NID Exam

National Institute of Design Exam

How to Crack NID

NID entrance exam sometimes also referred to as NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT)) is an entrance exam that a NID design aspirant needs to clear as a first step for getting admission into NID. Upon successfully qualifying in the NID DAT, the candidate is called for a Studio Test, followed by a personal interview.

NID DAT is all about balancing skills:

Each design school has a different perception towards design. NID does not accept the score of other design entrance test. NIT DAT is a test that focuses on how the design is carried out. Here are some tips on how to crack the NID DAT.

Be creative:

It is difficult to predict NID questions. Try to give smart and creative answers. Ensure that you should have enough practice and make the best use of the opportunity as you can showcase your skill.

Get familiar with design, symbolism, and conventions: Questions are often left open-ended and aim to test whether you can present the design well. Make sure that you know the design conventions as it helps you to answer appropriately.

Focus on enriching sketching style: Your customised sketch will definitely fetch you the better marks. Try finding different types of shading and strokes while practicing.

Observe and analyze: Ability to observe and analyze from your perspective and relate current situation. Keep updating about designs in the market and check which design is best rated in the market and why?

Balance Sketch and Time: Of course, sketching is a time taking factor. While answering try to provide simplify the solution. Estimate the space and then sketch in faint hand to get a sense of proportions and once this is done, rush into sketching. Sketch as fast as you can.


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