NEED Entrance Exams

NEED Entrance Exams

Preface

National Entrance Exam for Design (NEED)
is an entrance exam conducted by National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. NID is one of the top design schools in the world offering two types of courses: Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD), a 4-year programme in 8 disciplines at its Heritage Campus in Ahmedabad.

Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD), a 2.5 year programme in 17 disciplines at Main Campus, Ahmedabad and at PG Campus, Gandhinagar and R&D Campus, Bengaluru. Courses, Seats, Eligibility

 

Courses

Seats

Eligibility

DGPD (Main Campus, Ahmedabad

Product Design, Furniture and Interior Design, Ceramic and Glass Design, Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film and Video Communication, Exhibition (Spatial) Design, Textile Design

100

Students passed or appearing for Higher Secondary (10+2) OR equivalent like AISSCE, IB or ISC from any stream.

Upper age limit 20 (23 for reserved seats) as on June 01 of the admission year.

PGDPD (Main Campus, Ahmedabad

 

 

PDGPD (Gandhinagar)

 

 

 

PDGPD (Bengaluru)

Product Design, Furniture and Interior Design, Ceramic and Glass Design, Graphic Design, Animation Film Design, Film and Video Communication, Textile Design

Transportation and Automobile Design, Photography Design, Toy and Game Design, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Lifestyle Accessory Design, New Media Design, Strategic Design Management

Information and Interface Design, Design for Retail Experience, Design for Digital Experience

100

 

 

100

 

 

 

45

(Total 245)

Students passed under 10+2+4 pattern

Eligibility criteria vary according to discipline but Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Design and Fine Arts or Diploma in Design is acceptable.

For Graphic Design, Animation Film, Film and Video and Design for Retail a degree in any discipline or Diploma in Design acceptable.

For Textile and Apparel Design and New Media Design relevant Degree or Diploma acceptable.

Upper age limit 30 (33 for reserved seats) as on June 01 of the admission year.


NEED Selection Procedure

Every year, around 5000+ aspirants try to crack NEED in GDPD and PGDPD Design Aptitude Test (PGDPD or GDPD) conducted at 12 centres: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Noida, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nagpur. GDPD: Selection for UG courses is in two phases: 1) Written Examination to test the candidates’ observation skills, sketching skills, clarity of ideas/concepts and their futuristic thinking; 2) Studio Test only top 300 candidates from written test are called for the second phase to test their creativity, presence of mind, soft skills, etc. Out of the final 300 only 100 students become eligible for admission. First year is common for all 100 UG students at the end of which NID prepares a fresh list and allocates the students under respective 8 courses. PGDPD: Selection for PG courses is also in two phases: 1) Written Examination and 2) Group Discussion and Personal Interview only top 735 candidates from written test are shortlisted and out of that only 245 students become eligible for admission in 17 different domains. For those failing to get through NEED, doors are not closed as many design schools accept NEED scores, for example IILM School of Design, Wigan and Leigh College, Pearl Academy of Fashion, DJ Academy of Design, etc.


The competition is very intense for admission to this prestigious institute. Only well-prepared students manage to gain admission.

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