How to fill NID DAT Application Form 2020?
Updated on Dec 9, 2019 - 4:59 p.m. IST by Khushboo Verma
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How to fill NID DAT Application Form 2020? - The registration process for NID DAT has been started, candidates seeking admissions in undergraduate design programmes can fill the application form till November 7, 2019. They, however, can submit the application fee with late fee till November 13, 2019. Candidates who wish to appear in the NID DAT entrance exam must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before registering themselves. Careers360 presents here a step-by-step guide on how to fill NID DAT application form 2020. Candidates will get to know what are the details they have to fill in different sections of the application form of NID DAT 2020 through this article. Follow the steps that are given on ‘how to fill the application form of NID DAT 2020,’ to register yourself with ease.
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As per NID DAT eligibility criteria 2020, students who have passed or will appear for class 12 examination in any stream in the academic year 2019–20 can sit for the exam. Also, they should be born on or after July 1, 2000. Candidates, however, belonging to reserved categories get a relaxation of three years.

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Steps to Fill NID DAT Application Form 2020

Step 1 - Sign up

Candidates have to click on the ‘Sign up’ button and fill the details in NID DAT application form 2020.

They have to tick against the following:

  • Programme of study they wish to apply

  • Nationality

  • Category

  • Are you also applying as differently-abled under the PwD? Y/N

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Personal Details

  • Date of birth

  • Confirm date of birth

  • First name

  • Middle name ]

  • Last name

  • Gender

  • Email address

  • Re-enter email address

  • Alternate email address

  • Re-enter alternate email address

  • Mobile number

  • Alternate contact number

  • Are you relative or acquaintance working in NID? If so, please state their names

  • How did you come to know about NID DAT 2020 admission

  • Enter verification code

After filling all the details in NID DAT application form, tick against the ‘Declaration statement’ and then click on the ‘Submit’ button.

After clicking on the button, a page will pop up asking to view the details that you have entered. If all the details filled by you are correct, click on ‘Confirm and signup,’ otherwise click on ‘Edit’, button.

Step - 2 Login

Candidates will have to click on the ‘Login’ button and then enter the following details:

  • Email address

  • Date of birth

  • Verification code

After entering the details in NID DAT application form, click on the ‘Submit’ button. A page will appear wherein you can see all the details filled by you. You should check that information and then click against the ‘Declaration statement.’ Next, if you can click on ‘Save and exit’ button or ‘Save and proceed to the upload document section,’ depending on your wish.

When you click on ‘Save and proceed to upload the document section,’ you have to fill some more details as to your preferred exam centres and your parents.

Step 3 - Fill Parents’ and Educational Details

In this part of the NID DAT application form, candidates have to mention the following details:

  • Select your preferred exam centre from the drop-down menu

  • Place of birth

  • District

  • State

  • Father’s name

  • Mother’s name

Present Address and Permanent Address

  • Address line 1

  • Address line 2

  • City

  • Pincode

  • Country

If your present address is the same as a permanent address, click against ‘Same as present address.’

Educational Details

  • Board

  • Stream

  • School name

  • Exam status

  • Year

  • Marking scheme

  • Grade/GPA

Next, candidates will have to click on either ‘Save and exit’ button or ‘Save and proceed to the upload document section,’ button as per their convenience.

Step 4 - Upload the Documents

Candidates will have to upload the scanned copy of their images and signatures as per the specified specifications. After uploading the documents candidates can click on the ‘Save and exit’ button or ‘Save and go to payment,’ button.

Step 5 - Pay and Print

If candidates wish to make the payment in online mode, click against ‘Online’ section, declaration statement and then ‘Proceed to Payment.’ They can make the payment only through Axis Bank. If they wish to pay the fee through Demand Draft (DD), click against ‘Demand draft’ section, mention the DD number, amount, DD date, bank name, click against the ‘Declaration statement’ and then click on ‘Submit application’ button. Candidates will have to pay the requisite fee, which is not same for different categories.

Category-wise NID DAT Application Form 2020 Fee

CategoryDAT application fee

DAT application fee (with late fee)

Scheduled Caste (SC)Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
Scheduled Tribe (ST)Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
SC- PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
ST – PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
OBC – NCL – PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
OBC-NCLRs. 2000Rs. 4000
General -EWSRs. 2000Rs. 4000
GeneralRs. 2000Rs. 4000
General -PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
General-EWS-PWDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
Overseas CandidatesRs. 3000 (only B. Design programme)

Rs. 6000 (only B. Design programme)

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pls share the details for the preparation of NID MAINS. What is the detail marking of NID MAINS.

Parvathi Sreeraj 14th Jan, 2020

Dear candidate,

NID DAT MAINS will include drawing as well as sculpture or model making. It will be a three hour paper and the maximum marks that cam be obtained is 100. Unlike the prelims, it will not be in different parts of contain any objective type of aptitude based questions. It will purely be skill based. Hope that answers your query.

Good luck!


please tell me the syllabus of NID DAT and aieed


Mayank, topics covered in the prelims of NID DAT are:

  • Innovation in design
  • Principles of composition
  • Inspiration & design development
  • Theme development
  • Design theory
  • Natural & geometrical form
  • Exercises on imagination
  • Optical illusion
  • Colour, pattern & texture
  • Lateral thinking
  • Design awareness
  • Creative thinking & writing
  • Graphics & pictograms
  • Form & function
  • Drawing fundamentals
  • Ornaments & motifs
  • Imagination & doodling
  • Understanding light & shade
  • Elements & principles of design
  • Colour psychology & optical illusions
  • 3D visualization
  • Lettering
  • Developing observation
  • Good design vs. bad design
  • Optical illusion
  • Mood, theme & color inter-relationship
  • Visual logic
  • Outline for beginners
  • Colour terminology
  • Presentation techniques
  • Memory drawing
  • Picture analysis
  • Usage of color in compositions
  • Innovation & creation
  • Natural & geometrical form
  • Use of measurements, scale & proportions
  • Expression & emotion
  • Developing themes & colour associations
  • Foreshortening & perspective
  • Inspiration & creativity

In the Mains exam, practical based tests are taken. They may consist of one or more of the below activities:

  • Model making
  • Material manipulation
  • Audio-visual exercises
  • Mock interview
  • Evolving ideas
  • Body language based evaluation
  • Doodling
  • Creative thinking
  • Portfolio making

In AIEED, there are two tests- GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test). GAT consists of topics like Design sensibility, Logical reasoning, Design related awareness and Awareness on global issues and concepts comprehension. CAT will assess you on Written and visual skills, Design thinking, Lateral thinking and creative problem solving and Awareness of design principles.


The NID DAT 2020 BDes entrance was supposed to be 3 hours for both GAT and Drawing section, but in my centre in Bangalore the examiners did not give the drawing section until after 50 minutes. This meant that we only 130 minutes for drawing. Unfair! How was it in other centres??

Gayu 30th Dec, 2019

Thanks Harish, However, what you are saying is true for MDes only (which is 150 minutes paper). My query was related to BDes which is 180 minutes paper. As far as I know there is no such notification for BDes exam. It seems unfair to all the students who were not allowed the full 3 hours for both sections.


where do i get ithe answers for the sample papers for NidDat that i hv downloaded

Devang Prajapati 28th Dec, 2019

Hey,you can question paper of niddat examination on below link .So go through link and dowanload papers"NID DAT Sample Papers 2020 – Download Previous Year Question Paper here!" thank you.


what is the cutoff of NID entrance exam 2020?

Khushi 24th Dec, 2019

Hi Akshita

Careers 360 will provide detailed information as to the cutoff of NID DAT 2020 as soon as it is released by the National Institute of Design. Aspiring candidates, however, can check the minimum qualifying percentile score required for admission to get an idea. Candidates will be shortlisted based on the cutoff marks for each category.

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All the best !

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