NID 2020: National Entrance, Application, Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

NID Admission ProcedureNational Institute of Design Entrance Exam in short NID 2020 Entrance exam through this exam candidates can enter into Bachelor of Design (B Des), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GD PD) as well as Master of Design (M Des) programs. Candidates will be granted admission by their performance in the NID Design Aptitude Test.

It is a National Level Entrance Exam. To secure access to design programs offered at National Institute of Design (NID) aspirants need to take part in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Candidates who are shortlisted have to appear in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

Candidates who have clean NID DAT (Prelims) is a written design aptitude test conducted by NID whereas NID DAT (Mains) comprises of a Studio Test and Interview round will be offered admission in design programs provided at colleges accepting NID entrance exam scores for admission.

Here, candidates will find complete details about NID Entrance Exam 2020 which includes the application form, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, preparation tips, etc.

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Admit Card/Hall TicketClick Here
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NID 2020 Highlights

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Exam NameNID
Full-FormNational Institute of Design
Exam TypesUG & PG Courses
Exam LevelNational
Courses OfferedDesign
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Design
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Exam DateTo be Announced
Exam Duration3 hours
Official website
Helpline1744278100/ 9815540044

NID 2020 Exam Dates

Here a vital date is provided of NID entrance exam. Important events like Commencement of online application form, Last time to submit the application form with the late fee, Last year for submission of a printed application form, etc.

Check the tentative exam dates for NID 2020:

EventsDates (Tentative)
DAT PrelimsDAT Mains
Commencement of application formthe 4th week of September 20194th week of September 2019
Last date to submit an application formLast week of October 2019Last week of October 2019
The closing of submission of printed application form2nd week of November 20192nd week of November 2019
The opening of the correction window3rd week of November 20193rd week of November 2019
Admit card3rd week of December 2019Last week of February 2020
Exam Date1st week of January 20202nd week of March 2020
Declaration of result3rd week of February 20201st week of May

NID Application Form 2020

All candidates who are interested can fill the NID Design Aptitude Test Application form on the official website of NID. Through online mode, candidates can fill the application form. After applying successfully for the exam, candidates need to upload their supporting documents, signature, and photograph. Fill and apply for the due dates as specified.

  • Candidates applying for NID have to firstly register by entering details like mobile number, email ID, DOB, etc.
  • After that, a candidate can log into their accounts using email ID and DOB.
  • Fill in all the required details.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature as per instructions.
  • Candidates for SC/ST categories have to upload their caste certificate while Persons with Disability (PWD) category candidates are required to upload disability certificate in the prescribed format.
  • At last, make the payment and take the printout of your filled-in application form.
  • If paying through DD then, then you are required to send the filled-in application form and DD to the below-given address:

The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003

Application Fee: 

Keep print copies of filled application forms for further use.  After the all process candidate need to pay NID admission application fee. Candidates can pay the Application fee for NID Entrance Exam through online mode (by Credit/Debit Card) or by Demand Draft which should be drawn in favor of ” ‘All India Management Association.”

Following is the application fee of NID 2020

 CategoryB.Des & GDPDM.Des (1 discipline)M.Des (2 disciplines)
GeneralRs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-Rs. 4000/-
OBC-NCLRs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-Rs. 4000/-
SCRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
STRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
GEN-PWDRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
OBC-NCL-PWDRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
SC-PWDRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
ST-PWDRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
OverseasRs. 2000/- (only B.Des)Rs. 2000/-Rs. 4000/-

NID 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to check eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for NID entrance exam for BDes/GDPD course admissions states that candidates who have pass or who will be appearing for their higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examination from any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board such as CBSE, IB, ICSE can also apply for the exam. Candidates will find below NID Entrance Exam eligibility criteria for BDes & GDPD course admissions.

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Eligible Candidates can be Apply this Form Indian applicants as well as Foreign Country applicants.
  • Appearing: Their Exam is Available for eligible candidates who have to appear the Qualifying Examinations and Provided to Currently evidence at the during Admission time.
  • Age Limit for B.Des/GDPD: Before Apply Application form limit age should be count 20 years between 30th June 2020. Another candidate will get three years of age relaxation & For PwD Candidates get provided for 5 years.
  • Age Limit for M.Des: The Applicants maximum age limit should be 30 years as on 30 June 2020. ST/SC/OBC candidates will get three years of age relaxation while PwD will get 5 years of age relaxation.

For B.Des & GDPD Programme 

  • Age limit: The prescribed upper age limit is 20 years on or before 30 June 2020 (3 years relaxation for reserved category).
  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates who have Passed/Appearing 12th examination from the recognized educational board are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing the qualifying examination have to submit the proof of passing the test at the time of admission.

For the M.Des Programme 

  • Age limit: Maximum age limit is 30 years as on or before 30 June 2020. Relaxation of 3 years shall be given to the reserved category.
  • Qualifying Examination: Candidates who have passed/appearing a bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system are eligible to apply.
    Diploma in design under 10+2+4 system.
    Candidates passed the bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) before July 2019 under the system 10+2+3 are eligible to apply.

NID Exam Pattern 2020

The NID conduct the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) candidates have to complete it in three-hour duration, and the total weight of the exam will be 100 marks. The entrance exam is in offline mode means pen and paper-based test. The medium of question paper of NID DAT is English. The question paper will be comprised of both objectives as well as in subjective questions.

The main aim of the NID DAT (Prelims) test is to check candidates abilities such as Knowledge Comprehension, Analysis, Creativity, and Visualisation. NID DAT exam is divided into two parts they are I and II. Multiple Choice Objective Type questions and its weight is 70 marks in NID DAT Part I., And part ll paper questions will be subjective type questions, and the weight of that section will be 30 marks.

Here, candidates can know the details about the NID Exam pattern 2020 

  • Parts: DAT Prelims will be conducted in two parts. DAT Mains for M.Des will consist of two parts: studio test and interviews.
  • Exam Mode: It is a pen and paper-based test.
  • Type of Questions: The part-1 will include the multiple-choice questions while part-2 is of subjective type.
  • Total points: There will be a total of 100 points each for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains.
  • Exam Duration: The time assigned to answer the DAT prelims question paper is 3 hours.
  • Language: The question paper language will be English only.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking.

The Pattern for DAT Prelims:

  • Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Type of Questions: Questions in the paper will be of an objective and subjective type.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of total 100 marks.
  • The language of the Exam: The entrance exam will be conducted in English
  • Duration of Exam: Total time of three hours will be given to complete the test.
  • Marking: There will be no negative marking in the entrance exam.

Patten for DAT Mains:

DAT Mains will be held in two parts:

  • Studio Test: The DAT Mains Exam will be held in Various Types in English. Completed the over Exam Marks will be 100 marks & 3 hours Duration in entrance Exam.
  • Interviews: After the Test will be Organized Interview for Different disciplines.

How to Prepare for NID 2020 Exam

Get some beneficial preparation tips for scoring well in entrance examination:

  • Make a proper study time-table.
  • Exam pattern plays a significant role in exam preparation. Understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Candidates can also go through the past years question papers to know about the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Practice mock tests to know your weak areas.
  • Time Management is critical. Set your timetable so that you can quickly decide your study hours. Divide your time well among school, tuition, coaching classes, exercise, entertainment, etc.
  • Do not take stress and keep yourself healthy.

For B.Des/GDPD:

PartsType of QuestionsNo. of Points
Part IObjective Type70
Part IISubjective Type30

NID 2020 Syllabus

NID 2020 Syllabus will help you to crack an Exam the highest Score in Exam. The question in NID 2020 Entrance Exam will be comprised on topics like visual design, subjects of design, environmental sensitivity, thematic color arrangement, memory drawing, proportions and perspective, drawing skills, animation and abstract symbolism, general mental ability, composition and communication skills as well as the creative ability of an aspirant.

  • Creativity
  • Comprehension
  • Knowledge
  • visualization
  • Drawing Skills
  • Memory Drawing
  • General Mental Ability

For Studio Test, the syllabus will contain various topics –

  • 3D Modeling
  • Body Language
  • Observation Test
  • Portfolio making
  • Creative Thinking

NID Admit Card 2020

NID 2020 Admit Card will be available on 2nd week of December 2019 through Online Mode. Candidates can get Admit card before Exam held, through the login. NID Admit Card will be Provided the two phases Admit Card – 1st  Mains Examination & 2nd Prelims Examination. M.Des DAT Mains Admit Card will be available on 1st week of March 2020 & 1st week of May 2020 Available for B.Des Exam.

  • Those candidates who have successfully submitted their application, the authority will post the NID entrance exam to the candidate’s specified address in December.
  • Candidates have to contact to NID Admission Cell immediately if they didn’t receive they have admitted cards for entrance.
  • Candidates will be able to download they are admitted cards for the second phase of the admission test from February/ March. Carry it at the examination hall.

NID Answer Key 2020

Candidates can obtain the NID 2020 Answer key after the end of the exam. The NID 2020 response key will be reported after the few days of the written exam. It will be published by the institution through the online mode.

With the help of the answer key, candidates can get a rough idea of the grades they will get on the exam. Applicants can also send their objection regarding the official response key, if applicable.

NID Result 2020

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Result will be declared online for Prelims in February – March 2020. The results of DAT Mains will be declared in the fourth week of May 2020. Candidates can also have check own result through own Applicant login ID.

  • Candidates who have appeared entrance exam can check their results after a few weeks of the exam. Authority of NID will announce the result for NID DAT.
  • Candidates have to be present for round whose name is shortlisted for NID (Mains).
  • Candidates will be able to download the results official website at NID. Before that candidate have to provide details such as their email address, date of birth, roll number/application number.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Merit List

Candidates can be check merit list after Result Declaration with Qualifying Exams of Prelims. And now Qualified Candidates can get Admission in 2020 Examination shortlist.

Final merit will be prepared based on the weightage scores obtained in each stage of the admission process. In prelims, weightage of 30% will be given, and 70% weightage will be given for mains.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Cut Off

To qualify the entrance test and get admission, candidates have to score cut off marks. The NID 2020 cutoff marks to be scored for various categories is provided in the below table:

CategoryOpen categoryST/SC/PWDOBC NCL
Qualifying percentile marks504045

NID Admission 2020

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NID 2020 Admission Procedure will be Started on 4th week of June 2020. The  Seats will be Distributed or Allotment after full filled at the Admission Registration form. In the order of merit of the candidates in the list of merits, they must send their consent to the institution. The seats will be assigned to the candidates according to the availability of seats in the participating institutions. To be eligible for seat allocation, applicants must upload their documents to the institution’s website for verification.

  • The list of documents to be shown at the time of counseling are:
  • Self-attested copy of 10th class marksheet
  • Self-attested copy of 12th class marksheet
  • Self-attested copy of the degree (if any)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Caste certificate (if required)
  • Passport size photograph
  • Photocopies of relevant pages of the passport (for overseas applicants)
  • Certificate from AIU, New Delhi (for overseas applicants)

If you have any other questions about NID 2020, you can write your queries in the comments box below.

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  1. Vipin Grover says:

    Is the person appearing in third year of BSC (physics Hons)in 2020 can appear in nid entrance for mdesk in 2020

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