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NID Mains (Round 2)

NID Mains Studio Test (Round 2): For UG (B.Des) and PG (M.Des)

Only students who clear NID Prelims are eligible to appear for the next round of the admission process of National Institute of Design (NID) called NID Mains. Typically, for 1 NID seat, 5 students are called for NID Mains. It is preferable for students applying for B.Des or M.Des. This is also commonly called Studio Test or Round 2.

NID Mains consists of the following:

  • Studio Test
  • Portfolio Review (M.Des Only)
  • Personal Interview (M.Des & PG Only)

Each of these is described below:

Studio Test:

The studio test is required and applicable for both UG and PG students in NID Mains. It is conducted to get an idea about the creative imagination and capacity of a student to create an idea into reality. Studio Tests may consist of multiple activities including - Material Handling, Audio Visual Round, Memory Tests, Story Illustration, Psychometric Test and a host of other activities.

For Material Handling, students are given a problem to solve with limited materials and time. Eg. Using paper, create a packaging for a light bulb so that it should not break when dropped from a height of 5 feet. Similar exercises are given with materials like Card Board, Clay Modelling, Straw, Paper, Thermocole, Wire, Fabric etc.

Personal Interview:

A personal interview is conducted by a panel of experts. They typically have a conversation with a candidate to view them from many lenses to assess students. They would delve into the personal aspects of why the aspirants wants to join NID. In addition, they can give them a few psychometric tests to assess the student as well.

Portfolio Review:

Till 2016, the Portfolio round was present for both UG and PG aspirants. However in 2017, the Portfolio Round is only for post graduate students.

What is a portfolio?

A Portfolio is a collection of a candidate’s best and most recent artwork/designs/projects. A portfolio is very personal to each student and speaks volumes about their creativity, interest and passion. For PG aspirants, it is mandatory to showcase a portfolio and it must have some relevance to the specialization they are applying to.

A well presented portfolio speaks volumes about the student and highlights the skill sets of the outstanding students.

NID does not require a portfolio for B.Des aspirants, should I still go ahead and make one?

Any creative student must make a portfolio for themselves. The main reason why student should prepare their portfolio, is because it gives the student an opportunity to introspect and focus their creativity. They can use this as a platform to showcase their own skills and think completely out of the box for self expression and problem solving.

It is recommended for B.Des aspirants to prepare a portfolio as well since, surprises are always there at the Studio Test. Besides, if not NID’s, other colleges too look for Portfolio to assess skills of students. There are a host of colleges like Strate School of Design, UnitedWorld Institute of Design, Woxsen School of Design and others. To see how to get into these colleges, you could also look at the “Apply to Colleges” tab in DQ Edge.

Physical Classes will take place in our studios at Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Mangalore, and Thrissur.

NOTE: For Physical Classes Course Fee at Bangalore, Chennai Studios, Mangalore, Pune & Thrissur Studios contact our Counselors directly.

  • Bangalore: +91-9591001000
  • Chennai: +91-9600078100
  • Mangalore: +91-7624955282
  • Pune (Swargate ): +91-9637322555
  • Pune (Navi Peth): +91-8600400012
  • Thrissur: +91-7593831121
  • Nagpur: +91-9112288108

NID's, IIT's and Other Design Institutes (Indian & Global): Self Study Material and Classroom Coaching Packages

Package Description of study material
(NID & UCEED, CEED and Other design entrance exams)
Duration Mode of Teaching Price Details Add to Cart
E NID / CEED Portfolio and Studio Test Preparation
Question Banks + Image Banks + Mock Tests + Instructional Videos + Study Books
6 Months - 1 Year Online or Physical Classroom Rs 45,000 + ST Details Add to Cart
E1 NID / CEED Portfolio and Studio Test Preparation Crash Course
Sketch Development Course + Theory Class + NID Home Study Pack (Package A) + 501 Questions
2-3 Weeks Online or Physical Classroom Rs 30,000 + ST Details Add to Cart
E2 NID / CEED Studio Test Preparation
Studio Test Preparation only
2-3 Weeks Physical Classroom Rs 10,000 + ST Details Add to Cart

NOTE: The charges mentioned include courier charges across India. For International couriers, charges will vary depending on the destination country. Please contact us on +91-9591001000 for accurate charges.

The above packages are relevant for preparation for the following universities

  • NID (UG): To get into two campusses in India - NID Ahmedabad (B.Des) and NID Vijayawada (GDPD) and NID (PG): To get into three campusses in India for Masters in Design (M.Des) at - NID Ahmedabad, NID Gandhinagar and NID Bangalore

  • Schools which are highly recommended: Some of the design schools which are highly recommended are listed below:

  • Other Design Entrance Exams: There are other significant options of established and new universities which offer their own B.Des & M.Des programs. Each of these colleges have their own entrance exams and admission prerequisites. Some of the design colleges are listed below:

  • Other institutes of national importance: There are other institutes of national importance which offer their own B.Des & M.Des programs. Each of these institutes have their own entrance exams and admission prerequisites. Some of the institutes of national importance are listed below:

  • Other International Design Schools Some of the other international design colleges are listed below:

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        Alternate Payment Options:

        DQ Labs Bank Account Details: For cheque/cash deposit, Internet Banking

        1. Account Name: DQ Labs
        2. Current Account Number: 0252 0500 1942
        3. Bank: ICICI Bank
        4. Branch: Cox Town, Bangalore
        5. IFSC Code: ICIC0000252
        6. You could also courier to us a Demand Draft / Cheque payable at Bangalore

        Registration Procedure:

        After you have made a payment, call us or email us at [email protected] with your details listed below:

        1. Student name:
        2. Parent's Name:
        3. Student's Date of Birth:
        4. Postal Address with pin code:
        5. Student &; Parent Phone number
        6. Approximate month &; year of answering your NID test
        7. Payment details with Bank Transaction ID or deposit slip copy
        8. Scanned passport size photograph of the student
        9. Student's School or College Name with Address

        Contact Us:

        For any further information or clarifications, You could email us at [email protected] or you could call us on the numbers below:

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'BANGALORE - Indiranagar'

        1st Floor, 777-B, 100 Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli
        Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560038
        phone-icon Phone: +91-9591089292

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'BANGALORE - Malleshwaram'

        No.9/1, 4th Main, 17th Cross,
        Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560055
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9004000075

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'BANGALORE - Jayanagar'

        20/2, 1st Floor, 1st Main Rd, 8th Block
        Jayanagar, Bangalore-560070
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9591085005

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'BANGALORE - HENNUR'

        HMR International School
        #41/1, 10th Main, 11th Cross,
        Hennur Maruthi Layout, Kalyan Nagar Post, Hennur, Bangalore
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9591001000

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'BANGALORE - Marathahalli'

        Survey No. 35, CRM SOWBHAGYA ANNEX, 1B, Varthur Rd, Munnekollal
        Marathahalli, Bangalore 560037
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9611886282

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'PUNE - Swargate '

        Flat 1-B, Kaul Building no 1
        Shankar Shet Road, Opp Kumar Pacific Mall
        Swargate, Pune-411042
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9637322555

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'PUNE - Navi Peth'

        #7, Pradeep Bungalow, Phatak Baug,
        Anant Kanhere Road,
        Navi Peth, Pune-411030
        phone-icon Phone:+91-8600400012

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'NAGPUR - Surendra Nagar'

        36 Surendra Nagar West High Court Road,
        Opposite Petrol Pump,
        Nagpur , Maharashtra - 440015
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9112288108

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'CHENNAI - Annanagar'

        AG-22, 4th Avenue Main Road, Shanthi Colony
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9600078100

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'MANGALORE'

        2nd Floor, Villa Rose, Bendore well Circle,
        Mangalore - 575002
        phone-icon Phone:+91-7624955282

        DQ Study Material Partner - 'SALEM'

        Ar. Akhilesh BV, 13-A, Ramakrishna Road
        Near Adhiparasakthi Amman Temple, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636007
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9361147417

        Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'THRISSUR'

        AR Menon Road,
        Naikkanal, Thrissur, Kerala 680020
        phone-icon Phone:+91-7593831121

        DQ Study Material Partner - 'MUMBAI'

        Sun Design Guru, Pearl plaza, 619, Near Mac Donald
        Opp to Andheri West railway station Andheri West , Mumbai 400058
        phone-icon Phone:+91-9322319448
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