NID 2017 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 02 Nov 2016
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National Institute of Design decides the NID 2017 exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates can go through the exam pattern and syllabus of NID here.

NID 2017 exam pattern will provide details like the format of the exam, question paper, time duration, a total number of questions, marking scheme, weightage given to each section, subjects and sections covered in the question paper, etc.

NID exam pattern will help the candidates in understanding various aspects of the entrance exam, thus preventing them from any confusion over the format of the entrance exam. National Institute of Design decides the exam pattern of NID 2017. All aspiring candidates must go through the exam pattern of NID 2017 well in advance to have more clarity about the entrance exam.

NID Exam Pattern 2017:

The examination is designed to evaluate the following abilities of the candidate:

Knowledge, Analysis, Visualisation, Comprehension, Creativity

Part I: This part of the examination will contain multiple-choice questions only. The paper will be of 70 points.

Part II: The part II of the examination will contain subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written format.

Papers: The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) will be only one question paper.

Duration: Total three hours will be given to students to solve the question paper.

Language: The question paper will be in the English language.

Type: The question paper will comprise of objective and subjective questions.

Marks: The question paper will contain 100 marks.

The studio test will be conducted in English Language and it will contain 100 marks.

Interview: Personal interview rounds will follow the Studio test.

NID 2017 Syllabus:

  • Colour Terminology
  • Outline for beginners
  • Mood, theme & colour inter - relationship
  • Inspiration & Design Development
  • Elements & Principles of Design
  • Design Theory
  • Innovation in Design
  • Natural & Geometrical Form
  • Principles of Composition
  • Lettering
  • Optical Illusion
  • Understanding Light & Shade
  • Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions
  • Form & Function
  • Colour, Pattern & Texture
  • Theme Development
  • Creative thinking & writing
  • Picture Analysis
  • Visual Logic
  • Good Design vs. Bad Design
  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions
  • Optical Illusion
  • Foreshortening & Perspective
  • Developing Themes & Colour Associations
  • Inspiration & Creativity
  • Ornaments & motifs
  • Memory Drawing
  • Usage of colour in Compositions
  • Expression & Emotion
  • Exercises on imagination
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Story pictures
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Imagination & Doodling
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Graphics & Pictograms
  • Innovation & Creation

Design Awareness
Developing Observation

NID Studio Test Syllabus 2017:

  • Doodling
  • Model Making
  • Audio-Visual Exercises
  • Creative Thinking
  • Material Manipulation

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