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  1. is there crash course of 1 month or 15 days available in bhubanewshwar centre?

  2. Presently im doing B.E in electronics and telecom,and wish to do my post graduation in M.Des. Am i elegible for it?
    If yes, then what more subjects do i need to study??

  3. Hello sir my name is Kapil from Delhi. I have done diploma of three years in architecture with a percentage of 61.3% and having a nata score of 90 can I get good colleges in Maharashtra or in other state. if not so what should I do to have a good college.

  4. i am pass in 12 with 54% n 36marks in math am i eligible for nata n cap round of architecture …..

  5. sir please can you tell me the cutoff of 2016 MDes (graphic design ,and, product design)

  6. Hello ARKIN !
    I have perceived B.E., In Industrial & Production Engineering. I am interested in photography & I would like to take it as a career. And i have heard of Photography Design in NID, even i have applied for DAT 2015. My confusion is whats the difference B/W Photography and Photography Design.

  7. sir I’m a student of class X and I want 2 join Nift after 12th but I’m very confused which subject should I take in 11th

    • You can opt for any subjects, as NIFT do not require any specific combination of subjects for B.Des. courses.
      If you wish to join for NIFT’s B.F.Tech., then you must have science subjects at 12th standard.
      Best wishes.

  8. Where is your branch in whitefield , bangalore .?

  9. Hello,sir
    I am science studentu in puc2.
    I wanted to ask u that is 2 months of coaching makes me eligible to attend Nata exam??

  10. I am currently in class 10.I think i am interested in architecture but you site does not show that your students are the beat,then in what bases do a pick you from the other than available coaching centers ?

    • *best

    • Thanks for your query. Arkin is one of the pioneer institute in the field of Architecture, Design and Fashion entrance exam preparation. We have highest number of centers across India comparing to ANY coaching institute.
      NATA is basically very very easy exam… almost all students can clear it without much of the problem. We train students to get maximum marks in NATA exam. This is the difference.
      Many coaching institute publish fake photos of the students and their achievements..
      We have published many students photographs on our site with great success… if you wish to see more results of our students, you may visit nearest Arkin Center.
      Arkin is purely based on honesty , transparency and professionalism. Our center heads are past or current professors of Architecture/ Design/ Fashion colleges.
      Arkin prepares highest number of students for NATA across India comparing to any coaching institute of India.

  11. My daughter is studying in 9th class and I want her to start preparing for the entrance exams for one of premier design institutes of India. Could you guide in how should we proceed in building her aptitude and other skills for passing these exams with flying colors right from this stage.


    • You may contact any of our branch and enroll her for the training.
      You may also order online study material from our site.
      You may also avail paid phone guidance through our study material page.

  12. I want to know scope of fine arts what should we do for fine arts and what are the scope of fine arts and what are the good colleges for this and what is the procedure to get admission in that

    • Good scope for every branches of fine arts… M.S. University , Faculty of Fine Arts is The Best for fine arts in India.

  13. hello sir,i am doing in final year,is that books of nid will also be used for ceed.

  14. I got 35% marks in 12, am I eligible for nift if score good in entrance???

  15. HI
    sir i would like to design my carrier in art field but in class 10th i got not very well percentage and now i take arts stream for class 11th and 12th in collage so what should i do to make my carreir in this field can help me with that …what will’be the good for me after 12th..
    thanks .

  16. When should I start coaching for NATA exams? I’m currently in 11th grade.

  17. Respected Sir,
    I am from Mumbai(Borivali), i am planning to appear for NIFT UG entrance exam next year(2015).
    1)Is coaching required for the entrance exam?
    2)What are the study materials?
    3)Does “Arkin” takes coaching for NIFT entrance exam?

    • You can buy study material form our web site as well as from our Mumbai center. We have highest number of coaching centers in Mumbai. So you will find one Arkin center near to your home.
      Best wishes.

  18. Hi All,
    This is Rohit Mishra. I have completed my B.E in Mechanical Engineering and am associated with interior designing of automobiles for past 3.5 years. I want to pursue my P.G in Product Designing or Transportaion and Automobile Design. The courses are offered at NID and some IITS. I have gone through the NID website and CEED. Any information on as to how should I proceed for taking up the exam is welcome.

  19. I would likee to know about your various
    type of coaching in crash,regular..etc

  20. Please download NATA study guide from our web site free.

  21. Sir,
    I have completed my graduation from Xavier ranchi and now i want to join NID for pg courses. What should i do further for clearing this exam???
    I also want to know fee structure of arkin.

    • First visit NID web site and select course for which you are eligible.
      Second, contact nearest Arkin center for training or else, you may buy self study material online.

  22. Sir as u know now there is semister sysmtem in 11 and 12 so for nata would they count all 4 sem or only 12 ?

  23. Sir, is the exam NiD DAT same for both the ug and pg courses? If not, are both of the level of questions same and does not involve any design ideas/ knowledge? Can u suggest books for NiD DAT for PG level?

    • There is no book available for NID UG or PG or CEED entrance exam preparation. You must learn to develop observation and creativity. UG and PG questions have many overlaps. Basically they are not judging students on ability to design, but ability to think and imagine. Actual Designing they will teach no!!!

  24. Is it possible to pass NID even if ur drawings are not profesionl??

    • Remember:- NID entrance exam is NOT a drawing exam.. it is the exam to judge students CREATIVITY and APTITUDE for joining DESIGN COURSE.
      NID will teach each and every students HOW TO DRAW during the their course.. Best wishes.

    • Remember one thing, NID IS NOT DRAWING EXAM AT ALL…(otherwise every student with great sketching and drawing ability would have passed it with flying colours…)


  26. hello sir,my is pooja singh,i am pursing in fashion and apperal technology,this time i filled NIFT form for M.DESIGN.i am not having time to take any pls can u suggest me some books to clear GAT & CAT paper.

  27. My son is studying in 11th now. He is very interested in joining Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture. He wants to pursue B.E arch at NITs, or IITs.

    I just want to know which paper in JEE is meant for this. Is it paper 1 or paper 2 or both? Whether he has to take both the papers or only paper 2 to get admission in NITs & IITs.
    What is the JEE Architecture coaching duration at bangalore location and how much is the fee for the same.

    Please guide us and thanks in advance.

    • For B.Arch course maximum colleges will insist on NATA score only..
      JEE Paper two required for a few colleges only.

  28. My son is studying in 10th now. He is interested in joining design after his plus 2. I just want to know which are the top colleges apart from NID and do you give coaching for getting entry into these colleges.
    Also want to know which is the right age for my son to get exposure to the solved papers.

    Will taking science in plus 2 help him in his studies for design.

    Pl let me no your suggestions

    • Generally students start preparing for any creative course admission during 9th standard…
      List of best colleges are given on our site

  29. i am enginering graduate.can i prepare dor the exam without joining classes?how much time i will need approx & from where & how i should start preparing.

    • For any entrance exams you may prepare of your own… you may not join any coaching classes if you are determined to prepare at home with consistency. You may buy self study books from our site and prepare of your own..
      Best wishes.

  30. what is the fees structure at arkin.

    • Contact nearest centre of Arkin Institute… You may call 90 16 16 7000 for further information.

  31. sir is there any fixed minimum percentage of 12th class at which student from outside gujarat are admitted to barch course in cept.?

    • Fix minimum percentage for admission to B.Arch is 50% for open category.. This is common for all colleges…
      But to get admission in to CEPT , one must score extremely high percentage in 12th standard… Only NATA score will not get you in to CEPT or any other Architecture college..
      Best wishes.

  32. Respected sir,my daughter has recently passed 12th commerce(with maths)with 84% how can she get admission in NID OR CEPT COLLEGE IN AHEMDABAD

    • For NID reasult of 12th will not be important, as NID admission eligibility criteria only requires one to have 50% at 12th exam.
      For CEPT Architecture admission, 12th Marks as well as NATA marks will be counted. Contact nearest ARKIN center for training required to crack NATA exam and enroll.
      Also please note that CEPT offer four courses after 12th.
      1) B.Arch (NATA exam required)
      2) B.Plan (CEPT conduct own exam)
      3) B.Interior Design (CEPT conduct own exam)
      4) B.Tech from SBST OF CEPT (for 12th Science students only with Math as subject) (CEPT conduct own exam)

      Feel free for any more information.

  33. Sir,
    we i.e me & my wife are very keen that our daughter joins under graduate course at NID. She herself is very keen ,I have following queries:-
    My daughter is in 10th class at Chandigarh.What subjects she should take in 10+2.for entry to NID.
    What course she should take in NID ?She is good at writing ,communicating as well as in arts & creativity.
    Is Science & Maths must for NID Entrance exam.
    what are the Probability factor in getting the admission to NID

    Captain s.sharma

    • 1) She can opt for any subjects as NID do not ask for any specific subjects.
      2) First year will be common to all in NID , and at beginning of second year, NID will offer course as per her ranking as well as her observed aptitude for a year.
      3) NID do not ask for Math or Science at 12th level.
      4) Around 10,000 students appear for NID and there are around 100 seats (2013-2014) One can either apply under GENERAL category or RESERVE category… so almost distribution of seats is 50/50 for both category… So you are competing for 50 seats only..
      It is not logically possible for any institute to claim that they can create miracle of sending almost all students to NID.!!!!

  34. There is no name of C.N. Vidhyalaya of Fine Arts College. So there is no option for Ahmedabad in Fine Arts ?

    • C.N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad offers Diploma after 10th and this Diploma is of five years… We have mentioned only Degree Colleges of Fine Arts on our site…
      If you are happy with Diploma qualification, you may visit C.N.College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad.

  35. Sir,
    I am from Assam. I am expecting to get 80% in my CBSE board exams and I got 100/200 in NATA.
    Can I get admission in CEPT, APIED- Vallabh Vidyanagar, MSU-Baroda, SCET and IPSA??Please do see the link enclosed here. It is the last years cutoff for colleges of gujarat. I wanted to know as here it is given that cutoff for out state candidate is 80.42..can you please tell on what basis have they given 80 as cut off.Please tell the calculations.
    Thank You.

    • Visit our site and download last years seat matrix of Architecture admission..
      Best wishes.

  36. i gave my annual exams and planning 2 appear for nift ug entrance exam in 2014 so i wanted 2 know wr can i gt the bst study material at low rates, how much time is required 2 complete th preparation .
    n does nift offers gud job placements.

    • For NIFT books you may visit our STUDY MATERIAL page, where you can buy books according to your requirement.
      To prepare for NIFT you must dedicate around two hours a day for Six months to get very very good score
      NIFT Graduates get good placements.
      Best of luck.

  37. My daughter as passed her 10th CBSE Exam, i would like to know the following things
    a) Studying regular 12th standard with Science & maths combination will help her to persue B.Arch
    or studying Diploma in Architecture Assistantship for 3 years will be better option in well known colleges
    like cept & J.J Mumbai

    • I would suggest to join B.Arch course after completing 10+2 ..
      Diploma is not right way to peruse B.Arch.. it is a very long way..

  38. Your percentage in 12th is good…
    For NATA you have to prepare in depth to get good score in NATA too.
    Best wishes.

  39. Hello Arkin

    I’m 18 years old..with this June 2013, I’ll get 19….Am I eligible for NATA 2013?

    I secured 86% in my 12th standard. Is my 12th standard score good enough to get Good score in NATA ?

    How much score should I get in NATA to get placed in top universities with my 12th standard score?

    • Your 12th standard percentage is good.
      In NATA try to score more than 130 to get in to good college…

  40. Dear Sir,
    I’m a 10th std student and very much intrested in NID and would like to crack the test.I draw fairly, but not as good as many other students.I also have a good thinking capacity.Is an excellent drawing skill essential for cracking the test. WIll it be possible for me to improve my drawing skills if i undergo training?

    • Most of the students and parent WRONGLY think that if the child is good at drawing they can crack NID exam.
      NID is not a drawing exam at all..

      NID is an exam of creativity and imagination….

  41. swayam siddha:

    Hello sir, I m swayam siddha from Bhubaneswar, Orissa, a student of std.10. i m very much interested to study at nid . i had some queries relating to that: • is it required to have a good English vocabulary and speaking power for the entrance test? • do i need to study conventional G.K. or current G.K. for the written test? • i m very good at crafting and designing and i have been making several crafts and creations since last 3-4 years. So do i need to keep their records for the portfolio test? • i will be 18 in the year 2014, but i would be studying in std.11. So will i be able to appear the nid entrance exams to jut know my performance level? Sir please guide me regarding this. regards

    • 1) Good English will surely help to understand Exam paper of NID and to appear for NID interview.
      2) Your G.K. Conventional and Current both will help in not only in NID but for NIFT , NATA etc too.
      3) You cant take NID exam in 11th standard to check your performance level…
      4) Keep record of your work in the field of creativity to present during NID interview….
      Best wishes.

  42. Which subject I have to take in 11th and 12th

    • For NID, NIFT, Fine Arts any subjects will do. For Architecture admission you must have either science mathematics or Statistics at 10+2 level.

  43. respected sir , i am currently a 11th standard student i am fairly good at drawing i wish to pursue a carrier in interior designing i wish to know whether it would be good to complete b.arch and then specialize in interior designing or to directly go for a course ?

    • If you do Architecture at Graduation level, you must think of doing Masters in any Architecture branch only. Basically once you complete B.Arch, you are good enough to do interior projects too.

  44. hello sir
    i want to know how much preparation and how much time is required to prepare to clear NID entrance exam. Is it possible to clear the exam without enrolling in any coaching classes and just taking the help of self study material and preparing at home

    • During my more than 30 years of experience, I have seen many students cracking NID entrance exam without joining any coaching classes.

  45. is knowledge of math and other aptitude questions included in the pgdpd entrance exam ,or is it only the three creativity based questions? please clarify. thankyou

    • Yes, there may be basic math question as well as aptitude type questions in any of the said exams.

  46. this may sound lame but i wanted to know what are the materials required for creative ability test?
    i mean anything specific??

  47. Sir , for the NID PG DAT test , what do they exactly look for? Very good sketching skills? and good knowledge in design ? How can one increase their chances of getting in ? By focusing on which area’s of design?

    • They are looking for aptitude, observation power, imagination poer, analyticall skills etc

  48. respected sir,
    I am currently doing my puc -pcmc in bangalore and want to take up nata exam , could i get the info abt the nata coaching classes (admission details and the batches ) in the arkin institution btm layout bangalore

  49. hello sir, i am from rajkot in gujarat. i am studing in 12th science 3rd semester.i and my friend want to join your institute for aptitude test for jee give me your institute address in rajkot.

  50. safanarahman:

    Hello sir, i finished my bsc textile and fashion designing but i am not that much of stastified what i studied in my colg so i like to do diploma courses in nift for dipolma in nift is it entrance exam is necassary r not

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