About NID DAT 2019

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) was conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) on January 6, 2019 for aspirants who are interested in seeking admission in undergraduate design programmes at Ahmedabad campus.National Institute of Design (NID) released the updated NID DAT answer key 2019 in online mode on March 6. The result for NID DAT 2019 announced on March 20. Earlier the result date was March 19, which was rescheduled later. The NID DAT admit card 2019 for prelims was released on December 17, 2018. The application form for NID DAT 2019 was available from October 1 to November 23, 2018 (till 2 pm). Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was November 15, 2018. With late fee, students could fill the application form from November 23 (after 2 pm) to 30, 2018. Earlier the last date to fill the form with late fee was November 15 to 22, 2018. The admit card of NID DAT 2019 mains was released on May 2. The entrance test of NID DAT 2019 has two parts; Part -1: Prelims, Part – 2: Mains. Those clearing the preliminary exams were eligible for NID DAT Mains 2019 which was conducted on May 12 or 19, 2018. Admission will be on the basis of merit.  The result for NID DAT mains announced on May 31, 2018. 

NID DAT is also the entrance exam that offers admission to  60 GDPD seats in NID Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. NID DAT for M.Des programmes are offered at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses through a separately held NID DAT exam.



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

02 Jun, 2019 Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Offline
31 May, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
31 May, 2019 NID DAT Mains - Result - NID DAT mains result 2019 | Mode: Online
19 May, 2019 NID DAT Mains - Exam | Mode: Offline
12 May, 2019 NID DAT Mains - Exam | Mode: Offline
12 May, 2019 NID DAT Mains - Exam - NID DAT Mains | Mode: Online
20 Mar, 2019 NID DAT Prelims - Result - NID DAT prelims result | Mode: Online
17 Dec, 2018 - 06 Jan, 2019 NID DAT Prelims - Admit Card(Pre Exam Training) | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2019 NID DAT Prelims - Exam | Mode: Offline
23 Nov, 2018 - 30 Dec, 2018 Late Fee Application - NID DAT registration through late fee | Mode: Offline and Online
17 Dec, 2018 Admit Card | Mode: Online
01 Dec, 2018 - 04 Dec, 2018 Application Correction | Mode: Offline and Online
01 Oct, 2018 - 23 Nov, 2018 Application | Mode: Offline and Online
01 Oct, 2018 Advertisement | Mode: Online

National Institute of Design announced the eligibility criteria for NID DAT 2019. The  NID DAT eligibility criteria 2019 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 2019 on October 1. The last date for filling NID DAT application form 2019 was November 23, 2018. Earlier the last date to fill the application form was November 15, 2018. Candidates were able to register by paying late fee from November 23 (after 2pm) to 30. If candidates made any mistake in the application form , in such a case, candidates get an option to rectify it from December 1 (12 noon) to 4 (12 noon), 2018. 

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 have to pay Rs 1000. 

The steps that need to be followed while filling NID DAT application form 2019 are listed below: 

Step  1 - Register for NID DAT 2019 

Step  2 - Fill the NID DAT application form 2019 

Step  3 - Upload the requisite scanned documents 

Step 4 -  Pay the application fee

Step 5 -  Print the NID DAT application form 2019  

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online, Offline Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 2000
ST, SC 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 2019 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 2019. 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 2019 comprises the type of questions that are asked in the preliminary exam, which was conducted on January 6. The exam pattern of NID DAT 2019  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 2019 for the mains exam which was held on May 12 or 19 is different. NID DAT 2019 mains was conducted in different formats. It included sketching, drawing as well as hands-on model making. 

National Institute of Design (NID) issued the NID DAT admit card 2019 in online mode on December 17 onwards for the preliminary exam. Candidates could download NID DAT admit card 2019 by entering the requisite credentials. The admit card of NID DAT 2019 is an important document which the candidates had 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 2019 admit card for the mains exam could downloaded by the candidates from May 2 onwards. 

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
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) released the updated NID DAT answer key 2019 in online mode on March 15. The authorities released NID DAT answer key 2019 for prelims exam part I in online mode on February 13. The answer key was available till February 20, 2019.  Candidates could download the answer key of NID DAT 2019 by mentioning their email address, date of birth, application number and verification code. They downloaded the answer key and kept it safely for future reference. The aim of NID DAT answer key 2019 is to help the candidates get an idea about their probable score. Candidates could  match their responses in NID DAT answer 2019 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 2019  announced on March 20. NID DAT result  2019 was available in online mode and candidates could check it by entering the requisite credentials. All the candidates who qualified NID DAT 2019, they appeared for NID DAT mains 2019 which was held on either May 12 or May 19.  The final result of NID DAT result 2019 announced on May 31. 

National Institute of Design declared the qualifying cutoff of NID DAT 2019, which is the minimum marks that the candidates need to score to be eligible for the mains exam. The NID DAT cutoff 2019 is different for candidates belonging to various categories. The factors that are normally taken into account while determining the NID DAT cutoff 2019 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 tentatively in second week of June in online mode. All the candidates who will qualify NID DAT 2019, they will be provisionally offered admission. At the time of NID DAT counselling 2019, candidates will have to select their choice of programme in online mode. 

At the time of NID DAT 2019 counselling, candidates will have to get their document verified and pay the requisite fee to confirm their admission. It is at the Ahmedabad campus of NID that the candidates will have to complete the admission formalities. 

Documents Required at Counselling

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

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