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NID DAT M.Des 2020 - National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct NID DAT 2020 M.Des Prelims in offline mode on December 29, 2019. The entrance exam is held in two stages - Prelims and Mains. The qualified candidates in Design Aptitude Test (DAT) will get admission in Master of Design (M.Des). NID will released the application form on October 1, 2019 and it will be available till November 7, 2019. The last date for submitting application form of NID Master of Design 2020 with late fee is November 13, 2019. The authorities will release the admit card on December 20, 2019. Candidates can check NID DAT M.Des 2020 result on February 18. The shortlisted candidates in NID DAT prelims will be eligible for appearing in mains exam. The exam date will be announced later. The authorities will issue the admit card for National Institute of Design DAT M.Des mains in first week of March 2020. The result for the same will be declared in first week of May 2020. NID DAT 2020 counselling will take place in third week of May. As many as 347 seats will be offered across various design programmes across NID’s campuses that are located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Candidates can check complete details regarding NID DAT M.des 2020, including important dates, eligibility criteria, application procedure, exam pattern, result, and seat allotment in this article.
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NID DAT M.Des 2020- Overview

Entrance exam name

National Institute of Design- Design Aptitude Test

Commonly known as

NID DAT

Exam type

Postgraduate (PG)

Exam level

National

Seats

275

Medium of the Exam

English

Stages

Prelims and Mains

Mode of Examination

Offline

Mode of Application

Online

NID DAT M.Des 2020 Important Dates

National Institute of Design announced the important dates of NID DAT M.Des 2020, along with the release of application form.

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NID DAT M.Des Important Dates

Event

Date

Release date of NID DAT M.Des application form 2020

October 1, 2019 (2 p.m.)

Last date to submit the application form

November 7,2019 (2 p.m.)

Last date for submitting online application of NID DAT M.Des 2020 with late fee

November 13, 2019 (2 p.m.)

Window to edit application form of NID DAT M.Des 2020

November 13 to 15, 2019 (2 p.m.)

Release of NID DAT M.Des 2020 admit card for Prelims

December 20, 2019 (4 p.m.)

NID M.Des Prelims exam 2020

December 29, 2020

NID M.Des 2019 Prelim result

February 18, 2019 (4 p.m.)

Rechecking window (DAT Prelims)

February 18 (6 p.m.) to 21, 2020 (4 p.m.)

NID M.Des 2020- admit card for Mains

First week of March 2020

DAT Mains in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru

Second week of March to second week of April 2020

NID DAT M.Des 2020 Mains result

First week of May 2020

What's new in NID DAT M.Des 2020

  • Increase in Total Number of NID DAT M.Des Seats - There has been an increase in number of seats offered by various campuses of NID. In 2019, 275 seats were offered across various design programmes across NID’s campuses that are located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. In 2020, the number of seats has been increased to 347.
  • Certain percentage of seats has been reserved for economically weaker section (EWS category).


NID DAT M.Des Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before filling the application form, candidates should know the eligibility criteria of NID DAT M.Des 2020. The eligibility criteria mentions age restriction and academic qualification.

Age Limit

Educational Qualification

Aspirants who belong to general category should not be more than 30 years as on June 30, 2020. Only those aspirants can apply who were born on or after July 1, 1990. The upper age limit for reserved categories is 33 years as on June 30, 2020.


Applicants must have a bachelor degree of minimum four years in any specialisation after completing Class 12 or equivalent from any recognised university or institute.

OR

Those having a bachelor degree of three years in any specialisation after Class 12 or equivalent can also apply.

OR

Those, who have done a full-time diploma of minimum four years in design/fine arts/applied arts/architecture after Class 12 from a recognised institute or university are also eligible to apply.


Documents to Keep Ready Before Filling NID DAT M.Des 2020 Application Form

Candidates have to keep the following documents ready and the format should be JPG/JPEG

Documents

File Size

A scanned recent colored passport size photograph

Minimum 60 KB and maximum 100 KB

A scanned signature


Maximum 100 KB

Those applying under the OBC-NCL category have to upload their OBC-NCL certificate issued by a competent authority.

It should not exceed 150 KB

PwD category will have to upload their valid disability certificate


Maximum 150 KB size.

Overseas category candidates have to upload the first and last pages of their valid passport.

The file size should not exceed 150 KB.


NID DAT M.Des Application Form 2020

Candidates should know that the application form of NID DAT 2020 has been released in online mode on October 1, 2019. The deadline to submit the application form is November 7, 2019. Those who miss the deadline, they can submit the application form till November 13, with late fee. The authorities will activate the window to edit NID DAT application form from November 13 to 15, 2019. Go through the following steps to fill the application form:

Step 1- Sign up/Registration

Applicants will have to register first in online mode by providing a valid email address and a valid mobile number . The login credentials will be sent to candidate’s email ID after successful registration. They will have to enter the login and password to proceed further.

Step 2- Fill Personal and Educational Details

Applicants will have to enter their educational and personal details in NID DAT M.Des 2020 application form. They can apply for a maximum of two disciplines.Post submitting the details, they will have to click on ‘Save and Proceed’ button.

Step 3- Upload Documents and Signature

Applicants have to upload all the documents as per the specifications mentioned above in the article.

Step 4- Make the Payment and take Printout

The application fee of NID Master of Design 2020 for different categories is as follows:

Category-wise NID DAT M.Des 2020 application fee

CategoryDAT application fee

DAT application fee (with late fee)

Scheduled Caste (SC)Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
Scheduled Tribe (ST)Rs. 1000Rs. 2000
SC- PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
ST – PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
OBC – NCL – PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
OBC-NCLRs. 2000Rs. 4000
General -EWSRs. 2000Rs. 4000
GeneralRs. 2000Rs. 4000
General -PwDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
General-EWS-PWDRs. 1000Rs. 2000
Overseas CandidatesRs. 3000 (only B. Design programme)

Rs. 6000 (only B. Design programme)


The application fee can be paid by any one of the following modes - Online (via credit/debit card) or offline only by Demand Draft (DD). Candidates have to send the DD and a printout of their application in an envelope to the below-mentioned address via courier or speed post. The application form should reach before November 13, 2019.

The Project Manager–CMS

All India Management Association

Management House, 15, Link road ,

Lajpat Nagar part 3, New Delhi - 110 024

India

NID DAT M.Des Exam Centres 2020

The exam centres for NID Master of Design 2020 (Prelims) will be announced by the National Institute of Design. The list of the cities can be checked below:

Raipur

Thiruvananthapuram

Ahmedabad

Patna

Bengaluru

New Delhi

Bhopal

Nagpur

Chandigarh

Mumbai

Chennai

Lucknow

Guwahati

Kolkata

Hyderabad

Jaipur

The NID DAT M.Des 2020 Exam Centres for Mains stage are given below:

1. Ahmedabad

2. Bengaluru

3. Gandhinagar

NID DAT M.Des Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of NID DAT M.Des will be released by the National Institute of Design, which consists of two stages- prelims and mains.

NID DAT M.Des Prelims Stage

The prelims paper is of 2.5 hours comprising 100 marks. There will be a Common Design Aptitude Test (CDAT) and a faculty-specific domain test that assesses the design aptitude of the test-takers.

The NID DAT M.Des Prelims paper have objective as well as subjective questions.

NID DAT M.Des Mains Stage

Candidates are shortlisted to appear for the Mains stage on the basis of the Prelims scores. The DAT Mains for M.Des. programmes consists of two parts:

Studio Test- The total marks for this test is 100 and candidates will be given three hours to complete the paper. The language of the question paper is English.

Interviews- There will be separate interview for each discipline that will be conducted after the studio test. It will be held at the same centre as that of the studio test.

NID DAT M.Des 2020 Edit Window

The window to edit application form will open from November 13 to 15, 2019. Candidates must note that the details related to DOB, category, email ID, eligibility criteria, citizenship and the discipline applied for cannot be edited.

NID DAT M.Des Admit Card 2020

The admit card of NID DAT M.Des 2020 (Prelims) will be released on December 20, 2019. Candidates will have to download and take a printout of the same. They have to carry the admit card to the exam centre on the exam day. The reporting time will be mentioned on the admit card along with the complete address of the test venue. The qualified candidates in prelims can download NID DAT M.Des admit card 2020 for mains in first week of March.

NID DAT M.Des Result 2020

The result of NID M.Des Prelim will be declared on February 18 , 2020. Candidates can apply for rechecking from February 18 to 21, 2020. The result of the Mains exam will be declared in first week of May 2020. A separate merit list will be prepared for all the candidates who belong to the following categories -OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD on the basis of their scores in Prelims. It is to be noted that NID does not send separate scorecards individually to anyone. National Institute of Design will declare NID DAT M.des final result in first week of May 2020. Candidates can check below the minimum percentile score that is needed to be secured to be considered eligible for admission.

NID M.Des 2020 minimum qualifying criterion

Category

Open

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

PwD

Percentile Score

50

45

40

40

40

Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final result

Programme/Test

NID M.Des 2020 (Prelims)

NID M.Des 2020 (Mains)

M.Des (all disciplines)

20%

80%

NID DAT Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of NID DAT 2020 will be updated as soon as the authorities release it.

Candidates can check the table below to know NID DAT cutoff 2019 (as on May 6, 2019).

M.Des Programme

CATEGORY


Sr. No.

Discipline

OPEN

OBC-NCL

SC

ST

PwD

SUPERNUMERARY

1

Animation Film Design

89.33

77.33

49.33

80

NE/NA

NE/NA

2

Apparel Design

87.88

54.55

72.73

60.61

NE/NA

NE/NA

3

Ceramic & Glass Design

88.37

65.12

51.16

60.47

53.49

NE/NA

4

Design for Retail Experience

85.48

48.39

67.74

77.42

NE/NA

NE/NA

5

Digital Game Design

72.92

66.67

54.17

NE/NA

NE/NA

NE/NA

6

Film & Video Communication

86.76

54.41

66.18

69.12

NE/NA

NE/NA

7

Furniture Design

85.94

46.88

62.5

75

NE/NA

NE/NA

8

Graphic Design

90.14

66.2

77.46

61.97

60.56

NE/NA

9

Information Design

86.44

52.54

69.49

NE/NA

66.1

NE/NA

10

Interaction Design

88.24

63.24

55.88

77.94

NE/NA

NE/NA

11

Lifestyle Accessory Design

90.28

70.83

55.56

73.61

50

NE/NA

12

New Media Design

86.89

70.49

73.77

NE/NA

NE/NA

NE/NA

13

Photography Design

87.3

63.49

69.84

53.97

NE/NA

NE/NA

14

Product Design

88.41

56.52

60.87

NE/NA

NE/NA

NE/NA

15

Strategic Design Management

90.91

59.74

70.13

NE/NA

81.82

NE/NA

16

Textile Design

88.41

66.67

65.22

79.71

NE/NA

NE/NA

17

Toy & Game Design

82.5

52.5

75

NE/NA

NE/NA

NE/NA

18

Transportation & Automobile Design

88.41

73.91

55.07

86.96

60.87

NE/NA

19

Universal Design

85.71

53.57

67.86

NE/NA

NE/NA

NE/NA

NID DAT M.Des Seat Allotment 2020

The seat allotment of NID DAT M.Des will be held in last week of May 2020. The detailed procedure of NID DAT M.Des 2020 seat allotment will be announced by the institute later. The qualified candidates will have to attend the counselling and seat allocation procedure in person, along with the requisite documents. NID M.des allotment 2020 will be done on the basis of candidates’ preference of discipline that has to be filled at the time of submitting the application form.

M.Des Programmes Offered

The institute will offer two-and-a-half year-long Master of Design programmes across its three campuses- Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. A total of 275 seats will be filled via NID DAT M.Des 2020.

Faculty of Communication Design

Discipline

Seats

Offered at

Animation Film Design

19

Ahmedabad

Film & Video Communication

19

Ahmedabad

Graphic Design

19

Ahmedabad

Photography Design

19

Gandhinagar

Faculty of Industrial Design

Discipline

Seats

Offered at

Ceramic & Glass Design

12

Ahmedabad

Furniture & Interior Design

19

Ahmedabad

Product Design

19

Ahmedabad

Toy & Game Design

12

Gandhinagar

Universal Design

19

Bengaluru

Transportation & Automobile Design

19

Gandhinagar

Faculty of Information Technology-Integrated Programmes

Discipline

Seats

Offered at

Digital Game Design

19

Bengaluru

New Media Design

19

Gandhinagar

Information Design

19

Bengaluru

Interaction Design

19

Bengaluru

Faculty of Inter-Disciplinary Design Studies

Discipline

Seats

Offered at

Design for Retail Experience

19

Bengaluru

Strategic Design Management

19

Gandhinagar

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

Discipline

Seats

Offered at

Textile Design

15

Ahmedabad

Lifestyle Accessory Design

19

Gandhinagar

Apparel Design

19

Gandhinagar

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NID DAT M.Des 2020

Question: How many seats are offered through NID DAT exam?

Answer:

A total of 275 seats will be filled via NID DAT M.Des 2020 in various design programmes across NID’s campuses that are located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

Question: What if I miss to submit NID DAT application form 2020 within the mentioned deadline?

Answer:

Candidates who would miss the deadline can  submit application form of NID DAT M.Des 2020 with late fee till the fourth week of November.

Question: Can I fill NID DAT 2020 application form in offline mode?

Answer:

No, the application form is released only in online mode.

Question: Is maths compulsory for NID DAT 2020?

Answer:

You have to crack entrance exam with good rank to get admission in NID. Those having a bachelor degree of three years in any specialisation after Class 12 or equivalent can also apply.

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