National Institute of Design Entrance Exam (Prelims) For Master of Design 2020 or NID DAT (Prelims) M.Des. 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Des. (Animation Film Design), M.Des. (Film and Video Communication), M.Des. (Graphic Design), M.Des. (Photography Design), M.Des. (Ceramic and Glass Design) and other courses. NID DAT (Prelims) M.Des. 2020 is conducted by National Institute of Design.
NID DAT (Prelims) M.Des. for the year 2020 has been announced by National Institute of Design and will be held on 29/12/2019. The application forms will be available from 01/10/2019 till 21/11/2019. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 150 minutes. Admit card will be available from 20/12/2019. Result is expected to be announced on 21/02/2020.
Master of Design (M.Des.)
All applicants applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill criteria of both age and education qualification.
|29/12/2019||Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, 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) M.Des. Exam Date||
Offline Dates |
|Declaration of result||21/02/2020||-|
The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
|Category||1 Discipline only||2 Disciplines|
|OBC - NCL||Rs.2000||Rs.4000|
|General - PwD||Rs.1000||Rs.2000|
|General - EWS -PwD||Rs.1000||Rs.2000|
|OBC - NCL - PwD||Rs.1000||Rs.2000|
|SC - PwD||Rs.1000||Rs.2000|
|ST - PwD||Rs.1000||Rs.2000|
How to Apply
Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website and follow the steps below:
Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the M.Des. programmes in Admissions Handbook 2019 - 20 & confirm that you have read and agreed the same
The Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to applicants to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.
Step 1: Sign up / Registration
Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form
Note: Candidates are allowed to apply for maximum of two disciplines.
Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature
Step 3: Upload Documents and 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|
Step 4: Pay Application Fee and Print
The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association Management House, 15 Link Road, Lajpat Nagar Part 3, New Delhi 110 024
Window to Edit Application Form (13 to 15 November 2019)
The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its
applications for the M.Des. programme.
About DAT Prelims:
It comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions
The M.Des. DAT prelims paper is of 2 ½ hour duration and 100 marks, comprising of a Common Design Aptitude Test and a faculty-specific Domain Test, which together evaluate the Design aptitude of the candidate. The word “Faculty” here refers to the five existing faculty streams at NID (i) Communication Design, (ii) Industrial Design, (iii) Information Technology Integrated Programmes, (iv) Inter-Disciplinary Design Studies, and (v) Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design. The DAT Prelims paper comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions.
About DAT Mains for M.Des:
The DAT Mains for M.Des. programmes consists of two parts:
Sample Paper Link: View/Download
|Admit Card Download Start Date||20/12/2019|
|Result URL||Check your result here|
Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final result
|Programme / Test||DAT Prelims||DAT Mains |
|M.Des (all disciplines)||20%||80%|
Note: Only candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered
eligible for the Merit List.
Announcement of Results
In order to be considered for the merit list, a candidate must have appeared for all the tests in both the DAT Prelims and the DAT Mains.
Results for DAT Prelims:
Rechecking of DAT Prelims Exam