The final countdown for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) to be conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) has begun. Nearly 5,000 aspirants are expected to compete for a total of 100 B.Design (B.Des.) seats. As the D-day is nearing, it becomes essential for the future designers to know NID DAT last minute preparation tips and important things to carry to the exam centre.
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For 2018 admissions, NID Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) is scheduled to be held on January 7. It will be a three-hour entrance exam that will begin from 10 AM onwards. Test-takers are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour prior to the commencement of the test, i.e., at 9 AM.
In these last days leading to the exam, candidates should ensure that they get enough sleep, so their mind can work more creatively. They should practise sketching anything and everything. Revising the basic drawing concepts will help them with the design related questions.
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Candidates can check below NID DAT last minute tips and important things to carry to the test centre.
NID DAT Admit Card- Candidates are required to download the admit card of NID DAT, which is available from the third week of December onwards. Its clear printout has to be carried to the NID DAT exam centre. Without it, no candidate will be allowed to appear for the test. NID DAT admit card will display their name, roll number and exam centre details. Along with this, the hall ticket will also mention the items that can and cannot be carried inside the examination hall.
The admit card for DAT will be verified as well as signed by invigilator during the exam. The lower part (part B) of the admit card will be detached by the examiner, and the upper part (part A) will be handed over to the test-taker.
Photo ID Proof- Test-takers will be required to carry a valid photo ID proof to the NID DAT exam centre. No candidate will be allowed to take the exam without it. The photo ID can be anyone from the following:
Voters ID card
Student ID card issued by current school/college
If a candidate is without any of the above-mentioned photo ID proofs, then he/she can bring another copy of their admit card attested by the Principal of their current school/college.
Stationery- Test-takers are required to bring their own stationary material for using in DAT. Some of the items they need to bring are:
Lead pencils (of varying grades)
Black ballpoint pen (to mark the answers in the OMR sheet)
Dry colours (oil pastels/colour pencils/sketch pens, etc.)
Things not allowed inside the examination hall include calculator, mobile phones or any other electronic device. Any candidate found to be carrying any of these will be asked to leave the centre without completing the exam.
The question paper of NID DAT will include questions that will evaluate candidates’ comprehension capability, analysis, problem-solving skills, creativity and knowledge level.
Careers360 lists below some crucial last-minute tips that will help candidates in performing better in the exam:
Manage time properly- The Design Aptitude Test will be divided into two parts- section A (comprising multiple choice objective type questions) and section B (comprising subjective type questions). Subjective questions consume a lot of time, which is why candidates need to manage their time to get sufficient time for solving them.
Candidates should carefully read all the instructions along with the questions. It should be noted that different questions carry different marks. So, time should be invested to each one of them accordingly.
Polish up sketching skills- Subjective questions are marked out of 30 points. It is recommended that candidates practise and improve basic drawing concepts as this will aid them in solving drawing questions.
Practise sample papers- Candidates are advised to practise NID DAT sample papers as well as mock tests in order to have a fair idea about the actual test. This will help them in knowing their strong and weak areas. They can strategise in advance how they want to go about solving the question paper on the exam day.
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Keep updated with current happenings- It is not necessary that each and every General Knowledge book has to be crammed up. Awareness about current happenings is more important. For this, candidates should read newspapers daily. Moreover, they should also know about famous designers, who have contributed to the design industry. Time should be spent on reading design books and magazines. Aspirants should develop a genuine passion for this domain.
Practise being calm- This is the most important tip to keep in mind. Candidates should try to stay calm even if they don’t know the answer to a particular question. There is no need to get stuck on any question. If a candidate is unable to get the answer, then he/she just move on and come back to the same question again after some time. Panicking will only make the situation worse, rather staying calm will be helpful to some extent.
Following these NID DAT last minute preparation tips in these few days will definitely aid in performing better. Candidates should focus on giving their 100 per cent, and be sincere and focused. Maintaining a positive approach throughout the preparation phase is crucial. There is every possibility of clearing the exam with flying colours.
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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!
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.
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:
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