NID 2020 Marking Scheme:

NID 2020 written exam consists of an offline exam of mixed nature. By mixed nature, it is meant that the paper would comprise both objective and subjective type questions.

  • 70% of the total questions are of objective nature
  • Remaining 30% questions are subjective in nature.
  • The two papers (objective and subjective) are held separately on the same day.
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answer.

Candidates who qualify the first round (also called prelims) are then called for second round (also known as mains) of selection process which includes a Studio Test of 100 marks. The studio test checks the candidates’ ability in sketching/drawing, handicraft modeling, and group discussions. All the tests under this round would be conducted in English medium only.

NID 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NID Exam is held in two stages. The first stage is the preliminary exam. The exam will comprise of 2 papers. Paper 1 will comprise of 70 marks questions of objective type and Paper 2 will comprise of 30 marks questions of subjective type. There will be no negative marking.
The stage 2 is the main examination which will be conducted for those students who clear the 1st stage. The stage II examination will be based on practical tests including sketching/ drawing, handicraft models, group discussions as well as presentations. This examination will carry a total of 100 marks. The test will be conducted in English medium only.

Stage 1 (Written Test) Important Topics

  • Communication skills
  • Composition
  • Animation
  • Creativity
  • Drawing Skills (For subjective part)
  • General Mental Ability
  • Design skills
  • Environment sensitivity
  • Visual Design
  • Thematic color arrangement
  • Proportions and Perspective
  • Abstract Symbolismy
  • Memory Drawing
2nd stage (Studio Test) Important Topics

  • Doodling
  • 3D Modeling
  • Observation Test
  • Creative Thinking
  • Audio-visual experience
  • Body Language
  • Material Manipulation
  • Portfolio making