National institute of design exam syllabus

The National Institute of Design (NID) does not release any official syllabus for the NID DAT exam. To help the candidate abide by the syllabus for the NID DAT entrance exam, this article has listed the important topics to prepare for the exam.

The NID entrance exam is a two-step process, the first step is the DAT Prelims and the second is DAT Mains.

The DAT Mains consists of a Studio Test for the B.Des program, whereas it comprises a Studio Test and an Online Interview for the M.Des program.

The NID DAT syllabus is different for the B.Des and M.Des programs.

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus for BDes Admission

Below is the syllabus for NID DAT Prelims for BDes/GDPD:

Design Outline for Beginners Colour Terminology Inspiration & Design Development
Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship Design Theory Elements & Principles Of Design
Natural & Geometrical Form Innovation in Design Principles of Composition
Lettering Optical Illusion Understanding Light & Shade
Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions Form & Function Colour, Pattern & Texture
Theme Development Creative thinking & writing Picture Analysis
Visual Logic Good Design vs Bad Design Drawing Fundamentals
Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions Optical Illusion Foreshortening & Perspective
Developing Themes & Colour Associations Inspiration & Creativity Ornaments & motifs
Memory Drawing Usage of Colour in Compositions Expression & Emotion
Exercises on imagination Lateral Thinking Story Pictures
Presentation Techniques Imagination & Doodling 3D Visualisation
Graphics & Pictograms Innovation & Creation Design Awareness
Developing Observation

 

NID Studio Test Syllabus for BDes Admission

Candidates can go through topics for the NID Studio Test below:

Model Making Doodling Meeting with Students who Qualified for NID DAT
How to Evolve Ideas Audio – Visual Exercises Material Manipulation
Creative Thinking

 

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus for MDes Admission

Aspirants can go through topics, that are appearing for NID DAT Prelims for M.Des in the below table:

Design Outline for Beginners Colour Terminology Inspiration & Design Development
Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship Design Theory Elements & Principles Of Design
Natural & Geometrical Form Innovation in Design Principles of Composition
Lettering Optical Illusion Understanding Light & Shade
Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions Form & Function Colour, Pattern & Texture
Theme Development Creative Thinking & Writing Picture Analysis
Visual Logic Good Design vs Bad Design Drawing Fundamentals
Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions Optical Illusion Foreshortening & Perspective
Developing Themes & Colour Associations Inspiration & Creativity Ornaments & Motifs
Memory Drawing Usage of Colour in Compositions Expression & Emotion
Exercises on Imagination Lateral Thinking Story Pictures
Presentation Techniques Imagination & Doodling 3D Visualisation
Graphics & Pictograms Innovation & Creation Design Awareness
Developing Observation

 

NID Studio Test Syllabus for MDes Admission

Aspirants can go through important topics, who are appearing for NID DAT Mains for  MDes course.

Model Making Doodling How to evolve ideas
Audio – Visual Exercises Material Manipulation Creative Thinking

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