NID DAT 2018

NID DAT 2017NID DAT 2018 - National Institute of Design has released the admit card of NID DAT Admit Card for the NID DAT (Mains) on March 22, 2018. The NIT DAT (Mains) will be held on May 15-22, 2018. NID had conducted NID DAT 2018 for offering admissions to Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes on January 7, 2018 (Prelims). The four-year long design course will be offered only at NID Ahmedabad. A total of 100 seats will be allocated across eight undergraduate design programmes. Admission to all of the programmes will be granted on the basis of a two-stage competitive exam- Prelims and Mains. The objective of NID DAT 2018 is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates. Aspirants, who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18, could apply in online mode to appear for the entrance exam. Online NID DAT 2018 applications for the academic year 2018-19 was available from September 25 to October 31, 2017. The admit card of NID DAT (Mains) 2018 was released on December 20, 2017, for the candidates who had successfully submitted the application form and fee. 

LATEST -  NID DAT 2018 Admit Card for Mains released on March 22!

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Candidates seeking admissions to B. Design programme can check here all about NID DAT 2018 including the admit card, application form, important dates, eligibility, seat matrix, exam centres, exam pattern, answer key, cutoff and result.

 

NID DAT 2018 - An Overview

Exam name – National Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test

Popularly known as – NID DAT  

Exam Type – Undergraduate (UG)

Exam Level – National  

Seats – 100 B.Design seats

Stages – Prelims and Mains

Application Process – Online mode only

NID DAT Important Dates 2018

 

National Institute of Design released the notification for admission session 2018-19 on September 25, 2017. Check the complete schedule below-

Events of NID DAT

Important Dates

Release of notification

September 25, 2017 (2 PM)

Availability of NID DAT online application form

September 25, 2017 (2 PM)

Last date for submitting online application

October 31, 2017 (2 PM)

Last date for submitting online application on payment of late fees (online payment)

November 9, 2017 (2 PM)

Last date for submitting printed NID DAT 2018 application forms accompanied with a demand draft (offline payment)

November 9, 2017 (4 PM)

Window to edit application form

November 14 (12 noon) to 16 (12 noon), 2017

NID DAT 2018 Admit Card

December 20, 2017 (4 PM)

NID DAT (Prelims) 2018

January 7, 2018 (10 AM to 1 PM)

NID DAT Answer Key 2018

January 12, 2018 (11 AM)

Window to challenge Prelims answer key (online only)

January 18 (11 AM) and 19 (4 PM), 2018

Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I

January 30, 2018

NID DAT 2018 Result (Prelims)

March 13, 2018 (4 PM)

NIT DAT Admit Card (Mains) 2018

March 22, 2018 (4 PM)

NID DAT (Mains) 2018

May 15 to 22, 2018

Merit List of NID DAT 2018

May 31, 2018 (2 PM)

NID DAT Admit Card 2018

 

The admit Card of NID DAT 2018 (Mains) is available from March 22 (4 PM) onwards for prelims. NID DAT 2018 admit card displays candidature details including test schedule, venue, and important instructions for the exam. Also, candidates are advised to cross-check the hall ticket before downloading it.

 

NID DAT Result 2018

 

NID has declared Result of DAT Prelims 2018 on March 13. The candidates’ scores are also available for viewing. Separate result score cards were not be sent individually to them. The scores obtained will be valid only for admission for the academic year 2018–19. The result of NID DAT 2018 (mains) will be declared on May 31 (2 PM) in the form of merit list.

 

NID DAT Answer Key 2018

 

NID released Answer Key of DAT Prelims 2018 in online mode on January 12 (11 AM). Candidates could check the answer key to know correct answers to all the questions that were asked in the examination. With its help, they could estimate their probable score. Candidates could also file objections on NID DAT 2018 Answer Key on January 18 and 19 in online mode only. Further, the institute has also released final answer key for NID DAT 2018 on January 30 with corrections after considering the received objections.

 

NID DAT Merit List 2018

 

Based on the scores obtained in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), separate NID DAT 2018 Merit Lists will be prepared for each category (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Based on the merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline or programme.

 

Note: If the total scores of two or more candidates in NID DAT Prelims 2018 are the same, then they will be assigned the same rank.

 

The final merit lists for the B.Des. programmes 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.

 

NID DAT Cutoff 2018

 

NID DAT 2018 Cutoff is the qualifying score required for admissions to B. Design programme. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of cutoff marks for each category.

 

Relaxation in Cut off Marks for reserved categories

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

To have a rough idea, aspirants can check below NID DAT Cutoff of 2016:

S.No.

Category

Cutoff Scores

1.

General

59.65

2.

General-PH

51.75

3.

OBC-NCL

52.70

4.

OBC-NCL-PH

40.55

5.

Scheduled Caste

50.10

6.

SC-PH

31.25

7.

Scheduled Tribe

47.75

8.

ST-PH

No applicant

NID DAT 2018 Seat Matrix

 

National Institute of Design will offer 100 seats across Bachelor of Design programmes as mentioned below –

Department

B. Design 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 2018

 

Seat Allotment of NID DAT 2018 for B. Des. will be done on the basis of 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 Selection Procedure 2018

 

Stage 1: NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

This is the first stage and will be conducted at various test centres across 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

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear on the second stage at one of the NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru or Gandhinagar.

 

NID DAT Counselling 2018

 

National Institute of Design will conduct NID DAT 2018 Counselling in the month of June for offering admissions to 4-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes. The Institute 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 Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

Candidates applying for the B.Des. programmes must fulfil the eligibility criteria of NID DAT 2018. Mentioned below are the few NID DAT eligibility criteria 2018 for candidates reference:

  • Aspirants up to 20 years of age on or before June 30, 2018, are eligible to apply (relaxation of three years for those belonging to reserved category).

  • Applicants, who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017–18 from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent, meets the NID DAT 2018 eligibility criteria. 

NID DAT Application Form 2018

 

Application Form of NID DAT 2018 was available from September 25 to October 31, 2017. Aspirants were able to fill the form in online mode only. The NID DAT 2018 application fee was Rs.2000 for General category candidates and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

 

NID DAT 2018 Application Procedure comprised following steps-

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 2018

 

NID DAT 2018 Prelims was held across as many as 23 cities of India. Candidates were allotted NID DAT 2018 Test Centre as per their preference marked by them at the time of filling the application form. Check below the complete list of NID DAT 2018 (Prelims) Test Centres.

 

Exam Centres for NID DAT 2018

S.No

Exam Centres Cities

1

Ahmedabad

2

Bengaluru

3

Bhopal

4

Bhubaneswar

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

NID DAT (Mains) 2018 will be held in NID’s campused in Ahmedabad. 

 

NID DAT Syllabus 2018

Candidates appearing for the design aptitude test must be aware about the NID DAT 2018 syllabus. Questions in the entrance exam will be asked from different topics that 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. 

 

Knowing the syllabus of NID DAT 2018 will help the test-takers in preparing for the exam in a better way. 

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2018

 

Candidates can check below Test Pattern of NID DAT 2018 for prelims and mains.

 

NID DAT 2018 Exam Pattern for Prelims

 

The NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims 2018 primarily evaluated each candidate on the following abilities:

  • Knowledge

  • Comprehension

  • Analysis

  • Creativity

  • Visualisation

NID DAT 2018 Prelims consisted of 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.

  • The NID DAT 2018 Prelims included an examination of three hours duration.

  • This was a pen-and-paper test.

  • The question paper was in English. All questions were compulsory.

  • There is no negative marking.

NID DAT 2018 Exam Pattern for Mains

  • DAT Mains 2018 will consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc.

  • These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English.

NID DAT FAQs 2018

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

Answer- The NATA score is not taken into account for the  Design Aptitude Test. Applicants are required to appear for the design entrance test.

 

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

Answer- Candidates will have to download the NID DAT admit card in online mode only for DAT prelims as well as mains. It is completely their responsibility to download and print it.  

 

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

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

 

Question- Is there any waiver for the 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.

 

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to NID DAT are as follows-

I am good at making sketches. Do I have high chances of cracking NID DAT in first attempt?

What is the total course fee for B.Des. at NID?

How do I score well in NID DAT?

What was the cutoff of NID DAT last year?

 

 

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Rajesh Kumar Paitha Last Seen: 1 month 1 week agoJoined on: 13-Jan-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 11

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
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Neha Nizar 2 months ago

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Neha NizarLast Seen: 1 month 4 weeks agoJoined on: 25-Feb-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12

I am from trivandrumCompleted my degree now doing 1 yr diploma in animationI am 22 am i eligible to join at nid

I am from trivandrum.... Completed my degree..... now doing 1 yr diploma in animation..... I would like to join at nid after dis,wil i b abl

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Hi Neha, For undergraduate admissions, only candidates up to 20 years of age on or before June 30 of the&...Read More
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SARITA SHARMA 2 months ago

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SARITA SHARMALast Seen: 4 days 19 hours agoJoined on: 25-Feb-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING 2ND ROUND CALL WITH 50 MARKS IN DAT 2018

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Hi, i am getting 41.5 in part a and i did fairly in part b(my category is sc).Will i get selected for the 2nd round?

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BHUVANSHAKTHI 2 months ago

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Sir, Can I write the NID DAT exam before completing HSC? That is before result of HSC? Now I am at 10th (2018 March Exam).

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Hi Bhuvanshakthi, Only those candidates can apply to appear for NID DAT who have passed or will appear for&nbs...Read More