NID DAT Exam Centres 2021
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NID DAT Exam Centres 2021 - National Institute of Design (NID) will release the list of the exam centres of NID DAT 2021 with the other important information pertaining to the entrance exam. NID DAT 2021 prelims exam will be conducted in 21 cities across the country. The exam centres are the cities where candidates have to report to appear in the exam. Aspirants will have to fill the preference test centre at the time of filling the application form. While choosing the preference of NID DAT 2021 exam centres, candidates must choose the cities where it is easily reachable. Students can select only one test centre from the list given. However, the mains exam of NID DAT 2021 will be held at any one of the NID campus - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam. On the basis of first come first serve, students will be allocated the NID DAT exam centres 2021. NID DAT exam will be conducted based on the pen and paper mode. The examination authority will release the admit card of NID DAT 2021 and the details regarding the test centre will be mentioned on the hall ticket. Look through the article to know more about the NID DAT 2021 exam centres.

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What’s New in NID DAT Exam centres?

The mains exam of NID DAT 2019 was held in Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. However, the mains exam of the NID DAT 2021 will be conducted at any one of the following campuses of NID - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.

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NID DAT Exam Centres for Prelims Exam 2021

The prelims exam of NID DAT will be conducted in the last week of December 2020 in 21 cities. Aspirants will have to choose the preference exam centres at the time of filling out the NID DAT 2021 application form. Candidates are advised to fill the preference test centre where that can be reached easily and conveniently. Students must report at the NID DAT 2021 exam centres at least one hour prior to the entrance exam to avoid last minute hasty. The list of NID DAT exam centres 2021 where the entrance exam will be conducted are as follows.

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  • Ahmedabad

  • Vijayawada

  • Bengaluru

  • Thiruvananthapuram

  • Bhopal

  • Ranchi

  • Bhubaneshwar

  • Raipur

  • Chandigarh

  • Patna

  • Chennai

  • New Delhi

  • Dehradun

  • Nagpur

  • Guwahati

  • Mumbai

  • Hyderabad

  • Lucknow

  • Jaipur

  • Kurukshetra

  • Kolkata

The examination authority will allocate the NID DAT 2021 exam centres according to the preference mentioned in the application form. However candidates must note that the test centre will be assigned on the basis of first come first serve. Candidates must not carry the things which are restricted at the exam centres of NID DAT as per the prescribed guideline of NID.

NID DAT Exam Centres for Mains 2021

The exam centres for NID DAT mains 2021 are different as of prelims test centres. Aspirants must qualify the prelims exam to appear in the mains exam. The short candidates for the mains exam will be released by the examination authority most likely in the last week of February 2021. NID DAT 2021 mains exam will be conducted in any of the following campuses -

  • NID Ahmedabad

  • Bengaluru

  • Gandhinagar

  • Andhra Pradesh

  • Haryana

  • Madhya Pradesh

  • Assam

Important Features of NID DAT Exam Centres 2021

NID DAT 2021 application form will be available tentatively in the first week of October 2020. Aspirants will be given the opportunity to choose the preference test centre. But there are some key features which aspirants must be aware of. The important features of NID DAT exam centres 2021 are mentioned below.

  • Aspirants are advised to choose the exam centres carefully while filling the application form as the concerned authority will not entertain to change the exam centres after the allocation.

  • The examination authority has the right to remove the above mentioned exam centres as well as add more test centres in different cities.

  • Aspirants must be aware that it is not asserted that they will be allocated the exam centres as of their choice of preference. The authority will allot the exam centres to the student base on the first come first serve.

  • Aspirants must report to the allocated exam centres as mentioned in the admit card at least one hour before the examination begins.

Things not to carry at the exam centres

The prelims exam of NID DAT 2021 will be conducted in the last week of December 2021. Aspirants must carry the NID DAT admit card 2021 along with the proof of identity at the exam centres. However there are certain things which are restricted to carry in the exam centres. The following list are the items which must not be carried at the NID DAT exam centres 2021.

  • Calculator

  • Bag

  • Handbag

  • Water bottle

  • Marker

  • Papers

  • Notes

NID DAT Admit Card 2021

The National Institute of Design will release the admit card of NID DAT 2021 most probably in the third week of December for prelims exam. Aspirants can download the hall ticket by entering the login credentials. The information associated with the exam centres of NID DAT prelims exam will be mentioned in the admit card. Aspirants must check the allotted NID DAT exam centres 2021 such as the the complete address of the test centre, examination venue, reporting time etc. It is mandatory to produce the admit card at the exam centres, without which they will not be allowed to enter the examination venue. Any kind of writing or scribble in the NID DAT admit card 2021 is prohibited as per the specified instruction of the authority. Aspirants must keep the hall ticket till the admission process is completed.

NID DAT Selection Process 2021

NID DAT is a national level exam conducted to offer admission for Undergraduate in design programme at different institute of NID. The entrance exam of NID DAT 2021 has three phases which include written exam (Prelims and Mains), studio test and personal interview. Candidates will be selected based on the performance of each round. Aspirants will have to qualify the written exam of NID DAT to eligible for the further procedure. The selection process of NID DAT 2021 is mentioned below.

NID DAT Prelims: Candidates have to appear and qualify the prelims exam of NID DAT which will be conducted in December. On the basis of the mark score by the candidates in the NID DAT prelims exam, a separate merit list for all the categories will be prepared by the examination authority. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear in the mains exam. Students will be given marks out of 100 marks where 70 questions will be asked in MCQ mode and 30 questions as subjective type.

DAT Mains: The candidates who cleared the prelims exam will have to appear the mains exam. Aspirants will be scrutinized on the basis of their drawing, sketching, hand-on model making skill. Students must be aware that the number of the candidates who will appear the mains exam will be more than or equal to the number of seats available. So, students must be prepared thoroughly for the mains exam. Candidates can also refer to the NID DAT exam pattern 2021 to know all about the exam parameter of DAT.

Final Merit List: The final merit list of the candidates will be prepared category wise. Candidates will be selected on the basis of mark score in each stage of NID DAT. Aspirants must clear all the NID DAT stages to consider admission in the design course.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NID DAT Exam Centres 2021

Question: Where will the NID DAT prelims exam be conducted ?

Answer:

The prelims exam of NID DAT 2021 will be conducted in 21 cities across the country.

Question: Where will the NID DAT mains exam be conducted?

Answer:

NID DAT 2021 mains exam will be conducted in any one of the campuses of NID.

Question: Do I have the opportunity to choose the reference exam centres of NID DAT?

Answer:

Aspirants can choose the exam centres at the time of filling the application form. However it is not mandatory that the examination authority will allocate the same test centre.

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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!

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please tell me the syllabus of NID DAT and aieed

SAKSHI KULSHRESHTHA 2nd Jan, 2020

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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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.

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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!" https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-sample-papers thank you.

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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.

https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-cutoff

Click on this link to find out

All the best !


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