NID Admissions National Institute of Design

Apart from B.Des and M.Des programmes, candidates can also pursue Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) at National Institute of Design. Aspirants can pursue GDPD course at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra campus. M.Des. shall be offered at NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar and B.Des. the program shall be offered only at NID Ahmedabad. Check complete details of NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 in the article below.

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019

The dates for NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 are expected to be held at following dates.

Events Dates for NID B.Des / GDPD Dates for NID M.Des
Application form released on 01 Oct 2018 01 Oct 2018
Last date to apply 09 Nov 2018 09 Nov 2018
Last date to submit form with late fee 19 Nov 2018 19 Nov 2018
Filled in application form and demand draft is to be received until 19 Nov 2018 19 Nov 2018
Facility to edit the application form will begin from 20 to 22 Nov 2018 20 to 22 Nov 2018
Issuance of admit card for DAT Prelims 17 Dec 2018 17 Dec 2018
NID DAT Prelims 2019 will be held on 06 Jan 2019 06 Jan 2019
Answer key will release on Jan 2019 Jan 2019
Window to challenge the answer key will remain open until Jan 2019 Jan 2019
Final answer key will be uploaded on Jan 2019 Jan 2019
Prelims result announced on 19 Mar 2019 15 Feb 2019
Issuance of admit card for NID DAT Main exam 01 Mar 2019 01 Mar 2019
NID DAT Main 2019 will be held on 19 May 2019 11 Mar to 12 Apr 2019
NID DAT Mains result 31 May 2019 02 May 2019

NID Entrance Exam 2019 Eligibility Criteria

For BDes and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) Admissions
Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years
    as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to
    apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for
    candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1
    July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25
    years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1993 are
    eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for
    candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1
    July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:
Applications for the academic year 2019–20 are open to applicants who have passed or will
appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year
2018–19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of
education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.
For Master of Design (M.Des.)
Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years
    as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are eligible to
    apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC & ST): Upper age limit for
    candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1
    July 1985 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35
    years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1983 are
    eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for
    candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1
    July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification
The candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

  1. Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2 system,
    from any university or institute recognized by law in India. Condition: Applicant must
    (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations
    before July 2019. OR

    • Studio Test: This may consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions etc. Total marks of the test will be out of 100 and the duration will be of three hours. The DAT Mains will be conducted in English.
    • Interviews: The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test at the same centre.Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, under the 10+2
      system. Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations
      before July 2019. OR
      Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applie
      Apart from B.Des and M.Des programmes, candidates can also pursue Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) at National Institute of Design. Aspirants can pursue GDPD course at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra campus. M.Des. shall be offered at NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar and B.Des. the program shall be offered only at NID Ahmedabad. Check complete details of NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 in the article below.

      NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Application Form

      Candidates need to fill their NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 application form on the NID’s official website. To successfully fill the application form, candidates need to first fill the application form online after which they will be required to upload their supporting documents, signature, and photograph.

      NID Entrance Exam 2019: Size/Format of Photograph & Signature
      Photograph 100 KB
      JPG Format
      Signature 100 KB
      JPG Format

      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.

      NID Entrance Exam 2019: Documents to be Uploaded
      Category Photo Signature Certificate
      General Yes Yes No
      OBC-NCL Yes Yes Yes, OBC-NCL Certificate
      SC Yes Yes Yes, Caste Certificate
      ST Yes Yes Yes, Tribe Certificate
      OPEN-PwD Yes Yes Yes, Disability Certificate
      OBC-NCL-PwD Yes Yes Yes, Caste and Disability Certificate
      SC-PwD Yes Yes Yes, Caste and Disability Certificate
      ST-PwD Yes Yes Yes, Tribe and Disability Certificate
      Overseas Yes Yes First page and Last page of Passport

      Application Fee

      Candidates can pay the application fee via Online (by Credit Card/ Debit Card) or by Demand Draft. If paying the fee by DD take a printout of their NID Entrance Exam 2019 application form and thereafter send it along with the DD. Also, aspirants need to fill all the details regarding their DD in their online application form.
      As per last year, the amount of application fee for DAT – B.Des /GDPD and DAT – M.Des is mentioned below. If there will be any changes in the application fee it will be updated here.

      Category DAT for B.Des and GDPD DAT for M.Des (1 Discipline) DAT for M.Des (2 Discipline)
      General Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 4000
      OBC-NCL Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 4000
      SC Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
      ST Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
      General-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
      OBC-NCL-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
      SC-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
      ST-PwD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
      Overseas Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000 Rs. 6000

      NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Admit Card

      The NID DAT 2019 Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule. 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 will be issued for Design Aptitude Test (Prelims). Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for Design Aptitude Test (Mains). The admit card for DAT Mains will be issued for only shortlisted candidates.

      NID DAT 2019 Examination Pattern

      In order to secure admissions in design programmes at NID, aspirants need to clear two stages which are:

      • Stage 1: NID DAT (Prelims)
      • Stage 2: NID DAT (Mains) – Studio Test and Personal Interview

      The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) conducted by NID is a three-hour duration exam and the total weightage of the entrance test will be 100 marks. It shall be a pen and paper-based test. The question paper will be in English language only and the test paper comprises of both objective as well as subjective questions. NID DAT (Prelims) is conducted to test candidates on the below-mentioned abilities:

      • Knowledge
      • Comprehension
      • Analysis
      • Creativity
      • Visualization

      The DAT Prelims consists of two parts:

      1. Part I: Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points. This part has questions with
        one or more than one correct answer. The responses of this part will be recorded on an
        OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.
      2. Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in
        visual and/or written formats.

      Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each
      category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to
      appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.
      Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

      NID Design Aptitude Test Sample Paper

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

      NID DAT Mains 2019

      DAT Mains for B.Des./GDPD: Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for the DAT Mains. The Admit Card for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu).
      The DAT Mains for B.Des/GDPD programmes may consist of tests in different formats
      such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making. Total marks of the test will be out
      of 100 and the duration will be of three hours. The DAT Mains will be conducted in
      English.
      The test center will be at Ahmedabad.
      NID will not provide accommodation for applicants appearing for the DAT Mains;
      therefore, the candidates must arrange accommodation at their cost.
      DAT Mains for MDes Admissions: Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for the DAT Mains. The Admit Card for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu).
      The DAT Mains for M.Des programmes consists of two parts:

NID Design Aptitude Test Result 2019

  1. National Institute of Design announces the result for NID DAT, candidates who will be shortlisted in this round will need to further appear for NID DAT (Mains). Candidates can check 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. Candidates who will appear for NID DAT (Mains) wherein authorities will conduct a Studio Test and Interview round at NID campuses.
    On the basis of a candidate’s performance in NID DAT (Prelims and Mains), a final merit list for NID admissions will be prepared. Candidates can check the merit list for NID admissions on the official website of the exam

NID Entrance Exam Question Papers & Answer Keys

National Institute of Design (NID) will release the Question Papers & Answer Keys of the prelims exam after the successful completion of the exam which will be held in January, 2019. Candidates will be able to check the same by login through their Email Id, Date of Birth, Application Form No. & Verification Code. The direct link to check the same will be provided below.
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 2018 Question Papers & Answer Keys.

Insofar, official details of NID Admission 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as NID releases NID Admission 2019 information brochure, details will be updated here.
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