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Posted on: October 13, 2016 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: News Of The Day

Think design, think National Institute of Design. And to crack the entrance examinations of NID, Ahmedabad,think OPUS is, by far, the best Indian institute for product designing, product concept development and design innovation, acclaimed globally for design excellence. NID teaches students about design and art, aesthetic sense and extracts of design engineering. It is focussed on art, aesthetics and product development.

Established in 1961, NID is also known as the most difficult design school in India to get into. It has only about 100 seats in its B.Des programmes and a mere 275 seats in its M.Des programmes across its three campuses. The main campus is in Ahmedabad. Later on, the PG campus came up in Gandhinagar and the R&D campus in Bangalore.

NID offers admissions to aspirants in Bachelor of Design (BDes) as well as Master of Design (MDes) programmes on the basis of their performance in NID Design Aptitude Test or DAT. Aspirants need to take part in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can only appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round. NID DAT (Prelims) is the written design aptitude test which aspirants have to clear first whereas NID DAT (Mains) comprises a studio test and interview round. Candidates who are clear both these admission rounds are offered admission in design programmes at NID, Ahmedabad and its other campuses.

Practice sketching everyday objects – you may not be asked to sketch something out of a futuristic science fiction zone. But, how well do you understand the way everyday things work will be important.

Think about details in everyday objects – With focus on product development, you can be asked what material a ball pen is made of? Why did the designer choose the specific material? What determines the pen’s length? What happens if it were made longer/shorter, thicker/narrower?