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NID Studio Test Interview with Portfolio

NID STUDIO TEST INTERVIEW WITH PORTFOLIO
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, which will be in English and will carry a total of 100 marks. It 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). 

Elements of Studio Test & Interview:
The studio test at NID tests students’ ability to work with various materials. A student is expected to think of intelligent design solutions to given problem and come up with an innovative design solution and express the idea by moulding the given materials. Students are made to work with variety of materials and are given design problems which have to be solved and expressed by moulding the given materials.

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.

Studio Test
1. Doodling test OR Still Life OR Object Study
2. Observation test
3. 3D Modeling (GDPD mainly)/ Specialization test (PGDPD)

Doodling:
  • 15-20 frames of incomplete lines are provided 
  • These are used for pyscho-analyses 
  • You need to express something 
  • You also need to have captions for your work 
  • Your work should be tidy
Observation:
  • Testing awareness of 5 senses 
  • Visual -Video clip, Photos etc are provided 
  • Touch –Identify objects 
  • Audio –Music clip are provided 
  • Students are asked to describe their experiences at studio test. Sometimes students are also asked to describe their surroundings they saw while coming for the exams and similar questions. Observation is a whole brain skill. The test will be testing sensitivity of the child, observation and memory skills. Humans have a multitude of senses. Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch are the five traditionally recognized senses. The test will be testing child’s ability of paying close attention to many details, focus, analyzing skills, reasoning skills, and memory.
3D Model:
  • In GDPD -3D Model to be created as per brief & materials provided 
  • Your work is judged on-1. Whether the finished model suffices the brief 2. How well materials are used 3. How well you understand and solve the problem.
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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. Interviews are not meant to be intimidating. It is a chance for the interviewers and interviewees to find out how they will both benefit with their future association. Interview is meant to be a conversation, an easy discussion about the investment of your time and money in the study programme and how much you will actually be able to gain from it. The university employees will try to gauge why you have chosen the college. They try to find out if you will be able to do well in the program and after that. Lastly, they would also test whether you would be able to adapt to the college environment.

Studio Tests (Stage 2) for candidates of M.Des.
The studio Tests will be conducted separately for each discipline of specialization. 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. The Test will be conducted in English.

Studio Test (Specialization)
  • In PGDPD, the third test is based on specialization chosen. 
  • It may be 3D modeling / Sensory test / visualization & drawing skill test / problem solving test etc.
Random test:
  • Material handling E.g. Best out of Waste 
  • Other psychometric tests E.g. “Out of box” thinking questions. 
  • Other observation tests-cultural, on the spot tests etc. 
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. Interviews are not meant to be intimidating. It is a chance for the interviewers and interviewees to find out how they will both benefit with their future association. Interview is meant to be a conversation, an easy discussion about the investment of your time and money in the study programme and how much you will actually be able to gain from it. The university employees will try to gauge why you have chosen the college. They try to find out if you will be able to do well in the program and after that. Lastly, they would also test whether you would be able to adapt to the college environment.


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.

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