NID DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 07 Oct, 2020 02:40

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NID DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NID DAT 2021 eligibility criteria are prescribed by the National Institute of Design. The eligibility criteria of NID DAT 2021 varies from course to course at the UG and PG level. It will be mandatory for the applicants to satisfy the eligibility criteria, else the applicants will not be granted admission. If an applicant is not found eligible as per the NID DAT 2021 eligibility norms, their admissions will be cancelled. 

The prescribed eligibility norms of NID DAT 2021 include age criteria, qualifying marks and academic qualification of the candidates. NID DAT 2021 is a national level entrance exam organised by the National Institute of Design for various UG and PG design courses. To know more about the eligibility criteria, read the following information.

Detailed NID DAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for NID DAT 2021 before filling their respective application forms. 

Nationality: 

  • Indian and foreign national candidates can apply for NID DAT 2021. 

  • Note: The foreign nationals will need to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute(s) related to the foreign students.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

NID DAT 2021 Age Criteria for B.Des:

Category

NID DAT 2021 Age Criteria

Indian Nationals in General Category

The prescribed upper age limit is 20 years on or before 30th June 2021. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2001 are eligible to apply for admission.

 

Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category

Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST)

The prescribed upper age limit is 23 years on or before 30th June 2021. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category

The prescribed upper age limit is 25 years on or before 30th June 2021. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.

NID DAT 2021 Educational Qualification for B.Des

  • Applicants who have passed class 12th exam from any stream such as Science, Arts, Commerce, etc from any recognised educational board such as CBSE, IB, ICSE are eligible to apply for NID DAT 2021.

Examinations that are considered equivalent to Class 12 are as given below:

  • The final examination of the class 12 system under a central or state board recognised by the AIU (short for Association of Indian Universities).

  • Intermediate or 2-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the AIU (short for Association of Indian Universities).

  • The final year examination of the 2-year course at the Joint Services Wing of the NDA (short for National Defence Academy).

  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.

  • Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

  • H.S.C. vocational examination.

  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.

  • AICTE approved 3-year full-time Diploma after class 10 offered by  Board of Technical Education or any state in India or Union Territories.

  • Candidates, who have completed their class 12 or equivalent examination from outside India or from a Board or University that is not specified in the above list, must compulsorily submit a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities in this regard. This certificate is required to be submitted at the time of document verification.

Eligibility Criteria for Master of Design (M.Des.)

NID DAT 2021 Age Criteria for M.Des

Category

NID DAT 2021 Age Criteria

Indian Nationals in General Category

The prescribed upper age limit is 30 years on or before 30th June 2021. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission.

Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category

Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST)

The prescribed upper age limit is 33 years on or before 30th June 2021. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.

Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category

The prescribed upper age limit is 35 years on or before 30th June 2021. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.

NID DAT 2021 Educational Qualification for M.Des

  • Applicants who have passed/appearing for a bachelor’s degree of minimum 4 years in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system are eligible to apply.

  • Note: Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification scheduled on June 2021.

Or 

  • Applicants who have passed/appearing for a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3- years in any discipline under the 10+2+4 (or more) system are eligible to apply.

  • Note: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2020.

Or

  • Applicants holding a 4-year Diploma in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/Architecture under 10+2+4 system.

  • Note: Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification scheduled on June 2021.

Note: 

  • In the last year of their graduation degree / full-time diploma programme applicants, whose universities may not have issued the final degree certificate by the date of application form of NID, are also eligible to apply, but subject to passing all subjects without any backlog. Such a candidate will have to submit their provisional degree certificate at the time of counselling.

  • An Equivalence Certificate must compulsorily be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, in case the candidate has obtained the degree/certificate from any University/Board of any foreign country.

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FAQs about NID DAT Eligibility

What is the maximum age for the General category in NID DAT for M.Des course?

The maximum age limit for General Category in NID DAT for M.Des course is 30 years, on and before 30th June of the year of the exam.

What is the upper age limit for the Foreign Candidates in NID DAT?

The upper age limit for the foreign candidates is equal to the General category students. It is 20 years on or before 30th June of the exam year for B.Des and 30 years on or before 30th June of the year of exam.

I have not received my graduation result, can I apply for an M.Des course through NID DAT?

If you can provide the necessary documents during the admission process of NID DAT, you can apply for the exam.

I have cleared an AICTE approved 3-year full-time Diploma, can I apply for NID DAT?

AICTE approved 3-year full-time Diploma after class 10th is considered as equivalent to 10+2 level. If you fulfil the age criteria, you are eligible to apply for NID DAT.

I satisfy the educational requirement but do not meet the age criteria. Am I eligible to apply for NID DAT?

No, you are required to satisfy all the prescribed eligibility criteria of NID DAT in order to apply for the exam.

I have not passed graduation in Design stream. Can I still apply for NID DAT for M.Des?

Candidates who have qualified/appeared for graduation in any discipline can apply for M.Des course in NID DAT.

Do reserved category students get any relaxation in the NID DAT exam?

The upper age limit for the reserved category candidates including OBC-NCL, SC, ST is 23 years for B.Des and 33 years for M.Des.

Is there any fixed age limit for the candidates in NID DAT for B.Des?

Yes, candidates with an upper age limit of 20 years can fill the application form of NID DAT for B.Des.

Can foreign students apply for NID DAT?

Yes, Indian Nationals, as well as Foreign candidates, can apply for the NID DAT exam.

I have completed class 12th in Arts stream, am I eligible to appear for the NID DAT?

Yes, any student who has appeared for or qualified the class 12th exam (any stream) can apply for the NID DAT exam for B.Des course.

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