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National Institute of Design (NID) Entrance Coaching Centre - The Opus Way

Author: Steve Smith
by Steve Smith
Posted: Jul 12, 2018
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National Institute of Design (NID) is situated at Ahmedabad and has campuses in Vijaywada and Kurukshetra. The Ahmedabad campus provides the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) while the others provide Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD). It is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. Students who are interested in various designing and graphics courses can apply to this institute. It is featured among the top 50 designing colleges in the world, along with IDC, IIT- Mumbai. It is well known for its faculty and learning environment. NID is pretty tough to get into with its limited number of seats and massive competition. One must work hard and get the right guidance to crack the NID DAT exam.

NID Courses and Campus

NID offers B.Des (4 years) and M.Des (2.5 years) courses in 20 different design courses that include Industrial design, Product design, Automobile design, Graphic design, Transportation design, Interaction design, Information design, Digital design and many more. Each stream takes in only 15 students into their Bachelor courses. M.Des course is of 2.5 years and is a post-graduation course.

The campus is 3km from Yeshwantpur railway station. The campus has public transportation facilities. Other than studies, there are cultural and co-curricular activities. It includes sports, dramatics, music, festival celebration, film screening and fine arts. There are also student committees such as cultural committee, film club, book club, sports club, and publishing committee. NID also organize s exchange programmes for the students. The course fee for pursuing B.Des is around RS. 2, 10,800per year and for M.Des are around RS 2, 55,800 per year.

NID Process of Applying

The process for applying for Nid is very simple. One can download the form from the official website and can handover or post the form with a demand draft attached to it. The demand draft should be made in the name of ‘National Institute of Designing'. The form fee for general category students is RS 1500 and for reserved category students is RS 750. The fee is non-refundable. The selected form of the students will get an admit card. They need to take the admit card to the exam center along with birth certificate, eligibility certificate, and category certificate etc.

NID Eligibility Criteria

For B.Des a general category student must not be more than 20 years and it is extended 3 years for reserved categories. The student must have completed his/her Higher secondary education and along with equivalent.

For M.Des a general student must not be more than 30 years and it is extended to 3years for reserved category students. One must have completed the bachelor degree.

NID Exam Pattern

The prelims exam for the candidate is of 100 marks and of 3 hours. It is divided into 2 parts. The first part is of 70 marks and has MCQ questions. The second part is subjective questions which consist of 30 marks. A candidate needs creativity, analytical ability, comprehension, basic school knowledge related to science, history, geography etc. for clearing the first round. The candidate who qualifies the first round is eligible for giving the Mains exam.

The mains exam 100 marks and has questions in the format of designing, drawing, sketching, group discussion, presentation, observation, lateral thinking skills and material handling skills (studio test). A candidate must qualify both the round s to get a seat in NID.

For the M.Des exam, there are 2 rounds. The first round is divided into two parts. The first part is of 40marks with is the foundation paper and the second part is of 60 marks which is the special paper.

The second round of the examination includes a personal interview and portfolio presentation.

The language of the exam is in English. Maximum time is 3 hours and the total mark is 100. It is a pen and paper mode examination with no negative marking. NID has 12 exam centers which include Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Nagpur etc.

Preparation for NID Entrance Exam
  • One must practice sketching and drawing. It is important to learn how to sketch flawlessly and quickly with a difference
  • Practice online and offline mock tests. Also, practice mock papers for better preparation.
  • Always review and compare your work with other designing students and your faculty.
  • Always think creatively and sketch.

Focus on observing the world around you

Question everything, and figure out a solution with the help of NID Coaching

Work on basic math and logic skills

Try to sketch with a different perspective
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