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NID DAT 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NID DAT 2019: The NID DAT 2019 entrance exam will be held for the applicants who are willing to get admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs. NID Entrance Exam 2019 (National Institute of Design) will be organized by the NID itself. It offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate design courses in the institution and its affiliated campuses. DAT (Design Aptitude Test) is the exam through which applicants can get admission in the four years of (B.Des) and (M.Des) programs. The GDPD (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) is also offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra. In this page, we have mentioned the NID 2019 entrance exam complete information for the Academic Year 2019-20. Check out the complete details like application form, exam date, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, merit list, etc for NID DAT 2019.

NID Entrance Exam 2019 Notification – National Institute of Design

The National Institute of Design (NID) has invited online applications for the following Programs from Indian and International Applications:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des. – 4 years at NID Ahmedabad Campus)
  • Master of Design (M.Des – 2.5 years at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru Campus)
  • Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD – 4 years at Vijayawada & Kurukshetra)

NID DAT 2019 Details

NID (National Institute of Design) conducts NID Design Aptitude Test 2019 will offer admissions to aspirants in the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) Program on the basis of their performance in the entrance test.

The National Institute of Design (NID) offers 4-years Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program at Ahmedabad and 2½ years Master of Design (M.Des) Program at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar; Bengaluru Campuses and Graduate Diploma Program in Design – GDPD – 4 years at Vijayawada & Kurukshetra

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NID DAT 2019 Application Form

Applicants aspiring for admission to the programs may apply online or download application form from our official website www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Read and apprise yourself with the information on eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to B.Des and M.Des Programmes at NID in the Admissions Information booklet available on the website

Application Form of NID DAT 2019 is available from November 09th 2018 onwards. Aspirants will be able to fill the form in online mode only. The application fee is Rs.2000/- for General category applicants and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD applicants

Relevant information related to admissions to GDPD Program at NID Vijayawada is provided in the NID Vijayawada prospectus, available on the website: www.admissions.nid.edu.

NID DAT 2019 Application Fee

Applicants can pay the application fee via Online (by Credit Card/ Debit Card) or by Demand Draft. If paying the fee by DD take a printout of their NID Entrance Exam 2019 application form and thereafter send it along with the DD. Also, aspirants need to fill all the details regarding their DD in their online application form

NID DAT 2019 Exam Dates (Application Dates)

For B.Des / GDPD

  • Application Form released on October 01st 2018
  • Last Date to apply: November 09th 2018
  • Last Date to Submit Form with Late Fee: November 19th 2018
  • Filled in Application Form & DD is to be received until: November 19th 2018
  • Facility to Edit the Application Form will begin from: 20th to 22nd November 2018
  • Issuance of Admit Card for DAT Prelims: December 17th 2018
  • NID DAT Prelims 2019 will be held on: January 06th 2019
  • Answer key will release on: January 2019
  • Window to challenge the answer key will remain open until: January 2019
  • Final answer key will be uploaded on: Jan 2019
  • Prelims result announced on: March 19th 2019
  • Issuance of admit card for NID DAT Main Exam: March 01st 2019
  • NID DAT Main 2019 will be held on: May 19th 2019
  • NID DAT Mains result: May 31st 2019

For M.Des

  • Application Form released on: October 01st 2018
  • Last Date to apply: November 09th 2018
  • Last Date to Submit Form with Late Fee: November 19th 2018
  • Filled in Application Form & DD is to be received until: November 19th 2018
  • Facility to Edit the Application Form will begin from: 20th to 22nd November 2018
  • Issuance of Admit Card for DAT Prelims: December 17th 2018
  • NID DAT Prelims 2019 will be held on: January 06th 2019
  • Answer key will release on January 2019
  • Window to challenge the answer key will remain open until: January 2019
  • Final answer key will be uploaded on: January 2019
  • Prelims result announced on February 15th 2019
  • Issuance of admit card for NID DAT Main Exam: March 01st 2019
  • NID DAT Main 2019 will be held on 11th March to 12th April 2019
  • NID DAT Mains result: May 02nd 2019

Seats Availability (*with of specialization)

Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program

The four (4) years Bachelor of Design Program at NID’s Ahmedabad Campus is offered in the following areas of specialization:

  • Faculty of Design(Product Design 15 seats, Furniture Design 10 seats, Ceramic & Glass Design 10 seats)
  • Faculty of Communication Design (Graphic Design 15 seats, Animation Film Design 15 seats, Film and Video Communication 10 seats and Exhibition Design 10 seats)
  • Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design (Textile Design 15 seats)

Master of Design (M.Des) Program

The 2.5 years Master of Design Program at NID is offered in the following disciplines of specialization at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Gandhinagar:

  • Main Campus, Ahmedabad: Product Design (15 seats), Furniture Design (15 seats), Ceramic & Glass Design (10 seats), Graphic Design (15 seats), Animation Film Design (15 seats), Film & Video Communication (15 seats), Textile Design (15 seats)
  • PG Campus, Gandhinagar: Transportation & Automobile Design (15 seats), Toy & Game Design (10 seats), Photography Design (15 seats), Apparel Design (15 seats), Lifestyle Accessory Design (15 seats), New Media Design (15 seats) & Strategic Design Management (15 seats)
  • R&D Campus, Bengaluru: Information Design (15 seats), Interaction Design (15 seats), Design for Retail Experience (15 seats), Universal Design (15 seats) & Digital Game Design (15 seats)

NID DAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

For B.Des & GDPD

All applicants applying for the B.Des and GDPD programs must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification:

Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for applicants is 20 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1998 are eligible to apply
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for applicants is 23 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1995 are eligible to apply
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for applicants is 25 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1993 are eligible to apply
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for applicants is 20 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1998 are eligible to apply

Educational Qualification

Applications for academic year 2019–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2019-20 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

Exams considered equivalent to these are as follows:

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer www.aiuweb.org)
  • Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer www.aiuweb.org)
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects
  • Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Refer www.aiuweb.org)
  • S.C. vocational examination
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka
  • High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva
  • Applicants who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) applicants:

Foreign citizens – applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India – are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria

For M.Des

All applicants applying for the M.Des Programme (any discipline) must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification

Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for applicants is 30 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1988 are eligible to apply
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC & ST): Upper age limit for applicants is 33 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1985 are eligible
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for applicants is 35 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1983 are eligible
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for applicants is 30 years as on 30th June 2019. Only those applicants born on or after 01st July 1988 are eligible to apply

Educational Qualification

In addition to the above, the applicant 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 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India; Condition: Applicant must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree exams before July 2019 or
  • Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, under the 10+2 system. Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree exams before July 2019; or
  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicants must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Diploma Exams before July 2019

Overseas Category (Supernumerary applicants):

Foreign citizens – applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India – are eligible to apply only under the overseas category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria. Of the seats available for the M.Des, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

All applicants applying for B.Des, GDPD and M.Des Programs and having made the necessary payment for registration online will be called for the Design Aptitude Test.

The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates each applicant on the following abilities:

  • Knowledge
  • Analysis
  • Comprehension
  • Creativity
  • Visualisation

DAT Prelims will consist of two parts:

  • Part I: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) marked out of 70 points. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally
  • Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats. The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) will include an examination of three hours duration
  • This will be a pen-and-paper test.
  • The question paper will be in English. All questions are compulsory.
  • There will be no negative marking.

NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern

NID DAT Mains 2019 will consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc.

These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English.

NID DAT Merit List 2019

Based on the scores obtained in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), separate NID DAT 2019 Merit Lists will be prepared for each category (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST &PwD). Based on the merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible applicants will have to appear for DAT Mains

The number of applicants shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline or program. The final merit lists for the B.Des. programs will be generated category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the applicant at each stage of the admission process

NID DAT 2019 Test Centres

NID DAT will be conducted in the following cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Vijayawada

NID Admit Card 2019

The NID DAT 2019 Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website www.admissions.nid.edu as per the schedule. It is solely the responsibility of all applicants to download and print their own respective Admit Cards

Applicants need to bring the admit card to appear for the entrance test. Firstly, the admit card will be issued for Design Aptitude Test (Prelims). Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible applicants will have to appear for Design Aptitude Test (Mains). The admit card for DAT Mains will be issued for only shortlisted applicants.

NID DAT 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern
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