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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Best books and study material for NID DAT 2019 preparation

 

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:

Particulars

Details

Mode

Pen and paper test

Exam duration

3 hours

Maximum marks

100

Language

English

Negative marking

No

NID DAT (Prelims) primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:

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  • Analysis

  • Knowledge

  • Creativity

  • Comprehension

  • Visualisation

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. 

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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:

  • Presentations

  • Group discussions

  • Drawing/sketching

  • 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.

 

Best books for NID DAT 2019 preparation

NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (aptitude section)

NID Workbook

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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The four-year long design course will be offered only at NID Ahmedabad. A total of 100 seats will be allocated across eight undergraduate design programmes on merit basis.

 

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Can anybody please tell me the complete syllabus for NID

Awanya Dabas 24th Mar, 2020

Hey!

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:

https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-syllabus

Hope this answer helps!

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how much do I have to score in Marks, to clear the NID DAT tests? I am in the SC category.

Maria Sunny 20th Mar, 2020

Hello Jeet,

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.



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What is the cutoff for NID DAT (M.DES) 2020 for general category?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 4th Mar, 2020

Hello

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:

https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-mdes

Good Luck!

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pls share the details for the preparation of NID MAINS. What is the detail marking of NID MAINS.

Parvathi Sreeraj 14th Jan, 2020

Dear candidate,

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.

Good luck!

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please tell me the syllabus of NID DAT and aieed

SAKSHI KULSHRESHTHA 2nd Jan, 2020

Mayank, topics covered in the prelims of NID DAT are:

  • Innovation in design
  • Principles of composition
  • Inspiration & design development
  • Theme development
  • Design theory
  • Natural & geometrical form
  • Exercises on imagination
  • Optical illusion
  • Colour, pattern & texture
  • Lateral thinking
  • Design awareness
  • Creative thinking & writing
  • Graphics & pictograms
  • Form & function
  • Drawing fundamentals
  • Ornaments & motifs
  • Imagination & doodling
  • Understanding light & shade
  • Elements & principles of design
  • Colour psychology & optical illusions
  • 3D visualization
  • Lettering
  • Developing observation
  • Good design vs. bad design
  • Optical illusion
  • Mood, theme & color inter-relationship
  • Visual logic
  • Outline for beginners
  • Colour terminology
  • Presentation techniques
  • Memory drawing
  • Picture analysis
  • Usage of color in compositions
  • Innovation & creation
  • Natural & geometrical form
  • Use of measurements, scale & proportions
  • Expression & emotion
  • Developing themes & colour associations
  • Foreshortening & perspective
  • Inspiration & creativity

In the Mains exam, practical based tests are taken. They may consist of one or more of the below activities:

  • Model making
  • Material manipulation
  • Audio-visual exercises
  • Mock interview
  • Evolving ideas
  • Body language based evaluation
  • Doodling
  • Creative thinking
  • Portfolio making


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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