NID (National Institute of Design)

Sunday, January 6, 2019


NID 2020

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Results | Counselling

NID 2020: National Institute of Design (NID) offers admissions to applicants in Bachelor of Design (BDes) and also Master of Design (MDes) programs on the premise of their execution in NID Design Aptitude Test. With a specific end goal to secure confirmation in configuration programs offered at National Institute of Design (NID) aspirants need to partake in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Applicants who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can show up for NID DAT (Mains) confirmation round. Add up to number of seats on offer in BDes programs at NID is 100 though MDes seats for confirmations are 275 in number.



NID 2020 Notification

The application forms for NID 2020 commences on 1st October 2020.

NID 2020 Exam Dates



Online application starts

1st October 2019

Last date for submission of online applications

7th November 2019

Admit card downloading for DAT prelims

17th December 2020

DAT prelims exam (M.Des, B.Des, GDPD)

29th December 2019

Result declaration of DAT prelims for M.Des

18th February 2020

Admit card downloading for DAT mains for M.Des

1st March 2020

Result declaration of DAT prelims for B.Des and GDPD     

13th March 2020

DAT Mains for M.Des


DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD



NID 2020 Application Form

  • Candidates can fill up the NID form via online mode by visiting the NID official site of the authority.
  • The application form for NID 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020
  • The last date to submit the application will be 9th November 2020 (without late fee).
  • The accepted forms of payment for the submission of the NID application free are debit/credit card or by demand draft.
  • Candidates should note that the once the NID application fee is submitted, it will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • If paying through DD then, then you are required to send the filled-in application form and DD to the below-given address:

The Project Manager–CMS

All India Management Association

Management House, 14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003


Application Fee

  • The application fee will be Rs. 2000 for the candidates of the general category.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 1000 for the candidates of the reserved category.

Get full details NID 2020 Application Form


NID 2020 Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses:

  • Candidates must have passed the 12th examination or those appearing in 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board to satisfy the eligibility criteria for NID.
  • The maximum age limit for the NID candidates to appear for the exam is 20 years for them to satisfy the eligibility criteria for NID.
  • However for reserved category candidates, the age limit is different, there will be a relaxation of three years.

Eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses:

  • The maximum age limit is 30 years of age for them to satisfy the eligibility criteria for NID. However the reserved category has a different age limit, three years relaxation is allowed for reserved category.
  • Candidates should have cleared the bachelor's degree to satisfy the eligibility criteria for NID. Those appearing in a bachelor's degree in any discipline from any institution or university recognized by law in India are also eligible to apply.

Check  NID 2020 Eligibility Criteria


NID 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: It is a pen and paper-based test.

Exam Duration: The time assigned to answer the DAT prelims question paper is 3 hours.

Type of Questions: The part-1 will include the multiple-choice questions while part-2 is of subjective type.

Parts: DAT Prelims will be conducted in two parts. DAT Mains for M.Des will consist of two parts: studio test and interviews.

Total points: There will be a total 100 points each for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains.

Language: The question paper language will be English only.

Negative Marking: There is no negative marking.


NID 2020 Syllabus

A candidate aspiring to follow design courses from NID should follow the below NID syllabus topics carefully

Important Topics: 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

Get full details NID 2020 Syllabus


NID 2020Admit Cards

  • The NID 2020 Admit Card will be available on the official website.
  • Candidates need to download and take the printout of the admit card.
  • The admit card will have the information about the exam’s venue, date and reporting time at the examination Centre.
  • Candidates will be required to take the admit card with them at the examination venue.

Check NID 2020 Admit Cards


NID 2020 Results

NID 2020 result of DAT prelims for M.Des will be declared on 19th March and B.Des / GDPD programme will be announced on 19th March 2020. The result will be declared on the official website of NID. The final merit list after conducting all the rounds of the admission process will be published category-wise based on scores obtained at each stage.


NID 2020 Counselling

  • Successful candidates can now begin the NID admission process and will get admission in NID on the basis of category wise, final merit list.
  • The shortlisted candidates who will be informed about the NID Counselling date are required to report to the respective admission process.
  • Candidates must produce their original documents at the time of NID admission and counselling.
  • The students can pay the required NID fee at the time of counselling.
  • These documents must include the valid educational certificates and relevant caste or disability certificate if applicable for the document verification process.


NID 2020 Preparation

Students must go through the NID syllabus carefully and start the preparations accordingly.

Some tips can be useful:

  • Prepare a well-defined strategy for your NID entrance exam preparations and a timetable as per your suitable studying hours.
  • One week before the NID entrance exam, you must be thorough with the concepts and should focus on weaker areas.
  • Follow the time table and the strategy consistently and don’t forget to cover up every single topic of NID syllabus in your preparations.
  • Choosing the best and right study material for your preparations can prove helpful.
  • Practice previous years question papers to get familiarized with the exam pattern and to have a clear view of how NID exams have been conducted in the past.