National Institute of Design released NID DAT admit card 2020 on December 20 for the prelims exam. The authorities conduct NID DAT 2020 Prelims in offline mode on December 29, 2019. Candidates can check their results in online mode tentatively in fourth week of March 2020. The qualified candidates in the prelims stage will be eligible to appear for the mains, which will be conducted between April 29, to May 3, 2020. Candidates can download NID DAT Mains admit card 2020 on April 14. The authorities will release the result for the same on May 28, 2020. NID DAT 2020 application form was released on October 1 and candidates could fill the form with the regular fee till November 18, 2019. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was November 7, 2019. Candidates could fill the application form of NID DAT 2020 with late fee from November 18 till November 21 at 12 pm. Later, the authorities had opened the edit window to make changes in the application form. The edit window was active from November 21 to 23, 2019. The entrance exam is conducted for aspirants seeking admissions in the undergraduate design programmes offered at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru campuses. NID DAT 2020 is held in two stages; Prelims and Mains.
Details of the undergraduate programmes offered through NID DAT 2020 are as follows
B.Des offered at Ahmedabad
Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) offered at Bhopal, Vijayawada, Kurushetra and Jorhat
Upcoming Dates and Events
25 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
29 Apr, 2020 - 03 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Offline
28 May, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
05 Jun, 2020 - 06 Jun, 2020
Counselling | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
29 Dec, 2019
20 Dec, 2019
21 Nov, 2019 - 23 Nov, 2019
Application Correction | Mode: Online
18 Nov, 2019 - 21 Nov, 2019
Late Fee Application | Mode: Online
01 Oct, 2019 - 18 Nov, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
01 Oct, 2019
Advertisement | Mode: Online
As per eligibility criteria of NID DAT 2020, candidates have to meet the age limit, educational qualification and the qualifying exam that are accepted by NID. Those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, only they should apply for the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria of NIFT has been explained below in the table.
Aspirants up to 20 years of age on or before June 30, 2020, are eligible to apply. Candidates who belong to reserved categories, they get age relaxation of three years.
Students,who have passed or will appear for class 12 examination in any stream in the academic year 2019–20 from any recognized board, such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent can apply for NID DAT 2020.
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Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft
The application form of NID DAT 2020 was available from October 1 to November 18, 2019 without late fee. Candidates could register by paying late fee from November 18 at (6 pm) till November 21, 2019. National Institute of Design opened the correction window to edit the application form on November 21 and closed the same on 23, 2019. Candidates belonging to general and OBC-NCL category had to pay Rs 2000 as application fee while those who are from SC, ST, SC- PwD, ST – PwD, Open – PwD, OBC – NCL – PwD paid Rs 1000. The steps that need to be followed while filling NID DAT application form 2020 are listed below:
Step 1 - Register for NID DAT 2020
Step 2 - Fill the NID DAT application form 2020
Step 3 - Upload the requisite scanned documents
Step 4 - Pay the application fee
Step 5 - Print the NID DAT application form 2020
To stand out from the rest, candidates should follow effective preparation tips. Besides showing dedication and sincerity, knowing few practical tips help you to a great extent in cracking NID DAT. Careers360 brings here top tips on how to crack NID DAT and get admission in the renowned institute.
NID DAT exam pattern 2020 comprises the type of questions that are asked in the preliminary and mains exams. The exam pattern of NID DAT 2020 also mentions the duration of the exam, the total number of questions asked, whether there is a negative marking or not, and the medium in which the exam is conducted.
NID DAT Exam Pattern - Prelims
NID DAT prelims consists of two parts, candidates can go through the table below to know the exam pattern in details.
Subjective and Objective
NID DAT Exam Pattern - Section-wise
Marks per question
Total marks allotted
Objective type questions
1 to 22
Questions( 1 to 14) - 1 mark
Questions (15 to 22) - 2 marks
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.
NID DAT Exam Pattern - Mains
NID DAT 2020 mains will be conducted in different formats. It includes sketching, drawing as well as hands-on model making.
NID issued NID DAT admit card 2020 in online mode on December 20, 2019 onwards for the preliminary exam. Candidates can download NID DAT admit card 2020 by entering the requisite credentials, such as email address, date of birth and captcha. The admit card of NID DAT 2020 is an important document that candidates have to carry with them to the exam centre. The admit card carries important details such as name of the candidate, date and time of the entrance test, exact address of the test centre. NID DAT 2020 admit card for the mains exam can be downloaded by the candidates in online mode.
How to Download NID DAT Admit Card?
Step 1 - Visit official website of NID DAT (admissions.nid.edu).
Step 2 - Enter login credentials, such as email address, password and captcha
Step 3 - Click on ‘submit button.’
Step 4 - Check all the details mentioned on NID DAT 2020 admit card
Step 5 - Download NID DAT admit card 2020 and take a printout of the same
The authorities will release NID DAT answer key 2020 for prelims exam in online mode in fourth week of April, which will be available till first week of May, 2020. Candidates can download the answer key of NID DAT 2020 by mentioning their email address, date of birth, application number and verification code. The aim of NID DAT answer key 2020 is to help candidates get an idea about their probable score. Candidates can match their responses with NID DAT answer key 2020 with those that they gave in the entrance exam. While calculating the marks, candidates must follow the same marking scheme that was given on the actual day of the exam. The authorities will release the updated NID DAT answer key 2020 in online mode in second week of March.
NID postponed the announcement of NID DAT result which was supposed to declare on March due to COVID 19 outbreak. The examination cell notified that the result will be announce once normalcy returns. NID DAT preliminary exam may be declare tentatively in the fourth week of April 2020 in online mode. The result will be announced in the form of a merit list. Candidates who will clear the prelims exam will be eligible for appearing in NID DAT mains exam. The new schedule for mains exam will be announced later. The authorities will release NID DAT 2020 Mains result for B.Des./GDPD on May 28. Follow the steps that are given below to check NID DAT result
Step 1 - Visit the official website of NID DAT (admissions.nid.edu)
Step 2 - Enter your registered email address, date of birth, roll number/application number of NID DAT
Step 3 - Mention the verification code that will appear on the screen
Step 4 - The result of NID DAT 2020 will reflect on the screen
Step 5 - Download the result and take a printout of the same
NID DAT 2020 cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates need to score to be eligible for the mains exam. The NID DAT cutoff 2020 is different for candidates belonging to various categories. The factors that are normally taken into account while determining the NID DAT cutoff 2020 include
Mode of Counselling:
National Institute of Design will conduct counselling for NID DAT 2020 between June 5 and 6. All candidates who will qualify NID DAT 2020 which includes prelims and mains exams, they can participate in the counselling process. Students have to carry the requisite documents to get them verified and pay the requisite fee to confirm their admission. They will be receiving a provisional offer of admission for attending the counselling process in person on the announced date. Qualified candidates will have to choose the program of their choice in online mode. Candidates will have to complete the admission formalities at Ahmedabad campus of NID.
NID DAT Seat Intake
Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design
Faculty of Industrial Design
Ceramic and Glass Design
Faculty of Communication Design
Animation Film Design
Film and Video Communication
National Institute of Design will announce the NID DAT prelims exam on February 19, 2020.
National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT mains exam fro April 29 to May 3 2020 based on the pen and paper mode.
The exam format of the NID DAT mains exam 2020 are as follows
The NID DAT mains exam 2020 will be conducted in any of the campuses of NID - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.
There is no negative marking for the incorrect answer in the NID DAT entrance exam.
National Institute of Design (NID) conducts its exam NID DAT for admission into various courses in the institute. It has a Vast syllabus related to designing and innovation.
Please find the syllabus on the link mentioned below:
Hope this answer helps!
The percentile score required to qualify NID DAT 2020 is 45 for SC category. According to last year qualifying cut off the percentile required for clearing the test was 40 for SC students.
Percentile is calculated as follows :
Let your rank be 60 and the total number of candidates were 2000 then your percentile will be,
(2000- 60)/2000 *100 = 97
The cut off marks will depend on the number of candidates appearing for the exam.
NID DAT 2020 cutoff has not been released by the authorities yet. You can go through the link below and check the previous year cutoff for reference:
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.
Mayank, topics covered in the prelims of NID DAT are:
In the Mains exam, practical based tests are taken. They may consist of one or more of the below activities:
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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