NID Admissions National Institute of Design

NID Entrance Exam 2019 – The National Institute of Design (NID) has issued the admit card for NID 2019. The candidates were allowed to edit details in the NID Application Form till December 04, 2018. The aspirants can now download their NID DAT 2019 Admit Card from the official website. The NID 2019 entrance examination is going to be conducted in two parts. First, the prelims examination will be held in January 06, 2019, and then the Main examination will be conducted in the month of May 2019, for B.Des / GDPD admission, and in the month of March to April 2019, for M.Des admission. NID 2019 is a national level entrance exam which is being conducted by the National Institute of Design. Get here NID Entrance Exam 2019 complete details such as application form, edit form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, answer key, result.

Latest: NID DAT Prelims result for M.Des. and B.Des. will be released on February 15, 2019 and
March 19, 2019 respectively.

NID Entrance Exam 2019

All important dates for NID Entrance Exam 2019, NID Admission 2019, NID DAT 2019 is available here. Make sure to apply online, download admit card, check answer key, check result as per official schedule only.

Events B.Des / GDPD M.Des
Admissions for 2019-20 session will be announced from 01 Oct 2018
Application form released on 01 Oct 2018 01 Oct 2018
Last date to apply 15 Nov 2018
23 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
23 Nov 2018
Last date to submit the form with late fee 22 Nov 2018
30 Nov 2018
22 Nov 2018
30 Nov 2018
Facility to edit the application form will begin from 23 – 26 Nov 2018
01 – 04 Dec 2018
23 – 26 Nov 2018
01 – 04 Dec 2018
Issuance of admit card for DAT Prelims 17 Dec 2018 17 Dec 2018
NID DAT Prelims 2019 was held on 06 Jan 2019 06 Jan 2019
DAT Prelims Result 2019 19 Mar 2019 15 Feb 2019
Rechecking window (DAT Prelims) with payment mode 19 – 22 Mar 2018 15 – 17 Feb 2019
Issuance of admit card for NID DAT Main exam 01 May 2019 01 Mar 2019
NID DAT Main 2019 will be held on 12 May – 19 May 2019 11 Mar to 12 Apr 2019
Merit list released 31 May 2019 02 May 2019

NID Ahmedabad and its Bengaluru, Gandhinagar campuses are Institute of National Importance and also autonomous institute under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. It is also a member institute of Association of Indian Universities. They offer full time Bachelor of Design (BDes) and Master of Design (MDes) programmes. NID Vijaywada and NID Kurukshetra are independent autonomous institutes under DIPP. They offer full time Graduate Diploma Programmes in Design (GDPD). Admission to BDes, MDes, GDPD are through Design Aptitude Test held by NID.

NID 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for NID 2019 is available for download from the official website. The candidates can download it by clicking on the link present in the Admit card page. The details required to be submited for downloading the admit card of NID DAT 2019 are:

  • E-mail Address
  • Password
  • Verification Code

The admit card is a very important document. The candidates must carry it to the exam hall, else, they will not be allowed to appear for the examination. Along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to carry a Photo ID card. A valid ID card can be a PAN Card, Driving license, Voter ID, Passport, Employee ID Card, Aadhaar Card, and College ID. The candidates should keep their admit card ready even after the examination, as it will be required during the final admission.

NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2019 Prelims

This information is common for BDes, MDes, GDPD aspirants.

  • DAT prelims evalutes you on Knowledge, Analysis, Visualisation, Comprehension, Creativity.
  • 3 hours duration exam
  • All questions in English language
  • 100 points
  • No negative marking
  • Pen and paper test
Part I 70 points MCQs with one or more than one correct answer.
Part II 30 points Subjective questions with visual or written format answers

Test Centres for DAT Prelims 2019 are Ahemdabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijaywada.

NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2019 Mains

DAT Mains 2019 for BDes / GDPD DAT Mains 2019 for MDes
Part 1 – Studio Test Part 2 – Interviews
Tests on different formats such as drawing / sketching, hands on model making Tests of different formats such as drawing / sketching, hands on model making, group discussion Separate for each discipline, immediately after studio test at same center
100 marks 100 marks
3 hours 3 hours
English English
Ahmedabad test center Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar test centers Same center as Studio test

DAT Mains test centers (explained)

  • Ahmedabad – Animation and Film Design, Ceramic and Glass Design, Film and Video Communication, Furniture and Interior Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile Design.
  • Bengaluru – Design for Retail Experience, Digital Game Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, Universal Design.
  • Gandhinagar – Apparel Design, Lifestyle Accessory Design, New Media Design, Photography Design, Strategic Design Management, Toy and Game Design, Transportation and Automobile Design.

For final NID Entrance Exam 2019 Result, marks of DAT prelims will contribute 30% and mains will contribute 70%.

Seats in National Institute of Design


Faculty of Communication Design

Animation Film Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15
Exhibition Design (NID Ahmedabad) 10
Film and Video Communication (NID Ahmedabad) 10
Graphic Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15

Faculty of Industrial Design

Ceramic and Glass Design (NID Ahmedabad) 10
Furniture and Interior Design (NID Ahmedabad) 10
Product Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle, Accessory Design

Textile Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15


NID Vijaywada 60
NID Kurukshetra 60


Faculty of Communication Design

Animation Film Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15
Film and Video Communication (NID Ahmedabad) 15
Graphic Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15
Photography Design (NID Gandhinagar) 15

Faculty of Industrial Design

Ceramic and Glass Design (NID Ahmedabad) 10
Furniture and Interior Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15
Product Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15
Toy and Game Design (NID Gandhinagar) 10
Transportation and Automobile Design (NID Gandhinagar) 15
Universal Design (NID Bengaluru) 15

Faculty of Information Technology Integrated Programs

Digital Game Design (NID Bengaluru) 15
Information Design (NID Bengaluru) 15
Interaction Design (NID Bengaluru) 15
New Media Design (NID Gandhinagar) 15

Faculty of Inter Disciplinary Design Studies

Design for Retail Experience (NID Bengaluru) 15
Strategic Design Management (NID Gandhinagar) 15

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle, Accessory Design

Apparel Design (NID Gandhinagar) 15
Lifestyle Accessory Design (NID Gandhinagar) 15
Textile Design (NID Ahmedabad) 15

NID 2019 Result

Based on the scores obtained in DAT, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (General, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PH). Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Studio Test and Personal Interviews.

Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline or programme (please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available). If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, they will be assigned the same rank.

Eligibility Criteria

B.Des Course

  • Education: Passed or will appear class 12th exam in any stream from CBSE / IB / ICSE / equivalent board.
  • Upper Age Limit as on 30 Jun 2019: General category – 20 years, OBC NCL, SC, ST – 23 years, PwD – 25 years.

M.Des Course

  • Education: Any one out of the following degrees namely Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any stream after 10+2 OR Bachelors degree of minimum 3 years duration in any specialization under 10+2 OR Full-time Diploma of minimum 4 years in Design / Fine Arts / Applied Arts / Architecture after 10+2.
  • Upper age limit as on 30 Jun 2019: General category – 30 years, OBC-NCL, SC, ST – 33 years, PwD – 35 years.

NID 2019 Application Form

The application form for NID 2019 admission was released on the official website Candidates had to submit their personal details, educational qualification, and other things in form.

Application Fee

  • Rs. 2000 for General and OBC-NCL Category Candidates.
  • Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/PWD Candidates.
  • Rs. 3000 for Overseas Candidates.

NID 2019 Application Form Editing

  • Candidates got a window to review and correct details in application form between 23 – 26 Nov 2018.
  • Details of eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email ID, citizenship cannot be modified at a later stage,
  • If a candidate is found to be ineligible after modifying information then NID does not refund fees.
  • Candidates must ensure that they update correct details during the application process.

NID Previous year Sample Paper

Sample of Previous Year Question Paper with Answer Key

Official website:

To know more about NID 2019 admissions, Download 2019 information brochures is given below.

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