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NID DAT Counselling Process 2022

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 06 Jul, 2022 10:04

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NID DAT 2022 Counselling

NID DAT 2022 counselling process is held within a few days from the declaration of the final NID DAT 2022 Result. Interested candidates can participate in the seat acceptance process and confirm their admission to the institute. The counselling process of NID DAT will be conducted after the 3 stages of the selection process are completed i.e 

  • Stage 1- Design Aptitude Test (DAT): DAT is a pen paper-based exam, which is conducted in two stages for B.Des and M.Des. While Stage 1 is for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and stage 2 is for Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains. To know more about the NID DAT 2022 Exam Pattern click on the link.

  • Stage 2- Studio Test: The Studio test will be of 100 marks. The studio test consists of various sections in different formats such as hands-on practical assignments. The medium in which the test is conducted in the English language only.

  • Stage 3- Personal Interview: The personal interview is the last stage of the NID DAT 2022 Selection Process. Personal Interviews are conducted immediately after the studio tests for B.Des and M.Des applicants. Candidates are advised to maintain discipline and patience during the personal interview.

In order to complete the NID DAT 2022 Counselling Process, the shortlisted candidates will have to attend the counselling session in-person at the selected NID Campus. Candidates will have to produce original documents and pay the admission fees to confirm the admission. The shortlisted candidates have to complete their admission process by June 2022.

NID DAT Cutoff

NID DAT Participating Institutes

In order to participate in the counselling process, candidates must qualify NID DAT 2022 Prelims and NID DAT 2022 Mains exam. A final merit list will be prepared based on the performance of candidates in all the above-mentioned stages and the NID Counselling Process takes place. Read on to find out more about the counselling of NID DAT 2022.

NID DAT 2022 Counselling Schedule

Given below are a few important events and dates related to NID DAT Counselling 2022.

Events

Dates

Announcement of NID DAT 2022 Mains Result for B.Des

July 4, 2022

Announcement of NID DAT 2022 Mains Result for M.Des

July 5, 2022

Counselling Starts

Within 3 days of the declaration of the final result

NID DAT 2022 Counselling and Allotment of Seats

The NID DAT 2022 counselling process primarily involves 3 steps. No candidate can skip these stages and stand for the confirmation of the admission in their desired institution. Let’s look at the steps of counselling procedures in details.

Online Approval by Qualified Candidates

The successfully qualified candidate, whose name appears in the rank list, will be allotted seats provisionally after online verification of documents. The shortlisted candidates are required to submit their acceptance online-only, to be eligible for the next stage of the admission process. Based on the online approval submitted by shortlisted candidates, the Merit List will regularly be updated on the official website of NID.

If the candidate does not submit the approval online within the stipulated time frame, then they will be deprived of taking any further participation in the admission procedure of NID. Only those candidates who are eligible according to the rank list and have also submitted their acceptance online within the given time limit will be considered in the 1st merit list for B.Des and M.Des programmes (all disciplines).

Uploading of Documents

The candidates, who have qualified as per the 1st Merit List, will be required to upload the scanned copies of the requisite documents for verification. Qualified candidates must note that the scanned copies of the original documents have to be uploaded in JPEG format only.

NID will only offer provisional admission to those candidates who are eligible for relevant documents uploaded by the candidate during the verification process. The below-mentioned documents will have to be uploaded (in original):

  • Date of Birth Certificate

  • Marksheet of Class 10

  • Marksheet of Class 12

  • Degree Marksheet (for admission to M. Des.)

  • OBC NCL/SC/ST category candidates have to submit valid category certificates

  • First and the last page of Passport and of Equivalence certificate should be uploaded by the Overseas category candidates (both B.Des or M.Des programmes).

In case of Results Awaited of Qualifying Exam: Candidates whose Class 12 results (for B.Des.) and Graduation results are awaited (for M.Des.) need to produce and upload a bonafide certificate from the Principal of their School/College in the format available at the admissions website.

Allotment of seat

The allotment of the seat for B.Des and M.Des programme will be conducted in person at Ahmedabad campus. It is mandatory for each candidate to be present with the requisite documents as per the schedule.

If the candidate failing to report with the requisite documents will lead to disqualifying their candidature and their seat will be allotted to the next qualified candidate in order of merit. 

Provisional Offer of Admission

After the verification of the uploaded documents is Provisional Offer of Admission is given to qualified candidates which include details of fees to be paid. It will be sent to the candidate via email. The following documents will be attached with the email: 

  • Format of Physical Fitness Certificate (to be certified by a RMO)

  • Indemnity Bond

  • Hostel Rules and Regulations and Hostel Application Form

  • Format of Undertaking to be submitted by the candidate (only in case if the result of 12th Standard or final year Bachelor programme is not declared).

Candidates will have to fill all the required details with the signature of the parents/guardian’s of the candidate on printed copies of all documents before payment of fees. After this entire process, the seat allocation will be confirmed to the candidate.

Minimum Qualifying Criterion for NID DAT 2022

Candidates of different categories will be considered eligible for admission only if their percentile score is above as mentioned below:

CategoryPercentile Score
Open50
OBC-NCL45
SC40
ST
PwD

NID DAT 2022 Seat Reservation

The NID DAT Seat Reservation is different in each NID campus. Check out the campus-wise and course-wise seat reservation of NID DAT 2022 below:

B.Des Programme

Given below is the reservation for the B.Des programme.

Category

NID Ahmedabad ReservationNID Ahmedabad Seats

NID Other Campuses Reservation

NID Other Campuses Seats

Gen-EWS

10%13 Seats

10%

8 Seats

OBC-NCL

27%34 Seats

27%

20 Seats

SC

15%19 Seats

15%

11 Seats

ST

7.5%9 Seats

7.5%

6 Seats

Overseas Candidates

15% of supernumerary seats19 Seats15% of supernumerary seats11 seats

Note: Of all seats across various categories, such as Open, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories, 5% of seats are kept aside for the PwD category candidates. 

M.Des Programme

Check out the M.Des reservation at NID below.

Category

M.Des Disciplines with 19 Seats

M.Des Disciplines with 12 Seats

General-EWS

10% (2 seats)

10% (1 seat)

OBC-NCL

27% (5 seats)

27% (3 seats)

SC (Scheduled Caste)

15% (3 seats)

15% (2 seats)

ST (Scheduled Tribe)

7.5% (1 seat)

7.5% (1 seat)

Overseas Candidates

15% of supernumerary seats (3 seats)

15% of supernumerary seats (2 seats)

Note: Of all seats across various categories, such as Open, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories, 5% of seats are kept aside for the PwD category candidates.

NID DAT 2022 Seat Intake

The NID DAT 2022 Seat intake for various courses have been captured in the tables below:

B.Des Programme

The seat intake for the B.Des programme at different NID campuses are as follows.

Discipline

NID DAT Ahmedabad

NID Andhra Pradesh

NID DAT Assam

NID Madhya Pradesh

NID Haryana

Animation Film Design

19 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Exhibition Design

13 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Film & Video Communication

13 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Graphic Design

19 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ceramic & Glass Design

13 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Furniture & Interior Design

13 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Product Design

19 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Textile Design

19 Seats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Communication Design

N/A

25 Seats

25 Seats

25 Seats

25 Seats

Industrial Design

N/A

25 Seats

25 Seats

25 Seats

25 Seats

Textile & Apparel Design

N/A

25 Seats

25 Seats

25 Seats

25 Seats

M.Des Programme

Here is the seat intake of various disciplines and campuses of NID.

Discipline

Campus Name

Seat Intake

Animation Film Design

NID Ahmedabad

19 Seats

Ceramic and Glass Design

12 Seats

Furniture & Interior Design

19 Seats

Film & Video Communication

19 Seats

Graphic Design

19 Seats

Product Design

19 Seats

Textile Design

19 Seats

Apparel Design

NID Gandhinagar

19 Seats

Lifestyle Accessory Design

19 Seats

Strategic Design Management

19 Seats

New Media Design

19 Seats

Photography Design

19 Seats

Toy & Game Design

12 Seats

Transportation & Automobile Design

19 Seats

Design for Retail Experience

NID Bengaluru

19 Seats

Digital Game Design

19 Seats

Information Design

19 Seats

Interaction Design

19 Seats

Universal Design

19 Seats

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Dear Student,

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Dear Student,

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FAQs about NID DAT Counselling Process

Is it necessary to report to the campus to participate in the NID DAT counselling process?

Yes, if an individual does not report to the campus to participate in the counselling process of NID DAT, the seat will be allotted to the next candidate.

Can I receive my NID DAT provisional admission letter through post?

No, candidates will not be sent the NID DAT Provisional Letter via post.

Where will I get the provisional admission letter of NID DAT?

The provisional admission letter of NID DAT is sent to the applicants via an email.

What happens if a candidate fails to report with the requisite documents in the NID DAT counselling process?

If a candidate fails to report with the requisite documents in the NID DAT counselling process, he/she will not be considered for the seat allotment.

Which documents must be uploaded to participate in the counselling process of NID DAT?

The documents that must be uploaded to participate in the NID DAT counselling are Date of Birth Certificate, Marksheet of Class 12, Degree Marksheet (for admission to M. Des.), Marksheet of Class 10. OBC NCL/SC/ST category candidates have to submit valid category certificates. The first and the last page of Passport and of Equivalence certificate should be uploaded by the Overseas category candidates.

I have not qualified NID DAT. Can I still participate in the counselling process?

Only those candidates who have qualified for NID DAT can participate in the counselling process.

Which processes are involved in the NID DAT counselling?

The processes involved in the NID DAT counselling are Online Approval by Qualified Candidates, Uploading of Documents and Allotment of the seat.

Who can participate in the counselling of NID DAT?

Only those candidates can participate in the counselling process of NID DAT who qualify the design entrance exam and make it to the merit list of National Institute of Design.

What are the three stages of the selection process that are conducted for NID DAT?

The three stages of the selection process of NID DAT include a pen-paper test, studio test and a personal interview.

When is the counselling process of NID DAT conducted?

Counselling Process of NID DAT is conducted after the declaration of result and release of a merit list.

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