NID DAT Syllabus 2019
Nancy Johri, 07 Sep 2018, #NID DAT

NID DAT Syllabus 2019-  To know the topics from where questions will be asked, candidates can go through the the syllabus of NID DAT 2019 (prelims and mains).  NID DAT 2019 syllabus will include topics from which questions will be asked in the national level design entrance test. Prelims, the first stage of NID DAT 2019, will be conducted on January 6, whereas the second and final stage will be conducted on May 12 or May 19. Candidates appearing for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) should know the NID DAT syllabus 2019 in order to prepare in a better manner. A total of 100 seats will be allotted solely on merit basis in Bachelor of Design in six specialisations across Industrial Design, Communication Design, and Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design faculty. With NID DAT 2019 syllabus, Candidates can know the topics that are to be studied for the exam. Syllabus of NID DAT 2019 for both the stages (prelims and mains) can be checked in this article.

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Detailed syllabus for NID DAT 2019 can be checked below:

 NID DAT Syllabus 2019 for Prelims

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


Developing observation

Good design vs. bad design

Optical illusion

Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship

Visual logic

Outline for beginners

Colour terminology

Presentation techniques

Memory drawing

Picture analysis

Usage of colour in compositions

Innovation & creation

Story p

Natural & geometrical form

Use of measurements, scale & proportions

Expression & emotion

Developing themes & colour associations

Foreshortening & perspective

Inspiration & creativity

NID DAT Syllabus 2019 for Mains

Model making

Material manipulation

Questions generally asked in an interview

Audio-visual exercises

Mock interview

Evolving ideas

Past studio test & interview questions

Importance of body language


Creative thinking

Guidance on portfolio making

Interview tips

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019

Exam pattern of NID DAT 2019 is announced by National Institute of Design for prelims and mains. Candidates appearing for NID DAT 2019 Prelims will be evaluated on their knowledge, comprehension, analysis, creativity and visualisation.

 It will comprise two parts:

  • Part 1: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) marked out of 70 points

  • Part 2: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points.

The final stage of NID DAT 2019, Mains, will involve tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions and presentations.

It is recommended that candidates should practise the sample papers released by the NID in order to have a better idea about the actual entrance exam.

Download NID DAT sample papers from here. 

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