Are you preparing for NID?
And looking for a good coaching class to boost your preparations?
There is a lot of discussion on various online forums, as to whether coaching is necessary for NID Exam Preparations or not?
This is rather an important question?
Because coaching classes are expensive and take up a lot of your time.....
Below, we present some reasons on why you can do without a coaching class
But the ultimate decision is yours.....
Before you join a class, make sure you speak to some students of previous batches, take a demo lecture and understand what you are signing up for.
Table of Contents
1. Why you should not join NID Coaching Classes?
Why you should not join NID Coaching Classes?
Lets get the facts straight.
Thousands appear for NID exam every year.
But only a few hundred crack it.
Contrary to the claims of many renowned classes, everyone who opts for classroom coaching doesn’t make it to the prestigious institute.
The main reason behind this is lack of originality or stereotyped thinking.
To be able to crack NID Dat, the following skills are a must for a candidate:
- Creative skills.
- Out of the box thinking.
- Lateral thinking skills
Developing your creative skills is a very personal process and requires discipline and dedication.
It should probably start at a young age.
Classroom Coaching cannot inculcate creativity in a student.
It is something that a student naturally has. It can only be enhanced with the help of some experimental techniques.
NID exam pattern is not like medical or engineering entrance.
As soon as the students get comfortable with the new paper style, the examiners change it again.
In 2016, NID changed its pattern to 70% MCQ & 30% Subjective Questions.
As soon as the new pattern was out, there was an immediate focus on GK questions by the coaching classes.
But NID did it again.
The NID 2019 paper had just 30% MCQs and 70% subjective.
This pattern change was unannounced.
Thousands of candidates had by now practiced time management according to the established 2016 pattern.
Everyone is clueless as to what the next year pattern is going to be.
All subjective questions in NID are to understand the candidates thinking pattern.
Answers are neither correct nor incorrect like other entrance exams.
It is not like NEET or JEE where every student comes up with the same answer for questions.
There can be multiple correct answers to a single question.
It is observed that students who attend NID classroom coaching develop preconceived notions as to how to answer a particular question and start pre-preparing for the answers if a similar question comes up.
This promotes stereotype thinking & kills genuine thinking.
Also the problem is that the examiners come to know when the answers are prepared beforehand.
They are looking for students who can come up with unique answers in a limited amount of time.
Sketching skills, like any other skill set can be learnt.
Numerous books are available in the market to improve your skills.
The following question has been picked up from my blogpost "4 Variations to answer NID Drawing Questions."
The question says....
Ques. Draw a dog with human figure, in proportion in any relevant posture
This article discusses various alternatives to attempt "NID Drawing Questions"
You can read the detailed post here
Lack of Time
Maximum Students opt for NID Coaching in Standard XI or XII and end up paying high fees.
Juggling between college, school or work, it becomes difficult to focus on NID preparations.
Long hours of attending classes is very tiring for students.
Also when exam time is near, there is unnecessary pressure by the parents on the student to perform well.
This uncalled tension kills creativity.
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General Knowledge Questions
A considerable portion of the MCQs in NID Dat Prelims constitute of GK Questions.
But these questions are quite different from what you find in GK books.
The type of GK questions asked in NID entrance belong to the category of "Observational GK"
You may ask "What is Observational GK?"
Observational GK is the knowledge you acquire from paying attention to nature, our surroundings, from things happening in everyday life and not from a text book.
This can be acquired by the student by being more mindful and paying attention to the details.
Let me share some GK questions from NID previous year papers, which can give you a clear idea.....
Here is the question:
Ques. You have to survive on Rs. 20 only from 5 am in the morning to 10 pm at night on your own and away from residential places. Describe your plan for the day and how you spend your money. Give the break-up in detail. (5 marks)
You can have a look at my blogpost "Tips to Answer NID GK Questions," which discusses various approaches to answer the question. (You will have to scroll down a bit to reach the question)
Another NID question discussed in my blogpost "How to Increase your Observation Skills?".......
Ques. Which shape will match the cross-section of a Ladyfinger?
(a) Octagon (b) Hexagon (c) Pentagon (d) Septagon
You can understand from the above questions, that NID GK is very different from the ones we read in traditional GK books.
Any reputed institute is charging anywhere between Rs. 30,000 – Rs. 40,000 for one year preparations.
For two years, it is even more.
Rather than spending this much money on classroom coaching, NID study material or books are a good option as they cost around one-tenth of the cost of the tutions.
Who should join NID Coaching Classes?
There are some benefits of taking up NID Coaching Classes ....
It provides structure, regularity and discipline to your practice.
It may help students (already juggling multiple tuitions) take out some dedicated "NID Only" time.
But don't presume, joining classes is a replacement to hardwork and dedication.
More to Explore...
If no classroom coaching, then what?
If you decide to prepare for NID on your own, we understand that some help and guidance is still required with self- preparation.
I have listed some blog posts below.
Most of them, contain exercises to strengthen your creative muscles.
If you think you need more help to prepare for NID Entrance........
We have compiled the requisite course content in the form of easy to grasp NID Study Material.
Have a look!!
If you have any queries or doubts, just reach out to me on whatsapp or mail me at email@example.comGood Luck with your preparations!!
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 www.mosaicdesigns.in, 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 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.
Passionate about Design Education, she likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields on online platforms. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology.
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