NID DAT 2021

Exam Date

2021-03-14

Application Date

2021-01-09 to 2021-02-17

Result Date

Exam Description

NID DAT  (Design Aptitude Test)

 

National Institute of Design releases the application form for NID DAT, Students can apply for the application form through their official website. This Exam is conducted for both Under Graduate & Post Graduate levels. Please Scroll Down to know more about Exam Highlights, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus etc.

 

Entrance Exam Highlights

 

Exam

NID Design Aptitude Test

Organized by

National Institute of Design

Category

National Level Exam

Frequency

Once a year

Official Website

admissions.nid.edu/

Mode of Registration

Offline / Online

Exam Mode

Offline

Total Questions

180 Questions

Negative marking

yes

Languages

English

Exam pattern

Physics, 60 questions, chemistry, 60 questions, arithmetic, 60 questions, 60 questions.

Number of Seats

220 Seats

No. of Participating Colleges

10

Score Validity

One year

 

Important Dates for NID DAT 2021

 

Events (B.Des.) Dates 
Window to fill NID application form (B.Des) 9th January 2021
Last Date to Fill NID application form (B.Des) 17th February 2021
Last Date to Fill Application form for Late Fees 20th February 2021
Download NID admit card 4th March 2021
NID DAT Prelims 14th March 2021
Declaration of NID DAT (Prelims) result (B.Des/ GDPD) To Be Announced
NID DAT (Mains) for B.Des/ GDPD) To Be Announced
Declaration of NID admission test result for B.Des & GDPD To Be Announced

 

Events (M.Des.) Dates 
Window to fill NID application form (M.Des) 9th January 2021
Last Date to Fill NID application form (M.Des) 17th February 2021
Last Date to Fill Application form for Late Fees 22nd February 2021
Download NID admit card 4th March 2021
NID DAT Prelims 14th March 2021
Declaration of NID DAT (Prelims) result (M.Des) To Be Announced
NID DAT (Mains) for M.Des To Be Announced

 

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) Exam Timing:

 

M.Des.
Paper-I  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (30 minutes)
Paper-II 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (120 minutes)
Paper-III 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM (120 minutes)
B.Des.
Paper-I & II 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM (180 minutes)

 

NID DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

 

Age limit

 

B.Des.

  • Only candidates born on or after 1 July 2001 are eligible to apply for admission to the General and General EWS categories as Indian nationals.
  • Reserved Category {Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Scheduled Tribe (ST)} Indian nationals: Candidates must have been born on or after 1 July 1998 in order to be eligible for admission.
  • Only candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission to the Indian Nationals with Disabilities Reserved Category (PwD).
  • Only candidates born on or after July 1, 2001 are eligible to apply for admission to the Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) category.

 

M.Des.

  • Only candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission as Indian nationals in the General Category and General EWS categories.
  • Reserved Category {Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Scheduled Tribe (ST)} Indian nationals: Candidates must have been born on or after 1 July 1988 in order to be eligible for admission.
  • Only candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission to the Indian Nationals with Disabilities Reserved Category (PwD).
  • Only candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission to the Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) category.

 

Educational Qualification

 

B.Des.

  • Candidates who have passed or will appear for (10+2) qualifying examinations in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE, or their equivalent in the academic year 2020-21.

M.Des.

 

  • Candidates must have passed a Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 4 Years of Duration (Any Specialization) and those who are in the final year of their Graduation can also apply but at the time of Documents verification, they must have passed their Degree from any recognized university.

 

  • Candidates must have passed a Diploma of minimum 4year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture and those who are in the final year of their Diploma Course can also apply but at the time of Documents verification, they must have passed their Diploma Degree from any recognized university.

 

 

List of Courses

 

B. Des Courses Offered at NID
Ceramic & Glass Design Furniture & Interior Design
Product Design Animation Film Design
Exhibition Design Film & Video Communication
Graphic Design Textile Design
GD / PD Courses Offered at NID
Industrial Design Communication Design
Textile & Apparel Design  
M. Des Courses Offered at NID
Animation Film Design Ceramic and Glass Design
Furniture & Interior Design Film & Video Communication
Graphic Design Product Design
Textile Design Apparel Design
Lifestyle Accessory Design Strategic Design Management
New Media Design Photography Design
Toy & Game Design    Transportation & Automobile Design
Design for Retail Experience Digital Game Design  
Information Design Interaction Design
Universal Design  

 

NID DAT 2021 Application Process

 

  • Phase 1 - Register for NID DAT 2021
  • Phase 2 - Fill the application form
  • Phase 3 - Upload the necessary scanned documents
  • Phase 4 -  Pay the application fee

 

Category Application Fees
General Rs.3000/-
General- (EWS) Rs.3000/-
OBC-NCL Rs.3000/-
SC Rs.1500/-
ST Rs.1500/-
General-(PwD) Rs.1500/-
General – (EWS)-(PwD) Rs.1500/-
OBC-NCL-(PwD) Rs.1500/-
SC-(PwD) Rs.1500/-
ST-(PwD) Rs.1500/-
Overseas (Supernumerary) Rs.5000/-

      

  • Phase 5 - Print the 2021 Application Form for NID DAT

 

NID DAT 2021 Exam Pattern

 

NID DAT Exam Pattern – Prelims

 

Particulars Details
Total Marks 100 marks
Mode of NID DAT 2020 Offline mode
Medium of the entrance exam English
Duration of NID DAT 2020 exam Three Hours
Type of questions Subjective and Objective

 

NID DAT Exam Pattern - Section-wise

 

The Parts Patterns Numbers for Questions Per-question marks Max Allotted Marks
THE PART I Questions of objective form From 1 to 22 Questions(1 through 14) - 1 mark 30
 
(15 to 22) Questions - 2 marks
THE PART II Questions of the subjective kind From 23 to 26 Issue (23) - Fifteen marks 70
 
Issue (24) - 20 marks
 
Issue (25)- 15 marks
 
Issue (26) - 20 points, broken down into three sections.

 

NID DAT Exam Pattern - Mains

 

Particulars Details
Medium of language English
Total Marks 100
Duration of the exam Three Hours

 

The numerous NID DAT Key Examination formats are

  • Drawing
  • Sketching
  • Hands-on model making

 

Syllabus of NID DAT  - Prelims

 

Theme development Innovation in design Exercises on imagination
Principles of composition Optical illusion Design theory
Creation of inspiration & design Normal & geometric shape Pattern, colour & texture
Lateral thinking Graphics & pictograms Ornaments & motifs
Form & structure Light & shadow comprehension Knowledge for Design
Delusion & doodling Creative Thought & Publishing Fundamentals drawing
Inter-relationship of mood, theme & colour Project elements & values Production of Observation
Psychology of colours & optical illusions Color use in compositions Lettering With
Techniques of Presentation Illusion in optics Logic Visual
Memory drawing Good design vs. bad design Picture analysis
Organic & geometric shape Creation & innovation Foreshortening & viewpoint
Inspiration & imagination Developing themes & associations of colour Usage of equations, size & proportions
Expression & emotion Story

 

Syllabus of NID DAT mains exam

 

  • Model making
  • Questions generally asked in an interview
  • Material manipulation
  • Mock interview
  • Audio-visual exercises
  • Evolving ideas
  • Importance of body language
  • Doodling
  • Past studio test & interview questions
  • Interview tips
  • Creative thinking
  • Guidance on portfolio making

 

NID DAT Exam Centers

 

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
West Bengal Kolkata
Haryana Kurukshetra
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Nagpur

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