NID Entrance Exam 2021: Counselling (Started), Result (Out), Cut Off

NID 2021NID 2021 Cut off has been released for B.Des & M.DesFinal Result (M.Des) has been declared on 2nd August 2021. Entrance exam is conducted every year on a national level. It is organized by the National Institute of Design. Through this entrance exam, the admissions are offered in Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), Masters of Design (M.Des.) and PhD in Design. The exam is conducted as prelims and mains. Admission will be provided at NID situated in Gujarat, Ahmedabad,  Kurukshetra, Vijayawada and Bangalore. Candidates can check the complete details of NID entrance exam 2021 from this article.

Exam Dates Result

  Admission FAQs

NID 2021 Notifications – Cut Off Released (B.Des/ M.Des)

newiconGet all exam details and latest updates about NID Entrance exam 2022 from here.

newiconGet complete updates of NID 2021 admission and counselling from here. Click here to view details. 

newiconNID 2021 Cut Off has been released for final result of B.Des/ M.Des admission.  Check here for cut off details.

newiconNID 2021 Cut Off has been released for last candidate qualified for the admission.  Check here for cut off details.

newiconNID 2021 Final Result (M.Des) has been declared on 2nd August 2021.  Check here for result details.

newiconNID 2021 Counselling Procedure and other details has been released for M.Des. It has been conducted within 3 days of result announcement.  Check here for counselling details.

Get latest news & updates about NID 2021 via SMS and e-mail, by entering your details below: 
Please wait...

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Dates

Candidates must go through the events and their respective exam dates which are given below to appear in the examination.

EventsDates 2021
Online Registration Starts9th January 2021
Online Registration Closes17th February 2021
Submission of form with late fee17th to 20th February 2021
Edit Application Form21st to 23rd February 2021
DAT Prelims Admit Card release4th March 2021
DAT Prelims Exam14th March 2021
DAT Prelims Result (M.Des)19th June 2021
DAT Prelims Result (B.Des)19th June 2021
Rechecking request on DAT prelimJune 2021
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (M.Des)7th July 2021
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (B.Des)1st July 2021
DAT Mains Result2nd August 2021
Counselling StartsAugust 2021

Also Check: 

NID 2021 Answer Key

NID 2021 Cut Off

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Result

To be considered for the merit list, a candidate must have appeared for all the tests in both the DAT Prelims and the DAT Mains.

Separate NID result score cards (digital or hard copy) will not be provided to the candidates. The result has been released through online mode.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Merit List

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, the official authority will prepare the separate merit lists for each category. Only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced by the officials.

The merit list will be published by the officials after few days of the written examination through online mode.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Admission

Admission to all the programmes at NID is based on the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test.

The candidates those have selected on the basis of their performance are able to participate in the counselling. At the time of NID admission, candidates need to submit their original certificates.

After allotting the admission letter, candidates have to report the allotted campus for final admission.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: Yes, if you belong to any reserve category, then it is necessary to upload.

Answer: The exam is conducted in various cities across India.

Answer: You can apply for NID 2020 exam through online mode.

Answer: There is no limit to apply in this examination .

Answer: DAT mains is the second stage of admission process. So, it is necessary to appear in both the exams.

Answer: The entrance exam has been organized on 14th March 2021 for prelim.

Answer: The date of issue of EWS certificate is 01 April 2021 or later.

Answer: Yes, you can apply but it should be active.

Answer: Candidates those have paid the application fee through online mode, they do not have to send the hard copy of application form.

Exam Centers:

DAT Prelims is conducted in the following cities in India are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada

NID 2021 Application Form

Before proceeding to fill application form, candidates must go through the instructions given below:

  • Candidates have to register online before filling the online application form.
  • The application form has been released on 9th January 2021.
  • Candidates are eligible to fill the NID 2021 application form till 17th February 2021. 
  • Candidates must have to upload the scanned photograph & signature.
  • Application correction has been started from 21st to 23rd February 2021 through online mode.
  • Reserve category candidates have to upload their relevant category certificate.
  • Take printout of the filled application form and keep it safe for further procedure.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee neither refundable nor transferable.
  • Candidates are able to pay the application fee through credit card, debit card (online mode).
  • The application fee details are given below:
CourseCategoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)
B. Des/GPDPGeneral /OBC-NCL/EWS3000/-
Overseas Candidates5000/-
General /OBC3000/- (discipline 1); 6000/- (discipline 2)
M. DesSC/ST/PD1500/- (discipline 1); 3000/- (discipline 2)
Overseas Candidates5000/- (discipline 1); 10000/- (discipline 2)

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All applying candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria which are given below:


Age Criteria:

  • Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category candidates born on or after 1st July 2001 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates born on or after 1st July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category candidates born on or after 1st July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category candidates born on or after 1st July 2001 are eligible to apply for admission


  • Candidates who have passed or will appear in 10+2 in qualifying examination in the academic year are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should have passed in subjects such as science, arts, commerce, humanities, etc.


Age Criteria:

  • Indian Nationals in General Category & General EWS Category candidates born on or after 1st July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC- NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates born on or after 1st July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category candidates born on or after 1st July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category candidates born on or after 1st July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission.


  • Candidates must have Bachelor’s 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.
  • The last date for submitting the provisional/graduation certificate will be till July/ August 2021.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

  • No. of Marks: The question paper is of 100 marks.
  • Duration of Exam: The exam is of 3 hours.
  • Mode of Exam: The exam is conducted through offline (pen/paper) mode.
  • Language of Exam: The exam will be asked in English language.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of visual & texual type.

DAT Mains for M.Des programme:

  • Studio test: Total marks of the exam will be 100 & the duration will be of 3 hours. It will conducted in English language only.
  • Interview: It will be conducted separately for each discipline after the studio test.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus will be consisting of various topics such as Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge and Visualization, Drawing Skills, Memory Drawing, General Mental Ability, etc.

For Studio Test, the syllabus will be comprised of the topics such as 3D Modeling, Body Language, Observation Test, Portfolio making, Creative Thinking, etc

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Preparation Tips

  • Cover all the topics of the official syllabus.
  • Practice various mock tests & purchase mock test from the market or internet.
  • Solve previous years question papers and sample papers.
  • Make short notes every day after studying and revise them regularly.
  • Take healthy food and do yoga or meditation.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Admit Card

NID Admit cards can be available for download on the NID website as per the schedule. Candidates are able to download their admit card from 4th March 2021 for prelims exam. It has been released on 1st July 2021 for B.Des mains and on 7th July 2021 for M.Des DAT Mains. Candidates have to download and print their admit cards.

Reporting time is mentioned in the DAT Prelims admit card. The exact date & time of DAT Mains is mentioned in the admit card.

If you have any query regarding NID Entrance Exam 2021, you can ask your query by leaving your comment below.

Related Articles


  1. I m in 12th grade science 2021-2022 batch and intend to do Bdes and would like to know the form filling procedure for the same.

  2. Will there be any more exam for this, as i have not appeared fir the exam i was late for it .If i hadn’t given the exam i won’t get admission ?

  3. I am an obc candidate the application asks for the caste certificate issued only after 10th april 2020 and the issued date of my certificate is 2007 how can i solve this issue

    1. Official didn’t have release any notification regarding NID 2021, so please wait patently and keep checking for further updates.

  4. Now i’m in 12 clss and my board exam is in february…so can i can get admisaion form after finishing examination or i should get the form now in december only…what to do..plss reply in detail…the forms available in december only or wgat…plss reply

    1. No, Official didn’t have release any specific date for NID 2021. Please wait and keep checking for further updates.

    1. Application Forms are yet to release, keep checking for latest information and direct link to the Application Form.

  5. This minimum qualifying criteria thing, is it fixed? The given percentiles will remain the same for this year as well?

    1. These things usually remain same for every year and chances of change in eligibility norms are quite low. Keep checking our article as we will update our eligibility norms if official will introduce some change for this year.

  6. Currently I’m in 2nd yr of my Bachelor’s degree. This yr I want to take NID entrance exam in M.Des just to understand its pattern. Can I take the exam in M.Des even if I don’t have my bachelor’s degree??

  7. Is it important that the caste certificate of (OBC-NCL) should be issued after april’2020 for appearing in entrance 2021 ?

  8. Can you explain me the whole procedure like what all things to prepare for prelims and dat and what is the syllabus and I know the things about NIFT but I really don’t know about NID.

    1. You can read this article to know complete procedure about the exam, other details will be updated when it will be released.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button