NID Admission 2021 Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

NID Admission 2021NID Admission 2021: NID Design Aptitude Test is an examination commenced to short the eligible candidates for seeking admission in Undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at NID campuses. The candidate is required to clear to NID admission tests for seeking admission in Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD), Bachelor of Design (B.Des), and Master of Design (M.Des) courses proffered at the campus. Previously, NID proffers admission to different campuses via the NID entrance exam. However, from the year 2021 onwards, two more NID campuses – NID Bhopal and NID Jorhat also started providing admission in the GDPD course based on the NID admission test.

NID 2021 Notification:


  • NID 2021 Application Correction has been started from 21st February 2021. Click here to edit the application. 
  • The Last Date to apply for NID 2021 has been Extended till 17th February 2021.
  • NID 2021 Application Form has been released on 9th January 2021 for B.Des. and M.Des. courses.
  • The exam Date for NID 2021 has been released. DAT Prelims exam will be held on 14th March 2021. 

NID Admission 2021 Highlights:

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  • Name of the Examination: National Institute of Design Entrance Exam
  • Exam Level: National
  • Exam Conducting Body: National Institute of Design
  • Mode of Application Form: Online
  • Exam Mode: Offline
  • Types of Exam: UG & PG Courses
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Time duration during Exam: B.Des/GDPD for 3 hours, M.Des for 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Official Website:
  • Helpline: 1744278100/ 9815540044

NID 2021 Exam Date:

Admission Open 2021

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Start to submit Online application form 9th January 2021 9th January 2021
Closing date of online application form (Extended) 17th February 2021 17th February 2021
Submit the application form with a late fee 17th to 20th February 2021 17th to 20th February 2021
Correction window open for form 21st February 2021 21st February 2021
Admit Card available 4th March 2021 4th March 2021
NID Exam Date 2021 (Prelims) 14th March 2021 14th March 2021
Interview date April 2021 April 2021
Result date declaration April 2021 April 2021
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NID Application Form 2021:

The NID 2021 Application Form has been released on the official website. First, fill the NID Application Form 2021 through the official website. Upload the supporting documents, signature, and photograph and fill the details in NID registration form, candidates are required to make payment of the application fee by Credit/Debit Card or by Demand Draft drawn in favor of ” All India Management Association” and should be payable at New Delhi.

Application Fee:

  • The Candidates can pay the application fee through credit card, debit card (online mode), or by demand draft (offline mode).
  • The demand draft can be prepared in favor of ‘All India Management Association’, payable at New Delhi.
Course Category Application Fee (in Rs.)
B.Des/GPDP General /OBC-NCL/EWS Rs.2000
SC/ST/PwD Rs.1000
Overseas Candidates Rs.3000
General /OBC 2000 (discipline 1); 4000 (discipline 2)
M.Des SC/ST/PD 1000 (discipline 1); 2000 (discipline 2)
Overseas Candidates 3000 (discipline 1); 6000 (discipline 2)

Eligibility Criteria:

Those who wanted to apply for B.Des or GDPD courses at NID required to go through the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Those who have cleared or appearing for the higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examination in any stream from Humanities, Commerce, and Science, can apply for the entrance exam. Also, higher secondary must be done from some recognized board like IB, ICSE, CBSE, or their equivalent in the year 2021 can also apply for the examination.
  • The candidate is eligible to apply for the M.Des course if completed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college/university. In addition to this, the candidate must be 30 years of age to apply for NID admission in the M.Des course.

List of Courses & Colleges Accepting NID Admission Test:

Candidates can attain admission in GDPD, B.Des, and M.Des courses at seven NID campuses via NID Entrance Examination. Each of these courses proffered in various specializations to candidates. Given below is the list of courses offered at NID:

List of B.Des Courses:

  • Ceramic & Glass Design
  • Furniture & Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Animation Film Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Film & Video Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Textile Design

List of GDPD Courses:

  • Industrial Design
  • Communication Design
  • Textile & Apparel Design

List of M.Des Courses:

  • Animation Film Design
  • Ceramic and Glass Design
  • Furniture & Interior Design
  • Film & Video Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Textile Design
  • Apparel Design
  • Lifestyle Accessory Design
  • Strategic Design Management
  • New Media Design
  • Photography Design
  • Toy & Game Design
  • Transportation & Automobile Design
  • Design for Retail Experience
  • Digital Game Design
  • Information Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Universal Design

NIDs accepting scores of DAT:

  • NID Ahmedabad
  • NID Gandhinagar (Extension Centre)
  • NID Bengaluru (Extension Centre)
  • NID Bhopal
  • NID Vijayawada
  • NID Kurukshetra
  • NID Jorhat

Admission Procedure:

NID admissions are a two-tier procedure and to seek admission, candidates are required to appear for NID DAT (Preliminary) and NID DAT (Mains). The aim of the test is to check knowledge, skills, and behavioral abilities.

NID 2021 Preliminary Test:

  • The exam will be conducted in offline (pen/paper) mode.
  • It is a written test consisted of objective and subject questions.
  • The question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • The candidate needs to complete the test within 3 hours.
  • The exam will be asked in the English language.

Admit Card:

Download the admit card for NID Entrance Exam from the official website. Those who fail to receive the admit card for the entrance test are required to contact the NID Admission Cell. Download the admit cards in the month of March 2021.

Test Centres for B.Des Admission:

Ahmedabad Bengaluru
Bhubaneshwar Bhopal
Chennai Dehradun
Hyderabad Chandigarh
Guwahati Jaipur
Lucknow Kolkata
Mumbai Nagpur
Patna Kurukshetra
New Delhi Ranchi
Thiruvananthapuram Raipur

Test Centres for M.Des Admission:

Ahmedabad Bengaluru
Chandigarh Guwahati
Hyderabad Mumbai
Kolkata Jaipur
Chennai Bhopal
Lucknow Patna
Thiruvananthapuram New Delhi
Nagpur Raipur

NID Exam 2021 Result:

Admission Enquiry Form Apply Now

Candidates can go through the result for the NID 2021 Entrance Exam from the official website by providing details like date of birth, email address, and roll number.

Merit List:

Based on the performance of the candidate, a merit list will be prepared. Check the merit list on the official website of the exam.

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