About National Institute of Design Aptitude Test

National Institute of Design (NID) at Ahmedabad and at its Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomous institute under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act (18 of 2014), the institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half year duration and Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of fouryear duration. (The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)).
Admission to all of the design courses is on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims 
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Offline
Conducting Authority
National Institute of Design

Test Format

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Duration of Test

1

Frequency per year

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Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity

Eligibility

Educational Qualification:
Applications for academic year 2019–20 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2018– 19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.
Age Limit: 
For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.
For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe(ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.
For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1994 are eligible to apply for admission.
For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category:
Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.
Important Note:Candidates must have passed their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) or equivalent at the in person counseling scheduled in June 2019.
Any candidate who has not passed their final board exam or equivalent before the inperson counseling will not be eligible for admission.

Deadlines

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Departments for which this exam is relevant
Architecture
Art & Design
Computer Graphics & Animation
Fashion
Journalism, Media, PR & Communication

Application Process

Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at http://www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:
Step 0:Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des. and GDPD programmes in Admissions Handbook 2019-20 & confirm that you have read and agreed the same..
Step 1: Sign up/Registration
Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form
Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature
Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print



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Preparation Tips

National Institute of Design Aptitude Test is a competitive test. Securing a good score in the examination is very important in order to secure admission.To secure a good rank in the entrance test it is very important to prepare accordingly. It is recommended that students obtain complete clarity on the examination pattern and then make a clear preparation plan. Refer to previous years question papers, reference books.