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NID Preparation 2021/2022

NID has amended the Admissions Handbook on 4th June 2020 for regarding NID DAT Mains and the weightage for the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains for final result and admission to BDes / GDPD and MDes programs. The NID DAT Mains will be held online in the year 2020.

Solving the NID sample papers is best way to prepare for the NID exam. From Silica Institute you can download all the previous NID question papers & answers PDF for free. Just register yourself and download all NID previous year question papers including 2019, 2018 etc.

Details of change in NID DAT Mains BDes / GDPD:

  1. In the wake of the Covid19 pandemic and uncertainties arising thereof, candidates will not be called to NID’s campuses for DAT Mains.
  2. Consequently, the revised weightage for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains is as follows:
DAT Prelims DAT Mains
70% (earlier 30%) 30% (earlier 70%)
  1. Details for uploading the creative work samples and statement of purpose and downloading of Admit Card will be intimated to the candidates on their registered email IDs, prior to the DAT Mains.

Details of change in NID DAT Mains MDes:

  1. In the wake of the Covid19 pandemic and uncertainties arising thereof, candidates will not be called to NID’s campuses for Studio Test & Interview.
  2. Online DAT Mains will be conducted in the post COVID-19 scenario.
  3. The revised framework will be applicable to all 19 MDes Disciplines, even those ones who have already given their regular NID DAT Mains.
  4. Consequently, the revised weightage for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains is as follows:
DAT Prelims (earlier 30%) DAT Mains (earlier 70%)
15% 45% 40%
  1. Details for uploading the portfolio and statement of purpose and downloading of Admit Card will be intimated to the candidates on their registered email IDs, prior to the DAT Mains.

NID Entrance Exam Pattern

NID conducts a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) - Prelims and Mains for admission. Students who clear Prelims are called for Mains exam. NID DAT (Prelims) will be conducted on 5th January 2020. NID DAT (Mains) will be conducted in April / May 2020. NID changed the question paper pattern for the design aptitude test in 2019 as compared to previous 3 years (2018, 2017 and 2016) as follows:
# Sections Marks for each 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
Student reaction to NID DAT (Prelims) 2019: The marks weightage was reversed between objective and subjective sections. Students were surprised with the paper pattern. In the subjective section, the paper had questions on perspective drawing, stamp design, communication design. Students who are weak in drawing and creativity found the paper difficult.

Taking the NID DAT entrance examination is a must for the aspirants of GDPA, B.Des, and M.Des. It is a competitive examination that features students from several places in India. Many believe that cracking it needs a special effort and that a systematic preparation for it is the key to succeeding in it.

Therefore, it is recommended that Aspirants should consider solving NID Sample Papers fromSilica. This will serve as a mock test for them, and help them get used to the pattern of questions. Also, they can use it as the means to build the habit of answering all the questions within an allotted time. By practising the NID sample papers for NID DAT examination, students will be able to better manage their time on the actual day of taking the competitive examination.

The upcoming version of the examination in 2020 will be conducted in January. Given the competitive nature of the examination, the majority of students have already begun their preparation for it in full swing. The aspirants can expect the result of the examination to be out in February 2020.

Those who wish to download the NID sample questions of the exam can do so by clicking on the link above. Apart from the questions, aspirants can also find NID question paper PDF with answers here.

Many believe that the exam is an acid test for the aspirants, and tests their all-round skills. For putting up a good performance in the paper, aspirants need to strengthen their strengths and plug all the gaps in the form of weaknesses. By working on their weak areas or the areas that need improvement through Silica’s NID sample papers, they will have better chances to get to the top of the rankings and start their academic career with a bang.

Apart from getting into the habit of answering all the question in time, solving NID previous year question papers can help aspirants in several other ways. It will help them get an insight into the weightage of different topics in the examination. Plus, they can also make their preparation simple and easy by skipping the topics that are not important from the standpoint of their examination.

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