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The National Institute of Design is responsible for conducting the NID Entrance Exam for providing admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), Masters of Design (M.Des.) and Ph.D. in Design courses.

The admission is provided based on your performance in Design Aptitute Test (DAT), personal interview, and studio test.

If you are interested to apply for the NID 2022, read through the post that will give an insight into various details like eligibility criteria, exam dates, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.

NID Exam Notification 2022

The National Institute of Design will release the official notification for the NID 2022 tentatively in the month of September 2021.

The NID Exam is conducted in two stages Prelims and Mains. Both the stages are qualifying in nature.

To apply for the exam, you should born on or after 01 July 2002. You are eligible to apply under the overseas category in case if you hold citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India. 

The official notification includes all details related to the exam such as the application process, application fee, a list of exam centers, and more. 

Download NID Notification PDF

NID DAT 2022 Exam Dates

Check out the table below to know the NID Exam Dates 2022.

Events Dates (Tentative)
DAT Prelims DAT Mains
Commencement of application form Fourth  week of September 2021 Fourth  week of September 2021
Final date to submit the form Last week of October 2021 Last week of October 2021
Closing of submission of printed application form The second week of November 2021 The second week of November 2021
Opening of the correction window Third week of November 2021 Third week of November 2021
Admit card Third week of December 2021 Last week of February 2022
NID 2022 Exam Date The first week of January 2022 The second week of March 2022
Declaration of result Third week of February 2022 The first week of May 2022

What is the Eligibility criteria for NID DAT 2022?

You are not eligible to appear for the NID exam if you do not satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body.

Age Limit: Your age should be below 20 years for the UG course and 30 years for the PG course to apply for the exam.

Educational Qualification:

  • You must have completed the final examination of 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board (AISSE/ICSE/CBSE) in order to be eligible for the exam.
  • You must have completed 4 years bachelor’s degree in any specialization after the 12th level or its equivalent from any university or institute recognized by law in India.

How to Apply for NID 2022?

The entire application process for NID DAT 2022 is only through online mode. There are four stages involved in NID Application Form 2022 i.e, Registration, Filling the form, uploading documents, and paying the application fee.

  • Visit the official website of NID i.e.
  • Click on the "New Registartion" tab
  • Provide the valid mobile number, email ID, Date of birth and click on the submit button
  • After registration, login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address.
  • Re-login to the portal using the credentials received after registration.
  • Fill the application form by entering all the details correctly. 
  • Upload all the necessary documents in the specified format.
  • Pay the application fee either online or offline mode. 

NID Admit Card 2022

The NID 2022 Admit Card is the mandatory document that has to be carried to the exam hall. The admit card can be downloaded by following the below steps:

  • Visit the official website of NID
  • Click on the link  “NID 2022 Admit Card”
  • Enter the login credentials such as registration number and password
  • Cick on the submit button
  • The Admit Card will be displayed on the screen
  • Take a printout for future reference

NID DAT 2022 Exam Centers

NID Entrance Exam 2022 will be conducted at various exam centers across India. The below table shows the list of exam cities.

Ahmedabad Hyderabad Patna
Bengaluru Guwahati Nagpur
Bhopal Lucknow Raipur
Jaipur New Delhi Kolkata
Chandigarh Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai - -

NID Admission Process 2022

NID 2022 Admission Process is a 2-tier procedure that includes Prelims and Mains. Qualifying both stages will result in getting admission into the desired NID. Check out the detailed admission process:


  • You can proceed with the application process, only if you satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • Make sure to keep all the required documents ready in hand before proceeding with the process.
  • You can pay the application fee either online or offline.
  • Also, it is important for you to take a printout of the form for future reference.

NID Prelims Exam 2022

  • The first stage of the Design Aptitude Test is a written test that comprises objective as well as subject questions.
  • The time duration of the preliminary exam is 3 hours.

NID DAT Mains 2022 (for M.Des)

  • You have to score above the cut-off in prelims exam to get shortlisted for the mains exam.
  • This stage comprises studio tests and interview id conducted by the exam authorities. 
  • In the studio test, you are given practical assignments that need to be completed in a given time. 

NID Final Result

  • Based on your performance in prelims and mains, the final merit list is prepared by the authorities.
  • You will be offered admissions at different NID across India if you get qualified in all the stages of the exam.

NID 2022 Exam Pattern

As per the NID Entrance Exam Pattern, the exam is conducted in 2 stages: Prelims and mains for both B.Des, GDPD, and M.Des. 

NID DAT 2022 Exam For B.Des & GDPD For M.Des
Mode of Exam Online Online
No. of Questions Section A: 64 (MCQ); Section B: 3 (Subjective) Section A: 59 (MCQ); Section B: 3 (Subjective)
No. of Sections 2 2
Total Marks 100 100
Negative Marking No No
Duration 3 hours 3 hours

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus 2022

Before starting your preparation, it is important to go through the detailed syllabus as it will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view.

The below table explains the NID Syllabus of both the aptitude test and studio test.

Exam Syllabus
Aptitude Test Includes various topics like Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge and Visualization, Drawing Skills, Memory Drawing, General Mental Ability, etc.
Studio Test Comprises of topics such as 3D Modeling, Body Language, Observation Test, Portfolio Making, Creative Thinking, etc

How to Prepare for NID 2022?

NID DAT Prelims consists of both objective and subjective type questions. So you must ensure to prepare equally for both types of questions.

  • One of the important tips by toppers is that you should practice how to sketch objects and human figures.
  • Make sure to be thorough with the detailed syllabus and pattern of the exam.
  • List out all the important topics you need to focus on.
  • Give more time for the topics that you feel difficult.
  • Solve more and more questions from previous year NID Sample Papers to know the difficulty level of the exam and type of questions asked.
  • Try to attempts mock test series to analyze your preparation levels.

NID Exam Analysis & Students' Reaction

Let us have a look at the previous year's NID Exam Analysis and get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam.

NID 2021 Exam Review

  • As per the feedback received from the students, the exam was moderate level of difficulty.
  • In the general knowledge section, questions related to Padma Shree Awards were asked.
  • Also, the questions were quite lengthy.

NID 2020 Exam Review

  • As per the student's feedback, the exam was a moderate level of difficulty. All questions were doable. 
  • The majority of the students said the question paper was lengthy as they had to attempt 6 subjective questions. 

NID 2019 Exam Review

  • Most of the students who appeared for the exam said the pattern of the exam was changed and it was conveyed to students. 
  • As per the pattern informed by authorities, the exam had to include 30 marks subjective and 70 marks objective. But, in the examination, this was reversed.

NID Exam Result

The results are declared after the completion of the exam. The results are published in the form of PDF. You can check NID Result from the official website by following the below steps:

  • Visit the official site of NID:
  • Click on the link NID 2022 Result
  • Enter roll number, the application number
  • Click on the submit button
  • The result PDF will be displayed on the screen.
  • Take a printout of the same for future reference.

NID 2022 Cut Off Marks

Generally, the cut-off marks will be released after the declaration of results. You must remember that scoring above the NID Cut Off only will result in getting shortlisted for the merit list. 

Institute Category
Open Gen - EWS OBC - NCL SC ST PwD Overseas
NID Ahmedabad 96.84 65.96 79.41 65.27 63.49 52.16 65.48
NID Andhra Pradesh 94.17 NE 71.72 53.33 50.51 47.98 NA
NID Haryana 91.15 NE 65.82 46.12 47.91 46.33 NA
NID Madhya Pradesh 88.16 NE 60.95 50.17 46.19 NE NA
NID Assam 87.10 NE 57.17 45.98 NE NE NA

NID 2022 Counselling

The National Institute of Design conducts the counselilng process in 2 stages and as explained below:

Online Consent by Qualified Candidates

An online consent has to be sent by you for being eligible for the next stage of counselling. Based on the online consent, the merit list will be released and uploaded regularly on the official NID website.

Online Uploading of Documents

After the release of the final merit list, you need to upload a few documents in jpeg format for the purpose of verification. The documents required are as follows:

  • 10th mark sheet
  • 12th mark sheet
  • Birth certificate
  • Graduation degree for admission to M.Des.

The uploaded documents will be verified by the information mentioned in NID application form. In case of any mismatch, your admission is liable to cancellation.

Colleges Accepting NID DAT 2022 Scores

The NID Exam Scores are accepted in all 7 NID campuses that are listed below:

NID Ahmedabad NID Gandhinagar
NID Vijayawada NID Bengaluru
NID Bhopal NID Jorhat
NID Kurukshetra -

Courses Offered by NID

National Institute of Design offers various specialization under B.Des, GDPD, and M.Des as tabulated below:

BDes Courses at NID
Ceramic and Glass Design Furniture and Interior Design
animation film design Textile Design
Film and Video Communication Graphic Design
Exhibition Design Product Design
GDPD Courses at NID
Industrial Design Communication Design
Textile and Apparel Design
MDes Courses at NID
Ceramic and Glass Design Animation Film Design
Graphic Design Product Design
Apparel Design Textile Design
Furniture and Interior Design Film and Video Communication
Strategic Design Management Photography Design
Transportation and Automobile Design Toy and Game Design
Universal Design Interaction Design
Digital Game Design Design for Rental Experience
Lifestyle Accessory Design Information Design
New Media Design

NID DAT 2022 Reservation

The National Institute of Design follows the reservation norms for all courses offered by them. The category-wise reservation of seats for all courses as per NID Reservation policy is as tabulated below:

Category Reservation (in %)
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 10
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27
SC 15
ST 7.5

The Persons with Disability (PwD) will be given a 3% horizontal reservation of seats from the parent category in each program cutting across all sections i.e. SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy only), and General category. 

NID Reservation for Overseas Category

There is a provision for a 15% reservation of supernumerary seats in B. Des. and M. Des. Programs for the overseas category. If you belong to the NRI category (Non-Resident of India), then you need to apply as Indian Citizens.


When will the NID Notification 2022 released?

NID Notification 2022 will be released expectedly in the month of September 2021.

Is there any limitation on number of attempts in NID DAT Exam?

There is no limit on number of attempts until and unless you fulfill the eligibility criteria. 

Can a student from Class 12 Arts stream apply for NID Entrance Exam 2022?

Yes, candidates appearing/passed Higher Secondary (10+2) in any stream are eligible to apply for BDes in NID DAT 2022. 

What is the age limit to apply for NID DAT Exam 2022?

For BDes upper age limit is 20 years. Relaxation of 3 years for reserved category candidates. In case of MDes upper age limit is 30 years.

What is the education qualification required to apply for NID DAT 2022?

Candidates appearing/passed higher secondary (10+2) from a recognized board are eligible to apply for BDes. Bachelor’s degree in 10+2+4 scheme in any discipline from a recognized institute/college is required to apply for MDes program.

What is the NID DAT 2022 Entrance Exam Pattern?

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted offline mode.
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Medium of Paper: The exam will be conducted only in the English language.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking.

Can I apply for NID 2022 with my parents mail ID?

Yes. You can apply for NID 2022 with my parents mail ID but it should be active.

Is Maths required for NID?

No. Maths is not required to apply for NID. However, you should have some basic knowledge to solve problems related to calculations.

How can I get admission in NID?

To secure admission in the National Institute of Design, you need to appear for the NID Entrance Exam which comprises two stages: prelims and mains.

Will NID Exam be conducted in online mode?

No. NID entrancee exam is conducted only in offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode.

What is the syllabus for NID Entrance Exam?

In the NID exam you will be tested on topics like Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge and Visualization, Drawing Skills, Memory Drawing, General Mental Ability, etc.

Is NID Entrance Exam very tough?

No. The difficulty level of the NID entrance exam is easy-moderate.




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