NID DAT 2021 - Final Result (Out), Cutoff, Counselling, Selection Process
NID DAT 2021 - The National Institute of Design has announced the NID DAT 2021 final result for BDes admission on July 27 at admissions.nid.edu. The shortlisted candidates after the final NID DAT result 2021 are eligible to appear in the counselling session. NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is conducted to shortlist the candidates seeking admission in various design programmes at NID campuses.
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The institute will conduct the NID DAT 2021 counselling in online mode through the Zoom meeting due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation. In case if the situation permits, physical document verification of the shortlisted candidates will be conducted at the respective NIDs campuses. The shortlisted candidates whose percentile is above the minimum qualifying criteria will be called for NID DAT counselling based on the category and seat availability. The meeting link along with the id and passcode for Zoom online counselling will be released on the result page of each shortlisted candidate. Scroll down the page to know more about NID DAT 2021.
NID DAT 2021 - Overview
Entrance exam name
National Institute of Design- Design Aptitude Test
Commonly known as
Approximately 125 B.Des seats (including reserved category)
Medium of the Exam
Prelims and Mains
Mode of Examination
Mode of Application
What is NID Entrance Exam?
NID Design Aptitude Test commonly known as NID DAT is a national level exam conducted by the National Institute of Design to offer admission to the aspirants in BDes and MDes across the NID campuses. NID admission 2021 will be conducted through NID DAT which is a is a two-tier entrance test. NID admission is wholly based on the candidate's performance in the NID DAT. Design aspirants are required to qualified both NID DAT prelims and mains exam to gain admission at NID.
The National Institute of Design, the conducting body of NID Design APtitude Test released the NID DAT registration form on January 9 along with the official notification. Eligible candidates could fill the NID DAT 2021 registration form by providing the required documents and details.
National Institute of Design has increased the registration fee for NID DAT 2021 for all the category with or without late fees. Applicants submitting the NID DAT 2021 registration form after February 7 will have to pay double the amount of the regular fees. There has been an increased in the NID DAT exam centres 2021. Earlier NID DAT was held in 21 cities, however, this year the prelims exam will be held in 23 cities across the nation. The new NID DAT exam centres 2021 are Shimla and Goa.
The examination announced the final result of the NID DAT 2021 for BDes admission in online mode. Students can check the NID DAT 2021 result by providing the required credentials. Check below the steps to check NID DAT result 2021
Visit the official website (admissions.nid.edu)
Click on the link of NID DAT Result
Enter email address and date of birth
Enter the security code that displayed on the screen
NID DAT 2021 result will be shown on the screen
Download the result of NID DAT and take the printout of the same
NID DAT Prelims Result Login Window
National Institute of Design will release the cutoff of NID DAT in online mode. Candidates are required to secure the minimum qualifying marks to consider admission in the NID. NID DAT cutoff 2021 is listed below.
NID DAT 2020 Minimum Qualifying Criteria
Factors That Determine NID DAT Cutoff
No. of candidates appearing in the NID entrance test
Difficulty level of the entrance test
Previous year cutoff trends
Browse NID Campuses
Weightage of NID DAT 2021
Percentile Score for the latest candidates who secure admission in B.Des
NID Andhra Pradesh
NID Madhya Pradesh
NID DAT cut off 2020 Scores Relaxation - Candidates belonging to reserved categories
Based on the relaxation criterion mentioned in the table below, ST/SC/OBC-NCL/PwD candidates will be announced qualified for NID DAT entrance test.
Cutoff Relaxation Criterion
10% less than cut off score of Open category
20% less than cut off score of Open category
20% less than cut off score of Open category
30% less than cut off score of Open category
NID DAT Merit List 2021
The final merit list of NID DAT 2021 post mains exam will be released in online mode. Any further notification related to NID DAT mains will be communicated by the end of May. NID DAT merit list will be released category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admission process. The tiebreaker method will be used in a given manner:
Candidates who will secure higher marks in DAT Mains will receive the higher rank.
Candidate who will secure higher marks in Stage 1 Design Aptitude Test will be given the higher rank
Candidate who would get higher marks in Stage 1 Design Aptitude Test Part B will be awarded the higher rank.
In case of an unresolved tie, the higher rank will be given to candidate who will obtain higher marks in Stage 1 Design Aptitude Test Part A
Finally, a higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who will obtain higher marks in the DAT Mains exam with maximum marks.
NID DAT Mains Exam - Revised Exam Pattern
NID on its official website - admissions.nid.edu, announced that the NID DAT mains exam for the admission cycle 2021-22 will be conducted in online mode. The institute decided to conduct the NID DAT mains exam in online mode mode due to the uncertainties situation arising in the nation because of COVID 19 pandemic. However, NID DAT 2021 mains exam date is not announced yet. Students are shortlisted for the mains exam based on the prelims result.
The shortlisted BDes candidates for the mains exam are required to upload a theme poster of a given topic in a pdf file, size not exceeding 10 MB. NID will informed the topics of the theme poster to the shortlisted candidates separately on their registered email id.
Candidates can make the poster manually in any media. The photograph or the scanned copy of the poster must be uploaded within the stipulated time. Candidates can also upload the theme poster digitally on one A3 size sheet. Besides, students are required to prepare a digital copy of their sample work or portfolio. The sample work or portfolio must be uploaded in a single pdf file, size not exceeding 10 MB.
NID released the DAT mains admit card in online mode July 1. Students can download the NID DAT 2021 admit card by providing the required credentials in the login window. The steps to download the NID DAT admit card 2021 is given below.
Visit the official website
Click on the download ‘NID DAT 2021 admit card’ tab
Enter the login credentials
NID DAT admit card 2021 will be displayed on the screen
Download the admit card and take the print out of the same
It is important for the candidates to trace the NID DAT 2021 exam dates to avoid missing any crucial events. The dates of NID DAT 2021 are mentioned in the table below. The actual date of NID DAT 2021 will be updated soon once it is released by the authorities.
NID DAT 2021 Important Dates
Release of NID DAT registration form 2021
January 9, 2021
End date of NID DAT registration 2021 without late fees
February 17, 2021 , 16.00hrs
Due date to fill the NID DAT application form 2021 with late fees
February 17, 18.00hrs - February 20, 14,00hrs, 2021 (Extended)
Correction of NID DAT 2021 application form
February 21, 14.00hrs - February 23, 14.hrs, 2021 (Extended)
NID DAT 2021 admit card
March 4, 2021, 4 pm
NID DAT Prelims exam 2021
March 14, 2021
Release of NID DAT answer key 2021
To be notified
Uploading of final answer key of NID DAT prelims part 1
To be notified
NID DAT result 2021 for prelims exam
June 19, 2021 (Declared)
The rechecking window for NID DAT (prelims) including payment mode
June 22, 8 am - June 25, 8 pm, 2021
NID DAT 2021 admit card for mains exam
July 1, 2021
NID DAT Mains exam
To be notified
NID DAT final result 2021
Fourth week of July, 2021
NID DAT cutoff 2021
NID DAT counselling 2021
Within 3 days from the declaration of final NID DAT result
NID DAT 2021 eligibility criteria states the age limit, educational qualification and the qualifying exams that are accepted by the National Institute of Design. All applicants applying for B.Des must fulfil both age and education qualification criteria. Candidates can check below NID DAT eligibility criteria 2021 for B.Des courses admission.
NID DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Aspirants born on or after July 1, 2000, are eligible to apply. However, there is a relaxation of three years for those belonging to the reserved categories.
Students, who have passed or will appear for class 12 examination in any stream in the academic year 2019–20 from any recognized board, such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent can apply for NID DAT 2021.
Qualifying exams that are accepted by the National Institute of Design are mentioned below:
Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer http://www.aiu.ac.in).
Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer www.aiuweb.org).
Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised is considered equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org).
H.S.C. vocational examination.
General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
AICTE approved three-year Full-time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on http://www.aicte-india.org/statisticbote.php.
Candidates who took the final examination for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board that is not mentioned above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they go through is equivalent to the class XII examination conducted in India. Candidates have to submit this certificate at the time of document verification.
National Institute of Design released the NID DAT registration form 2021 on January 9 in online mode. Eligible candidates could fill the NID DAT 2021 application form by providing the required details and documents. Students can pay the registration fee via online credit card/debit card. Check below the steps to fill the NID DAT 2021 registration form.
Fill in the NID DAT 2021 application form
Upload the required documents
Pay the application fee
NID DAT Application Fee 2021
Application fee without late fee
Application fee with late fee
General -EWS/ General/ OBC-NCL
ST/SC/OBC-NCL - PwD
General -EWS/ General - PwD
Rs. 5000 (only B. Design programme)
Rs. 10000 (only B. Design programme)
The first stage of NID DAT 2021 prelims was held across 21 cities in India. Candidates would have to choose one centre at the time of filling the application form. The NID DAT 2021 exam centre was allotted to applicants as per their preference mentioned in the application form. The mains will be held at any of the campuses of the NID like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.
NID DAT Exam Centres 2021 for Prelims
Name of the Cities
Name of the Cities
National Institute of Design prescribed the exam pattern of NID DAT 2021 which includes the parameters of the entrance test. NID DAT 2021 exam pattern will give an idea about the format of the question, marking scheme, the total number of questions etc to the candidates. NID DAT Exam Pattern is listed below.
NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Prelims
Mode of the exam
Pen and Paper mode
Duration of the exam
Total number of Question
Medium of the exam
Mode of the question
Both Subjective and Objective type
NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Mains Exam (According to old advertisement)
Medium of the exam language
Duration of the exam
Mode of the exam
National Institute of Design released the syllabus of NID DAT 2021. Candidates who are planning to appear in NID DAT entrance exam should go through the NID DAT 2021 syllabus to know the topics from which the questions are asked in the exam. Students must go through the NID entrance exam syllabus to know the important topics to be prepared for the entrance test. Candidates can check the table below to know the various topics from which questions are included in the question paper of NID DAT prelims.
NID DAT Syllabus 2021
Inspiration & design development
Natural & geometrical form
Theme & colour inter-relationship
Elements & principles of design
Innovation in design
Principles of composition
Ornaments & motifs
Usage of colour in compositions
Expression & emotion
As per NID DAT Mains exam pattern, the test is divided into different formats, such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc. The language of the question paper will be in English and 100 marks.
Top Colleges Accepting NID DAT Score 2021
|Pearl Academy||World University of Design|
|IILM School of Design (IILM), Gurgaon||Shiv Nadar University|
Candidates who wish to pursue a bachelor of design programme can download the NID DAT 2021 sample papers. Through NID DAT sample papers, candidates can get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam and prepare well for the final exam. Apart from this, NID DAT sample papers 2021 will also help candidates get an idea about the difficulty level of the question paper. Students can also assess their weak and strong areas and work accordingly to improve their performance.
Click here to download the NID DAT 2018 sample papers.
Following effective NID DAT preparation tips 2021 will make you stand out from the rest of the test-takers. Besides your dedication and sincerity, incorporating the following tips in your preparation will help you score well in the exam:
- Develop observation and visualization skills
- Improve your speed
- Solve sample papers
- Improve General Awareness
- Brainstorm to come up with innovative ideas
The institute will release the NID DAT answer key 2021 along with the question paper in online mode. NID DAT answer key 2021 will contain correct answers to all the questions asked in the entrance exam. If any discrepancy is found, students can report to the concerned authorities with appropriate proof.
NID will conduct NID DAT 2021 counselling in online mode. The qualified candidates in NID DAT 2021 prelims and mains exams will be eligible to participate in the counselling process through Zoom meeting. Candidates have to produce the original documents for verification purpose and pay the admission fee to confirm their seats.
NID DAT 2021 Seat Intake
NID Ahmedabad campus offered a total of 125 seats in B.Design programmes.
Seat matrix 2019 NID DAT
B. Design Specialisation
Faculty of Industrial Design
Ceramic and Glass Design
Faculty of Communication Design
Animation Film Design
Film and Video Communication
Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design
NID DAT Reservation Criteria 2021 (Category Wise)
Total no. of Seats
Scheduled Caste (15%)
Scheduled Tribe (7.5)%
Seat Reservation for B.Des and GDPD Programme
The total number of seats available for Indian Nationals under B.Des and GDPD programmes are classified into different categories as mentioned below:
Category of Eligible Candidates
GEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD, GEN-EWS-Pwd
General - Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)
Other Backward Class - Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)
OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-Pwd
Scheduled Caste (SC)
SC and SC-PwD
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
ST and ST-PwD
Open - Persons with Disability (PwD)
GEN-PwD, GEN-EWS-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD
Other Backward Class-Non-Creamy Layer- Persons with Disability (OBC-NCL- Pwd)
Schedule Caste - Persons with Disability (SC-PwD)
Schedule Tribe - Persons with Disability (ST-PwD)
Category-wise Reservation of seats
Total no. of Seats
Scheduled Caste (15%)
Scheduled Tribe (7.5)%
NID Andhra Pradesh
NID Madhya Pradesh
Courses and Programmes Offered In National Institute of Design
Top Design Entrance Exam
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NID DAT 2021 - Final Result (Out), Cutoff, Counselling, Selection Process
Question: What is the selection procedure for undergraduate admissions at NID?
The selection procedure for admission to Bachelor of Design programmes includes two stages- Prelims and Mains. Candidates who are shortlisted in DAT Prelims are eligible to appear for the second stage, which is mains
Question: Can we choose the exam centre for appearing NID DAT exam?
Candidates can select a test centre of their choice at the time of submitting their application online for DAT Prelims. The institute, however, reserves the right to add/remove any of the centres from the list and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice.
Question: Is the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) score considered for the NID entrance test?
No, the NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance test. All applicants will have to undergo the Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
Question: How can I apply and where will I find the application form of NID DAT?
You can apply online only at http://admissions.nid.edu. Please refer to the admission handbook available on the official website to know the steps as to filling the form.
Question: What is the age limit as per prescribed by concerned authority for NID DAT 2021?
Candidates from the general and general EWS categories must be born on or before 1 July, 2001. However there is a three years relaxation for the candidates from OBC- Non Creamy Layer/ST/SC categories. PwD reserved candidates must be born on or before 1 July, 1996 to be eligible to apply for admission.
Question: Is maths compulsory for NID?
Not really, if your basics are clear that you studied in earlier classes, that will suffice. You will not be asked questions from differentiation or integration
Question: How can I secure admission in NID?
Aspirants need to appear for NID entrance exam which includes two stages. The first stage is NID DAT Prelims and the second stage is NID DAT Mains. Candidates who will clear NID DAT Prelims are only allowed to appear for NID DAT Mains.
Question: Whats is NID DAT Prelims?
NID DAT Prelims is the shortlisting round for admission at NID. The exam comprises entrance exam that candidates need to appear and clear to be eligible for NID DAT Mains.
Question: What is NID DAT Mains?
NID DAT Mains is the final admission round for NID admission. NID DAT Mains is divided into different formats, such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc. The language of the question paper will be in English and of 100 marks. Candidates need to clear both the test and interview to secure admission in design courses offered at NID campuses.
Question: What is NID DAT cutoff?
National Institute of Design (NID) releases cut off of NID DAT, along with the result declaration of Mains exam of B.Des. Candidates should meet the cutoff to be eligible for admission.
Question: How can I prepare for NID DAT?
NID DAT is a national level exam conducted by National Institute of Design. Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus of NID as a first step of preparation. Knowing the exam pattern is important as it includes all the parameters of the exam. Candidates must enhance their observation and creative skill. They can also solve the NID DAT sample paper to know the format of the questions asked in the entrance test.
Question: When will the authorities released NID DAT application form 2021?
The NID DAT 2021 application form released on January 9 in online mode
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Questions related to NID DAT
when wiil application open nid 2022
The officials have not yet declared any dates for the release of the application forms yet. The NID 2021 application was released on January 9, 2021. So it is expected that the NID 2022 application forms may be released in the month of January 2022. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. The application forms will be released in the online mode. The documents to be kept prepared prior to filling of application form are passport size photograph, signature of the candidates, SC/ST/OBC- NCL certificate if applicable and PwD certificate if applicable Candidates can pay the NID DAT 2021 application fee via online through credit card/debit.
NID DAT Sample Paper 2018 MDes
You can visit the below link and download the NID DAT Sample Paper 2018 for Mdes in pdf format
Sample paper of NID DAT Mdes 2019 is also available on the above link.
when is the NID EXAM 2022 conducted
The officials have not yet released any schedule for the NID 2022 exam and due to the ongoing pandemic it is difficult to predict any dates. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. As the registration for NID 2021 began in the month of January 2021 so there are chances that the NID 2022 registration may begin in the month of January 2022. NID Design Aptitude Test commonly known as NID DAT is a entrance test that consists of prelims exam and mains exam. The entrance test is conducted every year at national level for aspirants seeking admissions in the B.Des and M.Des
I had a backlog in my undergraduate. I have cleared it. Am I eligible to write CEED and NID-DAT to get into Mdes programme?
To get a chance into top institutes of design course, with after completing your bachelor degree, into the masters of designing course, you can give various examinations including CEED and NID DAT.
Get chance into IIT Delhi Bombay Guwahati Bangalore, as well as IIT DM Jabalpur and IISC Bangalore and also in other premium institutes, in Masters of designing course, you have to give CEED examination where you just should have basic eligibility criteria as like
- After 10 plus 2 level diploma postgraduate or degree course in designing
- Or, should be appeared in the final year of this course
- Or you should pass GD Arts diploma programme (10+5 level)
If you you are in the category and have completed your backlog then you easily eligible to write CEED .
Otherwise if you want to have your Bachelor in designing degree from National Institute of designs then you should give the examination NIDDAT what that the basic eligibility criteria is that you should have complete your ten plus two level with any stream in this year from any government recognised boards. There is a minimum age limit as well.
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When DAT exam going to be held
National institute of design has announced the NID DAT 2021 result for prelims examination in the online mode. Candidates can check their result NID DAT from the official website by entering their login credentials.
The shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the mains exam. NID DAT consists of two sections studio test and personal interview. As of now the authority has not released the mains exam date as of the on going pandemic.
The national institute of design released NID DAT 2021 had released the application form along with the official notification on January 9
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