Updated On : September 19, 2023
Breaking News: Dive in now to be the first to mark your calendar with "NID important dates" released by the National Institute of Design for the year 2024! Prepare in advance to unlock your door to a brighter design career by starting your preparations early!
The much-anticipated NID 2024 exam dates have just been announced!
As thousands eagerly await this pivotal moment in the design aspirants' calendar, we bring you the first glance at the schedule. The National Institute of Design (NID) Exam is a national-level design entrance examination in India.
It is conducted by the National Institute of Design for admission into its various undergraduate and postgraduate design courses at campuses across India, offering students the opportunity to pursue a career in fields such as product design, graphic design, animation, and more.
This post shall guide you through detailed information about NID 2024 to stay ahead and plan your preparation accordingly!
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Important NID Exam Update:
The NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Institute of Design to provide admission to design UG and PG programs.
Bachelor of Design (B.Des - 4 Years) is offered at NID Ahmedabad, NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh and NID Assam.
Master of Design (M.Des - 2.5 Years) is offered at NID Ahmedabad (and its extension campuses at Gandhinagar and Bengaluru).
NID Full Form: National Institutes of Design
|Exam name||National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)|
|Exam frequency||Once a year|
|Exam purpose||Admission to Design courses offered by NIDS and some private colleges|
|Courses offered||BDes, MDes|
|Application fee||INR 3,000|
|Exam duration||3 hours|
The National Institute of Design has released the official notification for the NID 2024 exam on its official website.
The entrance exam is conducted in two stages:
Both stages are qualifying in nature. To apply for the exam, your minimum age should be 19 years.
You can apply under the overseas category if you hold citizenship from a country other than the Republic of India.
Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the NID Exam 2024.
|Release of NID 2024 Notification||18:00 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023|
|The NID 2024 application process starts from||18:00 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023 (Open)|
|Last date for submitting NID Online Application Form||16:00 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023|
|The last date for submitting the NID Application Form with the late fee||18:00 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023 - 16:00 hrs. Sunday, 03 December 2023|
|Application correction window||16:00 hrs. Friday, 05 December 2023 - 16:00 hrs. Sunday, 07 December 2023|
|NID admit card download begins for NID DAT Prelims||16:00 hrs. Tuesday, 12 December 2023|
|NID DAT Prelims Exam/ NID BDes exam date 2024||Sunday, 24 December 2023|
|Declaration of NID DAT Prelims Results||16:00 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024|
|Rechecking request for DAT prelims||18:00 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024 to 16:00 hrs. Saturday, 30 March 2024|
|Download the NID DAT Mains Exam Admit Card||16:00 hrs. Friday, 14 April 2024|
|NID DAT Mains Exam/ NID 2024 Exam Date||Saturday, 27 April 2024 and Sunday, 28 April 2024|
|NID DAT 2024 Mains Result||16:00 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024|
|Window for submission of Campus Preference||16:00 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024 to 16:00 hrs. Thursday, 23 May 2024|
|Rechecking request for DAT Mains||16:00 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024 to 16:00 hrs. Thursday, 22 May 2024|
|Seat Allotment, Payment of Token Fees and Uploading of documents||16:00 hrs. Tuesday, 29 May 2024 to 16:00 hrs. Wednesday, 31 May 2024|
|Provisional offer letter||16:00 hrs. Tuesday, 13 June 2024|
|Payment of remaining fees||16:00 hrs. Thursday, 13 June 2024 to 16:00 hrs. Monday, 17 June 2024|
|Subsequent rounds of seat allotment, along with the payment of full fees||16:00 hrs. Thursday, 20 June 2024|
|Physical verification of documents at the respective NIDs||To be announced later by the respective NIDs|
Check: NID 2024 Admission
Only those who will satisfy the criteria set by the exam conducting body are eligible to apply for the exam.
Your candidature will get cancelled if you do not satisfy the Eligibility Criteria for NID Exam 2024
Check out the detailed criteria for age and qualification from the post below.
Visit the respective official website of each campus to learn about the NID Ahmedabad entrance exam.
Check: How is Life at NID?
The entire application process for NID DAT 2024 is only through online mode.
There are four stages involved in the NID application process, i.e., online registration, filling out the application form, uploading documents, and paying the application fee.
Check: NID 2024 Application Form
NID 2024 Admission Process is a 2-tier procedure that includes Prelims and Mains. Qualifying both stages will result in getting admission into the desired NID.
You can check out the detailed admission process in the post below.
The NID 2024 Admit Card is the mandatory document that has to be carried to the exam hall without fail. The admit card can be downloaded by following the below steps:
As per the notification, the NID exam involves two stages: prelims and mains for both B.Des, GDPD, and M.Des. However, depending on the prevailing pandemic situation, NID may change the schedules or the structure of the paper pattern.
Look at the table below to learn the detailed NID Exam Pattern for both UG and PG programs.
|NID DAT 2024 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|
|Duration||3 hours||3 hours|
|Exam||Weightage (B.Des)||Weightage (M.Des)|
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 table below explains the Important topics for the NID DAT of both the aptitude and studio tests.
|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|
Check: NID 2024 Syllabus
NID Entrance Exam 2024 will be conducted at various exam centres across India. The table below shows the list of exam cities.
NID DAT Prelims consist of both objective and subjective type questions. So you must ensure to prepare equally for both types of questions. Here, we have provided a few tips to enhance your NID Preparation.
Check: NID Preparation Books
Let us look at the previous year's NID Exam Analysis and get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam.
NID 2023 Exam Review
Watch the video below for the NID 2023 exam analysis:
NID Exam Analysis 2022
Based on the exam analysis of NID 2022 exam, the overall complexity of the NID entrance examination was rated as moderate.
NID 2021 Exam Review
NID 2020 Exam Review
NID 2019 Exam Review
Check: NID Exam Analysis 2023
The results are declared after the completion of the exam. The results are published in the form of a PDF.
You can check NID Exam Result from the official website by following the below steps:
The answer key is also made available by the National Institute of Design (NID) in two stages:
The right responses to every question on the NID admission exam are provided in the answer key.
It is crucial to remember that the answer key only contains the right answers and not the solutions to the problems. Students preparing for the entrance exam can benefit greatly from the NID answer key.
It may provide students with the information and comprehension they require to do well on the test.
Check: NID Answer Key
Generally, the cut-off marks will be released after the declaration of results. You must remember that scoring above the NID Cut Off only results in being shortlisted for the merit list.
To help you understand the expected cut-off, we have provided the previous year's cut-off in the table below.
|Open||Gen - EWS||OBC - NCL||SC||ST||PwD||Overseas|
|NID Andhra Pradesh||94.17||NE||71.72||53.33||50.51||47.98||NA|
|NID Madhya Pradesh||88.16||NE||60.95||50.17||46.19||NE||NA|
The National Institute of Design follows the reservation norms for all courses.
The category-wise reservation of seats for all courses as per the NID Reservation policy is as tabulated below:
|Category||Reservation (in %)|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||27|
Persons with disabilities (PwD) will be given a 5% 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.
|Institute||Total No of Seats||GEN-EWS (10%)||OBC-NCL (27%)||SC (15%)||ST (7.5%)|
|NID Andhra Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
|NID Madhya Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
NID Reservation for Overseas Category
Only those who will qualify in both prelims and mains exams will get shortlisted for the counselling process. The National Institute of Design conducts the counselling process in 2 stages and as explained below:
An online consent has to be sent by you to be eligible for the next stage of counselling. The merit list will be released and uploaded regularly on the official NID website based on online consent.
After releasing the final merit list, you must upload a few documents in jpeg format for verification. The documents required are as follows:
The information mentioned in the NID application form will verify the uploaded documents. In case of any mismatch, your admission is liable to cancellation.
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|
The National Institute of Design offers various specializations under B.Des, GDPD, and M.Des.
Check out the table below to know the institute's list of NID Courses.
|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|
In conclusion, the NID entrance exam is as difficult as other design entrance exams. Candidates should take their time to become familiar with NID exam pattern, syllabus and mock papers. With the right preparation and attitude, the NID entrance exam 2024 can be cleared with flying colours.
Frequently Asked Questions
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