NID DAT 2019

NID DAT 2019
NID DAT 2019 -
National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2019 in the first week of January for aspirants seeking admissions in the undergraduate design programmes offered at the Ahmedabad campus. Candidates will be given admissions to four-year long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes solely on merit basis. A total of 100 seats will be allocated across eight undergraduate design programmes. NID 2019 admissions will be a 2-stage competitive exam comprising prelims and mains. The shortlisted test-takers of the prelims stage will be required to appear for the NID DAT 2019 mains stage in third and fourth week of May 2019. NID DAT 2019 will assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of the test-takers. The online NID DAT application window will be opened from fourth week of September 2018 onwards. Those, who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2018–19, can apply till the last week of October 2018. Candidates seeking admissions to NID can check here important details about NID DAT 2019 including the admit card, application form, important dates, eligibility, seat matrix, exam centres, exam pattern, answer key, cutoff, result, and more.

 

NID DAT 2019 admission Highlights

Entrance exam name

National Institute of Design- Design Aptitude Test

Commonly known as

NID DAT  

Exam type

Undergraduate (UG)

Exam level

National  

Seats

100 UG design seats

Medium of the Exam

English

Stages

Prelims and Mains

Mode of Examination

Offline

Mode of Application

Online

Official Website

www.nid.edu

 

NID DAT Selection Procedure 2019

NID DAT Admissions is a 2-stage process. Check the details below:

 

Stage 1: NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

The first stage of DAT 2019 will be held across various cities of India. Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

 

Stage 2: NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

This is the second and final stage of DAT. Candidates shortlisted after the first stage will have to appear for mains at one of the NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru or Gandhinagar.

 

NID DAT Important Dates 2019

 

National Institute of Design will release the admission notification in fourth week of September 2018. In the meantime, aspirants can check below the tentative important dates of NID DAT 2019:

NID DAT Events and Dates

Event

Date

Release of notification for academic session 2019-20

4th& week of September 2018

NID DAT 2019 application window

4th& week of September to last week of October 2018

Availability of NID DAT 2019 admit card (prelims) for download

3rd& week of December 2018

NID DAT (Prelims) 2019

1st& week of January 2019

Release of NID DAT 2019 answer key

2nd& week of January 2019

Window to challenge prelims answer key

3rd& week of January 2019

Uploading final answer keys of DAT prelims part 1

Last week of January 2019

NID DAT 2019 result (Prelims)

2nd& week of March 2019

Availability of NID DAT 2019 admit card (mains) for download

4th& week of March 2019

NID DAT (Mains) 2019

3rd& and 4th& week of May 2019

Merit list of NID DAT 2019

Last week of May 2019

Counselling at NID Ahmedabad

2nd& week of June 2019

NID DAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

 

Candidates seeking admissions to the National Institute of Design must fulfill the eligibility criteria of NID DAT 2019 before applying. The requirements can be checked below: 

l  Aspirants up to 20 years of age on or before June 30, 2019, are eligible to apply. However, there is a relaxation of three years for those belonging to the reserved categories.

l  Students, who have passed or will appear for class 12 examination in the academic year 2018–19 from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent, can apply to appear for NID DAT 2019.

 

NID DAT Application Form 2019

 

Application form of NID DAT 2019 will be available in online mode from fourth week of September to last week of October 2018. The NID DAT 2019 application fee is expected to be Rs.2000 for General category candidates and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

 

Following steps will be included in the application procedure for NID DAT admission 2019:

Step 1: Signing up/Registration

Step 2: Filling online application form

Step 3: Uploading documents & signature

Step 4: Paying application fee and printing

 

NID DAT Exam Centres 2019

 

The first stage of NID DAT 2019, prelims, will be held across 23 cities of India. The NID DAT 2019 exam centre will be allotted to the candidates as per their preference marked by them while filling the application form.

 

Check below the complete list of NID DAT 2019 (Prelims) test centres.

 

NID DAT Exam Centres 2019

S.No

Exam Cities

S.No.

Exam Cities

1

Ahmedabad

13

Kurukshetra

2

Bengaluru

14

Lucknow

3

Bhopal

15

Mumbai

4

Bhubaneswar

16

Nagpur

5

Chandigarh

17

New Delhi

6

Chennai

18

Patna

7

Dehradun

19

Panjim

8

Guwahati

20

Raipur

9

Hyderabad

21

Ranchi

10

Jaipur

22

Thiruvananthapuram

11

Jammu

23

Vijayawada

12

Kolkata

 

The mains stage will be held at NID Ahmedabad. 

 

NID DAT Admit Card 2019

 

The admit card of NID DAT admission 2019 for prelims stage will be available for download in thirdweek of December 2018. For mains stage, it will be available in online mode in fourth week of March 2019. NID DAT 2019 admit card will display candidature details including exam schedule, venue, and important instructions. Also, the test-takers should cross-check the DAT hall ticket before downloading it.

 

NID DAT 2019 Preparation Tips

 

NID DAT 2019 will be conducted in the month of January for aspirants seeking admissions in the undergraduate design degree. To crack it, candidates should know few preparation tips of NID DAT 2019. The NID DAT preparation tips 2019 also include the best books for the aptitude test along with other crucial details.  

 

Know Best Books for NID DAT 2019

 

NID DAT Syllabus 2019

 

The syllabus of NID DAT 2019 will be released by the National Institute of Design. Candidates, who will be appearing for the entrance exam, should be aware about the NID DAT 2019 syllabus in order to have a fair idea about the topics from which questions will be asked. The different topics include colour terminology, inspiration & design development, mood, theme & colour inter-relationship, design theory, elements & principles of design, natural & geometrical form, innovation in design, principles of composition, lettering, optical illusion, ornaments & motifs, memory drawing, usage of colour in compositions, expression & emotion, etc.

 

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019

 

The exam pattern of prelims and mains stages of NID DAT 2019 is different. Candidates can know the details of both below:

 

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims

 

Following skills of the test-takers will be evaluated in NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims 2019:

1. Analysis

2. Creativity

3. Knowledge

4. Visualisation

5. Comprehension

 

The prelims stage will consist of following two parts:

 

Part I: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) marked out of 70 points. The responses of this part were recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally.

Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats.

 

NID DAT 2019 prelims will be held for three hours.

  • This was a pen-and-paper test.

  • The question paper will be in English language.

  • There will be no negative marking, so it is advisable to attempt all the questions.

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019 for Mains

  • The final stage, NID DAT 2019 mains, will comprise tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc.

  • The language of the question paper will be English. It will be of 100 marks.

NID DAT Answer Key 2019

 

The official answer key of NID DAT 2019 will be available in online mode only. Candidates can check the answer key to know correct answers to all the questions that are asked in the examination. From this, they can estimate their probable score. NID will release DAT 2019 (prelims) answer key in second week of January. Objections on NID DAT answer key 2019 can be filed in online mode in third week of January. The final answer key with corrections after considering the received objections will be available in last week of January.

 

NID DAT Result 2019

 

NID DAT 2019 result can be checked in online mode only. National Institute of Design (NID) will declare the result of NID DAT 2019 (prelims) in second week of March in form of scores. The result of the second stage- mains, will be announced in the last week of May 2019 in the form of merit list. The result of NID DAT 2019 will be valid only for the academic year 2019–20.

 

NID DAT Merit List 2019

 

Based on the scores obtained in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) prelims, separate NID DAT 2019 merit lists will be prepared for all the categories (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Solely on merit basis, eligible candidates of prelims will have to appear for the next stage- mains. The final merit list of NID DAT 2019 after the mains stage will be released in the last week of May. It will be generated category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admission process.

   

The number of shortlisted candidates will not be less than three times the number of seats available per category in that particular discipline or programme.

 

Important- In case the scores of two or more test-takers in NID DAT 2019 (prelims) are same, then they will be assigned the same rank. 

 

NID DAT Counselling 2019

 

Counselling of NID DAT admission 2019 will be held at the Ahmedabad campus in second week of June. The invited candidates who have received provisional offer will have to attend the admission procedure in-person. National Institute of Design has announced that mere appearance in the entrance test or being in the rank list will not guarantee or provide entitlement to admission.

 

NID DAT Cutoff 2019

 

Cutoff of NID DAT 2019 is the qualifying score required for admissions to UG design programmes. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of cutoff marks for each category.

 

DAT prelims 2018 score of the last candidate in order of merit shortlisted for DAT mains can be checked below:

 

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Open

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OBC-NCL

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SC

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ST

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PwD

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Supernumerary

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68.10

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59.50

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55.50

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52.50

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48.00

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50.60

To have a fair idea about NID DAT 2019 cutoff, the aspirants can check below score of the last candidate, who was offered admission in 2018, in order of merit (as on June 15, 2018) 

Programme

Open

OBC‐NCL

SC

ST

PwD

Supernumerary

Bachelor of Design

59.62 

53.70 

49.95 

53.35 

43.11 

40.81

Also, there will be relaxation in NID DAT cutoff marks 2019 for the reserved categories.

 

Relaxation in NID DAT 2019 Cutoff Marks

PH

SC

ST

OBC-NCL

30% less than cutoff marks of General category

20% less than cutoff marks of General category

20% less than cutoff marks of General category

10% less than cutoff marks of General category

 

NID DAT Seat Intake 2019

 

A total of 100 B.Des. seats will be offered by National Institute of Design solely on merit basis. Aspirants can check the detailed seat matrix of NID DAT admissions 2019-20 below:     

 

NID DAT 2019 Seat Matrix

Department

Specialisation

Seats

Faculty of Industrial Design

Product Design

15

Furniture & Interior Design

10

Ceramic and Glass Design

10

Faculty of Communication Design

Graphic Design

15

Animation Film Design

15

Film and Video Communication

10

Exhibition Design

10

Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design

Textile Design

15

 

NID DAT Seats Reservation 2019

 

NID DAT seat allotment 2019 will be done based on the prescribed reservation criteria. A total of 100 seats will be allocated as per following reservation norms-         

 

Category

Seat Reservation (seats)

General

51.5% (50)

Scheduled Caste

15% (15)

OBC-NCL

27% (27)

Scheduled Tribe

7.5% (8)

 

NID DAT FAQs 2019

 

Question- Is there any waiver for NID DAT 2019 prelims?

Answer- No, there is no waiver for that.

 

Question- Is there any other test that is considered substitute for the prelim exam?

Answer- No, there is no test that works as an alternative for DAT prelim.

 

Question- Is the Design Aptitude Test same for Indian as well as overseas applicants?

Answer- Yes, DAT is same for all the applicants for undergraduate design admissions.

 

Question- Does NID consider the score of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for admissions?

Answer- No, the Institute does not consider the NATA score for admissions to its programmes. Applicants have to appear for the Design Entrance Test (DAT).

 

Question- How a candidate will get the admit card of NID DAT 2019?

Answer- The NID DAT 2019 admit cards for DAT prelims and mains can be downloaded by candidates during the prescribed window. It is completely their responsibility to download and print it.  

 

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to NID DAT admissions are mentioned below:

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My NID score was 53.6 what can I do with it ? Where can I apply now ?

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Hi Riya,NID has yet not announced the category-wise cutoff scores for B.Des. admissions. It will release the final merit list on May 31, and as many as 100 seats will be allocated to the qualifying ca...Read More
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What is the score required for the second round of NID to get a seat in Ahmedabad?

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It completely depends upon the cutoff marks for this year. It also depends upon how many marks you get in the first round. If you have a high score on the written test, a lesser score might get you a ...Read More
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Under +2 science. Can take admission. If they qualllify. NiD. 1st. Round. Or 2nd. Interview. Can take admission in there in NID.

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Hi Rajesh, Yes, Science students can apply. To apply for appearing in NID entrance exam, aspirants must have p...Read More