NID 2020 Tie-Breaker Policy: Revised for M.Des Admissions 2020

The National Institute of Design (NID) has revised its tie-breaking policy for M.Des admissions. Some new rules have been formulated to shortlist candidates with the same score for M.Des admissions at NID.

NID M.Des Tie-Breaker Policy

The National Institute of Design (NID) conducts its own entrance exam called NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) to select candidates for the various courses offered at the campuses of NID. NID DAT is one of the most popular design entrance exams in India and every year, thousands of students appear for the examination to take admission to the courses of B.Des (Bachelor of Design) and M.Des (Master of Design)

The NID exam is conducted in two parts, NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains). Once NID DAT (Prelims) is completed, a merit list is prepared based on the tie-breaker policy of NID 2020 through which the candidates are shortlisted for the next exam, NID DAT (Mains). The final merit list of NID is formulated considering the scores obtained by candidates in all the rounds of admission. The final merit lists of NID is generated keeping in mind the NID 2020 tie-breaking policy of the institute.

NID has made some changes in its tie-breaking policy in order to prepare the final merit list for M.Des admissions 2020. The institute prepares a category-wise merit list of NID DAT, which means differed lists are released for the candidates of open, OBC-NCL, GEN-EWS, SC, ST, and PwD categories. Further, a separate merit list will be prepared for the overseas candidates. Find out the details of NID M.Des revised tie-breaking policy 2020 here.

NID M.Des Tie-Breaker Policy 2020

The step-wise tie-breaking policy that is going to be followed by the NID Admission Cell while preparing the final merit list for NID M.Des admissions 2020 through the NID DAT 2020 has been explained below. In a situation where the total marks obtained by two or more candidates in the exam is the same, then NID will follow the tie-break policy mentioned below for awarding ranks.

  • The higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in NID DAT Mains 2020.
  • If the tie is not broken after the first step, then the higher rank will be given to the aspirant who has secured higher marks in NID DAT Prelims 2020.
  • In case the tie persists, then the aspirant who has scored higher marks in DAT Prelims (Discipline Specific Test) will be placed at a higher rank.
  • If the tie is not resolved even after all the steps mentioned above, then the higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Question No. 19 of Common Design Aptitude Test - DAT Prelims.

NID Merit List Important Dates 2020

The table provided below lists all the important dates for the merit list of NID 2020. Candidates awaiting the NID B.Des and M.Des merit lists 2020 must check the important dates provided below in order to stay updated with the schedule.


NID M.Des Important Dates

NID B.Des Important Dates

NID DAT 2020 (Prelims)

December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019

Merit List for NID DAT 2020 (Prelims)

February 21, 2020

May 4, 2020

NID DAT 2020 (Mains)

July 6, 2020 onwards

June 22, 2020

Merit List for NID DAT 2020 (Mains)

To be Announced

To be Announced

Also Read:NID DAT 2020 Important Dates: Final Result Declared

NID Merit List 2020

The National Institute of Design prepares two separate merit lists for NID 2020 (Prelims) and NID 2020 (Mains). Both the merit list of NID 2020 are prepared according to the different categories. NID releases different merit lists for the candidates belonging to the categories of open, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, and PwD. The NID merit lists give the candidates who appeared for the exam an understanding of where they stand in getting admission. Applicants who are featured on the list get admission as per their ranking. 

For the admission process of the campuses of National Institutes of Design, a reservation policy is also followed by the design institute. The NID reservation and seat-intake scheme is important for determining the admission of a candidate through the merit list. The tie breaking policy of NID is also considered while preparing the merit list of NID 2020.

Also Read: NID 2020 Tie-Breaker Policy: Revised for BDes/ GDPD Admissions 2020

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