10 USEFUL TIPS TO CRACK NID ENTRANCE TEST
Updated: June 8, 2021 by Anu Handa
Latest Updates for NID 2021
Due to the current pandemic situation, DAT Mains for NID Admission 2021-22, will be held in Online Mode only.
For B.Des: Shortlisted Candidates for NID DAT Mains would be required to upload a theme poster as a single PDF file, size not exceeding 10 MB (Topic will be communicated separately to shortlisted candidates)
For M.Des: Shortlisted Candidates for NID DAT Mains would be required to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) within a maximum word limit of 300 words, which needs to be typed & uploaded as a single PDF file, size not exceeding 2 MB (Questions will be communicated separately to shortlisted candidates) The candidates are also required to prepare a digital copy of their portfolio to be uploaded as a single file in PDF format, size not exceeding 10MB.
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Tip No 1. The most common misconception among NID aspirants is that if you draw well, then you can crack NID, which is totally false. Though good sketching is essential, the questions are framed to judge a candidate's creativity, imagination & visualization skills, observation, general awareness etc. So, developing these skills are equally important. Along with improving one's drawing skills, NID Aspirants also need to focus on the above mentioned skills.
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Tip No 2. Be Creative - Creativity is a mysterious trait. Many people have tried to define creativitiy in their own ways but there is no single universally accepted definition. It is difficult to summarise in a few lines but we can say that creativity is the ability to come up with new, original ideas which are not conventional. It is the breaking away from the stereotype, routine, accepted set of thoughts and possessing a deeper insight to problem solving. In short, a creative person experiences rebirth everyday with his or her ideas. If you think you are not creative enough, don't worry - there are lots of exercises to improve your creative skills.
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Tip No 3. Understand that your drawing & creative skills are useless if you are not able to present your thoughts in the exam in the limited amount of time. You stand to lose marks for the questions you fail to answer or which are left incomplete, it doesn't matter how good you are at your work. So speed is equally important.
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Tip No 4. Go through all previous papers of NID.Solve at least 8 - 10 past papers within the time limit. Find out a comfortable sequence of answering the paper. If you are faced with a mental block , breathe deeply, relax and then try to answer the question.
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Tip No 5. Don't practice in A3 size sketch books. Work in A4 size as that is normally the standard size of answer sheets in the examinations.
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Tip No 6. Don't mug up G.K. books but be more aware about what is happening around - Read the newspapers regularly. Increase your observation power. Try to find out about people who have genuinely contributed to the field of design, their innovative works etc. Read books / magazines & develop a genuine passion for your field.
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Tip No 7. Find your own deep and compelling reason to successfully clear NID. Motivate yourself. Work with enthusiasm & you will be amazed at your ideas & creations.
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Tip No 8. In questions requiring drawing, always draw with a light hand first, doing mainly the outlining without the details. When you are satisfied with the proportions & the rough outline, you may finalize. You will save a lot of time that students normally waste in erasing & re-drawing.
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Tip No 9. Practice more with dry mediums ( colours ), as they are convenient to use and take less time in exams.
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Tip No 10. Plan your time for school/college study & NID entrance preparation. Use your time effectively with a time table.
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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