There are certain rules and regulations that you must follow on the day of the NID Exam 2021. You will not be allowed to write the exam if you violate any of the rules. This post takes you through complete details about NID Exam day Instructions 2021.

Exam Day Guidelines for NID 2021 Entrance Exam

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

  • Make sure to reach the exam center at least one hour before the examination.
  • You need to carry your own stationery to the NID entrance exam as exam authorities will not provide any stationery at the examination hall.
  • You will be disqualified from the exam in case if found either copying or giving assistance to others.
  • Avoid talking inside the exam hall.
  • 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.

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Things to Carry to the NID Exam Center 2021

Note that you are not allowed to take the entrance test if you do not carry NID Admit Card. National Institute of Design will allow only the following stationery that you can carry 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

NID 2021 Exam Day Instructions - Banned Items

You should avoid bringing certain items to the NID 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

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

NID Exam Centers 2021

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. The NID Exam Centers List is released by the conducting authorities.

You will be given the opportunity to select your preferred exam center while filling the application form. However, NID 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. 

NID 2021 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 -

NID Exam Centers for Mains Exam

You must qualify in the prelims exam to get shortlisted for the mains exam. The list of exam center allocation will be determined 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 -


Where will the NID Prelims exam conducted?

NID Prelims exam will be conducted in 23 cities across the country.

What happens if I do not follow NID Exam Day Instructions?

It is mandatory to follow the NID Exam Day Instructions. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to write the exam.

Where will NID DAT Mains exam be conducted?

The mains exam will be conducted in 7 test centers across the country.

can I choose my test center for NID exam?

Yes. You can choose the test center as per your preference at the time of 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.