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Admissions to NID 2021 – Applications, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Topics

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NID 2021 Application Form has been released on 8th January 2021 for B.Des. and M.Des. courses. Entrance exam is conducted every year on a national level. It is organized by the National Institute of Design. Through this entrance exam, the admissions are offered in Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), Masters of Design (M.Des.) and PhD in Design. The exam is conducted as prelims and mains. Admission will be provided at NID situated in Gujarat, Ahmedabad,  Kurukshetra, Vijayawada and Bangalore.

Important Dates for both B.Des & M.Des:

# Event Date
1. Online Application Form available 8th Jan 2021
2. Last date of Online Application 4 pm on Sunday, 7th Feb 2021
3. Last date of Online Application with late fees 2 pm on Friday, 12th Feb 2021
4. Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims 4 pm on Thursday, 4th March 2021
5. DAT (Prelims) Sunday, 14th March 2021
6. DAT prelims result Will be announced later

The admission process explained in 5 easy steps :  

Step 1 : Read the admission brochure and instructions carefully

Step 2 : Signup and Login

Step 3 : Fill Details in the Application Form

Step 4 : Upload Documents

Step 5 : Pay Application Fee & Print your Application  

What is the eligibility for admission to NID 2021 ?

For B.Des. programs:

Criterion 1: Age Limit – Candidate is 20 years of age before 1st July (relaxable for up to 3 years for reserved category)

Criterion 2: Educational Qualification – Applications for academic year 2021-22 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2020-21 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

For M.Des. programs:

Criterion 1: Age Limit – Candidate is 30 years of age before 1st July (relaxable for up to 3 years for reserved category)

Criterion 2: Educational Qualification – Candidate should have passed from any recognized institute or university any of the following:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+4 system
  2. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 system with one year experience or further academic qualification
  3. Diploma in Design under 10+2+4 system

Conditions:

  • Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in July/August 2021*
  • Applicants must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in July/August 2021*.

What is the pattern of the NID 2021 entrance exam?

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – Prelims (B.Des)

  1. The DAT Prelims is a written exam for 3 hours for 100 marks. It has 2 sections-
    1. Section 1 – Objective Type Questions 
    2. Section 2 – Subjective Type Questions 
  2. There is no fixed weightage for the 2 sections. It varies from year to year. The weightage for last 4 years is as follows:
Section 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
1. Objective Section  30 30 70 70 70
2. Subjective Section 70 70 30 30 30
Total Marks →  100 100 100 100 100
  1. The DAT prelims is a screening test for Stage 2.
  2. The DAT prelims score is expected to carry a 20% weightage in the final score.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – Mains 

  1. Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for the DAT Mains.
  2. Generally, candidates equal to 3 times the number of seats are called for DAT Mains.
  3. The DAT Mains will be for about 3 hours and 100 marks and will consist of Studio Test & Interview*.
  4. Candidates get a final merit score and merit rank based on marks obtained in DAT Prelims and NID Mains. The weightage given to marks at each stage is:
Stage of Exam BDes  MDes
Stage 1: NID DAT Prelims 30% 20%
Stage 2: NID DAT Mains 70% 80%
Total % 100% 100%

Aspirants must solve the sample papers of NID DAT 2021 to score good marks in NID DAT entrance exam. From Silica Institute you can download all the previous NID question papers & answers PDF for free. Just register yourself at https://silica.co.in/nid-sample-papers.html and download all NID previous year question papers including 2019, 2018 etc. 

What is the exam syllabus of / questions asked in for NID 2021 DAT Prelims? 

Part A (30 marks)

1. GK & Current Affairs:

  1. Indian Art, Architecture, Literature, Handicrafts
  2. History of Art
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Concepts of Physics
  5. Famous Personalities
  6. Environmental & Social Awareness.

2. Maths & Logic:

  1. Topics like Average, Percentage, Speed-Time-Distance, Probability
  2. Verbal Reasoning: Seating Arrangement, Direction Test, 
  3. Non Verbal Reasoning – Mirror Image, Visual Series, 2D Rotations, 3D Forms, Plan & Elevations, Paper Folding.

3. English Communication & Comprehension

Part B (70 marks)

  1. Sketching & Coloring
  2. Perspective Drawing
  3. Creativity (Multiple Thinking)
  4. Creativity (Connecting Dots)
  5. Poster Design
  6. Visual Thinking
  7. Object Study 
  8. Product Design
  9. Problem Identification & Solving
  10. Creative Writing

FOR PG : Part A + Part B
Part A (30 marks)

1. GK & Current Affairs:

  1. Indian Art, Architecture, Literature, Handicrafts
  2. History of Art
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Concepts of Physics
  5. Famous Personalities
  6. Environmental & Social Awareness.

2. Maths & Logic:

  1. Topics like Average, Percentage, Speed-Time-Distance, Probability
  2. Verbal Reasoning: Seating Arrangement, Direction Test, 
  3. Non Verbal Reasoning – Mirror Image, Visual Series, 2D Rotations, 3D Forms, Plan & Elevations, Paper Folding.

3. English Communication & Comprehension

Part B (70 marks)

Will have questions on the discipline chosen by the student

There are 19 disciplines:

  1. Animation Film Design
  2. Apparel Design
  3. Ceramic & Glass Design
  4. Design for Retail Experience
  5. Digital Game Design
  6. Film and Video Communication
  7. Furniture and Interior Design 
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Information Design
  10. Interaction Design
  11. Lifestyle Accessory Design
  12. New Media Design
  13. Photography Design
  14. Product Design
  15. Strategic Design Management
  16. Textile Design
  17. Toy & Game Design
  18. Transportation & Automobile Design
  19. Universal Design

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