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NID Entrance Exam Preparation

NID ENTRANCE EXAM
NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 20 diverse design domains. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design. NID’s programme is a combination of theory, skills, design projects and field experiences supported by cutting edge design studios, skill & innovation labs and the Knowledge Management Centre.
The Professional Education at NID has both UG and PG Programmes— Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of four years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC, and the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) of 2 ½ years duration for graduates from various domains specific to each discipline.

NID currently has 4 campuses namely NID Ahmedabad, NID Gandhinagar, NID Bengaluru and NID Vijayawada.

As part of expansion plan, NID has built a new postgraduate campus at Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat State. It consists of a jewellery and automobile design centre along with lifestyle accessory design, new media design, toy and game design, strategic design management, transportation and information design centres.

NID's R&D Campus at Bengaluru was set up in March 2006. It commenced with two research intensive PG Programmes namely Design for Retail Experience and Design for Digital Experience, from the academic year 2007-2008. Currently five Master's programmes are offered from this campus.

NID Vijayawada commenced its academic program in September 2015. The Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) commences with a two semester rigorous Foundation Program followed by 6 semesters of specialized studies in any of the three disciplines offered in GDPD namely Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile and Apparel Design.

Courses offered in:
NID Graduate Diploma:
Animation Film Design I Ceramic & Glass Design I Exhibition Design I Film & Video Communication I Furniture & Interior Design I Graphic Design I Product Design I Textile Design.

NID Post Graduate Diploma:
Animation Film Design I Apparel Design I Ceramic & Glass Design I Design for Digital Experience I Design for Retail Experience I Film & Video Communication I Furniture & Interior Design I Graphic Design I Information & Interface Design I Lifestyle Accessory Design I New Media Design I Photography Design I Product Design I Strategic Design Management I Textile Design I Toy & Game Design I Transportation & Automobile Design.

Admission is on the basis of NID’s method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications.

The process of Admission to NID for B.Des. and M.Des. programmes consists of three stages:
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

Stage 2: Studio Test

Stage 3: Personal Interview

The objective of the admission process is to seek evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential in a potential design student. 

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) shall be conducted at various test centres in cities across India. Students should note that, mere appearance in DAT 2016 or being in the rank list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. 

Based on the scores obtained in DAT (stage 1), shortlisted candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. will have to appear for the stage 2 and 3 exams of the admissions process, at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses. Based on the scores obtained in DAT, shortlisted candidates for GDPD (NID Vijayawada) may have to appear for a second round of exams as announced separately by NID Vijayawada.

Design Aptitude Test:

All candidates applying for B.Des., GDPD and M.Des. programmes and having made the necessary payment for registration online will be called for the Design Aptitude Test.
There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration.
The question paper will be in English.
The question paper will carry a total of 100 marks.
The question paper will consist of both objective and subjective type questions.

Studio Tests and Interviews:
Based on the scores obtained in DAT (Stage 1), candidates will be shortlisted and called for the Studio Test (Stage 2) and Personal Interviews (Stage 3). 

Studio Tests (Stage 2) for candidates of B.Des:
The studio test may consist of different sections in different formats such as hands on practical assignments, etc. The Studio Tests will carry a total of 100 marks. The Test will be conducted in English. Studio Tests will be followed by Personal Interviews.

Personal Interviews (Stage 3) for candidates of B.Des:
The Personal Interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline of specialization, immediately after the studio tests at the same centre

Studio Tests (Stage 2) for candidates of M.Des.
The studio Tests will be conducted separately for each discipline of specialisation.The studio test may consist of different sections in different formats such as hands on practical assignments, group discussion, etc. The Studio Tests will carry a total of 100 marks and will be conducted in English

Personal Interviews (Stage 3) for candidates of M.Des.
The Personal Interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline of specialization, immediately after the studio tests at the same centre.

NOTE: FOR MORE INFO ON ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

PORTFOLIO: 

Your portfolio is the most important aspect of your application. Your portfolio should show a selection of your best, recent artwork or design. Your portfolio work should reflect your ideas, interests, experience and abilities in design or art field to date. It should also reflect your personality. Work presented can be in any media (including film or video), in finished or sketch form and the result of an assigned project or a self-directed exploration.

For more information on portfolio works please click on the link below:

Key Features of our program:
Creative thinking, Logical Thinking, Design Drawing, Design Detailing, Design Awareness, Visual Perception Ability, Communication Skills.

It is a competitive world out there today, and everybody strives to be the best and achieve the best. We, at key art classes also wish the same for our students. Nothing would give us more pleasure than seeing our students achieve professional and academic success through our guidance. Armed with the knowledge of exam patterns of various national and international colleges, we guide students and enhance their creative abilities to achieve the best. We also hold theory classes to give them an overall knowledge of the subject. Below is the step by step process designed by us to prepare students for their entrance exams:

Basic Foundation I Drawing Fundamentals I Imagination & Observation I Introduction to basic design & interiors I Perspective, Proportion and Composition I Organizational Principles I Product Designing I Cartoon & Caricature I Communication Design & Lettering (Basics) I Color & Design concepts I Pattern Design and Motifs I Scale & Proportions I Memory Drawing I Inspirational Designs I Craft Skills I Development of 3D models I Color creativity I Color arrangement I Imagination, Illustration and Creation I Presentation I Creative thinking I Creative writing I Model study I Animation I Mediums required for the exam I Practical Question & Answer session I Theory class (GK, History of Art, Maths, English and logical questions) I Mock test.

This process helps students to face their entrance exams more confidently. We alter the teaching syllabus according to individual needs. For eg: college syllabus for art would be different from architecture, hence we prepare students depending on their choice of stream.

Below is the step by step guide to prepare students for NID exams. 

General Knowledge I Current Affairs I Information about Applied Art I Information about Campaigning I Memory drawing I Detailed Figure Study I Composition I Perspective I Lettering I Copy Writing I Color & Design Concepts I Product Design I 
Basic Design & Interior I Still Life I Object Study I Visualization I 3D Object Study I Memory Drawing I Furniture Drawing I Imagination I Craft Skills I History of Art I History of Animation I Cartoon & Caricature I Illustration I Figure Study I Expression Drawing I Dialogue & Script I Writing I Story Making I Script Drawing I Perspective I Composition I Color & Design Concepts I Learning about Watercolors, Photocolors, Waterproof Ink I General Ability Test I Creative Ability Test I Mock Tests


Preparatory Books:
We also provide our students with preparatory books which further guides them on how to solve exam papers. It consists of previous years question papers. We also have theory books on History of Art, English, Maths, GK etc.

Through rigorous practice sessions we ensure our students are well prepared for the tough questions expected in the entrance examinations. Our teaching methods are designed to increase visualization and creative skills. Students are taught to generate innovative ideas in keeping with the needs of the global creative industry. Students are further encouraged to observe, understand, debate, question, discover new ideas and develop skill sets. We also ensure individual attention since each student comes with different set of skills which need to be nurtured differently. Mock tests and interviews are conducted to mentally prepare students for their upcoming exams.

For more information please contact us on:
+91-9891837209 or +91-9891619865.






























































































































































































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