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NID Exam Latest News 2024: Exam Date Announcement You've Been Waiting For!

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : September 13, 2023


Breaking News: The latest announcement reveals that the NID 2024 exam dates have been officially released. Aspirants are advised to mark their calendars and prepare accordingly.

For all design enthusiasts eyeing a future at the National Institute of Design (NID), there's breaking news that's bound to set the tone for your preparations in the coming months.

NID 2024 Exam Dates are announced! Continue reading the article and check the latest updates for NID 2024.

NID Exam Latest News 2024: NID DAT 2024 registration has been started for BDes and MDes programs. Candidates can apply for these courses till December 1. 

NID Exam 2024 Exam Details

Don't miss out on the NID 2024 Exam calendar!! The NID application process is already in full swing. Know the NID DAT prelims and Mains dates by scrolling below. 

NID Exam 2024 Exam Dates

Check the important dates for NID exam 2024

Events Dates (Announced)
Release of NID 2024 Notification 1800 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023
The NID 2024 application process starts from 1800 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023 (Open)
Last date for submitting NID Online Application Form 1600 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023 
The last date for submitting the NID Application Form with the 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 download begins for NID DAT Prelims 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 12 December 2023
NID DAT Prelims Exam/ NID BDes exam date 2024 Sunday, 24 December 2023
Declaration of NID DAT Prelims Results 1600 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024
Rechecking request for DAT prelims 1800 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024 to 160 hrs. Saturday, 30 March 2024
Download the NID DAT Mains Exam Admit Card 1600 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 1600 hrs. Tuesday 21 May 2024
Window for submission of Campus Preference 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024 to 1600 hrs. Thursday, 23 May 2024
Rechecking request for DAT Mains 1600 hrs. Tuesday 21 May 2024 to 1600 hrs. Thursday, 22 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

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NID 2024 Exam Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam name National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)
Conducting Body NID
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
Official website https://admissions.nid.edu

Check: NID 2024 Admission

NID 2024 Eligibility Criteria

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.

NID Aptitude Test - Age Limit

  • As per the official notification, Indian Nationals belonging to the general category and general EWS category must have been born on or after 01 July 2003, whereas those belonging to the SC/ST/OBC-NCL category must have been born on or after 01 July 2000 to apply for the NID entrance exam.
  • If you belong to the PwD category, you must have been born on or after 01 July 1998 to be eligible for admission.
  • For Foreign nationals in the overseas category, only those candidates born or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.

Check: How is Life at NID?

Educational Qualification

  • You must have completed the final examination of 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board (AISSE/ICSE/CBSE) to be eligible for the exam.
  • Those appearing for the higher secondary examination in the academic year 2024 can also apply for the NID DAT exam.
  • Applications for the academic year 2023-24 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent.

Visit the respective official website of each campus to learn about the NID Ahmedabad entrance exam.

Check: Tips to Improve Drawing Skills for NID 2024

NID 2024 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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
Total Marks 100 100
Negative Marking No No
Duration 3 hours 3 hours

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NID 2024 Syllabus

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

Check: NID Preparation Books

NID 2021 Exam Details

22nd June 2021: Prelims Answer Key Rechecking Window Opened

  • The National Institute of Design has opened the objection window for the NID DAT preliminary answer key. 
  • You must pay Rs 2000/- for re-evaluation of the NID DAT prelims answer booklet.
  • The last date to submit the request is 28 June 2021. 

Check: Previous year's NID Sample Papers 

19th June 2021: What Next after NID DAT Prelims Result?

  • Shortlisted candidates must appear for the mains examination. Due to the current situation, the mains session is scheduled in online mode.
  • You need to upload the theme poster and portfolio in PDF format. 
  • Visit the official website to upload the poster on or before 28th June 2021. 
  • Remember that the file should not exceed 10 MB. 

19th June 2021: Prelims Result for B.Des Announced

  • The National Institute of Design announced preliminary results for the B.Des course on the official website: admissions.nid.edu.
  • Enter your login credentials to view and download the NID DAT Result PDF.


With the NID 2024 exam dates now public, candidates have a clear timeline to strategize and refine their preparation. It's time to turn aspirations into achievements and make every day count.

Check: NID Exam Analysis

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