NID Entrance Exam 2021: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

NID 2021NID 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.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Dates

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

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Registration Starts1st week of October 2020
Online Registration Closes1st week of November 2020
Submission of form with late fee2nd week of November 2020
Edit Application Form2nd week of November 2020
DAT Prelims Admit Card release3rd week of December 2020
DAT Prelims ExamLast week of December 2020
DAT Prelims Result (M.Des)3rd week of February 2021
DAT Prelims Result (B.Des)3rd week of March 2021
Rechecking request on DAT prelimFebruary/March 2021
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (M.Des)1st week of March 2021
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (B.Des)32nd week of April 2021
DAT Mains Exam (M.Des)2nd week of March to 2nd week of April 2021
DAT Mains Exam (B.Des)Last week of April 2021
DAT Mains ResultLast week of May 2021
Counselling Starts1st week of June 2021

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 will be started from the first week of October 2020.
  • Candidates will be eligible to fill the NID 2021 application form till first week of November 2020.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned photograph & signature.
  • Candidates will also be provided with the correction facility.
  • Reserve category candidates have to upload their relevant category certificate.
  • The filled-in application form along with the demand draft should be send to the address given below:

The Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, Link Road,
Lajpat Nagar Part 3, New Delhi 110024

Application Fee:

  • The application fee neither refundable nor transferable.
  • Candidates will be able to pay the application fee through credit card, debit card (online mode) or by demand draft (offline mode).
  • The demand draft can be prepared in favour of ‘All India Management Association’, payable at New Delhi.
  • The application fee details are given below:
CourseCategoryApplication Fee (in Rs.)
B. Des/GPDPGeneral /OBC-NCL/EWS2000
SC/ST/PwD1000
Overseas Candidates3000
General /OBC2000 (discipline 1); 4000 (discipline 2)
M. DesSC/ST/PD1000 (discipline 1); 2000 (discipline 2)
Overseas Candidates3000 (discipline 1); 6000 (discipline 2)

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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

B.Des

Age Criteria:

  • Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category candidates born on or after 1 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 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category candidates born on or after 1 July 2001 are eligible to apply for admission

Qualification:

  • 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.

M.Des:

Age Criteria:

  • Indian Nationals in General Category & General EWS Category candidates born on or after 1 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 1 July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category candidates born on or after 1 July 19901 are eligible to apply for admission.

Qualification:

  • 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 June 2021.

NID Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

  • No. of Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • Duration of Exam: The exam will be of 3 hours.
  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be 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.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

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

Answer: The exam will be 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 will be organized in the month of December 2020 for prelim.

Answer: The date of issue of EWS certificate will be 01 April 2020 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 will be 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 Entrance Exam 2021 Admit Card

Admit cards will be available for download on the NID website as per the schedule. Candidates have to download and print their admit cards.

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

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 result score cards (digital or hard copy) will not be provided to the candidates. The result will be 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 will be based on the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test.

The candidates those will be selected on the basis of their performance will be called for the counselling. At the time of admission, candidates need to submit their original certificates.

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

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