As promised, I'm giving solutions to NID-DAT 2016 sample test paper released by NID institute in their official web page. Wherever needed, I've given explanations with images. Note that I've given solutions to short questions only and haven't dealt with the subjective part which covers sketch and design. Hope you find this useful.
You can get the NID-DAT 2016 sample test question paper here
I came to know from Preethi that the answer key had been released last year after the exam and they removed it. So, based on the answers as shared in the comments by Narendra K, Preethi Tk, and others I've modified my solutions since this page is viewed by all. Hope you make the note and thank the one who informed us :)
Note: One of our friend Narendra Karumudi informed me that the sample test paper is nothing but actual NID-DAT 2016 prelims question paper. So, please make a note.
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Split-complementary is a color scheme using one base color and two secondary colors.
Analogous colors are groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, with one being the dominant color, which tends to be a primary or secondary color, and a tertiary.
Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce a grey-scale color like white or black. When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors.
Coriander color scheme -
HEX/HTML - #8E826A
RGB Values - 142, 130, 106
Cabbage color scheme -
HEX/HTML - #374733
RGB Values - 142, 130, 106
source - educationresources.serif.com
A very good study on Color Theory
Here's a good page to explore full forms - http://formfull.in/emi
SAR - Specific Absorption Rate - is a measure of the rate of RF (radiofrequency) energy absorption by the body from the source being measured – in this case, a cell phone.
To find your smartphone SAR values, just type *#07#
Concave reflections are inverted and enlarged unlike convex reflections which are shorter in size. Since the longitudinal size is elongated, it appears thin in concave case.
Check this page for more explanation -
Images formed with convex mirrors are always right side up and reduced in size. Examples of convex mirrors are: a car's side mirrors, security mirrors, makeup mirrors, dentist mirrors etc
Concave mirror uses : As reflections in car head-lights, hand torches, table lamps, shaving mirrors etc.
Raja Harishchandra is a 1913 Indian mythological silent film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, and is the first full-length Indian feature film.
Durgabai Kamat was a Marathi actress, who was the first female actress of Indian cinema. while her daughter Kamlabai Gokhale, played the role of as Mohini, thus becoming the first female child actress of Indian cinema.
Dadasaheb Phalke - the father of Indian cinema,
Cochin International Airport (CIAL) became the first fully solar powered airport in the world (15 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power station built by CIAL). The plant comprises 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres near the international cargo complex.
Coal is the major source of Power in India as of 2016. Natural gas comes next, followed by petroleum and finally Biogas as per the given options.
About 70% of India's electricity generation capacity is from fossil fuels.
Some more Indian Energy Facts: Energy Policy of India
Corporate social responsibility, often abbreviated "CSR," is a corporation's initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company's effects on environmental and social wellbeing.
Common CSR actions include: (Source - Wiki)
recycling, waste management, water management, renewable energy, reusable materials, 'greener' supply chains, reducing paper use and adopting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standards.
This can include raising money for local charities, providing volunteers, sponsoring local events, employing local workers, supporting local economic growth, engaging in fair trade practices, etc.
Ethical marketing: Companies that ethically market to consumers are placing a higher value on their customers and respecting them as people who are ends in themselves. They do not try to manipulate or falsely advertise to potential consumers. This is important for companies that want to be viewed as ethical.
A - (BIMAL ROY, MRINAL SEN, satyajit ray) are all film directors
B - No need to explain :P
C - Are all writers
Saadat Hasan Manto - Saadat Hasan Manto was an Indo-Pakistani writer, playwright and author
Ismat Chughtai - was an eminent Indian writer in Urdu
Sampooran Singh Kalra known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet,
Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film
Prasoon Joshi is a renowned Indian lyricist
Sayeeda Jaffrey is an NRI banker and a successful corporate woman from America.
The term "black box" is almost never used within the flight safety industry or aviation, which prefers the term "flight recorder". The recorders are not permitted to be black in color, and must be bright orange, as they are intended to be spotted and recovered after incidents.
Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans. IVR systems can be used for mobile purchases, banking payments and services, retail orders, utilities, travel information and weather conditions.
Industrial Revolution denotes the transaction to new New industrial manufacturing process. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power, the development of machine tools and the rise of the factory system. Textiles were the dominant industry of the Industrial Revolution in terms of employment, value of output and capital invested; the textile industry was also the first to use modern production methods.
Manila is in Philippines, which is the east most part to India, followed by HongKong, Jakarta and finally Singapore. You can check the time zone, the one which is more ahead of Indian time of UTC+05:30, For Philippine, it is UTC+08:00 and for HongKond, it is UTC+07:16
Check some list of Indian book authors
9/11 - World Trade Center Attack
26/11 - 2008 Mumbai Taj attack
13/11 - 2015 Paris attack
The Mesopotamian civilisation in the Tigris-Euphrates valley (c. 3300 BC - c. 2000 BC),
The Egyptian civilisation in the Nile valley (c. 3200 BC - c. 1000 BC),
The Harappan civilisation in the Indus valley (c. 3200 BC - c. 1300 BC), and
the Yellow River (Chinese) civilisation in the Yellow River valley (c. 2000 BC - c. 200 BC).
More details - Ancient River civilizations
Check about Indian culture and paintings here
It depicts the comic character "The Common Man"
The Common Man is a cartoon character created by Indian author and cartoonist R. K. Laxman. For over a half of a century, the Common Man has represented the hopes, aspirations, troubles and perhaps even foibles of the average Indian, through a daily comic strip, "You Said It" in The Times of India. The comic was started in 1951
Ptolemy and Aristotle believed that sun revolved around the earth.
UNICEF's objectives are "to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential."
The main objectives of UNIDO are the promotion of industrial growth and technological progress, most effective use of human resources, equitable development through industrialization, industrial development and environmental protection, international cooperation in industrial investment and technology.
The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law, and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.
Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
Check environmental related materials - Resources for UCEED
Premchand, better known as Munshi Premchand, Munshi being an honorary prefix, was an Indian writer famous for his modern Hindi-Urdu literature. He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century.
List of works - Devasthan Rahasya, Prema, Kishna, Roothi Rani, Vardaan, Seva Sadan, Premashram, Rangbhoomi, Nirmala, Kaayakalp, Pratigya, Gaban, Karmabhoomi, Godaan
For more detailed works, check wiki page
Baba Ramdev is a yoga teacher known for his work in Ayurveda, business, politics and agriculture. He is best known for popularising yoga among Indians through his mass yoga camps. He founded the Patanjali Group of Institutions.
T.V. Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He used to be a Member of the board of directors of Infosys and Head – Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources, and Infosys Leadership Institute.
Anant Pai, popularly known as Uncle Pai, was an Indian educationalist and a pioneer in Indian comics. He is most famous as the creator of two comic book series viz. Amar Chitra Katha, which retold traditional Indian folk tales, mythological stories, and biographies of historical characters; and Tinkle, a children's anthology.
Get perspective related study - Resources for UCEED
Jataka Tales are native Indian works relating the previous births of Gautama Buddha.
Picture source - http://www.wolaver.org/math/snowflakes.htm
An object is said to have n-fold symmetry if it looks the same after being rotated 360/n degrees.
more details - https://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/symmetry/2dptgrp.htm
Animals that are bilaterally symmetric have mirror symmetry in the sagittal plane, which divides the body vertically into left and right halves, with one of each sense organ and limb pair on either side. The great majority (at least 99%) of animals are bilaterally symmetric, including humans
Pic Source - grupogabie.blogspot.com
Radial symmetry, in which an organism can be divided equally about a central point, much like a pie cut into equal parts. Radial symmetry can be divided equally many times around this central point. It just depends how many pieces of pie you want! One slice represents one equal segment of the whole.
Source : study.com symmetry
Q45) C (bit doubtful)
Also see - Indian Vernacular Architecture
It's Obvious, All are kitchen items except spanner
Learn how to understand this type of sequence questions - Step-by-step movement study
By simple observation
The pattern is actually flipped and rotated to negative 2-10 degree
I actually used a pen to measure the length/width visible on screen :P
Metal strip on top (numbered 1) will try to expand equally on both top and bottom surface, but since it's fixed at the bottom to strip 2, it will instead bend upwards in arc shape. similar phenomena to bottom, which gets stretched moe by the top strip (1). Had the case of both being non stick (free), then option D suits.
The Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci around. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man. The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the classical orders of architecture. Vitruvius determined that the ideal body should be eight heads high.
More details - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitruvian_Man
Vastu Purusha Mandala, is a metaphysical square plan that illustrates how the Vastu Purusha was pinned down by Brahma and 44 Gods – face down, with his head to the North-East and his feet towards the South-West.
The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier. It was developed as a visual bridge between two incompatible scales, the imperial and the metric system. It is based on the height of a man with his arm raised. It was used as a system to set out a number of Le Corbusier's buildings and was later codified into two books.
Clearly the first one is tiger and the third one is Zebra's skin. Looking at 4, it tells us that it is the skin of Giraffe among the options given
2+3 = 5
3+5 = 8
5+8 = 13
Check answer to similar kind of question in - Answer key to Design test of CEED 2016 previous paper
It's very simple, split the given shapes in equal sized cube forms as shown in below image. The one wth the largest divisions has the largest surface area. Only D has 5 cubes, while rest other patterns have 4 cubes.
Energy stored by the ball is in the form of potential energy given by mass*9.81*height
The more the mass, the more will be inertia and so it can store more energy, Iron ball is clearly the winner.
Actually, nothing will happen, As you can see in the question, all the ropes have fixed length and are passing through pulleys. Regardless of how much weight you are putting at end, it always at the same position or break in the limit case.
Clearly tetanus is used to protect from bacterial infections during wounds. Cholera is spread by water or food sources. When people with TB in their lungs or throat cough, laugh, sneeze, sing, or even talk, the germs that cause TB may be spread into the air. If another person breathes in these germs there is a chance that they will become infected.
Clip doesn't harm or make hole through the paper/any other material, while the rest does.
Q62) D, B
Literally options B and D are the same :P
Straight forward question!
Clearly, options A, C and D are out, since we cannot get projection in the top of the given questions using them (they have two such projections on side)
Inflation is commonly measured by “either a Gross Domestic Product Deflator (GDP Deflator) or a Consumer Price Index (CPI) indicator. Another measure of inflation is the Personal Consumption Expenditure Chain Price Index (PCE Price Index).
Singapore temparature is mostly dry with humid kind of temperature mostly between 22 and 35 degrees. CapeTown and Auckland minimum temps could be as low as 14 degrees.
It's obvious, they meet the directors required criteria.
Check the below image, where, I marked the eight visible triangles. As per the question, I've not considered three dots, which I showed in green color circle. Blue circles are the one's I considered for joining.
Q83) No option
This is weird, I'm actually getting 17 quadrilaterals, and there is no such option. Check the below image. Correct me if I missed/added something.
"Was" denotes that it was something in past, six feet tall, profession, emotional etc are natural and so we need to use 'is' instead of 'was'. Only option B suits
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