NID DAT Counselling 2020 - National Institute of Design will conduct NID DAT 2020 counselling at Ahmedabad campus, post declaration of result. To participate in the counselling process of NID DAT, candidates will have to qualify NID DAT 2020 prelims and mains exams. The qualified candidates will have to attend the counselling in person for B.Des. admissions. Such candidates will have to carry the original documents and pay the admission fee to reserve a seat. They will be receiving a provisional offer of admission for attending in-person counselling process on the announced date. Qualified candidates will have to choose the program of their choice in online mode. Post this, they will be eligible to take part in the next stage of the admission procedure. Admissions will be offered to as many as 100 B.Des. seats at NID’s Ahmedabad campus via NID DAT counselling 2020. NID DAT 2020 was conducted in offline mode. Read NID DAT counselling 2020 to get more details.
Latest: National Institute of Design will announced the NID DAT 2020 Result once normalcy returns from the present situation. The schedule for the mains exam to be notified later. Check NID DAT 2020 Cutoff here.

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NID DAT Counselling 2020

NID DAT 2020 Counselling

NID DAT 2020 prelims was conducted on December 29. The results has been postponed. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the mains exam. The final merit list will be released after mains result declaration. Post declaration of merit list, NID DAT counselling 2020 will be held for the selected candidates on merit basis.

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Admissions will be offered to undergraduate design programmes based on its selection procedure. They will be evaluated on several parameters, such as design aptitude, attitude, achievement and motivation required in a prospective design student.

NID DAT 2020 Seat Intake

As many as 100 seats will be allotted across various Bachelor of Design programmes. The four-year-long programmes are offered only at the Institute’s Ahmedabad campus in the following areas of specialisation:

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NID DAT 2020 Seat Reservation

NID DAT counselling 2020 and seat allotment procedure will be conducted based on the given below prescribed reservation criteria:

NID DAT Seat Reservation Criteria 2020

Category-wise Reservation of seats

ProgrammeInstituteTotal no. of SeatsGEN-EWS (10%)OBC-NCL(27%)Scheduled Caste (15%)Scheduled Tribe (7.5)%
B.DES.NID Ahmedabad1251334199
GDPDNID Andhra Pradesh75820116
GDPDNID Haryana75820116
GDPDNID Madhya Pradesh75820116
GDPDNID Assam75820116

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NID DAT Counselling 2020

Question: When counselling of NID DAT 2020 will start?


National Institute of Design will conduct NID DAT 2020 counselling between  June 5 and 6  at Ahmedabad campus. The shortlisted candidates will have to attend the counselling in person .

Question: Do I have to carry any documents at the time of NID DAT counselling?


Yes, you have to carry the requisite documents specified by the authorities.

Question: How many seats will be offered for Bachelor of Design programmes?


Around 100 seats will be allotted for the B.Des programme.

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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:

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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.

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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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