NID Entrance Exam 2018
National Institute of Design (NID) will begin the registration for NID Admission 2018 in the month of October. Admission will be offered to three programmes: Master of Design (M.Des), Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).
So far, only the month for the commencement of NID Admission 2018-19 has been announced. Information brochure for NID 2018-19 admission will be released in October. The candidates interested in pursuing design programs at NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, or Assam may read through this article to understand the complete NID 2018 admission procedure.
The procedure for the selection of the candidates in NID can be divided into three stages, which are as below:
- Stage-1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – It is again bifurcated into Prelims and Main exam.
- Stage-2: Studio Test
- Stage-3: Personal Interview
NID DAT 2018
NID DAT shall be conducted at various test centres in cities across India. Based on the scores obtained in DAT, the shortlisted candidates will be called for stage 2 and 3 of admission at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses and shortlisted candidates for GDPD (NID Vijayawada). The candidates might also have to appear for a second round of exams, if announced separately by NID Vijayawada.
NID Exam Date 2018
Candidates may check all the tentative important dates for NID entrance exam and admission from the table below.
|Application form will be available from||October 2017|
|Last date for submitting online application||4th week November 2017|
|Download Admit card for DAT Prelims||3rd week of December 2017|
|DAT Prelims Exam (M.Des, B.Des and GDPD)||2nd week of Jan 2018|
|DAT Mains Exam for overseas candidates (Both M.Des and B.Des)||2nd week of January 2018|
|Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer key||3rd week of January 2018|
|Uploading final answer key of DAT Prelims||4th week of January 2018|
|DAT Prelims result for M.Des||1st week of February 2018|
|Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des||2nd week of February 2018|
|DAT Prelim results for B.Des and GDPD||4th week of February 2018|
|Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD||4th week of March 2018|
|DAT Mains for M.Des||2nd week of Mar 2018|
|DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD in Ahmedabad||3rd week of May 2018|
|Merit list I for M.Des||1st week of May 2018|
|Merit list I for B.Des and GDPD||4th week of May 2018|
NID Eligibility 2018
The below mentioned is last year’s eligibility criteria, it might change this year. If it does, we will update the new criteria on this page.
For B.Des Course: Applications for academic year 2018–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18 from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.
For M.Des Course: Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited), passed, or will be appearing for any of the following degree examinations before July:
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
- Diploma in design under the 10+2+4 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. OR
- Applicants must either have appeared for (results awaited) or passed, before July 2016, a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
NID 2018 Application Form
The application form for NID admission will be released online on the official website, which is admissions.nid.edu. The candidates will have to submit their personal details in the form and along with it, will also be required to submit details related to educational qualification, etc. To submit the form successfully, the candidates will also be required to pay the application fee.
- Last year, the fee amount was Rs. 2000 for general category candidates and Rs. 1000 for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.
Admit Card of NID 2018
The Admit card / hall ticket is the essential document to be carried at the time of test & Interviews. It will contain specifics such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam centre details. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be permitted to write the exam or appear for interview.
Answer Key of NID 2018
The answer key will be published by the NID on the official website at www.nid.edu. Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer key will be available via a login and the candidates will also be able to challenge the key.
Sample of Previous Year Question Paper with Answer Key
NID 2018 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.