NID

National Institue of Design

National Institue of Design (NID) at Ahmedabad and at its Bangluru and Gandhinagar campuses is an 'Institute of National Importance' as per the NID Act 2014 as well as an autonomus 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 four-year duration. The institute is also member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Admission to all of the design courses is on the basis of candidates' performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Test. The objective of these exams is to access the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates.

NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern for B.Des. & GDPD

National Institute of Design (NID) has also notified exam pattern of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Prelims and Mains.

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India. Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Main exams at Ahmedabad or at all campuses of NID viz Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. Excat details of the Test Centre will be mentioned in the DAT Mains Admit Card.


NID DAT 2019 Exam Pattern for M.Des.

National Institute of Design (NID) has also notified exam pattern of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Prelims and Mains.

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India. Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being ranked in the shortlist does not guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Main exams at one of NID’s campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru or Gandhinagar.


Important Dates for B.Des. and GDPD
Admission Stage Dates
Accepting Application Form online starts 1400 hrs on Monday, 01 October 2018
Last date for submitting online application 1400 hrs on Friday, 09 November 2018
Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim 1600 hrs on Monday, 17 December 2018
DAT Prelims Exam (B.Des., GDPD and Overseas candidates) 1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 06 January 2019
DAT Prelims result for B.Des and GDPD 1600 hrs. on Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD 1600 hrs. on Wednesday, 1 May 2019
DAT Mains for B.Des, GDPD and Overseas candidates in Ahmedabad* Sunday, 12 May or 19 May 2019
DAT Mains result for B.Des and GDPD 1400 hrs on Friday, 31 May 2019

Note:

*The exact dates of DAT (Mains) will be as mentioned in the Admit Card. Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of all candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards.


Important Dates for M.Des.
Admission Stage Dates
Accepting Application Form online starts 1400 hrs on Monday, 01 October 2018
Last date for submitting online application 1400 hrs on Friday, 09 November 2018
Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim* 1600 hrs on Monday, 17 December 2018
DAT Prelims Exam (including Overseas candidates)+ 0900 hrs. onwards on Sunday, 06 January 2019
DAT Prelim results for M.Des. 1600 hrs. on Friday, 15 February 2019
Download Admit Card for DAT Mains for M.Des. 1600 hrs. on Friday, 01 March 2019
DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru** (including Overseas candidates) Monday, 11 March 2019 to Friday, 12 April 2019
DAT Mains result for M.Des. 1400 hrs. on Thursday, 02 May 2019

Note:

*Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the above schedule. It is the responsibility of all candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards.

+ Reporting time will be mentioned in the DAT Prelims admit card

** The exact dates of DAT (Mains) for each discipline for M.Des. will be as mentioned in the Admit Card.



Eligibility Criteria for B.Des. & GDPD

All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill the criteria of both age and education qualification.

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.
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.



Eligibility Criteria for M.Des.

All applicants applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill criteria of both age and education qualification.

Age Limit:
  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1984 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.
Educational Qualification:

In addition to satisfying the above age criteria, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

Bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
Condition: Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.

OR

Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard.
Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018.

OR

Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.
Condition: Applicants must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.

* Applicants in the final year of their Bachelor degree/ Full-time Diploma programme whose universities may not have issued the final degree certificate by the date of application to NID, are eligible to apply, subject to passing all subjects without any backlog. Such candidate will have to submit/produce Provisional Degree certificate at the time of counseling.

Note:
In case the degree/certificate has been obtained from a university/board of any country other than India, an equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019. Visit http://www.aiu.ac.in for more details.



Weightage of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for Final Result
Programme / Test DAT Prelims DAP Mains
B.Des. / GDPD 30% 70%
M.Des (all disciplines) 20% 80%

Syllabus 2018 for Prelims
  • Outline for beginners
  • Lettering
  • Innovation in design
  • Principles of composition
  • Inspiration & design development
  • Form & function
  • Elements & principles of design
  • Optical illusion
  • Visual logic
  • Natural & geometrical form
  • Graphics & pictograms
  • Innovation & creation
  • Imagination & doodling
  • Exercises on imagination
  • Lateral thinking
  • Expression & emotion
  • Use of measurements, scale & proportions
  • Memory drawing
  • Inspiration & creativity
  • Foreshortening & perspective
  • Creative thinking & writing
  • Theme development
  • Picture analysis
  • Design theory
  • Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship
  • Colour psychology & optical illusions
  • Understanding light & shade
  • Colour terminology
  • Good design vs. bad design
  • Colour, pattern & texture
  • Developing observation
  • Design awareness
  • 3D visualization
  • Presentation techniques
  • Story pictures
  • Usage of colour in compositions
  • Developing themes & colour associations
  • Optical illusion
  • Ornaments & motifs
  • Drawing fundamentals
Syllabus 2018 for Mains
  • Model making
  • Creative thinking
  • Doodling
  • Interaction with NID alumni
  • Interview tips
  • Importance of body language
  • Guidance on portfolio making
  • Material manipulation
  • Audio-visual exercises
  • Evolving ideas
  • Questions generally asked in an interview
  • Mock interview
  • Past studio test & interview questions

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