NID DAT 2020 Students’ Reactions
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 - 9:09 a.m. IST by Khushboo Verma
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NID DAT 2020 Students’ Reactions - NID DAT 2020 is being conducted in 21 cities across the country in offline mode. The test takers reached the exam centre on the reporting time, which was 8:30 a.m. Careers360 interacted with test-takers to know how they will go about answering the questions. Go through NID DAT 2020 students’ reactions to know how they prepared for the exam.

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According to Aarya, The exam was lengthy and questions from general knowledge were tough. He could attempt all the sections. The easiest section to him was logical and non verbal. There were two to three questions on sequential drawing. 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, which was of 10 marks.

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Sanya Mohanty also appeared for NID DAT prelims 2020 exam and she shared her experience on the same. Sanya said, “ The difficulty level of the paper was average wherein more weightage was given drawing section. The were also questions majorly based logical and general knowledge. In drawing, we had to show our ability to be innovative regarding designing a product, which was difficult." She completed the paper on time. The were seven questions on drawing and 21 GAT questions. Also, 10 questions were from general knowledge, history and current affair. There were also logical questions based on diagram.

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Khushi said that her exam went well and the difficulty level of the exam was average. She could not attempt all the questions as a few questions from diagram were left.

NID DAT 2020 Pre- Exam Reactions of Students

Mahinder Kaur who is one of the NID DAT 2020 test takers shared her strategy about answering the exam. She said “I prepared for basic English after referring to some books, which is of Arihant. I also bought books based on general knowledge for the preparation of the exam.” About the strategy that she is going to implement at the time of taking the test, Mahinder said, “I will focus on understanding the question because the more I will understand the question, the better answer I will give. When she was asked about the marks she is expecting to score, Mahinder said, “I am giving NID DAT for practice, my main aim is to crack NIFT.

Manaspi said that her preparation for NID DAT exam is good. For the preparation of the exam, she focused more on general knowledge, particularly arts, culture, dances, paintings of different regions of our country. As far as the marks is concerned, she said that she is not expecting anything. Manaspi will also appear in other design exams,such as NIFT and Pearl.

While speaking to Aarya about how she prepared for NID DAT exam,she said that she practiced a few sample papers that she got online and also prepared general knowledge by referring to different websites. She does not have any particular strategy in her mind that how she will go about answering the test. She will also appear in Shristi and UCEED exams.

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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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All the best !

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