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NID Syllabus

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.  

NID Syllabus 2021 

NID DAT Syllabus is not officially released by NID, but based on the previous year's NID entrance exam pattern, we have taken out the important topics for NID preparation. NID first phase exam (NID DAT Prelims) is a written exam consisting objective & subjective questions having text & visuals. NID DAT Mains consists of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands on model making, group discussions etc. DOWNLOAD FREE: NID Previous Year Papers.

NID Exam Syllabus fot DAT Prelims & DAT mains is different. Syllabus of NID Entrance Exam for NID DAT Prelims & Mains for NID B Des & M Des are provided below. Read the full article to know the important topics for NID Preparation.

NID Applications are out for the academic year 2021-22. The online process for applications has began on January 9, 2021 and ends on February 7, 2021. NID Exam Date for the academic year 2021-22 for DAT Prelims is 14th March 2021. Before applying for the NID exams, CHECK: NID Eligibility

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NID Exam Pattern 2021

NID Dat Prelims consists of two sections: Multiple Choice Questions and Subjective Questions. Though NID has always shied away from providing any concrete course outline for DAT Prelims & Dat Mains, still we have been able carve out syllabus details based on the questions asked in previous year NID exams. NID Design Aptitude Test Syllabus for DAT Prelims & DAT Mains, details as follows:

NID B Des Syllabus

Syllabus of NID: Design Aptitude Test (DAT Prelims)

Outline for beginners Design Theory
Colour Terminology Ornaments & motifs
Inspiration & Design Development Optical Illusion
Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship Lettering
Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions Form & Function
Measurements, Scale & proportions 3D Visualization
Developing Themes & Colour Associations Theme Development
Usage of colour in Compositions

Story pictures

Understanding Light & Shade Picture Analysis
Elements & Principles Of Design Memory Drawing
Foreshortening & Perspective Lateral Thinking
Natural & Geometrical Form Visual Logic
Principles of Composition Design Awareness
Expression & Emotion Developing Observation
Imagination & Doodling Graphics & Pictograms
Presentation Techniques Colour, Pattern & Texture
Innovation & Creation Drawing Fundamentals
Creative thinking & writing Inspiration & Creativity
Exercises on imagination Innovation in Design
Analytical and Logical Ability Knowledge

Understanding basics of Science:

Laws, Theories and Principles

Visualisation

English Comprehension

Art and Culture
GK and Current Affairs
Sense of Aesthetics
Problem Solving Ability Story Writing Skills
Good Design vs. Bad Design

Syllabus for NID: Design Aptitude Test (DAT Mains)

Model Making Meeting with past successful students
Doodling Audio – Visual Exercises
How to evolve ideas Interaction with NID Alumni
Guidance on Portfolio Making Material Manipulation
Past Studio Test questions

 

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NID M.Des Syllabus

NID 2021 Syllabus: Design Aptitude Test (DAT Prelims)

Outline for beginners Design Theory
Colour Terminology Ornaments & motifs
Inspiration & Design Development Optical Illusion
Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship Lettering
Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions Form & Function
Measurements, Scale & proportions 3D Visualization
Developing Themes & Colour Associations Theme Development
Usage of colour in Compositions

Story pictures

Understanding Light & Shade Picture Analysis
Elements & Principles Of Design Memory Drawing
Foreshortening & Perspective Lateral Thinking
Natural & Geometrical Form Visual Logic
Principles of Composition Design Awareness
Expression & Emotion Developing Observation
Imagination & Doodling Graphics & Pictograms
Presentation Techniques Colour, Pattern & Texture
Innovation & Creation Drawing Fundamentals
Creative thinking & writing Inspiration & Creativity
Exercises on imagination Innovation in Design
Analytical and Logical Ability Knowledge

Understanding basics of Science:

Laws, Theories and Principles

Visualisation

English Comprehension

Art and Culture
GK and Current Affairs
Sense of Aesthetics
Problem Solving Ability Story Writing Skills
Good Design vs. Bad Design

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus 2021: Design Aptitude Test (DAT Mains)

Model Making Meeting with past successful students
Doodling Audio – Visual Exercises
How to evolve ideas Interaction with NID Alumni
Guidance on Portfolio Making Material Manipulation
Past Studio Test questions

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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