NID DAT Counselling Process 2020

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 03 Oct, 2019 12:25 IST

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NID DAT 2020 Counselling

NID DAT 2020 counselling process is expected to be conducted in the month of June after the declaration of NID DAT 2020 Result and final merit list. 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, GDPD, 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 2020 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 English language only.

  • Stage 3- Personal Interview: The personal interview is the last stage of the NID DAT 2020 Selection process. Personal Interviews are conducted immediately after the studio tests for B.Des./GDPD and M.Des applicants. Candidates are advised to maintain discipline and patience during the personal interview.

In order to participate in the counselling process, candidates must qualify NID DAT 2020 Prelims and NID DAT 2020 Mains exam. The studio test and interviews which are expected to be held during the second/third week of May 2020 for B.Des & GDPD whereas for M.Des is expected to be held during the second week of April 2020. 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.

In order to complete the NID DAT 2020 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 2020.

NID DAT 2020 Counselling Schedule

Events Expected Dates
Announcement of NID DAT 2020 Mains Result

For M.Des:  May First Week 2020

For B.Des & GDPD: May 2020 Last Week

Opening date for Online approval by all qualified candidates  May 2020
Last date for Online approval by all qualified candidates  June 2020
1st Merit List for B.Des. and M.Des. (all categories) June 2020
Uploading of scanned copies of documents June 2020
Provisional Offer of Admissions (1st Merit List ) June 2020
Last Date of Uploading details of Demand Draft online July 2020

Minimum Qualifying Criterion for NID DAT 2020

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

Category Percentile Score
Open 50
SC 40

NID DAT 2020 Counselling and Allotment of Seats

The NID DAT 2020 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 & GDPD 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/GDPD 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.

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