NID Sample Papers

NID DAT (Prelims) was conducted on 6th January 2019. NID changed the question paper pattern for the design aptitude test in 2019 as compared to previous 3 years (2018, 2017 and 2016) as follows:

# Sections Marks for each Section
2019 2018 2017 2016
1 Objective Section 30 70 70 70
2 Subjective Section 70 30 30 30
Total Marks 100 100 100 100

The marks weightage was reversed between objective and subjective sections. Students were surprised with the paper pattern. In the subjective section, the paper had questions on perspective drawing, stamp design, communication design. Students who are weak at drawing and creativity found the paper difficult, but most SILICA students found the paper very good, as they go through a rigorous practice for drawing and design.

NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) PAPER PATTERN

PHASE 1 : Written exam of 100 marks for 3 hours

SECTION A: Objective Questions (70 marks)

SECTION B: Subjective Questions (30 marks)

  1. Visualization & Spatial Ability
  2. Observation & Design Sensitivity
  3. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  4. Environmental & Social Awareness
  5. Design Thinking & Problem Solving
  6. Language & Creativity

PHASE 2: Studio Test & Interview

  1. Observation test : Testing one’s presence of mind/ testing 5 senses and visualization. Followed by a number of tests.
  2. Doodling test : Sketching the half sketching lines to a complete scenario. Mixing and connecting visuals with each other and building connection in form of a story by adding titles to it.
  3. Material Handling Test : How efficiently one can utilize the material in particular time frame. Best out of waste, wire armatures, clay models and thermocol forms. Followed by material and form manipulation tasks.
  4. 3D Model Making Test

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Download NID B.Des. (UG) Sample Papers & Entrance Exam Pattern

Prelims written Exam – 3 New Sample Papers based on New DAT Pattern

  • NID DAT Sample Paper 1 (New Pattern)
  • NID DAT Sample Paper 2 (New Pattern)
  • NID DAT Sample Paper 3 (New Pattern)

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Mains Studio Test

  • NID Studio Test -Sample 1 (Mock Doodle Test)
  • NID Studio Test -Sample 2 (Mock Observation Test)
  • NID Studio Test -Sample 3 (Mock Material Handling Test)
  • NID Studio Test -Sample 4 (Mock 3D Model Making Test)

NID M.Des. (PG) Sample Papers & Entrance Exam Pattern

Prelims written Exam – 3 New Sample Papers based on New DAT Pattern

  • NID DAT Sample Paper 1 (New Pattern)
  • NID DAT Sample Paper 2 (New Pattern)
  • NID DAT Sample Paper 3 (New Pattern)
  • NID PG Sample Paper 1 (Transporation Design)
  • NID PG Sample Paper 2 (Animation)
  • NID PG Sample Paper 3 (New Media Design)

Mains Studio Test

  • NID Studio Test – Sample 1
  • NID Studio Test – Sample 2
  • NID Studio Test – Sample 3