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New NID Mains 2020
5 Day Live Crash Course

Highlights of Live Coaching:

# Live Class Activity Tentative Dates
1 Group Webinar with Top NID Faculty Today
9 June 2020
2 1st Review : Individual Guidance Reflective Statement, SOP & Portfolio Today & Tomorrow
9th - 10th June 2020
3 Final Review : of Document Submission. Get ready for Friday Thursday
11th June 2020
4 Group (learn with others) & Individual Mock Interviews After Friday
# Online Study Kit
1 Access to Free 7 Day Video Kit For 3 months
2 Examples of Portfolios, Interview Guidance etc

Rs.5000/- 1000/-

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NID Mains 2021/2022 - Home Coaching Kit


1.Covers Studio Test, Interview & Portfolio
5.For MDES: Separate E-book for each of 19 Disciplines
2.Prepared by NID / IIT Alumni
6.Live Feedback on Submitted Assignments
3. 30+ Video Lessons + 140 Exercises
7.Free Workshop & Personal Skype Coaching.
4.20+ Materials for Real Studio Test Experience

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# Particulars of Product Online Kit* Rs 500 Box Kit Rs 1,000 Box Kit & DVD Rs 1,500
1 7 Day Course with 30+ Preparatory Videos Online Online DVD
2 7 Day Workbook with 100+ Studio Test questions Online Book Book
3 20+ materials for real Studio Test experience @ Home
4 PDF and Video Resources for Interview Preparation Online Online Online
5 PDF and Video Resources for Design Portfolio Online Online Online
6 For B.Des. - Free 2 Day Workshop at SILICA Centers
7 For M.Des. - Discipline Specific questions / tests Online Online Online
8 For M.Des. - Free One on One Coaching through Skype

*Note: Recommended for all NID MDes Students.

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1. Studio Test DVD 1
  • 7 Day DVD with over 28 video lessons for Studio test
  • You can pause-rewind-relearn any time of the day
  • You can watch DVD on computer / DVD player*
2. Studio Test Workbook
  • 7 Day workbook Covers all 4 aspects of studio test
  • Contains over 100 studio test exercises
  • Contains 10 Mock Studio Tests
  • Contains tips for solving studio tests
3. Material for Studio Test
  • Kit contains 20+ Materials similar to real studio test
4. E-book for MDes Specialization Test
  • There are 19 specializations at NID M.Des. course.
  • For M.Des, in the studio test the candidates will get discipline specific questions e.g. product design.
  • This book will provide you with questions and hints to solve such questions.
5. E-book on Portfolio Guidance
  • Complete guide to prepare design portfolio
    • 10+ Sample Portfolios of Past Toppers
    • 40 page book of General Portfolio Guidance
    • 150 page book on 20 ways to create a Portfolio.
6. E-book on Interview Guidance
  • Complete guide to prepare for design school interview.
  • Contains over 50 possible questions in Interview
  • Note: Skype Interview can be scheduled with SILICA
7. Special Additions for FREE
  • For BDes - 2 Days workshop at SILICA Centers across 10 cities in India covering Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Indore, Nagpur, Kanpur, Nashik, Aurangabad.
  • For MDes - One on one Skype video session to

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  • The DAT Mains will be for about 3 hours and 100 marks.
  • The DAT prelims score carries 70-80% weightage in final score. For MDes, the split is Studio Test (50%) and Interview (30%).
  • The DAT Mains for M.Des. consists of two parts:
    1. 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.
    2. Interviews: The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, at the same centre. This will be an opportunity for the students present their design portfolio to the jury.
  • Click on link for NID Mains Sample Papers.

Past cut offs for NID DAT BDes (Mains)were as follows:

Year Open OBC-NCL SC ST Open-PH
2019 68.10 59.50 55.50 52.50 48.00
2018 67.00 58.50 56.00 48.00 50.00
2017 60.00 53.00 50.00 48.00 52.00

The cut offs for NID DAT MDes (Mains) are different for each discipline and ranges 55 to 75.

The cut off for NID DAT Mains in 2020 was as follows-

BDes / GDPD:

Program & Campus Open OBC-NCL SC ST PH
BDes at Ahmedabad 60.85 55.87 53.50 51.40 50.25
GDPD at Kurukshetra 55.70 51.00 49.35 47.55 45.55
GDPD at Vijayawada 57.24 52.15 50.47 47.85 46.70


Program & Campus Open OBC-NCL SC ST PH
Animation Film Design 62.82 57.15 NE 61.65 48.50
Apparel Design 53.60 50.00 44.38 50.33 40.15
Ceramic & Glass Design 55.23 51.00 47.38 50.75 NE
Design for Retail Experience 62.23 56.15 54.50 55.45 NA
Digital Game Design 63.58 57.88 55.93 54.35 NA
Film & Video Communication 60.03 54.45 52.45 NE NE
Furniture Design 58.98 54.60 56.08 47.48 50.73
Graphic Design 60.70 57.08 48.95 NE 53.98
Information Design 66.18 62.43 57.85 NE NE
Interaction Design 58.88 53.15 51.93 51.08 NE
Lifestyle Accessory Design 61.70 56.18 51.85 54.10 NA
New Media Design 54.90 52.18 48.43 47.10 NA
Photography Design 53.95 NE 50.03 46.90 46.95
Product Design 66.23 60.98 60.18 57.65 55.45
Strategic Design Management 58.55 56.20 53.68 55.40 47.50
Textile Design 57.25 52.55 51.85 54.78 NE
Toy & Game Design 59.00 53.95 55.75 NE NA
Transportation & Automobile Design 66.58 61.95 58.70 NE 59.90
Universal Design 62.03 60.48 51.23 56.23 NA

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%).

  • NID B.Des. / GDPD 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!”

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:

  1. Why do you want to join NID? What will you do if you don’t get into NID?
  2. What would you do if you find a homeless person on the street shivering in cold?
  3. In one minute, tell us why we should select you at NID?
  4. You have one minute, make us laugh.
  5. 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?

A design portfolio is not mandatory for admission to NID, but it helps the interviewer in assessing the suitability of the candidate for NID. During the interview, the candidate may present their past work (academic and/or professional) such as drawings, photographs, models, relevant documents etc., which they may like to share with the interview panel. These may be in analogue or digital (in a USB drive or your own laptop) format. The portfolio should reflect the candidate’s interests and abilities.

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The NID live online course has well-refined content to prepare for the NID DAT Mains exam. This home coaching kit has been developed keeping in mind the best possible solution for your NID DAT Mains exams. It covers studio test, interview & portfolio preparation. The module has been prepared by NID / IIT Alumni. The NID kit has the perfect learning examples as per the NID Mains exam pattern. The NID Mains exam pattern has been thoroughly researched by our experts and they have come with the best possible solution for students to crack them. In order to get the desired NID results and ranks, students have to understand and learn the content of this kit. So that they can pass out with flying colors. SILICA aims at giving every student the best of their shot to clear the exams with the desired result.