NID DAT Exam Centres 2021

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 13 Jan, 2021 18:07

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NID DAT Exam Centres 2021

National Institute of Design has released the entire list of the exam centres of NID DAT. As per the updated list, NID DAT will be conducted across 24 cities in the nation. In the year 2020, the exam was held in 21 NID Exam Centres. Applicants have to choose the preferred exam centre of NID DAT while filling up the application form of the exam. 

While picking up the test centre, an aspirant must keep in mind the convenience and connectivity. The decision must be made very carefully as applicants can select only one NID DAT test centre and no changes are entertained once the decision has been made. It must be noted that the NID Exam Centres for Prelims and Mains will be different. NID Mains is likely to be held in the NID campuses such as Ahmedabad, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.

The NID DAT Exam centres are allocated to an individual as per first come first serve basis and the name of the same will be reflected on the NID DAT Admit Card. Read on to get the detailed list of NID DAT Exam Centres. Also, find out important features and how to select them.

List of NID DAT Exam Centres 2021 for Prelims

Here is the detailed list of exam centres of NID DAT for the Prelims exam.


New Delhi





Panjim (New)


Vijayawada (New)















Shimla (New)

List of NID DAT Exam Centres 2021 for Mains

Check out the detailed list of NID DAT Exam Centres for Mains exam.

NID Ahmedabad

NID Bengaluru

NID Gandhinagar

NID Andhra Pradesh

NID Haryana

NID Madhya Pradesh

NID Assam

How to Select the NID DAT Exam Centre 2021?

The NID DAT Exam Centre is selected while filling up the application form of the exam. An individual has to check out the entire application process of NID DAT 2021 to select the desired test centre. Only one exam centre of NID DAT can be shortlisted and selected by a candidate. The decision must be made carefully as no changes are entertained later.

Important Guidelines for NID DAT Exam Centres 2021

Captured below are a few essential guidelines related to NID DAT Exam Centres 2021.

  • The exam authorities have all the rights to remove or add exam centres in different cities as per the requirements.

  • The decision to choose the exam centres must be made carefully, as once the same has been made, no alterations will be entertained.

  • The exam centres are allocated based on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is not asserted that applicants will be allocated the centres as per their preferences.

  • It is advisable to report to the exam centres at least 1 hour before the exam time as it will help in managing the time and avoiding unnecessary chaos.

  • Calculator, Handbag, Bag, Water bottle, Notes, Papers, Marker, Smart devices etc. are prohibited in the exam centre. Anyone found in the possession of the aforementioned things will be disqualified from the exam. 

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