NID DAT 2021: Result (First week of June), Dates, Cutoff, Admission & More!

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NID 2021 DAT Prelims Results of B.Des. And M.Des. Programmes will be announced in the first week of June 2021. The entrance exam is conducted every year on a national level, and the National Institute of Design organizes it. By this entrance exam, the admissions are offered in B.Des., M.Des. and PhD in Design.

This post will let you know about the NID 2021 Admission, Syllabus, CutOff, Preparation tips, Counselling Schedule, Result declaration, Datesheet etc. Have a look.

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1. NID DAT 2021 Useful Resources
2. Quick Facts
3. Important Dates
4. Why Choose NID DAT 2021 Exam?
5. Programme of Study
6. Eligibility Criteria
7. Admission Procedure
8. Application Form Fee
9. Exam Pattern
10. Syllabus
11. Best Books
12. Preparation Tips
13. Admit Card
14. Result
15. Counselling Procedure
16. Seat Matrix
17. Cutoff
18. NID Campuses
19. Fee Structure
20. Contact Details
21. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Latest Update: The DAT Prelims results of B.Des. And M.Des. Programmes will be announced in the first week of June 2021.

NID DAT 2021 Useful Resources

Aspirants should check the NID DAT 2021 Useful Resources before applying for the NID exam. The Useful Resources for appearing NATA exam is given below:

Major NotificationClick Here
Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
Exam PatternClick Here
SyllabusClick Here
BookClick Here
Previous Year Question PaperClick Here
Sample PaperClick Here
Admit CardClick Here
Test SeriesClick Here
CutoffClick Here
CounsellingClick Here
Seat MatrixClick Here

Quick Facts

Before reviewing the complete NID DAT 2021 exam details, let’s have a look at a quick fact about the exam.

Full Exam NameDesign Aptitude Test
Short Exam NameNID DAT
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Design
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
StagePrelims and Mains
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline

Important Dates

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

Admission StageDates
Accepting Application Form online startsFriday, 08 January 2021
Last date for submitting online application1600 hrs. Sunday, 07 February 2021
Submission of online application with payment of late fees1600 hrs Monday , 08 February 2021 to 1400 hrs Friday, 12 February 2021
Window to edit the application forms1800 hrs. Friday, 12 February 2021 to 1600 hrs. Monday, 15 February 2021
Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim **1600 hrs. Thursday, 04 March 2021
DAT Prelims ExamSunday, 14 March 2021
DAT Prelims resultWill be announced later
Rechecking request for DAT PrelimsWill be announced later
Download Admit Card for DAT MainsWill be announced later
DAT Mains for all candidates ***Will be announced later
DAT Mains resultWill be announced later
CounsellingWill be announced later

WHY Choose NID DAT 2021 Exam?

Before going deep, let us have a look at some of the salient features of NID Entrance Exam 2021, which will give you the answer 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 2021. First, have a brief look at the Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of NID Entrance Exam 2021.

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Programme of Study

Here is the updated Programme of Study for the NID DAT 2021. Let’s have a look.

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

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the updated eligibility criteria for the NID DAT entrance exam 2021. Let’s have a look.

CoursesEducation Qualification
B.DesApplications for the academic year 2021–22 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2020–21 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 at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in July/August 2021*.

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria Click Here

Admission Procedure

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 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 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 2021 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 2021 examination. Those who will qualify for the NID DAT Prelims exam 2021 will be allowed for the NID DAT Mains examination.

NID DAT Exam PatternFor B.Des. & GDPD
Mode of ExamOffline mode/ pen – paper-based test
Number of sections2 (Section A and B)
Number of Questions (Section A)1 to 22 (MCQ)
Number of Questions (Section B)23 to 26 (Subjective)
Total Marks100
Negative MarkingNo
Duration3 hours

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Exam Pattern Click Here


Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT 2021 Syllabus. Let’s have a look.

  • Theme development
  • Principles of composition
  • Inspiration & design development
  • Lateral thinking
  • Form & function
  • Imagination & doodling
  • Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Syllabus 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, you can easily clear the cut-off. All you need is these Best Books for NID DAT 2021 Exam.

  • NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (aptitude section)
  • Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
  • NID Mock Test Series

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Books Click Here

Preparation Tips

There is given below Important Tips related to NID 2021

  • 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.

Admit Card

NID DAT 2021 Admit Card for the prelims exam is available to download from March 4, 2021 (4 PM) by the National Institute of Design. 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 the written examination. If a candidate fails to show His/Her NID 2021 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 2021 Entrance examination.

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

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Admit Card Click Here


DAT Mains result for B.Des and GDPD will be declared on 14th March 2021. 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 2021

  • 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 2021. NID 2021 counselling process date not yet announced. Below we have mentioned the selection process of NID 2021.

  • Counselling of NID 2021 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.

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Counselling Click Here

Seat Matrix

Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT 2021 Seat Matrix. Let’s have a look.

B.Des Seat Matrix

Faculty of Communication Design

DisciplineNumber of Seats
Animation Film Design19
Exhibition Design13
Film & Video Communication13
Graphic Design19

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M.Des Seat Matrix

Faculty of Communication Design

DisciplineOffered atNumber of Seats
Animation Film DesignAhmedabad19
Film & Video CommunicationAhmedabad19
Graphic DesignAhmedabad19
Photography DesignGandhinagar19

NOTE: To read the complete details about NID DAT 2021 Counselling Click Here


Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT 2021 Cutoff. Let’s have a look.

NID DAT 2020 Minimum Qualifying Criteria


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NID Campuses

Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT 2021 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

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Fee Structure

Here, in this section, we are providing the information about NID DAT Campus Fee Structure for the 2021-22 academic year for both courses in PDF format. Let’s have a look.

CoursesFee Structure (Download Here)
B.DesClick Here
M.DesClick Here

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Contact Details

NID Andhra Pradesh
Contact No: 0863 2377201/0863 2377224
NID Haryana
Contact No: 01744 278100/278101
NID Madhya Pradesh
Contact: 8305103032
NID Assam
Contact: 0376-2310108

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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 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 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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