NID DAT 2023 Syllabus PFD: Subject-wise Important Topics, Weightage, Prep Tips

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam 2023 ( NID Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Nov 28, 2022 22:51 IST

NID DAT Syllabus 2023 - The National Institute of Design (NID) hasn't released any official syllabus for NID DAT exam. To help candidates in their bid to ace the NID DAT entrance exam 2023, this article has listed the important topics covered in the exam. The important topics for NID DAT 2023 are compiled after consulting previous years' papers.

The NID entrance exam 2023 is a two-step process, wherein candidates first appear in DAT Prelims and then in DAT Mains. Also, only such candidates who qualify in DAT Prelims will be shortlisted for DAT Mains.  

The DAT Mains comprises a Studio Test for the B.Des program, whereas it comprises a Studio Test and an Online Interview for the M.Des program.

The NID DAT 2022 syllabus will be different for the B.Des and M.Des programs. 

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Table of Contents

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus 2023 for BDes Admission 

Aspirants can go through topics they should study to score well in NID DAT Prelims for BDes/GDPD admissions in the table below:

Design Outline for Beginners

Colour Terminology Inspiration & Design Development
Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship

Design Theory

Elements & Principles Of Design
Natural & Geometrical Form Innovation in Design

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

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NID Studio Test Syllabus 2023 for BDes Admission

Candidates can go through topics they should ace while preparing for the NID Studio Test below:

Model Making

Doodling Meeting with Students who Qualified NID DAT
How to Evolve Ideas

Audio – Visual Exercises

Material Manipulation

Creative Thinking

Candidates appearing for NID DAT 2023 can go through the links listed below:

NID Entrance Exam Dates NID Entrance Exam Application Form NID Entrance Exam Admit Card

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus 2022 for MDes Admission

Aspirants can go through topics they should study when appearing for NID DAT Prelims for M.Des in the table below:

Design Outline for Beginners

Colour Terminology Inspiration & Design Development
Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship

Design Theory

Elements & Principles Of Design
Natural & Geometrical Form Innovation in Design

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 2023 Syllabus for MDes Admission

In the table below, aspirants can go through important topics that they should be well-acquainted with when appearing for NID DAT Mains for MDes course.

Model Making

Doodling How to evolve ideas
Audio – Visual Exercises

Material Manipulation

Creative Thinking

Candidates preparing for NID DAT 2022 can also go through the links mentioned below:

NID Entrance Exam Pattern NID Entrance Exam Preparation Tips NID Entrance Exam Question Papers

FAQs on NID DAT Syllabus

Q. What is the syllabus for NID Entrance Exam 2023?

A. The NID syllabus for DAT Prelims will include questions from topics like Drawing fundamentals, Innovation in design, Theme development, Exercises on imagination, Graphics & pictograms, Principles of composition, Design theory, etc. The syllabus for NID DAT Mains will include topics like Model making, Material manipulation, Audio-visual exercises, Importance of body language, Doodling, Creative thinking and the likes.

Q. What are the subjects in NID exam 2023?

A. Some topics that aspirants should study as part of NID syllabus 2023 include Colour Terminology, Design Development, Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship, Design Theory, Elements & Principles Of Design, Theme Development, Visual Logic, Memory Drawing, Exercises on Imagination, Imagination & Doodling, Graphics & Pictograms, 3D Visualisation, Developing Observation, etc.

Q. How can I prepare for NID admissions 2023?

A. Candidates are advised to be thorough in their preparation when they plan to appear for NID DAT 2023. Being regular in studies is a must when appearing for NID entrance exam. Candidates can go through NID DAT prep tips here.

Q. Is NID 2023 exam difficult?

A. NID DAT evaluates aspirants based on their knowledge, creativity and aptitude for design. Experts share that NID DAT is one of the most challenging design entrance exams conducted in the country.

Q. Does NID syllabus change every year?

A. NID syllabus largely remains the same. However, aspirants are advised to keep a close eye on NID exam notifications on Shiksha so that they do not miss out on the latest developments around NID admissions 2023. 

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Eligibility Criteria for National Institute of Design (NID) exam: Applications for the academic year 2022-23 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2021-22 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, e...Eligibility Criteria for National Institute of Design (NID) exam: Applications for the academic year 2022-23 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2021-22 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc. ). From any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent board. I hope this will help you.

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