NID Entrance Exam 2020: Application (Started), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

NID 2020NID Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form has been started. It is organised by National Institute of Design. This is a national level entrance exam conducted to enroll the eligible candidates into various UG and PG courses provided by the institute. Eligible candidates will 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.  Admission will be provided to the candidates in various campuses of NID situated in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, Vijayawada and Bangalore. For more details regarding NID Entrance Exam 2020, candidates can go through this article which contains information regarding exam date, exam pattern, application form, result, counselling etc.

NID 2020 Notifications – Application Started

newiconNID Entrance Exam 2020 application form has been released from 1st October 2019.Check here for Application form details.

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NID Entrance Exam 2020 Dates

NID Entrance Exam Dates are listed below in the table for the candidates which are of official in nature:

Online Registration Starts1st October 2019
Online Registration Closes7th November 2019
Submission of form with late fee13th November 2019
Edit Application Form13th-15th November 2019
DAT Prelims Admit Card release20th December 2019
DAT Prelims Exam29th December 2019
DAT Prelims Result (M.Des)18th February 2020
DAT Prelims Result (B.Des)19th March 2020
Rechecking request on DAT prelim 20th-23rd March 2020 (B.Des) & 18th-21st February 2020 (M.Des)
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (M.Des)1st week of March 2020
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (B.Des)14th April 2020
DAT Mains Exam (M.Des)2nd week of March to 2nd week of April 2020
DAT Mains Exam (B.Des)29th April to 3rd May 2020
DAT Mains Result28th May 2020
Counselling Starts5th & 6th June 2020

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form

Candidates can go through the below details regarding NID Entrance Exam 2020:

  • NID Entrance Exam 2020 Registration process has been started from 1st October 2019.
  • Last date to register for the test is till 7th November 2019.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must go through the complete eligibility criteria.
  • The Application process will consist of various steps – Registration, Filling the Application Form, Uploading of required documents and making application fee payment.
  • In case you have made mistakes while filling the application form, you can make corrections during 13th-15th November 2019.
  • Candidates after submitting their application form must take print out of the application form for further processes.
  • Candidates making payment through DD have to send the printout of application form along with DD drawn in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi & send to the below address:
    The Project Manager – CMS,
    All India Management Association,
    Management House, 15, Link Road,
    Lajpat Nagar Part 3, New Delhi – 110 024, India.

Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay application fee via online mode or offline mode.

  • For online payment, fee can be paid through credit/debit card or via net banking.
  • Candidates can pay their fee via offline mode through demand draft in the favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.

Check application fee for various categories & courses in the below table:

CourseCategoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)
B. Des/GPDPGeneral /OBC-NCL/EWS2000
Overseas Candidates3000
M. DesGeneral /OBC2000 (discipline 1); 4000 (discipline 2)
SC/ST/PD1000 (discipline 1); 2000 (discipline 2)
Overseas Candidates3000 (discipline 1); 6000 (discipline 2)

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Check complete details of NID Entrance Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria for UG and PG courses below:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Indian and foreign nationals in overseas are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply provided they have to submit the proof of passing during admission.
  • Age Limit for B.Des/GDPD: Applying candidate maximum age should be 20 years as on 30 June 2020. ST/SC/OBC candidates will get 3 years of age relaxation while PwD will get 5 years of age relaxation.
  • Age Limit for M.Des: Candidate’s maximum age limit should be 30 years as on 30 June 2020. ST/SC/OBC candidates will get 3 years of age relaxation while PwD will get 5 years of age relaxation.

For B. Des/GDPD Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates who have passed or are appearing for 12th level in Science, Commerce, Arts streams or its equivalent from a recognized board/university are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have done 3 years full time diploma after their 10th approved by AICTE are also eligible to apply.

For M. Des Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Applying candidates must possess – Bachelors degree of minimum four years/Bachelor’s degree of 3 years in any stream/Full time diploma of minimum 4 years of duration in design/ fine arts/ applied arts/ architecture after 12th level to be eligible.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the exam pattern and marking scheme of NID Entrance Exam 2020 below:

Pattern for DAT Prelims:

  • Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Type of Questions: Questions in the paper will be of objective and subjective type.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of total 100 marks.
  • Language of the Exam: The entrance exam will be conducted in English
  • Duration of Exam: Total time of three hours will be given to complete the test.
  • Marking: There will be no negative marking in the entrance exam.

Patten for DAT Mains:

DAT Mains will be held in two parts:

  • Studio Test: DAT Mains Test will be held in different formats in English. The test will be of total 100 marks and 3 hours will be given to complete the exam.
  • Interviews: Interview will be organized for various disciplines after the studio test.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus for written test will contain various questions from the topics – Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge and Visualization,Drawing Skills, Memory Drawing, General Mental Ability, etc.

For Studio Test, the syllabus will contain various topics – 3D Modeling, Body Language, Observation Test, Portfolio making, Creative Thinking, etc.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Preparation Tips

Go through below given preparation tips to score well in the exam and qualify the entrance test:

  • Candidates are advised to cover all the topics from the syllabus.
  • Candidates can practice by taking various mock tests. Candidates can purchase mock test from the market or can prepare with the help of test given on website.
  • Solve previous years question papers and sample papers.
  • Candidates must make notes of what they are studying and revise those notes regularly.
  • Study from the recommended sources of study materials available in the market.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process for NID Entrance Test 2020 has been started from 1st October 2019.
Answer: Yes, candidates can apply for more than one specialization for NID DAT 2020.
Answer: Candidates paying their application fee via Demand Draft (DD) have to send DD with printed application form to the authority.
Answer: The prelims test for B.Des course through NID DAT 2020 will be held on 29th December 2019.
Answer: Yes, applying candidate’s maximum age should be 20 years as on 30 June 2020 for B.Des and 30 years as on 30 June 2020 for M.Des course.
Answer: Yes, candidates of ST/SC/OBC category will get 3 years of age relaxation while PwD will get 5 years of age relaxation in the upper age limit.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card for prelims will be available in online mode on 20th December 2019. To download admit card for prelims test, students have to enter their login credentials. For DAT Mains test, candidates can download their admit cards in the first week of March 2020 for M.Des and 14th April 2020 for B.Des.

Admit card will contain important details regarding the exam like date of the exam, photograph and signature of the candidates and a set of instructions which candidates must follow during the exam.

Candidates must carry their admit card at the examination centre along with photo id proof to get entry into the exam hall.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Result

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Results will be declared online for Prelims on 18th February 2020 for M.Des & 19th March 2020 for B.Des. Candidates can check their result by entering their necessary login credentials. The results of DAT Mains will be declared on 28th May 2020.

After results release, merit list will be prepared for various courses and released online. No candidate will get results through offline mode.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Merit List

Merit list will be released short listing names of candidates qualifying the prelims. Candidates shortlisted in the merit list will now be eligible to appear for Mains exam.

Final merit will be prepared based on the weightage scores obtained in each stages of admission process. In prelims, weightage of 30% will be given and 70% weightage will be given for mains.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Cut Off

To qualify entrance test and get admission, candidates have to score cut off marks. The cut off marks to be scored for various categories is provided in the below table:

Category Open categoryST/SC/PwDOBC NCL
Qualifying percentile marks504045

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Admission

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Admission process will be conducted on 5th & 6th June 2020. Candidates have to participate individually for the counselling process and report at the institutions. Seats will be allocated to the candidates on the basis of their course filled at the time of registration.

Also, students have to submit their required documents for verification purpose. Candidates can choose their campus and course program during the process of counselling and can freeze their seat. Candidates who will not visit for the counselling process, their seats will be forfeited and offered to next eligible candidate in the merit order.

The list of documents to be shown at the time of counselling are:

  • Self-attested copy of 10th class marksheet
  • Self-attested copy of 12th class marksheet
  • Self-attested copy of degree (if any)
  • Transfer certificate
  • Caste certificate (if required)
  • Passport size photograph
  • Photocopies of relevant pages of passport (for overseas applicants)
  • Certificate from AIU, new Delhi (for overseas applicants)

If you have any query regarding NID Entrance Exam 2020, you can ask your query by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 36 Comments
  1. Christy Mariya says:

    Will there be any change in examination date?as it come along with neet 2020. I wanted to attempt both

  2. Sakshi says:

    Currently i m in Interior first year can i join NID frm directly 2nd year after passing your NID official examination????

  3. Pratheeksha Sekhar says:

    Iam a 2019 Btech EEE pass-out. Am I eligible to apply for masters in design(fashion designing).

  4. Akshi says:

    This exam is from which class

  5. AISHWARYA says:

    i have completed b.arch in 2019.
    m i eligible for m.des in NID

  6. Samridhi says:

    I’ve already done my 12th in the year/ batch 2018-2019
    I am currently in a college first year, so can I still apply for this test?

  7. justin s john says:

    Give me details about the cretia of applying NID
    Detail about certificates to apply

  8. Saloni dugar says:

    Can you please suggest me name of the books that I should be study ing for preparing myself for the exam?

  9. Rrishika Kakoty says:

    Where will I get the syllabus for M.Des?

  10. Pratik Naskar says:

    I am going to give the 12th exam in 2020, may I eligible for the NID entrance exam of 2020?

  11. sanchita says:

    i am 3yr student currently pursuing and passing yr 2020 ,am i eligible for nid 2020 for top colleges

  12. Amit kakkar says:

    In which Areas NID offers Masters degree

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Admission will be provided to the candidates in various campuses of NID situated in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, Vijayawada and Bangalore.

  13. Vidhupriya c says:

    This year i am going to appear my 12 exam. Can i writer the entrance exam in this year?

  14. Vedalakshmi.E says:

    i want to know about the syllabus of 2020 entrance exam.actually what and all have to be prepared?kindly please give me an apt reply.

  15. Deepthi says:

    I have completed my BTech from electrical and electronics engg I eligible for NID 2020

  16. Sania Jain says:

    Syllabus please..?

  17. pratibha says:

    I am complete my degree in commerce( and Complete 2 year of diploma in graphic designing full time so am I eligible for master in NID?

  18. Anamikaa says:

    I will be appearing for boards only in 2020 can I write the entrance

  19. Anisha says:

    Does NID require migration certificate of class 12 for b.des program?

  20. Chandra kishore vandhare says:

    My daughter has completed fadhion design 2nd year and going for 3rd year from inifd , pls suggest for NID entrance 2020

    • Anamikaa says:

      I am currently in 12th so when I give the application form can I just submit all the details except my 12th certificate because I will ne appearing for boards only in 2020

  21. Sakshi Anand says:

    I want to apply for NID 2020

  22. Sayak Pal says:

    What is the number reservation of seats for General, SC, ST, OBC, PWC?

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