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The NID (National Institute of Design) came into existence in the year 1961. The Institute has three campuses located in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru. NID 2018 will be conducted by the National Institute of Design and will offer admissions to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of design.
The test will shortlist the suitable candidates for 4 years BDS and 2.5 years MDS programmes on the basis of their performance in the three tests, Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Studio Test, and Personal Interview.
Design Aptitude Test is organized at various cities all across the country. Students will be evaluated for their DAT scores and then called for Studio Test and Personal Interview.
Application Process: NID Exam application is available from the second week of October.
Last Date: last week of November is the last date to apply for NID Exam.
Admit Card Release: Admit Card for NID will be available by the fourth week of November.
DAT Exam: DAT exam will be held in the first or second week of January.
Studio Test and Interview: Interview for NID exam will be held on the third week of January.
Results for NID: Results will be announced in February.
Counselling for NID: counselling will start in June.
Eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses:
Eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses:
Steps to apply for NID Exam:
Application Form for NID 2018 will be available from the second week of October. Candidates can fill in the details for the NID exam. Payment for the NID exam can be done using Debit/Credit Cards or by Demand Draft. Application Fee once paid can not be refunded.
The following is the application fee for different programs in NID Exam:
Candidates can download the Admit Card for NID exam from the official website of NID. Admit Card for the same will be available from the fourth week of December. Candidates have to take a print out of the admit card before appearing for the NID exam.
Steps to download Admit Card for NID Exam:
NID exam paper consists of two sections with a total of 100 marks. Duration for NID Exam 2018 is set to three hours. Section A is objective type whereas Section B is of subjective type.
After the studio test, the personal interview rounds will be conducted.
Section-Wise distribution of marks:
Candidates can prepare for the topic below:
The studio test of NID Exam will comprise of practical assignment, group discussion.
The results for the NID Exam will be available by the end of February 2018. Candidates can visit the website of NID to view their results. Students NID merit list will be prepared according to the DAT score. Shortlisted candidates will then have to appear for a NID studio test and the personal interview round. The final NID merit list will be declared in the last week of May 2018.
Steps to check the results for NID exam:
It is mandatory for all applicants, including those staying abroad, to appear for the DAT 2017.
You will be allotted any seats if you do not appear for the exam.
The process of admission to NID for M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes consists of two stages.
There are 19 different specializations under Master of Design (M.Des.) at three campuses of NID.
Refer to Section 4 on eligibility criteria for M. Des in the Admissions Handbook 2017-18 available online.
Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects meets the eligibility criteria of NID 2017 mentioned in Section 4.
No the NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance test. All applicants will have to undergo the Design Aptitude Test (DAT).
The NID entrance exam will conduct the following tests: -
The courses offered through the NID exam are as follows: -
The National Institute of Design (NID) came into existence in the year 1961. NID 2017 will be conducted by the National Institute of Design. The Institute has three campuses located in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru. This institution offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of design. The test will shortlist suitable candidates on the basis of their performance in the three tests, Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Studio Test, and Personal Interview.