NID DAT 2020: Check Important Dates and Selection Process Here

NID DAT Mains 2020 results are out for B.Des/GDPD admissions. The exam commenced on June 22, 2020, onwards. Read on to find all about NID DAT 2020 for B.Des/GDPD and M.Des admissions. 

NID DAT 2020: Check Important Dates and Selection Process Here

National Institute of Design or NID announced the result for NID DAT Mains for B.Des/ GDPD courses on July 24, 2020. The mains exam for B.Des/ GDPD began from June 22, 2020, onwards and the online interviews for M.Des admissions commenced from July 6, 2020, onwards.

The entrance exam conducted by NID is known as the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). Initially, the applicants have to appear for the DAT Prelims 2020 exam. Those who qualify in the prelims will be eligible for DAT Mains 2020 exam. The detailed information for NID Entrance Exam 2020 is elaborated below.

Note: The course of GDPD has been discontinued at all the campuses of NID and the seats of GDPD have been converted to the seats of B.Des. Hence, all NID campuses will now offer B.Des as one of the courses.

The NID seat allotment list for B.Des 2020 has been released on August 4, 2020. All the exam takers who have been mentioned in the list are required to pay the token fee and upload the necessary documents by August 11, 2020.

NID DAT B.Des and GDPD Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria that candidates have to fulfil in order to appear for NID DAT exam for B.Des and GDPD have been explained below.

  • Class 12 is the minimum qualification for seeking admission to B.Des course.
  • The upper limit for seeking admission to B.Des course at NID is 20 (except reserved categories) years as on June 30, 2020.
  • The upper age limit for the reserved categories is 23 years as on June 30, 2020.
  • Students who are pursuing Class 12 can also register for the entrance exam.

NID DAT M.Des Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission to M.Des at NID have to check the details mentioned below. They have to fulfil the M.Des eligibility criteria of NID DAT in order to be allowed to appear for the exam.

  • Bachelor’s degree is the minimum qualification required for the admission to the M.Des course.
  • The upper age limit for seeking admission to M.Des course at NID is 30 years (except reserved categories) as on June 30, 2020.
  • The upper limit for the candidates belonging to reserved categories is 33 years as on June 30, 2020.
  • The upper age limit for the PwD candidates is 35 years as on June 30, 2020.

NID DAT Application Process 2020

The steps given below explain the application process of the NID DAT entrance exam.

  • The application process for the entrance exam conducted by NID is completely online.
  • Visit the official website and click on the ‘Admissions 2020’ link on the homepage.
  • Sign Up first and then proceed with the online form filling for the NID entrance exam.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photo and signature in the appropriate size and format as indicated there.
  • Submit the online application form and pay the examination fee in online mode.
  • General category candidates have to pay Rs. 2,000 as application fee.
  • Reserved category candidates must pay Rs. 1,000 as the application fee.

NID DAT B.Des, GDPD and M.Des Selection Process

The selection process for all the courses offered at NID has been given below. Candidates are required to appear for the exam after which they are selected for the course depending on the following factors.

  • Performance in DAT Prelims and DAT Mains is the major criterion.
  • Studio test will be conducted for the candidates who qualify in DAT Mains followed by a personal interview.
  • NID DAT Mains 2020 for B.Des and GDPD will be held online. The applicants will have to be present for an online interaction round.
  • Final admission will be based on the combined performance of the applicants in all the stages of the selection process.

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NID DAT Important Dates 2020

Check the table given below to know the NID DAT important dates 2020. It is essential for all candidates to be updated with the admission schedule of NID DAT so that they are prevented from missing out on any deadline.



Online registration for the NID Entrance Exam begin date

October 1, 2019

Last date to register online

November 18, 2019 (till 2:00 PM)

Release of Admit Card

December 20, 2019 (4:00 PM onwards)

NID DAT Prelims Exam Date 2020

December 29, 2019

NID DAT Prelims Result Declaration for M.Des

February 21, 2020

NID DAT Prelims Result Declaration for B.Des and GDPD

May 4, 2020

Release of admit card for NID DAT Mains 2020

B.Des/GDPD- June 17, 2020

M.Des- July 1, 2020

NID DAT Mains 2020 Exam Date for B.Des and GDPD

June 22, 2020 onwards

NID DAT Mains 2020 M.Des Online Interaction

July 6, 2020 onwards

Release of NID DAT Mains Result for B.Des/GDPD

July 24, 2020 (Announced)

Release of NID DAT Mains Result for M.Des

To be Announced

Note: The dates of certain events have been postponed due to the nationwide lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Changes in NID Admission Process 2020

Many changes have been made in the NID admission process 2020 for the UG and PG courses offered. One of the main reasons for these alterations is the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Here are some links provided to explain all the changes made in the admission process of NID for the academic session of 2020-21.

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