Design Entrance Exam: NID and ODS (Other Design Colleges)

  • Basic design
  • Principles of Design
  • Perspective – 1 point, 2 point, 3-point perspective, bird’s eye view, bug’s eye view
  • Sketching – Pencil sketching, shading, colour rendering, light direction
  • Poster making exercise – for different situation
  • Storyboarding exercise –
  • Creative thinking exercise
  • Identifying situation exercise
  • Importance of sense of dimension
  • Nature sketching
  • Live street sketching
  • Live object sketching
  • Situation solving exercise
  • Concept thinking
  • Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to colours
  • Colour Psychology
  • Problem identification and analysis
  • Visual Perception and Design Sensitivity
  • Visual thinking
  • Doodle Drawing
  • Visual communication exercise
  • Logo making exercise
  • Material handling exercise
  • Solid 3D model making exercise
  • Lay outing & making frames
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation technics
  • Portfolio workshop
  • Portfolio making, discussion
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Mock interview

GAT: General Ability Test

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Comprehension and Communication Ability

NATA

  • Basic design
  • Principles of Design
  • Introduction to drafting tools.
  • Design and Architectural theory.
  • Architectural Awareness.
  • Perspective – 1 point, 2 point, 3-point perspective, bird’s eye view, bug’s eye view
  • Sketching – Pencil sketching, shading, colour rendering, light direction
  • Identifying situation exercise
  • Situation solving exercise
  • Concept thinking
  • Human Anantomy
  • Importance of sense of dimension
  • Introduction to colors
  • Colour Psychology
  • Memory Drawing
  • Scale and Proportions
  • Visual Perception and Design Sensitivity
  • Visual thinking
  • Visual communication exercise
  • Material handling exercise
  • Nature sketching
  • Object sketching
  • Live street sketching
  • Landscape sketching
  • Solid 3D model making exercise

NATA Drawing Test

  • Perspective drawing.
  • Sketching of Urban scape and Landscape.
  • Geometric Composition.
  • Drawing geometric and abstract patterns.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes.
  • Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects.
  • Shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour, texture, harmony and contrast.
  • Creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
  • Understanding of scale and proportions of objects.
  • Sketching of common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

NATA GAT : General Aptitude Test

  • Visualizing 3 – dimensional objects from 2 – dimensional drawings.
  • Visualizing different sides of 3 – dimensional objects.
  • Textures, Objects related to architecture and built environment.
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions.
  • Analytical reasoning.
  • Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
  • Architectural Awareness – Awareness of national / international architects and their creations