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NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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.

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NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Eligibility Criteria

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. 

Educational 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

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1997 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.

Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a Central or State Board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer http://www.aiu.ac.in).
  • Intermediate or two-year pre-University examination under a Board or University recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects. 
  • Any public school, Board or University examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
  • AICTE-approved three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on http://www.aicte-india.org.
  • Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted  in India. This certificate is required to be submitted at the time of document verification. 

NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Exam Centers

Offline Dates

DateLocation(s)
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

NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form01/10/2019 18/11/2019
Application Form With Late Fee- 21/11/2019
Application Form Correction21/11/2019 23/11/2019
Admit Card Release Date20/12/2019 -
NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 29/12/2019
  • Declaration of result19/03/2020-
    Re-Evaluation Of Result20/03/2020 23/03/2020
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    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Prospectus


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    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.

    Note:

    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.

    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Application Form

    Application Form Fee

     Application Fee:

    Category
    B.Des and GDPD
    General
    Rs.2000
    General EWSRs.2000
    OBC - NCL
    Rs.2000
    SC
    Rs.1000
    ST
    Rs.1000
    General - PwD
    Rs.1000
    General-EWS-PwDRs.1000
    OBC - NCL - PwD
    Rs.1000
    SC - PwD
    Rs.1000
    ST - PwD
    Rs.1000
    Overseas (only B.Des)
    Rs.3000 

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    • How to Apply 

    Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below: 

    Step 0:

    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

    • All the candidates are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form. This is to be done only at http://admissions.nid.edu
    • Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the candidate. Ensure that this email id and mobile number is active till 31 August 2020.
    • After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case, wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during signup, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
    • Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
    • Log in to your account using login credentials to proceed further.

    Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form

    • Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
    • Fill in all the required details.
    • After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section ‘Upload Document’.
    • Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date

    Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature

    • Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG / JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs with self composed portraits will not be accepted.
    • Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG / JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
    • Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL category are required to upload their valid OBC-NCL Certificate issued by a competent authority. The date of issue of OBC-NCL certificate should be 01 April 2019 or later. The certificate must be in JPG / JPEG format and not exceed 150 KB in size.
    • Candidates applying under the SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG / JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
    • Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG / JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
    • Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
    • List of documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories at the time of applying online are as under: 
    Category / Documents 
    Photo
    Signature
    Certificate
    Remarks
    General
    Yes
    Yes
    No

    OBC - NCL
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    OBC - NCL Certificate
    SC
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Caste Certificate
    ST
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Tribe Certificate
    Open - PwD
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Disability Certificate
    OBC - NCL - PwD
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Caste Certificate
    Disability Certificate
    SC - PwD 
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Caste Certificate
    Disability Certific
    ST - PwD
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Tribe Certificate
    Disability Certificate
    Overseas
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    First page of Passport 
    Last page of Passport
    Step 4: Pay Application Fee and Print
    • Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2020-21 are as under:
      • Category B.Des. and GDPD
      • General Rs.2000/- 
      • General-EWS Rs.2000/-
      • OBC-NCL Rs.2000/-
      • SC Rs.1000/-
      • ST Rs.1000/-
      • General-PwD Rs.1000/-
      • General-EWS-PwD Rs.1000/-
      • OBC-NCL-PwD Rs.1000/-
      • SC-PwD Rs.1000/-
      • ST-PwD Rs.1000/-
      • Overseas (only B.Des.) Rs.3000 /-

    • The above fees are applicable to candidates of all institutes- NID Ahmedabad, NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh & NID Assam irrespective of gender.
    • Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.
    • The Application fees paid online (by Debit/Credit Card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank/ transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will have to be borne by the candidate.
    • Candidate will be asked to verify their details, after which they can proceed to make the payment.
    • Select method of payment— (a) ONLINE (via Debit/Credit Card) or (b) OFFLINE only by Demand Draft. Enter the required details as specified.
    • For candidates paying ONLINE: You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form if you are paying online via Debit/Credit Card.
    • For Candidates paying OFFLINE:
      • Prepare a Demand Draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Fill in the details of the Demand Draft online to complete the submission process. Save the Application Form as a PDF File and print it. This should be done before 1400 hrs on Thursday, 07 November 2019.
      • To complete the application process, you must send the Demand Draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address (via Speed Post/Courier only), so as to reach before 1400 hrs on Wednesday,

    13 November, 2019:

    The Project Manager–CMS

    All India Management Association Management House, 15, Link Road Lajpat Nagar Part 3, New Delhi 110 024

    Note:

    • National Institute of Design has authorised All India Management Association, New Delhi, to accept applications fees for the B.Des./GDPD programme for the admission cycle 2020-21.
    • Please note that candidates who have made online payment via Debit/Credit Card are NOT required to send the print-out of your application form


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    • Last Date for submitting online application with late fee (for B.Des/GDPD & M.Des Only): 12 noon on Thursday, 21 November 2019.
    • Window to edit application form (for B.Des/GDPD & M.Des only): 6 pm on Thu.,21 November 2019 to 2 pm on Sat.,23 November 2019.

    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Syllabus

    Sample Paper Link: View/Download

    Subjects


    About DAT Prelims: 

     It comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions

    • Part 1 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions
    • Part 2 Subjective Type

    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date

    20/12/2019

    Admit Card Download Url

    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 29/12/2019

    Examination Day Instructions

    • Use only Blue or Black Ball Point Pen to darken the oval for answering
    • Do not darken more than one oval against any question. No marks will be given for such responses.
    • Rough work, if any, is to be done on the Question Booklet only. No separate sheet will be provided/used for rough work.
    • Calculator, Mobile or any Electronic Gadgets, etc., are not permitted inside the examination hall.
    • Candidates seeking, receiving and / or giving assistance during the test will be disqualified.
    • Appropriate civil / criminal proceedings will be instituted against the candidates taking or attempting to take this Question Booklet or part of it outside the examination hall.
    • The right to exclude any question(s) from final evaluation rests with the Examining authority

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    Note:
    • Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains.
    • NID reserves the right to change/alter this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances.
    • Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (http://admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of the candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards.
    • Reporting time will be mentioned in the DAT Prelims Admit Card. 
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    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Results

    Result Declaration19/03/2020
    Result URLCheck your result here

    NID DAT 2020 (Prelims) B.Des. / GDPD Re-evaluation

    Start date of re-evaluation of result20/03/2020
    End date & Time of re-evaluation of result23/03/2020    06:00 pm
    Fees for re-evaluation

    The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims paper is Rs.2000/-.

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    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:

    • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part B of the DAT - Prelims.
    • If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part A of the DAT - Prelims.
    • If this still does not break the tie, then both the candidates will be assigned the same rank.

    Rechecking of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains exam:

    • Requests for rechecking the answer booklet of the DAT Prelims - can be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the official website http://admissions.nid.edu Rechecking will be restricted to
      • Whether all the answers have been marked.
      • Whether there has been any mistake in the totaling of marks for each question in Part II of answer booklet and transferring the marks correctly onto the cover page of the answer booklet.
    • No other re-evaluation of the answer script or other work done by the candidate as a part of the examination will be carried out.
    • No candidate, person or organization shall be entitled to claim re-evaluation or disclosure or inspection of the answer scripts or copies of it and other documents as these are treated as most confidential by the NID Admission Cell.
    • On rechecking the answer booklet, if it is found that there is an error, the marks will be revised accordingly.
    • The communication regarding the revision of marks, if any, shall be sent to the candidate’s registered email ONLY.
    • The Institute will not be responsible for any loss or damage or any inconvenience caused to the candidate consequent to the revision of marks and no claims in this regard shall be entertained. The revised score after rechecking will be considered final.
    • Any rechecking requests submitted without a scanned copy of the Admit Card signed by the invigilator with the seal of the test centre will not be processed. Rechecking request will not be accepted over email and have to be submitted by the candidate online only at the official website of NID. 
    • The details about “How to submit the rechecking request” will be available on the official website of admissions at a later stage.
    • The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims paper is Rs.2000/- each.


    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.

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