The National Institute of Design (NID) studio test typically includes a range of questions and activities designed to assess a candidate’s creativity, design skills, and problem-solving abilities. Here are some examples of the types of questions and tasks that may be included in the NID studio test:
- Sketching exercises: Candidates may be asked to sketch a variety of objects or scenes, such as a still life arrangement, a landscape, or a person. They may also be asked to complete quick sketches or doodles to demonstrate their ability to think creatively and quickly.
- Design exercises: Candidates may be asked to design a product or object, such as a piece of furniture or a household appliance, and present their ideas in the form of sketches, diagrams, or models.
- Observation exercises: Candidates may be asked to observe and analyze a given object or scene and then draw or describe it in detail. This task is designed to test a candidate’s ability to observe and analyze details, and to communicate their observations effectively.
- Group activities: Candidates may be asked to participate in a group activity, such as a brainstorming session or a design challenge. This task is designed to test a candidate’s ability to work collaboratively and creatively with others.
- Creative writing exercises: Candidates may be asked to write a short story or describe a scenario in words. This task is designed to test a candidate’s ability to think creatively and communicate effectively through written language.
- Model-making exercises: Candidates may be asked to create a model or prototype of a design idea using materials such as clay, cardboard, or paper. This task is designed to test a candidate’s ability to visualize and execute three-dimensional designs.
These are just a few examples of the types of questions and tasks that may be included in the NID studio test. The specific questions and tasks will vary depending on the level of the test and the area of design being tested.
Some sample questions :
SET A :
1. Design a product that will help people in rural areas to carry water from a source to their homes.
2. Create a logo for a new brand of organic cosmetics.
3. Design a seating arrangement for a waiting room in an airport.
4. Develop a product packaging design for a new brand of chocolates.
5. Create a set of illustrations to convey the concept of ‘courage’.
6. Design a toy that helps children to learn about shapes and colors.
7. Develop a set of posters to promote a music festival.
8. Design an interactive installation that encourages people to recycle.
9. Create a calendar for a fashion brand.
10. Develop a user interface for a mobile application that helps people to manage their finances.
SET B :
Q1. Doodle – complete 8 frames on how India fought against covid and give a caption under each frame.
Q2. Create a flip book of an airplane taking off. (7 pages)
Q3. Make a memento using only 2 A3 ivory sheets and do not use any adhesive. Instead of that use interlocking or any other techniques to make it stable.
Q4. Make any one of the following in proportion you want :
A) mobile pouch for an elderly person.
B) bottle hanging arrangement found in Indian railways coach.
Materials: 1 newspaper sheet , 1 lays waste pack, nails , pins, fevicol
Q5: make a working/dancing doll
Paper sheet (colored)
Transparent plastic sheet
They can show you a video like this and ask questions based on
How many times he has fallen down?
How many times he has removed his cap?
How many other persons or animals are shown in the video apart from Charlie Chaplin?