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NID 2024 Interview Questions with Answers

NID 2024 Interview Questions with Answers

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on May 07, 2024 03:23 PM IST | #NID DAT

The National Institute of Design conducts the NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) exam for admission to design courses. Candidates who qualify the NID DAT prelims exam are further called to participate in the NID studio test and personal interview. After clearing the entrance exam, students often wonder regarding the type of questions asked in the NID interview. This article from Careers360 provides candidates with some of the common NID interview questions. Read the complete article to get a glimpse on NID interview questions.

About NID

National Institute of Design is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ falling under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Govt. Of India. It is the one of the most sought-after design schools in India and is widely acclaimed internationally as well. The Institute has a total of seven campuses spread across different cities in India. If one is planning to build one’s career as a designer, NID is one of the best options as it offers innovative courses in various design specialisations like textile, industrial, communication and IT integrated design.

NID DAT Exam Pattern, Studio Test, and Interview

The Design Aptitude Test conducted by the institute for Admission to various M.Des courses consists of two important stages, the prelims and the mains. NID DAT Prelims is a paper/pencil-based test aimed to test the design aptitude of candidates in which concepts like Lettering, Colour Terminology, Optical Illusion, Principles of Design etc will be tested. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score in the prelims. NID DAT Mains component consists of Studio Test and Personal Interview. Both will be conducted on the same day.

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NID Interview Process

The NID interview is conducted face-to-face, immediately after the studio test. It will be conducted only in English. The date, time and place of the NID interview is conveyed to the shortlisted candidates through the NID admit card, well in advance. NID does not arrange travel and accommodation facilities for the shortlisted candidates and the candidates must make their own arrangements.

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Sample NID Interview Questions & Answers

Below are some of the sample NID interview questions. Candidates can check NID interview questions and get an idea on they types of questions asked during the interview for NID admission.

Question: Please give your introduction.

Answer: According to students who have appeared for an NID interview, the panel generally starts with the basics. Asking the students to tell background information or something interesting about themselves. Therefore, aspirants are advised to be prepared with an answer for “Tell us something about yourself” that not only includes details on schooling and experience but also strengths, hobbies, experiences, inspirations and more.

Question: Why NID?

Answer: Another very common question asked to students during NID interviews is “Why do you want to join NID ?” or “What inspired you to apply for NID?”. The students must focus on the education provided at NID, its reputation along with adding personal comments like when they got to know about the institution and what they expect from the place.

Question: What do you know about NID?

Knowledge of the candidate about NID as an institute is also tested in the interview round. For this, candidates can prepare answers for questions like-

  • “Do you know how students of NID conduct real-life projects?”
  • “How do you think NID evaluates their students?”
  • “Can you highlight the main achievement of the school/department that you are applying to?
  • “What do you expect from NID?”
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Answer: For these questions students should not only praise the institution but also provide what they could offer by being a student there. Students should be optimistic about their answers and should state how NID provides a great opportunity to its students in terms of holding a reputation that allows the students to bring changes. Students should find and talk to alumni of the institution for better framing of the answers.

Question: Choosing design as a profession

Most often, students during NID interviews also come across questions like

  • Why do you want to do designing in general?
  • What motivates you to become a designer?
  • If not a designer, what other profession will you choose?
  • Which field of design (Apparel, Footwear, Product, Innovation, Graphic etc) are you interested in the most and why?

Answer: These questions must be carefully answered by valuing a design career as well as asserting the fact that the student is multi-tasking and can handle a lot of other jobs. These answers should have a touch of personality that reflects the student's genuine interest in the subject. These answers are a reflection of the student’s interest in the subject and his confidence in himself as a designer.

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Question: Portfolio related questions

If an aspirant carries a portfolio, model, or drawings to showcase, the panel is highly likely to ask questions regarding the same. Aspirants can expect questions such as

  • What inspired you to make this?
  • What was the part you enjoyed the most in the process of creating the designs/products in your portfolio.
  • How much did it cost?
  • What did you learn from this?
  • Explain the methodology that you used to create this design?
  • How have you evolved as a designer, after the completion of this portfolio?
  • Talk about the issue that motivated you to add this (any) specific feature into your product?
  • Can you think of any variations that you can make to this design, which will make it even better?
  • How can you make this design more sustainable?

Answer: To prepare an answer for such questions, it is important for the candidate to conduct in-depth research about their designs or models. Candidates must display their critical thinking skills, whilst answering questions related to their portfolio. Portfolio questions are designed to test a student's knowledge about his / her own works. The students must be able to answer these questions without fail else it would raise an issue related to plagiarism.

Question: Design Theory/ Design Thinker related questions

The interview panel also asks candidates to talk about any design related theories or thinkers that the candidate aligns with, according to previously interviewed candidates.

  • Who is your favourite thinker related to the field of design?
  • Why do you admire this thinker/theory?
  • Have you read any book related to the field of design?

Answer: These questions check a student's dedication in the field they chose. The student’s who cannot instantly answer the questions can also say that at the moment they can't come up with names. They may divert the question to their Inspirations to become a designer.

Question: General knowledge and current affairs questions

Further, aspirants preparing for NID interview should keep themselves updated with GK and current affairs. During the interview, candidates are also asked questions that are related to general knowledge and current affairs.

  • How do you think climate change is affecting the design industry in the future?
  • How is the design industry adapting to changes caused by COVID-19?

Answer: These questions test a student's general knowledge and current changes in the trends due to global happenings. The answers should reflect a student's understanding of the global issue and its impact on their field of choice.

Question: Family Background

NID authorities are also likely to ask questions related to family background.

  • Where is your family from?
  • What are your parents/siblings’ professions?
  • What is your parent’s opinion about design?

Question: Educational Background and Co-Curricular Activities

Previously interviewed candidates have also been asked about their previous educational background and co-curricular activities that they were involved in if any.

  • What were your most favourite subjects in school/college?
  • Talk about any co-curricular activity that you were involved in, in your school/college?”

Other NID Interview Questions

Q. How are you better from other applicants applying at NID?

Q. Describe your work experience (if any).

Q. What are the challenges faced by designers in todays’ time?

Q. What according to you are important skills to be a successful designer?

Q. What are the values that you will never compromise on in your designs?

Q. How will you contribute to the legacy of NID?

Q. Where do you think you will be in 10 years’ time?

Tips for NID DAT Interview Candidates

The main goal of the NID Interview Panel is to assess your attitude towards this field, and not how much you know about it. So, it is important to remain confident, passionate, and honest in-front of the interview panel. Some useful tips are listed below-

  • Believe in your abilities. This will help you to convince the panel that you truly deserve a seat in the prestigious design school.
  • Remain calm and composed. Do not hesitate to ask for repetitions/ clarifications if you do not fully understand the questions.
  • Choose your outfits, accordingly, wear professional outfits in which you will be most comfortable.
  • Be honest. Do not hesitate to say that you do not know or think of an answer.
  • Be punctual and reach a little bit early for the interview.
  • Check all your documents and portfolio before submitting it to the panel.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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