NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018 Imp Dates and ELIGIBILITY

NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018 Imp Dates and ELIGIBILITY

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Exam Profile of NID DAT 2018

NID DAT 2018  exam will be organized to test the candidate who wish to study in designing courses in both, the bachelors and masters level in National Institute of Design. Interested candidate  who want to secure admission in design programmes offered at National Institute of Design (NID) aspirants need to take part in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains).

Only candidates who are shortlisted in NID DAT (Prelims) can appear for NID DAT (Mains) admission round.

NID DAT (Prelims) Exam is a written design aptitude test conducted by NID whereas NID DAT (Mains) comprises of a Studio Test and Interview round.

NID Institute  offers Bachelor of Design (BDes) course at NID Ahmedabad as well as Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) course at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra. The GDPD course is of four year duration.

Total number of seats on offer in BDes programmes at NID is 100 whereas MDes seats for admissions are 275 in number.


Online Application start- 25 September 2017

Application Last date – 9 Nov. 2017

Admit card download – 20 Dec 2017

date of exam-7 Jan. 2018 (Prelims Exam )

Declaration of result- 13 March 2018 ( Prelims)


Which Organisation is taking NID DAT Exam- National Institute of Design Ahmadabad , India.

NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018 Imp Dates and ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility criteria for NID DAT 2018 –

Eligibility criteria for B. Des Candidate-

Higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examination from any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent in the year 2017-2018 can apply for the exam.

  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
  • AICTE approved three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on

NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018 Age Limit-

Indian Nationals in General Category-Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018.

Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST)-Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2018. 

Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category– Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2018.

How to Prepare NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018-

Any one who want to become a part of design school the good sketching is essential, the questions in examination are framed to judge a candidates creativity, imagination & visualization skills/ observation / general awareness etc. So, developing these skills are equally important.

The Speed is key stone of your success in this examination . The one basic thing in mind , that your drawing & creative skills are useless if you are not able to present your thoughts in the exam in the limited amount of time.

according to success candidate go through all previous year papers of NID.Solve at least 8 – 10 past papers and few mock test paper  within the time limit. Find out a comfortable sequence of answering the paper. If you are faced with a anxiety , mental block , breathe deeply, relax and then try to answer the question.Don’t practice in A3 size sketch books. Work in A4 size as that is normally the standard size of answer sheets in the examination.

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Books for NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018-

1.NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Examination 2017 Paperback – 2016 by Dharmendra Mittal

2.NIFT: Previous Years’ Papers (Solved)

3. NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Examination Paperback – 2016 by Shadan Usmani (Author)

Can Prepration Be Done Without Coaching ?

The question is How to study you in your school time and what is level of your Sketching and designing . If you have enough confidence than no need any coaching classes but if you want to some guidance and daily mentor ship then you will definitely go to coaching classes . WHAT IS NID AND WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR NID. 

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2 Responses to NID DAT Entrance Exam 2018 Imp Dates and ELIGIBILITY

  1. Bincy Joseph says:

    Want to more about nid enterence and criteria and the dates for 2019..2020

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