NID Entrance Exam 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

The National Institute of Design (NID) is responsible for organizing NID Entrance Exam. It is a national-level entrance exam held each year. The entrance exam is conducted to shortlist the candidates for admission to UG and PG i.e., Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Master of Design (M.Des). The exam will be conducted in two-stages i.e., Prelims & Mains.

The exam is well known as NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test). With NID DAT 2024 scores, candidates will get admission to NID, Ahmadabad and its campuses. Interested and eligible candidates seeking admission to NID and its participating Institutes must apply for NID DAT 2024 from the article below.

NID Entrance Exam Highlights

Name of examNIT DAT 2024
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Design
Courses offeredUG PG i.e., (B.Des) & (M.Des)
Exam LevelNational-level
Application modeOnline
Mode of examOffline

NID Entrance Exam 2024 Important Dates (tentative)

Aspirants can check the tentative schedule for NID DAT 2024 for B.Des & M.Des courses from the table below.

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EventsFor B.DesFor M.Des
NID 2024 Application form dateOctober 2023October 2023
Last date for application submissionDecember 2023December 2023
Last date for the fee submission December 2023December 2023
Correction facilityDecember 2023December 2023
Availability of admit cardJanuary 2024January 2024
Date of NID DAT prelims exam dateJanuary 2024January 2024
NID DAT prelims resultMarch 2024February 2024
DAT admit card for MainsApril 2024March 2024
Result announcement for MainsMay 2024May 2024
Date of offer latterMay/June 2024May/June 2024

NID Eligibility Criteria

For B.Des Courses

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Applicants should have done the 12th class or its equivalent examination in Commerce/ Science/ Arts/ Humanities or any other discipline from a recognized board.

Age criteria for NID UG course

CategoryAge criteria for B.Des
General Category/Indian nationals/foreign nationalsApplicants who were born on or after July 1, 2004, can apply for admission.
OBC-NCL, SC, STApplicants who were born on or after July 1, 2001, can apply for admission
PwD reserved categoryApplicants who were born on or after July 1, 1999, can apply for admission

For M.Des course

Candidates who have completed 4 years diploma course in Design/ Fine Arts/ Applied Arts/ Architecture, after the 12th or equivalent examination from a university or institute recognized by law in India are eligible to apply.

Candidates who have completed a 3 years or 4 years duration Graduation degree in any stream can also apply.

Age criteria for NID PG course

CategoryAge criteria for M.Des
General Category/Indian nationals/foreign nationalsApplicants who were born on or after July 1, 1992, can apply for admission.
OBC-NCL, SC, STApplicants who were born on or after July 1, 1989, can apply for admission
PwD reserved categoryApplicants were who born on or after July 1, 1987, can apply for admission

NID Application Form 2024

Applicants who satisfy the required eligibility criteria for their course may fill out the NID 2024 application form and submit it on or before the due date.

The application form for UG & PG courses will be available in October 2023 through online mode. Candidates have to first register themselves by entering details like email id, mobile number, etc.

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After that, the candidate should log in to the application page by using their login credentials received at the time of registration.

Provide the asked details in the application form such as personal, academic, and contact details.

Upload the important documents in the specific format.

Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode to complete the application process.

Take the printout of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.

NID Entrance Exam Fee 2024

The payment of the NID DAT application fee can be made online mode using via debit card/ credit card/net banking. The course-wise application fee for different categories is listed below.

CategoryB.DesM.Des-1 disciplineM.Des- 2 disciplines
General Category/General EWS/OBC-NCLRs 3000/-Rs 3000/-Rs 6000/-
SC/ST/PWDRs 1500/-Rs 1500/-Rs 3000/-
Foreign nationalsRs 5000/-Rs 5000/-Rs 10000/-

NID DAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The NID entrance exam will be conducted in two stages i.e., DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. Candidates who clear the prelims exam will be allowed to appear in DAT Mains. The NID Mains exam comprises a Studio Test for the B.Des program. However, for M.Des DAT Mains candidates have to go through a Studio Test and Interview. The details regarding the examination pattern are provided below.

For NID B.Des

Examination ModeOffline mode
Duration of exam3 hours
Type o questionsObjective & subjective type questions
Parts2 stages i.e., DAT Prelims & DAT Mains
Language of paperEnglish
Total marks100

For NID M.des

Examination ModeOnline mode
Duration of exam2 ½ hours
Type o questionsObjective & subjective type questions
Parts2 stages i.e., DAT Prelims & DAT Mains
Language of paperEnglish
Total marks100

NID 2024 syllabus

There will be no predefined syllabus for the exam. The National Institute of Design (NID) doesn’t release any official syllabus for the NID entrance exam. As per the previous year’s trends, we’ve mentioned some important topics covered in the NID DAT exam in the section below.

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NID entrance exam syllabus

For Prelims examFor Mains exam
Design Outline for Beginners, Visual Logic, Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship, Memory Drawing, Natural & Geometrical Form, Design Theory, Optical Illusion, Form & Function, Creative thinking & writing, Good Design vs Bad Design, Optical Illusion, Inspiration & Creativity, Lettering, Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions, Theme Development, Colour Terminology Usage of Colour in Compositions Lateral Thinking, Imagination & Doodling Innovation & Creation, Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions, Presentation Techniques, Developing Themes & Colour Associations, Graphics & Pictograms, Exercises on imagination Innovation in DesignModel Making, Audio – Visual Exercises, How to Evolve Ideas, Doodling, Creative Thinking, Material Manipulation

NID 2024 Admit Card

The authority will release the NID Admit card a few days before the exam date. It will be available in online mode at the official website. Candidates who registered for the exam will be able to download their NID DAT hall ticket from the online link by entering their registration number, and date of birth.

The admit card will comprise some important details related to the exam such as the candidate’s name and roll number, examination venue, and date and time of the exam. It will be necessary for the candidates to bring admit card along with a photo ID proof while appearing for the exam.

NID Entrance Exam Result 2024

It is expected that the NID DAT result for prelims will be announced in February 2024 and in March 2024 for M.Des and B.Des courses respectively. The authority will declare the result through online mode only. Candidates will be able to check/download their results by using the login details i.e., application number & date of birth.

The Mains result will be announced tentatively in May 2024. The mains result will be announced for only those candidates who qualify for the prelims exam. The final result will be based on the candidate’s overall performance in Prelims & main exam. The shortlisted candidates will be called for further interviews & admission rounds based on their NID Merit rank.

NID Admission 2024

Based on the NID 2024 Cutoff candidates will be shortlisted for further admission rounds. The selected candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion (GD)& Personal Interview (PI) round. The allotment of seats will be made on the basis of the merit list and performance of the candidates in GD & PI Rounds.

Applicants must report at the allotted institute along with the required documents such as 10th & 12th mark sheets, Graduation mark sheets/ Birth certificates/ provisional degree certificates/Valid photo identity proof/ Migration certificates/category certificate/date of birth certificate/ school leaving certificate etc. for verification.

NID Entrance Exam Contact Details

NID Admissions Cell

National Institute of Design

Paldi, Ahmedabad 380007

Email id: [email protected]

FAQs

What is the frequency of the NID DAT exam?

The exam is conducted yearly in two stages i.e., NID Prelims, & NID Mains.

Is NID difficult to crack?

The difficulty level of the exam is moderate.

What is the average package for NID?

The salary package of NID graduates ranges from Rs. 17 LPA to Rs. 50 LPA.

What is a good score in the NID Entrance exam?

A score above 90 in NID DAT is considered a good score.

Is there any limit on the number of attempts for NID?

Candidates can appear in the exam as many times as they want under the age limit.

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