National Institute of Design announces DAT 2018; application form available till October 31

NID_DAT-newsNational Institute of Design (NID) has released official notification for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2018 on September 25, 2017. NID DAT 2018 application form is now available, and interested students can submit the online application till October 31 without late fees. The entrance exam will be conducted in two steps for allotment of 100 B.Design seats at the institute’s Ahmedabad campus. The first stage, Prelims, is scheduled to be held on January 7 across 23 cities. Shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the second stage, Mains, which will be conducted from May 15 to 22 at NID Ahmedabad campus.  


Before filling NID DAT 2018 application form, aspirants must check the eligibility criteria and ensure that they fulfill all the specified requirements. Aspirants up to 20 years of age on or before June 30, 2018, are eligible to apply (relaxation of three years for those belonging to reserved category).


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Aspirants, who are interested in appearing for NID DAT 2018, can now fill the online application form. The application fee is Rs.2000 for General category candidates and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD students. The application procedure comprises following four steps-

  1. Sign up/log in
  2. Fill application form
  3. Upload documents
  4. Pay and print

Click here to fill NID DAT application form 2018 now.


The NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims 2018 will basically evaluate the candidates on their knowledge, comprehension, analysis, creativity and visualisation. It is expected that nearly 22,000 aspirants will be appearing for the national level design entrance exam.


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Riya Thakur 24 days ago

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My NID score was 53.6 what can I do with it ? Where can I apply now ?

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Nancy Johri 21 days ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 36 min 11 sec agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Riya,NID has yet not announced the category-wise cutoff scores for B.Des. admissions. It will release the final merit list on May 31, and as many as 100 seats will be allocated to the qualifying ca...Read More

Nikita 1 month ago

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NikitaLast Seen: 1 month 4 days agoJoined on: 07-Jan-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

What is the score required for the second round of NID to get a seat in Ahmedabad?


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It completely depends upon the cutoff marks for this year. It also depends upon how many marks you get in the first round. If you have a high score on the written test, a lesser score might get you a ...Read More
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Rajesh Kumar Paitha Last Seen: 3 months 2 days agoJoined on: 13-Jan-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 11

Under +2 science. Can take admission. If they qualllify. NiD. 1st. Round. Or 2nd. Interview. Can take admission in there in NID.

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Nancy Johri 4 months ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 36 min 11 sec agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rajesh, Yes, Science students can apply. To apply for appearing in NID entrance exam, aspirants must have p...Read More

Neha Nizar 4 months ago

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Neha NizarLast Seen: 3 months 3 weeks agoJoined on: 25-Feb-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12

I am from trivandrumCompleted my degree now doing 1 yr diploma in animationI am 22 am i eligible to join at nid

I am from trivandrum.... Completed my degree..... now doing 1 yr diploma in animation..... I would like to join at nid after dis,wil i b abl

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Nancy Johri 4 months ago

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Hi Neha, For undergraduate admissions, only candidates up to 20 years of age on or before June 30 of the&...Read More

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shalini singh 3 months ago

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Hello sarita,You can check category-wise NID DAT Cutoff 2018 on the given link below in order to know the required minimum marks, to appear in the second stage of entrance exam.Https://design.careers3...Read More