India's premier and first design institute in the country, National Institute of Design (NID), has been declared as 'Institution of National Importance' by the Act of Parliament. The institute is internationally acclaimed as one amongst the multi-disciplinary institutes in the field of design education and research. The institute had its main campus in Ahmedabad, R&D campus in Bengaluru and Post Graduate campus in Gandhinagar.
NID offer admissions to courses such as Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and Master of Design (M.Des) programmes. The candidates will be shortlisted based on the national-level entrance examination which will be conducted in two stages.
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
Candidates who qualify in the DAT Prelims are only eligible to appear for the DAT Mains examination. The DAT Prelims paper comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions. The total number of seats for admission to B.Des and M.Des is 100 and 275, respectively. To read more about NID exam pattern, click here.
Interested candidates can also pursue Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) course at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada campuses. The total number of seats for GDPD course is 60 each for NID Vijayawada and Kurukshetra campus. The specialisations are offered in the following areas:
1. Industrial Design
2. Communication Design
3. Textile & Apparel Design
For B.Des and GDPD: Candidates 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 recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent. The upper age limit for candidates belonging to the general category is 20 years. The age relaxation is provided to candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC-NCL. To know the eligibility requirements for M.Des, click here.
Candidates who satisfy all the prerequisites set by the NID have to register online for admission to the courses. Here are the steps to register online for NID.
Step 1: Sign up/registration
Step 2: Fill-in personal & educational details
Step 3: Uploading your documents & signature
Step 4: Pay application fee and print
|Category||B.Des & GDPD||M.Des (1 discipline only)||M.Des (2 disciplines)|
|General||INR 2000||INR 2000||INR 4000|
|OBC-NCL||INR 2000||INR 2000||INR 4000|
|SC||INR 1000||INR 1000||INR 2000|
|ST||INR 1000||INR 1000||INR 2000|
|PWD||INR 1000||INR 1000||INR 2000|
|Overseas||INR 3000 (only B.Des)||INR 3000||INR 6000|
Candidates have to appear for all the tests such as DAT Prelims and DAT Mains in order to be considered for the merit list. The NID results will be declared only on the official website. The candidates' scores will also be available for viewing at this time and separate score cards will not be sent individually to the candidates. To know about the NID exam dates, click here.
The National Institute of Design had extended the last date to fill the application forms for NID DAT 2020 examination. Candidates can now apply online until November 18 One can submit the application form with late fee until November 21, 2019.
The official website reads that "The candidates who are applying under 10+2+4 graduation system or Diploma under 10+2+(4 or more), the last date for submitting the provisional/ graduation certificate is extended till 12 June 2020"
Earlier, the last date to submit the application form is November 7 for B.Des/GDPD & M.Des. The last date to submit the application with late fee is November 13, 2019.8 November 2019
The National Institute of Design (NID) has started the online application process for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). Interested candidates can register online for the exam until November 7, 2019.
Candidates should meet all the eligibility requirements including age limit set by the NID to apply online for the exam. Candidates have to pay Rs 2000 as application fee for general and OBC categories. It is Rs 1,000 for SC, ST and PwD.
NID DAT is conducted for admission to B.Des, M.Des and PhD in Design.11 October 2019
The National Institute of Design (NID) has started the online application process for the NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2020 exam. Candidates can who were seeking admission to undergraduate design programmes at various campuses in NID can apply online until November 7, 2019. The last date to apply with late fee is November 19, 2019.
The application fee is Rs 2000 for General/OBC category. The fee amount is Rs 1,000 for SC/ST/PWD category. Candidates can make the corrections in NID DAT 2020 application form between November 13 and 15, 2019.
NID DAT 2020 exam will be held on December 29, 2019. The prelims result will be released in March 2020.1 October 2019
The National Institute of Design (NID) has released the admit cards for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) preliminary exam 2019. The admit cards were released for both B.Des and M.Des DAT preliminary exam.
Candidates who have registered for the examination can visit the official website of NID to download the admit card 2019. One has to use their login credentials to download the admit card. However, the preliminary exam for the NID DAT B.Des and M.Des will be conducted on January 6, 2019.
The B.Des DAT prelims paper is a 3 hours test of 100 marks. The M.Des DAT Prelims paper is of 2 hours 30 minutes and carries 100 marks. The preliminary exam conducted by NID evaluates the design aptitude of a candidate. To know more about the NID DAT exam pattern, click here.17 December 2018