NDAT 2024: Application Form, Exam Dates

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jan 19, 2024

NDAT 2024 online registration is ongoing. Eligible candidates can apply for the NDAT 2024 entrance exam till Apr 21, 2024. The first lot of the NDAT 2024 exam is scheduled for Mar 16, 2024, and the second lot will be held from May 2-4, 2024. The NDAT exam will include a Studio Test, Personal Interview, and a Portfolio review. 

The NDAT 2024 is conducted by the NMIMS School of Design for those who wish to pursue undergraduate B.Des (Humanising Technology). The exam evaluates the candidate's skills in various design aspects, such as visual and spatial ability, environmental and spatial awareness, logical reasoning, observation, and memory.

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NDAT 2024 Application Form

The NDAT application form 2024 is available online on the official website at nmimsdat.in. The last date to apply for the exam is Apr 21, 2024. Candidates must ensure that they meet the minimum eligibility criteria for the examination before filling out the form with all relevant and valid information.

How to Apply for NDAT 2024?

Registration for the NDAT 2024 exam is open to all eligible candidates. To register, applicants must fill out the application form online and pay the necessary fee. Here is a step-by-step guide to the registration process:

  • Step 1: Visit the NDAT official website at nmimsdat.in
  • Step 2: Click on the "Apply Online" tab located on the right side of the screen. 

NMIMS DAT Register Here

  • Step 3: Register by providing your name, email address, mobile number, location details, and course details. 

NMIMS DAT Application

  • Step 4: Verify your mobile number and email address. 
  • Step 5: Once your contact information is verified, fill out the detailed application form. 
  • Step 6: Upload the required documents, such as your photograph and mark sheets. 
  • Step 7: Pay the application fee and submit the application form. 
  • Step 8: Download the fee payment acknowledgement slip for future reference.

NDAT Registration Process

NDAT 2024 Application Fees

The application fee for NDAT 2024 is INR 2,000. It is mandatory for candidates to pay this fee during the online application process. The payment must be made online through Net Banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card. It is imperative to note that this payment is non-refundable. Hence, candidates are advised to exercise due diligence before proceeding with the payment.

About NDAT

SVKM's NMIMS Deemed-to-be-University conducts the NDAT 2024 exam for admission to the NMIMS School of Design. The exam is conducted to select candidates for the B.Des Humanising Technology course. The exam includes a Studio Test, Portfolio Review, and Personal Interview. An overview of the NDAT 2024 exam is provided in the highlights table below.

NDAT 2024 Highlights
Exam Name NDAT
Full form NMIMS Design Aptitude Test
Level National Level
Conducting Authority SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed-to-be-University 
Courses Offered B.Des (Humanising Technology)
Language English
Exam Mode Pen and Paper Based
Stages Studio TestPersonal InterviewPortfolio Review
Exam Duration Studio Test: 80 minutesPersonal Interview: 10-20 minutes
Official Website nmimsdat.in

About the Course

The B.Des Humanising Technology program at NMIMS School of Design is a four-year-long trans-disciplinary design program considering People, Technology, Science, and Business. It equips students with versatile skills and a sensibility to visualise 2D, 3D, and 5D experiences. It provides state-of-the-art studios and labs to bring their ideas to life. 

The course has a two-year foundation that covers design history, theory, and practice. In the third year, students focus on designing seamless product experiences using IoT and VR. Students apply their skills and knowledge to real-world problems in the fourth year through project-based learning.

Course Fee 

The program fees are subject to change, and the fees for the first year of the program (batch 2023) were INR 4,55,000/- per annum. The program fees for the first year of the program (batch 2024) will be announced at the time of admission.

NDAT 2024 Exam Dates

NDAT 2024 exam dates have been announced by the conducting body. The first lot of the exam will be conducted on Mar 16, 2024. The second lot of the NDAT exam will be held from May 2-4, 2024. The NDAT 2024 results will be released on May 17, 2024, in the form of a merit list. An overview of the important dates related to NDAT 2024 is provided in the table below.

NDAT 2024 Important Dates
Events Dates
Upcoming Events
NDAT 2024 Registration Last Date Apr 21, 2024
Call Letter (Admit Card) for Studio Test, PI, & Portfolio Submission (First Lot) Mar 8, 2024
NDAT Exam (First Lot) Mar 16, 2024
Call Letter (Admit Card) for Studio Test, PI, & Portfolio Submission (Second Lot) Apr 23, 2024
NDAT Exam (Second Lot) May 2-4, 2024
NDAT Result 2024 (Merit List I) May 17, 2024
Payment of Fees and Document Verification May 18-25, 2024
NDAT Result 2024 (Merit List II if necessary) May 30, 2024
Payment of Fees and Document Verification May 31, 2024 -June 7, 2024
Commencement of the B.Des Course Jul 6, 2024
Past Events
NDAT 2024 Registration Start Date Dec 1, 2023

NDAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for the NDAT 2024 exam must meet all the mandatory requirements issued by the conducting body. If a candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria or the information furnished by them in the application form is incorrect, their admission to the course will stand cancelled, and fees will be refunded. The eligibility criteria for admission are as follows:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates of CBSE and ICSE should mention their 10+2 or equivalent aggregate marks of all the subjects for which they have taken and appeared.
  • Candidates above 25 years of age are not eligible to apply.
  • Submission of an AIU equivalence certificate is mandatory for those candidates who have completed their (10+2) examination from Overseas Universities.
  • Candidates whose final mark sheet is not available at the time of admission are required to upload an internet copy/DG Locker of the result duly attested by the Principal of the school/college.
  • Only a single mark sheet with all compulsory subjects taken/opted and passed will be considered.
  • Candidates appearing for their final 10+2 or equivalent examination can also apply, provided they obtain the required minimum cut-off marks and produce all necessary documents in original.

NDAT Admit Card 2024

The NDAT admit card will be issued to all candidates who have completed the online application process. The admit card for the Studio Test will be available on March 8, 2024. Candidates can download their NDAT2024 admit card from the official website using their login credentials. It is important to bring the NDAT admit card 2024 to the exam centre. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the exam.

Steps to Download the NDAT 2024 Admit Card

The authorities will mail the NDAT admit card download link to the candidate's registered email ID. Candidates can refer to the steps below to access their admit card for NDAT 2024 exams. 

  • Step 1. Open the registered email ID.
  • Step 2. Select the mail from the authorities containing the admit card link.
  • Step 3. Click on the link that will redirect to the admit card login page.
  • Step 4. Enter the login ID and password to access the admit card.
  • Step 5. View and download the NDAT 2024 admit card.

NDAT Admit Card

NDAT Exam Centre

The NDAT exam centres are located in various cities across India. Some of the exam centres for NDAT 2024 include Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and more. Candidates must choose the exam centres based on their preferences. The admit card for the exam will contain the assigned exam centre for the NDAT exam.

NDAT Exam Pattern

The NDAT 2024 exam pattern is now available on the official website. The NDAT will be conducted offline and will take 75 minutes to complete. It will consist of two parts, namely Part A and Part B. After the test, a Personal Interview will be conducted for about 10 to 15 minutes. Following this, there will be a portfolio review, which will include drawing, sketching, and photography.

An overview of the exam pattern for NDAT 2024 is provided in the table below for the candidates to refer to.

NDAT 2024 Exam Pattern
Stages Test Details Duration
Studio Test Part A

20 MCQ Questions to examine: 

Visual & Spatial ability. 

Environmental & Social Awareness

 Logical Reasoning Observation & Memory

20 minutes
Studio Test Part B Design Challenge Problem Solving & Sketching of the Concept  60 minutes
Personal Interview

Candidates must bring certificates for extracurriculars, hobbies, and accomplishments.

Marks may be awarded for communication, observation, reasoning, and interests.

10-20 minutes
Portfolio Review Sketching SkillsCreativity & Originality Submit during Personal Interview.

NDAT Syllabus 2024

The NDAT 2024 syllabus is aimed at helping candidates understand the topics that will be covered in the test. The exam comprises two parts - Part A and Part B.

Syllabus for Part A

Part A is a design aptitude test that evaluates the candidate’s ability to think creatively and devise unique solutions. It consists of 20 multiple-choice questions that test the candidate’s environmental and social awareness, logical reasoning, and observational and memory skills. 

Part - A Syllabus in detail includes the following topics:

  • Visual & Spatial ability
  • Environmental & Social Awareness
  • Logical reasoning
  • Observation & Memory

Syllabus for Part B

Part B is a design challenge that assesses the candidate’s problem-solving and sketching skills. Candidates must bring a pencil (HB/2B, 4B/6B), erasers, sharpener, pen, and colored pencils for this part of the test. Using a scale is strictly prohibited in the studio test/design challenge. 

The topics included in Part - B of the NDAT syllabus include:

  • Design Challenge: Problem Solving & Sketching of the Concept
  • Creative thinking
  • Representation of the concept
  • The uniqueness of the solution

NDAT Personal Interview

The NDAT Studio Test is followed by a round of Personal Interview along with a Portfolio Review. Candidates are requested to bring along any extracurricular activity certificates, proof of accomplishments, and hobbies, if available. The same will be inspected and awarded marks accordingly. The interview will last for 10-20 minutes, where students will be evaluated based on their communication, observation, reasoning skills, and alignment of interest. 

Additionally, students are required to submit a portfolio displaying their talent in Sketching, Drawing, or Photography during the personal interview. They will be assessed on their sketching skills, creativity, and originality.

NDAT 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates must ensure they prepare effectively to improve their chances of success in the NDAT 2024 exam. Below are some tips and strategies students can refer to while preparing for the exams.

  • Thoroughly understanding the exam pattern and syllabus is crucial. Candidates should review the number of sections, types of questions, and marks allocated for each section.
  • Attempting sample test papers or mock tests is highly recommended to simulate exam conditions. It will assist candidates in becoming familiar with the types of questions being asked and improving their time management skills.
  • Creating a practical timetable that provides sufficient time to cover the syllabus, revise, and rest to avoid burnout is essential.
  • Daily practice in drawing is recommended to improve skills, and a timer should be used to work on time management.
  • Enhancing creativity is important since the exam assesses analytical thinking, visual awareness, imaginative power, and observation.
  • Candidates should prepare for the interview round by practicing communication skills, researching the institute, preparing a few answers, and building confidence.
  • Creating a portfolio that showcases their best work and demonstrates their skills in various design aspects is also recommended.

NDAT Result 2024

The NDAT Result 2024 is scheduled to be released in the form of a merit list on May 17, 2024. The second merit list will be released on May 30, 2024. Candidates will be able to view and download the NDAT merit list from the official website. 

Steps to Download the Merit List

To download the NDAT merit list, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Step 1. Visit the official website. 
  • Step 2. Click on the link for the NDAT merit list. 
  • Step 3. Enter your NDAT login ID and date of birth. 
  • Step 4. View and download your NDAT result.

NDAT Selection Process

To be considered for admission to NDAT, candidates must complete a three-step selection process that includes a 

  • Studio Test
  • Portfolio Review
  • Personal Interview. 

The selection process is based on the candidate's performance in these three steps. However, it also depends on the availability of seats. 

NDAT 2024 Admission

After the NDAT test is conducted, the conducting authority will release a merit list on the official website at nmimsdat.in. Shortlisted candidates must make the relevant fee payment to confirm their admission. The NDAT 2024 admission process can be summarized as follows

  • Registration and payment of application fees. 
  • Studio Test
  • Appear for Personal Interview & submission of portfolio.
  • Declaration of Merit List.
  • Payment of admission fee by shortlisted candidates.

NDAT 2024 Contact Details

If any candidate has any queries regarding the exam or admission process, they can contact the official authorities for resolution using the details provided below.


School of Design

SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed to be University)

6th floor, UPG Building,

L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle - West,

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Pin Code – 400056


Ms. Blanche Dias / Ms. Vidya Thorat

022 4233 5190 / 4235 5821


blanche.dias@nmims.edu / vidya.thorat@nmims.edu

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