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NID Exam Day Instructions 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : December 26, 2022


There are specific rules and regulations that you must follow on the day of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2023.

If you violate any of the rules given below, you will not be allowed to write the exam. Therefore, make sure to follow all the guidelines carefully.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into NID Exam Day Instructions 2023, things you can carry inside the exam hall, exam centers, and more.

Exam Day Guidelines for NID 2023 Entrance Exam

Admit card is an important document that is required at the time of the exam. Along with the NID Admit Card, you need to carry any valid photo IDs such as a Passport/Driving License/Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter ID.

The following are some important NID exam day instructions that you should follow on the exam day.

  • Make sure to reach the exam center at least one hour before the examination.
  • You need to carry your stationery to the NID entrance exam as exam authorities will not provide any stationery at the examination hall.

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  • Avoid talking inside the exam hall. You will be disqualified from the exam in case if found either copying or giving assistance to others.
  • Do not carry electronic devices inside the examination center.
  • Maintaining a social distance is a must at the exam center.
  • Make sure to follow the rules instructed by the invigilator in the exam hall.


NID Exam Day Instructions 2023 - Things to Carry to the Exam Center

Note that you cannot take the entrance test if you do not carry the admit card. National Institute of Design will allow only the following stationery that you can have inside the NID examination hall.

  • Black ballpoint pen (to mark the answers in the OMR sheet)
  • Lead pencils
  • Dry colors (such as oil pastels/color pencils/sketch pens)
  • Sharpeners
  • Ruler   
  • Eraser

Read More: NID Cut Off Marks 2023

NID 2023 Exam Day Instructions - Banned Items at the Exam Hall

You should avoid bringing certain items to the NID Entrance Exam. Otherwise, you are not allowed to take the exam.

The things that are not allowed inside the examination center are:

  • Printed materials
  • Booklets
  • Handbags
  • Purse
  • Wallets
  • Papers
  • Markers
  • Bag
  • Electronic devices
  • Mobile Phones
  • Calculators

Read more: Important questions with solutions for NID GAT 

Note: You will be asked to leave the exam hall before completing the exam if you are found carrying any of the above devices.

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NID Exam Centers 2023

This year, the NID test will be held in 23 cities, including Shimla and Goa. The exam centers will vary for prelims as well as Mains. 

You will be given the opportunity to select your preferred exam center while filling the NID Application Form. However, the National Institute of Design reserves the right to add or remove any test center and allot a test center that may not be of your choice. 

A city may have more than one test center. Also, any request for a change of test center will not be entertained by the authorities. 

Read more: Important question with solutions for NID CAT

NID 2023 Exam Centers for Prelims Exam

There are a total of 23 test cities where the test will be conducted. Check out the table below to know the NID Entrance Exam Centers in India.

Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneshwar Chandigarh Chennai
Dehradun Guwahati Hyderabad
Goa Jaipur Kolkata
Kurukshetra Lucknow Mumbai
Nagpur New Delhi Patna
Raipur Ranchi Shimla
Thiruvananthapuram Vijayawada -

Read more: Short tricks to ace the NID interview on the first attempt

NID Exam Centers for Mains Exam 2023

You must qualify in the prelims exam to get shortlisted for the mains exam. Authorities will release the list of the exam centers for the mains exam only after the declaration of the preliminary test results. 

The mains exam is conducted in the following test centers.

Ahmedabad Gandhinagar
Haryana Andhra Pradesh
Assam Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh -

Read More: Points to Remember before Appearing for NID Exam 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

No. As per the NID Exam day instructions, digital watch is not allowed inside the NID examination hall.
It is mandatory to follow the NID Exam Day Instructions. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to write the exam.
Yes. You can choose the test center as per your preference at the time of application form filling. However, NID reserves the right to add or remove any test center and allot a test center that may not be of your choice. 
No, it is advised to take color copy of the NID Admit Card to the exam center.
You must carry any one Photo ID proof for verification like Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN card, etc. on the day of the NID Exam.


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