NID Cut Off Marks [Category-Wise]

National Institute of Design will hold the authority to release the cut off for NID DAT on the official website. Cut off are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get admission to UG and PG courses in the filed of design.

The cut-off marks varies for each category. Only those who will score above the cut-off are given preference during the counselling process.

This post takes you through detailed information about NID DAT Cut Off, previous year cut off, category-wise cut off, and more.

NID Cut off Marks 2022 [Previous Year Marks]

Generally, the cut-off is released after the declaration of the NID DAT Result 2022. Based on the category-wise merit list, students will get shortlisted for DAT mains exam.

While preparing the NID Cut Off 2022 list for B. Des, 70% weightage will be given to NID DAT prelims and the rest 30% weightage will be given to NID DAT Mains exam while for M. Des program, 60% weightage will be given to prelims and 40% to mains score.

Check out the expected cut off and previous year category-wise cut off marks from the post below.

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NID Cut Off 2021 for B.Des Prelims

Check out the table below to know the category-wise and college-wise cut off for NID DAT Exam.

Institute Category
Open General EWS OBC-NCL SC ST PwD Overseas
NID Ahmedabad Cutoff 2021 97.35 63.59 81.80 75.63 42.97 40.15 54.67
NID Andhra Pradesh Cutoff 2021 93.26 56.39 71.89 55.82 43.72 Not Eligible No Applicant
NID Haryana Cutoff 2021 88.71 60.89 61.41 45.45 40.38 Not Eligible No Applicant
NID Madhya Pradesh Cutoff 2021 89.80 53.28 62.85 52.48 Not Eligible Not Eligible 51.96
NID Assam Cutoff 2021 86.87 Not Eligible 55.47 43.95 Not Eligible Not Eligible No Applicant

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NID Cut Off 2020 - Minimum Qualifying Criteria

Have a look at the table below to know the minimum percentage of marks required to qualify for the NID exam.

Program Open OBC-NCL SC ST PwD
Bachelor of Design 50 45 40 40 40

NID DAT 2020 Cut off for B.Des

Go through the table below to know the category-wise cut off marks of NID DAT 2020 for BDes program.

Program Open OBC-NCL SC ST PwD Supernumerary
Bachelor of Design, Ahmedabad 96.21 82.11 83.40 79.41 55.26 51.86
Graduate Diploma Program in Design, Bhopal 81.27 63.38 58.68 40.86 NE/NA --
Graduate Diploma Program in Design, Vijayawada 88.40 71.42 60.35 47.99 NE/NA --
Graduate Diploma Program in Design, Kurukshetra 85.82 61.79 62.77 50.27 NE/NA --
Graduate Diploma Program in Design, Jorhat 70.58 59.29 42.30 43.44 NE/NA --

NID DAT 2020 Cut Off for M.Des

The table below shows the category-wise cut off marks for the National Institute of Design entrance exam.

M.Des: Discipline/Category General OBC-NCL PH SC ST
Animation Film Design 66.10 54.60 30.80 59.20 55.90
Apparel Design 57.40 45.60 50.00 49.20 50.00
Ceramic & Glass Design 54.60 38.30 No Applicant 44.50 No Applicant
Design for Retail Experience 62.00 48.60 30.60 53.10 49.70
Digital Game Design 61.40 38.60 37.10 43.90 42.80
Film & Video Communication 61.80 47.20 32.70 47.80 48.60
Furniture Design 61.20 51.00 53.50 54.10 48.40
Graphic Design 69.70 60.00 36.90 57.60 60.30
Information Design 67.50 57.90 35.50 45.50 47.80
Interaction Design 67.50 57.90 35.50 58.60 58.10
Lifestyle Accessory Design 60.00 49.20 39.50 50.80 50.90
New Media Design 60.00 31.10 52.40 46.50 36.30
Photography Design 58.70 42.00 32.70 49.50 50.30
Product Design 70.00 62.80 42.50 61.50 57.00
Strategic Design Management 63.80 49.60 30.60 54.80 57.40
Textile Design 58.40 46.20 25.00 45.90 50.00
Toy and Game Design 57.00 29.70 No Applicant 37.50 52.30
Transportation & Automobile Design 66.40 60.60 40.50 60.80 51.60
Universal Design 61.30 52.00 52.10 37.50 44.60

NID DAT 2020 Marks Relaxation for Reserved Category 

Check out the table below to know the percentage of relaxation provided to reserved category.

Categories OBC-NCL SC ST PH
Relaxation 10% less than Cutoff score of General Category 20% less than Cutoff score of General Category 20% less than Cutoff score of General Category 30% less than Cutoff score of General Category

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NID DAT 2019 Cut Off for BDes

Table below shows the NID Cut off 2019 for B.Des/GDPD courses.

Programmes/Category General Category OBC-NCL Category SC Category ST Category PH (horizontal-all categories)
(excluding PH) (excluding PH) (excluding PH) (excluding PH) (excluding PH) -
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 55.76 51.63 50.04 50.23 46.76

NID DAT 2019 Cut off for M.Des

Check out the table below toknow the NID DAT 2019 Cut off for M.Des program.

M.Des: Discipline/Category General General – PH OBC – NCL OBC-NCL-PH SC
Animation Film Design 59.85 No Applicant 53.65 25.3 53.85
Apparel Design 50.8 27.2 46.8 No Applicant 42.25
Ceramic & Glass Design 48.85 No Applicant 18.2 No Applicant 45.15
Design for Retail Experience 55.25 27.2 52.3 No Applicant 46.2
Digital Game Design 48.7 No Applicant 35.85 No Applicant 44.05
Film & Video Communication 54.8 No Applicant 47.6 No Applicant 50.3
Furniture Design 58.45 57.45 50.3 No Applicant 45.4
Graphic Design 62.4 38.6 59.15 25.3 58.05
Information Design 59.15 35.05 47.15 No Applicant 46.5
Interaction Design 62.05 35.05 54 44.85 57
Lifestyle Accessory Design 55.45 45.15 46.8 No Applicant 41.35
New Media Design 58.7 No Applicant 34.6 No Applicant 46
Photography Design 52.6 No Applicant 40.35 24.95 45.7
Product Design 64.9 38.6 59.15 No Applicant 58.1
Strategic Design Management 60.7 No Applicant 52.45 No Applicant 52.7
Textile Design 53.05 34.2 43.5 No Applicant 42.1
Toy and Game Design 48.6 No Applicant 45.3 No Applicant 30.25
Transportation & Automobile Design 61.35 No Applicant 56.75 No Applicant 56.3
Universal Design 58.5 40.1 49.85 No Applicant 44.65

NID DAT 2018 Cut Off for B.Des

National Institute of Design has released the cut off for NID DAT exam on the official website.

Check out the table below to know the category-wise cut off marks for BDes program.

Programme/Category General General –PH OBC-NCL OBC-NCL-PH SC SC-PH ST
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 59.65 51.75 52.70 40.55 50.10 31.25 47.45

NID DAT 2018 Cut Off for  M.Des

Go through the table below to know the NID Cut off 2018 for M.Des program.

M.Des: Discipline/Category General OBC-NCL PwD Supernumerary SC ST
Animation Film Design 62.82 57.15 48.50 No Applicant Non-eligible candidate 61.65
Apparel Design 53.60 50.00 40.15 No Applicant 44.38 50.33
Ceramic & Glass Design 55.23 51.00 Non-eligible candidate No Applicant 47.38 50.75
Design for Retail Experience 62.23 56.15 No Applicant No Applicant 54.50 55.45
Digital Game Design 63.58 57.88 No Applicant No Applicant 55.93 54.35
Film & Video Communication 60.03 54.45 Non eligible candidate 56.25 52.45 Non eligible candidate
Furniture Design 58.98 54.60 50.73 No Applicant 56.08 47.48
Graphic Design 60.70 57.08 53.98 No Applicant 48.95 Non eligible candidate
Information Design 66.18 62.43 Non eligible candidate Non eligible candidate 57.85 Non eligible candidate
Interaction Design 58.88 53.15 Non eligible candidate 49.30 51.93 51.08
Lifestyle Accessory Design 61.70 56.18 No Applicant 50.30 51.85 54.10
New Media Design 54.90 52.18 No Applicant No Applicant 48.43 47.10
Photography Design 53.95 Non-eligible candidate 46.95 No Applicant 50.03 46.90
Product Design 66.23 60.98 55.45 No Applicant 60.18 57.65
Strategic Design Management 58.55 56.20 47.50 No Applicant 53.68 55.40
Textile Design 57.25 52.55 Non-eligible candidate 54.35 51.85 54.78
Toy and Game Design 59.00 53.95 No Applicant No Applicant 55.75 Non-eligible candidate
Transportation & Automobile Design 66.58 61.95 59.90 55.53 58.70 Non-eligible candidate
Universal Design 62.03 60.48 No Applicant No Applicant 51.23 56.23

NID DAT 2017 Cut Off for B.Des

The category-wise cut off marks for NID DAT 2017 exam has been provided in the table below.

Programme/Category General General –PH OBC-NCL OBC-NCL-PH SC SC-PH ST
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 60.85 50.25 55.87 40.55 53.50 31.25 51.40

NID Cut Off 2017 for M.Des

Have a look at the table below to know the NID DAT Cut off for the year 2017.

M.Des: Discipline/Category General OBC-NCL PH SC ST
Animation Film Design 64.67 58.28 Non eligible candidate 54.30 55.10
Apparel Design 52.70 48.02 Non eligible candidate 44.81 50.86
Ceramic & Glass Design 62.23 56.25 No Applicant 52.18 No Applicant
Design for Retail Experience 62.84 57.25 47.57 51.28 Non eligible candidate
Digital Game Design 54.77 Seat not available after de-reservation No Applicant 50.80 54.33
Film & Video Communication 59.21 54.95 50.67 58.46 Non eligible candidate
Furniture Design 59.05 53.16 42.15 54.02 48.90
Graphic Design 60.09 60.35 Non eligible candidate 60.01 63.97
Information Design 63.82 58.80 Non eligible candidate 57.38 51.35
Interaction Design 60.17 54.44 47.70 54.58 63.38(AR)
Lifestyle Accessory Design 57 55.55 No Applicant 48.17 55.92
New Media Design 61.41 57.55 No Applicant 49.55 56.74
Photography Design 53.15 49.10 Non eligible candidate 47.54 51.52
Product Design 59.75 53.89 50.33 55.18 Non eligible candidate
Strategic Design Management 59.80 53.97 Non eligible candidate 55.78 58.66
Textile Design 58.23 53.15 47.36 51.50 48.70
Toy and Game Design 58.23 53.15 No Applicant 57.42 53.31
Transportation & Automobile Design 60.78 56.83 No Applicant 57.77 Non eligible candidate
Universal Design 60.61 55.21 No Applicant 50.47 55.12

NID DAT 2016 Cut Off for B.Des

The table below shows the category-wise NID 2016 Cut off for B.Des/GDPD Course.

Programme/Category General General –PH OBC-NCL OBC-NCL-PH SC SC-PH ST
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) 67.00 50.00 58.50 40.55 56.00 31.25 48.00

NID DAT 2016 Cut Off for M.Des

Have a look at the table below to know the NID previous year cut off marks for different categories.

M.Des: Discipline/Category General OBC-NCL PH SC ST
Animation Film Design 66.10 54.60 30.80 59.20 55.90
Apparel Design 57.40 45.60 50.00 49.20 50.00
Ceramic & Glass Design 54.60 38.30 No Applicant 44.50 No Applicant
Design for Retail Experience 62.00 48.60 30.60 53.10 49.70
Digital Game Design 61.40 38.60 37.10 43.90 42.80
Film & Video Communication 61.80 47.20 32.70 47.80 48.60
Furniture Design 61.20 51.00 53.50 54.10 48.40
Graphic Design 69.70 60.00 36.90 57.60 60.30
Information Design 67.50 57.90 35.50 45.50 47.80
Interaction Design 67.50 57.90 35.50 58.60 58.10
Lifestyle Accessory Design 60.00 49.20 39.50 50.80 50.90
New Media Design 60.00 31.10 52.40 46.50 36.30
Photography Design 58.70 42.00 32.70 49.50 50.30
Product Design 70.00 62.80 42.50 61.50 57.00
Strategic Design Management 63.80 49.60 30.60 54.80 57.40
Textile Design 58.40 46.20 25.00 45.90 50.00
Toy and Game Design 57.00 29.70 No Applicant 37.50 52.30
Transportation & Automobile Design 66.40 60.60 40.50 60.80 51.60
Universal Design 61.30 52.00 52.10 37.50 44.60

FAQ's

What is NID Cut Off?

NID Cut Off are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get shortlisted for the admission process.

Is NID DAT Cut Off same for all categories?

No. The NID Cut Off is released separately for general, SC, ST, PwD categories.

What factors are considered to determine the NID Entrance Exam Cut Off 2022?

The following factors are considered to determine the NID Cut Off:

  • The number of students appeared for the exam
  • The difficulty level of paper
  • Category
  • Previous year cut off
  • Number of available seats.

When will NID Cut Off 2022 released?

Generally, the NID entrance exam cut off is released after the declaration of the result.

What is the minimum qualifying criteria for NID exam 2022?

The minimum qualifying criteria for NID admissions 2022 has not been announced yet. However, last year, the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score for NID admissions in the BDes course was 65 for the Open category.