About NID DAT 2020
National Institute of Design released NID DAT admit card 2020 on June 20 for the mains exam. The authorities conducted NID DAT 2020 Prelims in offline mode on December 29, 2019. Candidates could check their results of prelims exam on May 4 in online mode. The qualified candidates in the prelims stage will be eligible to appear for the NID DAT mains exam. Candidates can download NID DAT Mains admit card 2020 from the official website. The authorities announced the final result on July 23 online mode. 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
- Ceramic & Glass Design
- Furniture & Interior Design
- Product Design
- Animation Film Design
- Exhibition Design
- Film & Video Communication
- Graphic Design
- Textile Design
Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) offered at Bhopal, Vijayawada, Kurushetra and Jorhat
- Industrial Design
- Communication Design
- Textile & Apparel Design
NID DAT 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||NID Design Aptitude Test|
|Short Exam Name||NID DAT|
|Conducting Body||National Institute of Design|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Offline / Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||220 Seats|
NID DAT 2020 Important Dates
NID DAT Mains (Session 2020)
Past Dates and Events
23 Jul, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
22 Jun, 2020
Exam - Mains | Mode: Online
20 Jun, 2020
Admit Card - Mains | Mode: Online
NID DAT Prelims (Session 2020)
Past Dates and Events
04 May, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
29 Dec, 2019
Exam | Mode: Offline
20 Dec, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
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.
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
|General, OBC||Online, Offline||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 2000|
|ST, SC||PWD||Online, Offline||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 1000|
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.
- Solving NID DAT sample papers is one of the best ways to prepare for NIFT exam as it gives them an idea about the type of questions that are asked in the entrance exam. Candidates also get to know about the marking scheme of the exam.
- Attempting mock tests helps candidates to develop an understanding about the difficulty level of the exam.
- Studying from past years papers is one the best ways to prepare for the examinations.
- It is important that students should prepare a well thought out study plan and follow it religiously.
- Candidates should also follow best books for NIFT preparation. There are 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 that candidates can follow.
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.
|Total Marks||100 marks|
|Mode of NID DAT 2020||Offline mode|
|Medium of the entrance exam||English|
|Duration of NID DAT 2020 exam||Three Hours|
|Type of questions|
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.
|Medium of language||English|
|Duration of the exam||Three Hours|
NID issued NID DAT admit card 2020 in online mode on June 20, 2020 onwards for the mains exam. Candidates can download NID DAT admit card 2020 by entering the requisite credentials, such as email address, date of birth. 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 the name of the candidate, date and time of the entrance test, the 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 the 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
NID DAT 2020 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card and Photo identity proof
The authorities will release NID DAT answer key 2020 for prelims exam in online mode. 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.
NID announced the NID DAT result for B.Des prelims on May 4 in online mode. Previoulsy the result was supposed to be declared March 19 but was postponed due to COVID 19 outbreak. Candidates who will clear the prelims exam will be eligible for appearing in NID DAT mains exam. The new schedule for the mains exam will be announced later. 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
- The total number of seats that are available
- The difficulty level of the exam
- Total number of candidates who appeared in the exam
- The past years' cutoff trends.
Mode of Counselling: Offline
National Institute of Design will conduct counselling for NID DAT 2020 for the shortlisted candidated. 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
Documents Required at Counselling
- Valid photo ID
- Admit card
- 10th marksheet
- 10+2 marksheet
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: When will the result of NID DAT prelims 2020 be release?
National Institute of Design announced the NID DAT prelims exam on May 4, 2020.
Question: When will the examination authority conduct the mains exam of NID DAT 2020?
National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT mains on June 20, 2020, in online mode.
Question: What is the exam format of NID DAT mains 2020?
The exam format of the NID DAT mains exam 2020 are as follows
- Hands-on model making
Question: Where will the mains exam of NID DAT 2020 be conducted?
The NID DAT mains exam 2020 usually held in any of the campuses of NID - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam. However, due to the COVID 19 outbreak, NID DAT mains 2020 will be held in online mode.
Question: Is there a negative marking in the written exam of NID DAT 2020?
There is no negative marking for the incorrect answer in the NID DAT entrance exam.
Questions related to NID DAT
When is the 2021 exam date for nid
The National Institute of Design will release the application form of NID DAT 2021 most likely in the first week of October in online mode. NID DAT prelims exam 2021 will be held on fourth week of December, 2020 and NID DAT Mains exam will be conducted on end of April, 2021. Applicants can fill the NID DAT application form until the third week of November, 2021. The admit card of NID DAT will be available on the official website tentatively on the third week of December. The exact dates are not yet released.
Im currently in 10th, and preparing for NID B.des. So any tips in order to prapare for it. Like the recommended books, or coaching centres?
In order to prepare for any entrance exam, first thing is to know the syllabus well, so
- First step would be to know the syllabus well and write it down somewhere.
- Make time-table and devide topics according, tick mark the topics in syllabus written by you when completed.
- Solve as much past year papers, sample papers, questions as you can. This will improve your speed as well as it will give you confidence.
- NID DAT book by RS Aggarwal
- NID workbook
- Design drawing by fransis D.K ching
- NID mock test series
- Basic rendering from Robert w. Gill
Coaching centres:- remember that coaching centres can just give you idea and competitive vibes, it's in your hand to be consistent in your preparation.
- Teachwell Professional Studies Institute Pvt. Ltd., Pitampura, Delhi
- LISA (Learning Institute For Style & Arts), Lajpat Nagar
- Dreamz Institute, G.T.B. Nagar, Delhi
hope you find it helpful.
Hello I am pursing last year B.A. Graphic Design (3 year) degree. I want to give NID dat and CEED exam. Is there I am eligible for this tests?
i hope you are doing well
the basic eligibility for the NID DAT is candidate must have passed or appearing for their 10+2 from any recognized board with any stream like science , humanities or commerce, candidate holding diploma of three years are also eligible
for more information about NIT DAT you can refer to the link mentioned below
the basic eligibility to appear for CEED exam is candidate must hold a bachelors degree of 3 years in any relevant discipline of any recognized university . and candidate are required to clear the GD arts diploma programme (10+5) by july 2021.
for more information you can refer to the link mentioned below
How do I balance my preparations for 12th boards and NID DAT?
The students from any branch such as Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities and more will be eligible for the NID DAT exam. hope you know that there were two exams to be qualified to grab a seat under NID. i.e Prelims and main exam. basically this both exams contains the a lot about the designing,visual viewing,shadows views,Visual logic .etc so all this is related to the most designing part and the one who is more interested to have a seat must have a lot of practice about the lot of the designing part.
While you are studying the class 12 , you can start your preparation in the class 12 only. if you are not going with the jee main or engineering path you can surely set a path to the NID. after your college hours make a schedule or tution for the NID syllabus and maintain both equally. the application for NID will open in the month of october and exam will be in the end of december so you have plenty of the time after your class 12, while in the class 12 go with the whole basic concepts and after class 12 completion you can passiontely go with depeer study to crack a seat.
I want to prepare for nid and nift entrance exam for M. Des. I want to know about books that help me
All the sample papers of NID that you have uploaded on you site are of NIFT Exams. Don't make fool of aspiring design students who are new to design field.