NID DAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
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NID DAT Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Aspirants who wish to take admission in B.Des at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad must check NID DAT 2020 eligibility criteria. Students must note that those who fulfil the eligibility criteria, only they will be eligible to apply for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2020. The design aptitude entrance exam is held to offer admission to qualified candidates in National Institute of Design (NID). NID DAT 2020 Prelims in offline mode will be conducted on December 29, 2019. The students will be offered admission across a total of 100 B.Des seats on merit basis. The detailed NID DAT 2020 eligibility criteria for appearing in the entrance exam including age and educational requirements are given below in this article.
Latest: NID DAT Application Form 2020 released on October 1, 2019. NID DAT 2020 entrance exam will be conducted on December 29, 2019.

NID DAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of NID DAT 2020 mentions age limit, educational qualifications and the qualifying exams that are accepted by NID. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria before applying for NID DAT 2020.

Candidates can check the table below to know NID DAT entrance exam 2020 eligibility criteria in detail.

NID DAT Eligibility Criteria

Age limit

Aspirants up to 20 years of age on or before June 30, 2020, are eligible to apply. However, there is a relaxation of three years for those belonging to the reserved categories.

Educational Qualification

Students,who have passed or will appear for class 12 examination in any stream in the academic year 2019–20 from any recognized board, such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent can apply for NID DAT 2020.

NID DAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria- Qualifying Exam

Qualifying exams that are accepted by National Institute of Design are mentioned below in the table:

NID DAT Qualifying Exam

Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer

Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer

Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.

Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised is equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU,

H.S.C. vocational examination.

General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.

AICTE approved three-year Full time Diploma post class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on

Candidates who took the final examination for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board that is not mentioned above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they go through is equivalent to the class XII examination conducted in India. Candidates have to submit this certificate at the time of document verification.

NID DAT Admission 2020

The NID Admission 2020 is based on the national level entrance test known as the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), which is held in 2 stages – Prelims and Mains. NID offers Bachelor of Design program across eight courses.

To take admission in any of these courses, candidates have to be eligible and qualify NID DAT 2020.

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My DOB is 2 May 1997 so I will be 23 years and 2 months old , but the eigibility criteria for bachelors in NID is 20+3=23 for SC students, am I eligible?

manasa Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Sumit

The Bachelor of Design program at NID is of 4 years and is led at the Ahmedabad grounds. The absolute number of seats for the B . Des program including the held seats are 100. The supernumerary seats in Bachelor of plan for abroad up-and-comers is 15.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the up-and-comers under this course is 20 years at the very latest July 30, 2020. The saved class applicants can profit an age unwinding of 3 years in the given upper age limit.

For General Category, the applicants conceived at the very latest July 1, 2000 would be ineligible.

For Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PH), the applicants conceived at the very latest July 1, 1995 would be ineligible.

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how many students had appeared for NID DAT 2019 & how much are expected for 2020?.....Thanks!

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 20th Sep, 2019


Around 5000 candidates appeared for NID DAT 2019 for 100 undergraduate seats..This year you can expect around 6k-6.5k candidates can appear in 2020..

For more detail regarding NID DAT 2020: ..


i have only four months to prepare for nid dat prelims. how to prepare for it?

Ankhi Banerjee 9th Sep, 2019


Every year a lot of students appear for the NID DAT examination and there are only a limited seats awaiting for them. In such situation it is necessary to choose the correct books, strategise well and ace the examination. Given below is a link which you can refer to prepare well.


what all colleges accept nid dat exam?

Mahima Student Expert 13th Aug, 2019


Here is a list of various colleges that accept the scores of NID DAT for admission.

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  

National Institute of Design Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat  

NID Bengaluru

NID Vijaywada

NID Kurukshetra

MIT Institute of Design Pune, Maharashtra

World University of Design Sonepat, Haryana  

G D Goenka University, School of Fashion and Design Gurgaon, Haryana

  Virtual Voyage College of Design, Media, Art and Management Indore, Madhya Pradesh 


Is fashion communication course there in NID?

Muskan yadav Student Expert 13th Aug, 2019

Hello there,

National institute of design is situated in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore. The NID situated in Ahmedabad offers B.Des video and film communication except that there is no fashion communication course in NID.

To know about more courses in NID Ahmedabad check the link below:

Hope this helps.


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