NID Entrance Exam 2019: Result, Answer Key, Counselling, Admission

NID 2019NID 2019 Result for DAT Mains (B.Des/GDPD) has been released on 31st May 2019. NID Entrance Test 2019 (National Institute of Design) is organized by the NID itself. It offers UG & PG design courses in the institution and its affiliated campuses. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is the exam through which candidates can get admission in the four years of (B.Des) & (M.Des) programmes. The GDPD (Graduate Diploma Programme in Design) is also offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra. NID 2019 Counselling Schedule for M.Des has been released. In this article, we have mentioned the NID entrance exam 2019 complete details.

Result Important Dates Admission

NID 2019 Notifications:

newiconThe Application form for NID 2020 will be released in October, 2019.

newiconNID 2019 Result for DAT Mains (B.Des/GDPD) has been released on 31st May 2019.Check here for result details.

newiconNID 2019 Counselling for M.Des has been started from 23rd May 2019 through offline mode.Check here for counselling details.

newiconNID 2019 Final Result for M.Des has been released on 2nd May 2019.

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NID 2019 Result for DAT Prelims (B.Des/GDPD) has been released on 20th March 2019.

NID 2019 Answer Key for  B.Des./GDPD DAT Prelims Exam has been released through login. Check here for answer key details.

NID 2019 Exam Dates

Here we have mentioned the exam dates for admission in NID 2019 for B.Des & M.Des courses.

EventsDates (Announced)
Application form release1st October 2018
Last date to submit application form23rd November 2018
Last date to submit application with late fee30th November 2018
Last date for receiving printed application forms30th November 2018
Correction window1st – 4th December 2018
Admit card17th December 2018
Exam Date (DAT Prelims)6th January 2019
Answer key release13th February 2019
DAT Prelim results for M.Des20th February 2019
Rechecking window (DAT Prelims) with payment mode for M.Des15th – 17th February 2019
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des1st March 2019
DAT Mains exam for M.Des11th March – 12th April 2019
DAT Prelims result for B.Des and GDPD20th March 2019
Rechecking window (DAT Prelims) with payment mode20th – 22nd March 2019
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD2nd May 2019
DAT Mains result for M.Des2nd May 2019
DAT Mains exam for B.Des, GDPD12th – 19th May 2019
Counselling for M.Des23rd & 24th May 2019
DAT Mains result for B.Des and GDPD31st May 2019

NID Answer Key 2019

The candidates can get the official answer key after the completion of the exam. NID Answer key 2019 has been released after the few days of the written exam. It has been published by the institution through online mode on 13th February 2019.

With the help of answer key, candidates can get the rough idea about the marks they will be obtained in the exam. Candidates can also send their objection regarding official answer key if any.

NID Result 2019

NID result 2019 is declaring on different dates for B.Des/GDPD and M.Des programmes. Candidates can view their result and score through online mode. Score cards does not sent to any candidate by post. Result for DAT Prelims (M.Des) has been declared on 20th February 2019.

The rank list will also be prepared by the institution for each course category-wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admissions process.

NID Entrance Exam 2020

NID Entrance Exam 2020 will be organized by National Institute of Design. It is one of the national level entrance exam conducted to offer admission into various UG and PG courses provided by the institute. Eligible candidates can get admission in B.Des/ GDPD and M.Des courses on the basis of scores obtained in the two phases of entrance test – prelims and mains.

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NID 2019 Cut-off

NID Admission 2019

In the order of merit of the candidates in the merit list, they have to submit their consent to the institution. The seats will be allotted to the candidates on the basis of availability of seats in the participating institutions. NID 2019 Admission Process will be conducted through offline mode.

To be eligible for the seat allotment, candidates have to upload their documents on the institution website for verification. All the documents should be uploaded before the last date of submission of documents. Otherwise, the admission of the candidate will be cancelled.

Scanned original certificates to be uploaded:

  • Mark sheet of 10th and 12th
  • Birth certificate
  • Reservation category certificate
  • PwD certifcate

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form for NID 2019 has been started from 1st October 2018.
Answer: There is no equivalent exam to get admission in National Institute of Design.
Answer: One can appear in this exam for an unlimited number of attempts provided the eligibility criteria are fulfilled.
Answer: Candidates those are claiming for the reservation, they have to upload the relevant certificate.
Answer: Yes. you can apply for 2 disciplines for the admissions to M.Des.
Answer: There is no provision of negative marking in the exam.
Answer: Yes, appearing candidates are eligible to apply.

NID Application Form 2019

Candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully as per the guidelines given in the information brochure.

  • Candidates have to register on the website first to fill the further application form.
  • The online NID application form 2019 is started from 1st October 2018.
  • Candidates will be allowed to fill the application form till 30th November 2018 with late fee.
  • After successful registration, candidates have to fill all the required details carefully.
  • Candidates also have to upload the photograph and signature along with necessary documents in JPG/JPEG format.
  • The last date to submit the printed application form will be 30th November 2018.
  • Correction facility has been started from 1st December 2018.
  • The payment through offline mode can be done by preparing a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.
  • Candidates those will submit the application form through offline mode, they have to send the DD along with printout of filled application form to the address:

The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003, India

Application Fee:

  • The fee can be paid either online or offline (DD) mode
  • The application fee will be neither refundable nor transferable.
CategoryB.Des/GDPDM.Des (1 Discipline)M.Des (1 Discipline)
General/OBC-NCLRs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST/OPEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-Pwd/ST-PwDRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-
OverseasRs. 3000/- (only for B.Des)Rs. 3000/-Rs. 6000/-

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria given below to appear in NID entrance exam 2019:

Appearing Candidates: Those appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply but they have to submit the proof of passing the examination at the time of admission.

For B.Des/GDPD:

  • Age Limit: Upper age limit will be 20 years as on 30 June 2019. 3 years of age relaxation for OBC-NCL/SC/ST and 5 years for PwD candidates.
  • Qualifying Exam: Pass 10+2 qualifying examination in the academic year 2018-19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent are eligible to apply.

For M.Des:

  • Age Limit: The maximum age limit to apply is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. 3 years of age relaxation for OBC-NCL/SC/ST and 5 years for PwD candidates.
  • Qualifying Exam: One should have bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2, from any university or institute recognized by law in India.
  • OR Bachelor degree of 3 year in any specialization, under the 10+2 system.
  • OR Full-time Diploma of 4 year in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system.

Click here to view M.Des Eligibility Criteria.

Click here to view B.Des/GDPD Eligibility Criteria.

NID Exam Pattern 2019

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Duration: DAT prelims will be of about 3 hours for B.Des & 2 1/2 hours for M.Des.
  • Maximum Marks: The whole question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • Language: The exam will be asked in English language only.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in the exam.
  • DAT Mains: The candidates those will qualify in DAT prelims will be shortlisted for DAT Mains exam. The DAT mains will consist of tests in multiple formats such in a studio set up. The tests will be conducted over two days.

For B.Des/GDPD:

PartsType of QuestionsNo. of Points
Part IObjective Type70
Part IISubjective Type30

Note: In B.Des/GDPD the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.

NID 2019 Syllabus

The NID will not provide the any specific syllabus for NID entrance exam. However, the candidates can go through the topics such as Elements & Principles of Design, Innovation in Design, Creative thinking & writing, Visual Logic, Colour Terminology, Design Theory, Optical Illusion, Usage of color in Compositions, 3D Visualization, etc.

Click here to view B.Des Sample Paper.

Click here to view B.Des Sample Paper.

NID Admit Card 2019

The candidates can get their admit card through the online mode only. It does not send to any candidate by post. The NID admit card 2019 for B.Des/GDPD & M.Des has been released on 17th December 2018 for DAT Prelims exam. Form M.Des (DAT Mains) exam, it has been released on 1st March 2019.

If you have any other queries about NID Entrance Exam 2019, you can write your queries in the comment box given below.

Displaying 85 Comments
  1. Varsha says:

    Test Center Lucknow is shown but the whole address of center isnt available.

  2. Sasidhar says:

    If am joining for M.des i need a portfolio

  3. Archana Kundu says:

    I hv completed diploma on 2018
    Am I eligible for nid 2019?
    My age is 21.
    Please reply.

  4. Bhavna Sharma says:

    Sir I apply this from but Don’t get any confirmation mail and message that’s why I am worry it is okay ? Yaa Not okay ??

  5. Tapish Gupta says:

    I did my bachelor’s degree by distance education
    Am i eligible for nid ?

  6. Sonia raikwar says:

    I passed my 10+2 in academic year 2014-2015. Am I eligible to apply for NID in 2019

  7. Akansha says:

    I’m BBA 1st semister and my age is 18 can I eligible for this nid application form

  8. Akansha says:

    I’m BBA 1st semister and my age is 19 can I eligible for this nid application form

  9. Baldev raghav says:

    Hello sir/mam
    I have completed pcm in 2017 with 55 % marks. And i m 21 years old. Can i apply PG program in fashion design.

  10. Anoop Srivastava says:

    What is the percentage criteria for 12th passed candidates. Whether it will be best 4 subjects or all 6 subjects? Pl. confirm


  11. Harshini says:

    I will 10+2 passed by the year 2019 . Am I eligible for examination NID ??

  12. Surbhi says:

    Hey . I am going through class 12 in medical so i wll be having my preboards in january .so how should i manage to give the entrance exam for NID ?

  13. Yashprabha says:

    i m persuing b.des.1st semester.. my age is 18 .. am i eligible for the NID entrance test?

  14. Puja shah says:

    I’m graduated from sol du in ba programme. And right now persuing diploma in interior design which is completing my diploma in 2019. If I combine both ba programme degree nd diploma. Am I able to apply m.des 2019 ?

  15. KAMAL kant says:

    Cut-off for ug ?

  16. Anonymous says:

    What is the passing mark for the NID 2019 examination?

  17. Ananya mittal says:

    I am appearing for class 12 the this year .can I submit nid form this year?

  18. Abhishek meena says:

    Plzz tell me about all documents needed for the application….. Throughly

  19. Abhishek meena says:

    My 10th class marksheet is submitted in the school. It is gone to the board for checking puspose.can i submit(upload) the verified copy of the marksheet.original marksheet will get available in october(3rd week).

  20. Snigdha mishra says:

    I am now in final year of diploma in handloom and textile technology can I appear for NID ?

  21. Abhilash Dandhare says:

    I am 19 now and currently pursuing mechanical engineering…2nd year
    After my graduation i will be 21 ,so can i apply in NID 2021 , because the upper age limit is 20

  22. Nikita M says:

    Which documents we have to submit while filling application form

  23. Smitha Achyuthan says:

    My daughter did her primary education in India and secondary education in Muscat, Oman. Now she is in cbse 12th in Muscat. While filling the application form for Nid, does she has to pay as per the overseas category or general category? Also can you tell whether any online classes or books are available for entrance exam?

  24. Jesto says:

    Iam studying in plus 2 this year.My age is 17.Am I eligible to fill the application form for NID 2019 exam?

  25. Jesto says:

    I am studying in plus two this year.My age is 17.Am I eligible to apply for NID 2019 exam?

  26. Sindhuja says:

    May i know merit grade and other dates for exam

  27. Charanjit says:

    We belong to the Minority group sikhs. Is there any reservations??

  28. Ritika Bajpai says:

    DAT Prelims DAT mains application has to be filled in by the candidate together.

  29. Irum says:


  30. Dinkar Vajpei says:

    Is it compulsory to have mathematics in class 12 for NID

  31. Melissa kendrick says:

    Is it required to take science group in 12th for Mdes in nid? What is the eligibility?

  32. Varsha says:

    I graduated in 2014 with B.Sc in Multimedia and animation degree (3 yrs). Am I eligible for M.Des. ? Kindly Reply

  33. Ayush says:

    how will i know if im selected for prelims?
    how will i know that where my exam center is?

  34. Palak says:

    I have completed my graduation in i eligible for the pg course??

  35. Minal Nikhade says:

    Is there is any other course than BDes to go for Graphic Designing ?
    Because all courses have less number of seats and tough entrance exam.

  36. Arshad says:

    I have completed 12th in 2016/17 i am eligible for this or not

  37. C.Rajan says:

    My son is studying 12th Standard, Wants to know whether he is eligible to write B.Des entrance exam of Jan’2019.

  38. Vignesh says:

    What is the full syllabus for NID pg entrance and how can i prspare for it?

  39. Rashmi jaiswal says:

    Now I need pursuing my BSC. Degree in chemistry … N my last year complete in 2019.. am I eligible

  40. Rashmi jaiswal says:

    I m pursuing in chemistry ..n my last year completes in 2019 ..m I eligible..

  41. Kunika says:

    I am not having mathematics.Can I apply?

  42. Vivek says:

    I need detailed syllabus of nid for pg program.

  43. Smitha Achyuthan says:

    My daughter wants to appear for Nid exams this year. So wanted to know what is this Pwd certificate to attached on website?

  44. Vaasanthi says:

    For how many years its valid to get admission after I qualify?

  45. Tanya says:

    What stream or subjects are required in 12th to be eligible to appear B.Des? I have taken Commerce without mathematics, am I eligible?

  46. Devendra Rawal says:

    I’ve got a qualification of 10th from Nepal.
    So, can i apply for the Graduate Diploma Program in Graphic Design or Bachelors of Graphic Design?

  47. Aakash George Kerketta says:

    While going through the net to know about the admission process in NID, I came across with the term “DAT Mains”.

    Could you please elaborate about it

  48. Sushanth says:

    I have done btech in computer science department,can I apply for pg courses at nid?

  49. Srushti says:

    I have completed my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.Am i eligible to apply NID 2019 for master’s in furniture and interior design?


  50. Khushi says:

    I am with science stream. So other than maths . Physics isn’t in this exam. ?

  51. Purba saha says:

    Now iam pursuing BBA,my last year is i able to give NID entrance exam 2019?

  52. Parth vohra says:

    Difference between nid prelims and mains the form says apply for prelims and mains so which to apply for and can we apply if we are in class 12

  53. Pranay says:

    One who is BSc degree qualified with any percentage can apply?

  54. Anshumansingh Kshatriya says:

    I passed my 10+2 in the academic year 2016-2017 and i want to give entrance exam of NID for the academic year 2019, am I eligible for this exam? please give me suggestions…

  55. Anuj says:

    Can you please share the TEST CENTRES for the Nid entrance exam..

  56. Swathi says:

    I completed my diploma in Architecture can i apply for NID Entrance Exam.And what is the difference between NID(prelims) and NID(Mains)?Please sir help me.

  57. RS. Suvitha says:

    1. is mathematics required for b.des?
    2. What is the cut off percentage for applying B.Des ?
    3. still not appeared in class 12th exam as it is in march and nid is conducting exams on 1st week of January 2019 and 2nd week of March 2019, so am i eligible?

  58. Shubhanshi solanki says:

    Is it compulsory to have mathematics in class 12 for NID

  59. Dilar says:

    Those who are going to appear 12th std exam in 2019….they can appear NID exam for 2018-19?

  60. Kumaresh Deb says:

    I carefully go through about the syllabus of NID entrance exam. How does a new comer will give answer ?

  61. Muskan Shrivastava says:

    I have passed class 12th in the academic year 2017-2018. Am I eligible to apply for NID in 2019?

  62. Subhransu banerjee says:

    On qualifying in the written test,when the studio test will happen in 2019.
    As I am going to write my 12th papers in the March 19 then how will be able to appear the studio test if conducted during that time.

  63. Nishant says:

    The person who is 10+2 qualified wid any percentage can apply?

  64. Akshita srivastava says:

    What is the cut off for applying B.Des ?

  65. Renu Rajaram says:

    Is there any defence quota seats?

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