NID Admission Procedure 2018, Dates, Selection Process, Choice Filling

NID 2018NID admission procedure 2018 will be started in the month of May 2018 along with the publication of NID result. DAT (Design Aptitude Test) is the entrance exam for admission into NID (National Institute of Design) and its affiliated colleges. It is a national level entrance exam through which candidates can get admission in B.Des, M.Des and GDPD (Graduate Diploma Program in Design) courses. Candidates must have to appear in DAT Prelims and Mains to get admission in the design institutions. In this article we have mentioned the complete procedure of NID 2018 admission.

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NID Admission Procedure 2018

The counselling will be conducted through online mode. The NID will prepare the category-wise rank list on the basis of sum total of the weighted score obtained by the candidate in each stage of admission. To get admission in design courses, candidates have to go through three stages of admission which are DAT written test, studio test and personal interview. Candidates will be called for these rounds as per their performance in the DAT prelims entrance exam. Only candidates those will appear for all the stages of admission will be considered eligible for the merit list.

As per the schedule given, candidates have to upload the document online for the document verification. Candidates those documents will found to be false, their admission will be cancelled by the admission authority on later stage. On the basis of DAT prelims and mains (studio and interview) the final merit list will be prepared on which basis the candidates will be shortlisted for the submitting the college preference.

NID Admission Schedule 2018

Candidates can check the tentative schedule of admission for B.Des and M.Des courses. After releasing the official dates we will update in our article.

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EventsDates for B.DesDates for M.Des
Starting of filling first stage online choicesLast week of May1st week of May
Starting of filling second stage online choices1st week of June1st week of May
Online confirmation for PwD category candidates1st week of June1st week of May
Online confirmation by all qualified candidates under OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and OVERSEAS category2nd week of June1st week of May
Starting of uploading scanned copies of documents by all candidates2nd week of June3rd week of May
Closing of uploading scanned copies of documents by all candidates3rd week of June3rd week of May

NID Selection Procedure 2018

The NID admission procedure will be followed by the steps given below:


  • Based on the availability of seats, candidates in order of merit will qualify to give their consent for the various stages of the admissions process.
  • Candidates have to login on the official website to fill and submit the preferences.

Submit Preference:

  • Candidates those will appear in the both DAT-Prelims and DAT-Mains exam will be only eligible to fill preference.
  • After submission of preferences by the candidate, they will be asked to confirm the preferences provided by the candidate.
  • Once the preference will be submitted, it cannot be changed at a later stage.

View Result:

  • Candidates can view their results only after confirming and submitting the preferences.
  • The category-wise seats will be allotted to candidates in order of merit and based on the preference submitted by them.

Also Check:

NID Cut off 2018

Documents Required for Admission

Candidates have to bring the original documents along with photocopies on the day of counselling.

  • 10th & 12th Marksheet
  • Birth Certificate
  • Graduation Marksheet (Degree/Diploma)
  • Graduation Certificate (Degree/Diploma)
  • Reservation Category Certificate
  • PwD Certificate
  • Passport (for overseas category)
  • Bonafide Certificate from the Principal of their College (those result is awaited)

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