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ABOUT NID

 
National Institute of Design, more popularly known as NID is the most sought after Design School in India. Established in 1961, NID is the only other Indian design college other than IDC, IIT-Bombay to be featured in Business Week’s Top 50 Design Schools in the World. Known for its expert faculty, amazing learning environment, notable alumni and of course, its long lasting legacy, NID is also known as the most difficult design school to get into. 
Entrance Exam: NID’s entrance exam Design Aptitude Test (DAT) which is also popularly known as the National Entrance Examination for Design (NEED) is one of the most regarded entrance exams for design in India and also one of the most difficult ones along with IDC’s CEED. There is no particular syllabus to prepare for DAT or NEED and the questions are framed on basic topics like Communication Skills, Composition, Creativity, Drawing Skills, General Mental Ability, Sensitivity to Environment and Subjects of Design.
Both B.Des and M.Des Design Aptitude Tests (DAT) comprise of two phases, the first being a written test and Phase 2 being a Studio Test
B.Des Admission Process
Phase 1: This 3 hour test is for 100 marks and the questions are both visual and textual in type. The test is conducted to gauge the candidate’s aptitude for Design Problem Solving, Visual Sense, Observation & Perception, Environmental Awareness, Mental Ability and Communication Skills.
Phase 2: Phase 2 comprises of a Studio Test followed by Personal Interview and Portfolio Presentation. The Studio Test is further divided into 3 parts- Doodling, 3D Modeling and Observation Test.
M.Des Admission Process:
Phase 1: This 3 hour test is for 100 marks and consists of two parts, both of 1.5 hour time duration. Part A is a Common Foundation Paper for 40 marks and Part B is a Specialization Paper for 60 marks. The test is conducted to gauge the candidate’s aptitude for Design Problem Solving, Visual Sense, Observation & Perception, Environmental Awareness, Mental Ability and Communication Skills.
Phase 2: Phase 2 comprises of a Studio Test followed by Personal Interview and Portfolio Presentation. The Studio Test is further divided into 3 parts- Doodling, 3D Modeling and Observation Test.
Tips to Prepare for NID Exam :
DAT is very similar to CEED when it comes to the type of questions asked and the preparation required. Here is a list of tips to help you get started.
Not only you should know how to sketch and design, but you should also know how to sketch quickly and flawlessly.
Refine your sketching skills and join a Sketching and Design course such as Launchpad’s Diploma in Car Design program if it helps.
Refer the previous year NEED question papers available on the internet and subscribe to online and offline exam preparation guides.
Stay connected with designers and design students in online communities, compare your works with theirs, get reviews on your sketching skills and ask for suggestions.
To conclude, think of design all the time and keep sketching! All the best! 

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