NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021
NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - National Institute of Design prescribed the exam pattern of NID DAT 2021 which contains all the information related to the exam. NID DAT 2021 exam pattern will give a clear idea to the candidates about the question pattern, marking marking scheme, maximum marks and many more related to the entrance exam. NID DAT entrance exam 2021 comprises three phases which include written exam (Prelims and Mains), studio test and personal interview. Candidates are required to qualify each phase of the exam to consider admission in the NID. Aspirants must go through the exam pattern of NID DAT so that they can prepare for the exam accordingly. NID DAT exam pattern 2021 will help the candidates to tackle the exam easily and score maximum marks in the exam. NID DAT will be conducted in the last week of December 2020. Read the article to know more about the parameters of the exam such as mode of the exam, medium of the exam, type of the question etc.
NID DAT 2021 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of NID DAT 2021 will be a guidemap to the candidate during the preparation for the exam. NID DAT 2021 exam pattern specified the mode of the exam, exam duration, type of the question, marks allotted in each section and many more. The exam patterns of the NID DAT are different for prelims exam and mains exam. NID DAT exam pattern 2021 is mentioned in the following table.
NID DAT Exam Pattern - Prelims
Duration of the exam
Mode of the exam
Pen and Paper mode
Medium of the question
Type of the question
Subjective and Objective type
Total number of question
As per the stipulated exam pattern of NID DAT, prelims exam comprises two sections of question in which few questions will be asked in subjective type whereas others in the objective mode. Following table mentioned the details of the two sections.
NID DAT Exam Pattern - Prelims consists two section
Type of question
Number of Question in each section
Mark allotted per question
Maximum marks per section
1 to 22
1 to 14(question) - 1 mark
15 to 22(question) - 2 marks
23 to 26
Question no 23 - 15 marks
Question no.24 - 20 marks
Question no.25 - 15 marks
Question no.26 - 20 marks which is again subdivided into three parts
Section 1 of Prelims NID DAT 2021
In the first section of Prelims exam, candidates will have to answer objective type question
OMR sheets will be provided to the candidates, so the answer of the MCQ must be mark on the OMR sheet
Section 1 will together contain 22 question and maximum 30 marks is allotted in this section
The response mark in the OMR sheet will be check digitally
Section 2 of Prelims NID DAT 2021
The second section consists of total four subjective question
It is compulsory to attempt all the question of this section as per stipulated exam pattern of NID DAT 2021
There are no negative mark for incorrect answer
NID DAT exam pattern 2021 will help the candidates at the time of preparation for the exam. Aspirants will be scrutinized as per the below mentioned factors
Guideline of filling the OMR sheets for NID DAT 2021
Aspirants must fill the OMR sheets carefully as it will be evaluated digitally. The following is the instruction to fill the OMR sheet.
There will be four options for every MCQ question. Aspirants will have to mark the correct option by darkening the corresponding oval on the OMR sheet using blue or black ball point pen only.
Aspirants must darkened only one oval for each question. Candidates must note that marking more than one oval is treated as incorrect answer.
Aspirants can check the right method to darken the oval on side-1 of the OMR answer sheet. Candidates will have to follow the specified method strictly while filling the oval.
Candidates are restricted to tear, mutilate or bend the OMR answer sheet.
NID DAT Exam Pattern - Mains
Medium of the Question language
NID DAT 2021 Mains Formats
NID DAT mains exam 2021 is conducted to offer admission for Bachelor of Design, GDPD programmes and it has various formats. The different formats of NID DAT mains exam are as mentioned below.
Hands-on model making
The mains exam of NID DAT 2021 will be conducted in any of the campuses of NID - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam. The examination authority will not provide accomodation, so candidates must arrange their own accomodation.
NID DAT Syllabus 2021 - Prelims
The prelims exam of NID DAT will be conducted in the last week of December 2020 in 21 cities across India. Aspirants who will appear in the NID DAT prelims must be aware of the syllabus on which the question of prelims will be framed. The syllabus of prelims NID DAT 2021 are as follows.
Syllabus of NID DAT 2021 - Prelims
Innovation in design
Exercises on imagination
Principles of composition
Inspiration & design development
Natural & geometrical form
Colour, pattern & texture
Graphics & pictograms
Ornaments & motifs
Form & function
Understanding light & shade
Imagination & doodling
Creative thinking & writing
Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship
Elements & principles of design
Colour psychology & optical illusions
Usage of colour in compositions
Good design vs. bad design
Natural & geometrical form
Innovation & creation
Foreshortening & perspective
Inspiration & creativity
Developing themes & colour associations
Use of measurements, scale & proportions
Expression & emotion
NID DAT Syllabus 2021 - Mains exam
The syllabus of NID DAT mains exam 2021 is different from the prelims syllabus. Aspirants must know the topic on which question of mains exam will be framed. NID DAT syllabus of Mains 2021 are as follows
Questions generally asked in an interview
Importance of body language
Past studio test & interview questions
Guidance on portfolio making
NID DAT 2021 prelims exam will be conducted over 21 cities of India. Aspirants must choose the test centres of their choice at the time of filling the application form of NID DAT 2021. Candidates must report at the exam centres at least one hour before the exam. The Mains exam will be conducted in late April and early May 2021. Students who qualify the prelims exam will be eligible to appear in the NID DAT mains exam 2021. Candidates will be shortlisted for the next process of selection after the mains exam.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021
Question: When will the exam of NID DAT 2021 be conducted?
The entrance exam of NID DAT 2021 comprises three parts. NID DAT prelims exam 2021 will be commenced in the last week of December 2020. However the mains exam will be held from the last week of April till the first week of May 2021.
Question: Who will prescribe the exam pattern of NID DAT 2021?
National Institute of Fashion will prescribe the NID DAT 2021 exam pattern.
Question: Is the syllabus of prelims and mains exam similar?
As per the specified exam pattern of NID DAT 2021 , the syllabus of NID DAT 2021 prelims and mains are different.
Question: What is the mode of exam for prelims exam?
NID DAT 2021 prelims exam will be conducted based on the pen and paper mode.
Question: What is the duration of the NID DAT entrance exam 2021?
The exam duration of NID DAT 2021 is three hours for both prelims and main exam.
Question: Is there a negative marking in the NID DAT entrance 2021?
There is no negative marking to the incorrect answer in the entrance exam of NID DAT 2021.
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Questions related to NID DAT
How do I balance my preparations for 12th boards and NID DAT?
The students from any branch such as Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities and more will be eligible for the NID DAT exam. hope you know that there were two exams to be qualified to grab a seat under NID. i.e Prelims and main exam. basically this both exams contains the a lot about the designing,visual viewing,shadows views,Visual logic .etc so all this is related to the most designing part and the one who is more interested to have a seat must have a lot of practice about the lot of the designing part.
While you are studying the class 12 , you can start your preparation in the class 12 only. if you are not going with the jee main or engineering path you can surely set a path to the NID. after your college hours make a schedule or tution for the NID syllabus and maintain both equally. the application for NID will open in the month of october and exam will be in the end of december so you have plenty of the time after your class 12, while in the class 12 go with the whole basic concepts and after class 12 completion you can passiontely go with depeer study to crack a seat.
I want to prepare for nid and nift entrance exam for M. Des. I want to know about books that help me
For NID Mdes exam you should refer the books which are exclusively designed for NID masters . For DAT exam you can refer PAHAL DESIGN study material kit as they have total 25 booklets .Out of this 18 are of general aptitude and 7 creative work books .The best thing was domain specific creative practice booklets which really helped in NID M.des exam as NID conduct DAT according to the domain which you have selected . for further details connect us at 93540-52529
When will we apply for nid and nift??
National Institute of Design or NID also releases the application form in the same time as NIFT. As per the Notice NID DAT 2021 Prelims exam can be held in last week of December, 2020. http://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-important-dates
am I qualifies or not as i get 39 marks in nid dat prelims
You have not mentioned your category and the course.The NID DAT 2020 cut off is in terms of percentile score.And here is the 2020 NID DAT 2020 cut off category wise for B.Des
- General/EWS: 65
- OBC-NCL: 55
- SC/ST/PWD: 45
- Overseas: 65
Cut off for M.Des
- General/EWS: 50
- OBC-NCL: 45
- SC/ST/PWD: 40
- Overseas: 50
Please check the score card for the percentile and see if you have scored the minimum required cut off percentile to qualify depending on your category and course.
which book should i study to prepare for NID DAT prelims 2021
While choosing books for NID DAT, you should remember to check for the latest edition of the book so that you can stay updated with the information and contents of the book. Some of the best books which I would recommend are:
1.NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series by AFAINDIA
2.NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (Aptitude Section)
3.Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill
4.Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
5.NID Mock Test Series 2019-20 by Bhanwar Rathore and NID Alumni Ahmedabad
6.NIFT/ NID/ IIFT entrance exam guide by Surendra
7.NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
8.NIFT, NID, IIFT Entrance Examination by Dharmendra Mittal
Hope this helps!