National Institute of Design (NID) at Ahmedabad and at its Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Admission to all of the design courses is on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the two - stages of the Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioral abilities of candidates.
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill the criteria of both age and education qualification.
Applications for academic year 2020 - 21 are open to 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, Humanities etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent
Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:
|29/12/2019||Vijayawada, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata|
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||01/10/2019||18/11/2019 02:00 pm|
|Application Form With Late Fee||-||21/11/2019 12:00 pm|
|Application Form Correction||21/11/2019||23/11/2019 12:00 pm|
|Admit Card Release Date||20/12/2019||-|
|NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Exam Date||
Offline Dates |
|Declaration of result||19/03/2020||-|
|Re-Evaluation Of Result||20/03/2020||23/03/2020 06:00 pm|
The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
DAT Prelims Exam Timing 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT (Prelims) or being shortlisted for second stage of admission process does NOT guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.
|Category||B.Des and GDPD|
|OBC - NCL||Rs.2000|
|General - PwD||Rs.1000|
|OBC - NCL - PwD||Rs.1000|
|SC - PwD||Rs.1000|
|ST - PwD||Rs.1000|
|Overseas (only B.Des)||Rs.3000 |
Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:
Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, intake capacity, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des. and GDPD programmes in Admissions Handbook 2020-21 and confirm that you have read and agreed the same
Step 1: Sign up / Registration
Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form
Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature
|Category / Documents ||Photo||Signature||Certificate||Remarks|
|OBC - NCL||Yes||Yes||Yes||OBC - NCL Certificate|
|Open - PwD||Yes||Yes||Yes||Disability Certificate|
|OBC - NCL - PwD||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SC - PwD ||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ST - PwD||Yes||Yes||Yes|
13 November, 2019:
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About DAT Prelims:
It comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions
|Result URL||Check your result here|
|Start date of re-evaluation of result||20/03/2020|
|End date & Time of re-evaluation of result||23/03/2020 06:00 pm|
|Fees for re-evaluation|
The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims paper is Rs.2000/-.
Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final result
The Final marks of the candidate appearing for the BDes / GDPD programme of the National Institute of Design, will be determined based on the weightages of the marks obtained in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as follows:
|Programme / Test||DAT Prelims||DAT Mains |
|B.Des. / GDPD||30%||70%|
Note: Only candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered
eligible for the Merit List.
Results for DAT Prelims:
Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category applied for by the candidate. Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2020-21 for the B.Des. (including overseas candidates) and GDPD programmes will be declared only on the official admissions website (http://admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule announced in Section 2 of this document. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.
Separate result score cards (digital or hard copy) will NOT be provided to the candidates.
In case the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:
Rechecking of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains exam:
Candidates Shortlisted for DAT Mains:
Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that programme (please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available). If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, they will be assigned the same rank.