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NID DAT Reservation 2024: Category-wise Seats, Criteria, Weightage, Process to Claim

NID DAT Reservation 2024: Category-wise Seats, Criteria, Weightage, Process to Claim

Edited By K Beaulah Rani | Updated on Jan 18, 2024 10:10 AM IST | #NID DAT

The National Institute of Design has released the NID DAT reservation 2024 details on its official website - admissions.nid.edu. The authorities have announced the NID reservation of seat details in the information brochure. NID offers reservation of seats for candidates belonging to different categories, such as OBC-NCL, SC, ST, EWS, PwD, and Overseas. NID entrance exam consists of two stages - prelims and mains.

The reservation policy of NID is based on the guidelines of the Government of India and the availability of seats in each discipline and campus. Candidates who wish to avail the reservation benefit must mention their category in the online application form and submit the required documents at the time of admission. This article provides a detailed overview of the NID DAT reservation policy, including the category-wise division of seats, the documents required, and the application process.

NID DAT Reservation 2024

Candidates from EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and persons with disabilities are eligible for a reservation percentage in the NID DAT. This reservation for NID DAT 2024 provides benefits like lower application fees, cutoff marks, and fees payable at admission. Grasping this can be a key factor in their pursuit of a seat at NID. Candidates can check the table below for the NID DAT reservation eligibility category.

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NID DAT Reservation 2024

Seat Category

Category of Eligible Candidates

Open

GEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL,SC, ST, GEN-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD, GEN-EWS-PwD

General- Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)

GEN- EWS, GEN-EWS-PwD

Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL)

OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-PwD

Schedule Caste (SC)

SC and SC –PwD

Schedule Tribe (ST)

ST and ST –PwD

Open—Persons with Disability (PwD)

GEN-PwD, GEN-EWS-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD

Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer— Persons with Disability (OBC-NCL-PwD)

OBC-NCL-PwD

Schedule Caste —Persons with Disability (SC-PwD)

SC-PwD

Schedule Tribe—Persons with Disability (ST-PwD)

SC-PwD

NID DAT 2024 Reservation Weightage - M.Des Programme

Candidates can check the NID reservation weightage for different categories for the M.Des programme and B.Des programme through the tables given below

NID DAT Category-wise reservation of seats

Particulars

M.Des

B.Des

GEN-EWS

10%


10%


OBC-NCL


27%

27%

Scheduled Caste


15%

15%

Scheduled Tribe


7.5%

7.5%

PwD

5%

5%

NID DAT 2024 Reservation - B.Des Programme

The total no of seat reservations for NID DAT 2024 for the B.Des programme for NID campuses. are given below table:

NID DAT Reservation of Seats for Economic Weaker Sections (EWS)

The EWS category is a new addition to the reservation policy of the NID, introduced in 2019. This category is meant for the general candidates who are not covered under any other reservation category and have an annual family income of less than Rs. 8 lakhs. The NID reserves 10% of its seats for the EWS candidates in both B.Des and M.Des courses.

To be eligible for the EWS reservation, candidates should not belong to any other reservation category such as SC, ST, OBC-NCL, PwD, etc.To claim the EWS reservation, the candidates have to submit a certificate issued by a competent authority that verifies their EWS status. The certificate should be in the prescribed format and should be valid for the year of application. The candidates should also mention their EWS status in the online application form of NID DAT.

NID DAT Reservation of seats for General- EWS for both B.Des and M.Des

Particulars

GEN-EWS

(10%)

M.Des

3

B.Des

45

NID DAT 2024 Reservation of seats for General- EWS - B.Des Programme

NID Campuses

GEN-EWS

(10%)


NID Ahmedabad

13

NID Andhra Pradesh

8

NID Haryana

8

NID Madhya Pradesh

8

NID Assam

8

Total

45

NID DAT reservation of seats for General- EWS - M.Des programme

Particulars

GEN-EWS

(10%)

Disciplines with 19 seats each

2

Disciplines with 12 seats each

1

NID DAT Reservation of Seats for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) (OBC-NCL)

The OBC-NCL category refers to the candidates who belong to the socially and educationally backward classes that are not included in the creamy layer. OBC community that is not eligible for reservation. The NID reserves 27% of its seats for the OBC-NCL candidates in both B.Des and M.Des courses.

To be eligible for the OBC-NCL reservation, candidates should belong to one of the castes or communities that are listed as OBC by the central government or the state government where they reside. To claim the OBC-NCL reservation, the candidates have to submit a certificate issued by a competent authority that verifies their OBC-NCL status. The certificate should be in the prescribed format and should be valid for the year of application. The candidates should also mention their OBC-NCL status in the online application form of NID DAT.

NID DAT Reservation of seats for OBC-NCL for both B.Des and M.Des

Particulars

OBC -NCL

(27%)

M.Des

8

B.Des

114

NID DAT 2024 Reservation of seats for OBC-NCL - B.Des Programme

NID Campuses

OBC-NCL

(27%)

NID Ahmedabad

34

NID Andhra Pradesh

20

NID Haryana

20

NID Madhya Pradesh

20

NID Assam

20

Total

114

NID DAT reservation of seats for M.Des programme

Particulars

OBC-NCL

(27%)

Disciplines with 19 seats each

5

Disciplines with 12 seats each

3

NID DAT Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST)

The SC and ST categories refer to the candidates who belong to the historically disadvantaged and marginalized castes and tribes that are recognized by the constitution of India. The NID reserves 15% of its seats for the SC candidates and 7.5% of its seats for the ST candidates in both B.Des and M.Des courses.

To be eligible for the SC and ST reservation, candidates should belong to one of the castes or tribes that are listed as SC or ST by the central government or the state government where they reside. To claim the SC and ST reservation, the candidates have to submit a certificate issued by a competent authority that verifies their SC or ST status. The certificate should be in the prescribed format and should be valid for the year of application. The candidates should also mention their SC or ST status in the online application form of NID DAT.

NID DAT Total Reservation of seats for SC/ST for both B.Des and M.Des

Particulars

Scheduled Caste

(15%)

Scheduled Tribe

(7.5%)

M.Des

5

2

B.Des

63

33

NID DAT 2024 Reservation of seats for SC/ST - B.Des Programme

NID Campuses

Scheduled Caste

(15%)

Scheduled Tribe

(7.5%)

NID Ahmedabad

19

9

NID Andhra Pradesh

11

6

NID Haryana

11

6

NID Madhya Pradesh

11

6

NID Assam

11

6

Total

63

33

NID DAT reservation of seats for SC/ST - M.Des programme

Particulars

Scheduled Caste

(15%)

Scheduled Tribe

(7.5%)

Disciplines with 19 seats each

3

1

Disciplines with 12 seats each

2

1

NID DAT Reservation of Seats for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

The PwD category refers to candidates who have a minimum of 40% of any of the specified benchmark disabilities, as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. NID reserves 5% of its seats for the PwD candidates in both B.Des and M.Des courses.

To claim the PwD reservation, the candidates must submit a certificate issued by a medical authority verifying their PwD status. The certificate should be in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application. The candidates should also mention their PwD status in the online application form of the NID DAT.

Note: A total of 5% of seats across all categories such as Open, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, and ST are earmarked for Persons with Disability (PwD). These seats will be allocated to the top 5% of candidates based on their merit. However, only those candidates who meet the disability criteria as stipulated by the Indian Government under the RPwD Act 2016 will be eligible for this reservation.

Process to claim Reservation in NID DAT 2024

The candidates who want to claim a reservation in NID DAT 2024 have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Students have to fill the online NID DAT reservation form and select the appropriate category from the options given.

  • Upload the scanned copies of the relevant certificates that prove their reservation status along with the application form.

  • Students have to pay the application fee as per their category and submit the application form before the deadline.

  • Download and print the admit card of NID DAT 2024 and carry it along with the original certificates to the exam centre.

  • Candidates have to qualify for the NID DAT 2024 prelims and mains exams as per the cutoff marks for their category.

  • Participate in the counselling process of NID DAT 2024 and seat allotment process and produce the original certificates for verification.

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Documents Required under NID DAT 2024 Reservation Criteria

The candidates who claim reservation in NID DAT 2024 have to submit the following documents as proof of their reservation status:

  • EWS certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

  • OBC-NCL certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

  • SC or ST certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

  • PwD certificate issued by a medical authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

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The candidates have to upload scanned copies of these certificates along with the online application form of NID DAT 2024. They also have to carry the original certificates to the NID exam centre and the counselling venue for verification. The candidates who fail to produce the required documents or whose documents are found to be invalid or fraudulent will lose their reservation benefits and may face legal action.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is NID DAT Reservation?

NID DAT Reservation is the policy of reserving some percentage of seats for candidates belonging to different categories such as Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) in the National Institute of Design (NID) admission process through the NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

2. How much reservation is given to each category in NID DAT?

The reservation percentage for each category in NID DAT is as follows:

  • EWS: 10%

  • OBC-NCL: 27%

  • SC: 15%

  • ST: 7.5%

  • PwD: 5%

3. How can I apply for a reservation in NID DAT?

To apply for reservation in NID DAT, candidates have to mention their category in the online application form and upload scanned copies of the relevant certificates that prove their category status. Candidates also have to produce the original certificates at the time of admission for verification.

4. What are the documents required for reservation in NID DAT?

The documents required for reservation in NID DAT are:

  • EWS certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

  • OBC-NCL certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

  • SC or ST certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

  • PwD certificate issued by a medical authority in the prescribed format and valid for the year of application.

5. What are the benefits of reservation in NID DAT?

The benefits of reservation in NID DAT are:

  • Lower application fees for SC, ST, and PwD candidates.

  • Lower cutoff marks for qualifying the DAT prelims and mains exams for reserved categories.

  • Lower admission fees for reserved categories.

6. Is there any reservation for foreign nationals in NID DAT?

Yes, there is a reservation of 15% supernumerary seats for foreign nationals in NID DAT. They can apply under the Overseas category and pay the program fee in foreign currency. Candidates do not have to appear for the DAT prelims and mains exams, but they have to submit a portfolio and a statement of purpose along with the application form. Candidates also have to attend an online interview for admission.

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Questions related to NID DAT

Have a question related to NID DAT ?

Hello,

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.

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

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.

Regards.

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.

https://design.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-nid-dat

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.

https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-study-material/amp

May this information was helpful to you.

All The Best!!



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