Tips To Prepare Your Portfolio For CEED And NID DAT Entrance Test
Tips To Prepare Your Portfolio For CEED And NID DAT Entrance Test - Well, the portfolio is the backbone of every designer. Portfolio is the documents that showcase your skills, experience and sample of your design. We can also say portfolio is a way how a designer can illustrate their skill and creativeness to the potential client. Being a designer having a portfolio is a must. And yes, of course, showcasing your portfolio is mandatory at the time of admission during the interview. Every design institute will ask the students to exhibit their portfolio. So aspirants must start working on making their portfolio as soon as possible after giving the Design Aptitude Test for CEED and NID.
What is Portfolio in Design and why it is important?
The portfolio is the collection of the best work of a design aspirants or designer that displayed their experience and capability. Every premier design institutes asked the applicants to demonstrate their portfolio to understand the candidate’s creativeness and know-how must natural propensity they have towards the course they have applied for. The portfolio will reflect your skill and exhibit your work to the examination cell. Being a design aspirants and if you are seeking admission in a reputed institute, making portfolio is a must. And in case if you are worried about how to make an attractive portfolio, then Careers360 brings here some of the tips where you can use while making your portfolio.
Tips To Prepare Your Portfolio For CEED And NID DAT Entrance Test
Identify your best work and include those in your portfolio: Aspirants must know that making a portfolio is important to display their skills and creativity. While making a portfolio include your best work which can highlight your ability. Remember quality always trumps quantity, so when you choose items for your portfolio focus on quality, not quantity. You must include your best stuff in your portfolio reflects your ideas, experience as well as abilities in the field of design. Make ensure that you don’t add your most dull and unimaginative work as it could make a bad impression. Try to include the diversity of project or design as the diversity of work samples shows that you are talented and the ability to create a magnificent design. Along with the quality and diversity work include those design that can differentiate you from the competitors.
Tell the story of your sample design: Portfolio is not all about putting together the image of your best sample. However, at the same time, you have to show your viewer about your design. Tell your viewer the story behind your design instead of just displaying the picture in your portfolio. Telling the story doesn’t mean you have to narrate a long story but you have to make your viewer understand about the purpose of your design and its achievement.
Focus on quality, not quantity: It has been mentioned above also that portfolio is all about showcasing your creative skills and ability. You need to understand presenting portfolio is not about the quantity of the work you have done. So, it is suggestible that your portfolio is confined around 10 to 15 pages where you add your best work in each page. Ensure that your portfolio includes images that are in sync with your interest. Prepare your portfolio in a way where it can exhibit that you are comfortable with various tools, design styles and approaches as well as media.
Work on your presentation: Again presentation is also one of the main elements to impress the examination panel. It would be impressive if you added the introduction of your project in your portfolio. Ensure that the introduction is not lengthy and complete it in a one-two line. The important of the introduction is that it gives the panel a blunt idea about what to expect in the product that follows without getting overwhelmed in words. Aspirants must keep in mind that while compiling the project include those work that are justifiable reason for it.
Model/Prototype: It would be a plus point if you are good at making model and carry one of your those model to NID and CEED exam. It will help in the most effective way to make the panel understand about your thought and process behind the product. Remember you are just demonstrating your idea so the model need not be hi-tech present it in a mockup or prototype way.
Printed or Website-based portfolio: It would be better if you could present your portfolio as a hard copy as it is more effective. As the technology are flourishing in present days, there are many websites where you can upload your portfolio. However, there might not be internet access or network problem at your interview centre and this could ruin your entire portfolio presentation process. In case if you wish to demonstrate your portfolio on the laptop then you must ensure that the entire presentation is simple, easy to understand and not very flashy. Again it would be a bonus point if you add the sketch some of your thought process on an A4 or A3 size paper.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Tips To Prepare Your Portfolio For CEED And NID DAT Entrance Test
Question: What is a portfolio in design?
The portfolio is the documents of a collection of the best work of a design aspirants or designer that demonstrate their skills and creativity.
Question: Why is portfolio important in designing?
Portfolio is important in designing because it a way how a designer can illustrate their skill and creativeness to the potential client. Portfolio is the documents that showcase your skills, experience and sample of your design.
Question: Why portfolio is important at the time of admission for designing course?
It is important for the design aspirants to make portfolio at the time of admission because very premier design institutes asked the applicants to demonstrate their portfolio to understand the candidate’s creativeness and know-how must natural propensity they have towards the course they have applied for.
Question: What are the tips to prepare a portfolio for CEED and NID entrance test?
The tips to make a portfolio for CEED and NID entrance test are as follows:
- Focus on quality, not quantity
- Model/Prototype designing
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Questions related to NID DAT
I want to prepare for nid and nift entrance exam for M. Des. I want to know about books that help me
You can refer to the following books for the preparation:-
• Arihant NIFT/NIFD/NID Entrance Exam Self Study Guide
• NIFT/NID Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series
• NIFT/NID /IIFT Entrance Exam - Self Study Guide
• NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by Surendra
Hope this helps. Thank you.
When will we apply for nid and nift??
National Institute of Design or NID also releases the application form in the same time as NIFT. As per the Notice NID DAT 2021 Prelims exam can be held in last week of December, 2020. http://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-important-dates
am I qualifies or not as i get 39 marks in nid dat prelims
You have not mentioned your category and the course.The NID DAT 2020 cut off is in terms of percentile score.And here is the 2020 NID DAT 2020 cut off category wise for B.Des
- General/EWS: 65
- OBC-NCL: 55
- SC/ST/PWD: 45
- Overseas: 65
Cut off for M.Des
- General/EWS: 50
- OBC-NCL: 45
- SC/ST/PWD: 40
- Overseas: 50
Please check the score card for the percentile and see if you have scored the minimum required cut off percentile to qualify depending on your category and course.
which book should i study to prepare for NID DAT prelims 2021
While choosing books for NID DAT, you should remember to check for the latest edition of the book so that you can stay updated with the information and contents of the book. Some of the best books which I would recommend are:
1.NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series by AFAINDIA
2.NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (Aptitude Section)
3.Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill
4.Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
5.NID Mock Test Series 2019-20 by Bhanwar Rathore and NID Alumni Ahmedabad
6.NIFT/ NID/ IIFT entrance exam guide by Surendra
7.NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
8.NIFT, NID, IIFT Entrance Examination by Dharmendra Mittal
Hope this helps!
How to go about choosing between Textile design & fashion design? Im class 12th student, Should I appear for UCEED, NIFT or NID DAT Entrance exam?
The creative, The soft side, The craft side of design also in accessories & also there in communication design and also there in Fashion & Textile design. Look again what do you like as a career. Would you like to work with Cloths, Accessories that has a lot of soft hand touch & feel and you don’t need to be on factory shop. So my suggestion is look at career, look at the kind of things they do & then choose, If you are very clear that you want to work with Textile or Fashion. Both are the very good options, The people who are working with Textile & Fashion Technology, They enjoy their work.
President, Pearl Academy