NID DAT Exam Pattern 2020
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NID DAT Exam Pattern 2020 - To score well in the entrance exam, candidates should be familiar with NID DAT 2020 exam pattern. National Institute of Design released NID DAT exam pattern, along with all other details. The exam consists of three stages - written exam (Prelims and Mains), studio test and personal interview. NID DAT exam pattern consists of the types of questions asked, break of the marks in each section in both prelims and mains exams. Students will also get to know about the mode and medium in which preliminary and mains exam are conducted. NID DAT will be conducted on December 29, 2019. Candidates can go through NID DAT exam pattern 2020 to gather complete information.

Latest - Candidates can fill NID DAT application form 2020 now. NID DAT 2020 to be held on December 29, 2019.

NID DAT 2020 Exam Pattern

NID DAT exam pattern 2020 mentions exam duration, type of questions, the mode in which the entrance exam is conducted. Exam pattern of NID DAT 2020 is not the same for both preliminary and mains exam.

NID DAT 2020 Exam Pattern - Prelims



Total Marks

100 marks

Mode of NID DAT 2020

Offline mode

Medium of the entrance exam


Duration of NID DAT 2020 exam

Three Hours

Type of questions

Subjective and Objective

NID DAT Exam Pattern Prelims consists of two parts

According to the exam pattern of NID DAT mains, the exam comprises two parts.



Question numbers

Marks per question

Total marks allotted

Part I

Objective type questions

1 to 22

Questions( 1 to 14) - 1 mark

Questions (15 to 22) - 2 marks

30 marks

Part II

Subjective type questions

23 to 26

Question (23) - 15 marks

Question (24) - 20 marks

Question (25)- 15 marks

Question (26) - 20 marks, which was subdivided into three parts.

70 marks

Part I of NID DAT 2020

  • Candidates have to answer multiple choice questions in the first part

  • Candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet

  • Part I will have 22 questions consisting of 30 marks.

  • The responses marked in answer sheet will be checked digitally.

Part II of NID DAT 2020

  • Part II of the entrance exam comprises four subjective questions.

  • As per exam pattern of NID DAT 2020, it is mandatory for candidates to answer all questions in this part.

  • All questions are asked in English

  • There are no negative marks for incorrectly answering the questions

Through NID DAT exam pattern, candidates will also get to know the parameters on which candidates will be assessed in the preliminary exam. Candidates will be evaluated depending on the following factors:

  • Analysis

  • Creativity

  • Knowledge

  • Visualization

Instructions for Filling the OMR Sheet

  • Every question will have four options. Candidates have to use blue or black ball point pen to mark the correct option by darkening the corresponding oval on the answer sheet.

  • Students must note that they should fill only one oval for every question. Filling more than one will be treated as wrong answer.

  • Test takers can see the right method pertaining to darkening the oval on side-1 of the answer sheet. They should strictly follow the same method

  • Students should not tear, mutilate or bend the OMR answer sheet.

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2020 for Mains



Medium of language


Total Marks


Duration of the exam

Three Hours

Format of NID DAT 2020

The NID DAT mains 2020, for bachelor of design, GDPD programmes will be in different formats such as:

  • Drawing

  • Sketching

  • Hands-on model making

NID DAT 2020 mains will be held in Ahmedabad. Candidates have to arrange for their own accommodation.

NID DAT 2020 Syllabus - Prelims

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


Developing observation

Good design vs. bad design

Optical illusion

Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship

Visual logic

Outline for beginners

Colour terminology

Presentation techniques

Memory drawing

Picture analysis

Usage of colour in compositions

Innovation & creation

Story p

Natural & geometrical form

Use of measurements, scale & proportions

Expression & emotion

Developing themes & colour associations

Foreshortening & perspective

Inspiration & creativity

NID DAT Syllabus 2020 - Mains

NID DAT aspirants should know NID DAT syllabus for both prelims and mains to prepare for the exam. The table consists of the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance exam.

Model making

Material manipulation

Questions generally asked in an interview

Audio-visual exercises

Mock interview

Evolving ideas

Past studio test & interview questions

Importance of body language


Creative thinking

Guidance on portfolio making

Interview tips

NID DAT 2020 will be conducted on December 29, 2019 by NID Ahmedabad. The entrance exam is conducted for a bachelor of design programme. All the candidates who will qualify the first stage of the test which is preliminary, they will be eligible to appear in the mains exam.

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how many seats are there for bdes in nid for 2020

Manisha Gupta Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

There are approximately 125 B.Des seats (including reserved category). You can also check the further information to go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!


When are the NID examination ?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


NID Design Aptitude Test is an exam through which aspirants are shortlisted for admission in UG and PG design courses offered at the prestigious NID campuses. Candidates need to clear two NID admission tests in order to be eligible for admission in Bachelor’s Graduate and Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and other courses offered at its campuses . Earlier, NID offered admission in its five campuses through NID entrance exam. However, from 2019 onwards two more NID campuses, that is, NID Bhopal and NID Jorhat also started offering admission in GDPD course on the basis of NID admission test.



someone plz tell me the form date of NID

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019


National Institute of design has released NID DAT online application form on 1st October 2019.Last date to apply is 7 November 2019..And last date to apply with late fine is 13 November,2019..

For more details regarding NID DAT2020 , visit below mention link:


Currently Im in 12th std so can I apply for this examination?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Dear Prem, for being eligible for NID DAT, Candidates should be either appearing for 12th exams or should have passed their 12th, with age not exceeding more than 20. If you are in your 12th, you are eligible for NID DAT. For more information, please visit our page at:


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.

All the best

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