NID DAT Syllabus 2018

NID_DAT_SyllabusNID DAT syllabus 2018 The syllabus of NID DAT 2018 has been notified by National Institute of Design, the exam conducting body of Design Aptitude Test (Prelims and Mains). NID DAT 2018 syllabus includes topics from which questions will be asked in the design entrance test. NID DAT 2018 Prelims was held on January 7, while Mains will be held from May 15 to 22. 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. On this page, aspirants can go through the topics that have to be studied as a part of NID DAT 2018 syllabus. Check NID DAT syllabus 2018 for both the stages (prelims and mains) below.


LATEST - NID DAT 2018 admit card released on March 22!

 

Detailed syllabus for NID DAT (Prelims) 2018 is as follows:

 

NID DAT Syllabus 2018 for Prelims

Outline for beginners

Creative thinking & writing

Lettering

Theme development

Innovation in design

Picture analysis

Principles of composition

Design theory

Inspiration & design development

Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship

Form & function

Colour psychology & optical illusions

Elements & principles of design

Understanding light & shade

Optical illusion

Colour terminology

Visual logic

Good design vs. bad design

Natural & geometrical form

Colour, pattern & texture

Graphics & pictograms

Developing observation

Innovation & creation

Design awareness

Imagination & doodling

3D visualization

Exercises on imagination

Presentation techniques

Lateral thinking

Story pictures

Expression & emotion

Usage of colour in compositions

Use of measurements, scale & proportions

Developing themes & colour associations

Memory drawing

Optical illusion

Inspiration & creativity

Ornaments & motifs

Foreshortening & perspective

Drawing fundamentals

Detailed syllabus for NID DAT (Mains) 2018 can be checked below:

 

NID DAT Syllabus 2018 for Mains

Model making

Material manipulation

Creative thinking

Audio-visual exercises

Doodling

Evolving ideas

Interaction with NID alumni

Questions generally asked in an interview

Interview tips

Mock interview

Importance of body language

Past studio test & interview questions

Guidance on portfolio making

NID DAT 2018 Exam Pattern

National Institute of Design (NID) has also notified exam pattern of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Prelims and Mains.

Candidates appearing for NID DAT 2018 Prelims were primarily evaluated on their knowledge, comprehension, analysis, creativity and visualisation.

 

NID DAT Prelims 2018 consisted of two parts-

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

Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points.

 

NID DAT Mains 2018 will include tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions and presentations.

 

You can check complete details about the test pattern of NID DAT 2018 here.

 

Moreover, in order to have a better idea about the actual entrance test, candidates are advised to practice the sample papers released by the exam conducting body.

 

Download NID DAT 2018 sample papers from here. 

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Radhika SharmaLast Seen: 1 day 16 hours agoJoined on: 14-Aug-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

Is maths & science also come in nid DAT exam

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Scienece and Maths ar enot part if Prelim exam for NId DAT. Question najorly on drawing and sketch in Mains exam. No negative marking. https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-exam-pattern htt...Read More
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Do we have different set of question paper for Mdes DAT or is it the same as B.Des DAT? And is Part B (30 marks) part based on any disciple?

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correction: *discipline (stream)

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Riya Thakur 3 months ago

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Riya ThakurLast Seen: 1 month 1 week agoJoined on: 07-Jun-2017Education Interest: M.B.B.S.Education Level: Class 12

My NID score was 53.6 what can I do with it ? Where can I apply now ?

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Nancy Johri 3 months ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 3 days 13 hours agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Riya,NID has yet not announced the category-wise cutoff scores for B.Des. admissions. It will release the final merit list on May 31, and as many as 100 seats will be allocated to the qualifying ca...Read More
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NikitaLast Seen: 3 months 4 days agoJoined on: 07-Jan-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

What is the score required for the second round of NID to get a seat in Ahmedabad?

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It completely depends upon the cutoff marks for this year. It also depends upon how many marks you get in the first round. If you have a high score on the written test, a lesser score might get you a ...Read More
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Rajesh Kumar Paitha Last Seen: 5 months 2 days agoJoined on: 13-Jan-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 11

Under +2 science. Can take admission. If they qualllify. NiD. 1st. Round. Or 2nd. Interview. Can take admission in there in NID.

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 3 days 13 hours agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rajesh, Yes, Science students can apply. To apply for appearing in NID entrance exam, aspirants must have p...Read More