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NID Exam Pattern 2024 (Available), Paper Mode, Marking Scheme – Check Pattern Here

By: Sunil Kushwaha


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The NID (National Institute of Design) has organized the national-level entrance examination for the candidates. The entrance test is the NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test), which is conducted to offer admission to the candidates in Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD), and Master of Design (M.Des) programs.

Per the marks obtained in the NID DAT Examination, the NID Admission will be provided to the candidates in various designing programs.

Here, through this content, applicants will learn detailed information about NID, including the NID Exam Pattern.

NID Exam Pattern 2024

Those students who have applied for the NID DAT 2024 must prefer the exam pattern for better preparation. Applicants will be able to know the complete structure of the question paper with the help of an exam pattern. Exam patterns may include several questions and types of questions.

For candidates applying in only one discipline of the M.Des Programme:

The Candidates must appear in DAT Prelims comprising of the CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and discipline-specific test of the discipline selected by them. The total duration of the DAT Prelim will be 2.5 hrs.

For candidates applying in two disciplines of the M.Des. Program:

The candidates must appear in DAT Prelims comprising the CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and TWO discipline-specific tests. The total duration of the DAT Prelim will be 4.5 hrs. (30 minutes for CDAT and two hrs. each for the discipline-specific test).

About DAT Prelims 

The B.Des/GDPD DAT Prelims Paper will Consist of an Examination of 3 Hours Duration and 100 marks. The Test will be held on Paper and Pencil/Pen Test, Conducted at the Same Time on the same day across all test centres.

New Exam Duration

For candidates of the M.Des. Program:

 DAT Prelim2.5 Hrs
Total Duration of DAT Prelim4.5 hrs. (30 minutes for CDAT and 2 hrs. each for a discipline-specific test).

NID DAT Exam Pattern for Prelims

Particulars Details 
Total Marks100 marks
Mode of NID DAT 2024Offline mode
The medium of the entrance examEnglish
Duration of NID DAT 2024 examThree Hours
Type of questionsSubjective and Objective

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2024 for prelims will comprise two parts.

PatternQuestion numberMarks per questionMarking of AnswersExam Duration




1 to 240.5Answers to these questions are to be marked only on the OMR Answer Sheet, provided separately, using a Black/blue ballpoint pen.3 hours
Subjective Type6510Answers to these questions are to be given in the space below each question on the Question-cum-Answer Booklet only.

Part I of NID DAT 2024

  • According to the exam pattern of NID DAT 2024 for the preliminary exam, candidates must answer multiple-choice questions in the first part.
  • Students should have to select one or more correct answers
  • Candidates will have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet
  • Part I will have 64 questions, which will total 70 points.
  • The responses marked in the answer sheet will be checked digitally.

Part II of NID DAT 2024 

  • Per the NID DAT exam pattern 2024, part II of the entrance exam will comprise three subjective questions.
  • In this part of the examination, applicants must fill in all the answers.
  • NID DAT exam pattern mentions that candidates must answer the questions in a written or visual format.
  • The questions of these examinations will be asked in English.
  • There are no negative marks for incorrectly answering the questions

NID DAT exam pattern 2024 also mentions the parameters for the candidates’ assessment in the preliminary exam. Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Comprehension
  • Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge
  • Visualization

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2024 for Mains 

NID DAT 2024 Exam Pattern for mains comprises the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam. It also mentions the language in which NID DAT will be conducted. NID DAT exam pattern 2024 also mentions the total marks as well as the format of the questions.

NID DAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Particulars Details 
Medium of languageEnglish
Total Marks100
Duration of the examThree Hours

The Format of NID DAT 2024

The NID DAT mains 2024, for the bachelor of design, GDPD programs will be in different formats such as:

  • Drawing
  • Sketching
  • Hands-on model making

If you any queries regarding NID Exam Pattern 2024, you can ask your query leave comments below.

Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.

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