NID PG 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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NID PG 2019 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 Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates. 

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NID PG 2019 Conducting Body

National Institute of Design

NID PG 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Master of Design (M.Des.)

All applicants applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill criteria of both age and education qualification.

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1984 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:

In addition to satisfying the above age criteria, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*. 

OR

Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard. 

Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018. 

OR

Full - time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

Condition: Applicants must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.

* Applicants in the final year of their Bachelor degree/ Full-time Diploma programme whose universities may not have issued the final degree certificate by the date of application to NID, are eligible to apply, subject to passing all subjects without any backlog. Such candidate will have to submit/produce Provisional Degree certificate at the time of counseling.

Note:

In case the degree/certificate has been obtained from a university/board of any country other than India, an equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019. Visit http://www.aiu.ac.in for more details. 

NID PG 2019 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

DateLocation(s)
06/01/2019 Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata
11/03/2019 Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru

NID PG 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form01/10/2018 23/11/2018
Application Form With Late Fee- 30/11/2018
Application Form Correction01/12/2018 04/12/2018
Admit Card Release Date17/12/2018 -
NID PG 2019 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 06/01/2019
  • 11/03/2019
  • Declaration of result15/02/2019-
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    NID PG 2019 Prospectus

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    DAT Prelims Exam Timing 09:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru** (including Overseas candidates) Monday, 11 March 2019 to Friday, 12 April 2019

    About DAT Mains for M.Des:

    Test Centre: Ahmedabad
    Test Centre: Bengaluru
    Test Centre: Gandhinagar
    Animation Film Design
    Design for Retail Experience
    Apparel Design
    Ceramic & Glass Design
    Digital Game Design 
    Lifestyle Accessory Design
    Film & Video Communication
    Information Design
    New Media Design
    Furniture and Interior Design
    Interaction Design
    Photography Design
    Graphic Design
    Universal Design
    Strategic Design Management
    Product Design

    Toy & Game Design 
    Textile Design

    Transportation & Automobile Design

    Note: 

    *The exact dates of DAT (Mains) will be as mentioned in the Admit Card. Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of all candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards.

    NID will not provide accommodation for applicants appearing for the DAT Mains; therefore, the candidates must arrange accommodation at their cost.

    NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. A city may have more than one test centre. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

    NID PG 2019 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

     Application Fee:

    Category
    1 Discipline only
    2 Disciplines
    General
    Rs.2000
    Rs.4000
    OBC - NCL
    Rs.2000
    Rs.4000
    SC
    Rs.1000
    Rs.2000
    ST
    Rs.1000
    Rs.2000
    General - PwD
    Rs.1000
    Rs.2000
    OBC - NCL - PwD
    Rs.1000
    Rs.2000
    SC - PwD
    Rs.1000
    Rs.2000
    ST - PwD
    Rs.1000
    Rs.2000
    Overseas
    Rs.3000 
    Rs.6000

    Note: For applications received after 1400 hrs. on Friday, 15 November 2018, the application fees (including late fees) applicable will be double the amount indicated above

    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, 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.. 

    Note:

    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

    All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form 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 applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2019.
    • 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 of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, 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 and password 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.

    Note: Allotment of seat/campus will be purely on merit in respective category. Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are available ONLY at NID Ahmedabad and NOT available at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.

    • Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
    • After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.

    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 selfcomposed 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 2018 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
    • All of these scanned documents must be in JPG / JPEG format.
    • Once you are done with uploading all the necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
    • Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.
    • The Given fees are applicable to M.Des., belonging to either of the three genders. NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only trans-genders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.
    • 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 be borne by the applicant.
    • You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment.
    • Select method of paymen
      • ONLINE (via credit / debit card) or
      • 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 Friday, 09 November 2018.
    • 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), so as to reach before 1800 hrs. on Monday, 19 November, 2018: 

    The Project Manager – CMS

    All India Management Association

    Management House, 14, Institutional Area, 

    Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003

    India

    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.

    Window to edit Application Form (20th to 22nd November 2018)

    • Applicants will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from 1400 hrs. on 20 November 2018 until 1400 hrs. on 22 November 2018.
    • The information related to eligibility criteria, date of birth, category, email id, and the citizenship applied for CANNOT be modified at this stage.
    • Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application form.
    • Applicants are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application process. At any stage if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not true, NID has the right to cancel his / her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

    Note: 

    The National Institute of Design has authorised the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des. programme.

    More Information

    Last date for receiving printed application forms accompanied with a demand draft (to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier) 1600 hrs on Monday, 19 November 2018

    Window to edit the application forms starts from 12 noon on Friday, 23 November 2018 until 12 noon on Monday, 26 November 2018.

    NID PG 2019 Syllabus

    About DAT Prelims: 

     It comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions

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

    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:

    • Studio Test: This may consist of tests in different formats. Total marks of the test will be out of 100 and the duration will be of three hours. The DAT Mains will be conducted in English.
    • Interviews: The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, and at the same centre as the Studio Test. 

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    Subjects


    Design Aptitude Tests (DAT)

    The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:

    Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

    Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains 

    About DAT Prelims: 

     It comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions

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

    About DAT Mains for M.Des:

    The DAT Mains for M.Des. programmes consists of two parts:

    • Studio Test: This may consist of tests in different formats. Total marks of the test will be out of 100 and the duration will be of three hours. The DAT Mains will be conducted in English.
    • Interviews: The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, and at the same centre as the Studio Test.

    NID PG 2019 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date

    17/12/2018

    Admit Card Download Url

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    NID PG 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 06/01/2019
    • 11/03/2019

    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

    More Information

    Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim 1600 hrs on Monday, 17 December 2018

    Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des. 1600 hrs. on Friday, 01 March 2019

    Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, candidates will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains. The Admit Card for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (http://admissions.nid.edu). 

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    NID PG 2019 Results

    Result Declaration15/02/2019
    Result URLCheck your result here

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    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:

    Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2019–20 for the M.Des. programme (including overseas candidates) will be declared only on the official admissions website (admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule announced in Section 2. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.

    Separate result score cards will not be sent individually 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 Design Aptitude Test - Prelims (Part B).
    • If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Design Aptitude Test- Prelims (Part A).
    • If this still does not break the tie, then both the candidates will be assigned the same rank.

    DAT Prelims result for M.Des 1600 hrs. on Friday, 15 February 2019

    Rechecking window (DAT Prelims) with payment mode 1600 hrs. on Friday,15 February 2019 until Sunday, 17 February 2019

    Rechecking of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains exam:

    • Requests for rechecking the answer booklet of the DAT Prelims or Mains 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 first 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 Admission Committee.
    • On rechecking the scripts, 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 requesting candidate’s registered email id 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.
    • A re-checking request will not be processed if submitted without a scanned copy of the Admit Card duly signed by the invigilator and with the seal of the test centre.
    • The details about “How to submit for re-check ” request will be available on the official website of admissions at a later stage.

    Candidates shortlisted for DAT Mains: 

    Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, a certain number of candidates for each discipline will be shortlisted to appear for DAT Mains. If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, higher rank will be decided based on the tie break policy. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline (please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available). 

    DAT Mains result for M.Des. 1400 hrs. on Thursday, 02 May 2019

    NID PG 2019 Re-evaluation

    Fees for re-evaluation

    The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims or DAT Mains paper is Rs.2000/- for each request.

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