NID Entrance Exam 2022
Updated: October 15, 2022 by Anu Handa
NID admission process for the academic year 2022-23 has started on October 5, 2021. The online application process ends on November 30, 2021. Apply Now
NID 2022 EXAM DATE: NID Exam Date for the academic year 2022-23 for DAT Prelims is January 2, 2022.
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Candidates aspiring to take admission in NID B Des at Ahmedabad, NID B Des at NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Assam & NID Madhya Pradesh and M.Design have to take NID two- stage competitive exam:
NID Design Aptitude Test: The Design Aptitude Test is conducted in two stages. Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains. NID Dat Prelims for B Des & M Des programmes will be conducted on January 2 2022. DOWNLOAD FREE NID Question Papers Now
Stage 1 NID DAT Prelims: It is a pen and paper based test generally held in the months of December-January. The question paper will be in English, comprising generally of 100 marks. The paper comprises of a mix of subjective and objective type questions having text and visuals. The test aims to evaluate the aspiring candidates on creative abilities, knowledge, comprehension, Analysis, creativity, visualisation to name a few. Based on the scores of DAT Prelims, shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for DAT Mains exam. The B.Des Dat Prelims is a single paper consisting of 3 hour duration whereas the M.Des paper is further divided into two parts: CDAT ie Common Design Aptitude Test for 30 minutes and design-specific test for 2 hours
Stage 2 NID DAT Mains : Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Main exams.
DAT Mains for M.Des. consists of two parts: Studio Tests & Interviews
1. 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 marks and will be conducted in English. duration of the test will be 3 hours.
2. Interviews:The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, at the same centre.
DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD: The DAT Mains for these programmes may consist of tests in multiple formats such as in a studio set up. These will be marked out of 100 and will be conducted in English. The tests will be conducted over a maximum period of three days.
NID B.Des 2022: The four year Bachelor of Design programme is offered only at NID Main Campus at Ahmedabad. Total No. of Seats offered in NID B.Design programme for Indian Nationals including reserved categories is 125. In addition to the seats available for the B.Des Programme, an additional 19 seats are available for Overseas Candidates. Total No. of Seats in NID B.Design programme for overseas (supernumerary) candidates - 19. The B.Des programme is offered in the following areas of specialization:
Faculty of Industrial Design
|Furniture & Interior Design||13|
|Ceramic & Glass Design||13|
|Animation Film Design||19|
|Film & Video Communication Design||13|
|Exhibition (Spatial) Design||13|
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1. Industrial Design
2. Communication Design
3. Textile & Apparel Design
The B Des Programme at the above mentioned NID's has 75 seats each only for Indian Nationals including all categories.
NID M.Des 2022: The two-and-a-half year Master of Design programme is offered only at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. In addition to the number of seats mentioned below, three seats are available for overseas candidates for M.Des disciplines with 19 seats & two seats are available for disciplines with 12 seats. Aspirants can apply in any of the following disciplines:Courses Offered at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS
|Furniture & Interior Design||19|
|Ceramic & Glass Design||12|
|Animation Film Design||19|
|Film & Video Communication||19|
Courses Offered at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS
|Transportation & Automobile design||19|
|Toy & Game Design||12|
|Lifestyle Accessory Design||19|
|New Media Design||19|
|Strategic Design Management||19|
Courses Offered at BENGALURU CAMPUS
|Design for Retail Experience||19|
|Digital Game Design||19|
NID Course Fee
NID has released B.Des & M.Des Fee Structure for Academic Year 2022-23. Mosaic provides you with revised & latest, semester wise and total fee details for all the NID campuses. CHECK: NID College Fees
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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