NID DAT 2021- Application Form (Soon), Admit Card, Pattern, Dates, Result, Cutoff
NID DAT 2021 - National Institute of Design will release the application form of NID DAT 2021 anytime soon in online mode. Aspirants can fill the NID DAT 2021 registration form by providing the required documents and details. However, before filling the registration form candidates must ensure they have fulfilled the NID DAT eligibility criteria 2021. Applicants can fill the NID DAT application form until the third week of November, 2021. The admit card of NID DAT will be available on the official website tentatively on the third week of December. NID DAT 2021 will be held most probably in the fourth week of December based on pen and paper mode. NID DAT entrance exam consists of two exam - prelims and mains exams. The result of the NID DAT 2021 prelims will be announced in the second week of March. Candidates who qualify the NID DAT prelims exam will be eligible to appear in the NID DAT mains exam which will be held tentatively in end the of April. Read the complete article to know all about NID DAT 2021 such as important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam centres, selection process and many more.
Latest - NID DAT 2021 application form to be released anytime soon.
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
It is important for the candidates to trace the NID DAT 2021 exam dates to avoid missing any crucial events. The tentative date of NID DAT 2021 is 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
|End date of NID DAT registration 2021||First week of December, 2020|
Correction of NID DAT 2021 application form
Second week of December, 2020
NID DAT 2021 admit card
Third week of December, 2020
NID DAT Prelims exam 2021
Fourth week of December, 2020
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
Second week of March, 2021
Rechecking window for NID DAT (prelims) including payment mode
Third-week f March, 2021
NID DAT 2021 admit card for mains exam
Second week of April, 2021
NID DAT Mains exam
End of April, 2021
NID DAT final result 2021
Second week of May, 2021
NID DAT cutoff 2021
Third week of May, 2021
NID DAT counselling 2021
First week of June, 2021
The eligibility criteria of NID DAT 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. and GDPD programmes must fulfil both age and education qualification criteria. Candidates can check below NID DAT eligibility criteria 2021 for B.Des and GDPD 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 will release the NID DAT registration form 2021 anytime soon in online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the NID DAT 2021 application form until the first week of December. Students can pay the registration fee via online and offline through net banking/credit card/debit card and demand draft. NID will open the portal to modify the application form of NID DAT in the second week of December, 2020. 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
The first stage of NID DAT 2021 prelims will be held across 21 cities in India. Candidates will have to choose one centre at the time of filling the application form. The NID DAT 2021 exam centre will be 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 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.
Exam Pattern of NID DAT Prelims 2021
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
Medium of the exam language
Duration of the exam
Mode of the exam
National Institute of Design will release the syllabus of NID DAT 2021. Candidates who are planning to appear in NID DAT entrance exam should go through the 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 2021 Syllabus
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.
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 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 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
NID will release the admit card of NID DAT for prelims admit card most likely in the third week of December, 2021 in online mode. Students can download the NID DAT 2021 admit card by providing the required credentials in the login window. NID DAT admit card is an important document that every candidate has to carry to the exam centres along with a valid id card. The steps to download the NID DAT admit card 2021 is given below.
Visit the official website
Click on the download ‘NID DAT 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
The institute will release the NID DAT answer key 2021 along with the question paper in the fourth week of March 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.
The examination cell announced the result of NID DAT in the second week of March, 2021 in online mode. Students who qualify the NID DAT prelims exam will be allowed to appear in the NID DAT mains exam. Students can check the NID DAT 2021 result by providing the required credentials. NID DAT final result will be announced in the second week of May, 2021. 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
National Institute of Design will release the cutoff of NID DAT in the third week of May 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
Weightage of NID DAT 2021
Percentile Score for the lastest 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 methodology 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.
Weightage of NID DAT DAT Prelims and Mains 2021 for Final merit list
(As per the old advertisement)
NID will conduct NID DAT 2021 counselling at Ahmedabad campus. The qualified candidates in NID DAT 2021 prelims and mains exams will be eligible to participate in the counselling process in person. They will have to carry the original documents to the counselling venue and pay the admission fee to confirm their seats. They will be receiving a provisional offer of admission for attending in-person counselling process on the announced date.
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:
|Seat Category||Category of Eligible Candidates|
|Open||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)||GEN-EWS, GEN-EWS-PwD|
|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)||OBC-NCL-PwD|
|Schedule Caste - Persons with Disability (SC-PwD)||Sc-PwD|
|Schedule Tribe - Persons with Disability (ST-PwD)||ST-Pwd|
Category-wise Reservation of seats
|Programme||Institute||Total no. of Seats||GEN-EWS (10%)||OBC-NCL(27%)||Scheduled Caste (15%)||Scheduled Tribe (7.5)%|
|GDPD||NID Andhra Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
|GDPD||NID Madhya Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NID DAT 2021- Application Form (Soon), Admit Card, Pattern, Dates, Result, Cutoff
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 get 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 application form of NID DAT 2021 be released?
The NID DAT 2021 application form will be released in the first week of October, 2020 in online mode.
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What are the books to refer for M.des interior (NID DAT PRELIMS EXAM) 2020?
Best books for NID DAT preparation=>
NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (aptitude section)
Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
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Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill
Guide for NID
NID Mock Test Series
Success Master- NID entrance Examination
when will nid dat application form release?
The NID DAT application from will release anytime soon there is no exact date declared yet. National Institute of Design will release the application form of NID DAT 2021 anytime soon in online mode. The last date to fill the application from is Third week of November, 2020. The exact dates has not yet been released so keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. NID will open the portal to modify the NID DAT application form 2021 in the third week of November 2020.
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When is the 2021 exam date for nid
The National Institute of Design will release the application form of NID DAT 2021 most likely in the first week of October in online mode. NID DAT prelims exam 2021 will be held on fourth week of December, 2020 and NID DAT Mains exam will be conducted on end of April, 2021. Applicants can fill the NID DAT application form until the third week of November, 2021. The admit card of NID DAT will be available on the official website tentatively on the third week of December. The exact dates are not yet released.