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NID DAT 2021-22 Admission, Entrance Exam – B.Des & M.Des Eligibility, Admit Card

NID DAT 2021-22

NID DAT 2021-22 Admission dates have been announced! NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2021 is organized by National Institute of Design (NID). Students can get the complete details of B.Des & M.Des Eligibility criteria, NID DAT entrance exam dates; admit card and all other details from this page. Last date to submit NID DAT application form is 07-02-2021 till 04.00 pm for NID Admission in B.Des and M.Des Programmes

NID DAT 2021 Entrance Exam

Those candidates who are going to appear in the NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2021 need to submit online form till 07-02-2021 for admission in M.Des programmes are required to download their NID 2021 Hall Ticket from the official portal. Further details about NID 2021 Admission, eligibility, Admit Card and Result are facilitated in the following section of the page.


(National Institute of Design) will be organized by the NID itself. It offers UG & PG design courses in the institution and its affiliated campuses. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is the exam through which candidates can get admission in the four years of (B.Des) & (M.Des) programmes.

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NID Courses Offered

Below is the list of courses which the candidates can opt while taking admission in National Institute of Design:

  • Des (Bachelor of Design)
  • GDPD (Graduate Diploma Program in Design)
  • Des (Master of Design)

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NID Eligibility Criteria

For M. Des. Programme

  • Age limit: Age of the candidates must be not more than 30 years
  • Qualification Required: Candidates who have cleared/appearing the bachelor’s degree in any subject under with the 10+2+4 (or further) system are suitable and capable to apply for it. Diploma in design under 10+2+4 procedure is also preferable.

For B. Des & GDPD Programme

  • Age limit: Age of the candidates must be not more than 20 years .
  • Qualification Required: Candidates who have cleared/Appearing 12th standard examination from any well-known educational board are able to apply.
  • Students who are appearing the qualifying examination have to submission of the proof of clearing the examination at admission time they cannot get admission.

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NID Application Fee

Following is the application fee for NID admission 2021:

 CategoryGDPD and B.DesM.Des (1 discipline)M.Des (2 disciplines)
OBC-NCL2000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.4000/- Rs.
General2000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.4000/- Rs.
ST1000/- Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.
SC1000/- Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.
OBC-NCL-PWD1000/- Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.
GEN-PWD1000/- Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.
ST-PWD1000/- Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.
SC-PWD1000/- Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- Rs.
Overseas2000/- Rs.  (only B.Des)2000/- Rs.4000/- Rs.

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NID Admissions 2021-22 Procedure

Admission to interested candidates in National Institute of Design will be done on the basis of their scores in DAT (Design Aptitude Test) monitored by Academics (studio) Test and Personal Interview.

Candidates need to report at the campus with the original documents and admission fee, during the time of admission.

DAT Exam Pattern

  • The Prelims will be directed in 2 parts.
  • DAT Mains will involve 2 parts: interviews and studio test.
  • The question paper will have a language only English.
  • The time is allotted to answer for the DAT prelims question paper is three hours.
  • The part-1 will contain the MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) where part-2 is type of subjective.
  • There is no negative marking.
  • Exam is based on pen and paper.
  • It will have total 100 points each for DAT mains and DAT prelims.
  • NID syllabus 2021 contains the following topics:
    • Color Terminology.
    • Design Theory.
    • Usage of color in Compositions.
    • Innovation in Design.
    • Visual Logic.
    • Creative thinking & writing.
    • Elements & Principles of Design.
    • 3D Visualization.
    • Optical Illusion

For B.Des/GDPD-

PartsType of QuestionsNo. of Points
Part IObjective Type70
Part IISubjective Type30

NID DAT 2021 – Mains Exam Pattern for M.Des

NID DAT 2021 exam pattern for mains comprises of the type of questions that will be asked in entrance exam. It also mentions the language in which NID 2019 DAT Exam will be conducted. NID DAT Exam Pattern 2019 also mentions the total marks as well as the format of the questions.

1.Medium of languageEnglish
2.Total Marks100
3.Duration of the examThree Hours


In B.Des/GDPD the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

NID Syllabus 2021-22

NID syllabus 2021 contains the topics such Color Terminology/ Design Theory/ Usage of color in Compositions/ Innovation in Design/ Visual Logic/ Creative thinking & writing./ Elements & Principles of Design/ 3D Visualization andd Optical Illusion

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NID Application Form 2021-22

To fill NID 2021 Application Form candidates have to follow the below mentioned procedure:

  • First of all candidates have to visit the official website of the organization
  • After that navigate the home page and take your cursor to suitable course option
  • Now select and hit the course and read the eligibility details carefully
  • If you satisfy eligibility norms then go back to previous page and hit register here for admission

Step 1: Register for NID DAT

  • To fill NID Entrance Exam Application Form, aspirants need to first create a login ID.
  • For doing so, candidates need to provide details such as name, gender, email address, educational qualification, mobile number, date of birth, nationality and reservation category.
  • Candidates need to ensure that the email ID and mobile number provided by them to create the NID login ID has been functional for at least a year.

Step 2: Fill NID Entrance Exam 2021 Application Form

  • When aspirants complete the signup process, they will have to login to their NID admission account by using the email ID and date of birth mentioned by them at the time of signup.
  • Once this is done, candidates can access NID DAT application form.
  • In the application form for NID admissions, aspirants need to fill Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Place of Birth, Present Address, Permanent Address, Exam Centre, Discipline, Educational Qualifications and Work Experience

Step 3: Select NID Course

  • In the application form for NID admission process 2021, aspirants are given the choice to select two disciplines in which they want to apply for admission.
  • All the design courses offered at NID campuses like NID Ahmedabad, NID Gandhinagar and NID Bengaluru are listed in NID application form.
  • Go through the list of colleges accepting NID entrance exam scores for admission.

Step 4: Upload Photograph & Signature

  • After filling all the details in NID application form, candidates need to save their admission form.
  • Next, candidates need to upload important documents like their photograph and signature with their NID entrance exam application form.
  • Candidates need to upload their photograph and signature in their online NID application form as per the below mentioned format and size:
PhotographJPEGLess than 100 KB
SignatureJPEGLess than 100 KB
Caste Certificate (OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD)JPEGLess than 150 KB

Step 5: Pay NID DAT Application Fee

  • Next, candidates need to pay the exam fee for NID Entrance Exam 2019.
  • Candidates can pay the NID application fee for admissions either online (by means of Credit/Debit Card) or offline (through Demand Draft).
  • After paying NID exam application fee, candidates will not be able to make any changes to their NID application form.

Step 5: Print NID Application Form

  • After NID application fee is successfully paid by candidates they will be directed to the ‘Print’ section.
  • Here, aspirants have to take a clear print of their NID entrance exam application form.
  • Candidates are also submit online application form for NID admissions in PDF format and take print out for future usage.

NID 2021 Admit Card

NID Admit Card 2021 of the prelims and Mains Examination for B.Des and M.Des Admissions will be available on the official portal. Admit card contains the information like candidates roll number, Name, Exam Center, Date and Time, etc. Candidates must have to bring the admit card to the examination hall.

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NID 2021 Question Paper

NID Question Paper 2021 will help the candidates to know the structure of entrance exam and to increase their speed. Candidates can download NID sample papers by hitting the below stated link.

NID Answer Key 2021

After the commencement of NID Exam 2021, the institute will release NID 2021 Answer Key on its official website. Candidates who are going to appear in the exam must check NID DAT answer key 2021 to estimate their scores before the declaration of NID results 2021

NID Result 2021

NID result 2021 of DAT prelims exam for B.Des and M.Des course will be declared after exam.. NID 2021 results will be announced on the official website of National Institute of Design.

NID Cut Off Marks 2021

NID 2021 cutoff marks imply here the marks obtained by last candidate in 1st merit list. However, marks relaxation facility is given to reserved category candidates.

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NID 2021 Important Dates

  • Last Date for submitting online application is: Sunday, 07 February 2021 till 04.00 pm
  • NID Exam admit card: 04 march 2021
  • NID Exam: 14 march 2021

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