NID DAT Counselling 2020
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 - 3:29 p.m. IST by Khushboo Verma
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NID DAT Counselling 2020 - National Institute of Design will conduct NID DAT 2020 counselling between June 5 and 6 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: NID DAT 2020 Result to be announced on March 19. The date has been extended. Check NID DAT 2020 Cutoff here.

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NID DAT 2020 Counselling

NID DAT 2020 prelims was conducted on December 29. The result has been postponed to March 19, 2020. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the mains exam which will be held from April 29 to May 3, 2020. The final merit list will be released on May 28. 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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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.

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All the best !

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