NID 2018 Eligibility Criteria | Courses| Age | Nationality | Qualification

Attention Aspirants, the NID Authority has recently conduct written test for the next round of admission in its 6 National Institute of Design Campuses spread all across the country (NID Colleges in India). Throughout the article, we will discuss the NID DAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of NID 2018.

NID DAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

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NID DAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

 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 organisation is recognized by the Department Of Scientific and Industrial Research. The authority will conduct NID Entrance exam 2018 Admission test for the admission of students in  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 2018 Admission notification.

NID 2018 Brief Description

Conducting Body National Institute of Design (NID)
Name of the Exam NID DAT 2018 Exam
Online Application Starts From 25th September 2017
Last Date to Apply 9th November 2017 (with late fee).
Application Fee General/OBC (Non-Creamy) – Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/PWD/ExSM – Rs. 750/-
How to apply Online
Declaration of Final Result (Online) May/June 2018
Counselling End of May/June 2018

NID 2018 Programs offered & Eligibility Criteria

Program Eligibility
B.Des & GDPD Programme
  • Aspirants who have Passed/Appearing 12th examination from the recognized educational board are eligible to apply.
  • Aspirants appearing the qualifying examination have to submit the proof of passing the examination at the time of admission
M.Des Programme
  • Aspirants who have passed/appearing bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system are eligible to apply Or
  • Diploma in design under 10+2+4 system Or
  • The student passed the bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) before July 2017 under the system 10+2+3 are eligible to apply.

Age Criteria

For B.Des & GDPD Programme For M.Des Courses
Upper age limit is 20 year on or before 30 June 2018 30 years as on or before 30 June 2018.
  • Relaxation of 3 years shall be given to reserved category and
  • 5 years relaxation for PWD candidates.


  • Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Caste Criteria NID 2018 exam:

  • Candidate’s seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC shall have to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma ONLY, meant for appointment to posts under the Government of India from the designated authority indicating clearly the candidate’s case, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognised as SC/ST/OBC and the Village/Town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of. They must also ensure that the name of their caste/community and its spelling in their caste/community certificate should be exactly as mentioned in the lists notified by the central government from time to time (for OBC category list of castes recognized by the Govt. of India as OBC castes in the central list is available on the site, for ST category the list caste for each state is available on the site and for SC category the list of castes for each state is available on the site
  • Further, the OBC certificate should also clearly indicate that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer as defined by the Government of India for applying to posts and services under the Central Government.
  • The OBC claim of a candidate will be determined in relation to the State (or part of the State) to which his/her father originally belongs. A candidate who has migrated from one State (or part of the State) to another should, therefore, produce an OBC certificate which should have been issued to him/her based on his/her father’s OBC certificate from the State to which he (father) originally belongs.
  • No change in the community status already indicated in the online application by a candidate for this examination will be allowed.
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of document verification.

NID DAT 2018 Reservation Policy

Seat Allotment of NID DAT 2018 for B. Des. will be done on the basis of prescribed reservation criteria. A total of 100 seats will be allocated as per following reservation norms-

Category Seat Reservation (seats)
General 51.5% (50)
Scheduled Caste 15% (15)
OBC-NCL 27% (27)
Scheduled Tribe 7.5% (8)

NID DAT 2018 Important Links

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to 2018 NID Admission Notification.

Subject Description
Download NID 2018 Official Bulletin (PDF) Click Here
NID 2018 Entrance Exam: Admission Prospectus Click Here
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NID DAT 2018 Admit Card| Hall ticket for NID  2018 Click Here
Highly Recommended Books for NID 2018 Examination Click Here
Download NID DAT 2018 Sample Paper in PDF Click Here
NID 2018 Syllabus and Study Materials (All Subjects) Click Here
NID 2018 Cut-off: Expected & Previous Year NID  Cut-off Score. Click Here
NID 2018 Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure Click Here
Top 20 Fashion Designing Colleges in India: Edufever Ranking 2018-19 Click Here
Top NIFT Colleges in India: Edufever Ranking 2018-19 Click Here

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