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NID Entrance Exam 2018

NID DAT

PRELIMS & MAINS

Candidates aspiring to take admission in NID GDPD, B.Design & M.Design have to take NID two-stage competitive exam. 

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

DAT ( Design Aptitude Test ) Prelims, is a written Test generally held in the month of January. The question paper will be in English, of 3 hour duration comprising of 100 marks. All questions are compulsory & there is no negative marking. It includes:

Section A : Comprising of Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions with one or more than one correct answer - Carries 70 Marks

Section B : Comprising of Subjective Questions - Carries 30 Marks.

DAT ( Design Aptitude Test ) Prelims evaluates the aspiring candidates on the following abilities:

  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Visualisation

DAT ( Design Aptitude Test ) 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 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. duration of the            test will be 3 hours.
  •          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 different formats such as drawing/sketching. These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English. The test centre will be NID Ahmedabad.

Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final Result

Programme DAT Prelims DAT Mains
NID M.Des. B.Des. GDPD 30% 70%

IMPORTANT LINKS FOR NID

NID Application Forms 2017 - 18


Courses offered at NID

  1. NID Bachelor of Design
    ( B.Des. ) 

  • Total No. of Seats in NID B.Design programme for Indian Nationals including reserved categories   - 100
  • Students can select their specialisation based on their performance and on the number of seats available only after completing the first year of this programme, which is a mandatory foundation course.
  • As per the Government of India guidelines, a certain percentage of seats are reserved for candidates (Indian nationals) belonging to various reserved categories.
  • Total No. of Seats in NID B.Design programme for overseas (supernumerary) candidates - 15.
  • The four year B.Des. programme is offered in the following areas of specialization at Main Campus, Ahmedabad.

FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

DISCIPLINE SEATS DURATION OF COURSE
Product Design 15 4 Years
Furniture & Interior Design 10 4 Years
Ceramic & Glass Design 10 4 Years

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

DISCIPLINE SEATS DURATION OF COURSE
Graphic Design 15 4 Years
Animation Film Design 15 4 Years
Film & Video Communication Design 10 4 Years
Exhibition ( Spatial ) Design 10 4 Years

FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

DISCIPLINE SEATS DURATION OF COURSE
Textile Design 15 4 Years

      II. NID Master of Design ( M.Des.)

           NID PG Courses

  • In addition to the number of seats mentioned above, 2 seats per specialisation are allotted for overseas (supernumerary) candidates.
  • As per the Government of India guidelines, a certain percentage of seats are reserved for candidates (Indian nationals) belonging to various reserved categories .
  • Aspiring candidates can apply to not more than two disciplines for M.Design programme.
    Applications are received to a specific discipline only and are not transferable.
  • The 2-1/2 year M.design programme is offered in the following areas of specialization at NID.

Courses Offered at AHMEDABAD CAMPUS

DISCIPLINE SEATS DURATION OF COURSE
Product Design 15 2-1/2 years
Furniture & Interior Design 15 2-1/2 years
Ceramic & Glass Design 10 2-1/2 years
Graphic Design 15 2-1/2 years
Animation Film Design 15 2-1/2 years
Film & Video Communication Design 15 2-1/2 years
Textile Design 15 2-1/2 years

Courses Offered at GANDHINAGAR CAMPUS

DISCIPLINE SEATS DURATION OF COURSE
Transportation & Automobile design 15 2-1/2 years
Toy & Game Design 10 2-1/2 years
Photography Design 15 2-1/2 years
Apparel Design 15 2-1/2 years
Lifestyle Accessory Design 15 2-1/2 years
New Media Design 15 2-1/2 years
Strategic Design Management 15 2-1/2 years

Courses Offered at BENGALURU CAMPUS

DISCIPLINE SEATS DURATION OF COURSE
Information Design 15 2-1/2 years
Interaction Design 15 2-1/2 years
Design for Retail Experience 15 2-1/2 years
Universal Design 15 2-1/2 years
Digital Game Design 15 2-1/2 years

NID Graduate Diploma Programme in Design ( GDPD )

  • Total No. of Seats in GDPD at NID Vijayawada is 60 including all categories.
  • Total No. of Seats in GDPD at NID Kurukshetra is 60 including all categories.
  • Successful students can select their discipline based on their performance and choice only after completing the first year of foundation programme, which is a mandatory one-year duration programme.
  • The four year GDPD programme is offered in the following areas of specialization at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra
  1. Industrial Design

  2. Communication Design

  3. Textile & Apparel Design

Note: For latest NID updates please visit the website http://admissions.nid.edu/

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