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NID DAT 2019 (National Institute of Design) 2019
Exam Date: 06/01/2019 Exam State: All India Last Date: 22/11/2018
Exam Details:

National Institute of Design (NID) is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act (18 of 2014), the institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half year duration and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration. The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Admission to all of the design courses is on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India. Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission. 

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains: Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Main exams at Ahmedabad or at all campuses of NID viz Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. Excat details of the Test Centre will be mentioned in the DAT Mains Admit Card.

Held in Campuses:

Master of Design (M.Des.):

  • at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

  • at National Institute of Design, Bengaluru

  • at National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.):

  • at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD):

  • at National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra

  • at National Institute of Design, Vijayawada

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India

(Refer Section 7.3). Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being

ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2

DAT Main exams at Ahmedabad or at all campuses of NID viz Ahmedabad, Bengaluru,

Gandhinagar, Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. Excat details of the Test Centre will be

mentioned in the DAT Mains Admit Card.

Eligibility:

Bachelor of Design and  Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD):

Age Limit-For Indian Nationals in General Category:  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.

For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer  (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)):  Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.

For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category:  Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1994 are eligible to apply for admission.

For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category:  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.

Educational Qualification: Applications for academic year 2019–20 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (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.

Master of Design:

Age Limit- For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.

For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer  (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)):  Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.

For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category:  Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1984 are eligible to apply for admission.

For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category:  Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification: In addition to satisfying the above age criteria, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions: 

Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.

OR 

Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard. Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018. 

OR 

Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition:

Applicants must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.

How To Apply:

Step 1: Sign up/Registration

1. All the candidates applying for BDes/GDPD or MDes Programme are required to sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form at http://admissions.nid.edu.

2. You are required to provide a valid email address [must be active for at-least next one year] and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2019.

3. After completing sign-up, an email will be sent to the registered email ID (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to sign-up afresh with the correct details with the different email ID.

4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for all future references.

5. Login to your account using the email id and date of birth provided during sign-up. 

Step 2: Fill in Online Application Form

1. Login and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.

2. Fill in all the required details.

3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.

4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the ‘Upload Document’ section.

Step 3: Upload your Documents:

Upload a scanned Documents as per the instructions.

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print:

Either credit/debit card to pay online or demand draft to  pay offline—and submit the required details.

Draft should be in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.

To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft [via speed post / courier only] and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address, before 19 November, 2018 to: 

The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

Please note that candidates applying online are not required to send the application form by post.

Important Dates:

NID DAT 2019  Dates/ Notification:

Design Aptitude Test (DAT):  Prelims on,  Sunday, 06 January 2019

Last date for submitting online applications: 2 pm on Thursday, 15 November 2018

Last date for submitting online applications with late fees:  2 pm on Thursday, 22 November 2018

Comments:

For More Information Please Visit: http://nid.edu

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