NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019

Reena Saini Updated On: 02 Apr, 2019 15:29 IST

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NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern

NID DAT is a pen paper-based exam, which is conducted in two stages for B.Des, GDPD, and M.Des. While Stage 1 is for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and stage 2 is for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains. In order to score good marks in the entrance test, candidates must know the exam pattern of NID DAT 2019. The exam pattern of  NID DAT 2019 comprises of the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam, marking scheme, duration of the test.

The question paper of NID DAT comprises of both objective and subjective questions. Through the NID DAT 2019 exam pattern, candidates get a fair idea about the overall format of the exam structure and as well as NID DAT 2019 Syllabus. The exam pattern of NID DAT 2019 is different for both prelims and mains examination.

Note: Those candidates who qualify the prelims stage by clearing the cut-off set by NID for that year are then called for the second stage i.e Mains Exam.

  • The question paper has 2 section having MCQ and subjective questions respectively.

  • The medium of the question paper language is English only.

  • The time duration of NID DAT 2019 is 180 minutes for B. Des & GDPD whereas 150 minutes is  for M.Des.

  • There will be no negative marking in NID DAT 2019.

  • The total marks of the exam will be out of 100.

Highlights of NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019

Particulars

Details

Examination for

B.Des. & GDPD

M.Des.

Mode of Examination

Offline mode (Pen paper-based exam)

Total Stages

Prelims & Mains

Total no. of sections

2 (Section A and B)

Language of question paper

English

Nature of Questions

Mix of objective and subjective

Total Duration

3 hours

2 ½ hours

No. of Questions

Section A: 64 (MCQ)

Section A: 59 (MCQ)

Section B: 3 (Subjective)

Section B: 3 (Subjective)

Total Marks

100

Negative Marking

No

Detailed Exam Pattern of NID DAT 2019

NID DAT 2019 will be held in two stages - NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains).

Stage 1 - NID DAT (Prelims)

Stage 2 - NID DAT (Mains) consists of Studio Test and a Personal Interview.

NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern for B.Des.& GDPD (Prelims)

  • The exam duration of NID DAT 2019 Prelims (B.Des. & GDPD) is 3 hours.

  • There is no negative marking in NID DAT 2019 Prelims (B.Des. & GDPD).

  • The B.Des. & GDPD DAT prelims paper evaluates the design aptitude of the candidates.

  • NID DAT 2019 prelims (B.Des. & GDPD) is divided into two parts, i-e. I and II. 

  • The Part I consists of Multiple Choice Objective Type questions and its total weightage is 70 marks. 

  • In this part of the paper, candidates can choose one or more correct answers.

  • Candidates will have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet

  • Whereas Part II of this exam has subjective type questions and the total weightage of this section is 30 marks.

Part

Type of Questions

Marks

I

Objective

70

II

Subjective

30

Total

100

 NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern for B.Des.& GDPD (Mains):

  • The Mains (B.Des. & GDPD) examination is organised only for those candidates who clear the 1st stage of the examination. 

  • The NID DAT Mains (B.Des. & GDPD) will consist of tests in multiple formats such in a studio set up including drawing/sketching, group discussions, hands-on model making or presentations. 

  • The tests will be conducted over two days.

  • All questions will be asked in English.

  • This examination will carry a total of 100 marks. 

NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern for M.Des.(Prelims)

  • The exam duration of NID DAT 2019 Prelims (B.Des. & GDPD) is 2 and half hours.

  • The M.Des.DAT prelims paper comprising of a Common Design Aptitude Test (CDAT) and a faculty-specific Domain Test which evaluates candidates’ creativity, visualization, analysis, knowledge, and comprehension.

  • There is no negative marking in NID DAT 2019 Prelims (M.Des.).

  • The question paper has 2 section having multiple choice objective type questions and subjective questions respectively.

Note: 

  • For aspirants those applying in only one discipline of M.Des Programme :

    • Such aspirants are required to appear in NID DAT Prelims, which include the CDAT (short for Common Design Aptitude Test) and domain-specific test of the faculty stream of the subjects selected by them.

    • The total duration of the examination is 150 minutes. 

  • For aspirants those applying in two disciplines of M.Des Programme.

    • Such aspirants are required to appear in NID DAT Prelims comprises of.

      • The CDAT (short for Common Design Aptitude Test) and One domain-specific test if the two subjects selected falls under same Faculty Stream. 

      • Or

      • The CDAT (short for Common Design Aptitude Test) and two domain-specific tests if the two subjects selected fall under different Faculty Streams.

  • The total duration of the examination is 150 minutes. 

NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern for M.Des. (Mains)

  • The Mains (M.Des.) examination is organised only for those candidates who clear the 1st stage of the examination. 

  • The second stage of M. Des DAT Mains involves a Studio test and Interviews.

    • Studio Test: The studio test will comprise of different sections wherein questions of different formats such as hands on drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, etc will be asked. 

    • The duration of the test will be 3 hours.

    • Interviews: The interview round will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, and at the same centre as the Studio Test.

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