National Institute of Design (NID) conducted the first stage of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2018- Prelims, on January 7 for filling 100 B.Design seats in its Ahmedabad campus. The three-hour long national level design entrance exam concluded at 1 PM across 23 test cities. Test-takers were assessed on their knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities.

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National Institute of Design conducts DAT 2018 on January 7

 

The NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims 2018 primarily evaluated each candidate on the following abilities-

  • Analysis

  • Creativity

  • Knowledge

  • Visualisation

  • Comprehension

NID DAT 2018 Prelims consisted of two parts:

  • Part I - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) marked out of 70 points. The responses of this part had to be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.

  • Part II - Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats.

The institute will release the answer key of NID DAT 2018 on January 12, 2018 (11 AM). Candidates can challenge the answer key in online mode between January 18 (11 AM) and 19 (4 PM). NID DAT 2018 final answer keys will be uploaded on January 30. National Institute of Design will announce the NID DAT result of prelims on March 13, 2018 (4 PM).

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Admissions to all of the programmes will be granted on the basis of a two-stage competitive exam- Prelims and Mains. Meritorious candidates will be given admissions to four-year long eight undergraduate design programmes. The NID DAT Mains stage for shortlisted candidates will be conducted from May 15 to 22, 2018.

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Can anybody please tell me the complete syllabus for NID

Awanya Dabas 24th Mar, 2020

Hey!

National Institute of Design (NID) conducts its exam NID DAT for admission into various courses in the institute. It has a Vast syllabus related to designing and innovation.

Please find the syllabus on the link mentioned below:

https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-syllabus

Hope this answer helps!

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how much do I have to score in Marks, to clear the NID DAT tests? I am in the SC category.

Maria Sunny 20th Mar, 2020

Hello Jeet,

The percentile score required to qualify NID DAT 2020 is 45 for SC category. According   to last year qualifying cut off the percentile required for clearing the test was 40 for SC students.

Percentile is calculated as follows :

Let your rank be 60 and the total number of candidates were 2000 then your percentile will be,

(2000- 60)/2000 *100  = 97

The cut off marks will depend on the number of candidates appearing for the exam.



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What is the cutoff for NID DAT (M.DES) 2020 for general category?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 4th Mar, 2020

Hello

NID DAT 2020 cutoff has not been released by the authorities yet. You can go through the link below and check the previous year cutoff for reference:

https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-mdes

Good Luck!

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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!

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please tell me the syllabus of NID DAT and aieed

SAKSHI KULSHRESHTHA 2nd Jan, 2020

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.

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