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NID (MDes) 2024 – Study Material Kit

330+ SILICA Students selected at NID since 2015
8 Reasons why SILICA’s Study Material helps students top NID:

  • Created by NID Alumni
  • Mapped to Exam Pattern
  • Scientific Approach
  • 5 Full Mock Tests & Solutions
  • Past 5 Years Solved Papers
  • Doubt Solving Workshop
  • Online App. Learn 24×7.

Online Kit Mock Test Series(Rs 600)

Online Kit (Rs 1,500)

Study Books + Online Kit (Rs 4,000)

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See detailed table of contents below.

NID Study Material – Table of Contents

# Modules Highlights
1 Books 14 Books for DAT & GAT preparation
2 Online Learning Module Online App with E-Books, Practice Quizzes
3 Doubt Solving Workshops The Workshops are held online on Zoom.
4 Free Home Coaching Kit For ND Studio Test Preparation
5 ODS Module Prepare for MIT, Srishti, UID, SID etc
The Study Material Kit contains set of 13 books as follows:

Book No. Description of the Book Purpose of the book / How to study from the books
1 Introduction to Drawing & Design These 5 Books are to prepare for Design Aptitude (DAT) section, which may carry 30% to 70% weightage in NID Exams.

Every fashion entrance exam will check Drawing, Design & Creativity skills. The books will help students learn drawing & design through a step by step learning approach. The books are made of lectures. Each lecture covers key topics. Students are expected to complete the learning exercises, exploration exercises and application exercises. The outcome from these exercises can become part of the students’ portfolio, which is required for admission to most fashion schools.

2 Color Theory & Compositions
3 Perspective & Object Drawing
4 Human Figure Drawing
5 Compositions & Memory Drawing
  1. Numerical Ability – Practice Sets
These 4 Books are to prepare for General Ability Test (GAT) section, which may carry 30% to 70% weightage in NID Exams.

Every design entrance exam will check basic mental ability or IQ of the students. These books are made of practice sets to test and improve your skills of topics like Quantitative, Analytical Reasoning, English Communication & General Knowledge abilities. Students should complete these practice sets and check their answers against solutions given in the books. More such topics and assignments are included in SILICA’s Online Learning Module (see below).

  1. English Communication & Comprehension – Practice Sets
  1. Reasoning & Logical Deduction – Practice Sets
  1. General Awareness & Case Studies – Practice Sets
10 NID Mock Test Series (based on last 10 years’ papers) This book contains 10 mock tests covering DAT & GAT sections. They are prepared based on inputs from NID alumni.
11 NID Mock Test Series – Approach to Solutions Part A of the book provides suggested approach and solutions for 10 DAT mock tests. Part B provides solutions for 10 GAT mock tests.
12 NID Design Aptitude Development Book This book is specially designed by NID Alumni for SILICA students. The book contains 10 most important topics on Design Aptitude (DAT) based on the last 10 years NID DAT papers. For each topic, it has tips for solving questions, activities to develop creative aptitude, online links to study and questions expected in the NID DAT paper.
13 NID Mock Test Series (based on unexpected pattern) A set of 6 Mock Tests based on questions contributed by large number of NID alumni. This will prepare students for the unexpected or surprise elements in the NID entrance exam.
Online Learning Module (OLM):

SILICA’s OLM is free for students who have ordered this Study Material Kit. The OLM can be accessed at or through Moodle App (available on Google Play Store & Apple Store). Your username and password will be sent to you by email and SMS once your Study Books are dispatched. The OLM contains following:

# OLM Course Course Description
1 NID Design Aptitude (DAT) Visual E-Books on:
– Last 5 years NID DAT Papers Solved
– 20 ways to develop a Portfolio
– 10 Example Portfolios of SILICA’s Past Toppers.
Special NID GAT:
– 500+ Video Solutions of Past Paper Questions
– 1000+ Practice Questions for Objective Section of NID exam
– Bonus: 16 Quizzes / 500+ Practice Questions UCEED & CEED
2 NID General Ability (GAT) – 15 Quizzes / 300+ Practice Questions on Quantitative & Logical Ability
– 6 Quizzes / 200+ Practice Questions on English Communication
– 50+ Topics on GK & Current Affairs
– 60+ Assignments to submit for GK & Current Affairs
Doubt Solving Workshops:

For all Study Books Kit orders, Doubt Solving Workshops can be arranged for students with doubts. The Workshops are held online on Zoom. To get dates of the workshops, please call your Personal Guide.

Free NID Studio Test Online Kit:

If students prepare with this Study Material Kit and crack the NID DAT (Prelims), SILICA will provide free access to Online Home Coaching Kit for Studio Test preparation in NID DAT (Mains) exam. This Kit contains:
If you crack the NID DAT Prelims, SILICA will send you a free Home Coaching Kit for NID Studio Test preparation. This Kit contains:

This Kit contains:

  • 30+ Preparatory Videos
  • 140+ Studio Test Exercises
  • Guidance on Creative Writeup


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NID Exam 2022-2023  Key Updates:
Application forms for NID B.Des and M.Des 2022 - 23 are out Pls find the details below:
1. Exam date : 2nd Jan 2022

2. Last date to apply : 30th Nov 2021

3. Registration link -


B.Des -
M.Des -

The key dates for NID 2022-23 admissions are as follows:
1. Last date of Application - 30th Nov 2021
2. NID Prelims Exam Date - 2nd Jan 2022
3. NID Prelims Result Date - 23rd April 2022
4. NID MDes Mains Exam Dates - Apr-May 2022
5. NID BDes Mains Exam Dates - June 2022
6. NID Mains Result Date - July 2022 (*expected)
7. Academic Year Start Date - August 2022 (*expected)

Important links to the official website:
1. Admission portal -
2. BDes Admission Handbook -
3. MDes Admission Handbook -

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