NID DAT 2021 Important Dates

National Institute of Design (NID) organises NID DAT 2021 every year for admissions in B.Des and M.Des programmes. It is a national level entrance exam usually divided into DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. Read on to check the important dates.

NID DAT Important Dates

National Institute of Design (NID) offers admissions in B.Des. and M.Des. courses through the NID DAT exam. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is the exam through which students can get admissions in NID institutes across the country. NID DAT exam is divided into DAT Prelims and DAT mains on the basis of which the candidate is selected. NID is the most popular fashion institute having 3 campuses situated in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar.

As per the notification released by the institute in 2020, NIDs have discontinued their GDPD programme from the academic session of 2020-21. The GDPD seats at all campuses of NID have been converted to B.Des seats and thus, all NID campuses will offer B.Des from now onwards.

NID DAT 2021 Important Dates

NID DAT 2021 admission dates have not been released. Interested candidates can check out the tentative important dates related to NID DAT 2021 below.


NID DAT Dates (Tentative)

NID DAT 2021 application process starting date

Anytime Soon

NID DAT 2021 application process closing date

First Week of November 2020

NID DAT 2021 admit card release date

Third Week of December 2020

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) exam date

Last Week of December 2020

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) Result Declaration date (For MDes)

Last Week of March 2021

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) Result Declaration date (For BDes)

Last Week of March 2021

NID DAT 2021 admit card (Mains) availability

Last Week of April 2021

NID DAT (Mains) for B.Des

First Week of May 2021

NID DAT (Mains) for M.Des

First Week of May 2021

NID DAT 2021 (Mains) result

Last Week of May 2021

NID Ahmedabad counselling

First Week of June 2021

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NID DAT 2021 Registration Commencement Date:

The NID DAT 2021 registration for Prelims is expected to begin anytime soon. The notification displaying the NID DAT 2021 exam schedule has not been released yet. Candidates had to apply for NID DAT 2021 from the official website of NID.

NID DAT 2021 Deadline to Apply:

The NID DAT 2021 deadline to apply will tentatively be around November 2020. No applications will be considered after the deadline issued by the NID ends.

NID DAT 2021 Admit Card Availability Date:

The NID DAT 2021 admit card for Prelims is likely to be made available from December 2020 onwards. Candidates are required to download and keep the admit card safe in order to sit for the entrance exam of design.

NID DAT 2021 Exam Date:

The NID DAT 2021 Prelims exam is expected to be conducted in December 2020. NID DAT Main for B.Des and M.Des will be tentatively held from May 2021 onwards.

NID DAT 2021 Result Declaration Date:

The Prelims results for B.Des/GDPD is released after the completion of the exam. It is likely to be announced in the last week of March 2021. For the NID DAT Mains, the result will tentatively be out in the first week of May 2021.

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