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NID DAT

Conducted by National Institute of Design, DAT is Design Aptitude Test that is held specially to determine the design abilities of aspirants. NID 2016 serves as an entry pass into the field of design sector, which is tagged among the most flourishing fields. Every year, hundreds of aspirants appear for NID DAT test to make their dream come true of being a designer; be it in Industrial, Communication, IT, Textile or Integrated design. The exam is conducted in Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nagpur. 


Programmes:-

Master of Design (M.Des.)
 
Duration:- The two-and-a-half year 
 
Specializations offered in Ahmedabad campus No. of Seats
 
Animation Film Design - 15
Ceramic & Glass Design - 10
Film & Video Communication - 15
Furniture Design - 15
Graphic Design - 15
Product Design - 15
Textile Design - 15
 
Specializations offered in Bengaluru campus No. of Seats
 
Design for Retail Experience - 15
Digital Game Design - 15
Information Design - 15
Interaction Design - 15
Universal Design - 15
 
Specializations offered in Gandhinagar campus No. of Seats
 
Apparel Design - 15
Lifestyle Accessory Design - 15
Strategic Design Management - 15
New Media Design - 15
Photography Design - 15
Toy & Game Design - 10
Transportation & Automobile Design - 15
 
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.):-
 
The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered only at NID 
Ahmedabad in the following areas of specialisation:
 
 
Faculty of Industrial Design:
 
Ceramic & Glass Design (10 seats)
Furniture Design (10 seats)
Product Design (15 seats)
 
Faculty of Communication Design:
 
Animation Film Design (15 seats)
Exhibition Design (10 seats)
Film & Video Communication (10 seats)
Graphic Design (15 seats)
 
Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design:
 
Textile Design (15 seats)
 
Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
 
The four-year-long Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra in the following areas of specialisation:
 
1. Industrial Design
2.Communication Design
3.Textile & Apparel Design
 
Eligibility:-
 
B.Des./GDPD:-
 
Age Limit:
 
Candidates upto 20 years of age on or before 30 June 2018 are eligible to apply (relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category).
 
Indian nationals applying in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30 June 1997 are not eligible.
 
Indian nationals in reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD) born on or before 30 June 1994 are not eligible.
 
Educational Qualification:
 
Applications for academic year 2018–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18 from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.
 
Master of Design (M.Des.):-
 
Age Limit:
 
Candidates upto 30 years of age on or before 30 June 2017 are eligible to apply (relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category).
 
Indian Nationals in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30 June 1987 are not eligible for admission.
 
Indian Nationals in reserved category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD) born on or before 30 June 1984 are not eligible for admission.
 
Educational Qualification:
 
Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited), passed, or will be appearing for any of the following degree examinations before July 2018:
 
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
 
Diploma in design under the 10+2+4 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
 
OR
 
Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited) or passed, before July 2017, a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

 

NID DAT Registration / Application Form

NID DAT 2018 Application Form / Registration:-

 

Apply online at website: - http://admissions.nid.edu from 25th September 2017 to 31st October 2017.
 
 

 

NID DAT Exam Dates

NID DAT 2018 Date:-

 

NID DAT (BDes & GDPD) Prelims 2018 Date:-  07th January 2018, Sunday (1000 hrs to 1300 hrs)
 
NID DAT (BDes & GDPD) Mains 2018 Date:- 15th May to 22nd May 2018
 
 
NID DAT (MDes) Prelims 2018 Date - 07th January 2018, Sunday (1000 hrs to 1300 hrs)
 
NID DAT (MDes) Mains 2018 Date - 12th March 2018 to 15th April 2018.
 
 
 

 


NID DAT Syllabus

NID DAT 2018 Syllabus:-

NID DAT 2018 exam doesn’t have any set syllabus. Question will be asked on basics topics such as Communication Skills, Composition, Creativity, Drawing Skills, General Mental Ability, and Sensitivity to Environment and Subjects of Design. 

 

Paper Pattern

NID 2018 DAT Pattern:-

The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:
 
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
 
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
 
The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:
 
Knowledge
Comprehension
Analysis
Creativity
Visualisation
 
The DAT Prelims consists of two parts: 
 
Part I: Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points. This part has questions with one or more than one correct answer. The responses of this part will 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 Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) consists of an examination for three hours duration and will be marked out of 100 points. 
 
This is a pen-and-paper test conducted at the same time on the same day across all test centres.
 
The question paper is in English. 
 
All questions are compulsory. 
 
There is no negative marking. 
 
Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category  (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Shortlisted candidates only will be eligible to appear for  the DAT Mains exam.
 
 
Design Aptitude Test (Mains):
 
Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear  for the DAT Mains.
 
DAT Mains for M.Des.:
 
The DAT Mains for this programme consists of two parts: 
 
Studio Test:
 
This may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model  making, group discussions etc. This test will be marked out of 100 points and will be  conducted in English. 
 
Interviews:
 
The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the  Studio Test,at the same centre. 
 
DAT Mains for B.Des.and GDPD:
 
The DAT Mains for these programmes may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations etc. These  will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English. The test centre will be  NID Ahmedabad. In order to be considered for the merit list, a candidate must have appeared for all the  tests in both the DAT Prelims and the DAT Mains. 

NID DAT Preparation

NID 2018 Preparation:-

The institute has limited number of seats for under graduate and post graduate programmes thus only those candidates who score highest marks will be considered for the next round of selection. The most essential thing that candidate should know about is its pattern, which can be searched by surfing popular sites through internet. It is advisable to students that they should hone their drawing skill as it will be of great help during the course. Students can also solve previous years’ papers that can be obtained from the internet.

 
Make sure you have approved study materials. Eduvidya provides you a list of few reference books that can be conducive in scoring high marks.
•Arihant NIFT/NIFD/NID Entrance Exam Self Study Guide
•NIFT/NID Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series
•NIFT/NID /IIFT Entrance Exam- Self Study Guide (Paperback)
•NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide
•NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by Surendra
 
NID Books                    NID Coaching Institutes

NID DAT Notification

NID DAT 2018 Notification:-
 
 
Apply online at website: - http://admissions.nid.edu from 25th September 2017 to 31st October 2017
 
 
NID DAT (BDes & GDPD) Prelims 2018 Date:-  07th January 2018, Sunday (1000 hrs to 1300 hrs)
 
NID DAT (BDes & GDPD) Mains 2018 Date:- 15th May to 22nd May 2018
 
 
NID DAT (MDes) Prelims 2018 Date - 07th January 2018, Sunday (1000 hrs to 1300 hrs)
 
NID DAT (MDes) Mains 2018 Date - 12th March 2018 to 15th April 2018.
 
 
 
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