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The National Institute of Design (NID), an autonomous body under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India, is one of the best design institutes of Asia. It has a total of 8 campuses across India.To get admitted in NID the candidate needs to qualify the NID’s Design Aptitude Test (Prelims & Mains) .

National Institute of Design (NID)
CampusCourseSpecializationDuration
AhemdabadB.DESCeramic & Glass design
Furniture & interior design
Product design
Animation film design
Exhibition Design
Film & Video Communication
Graphic Design
Textile Design
4 Years
*M.DesCeramic & Glass design
Furniture & interior design
Product design
Film & Video Communication
Graphic Design
Textile Design
2.5 Years
Gandhinagar*M.DesApparel Design
Lifestyle accessory design
Strategic Design management
New media design
Toy and Game design
Transportation and automobile design
2.5 Years
Bengaluru*M.DesDesign for Retail experience
Digital game design
Information design
Interaction design
Universal design
2.5 Years
Andhra PradeshGDPDCommunication design – CD
Industrial design – ID
Textile & apparel design - TAD
4 Years
HaryanaGDPDCommunication design – CD
Industrial design – ID
Textile & apparel design - TAD
4 Years
Madhya PradeshGDPDCommunication design – CD
Industrial design – ID
Textile & apparel design - TAD
4 Years
AssamGDPDCommunication design – CD
Industrial design – ID
Textile & apparel design - TAD
4 Years

* Training for entrance exam for Master’s courses is currently not being provided at AMC.

Acronyms:
B.DES: Bachelor of design
M.DES: Masters of design
GDPD: Graduate diploma programme in design

The admission of applicants is on the basis of their performance in two stage exam.

  • Firstly one need to appear for NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT)- Prelims.
  • Further after being shortlisted in prelims one needs to successfully clear NID DAT (Mains).
NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) - Prelims.NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT)- mains.
ParametersDetailsParametersDetails
Duration3 hoursDurationMaximum three days
ModeOfflineModeOffline
LanguageEnglishLanguageEnglish
Marks100Marks100
Type of questionObjective and Subjective. Involves text and visualsType of questionMultiple formats such as a studio- set-up
Weightage of 2 Stage NID DAT Exams
ProgrammeDAT prelimsDAT mains
B.DES / GDPD30 %70 %
NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) - Prelims
Perspective& memory drawingUnderstanding of geometric formsDesign and concept development
Mood & theme interpretationTheory& elements of designColor psychology
3D VisualizationInnovation in DesignPrinciples of Composition
LetteringForm and functionUnderstanding Light & Shade
Creative thinking & writingOptical IllusionDesign analysis
NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) - Mains
Design Concept EvolutionDoodling& SketchingCommunication Skills
Model MakingAudio – Visual ExercisesMaterial usage

Age Limit:

  • For Indian is open and general category: 20 years
  • For Indian is Other reserved category, ST and SC : 23 years
  • For Indian is PWD reserved category : 25 years
  • For foreign nationals: 20 years

Educational Qualification :
For application to NID entrance exams the candidates must have passed (10+2) qualifying examinations in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

Schedule
Accepting online applicationOctober (01-10-2019)
Last date of submissionNovember (07-11-2019)
Arrival of admit card for DAT-prelimsDecember (20-12-2019)
DAT – prelims examDecember (29-12-2019)
DAT-prelims resultMarch (19-03-2020)
Download admit card for DAT- mainsApril (14-04-2020)
DAT-mains examFirst week of May
DAT –mains resultsMay (28-05-2020)
CounsellingJune (05-06-2020)

Application fee:

  • For open and general category: Rs.2000/-
  • For other reserved category, ST, SC & PWD : Rs.1000/-
  • For foreign nationals: Rs.3000/-

For B.DES/ GDPD is approximately Rs.1,50,000/- for each semester. (8 semesters in totality)

NID main website:- www.nid.edu
Official admission website:- admissions.nid.edu

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