NID Entrance Exam 2022: B.Des & M.Des Final Result (Jul 4-5)

Exam Date

Jun 18, 2022

Result Date

Jul 4, 2022

Jun 30, 2022 | Design


NID 2022 final result for B.Des and M.Des to be out on Jul 4, 2022, and Jul 5, 2022, respectively. 

NID DAT exam helps candidates get admission into India's top Design Institute, the National Institute of Design. It is a national-level exam to get admission into one of the 7 institutes across India: Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Kurukshetra, and Jorhat. All the aspects and information that one may require on NID 2022 are elaborated on and discussed in this section.

Latest Updates on NID DAT

  • Jun 28, 2022: NID 2022 final result for B.Des and M.Des to be out on Jul 4, 2022, and Jul 5, 2022, respectively. Read More
  • Jun 1, 2022: The admit cards for NID DAT 2022 Mains Studio Tests have been released on Jun 1, 2022, for B.Des and M.Des programs on the official website. Read More
  • May 27, 2022: The test centre booking facility for NID DAT 2022 Studio Test for B.Des programs will close on May 27, 2022, at 4 pm, on the official website. Read More
  • May 24, 2022: NID DAT 2022 B.Des Studio test to be conducted on Jun 18, 2022Read More

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NID DAT 2022 Result

NID 2022 final result for B.Des and M.Des to be out on Jul 4, 2022, and Jul 5, 2022, respectively. NIT DAT 2022 tie breaking policy was revised by the conducting body. NID DAT 2022 ranks will be allocated based on the revised tie-breaking rules. 

The candidates who appeared for the exam can now check the results on the official website by entering the login credentials such as NID DAT roll number and date of birth.  If a candidate is not satisfied with their NID DAT prelims result then in such case they can submit the request for re-evaluating the answer booklet in online mode. Those candidates who are opting re-evaluation facility will have to pay a re-checking fee of Rs 2000. The amount can be paid via online mode by using a credit/ debit card or net banking.

A separate merit list shall be prepared for each category (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PWD). The candidates will be allowed to attend the Mains exam based on this merit list.

If two candidates scored the same total score for both the exams, then the higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part B of the Design Aptitude Test - Prelims.

Steps to Download NID DAT 2022 Results

Follow the steps given below to download NID DAT 2022 results.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NID.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'NID DAT 2022 Result' link.
  • Step 3: Enter the registered email address, date of birth and the verification code shown on the screen.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 6: Download the result and take a printout for future reference.

NID DAT 2022 Tie Breaking Policy

NID has stated certain amendments in the revised Tie Break Policy for the M.Des counselling and admissions. The scores of all candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of ranks in different categories. Candidates belonging to other categories like Pwd and overseas countries will be separately shortlisted.

The ranking and short-listing aspects are mentioned below.

  • Candidates will hold a higher rank by comparing the scores in NID DAT 2022 Mains Exam
  • Candidates who are still holding on to the same rank will be further ranked on the basis of NID 2022 Prelims Part 1 of the Exam.
  • If the tie still exists, then both the candidates will be allocated the same rank in NID DAT as per the new tie breaking policy. 

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Results

NID DAT 2022 Admit Card

NID DAT 2022 Mains admit cards for B.Des and M.Des Studio Tests were available on the official website from Jun 1, 2022. Candidates can download the admit cards by using their login credentials. The admit card is the most important document that a candidate should possess while taking the exam without which, they will not be allowed to attempt the exam. 

Candidates are required to provide details like registered email ID and date of birth to download the admit card. Candidates who have registered for the exam must carry their NID DAT 2022 admit card to the exam centre to avoid any kind of discrepancy.

Steps to Download NID DAT 2022 Admit Card

The step-wise process for downloading NID DAT 2022 admit card is given below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NID.
  • Step 2: Click on the respective 'Admit Card' link on the 'Important Updates' section.
  • Step 3: Enter the email ID and date of birth in the appropriate fields.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Submit' button to log in.
  • Step 5: View and download the admit card.
  • Step 6: Print the admit card.

Details Mentioned on NID DAT 2022 Admit Card

The list of details present on NID DAT 2022 admit card is given below.

  • Candidate's Name
  • Parent's Name
  • Roll Number
  • Category of the Candidate
  • Course Applied For
  • Time of the Exam
  • Exam Duration
  • Test Centre Address
  • Candidate's Photograph and Signature
  • Instructions Regarding the Exam.

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Admit Card


NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT 2022) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the National Institute of Design, for admission into various UG and PG Programs.

NID is an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and even recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, which is under the Ministry of Science and Technology of India. NID DAT full form is NIT Design Aptitude Test.

NIT DAT 2022 Exam Highlights
Exam Name NID DAT
Full form  NIT Design Aptitude Test
Level National Level
Conducting Authority National Institute of Design
Courses Offered B.Des, M.Des, and GDPD Courses
Medium English
Mode Pen and Paper Based
Stages Stage 1: DAT Prelims
Stage 2: DAT Mains
Maximum Marks 100 marks
Exam Duration 180 Minutes
Official Website

On successfully applying for the entrance exam, candidates can take up the NIT DAT 2022 for admissions into Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Diploma courses such as B.Des, M.Des and GDPD and other NID DAT courses offered. It has been designed as one of the hardest exams in India.

NIDNational Institute of Design has three campuses around India with Ahmedabad being the main campus, Gandhinagar being the PG campus, and the Bengaluru campus for R&D. NID DAT will be conducted in 21 centres across India. It will be conducted as paper and pen-based exam i.e. offline, and its total duration would be 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.

NID DAT 2022 Exam Date

The conducting authority has released the notification and the complete schedule for NID DAT 2022 Mains exams. The Mains exam schedule was announced soon after the conduction of the prelims exam. Candidates must make sure to note all the dates so they do not miss out on any of the important events. 

The dates of the events associated with NID DAT 2022 exam are updated in the table below. 

NID DAT 2022 Exam Dates
Important Events Dates
Application Form Start Date Oct 5, 2021
Last Date to Apply without Late Fee Nov 30, 2021
Last Date to Apply With Late Fee Dec 9, 2021
Application Form Correction Window Dec 10 - 16, 2021
NID 2022 Prelims Admit Card Release Dec 23, 2021
NID 2022 Prelims Exam Jan 2, 2022
NID 2022 Prelims Results

M.Des: Apr 23, 2022
B.Des: Apr 29, 2022

NID 2022 Prelims Exam Recheck Window (B.Des and M.Des) To Be Announced
NID 2022 Mains Admit Card Release for B.Des and M.Des Jun 1, 2022
NID 2022 Mains Exam B.Des: Jun 18, 2022
M.Des: Jun 6 - 24, 2022
NID 2022 Mains Results

B.Des: Jul 4, 2022

M.Des: Jul 5, 2022

Commencement of Counselling To Be Announced

NID B.Des Studio Test is scheduled to be conducted on Jun 18, 2022. NID DAT schedule has been released for M.Des DAT Mains Studio Test 2022-23. The Studio Test will be conducted in offline mode at various NID campuses from Jun 6 - 24, 2022. Schedule of Studio Test for M.Des program is tabulated below.

NID DAT 2022 M.Des Program Studio Test Schedule 

Day & Date




Jun 6, 2022

Textile Design

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Toy & Game Design

NID Gandhinagar Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM   

Jun 7, 2022

Product Design

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Apparel Design

NID Gandhinagar Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Jun 8, 2022

Furniture & Interior Design

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

New Media Design

NID Gandhinagar Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Jun 9, 2022

Ceramic & Glass Design

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Strategic Design Management

NID Gandhinagar Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Jun 10, 2022

Animation Film Design

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Photography Design

NID Gandhinagar Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Jun 11, 2022

Film & Video Communication

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Transportation & Automobile Design

NID Gandhinagar Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Jun 13, 2022

Graphic Design

NID Ahmedabad Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Lifestyle Accessory Design

NID Gandhinagar Campus

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Jun 22, 2022

Universal Design

NID Bengaluru Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Design for Retail Experience

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Jun 23, 2022

Information Design

NID Bengaluru Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Interaction Design

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Jun 24, 2022

Digital Game Design

NID Bengaluru Campus

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Exam Dates

NID DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The exam authority has set up certain criteria for taking up the exam. Candidates should make sure to clear NID DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria prior to applying for the exam. These eligibility criteria are very important for the candidates to check and verify because they will be deemed ineligible and the application forms will be considered invalid, if they do not fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements. NID DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for the Bachelor and Master programs is given below.

Bachelor of Design/GDPD

Age Limit: Indian (Gen & Gen-EWS) and foreign candidates applying for the B.Des course must not be over 20 years of age, as of the date of admission (only those candidates who are born on or after July 1, 2002, are eligible to apply). Foreign Nationals who are born on or after July 1, 2002 can apply for the test.

For SC/ST/OBC-NCL, a candidate should be born after July 1, 1999, in order to be eligible for NID DAT Exam. PwD candidates born after July 1, 1997, are also eligible.

Educational Qualification: The candidates should either have completed or must be appearing for the final examination of 10+2 in 2021-22 or equivalent from a recognized board (SSC/ICSE/CBSE)

Masters of Design (M.Des)

Age Limit

The Indian (Gen & Gen-EWS) and foreign candidates who are born after July 1, 1992, are eligible to apply for admission into NID. The Indian nationals belonging to reserved categories like SC/ST/OBC-NCL, born after July 1, 1989, are eligible to apply. Candidates belonging to PwD reserved category can apply for NID DAT Exam if they are born after July 1, 1987. Foreign Nationals born on or after Jul 1, 1992 are eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification

The following are the required educational qualifications for fulfilling the eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should possess a graduation degree of 4 years in any specialization after 10+2 standard or equivalent from any recognized University of India. Candidates should have passed the Degree by May/June 2022 for the process of document verification. OR
  • Candidates holding a Bachelor Degree of a minimum of 3 years in any specialization after 12th standard or equivalent to that. The only condition is that they must have passed the examination before June 2022. OR
  • A candidate with a Full-time Diploma of 4 years in Architecture/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/Design after 12th standard. He/she should pass the Diploma course before May/June 2022 before NID DAT exam date 2022.

PhD. Program

Applying candidates should be a citizen of India who should hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's level qualification in Design. OR
  • A bachelor's level qualification in Design from NID with 3 years of professional or teaching experience. OR
  • A Master's Degree in Philosophy (e.g. M.Phil) in Design. OR
  • Successful completion of the Faculty Development Program of NID or a similar Design program of 2 years from any other recognized university/institute.

Note: Any candidate who has not passed their final board exam or equivalent before the in-person counselling will not be eligible for admission. Candidates can regularly check into this page for any changes or further updates regarding NID DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria. 

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NID DAT 2022 Application Form

Candidates who want to take the exam can register for the same, from the official web portal. They should try to register for the exam before the last date of the application form submission, without the late fee. It is advised that the candidates should read the instructions clearly, make sure that they meet the required criteria before filling up the form, and also produce necessary documents for the same.

NID DAT 2022 Application Form is available now on the official website. The last date to apply without late fee is Nov 30, 2021.

Steps to Register for NID DAT 2022

Candidates should follow the steps given below to register for NID DAT 2022:

  • Step 1: Visit the official web portal of NID and register on the website by entering a valid email ID, mobile number, date of birth, etc. After the registration process, the login credentials will be sent to your registered email address
  • Step 2: Now, using the user ID and password, login into your account and click on 'DAT Application Form '
  • Step 3: Fill in the application form with all the necessary details in their corresponding sections, and then click 'Save & Proceed '
  • Step 4: Now, click on 'Upload Document '. Upload the documents such as the photograph, signature and caste certificate (only if applicable) according to the prescribed specifications. Then click 'Save & Proceed '
  • Step 5: Pay the applicable application fee through the means provided and then finally click on 'Submit' button.

Application Fee: The application fee for taking the exam is different for different category students. The category and course wise application fee are given in the table below, as a table.

NID DAT 2022 Application Fee Details
Category M.Des Course B.Des Course Ph.D Course
For 1 Discipline For 2 Disciplines
General INR 2000 INR 4000 INR 2000 INR 5000
General-EWS INR 2000 INR 4000 INR 2000 INR 5000
OBC-NCL INR 2000 INR 4000 INR 2000 INR 5000
SC INR 1000 INR 2000 INR 1000 INR 2500
ST INR 1000 INR 2000 INR 1000 INR 2500
Gen-PwD INR 1000 INR 2000 - INR 2500
Gen-PwD-EWS INR 1000 INR 2000 INR 1000 INR 2500
OBC-NCL-PwD INR 1000 INR 2000 INR 1000 INR 2500
SC-PwD INR 1000 INR 2000 INR 1000 INR 2500
ST-PwD INR 1000 INR 2000 INR 1000 INR 2500
Overseas INR 3000 INR 6000 INR 3000 -
PwD - - - INR 2500

NID DAT Exam Fee can be paid through online mode (Credit Card/Debit Card) or through offline mode (via Demand Draft only).

Note: The application fee paid online (by Debit/ Credit Card) does not include any bank/ transaction charges. Once paid, the fee is neither refundable nor transferable.     

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Application Form

NID DAT 2022 Exam Centres

The test centre booking facility was opened for NID DAT 2022 Studio Test for B.Des programs from May 25, 2022, from 4:00 PM, and the candidates could book the centres till May 27, 2022, till 4:00 PM. Following is the list of test locations from which candidates had to pick.

  • NID Ahmedabad
  • NID Bengaluru
  • NID Bhopal
  • NID Delhi
  • NID Hyderabad
  • NID Pune
  • NID Kolkata

NID DAT Prelims 2022 was conducted in 21 centres across India. A candidate could not make any changes in the allotted exam centre. They were able to select the exam centres at the time of filling out the application form. The candidates were given the opportunity to select their preferences for the exam centres. Hence, they had to choose them wisely according to their convenience.

NID DAT Mains exam will be conducted in various campuses of NIDs e.g. Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru and more. Detailed information about the exact venue of the allotted centres will be given in the admit card.

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Exam Centres

NID DAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Due to the prevailing situation of COVID 19 pandemic, the conducting body has decided to conduct NID DAT 2022 Mains exam for B.Des and M.Des programs in hybrid mode. The details about the exam dates and centres will be released by the conducting body on the official website soon.

The Studio Test, which is the Mains exam for B.Des program will be conducted in different cities across the country. The Mains exam for M.Des will be conducted both online and offline. The studio test will be conducted in different cities, similar to the Mains exam for B.Des program, and the Interview will be held online. 

Candidates should have an understanding of NID DAT 2022 exam pattern to perform well in the exam. The exam assesses the candidate 's designing skills, creativity, reasoning abilities, and problem-solving skills. They will get an overview of the type of questions and their distribution in the question paper, with the help of the exam pattern. It is very essential that the candidates go through the below-mentioned details on the exam pattern.

NID DAT 2022 B.Des Exam Pattern

Number of Stages: The exam will be conducted in two stages by the authority.

  • Stage 1: NID Exam (Prelims) - Pen & Paper-Based Written Test
  • Stage 2: NID Exam (Mains) - Studio Test

Prelims exam was of 100 marks, with a duration of 3 hours. This test might involve both visuals and texts. The medium of examination will be English and will be a pen and paper-based test.

Those candidates who qualify in the prelims round will be allowed to attend the mains test. NID DAT Mains Exam will be conducted over a span of three days. This test is of 100 marks and will be conducted in a studio-setup. The medium of this test is also English. 

NID DAT 2022 M.Des Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for NID DAT Exam for M.Des course have to go through 2 stages of the exam as depicted below.

  • Stage I: DAT Prelims
  • Stage II: DAT Mains

DAT Prelims Test comprised of CDAT (Common Design Aptitude Test) and a discipline-specific test. Time allotted for DAT Prelims was of 2.5 hours (30 mins for CDAT +2 hours of the discipline-specific test) in total. For candidates who are applying for 2 disciplines, they will have to attempt 2 discipline-specific tests along with CDAT. For those candidates, the total exam duration would be 4.5 hours.

Based on the marks in DAT Prelims, the candidates will be shortlisted for DAT Mains. DAT Mains exam further comprises 2 stages.

  • Stage I: Studio Test
  • Stage II: Interview

Total marks for the studio test will be 100 and the duration for the same will be 3 hours. Medium of the exam will be English. The test will be followed by interviews for each discipline. Interview sessions will be conducted in the same exam centres as the studio tests.

NID DAT 2022 Ph.D Selection Stages

  • Stage I: Short-listing of candidates
  • Stage II: Design Research Test (DRT)
  • Stage III: Interview

Stage-I will be short-listing of candidates. In this round, the research proposals of the candidates will be evaluated and will be examined to be in alignment with NID 's research objective. Only the shortlisted candidates will go to the subsequent rounds. In the next stage, DRT will be conducted, and will be held in Ahmedabad. After this round, qualifying candidates will have the interview sessions in front of NID committee.

Note: The exam authorities will not be providing any travel/accommodation to the candidates appearing for Mains exam. It should be arranged by the candidates themselves.

NID DAT 2022 Weightage

Weighting of NID DAT Prelims and Mains Exam varies for different courses. For the final selection, the total marks of the candidates obtained in the prelims and mains exam will be converted into percentage. For the different courses, the weightings are:

NID DAT 2022 Weightage for B.Des & GDPD

Weighting for B.Des & GDPD program is given below as a table.

NID DAT 2022 Weightage for B.Des & GDPD
NID Prelims NID Mains Total
30% 70% 100%

NID DAT 2022 Weightage for M.Des

Weighting for M.Des course is given below as a table.

NID DAT 2022 Weightage for M.Des
NID Prelims NID Mains Total
30% 70% 100%

NID DAT 2022 Weightage for Ph.D Course

Weighting for the PhD course is given below as a table.

NID DAT 2022 Weightage for Ph.D Course
Weightage of DRT Weightage of Interview/Research Proposal Total
20% 80% 100%

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Exam Pattern

NID DAT 2022 Syllabus

Candidates should go through the whole syllabus on NID DAT official website so that they wouldn't miss out on any of the topics in the exam. NID DAT 2022 Syllabus is divided into three major parts or sections, with respect to the exam pattern. The Syllabus for the exam is distinctive for each exam type, and the details for the same are provided below.

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 NID DAT 2022 Syllabus outlined by the exam authorities. 

The following list of contents depicts some important syllabus for NID DAT 2022:

  • Optical Illusion
  • Form & Function
  • Developing Themes
  • Design Theory
  • Colour, Pattern & Texture
  • Imagination & Doodling
  • Innovation in Design
  • Memory Drawing
  • Innovation & Creation

Studio Test Syllabus: Candidates who get selected in the prelims test of NID DAT 2022, will have to take up the studio test. The syllabus for the studio test is given below:

  • Model Making
  • Doodling
  • How to Evolve Ideas
  • Audio-Visual Exercises
  • Material Manipulation
  • Creative Thinking
  • Hands-on Model Making
  • Sketching

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Syllabus

How to Prepare for NID DAT 2022?

Preparing for any entrance exam can be an enormous burden, but it just depends upon the way you look at it and how you are approaching it. If you have firm determination, any exam will be easy to crack. So the foremost thing you should be doing is setting up a goal to crack the exam (NID DAT Exam in this case). Setting your goals means that you should be ready to face all the difficulties coming your way and be persistent enough to not give up halfway through the preparation. 

Now, if you have mastered the required determination to face NID DAT Exam, you need to find the different ways to approach the exam that are suitable for you. Given below are some tips and techniques that you can follow.

Create a Preparation Timetable

If you are preparing for any exam, you need discipline and proper structure. The only way you can do that is by creating a proper timetable that you can follow for the entire preparation period. The important thing to remember while preparing a good timetable or schedule is that it should contain abundant time for covering all the topics in the syllabus, along with time for solving various sample test papers. Also, make sure to give enough and meaningful breaks in between study sessions. These will help you refresh and reinvigorate your interest in preparation. Try to avoid any outside distractions and concentrate solely on the preparation for NID DAT Exam.

Knowing Topics

It is very important for the candidates to prepare by going through the topics one by one. Topic-wise preparation enables the candidates to understand and remember the concepts better. This will come handy during the last moment revision where the candidates can go through all the topics quickly. 

Time Management

The main problem that candidates face while writing an exam is the insufficiency of time to go through the whole paper. This is because of improper time management. In NID DAT you need to answer 100 questions from various sections (depending upon the selected course). So, during the stages of preparation, find out which sections are easier for you to answer and which sections take more time for you to solve. This way you could answer the easier sections at the beginning and utilize the extra time for answering the tougher sections.

Also, make sure that you are answering the sections accurate enough so you wouldn 't be looking back at them in doubt, which will only consume more time. Thus, this speed and accuracy can only be developed with the help of extensive practising of NID DAT questions from various sources.

Attend Known Questions First

The candidates should make sure to attend the questions that they are familiar with, prior to attending the questions that are unknown to them. This way they will be able to secure the minimum score for the exam within very little time consumption. The rest of the questions can be attempted in the remaining time. Time efficiency can be achieved in this way. 

Evaluate and Improve Yourself

Evaluating yourself during preparation is a crucial process of strengthening your knowledge. It is the only way to know how much you have prepared for the exam and how much is still there to be prepared. You need to find as many practice questions, sample papers and mock tests as you can and start incorporating them in your preparation timetable. Then, according to your result, you can change your preparation schedule to improve the areas you are struggling with.

NID DAT 2022 Cut Off Marks

The cut off is the minimum score that a candidate needs to obtain in order to clear a stage in the exam. The cutoff for NID DAT 2020 is given below. The cut off will be released after the results are announced in June 2022.

Category-wise Cut Off for NID DAT
Category Cut Off
Open 384/52.00
OBC-NCL 347/43.80
SC 208/39.00
ST 118/31.50
PwD 67/11.10
Supernumerary 58/36.70

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Cut Off

NID DAT 2022 Counselling 

The counselling process for NID DAT will be done in two steps. The online consent by the qualified candidates will be provided, and then the necessary documents for the purpose of verification will be uploaded.

Counselling Date: NID DAT 2022 Counselling process will commence after the declaration of the result and final merit list.

Allotment of Seats: After the original document verification process, the candidates who are shortlisted in the 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 the seat will be allotted to the next eligible candidate in order of merit.

Uploading Documents: Candidates need to upload some documents after getting selected for the counselling process. The documents are:

  • 10th Marksheet
  • 12th Marksheet
  • Birth Certificate
  • Degree (Graduation/ Diploma) Marksheet

Read More: NID DAT 2022 Counselling

NID DAT 2021 Prelims Paper Analysis

It is very important for the candidates to go through NID DAT 2021 Prelims Paper Analysis in order to prepare and estimate the score that they will be securing. Going through the paper analysis will help the candidates to strategize and accordingly plan their preparation and the ways by which they would attend the exam. The detailed elaboration of the paper analysis, with respect to the course, is given below. Candidates can check-in with this page regularly for further updates and information. 

NID DAT 2021 Entrance Exam Analysis for B.Des Course

Usually, NID DAT Prelims Exam comprises objective-type questions (70 marks) and subjective or drawing-based questions for 30 marks. But this time, the prelims paper had subjective-type questions worth 70 marks and the drawing-based questions worth 30 marks. The change in the exam pattern was unexpected, although the paper was of medium difficulty. Aptitude section was easy to comprehend by the students.

Topics covered in Subjective-type questions are given below

  • Picture Perception Test: Candidates were asked to draw what they saw in a given surrounding.
  • Picture Profiling: Candidates were asked to draw front, top and side views of a particular object.
  • Delivering a Social Message: The question wanted the student to deliver a message through their drawing. The message was given to the students, and they just had to draw.
  • Drawing by Copying: Students were told to copy the object kept in front of them and draw it exactly as it is.

NID DAT 2021 Entrance Exam Analysis for M.Des Course

Aptitude section of NID DAT Prelims Exam for M.Des carried 25 marks and descriptive & drawing-based questions carried 75 marks. The exam had 12 theory questions and to attempt that, a time of 30 minutes was given. In general, students were saying that the prelims exam for NID DAT M.Des was a little bit strange but also challenging.

Topics asked in this section were as follows:

  • Product Design: Candidates had to design a product which fits the description as given in the question.
  • Problem Identifying and Depicting Solution: Candidates were given a hypothetical/real situation for which they will have to find the remedies and picture them.
  • Drawing for Current Affairs: Candidates were asked to describe an activity in the recent past.

NID DAT 2022 Contact Details

In case of any discrepancies arising at any stage of the exam, candidates should make sure to contact the conducting authorities. The contact information for the exam authorities is given below:

NID Admissions Cell,
National Institute of Design Paldi,
Ahmedabad 380 007.

Email ID: [email protected]


I have a good NATA score, should I write the NID entrance exam?

NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance exam. All candidates will have to write NID’s Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

Is there any part-time NID course?

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

What is the mode and duration of the exam?

NID DAT 2022 will be conducted as a Paper and Pen-Based Test i.e. Offline exam and the duration of the exam will be for 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.

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.

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


What is the procedure of admissions?

The admission procedure to NID for M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programs consists of two stages. Stage 1 - Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims Stage 2 - Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

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.

Do M.Des students get a stipend?

NID does not pay any stipend to its students enrolled.

Will I get an acknowledgment slip on the submission of my application form?

Yes, you will receive an acknowledgment by email on the email id provided at the time of registration.

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 are fulfilled by the candidate.

Is the foundation program for B.Des compulsory?

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


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4 Years UG Program in Fashion Design and Technology

NIMS University, [NIMSU] Jaipur

Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology~MASTER OF DESIGN (FASHION)


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