How to prepare for NID DAT 2019
Khushboo Verma, 08 Oct 2018, #NID DAT
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How to prepare for NID DAT 2019 - Think of a design course, the first institute that will probably cross your mind is National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad. The institute is a renowned design college that conducts Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for aspirants seeking admission to undergraduate design programme (B.DES.). Acclaimed globally for its design excellence for product designing, product concept development and design innovation, getting admission in NID is every design aspirant dream. With only 100 seats and design aspirants from all over the country appearing for the entrance exam, tips on how to prepare for NID DAT 2019 will help you to crack the exam with ease and also make you stand out from the crowd. To that note, Careers360 brings to you a compilation of top-notch tips on how to prepare for NID DAT 2019 that will confirm you a seat at the prestigious college.

Admission at National Institute of Design (NID) 

NID DAT offers admission to candidates in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) on the basis of their performance in NID DAT 2019. The exam is divided into two parts, such as NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) are only eligible for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

NID DAT (Prelims) is the written design aptitude test that aspirants have to clear first whereas NID DAT (Mains) includes a studio test and interview round. Candidates who get through both these rounds are given admission in design programmes at NID.

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Tips on how to Prepare for NID DAT 2019

Following tried and tested tips on how to prepare for NID DAT is also important besides your dedication and sincerity towards preparing the exam. Go through the tips given below and incorporate them in the strategy you will make for NID DAT preparation

Tip 1- Develop Observation & Visualisation Skills

It’s a commonly held belief among people that if you draw well, you can easily crack NID. Although good sketching is essential, DAT also tests aspirant’s creativity, imagination & visualization skills, general awareness and observation skills. Developing, therefore, aforementioned skills is equally important. Candidates must work on them to enhance their skills.

Tip 2- Be Creative 

Creativity is diversified and different people have their own set of definition. Creativity cannot be summed up in a few lines, but it is definitely an ability to come up with innovative ideas. Creativity is beyond certain set of accepted standards and thoughts and giving a new direction to problem solving. In a nutshell, creative people breathe new life into the project. 

Tip 3- Enhance Your Speed

Your drawing and creative skills will be of no use if you are unable to present your thoughts in the stipulated frame of time. As a result, you will lose on marks for the questions you left unanswered because of lack of speed. So try to enhance your speed and try to attempt more questions in less time. 

Tip 4- Solve Sample Papers 

One of the important tips on how to prepare NID DAT is solving sample papers as much as you can within the time frame. This process will acquaint you with the exam pattern, marking scheme, number and types of questions asked in the exam. Not only that, it will help you enhance your speed while letting you know the sequence you should follow to answer the questions. 

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Tip 5- General Awareness

Mugging up G.K. books will not keep you updated about what is happening around. Instead make a habit of reading newspaper regularly. In addition, you should know about the famous designers and their innovative work. Spare more time reading magazines related to fashion and design. You should have comprehensive knowledge about this domain. 

Tip 6- Don’t spend more time in Erasing & Redrawing

For the entrance test, you are given limited period of time and therefore you have to ensure that you utilize each and every minute. Most candidates end up wasting their time in erasing and redrawing, you ensure that you don’t commit the same mistake. To avoid the same mistake, you are advised to draw with a light hand first focusing majorly on outlining only. When you are satisfied, you can give the detailing. 

Following religiously the above-mentioned tips on how to prepare for NID DAT 2019 will help you crack the exam without taking much stress. Stay focused and start preparing for the exam with a positive frame of mind. You will definitely nail it if you prepare for the exam while following the preparation tips for NID DAT. 

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