MIT / SRISHTI / ISDI / PEARL Exam 2018 Pattern, Dates, How to Prepare
- November 15, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Design
Seeking admission into a prestigious fashion or design college remains a pipedream for many candidates with a creative bent of mind because of the limited intake of students who are rigorously judged along multiple parameters. What should be the future of the talented candidates who could not make the cut for some reason? What happens to their talent and creativity? Is it the end of the road for them? Should they, in the event of failure to enter NID or NIFT exam 2018, consider themselves unfit for a career in the field of design? OPUS sees no reason to despair.
Many of those who have made the cut in the previous years are the ones who were trained by OPUS. While it is true that only those candidates who groomed themselves in all the sections before appearing for the test are cherry-picked, it is also true that not all students have a knack for everything that is up for scrutiny in the entrance test. This makes it all the more important to seek professional tutelage for knowing the nitty-gritty.
A tilt in the balance of perfection will deprive them of admission. Keep in mind the fact that quantitative aptitude is equally important like general awareness or logical reasoning in the general aptitude test. So it is suggested that every aspirant should pay adequate attention to various sections irrespective of personal likes and anathema. Strong creative aptitude alone will not help a candidate to enter the hallowed portals of learning and design an outstanding career.
In the present scenario, there is a glut of quality institutes offering courses in fashion and design. And these are doing pretty well in terms of quality of students seeking admission. Right from providing proper infrastructure, mentoring and good placement scope, these colleges have been recognized well in the industry. In order to hone yourself well for the litmus test, OPUS coaching is what you essentially need to entrench your position and ameliorate the chance of success.
In case you have missed the NID /NIFT exam 2018 bus, stop cursing your luck and compete elsewhere. Many talented professionals working successfully in the industry do not have this privileged background. Start considering the following options to build a winning career instead of indulging in elegiac lamentation.
Here is a brief insight into what the other leading institutes are looking for and how to go about it.
|STAGES OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION|
|(A) DESIGN / CREATIVE APTITUDE TEST-DAT/ CAT|
(B) GENERAL APTITUDE TEST – GAT
|(A) SITUATION / STUDIO TEST|
(C) PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Trust the name to take you far ahead in the world of design. Before you decide to go for it, keep a few pointers regarding admission in mind.
The admission process is split into two phases:
Phase – 1
MITID-DAT (Design Aptitude Test) conducted at various centres across the country. Based on scores obtained from MITID-DAT, shortlisted candidates are called for the second phase.
Phase – 2
Studio Test and Personal Interview Exam 2018 at MITID campus in Pune.
The second phase of the admission procedure consists of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Institute in Pune. Names of shortlisted candidates for the Second Phase are put up on the website. Those candidates called for the second phase are required to attend the studio tests and interview, which completes the process of selection.
Srishti Exam 2018
The UG entrance and aptitude test (SEAT) looks into below-mentioned abilities. Any given paper may test your ability in a single area or club two or more abilities listed below:
Visualization and spatial ability
This unit looks at the candidate’s ability to conceptualize and visualize an idea within the given parameters, apart from drawing and medium related skills.
Observation and design sensitivity
This unit assesses the ability to think critically about a given scenario. Besides, applying attention to certain details, analyzing, reasoning, classifying, inferring, and predicting are also tested.
Environmental and social awareness
This unit looks at the candidate’s general awareness of environmental and social factors such as climate, population, well-being, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources, and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure, and environment.
Analytical and logical reasoning
This unit judges the candidate’s ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. His ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria gets assessed. Besides, his ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions gets examined. Whether his evidence and argument support a conclusion or not is also checked.
Language and creativity
This unit examines the candidate’s ability to understand and use proper English – Reading Comprehension and Sentence Structure skills. Tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active-passive constructions are included in it.
ISDI Exam 2018
The ISDI Exam 2018 Challenge comprises a Creative Aptitude Test, Studio Test culminating into Personal Interview with Portfolio Review – scheduled on the same day. This allows the Admission Committee to evaluate how a prospective student develops and translates ideas into design and 2D or 3D forms, communicates and articulates the work in writing. He is assessed for design skills as well as the articulation of ideas, concepts and visual expression. Many OPUS candidates have cleared this test and impressed the faculty. For a more comprehensive formation of strategy, OPUS guidance will prove useful.
ISDI Scholarship Programme
Good news for meritorious aspirants who need not fear the burden of fees or feel discouraged while applying for admission here. ISDI Scholars’ Program 2018 has been introduced to encourage and nurture design talent in the country. Students who show an aptitude and commitment to design and innovation can get scholarships to translate their dream into reality.
- Merit Scholarships
- Educators’ Scholarship
- Defence Scholarships
- Aid based Scholarships
- An aspirant’s portfolio represents core skills and creative preferences. It is unique to personality and indicates to the Admissions Committee the level of readiness to hone creative skills further.
- The portfolio should include a selection of work including hand skills such as sketching and rendering, photography, collages, 3D work as well as digital compositions.
- Digitally generated designs must carry a short description of the process and the software through which is it created.
- The presentation is important. An opportunity to showcase and verbally present ideas during the Personal Interview.
PEARL Exam 2018
Pearl Academy has completed more than two decades of nurturing creative professionals. Since its inception, the academy has evolved into a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a focus on internationalism entrepreneurship and employability catering to the needs of the design, fashion, business, and retail industry.
Admission is done on the basis of a written test followed by personal interview and counselling. General Proficiency Test assesses a candidate’s logical reasoning, quantitative ability, data interpretation, basic mathematics, language ability, comprehension, vocabulary, and expression. Design Aptitude Test examines a candidate’s drawing and design ability, aptitude for creativity, the power of observation and imagination, sensitivity to environment and communication skills. During the interview, maturity, confidence, career focus, portfolio evaluation, creative and analytical ability, lateral thinking prowess and general awareness are assessed.
IMPORTANT ENTRANCE EXAM 2018 DATES
NIFT – JANUARY
NID – JANUARY
MIT – FEBRUARY
SRISHTI – MAY-JUNE
ISDI – JANUARY
PEARL – JANUARY
CAT is an entrance examination which focuses on the creative skills of a candidate, imagination skills as well as the thought process.
These tests are conducted as CREATIVE APTITUDE TESTS – CAT
1] Fundamentals of Art, Design
2] Comparative Relation
3] Scale and Proportion
4] Visualization of 3-d Objects
5] Object Study
6] Memory Drawing
8] Flora and Fauna
9] Lateral Thinking
10] Optical Illusion
11] Picture Analysis
13] Context Analysis
14] Visual Perception
15] Observational Skills
16] Colour Sense
17] Creative Writing
18] Application of Fundamentals of Art and Design
19] Logic and Ordering Principals
20] Compositional Effectiveness
21] Visual Communication
22] Art History
23] Aesthetic Sense
GAT is the second half of the entrance examination which focuses on the current affairs, general knowledge, day to day scenarios as well as stream related information with trends. This test focuses on the following modules. This test comprises various sub tests as given below:
1] QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub-test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion and Distance.
2] COMMUNICATION ABILITY
This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day-to-day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, and correct spellings.
3] ENGLISH COMPREHENSION
This sub-test is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage.
4] ANALYTICAL ABILITY
This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.
5] GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
Opus wishes you all success in your endeavours!