NID - Entrance Exam Pattern for 2018

What happens at NID Mains - Studio Test, Interview and Portfolio?


Stage 2 will include Studio Test of different types as explained below. Stage 3 includes Interview & Portfolio Review.

NID conducts studio test of 03 hours duration will comprise of three different tests of 100 marks followed by variety of tests. Candidates have to perform certain tasks in a particular time frame.
  1. Observation test : Testing one’s presence of mind/ testing 5 senses and visualization. Followed by a number of tests.
  2. Doodling test : Sketching the half sketching lines to a complete scenario. Mixing and connecting visuals with each other and building connection in form of a story by adding titles to it.
  3. Material Handling Test : How efficiently one can utilize the material in particular time frame. Best out of waste, wire armatures, clay models and thermocol forms. Followed by material and form manipulation tasks.
  4. 3D Model Making Test

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NID 2019 Application Form

Points to Check before Submitting NID 2018-19 Application:
  1. Important Dates:
    • Last Date for Submitting Application: 28th Nov 2018 2.00 PM
    • Online Availability of Admit Cards: 24th Dec 2018 (expected)
    • Design Aptitude Test (40%):
    • >> i. B.Des. – Sunday, 8th Jan 2019
    • >> ii. M.Des. – Sunday, 8th Jan 2019
    • Written Exam Result for NID DAT: February 2019 (expected).


  2. Application Form: Click here for NID Application Form 2017



What happens at NID Prelims Design Aptitude Test (DAT) ?

Design Aptitude Test (January) is a written exam of 100 marks for 3 hours. The DAT tests each student’s ability in
  1. Design Problem Solving
  2. Visual Sense
  3. Observation & Perception
  4. Environmental Awareness
  5. Mental Ability and Communication skills through a range of visual and textual questions.

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