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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|Exam Mode||Offline mode/ pen – paper-based test|
|Stages of Exam||Stage I – Prelims Stage II – Mains|
|Exam Duration||Three hours|
|Exam Centers||23 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|
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 course||1st week of February 2018|
|Declaration of results B.Des and GDPD||Last week of February 2018|
|Releasement of 1st merit list M.Des and B.Des||Last week of May 2018|
|Releasement of 2nd merit list M.Des and B.Des||3rd week of June 2018|
|Document verification and admission procedure for selected aspirants||3rd and 4th week of June 2018|
|Document verification and admission for waitlisted aspirants||4th week of June 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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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.
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.
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.
Aspirants are advised to follow the following instructions on the day of exam and week prior to the same.
Instructions to be Followed a Week Prior to Exam
Aspirants should follow the following instructions a week before the NID exam.
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.