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Just In: Official Release of NID Exam Dates 2024 & Schedule!

Author : Reeshav Guha

Updated On : September 13, 2023


Important Alert: The much-anticipated NID 2024 exam dates have just been announced! This article provides a complete guide to the NID Exam Dates 2024, Online Registration Dates, NID prelims Admit Card Dates, NID Mains Result Dates, and much more. 

The NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted annually to provide admission to UG and PG programs in the Design category.

The National Institute of Design has published the NID Exam Dates 2024 along with the official application form in the official notification.

The foundation has also announced admission guidebooks for the B.Des and M.Des programs, which include relevant data on eligibility requirements, the application process, and the seat matrix.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into online registration dates, admit card dates, result dates, and more.

NID Application Form Dates 2024

The NID Application Process is a four-step process: 

  • Online registration
  • Filling out the application form
  • Uploading documents
  • Paying the application fee

You must have completed the final examination of 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board (AISSE/ ICSE/ CBSE) to fill out the NID Online Registration Form 2024.

NOTE: Don't miss out on the NID 2024 Exam calendar!! The NID application process is already in full swing.

Check: NID 2024 Syllabus

You can fill out the application form only online mode from the official website. 

Events Dates (Announced)
Start date to fill out the NID application form 1800 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023 (Open)
Last date to submit the application form 1600 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023 
Last date to submit the application form with a late fee 1800 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023 - 1600 hrs. Sunday, 03 December 2023
Application correction window 1600 hrs. Friday, 05 December 2023 - 1600 hrs. Sunday, 07 December 2023

NID Admit Card Dates 2024

The National Institute of Design entrance exam consists of two stages: written paper (NID DAT Prelims), studio test, and interview round (NID DAT Mains). 

  • The NID Admit Card is released separately for prelims and main examinations.
  • You can download the admit card from the official website only through online mode.
  • Your E-mail ID and date of birth are required to download the call letter.
Events Dates (Announced)
NID DAT Prelims Admit Card Release Date 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Release of NID Admit Card for Mains Exam 1600 hrs. Friday, 14 April 2024

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NID Exam Dates 2024

As per the NID Exam Pattern, both prelims and mains exam question papers will have two sections: Section A (MCQ type) and Section B (subjective).

Both exams are conducted for 100 marks, and the duration of each exam is 3 hours.

Events Dates (Announced)
NID DAT Prelims Exam Date Sunday, 24 December 2023
NID DAT Mains Exam Date Saturday, 27 April 2024 and Sunday, 28 April 2024

Check: Short tricks to crack the NID exam on the first attempt

NID Result Dates 2024

The National Institute of Design will declare the results of the entrance test after a month after the examination.

NID DAT Results are published in the form of a scorecard on the official website. You can check the results by using your registration number and password.

Events Dates (Announced)
NID DAT Prelims Result Date 1600 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024
NID DAT Mains Result Date 1600 hrs. Tuesday 21 May 2024

How to check the NID final result 2024

The NID 2024 final results will be released later for the B. Des and M. Des programs.

Results can be viewed online by simply clicking on the official portal and logging in with one's login information. The procedure is outlined in detail below.

Follow the steps below to check the final results:

  • Visit the official website and locate the NID result link.
  • Enter your email address and birth date.
  • Click the Submit button.
  • Download the NID Entrance Exam Score Report.

Check: NID Admission Process 2024

It should be noted that the final results for both the B.Des and M.Des courses will be prepared by weighting the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. 

Weightage for the NID final results 2024 - B. Des Program

The weightage performed by the two test parts is shown in the following tables.

Exam Component

DAT Prelims

DAT Mains




Check: Important GAT Questions with solutions for the NID exam

Weightage for the NID final results 2024 - M. Des Program


Exam Component


DAT Prelims

DAT Mains

Studio Test

Personal Interview





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Other Important Dates for NID 2024

Other dates to be noted are as follows - 

Particulars Dates (Announced)
Window for submission of Campus Preference 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024, to 1600 hrs. Thursday, 23 May 2024
Seat Allotment, Payment of Token Fees and Uploading of documents 1600 hrs. Tuesday 29 May 2024 to 1600 hrs. Wednesday, 31 May 2024
Provisional offer letter 1600 hrs. Tuesday 13 June 2024
Payment of remaining fees 1600 hrs. Thursday, 13 June 2024 to 1600 hrs. Monday, 17 June 2024
Subsequent rounds of seat allotment, along with the payment of full fees 1600 hrs. Thursday, 20 June 2024
Physical verification of documents at the respective NIDs To be announced later by the respective NIDs


In wrapping up, the announcement of the NID 2024 exam dates marks a significant milestone for design aspirants across the country. It's not just a date on a calendar but a beacon guiding their NID preparation and aspirations. As candidates embark on their journey towards one of the most esteemed design institutions, staying informed and well-prepared is crucial. Here's wishing every NID hopeful the best in their endeavours! 

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