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NID DAT High-Weightage Topics 2024: NID Prelims and Mains Topics, How to Preprare?

NID DAT High-Weightage Topics 2024: NID Prelims and Mains Topics, How to Preprare?

Edited By Isha Jain | Updated on Dec 19, 2023 02:16 PM IST | #NID DAT

National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT 2024 prelims on December 24. As there is no official NID syllabus 2024, students are provided with the high-weightage NID DAT topics. With the help of NID DAT topics, candidates can prepare their study plan in such a way that it gives more time to high-weightage chapters. Read the complete article to know more about the NID DAT high-weightage topics 2024.

NID DAT Prelims Exam

NID DAT Prelims is the first stage to get NID admission. Prelims stage usually includes a written test that assesses a candidate's ability in design aptitude, creativity, visual observation, analytical ability. The written test may include a mix of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), subjective questions, and sketching.

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NID DAT Topics for General Knowledge And Current Affairs

  • Indian Geography

  • World Geography

  • IT and Computers

  • Sports

  • Environmental Awareness

  • Ecology

  • Books and Authors

  • Business Awareness

  • Indian Geography

  • General Awareness

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NID DAT 2024 Topics for Analytical Ability

  • Coding Decoding

  • Series-Non Verbal

  • Mirror and Water Images

  • Embedded/ Hidden Images

  • Cubes and Dices

  • Venn Diagram

  • Figure Counting

  • Direction and Distance Test

  • Paper Cutting and Folding

  • Linear/Circular Arrangement

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NID DAT High-Weightage Topics for English

In NID DAT English Comprehension section related passage based questions are asked. Moreover, Text and Visual based questions are asked. Candidates should practice previous year NID DAT question papers to understand the types of questions asked in the entrance exam.

NID DAT BDes Topics 2024

Innovation in design

Theme development

Exercises on imagination

Graphics & pictograms

Principles of composition

Design Theory

Optical illusion

Form & function

Inspiration & design development

Natural & geometrical form

Colour, pattern & texture

Drawing fundamentals

Lateral thinking

Design Awareness

Creative thinking & writing

Ornaments & motifs

Imagination & doodling

Understanding light & shade

Elements & Principles of Design

Colour psychology & optical illusions

3D visualization


Developing observation

Good design vs. bad design

Optical illusion

Outline for beginners

Memory drawing

Innovation & Creation

Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship

Visual logic

Colour terminology

Presentation techniques

Picture analysis

Story pictures

Usage of colour in compositions

Natural & geometrical form

Use of measurements, scale & proportions

Expression & emotion

Developing themes & colour associations

Foreshortening & perspective

NID DAT Mains Topics

Candidates who qualify the NID DAT Prelims exam are eligible to appear for the Mains. NID Mains involves studio tests and personal interviews. Studio tests evaluate hands-on skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity. The personal interview assesses the candidate's perspective on design, motivation and communication skills.

How to prepare for NID DAT 2024 Prelims?

  • Candidates should familiarize themselves with the NID exam pattern and syllabus.

  • Study plan for NID DAT preparation should be prepared in such a way that time allotted to each topic is based on strengths and weaknesses.

  • Drawing and sketching is an important part of cracking the entrance exam. Therefore, aspirants should practice regularly and focus on still life, human figures, and objects to improve your observation skills.

  • Read books on design principles, color theory, and famous designers.

  • GK is one of the important parts of NID syllabus 2024. Candidates should be aware of current design trends, new technologies, and innovations.

  • Attempting the NID DAT mock test 2024 is also important to get hands-on experience of the actual entrance exam. Similarly, students can practice NID DAT sample paper.

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How to prepare for NID DAT 2024 Mains?

  • Based on previous year trends, NID DAT Mains may include surprise elements where aspirants have to think on their feet. Therefore, candidates should be prepared for it.

  • Practicing critical thinking and problem-solving exercises is also important to crack NID Mains.

  • Students should engage in activities that help them keep their mind sharp and your ideas flowing.

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2024

Along with the list of important topics, candidates should also understand the NID DAT paper pattern 2024. With the help of NID paper pattern, candidates can know the pattern in which the entrance exam is conducted. The authorities have released the NID DAT exam pattern 2024 at the official website through a brochure.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When is NID DAT 2024 prelims exam?

NID DAT 2024 prelims is scheduled to be conducted on December 24. 

2. Is NID entrance exam tough?

Generally, the difficulty level of NID DAT is moderate.

3. Is NID as easy as IIT?

National Institute of Design is considered to be one of the best design institutes in India.


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Questions related to NID DAT

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If you forgot to write the question paper code and date on your NID DAT prelims OMR sheet, contact the exam authorities immediately. They may have procedures in place to handle such situations. According to me there should be no problem for you even if you have not filled paper code as you filled all the other necessary details.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

Hello aspirant,

The National Institute of Design (NID) has not yet made the NID DAT 2024 exam's official syllabus public. But you can check the important topics for this exam on our site by clicking on the link given below.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Hello Student,

I Hope you are doing well.

UCCEED-> Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Conducted by- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

UCEED conducts exams to get students for IITs and some design colleges also. IITs have seats reserved for the students coming through UCEED.

NID->National Institute of Design

Conducted by-> National Institute of Design Ahmedabad

NID Design Aptitude Test is conducted for admission in the prestigious National Institute Design (NID) campuses in Bachelors of Design (B. Des)course.

Some of the best coachings for NID and UCEED-:

AFAindia i s among the leading coaching institutes.

In India, there are many coaching programmes accessible, however in my opinion, creativity doesn't really blossom in a coaching programme.

The secret to passing NID, NIFT, and CEED is creativity; you may do this without depending on coaching sessions. I would advise going on a tour or travelling instead of paying hefty fees to teaching centres. If not, simply take in your surroundings. Every morning, take a stroll and study the textures and patterns of the surroundings. Try to observe and see things from your perspective wherever you go. Try to consider and analyse the issues!

I hope this helps you.

Hello Aspirant,

You have a good chance of getting a National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. You have a good enough score for this college if we see last year cut off. But the cut-off changes every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the total aspirants who took the exam, the reservation, individual score of each person who took the exam. Nevertheless, you have a good chance of getting into this college as your score is good.

NID Design Aptitude Test generally recognized as NID DAT is a dual-level design entrance test that comprises a prelims exam and the main exam.

The entrance test is administered every year at the national level to assign students for B.Des and M.Des admission offered by NIDs campuses.

It is administered to evaluate candidates' proficiency, ability, and behavioural aptitudes. NID entry is a completely established aspirants' achievement in NID DAT.

The 4-years BDes programs are given at NID Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Assam and 2-years MDes programs are given at NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru.


Dear student,

Best Prepration Books for NID DAT/ AIEED are listed below.

••NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal - For Aptitude

••Guide for NID

••Success Master - For NID Entrance Exam

••Design drawing by author Francis D.K.Ching

••NID Mock Test Series

••NID - Entrance Books and Test Series

••NID Workbook

••Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill Guide - For NID Entrance Exam

To get more information about NDA DAT prepration tips, go through below mentioned link.

NID DAT exam will be conducted in two phases i.e Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. Both the exams are for 3 hours. There will be maximum of 100 marks in each phase of exam. It is a paper and pen based examination. There is no negative marking. The medium of exam is English.

To get more information about Study Material for NID DAT go through below mentioned link.

May this information was helpful to you.

All The Best!!

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