NID DAT Exam Centres 2020
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NID DAT Exam Centres 2020 - National Institute of Design (NID) announced the list of NID DAT 2020 exam centres, along with other essential information with respect to the entrance test. NID DAT exam centres are the cities where students have to appear for the test. Candidates have to fill their preference for the exam centres while filling NID DAT application form. They must note that they can select only one exam centre from the list. The total number of exam centres of NID DAT 2020 is not the same for the preliminary exam and the mains exam. NID DAT was conducted in 21 test cities across India. The DAT Mains exam will be held at any one of the following NID campuses - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam. It is to be noted that NID DAT exam centres will be allocated to students based on a first-come-first-serve basis. The details regarding the exam centres will be given on NID DAT admit card. Go through NID DAT exam centres to have complete details on the same.
Latest: Candidates can check the NID DAT result 2020 on February 19. Check NID DAT 2020 Cutoff here.

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What's New in NID DAT 2020 Exam Centres?

Change in NID DAT Mains exam centres - In 2019, mains exam was held in Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. In 2020, Candidates will have to appear for NID DAT Mains exam at any one of the following NID campuses - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.

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NID DAT 2020 Exam Centres for Preliminary Exam

Candidates can select the city where they wish to appear for the test from the list of NID DAT exam centres 2020. The list of cities where NID DAT 2020 was held is given below in the table.

List of NID DAT Exam Centres 2020

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NID DAT 2020 Exam Centres for Mains

The qualified candidates in the preliminary exam, they will be eligible to appear for the main exam which will be held in any one of the following National Institute of Design campuses - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.

Key Features About NID DAT Exam Centres 2020

  • Candidates should carefully select NID DAT exam centre as the authorities won't entertain any request for change after it has been allotted

  • National Institute of Design has the authority to add or remove any of the exam centres in different cities

  • Candidates must note that it is not mandatory that they will get an exam centre of his or her choice.

Note: Candidates must reach the test centre at least one hour prior to the beginning of the exam.

NID DAT Admit Card 2020

National Institute of Design (NID) released NID DAT 2020 admit card on December 20, 2019 for the preliminary exam. The admit card includes complete information regarding the address of the exam centre. Carrying NID DAT 2020 admit card is important for candidates, otherwise, they will not be allowed to enter the exam centre. They can download NID DAT admit card 2020 by entering their registered mail address, password and verification code. Keep the admit card safely and ensure that nothing is written or scribbled in the admit card.

NID DAT Selection Process 2020

Only those candidates can make it to the merit list, who must have appeared

appeared in all the tests - Prelims and Mains rounds.

DAT Prelims: Based on the marks obtained in DAT Prelims, a separate merit list will be prepared for all the categories. The candidates will be given marks out of 100 marks, which contains 70 marks for MCQ questions and 30 marks for subjective type questions.

DAT Mains: The qualified candidates in Prelims will have to appear for NID DAT Mains. The number of shortlisted candidates will be more than or equal to three times the number of seats available per category. The candidates will be scored out of a total of 100 marks.

Final Merit List: The final merit list for B.Des will be generated category-wise. It will be based on the sum total of weighted scores at each stage of the admission.

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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.

Click on this link to find out

All the best !

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