NID Exam

National Institute of Design Exam

What is NID Exam?

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

Eligibility Criteria

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.

NID Registration Process

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 

NID Application Fee

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

NID Results

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

NID DAT Mains Result 2020 Declared

The National Institute of Design (NID) has declared the final result of NID DAT Mains for its BDes-GDPD admission. Students who have appeared for the examination can visit the official website of NID to access the NID DAT 2020 result. The result is available for Bachelor of Design (BDes) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD).

The successful students of NID DAT 2020 mains can take admissions in the NID campuses located in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. The Main exam held on June 23. 

24 July 2020
NID DAT 2020: Revised Tie-Breaking Policy For B.Des-GDPD Admission 2020-21

The National Institute of Design made an amendment to the B.Des-GDPD admission handbook 2020-21. The institute revised the tie-breaking policy to prepare the final merit list of B.Des/GDPD admission 2020-21.

NID made the amendment on July 20, 2020. It may be recalled that the NID mains exam (online interacted) commenced from June 22, 2020, onwards. The final result of NID DAT mains is likely to be released anytime soon.

21 July 2020
NID DAT 2020 Result For B.Des Announced

The NID has released the DAT 2020 result for B.Des and GDPD in online mode. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam can visit the official website to check the NID DAT result 2020. The result of NID DAT for B.Des was delayed due to the lockdown caused by Coronavirus (COVID 19). 

Candidates should enter their login details such as registered email address and date of birth along with verification code. It is advised to download the NID DAT 2020 result and take a printout of the same for future reference. 

One who clear the Prelims exam have to appear for the Mains. The exam date will be released soon on the official site.  

5 May 2020
NID DAT 2020 M.Des Result Announced

The result of NID DAT 2020 for M.Des was released on February 21. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can access the result of the NID DAT prelims exam on the official website. Candidates who clear the prelims exam will have to appear in the NID DAT mains exam.

Aspirants should use their email Id, DOB and verification code to check the NID DAT result 2020 for M.Des. One can opt for a re-evaluation by paying the fee of Rs 2000. 

NID DAT is a national level exam conducted for admission in design programmes for Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses.

24 February 2020
NID DAT Admit Card 2020 Released

The National Institute of Design (NID) has released the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) admit card 2020. Candidates who have registered for the entrance exam can download NID admit card 2020 from the official website. 

Candidates should use their email address and date of birth to access their admit card. One should enter the verification code along with login details. It is advised to download the admit card and carry the same to the examination centre. 

NID DAT entrance exam will be held on December 29, 2020. The result will be released in February 2020. 

20 December 2019
NID DAT 2020: Application Form Edit Window Opens
Last Date Extended For NID DAT 2020
NID DAT 2020 Application Portal Activated
NID DAT 2020 Notification Released, Application Process Started
NID DAT Admit Card 2019 Available On The Official Website
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