NID Entrance Exam is organized every year by the National Institute of Design. The students who appear for this exam can qualify by obtaining sufficient score in order to enroll in UG and PG courses Bachelors or Master’s degree in designing (B. Des. & M> Des.). There are two phases of NID entrance exam, prelims and mains. Campuses of the National Institute of Designing are situated in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, Vijayawada and Bangalore. In the following article, the information that students need for NID entrance exam in the year 2020 is given.
NID 2020 Important Dates
Important dates regarding the NID entrance exam are given below.
|Online Registration Starts||1st week of October 2019|
|Online Registration Closes||2nd week of November 2019|
|Submission of form with late fee||Last week of November 2019|
|Edit Application Form||1st week of December 2019|
|DAT Prelims Admit Card release||3rd week of December 2019|
|DAT Prelims Exam||1st week of January 2020|
|DAT Prelims Result (M.Des)||3rd week of February 2020|
|DAT Prelims Result (B.Des)||3rd week of March 2020|
|DAT (Mains) Admit Card (M.Des)||1st week of March 2020|
|DAT (Mains) Admit Card (B.Des)||1st week of May 2020|
|DAT Mains Exam (M.Des)||2nd week of March to 2nd week of April 2020|
|DAT Mains Exam (B.Des)||2nd or 3rd week of May 2020|
|DAT Mains Result||4th week of May 2020|
|Counselling Starts||4th week of June 2020|
NID 2020 Eligibility Criteria
For every exam, there is a process that decides who is eligible to appear for the exam. This process is generally based on criteria like nationality, age of the person, qualifications based on their educational background etcetera.
- Indian and foreign nationals in overseas are eligible to apply.
- Candidates who are Indian as well as having foreign nationalities will be eligible to apply.
- For UG courses, the maximum age criterion is 20 years. For Reserved category candidates, this age limit is relaxed adding three more years.
- For PG courses, 30 years is the maximum age limit for applicants. For Reserved category candidates, this age limit is relaxed adding three more years.
- For UG courses, the applicant must have passed the exam of 12th standard or any equivalent exam from a recognized institute or board.
- For PG courses, the applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute or board.
NID 2020 Application Form:
To fill the application form, applicants should visit www.admission.nid.edu which is the official website for filling application forms of NID 2020. All the information concerning admission to B.Des, GDPD and M.Des programs like the eligibility criteria, test centers, no. of seats, reservation policy should be carefully read by the students before filling out the application form. Applicants must sign up or register online before the application form filling process. The email id or contact information provided by the students should be correct as it will be used further in the admission process as well. The emails sent by the organization should be preserved as those can be required for future references. After logging in, applicants should fill the form and then click on “save and proceed” button before going to the next section so that the information and details that are filled by the applicants are saved. Applicants need to upload required documents recent passport size color photograph and signature according to the given instructions.
The payment options for paying the application fees are a debit/credit card or demand draft. The demand draft should be made in favor of “All India Management Association” payable at New Delhi. The application fee is not refundable or transferable.
|Category of applicants||Courses||Fees in INR|
|General and OBC-NCL category||B.Des & M.Des1||2000.00|
|General and OBC-NCL category||M.Des 2||4000.00|
|SC, ST, OPEN PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD||B.Des & M.Des1||1000.00|
|SC, ST, OPEN PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD, ST-PwD||M.Des 2||2000.00|
|Overseas candidates||B.Des and M.Des 1||3,000.00|
|Overseas candidates||M.Des 2||6,000.00|
NID 2020 Exam Pattern
DAT is the Design Aptitude Test. This exam is conducted for the admissions of NID. DAT has two types of exams, prelims and mains.
|Types of questions||Objective + subjective|
|Language of exam||English|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Marking system||No negative marking|
DAT Mains: DAT mains exam has two tests. A studio test and an interview are a part of DAT mains. Interview test will be held after the studio test. In the studio test, there will be different formats in English.
DAT mains – studio test:
|Language of exam||English|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
NID 2020 Admit Card
NID Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card – The Admit Card for prelims of NID 2020 will be available in online mode and as mentioned above in the table of important dates, it will be available in the second week of December 2020. After logging in online, students can download the admit card for prelims. For DAT Mains, the admit cards can be downloaded in the first week of March 2020 for M.Des and 1st week of May 2020 for B.Des. The admit card must be carried along with photo id proof by the students into the exam hall.
NID 2020 Result
NID Entrance Exam 2020 Result: Candidates can check their results after entering necessary details on the official website. No student is getting the result through offline mode. For various courses, a merit list will be prepared and released online. The students who have their names in the merit list qualify the prelims and are eligible to appear for mains.