How to score well in NID DAT 2019
Khushboo Verma, 08 Oct 2018, #NID DAT
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How to score well in NID DAT 2019 - As design aspirants, you certainly know what to study and when to study. Not everyone, however, knows the tricks to how to score well in NID DAT. As preparing for NID DAT definitely takes lots of hard work, knowing some tips on how to score well in NID DAT 2019 along with the hard work can do the trick. Always remember that cracking an exam is not inversely proportional to hard work, in fact it is about giving your best in the examination hall. Designing aspirants who are wishing to score well in NID DAT 2019, here are some useful tips that will help you get sure-shot success in the entrance exam.

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Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

NID DAT is a national level exam conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) that offers admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des). A total of 100 seats are offered for admission to the qualified candidates at NID (Ahmedabad). The exam is divided into two parts- NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

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NID DAT (Prelims) is the written design aptitude test that aspirants have to clear first whereas NID DAT (Mains) consists of studio test and interview round. Candidates who score well in NID DAT are given admission in design programmes at NID. 

How to score well in NID DAT 2019? 

If you are preparing for NID DAT 2019, some tips have been devised below that will help you score well in the entrance exam. These tips will come in handy as it will help you tap into your true potential and emerge as a dominant player. 

Tip 1- Stay Updated with Current Affairs 

To score well in NID DAT 2019, students must have knowledge about current events in terms of the latest and ongoing trends of the industry. As a result, it will help you enhance your awareness in the field of design. Reading newspaper and magazine is highly recommended to keep yourself updated. 

Tip 2- Start Preparing 6 Months before the Exam

If you want to score well in NID DAT, start preparing for it prior to 6 months of the exam. The reason being it takes time to improve in sketching. In addition, it will help you to prepare the portfolio when you have ample time before the exam. Your sketching practice should go hand in hand every day. 

Tip 3- Avoid Mistakes that deter you from Scoring Well 

Don’t let your nervousness overshadow your confidence during exam. If there is any question you do not know the answer, it would be a smart move to leave that question and attempt rest. After completing your paper, you can come back to that question and try solving it. Read each and every word of the questions carefully because sometimes a single word in the question can give you a clue as to how to solve the question. Concentrate more on the questions that bear higher marks. 

Tip 4- Solve Sample Papers

Try practicing sample papers as much as you can as it will lead you to score well in NID DAT. This will get you familiar with the types of questions that are asked in the exam and the difficulty level of the entrance test as well. In addition, solving sample papers will augment your speed to answering the question. 

Solving previous years’ papers will also help you know how to go about the sequence to answer different sections. 

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Tip 5- Be Creative 

Innovation is prerequisite if you want to score well in NID DAT. Ability to come up with unique ideas and create something new will increase your chances to outscore everyone. The questions in the exam assess your out of the box thinking, therefore, keep your creative thinking at the forefront. 

If you are wondering how to score well in NID DAT 2019, following these tips will help you fulfil your goal. Stay motivated and focused throughout your preparation. The aforementioned tips with positive approach will prevent you from the exam fear and you will see how easy it becomes to score well in NID DAT.

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Sir, I had been notified of an image discrepancy in my photograph uploaded for jee mains 2020. I uploaded another better image after that.The image got rejected too. I have taken a new photograph for the same and is now unable to find an option to remove the discrepancy. I hope for solution.

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019


This might not get solved now as candidates has got their admit cads now. The process is completed now. If it is showing the error message then you cant move forward. You have to apply again in the april session. You should have give a clear image. why you gave a image which would create a problem.

Dont repeat the mistake again and do it correctly in the coming session. For now try to write a mail writing your issue and ask for a solution. They may or may not consider it but write it.

For now just prepare and give your 100%. If you are not allowed for january session then don't get sad. you will do your best in april time. in any way one will be considered from both if anyone gives both.

So don't worry. stay calm and keep on preparing. whatever be the reason don't get diverted from your studies. This is most important time for you. don't waste it in any way.  You might be feeling bad but that will only harm you and waste your time.

You only think. what you want to do. Think and choose to study which will benefit you.

Hope it helps!


What all are the exam centre of NID

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

NID will be held across 21 cities in India. The centers will be allotted on first cum first serve basis. Please check the list of newly added centers and already existing ones at our page: . Whichever center you might select, you need to be an hour early on the day of the exam.


can any please tell how to crack nid dat 2020

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

NID DAT consists have 3  phases pf selection. Written Test, Studio Test and Personal Interview. Each phase is an elimination round. NID Exam will be conducted in 2 phases, Prelims and Mains. The preliminary exam will contain 70 Objective Questions and the shortlisted candidates will appear for Mains. This stage will contain practical tests like sketching, drawing, handcraft models, group discussion, etc.

For Stage 1 you should prepare well on topics like Communication skills, Animation, Composition, Creativity, General Mental Ability, Design skills, environment sensitivity, Visual design, Thematic color arrangement, Proportions and perspective, Abstract symbolism and Memory drawing.

For Stage 2, you need to focus on Doodling, 3D Modelling, Observation Test, Creative thinking, Audio visual experience, Body language, Material manipulation, Portfolio making, etc.

For all this, you need to develop good observation skills and Improve your speed. Practise as many as mock tests you can. Work on Accuracy, drawing and keeping up with the current affairs. For more tips, please visit our page at:


How can i reupload my obc ncl caste certificate on nid application form ?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
You can review and edit the application form of NID. NID 2020 Application Correction will be Started on 21st November 2019. 23rd November will be last date. You can not not edit the eligibility criteria, date of birth, email ID, category and citizenship at this stage. To edit the application form, you have to login using your credentials. After correcting the details, don't forget to click on save and exit button.

can I change my permanent address in the correction window. I mistakenly put the present and permanent address as same.

Komal Dayanand Gardi 7th Nov, 2019

Hello Dip,  it Is good to tell you that you can able to make changes in address field. Below is the list of fields in which you can not make changes in correction window,

1. information related to eligibility criteria

2. Date of birth

3. category

4. email ID

5. Citizenship applied.

rather than the above field you can make changes in any field.

remember that correction facility will be available from first week of December.

I hope it will help.


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