Art, Architecture, Design & Travel



• There will be ONE question paper of total 3 hours duration.

• The question paper will be in English.

• 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 the parts.

Details from both the parts are given below:

Part-A (Total marks: 240 marks; Maximum time: 2 hours 30 mins)

• Part-A of the question paper will be administered through a computer based test.

• Part-A of the question paper will consist of 3 sections.

Section 1: NAT (Numerical Answer Type): 18 questions (4 marks for correct answer ; no negative

marks). For these questions, the answer is a number that needs to be entered using a virtual

keyboard in the computer screen. No choices will be shown for these questions.

Section 2: MSQ (Multiple Select Question): 18 questions (4 marks each only if all correct answers are

entered; 0.19 negative marks for any incorrect answer). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices.

Section 3: MCQ (Multiple Choice Question): 32 questions (3 marks each for the correct answer; 0.71

negative marks for incorrect answers). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the

correct answer.

Part-B (Total marks: 60 marks; Maximum time: 30 mins)

• Part-B consists of one question that is aimed at testing the candidate’s drawing skills which will

require subjective evaluation. The question in Part-B will be displayed on the computer screen and

the answer has to be written/drawn in the answer book provided by the invigilator only. In case of

PwD candidates availing the use of a scribe, assistance in attempting Part-B is not permitted, due to

the nature of the question and evaluation of a candidate’s drawing skill.

• Part-B answer booklets will be collected at the end of the examination.

• Part-B question is mandatory.

• The entire paper (both Part-A and Part-B) must be finished within stipulated time





Interior Styling Online Short Course

Institute: Institute Of Creative Sciences
Taught by: Dr Anindita Roy
Course : Interior Styling


Interior stylists work across a variety of projects from residential interiors to commercial projects such as restaurants, hotels and show homes. Their skills can take them into other areas such as displays for homeware retailers, interior photo shoots and event styling.

Interior styling is the art of curating furnishings, textures, finishes, lighting and accessories, amongst a plethora of contemporary and antique products. Pleasing aesthetics, functional design and sustainability will be the core.

It is a useful skill for interior designers, as well as being a stand-alone career in  the media, property, and design sectors.

This course provides a 5 Week introduction to interior styling's visual principles, materials and their application.

Topics covered

·         You will be set a variety of  skills based projects.
·         There will be lectures on styling methods and techniques.
·         You will be asked to interpret a brief, develop a concept, and present it for feedback and discussion each week
·         We will look at how to keep informed of trends and place to look for trend inspiration.
·         We will also look at styling compositions and arrangements leading to a room set design.
·         We will look at how to style furniture, soft furnishings, flowers and foliage, patterns, paint, vases, ornaments, lighting, room layout and more.
·         You will practice photography for interior styling, and learn the importance of social media for stylists.
·         Considerations for working as a freelancer will be introduced in the final session and materials supplied to help you to develop your skills base.


The course aims to introduce you to the important principles of spatial composition and design in order to make your own choices and propose your own interior styling solutions. By the end you should gain a better understanding of interior styling and be able to apply this to your own projects.

Who is Interior Styling (Online Short Course) for?

This online interior design course is ideal for:

·         Interior designers with an interest in developing interior styling skills.
·         Individuals looking for tips and insights that they may wish to apply to their own homes.
·         Those looking to learn the fundamentals of interior styling and the associated products they will potentially be working with.
·         Property developers looking to develop their own show homes.

Why choose London School Of Trends Online Short Course

Our online learning short courses allow you to experience wherever you are in the world. Additionally  our  ‘Online Short Course’ includes:

ü  Live sessions with expert
ü  Lesson recordings
ü  Practical assignments
ü  Personal feedback
ü  Course content Outlines
ü  Forums for support
ü  BAC (British Accreditation Council) Certificate upon completion

Level: Beginner

Please note:
ü  All courses are taught in India time.
ü  This course is for students aged 18 and older. There is no age limit.


Fundamentals, concepts & practical implementation of interior styling in this IOA Interior Design & Home Styling course, immerse yourself in the fundamentals, design concepts and practical implementation of this area of interior design. Learn:

ü  How to analyze a space for design
ü  What elements to consider first?
ü  What to take into account when choosing design features
ü  How to working with practical building features and utilities
ü  How to use a space & flow chart to plan your project
ü  Once you’ve learned the design principles, created the structure to your project and formulated a design concept, it’s time to move on to the more fun elements of interior design.

We’ll take you through:

ü  Balancing space and function with style
ü  Choosing harmonizing/contrasting or feature materials for floors and walls
ü  Blending lighting with your overall design concept
ü  Using a color wheel to choose winning color combinations
ü  Choosing fabrics, textures & patterns that please clients senses
ü  Materials

Please keep with you in the first session:

ü  Ruler
ü  Pencils, Eraser, Shaper
ü  Colour pencils
ü  Black gel pen
ü  Notebook
ü  Sketchbook (A4)

Magazines will be used for research and some will be supplied(online) but you may want to bring in your own issues if there are any particularly inspiration shoots you have seen.

Later in the course: You will be required to source a selection of objects for the photoshoot project.

Technical requirements:
Prior to the start of your course, please ensure:
ü   You have a headset and microphone attached to your computer.
ü   You have a webcam
ü   Your browser has a recent version of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome.


Visit the YouTube Link For Further Understanding the course



Fast Track And Short Term Coaching Classes for B.Arch #JEE Paper II & #NATA Examination & UCEED, NID, NIFT 




NATA (National Aptitude Test For Architecture)

• Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios

• Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems

• Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.

• Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data

• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.

• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.

• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

Preparation for Questions that could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and chemistry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.

Full Preparation for JEE Paper 2 (B.Arch) [Mathematics, Architecture Aptitude & Visual Aptitude]

Architecture Aptitude Test for IITs ( Join us once you have cleared JEE Paper-1 & JEE Advanced )  






NID Exam Syllabus 

NID Entrance Exam syllabus consists of questions from the following topics:

The written examination is followed by studio test and personal interview. The examination doesn't follow any prescribed syllabus and the question are included from the following area:
  • Visual Design
  • Thematic Color Arrangement
  • Subjects of Design
  • Sensitivity to Environment
  • Memory Drawing
  • Knowledge of Proportions and Perspective
  • General Mental Ability
  • Drawing Skills
  • Creativity
  • Composition
  • Communication Skills
  • Animation
  • Abstract Symbolism
NID Exam Pattern

NID Entrance Exam consists of three aptitude test of 60 marks each made to evaluates the candidate's aptitude and creativity along with innovative and critical analyzing power of the applicant. NID test areas include:

  1. Worldview
  2. Mental Ability
  3. Drawing
  4. Creativity
  5. Communication Skills
NID Exam Eligibility

The eligibility for NID exam is-

Educational Qualification

Students securing at least 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level or its equivalent in any stream from a recognized board can apply for the examination.

Candidate who are studying in the qualifying class can also apply for the exam, but at the time of admission, they must provide the eligibility proof.

Age Limit

Aspiring candidate should not be less than 17 years of age.

NID Exam Information

National Institute of Design is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design.

It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam is conducted on National level for admission to:

4 years Undergraduate & Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and
2 years 6 months Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)
In internationally acclaimed National Institute of Design (NID) having its campuses at:

Ahmedabad (Main Campus)
Gandhinagar ( PG Campus) and
Bengaluru( R&D Campus)

Other Campuses are at : Kurukshetra, Vijaywada, Jorhat, Bhopal

Visit NID Admissions Page



The first day I entered my Design class, my professor wrote me off as a hopeless case as I was a science student! 

That a science student cannot be a good artist and a designer was somehow etched in her mind.. However, as the class progressed, she had to agree that this science student was definitely an artist too!! 

And in a few days time she had to completely change her mind about science students not being able to create art! Now even experts agree that Design is ‘Science’ integrated with ‘Arts’.

My father, himself a science professor, was an artist at heart! His elder brother, my Jethu, was a commercial artist and a great one at that. He used to send us postcards with his pen and ink drawings on the front side with a small note on the reverse. I used to collect and copy his artwork as a little girl.

Our father was very strict about our science diagrams in school and in college both. He taught us the ‘art of observation’ at a very young age. He was a stickler for minute details and we got scolded for not being able to draw a perfect diagram at times. I also learnt to draw small sketches for every subject and topic.

When we were young, our books were not quite illustrated! I still have nightmares involving the thick History book with small fonts and no pictures at all! Children nowadays are so lucky to have all text books illustrated with sketches and artwork! But I was lucky to have a scientist father who was an artist at heart to teach me the art of observation and eye for detail. When the world was oblivious to mind-mapping, he taught us to map and chart out topics for better remembrance. So armed with this ‘power’ of observation, I entered my design college after my Postgraduation in Life Sciences.

Power of Observation is a skill that all children need to learn. Art integrated learning makes any subject interesting and enjoyable. It also enhances the power of observation in a child.

Now there are two basic kinds of arts, the visual arts and the performing arts. Visual art is that art which we can see- like sketches, paintings, photography and sculpture. Performing arts are music, dance, drama and other arts involving kinaesthetic activities. Integrating creative arts to mundane subjects make them more interesting and the students are able to retain the information better. Also, it is now known that our brain retains colourful and interesting information. Visual stimuli activates the brain’s ability to retain and process information in a better manner. So, here we get the concept of whole brain thinking! And it has now been proven that individuals practicing whole brain thinking are more successful in life.

The Government’s initiative to incorporate ‘Art Integrated Learning’ in schools is a commendable one. However, an issue commonly brought is that “not all teachers are artists,” meaning that there aren’t enough teachers capable of doing art to teach in every classroom. But here we would like to state that whether or not a teacher can do these things is irrelevant. The aim here is not to create master artists, but rather teach basic arts skills, processes, and aesthetic quality, and encourage creative teaching techniques.

The skills of art integrated teaching are simple and easy to learn and teach. We believe that these methods will be infinitely useful to creating interesting lesson plans and once put in practice will be enjoyed by both the teacher and the student. Once an arts-integrated environment is established, techniques, examples, and information can be shared and used.

As a Design Teacher and Mentor I have been consciously and sub-consciously using Art Integrated learning for my students from when I started to teach. I remember a batch of students whom I was coaching for Design Entrance exams. The whole bunch of students were scared of mathematics!! So I started them with copies a book which had lots of illustrations on the sides. I asked them to first colour the cartoons illustrated on the sides and then start reading the chapter. I am pleased to inform you that all of them picked speed in solving complex mathematical problems thereafter. They had learnt to integrate creativity into the subject of mathematics which they found mundane otherwise!

I also see many teachers of subjects like Marketing and Finance, encourage story and graphic techniques to the learning process. My son, studying Economics, once made a storyboard for one of his college topics using a drawing software and created a very creative presentation alongwith his team and I was very impressed by the way they were learning! They really made use of lots of interesting graphics to understand Economics and Finance!

So dear teachers, parents, guardians and our dear students, the era of Arts Integrated Learning is here to stay! Do try out Visual and performing arts techniques to teach and learn any subject from now onwards. Engage the students creatively for all subjects. A reminder again, the aim here is not to create master artists, but rather teach and learn basic arts skills, processes, and aesthetic quality for better retention of information and cognitive learning. It is learning with Fun.

Thank you for reading my take on the subject of ‘Art Integrated Learning’. I will be back soon with more on the subject.

Dr Anindita Roy,
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Art Therapy To Combat Stress And Relax yourself

Art ‘Meditation’ Therapy

By Dr Anindita Roy (

Stress is one of the world’s largest health problems, leading to exhaustion, burnout, anxiety, a weak immune system, or even organ damage. During this stressful times of COVID-19, instances of stress have increased manifold and psychologists are busier than ever before.

Cortisol, also known as ‘the stress hormone’ is a biological indicator to measure changes in stress response in patients and also their caregivers.

Studying art making’ activities, with cortisol as a “Biomarker” , has been effectively used to measure stress levels in the body. Cortisol can be  measured through saliva samples; the higher a person’s cortisol level, the more stressed a person is likely to be. (Reference: )

Studies have also shown that meditation can help control cortisol levels . Focusing on ‘one experience’ e.g ‘making art’, happening in the ‘present moment’ or ‘mindfulness’ can help you relax and improve creativity & cardiovascular health.

So we can say that ‘making art’ can be used as a meditative technique to relieve stress and lower cortisol levels and keep us anchored.

Research has also shown that increased cortisol levels give rise to complications such as Blood pressure, type2 diabetes, osteoporosis, weight gain, impaired brain functions and also lowered immunity so that the body caught infections readily.

Now, every individual is creative and can be expressive in the visual arts. Doing art of any kind  allows you to put into perspective things that are bothering you.

Academic stress in young college students and high school students needs to be dealt with and I think that creative arts can help. Younger persons are developmentally still raw and are still figuring out ways to deal with stress and challenges. Including creative art making techniques have helped many young people to effectively deal with stress.

The skill level of ‘making art’ does not matter. Here we are not aiming at making high grade artists . The idea here is to engage in ‘visual art making’ using easy techniques.

Some easy creative activities that help relieve stress are :

·         Abstract art with pencils, colour pencils or paint
·         Doodling with markers
·         Making structured or unstructured collages
·         Making Posters, cards, postcards
·         Clay modelling
·         Write with colours
·         Keeping a scrap book.

Playing a soft and  soothing music while ‘making visual art’ adds to the benefits manifold. Online support groups , in these critical times of COVID-19 can help boost and motivate you to engage in therapeutic art making activities. Making ‘Mindful Art’ can help you to achieve what psychologists refer to as flow which leads to improved performance and lowered stress levels. Start your journey to live a stress free life by creating a ‘dream journal’, ‘gratitude journal’ or just a daily ‘art journal’. 

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