NID 2019

Exam Date : 12th March 2019 To 15th April 2019
Result Date : 2nd May 2019

NID 2019 Entrance Exam Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, and Results

NID 2018

  • About: NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT) is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted by Nation Institute of Design for admission in various UG and PG Programs.

  • Conducting Body: NID DAT is conducted by National Institute of Design.

  • Affiliation: NID is an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and even recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology by Government of India. 

  • Courses: On successful entrance exam application, NIT DAT offeres admission in Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Diploma courses such as B.Des, M.Des and GDPD.

  • Campuses: National Institute of Design has three campuses around India with Ahmedabad being the main campus, PG campus is in Gandhinagar and R&D campus in Bangalore. 

  • Level: NID DAT is conducted at National Level in 23 centres across India.

  • Mode & Duration: NID DAT 2019 will be conducted as Paper and Pen-Based i.e. Offline and will be a duration of 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.

NID 2019 Important Highlights

Exam Name

NIT Design Aptitude Test




National Level

Conducting Authority

National Institute of Design

Courses Offered

B.Des, M.Des, and GDPD Courses




Pen and Paper Based


Stage 1: DAT Prelims 

Stage 2: DAT Mains 

Exam Pattern

70 Objective MCQ's 

30 Subjective MCQ's

Exam Duration

180 Minutes

NID 2019 Important Dates

  • Registration Date: NID entrance exam application Form is available on the official website from 25th September 2018 and the last date to submit the Application Form will be on 9th November 2018.

  • Admit Card: NID 2019 Admit Cards will be released on the official website from 20th December 2018.

  • Exam Date: NID 2019 will be conducted through offline mode on 6th January 2019.

  • Result: Result will be announced on the official website by NID on 19th March 2019.

  • Get more information about NID 2019 Important Dates

NID 2019 Eligibility:

  • Education Qualification: Candidate should have passed 10+2 qualifying examinations in the academic year 2018–19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

  • Age Limit: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.

  • Note: Any candidate who has not passed their final board exam or equivalent before the in-person counselling will not be eligible for admission.

  • Get more information about NID 2019 Eigibility

NID 2019 Application Process

  • Application Form Availability: NID 2019 entrance exam Application Form will be available on the official website of the design school from 25th September 2018 till 9th November 2018.

  • Registration Fee For B.Des: Application fee for Indian Nationals General category candidate is Rs.2000 and for Reserved category candidate is Rs.1000. For overseas students the Application fee is Rs. 3000 which can be paid through online and offline mode.

  • Note: Application fees paid online (by Debit/ Credit Card) doesn't include any bank/ transaction charges, the Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable. 

  • Get more information about NID 2019 Application Form 

 NID 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit Card Release: NID DAT Prelims Admit Card can be obtained online on the official website from 20th December 2018.

  • Credentials: Candidates are required to provide details like Registered Email ID, Date of Birth and Roll Number/ Application Form Number to download the Admit Card.

  • Exam Centre: The candidates who have registered for the exam must carry their Admit Card to Exam Centre to avoid any kind of discrepancy.

  • Get more information about NID 2019 Admit Card

NID 2019 Exam Centres

  • Number of Centres: NID DAT 2019 is conducted in 23 centres spread across India.

  • Change in Exam Centres: Candidate is not allowed to make any changes in the Exam Centre once it has been entered and submitted in the Application Form

  • Stages: The exam will be conducted in 3 stages – DAT, Studio Test and Personal Interview. Candidates will be allotted Exam Centres for each stage.

  • Get more information about DAT 2019 Exam Centre

NID 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Number of Stages: NID DAT 2019 will be conducted in two stages by the authority

    • Stage 1: NID DAT (Prelims) - Pen & Paper-Based Written Test

    • Stage 2: NID DAT (Mains) - Studio Test and Personal Interview.

  • Questions: The exam will comprise of 2 papers. Paper 1 will comprise of 70 marks questions of objective type and Paper 2 will comprise of 30 marks questions of subjective type.

  • Marking System: The MCQs objective type marking scheme will vary from 0.5 marks to 4 marks each with no negative marking. Paper is for a total of 100 marks

  • Duration: The examination will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

  • Get more information about DAT 2019 Exam Pattern

NID 2019 Syllabus

  • Prelims Syllabus: The syllabus includes some of the topics like Design Theory, Optical Illusion, Picture Analysis, Visual Logic, Elements & Principles of Design, Memory Drawing, etc.

  • Mains Syllabus: The syllabus includes topics like Model Making, Material Manipulation, Doodling, Creative Thinking, etc.

  • Fixed Syllabus: There is now a fixed syllabus outlined by the NID

  • Get more information about NID 2019 Syllabus

NID 2019 Results

  • Result Date: NID DAT 2019 Result will be declared on the official website by the conducting authority on 19th March 2019 

  • Merit List: A separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD).

  • Rank: Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part B of the Design Aptitude Test - Prelims

  • Get more information about DAT 2019 Results

NID 2019 Counselling

  • Counselling Date: Counselling for NID DAT 2019 will commence from 31st May 2019 after declaring the result and final merit list.

  • Allotment of Seats: After the original document verification process, the candidates who have shortlisted in rank list will be allotted with a seat. After payment of fees, the enrolment in the program will be confirmed. 

  • Failed to be Present: Failing to report with the requisite documents as per the schedule will lead to forfeiting the candidate’s seat and their seat will be allotted to next eligible candidate in order of merit.  

  • Get more information about NID 2019 Counselling

NID 2019 Contact Details


NID Admissions Cell,

National Institute of Design Paldi,

Ahmedabad 380 007.

Email Id:

Mobile Number: +91 9815 540 044

NID 2019 FAQs

Q: I have a good NATA score, should I write NID entrance test? 
NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance test. All candidates will have to write NID’s Design Aptitude Test (DAT). 

Q: Is there any part time NID course?

No, NID does not offer any part-time courses.

Q: What is the mode and duration of the exam?

NID DAT 2019 will be conducted as Paper and Pen-Based Test i.e. Offline exam and the duration of the exam will be for 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.

Q: Is it possible to withdraw the application after submission? Would the application fee be refunded?
You cannot withdraw your application once submitted. The Application fee is not refundable. 

Q:  Is the NID Design Aptitude Test the same for overseas applicants as well as Indian applicants?

Q: What is the procedure of admissions?
The admission procedure to NID for M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes consists of two stages.

Stage 1 - Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims 

Stage 2 - Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains 

Q: What is the upper age limit to appear for B.Des?

Upper age limit for general candidates is 20 years, for reserved category (OBC-NCL/ SC/ ST) it is 23 years and for PWD candidates it is 25 years.

Q: Does M.Des. students get a stipend?

NID does not pay any stipend to its students enrolled. 

Q: will I get an acknowledgement slip on submission of my application form?
Yes, you will receive an acknowledgement by email on the email id provided at the time of registration.

Q: Can I apply to NID more than once?
Yes, candidates can appear for NID’s entrance exam any number of times, provided the eligibility criteria of age is fulfilled by the candidate.

Q: Is the foundation programme for B.Des compulsory?

The candidates, who are successfully admitted to the B.Des programmes, will be required to undergo a mandatory foundation course of one-year duration. 

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NID 2019 Important Dates

NID 2019 Dates Summary:

  • NID Application availability: The applicants should start applying on the NDI official website available from the second week of October.

  • Last Date of NID examination: Last week of November is the last date to apply for NID Exam.

  • NIDAdmit Card Release: Admit Card for NID will be available by the fourth week of November and can be downloaded by the candidates from the official website.

  • DAT Exam: DAT exam will be held from the first or second week of January.

  • NID Studio Test and Interview: The commencement of Interview for NID exam will be placed in the third week of January.

  • Results for NID: The result of NID exam based on the Test and the other rounds will be announced in February.

  • Counselling for NID: The commencement of NID 2019 counselling and choice filling of collages will begin in June.

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NID 2019 Eligibility

NID 2019 Eligibility Summary:

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses:

  • The maximum age limit for the NID candidates to appear for the exam is 20 years. However, for reserved category candidates, there will be the relaxation of three years.

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 examination conducted by a recognized board.

  • The candidates appearing in 12th or similar examination of the recognized board are also eligible to answer NID.

Eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses:

  • The maximum age limit is 30 years of age for the candidates to answer NID.

  • However, the reserved category candidates have a three years relaxation in the age limit.

  • Candidates must have cleared a bachelor's degree to satisfy the eligibility guidelines for NID.

  • Those appearing for the final year exams of their bachelor's degree in any discipline from any institution or university recognized in India are also qualified to apply.

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NID 2019 Application Process

NID 2019 Application Process Summary

Steps to apply for NID Exam:

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website to apply for NID Exam.

  • Candidates can now submit the NID 2019 application form.

  • Candidates are required to fill up the NID form very carefully to ensure and provide only genuine information while filling up the NID form.

  • Candidates are advised to go through the information booklet before filling up the NID form.

  • Thereafter candidates are required to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed format.

  • Candidate should note that if NID fees are being paid through demand draft, then the candidate must send the printout of the NID application form along with DD to at the following address before the due date.
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NID 2019 Application Form Details

NID 2019 Application Form Summary:

Application Form for NID 2019 will be available from 25th September 2018.Candidates can fill in the details for the NID exam. Payment for the NID exam can be done using Debit/Credit Cards or by Demand Draft. Application Fee once paid cannot be refunded.

The following is the application fee for different programs in NID Exam:

  • B.Des:

    • General Category - INR1500

    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD - INR750

    • Overseas (supernumerary) - INR1500

  • GDPD:

    • General Category - INR1500

    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD - INR750

    • Overseas (supernumerary) - INR1500

  • Both B.Des. and GDPD:

    • General Category - INR3000

    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD - INR1500

    • Overseas (supernumerary) - INR3000

  • M.Des. One (1) discipline only:

    • General Category - INR1500

    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD - INR750

    • Overseas (supernumerary) - INR1500

  • M.Des. Two (2) disciplines:

    • General Category - INR3000

    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD - INR1500

    • Overseas (supernumerary) - INR3000

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NID 2019 Admit Card

NID 2019 Admit Card Summary:

Candidates can download the Admit Card for NID exam from the official website of NID. Admit Card for the same will be available from the fourth week of December. Candidates have to take a print out of the admit card before appearing for the NID exam.

Steps to download Admit Card for NID Exam:

  • Go to the NID official website.

  • Click on the link for NID admit card.

  • Log in using the Register number and Password given at the time of application.

  • The NID admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download the NID admit card and print it.

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NID 2019 Exam Pattern

NID 2019 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • NID exam paper consists of two sections.

  • NID exam consists of both objective and subjective type questions.

  • The exam will be conducted in English language and the exam will contain total 100 marks.

  • Duration of NID Exam is set to three hours.

  • After the studio test, the personal interview rounds will be conducted.

Section-Wise distribution of marks:

  • Section A - 70 Marks (Objective)

  • Section B - 30 Marks (Subjective)


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NID 2019 Syllabus

NID 2019 Syllabus Summary:

Candidates can prepare for the topic below:

  • Composition

  • Drawing skills

  • Creativity

  • General Mental Ability

  • Communication skills

  • Sensitivity to environment

  • Subject to Design

The studio test of NID Exam will comprise of practical assignment, group discussion.

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NID 2019 Results

NID 2019 Results Summary:

  • The results of the NID Exam will be available by 2nd May 2019.

  • Candidates can visit the website of NID to view their results.

  • Students NID merit list will be prepared according to the DAT score. 

  • Shortlisted candidates will then have to appear for a NID studio test and the personal interview round.

  • The final NID merit list will be declared in the last week of May 2018.

Steps to check the results of NID exam:

  • Go to the official site of NID Exam.

  • Click on the link that leads you to the NID results page.

  • Fill in the required details like Enrollment Number, Name, Father’s Name and other details on the results page.

  • Click on the “Submit” button to view the results of NID Exam.

Relaxation offer in NID Cut-off:


Cut-off Percentage  

OBC - Non-Creamy Layer 

10% less than cut-off score of General category


20% less than cut-off score of General category 


 20% less than cut-off score of General category

Physically handicap candidates 

 30% less than cut-off score of General category

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NID 2019 Counselling

NID 2019 Counselling Summary:

  • Counselling for the NID starts after the final merit list is released.

  • Shortlisted students will be informed about the counseling dates.

  • The counseling process starts at 28th May 2019.

  • At the time of admission, candidates are required to get their original documents for verification.

  • The counseling fees can be paid at the time of counseling.

  • If the candidates are unable to pay the fee or fail to get original documents then their admission will be canceled.

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Colleges which accept [NID]

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Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Automobile Engineering), batch of 2015
07 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

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Discussion Forum

What is the procedure of admissions at NID?

What is the procedure of admissions at NID?

Asked By: Vinu Kothari,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Vinu,

You can get the complete procedure on the admission process in the link given here, visit the Counselling process to know more.

Which college is best for me through NID? what college should i select?

Which college is best for me through NID? what college should i select?

Asked By: Heena Jain,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Heena,

You can select colleges accepting NID scores based on the marks you get and cutoff of the college. Follow the link here for the list of colleges which accepts NID Scores.

What is the application fee for NID 2018?

Hi, I am Ranjan, i want to know about application fee of NID 2018?

Asked By: Ranjan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Ranjan,

The Application Fee for NID 2018 varies according to the categories. To know the detail, Click here.

Good Luck

What is the eligibility criteria for NID 2018?

Hi, I am Ravi, i want to know about eligibility criteria and i am eligible to give NID 2018

Asked By: Ravi Dingra,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Ravi,

The eligibility criteria for NID 2018 is UG- 20 and PG- 30 years. To know more, Click here.

Good Luck

Appearing for NID 2017 examination

What if I am staying abroad and can’t appear for the DAT 2017?

Asked By: Sharavi Yadav,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

It is mandatory for all applicants, including those staying abroad, to appear for the DAT 2017.

You will be allotted any seats if you do not appear for the exam.

Admission procedure for NID 2017

May I know what is the admission procedure for NID 2107?

Asked By: Pavan Kalyan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The process of admission to NID for M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes consists of two stages.

  • Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims.
  • Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains.

Entry requirement for M.Des in NID 2017

What is the entry requirement for M.Des. courses in NID 2017?

Asked By: Dev Das,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There are 19 different specializations under Master of Design (M.Des.) at three campuses of NID.

Refer to Section 4 on eligibility criteria for M. Des in the Admissions Handbook 2017-18 available online.

Eligiility for a HSC Candidaes

I am giving my HSC through correspondence. Am I eligible for the NID entrance for B.Des?

Asked By: Mallika Sen,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects meets the eligibility criteria of NID 2017 mentioned in Section 4.

Info about NID 2017 examination

Is the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) score considered for the NID entrance test?

Asked By: Shubham Rai,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No the NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance test. All applicants will have to undergo the Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

NID tests

How kind of tests are conducted?

Asked By: Divya Darshan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NID entrance exam will conduct the following tests: -

  • Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Studio Test and
  • Personal Interview.

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