NID DAT 2016 Seat Allotment
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NID DAT 2016 Seat Allotment – National Institute of Design (NID) conducts Seat Allotment of NID DAT 2016 after the three stages of the selection process for admission to 4-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme are over. Admission Process to NID for B.Des programmes is done in three stages i.e. Stage 1- Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Stage 2- Studio Test and Stage 3- Personal Interview.

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Candidates have to appear in NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2016 to be conducted at test centres specified by NID in various cities across India. Candidates, shortlisted on the basis of scores obtained in DAT (Stage 1), have to appear for the Stage 2 and Stage 3 exams of the admissions process, at NID Ahmedabad campus.

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Once all the three stages of admission are over, the NID DAT Seat Allotment 2016 process will be conducted. The 4-year B.Des programme at NID’s Ahmedabad campus is offered in the various areas of specialization.


NID 2016 Seat Allotment: Faculty-wise specialization offered


Faculty of Industrial Design

  • Product Design

  • Furniture Design

  • Ceramic & Glass Design

Faculty of Communication Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Animation Film Design

  • Film & Video Communication

  • Exhibition (Spatial) Design

Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory D

  • Textile Design

NID 2016 Seat Allotment: Seat availability


Candidates can check the areas of specialization and respective seats offered by NID in the following table:




Faculty of Industrial Design


Product Design



Furniture Design



Ceramic & Glass Design


Faculty of Communication Design


Graphic Design



Animation Film Design



Film & Video Communication



Exhibition (Spatial) Design


Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design


Textile Design

15 seats




Successful candidates admitted to NID’s B.Des programme will have to undergo a mandatory foundation programme of one year duration. Allotment of a discipline of choice at the end of the foundation programme is based solely on the student’s performance and on the number of seats available in the desired discipline.


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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.

Click on this link to find out

All the best !

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