NID Admission 2020 – National Institute of Design (NID) starts its admission process in the month of October every year. NID is located in 7 cities of the nation Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Kurukshetra, Bhopal, Jorhat, and Vijayawada. The admission is based on their national level entrance test known as the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), DAT is held in 2 stages – Prelims and Mains. NID offers Bachelor of Design program, Master of Design program and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design program. To take admission in any of these courses the candidates have to be eligible and qualify DAT 2020.

NID Admission 2020

NID does not consider the score NATA for admission. The candidates have to register online for admission, appear for DAT and qualify the same to take admission in any campus of NID. Important dates of NID Admission 2020 is given below:

Events B.Des / GDPD M.Des
Admission starts 1st week of Oct 2019
Registration starts 1st week of Oct 2019 1st week of Oct 2019
Last date to apply 4th week of Nov 2019 4th week of Nov 2019
NID DAT Prelims 2020 1st week of Jan 2020 1st week of Jan 2020
NID DAT Mains 2nd week of  May 2020 2nd week of Apr 2020
Admission Merit list 4th week of May 2020 1st week of May 2020

Quick Links

NID Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates can check below the eligibility criteria of the courses below and then proceed to apply for NID Admission 2020 accordingly:

B.DES./GDPD

For the Indian nationals
Upper Age limit
  • 20 years as on June 30, 2020
  • 23 years as on June 30, 2020 (OBC-NCL, SC, and ST)
  • 25 years as on June 30, 2020 (PWD)
Lower Age limit
  • Born on or after July 01, 2000
  • Born on or after July 01, 1997 (OBC-NCL, SC, and ST)
  • born on or after July 01, 1995 (PWD)
Educational qualification Passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2019–20 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent
For the Foreign nationals
Upper Age limit 20 years as on 30 June 2020
Lower Age limit Born on or after July 01, 2000
Educational qualification passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2019–20 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.)

M.Des Course

For the Indian nationals
Upper Age limit
  • 30 years as on June 30, 2020
  • 33 years as on June 30, 2020 (OBC-NCL, SC, and ST)
  • 35 years as on June 30, 2020 (PWD)
Lower Age limit
  • Born on or after July 01, 1990
  • Born on or after July 01, 1987 (OBC-NCL, SC, and ST)
  • born on or after July 01, 1985 (PWD)
Educational qualification Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard
Or
Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard
Or
Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard
For the Foreign nationals
Upper Age limit 30 years as on June 30, 2020
Lower Age limit Born on or after July 01, 1990
Educational qualification Same as for the Indian national mentioned above.

NID Campuses and Courses Offered

The campuses and the courses offered at the NIDs of the nations is made available in the table below:

Campus Courses

NID Ahmedabad

  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Master of Design (MDes) programs

NID Bangalore

  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Master of Design (MDes) programs

NID Gandhinagar

  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Master of Design (MDes) programs

NID Kurukshetra

Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

NID Vijayawada

Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

NID Bhopal

Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

NID Jorhat

Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

NID Admission 2020 Application Form

The candidates have to apply for NID Admission 2020 online. The candidates have to fill in the online application form that is common for all the campuses of NID.

The steps to apply for admission is:

Step 1: Signup and Login
Nationality, Category, Disability, Birthdate, Email, Mobile

Step 2: Application Form
Personal & Educational Details, Work Experience (Only M.Des.)

Step 3: Upload Documents
Photograph, Signature, Caste / PwD Certificate, Passport

Step 4: Payment and Print
Pay Online or Demand Draft and Print Application 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 Admission Process 2020

The candidates can check below the admission process of NID for the academic years 2020-21:

  • The candidates who find themselves eligible for the course have to apply online for the admission test of NID that us DAT (Design Aptitude Test) 2020.
  • Thereafter as per the schedule of the exam, the candidates have to appear in the exam and qualify the same.
  • The selected candidates are called for the admission process across the 7 campuses if NID.

About the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2020

The candidates have to qualify the entrance exam of NID to be able to take admission in any one of the campuses and courses offered. The entrance exam is held at the national level. There are 2 stages of DAT – Prelims and Mains. the candidates qualifying the Prelims are called for the Mains. The details of the prelims and mains exam is given below:

NID DAT 2020 Prelims:

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

  • DAT prelims evaluate you on Knowledge, Analysis, Visualisation, Comprehension, Creativity.
  • 3 hours duration exam
  • All questions are in the English language
  • 100 marks in total
  • 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 2020 are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada.

NID DAT 2020 Mains:

the mains exam is for the candidates who qualify the prelims. The Mains exam pattern is different for BDes / GDPD and the MDes aspirants, which they can check from the table below:

B.Des/G.DPD M.Des
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 the 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:

  • 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.

The selection of the candidates after the entrance exam is based on 30% weightage of the prelims and 70% weightage of the mains exam.

Number of seats offered via NID Admission 2020

The candidates can check below the number of seats available for each course offered at the NIDs:

B.Des Course

  • 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

GDPD Course

NID Vijaywada 60
NID Kurukshetra 60
NID Bhopal 60
NID Jorhat 60

MDes Course

  • 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 Fee Structure

The NID Fee sructure varies as per the course. The candidates can check below the courses and their fee structure:

Fashion and Design Entrance Exams Gujarat Admissions

Mody University Admission 2019 (Girls Only) Click Here

Leave a Reply