NID Entrance Exam 2024: Allotment (Released), Offer Letter, Dates

NID 2024NID 2024 Seat Allotment (2nd Round) has been released on 24th June 2024 for B.Des. Provisional Offer Letter has been released for M.Des. National Institute of Design (NID) is the conducting authority of this examination. It is a national level entrance examination conducted each year. Admission through this exam is offered in Undergraduate & Postgraduate design courses i.e. B.Des, M.Des. Examination is generally known as NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test). This examination is conducted in two stages i.e. Prelims & Mains. Exam qualified candidates can get admission in NID, Ahmedabad and its campuses. In this article we have provided detailed information about NID Entrance Exam 2024 including admit card, exam dates, result, counselling etc.

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NID 2024 Notifications – Allotment Out (B.Des)

newiconNID 2024 Allotment (2nd Round) has been released on 24th June 2024 for B.Des. Check here for admission details.

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NID 2024 Overview

Exam NameNID DAT 2024
Conducting authorityNational Institute of Design
Courses offeredB.Des & M.Des
Level of examNational level
Mode of applicationOnline mode
Exam modeOffline

NID 2024 Exam Dates

In the below table, we have provided NID 2024 exam dates:

EventsDates 2024 (Official)
Application start8th September 20238th September 2023
Last date to apply5th December 20235th December 2023
Application submission with late fee7th December 20237th December 2023
Correction8th to 10th December 20238th to 10th December 2023
Admit card release12th December 202312th December 2023
DAT prelims exam24th December 202324th December 2023
DAT prelims result4th April 202416th February 2024
Rechecking request of DAT result16th to 18th February 2024
DAT admit card (Mains)13th April 202422nd February 2024
DAT exam (Mains)27th & 28th April 20243rd March to 6th April 2024
 Result (Mains) 21st May 202430th April 2024
Submission of campus preferences21st to 23rd May 2024
Re-checking request of DAT Mains21st to 22nd May 202430th April to 2nd May 2024
Seat allotment29th to 31st May 202430th April to 14th May 2024
Provisional offer letter13th June 202431st May 2024

NID 2024 Answer Key

Candidates are able to get their answer keys in PDF format. NID Answer Key has been released through online mode on the website after few days of the examination. Answer key will have correct answers of all the questions asked in the examination. Question papers will also be released with the answer key.

Authority also has provided the facility to submit objection against the answer key. Objection facility is available for limited time. After submitting all the objections, candidates are able to get final answer keys. Based on the final answer key, result will be declared.

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NID 2024 Cut Off

NID 2024 Result

NID Result for prelims has been declared on 16th February 2024 for M.Des & for B.Des courses it has been out on 4th April 2024. It has been announced through online mode on the website. Candidates need to enter their login details i.e. application number & date of birth to check result.

Mains result has been declared on 30th April 2024 for M.Des & 21st May 2024 for B.Des exam. Final result is prepared by the authority based on the prelims & mains exam scores.

Based on the final merit list candidates have selected for further interview & admission rounds. Result rechecking facility will also be provided by the authority for short time period.

NID 2024 Merit List

Authority has released NID 2024 result for for the candidates those have appeared for prelims examination of M.Des. It has been released via online mode on the candidates portal. Final merit list will be calculated based on the weightage of marks obtained in the prelims and mains examinations.

Candidate whose name will appear in the merit list will only be eligible to participate in interview rounds. Merit list will be released separately for all category candidates. Any hardcopy of the score card will not be provided to the candidates.

NID 2024 Admission

NID 2024 Admission is offered only to the eligible candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further procedures i.e. GD & PI. Seat allotment process will only be done based on the merit list and performance of the candidates.

Candidates need to reach the the given venue with required documents, in case allotment process is done offline. In case candidates are able to present on the given date and time, their seats will be cancelled and it will be offered to the next candidate.

Candidates need to bring documents with them which they have uploaded at the time of filling application form. Here we have provided the list of documents which will be needed for verification:

  • 10th & 12th marksheets
  • Valid photo identity proof
  • Graduation marksheets/ provisional degree certificate
  • category certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Birth certificate/ proof of date of birth/ school leaving certificate etc.

Participating Institute of NID

Here candidates can check the list of participating university/ institute of NID:

National Institute of Design, AhmedabadNational Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
National Institute of Design, Andhra pradeshNational Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (extension campus)
National Institute of Design, HaryanaNational Institute of Design, Bengaluru (extension campus)
National Institute of Design, Assam
National Institute of Design, Madhya Pradesh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: If you belongs to SC category, you must have to upload your schedule caste certificate compulsory.

Answer: No, candidates must have passed 12th class or its equivalent to be eligible.
Answer: No, there is no need to submit printout copy of the application form if you have submitted it online.
Answer: Yes, authority also provides correction facility to the candidates after the submission of application form.
Answer: No, admission will only be provided based on the NID 2024 entrance examination.
Answer: No, application fee can only be paid via online mode using debit card/ credit card.
Answer: Yes, you must have to provide equivalence certificate from AIU before applying for NID exam.
Answer: No, there is no attempt limit for NID DAT examination, candidate can appear any number of time.
Answer: Yes, only one question paper is prepared by the authority for all candidates.

NID 2024 Application Form

Candidates are able to check NID 2024 Application Form details from the below steps with some instructions:

  • Registration process for UG & PG courses has been started from 8th September 2023.
  • Candidates are able to get their application form through online mode on the website.
  • Candidates must read and familiarise themselves with the eligibility criteria before applying.
  • It will be necessary for the aspirants to register/ sign up before filling the application form.
  • Fill all the required details in the application form including personal, educational, address, category etc.
  • Upload the scanned photograph, signature, category certificate (for reserved category only) etc. in the specific format.
  • Candidates are advised to fill correct details in the application form to avoid any kind of rejection.
  • Last date to fill registration form will be till 5th December 2023.
  • Authority also has provided correction facility to the candidates who have done mistakes in their application form. It is provided from 10th December 2023.
  • Do not forget to take printout of the application form for future purpose.

Application Fee:

  • Application fee can be paid through online mode using card/ credit card etc.
  • registration fee will be neither refundable nor transferable.

Here candidates can check category wise application fee for B.Des/ M.Des courses:

CoursesGeneral Category/General EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD candidatesOverseas (Supernumerary)
B.Des.Rs. 3000/-Rs. 1500/-Rs. 5000/-
M.Des 1 Discipline onlyRs. 3000/-Rs. 1500/-Rs. 5000/-
M.Des. 2 DisciplinesRs. 6000/-Rs. 3000/-Rs. 10000/-

How to Apply for NID 2024

  • Step 1: Visit the official website (link is given above).
  • Step 2: Register/ sign up by providing basic details i.e. name, email address etc.
  • Step 3: Now, enter login credentials i.e. email ID, date of birth & password which you have received through email.
  • Step 4: Fill personal and education details and then select the course i.e. B.Des, M.Des.
  • Step 5: Upload documents i.e. photograph, category certificate and signature etc in JPG/ JPEG format.
  • Step 6: Click on payment button and pay the application fee through online mode.
  • Step 7: Verify all the details and keep printout of the application form for future reference.

NID 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Here candidates can check complete NID 2024 eligibility criteria for UG & PG design courses:

For B.Des Courses:


  • Candidates must have passed 12th class or its equivalent exam in Science/ Commerce/ Arts/ Humanities or any other stream from a recognized board.

Age Criteria:

  • Indian (General & General EWS category): Candidates should be born on or after 1st July 2003.
  • Indian Reserved (OBC-NCL, ST & SC category): Candidates must born or after 1st July 2000.
  • Indian Reserved (PWD category): Candidates those have born on or after 1st July 1998 will only eligible.
  • Foreign in Overseas Category: Candidates should born on or after 1st July 2003.

For M.Des Program:


  • Aspirants must be graduated in 4 years duration in any specialisation. OR
  • 4 Year diploma courses in Design/ Applied Arts/ Fine Arts/ Architecture, after 12th or equivalent to 12th standard from a university or institute recognised by law in India OR
  • Graduation degree of 3 years duration in any stream.

Age Criteria:

  • Indian (General & General EWS category): Candidates should be born on or after 1st July 1992.
  • Indian Reserved (OBC-NCL, ST & SC category): Aspirants must born on or after 1st July 1989.
  • Indian Reserved (PWD category): Aspirants must born on or after 1st July 1987 will be eligible.
  • Foreign in Overseas Category: Candidates should born on or after 1st July 1992 to be eligible.

NID 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates can get to know about NID 2024 exam pattern from below:

  • Mode of Exam: Examination is conducted through offline mode (mode might be changed accordingly).
  • Stages: Exam is conducted in two stages i.e. DAT Prelims & DAT Mains.
  • Duration: Exam duration will be of 3 hours.
  • Type of Questions: Mix of objective & subjective type questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Language of Paper: Question paper will be available in English language only.
  • Total Marks: Question paper will be of total 100 marks.

NID 2024 Syllabus

NID 2024 syllabus helps the students to introduce themselves with the important topics. For prelims exam, candidates must prepare themselves with the topics i.e. innovation in design, theme development, optical illusion, creative thinking and writing, picture analysis, usage of colours in compositions, presentation techniques, good design vs bad design, story pictures etc. Mains exam will depend in mock interview, importance of body language, creative thinking, dooling etc.

NID Preparation Tips

Here we have provided some preparation tips and tricks for the candidates to prepare well for the exam:

  • Make a routine for your study and follow it strictly.
  • Introduce yourself with the NID exam pattern & syllabus.
  • Look at the past exam papers and sample papers.
  • Make short notes of the important topic and do revision of the same.
  • Do not get panic, calm down and drink plenty of water.
  • Discuss your topics with your teachers and friends, It will help you to clear your concept.
  • Do exercise and yoga on the daily basis to keep your mind fresh.

NID 2024 Admit Card

NID 2024 Hall Ticket has been made available few days before the examination. It has been released through online mode on the website. NID admit card has been released on 12th December 2023 for prelims exam. It has been released on 13th April 2024 & 22nd February 2024 for DAT B.Des & M.Des Main, respectively.

Candidates must check all the details mentioned on admit card i.e. name of the candidate, examination centre, exam time, day. In case of any discrepancy, contact the officials. It is compulsory for the candidates to bring admit card at the day of examination with one ID proof.

Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid admit card. Admit card for NID 2024 will be released through login.

If candidates have any other query related to the NID Entrance Examination 2024, then they can ask us in the comment section given below.


  1. Is there any NRI quota ? If students passed 12th outside India but in CBSE still the process remains same? Is there any classes for entrance exam preparation?Thanks

  2. Sir
    I am now 44years of age and belongs to SC category. Now working as a Interior designer in a civil construction company. I would like to apply for M des in Interior and Furniture designs. Is there any age barrier for applying.
    Ashley Mohan

    1. Yes, there are different age barrier as per the category. We have mentioned complete eligibility criteria with age limit in the article. You must check the eligibility section in article.

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