NID Entrance Exam 2020: Application, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NID Entrance Exam 2020 will be organised by National Institute of Design. This is a national level entrance exam conducted to enroll the eligible candidates into various UG and PG courses provided by the institute. Eligible candidates will get admission in B.Des/ GDPD and M.Des courses on the basis of scores obtained in the two phases of entrance test – prelims and mains.  Admission will be provided to the candidates in various campuses of NID situated in Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, Vijayawada and Bangalore. For more details regarding NID Entrance Exam 2020, candidates can go through this article which contains information regarding exam date, exam pattern, application form, result, counselling etc.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Dates

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Dates are listed below in the table for the candidates which are of tentative in nature:

Events Dates
Online Registration Starts 1st week of October 2019
Online Registration Closes 2nd week of November 2019
Submission of form with late fee Last week of November 2019
Edit Application Form 1st week of December 2019
DAT Prelims Admit Card release 3rd week of December 2019
DAT Prelims Exam 1st week of January 2020
DAT Prelims Result (M.Des) 3rd week of February 2020
DAT Prelims Result (B.Des) 3rd week of March 2020
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (M.Des) 1st week of March 2020
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (B.Des) 1st week of May 2020
DAT Mains Exam (M.Des) 2nd week of March to 2nd week of April 2020
DAT Mains Exam (B.Des) 2nd or 3rd week of May 2020
DAT Mains Result 4th week of May 2020
Counselling Starts 4th week of June 2020

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form

Candidates can go through the below details regarding NID Entrance Exam 2020:

  • NID Entrance Exam 2020 Registration process will start in the first week of October 2019.
  • Last date to register for the test is till 2nd week of November 2019.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must go through the complete eligibility criteria.
  • The Application process will consist of various steps – Registration, Filling the Application Form, Uploading of required documents and making application fee payment.
  • In case you have made mistakes while filling the application form, you can make corrections during the first week of December 2019.
  • Candidates after submitting their application form must take print out of the application form for further processes.
  • Candidates making payment through DD have to send the printout of application form along with DD drawn in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi & send to the below address:
    The Project Manager – CMS,
    All India Management Association,
    Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
    Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, India.

Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay application fee via online mode or offline mode.

  • For online payment, fee can be paid through credit/debit card or via net banking.
  • Candidates can pay their fee via offline mode through demand draft in the favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.

Check application fee for various categories & courses in the below table:

Course Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
B. Des/GGPDP General /OBC 2000
SC/ST/PwD 1000
Overseas Candidates 3000
M. Des General /OBC 2000 (discipline 1); 4000 (discipline 2)
SC/ST/PD 1000 (discipline 1); 2000 (discipline 2)
Overseas Candidates 3000 (discipline 1); 6000 (discipline 2)

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Check complete details of NID Entrance Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria for UG and PG courses below:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Indian and foreign nationals in overseas are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply provided they have to submit the proof of passing during admission.
  • Age Limit for B.Des/GDPD: Applying candidate maximum age should be 20 years as on 30 June 2020. ST/SC/OBC candidates will get 3 years of age relaxation while PwD will get 5 years of age relaxation.
  • Age Limit for M.Des: Candidate’s maximum age limit should be 30 years as on 30 June 2020. ST/SC/OBC candidates will get 3 years of age relaxation while PwD will get 5 years of age relaxation.

For B. Des/GDPD Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates who have passed or are appearing for 12th level in Science, Commerce, Arts streams or its equivalent from a recognized board/university are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have done 3 years full time diploma after their 10th approved by AICTE are also eligible to apply.

For M. Des Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Applying candidates must possess – Bachelors 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.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the exam pattern and marking scheme of NID Entrance Exam 2020 below:

Pattern for DAT Prelims:

  • Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Type of Questions: Questions in the paper will be of objective and subjective type.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of total 100 marks.
  • Language of the Exam: The entrance exam will be conducted in English
  • Duration of Exam: Total time of three hours will be given to complete the test.
  • Marking: There will be no negative marking in the entrance exam.

Pattern for DAT Mains:

DAT Mains will be held in two parts:

  • Studio Test: DAT Mains Test will be held in different formats in English. The test will be of total 100 marks and 3 hours will be given to complete the exam.
  • Interviews: Interview will be organized for various disciplines after the studio test.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus for written test will contain various questions from the topics – Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge and Visualization,Drawing Skills, Memory Drawing, General Mental Ability, etc.

For Studio Test, the syllabus will contain various topics – 3D Modeling, Body Language, Observation Test, Portfolio making, Creative Thinking, etc.

NID Entrance Exam 2020 Preparation Tips

Go through below given preparation tips to score well in the exam and qualify the entrance test:

  • Candidates are advised to cover all the topics from the syllabus.
  • Candidates can practice by taking various mock tests. Candidates can purchase mock test from the market or can prepare with the help of test given on website.
  • Solve previous years question papers and sample papers.
  • Candidates must make notes of what they are studying and revise those notes regularly.
  • Study from the recommended sources of study materials available in the market.