NID DAT 2020

NID DAT 2020 – National Institute of Design (NID) conducts entrance exam for admission in Bachelor of Design program, Master of Design program and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design program. The entrance exam is called the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). NID DAT 2020 is a 2 stage entrance exam. The candidates who qualify both the stages are eligible for admission in ant one of the courses across 7 NID campuses at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Kurukshetra, Bhopal, Jorhat, and Vijayawada. The exam is held in a pen and paper-based mode. Check complete details of NID Design Aptitude Test 2020 in the article below.

NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2020

Stage 1 of DAT 2020 is the prelims exam and stage 2 is a practical based test. The final selection is based on 30% weightage of the prelims and 70% weightage of the mains. Check important dates in regards to NID Design Aptitude Test 2020 from the table below:

NID DAT 2020 B.Des / GDPD M.Des
Application form available from 1st week of Oct 2019
Last date to fill the application form 1st week of Oct 2019 1st week of Oct 2019
Last date to fill the application form with late fee 2nd week of Nov 2019 2nd week of Nov 2019
Last dates to receive the printed application form with DD 2nd week of Nov 2019 2nd week of Nov 2019
Window to edit the application forms 3rd week of Nov 2019 3rd week of Nov 2019
Issuance of admit card for DAT Prelims 2nd week of Dec 2020 2nd week of Dec 2020
NID DAT Prelims exam date 1st week of Jan 2020 1st week of Jan 2020
Answer key releases on Jan 2020 Jan 2020
Window to challenge the answer key Jan 2020 Jan 2020
Final answer key release date Jan 2020 Jan 2020
Prelims result declaration 2nd week of Mar 2020 2nd week of Feb 2020
Issuance of admit card for NID DAT Main exam 1st week of Mar 2020 1st week of Mar 2020
NID DAT Mains 2nd week of May 2020 1st week of Mar 2020
NID DAT Mains result 4th week of May 2020 1st week of May 2020

NID DAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates can check below the eligibility criteria that is necessary to appear for DAT 2020.

For B.Des/GDPD course:

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 Design Aptitude Test 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to fill their NID Design Aptitude Test 2020 application form on the NID’s official website. To successfully fill the application form, candidates need to first fill the application form online and send it either in the online mode/via post with DD.

Aspirants who will be applying for admission at NID under any reserved category need to submit the below-mentioned documents in JPG format. The file size of these documents should not be more than 150 KB.

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 DAT 2020 Application Fee: Candidates can pay the application fee via Online (by Credit Card/ Debit Card) or by Demand Draft. The application fee is as follows:

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

NID DAT 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

In order to secure admissions in design programmes at NID, aspirants need to clear the first stage (prelims) first:

The exam pattern for the same is as follows:

NID DAT 2020 Prelims:

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

  • DAT prelims evaluate you on KnowledgeAnalysisVisualisationComprehensionCreativity.
  • 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

NID DAT 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

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

NID Design Aptitude Test Sample Paper

The candidates can check below the sample papers of DAT for preparation purpose.

  • Click here to view/download Sample Paper for B.Des./GDPD.
  • Click here to view/download Sample Paper for M.Des.

NID DAT 2020 Syllabus for Prelims

The candidates can check below the topics from where the questions are mostly asked in the prelims exam:

  1. Innovation in design
  2. Principles of composition
  3. Inspiration & design development
  4. Theme development
  5. Design theory
  6. Natural & geometrical form
  7. Exercises on imagination
  8. Optical illusion
  9. Colour, pattern & texture
  10. Lateral thinking
  11. Design awareness
  12. Creative thinking & writing
  13. Graphics & pictograms
  14. Form & function
  15. Drawing fundamentals
  16. Ornaments & motifs
  17. Imagination & doodling
  18. Understanding light & shade
  19. Elements & principles of design
  20. Colour psychology & optical illusions
  21. 3D visualization
  22. Lettering
  23. Developing observation
  24. Good design vs. bad design
  25. Optical illusion
  26. Mood, theme & color inter-relationship
  27. Visual logic
  28. Outline for beginners
  29. Colour terminology
  30. Presentation techniques
  31. Memory drawing
  32. Picture analysis
  33. Usage of color in compositions
  34. Innovation & creation
  35. Story phttps://design.careers360.com/exams/nid-datictures
  36. Natural & geometrical form
  37. Use of measurements, scale & proportions
  38. Expression & emotion
  39. Developing themes & colour associations
  40. Foreshortening & perspective
  41. Inspiration & creativity

NID DAT 2020 Syllabus for Main

In the mains, practical based tests are taken. The practical based tests are from the below-given areas:

  1. Model making
  2. Material manipulation
  3. Questions generally asked in an interview
  4. Audio-visual exercises
  5. Mock interview
  6. Evolving ideas
  7. Past studio test & interview questions
  8. Importance of body language
  9. Doodling
  10. Creative thinking
  11. Guidance on portfolio making
  12. Interview tips

NID Design Aptitude Test 2020 Admit Card

The NID DAT 2020 Admit Card is made available for download at NID website, admissions.nid.edu. It is solely the responsibility of all candidates to download and print their own respective Admit Cards. Candidates need to bring the admit card to appear for the entrance test. Firstly, the admit card is issued for the Design Aptitude Test (Prelims). Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates have to appear for Design Aptitude Test (Mains). The admit card for DAT Mains is issued for only shortlisted candidates.

NID Entrance Exam Question Papers & Answer Keys

National Institute of Design (NID) releases the Question Papers & Answer Keys of the prelims exam after the successful completion of the exam. Candidates are able to check the same by login through their Email Id, Date of Birth, Application Form No. & Verification Code.

Last Year Question Papers & Answer Keys:

  • Click Here to check the Last Year B.Des Final Answer Key.
  • Click Here to check the Last Year M.Des Final Answer Key.
  • Login Here to check the NID DAT Question Papers & Answer Keys.

NID Design Aptitude Test Result 2020

National Institute of Design announces the result for NID DAT Prelims 2020 first. Candidates shortlisted in this round need to further appear for NID DAT (Mains). Candidates can check both their result for NID entrance exam on the official website of the exam by providing details such as email address, date of birth, roll number/application number, etc.

After the prelims, the candidates can check their names in the selection list. The selection list is made available category wise. On the basis of a candidate’s performance in NID DAT (Prelims and Mains), a final merit list for NID admissions is prepared. The final merit list is based on 30% weightage of the prelims and 70% weightage of the mains.

NID Campuses and Courses Offered via DAT 2020

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)

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