NID DAT 2020 Exam Analysis
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NID DAT 2020 Exam Analysis - Students who took NID DAT 2020 entrance exam that was conducted in offline mode from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. can go through NID DAT exam analysis. The exam day analysis of NID DAT consists of overall difficulty level of the exam, types of questions asked, weightage given to particular topics or sections. According to NID DAT 2020 exam analysis, the general knowledge part was difficult whereas non-verbal and logical questions in NID DAT exam were easy. Students, however, were able to complete the paper within the stipulated time. NID DAT 2020 was held for admission to undergraduate design programmes. Go through the exam analysis of NID DAT 2020 to get a fair idea about the total number of questions that were asked in different sections of the entrance exam.
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NID DAT Exam Analysis 2020



Question numbers

Marks per question

Total marks allotted

Part I

Objective type questions

1 to 22

  • Questions( 1 to 14) - 1 mark

  • Questions (15 to 22) - 2 marks

30 marks

Part II

Subjective type questions

23 to 26

  • Question (23) - 15 marks

  • Question (24) - 20 marks

  • Question (25)- 15 marks

  • Question (26) - 20 marks, which was subdivided into three parts.

70 marks

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NID DAT 2020 Exam Analysis

The paper was divided in to two parts - part I and part II. Part I which was multiple choice questions was of 30 marks. Part II contained subjective type questions, which included two questions each of 15 marks, and other four questions of 10 marks, 12 marks, 13 marks, 5 marks each. Questions in part I were based on general knowledge and history. Questions from part II were based on pattern.

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Types of Questions asked

Candidates were asked following questions in NID DAT 2020.

  • Draw trees and how they can safeguard them from pollution and all.
  • There was a bulb, students needed to draw creative design for bulb so as to make awareness among people
  • Rabindra Nath Tagore once said, "where the mind is without fear and the head is held high." Students were asked to make a poster depicting this idea along with this tagline (10 marks)
  • Draw the given pattern in the 2D cut out surfaces of the 3D cube (5 marks)
  • A drawing of a kitchen is given below. A three year old child enters the kitchen and observes the scenario from point marked X on the floor. Visualize and draw the scenes from child point of view (12 marks)
  • You have an old bulb, conceptualize five ways i which the bulb can be used humorously. Draw your ideas in the space given below (15 marks)

NID DAT 2019 Exam Analysis

Objective Part - According to NID DAT 2020 analysis, the objective part which was multiple choice questions consists of 22 questions and the total marks allotted for the same was 30. The questions were based on general knowledge, textile and reasoning, which was of 10th standard level.

Subjective Part - The subjective part, which was drawing section wherein students were given blank spaces where they had to draw. The drawing section was more like perspective and the types of questions asked were - “ draw a real-life situation of "all that is gold does not glitter" including 5 lines of interpretation,” “design a circular Stamp in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.”

NID DAT 2019 Exam Analysis - Questions asked in the Exam

As per NID DAT exam analysis, the NID DAT 2020 entrance exam was divided into two part - Part I and Part II. Part I and part II comprises objective and subjective types questions, respectively. Part I comprises 22 questions while part II consists of 4 questions. Candidates can read below to know the types of questions asked in NID DAT 2020.

Part -I (MCQs) NID DAT 2019

1. Transgender symbol

2. A picture of strokes was students had to distinguish which one was the correct one (Calligraphy pen, flat brush etc.

3. A textile pattern was given which was to be identified

4. Cotton, coir, jute and wool - choose the odd one out

5. One of the options that is not a classical dance form

6. Name the instrument that Annapurna plays

7. Which animal is the design inspiration of Japanese Bullet Train

8. What was the navigation aid in ancient times

9. Names of Indian personality - one of them was not an artist

10. Highest sporting award in India

11. Determining Relationship based on circle patterns - Boys/Girls/Siblings/sister

12. Mother and child together are 70 kg, father and child together are 90 kg, mother and father are 120 kg, then was is the combined weight of the family

13. Graph-based question

14. Shape based question - rotate the vase and identifying the core of shape

MCQ - (15-22) were picture and pattern-based questions and were awarded 2 marks.

Part II- Subject/drawing questions

23. Draw the picture of the room from the point of view of a person climbing a ladder and looking through the window (15 marks)

24. Draw a real-life situation of "all that is gold does not glitter" with 5 lines of interpretation (20 marks)

25. Design a circular stamp on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary (15 marks)


A) Visualise and draw a person sitting on a dining table with a plate, a stainless steel spoon and a fork in from of him (8 marks)

B) Visualise and draw an ant's point of view sitting on the tip of the handle of a spoon (6 marks)

C) Visualise and draw a spoon and fork tied together in a knot at the handles (6 marks)

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NID DAT Result 2020

National Institute of Design will announce NID DAT result 2020 in online mode on March 19, 2020. Students will have to enter their login credentials and the security code to check their results. The result of NID DAT 2020 will be in form of a merit list. The qualified candidates in prelims will be eligible to appear for NID DAT mains which will be held from April 29 to May 3, 2020. The final result of NID DAT B.des will be declared on May 28, 2020.

NID DAT Cutoff 2020

The cut off of NID DAT 2020 is the minimum marks that students have to score to be eligible for the next round of selection, which is NID DAT mains. Some of the factors that are considered while preparing NID DAT 2020 cutoff are listed below:

  • Difficulty level of the question paper

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the entrance exam

  • Total number of seats available

  • NID DAT past years cutoff trends.

NID DAT Selection Process 2020

Candidates who will clear NID DAT prelims, they will appear for the second stage- NID DAT mains at one of the NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru , Gandhinagar, Haryana , Andhra Pradesh, Assam, and Madhya Pradesh. The NID DAT mains will be conducted from April 29 to May 3, 2020. Counselling of NID DAT admission 2020 will be held at the Ahmedabad campus on June 5 and 6. The qualified candidates will have to attend the admission procedure in-person.

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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!


please tell me the syllabus of NID DAT and aieed


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.


The NID DAT 2020 BDes entrance was supposed to be 3 hours for both GAT and Drawing section, but in my centre in Bangalore the examiners did not give the drawing section until after 50 minutes. This meant that we only 130 minutes for drawing. Unfair! How was it in other centres??

Gayu 30th Dec, 2019

Thanks Harish, However, what you are saying is true for MDes only (which is 150 minutes paper). My query was related to BDes which is 180 minutes paper. As far as I know there is no such notification for BDes exam. It seems unfair to all the students who were not allowed the full 3 hours for both sections.


where do i get ithe answers for the sample papers for NidDat that i hv downloaded

Devang Prajapati 28th Dec, 2019

Hey,you can question paper of niddat examination on below link .So go through link and dowanload papers"NID DAT Sample Papers 2020 – Download Previous Year Question Paper here!" thank you.


what is the cutoff of NID entrance exam 2020?

Khushi 24th Dec, 2019

Hi Akshita

Careers 360 will provide detailed information as to the cutoff of NID DAT 2020 as soon as it is released by the National Institute of Design. Aspiring candidates, however, can check the minimum qualifying percentile score required for admission to get an idea. Candidates will be shortlisted based on the cutoff marks for each category.

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