NID Exam

National Institute of Design Exam

NID Exam Important Dates

NID offer admissions to Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and Master of Design (M.Des) programmes. The aspirants will be shortlisted based on the national-level entrance examination which will be conducted in two stages, i.e. the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains.

Candidates have to fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying for the NID 2020 entrance exam.

NID 2020 Important Dates (Tentative):

Events Dates
NID 2019 Application Form Release October 01, 2019
Last Date to Submit NID Application Form November 23, 2019, till 02:00 pm
Last Date to Submit NID Application Form with Late Fee November 30, 2019, till 02:00 pm
Last Date for Receiving Printed Application Form November 19, 2019, till 04:00 pm
Application Form Correction From 12:00 pm on December 01, 2019, to December 04, 2019, till 12:00 pm
Admit Card Download for DAT Prelims From 04:00 pm on December 17, 2019
DAT Prelims Exam (B.Des. GDPD, and Overseas Candidates) January 06, 2020, from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
DAT Prelims Exam (M.Des including Overseas Candidates January 06, 2020, from 9:00 am onwards
DAT Prelims Result for B.Des and GDPD March 19, 2020, at 04:00 pm
DAT Prelims Result for M.Des February 15, 2020, at 04:00 pm
Rechecking Window (B.Des and GDPD DAT Prelims) with Payment Mode From 04:00 pm on March 19, 2020, till March 22, 2020
Rechecking Window (M.Des DAT Prelims) with Payment Mode From 04:00 pm on February 15, 2020, till February 17, 2020
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD May 1, 2020, at 04:00 pm
DAT Mains for B.Des, GDPD and Overseas Candidates in Ahmedabad May 12, 2020, & May 19, 2020
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des March 1, 2020, at 04:00 pm
DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
and Bengaluru (including Overseas Candidates)
March 11, 2020, to April 12, 2020
DAT Mains result for B.Des and GDPD May 21, 2020, at 02:00 pm
DAT Mains result for M.Des May 02, 2020, at 02:00 pm


Admit Cards will be available to download on the NID website as per the above schedule. All the candidates have to download and print their own Admit Cards. Reporting time will be mentioned in the DAT Prelims Admit Card. The exact dates of DAT (Mains) will be as mentioned in the Admit Card.

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