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NID 2019 is national level entrance exam conducted by National Institute of Design for various UG and PG design courses scheduled to take place in January 2019. All aspirants for NID DAT 2019 can fill application form online on the official website, i.e.

NID Entrance Test 2019 (National Institute of Design) will be organized by the NID itself. It offers UG & PG design courses in the institution and its affiliated campuses. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is the exam through which candidates can get admission in the four years of (B.Des) & (M.Des)programmes. The GDPD (Graduate Diploma Programme in Design) is also offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.


NID 2019 Highlights:


Exam Name

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

Conducting Body

National Institute of Design

Official Website

Exam Type

National Entrance Test for Professional Programs in Design at both UG and PG levels

Programs offered

Bachelor in Design (B. Des) Masters in Design (M. Des) Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

Exam Duration

3 hours each for DAT Prelims and Mains

Exam Date

DAT Prelims: January 2019 DAT Mains: April 2019 for B. Des & GDPD; May 2019 for M. Des

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 30 years for M.Des Age Limit: 20 years for B.Des /GDPD

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper based

Medium of Exam


NID 2019 Exam Dates

Here we have mentioned the exam dates for admission in NID 2019. 


Dates (Tentative)

DAT Prelims

DAT Mains

Commencement of application form

4th week of September 2018

4th week of September 2018

Last date to submit application form

Last week of October 2018

Last week of October 2018

Closing of submission of printed application form

2nd week of November 2018

2nd week of November 2018

Opening of correction window

3rd week of November 2018

3rd week of November 2018

Admit card

3rd week of December 2018

Last week of February 2019

Exam Date

1st week of January 2019

2nd week of March 2019

Declaration of result

3rd week of February 2019

1st week of May

NID Application Form 2019

·         Candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully as per the guidelines given in the information brochure.

·         Candidates have to register on the website first to fill the further application form.

·         The online NID application form 2019 will be started from the fourth week of September 2018.

·         Candidates will be allowed to fill the application form till the last week of October 2018.

·         After successful registration, candidates have to fill all the required details carefully.

·         Candidates also have to upload the photograph and signature along with necessary documents in JPG/JPEG format.

·         The last date to submit the printed application form will be the second week of November 2018.

·         The payment through offline mode can be done by preparing a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.

·         Candidates those will submit the application form through offline mode, they have to send the DD along with printout of filled application form to the address:

Application Fee:

·         The fee can be paid either online or offline (DD) mode

·         The application fee will be neither refundable nor transferable.



M.Des (1 Discipline)

M.Des (1 Discipline)


Rs. 2000/-

Rs. 2000/-

Rs. 4000/-


Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 2000/-


Rs. 3000/- (only for B.Des)

Rs. 3000/-

Rs. 6000/-

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria given below to appear in NID entrance exam 2019:

 Appearing Candidates: Those appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply but they have to submit the proof of passing the examination at the time of admission.

 For B.Des/GDPD:

·         Age Limit: Upper age limit will be 20 years as on 30 June 2019. 3 years of age relaxation for OBC-NCL/SC/ST and 5 years for PwD candidates.

·         Qualifying Exam: Pass 10+2 qualifying examination in the academic year 2018-19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent are eligible to apply.

For M.Des:

·         Age Limit: The maximum age limit to apply is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. 3 years of age relaxation for OBC-NCL/SC/ST and 5 years for PwD candidates.

·         Qualifying Exam: One should have bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2, from any university or institute recognized by law in India.

·         OR Bachelor degree of 3 year in any specialization, under the 10+2 system.

·         OR Full-time Diploma of 4 year in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system.

NID Exam Pattern 2019

·         Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode.

·         Duration: DAT prelims will be of about 3 hours.

·         Maximum Marks: The whole question paper will be of 100 marks.

·         Language: The exam will be asked in English language only.

·         Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in the exam.

·         DAT Mains: The candidates those will qualify in DAT prelims will be shortlisted for DAT Mains exam.

For B.Des/GDPD:


Type of Questions

No. of Points

Part I

Objective Type


Part II

Subjective Type




Note: In B.DEs/GDPD the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains are common to all three institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.


NID 2019 Syllabus

NID does not prescribe a syllabus for preparation of DAT. However, students can prepare from the following topics:

·         Colour Terminology Design Theory

·         Usage of colour in Compositions

·         Innovation in Design

·         Visual Logic

·         Creative thinking & writing

·         Elements & Principles of Design

·         3D Visualization

·         Optical Illusion

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