About NID DAT 2020

NID DAT 2020 is the Design Aptitude Test held by National Institute of Design (NID) for admission to various undergraduate design programmes. Application forms of NID DAT is available from October 1 till  November 7, 2019. NID DAT 2020 will be held by NID Ahmedabad on December 29, 2019. The NID DAT admit card 2020 will be released on December 20, 2019 for the preliminary exam.  The NID DAT 2020 answer key will be released in the first week of March in online mode. The result of NID DAT 2020 will be announced on March 19. NID DAT 2020 will be in two stages; Prelims and Mains. Candidates clearing the NID DAT 2020 preliminary exams will appear for NID DAT Mains 2020 between April 29 and  May 3,  2020. The admit card of NID DAT 2020 mains will be released on April 14. The result of  NID DAT Mains exam will be announced May 28, 2020. 

NID DAT is for both B.Des and M.Des programmes but the Master programmes are only offered at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses through a separately held NID DAT exam.  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
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 2020 Important Dates

NID DAT Prelims (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Oct, 2019 - 07 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

13 Nov, 2019 - 15 Nov, 2019

Application Correction | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

29 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

19 Mar, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

01 Oct, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Online

NID DAT (Session 2019)

Upcoming Dates and Events

01 Oct, 2019 - 23 Nov, 2019

Application | Mode: Offline and Online Ongoing

01 Dec, 2019 - 04 Dec, 2019

Application Correction | Mode: Offline and Online

17 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

23 Nov, 2019 - 30 Dec, 2019

Late Fee Application - NID DAT registration through late fee | Mode: Offline and Online

31 May, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

02 Jun, 2020

Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Offline

NID DAT Mains (Session 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

14 Apr, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

29 Apr, 2020 - 03 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

28 May, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

05 Jun, 2020 - 06 Jun, 2020

Counselling | Mode: Offline

National Institute of Design will announce the eligibility criteria for NID DAT 2020. The  NID DAT eligibility criteria includes the minimum marks which the candidates are required to score in the qualifying exam so that they can participate in the entrance test. It also mentions the list of boards which are recognised and from which the candidates must have passed the qualifying exams. Candidates must remember that they should have passed their 10+2 or equivalent at the time of counselling of NID DAT or else they will not be eligible to take part in the admission process. 

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Mode of Application : Online and Offline

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

National Institute of Design released the application form of NID DAT 2020 on October 1, 2019. The last date for filling NID DAT application form 2020 is November 7, 2019. Candidates will be able to register by paying late fee till November 13, 2019. If candidates made any mistake in the application form , in such a case, candidates get an option to rectify it from  November 13 to 15, 2019. 

Candidates belonging to general and OBC-NCL category will have to pay Rs 2000 as application fee while those who are from SC, ST, SC- PwD, ST – PwD, Open – PwD, OBC – NCL – PwD will have to pay 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

Application Fees

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

NID DAT E-books and Sample Papers

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One of the preparation tips for NID DAT 2020 is to solve the sample papers as this 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. By following NID DAT preparation tips, candidates can draw a plan which must be followed so that they are able to crack NID DAT 2020. Solving NID DAT sample papers is a good way to prepare for NID DAT. Attempting mock tests help 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. 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 exam pattern 2020 comprises the type of questions that are asked in the preliminary exam, which will be conducted in first week of January. The exam pattern of NID DAT 2020  for prelims comprises the duration of the exam, the total number of questions asked, whether there are negative marking or not, the medium in which the exam is conducted.

NID DAT exam pattern 2020 for the mains exam which will be held  between April 29 and May 3 is different. NID DAT 2020 mains will be conducted in different formats. It includes sketching, drawing as well as hands-on model making. 

National Institute of Design (NID) will issue the 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. The admit card of NID DAT 2020 is an important document which the candidates have to carry with them to the exam centre as it mentions 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 on April 14. 

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
West Bengal Kolkata
Haryana Kurukshetra
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Nagpur
Delhi New Delhi
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card and Photo identity proof

National Institute of Design (NID) will release the updated NID DAT answer key 2020 in online mode in second week of March. The authorities will release NID DAT answer key 2020 for prelims exam part I in online mode in second week of February. The answer key will be available till third week of February, 2020.  Candidates can download the answer key of NID DAT 2020 by mentioning their email address, date of birth, application number and verification code. They can download the answer key and keep it safely for future reference. The aim of NID DAT answer key 2020 is to help candidates get an idea about their probable score. Candidates can  match their responses in NID DAT answer 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. 

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The preliminary result of NID DAT 2020 will be  announced on March 19. NID DAT result  2020 will be available in online mode and candidates can check it by entering the requisite credentials. All the candidates who will qualify NID DAT 2020, they will appear for NID DAT mains 2020 which will be held between April 29 and May 3, 2020.  The final result of NID DAT result 2020 will be announced on May 28. 

National Institute of Design will declare the qualifying cutoff of NID DAT 2020, which is the minimum marks that the 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 and the past years cutoff trends. 

Mode of Counselling: Offline

National Institute of Design will conduct the counselling for NID DAT 2019 between June 5 and 6. All candidates who will qualify NID DAT 2020, they will be provisionally offered admission. At the time of NID DAT counselling 2020, candidates will have to select their choice of programme in online mode. 

At the time of NID DAT 2020 counselling, candidates will have to get their document verified and pay the requisite fee to confirm their admission.  Candidates will have to complete the admission formalities at the Ahmedabad campus of NID that 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Valid photo ID
  • Admit card
  • 10th marksheet
  • 10+2 marksheet

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Questions related to NID DAT

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how many seats are there for bdes in nid for 2020

Manisha Gupta Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

There are approximately 125 B.Des seats (including reserved category). You can also check the further information to go through with the given below link.

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

Good Luck!

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When are the NID examination ?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Hello there!

Greetings!

NID Design Aptitude Test is an exam through which aspirants are shortlisted for admission in UG and PG design courses offered at the prestigious NID campuses. Candidates need to clear two NID admission tests in order to be eligible for admission in Bachelor’s Graduate and Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and other courses offered at its campuses . Earlier, NID offered admission in its five campuses through NID entrance exam. However, from 2019 onwards two more NID campuses, that is, NID Bhopal and NID Jorhat also started offering admission in GDPD course on the basis of NID admission test.

Thankyou

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someone plz tell me the form date of NID

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Hey!There

National Institute of design has released NID DAT online application form on 1st October 2019.Last date to apply is 7 November 2019..And last date to apply with late fine is 13 November,2019..

For more details regarding NID DAT2020 , visit below mention link:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-application-form&ved=2ahUKEwi07t3ripzlAhXZfCsKHY3aAKcQFjAAegQIAhAD&usg=AOvVaw2L_aSjLbYIIjucN5yHnqAp


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Currently Im in 12th std so can I apply for this examination?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Dear Prem, for being eligible for NID DAT, Candidates should be either appearing for 12th exams or should have passed their 12th, with age not exceeding more than 20. If you are in your 12th, you are eligible for NID DAT. For more information, please visit our page at: https://design.careers360.com/articles/nid-dat-eligibility-criteria

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My DOB is 2 May 1997 so I will be 23 years and 2 months old , but the eigibility criteria for bachelors in NID is 20+3=23 for SC students, am I eligible?

manasa Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Sumit

The Bachelor of Design program at NID is of 4 years and is led at the Ahmedabad grounds. The absolute number of seats for the B . Des program including the held seats are 100. The supernumerary seats in Bachelor of plan for abroad up-and-comers is 15.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the up-and-comers under this course is 20 years at the very latest July 30, 2020. The saved class applicants can profit an age unwinding of 3 years in the given upper age limit.

For General Category, the applicants conceived at the very latest July 1, 2000 would be ineligible.

For Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PH), the applicants conceived at the very latest July 1, 1995 would be ineligible.

All the best

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