NID Exam

National Institute of Design Exam

NID Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet all the prerequisites set by the National Institute of Design (NID) to apply for the courses offered at NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

For Bachelor of Design (B.Des) & Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) programmes 

Education Qualification: Candidates who have 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 recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent. 

Age Limit: The upper age limit for candidates belonging to the general category is 20 years. The upper age limit is 23 years for candidates belonging to reserved categories such as other backward class-non creamy layer (OBC-NCL), scheduled caste (SC) & scheduled tribe (ST). The age limit is 25 years for PWD reserved category candidates. However, the upper age limit is 20 years for foreign applicants. 

For Master of Design (M.Des)

Education Qualification: A candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions. 

Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India. 

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, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. 

Age Limit: The upper age limit for candidates belonging to the general category is 30 years. The upper age limit is 33 years for candidates belonging to reserved categories such as other backward class-non creamy layer (OBC-NCL), scheduled caste (SC) & scheduled tribe (ST). The age limit is 35 years for PWD reserved category candidates. However, the upper age limit is 30 years for foreign applicants. 


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