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NID DAT 2023- Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus Admit Card, Results, Counselling Dates, Updates

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 23 Sep, 2022 20:05

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About NID DAT 2023

The National Institute of Design (NID) entrance exam is a national-level test conducted for candidates seeking admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Master of Design (M.Des) programmes. The notification for NID DAT 2023 is expected to be out any moment now. Initially, admission to the Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) was also offered through NID DAT but it was discontinued since 2020. To get admission in design programmes, aspirants have to take NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). NID DAT (Prelims) is a written design aptitude test whereas NID DAT (Mains) comprises a Studio Test and Interview round.

The NID campuses of Assam, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh offered GDPD, admission to which was given through NID DAT. Now all the GDPD seats have been converted to B.Des seats and these four NID colleges have started providing B.Des admissions instead of GDPD. With this, all NID campuses will offer B.Des from now onwards.

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NID DAT 2023 Important Dates

The official notification of NID DAT 2023 is expected to be released in the month of October. The exam schedule of NID DAT 2023 will be released very soon along with the official notification.  Candidates can take a look at the detailed important dates for the NID DAT 2023 below.

Events (For B.Des​)Important Dates 
Availability of NID DAT online application formOctober 2022(Tentative)
Last date for submitting the online applicationDecember 2022 (Tentative)
Online Application Submission Last Date with Late FeeDecember 2022 (Tentative)
Window to Edit NID DAT Application FormsDecember 2022 (Tentative)
NID DAT 2023 (Prelims) Admit CardDecember 2022 (Last Week)
NID DAT 2023 (Prelims)

January 2023 (Tentative)

NID DAT 2023 Result (Prelims)April 2023 (Tentative)
B.Des Mains Admit CardJune 2023 (Tentative)
B.Des Studio TestJune 2023 (Tentative)
NID DAT 2023 Result (Mains)

July 2023 (Tentative)

NID DAT 2023 Counselling Process Starts

July  2023 (Tentative)

NID DAT 2023 Counselling Process EndsAugust 2023 (Tentative)

Check out the important dates of NID DAT for the M.Des programme.

Events (For M.Des) Dates 
Availability of NID DAT online application form

October 2022 (Tentative)

Last date for submitting online applicationDecember 2022 (Tentative)
Last date for submitting online application on payment of late fees (online payment)December 2022 (Tentative)
Window to edit NID DAT Application FormDecember 2022 (Tentative)
Download admit card for NID DAT Prelims for M.DesDecember 2022 (Last Week)
NID DAT Prelims for M.Des

January 2023 (Tentative)

NID DAT 2023 Result (Prelims)April  2023  (Tentative)
M.Des Mains Admit CardApril  2023 (Tentative)
M.Des Studio TestJune  2023 (Tentative)
NID DAT 2023 Mains result for MDes 

July 2023 (Tentative)

NID DAT 2023 Counselling Process StartsJuly  2023 (Tentative)
NID DAT 2023 Counselling Process StartsAugust (Tentative)

NID DAT Conducting Body

National Institute of Design (NID) is the conducting authority of NID DAT. Established in 1961, NID is an autonomous national institution in Ahmedabad, India. It is a centre for design education, practice, and research that promotes design awareness. The main aim of the institution is to create design professionals of excellence to help meet India's diverse design needs, become a repository of design knowledge and experience, set a benchmark of standards of design education and practice, and provide a thorough understanding of technical, managerial and design fundamentals.

Contact Details

Address: National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007

Phone number: +91 79 2662 3462


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I have completed graduation in Can I apply for M.Des Product Designing at NID Ahmedabad?

-krishna patelUpdated on April 12, 2021 02:18 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree of at least 4 years are eligible to sit for the NID DAT exam that offers admission to the NID Ahmedabad. Check the detailed M.Des eligibility criteria of NID DAT here. To explore more options, you can also check out the List of Top 10 Design Colleges in India and Private Colleges in India Offering Scholarship for Design Admission.

Feel free to dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. Our admission experts will be glad to assist you. In case of more questions, …


I am in class 12th and I want to do product designing. Can I apply in NID Ahmedabad?

-shravani shendeUpdated on March 30, 2021 01:19 AM
  • 2 Answers
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

NID Ahmedabad does provide a 4 years long B.Des Product Design, however, the application form for the academic year 2021 has expired. NID DAT Prelims exam has also concluded that is held to shortlist the deserving students. If you are still willing to pursue Product Designing, you can check out other top-notch design colleges for admissions. A few of them are listed below:

Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), Gandhinagar

ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur

Maeer's MIT Institute of Design (MITID), Pune

LISAA School of Design (LISAA), Bangalore

Karnavati University (KU ), Gandhinagar

To take admission …


What kind of questions should one prepare for subjective part of NID DAT M.Des Interaction Design?

-ruhani chopraUpdated on March 02, 2021 06:00 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Here a few sample papers and questions of NID DAT M.Des exams that you can solve are provided below:

NID DAT M.Des Sample Paper 1

NID DAT M.Des Sample Paper 2

NID DAT M.Des Sample Paper 3

NID DAT M.Des Sample Paper 4

 To ace the subjective section you can also go through the Best Books for NID DAT 2021 Preparation and How to Score Well in NID DAT 2021. This section judges the innovative abilities of an individual so one needs to be creative while solving the questions.

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FAQs about NID DAT

Is admission to GDPD provided through NID DAT?

Admission to GDPD was provided through NID DAT until the year 2019. After 2020, the seats of GDPD were converted to B.Des seats and candidates will no more be offered admission to the GDPD course.

Does NID DAT have a tie-breaker policy?

Yes, NID DAT follows a set tie-breaker policy.

NID DAT is conducted in an online or offline mode?

NID DAT is conducted in an offline mode.

What does NID DAT evaluate?

NID DAT is designed to evaluate the design aptitude, knowledge, analysis, creativity, comprehension and visualisation of students.

How many attempts can I make for NID DAT?

There are no fixed attempts for NID DAT. As long as a candidate fulfils the eligibility criteria of NID DAT, he/she can sit for the design entrance exam.

What is NID DAT Mains?

NID DAT Mains is conducted after the result of NID DAT Prelims is out. Only students who have qualified the NID DAT Prelims can sit for the exam. Candidates are analysed as per their material handling aptitude. The knowledge of the design discipline for which they have applied for admission is also measured.

What are NID DAT Prelims?

NID DAT Prelims is a written entrance exam which a candidate has to qualify in order to appear for the NID DAT Mains.

NID DAT grants admission to which colleges?

Through NID DAT, candidates are provided admission in various campuses of NID (National Institute of Design).

Who conducts the NID DAT exam?

NID DAT exam is conducted by the National Institute of Design.

NID DAT is for admission to which courses?

Through the NID DAT exam, admission is provided in B.Des and M.Des courses.

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