NIFT / NID: Situation and Studio Test
Clearing the entrance test does not spell victory. There are more hurdles to cross before you become a successful entrant – a winner who makes it to NID or NIFT. Investing in the OPUS study course to mentor you for the competitive entrance test has paid rich dividends – given your career the much-needed direction and a winning edge. You need to follow the advice doled out by OPUS faculty for the situation test or the studio test you have to clear. Make this long journey of preparation successful with adherence to the guidelines suggested by OPUS. After all, your big achievement gives OPUS another big reason to cheer and guide thousands of aspirants looking for a bright career in design.
Situation Test – NIFT
Those students who qualify in the written test conducted by NIFT will be called for another test called situation test. It is a hands-on test meant to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and his innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials. Situation test plays a decisive role in the final selection or rejection of a candidate in NIFT design programs. 20 percent weightage in the overall selection procedure is allocated to this test.
OPUS spells out the roadmap ahead for you. The preparation for situation test requires a fair duration of time with classes and self-practice based on those classes. It is a gradual process of learning and it is difficult to manage it with just a few days of practice. Therefore, it is advisable to start early in order to acquaint yourself with the tricks of it and also to put in lots of practice for the situation test.
Situation test consists of 3-d model making – using all the materials provided to candidates. The materials include Thermocol, different kinds of papers, wire, string, ice cream sticks, toothpicks, matchsticks et al. Students have to create one or two 3-D models within the stipulated time frame of 2 hours to 3 hours. Each model should carry a caption and a brief write-up of 100 words. Students need to spend the first few minutes in visualizing and drawing a rough sketch of their ideas. They should conduct a proper planning of what is to be done and what at last in order to gain some leverage. Candidates must carry their own stationery items like a paper cutter, sharpened pencils, a pair of scissors, compass, fevicol, quick-fix, blue-black ball point pen, sand paper et al. One should avoid borrowing and lending such items during the actual test as it diverts attentions and wastes valuable time.
Sample test question for an insight – design a bedside lamp with materials: pastel sheet, Thermocol, mount board, silver/golden paper, straws, copper wire. Students are judged on the basis of innovativeness, clever and creative handling of given materials, an appropriate theme and writing skills. With the right mix of hard work and smart work that includes choosing the right institute like OPUS will enable you to come out with flying colours.
Studio Test – NID
After the declaration of results of the Design Aptitude Test, NID conducts two days workshop that includes a series of tests at its campus. This is called the studio test. It carries 100 marks and is in English. It has 50 percent weightage. It is a crucial phase as they select three times of the total number of candidates seats available at NID. You can imagine how competitive it is going to be.
- Three-dimensional model making exercise (45 minutes approx) with the given materials like cloth, clay, wire, string, paper, and Thermocol.
- Thematic test (few minutes) based on the student’s presence of mind and observation.
- Audio-visual test means students have to listen to an audio or see a video clip for a minute, and then answer some questions based on it.
- A portfolio review is an important part of the selection procedure. Students carry a portfolio of their own artistic work which includes drawing and sketching, photographs, computer layouts. Students should not refer others’ work as their own as the experienced examiners easily make it out.
- Personal interview round assesses a candidate on parameters like career orientation, overall personality traits, achievement in academics, co-curricular activities, communication skills, general awareness, and aptitude.
With so many coaching institutes flaunting their strengths, it is difficult for students and parents to pick the one that delivers the best. OPUS has proved its mettle in handling future lives of its candidates. With the highest placement in design institutes, from Opus its performance is the best reason for students to go for it. For the sake of encapsulating the series of merits that OPUS alone delivers, the following strengths are listed for candidates who need to bear in mind what OPUS delivers to make their career so effulgent. Take the studio or situation test as its litmus test – an example of its specialized strength if you feel the need to have a strong and compelling reason to believe in OPUS magic.
OPUS Course Features
- Innovative themes, Development of aesthetic appeal, creative and clever manipulation of the given material.
- Similar 3D Model preparation on the pattern of NID
- Designed and delivered by NID, NIFT and other leading art and fashion institutes Alumni.
- Well Designed course content.
- Special Classes for NID interview.
- Portfolio Review.
- Doodle exercises
- Clay modeling
- Audiovisual exercises
- Previous years questions based Preparation.
- Free material kit.
- Creative and lateral thinking activities
- Tips on preparing the write-up
- Experiences of past successful students
- 1 to 1 interaction with faculties who are NID pass-outs
- Motivating experience before the actual test
Here are some key advantages candidates need to keep in mind while preparing with OPUS guidance. It should generate confidence that these are the major merits they are able to enjoy, which many of their peers are deprived of – the ones who are not from OPUS background.
Provides classes on the same pattern of NID Studio Test by NID Alumni.
Covers all the materials, which is given by NID in the studio test in the brief with the creative and logical approach (like Materials properties, Materials strength, the Aesthetic value of the materials, balancing the materials, how they work.
Includes 3D modelling preparation with an innovative, creative and logical approach.
Provides a Mock test after finishing the content of the workshop. In the mock test, mentors correct the candidates in their preparation immediately to make them perfect for the NID STUDIO TEST.
Covers past 10 years questions with their innovative, creative and logical solution.
Provides all the materials to the candidates – given by NID in the Studio Test. We know the value of the time of our students. OPUS believes in giving maximum time to our candidates to learn maximum from us at the crucial phase of their NID Studio Test.
Provides candidates different types of AUDIO & VIDEO rounds on the basis of NID Studio Test.
OPUS understands personal skills of each student and expert mentors teach how to convert their ideas in Better Planning, Layout of the idea in a better way and executing their planned idea in 3D MODEL within the time allotted by NID.
Teaches candidates how to save time using TIME-SAVING SKILLS during 3D modelling preparation.
Provides a variety of easy and simple approaches to turn ideas into 3D modelling.
Takes special care of those who do not have any hand on skills.
Uses very Simple techniques, Realistic approach, Practical Possible Perspective of the use of different Tools and Materials.
Provides special workshop for NID INTERVIEW round.
Provide Portfolio preparation according to candidate skills. The portfolio is a reflection of the candidates. We keep in mind the candidate’s skills and give ideas and approach to reflect that.
Mentors take care of entertaining, interesting, and enjoyable learning approach by which students can use different materials easily.
With Opus showing the right way to crack the studio test or the situation test you are scheduled to take after clearing the entrance exam, there should be no doubt in candidates that the mentoring excels in delivering results and it is up to students to make the best possible application of the grooming provided by OPUS.
Wishing you all great success in the test!