About NID DAT 2020
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 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 will release the result for the same in 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 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 : Offline and Online
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
|OBC, General||Offline, Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 2000|
|SC, ST||PWD||Offline, Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 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 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
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 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
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 tentatively in May.
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 will be conducted in any of the campuses of NID - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.
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
which book should i study to prepare for NID DAT prelims 2021
While choosing books for NID DAT, you should remember to check for the latest edition of the book so that you can stay updated with the information and contents of the book. Some of the best books which I would recommend are:
1.NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series by AFAINDIA
2.NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (Aptitude Section)
3.Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill
4.Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
5.NID Mock Test Series 2019-20 by Bhanwar Rathore and NID Alumni Ahmedabad
6.NIFT/ NID/ IIFT entrance exam guide by Surendra
7.NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
8.NIFT, NID, IIFT Entrance Examination by Dharmendra Mittal
Hope this helps!
How to go about choosing between Textile design & fashion design? Im class 12th student, Should I appear for UCEED, NIFT or NID DAT Entrance exam?
The creative, The soft side, The craft side of design also in accessories & also there in communication design and also there in Fashion & Textile design. Look again what do you like as a career. Would you like to work with Cloths, Accessories that has a lot of soft hand touch & feel and you don’t need to be on factory shop. So my suggestion is look at career, look at the kind of things they do & then choose, If you are very clear that you want to work with Textile or Fashion. Both are the very good options, The people who are working with Textile & Fashion Technology, They enjoy their work.
President, Pearl Academy
what is the cut off marks out of 100 in NID DAT Prelims B.Des 2019-20?
The NID entrance exam takes place in 2 levels - prelims and mains. Candidates who will qualify the first stage are eligible for the second phase.
To know about the previous year last admitted percentile and this year’s NID cutoff please use the link provided below.The following link also provides percentile and cut-off based on categories.
All the best for your exam.
what is the cut off marks out of 100 in NID DAT prelims B.Des 2019-20
NID DAT 2020 cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates have to obtain to be eligible to apply for admission. The factors that are taken into account while determining the cutoff of NID DAT 2020 are:
- Difficulty level of the entrance exam
- Total number of seats available
- Past years cutoff trends
- Total number of candidates who have applied
For information regarding the cutoff for NID DAT 2019-2020, please check the following website to get the details category wise: https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-result/amp
Nid sample papers give me please
You can get NID sample paper by visiting the following link:
Going through this will make you acquaint with paper pattern, number of questions, marking scheme and other relevant details related to preparation for exams.