NID DAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
Khushboo Verma, 23 Nov 2019, #NID DAT
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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: Candidates can download NID DAT Admit Card 2020 from December 20 onwards. NID DAT 2020 Prelims to be conducted on December 29, 2019.

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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.

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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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Sir, I had been notified of an image discrepancy in my photograph uploaded for jee mains 2020. I uploaded another better image after that.The image got rejected too. I have taken a new photograph for the same and is now unable to find an option to remove the discrepancy. I hope for solution.

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019


This might not get solved now as candidates has got their admit cads now. The process is completed now. If it is showing the error message then you cant move forward. You have to apply again in the april session. You should have give a clear image. why you gave a image which would create a problem.

Dont repeat the mistake again and do it correctly in the coming session. For now try to write a mail writing your issue and ask for a solution. They may or may not consider it but write it.

For now just prepare and give your 100%. If you are not allowed for january session then don't get sad. you will do your best in april time. in any way one will be considered from both if anyone gives both.

So don't worry. stay calm and keep on preparing. whatever be the reason don't get diverted from your studies. This is most important time for you. don't waste it in any way.  You might be feeling bad but that will only harm you and waste your time.

You only think. what you want to do. Think and choose to study which will benefit you.

Hope it helps!


What all are the exam centre of NID

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019

NID will be held across 21 cities in India. The centers will be allotted on first cum first serve basis. Please check the list of newly added centers and already existing ones at our page: . Whichever center you might select, you need to be an hour early on the day of the exam.


can any please tell how to crack nid dat 2020

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

NID DAT consists have 3  phases pf selection. Written Test, Studio Test and Personal Interview. Each phase is an elimination round. NID Exam will be conducted in 2 phases, Prelims and Mains. The preliminary exam will contain 70 Objective Questions and the shortlisted candidates will appear for Mains. This stage will contain practical tests like sketching, drawing, handcraft models, group discussion, etc.

For Stage 1 you should prepare well on topics like Communication skills, Animation, Composition, Creativity, General Mental Ability, Design skills, environment sensitivity, Visual design, Thematic color arrangement, Proportions and perspective, Abstract symbolism and Memory drawing.

For Stage 2, you need to focus on Doodling, 3D Modelling, Observation Test, Creative thinking, Audio visual experience, Body language, Material manipulation, Portfolio making, etc.

For all this, you need to develop good observation skills and Improve your speed. Practise as many as mock tests you can. Work on Accuracy, drawing and keeping up with the current affairs. For more tips, please visit our page at:


How can i reupload my obc ncl caste certificate on nid application form ?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019
You can review and edit the application form of NID. NID 2020 Application Correction will be Started on 21st November 2019. 23rd November will be last date. You can not not edit the eligibility criteria, date of birth, email ID, category and citizenship at this stage. To edit the application form, you have to login using your credentials. After correcting the details, don't forget to click on save and exit button.

can I change my permanent address in the correction window. I mistakenly put the present and permanent address as same.

Komal Dayanand Gardi 7th Nov, 2019

Hello Dip,  it Is good to tell you that you can able to make changes in address field. Below is the list of fields in which you can not make changes in correction window,

1. information related to eligibility criteria

2. Date of birth

3. category

4. email ID

5. Citizenship applied.

rather than the above field you can make changes in any field.

remember that correction facility will be available from first week of December.

I hope it will help.


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