National Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)
Exam Date: 02/01/2022 Exam State: All India Last Date: 30/11/2021

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, Bangaluru, Gandhi nagar, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Madhya Pradesh. Excat details of the Test Centre will be mentioned in the DAT Mains Admit Card.

Weight of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains for final result

B.Des./GDPD

  • DAT Prelims: 30%
  • DAT Mains: 70% 

Held courses  in Campuses:

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Ahmedabad

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Haryana

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Assam

Master of Design (M.Des.) at NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar & Bengaluru

B.Des. offers following areas of specialization:

Specializations

Intake Capacity

Animation Film Design

19

Exhibition Design

13

Film and Video Communication

13

Graphic Design

19

Faculty of Industrial Design

Specializations

Intake Capacity

Creamic and Glass Design

13

Furniture and Interior Design

13

Product Design

19

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

Specializations

Intake Capacity

Textile Design

19

M.Des. offers following areas of specialization

Faculty of Communication Design

Specialization

Offered at

Intake Capacity

Animation Film Design

Ahmedabad

19

Film and Video Communication

Ahmedabad

19

Graphic Design

Ahmedabad

19

Photography Design

Gandhinagar

19

 Faculty of Industrial Design

Specialization

Offered at

Intake Capacity

Creamic and Glass Design

Ahmedabad

12

Furniture and Interior Design

Ahmedabad

19

Product Design

Ahmedabad

19

Toy and Games Design

Ahmedabad

12

Transportation and Automobile Design

Gandhinagar

19

Universal Design

Bengauru

19

Information Technology- Integrated programs

Specialization

Offered at

Intake Capacity

Digital Game Design

Bengaluru

19

Information Design

Bengaluru

19

Interaction Design

Bengaluru

19

New Media Design

Gandhi Nagar

19

Faculty of Inter- Discipline Design Studies

Specialization

Offered at

Intake Capacity

Design for Retail Experience

Bengaluru

19

Strategic Design Management`

Gandhi Nagar

19

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

Specialization

Offered at

Intake Capacity

Apparel Design

Gandhi Nagar

19

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Gandhi Nagar

19

Textile Design

Ahmedabad

19

 

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Ahmedabad

Master of Design (M.Des.) at NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar & Bengaluru

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Haryana

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) at NID Assam

Schedule

Aptitude Test (DAT) will be conducting in following two stages

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims: 02 January 2022 (Sunday)

 

Eligibility

Bachelor of Design and  Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

Age Limit-For Indian Nationals in General Category:  Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2022. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2002 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 2022. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 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 2022. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1997 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 2022. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2002 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification: Applications for academic year 2022-23 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2021–22 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:  Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1992 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)):   Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission. 

For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1987 are eligible to apply for admission. 

For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1992 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification: Candidate should have passed Bachelor's Degree of minimum 4 years duration after 10+2 from recognised university.

Past Question Papers

Fees

Category wise application fee for B.Des. and GDPD

General, General-EWS, OBC-NCL : Rs. 3,000/-

SC/ST, General-PWD, General EWS-PWD, OBCNCL-PWD, SC-PWD, ST-PWD: Rs. 1,500/-

Overseas (Only B.Des.): Rs. 5,000/-

Category wise application fee M.Des. (Discipline-1)

General, General-EWS, OBC-NCL : Rs. 3,000/-

SC/ST, General-PWD, General EWS-PWD, OBCNCL-PWD, SC-PWD, ST-PWD: Rs. 1,500/-

Overseas: Rs. 5,000/-

Category wise application fee M.Des. (Discipline-2)

General, General-EWS, OBC-NCL: Rs. 6,000/-

SC/ST, General-PWD, General EWS-PWD, OBCNCL-PWD, SC-PWD, ST-PWD: Rs. 3,000/-

Overseas: Rs. 10,000/-

Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

Admission process

Step 1: Sign up/Registration

Candidate who are apply for B.Des/ M.Des and GDPD has to appy online by visitin NID website.

Candidate should have valid email id an 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 the last date.

After completing sign-up, an email will be sent to the registered email ID. 

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

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 as per instructions

All documents must be uploaded in JPG/JPEG format

  • Upload your photograph
  • Upload signature
  • Candidate applying under GEN-EWS category are required to upload their valid EWS certificate issued by competent authority.
  • Candidate applying under OBC-NCL category are required to upload their valid OBC-NCL certificate issued by competent authority.
  • Candidate applying under SC/ST  category are required to upload their valid SC/ST certificate issued by competent authority.
  • Candidate applying under PWD  category are required to upload their valid PWD  certificate issued by competent authority.
  • Candidate applying under the Overseas category are required to upload their first and last page of their valid passport, showing their personal information.

The Application fees paid online (by Debit/Credit Card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any banktransaction charges / convenience fee, and the same, as applicable, will have to be borne by the candidate.

You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save and print a copy of your application form (which would be done only after successful payment of the application fee).

Admit Card

Admit card will be available for download on the NID website as per schedule.

The exact date and time of DAT Main will be mentioned in the Admit Card.

Test Centres

Test Centres for DAT Prelims:The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India:

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati,Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna,Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

Important Dates

NID DAT 2022  Dates

DAT Prelims Exam

02 January 2022

Last date to submit online application

20 November 2021

Last date to submit online application with late fees

01 December to 05 December 2021

Window edit application form 06 December to 21 December 2021

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NID Admission Cell
National Institute of Design
Paldi,
Ahmedabad -38 0007
Email: admissions@nid.edu
Website: www.nid.edu