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NID DAT 2019: NID Design Aptitude Test

The National Institute of Design (NID) conducts NID Design Aptitude Test i.e. NID DAT 2019 for admission to various courses. The test is held in two rounds - NID DAT 2019 (Prelims) and NID DAT 2019 (Mains). Candidates who get shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

Courses offered at National Institute of Design (NID)

  1. Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
  2. Master of Design (M.Des.)
  3. GDPD (NID-Kurukshetra)
  4. GDPD (NID-Vijayawada)

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Design/GDPD

Find below the eligibility criteria for admission to Bachelor of Design (BDes) course at NID Ahmedabad and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.
  1. To be eligibility for BDes/GDPD courses, candidates are required to successfully complete higher secondary (10+2) or other equivalent examination from a recognised board or university such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or other equivalent boards.
Exams accepted by the National Institute of Design are:
  1. 10+2 under any central or state board
  2. Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under any recognized board or university
  3. Two-year course conducted by the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  4. Senior secondary school examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
  5. H.S.C. vocational examination.
  6. Advanced (A) level General Certificate Education (GCE) examination taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
  7. High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  8. Three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by the Board of Technical Education of any Indian state or Union Territories
  9. Candidates who have successfully completed their class 12 or other equivalent examination outside India or from any board not specified above are required to produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming the examination that they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India.

Age Limit for BDes/GDPD courses at NID Entrance Exam 2019

  1. The age of the candidate should not be more than 20 years (23 years for OBC-NCL, SC, ST category candidates) as on 30 June 2019. Candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are only eligible to apply.
  2. The age limit of the candidates belonging to PwD Reserved Category should not be more than 25 years as on 30 June 2019. Candidates born on or after 1 July 1993 are only eligible to apply.
  3. Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) candidates should not be more than 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are only eligible to apply.

Master of Design

Find below the eligibility criteria for admission to M.Des. programme (any discipline)

Age Limit for M.Des. programme in NID:
  1. The age of the candidate should not be more than 30 years (23 years for OBC-NCL, SC, ST category candidates) as on 30 June 2019. Candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are only eligible to apply.
  2. The age limit of the candidates belonging to PwD Reserved Category should not be more than 35 years as on 30 June 2019. Candidates born on or after 1 July 1983 are only eligible to apply.
  3. Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) candidates should not be more than 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are only eligible to apply. 
Educational Qualification for M.Des. programme in NID:
In addition to the above, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions: 
  1. Candidate should have successfully completed their 4 years bachelor degree (any discipline), from a recognized university or institute in India. They should (have passed/ appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2019.
    OR
  2. Candidate should have successfully completed their 3 years Bachelor degree (any discipline), from a recognized university or institute in India. under the 10 2 system. They should (have passed/ appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2019.
    OR
  3. Candidate should have successfully completed their 4-years full-time Diploma in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, from any recognized university or institute in India. They should (have passed/ appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2019. 
In case the candidate has obtained a degree/certificate from a university/board other than India, an equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate.

Eligibility Criteria for Overseas Category (Supernumerary candidates) in NID

  1. Candidates who hold a citizenship of another country are only eligible to apply under the overseas category, provided they fulfill all other eligibility criteria.

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Admission Dates

  • Start of application process: Sep 24, 2018

  • End of online application process: Oct 30, 2018

  • Last date for receipt of Printed Applications: Nov 08, 2018

  • Start of application form edit: Nov 13, 2018

  • End of application form edit: Nov 15, 2018

  • Admit Card Download (for NID DAT Prelims): Dec 19, 2018

  • NID Prelims Exam: Jan 06, 2019

  • Provisional Answer Key: Jan 11, 2019

  • Final Answer Key: Jan 29, 2019

  • NID DAT Prelims Result (BDes, GDPD): Mar 12, 2019

  • NID DAT Mains Admit Card (BDes, GDPD): Mar 21, 2019

  • Start of NID DAT Mains (BDes, GDPD): May 14, 2019

  • End of NID DAT Mains (BDes, GDPD): May 21, 2019

  • Announcement of Merit List (BDes, GDPD): May 30, 2019

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Application Process

Candidates are required to sign up/ register online by visiting the official website WWW.NID.EDU
  1. A valid email id and mobile number should be provided by the candidate for all future communication.

  2. With the successful completion of the registration process, login credentials are sent to the candidate via email.

  3. Log in to the official account using login and password to proceed further.

  4. Candidates are required to fill up the online application form with appropriate details. They need to upload their supporting documents, signature and photograph.
Required Size/Format of Photograph & Signature
  1. Photograph: 100 KB JPG Format
  2. Signature: 100 KB JPG Format
Candidates applying under any reserved category are required to submit their supporting certificates in JPG format. The size of all the documents should not be more than 150 KB.

Find below the list of document required for reserved category
  1. SC: Caste Certificate
  2. ST: Tribe Certificate
  3. OPEN-PwD: Disability Certificate
  4. OBC-NCL-PwD: Disability Certificate
  5. SC-PwD: Caste and Disability Certificate
  6. ST-PwD: Tribe and Disability Certificate
  7. Overseas: First page and Last page of Passport

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Application Fees

The application process is finally complete with the payment of the application fees.

Find below category-wise application fees for academic year 2019-20:

GENERAL CATEGORY
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 2000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 2000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 4000 

OBC-NCL CATEGORY
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 2000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 2000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 4000

SC CATEGORY
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 1000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 1000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 2000

ST CATEGORY
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 1000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 1000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 2000

OPEN-PwD CATEGORY
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 1000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 1000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 2000

OBC-NCL-PwD
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 1000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 1000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 2000

SC-PwD
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 1000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 1000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 2000

ST-PwD
B.Des and GDPD M.Des: Rs. 1000
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 1000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 2000

Overseas
B.Des Rs. 3000 (only B.Des.)
M.Des (1 discipline only): Rs. 3000
M.Des (2 Disciplines): Rs. 6000

The fees can either be paid online by using Credit/Debit Card or through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of " All India Management Association" payable at New Delhi. Aspirants need to fill all the details regarding their DD in their online application form.

Address for sending the printed copy of Application Form along Demand Draft (only in case the application fees is paid via demand draft):
 
The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
N.B.: The fees once paid is neither refundable nor transferable under any circumstances

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Admit Card

The NID Entrance Exam admit cards are posted to the candidate’s specified address. In case a candidate do not receive their admit cards are required to contact the NID Admission Cell immediately.

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Exam Pattern

The ID Entrance Exam is conducted in two steps - NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains).

Prelims

The NID DAT (Prelims) comprises of both objective as well as subject type questions.
Duration: 3 hours

Mains

Candidates who clears the cut-off for NID DAT (Prelims), are required to appear for NID DAT (Mains) where the candidates are required to appear for a Studio Test and an Interview round. In the Studio Test for NID admissions, aspirants are given hands-on practical assignments which they need to complete in the stipulated time.

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Exam Centers

The test cities for NID DAT 2019 are as follows:
  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Bhopal
  4. Bhubaneshwar
  5. Chandigarh
  6. Chennai
  7. Dehradun
  8. Guwahati
  9. Hyderabad
  10. Jaipur
  11. Jammu
  12. Kolkata
  13. Kurukshetra
  14. Lucknow
  15. Mumbai
  16. Nagpur
  17. New Delhi
  18. Patna
  19. Panjim
  20. Raipur
  21. Ranchi
  22. Thiruvananthapuram
  23. Vijayawada
Note: Overseas candidates can choose any NID DAT Prelims exam centre from the list mentioned above.  

NID DAT (Mains), that is NID Studio Test as well as Personal Interview round for BDes and GDPD course admissions 2019-2020 is scheduled to be held at NID Ahmedabad campus.

NID Studio Test and Personal Interview round for MDes admissions 2019 for different specialisations is scheduled to be held at different test centres, as mentioned below:
  1. NID Ahmedabad
  2. NID Bengaluru
  3. NID Gandhinagar
MDes Different Specialization
  1. Animation Film Design
  2. Design for Retail Experience
  3. Apparel Design
  4. Ceramic & Glass Design
  5. Digital Game Design
  6. Lifestyle Accessory Design
  7. Film & Video Communication
  8. Information Design
  9. Strategic Design Management
  10. Furniture Design & Interior Design
  11. Interaction Design
  12. New Media Design
  13. Graphic Design
  14. Universal Design
  15. Photography Design
  16. Product Design
  17. Toy & Game Design
  18. Textile Design
  19. Transportation & Automobile Design
Note: Overseas candidates can appear for NID DAT Mains exam at NID Ahmedabad (for BDes & GDPD admissions) and NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru (for MDes admissions).

NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 Contact Information

Admissions Cell
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Email: admissions@nid.edu

Queries related to MDes & BDes programmes:
Phone: 91 79 2662 3462 (only Monday to Friday, 1430 hrs. to 1730 hrs.)

Queries related to GDPD programmes:

AT NID-VIJAYAWADA:
Phone: 91 8985 835 478
Email: vadmissions@nid.edu

AT NID-KURUKSHETRA:
Phone: 91 9815 540 044
Email: nidkadmissions@nid.edu

Helpline number for technical issues related to submission of online application:
Phone: 91 9599 024 188 (Monday to Friday, 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs.)
Email: nid@applyadmission.net
Phone Number : 917926623462

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