NID Entrance Exam - National Institute of Design Entrance Exam

Exam Name
National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National Level
Exam Mode Pen and Paper based exam
Exam Duration
3 hours
Eligibility Candidate must be below 20 years of age for Des/GDPD and below 30 years of age for MDes.

Reserved categories can avail age relaxation as per the government of India norms. 
Admission for which course? Admission to Des, MDes and GDPD courses


Stage 1 (Written Test) Important Topics

  • Communication skills
  • Composition
  • Animation
  • Creativity
  • Drawing Skills (For subjective part)
  • General Mental Ability
  • Design skills
  • sensitivity
  • Visual Design
  • Thematic color arrangement
  • Proportions and Perspective
  • Abstract Symbolism
  • Memory Drawing

2nd stage (Studio Test) Important Topics

  • Doodling
  • 3D Modeling
  • Observation Test
  • Creative Thinking
  • Audio-visual experience
  • Body Language
  • Material Manipulation
  • Portfolio making
The topics mentioned above forms the core of the NID exam syllabus and cover over 90% of the questions in both stages of the exam.

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