NID Entrance Exam Pattern (UG)

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NID entrance exam is split into 2 phases:

Phase 1: Design Aptitude Test (January) is a written exam of 100 marks for 3 hours. The DAT tests each student’s ability in Design Problem Solving, Visual Sense, Observation & Perception, Environmental Awareness, Mental Ability and Communication skills through a range of visual and textual questions.
NID has made an update to the pattern of Design Aptitude Test to be conducted on 10th Jan 2016. The details of the same are available on following link-http://admissions.nid.edu/AboutDAT.pdf Based on our analyses of the new pattern, here are some important points :

1. This is the first time that NID has announced a pattern. Your coaching at SILICA equips you to handle all types of questions, irrespective of the pattern.

2. Fundamentally, nothing has changed in what NID is looking for in a candidate. They are still looking for Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, General Awareness & Sensitivity and Presentation Ability.

3. The type of questions and weightage of questions has changed.
Section A - Multiple Choice Objective Type questions - 70 marks
Section B - Subjective Type questions - 30 marks

4. We have covered all relevant topics in class. Specifically to tackle Section A type of questions, we have also provided you with access to following Online Learning Modules. We hope you have been using them to the fullest.
- General Ability Test for Quantitative, Analytical & English (practice sets on 30 topics)
- General Knowledge (200+ question)
- UCEED Practice (350+ questions)

5. We hope you have been busy reading General Awareness books like Manorama Year Book 2015, the daily newspapers etc, which will help immensely in Section A type of questions.

6. SILICA is coming up with following things, which will help you adapt to the Section A of the new pattern:
- Workbook on General Awareness & Sensitivity - in the form of an Online Learning Module - available soon
- Workbook on English Comprehension - in the form of an Online Learning Module - available soon
- 30 Days Self Prep Guide for NEW NID DAT - available soon


Phase 2: It consists of Studio test, Personal Interview and Portfolio presentation (April). The Studio test generally has 3 parts- doodling, 3D modeling and observation tests.

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NID Entrance Exam Pattern (PG)

NID entrance exam is split into 2 phases:

Phase 1::Design Aptitude Test (January) is a written exam of 100 marks for 3 hours. There are 2 parts to the written exam:

Part 1: Common Foundation Paper – 40 marks – 1.5 hours

Part 2: Specialization Paper – 60 marks – 1.5 hours

The DAT tests each student’s ability in Design Problem Solving, Visual Sense, Observation & Perception, Environmental Awareness, Mental Ability and Communication skills through a range of visual and textual questions.

Phase 2: It consists of Studio test, Personal Interview and Portfolio presentation (April). The Studio test generally has 3 parts- doodling, 3D modeling and observation tests. The studio tests at PG level are specific to each design specialization.

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