size model with clay.

 

Q5. Audio-Visual Round

       Venue: Auditorium

 

(a) You are shown a video film and it is stopped abruptly in between. You are supposed to write what according to you should be the next scene.

 

(b) You are supposed to listen to an audio clip and write about the emotions it evoked in you.

 

(c) A series of 6 slides is shown to you. You are supposed to recognize the objects in the slides and also write down the objects which go together.

 

(d) At some distance, a huge burger is placed. Students are supposed to observe the burger closely and write the unconventional ingredients present in it.

 

(e) You can detect three strong smells in the auditorium. Identify them and list their probable sources.

 

(f) Imagine that the auditorium is half filled with water. Observe your surroundings and state five things which will float in such a situation.

Studio test- 2008

(Memory Based)

 

Q1. Materials Provided:

         Clay

         Picture of Rabbit in black & white 

You are required to represent the Rabbit in 3-D with proper proportions through clay modelling

Q2. Drawing provided of the following

       Road Roller

       Elephant – Geometric form 

Make any one of the above in wire and the other in thermocol, in proper proportions as shown in the picture 

Material Provided :

Thermocol

Copper Wire – About 2 metres                                                Time : 30 min 

Q3. Draw any event or story having these three above characters in the five boxes provided. 

Q4. Students are supposed to do some doodle drawings – 5 frames are provided.

       Some random lines are provided in the frames. Students are supposed to

       complete the frames by line drawing & provide titles. They can start from any

      frame & turn it in any way they like.             

Studio Test – 2009

(Memory Based)

 

Q1  Make a doodle drawing making use of all the figures given in the 12 squares below.           Time: 45Min                                                                                                               

 

Q2 You have to make an object which can move, make sound or can do both. Do not use any adhesive.

                                                                                                     Time : 60 Min                                                                                                   

Materials Provided:

  1. Potatoes  - 2 No.
  2. Ice Cream Sticks – 3 No.
  3. Straws – 3 No.
  4. Wires – 1M
  5. Rubberbands-2No
  6. A4 Size Paper

Q3.  Describe your creation in 20 words.You are given wet sponge. Make a ½ cut apple with it.

Q4. You are given a fish in socks. You are given 3 min to touch & feel it & mould it in clay.                            

 

Read Part 2 : NID Studio Test Questions II

 

This is part 1 of 2 part series on NID Studio Test Preparation

    1. NID Studio Test Questions I
    2. NID Studio Test Questions II

With this series , we at MOSAIC try to present NID Studio Test Question Bank to NID Aspirants all over India.

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at www.mosaicdesigns.in 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. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 


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