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NID Mains 2022 – Classroom Coaching
- Both Offline & Online options available
- Conducted by NID Alumni
- Course covered in 10 / 14 / 21 Days
- Solve Mock Studio Tests
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- Portfolio Preparation & Compilation
- For MDes: Discipline Specific Coaching
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NID Preparation 2022/2023
SILICA provides online videos on youtube and as part of the Home Coaching Kit. Many students have cracked their NID Mains exams with the help of these video lessons.
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 - https://admissions.nid.edu/NIDA2022/Registration.aspx
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 - https://admissions.nid.edu/NIDA2022/
2. BDes Admission Handbook - https://admissions.nid.edu/NIDA2022/download/BDes_AdmissionsHandbook2022-23.pdf
3. MDes Admission Handbook - https://admissions.nid.edu/NIDA2022/download/MDes_AdmissionsHandbook2022-23.pdf
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FAQ’s on NID
1. What happened in NID Mains 2021 during COVID19 lockdown?
Due to COVID-19 , the NID DAT Mains was conducted Online from home. Details related to Online interaction were sent to the candidate’s registered email id. The exact time and date was mentioned in the admit card. Also, students had to submit their required documents for verification purposes. Candidates were allowed to choose their campus and course program during the process of counselling and can freeze their seat.
There was change in weightage for the evaluation of final result of NID DAT. The weightage for B.Des DAT Prelims was 70% and for DAT Mains is 30% (online interaction). For M.Des, the revised weightage for DAT Prelims – Common Design Aptitude Test was 15% & Discipline Specific Test was 45% and for DAT Mains (online interview) weightage was 40%.
2. What is the cut off for NID DAT Prelims?
3. What is the final cut off for NID DAT Mains?
4. What questions are asked in the NID DAT Mains exam?
The DAT Mains consists of two parts:
- Studio Test: This may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing / sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, observation tests, problem solving tests etc. This test will be marked out of 100 marks and will be conducted in English.
- Interviews (only for MDes): The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, at the same centre. This will be marked out of 100 marks. This will be an opportunity for the students to present themselves and their design portfolio to the jury.
Note: The DAT prelims score carries 70-80% weightage in final score. For MDes, the split is Studio Test (50%) and Interview (30%).
5. What kind of questions can be asked in the NID Studio Test?
- NID B.Des. Studio Test – The questions will be common / similar for all.
- NID M.Des. Studio Test – The questions will be design discipline specific.
- The following table shows a list of topics and questions, which can be asked in the Studio Test:
|#||Type of Question||Sample Question|
|1||Doodling & Drawing||Observe the car parked outside and sketch it from 2 different angles.|
|2||Observation Tests||Questions which will test your observation through the 5 senses: Sight, Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste. E.g. List down all the ingredients that made up the breakfast you had this morning.|
|3||3D Model Making||Use the given clay and thin wire to create a 3D model of your favorite cartoon or animation character.|
|4||Problem Solving||More Applicable to M.Des. E.g. Automobile Design: Design the dashboard of concept motorbike by Honda. Please explain your concept through notes and sketches. Please show final rendering of the dashboard of the motorbike.|
|5||Group Discussions||In a group of 10 candidates, have a group discussion on the following statement. Discuss either For or Against the statement. “Do quarrels strengthen relationships?”|
|6||Other Tests (Skits etc)||In a group of 5 candidates, prepare a 3 minute skit on the following topic:“Incredible India!”|
6. What kind of questions can be asked in the Interview?
There is no standard list of questions which are asked in a design admission interview. The questions will revolve around the candidate’s life, personality, temperament, achievements and creative outputs till date.
Some sample questions are:
- Why do you want to join NID? What will you do if you don’t get into NID?
- What would you do if you find a homeless person on the street shivering in cold?
- In one minute, tell us why we should select you at NID?
- You have one minute, make us laugh.
- For M.Des. (E.g. Product Design):
- Who is your favorite Product Designer?
- What are some of the new products that fascinate you? Why?
- What is happening in the Indian Product Design industry?
7. What student design portfolio is required for NID?
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