NID Cutoff 2020: Expected and Previous Year Cut-off and Much More!!

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The NID Cutoff 2020 is the minimum marks prescribed by the selection board for the selection of candidates in 7 National Institute of Design in India. The Merit list of the candidate will be designed on these Cut off scores. Aspirants who apply for the colleges need to clear the Cut off to finally get selected for their dream college. The previous year NID DAT Cutoff was based on various parameters like numbers of appearing candidates, total numbers of seats, and the difficulty level of the examination.

Important Links

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to NID 2020 Admission.

Major Notification Eligibility Criteria Exam Pattern
Syllabus Books Previous Year Paper
Sample Paper Admit Card Test Series
Cut-Off Counselling Seat Matrix

 About National Institute of Design (NID 2020)

National Institute of Design (NID) was founded in the year 1961 and functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The organization is recognized by the Department Of Scientific and Industrial Research. The authority will conduct the NID Entrance exam 2020 Admission test for the admission of students in the Design & fashion Field. Before we go deep with the information, let us first have a look at the Major Features of the National Institute of Design 2020 Admission notification.

Brief Description

Features Specifications
Name of Examination NID DAT
Conducted body National Institute of Design (NID)
NID 2020 Exam Date 29th December 2020
Level of NID Examination National-level
Category Undergraduate
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and Paper)
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Total Number of Questions 100 Questions
Languages available for the Examination Hindi, English, Gujarati

NID Cutoff 2020 (Expected)

The NID Cutoff 2020 will be based on various parameters like numbers of appearing candidates, total numbers of seats, the difficulty level of the examination, and last year’s admission record. The NID Cutoff marks will be announced to only those candidates who will qualify the NID 2020 examination. The candidate who will secure the highest mark will get the top rank, whereas, the candidates with low marks will be allotted the lowest rank.

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  • The Selection Board of NID will not announce the Minimum Cutoff Marks for a specified Engineering Branch or College.
  • Board will announce the opening/first rank and closing/the last rank for different Fashion Engineering Colleges under NID.
  • The closing/last rank for a particular college will be based on the total number of seats in a college with the total number of candidates appeared in NID 2020 Counselling.
  • Candidates are advised to fill their preferences according to their merit in the entrance examination.

Expected NID Cutoff 2020

The result for the NID DAT Preliminary examination will be declared in March 2020. Aspirants who will clear the cut-off score for the preliminary round will only be applicable for NID Mains examination. A candidate is advised to go through with the expected NID DAT Preliminary cut off for the selection in the NID DAT Mains examination.

NID DAT 2020 Qualifying Percentile Score

Programme Open OBCNCL SC ST PwD
Bachelor of Design 50 45 40 40 40
Master of Design 50 45 40 40 40

NID Cutoff 2018

NID cutoff 2018

 Previous Year NID Cutoff

The aspirant may also check the previous year NID DAT Cut off to have a clear idea about the LEVEL OF THE PAPER and expected cut off scores.

NID Cutoff 2017 (for B.Des)

Open OBC-NCL SC ST PwD Overseas (supernumerary)
60.05 55.42 52.41 50.00 50.25 51.84

NID Cutoff 2016 (for B.Des)

59.65 51.75 52.70 40.55 50.10 31.25 47.75 No applicant

Here is the NID DAT 2017/2016 Cut off score for the Master programs (M.Des) offered by the National Institute of Design.

NID Cutoff 2017 (for MDes)

Discipline Open OBC-NCL SC ST PH
Animation Film Design 64.67 58.28 54.30 55.10 NE
Apparel Design 52.70 48.02 44.81 50.86 NE
Ceramic & Glass Design 62.23 56.25 52.18 NA NA
Design for Retail Experience 62.84 57.25 51.28 NE 47.57
Digital Game Design 54.77 SNA 50.80 54.33 NA
Film & Video Communication 59.21 54.95 58.46 NE 50.67
Furniture Design 59.05 53.16 54.02 48.90 42.15
Graphic Design 64.09 60.35 60.01 63.97 NE
Information Design 63.82 58.80 57.38 51.35 NE
Interaction Design 60.17 54.44 54.58 63.38 (AR) 47.70
Lifestyle Accessory Design 57 55.55 48.17 55.92 NA
New Media Design 61.41 57.55 49.55 56.74 NA
Photography Design 53.15 49.10 47.54 51.52 NE
Product Design 59.75 53.89 55.18 NE 50.33
Strategic Design Management 59.80 53.97 55.78 58.66 NE
Textile Design 58.23 53.15 51.50 48.70 47.36
Toy & Game Design 58.23 53.15 57.42 53.31 NA
Transportation & Automobile Design 60.78 56.83 57.77 NE NA
Universal Design 60.61 55.21 50.47 55.12 NA

Prelims Cutoff 2016 (for MDes)

Discipline Open OBC-NCL SC ST PH
Animation Film Design 66.10 54.60 59.20 55.90 30.80
Apparel Design 57.40 45.60 49.20 50.00 50.00
Ceramic & Glass Design 54.60 38.30 44.50 NA NA
Design for Retail Experience 62.00 48.60 53.10 49.70 30.60
Digital Game Design 61.40 38.60 43.90 42.80 37.10
Film & Video Communication 61.80 47.20 47.80 48.60 32.70
Furniture Design 61.20 51.00 54.10 48.40 53.50
Graphic Design 69.70 60.00 57.60 60.30 36.90
Information Design 64.90 52.50 45.50 47.80 35.50
Interaction Design 67.50 57.90 58.60 58.10 35.50
Lifestyle Accessory Design 60.00 49.20 50.80 50.90 39.50
New Media Design 60.00 31.10 46.50 36.30 52.40
Photography Design 58.70 42.00 49.50 50.30 32.70
Product Design 70.00 62.80 61.50 57.00 42.50
Strategic Design Management 63.80 49.60 54.80 57.40 30.60
Textile Design 58.40 46.20 45.90 50.00 25.00
Toy & Game Design 57.00 29.70 37.50 52.30 NA
Transportation & Automobile Design 66.40 60.60 60.80 51.60 40.50
Universal Design 61.30 52.00 37.50 44.60 52.10

Important Guidelines

NA No applicant
NE No eligible candidate above relaxation cut-off
SNA Seat not available after de-reservation
AR Availed age relaxation

NID Cutoff (Campus wise)

Hope you like the information we have shared above. If you want to know about the exact cutoff score of different NID colleges in India along with the courses offered, admission criteria, placement, eligibility criteria, Fees structure etc then click the link below.

Name Established Previous Year Cut-off
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (“Heritage Campus”) 1961 Click Here
National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar 19 July 2004 Click Here
National Institute of Design R&D Campus, Bengaluru 31 March 2006 Click Here
National Institute of Design, Vijayawada 7 September 2015 Click Here
National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra 2016 Click Here
National Institute of Design, Jorhat 2015 NA
National Institute of Design, Bhopal NA NA

***NOTE-The institute has three active campuses, two of which opened in 2015.

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