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National Institute of Design Admission 2020 (NID 2020 Admission Form)

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Attention Aspirants, the notification for National Institute of Design Admission 2020 (NID 2020) entrance exam is published. Those who want to appear for NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT 2020 Exam) entrance exam need to visit the official website and apply for NID 2020 Application Form until November 2019.

Hope you all will apply for the exam and now you all are looking to take admission in NID. If you want to score great in National Institute of Design 2020 Admission Test and looking to have a better preparation strategy, then you are in the right place. This post will let you know about the NID 2020 Admission, Syllabus, CutOff, Preparation tips, Counselling Schedule, Result declaration, Datesheet etc. Have a look.

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The entrance exam is conducted one time in a year. The aspirant can check details about NID 2020 including the application form, exam pattern, exam dates, syllabus and preparation tips below.

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

WHY Choose NID DAT 2020 Exam?

Before going deep, let us have a look at some of the salient features of NID Entrance Exam 2020, which will give you the answer why choose this Entrance Exam.

So, if you have already made your mind to be a part of it, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about NID Admission Test 2020. Let us first have a brief look at the Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of NID Entrance Exam 2020.

Exam Dates



B. Des M. Des
Online application form available 1st October 2019 1st October 2019
Last date for submitting online application 21st November 2019 21st November 2019
Last date for submitting online application with late fee 21st November 2019 21st November 2019
Last date for receiving printed application form along with demand draft 13th November 2019 13th November 2019
Application form correction window 18th-21st November 2019 18th-21st November 2019
Admit Card Release for DAT Prelim 20th December 2019 20th December 2019
DAT Prelim Exam 29th December 2020 29th December 2020
Answer key for DAT Prelim Available 2nd week of January 2020 2nd week of January 2020
Window to challenge DAT Prelim Answer Key 3rd week of January 2020 3rd week of January 2020
Final Answer Key of DAT prelim Release Last week of January 2020 Last week of January 2020
DAT Prelim Result 19th March 2020 18th February 2020
Rechecking window 20th-23rd March 2020 18th-21st February 2020
Admit card Release for DAT Mains for B.Des & GDPD 14th April 2020 1st week of March 2020
DAT Mains Exam for B.Des, GDPD & Overseas Candidates 29th April to 3rd May 2020 2nd week of April 2020
Merit List Published 28th May 2020 1st week of May 2020
Counselling Begins 5th & 6th June 2020 June 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the updated eligibility criteria for the NID DAT entrance exam 2020.

B.Des & GDPD Programme

Age Limit

Upper age limit is 20 year on or before 30 June 2019

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M.Des Programme

Age Limit

30 years as on or before 30 June 2019.

  • Relaxation of 3 years shall be given to the reserved category and
  • 5 years relaxation for PWD candidates.

For full details Click Here

Admission Process

One should follow these simple steps to apply for the NID 2020 Admission form.

  • One has to visit the official website of NID (Click Here)
  • Click on the apply online or register
  • Fill the personal details carefully.
  • After Filling the personal detail, one has to select the subject for which He/She is applying.
  • Upload the photo and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Save the Application form for future use.

Application Fee Structure

Category-wise Application Fees for the NID DAT Application form 2020 is mentioned below.

Category B.Des and GDPD M.Des
(1 discipline only)
(2 Disciplines)
GENERAL Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 4000
OBC-NCL Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000 Rs. 4000
SC Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
STRs0 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
OPEN-PWD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
OBC-NCL-PWD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
SC-PWD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
ST-PWD Rs. 1000 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2000
Overseas Rs. 3000 (only B.Des.) Rs. 3000 Rs. 6000

Mode of Payment

  • Debit/Credit
  • Online Banking
  • Bank Demand Draft

Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee and intimation charges.

Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Exam Pattern

NID 2020 paper will be divided into two Stages (Preliminary & Mains). The first part will be NID DAT Preliminary Exam and will consist of Multiple Choice Objective Type questions (MCQ’s) and its weight will be 70 marks. The second paper (which will compromise of paper subjective in nature) will be of a total of 30 marks. Let us have a look at the exam pattern of NID DAT 2020 examination. Those who will qualify the NID DAT Prelims exam 2020 will be allowed for NID DAT Mains examination. The NID DAT Prelims and mains exam pattern will consist of the following subjects.

NID DAT 2020  Preliminary exam Pattern

Subjects Weight
Knowledge Objective(MCQ’S)


(1st Part)


(2nd Part)

Comprehension 70 % 30%
Total 100

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As the National Institute of Design dose, not endorse any type of coaching classes neither it announces ay specific subject syllabus for the entrance exam. But aspirants may prepare the below-mentioned topics to score great in National Institute of Design Test 2020.

  •  Colour Terminology
  • Design Theory
  • Elements & Principles of Design
  • Innovation in Design
  • Creative thinking & writing
  • Visual Logic
  • Optical Illusion
  • Usage of colour in Compositions
  • 3D Visualization, etc.

For full details Click Here

Best Books

Candidates preparing for the exam are getting tensed about the Study Materials and Books required to crack the Exam. But if your preparation is effective and you are working with proper planning then you can easily clear the cut-off. All you need is these Best Books for NID DAT 2020 Exam.

For full details Click Here

Preparation Tips

There is given below Important Tips related to NID 2020

  • Firstly, know all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
  • Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
  • Make a proper time-table for your preparations.
  • Consider the good preparation of books and study materials.
  • Consider the good preparation of books and study materials.
  • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.

Admit Card

The DAT Mains 2020 Admit Card for B.Des and GDPD will be released on 1 May 2020. The Admit Card or commonly known as Call Later can be download from the official website. The admit card is the mandatory document to carry during the Exam hall at the time of written examination. If a candidate fails to show His/Her NID 2020 Admit Card at the time of the written exam, then he/she shall not be allowed to appear for the test. You can follow these steps to download the admit card for NID 2020 Entrance examination.

  • Visit the NID entrance exam official website
  • Click on NID Admit Card tab/link

For full details Click Here


DAT Mains result for B.Des and GDPD will be declared on 19th March 2020. The result will release online on the website. Students can Cheak their results by entering their roll number and other required details are given below.

Aspirants need to follow the below given important Steps for NID 2020

  • Go to the official website of the National Institute of Design (NID).
  • Click on “NID Result” tab/link mentioned on the official website.
  • Enter any two details from – Roll number, date of birth and application number.
  • Click on Submit button.
  • View result and download NID scorecard.

Counselling Procedure

Only those aspirants who have passed the above qualifying examination by clearing the cutoff will be invited for central counselling session based on the score obtained in NID 2020. NID 2020 counselling process will start in 5th-6th June 2020. Below we have mentioned the selection process of NID 2020.

  • Counselling of NID 2020 will be conducted by National Institute Design in multiple rounds for providing admissions to various campuses. Only Qualified candidates would be allotted seats provisionally after online verification of documents.
  • The merit list will be prepared based on the online consent submitted by the qualified candidates. The candidates are advised regularly visits the official admissions website for latest updates and submit their consent before the closing date.
  • The candidate who has qualified as per the Merit List would be required to upload the document through the online mode.
  • After the document verification students can pay the required NID college tuition fee.

For full details Click Here

Seat Matrix

B.Des Seat Matrix

  1. Faculty of Communication Design
S.No. Discipline No. of Seats
1 Animation Film Design 15
2 Exhibition Design 10
3 Film & Video Communication 10
4 Graphic Design 15

Faculty of Industrial Design

S.No. Discipline No. of Seats
1 Ceramic & Glass Design 10

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M.Des Seat Matrix

Faculty of Communication Design

Discipline Offered at No. of Seats
Animation Film Design Ahmedabad 15
Film & Video Communication Ahmedabad 15
Graphic Design Ahmedabad 15
Photography Design Gandhinagar 15

Faculty of Industrial Design

Discipline Offered at No. of Seats
Ceramic & Glass Design Ahmedabad 10
Furniture &Interior Design Ahmedabad 15
Product Design Ahmedabad 15

For full details Click Here

Seat Reservation

B.Des Seat Reservation

Category-wise reservation of seats
Programme Institute Total No. of Seats OBC NCL (27%) Scheduled Caste (15%) Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
B.Des. NID Ahmedabad 100 27 15 8
GDPD NID Kurukshetra 60 16 9 5
GDPD NID Vijayawada 60 16 9 5

M.Des Seat Reservation

Category-wise reservation of seats
Description OBC-NCL (27%) Scheduled Caste (15%) Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
Disciplines with 15 seats each 4 2 1
Disciplines with 10 seats each 3 1 1


NID DAT 2020 Qualifying Percentile Score (Expected)

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

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NID Campuses

Here’s given below the list of All National Institute of Design Campuses in India.

Name Established State/UT
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (“Heritage Campus”) 1961 Gujarat
National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar 19 July 2004 Gujarat
National Institute of Design R&D Campus, Bengaluru 31 March 2006 Karnataka
National Institute of Design, Vijayawada 7 September 2015 Andhra Pradesh
National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra 2016 Haryana
National Institute of Design, Jorhat 2015 Assam
National Institute of Design, Bhopal NA Madhya Pradesh

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

Contact Details

National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007

Email: admissions@nid.edu
Official admissions website: http://www.admissions.nid.edu
Admission related queries for B.Des./GDPD and M.Des programmes:
Phone: +91 79 2662 3462 (only Monday to Friday, 1430 hrs. to 1730 hrs.)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What means NID?

Answer: The National Institute of Design (NID) is a design school located in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru India. The institute work as an independent body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

Is NID a government institute?

Answer: National Institute of Design is an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. So it is obvious that NID, Ahmadabad is a pure government institution.

What are the fees of NID?

Answer: For B.DES & M. Des. Programme Ahmedabad Campus
Bachelor Of Design (B.DES): 178,300
Master Of Design (M.Des): 176,640

Is NID Entrance Exam tough?

Answer: NID offers admissions to candidates in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes on the basis of their performance in NID Design Aptitude Test. The exam is at its moderate level so candidates are advised to don’t take too much pressure. Candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can only appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

How many NID are there in India?

Answer: NID has three institutes of design namely NID Gandhinagar, NID Bangalore and NID Ahmedabad.

Is National Institute of Design good?

Answer: National institute of design is situated in Ahmedabad. The college infrastructure is excellent, As if we talk about faculty of the college is awesome and have very good knowledge of this field. Industry exposure is very good, many workshops, social and cultural activities and many more.

What is GDPD in NID?

Answer: Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is Diploma level Fashion and Interior Design course. The duration of the course is four years and it is career orienting in nature that offers many jobs after its completion.

How can I prepare for NID exam?

Answer: Practice more with dry mediums (colours), as they are convenient to use and take less time in exams. Plan your time for school/college study & NID entrance preparation. Use your time effectively with a time table.

Is maths required for NID?

Answer: You have to crack the entrance exam with good rank to get admission in NID. Educational Qualification for NID Entrance: -10+2 pass with at least 50% marks from a recognised Board of Education.

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