Best books and study material for NID DAT 2019 preparation- National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2019 in the first week of January for offering admissions to Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes. The objective of NID DAT 2019 will be to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioral abilities of the candidates. It is vital that aspirants refer the best books and other study material for DAT preparation. With so many books available in the market, there are only few selected ones that are recommended by the experts. To help aspirants crack the design aptitude test, Careers360 brings here the best books for NID DAT 2019 preparation.
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For admissions to NID, the candidates will have to go through two stages, Prelims stage and a Mains stage. The NID DAT 2019 exam pattern for both the stages is different. First, let’s go through the exam pattern of both in detail.
NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims:
Pen and paper test
NID DAT (Prelims) primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:
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NID DAT Prelims 2019 will consist of below mentioned two parts:
Part 1- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be marked out of 70 points. This section will have questions with one or multiple correct answers. The responses of the candidates will be recorded on an Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet, and will be evaluated digitally.
Part 2- Subjective questions will be marked out of a total of 30 points. Candidates will be required to provide their responses in visual and/or written formats.
NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019 for Mains:
This paper will be of total 100 marks. The language will be English.
NID DAT Mains 2019 will consist of tests in different formats such as:
Hands-on model making
NID DAT 2019 is likely to be announced in fourth week of September 2018, and the application procedure will begin from the same time. With only few months left, aspirants should prepare a strategic study plan, and for this it becomes important that they select the right books.
Best books for NID DAT 2019 preparation
Apart from having awareness of current affairs related to games, art and culture, there are few recommended books for NID DAT 2019 preparation that the aspirants should refer. These will help in improving speed and overall better preparation. Candidates can check below the list of the best books for NID DAT 2019 preparation.
NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (aptitude section)
Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series
Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill
Guide for NID
NID Mock Test Series
Success Master- NID entrance Examination
Best study material for NID DAT preparation
For appearing in NID DAT 2019, solving sample papers is essential. While solving the mock tests, aspirants will have a fair idea about the type of questions that are asked in the actual test. The previous years’ papers/model test papers are considered as the best study material for NID DAT preparation.
Aspirants seeking admissions to NID can easily download the practice papers from the sample paper store of Careers360. These will include sample questions for the design aptitude test.
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National Institute of Design (NID) conducts its exam NID DAT for admission into various courses in the institute. It has a Vast syllabus related to designing and innovation.
Please find the syllabus on the link mentioned below:
Hope this answer helps!
The percentile score required to qualify NID DAT 2020 is 45 for SC category. According to last year qualifying cut off the percentile required for clearing the test was 40 for SC students.
Percentile is calculated as follows :
Let your rank be 60 and the total number of candidates were 2000 then your percentile will be,
(2000- 60)/2000 *100 = 97
The cut off marks will depend on the number of candidates appearing for the exam.
NID DAT 2020 cutoff has not been released by the authorities yet. You can go through the link below and check the previous year cutoff for reference:
NID DAT MAINS will include drawing as well as sculpture or model making. It will be a three hour paper and the maximum marks that cam be obtained is 100. Unlike the prelims, it will not be in different parts of contain any objective type of aptitude based questions. It will purely be skill based. Hope that answers your query.
Mayank, topics covered in the prelims of NID DAT are:
In the Mains exam, practical based tests are taken. They may consist of one or more of the below activities:
In AIEED, there are two tests- GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test). GAT consists of topics like Design sensibility, Logical reasoning, Design related awareness and Awareness on global issues and concepts comprehension. CAT will assess you on Written and visual skills, Design thinking, Lateral thinking and creative problem solving and Awareness of design principles.
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