NID DAT 2022: Result (Feb), Cutoff, Answer Key, Seats Matrix, Previous Year Paper & More!

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The National Institute of Design (NID) conducted the NID DAT 2022 prelims exams in pen-and-paper mode across various exam centres in the country on January 2, 2022. The 3-hour long exam included objective and subjective type questions. The NID DAT 2022 exam results will be declared in February 2022 (tentative).

The results would be announced online and can be checked by entering one’s email address, DOB, and roll/ application number. A significant aspect of the NID DAT 2022 (prelims) exam is scores of the DAT Prelims will be used to shortlist candidates for the NID DAT Mains 2022 exam.

1. Quick Facts
2. Important Dates
3. Why Choose NID DAT 2022 Exam?
4. Eligibility Criteria
5. Admission Procedure
6. Application Form Fee
7. Exam Pattern
8. Syllabus
9. Preparation Tips
10. Admit Card
11. Result
12. Counselling Procedure
13. Seat Matrix
14. Cutoff
15. NID Campuses
16. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Quick Facts

Before reviewing the complete NID DAT 2022 exam details, let’s have a look at a quick fact about the exam.

Full Exam NameDesign Aptitude Test
Short Exam NameNID DAT 2022
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Design
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Course OfferedB.Des (Bachelor of Design)
M.Des (Masters of Design)
Exam durationB.Des: 180 minutes
M.Des: 150 minutes
PatternB.Des Prelims – Objective & subjective questions of 100 marks
M.Des Mains – Drawing/model-making questions of 100 marks
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
StagePrelims and Mains
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline

Important Dates

Candidates can check the NID DAT 2022 Exam Dates for both sessions from below:

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Application form filling startsOctober 05, 2021
Last date to submit the application formDecember 6, 2021
Submission of application form  with late feeDecember 6, 2021- December 9, 2021
NID DAT 2022 Application Form Correction WindowDecember 10, 2021- December 16, 2021 
Admit card release for NID DAT Prelims 2022December 23, 2021 
NID DAT Exam dateJanuary 02, 2022
NID DAT Result DateFebruary 2022

Why Choose NID DAT 2022 Exam?

Before going deep, let us have a look at some of the salient features of the NID Entrance Exam 2022, which will give you the answer to why choose this Entrance Exam.

  • National Institute of Design (NID) is a group of colleges in India and considered among India’s best in Fashion Designing.
  • It is the apex organization in India for those who have an interest in designing.
  • National Institute of Design (NID) offers UG and PG design courses on its campuses.

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 2022. First, have a brief look at the Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of NID Entrance Exam 2022.

Programme of Study

Here is the updated Programme of Study for the NID DAT 2022. Let’s have a look.

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)NID Ahmedabad
Master of Design (M.Des.)NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar & Bengaluru
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)NID Andhra Pradesh
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)NID Haryana
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)NID Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)NID Assam

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the updated eligibility criteria for the NID DAT entrance exam 2022. Let’s have a look.

CoursesEducation Qualification
B.DesApplications for the academic year 2022-23 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2022–23 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent.
M.DesBachelor Degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
Condition: Candidate must have passed the Bachelor Degree examinations.

Admission Procedure

One should follow these simple steps to apply for the NID 2022 Admission form.

NID Admission process
  • One has to visit the official website of NID (Click Here)
  • Click on the apply online or register
  • Fill in the personal details carefully.
  • After Filling in 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 Form Fee

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

CategoryApplication FeesCategoryApplication Fees
General- EWSRs.3000/-General – EWS-PwDRs.1500/-
Overseas (Supernumerary)Rs.5000/-

Mode of Payment

  • Debit/Credit
  • Online Banking
  • Bank Demand Draft

The 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 2022 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). The second paper (which will compromise of paper subjective in nature). Let us have a look at the exam pattern of the NID DAT 2022 examination. Those who will qualify for the NID DAT Prelims exam 2022 will be allowed for the NID DAT Mains examination.

NID DAT 2022 Exam Pattern (Prelims)

Exam Duration3 hours
Examination ModeOffline
Medium of the LanguageEnglish
Maximum Marks100
Maximum Questions26
Type of QuestionObjective and Subjective type question

NID DAT 2022 Exam Pattern (Mains)

Exam Duration3 hours
Maximum Marks100
Medium of the LanguageEnglish

Previous Year Paper in PDF

Here is the link to download previous year Papers for NID. You may also use these question papers asked in the Previous year National Institute of Design Entrance Exam 2022 as a model paper or sample paper for NID 2022. Let us have a look.

S.No.NID Test PaperLink
1DAT Prelims 2019 Test Paper B.Des./GDPDDownload
2DAT Prelims 2019 Test Paper M.DesDownload

NID Sample Papers for B.Des Exam

S.NoDescriptionMarksDownload Link
1.Sample Paper For NID Bachelor in Designing (B.Des) Entrance Exam 2020100Click Here
2.Sample Paper NIFT CAT 100Click Here
3.NIFT CAT Sample Paper100Click Here

NID 2019 Model Question Papers for M.Des Exam

S.NoDescriptionMarksDownload Link
1.Sample Paper For NID Master in Designing (M.Des) Entrance Exam 2020120Click Here
2.NID Sample For M.Des120Click Here

Preparation Tips

There is given below Important Tips related to NID 2022 Exam Preparation Tips.

  • Firstly, know all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
  • Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
  • Make a proper timetable 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.


The syllabus for NID DAT 2022 for the mains exam is mentioned below. 

Model makingQuestions generally asked in an interviewMaterial manipulationMock interview
Audio-visual exercisesEvolving ideasImportance of body languageDoodling
Past studio test & interview questionsInterview tipsCreative thinkingGuidance on portfolio making

Admit Card

NID DAT 2022 Admit Card for the prelims exam is available to download on the Official Website. The admit card is the mandatory document to carry during the Exam hall at the written examination. If a candidate fails to show Their NID 2022 Admit Card at the time of the written exam, then they shall not be allowed to appear for the test. You can follow these steps to download the admit card for NID 2022 Entrance examination. 

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


Aspirants need to follow the below given important Steps for NID 2022 Result.

  • Go to the official website of the National Institute of Design (NID).
  • Click on the “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 a central counselling session based on the score obtained in NID 2022. NID 2022 counselling process date not yet announced. Below we have mentioned the selection process of NID 2022.

  • Counselling of NID 2022 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 to regularly visits the official admissions website for the 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.

Seat Matrix

Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT 2022 Seat Matrix. Let’s have a look.

InstituteTotal No. of SeatsGEN-EWS (10%)OBC-NCL (27%)Scheduled Caste (15%)Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)
NID Ahmedabad1251334199
NID Andhra Pradesh75820116
NID Haryana75820116
NID Madhya Pradesh75820116
NID Assam75820116

*Amendments to the change in the number of seats for each NID, if any, will be updated on the official website only


Here, in this section, we are providing information about NID DAT 2022 Cutoff. Let’s have a look.

NID DAT 2022 Minimum Qualifying Criteria


NID Campuses

Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT 2022 Exam Campus. Let’s have a look.

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

National Institute of Design AhmedabadGujarat
National Institute of Design VijayawadaAndhra Pradesh
National Institute of Design HaryanaHaryana
National Institute of Design Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh
National Institute of Design AssamAssam

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What means NID?

A. 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.

Q. Is NID a government institute?

A. 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.

Q. What are the fees of NID?

A. For B.DES & M. Des. Programme Ahmedabad Campus
Bachelor Of Design (B.DES): 176,580 (1st Year)
Master Of Design (M.Des): 187,800 (1st Year)

Q. Is NID Entrance Exam tough?

A. NID offers admissions to candidates in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Master of Design (M.Des) programmes based on their NID Design Aptitude Test performance. The exam is at its moderate level, so candidates are advised not to take too much pressure. Candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can only appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

Q. How many NID are there in India?

A. NID has seven design institutes, namely NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, NID Gandhinagar, NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Madhya Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Assam.

Q. Is National Institute of Design good?

A. National institute of design is situated in Ahmedabad. The college infrastructure is excellent; as if we talk about college faculty is awesome and have excellent knowledge of this field. Industry exposure is perfect, with many workshops, social and cultural activities and many more.

Q. What is GDPD in NID?

A. Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) is a Diploma level Fashion and Interior Design course. The course duration is four years. It is career orienting in nature that offers many jobs after its completion.

Q. How can I prepare for the NID exam?

A. 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 timetable.

Q. What is the NID DAT cutoff?

A. National Institute of Design publishes cut off of NID DAT and the result announcement of the Mains exam of B.Des. Applicants should meet the cutoff to be qualified for admission. 

Q. What is NID DAT Prelims?

A. NID DAT Prelims is the shortlisting round for admission at NID. The exam includes an entrance exam that applicants want to appear and clear to be qualified for NID DAT Mains.

Q. What is NID DAT Mains?

A. NID DAT Mains is the last admission round for NID admission. NID DAT Mains is broken into various forms, such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, GD, presentations, etc. The language of the question paper will be in English and of 100 marks. Applicants need to clear both the test and interview to acquire admission in design courses offered at NID campuses.

Q. Is mathematics compulsory for NID?

A. Not really; if your basics are clear that you studied in earlier classes, that will suffice. You will not be asked questions from differentiation or integration

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