About NID DAT 2021
National Institute of Design releases the NID DAT 2021 application form in online mode along with the official notification on January 9 in online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the NID DAT application form 2021 by providing the required information and documents within the stipulated time. NID prescribe the NID DAT eligibility criteria 2021 which have to be fulfilled by the candidates to appear in the entrance test. Students can download the NID DAT 2021 admit card from the official website both for prelims and mains exam. NID DAT 2021 is a two-tier system entrance test which consists of prelims exam and mains exam. Students will be shortlisted for the mains exam based on the score obtained in the prelims exam. The entrance exam is conducted for aspirants seeking admissions in the undergraduate design programmes offered at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru campuses. Students an check the result of NID DAT from the official website.
Details of the undergraduate programmes offered through NID DAT 2021 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 Programmes in Design (GDPD) offered at Bhopal, Vijayawada, Kurukshetra and Jorhat
- Industrial Design
- Communication Design
- Textile & Apparel Design
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NID DAT 2021 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 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
14 Mar, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
04 Mar, 2021
Admit Card | Mode: Online
21 Feb, 2021 - 23 Feb, 2021
Application Correction | Mode: Online
17 Feb, 2021 - 20 Feb, 2021
Late Fee Application | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2021 - 17 Feb, 2021
Application - Without late fees | Mode: Online
As per eligibility criteria of NID DAT 2021, 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, 2021, 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 2020–21 from any recognized board, such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent can apply for NID DAT 2021.
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Demand Draft
The application form of NID DAT 2021 is available on the official website of NID from January 9 to February 17 with regular fees. National Institute of Design will open the correction window to edit the application form from February 21 to February 23. Candidates belonging to general and OBC-NCL category have to pay Rs 2000 as application fee while those who are from SC, ST, SC- PwD, ST – PwD, Open – PwD, OBC – NCL – PwD pay Rs 1000. The steps that need to be followed while filling NID DAT application form 2021 are listed below:
Step 1 - Register for NID DAT 2021
Step 2 - Fill the NID DAT application form 2021
Step 3 - Upload the requisite scanned documents
Step 4 - Pay the application fee
Step 5 - Print the NID DAT application form 2021
|OBC, General||Online, Offline||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 2000|
|ST, SC||PWD||Online, Offline||Transgender, Female, 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 2021 comprises the type of questions that are asked in the preliminary and mains exams. The exam pattern of NID DAT 2021 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 2021||Offline mode|
|Medium of the entrance exam||English|
|Duration of NID DAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 in online mode both for prelims and mains. Candidates can download NID DAT admit card 2021 by entering the requisite credentials, such as email address, date of birth. The admit card of NID DAT 2021 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.
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 2021 admit card
Step 5 - Download NID DAT admit card 2021 and take a printout of the same
NID DAT 2021 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card and Photo identity proof
The authorities will release NID DAT answer key 2021 for prelims exam in online mode. Candidates can download the answer key of NID DAT 2021 by mentioning their email address, date of birth, application number and verification code. The aim of NID DAT answer key 2021 is to help candidates get an idea about their probable score. Candidates can match their responses with NID DAT answer key 2021 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 prelims exam in online mode. Candidates who will clear the prelims exam will be eligible for appearing in NID DAT mains exam. 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 2021 will reflect on the screen
Step 5 - Download the result and take a printout of the same
NID DAT 2021 cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates need to score to be eligible for the mains exam. The NID DAT cutoff 2021 is different for candidates belonging to various categories. The factors that are normally taken into account while determining the NID DAT cutoff 2021 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 2021 for the shortlisted candidated. All candidates who will qualify NID DAT 2021 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 2021 be release?
National Institute of Design announced the NID DAT prelims exam in online mode.
Question: When will the examination authority conduct the mains exam of NID DAT 2021?
National Institute of Design will release the notification regarding the NID DAT mains exam later.
Question: What is the exam format of NID DAT mains 2021?
The exam format of the NID DAT mains exam 2021 are as follows
- Hands-on model making
Question: Where will the prelims exam of NID DAT 2021 be conducted?
The NID DAT prelims exam 2021 will be held on March 14 in 24 cities.
Question: Is there a negative marking in the written exam of NID DAT 2021?
There is no negative marking for the incorrect answer in the NID DAT entrance exam.
Questions related to NID DAT
Where can I get PDF of previous years cut off for NID DAT Prelims? on official website of NID
NID DAT is a national level entrance exam conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) for various B.Des/ GDPD and M.Des Courses. After qualifying the exam candidate can get admission in prestigious design institutes such as NID Ahmedabad, NID Gujarat, NID Bangalore, NID Kurukshetra, and NID Vijayawada. NID DAT exam is a 3-hour long exam conducted in pen-paper mode. Candidates qualifying the written tests (Prelims and Mains) will be invited for the studio test and personal interviews.
You can download the previous year cutoff and papers through this link:
can i know about the passing marks for nid ?
may i know the passing mark for nid
please tell books for nid dat exam
The National Institution of Design (NID) conducts the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) to provide admissions to B.Des courses. Now comes the preparation part. So let me tell you that, books play a very important role in your preparation.
solving the previous year NID DAT papers, will also helps you a lot. Below, I am listing some good books to prepare for this exam.
- NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal
- Design Drawing by Francis DK Ching
- Basic Rendering from Robert W Gill
You can also refer to the link provided below. Here you can get all the important tips and study material regarding this exam.
Hope it helps.
Am I eligible for NID DAT Mains? Ive got 56 in Prelims.
Defining NID DAT prelims MCQ questions score good or bad depends upon how much you are scoring in the drawing part.
According to your marks,
If you score 0–10 in drawing then your total would be around 56–66
- Which means you have a chance of not qualifying NID DAT prelims because last year the cutoff was around 67.
If you score 11–20 in drawing then your total would be around 67–76
- You have fair chance of qualifying the examination.
If you score 21–30 in drawing then your total would be around 77–86 .
- You will qualify the examination without any doubt. Get ready for NID DAT MAINS.
Hope this helps.
My score is 54 in NID DAT. Is it considered good score?
Your Selection for DAT Mains and for admission completely depends upon the Drawing Part and Studio test respectively. 54 is good score in Part A.
But, it is of no use if you cannot score more than 15 marks in Part B . The cut-off is expected to be 65 or above.
All The Best.