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Author : Reeshav Guha

January 27, 2023

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What to expect from this article: The National Institute of Design (NID) will soon commence the online registration process for NID 2023. Aspirants seeking admission to B. Des and M. Des programs on NID campuses can register for NID 2023 online on the official website. The NID prelims exam 2023 will be conducted tentatively in the first week of January. In this article, we shall take you through the NID eligibility criteria 2023 and other details.

Every year, the National Institute of Design (NID) conducts an entrance exam called the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). This entrance exam is followed by a Situation Test and a Personal Interview Round.

There are 100 seats for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program across all the NIDs combined.

The NID provides a Bachelor in Design program at its three campuses, i.e. NID Ahmedabad, NID Bangalore, and NID Gandhinagar.

NID also provides a Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) in their Andhra Pradesh (AP), Haryana, Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Assam Campuses.

The NID entrance exam 2023 will be conducted in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1:- NID DAT (Prelims) - Pen & paper-based written test 
  • Stage 2:- NID DAT (Mains) – Written Exam
  • Stage 3:- Studio Test and Personal Interview 2023

 The NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 will be based on the various parameters that are: -

  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Qualification

The National Institute of Design (NID) provides a Bachelor in Design program at its 3 campuses i.e. NID Ahmedabad, NID Bangalore, and NID Gandhinagar. NID also provides a Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) in their Andhra Pradesh (AP), Haryana, Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Assam Campuses.

In this article, you will learn about the detailed NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 of all the courses offered.

Download Stiudy Material for NID Exam by CreativeEdge

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for B.Des

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program is a 4-year bachelor's program at NID (National Institute of Design).

For the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program, every year, the NID Ahmedabad campus conducts a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for young talented students to get admission to one of the most prestigious and premium Design Institutes in India.

This year a total of 100 seats have been introduced by the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program. For overseas candidates, there is a reservation of 15 seats for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program.

The table below shows its areas of Specialization: 

Faculty Stream Number of Seats
Faculty of Industrial Design Product Design 15 Seats
Furniture Design 10 Seats
Ceramic and Glass Design 10 Seats
Faculty of Communication Design Graphic Design 15 Seats
Animation Film Design 15 Seats
Film and Video Communication 10 Seats
Exhibition Design 10 Seats
Faculty of Textile, Apparel, and Life Accessory Design Textile Design 15 Seats

There is an unavoidable foundation program of 1 year for the candidates who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course at the National Institute of Design (NID).

Upon completion of the foundation program, the candidate will be assigned a discipline exclusively on their performance during the past year and the number of seats accessible in the desired field.

The medium of directions and comparability at NID (National Institute of Design) is English.

Before proceeding with the Online Registration Form for NID Exam, checking whether you meet the eligibility criteria is essential.

Below are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by all the students applying for this course.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidates for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course is 20 years as of 30 July 2021. The reserved category candidates will get an age relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • The General Category candidates born on or before 1 July 2001 are not eligible to apply for this Bachelor's program.
  • The Reserved category (O.B.C. - N.C.L., SC, S.T., and P.H.) candidates born on or before 1 July 1996 are not eligible to apply for this Bachelor Programme.

Educational Qualification

The candidates who have already completed their 10 + 2 (Higher Secondary) from AISSCE / IB / ICSE or any recognized board during the academic year 2022 will be eligible to apply for the NID entrance exam.

The candidates appearing for their 10 + 2 (higher secondary) are also eligible to apply for this examination.

Some of the examinations that are considered identical to class 12 are as follows:

  • Central or state board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities conducts a final examination of the 10 + 2 system aiuweb.org.
  • A board or university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities conducts an Intermediate or 2-year Pre-University examination.
  • The final year examination of the 2-year course at the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy (N.D.A.).
  • The National Institute of Open Schooling conducts senior secondary school examinations with at least five subjects.
  • An examination conducted by any public school, board, or university in India or a foreign country that is recognized as equivalent to the 10 + 2 system by the A.I.U.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • The advanced (A) level of the general certificate education (G.C.E.) examination (London, Cambridge, or Sri Lanka)
  • Cambridge University conducts a high school certificate examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma at the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • The candidates, who have completed their 10 + 2 or equivalent examination from outside India or from a board or university not specified in the above list, must compulsorily submit a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities in this regard.

Read more: Previous year exam analysis for NID entrance exam

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for M.Des

The Master of Design (M.Des) is a 2.5 years Master's program at the National Institute of Design (NID). For the Master of Design (M.Des) program, every year, NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, and NID Gandhinagar campus conduct a Design Aptitude Test (D.A.T.) for young talented students to get admission to one of the prestigious and premium Design Institute of India. 

The table below shows the number of seats in each discipline of Specialization in the NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, and NID Gandhinagar campuses.

There are two extra seats reserved for the foreign candidates in each discipline of Specialization mentioned in the table below:

The field of Specialization at the Ahmedabad Campus No. of Seats
Animation Film Design 15 Seats
Ceramic & Glass Design 10 Seats
Film & Video Communication 15 Seats
Furniture Design 15 Seats
Graphic Design 15 Seats
Product Design 15 Seats
Textile Design 15 Seats
The discipline of Specialization at the Bengaluru Campus No. of Seats
Design for Retail Experience 15 Seats
Digital Game Design 15 Seats
Information Design 15 Seats
Interaction Design 15 Seats
Universal Design 15 Seats
The discipline of Specialization at Gandhinagar Campus No. of Seats
Apparel Design 15 Seats
Lifestyle Accessory Design 15 Seats
New Media Design 15 Seats
Photography Design 15 Seats
Strategic Design Management 15 Seats
Toy & Game Design 10 Seats
Transportation & Automobile Design 15 Seats

NID Online Coaching

NID Online Coaching

The candidates applying to the Masters of Design (M.Des) Programme can apply to a maximum of 2 disciplines from the abovementioned disciplines.

Once the application is received for one discipline, you can't apply for another.

After receiving the application, you will not be able to apply or transfer to any other discipline at any stage of application or admission or during the course.

The Master of Design (M. Des) is a 2.5 years Master's program at the National Institute of Design (NID). For the Master of Design (M.Des) program every year NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, and NID Gandhinagar campus conduct a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for the young talented students to get admission in one of the prestigious and premium Design Institute of India.

Below are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by all the candidates applying for the Master of Design (M.Des) program through the NID Entrance Exam.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidates for the Masters of Design (M.Des) course is 30 years as of 30 July 2021. The reserved category candidates will get an age relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • The General Category candidates born on or before 1 July 1991 are not eligible to apply for this Master's program.
  • The Reserved category (O.B.C. - N.C.L., SC, S.T., and P.H.) candidates born on or before 1 July 1990 are not eligible to apply for this Masters Programme.

Read more: Important questions with answers for the NID CAT exam

Educational Qualification

There are the following conditions that the candidates have to fulfil before applying for the Master of Design Programme.

The candidates should have completed or should be appearing for the following before July 2021:

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree under the 10 + 2 + 4 Programme. The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or Institute across India.
  • The candidate should have a degree or Diploma in Design from any recognized University or Institute across India under the 10 + 2 + 4 Programme.

(or)

The candidates should either have completed or should be appearing in the following before July 2021. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from any recognized Institute or University realised across India under the 10 + 2 + 3 program.

Note: The candidate must obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.), New Delhi, before admission (website: www.aiuweb.org), in case the candidate has obtained the degree/certificate from any University/Board of any foreign country.

Read more: Best study timetable to enhance your NID preparation

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for GDPD Candidates

The Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) is a 2-semester Foundation course. The Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) is further followed by six semesters of specialized studies in any of the following three disciplines offered under GDPD:

  • Industrial Design
  • Communication Design
  • Textile & Apparel Design

This year only the applications for 60 seats have been invited for the GDPD program for the 2023-24 session. The eligibility criteria for GDPD (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) candidates for NID 2022 is similar to the eligibility for B.Des.

The candidates must give a standard Design Aptitude Test (DAT) to get admission to NID Vijayawada and NID Ahmedabad. Suppose the candidate chooses to gain access to the NID Vijayawada campus. In that case, they have to give more examinations other than DAT, which will be conducted only by NID Vijayawada.

NID mock test

NID Mock test

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

Below are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by all the candidates applying for this course.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidates for the (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) (GDPD) course is 20 years as of 30 July 2021. The reserved category candidates will get an age relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • The General Category candidates born on or before 1 July 2001 are not eligible to apply for this Diploma program.
  • The Reserved category (O.B.C. - N.C.L., SC, S.T., and P.H.) candidates born on or before 1 July 1996 are not eligible to apply for this Diploma Programme.

Educational Qualification

The candidates who have already completed their 10 + 2 (Higher Secondary) from AISSCE / IB / ICSE or any recognized board during the academic year 2020 - 2021 will be eligible to apply for the academic year 2019 - 2020.

The candidates appearing for their 10 + 2 (higher secondary) are also eligible to apply for this examination.

Read more: Important questions for the NID CAT exam

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for Overseas Category

Candidates with citizenship in any country other than the Republic of India can apply for this examination under the overseas candidates' category. In the B.Des (Bachelor of Design) and M.Des (Master of Design) programs, overseas candidates hold 15% of the extra seats that the NID allots. (National Institute of Design).

  •  The Non-Residents of India (N.R.I.s) candidates only have to apply as citizens of India.
  • The candidates hold a foreign passport with a valid P.I.O. (Person of Indian Origin) or O.C.I. (Overseas Citizen of India) status can apply under any category, i.e., the 'Indian' or 'Overseas' category. The candidates applying under the overseas category have to pay fees equivalent to foreign citizens only; if they use under the Indian category students, they have to pay costs equal to Indian citizens.
  • The overseas candidates can only apply online for the B.Des (Bachelor of Design) or M.Des programs. The official website for admission in this category is admissions.nid.edu.
  • The candidates who opted for the overseas category can only give the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) at the Ahmedabad campus. The DAT is followed by the stage 2 and 3 examinations.
  •  The NID Admit cards will be available for download at the official website, and the candidate will be responsible for taking a print of the same.

Read more: Important questions for the NID GAT exam

The candidates should make the original documents and the attested copies thereof as under:

  • The candidates have to submit the Attested copy of their Passport.
  • In the case of B.Des candidates, the certified copies of mark sheets of S.S.C. and H.S.C.
  • In the case of M.Des candidates, the attested copies of mark sheets of S.S.C., H.S.C., completed years of graduation along with degree certificate / provisional certificate/passing certificate.
  • An equivalence certificate must be produced before admission if the candidate is from the Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.).

Candidates who have citizenship of any country other than the Republic of India are eligible to apply for this examination under the overseas candidates' category. In B.Des (Bachelor of Design) and M.Des (Master of Design) programs, overseas candidates hold 15% of the extra seats that are allotted by the NID (National Institute of Design).

Before starting the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) or Masters of Design (M.Des) program, candidates must submit their student visa for the course at NID.

If the selected candidates cannot pay the required fees or fail to submit the relevant documents before registration, their application will be cancelled.

The seats which are left vacant will not be converted into any other category and will eventually be invalid for any category student.

How can CreativeEdge benefit you in your NID Preparation 2023?

Creative Edge, a TopRankers initiative, is one of the top online NID coaching centres. Here, we make your NID preparation more fun and easier to process. We help you to shape your skills and nourish your qualities to excel in the exam. 

  • Get to communicate with our top faculty.
  • Live classes with separate doubt-clearing sessions.
  • Online Mock Tests are available for self-assessment.
  • Get access to valuable study materials through PDF formats.
  • Stay focused on the subject with interactive visuals and sample papers.

Learn more: NID Online Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

The candidates should not carry any electronic gadgets such as calculators, mobile phones, etc. The candidates need not carry any extra loose sheet of paper for rough work as it will be provided by the exam conducting authority inside the exam hall.
The candidates must carry the NID DAT Admit card/Hall Ticket with them along with Photo Identity Proof documents such as PAN Card, Voter Id, Driving Licence, etc with them. The candidates must make sure to carry these or they might be debarred from sitting for the exam.

NID Mock Test, which is the replica of the real NID exam helps candidates to evaluate the level of their preparation and performance. With the help of the NID Mock Test Online, one can know where they are going wrong and how to improve in those areas.

No. You can take NID Mock Test Online FREE whenever your time permits.

No. You are not required to pay any additional fee for taking NID DAT Mock Test. We will offer NID Mock Tests for FREE along with coaching.

Yes. You can take the NID 2023 Mock Test on your mobile. However, it is advisable to attempt the NID Mock Test in a system or laptop.

The candidates from the general and general EWS categories must be born on or before 1 July, 2001. However there is a three years relaxation for the candidates from OBC- Non Creamy Layer/ST/SC categories. PwD reserved candidates must be born on or before 1 July, 1996 to be eligible to apply for admission.

Candidates must have passed or appear in the 10 + 2 examination in any streams from the recognized boards such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or its equivalent. Aspirants who have passed the exam equivalent to the above mentioned qualifying exam can also apply for the admission entrance test.


NID (National Institute of Design) DAT (Design Aptitude Test) 2023 exam will be conducted in two stages- Prelims and mains exam. However to appear in the mains exam of NID DAT aspirants need to clear the prelims exam.

NID (National Institute of Design) entrance exam is considered to be one of the toughest design entrance exams conducted in the country. IN NID DAT, more weightage is given to subjective, drawing related questions.

NID (National Institute of Design) is, by far, the best Indian institute for product designing, product concept development, and design innovation, acclaimed globally for design excellence. NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) is India's leading institute for fashion design and year-on-year the best stylists and fashion designers have emerged from here.


The National Institute of Design, NID is considered to be one of the most accomplished institutes in the field of design-related education and research.

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NID Eligibility Criteria 2023

Author : Reeshav Guha

Updated On : January 27, 2023

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What to expect from this article: The National Institute of Design (NID) will soon commence the online registration process for NID 2023. Aspirants seeking admission to B. Des and M. Des programs on NID campuses can register for NID 2023 online on the official website. The NID prelims exam 2023 will be conducted tentatively in the first week of January. In this article, we shall take you through the NID eligibility criteria 2023 and other details.

Every year, the National Institute of Design (NID) conducts an entrance exam called the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). This entrance exam is followed by a Situation Test and a Personal Interview Round.

There are 100 seats for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program across all the NIDs combined.

The NID provides a Bachelor in Design program at its three campuses, i.e. NID Ahmedabad, NID Bangalore, and NID Gandhinagar.

NID also provides a Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) in their Andhra Pradesh (AP), Haryana, Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Assam Campuses.

The NID entrance exam 2023 will be conducted in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1:- NID DAT (Prelims) - Pen & paper-based written test 
  • Stage 2:- NID DAT (Mains) – Written Exam
  • Stage 3:- Studio Test and Personal Interview 2023

 The NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 will be based on the various parameters that are: -

  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Qualification

The National Institute of Design (NID) provides a Bachelor in Design program at its 3 campuses i.e. NID Ahmedabad, NID Bangalore, and NID Gandhinagar. NID also provides a Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) in their Andhra Pradesh (AP), Haryana, Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Assam Campuses.

In this article, you will learn about the detailed NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 of all the courses offered.

Download Stiudy Material for NID Exam by CreativeEdge

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for B.Des

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program is a 4-year bachelor's program at NID (National Institute of Design).

For the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program, every year, the NID Ahmedabad campus conducts a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for young talented students to get admission to one of the most prestigious and premium Design Institutes in India.

This year a total of 100 seats have been introduced by the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program. For overseas candidates, there is a reservation of 15 seats for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program.

The table below shows its areas of Specialization: 

Faculty Stream Number of Seats
Faculty of Industrial Design Product Design 15 Seats
Furniture Design 10 Seats
Ceramic and Glass Design 10 Seats
Faculty of Communication Design Graphic Design 15 Seats
Animation Film Design 15 Seats
Film and Video Communication 10 Seats
Exhibition Design 10 Seats
Faculty of Textile, Apparel, and Life Accessory Design Textile Design 15 Seats

There is an unavoidable foundation program of 1 year for the candidates who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course at the National Institute of Design (NID).

Upon completion of the foundation program, the candidate will be assigned a discipline exclusively on their performance during the past year and the number of seats accessible in the desired field.

The medium of directions and comparability at NID (National Institute of Design) is English.

Before proceeding with the Online Registration Form for NID Exam, checking whether you meet the eligibility criteria is essential.

Below are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by all the students applying for this course.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidates for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course is 20 years as of 30 July 2021. The reserved category candidates will get an age relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • The General Category candidates born on or before 1 July 2001 are not eligible to apply for this Bachelor's program.
  • The Reserved category (O.B.C. - N.C.L., SC, S.T., and P.H.) candidates born on or before 1 July 1996 are not eligible to apply for this Bachelor Programme.

Educational Qualification

The candidates who have already completed their 10 + 2 (Higher Secondary) from AISSCE / IB / ICSE or any recognized board during the academic year 2022 will be eligible to apply for the NID entrance exam.

The candidates appearing for their 10 + 2 (higher secondary) are also eligible to apply for this examination.

Some of the examinations that are considered identical to class 12 are as follows:

  • Central or state board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities conducts a final examination of the 10 + 2 system aiuweb.org.
  • A board or university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities conducts an Intermediate or 2-year Pre-University examination.
  • The final year examination of the 2-year course at the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy (N.D.A.).
  • The National Institute of Open Schooling conducts senior secondary school examinations with at least five subjects.
  • An examination conducted by any public school, board, or university in India or a foreign country that is recognized as equivalent to the 10 + 2 system by the A.I.U.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • The advanced (A) level of the general certificate education (G.C.E.) examination (London, Cambridge, or Sri Lanka)
  • Cambridge University conducts a high school certificate examination or International Baccalaureate Diploma at the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • The candidates, who have completed their 10 + 2 or equivalent examination from outside India or from a board or university not specified in the above list, must compulsorily submit a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities in this regard.

Read more: Previous year exam analysis for NID entrance exam

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for M.Des

The Master of Design (M.Des) is a 2.5 years Master's program at the National Institute of Design (NID). For the Master of Design (M.Des) program, every year, NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, and NID Gandhinagar campus conduct a Design Aptitude Test (D.A.T.) for young talented students to get admission to one of the prestigious and premium Design Institute of India. 

The table below shows the number of seats in each discipline of Specialization in the NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, and NID Gandhinagar campuses.

There are two extra seats reserved for the foreign candidates in each discipline of Specialization mentioned in the table below:

The field of Specialization at the Ahmedabad Campus No. of Seats
Animation Film Design 15 Seats
Ceramic & Glass Design 10 Seats
Film & Video Communication 15 Seats
Furniture Design 15 Seats
Graphic Design 15 Seats
Product Design 15 Seats
Textile Design 15 Seats
The discipline of Specialization at the Bengaluru Campus No. of Seats
Design for Retail Experience 15 Seats
Digital Game Design 15 Seats
Information Design 15 Seats
Interaction Design 15 Seats
Universal Design 15 Seats
The discipline of Specialization at Gandhinagar Campus No. of Seats
Apparel Design 15 Seats
Lifestyle Accessory Design 15 Seats
New Media Design 15 Seats
Photography Design 15 Seats
Strategic Design Management 15 Seats
Toy & Game Design 10 Seats
Transportation & Automobile Design 15 Seats

NID Online Coaching

NID Online Coaching

The candidates applying to the Masters of Design (M.Des) Programme can apply to a maximum of 2 disciplines from the abovementioned disciplines.

Once the application is received for one discipline, you can't apply for another.

After receiving the application, you will not be able to apply or transfer to any other discipline at any stage of application or admission or during the course.

The Master of Design (M. Des) is a 2.5 years Master's program at the National Institute of Design (NID). For the Master of Design (M.Des) program every year NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, and NID Gandhinagar campus conduct a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for the young talented students to get admission in one of the prestigious and premium Design Institute of India.

Below are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by all the candidates applying for the Master of Design (M.Des) program through the NID Entrance Exam.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidates for the Masters of Design (M.Des) course is 30 years as of 30 July 2021. The reserved category candidates will get an age relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • The General Category candidates born on or before 1 July 1991 are not eligible to apply for this Master's program.
  • The Reserved category (O.B.C. - N.C.L., SC, S.T., and P.H.) candidates born on or before 1 July 1990 are not eligible to apply for this Masters Programme.

Read more: Important questions with answers for the NID CAT exam

Educational Qualification

There are the following conditions that the candidates have to fulfil before applying for the Master of Design Programme.

The candidates should have completed or should be appearing for the following before July 2021:

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree under the 10 + 2 + 4 Programme. The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or Institute across India.
  • The candidate should have a degree or Diploma in Design from any recognized University or Institute across India under the 10 + 2 + 4 Programme.

(or)

The candidates should either have completed or should be appearing in the following before July 2021. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from any recognized Institute or University realised across India under the 10 + 2 + 3 program.

Note: The candidate must obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.), New Delhi, before admission (website: www.aiuweb.org), in case the candidate has obtained the degree/certificate from any University/Board of any foreign country.

Read more: Best study timetable to enhance your NID preparation

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for GDPD Candidates

The Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) is a 2-semester Foundation course. The Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) is further followed by six semesters of specialized studies in any of the following three disciplines offered under GDPD:

  • Industrial Design
  • Communication Design
  • Textile & Apparel Design

This year only the applications for 60 seats have been invited for the GDPD program for the 2023-24 session. The eligibility criteria for GDPD (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) candidates for NID 2022 is similar to the eligibility for B.Des.

The candidates must give a standard Design Aptitude Test (DAT) to get admission to NID Vijayawada and NID Ahmedabad. Suppose the candidate chooses to gain access to the NID Vijayawada campus. In that case, they have to give more examinations other than DAT, which will be conducted only by NID Vijayawada.

NID mock test

NID Mock test

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

Below are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by all the candidates applying for this course.

Age Limit

The upper age limit for the candidates for the (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) (GDPD) course is 20 years as of 30 July 2021. The reserved category candidates will get an age relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • The General Category candidates born on or before 1 July 2001 are not eligible to apply for this Diploma program.
  • The Reserved category (O.B.C. - N.C.L., SC, S.T., and P.H.) candidates born on or before 1 July 1996 are not eligible to apply for this Diploma Programme.

Educational Qualification

The candidates who have already completed their 10 + 2 (Higher Secondary) from AISSCE / IB / ICSE or any recognized board during the academic year 2020 - 2021 will be eligible to apply for the academic year 2019 - 2020.

The candidates appearing for their 10 + 2 (higher secondary) are also eligible to apply for this examination.

Read more: Important questions for the NID CAT exam

NID Eligibility Criteria 2023 for Overseas Category

Candidates with citizenship in any country other than the Republic of India can apply for this examination under the overseas candidates' category. In the B.Des (Bachelor of Design) and M.Des (Master of Design) programs, overseas candidates hold 15% of the extra seats that the NID allots. (National Institute of Design).

  •  The Non-Residents of India (N.R.I.s) candidates only have to apply as citizens of India.
  • The candidates hold a foreign passport with a valid P.I.O. (Person of Indian Origin) or O.C.I. (Overseas Citizen of India) status can apply under any category, i.e., the 'Indian' or 'Overseas' category. The candidates applying under the overseas category have to pay fees equivalent to foreign citizens only; if they use under the Indian category students, they have to pay costs equal to Indian citizens.
  • The overseas candidates can only apply online for the B.Des (Bachelor of Design) or M.Des programs. The official website for admission in this category is admissions.nid.edu.
  • The candidates who opted for the overseas category can only give the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) at the Ahmedabad campus. The DAT is followed by the stage 2 and 3 examinations.
  •  The NID Admit cards will be available for download at the official website, and the candidate will be responsible for taking a print of the same.

Read more: Important questions for the NID GAT exam

The candidates should make the original documents and the attested copies thereof as under:

  • The candidates have to submit the Attested copy of their Passport.
  • In the case of B.Des candidates, the certified copies of mark sheets of S.S.C. and H.S.C.
  • In the case of M.Des candidates, the attested copies of mark sheets of S.S.C., H.S.C., completed years of graduation along with degree certificate / provisional certificate/passing certificate.
  • An equivalence certificate must be produced before admission if the candidate is from the Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.).

Candidates who have citizenship of any country other than the Republic of India are eligible to apply for this examination under the overseas candidates' category. In B.Des (Bachelor of Design) and M.Des (Master of Design) programs, overseas candidates hold 15% of the extra seats that are allotted by the NID (National Institute of Design).

Before starting the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) or Masters of Design (M.Des) program, candidates must submit their student visa for the course at NID.

If the selected candidates cannot pay the required fees or fail to submit the relevant documents before registration, their application will be cancelled.

The seats which are left vacant will not be converted into any other category and will eventually be invalid for any category student.

How can CreativeEdge benefit you in your NID Preparation 2023?

Creative Edge, a TopRankers initiative, is one of the top online NID coaching centres. Here, we make your NID preparation more fun and easier to process. We help you to shape your skills and nourish your qualities to excel in the exam. 

  • Get to communicate with our top faculty.
  • Live classes with separate doubt-clearing sessions.
  • Online Mock Tests are available for self-assessment.
  • Get access to valuable study materials through PDF formats.
  • Stay focused on the subject with interactive visuals and sample papers.

Learn more: NID Online Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions

The candidates should not carry any electronic gadgets such as calculators, mobile phones, etc. The candidates need not carry any extra loose sheet of paper for rough work as it will be provided by the exam conducting authority inside the exam hall.
The candidates must carry the NID DAT Admit card/Hall Ticket with them along with Photo Identity Proof documents such as PAN Card, Voter Id, Driving Licence, etc with them. The candidates must make sure to carry these or they might be debarred from sitting for the exam.

NID Mock Test, which is the replica of the real NID exam helps candidates to evaluate the level of their preparation and performance. With the help of the NID Mock Test Online, one can know where they are going wrong and how to improve in those areas.

No. You can take NID Mock Test Online FREE whenever your time permits.

No. You are not required to pay any additional fee for taking NID DAT Mock Test. We will offer NID Mock Tests for FREE along with coaching.

Yes. You can take the NID 2023 Mock Test on your mobile. However, it is advisable to attempt the NID Mock Test in a system or laptop.

The candidates from the general and general EWS categories must be born on or before 1 July, 2001. However there is a three years relaxation for the candidates from OBC- Non Creamy Layer/ST/SC categories. PwD reserved candidates must be born on or before 1 July, 1996 to be eligible to apply for admission.

Candidates must have passed or appear in the 10 + 2 examination in any streams from the recognized boards such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or its equivalent. Aspirants who have passed the exam equivalent to the above mentioned qualifying exam can also apply for the admission entrance test.


NID (National Institute of Design) DAT (Design Aptitude Test) 2023 exam will be conducted in two stages- Prelims and mains exam. However to appear in the mains exam of NID DAT aspirants need to clear the prelims exam.

NID (National Institute of Design) entrance exam is considered to be one of the toughest design entrance exams conducted in the country. IN NID DAT, more weightage is given to subjective, drawing related questions.

NID (National Institute of Design) is, by far, the best Indian institute for product designing, product concept development, and design innovation, acclaimed globally for design excellence. NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) is India's leading institute for fashion design and year-on-year the best stylists and fashion designers have emerged from here.


The National Institute of Design, NID is considered to be one of the most accomplished institutes in the field of design-related education and research.

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