National Institute of Design Entrance Exam [NID]

NID 2018

Exam Date : 10th January 2018 To 11th January 2018
Result Date : 7th February 2018

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About NID 2018:

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.

Courses Offered:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
  • Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
  • Master of Design (M.Des.)

NID 2018 Important Dates

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.

NID 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for undergraduate courses:

  • The maximum age limit for the NID candidates to appear for the exam is 20 years for them to satisfy the eligibility criteria for NID. However for reserved category candidates, the age limit is different, there will be relaxation of three years.
  • Candidates must have passed 12th examination or those appearing in 12th or similar examination from a conceded board to satisfy the eligibility criteria for NID.

Eligibility criteria for postgraduate courses:

  • The maximum age limit is 30 years of age for them to meet the eligibility criteria for NID. However the reserved category has a distinctive age limit, three years relaxation is allowed for reserved category.
  • Candidates should have cleared the bachelor's degree to satisfy the eligibility guidelines for NID. Those appearing in bachelor's degree in any discipline from any institution or university recognised by law in India are also qualified to apply.

NID 2018 Application Process

Steps to apply for NID Exam:

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website to apply for NID Exam (www.nid.edu/).
  • Candidates can now submit the NID 2018 application form.
  • Candidates are required to fill up the NID form very carefully to ensure and provide only genuine information while filling up the NID form.
  • The application forms will be available on the NID official website from the 2nd week of October 2017.
  • Candidates are advised to go through the information booklet before filling up the NID form.
  • Thereafter candidates are required to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Candidate should note that if NID fees is being paid through demand draft, then the candidate must send the printout of the NID application form along with DD to at the following address before the due date.

NID 2018 Application Form Details

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:

  • B.Des:
    • General Category - Rs.1500
    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD - Rs.750
    • Overseas (supernumerary) - Rs.1500
  • GDPD:
    • General Category - Rs.1500
    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD - Rs.750
    • Overseas (supernumerary) - Rs.1500
  • Both B.Des. and GDPD:
    • General Category - Rs.3000
    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD - Rs.1500
    • Overseas (supernumerary) - Rs.3000
  • M.Des. One (1) discipline only:
    • General Category - Rs.1500
    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD - Rs.750
    • Overseas (supernumerary) - Rs.1500
  • M.Des. Two (2) disciplines:
    • General Category - Rs.3000
    • OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD - Rs.1500
    • Overseas (supernumerary) - Rs.3000

NID 2018 Admit Card

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:

  • Go to the NID official website.
  • Click on the link for NID admit card.
  • Log in using the Register Number and Password given at the time of application.
  • The NID admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the NID admit card and print it.

NID 2018 Exam Pattern

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:

  • Section A - 70 Marks (Objective)
  • Section B - 30 Marks (Subjective)

 

NID 2018 Syllabus

Candidates can prepare for the topic below:

  • Composition
  • Drawing skills
  • Creativity
  • General Mental Ability
  • Communication skills
  • Sensitivity to environment
  • Subject of Design

The studio test of NID Exam will comprise of practical assignment, group discussion.

NID 2018 Results

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:

  • Go to the official site of NID Exam.
  • Click on the link that leads you to the NID results page.
  • Fill in the required details like Enrollment Number, Name, Father’s Name and other details on the results page.
  • Click on the “Submit” button to view the results for NID Exam.

NID 2018 Counselling

  • Counselling for the NID starts after the final merit list is released. Shortlisted students will be informed about the counselling dates. At the time of admission, candidates are required to get their original documents for verification. The counselling fees can be paid at the time of counselling.
  • If the candidates are unable to pay the fee or fail to get original documents then their admission will be cancelled.

Discussion Forum View all 27 Questions

What if I am staying abroad and can’t appear for the DAT 2017?

Asked By: Sharavi Yadav,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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.

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May I know what is the admission procedure for NID 2107?

Asked By: Pavan Kalyan,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The process of admission to NID for M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes consists of two stages.

  • Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims.
  • Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains.
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What is the entry requirement for M.Des. courses in NID 2017?

Asked By: Dev Das,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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.

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I am giving my HSC through correspondence. Am I eligible for the NID entrance for B.Des?

Asked By: Mallika Sen,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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.

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Is the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) score considered for the NID entrance test?

Asked By: Shubham Rai,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No the NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance test. All applicants will have to undergo the Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

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QNID tests

How kind of tests are conducted?

Asked By: Divya Darshan,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NID entrance exam will conduct the following tests: -

  • Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Studio Test and
  • Personal Interview.
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QCourses offered

What are the courses offered?

Asked By: Malini M,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The courses offered through the NID exam are as follows: -

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
  • Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD)
  • Master of Design (M.Des.)
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QNID

What is NID?

Asked By: Geeta Chabbria,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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.

 

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