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1. What is the NIFT Exam?

The NIFT Exam is an entrance exam conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) for admission to its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in fashion design, technology, and management.


2. What are the eligibility and percentage required for the preparation of designing and Architecture colleges ?

Student who have appeared or appearing higher secondary exam 10+2 or equivalent exam like Isc, +2, CBSE, ICSE board are eligible for design any Design colleges like NIFT NID and for B.Arch & NATA, Math is compulsory subject.


3. How should I prepare for the NIFT entrance exam?

Start by familiarizing yourself with the exam pattern, syllabus, and previous years’ question papers. Practice drawing, sketching, and creative exercises regularly to improve your design skills. Brush up on your general knowledge, mathematics, and English language skills through self-study, online resources, and coaching classes if needed. Additionally, consider joining a coaching institute or enrolling in online courses specifically tailored for NIFT exam preparation.


4. What is the duration of the NID course/programs?

- B.Des.- 4 Year, M.Des.- 2 ½ Year, PhD – Full Time (3 Years) & Part Time (5 Years).


5. What is the admission process at NID?

DAT Prelims + DAT Mains + Counselling

6. What kind of courses does NID offer?       
The National Institute of Design (NID) offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in design disciplines such as Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile & Apparel Design, IT Integrated Design, and Interdisciplinary Design Studies. They also offer short-term programs, professional development programs, and continuing education programs.

7. What are the programs offered through UCEED?
UCEED is conducted for admission into Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programs in various specializations such as Industrial Design, Communication Design, Animation Design, and Mobility & Vehicle Design, among others.

8. What is the duration of the UCEED exam?
• There will be ONE question paper of a total of THREE hours duration.
• The question paper will be in English only.
• The question paper will carry a total of 300 marks.
• The question paper will consist of two parts: Part-A and Part B. It is compulsory to attempt questions from both parts.
• Utmost care is taken to prepare an error-free question paper. However, if an error is detected in the question paper, the UCI Committee shall take an appropriate decision after the examination, which shall be final.


9. What are the participating institutes that accept UCEED scores?
UCEED scores are accepted by various participating institutes, including IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIITDM Jabalpur, and many other renowned design institutes in India.

10. What is the duration of the CEED exam?

The CEED exam is 3 hours long and has two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A lasts one hour, and Part B lasts two hours. The exam assesses candidates in various areas such as visual and spatial ability, environmental and social awareness, analytical and logical reasoning, language, observation, and design sensitivity. It also evaluates the candidate's design, drawing, and writing skills.


11. Which course is the CEED exam for?

The CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design) is an entrance examination conducted for admission to postgraduate programs in design. It evaluates the aptitude and creativity of candidates seeking admission to Master of Design (M. Des.) and Ph.


12. Which universities and design schools accept CEED scores for admission into their MDes and PhD programs?

CEED is conducted by IIT Bombay. It is a qualifying examination for admission to Master of Design (MDes) programmes at IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIITDM Jabalpur, IIITDM Kancheepuram and PhD programmes at several IITs and design schools.


13. Who can apply for NATA exam?

There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA.

  • Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.

  • 10+3 years Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


14. What is the duration of NATA exam?

The NATA exam will be for a 3 hours duration. It will consist of 3 separate sections namely, Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing.


15.  How to prepare for NATA 2023?

The basic NATA preparation that can aid you in clearing the entrance exam are mentioned below:-

  • Give equal preparation time to all the three sections namely, Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing. 

  • Collect data on the architectural creation of famous national and international architects. 

  • Try and solve as many NATA sample papers as you can but surely focus on the previous year’s NATA question paper.

  • Practice all topics without giving a break between the sections to ensure you have a constant rhythm. 

  • Focus on the Nata mock tests or sample questions to practice the hardest of questions. 

16. What is the Duration and Course of Jee(B.Arch) exam?       

  • As per the new JEE Main Paper 2 Exam pattern, both B. Arch and B. Planning papers are conducted online except for the Drawing section in JEE Main B.Arch.

  • JEE Mains B.Arch paper will be conducted both Offline (Drawing Test) and Online (Mathematics and Aptitude). The time duration of the exam will be 3 Hours (180 Minutes).

Mathematics and aptitude sections consist of objective-type questions. The questions in the drawing test are designed to test your drawing and sketching skills

17. List of Top Architecture College Accepting JEE Main score with their seats?

College Name
Mizoram University
School of Planning and Architecture
School of Planning and Architecture
New Delhi
School of Planning and Architecture
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Jammu and Kashmir
Malviya National Institute of Technology
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
National Institute of Technology
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
Chandigarh College of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture, Jamia Millia University
New Delhi

18. What are the top Design & Fashion courses at NIFT?

  • Knitwear Design

  • Textile Design

  • Fashion design

  • Accessory Design

  • Fashion Communication

19. What are the top Design & Fashion courses at NID?

  • Animation and Film Design

  • Apparel Design and Merchandising

  • Ceramic and Glass Design

  • Design for Digital Experience

  • Film and Video Communication.

  • Furniture and Interior Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Information and Interface Design

  • Lifestyle and Accessory Design

  • New Media Design

  • Photography Design

  • Product Design

  • Strategic Design Management

  • Textile Design

  • Toy and Game Design

  • Transportation and Auto-mobile Design

20. What are the different design courses offered by starminds?

Design Entrance Exam Preparation: STARMINDS offers coaching for various design entrance exams, including the NID Design Entrance Exam, UCEED, CEED, NATA and NIFT. The experienced faculty provides guidance and training to help students excel in these competitive exams.

  • Design and Fashsion Courses: STARMINDS offers a range of design and fashion courses for students at various levels, including Class 9th and 10th, Advanced Class 11th, Star Expert Class 12th, and classes for graduates.

21. How does STARMINDS help students become job-ready?

STARMINDS supports students in building their portfolios, resumes, personality, and confidence. This includes industry visits, special sessions, live projects, internships, personalized guidance, and regular reviews to help students showcase their skills effectively to potential employers.

22. What services does STARMINDS offer?

STARMINDS offers comprehensive design and fashion entrance exam preparation, including original past 20 years papers, 24/7 Whatsapp support group, solved questions with images of models, write-ups, and explanations, 1-to-1 doubt clearing video call sessions with NIFTians, and a scientifically curated program for Class XI students to utilize the year towards entrance exam preparation

23. How can i enroll in a course at starminds

To enroll in a course at Starminds, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Starminds website at

  2. Explore the different courses available for your desired level of education, such as Class XI or Class XII.

  3. Choose the course that suits your needs and budget. For example, the Star Expert Entrance Exam Course for Class XII is a popular choice for students preparing for design, fashion, art, and architecture colleges.

  4. Check the course details, including the syllabus, duration, and fees.

  5. If you are satisfied with the course details, you can apply online through the Starminds website or contact them directly for more information.

  6. Once your application is accepted, you can make the payment and start your course.

Starminds offers various packages, including original past 20 years papers, 24/7 Whatsapp support group, solved questions with images of models, write-ups, and explanations, and 1-to-1 doubt clearing video call sessions with NIFTians. These packages are designed to provide comprehensive support to students preparing for design and fashion entrance exams.

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