NMIMS BDes Admission 2021: Check Eligibility, Dates, Admission Process

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: September 30, 2020 | NMIMS NPAT

Candidates interest in taking admission at NMIMS through NPAT 2021 can scroll down the page to learn more about the exam. Check the important dates, events, the application process, eligibility criteria and selection process here. 

NMIMS BDes Admission

Established in 1981, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) offers a four-year B.Des programme in Humanising Technology that focuses on equipping students with multi-stream skillsets and potential to visualise 2D, 3D and 5D experiences. NMIMS conducts NMIMS Programs after Twelfth (NPAT) + Design Aptitude Section (DAS) along with certain other stages for admission to B.Des

Read on to find all about NMIMS BDes Admission 2021 along with its important dates, the application process, eligibility criteria, selection process and so on.

Stages of NMIMS BDes Admission 2021

Following are the stages that an aspirant needs to participate in for BDes (Humanising Technology) admission at SVKM’s NMIMS Deemed to be University’s School of Design:

  • Stage 1: Online Test- NPAT + Design Aptitude Section (DAS)

  • Stage 2: Studio Test

  • Stage 3: Personal Interview and Portfolio Review

  • Stage 4: Declaration of Merit List

  • Stage 5: Commencement of Program 

NMIMS B.Des Admission Important Dates 2021

Here are the important dates and events related to NPAT BDes (Humanising Technology) Admission for the 2021-2022 academic year. Update your calendar as and when updated on this page. The dates are tentative as of now. The official dates will be updated here as and when they are released.


Tentative Dates

Application Starting Date

Second Week of December 2020

Application Ending Date    

Last week of April 2021

Last Date for Application Correction    

Third Week of April 2021

Generation of Admit Card

First Week of May 2021

NPAT Exam Date

Second Week of May 2021

NPAT Result Date

First Week of June 2021

Upload portfolio

June 2021

Release of Call Letter for Studio Test

June 2021

Conduct of Studio Test (through an online meeting platform such as WebEx/ZOOM/Microsoft Teams)

June 2021

Release of Call Letter for Personal Interview

June 2021

Date of Personal Interview as per Selected Slots Mentioned on Call Letter; To be Helf through Online Platform

June 2021

Declaration of NPAT BDes First Merit List

June 2021

Payment of Admission Fees through NEFT/RTGS (First Merit List)

June 2021

Declaration of NPAT BDes Second Merit List

June 2021

Payment of Admission Fees through NEFT/RTGS (Second Merit List)

June 2021

Commencement of Programme

July/August 2021

Last Date of NPAT BDes Admission

15 days after the official commencement of the program

NMIMS B.Des Seat Intake 2021

A total of 25 seats shall be available for the programme of BDes (Humanising Technology) at the NMIMS Mumbai campus. 

NMIMS B.Des Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to be eligible for the BDes programme at NMIMS, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent in any stream from a recognised board with not less than 60% marks in aggregate.

  • IB certificate or DP awarded candidates will be considered eligible only if they have cleared their IB exam with a total of 24 credits having passed 3 HL (at least 12 credits) and 3 SL (at least 9 credits).

  • The candidate must have passed all the subjects appeared for in the qualifying examination. The same will be taken into consideration to confirm eligibility of the candidate for the programme.

  • In case the mark sheet issued by the concerned board or institution is in percentile, then the actual percentage should be taken in aggregate of all the subjects taken by the candidate will be considered for eligibility.

  • The upper age limit for BDes or NPAT BDes is 25 years.

  • Candidates who are admitted on the basis of merit list and in case they do not have their 10+2 examination mark sheets will be given “provisional admission” on the basis of predicted scores.

  • The candidate who could not clear the 10+2 or equivalent examination in the first attempt will not be eligible to apply for the course.

  • Candidates appearing for their qualifying exam can also apply only if they can obtain the required minimum cut off marks and produce all the necessary documents, in original, within the given time. 

How to Apply for NMIMS B.Des Admission 2021

Mentioned below are the steps to apply for the BDes programme offered by NMIMS:

Step 1: Register Online and Payment of Application Fee

  • Visit the official website of NMIMS to register online for BDes admission.

  • Pay the application fee of INR 1,800 plus applicable taxes for the programme.

  • Choose the date for the exam carefully. Candidates would not be allowed to make changes after successful registration and payment.

Step 2: Upload Photos

There is a specific format in which the required photos should be uploaded. The same shall be in .jped format and its dimensions shall be 200 pixels tall and 150 pixels wide.

  • The size of the photo should not exceed 200 kb.

  • The background of the photo should either be white or light coloured.

  • Eyes of the candidate should be open and clearly visible in the photo.

  • The photo should not be more than six months old.

  • Candidates should not be seen wearing a cap or sunglass in the photo.

Step 3: Select the Test City

Here is the list of test cities, out of which candidates will be given the option of choosing only two:

Sr. No.




Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh





Gurgaon, Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad

Delhi NCR


Surat, Ahmedabad, Valsad, Rajkot, Valsad



Jamshedpur, Ranchi






Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur

Madhya Pradesh


Thane, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Shirpur, Nagpur



Udaipur, Kota, Bhilwara, Jaipur



Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh



West Bengal



Tamil Nadu





Mohali, Ludhiana, Chandigarh















Yamuna Nagar


NMIMS B.Des Selection Process 2021

All those who seek admission to the BDes programme (Humanising Technology) offered at NMIMS, Mumbai can go through its selection process mentioned in detail below to have a clear idea of the same:

  • All the eligible candidates will be required to take an online test NMIMS NPAT including Design Aptitude Section, also known as NPAT+DAS.

  • After qualifying the first round (online entrance test), candidates will be called for further rounds through a Call Letter. This shall be entirely based on the merit of the candidate on the test.

  • The candidate will have to appear for the NMIMS NPAT Studio Test along with Personal Interview and Portfolio Review at the Mumbai campus.

  • The admission offer will be based on the performances in all of these stages. Waitlisted candidates will check their status on the official website and all the selected candidates shall upload the required documents.

  • Upon successful verification of the documents, candidates will be sent the payment link (RTGS/NEFT details) for the payment of the course fees. There will be a deadline to submit the fee.

Also Read: BDes Admissions in India: Application, Eligibility, Exams, Top Colleges

NMIMS NPAT B.Des Exam Pattern 2021

The NMIMS NPAT entrance exam for BDes will be divided into two parts- NPAT and Design Aptitude Section (DAS). The test will consist of objective type (MCQs) questions.

  • NPAT- 100 minutes; 3 sections; 40 questions in each section.

  • DAS- 90 minutes; 3 sections; 20 questions in each section.


Number of Questions



Part 1

Reasoning & General Intelligence




Quantitative & Numerical ability




Proficiency in the English Language








Part 2

Observation & Problem Solving




General Awareness & Design Sensibility




Spatial Ability and Visualization Skills








Also Read: BDes vs BFTech - Which is Better?

NMIMS B.Des Course Fee 2021

The fees for the BDes programme at NMIMS keep changing from time to time. For the current academic year, the course fees are as follows:

  • Programme fees for BDes first year in 2019 were INR 3,51,500.

  • For 2021, the course fee will be declared at the time of admission.

Important Instructions for NMIMS BDes Admission 2021

Here are other important instructions regarding NMIMS BDes Admission 2021.

  • Seats will be offered on the basis of their availability and the rank of the candidate in all the stages of admission.

  • In case a candidate wants to cancel or withdraw the allocated seats, he/she shall email at admissioncancellation@nmims.edu and enclose a duly filled soft copy of the institute’s admission cancellation form, a signed receipt of the fee paid and a cancelled cheque (personal account). The form can be found on the official website of the university.

  • All the applicants are advised to keep the official website of NMIMS regularly to keep a track of updates regarding BDes admission.

  • If a candidate is found ineligible for the course, her/his candidature shall be cancelled/rejected there and then.

  • All the uploaded documents will be verified online and if a candidate is found ineligible, his/her admission will be cancelled.

If a candidate has any confusion regarding admission to NMIMS, he/she can directly give a call to our admission experts and get free assistance. In order to do so, either fill-up the Common Application Form or dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free). You can also write down your queries and post them on the QnA zone.

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