Exam Pattern of NID 2018

Last Updated - February 12 2018

Exam Pattern of NID 2018

NID 2018 The selection procedure for admission into NID includes of three stages. The written exam is divided into two sections namely objective (comprising of 70 questions) and subjective (comprising 30 questions). The first stage comprises a written examination of 100 marks.

Those aspirants who qualify the written exam by completing the cut-off set by NID for that year are then called for the second stage of the selection procedure. A final merit list of selected aspirants is prepared after this round. The second stage involves a Studio test of 100 marks in which comprises drawing/sketching, modelling and group discussion. In the third stage, an Interview is organizeed immediately after the studio test at the same centre.

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Highlights for Exam Format of NID 2018

Exam Mode Offline mode/ pen – paper-based test
Stages of ExamStage I – Prelims Stage II – Mains
Exam DurationThree hours
Exam Centers23 Exam cities across India
Type of Questions Objective as well as Subjective type questions
Total Marks 200 Marks - 100 marks for Stage I and 100 marks for Stage II examination

Result Dates of NID 2018

Aspirants who are ready to undertake the NID exam in 2018 should note the important dates concerned to the exam tabled below.

Declaration of results for M.Des course1st week of February 2018
Declaration of results B.Des and GDPDLast week of February 2018
Releasement of 1st merit list M.Des and B.DesLast week of May 2018
Releasement of 2nd merit list M.Des and B.Des3rd week of June 2018
Document verification and admission procedure for selected aspirants3rd and 4th week of June 2018
Document verification and admission for waitlisted aspirants4th week of June 2018

Marking Scheme of NID 2018

NID 2018 written exam consists of an offline exam of mixed nature. By mixed nature, it is meant that the paper would include both objective and subjective type questions.

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  • 70% (70 questions) of the total questions are of objective nature,
  • The two papers (objective and subjective) are held separately on the same day.
  • There is no negative marking for the wrong response.
  • Remaining 30% (30 questions) questions are subjective in nature.

Aspirants who qualify the first round (also called prelims) are then called for the second round (also known as Mains) of a selection procedure which comprises a Studio Test of 100 marks. All the tests under this round would be organizeed in English medium only.  The studio test checks the aspirants’ ability in sketching/drawing, handicraft modelling, and group discussions.

Exam Format and Syllabus of NID 2018

NID Exam is held in two stages. Paper 1 will include of 70 marks questions of objective type and Paper 2 will include of 30 marks questions of subjective type. There will be no negative marking. The first stage is the Preliminary exam. The exam will include of 2 papers.

Stage 2 is the Main examination which will be organizeed for those students who complete the 1st stage. This examination will carry a total of 100 marks. The stage II examination will be based on practical tests including sketching/ drawing, handicraft models, group discussions as well as presentations. The test will be organizeed in English medium only.

There is now a fixed syllabus outlined by the NID, the analysis of keywords under the syllabus section of the notification and earlier year question paper shows that following topics are considered as main ones for stage one and stage two exam.

Stage 1 (Written Test) Important Topics

  • Memory Drawing
  • Visual Design
  • General Mental Ability
  • Design skills
  • Communication skills
  • Thematic colour arrangement
  • Abstract Symbolism
  • Proportions and Perspective
  • Environment sensitivity
  • Drawing Skills (For subjective part)
  • Creativity
  • Composition
  • Animation

2nd stage (Studio Test) Important Topics

  • Body Language
  • Material Manipulation
  • Observation Test
  • 3D Modeling
  • Portfolio making
  • Audio-visual experience
  • Doodling
  • Creative Thinking

The topics mentioned above form the core of the NID exam syllabus and cover over 90% of the questions in both stages of the exam.

Important Instructions of NID 2018

Aspirants are advised to follow the following instructions on the day of exam and week prior to the same.

  • In case the exam venue is far away from your present location then you should make some arrangements near the exam centre beforehand to avoid last hour rush.
  • Make arrangements for necessary documents like Hall Ticket and Photo ID proof that are need to be carried to the exam venue a day before the exam date.
  • Stationery items like Black and Blue ballpoint pen, pencils, erasers, sharpeners etc. should also be arranged beforehand.
  • Visit the exam centre before the exam day to get an idea of the time taken and shortest route to the exam venue from your location.
  • A valid photo ID card is to be carried along with the hall ticket. A valid photo ID comprises School/College ID card, Passport, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN card etc.

Instructions to be Followed a Week Prior to Exam

Aspirants should follow the following instructions a week before the NID exam.

  • Revise the basic concepts and avoid pursuing any new thing or referring to some new study material.
  • Exercise MCQ and check for accuracy.
  • Exercise mock test and check your speed and accuracy of solving by taking them in exam like condition that is in time bound attitude.
  • Exercise drawing and designing concepts by solving questions asked in earlier years’ question papers.

Use of Optical Answer Sheet

Aspirants will be offered with an Optical Answer Sheet during the preliminary exam. These sheets are offered to the aspirants to mark the responses in answer to the 70 MCQ questions asked in the first round of NID Exam.

  • Aspirants need to darken the bubble for that option in the optical sheet which they think is the right response for the question asked.
  • Apart from this, aspirants would also need to darken the bubbles for filling in information like Name, roll number, date of exam, the cycle of exam etc.
  • Blue/Black ball pen is to be used for darkening the bubbles. Blue/Black gel pen is not allowed as it is difficult for the OMR analyzing device to capture the marked answer.

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