NID 2018

Exam Date : 12th March 2018 To 15th April 2018
Result Date : 2nd May 2018

NID 2018 Application form, Dates, Syllabus, and Pattern

NID 2018

NID 2018 Introduction

  • About: The National Institute of Design i.e. NID 2018 is a design school located in Ahmedabad, which is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Founded in the year 1961, the college offers admission to aspirants in Bachelors of Design(B.Des), Master in Design(MDes), Diploma programmes in design on the basis of the NID exam. It is operated in 3 cities i.e. Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore.

  • Grandiosity: NID 2018 entrance exam is considered to be one of the best exams for top design colleges. In 2010, NID was placed in the list of top design schools in the world by "Business Week". NID 2018 has massive alumni network and many alumni of NID have become notable personalities. NID is also the first design institute which has been declared "Institution of National Importance" by the Act of Parliament.

  • Courses: NID 2018 offers Bachelor of Design(B.Des), Master of Design(M.Des), PhD programme(Full time and Part time). The 4-year B.Des programme is offered in 8 disciplines at Ahmedabad. M.Des programme is offered in 19 discipline at all the 3 campuses.

  • NID Affiliation: NID is affiliated from Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Government of India.

  • Enrollment: There are overall 100 undergraduate and 245 postgraduate students studying in National Institute of Design(NID).

  • Authority: National Institute of Design(NID) has got the absolute rights for conducting NID 2018 and the final decision to allocate the candidates based on the merit list. 

NID 2018 Important Details:



NID 2018 Exam Name

National Institute of Design Examination (NID 2018)


NID 2018

 NID 2018 Exam Level

National Level

NID 2018 Conducting Authority

National Institute of Design(NID)

NID 2018 Exam Category

B.Des, GDPD, M.Des, PhD

NID 2018 Exam for DAT Prelims

For B.Des, GDPD - 7th January 2018

For M.Des. - 7th January 2018

NID 2018 Exam Date for DAT Mains

For B.Des, GDPD - 15th May 2018 to 22nd May 2018

For M.Des - 12th March 2018 to 15 April 2018 

NID 2018 Exam Pattern

70 Objective MCQ's and 30 Subjective questions

NID 2018 Test duration

180 Minutes

NID 2018 exam centres


Paper Medium


Course Offered Through NID 2018: 



Bachelor of Design(B.Des.) 4 years
Master of Design(M.Des) 2.5 years
Graduate Diploma Programme in Design 4 years.

NID 2018 News:

  • Admit Card Released: The Admit card for NID 2018 main has been released on 22nd March. The candidates can log in to the official website for downloading the admit card.
  • Results Declared: The results for NID 2018 prelims was released on 13th March 2018 the candidates can check their results on the website of NID.

NID 2018 Exam Important Dates:

  • NID 2018 Admit Card: The NID 2018 admit card is published by the officials of NID on their official website. The availability of admit card of NID 2018 will start from 27th February 2018. 

  • NID 2018 Exam date: The commencement of NID 2018 exam for Design Aptitude Test i.e. DAT Mains will be held on 12th March 2018.  

  • To know more details about NID 2018 result date and other important dates, click here.

NID 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • UG Course: NID 2018 candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination. Candidates appearing for 12th or any equivalent examination from a recognized board, are also eligible for writing NID 2018 for admission to UG courses.

  • PG Course: Candidates should have cleared or pursued a bachelor's degree of minimum 3-years duration in any specialization, after 10+2 from any recognized university to be eligible for the PG courses in NID.

  • To know more details about NID 2018 eligibility criteria for all the courses, click here.

NID 2018 Application Process:

  • NID 2018 Application Process: The application process will start from 25th September 2017. Candidates must complete all the registration process including the payment before the deadline on or before 31st October 2017 
  • NID 2018 Eligibility Criteria: Before applying for NID 2018, candidates must be aware of the acceptance criteria of the college and the examination.

  • To know more about the NID 2018 application process, click here.

NID 2018 Application Form:

  • NID 2018 Application Form: Candidate should register and log in to their NID admission account by using their official email ID and the mobile number provided by them at the time of registration. All the further NID 2018 exam details are disseminated to the email ID and phone number.

  • Requirement: NID 2018 candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature on their online NID 2018 application form.

  • To know more details about the NID 2018 application form, click here.

NID 2018 Admit Card:

  • NID 2018 Login Credentials: NID 2018 admit card will be issued online and will not be sent via post to the given address.

  • NID 2018 DAT Mains Admit Card: NID 2018 issues separate admit cards for NID DAT Prelims and NID 2018 DAT Mains. Those who qualify for the preliminary exam are issued the NID Mains admit card.

  •  To get more details about how to access and download the NID 2018, click here.

NID 2018 Exam Centres

  • Selection of Centre: According to their convenience, a candidate can opt the NID exam centres, out of the total 23 exam centres.

  • NID 2018  Mains Centre: Those candidates who are shortlisted for the prelims round of NID, will get the centres at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Guwahati campuses. 

  • To know more details about the list of NID 2018 exam centres, click here.

NID 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • NID 2018 Exam Pattern: A maximum of 100 marks can be scored in NID 2018 exam which is divided into 2 parts; Objective and Subjective with 70 and 30 questions respectively.

  • Types of Question: NID evaluates each candidate based on Analysis, Creativity, Knowledge, Visualisation and Comprehension.

  • To know more details about the lastest NID 2018 Exam pattern, click here.

NID 2018 Syllabus

  • NID 2018 B.DES Syllabus: This undergraduate course in NID focuses on improving the technical and creative imagination, including designing the studio work, lectures, seminars, practical lab works.

  • NID 2018 M.Des Syllabus: This postgraduate course in NID focuses on fashion and interior programmes, which consist of designing, ergonomics, design methods, graphic designers, design project and graphic designers.

  • To know more details about the latest syllabus for the NID 2018, click here.

NID 2018 Results

  • NID 2018 Exam Result: The NID 2018 exam result will be officially announced on their website by 2nd May 2018.

  • NID 2018 Login Credentials: The candidates can access their exam results of NID Design Aptitude Test 2018 by logging into their registered NID account by providing their credentials.

  • To know more details about how to access your NID 2018 exam results, click here.

NID 2018 Counselling:

  • NID 2018 Counselling Process: Those who are shortlisted for NID DAT(Prelims), will be called for the next round; Studio Test and Personal Interview.
  • Selection Process: Many candidates are filtered during the second round, and on the basis of the NID final merit list, students are offered the seats in NID.

  • To know more details about the counselling process of NID 2018, click here.

NID 2018 Contact Details:

NID 2018 Contact Details


NID Admissions Cell

National Institute of Design Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007


+91 79 2662 3462


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NID 2018 Important Dates

NID 2018 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 2018 counselling and choice filling of collages will begin in June.

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NID 2018 Eligibility

NID 2018 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 2018 Application Process

NID 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Application Form Details

NID 2018 Application Form Summary:

Application Form for NID 2018 will be available from 25th September 2017.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 2018 Admit Card

NID 2018 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 2018 Exam Pattern

NID 2018 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 2018 Syllabus

NID 2018 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 2018 Results

NID 2018 Results Summary:

  • The results of the NID Exam will be available by 2nd May 2018.

  • 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 2018 Counselling

NID 2018 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 2018.

  • 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

NID is one of the most reputed colleges in the whole country which offers automobile course, fashion designing courses and many more. It has a reputation which is easily compatible with IIT's. For more details visit their official site-NID by searching it on google.Now I am a successful designer and earns more than 90,000 months.

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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