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NID DAT 2025 Exam: Notification, Application Form, Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Best Books

NID DAT 2025 Exam: Notification, Application Form, Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Best Books

Edited By Isha Jain | Updated on May 22, 2024 10:02 AM IST | #NID DAT
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National Institute of Design will release the NID DAT 2025 notification tentatively in September. NID admission 2025 will be conducted in two stages: DAT Prelims and Mains. Candidates shortlisted after the NID DAT preliminary exams will be eligible for Mains exam. Interested applicants will have to fulfill age requirements as well as educational qualifications for NID DAT 2025. Candidates are advised to keep checking for NID DAT 2025 dates, latest news and updates. Continue reading for NID DAT tips and tricks, syllabus, exam pattern, best books, and more.

NID DAT 2025 Overview

Particular Details

Conducting Body

National Institute of Design

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam



NID DAT registration fee 2025

3000 Rs [Online]

Mode of Exam


Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

3 Hours

NID DAT Notification 2025

The authorities are expected to release official notification on NID DAT 2025 in September. Candidates will be able to check NID DAT 2025 registration details on the official website, A detailed notification on NID exam date 2025 will also be updated on this page soon after the official announcement. Keep checking this page for the latest news and updates on the NID Exam 2025, including NID DAT 2025 registration dates and process.

NID DAT Exam Date 2025

Aspirants preparing to get admission to NID should keep an eye on DAT dates to avoid missing out on any important event. The authorities have not yet announced the NID exam date 2025, however, candidates can below check tentative NID DAT 2025 dates.

NID Important Dates 2025 (Tentative)

NID DAT Events

NID DAT B.Des Dates

NID DAT M.Des Dates

NID DAT 2025 application form date

September 2024

September 2024

NID DAT registration 2025 by paying the late fees

December 2024

December 2024

Correction of NID DAT 2025 application form

December 2024

December 2024

NID DAT admit card 2025

December 2024

December 2024

NID DAT exam date (prelims)

December 2024

December 2024

NID DAT 2025 prelims result

March 2025

February 2025

Rechecking request for DAT prelims

March 2025

February 2025

Download admit card for NID DAT mains

April 2025

February 2025

NID 2025 exam date (mains)

April 2025

March 2025

NID DAT 2025 mains result

May 2025

April 2025

Rechecking request for DAT mains 2025

May 2025

April 2025

Payment of token NID DAT 2025 fees and uploading of documents

May 2025

April 2025

Provisional offer letter of NID admission

June 2025

May 2025

NID Eligibility Criteria 2025

Before starting the registration process, the candidates have to check the NID eligibility criteria 2025. NID offers UG and PG programmes for the candidates. For this, the authorities set the NID eligibility criteria 2025 and will update the notification. The candidates have to meet the academic qualifications and the age limit for NID 2025.

The candidates who have passed or appeared for the 10+2 examination in any discipline (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc) from any recognized board such as CBSE, IB, ICSE, or its equivalent are eligible for NID DAT 2025.

The candidate's age limit for NID 2025 will be provided as per the categories, which are as below.

1. General and general EWS category candidates must be up to 20 years of age on or before July 1, 2004

2. The candidates of the OBC-Non Creamy Layer/ ST/ SC category will get a relaxation of 3 years.

3. There will be an exemption of 5 years for the PwD reserved category candidates.

NID 2025 Syllabus for DAT

The authorities do not release any specific NID 2025 syllabus for the DAT exam; however, there are certain topics that aspirants should cover during their preparation. For an idea on NID syllabus 2025, the aspirants can refer to the previous year's papers to check the topics that are asked in the NID DAT 2025 exam.

NID DAT Important Topics 2025

It is advisable to study all topics that were asked in NID previous year papers; however, candidates should focus more on the most frequently asked topics. NID DAT important topics based on previous year exam analysis are given in the table below.

NID DAT High-Weightage Topics 2025


List of Topics

General Knowledge And Current Affairs

Static GK

Analytical Ability

Coding Decoding


Mirror Image

Embedded/ Hidden Image

Cubes And Dices

Venn Diagram

Figure Counting

Direction Based

Paper Cutting

Seating Arrangement


English Comprehensions -Design Related

Analytical Ability

Match The Following

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2025

Before beginning with preparation, it is advisable for all candidates to refer to NID DAT exam pattern to get an idea on the pattern in which a question paper is prepared. The NID DAT entrance exam typically consists of two stages : Prelims and Mains.

NID DAT BDes Prelims (40%)


Type of question

Number of Questions in each section

Maximum marks per section

Part I


Q1 - Q15

Q16- Q26


15 marks

22 marks

3 marks

Part II

Subjective type

Q28 - Q31

60 marks

Total Marks

100 marks



Mode of exam


Exam Duration

3 hours

NID DAT Total marks


Mode of Language


Type of questions

Based on Drawing/ Sketching/ Model Making

NID DAT Best Books 2025

With right NID DAT study material, candidates can prepare for the Design Entrance Test effectively. NID DAT books doesn’t only include a detailed explanation of each topic that should be covered, but also includes a list of important topics. Moreover, many NID books also include previous year papers and sample papers.

NID DAT Recommended Books

NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (aptitude section)

Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching

NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series

NID Workbook

Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill

Guide for NID

NID Mock Test Series

Success Master- NID Entrance Examination

NIFT/ NID/ IIFT entrance exam guide by Surendra

NID DAT Preparation Tips 2025

NID DAT is considered to be one of the major and difficult entrance exams for admission to design courses. Aspirants can check NID DAT 2025 preparation tips that can significantly help in cracking the entrance exam.

  • Focus on developing observation and visualization skills.

  • Regularly read newspaper to improve general knowledge

  • Attempt previous year NID question papers

  • Understand syllabus and exam pattern

  • Create flashcards while studying each topic

Apply to Amity University, B.Design Admissions 2024

Applications for Admissions are open.

NID DAT 2025 Result

The authorities will announce the NID DAT 2025 result for both prelims and mains exams on the official website, Candidates will be able to check their NID DAT result 2025 by entering their login credentials. The NID DAT 2025 result will display the candidate’s name, roll number, score, rank, and qualifying status. The NID DAT 2025 result will also include the cutoff marks for each category and programme.

NID DAT Sample Papers 2025

The authorities will release the NID DAT 2025 sample papers along with the official notification. With the help of NID DAT sample paper 2025, candidates can get an idea on the high-weightage topics and also the pattern in which the question paper is prepared. In the meantime, aspirants can check previous year’s NID DAT sample papers.

NID DAT Sample Paper Download

List of NIDs in India 2025

The total number of NIDs in India are 7. The list of NIDs in India are as follows:

WUD | Design Admissions 2024

International tie-ups | Project based learnings | Attractive Scholarships | State of the art infrastructure | Last Date to Apply: 23rd May'24

Pearl Academy B.Des Admissions 2024

No. 1 Design & Fashion Institute by ASSOCHAM, India Today, Outlook and The Week rankings | Last Date to Apply: 5th June

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will the authorities begin NID DAT 2025 registration?

The authorities are expected to begin NID DAT 2025 registration in September.

2. What is the expected NID DAT 2025 exam date?

NID DAT 2025 prelims is likely to be conducted in December 2024.

3. Is NID DAT easy?

Based on previous year exam analysis, the overall difficulty level of the NID DAT exam is moderate.

4. What is NID DAT total marks?

NID DAT total marks are 100. 

5. How can I check my Nid dat 2025 eligibility status?

You can check your Nid dat 2025 eligibility status by logging into your account on the official website of NID - You will be able to see your application status, admit card, result, and counselling details on the website.


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Questions related to NID DAT

Have a question related to NID DAT ?


If you forgot to write the question paper code and date on your NID DAT prelims OMR sheet, contact the exam authorities immediately. They may have procedures in place to handle such situations. According to me there should be no problem for you even if you have not filled paper code as you filled all the other necessary details.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

Hello aspirant,

The National Institute of Design (NID) has not yet made the NID DAT 2024 exam's official syllabus public. But you can check the important topics for this exam on our site by clicking on the link given below.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Hello Student,

I Hope you are doing well.

UCCEED-> Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design

Conducted by- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

UCEED conducts exams to get students for IITs and some design colleges also. IITs have seats reserved for the students coming through UCEED.

NID->National Institute of Design

Conducted by-> National Institute of Design Ahmedabad

NID Design Aptitude Test is conducted for admission in the prestigious National Institute Design (NID) campuses in Bachelors of Design (B. Des)course.

Some of the best coachings for NID and UCEED-:

AFAindia i s among the leading coaching institutes.

In India, there are many coaching programmes accessible, however in my opinion, creativity doesn't really blossom in a coaching programme.

The secret to passing NID, NIFT, and CEED is creativity; you may do this without depending on coaching sessions. I would advise going on a tour or travelling instead of paying hefty fees to teaching centres. If not, simply take in your surroundings. Every morning, take a stroll and study the textures and patterns of the surroundings. Try to observe and see things from your perspective wherever you go. Try to consider and analyse the issues!

I hope this helps you.

Hello Aspirant,

You have a good chance of getting a National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. You have a good enough score for this college if we see last year cut off. But the cut-off changes every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the total aspirants who took the exam, the reservation, individual score of each person who took the exam. Nevertheless, you have a good chance of getting into this college as your score is good.

NID Design Aptitude Test generally recognized as NID DAT is a dual-level design entrance test that comprises a prelims exam and the main exam.

The entrance test is administered every year at the national level to assign students for B.Des and M.Des admission offered by NIDs campuses.

It is administered to evaluate candidates' proficiency, ability, and behavioural aptitudes. NID entry is a completely established aspirants' achievement in NID DAT.

The 4-years BDes programs are given at NID Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Assam and 2-years MDes programs are given at NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru.


Dear student,

Best Prepration Books for NID DAT/ AIEED are listed below.

••NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal - For Aptitude

••Guide for NID

••Success Master - For NID Entrance Exam

••Design drawing by author Francis D.K.Ching

••NID Mock Test Series

••NID - Entrance Books and Test Series

••NID Workbook

••Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill Guide - For NID Entrance Exam

To get more information about NDA DAT prepration tips, go through below mentioned link.

NID DAT exam will be conducted in two phases i.e Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. Both the exams are for 3 hours. There will be maximum of 100 marks in each phase of exam. It is a paper and pen based examination. There is no negative marking. The medium of exam is English.

To get more information about Study Material for NID DAT go through below mentioned link.

May this information was helpful to you.

All The Best!!

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