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NID 2017 Selection Procedure

National Institute of Design (NID) is going to conduct the Design Aptitude Test (DAT 2017) for the admissions in B. Des. and M.  Des. programs on January 10, 2017. DAT is the first step for NID 2017 Selection Process. Admission to various UG and PG Level programs is subject to candidate passing the subsequent Studio Test and Personal Interview successfully.

The schedule of Studio Test and Interviews for NID 2017 B. Des and M. Des admissions is indicated in the table below.

EventDates
Studio Test & Interviews for Overseas candidates (for both B. Des. and M. Des.) at Ahmedabad campus.Jan 11 to Jan 14, 2017
Online availability of Admit Cards for Studio Test & Interviews for M. Des. candidatesFebruary 12, 2017
Online availability of Admit Cards for Studio Test & Interviews for B. Des. candidatesFebruary 29, 2017
Studio Test & Interviews for M.Des. at all three NID CampusesMarch 19 to April 15, 2017
Studio Test & Interviews for B.Des and M.Des. at Ahmedabad NID CampusMay 17 to May 24, 2017

The Primary objective of the NID 2017 Selection Process is to assess of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential in a potential design student. It is important to note for all the candidates that mere appearance in DAT 2017 or being in the rank list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. It is mandatory for all the applicants to pass through 3 steps of NID 2017 Selection Process. Based on the scores obtained in step 1 i.e. DAT 2017, shortlisted candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. has to appear for the step 2 (Studio Test) and Step 3 (Personal Interview) of the NID Selection
Process
for Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses.

Based on the scores obtained in DAT 2017, shortlisted candidates for GDPD (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) has to appear for a second round of exams as notified separately by NID Vijayawada. The weightage for every step of the admission process will be decided by the institute only.

Candidates must note that NID reserves the right to verify the information provided by the candidate at any stage of the selection procedure. Candidates who fail to meet the criteria or has provided any fake information would be immediately debarred from participating any further in the NID 2017 Admission Process.


NID 2017 Studio Test

Studio Test is the second step in the Selection Procedure of NID 2017. A candidate after clearing the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), has to appear for the Studio Test. Only shortlisted candidates, based on the scores obtained in the first step of NID 2017 Selection Procedure i.e. DAT (Design Aptitude Test) will be eligible to participate in the Studio Tests and Personal Interview. There will be separate Admit Card issued for NID 2017 Studio Tests and Personal Interviews. Admit cards are available for the shortlisted candidates on the Official Admission portal of NID - http://admissions.nid.edu. A candidate without a valid admit card will not be allowed to appear for the Studio Test.

Some of the important guidelines for t​he conduct of studio test Studio Test for B.Des. Candidates

  • The Studio test will be of 100 marks
  • Studio Test for B. Des Applicants will be conducted at Ahmedabad campus only
  • The studio test consists of various sections in different formats such as hands on practical assignments
  • Next step after the studio test faced by the candidates is Personal Interview
  • Test center for the studio test of B.Des. applicants is Ahmedabad

Studio Test for M.Des. Candidates

  • The studio test for M.Des. candidates carries 100 marks
  • The medium in which the test is conducted is English language only
  • The studio Tests will be conducted separately for each discipline of specialization
  • The studio test consists of various sections in different formats such as hands on practical assignments and group discussion
  • Studio Test is followed by the personal interview for candidates interested in taking admission into M.Des. program

NID 2017 Personal Interviews

The final step in NID 2017 Selection Procedure after successfully clearing the studio test is to face the personal interview. Personal interview is the last and third step of NID 2017 Selection Process. With the completion of personal interview Selection Procedure for NID 2017 ends and candidates are evaluated on the basis of three tier selection method.

Personal Interviews for B.Des. Candidates

  • Personal interview is the last stage of NID 2017 Selection process
  • The Personal Interviews are conducted immediately after the studio tests for B.Des. applicants
  • The Test Center remains the same for both Studio Test and Personal interviews i.e. Ahmedabad
  • Candidates are advised to maintain discipline and patience during the personal interview

Personal Interviews for M.Des. Candidates

  • Personal interview is the final stage of the selection procedure of NID 2017 M. Des Admissions
  • The Personal Interviews are conducted separately for each discipline of specialization
  • Personal interview is conducted immediately after the studio tests for candidates interested in taking admission in M.Des. program
  • Interview is conducted at the same test center where the studio test was held for all the respective candidates

Test Center for NID 2017 Studio Test and PI

There are three designated Test centers that are allotted to candidates appearing for the studio test and personal interviews. Candidates are then evaluated on the basis of scores obtained in all three steps i.e. Design Aptitude Test, Studio Test and Personal Interview, of the selection procedure for NID 2017.

The studio test for B. Des. will take place at Ahmedabad campus only. Overseas candidates seeking admission in B. Des and M. Des. will also have to appear for Studio test and Interviews at the Ahmedabad campus only.  After the completion of the studio test, a personal interview is conducted for judging applicants’ ability, personality and dedication towards the course, in person.

AhmedabadBengaluruGandhinagar
Animation Film DesignDesign for Retail ExperienceApparel Design
Ceramic & Glass DesignDigital Game DesignLifestyle Accessory Design
Film & Video CommunicationInformation DesignNew Media Design
Furniture DesignInteraction DesignPhotography Design
Graphic DesignUniversal DesignStrategic Design Management
Product Design Toy & Game Design
Textile Design Transportation & Automobile Design

Note: For NRI/Foreign candidates all the rules related to the NID 2017 Selection Process remains the same as that are for Indian Nationals.


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