About NID DAT 2019

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) will be conducted by the National Institute of Design (NID) in January 2019 for aspirants who are interested in seeking admission in the undergraduate programmes that are being offered at NID Ahmedabad, NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijaywada. Out of these seats, 100 are for NID Ahmedabad and 60 each for NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijaywada. Admissions will be given on merit basis. NID DAT 2019 has two parts; Part -1: Prelims, Part – 2: Mains. Those clearing the Prelims, will be eligible for NID DAT Mains 2019.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a Year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Institute of Design
Duration 3 Hours

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NID DAT 2019 Important Dates

24 Sep, 2018 (Tentative) Advertisement - September fourth Week | Mode: Online
24 Sep, 2018 - 31 Oct, 2018 Application - Fourth Week of September till Last Week of October | Mode: Online
05 Jan, 2019 NID DAT Prelims - Exam - January 1st week | Mode: Offline
26 May, 2019 NID DAT Mains - Exam - 3rd or 4th week of May | Mode: Offline

Eligibility for NID DAT will be announced in the fourth week of September 2018. It is imperative that those who are interested in giving NID DAT should check the 2019 eligibility criteria before filling up the from. The first round of the exams, which is Prelims, will be held in the first week of January.  

NID DAT 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online and Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2000
General PWD Online Female, Transgender ₹ 1000
OBC Online and Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2000
OBC PWD Online Female, Transgender ₹ 1000

NID DAT E-books and Sample Papers

Solving sample papers is a good way to prepare for NID DAT. Attempting mock tests, will help the aspirants to have a better understanding of the test. It will give them a fair idea about what type of questions will be coming in the examination. Studying from past papers is one the best way to prepare for the examinations. It is important that the students should prepare a well thought out study plan. There are also several books such as NID DAT Book by RS Aggarwal, Design Drawing by Francis D.K. Ching, Basic Rendering by Robert W. Gill and NTD Mock Test Series.

NID DAT will be conducted for those aspirants, who are interested in pursuing Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programmes. Admission will be given on the basis of NID DAT which is a two part competitive exam, which comprises of Prelims and Main stages. The exam pattern for both the rounds is different. The exam helps to gauge the proficiency level, the aptitude and the attitude of the candidate.

NID DAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata

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NID DAT 2019 Counselling Centers

State City
Haryana Kurukshetra
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna
Goa Panjim
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Admit Card
  • 10th marksheet
  • 10+2 Marksheet

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Questions related to NID DAT

how many students are selected in NID DAT mains?

2 Days ago

It would be tough to tell you about as officially there is no any information about it but Around 20,000 students appear every year for the Nationa...

After NID DAT mains, is there an interview?

4 Days ago

NID DAT Admissions is a 2-stage process. The prelims stage will consist two parts MCQ & Subjective. The final stage, mains, will comprise tests...

What is the eligibility requirements for National Institute of Design at Ahmadabad.

5 Days ago

Hello Shilpa The requirements for NID at Ahmedabad are as follows Age requirement for applying: An applicant must be of 20 years of age on or befor...


6 Days ago

It would be tough to provide you the answer key, But you can download the sample pares of NID DAT with the given below link.https://design.careers3...

When it's online application form released??

5 Days ago

Dear student,Greetings.Application Form 2019 are expected to release in the fourth week of September 2018. For further information about NID DAT ap...

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