NID DAT Counselling 2018

NID DAT CounsellingNID DAT Counselling 2018- In-person NID DAT 2018 counselling of eligible B.Des. candidates was scheduled on June 8 at the Ahmedabad campus. Only those, who had received provisional offer of admission, were required to come in-person on this date. Qualified candidates were required to submit their preferences for programme of their choice in online mode. By doing this, they were considered eligible for the next stage of admission proces. Admissions will be given to as many as 100 B.Des seats at NID’s Ahmedabad campus via NID DAT 2018 counselling. NID DAT 2018 was a two-stage exam- prelims and mains, and only those candidates were called to participate in NID DAT counselling 2018 who qualified in both the stages. 


NID DAT 2018 (prelims) was held on January 7, and its result was declared on March 13. The shortlisted candidates were required to appear for mains exam between May 15 and 22. NID DAT 2018 final merit list was released on May 31. After this, counselling of NID DAT 2018 was held for selected candidates on merit basis.


NID DAT Counselling 2018


Counselling of NID DAT 2018 included following events that were conducted for admissions-

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  • Declaration of NID DAT 2018 final result for B.Des.

  • Document verification, fee payment and completion of admission formalities at NID Ahmedabad campus

  • Orientation programme at campus

B.Des admissions are provided at NID Ahmedabad on the basis of its selection method that extends beyond candidates’ previous academic qualifications. Candidates were evaluated on different parameters like design aptitude, attitude, achievement and motivation required in a prospective design student.


NID DAT Seat Matrix 2018

National Institute of Design will allot a total of 100 seats across various Bachelor of Design programmes. The four-year-long programmes are offered only at NID’s Ahmedabad campus in the following areas of specialisation:


B.Design Specialization


Faculty of Industrial Design

Product Design


Furniture Design


Ceramic and Glass Design


Faculty of Communication Design

Graphic Design


Animation Film Design


Film and Video Communication


Exhibition Design


Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design

Textile Design


NID DAT Seat Reservation 2018

NID DAT counselling 2018 and seat allocation will be done based on prescribed reservation criteria as mentioned below:


NID DAT Seat Reservation Criteria


Seat Reservation (seats)


51.5% (50)

Scheduled Category

15% (15)


27% (27)

Scheduled Tribe

7.5% (8)




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Riya Thakur 24 days ago

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Riya ThakurLast Seen: 2 hours 12 min agoJoined on: 07-Jun-2017Education Interest: M.B.B.S.Education Level: Class 12

My NID score was 53.6 what can I do with it ? Where can I apply now ?

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Nancy Johri 21 days ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 37 min 43 sec agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Riya,NID has yet not announced the category-wise cutoff scores for B.Des. admissions. It will release the final merit list on May 31, and as many as 100 seats will be allocated to the qualifying ca...Read More

Nikita 1 month ago

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NikitaLast Seen: 1 month 4 days agoJoined on: 07-Jan-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

What is the score required for the second round of NID to get a seat in Ahmedabad?


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Anjori ChitranshiLast Seen: 1 week 6 days agoJoined on: 16-May-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
It completely depends upon the cutoff marks for this year. It also depends upon how many marks you get in the first round. If you have a high score on the written test, a lesser score might get you a ...Read More
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Rajesh Kumar Paitha Last Seen: 3 months 2 days 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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Nancy Johri 4 months ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 37 min 43 sec agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rajesh, Yes, Science students can apply. To apply for appearing in NID entrance exam, aspirants must have p...Read More

Neha Nizar 4 months ago

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Neha NizarLast Seen: 3 months 3 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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Nancy Johri 4 months ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 37 min 43 sec agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Neha, For undergraduate admissions, only candidates up to 20 years of age on or before June 30 of the&...Read More

SARITA SHARMA 4 months ago

SARITA SHARMALast Seen: 1 day 2 hours agoJoined on: 25-Feb-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12


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shalini singh 3 months ago

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Shalini SinghLast Seen: 2 months 2 weeks agoJoined on: 05-Mar-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
Hello sarita,You can check category-wise NID DAT Cutoff 2018 on the given link below in order to know the required minimum marks, to appear in the second stage of entrance exam.Https://design.careers3...Read More