How to Prepare For the NID Entrance Exam?


The NID entrance exam is carried out by the National Institute of Design for the admittance of interested students into the various courses offered by many well known Indian institutes of fashion. This exam shall be held in 12 centres across the country. The educational qualification needed by one to appear for this exam is a pass in the higher secondary exam from a recognized institution.

Structure of the National Institute of Design Entrance Test

The National Institute of Design Entrance test encompasses 3 aptitude tests that carry a minimum of 60 marks. The main intention of this exam is to assess the aptitude, innovation and perception of the applicants. This exam comprises of the following:

  • Animation
  • Abstract Symbolism
  • Composition
  • Knowledge of Proportions and Perspective
  • Memory Drawing
  • Thematic Colour Arrangement
  • Visual Design

Syllabus of the National Institute of Design Entrance Test

This exam does not have a prescribed syllabus. Students will need to have a very good idea on the topics mentioned below:

  • Communication Skills
  • Composition
  • Creativity
  • Drawing Skills
  • General Mental Ability
  • Sensitivity to Environment
  • Subjects of Design

Those students who cleared this written test with good marks shall be notified about the studio test.  Following this a personal interview shall be held.

Reference books for the National Institute of Design Entrance Test

  • Arihant NIFT/NIFD/NID Entrance Exam Self Study Guide
  • NIFT/NID Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series
  • NIFT/NID /IIFT Entrance Exam- Self Study Guide (Paperback)
  • NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide
  • NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by Surendra

Study plan for the National Institute of Design Entrance Test

The future and career of the students will be determined as per their performance in this entrance exam. Because of this, students need to be very careful and much focused on their studies. They can allot time for each topic according to its level of difficulty. Besides this, they can refer guides or take question papers from the internet. Having a good idea about the exam pattern will provide more confidence to the students. In addition to this, they can also assess their level of understanding of the subject and can rectify any mistakes that might occur. One other thing they can do is to attend coaching classes and learn drawing. This skill will be of great help for them during the course of their career. Instructors will be able to guide them and give their professional opinion in areas where students have any doubts. Students are recommended to read newspapers, watch English News Channels and read books that will help them enhance their vocabulary.



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23 Responses to “How to Prepare For the NID Entrance Exam?”

  1. 23
    amit bansal:

    dear sir,
    i am a textile engineer. i have completed btech in textile technology so sir i intrested in pg program in nid plz gude me how to crack nid entrence or about reference books for nid prepration or provide me some useful internet links for free online study packages..

  2. 22

    how many marks should be scored by a candidate to be eligible for NID ??

  3. 21

    what is senstivity to environment?

  4. 20

    more than sketching is necessary or normal….

  5. 19
    Rocket Singh:

    Going to coaching centres is stupidity

  6. 18

    i am in 12 and want admission in automobile desining institute pls give me directions

  7. 17

    For Design Aptitude Test - NID and NIFT go to Bhardwaj Classes in Delhi and Noida
    They are the best for preparation for entrance exam for NID NIFT

  8. 16

    Please tell me some institutes who prepare for fashion design entrance examms in east delhi..

  9. 15
    Nimisha jain:

    Dear sir,
    I am mechanical graduate student , intrested in PG programme in NID…plz guide me how to prepare for it & reference books.

  10. 14
    Aayush Bhansali:

    Sir, I want to know that which are the books from which I can prepare for NID….. It’s a bit urgent sir so can u reply me as soon as possible, waiting for ur reply eagerly…. Thanx a lot

  11. 13
    Aayush Bhansali:

    Sir, I want to know that which are the books from which I can prepare for NID….. It’s a bit urgent sir so can u reply me as soon as possible, waiting for ur reply eagerly…. Thanx a lot

  12. 12

    sir i am in 9th i want to know what i need to prepare for nid and what are the book’s that i can consult and in 11 or 12th i can give thr exam or not……….thank’s

  13. 11

    Sir i need to ask that which book i should prefer for the preperation of nid…..coz i have arihant’s book and i guess its not enough for my nid preperation,from that i can only prepare for nift….any such book available for nid? If yes then please tell me…

  14. 10
    Arpita Sardar:

    This news is realy important and helpfull for me because through this exam now i’ll get an opportunity to take an admission into The National Institute of Design.But could anyone plz tell me the paper pattern of this exam?? it’ll help us more for taking preperation..

  15. 9

    wht is amount of fees for those who passed nid aptitude test?

  16. 8

    Respected sir,
    sir i have a arihant nift/nid /iift entrance exam self study guide book. but in that book mainly they have given for nift prepartion not for nid. so, how i could prepare nd if any other book is there then plzz refer to me, so i can start my prepartion. nd i am self studing myself at home so tell me how could i prepare at home only without any profesional giudance. so i can crack the nid, nift entrance. nd what the main thing is which i should focus for examination…..???? plzz sir make me a reply at earliest!!!!

  17. 7
    Anshu agrahari:

    Sir kindly inform me how to prepare for nid design aptitude test and studio test.

  18. 6

    kindly inform paper pattern of need for both papers one which
    is comman gk,current affairs etc

  19. 5

    Dear sir,
    I m textile graduate syudent interested in PG programme in NID…pls guide m how to prepare & good reference Books…….
    Can i pursue PG other than textile……how ….pls expain

  20. 4

    Now,just 12 days are left for the NID Entrance exam.What exactly should I do in these days?

  21. 3

    sir which book we have to purchase for the preparation of n.i.d aptitude test

  22. 2

    sir which book we have to purchase for the enterance exam preparation for nid gdpd programme.

  23. 1

    How long will the animation course take if i join when im 21?
    And can you join before the age of 21?