How to Attempt the Grid Questions in NIFT and NID Exam?
The grid questions in NIFT and NID entrance exams are always asked to check your understanding of the color psychology concepts. The grid questions can be in different patterns and besides that you need to prepare for a write-up.
Types of Grid at NIFT and NID Entrance Exam
- Check-box Grids — These are the most common grids that are used to depict season, transformation, emotions or personality. These check-box grades are easy to color.
- Hexagonal Grids — These Hexagons grids are generally used to express emotions.
3. Irregular Grids — Rarely irregular grids are given and these are used to depict emotion and personality.
Types of Grid Questions in NIFT and NID exam
The questions of NIFT and NID can be divided into four major categories.
- Emotions Depiction
- Personality Depiction
- Season depiction (Nature)
- Transformation Depiction
Sample questions may ask you to express emotions like sorrow, happiness, anger, and jealousy. Now the grid given could be anyone like mentioned above and you need to have a clear idea of the color theory that is about the primary and secondary colors and its products as well. For example, sorrow can be depicted with blue, and black or grey and jealousy with green and happiness with red, yellow and orange. So choose wisely and spend some time understanding the color theory.
If you are asked to draw a person who is creative, sensitive and funny the colors you will choose are purple, pink and yellow respectively. Remember the color you choose should have a proper explanation in the write-up section as well.
These questions ask you to express or show progression of a caterpillar into a butterfly or something like day to night or season change taking place. It always involves a process of something but very related to transformation and is something in common nothing comes out of the box.
Similar to the season depiction question but with the only difference of situation as it involves comparison. For example, show progression from one another only through colors in the series of ten blocks — Cocoon to butterfly, shiny metals to rust. It mostly is materialistic or related to living creatures.
Note. In transformation or season base depiction the block series is generally mentioned.
Please understand the types of questions and pay attention to details that these questions demand. Do not use sketch pens or water color instead to learn about how to color the grid questions in NIFT and NID entrance exam are given below.
Top 8 Tips about attempting NIFT and NID Grid questions
- If the inspiration is not given, it is advised to specify that you choose to apply. For example, if it’s a festival or joy you can choose Holi with mixed colors or Diwali with yellow tone, and Christmas for that matter. So, specify an inspiration with the context a perception adds up to your idea being represented. Show your creativity.
- Do not use more than 4 to 5 colors. Also if more than 4 to 5 colors are required try to balance it otherwise it will look very untidy and not showcase your idea behind it even if you try to explain in the most compelling way.
- Fill each box with one color. Do not ever be persuaded by any other information. It is advised to fill one box with one color and please fill out the whole box perfectly.
- Do not use one color continuously in the boxes. It showcases your color psychology. Go for lighter shades if the same color is needed.
- Do not make any stripes or any pattern. Definitely you can do shading but don’t draw patterns.
- You can leave a few boxes white but do mention the reason/inspiration behind it.
- Let your grid drawing follow one medium of uniform coloring like either horizontal, or smudge. You should never mix or include the two kinds of color filling strategies. You need to be specific and attentive.
- Be attentive to color psychology. Understand the color scheme when mixing colors. It is an essential part of the grid question.
How to write the best Grid write-up?
The write-up has to be in about 100 words, written down in bullets specifying- Inspiration, Color choice and depiction through it. Keep it simple and crisp. Explain each color used and what it symbolises. It should be done under 100 words as the space is not that long.
Lastly, it is important to learn about the strategies under an expert to not miss out on those 30 to 40 marks. So don’t make the mistake of attempting any question incorrectly, it is your one-year hard work that should be ruined at any cost!