NID DAT Answer Key 2020 - National Institute of Design (NID) will soon release the NID DAT 2020 answer key along with the question paper . The date for the release of the answer key is yet to be notified by the authorities. The institute will also provide the window for rechecking of NID DAT 2020 answer key (prelims) according to the parameters specified by the institute. If there is any error post rechecking the scripts, the marks will be revised accordingly. NID DAT 2020 answer key will include correct answers to all the questions that will be asked in the entrance exam. The institute will release updated NID DAT 2020 answer key in online mode. NID DAT 2020 prelims, the first stage, was held on December 29. The qualified candidates in the prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the mains exam. The national level design entrance exam offers 100 B.Design seats at the Ahmedabad campus.
Latest - NID DAT Result to be announced once normalcy returns from the present scenario. The schedule for the mains exam will be notified later. Candidates can check NID DAT 2020 Cutoff here.

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Release of NID DAT 2020 answer key

Third week of April

Last date to download answer key

Fourth week of April

Window to apply for rechecking of answer key

To be notified

*The dates given in the table are tentative and will be updated as soon as they are released by the authorities.

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  • Click on the NID DAT 2020 answer key tab.

  • Candidates have to login entering email address, Date of birth , application number and verification code. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

  • You can cross-check your responses from the official answer key of NID DAT 2020 to estimate your probable score.

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NID DAT Question Paper and Answer key of Previous Year (2019)

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Important information for rechecking of NID DAT 2020 Prelims Answer Booklet

  • Candidates get an option to apply for rechecking of NID DAT answer booklet

  • Only those candidates can request for re-evaluation who will appear for NID DAT 2020 prelims.

  • Rechecking will be done only in online mode only, which will be restricted to

(i) Whether all the answers have been marked.

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(ii) Whether there has been any mistake in the totalling of marks for each question in Part II of answer booklet and transferring the marks correctly onto the cover page of the answer booklet.

  • On rechecking the scripts, if it is found that there is an error, the marks will be revised accordingly. Students will be informed about the revision of marks, if any, to their registered email only.

  • It is to be noted that any request submitted without a scanned copy of the admit card signed by the invigilator with the seal of the test centre will not be entertained.

  • A candidate can challenge answers to a maximum of three questions. NID DAT answer key 2020 challenge will have to be submitted separately for each question with complete solved answer/justification.

  • A fee of Rs.1,000 will have to be paid for challenging per question.

  • In case the challenge is found valid, the paid fee will be refunded. However, there will be no refund if the objection is not legitimate.

  • If the challenge is found legitimate, only those test-takers, who have attempted that question, will be awarded the marks for the same.

  • The decision of NID Admission Committee regarding the challenges to the responses and answer key is final.

NID DAT 2020 Prelims comprises the following two parts:

  • Part 1: Multiple choice questions marked out of 30 points. The questions may have to have one or multiple correct answers

  • Part 2: Subjective questions marked out of 70 points. The responses of the same have to be provided in visual and/or written formats.

The result of NID DAT 2020 has been postponed due to COVID 19. Candidates can check their scores and ranks by logging into their account. The result of NID DAT 2020 (mains) will be announced on May 28 in the form of merit list.

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Can anybody please tell me the complete syllabus for NID

Awanya Dabas 24th Mar, 2020


National Institute of Design (NID) conducts its exam NID DAT for admission into various courses in the institute. It has a Vast syllabus related to designing and innovation.

Please find the syllabus on the link mentioned below:

Hope this answer helps!


how much do I have to score in Marks, to clear the NID DAT tests? I am in the SC category.

Maria Sunny 20th Mar, 2020

Hello Jeet,

The percentile score required to qualify NID DAT 2020 is 45 for SC category. According   to last year qualifying cut off the percentile required for clearing the test was 40 for SC students.

Percentile is calculated as follows :

Let your rank be 60 and the total number of candidates were 2000 then your percentile will be,

(2000- 60)/2000 *100  = 97

The cut off marks will depend on the number of candidates appearing for the exam.


What is the cutoff for NID DAT (M.DES) 2020 for general category?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 4th Mar, 2020


NID DAT 2020 cutoff has not been released by the authorities yet. You can go through the link below and check the previous year cutoff for reference:

Good Luck!

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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.

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