How to score well in NID DAT 2019
Khushboo Verma, 08 Oct 2018, #NID DAT
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How to score well in NID DAT 2019 - As design aspirants, you certainly know what to study and when to study. Not everyone, however, knows the tricks to how to score well in NID DAT. As preparing for NID DAT definitely takes lots of hard work, knowing some tips on how to score well in NID DAT 2019 along with the hard work can do the trick. Always remember that cracking an exam is not inversely proportional to hard work, in fact it is about giving your best in the examination hall. Designing aspirants who are wishing to score well in NID DAT 2019, here are some useful tips that will help you get sure-shot success in the entrance exam.

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

NID DAT is a national level exam conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) that offers admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des). A total of 100 seats are offered for admission to the qualified candidates at NID (Ahmedabad). The exam is divided into two parts- NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

NID DAT (Prelims) is the written design aptitude test that aspirants have to clear first whereas NID DAT (Mains) consists of studio test and interview round. Candidates who score well in NID DAT are given admission in design programmes at NID. 

How to score well in NID DAT 2019? 

If you are preparing for NID DAT 2019, some tips have been devised below that will help you score well in the entrance exam. These tips will come in handy as it will help you tap into your true potential and emerge as a dominant player. 

Tip 1- Stay Updated with Current Affairs 

To score well in NID DAT 2019, students must have knowledge about current events in terms of the latest and ongoing trends of the industry. As a result, it will help you enhance your awareness in the field of design. Reading newspaper and magazine is highly recommended to keep yourself updated. 

Tip 2- Start Preparing 6 Months before the Exam

If you want to score well in NID DAT, start preparing for it prior to 6 months of the exam. The reason being it takes time to improve in sketching. In addition, it will help you to prepare the portfolio when you have ample time before the exam. Your sketching practice should go hand in hand every day. 

Tip 3- Avoid Mistakes that deter you from Scoring Well 

Don’t let your nervousness overshadow your confidence during exam. If there is any question you do not know the answer, it would be a smart move to leave that question and attempt rest. After completing your paper, you can come back to that question and try solving it. Read each and every word of the questions carefully because sometimes a single word in the question can give you a clue as to how to solve the question. Concentrate more on the questions that bear higher marks. 

Tip 4- Solve Sample Papers

Try practicing sample papers as much as you can as it will lead you to score well in NID DAT. This will get you familiar with the types of questions that are asked in the exam and the difficulty level of the entrance test as well. In addition, solving sample papers will augment your speed to answering the question. 

Solving previous years’ papers will also help you know how to go about the sequence to answer different sections. 

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Tip 5- Be Creative 

Innovation is prerequisite if you want to score well in NID DAT. Ability to come up with unique ideas and create something new will increase your chances to outscore everyone. The questions in the exam assess your out of the box thinking, therefore, keep your creative thinking at the forefront. 

If you are wondering how to score well in NID DAT 2019, following these tips will help you fulfil your goal. Stay motivated and focused throughout your preparation. The aforementioned tips with positive approach will prevent you from the exam fear and you will see how easy it becomes to score well in NID DAT.

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My DOB is 2 May 1997 so I will be 23 years and 2 months old , but the eigibility criteria for bachelors in NID is 20+3=23 for SC students, am I eligible?

manasa Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Sumit

The Bachelor of Design program at NID is of 4 years and is led at the Ahmedabad grounds. The absolute number of seats for the B . Des program including the held seats are 100. The supernumerary seats in Bachelor of plan for abroad up-and-comers is 15.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the up-and-comers under this course is 20 years at the very latest July 30, 2020. The saved class applicants can profit an age unwinding of 3 years in the given upper age limit.

For General Category, the applicants conceived at the very latest July 1, 2000 would be ineligible.

For Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PH), the applicants conceived at the very latest July 1, 1995 would be ineligible.

All the best


how many students had appeared for NID DAT 2019 & how much are expected for 2020?.....Thanks!

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 20th Sep, 2019


Around 5000 candidates appeared for NID DAT 2019 for 100 undergraduate seats..This year you can expect around 6k-6.5k candidates can appear in 2020..

For more detail regarding NID DAT 2020: ..


i have only four months to prepare for nid dat prelims. how to prepare for it?

Ankhi Banerjee 9th Sep, 2019


Every year a lot of students appear for the NID DAT examination and there are only a limited seats awaiting for them. In such situation it is necessary to choose the correct books, strategise well and ace the examination. Given below is a link which you can refer to prepare well.


what all colleges accept nid dat exam?

Mahima Student Expert 13th Aug, 2019


Here is a list of various colleges that accept the scores of NID DAT for admission.

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  

National Institute of Design Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat  

NID Bengaluru

NID Vijaywada

NID Kurukshetra

MIT Institute of Design Pune, Maharashtra

World University of Design Sonepat, Haryana  

G D Goenka University, School of Fashion and Design Gurgaon, Haryana

  Virtual Voyage College of Design, Media, Art and Management Indore, Madhya Pradesh 


Is fashion communication course there in NID?

Muskan yadav Student Expert 13th Aug, 2019

Hello there,

National institute of design is situated in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore. The NID situated in Ahmedabad offers B.Des video and film communication except that there is no fashion communication course in NID.

To know about more courses in NID Ahmedabad check the link below:

Hope this helps.


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