National Institute of Design shortly called as NID is the most popular design school in India and this institution came into existence in the year 1961. In addition to NID, if you are interested in design courses, you apply to the National Institute of Fashion Technology. These two institutes are popular when it comes to design courses in India. Let us gather some details about the admission procedure in these institutions, so that you are prepare yourself for the admission in the year 2016, if you are presently doing your higher secondary second year.
Eligibility criteria in NID:
This institute offers Bachelor of Design and Master of Design courses and here are the details about the eligibility requirement to be met by candidates for these courses:
B. Des: If you are a general category candidate, you should not be more than 20 years old and not more than 23 years of age in case you are a reserved category candidate. You should have completed or should be completing your higher secondary in the year 2016 to apply to B. Design course at NID.
M. Des: For those under general category, the age should not be more than 30 years to apply for M. Design, while it is 33 years for reserved category candidates. You must have completed your UG or equivalent diploma in design or engineering, technology or architecture from a recognized university. Preference will be given to candidates with degree or diploma in design.
The entrance examination conducted by NID for admission is called as Design Aptitude Test or DAT, which is otherwise popularly called as National Entrance Examination For Design. There is no specific test for this test and the questions will be under topics like sensitivity to environment, general mental ability, diagraming ability, creativity, communication skills, composition ability and it will also have questions under the subject of design.
Format of entrance test for M. Des/B. Design:
For B. Design admissions, the NID entrance exam will be conducted for 100 marks and the test duration is 3 hours. The questions for this test will be both under visual and text-based questions. When first phase is the written test, the second phase will be a studio test followed by personal interview and portfolio presentation for the second phase. The studio test will be composed of doodling, 3d modeling and observation test.
For M. Design admission, NID Entrance Exam will be conducted for 100 marks and the test duration is 3 hours. There will be two parts in this written test, with part A being the Common Foundation Paper for 40 marks, while part B will be a specialization paper conducted for 60 marks. Like for B. Design, the second phase for M. Design admission will have similar type of studio test.
When this is the admission procedure for NID, NIFT conducts a separate admission test called PBT and CBT, which means Paper Based Test and Computer Based Test for admission to B. Design and M. Design courses.