NID DAT Admit Card 2024 (OUT): Direct Link to Download DAT Mains @admissions.nid.edu, Exam Guidelines

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam 2024 ( NID Entrance Exam )

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NID DAT Admit Card 2024 - The National Institute of Design released admit cards for M.Des DAT Mains on February 22, 2024  (4 pm). The admit download link is given below.

To download the admit card, login using your email ID and date of birth. 

The DAT Mains admit cards for B.Des will be released later on April 14, 2024. 

The National Institute of Design will conduct the M.Des DAT Mains exam 2024 from March 4 - April 4, 2024. 

On exam day, you have to bring with you a valid photo ID proof, along with the admit card. Also, you need to get the admit card duly signed by the invigilator and with the seal of the test center.  

The admit card will carry key information like - the candidate's name and roll number, details of the allotted NID DAT 2024 exam center, exam date and time, and exam-day guidelines.

Earlier, the National Institute of Design released DAT Prelims admit cards for both the B.Des and M.Des courses on December 12, 2024.  

NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) exam was conducted on December 24, 2023.  

Here we explain all key details related to the NID DAT 2024 admit card, including the step-wise download process, information mentioned in it, what to do in case of difficulty in downloading the admit card, and much more.

So, keep reading.

Latest Updates:

 

 

Q:   When will NID DAT 2024 admit card (Mains) be released for M.Des?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) released admit cards for M.Des DAT Mains exam on February 22, 2024 (4 pm). The admit card has been released online at admissions.nid.edu.

To download the admit card, enter your email ID and date of birth in the log-in window.

The M.Des DAT Mains exam for the M.Des programme will be conducted from March 4 to April 4, 2024. 

The admit card will contain details like the date and time of the NID DAT 2024 exam, exam centre details, roll number, reporing time, and exam-day guidelines.

 

Q:   When will NID DAT 2024 admit card (Mains) be released for B.Des?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will release the admit cards for the B. Des DAT Mains Studio Test on April 14, 2024 (4 pm). Admit cards will be issued to candidates who qualify DAT Prelims exam. The candidate has to download the admit card from the NID DAT 2023 admission portal - admissions.nid.edu. In the log-in window that opens, fill in your email id and date of birth. On the day of the NID DAT 2024 Mains exam, the candidate needs to bring along their admit card and a valid photo id proof. The DAT Mains admit card for the M.Des programme will be released earlier on February 22, 2024 (4 pm).

 

Q:   When will the National Institute of Design conduct the NID DAT 2024 Mains exam?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct the DAT Mains exam separately for the B. Des and M.Des programs.

The M.Des DAT Mains will be held from March 4 to April 4, 2024. The National Institute of Design has released the detailed program-wise schedule for the Studio Test and Personal Interview.

The DAT Mains exam for the B. Des programme will be conducted on April 27-28, 2024. The DAT Mains exam for the B. Des programme comprises a Studio Test.

Meanwhile, the DAT Mains for the M.Des programme comprises a Studio Test and Interview.

The final results of NID DAT 2024 will be declared by considering the performance of the candidate in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. Final results for the B.Des programme will be announced on May 21, while for the M.Des program, final results will be announced on April 30, 2024.

 

Q:   At what time do I need to report for NID DAT Mains 2024 exam?

A:

The M.Des DAT Mains 2024 exam will be conducted from March 4 to April 4, 2024. 

DAT Prelims comprises a Studio Test and Personal Interview. 

On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to reach the exam center on or before 8 am. It is because registration for the exam will commence at 8 am. So, if you get late, it can delay the registration process, which is not a great thing to go through on exam-day.

Note that the Studio Test will be conducted from 9 am- 12 noon ( 3 hours duration); the Personal Interview will be conducted from 9 am onwards.

The DAT Mains is conducted discipline-wise.

 

NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Exam Date and Timings

The National Institute of Design has released the exam schedule for M.Des DAT Mains 2024.

The DAT Mains exam for the M.Des program will include a Studio Test and Personal Interview and will be conducted program-wise from March 4 - April 4, 2024.

 To download the M.Des DAT Mains 2024 Schedule - Click Here

Note that the DAT Prelims exam date for the B.Des and M.Des was conducted on December 24, 2023. 

Event

B.Des

M.Des

Date of the DAT Prelims exam 

December 24, 2023 (Sunday)

December 24, 2023 (Sunday)

Reporting Time

8 AM

8 AM

Gate closing time

9.30 AM

9.30 AM

Time of the exam

10 AM - 1 PM (Part I + Part II)

10 AM - 12.30 PM (Part I + Part II)

 

Q:   Can I download more than one copy of NID DAT admit card?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 (Mains) admit card was released on February 22, 2024.

The admit card is released in downloadable PDF format. This means, you can download it as many times you want. The only thing is make sure that you download it early, as closer to the exam, you may face issues.

For instance, if there is a server issue and you are unable to download the admit card, you won't be able to take the DAT Prelims exam.

To download the admit card, log in to the admit card download portal using your email ID and date of birth. 

The M.Des DAT Mains exam will be conducted discipline-wise from March 4 to April 4, 2024.

 

Q:   What is the reporting time at NID DAT 2024 exam centre?

A:

The reporting time for NID DAT 2024 is mentioned in the admit card, along with gate closing time, and exam timings and date.

The candidate needs to report for the DAT Prelims exam at 8 am. The gates of the exam center will close at 9,30 am (or 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam). After that no candidate will be allowed inside the exam hall.

The DAT Prelims exam for the B.Des and M.Des courses will be conducted on December 24.

Exam timings:

  • B.Des - 10 am - 1 pm
  • M.Des - 10 am - 12.30 pm

DAT Prelims admit cards are now available for download.

 

Q:   Can I give NID exam if I only have my photo ID card?

A:

The candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam venue without a printout of the NID DAT 2024 admit card; note that digital copies of the admit card will not be accepted.

So, on the day of the exam, you will need both: 1) printout of the admit card and 2) original photo ID proof.

Note that photocopies or digital copies of the photo ID proof will not be accepted.

The admit card will contain exam-day guidelines; carefully go through these guidelines to ensure that your exam-day is smooth and unstressful.

 

Q:   Will NID 2024 studio test & personal interview be conducted on the same day?

A:

The studio test and personal interview for M.Des DAT Mains may be conducted on the same or different days.

For instance, for the New Media Design progra, the studio test will be conducted on March 4, 2024. However, the personal interview will be conducted between March 4 & 7, 2024. 

It is, therefore, recommended that the candidate consults their DAT Mains admit to confirm their studio test and interview schedule.

 

NID Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NID Entrance Exam 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

22 Feb '24

NID DAT 2024 (Mains) - Issue of Admit Card for M.Des

24 Dec '23

NID DAT 2024 Prelims

12 Dec '23 -

24 Dec '23

NID 2024 Prelims admit card

How to download NID DAT Admit Card 2024?

Aspirants need to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully download NID entrance exam hall tickets 2024:

  1. Click on the admit card download link 
  2. In the login window that opens, enter your email ID and date of birth
  3. On login, the admit card will be displayed 
  4. Download the NID hall ticket 2024 and take a printout. 

Note that admit cards will not be sent by post or any other means. Also, make sure that you download the admit card as soon as you can.

Useful resources to prepare for NID DAT 2024 (Prelims)

Common Mistakes to avoid during DAT Mains 2024 exam

Exam Day Guidelines for NID DAT 2024

NID Entrance Exam 2024: Last minute tips & important documents to carry for DAT

NID vs NIFT - Key Differences, Participating colleges, Admission Process, Placement

 

Q:   Will NID 2024 studio test & personal interview be conducted on the same day?

A:

The studio test and personal interview for M.Des DAT Mains may be conducted on the same or different days.

For instance, for the New Media Design progra, the studio test will be conducted on March 4, 2024. However, the personal interview will be conducted between March 4 & 7, 2024. 

It is, therefore, recommended that the candidate consults their DAT Mains admit to confirm their studio test and interview schedule.

 

Q:   Will there be a baggage counter at NID DAT 2024 center?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) may not make any arrangements for a baggage counter. So, the candidate must bear this in mind when packing for the DAT Prelims exam.

It is recommend that the candidate only packs the bare essentials, and don’t bring unnecessary stuff to the exam centre.

Also, expensive items like smartphones, jewellery, gadgets, etc. should be better left at home.

The other thing is to dress up in a comfortable attire. 

While there is no official notice binding the candidate to dress up in a particular way, it is recommended to dress comfortably and sensibly. For instance, don't wear something too tight or too loose.

 

Q:   Do I need to carry NID DAT admit card as a coloured copy or in black and white?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) requires the candidate to bring a printout of the NID admit card 2024. Also, no specific mention has been made regarding colored printouts.

So, you can get a Black and white copy of NID DAT admit card.

But do ensure that the printout is legible and clean. In case some information is blurred, then the admit card may not be accepted. To ensure that the printout meets exam requirements, carefully go through the instructions given on the admit card.

The National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) exam on December 24, 2023.

 

Q:   When will the NID DAT 2024 Prelims exam be conducted?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct the DAT Prelims exam on December 24, 2023.

The candidate needs to report for the exam at 8 am. Gates closing time is 9.30 am. 

The B.Des exam will be held from 10 am - 1 pm; meanwhile, the M.Des exam will be held from 10 am - 12.30 am.

The DAT Prelims for the B.Des programme will be conducted in a paper-and-pencil/pen mode. The question paper may  incude both textual and visual questions. Other details like duration of the exam, marking scheme, etc. will be published in the DAT Prelims admit card.

The DAT Prelims exam for the M.Des programme will be conducted offline and include a mix of objective and subjective questions. The paper will have a total of 100 questions.

NID DAT (Prelims) Admit Card - Sample Test Centre Copy

Given below are sample copies of the DAT Prelims admit card. Go through the copies as they are very informative.

Sample Copy of DAT Prelims Admit Card - B.Des

Sample Copy of DAT Prelims Admit Card - M.Des

 

 
Sample Copy from NID 2021
 
NID DAT 2021 admit card

Q:   Will I be allowed to enter the NID DAT 2024 exam centre if I am late?

A:

The reporting and exam commencement time for NID DAT 2024 will be mentioned in the admit card. The candidate must arrive at the exam centre as per the reporting time.

If the candidate is late, there is chance that he or she will not be allowed entry inside the exam center.

So, the candidate must start a bit early on exam day, taking into account the traffic situation. Note that exam officials will conduct registration formalities and frisking, etc. befor allowing the candidate inside the exam centre.

 

Q:   Do I need to preserve the NID DAT 2024 admit card?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will release admit cards for DAT Prelims on December 12, 2024. Meanwhile, the DAT Prelims exam will be conducted on December 24, 2023.

Admit cards for the DAT Mains will be released later.

The candidate must carefully presere the admit cards for the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. It is because the admit cards will be required at the time of seat allotment and admission.

Also, note that the window to download the admit card will only be open for a limited period of time.

 

Q:   What is the weightage carried by DAT Mains?

A:

The final results of NID DAT 2024 will be prepared by giving weightage to DAT Prelims and DAT Mains.

In case of the B.Des program, the DAT Prelims carries 40% weightage, while DAT Mains carries 60% weightage. 

Meanwhile for the M.Des programme, DAT Prelims carries 30% weightage, while DAT Mains carries 70% weightage. Note that DAT Mains for M.Des contains to sub-components - Studio Test and Interview.

Candidates who qualify DAT Prelims have to mandatorily appear in the DAT Mains. Or else, the candidate will not be considered for admission.

 

NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) Admit Card Dates

The admit card for DAT Prelims was released on December 12, 2023.

Event B.Des M.Des
Issue of admit cards December 12, 2023 December 12, 2023
DAT Prelims exam date December 24, 2023 December 24, 2023

Q:   Do I need the admit card even after NID DAT Prelims exam is over?

A:

On the day of the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) exam, the candidate needs to bring with them a printout of the NID DAT admit card and an original photo ID proof. 

Ensure that you get it duly signed by the invigilator and with the seal of the exam centre.

This admit card will be useful for the following purposes:

  1. In case you want to apply for recheck of the NID DAT result.
  2. Or, download the NID DAT Answer Sheet.

Note that without the duly signed and sealed admit card, candidates will not be able to recheck or download their answer sheets. 

 

Q:   Will I get NID 2024 admit card by post?

A:

No, NID DAT 2024 admit cards will not be sent by post to any candidate. Aspirants will have to download their admit card from the official website of the design entrance exam - admissions.nid.edu.

The NID DAT 2024 admit card for DAT Prelims exam was issued on December 12, 2024. 

To download the admit card, log-in using your email id and date of birth. After downloading the admit card, take a printout; note that no candidate will be allowed inside the exam venue without admit cards.

The DAT Prelims entrance exam will be conducted on December 24, 2024. 

Note that admit cards for DAT Mains will be released later. Also, DAT Mains admit cards will be released separately for the B.Des and M.Des courses

 

NID DAT 2024 (Mains) Admit Card Dates

The DAT Mains admit cards for B.Des and M.Des programs will be released separately.

Event B.Des M.Des
Issue of admit cards April 14, 2024 April 27 & 28, 2024
DAT Mains exam date February 22, 2024 March 3 - April 6, 2024

NID DAT 2024 Admit Card - Details Included

The NID DAT admit card will contain the following information:

Information given on NID DAT 2024 admit card

Application number

Candidate's name

Roll number

Date of birth

Name of the course applied for admission

Reporting time for exam

Date of exam

Exam duration

Gate closing time

Test centre code

NID DAT test centre address

Photograph

Signature

Do’s & Don’ts for NID DAT entrance exam

Q:   Will I be penalized if I do not follow guidelines mentioned in NID DAT 2024 admit card?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 admit card for DAT Prelims will be released on December 12, 2023. The admit card will contain exam-day guidelines, including etiquettes to be followed.

This includes:

  • The candidate mustn’t indulge in cheating

  • Disturb other candidates

  • Carry barred items

  • Not leave the exam hall until the exam is over.

If the candidate doesn’t follow these guidelines, he or she could be disqualfiied. So, make it a point to carefully go through the guidelines mentioned in the admit card.

 

Q:   Should I wait till the last few days or hours to download NID DAT 2024 admit card?

A:

The candidate mustn’t under any circumstances wait for the dying hours to download the admit card for NID DAT 2024. It is because in the last few hours, there may a server crash or website slowdown issues due to heavy traffic.

If that happens, you may face difficulty in downloading the admit card.

Also, if there is any discrepancy in the admit card, you won’t have much time to get it fixed if you don’t download it soon after it is released.

The DAT Prelims exam will be conducted on December 24, 2023.

 

NID Admit Card 2024 - How to Fix Discrepancies

After downloading the admit card, it is possible that candidates find any discrepancy or incorrectness in the information provided. In such a case, candidates are advised to contact the NID admission council immediately to get the details rectified. Candidates can get in touch with NID authorities at the below-mentioned address:

NID Admissions Cell
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad - 380007
Email: admissions@nid.edu 

Q:   When will the NID DAT 2024 Prelims exam be conducted?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct the DAT Prelims exam on December 24, 2023.

The candidate needs to report for the exam at 8 am. Gates closing time is 9.30 am. 

The B.Des exam will be held from 10 am - 1 pm; meanwhile, the M.Des exam will be held from 10 am - 12.30 am.

The DAT Prelims for the B.Des programme will be conducted in a paper-and-pencil/pen mode. The question paper may  incude both textual and visual questions. Other details like duration of the exam, marking scheme, etc. will be published in the DAT Prelims admit card.

The DAT Prelims exam for the M.Des programme will be conducted offline and include a mix of objective and subjective questions. The paper will have a total of 100 questions.

Q:   Do I need to carry NID DAT admit card as a coloured copy or in black and white?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) requires the candidate to bring a printout of the NID admit card 2024. Also, no specific mention has been made regarding colored printouts.

So, you can get a Black and white copy of NID DAT admit card.

But do ensure that the printout is legible and clean. In case some information is blurred, then the admit card may not be accepted. To ensure that the printout meets exam requirements, carefully go through the instructions given on the admit card.

The National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) exam on December 24, 2023.

 

NID DAT Exam Day Instructions 2024

On the day of the DAT Prelims exam, the candidate had to follow the guidelines outlined in the admit card. 

  • Reporting time: The exam-center reporting time will be mentioned in the admit card. Make sure you reach the NID DAT 2024 exam centre on or before the reporting time.
  • Admit card - Carry a printout of the admit card with you. 
  • ID proof - Along with the admit card, you will also need a valid, photo ID proof. 
  • Impersonation/ Use of Unfair Means - Any candidate found indulging in unfair means or impersonation will be disqualified. In some cases, criminal proceedings may also be initiated. 
  • Stationery - You must carry your stationery -  pens, pencils, sharpeners, ruler, eraser, sketch pens, colours, etc. Exam officials will not provide any stationery to the candidate inside the exam hall. 
  • Barred items - Electronic devices, including mobile phones, smartphones, smartwatches, calculators, and tablets, are not allowed inside the exam hall. Written texts, books, or any other items that may be used to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates are also not allowed. The barred list also includes the following items - handbags, purses, wallets, markers, papers, and bags.
  • Candidates are not allowed to take the NID DAT question booklet along with them after the exam is over

NID DAT 2024 Exam Day - Document Checklist

Candidates need to carry a valid photo ID card along with their NID admit card to their allotted test centre on the day of the design entrance exam. Candidates can carry any of the below-mentioned photo ID cards with them on NID DAT exam day:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Student ID card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving licence
  • Pan Card
  • Passport

Also Read: NID 2024: DAT Drawing Tips & Tricks

NID DAT Admit Card 2024 - Required for DAT Prelims Result Recheck

The DAT Prelims exam re-check window will be available for:

  • B.Des program - March 28-30, 2024
  • M.Des program - February 16-18, 2024

Note that any rechecking request will only be entertained if the candidate submits a scanned copy of the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) admit card duly signed by the invigilator and with the seal of the test center.

So, you must not only carefully preserve the admit card even after the DAT Prelims exam is over, but ensure to get it:

  • Duly signed by the invigilator 
  • With the seal of the test center.

The candidate is urged to go through the detailed DAT Prelims result re-check process.

NID DAT Admit Card 2024 - Required to Download Answer Sheets

In the earlier section, we discussed how the admit card is required for submitting a DAT Prelims re-check request. 

Additionally, you will need the admit card duly signed by the invigilator and with the seal of the test center, to avail of the NID DAT 2024 answer sheets.

The answer sheets of the candidate will be available for one year after the NID DAT 2024 (FINAL) results are announced.

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Q:   Is there negative marking in NID DAT?

A:

There is no negative marking in NID DAT 2024 exam. The candidate is recommended to go through the detailed exam pattern to get insights into the question paper structure, including types of questions asked, sections, etc. The DAT Prelims exam for the B. Des programme has two parts. Part I will include 22 objective-type questions, whereas Part II will include 4 subjective-type questions. Objective-type questions carry 1-2 marks, while subjective-type questions carry 15-20 marks. The total marks for the NID DAT Prelims will be 100 marks.

 

NID DAT Admit Card 2024 - FAQs

Go through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the NID DAT 2024 admit card below.

Q:   Can I download more than one copy of NID DAT admit card?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 (Mains) admit card was released on February 22, 2024.

The admit card is released in downloadable PDF format. This means, you can download it as many times you want. The only thing is make sure that you download it early, as closer to the exam, you may face issues.

For instance, if there is a server issue and you are unable to download the admit card, you won't be able to take the DAT Prelims exam.

To download the admit card, log in to the admit card download portal using your email ID and date of birth. 

The M.Des DAT Mains exam will be conducted discipline-wise from March 4 to April 4, 2024.

 

Q:   Can I give NID exam if I only have my photo ID card?

A:

The candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam venue without a printout of the NID DAT 2024 admit card; note that digital copies of the admit card will not be accepted.

So, on the day of the exam, you will need both: 1) printout of the admit card and 2) original photo ID proof.

Note that photocopies or digital copies of the photo ID proof will not be accepted.

The admit card will contain exam-day guidelines; carefully go through these guidelines to ensure that your exam-day is smooth and unstressful.

 

Q:   Do I need to carry NID DAT admit card as a coloured copy or in black and white?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) requires the candidate to bring a printout of the NID admit card 2024. Also, no specific mention has been made regarding colored printouts.

So, you can get a Black and white copy of NID DAT admit card.

But do ensure that the printout is legible and clean. In case some information is blurred, then the admit card may not be accepted. To ensure that the printout meets exam requirements, carefully go through the instructions given on the admit card.

The National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) exam on December 24, 2023.

 

Q:   What details will be mentioned on NID DAT admit card?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 admit card will carry the following like the application number, Candidate's name, Roll number, Date of birth, Name of the course applied for admission, Reporting time for exam, Date of exam, Exam duration, GATE closing time, Test center code, NID DAT test centre address, Photograph, and Signature. Additionally, it will also contain the Dos and Donts for candidates inside the exam venue. On the day of the NID DAT exam, the candidate needs to report at the exam center as per the reporting time mentioned on the admit card. Candidates arriving at the exam after the exam has commence may not be allowed entry inside the exam venue.

 

Q:   Who is eligible to appear in NID that Mains exam?

A:
The NID that exam is conducted in two stages - that Prelims and that Mains. Candidates who qualify that Prelims has to next appear in that Mains. The shortlisting for that Mains is done on the basis of scores obtained by candidates in the that Prelims exam. The that Prelims scorecard, along with section-wise scores, also contains the qualifying status of the candidate. Candidates who status says "qualified" can appear in that Mains.
 

Q:   When do I need to report for the NID Mains exam?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 (Mains) exam for the B. Des programme will be held on April 27-28. The timings for the dat Mains exam will be mentioned in the NID DAT 2024 admit card, along with the reporting time. The candidate needs to reach the DAT Mains exam centre as per the timings given in the admit card. Note that you may not be allowed entry inside the exam venue once the exam commences. So, it is advisable to reach the exam venue with time in hand.

 

Q:   When will NID DAT 2024 admit card (Mains) be released for B.Des?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will release the admit cards for the B. Des DAT Mains Studio Test on April 14, 2024 (4 pm). Admit cards will be issued to candidates who qualify DAT Prelims exam. The candidate has to download the admit card from the NID DAT 2023 admission portal - admissions.nid.edu. In the log-in window that opens, fill in your email id and date of birth. On the day of the NID DAT 2024 Mains exam, the candidate needs to bring along their admit card and a valid photo id proof. The DAT Mains admit card for the M.Des programme will be released earlier on February 22, 2024 (4 pm).

 

Q:   How can I download the NID Mains 2024 admit card?

A:

Aspirants can download NID DAT admit card 2023 from the official website of National Institute of Design (NID) by providing their registered email ID and date of birth. Follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully download NID Entrance Exam hall tickets 2024: 

  1. Click on NID that admit card 2024 link 

  2. You will be redirected to a login window 

  3. Enter your registered email ID and date of birth 

  4. On login, the admit card will be displayed on the screen in downloadable pdf format. 

  5. Download the NID hall ticket 2024 and take a printout.

 

Q:   I do not have an Aadhaar card. Will I be allowed to appear for NID DAT 2024?

A:

Aadhaar is one of the valid photo id proofs that candidates can produce as identity proof. But exam officials will also accept other government ids like Driving License, Passport, etc. The list of acceptable ids will be mentioned on the NID DAT 2024 admit card. The security personal at the NID DAT exam center will verify the documents before allowing the candidate entry inside the exam center. Any candidate who fails to produce the admit card and id proof will not be allowed to take the DAT Prelims exam.

The National Institute of Design (NID) is conducting the DAT Prelims exam in a center-based mode across 22 cities in India.

 

Q:   When will the National Institute of Design conduct the NID DAT 2024 Mains exam?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct the DAT Mains exam separately for the B. Des and M.Des programs.

The M.Des DAT Mains will be held from March 4 to April 4, 2024. The National Institute of Design has released the detailed program-wise schedule for the Studio Test and Personal Interview.

The DAT Mains exam for the B. Des programme will be conducted on April 27-28, 2024. The DAT Mains exam for the B. Des programme comprises a Studio Test.

Meanwhile, the DAT Mains for the M.Des programme comprises a Studio Test and Interview.

The final results of NID DAT 2024 will be declared by considering the performance of the candidate in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. Final results for the B.Des programme will be announced on May 21, while for the M.Des program, final results will be announced on April 30, 2024.

 

Q:   How can I prepare for the NID DAT Interview?

A:

The Personal Interview is an component of the NID admission process as it carries around 30 percentage weightage. Candidates who are shortlisted for that Mains has to appear in the Personal Interview along with the Studio Test. Here are some of the important tips to prepare for the interview. Read up on the Fashion Industry don't given one liner answers. You can elaborate a bit without being verbose. The first impression does make a difference, so take note. Don't try to mislead and waste time of the interviewer. This way you have more to lose than gain. If you have made a list of commonly asked questions and prepared for them, you might be at an advantage. Improve your communication skills. Get creative Measure your words carefully. Carry a positive body language.

 

Q:   How much time is needed to prepare for the NID DAT 2024 exam?

A:

A candidate would ideally need around 6 months or so to prepare the NID DAT 2024 exam. This time frame will allow the candidate to go through each topic in depth and prepare for the exam effectively. However, if the candidate has a strong grip over the fundamentals and basis concepts, it is still possible to prepare for the exam even in 3 months or less. But as the time duration shrinks, one will have to be more judicious with the use of each day and hour and be meticulous. Having a well defined time table in place will help matters. The time table can include things like day-wise topics to read and revise, sample papers to be solved, etc.

 

Q:   What is the benefit of solving NID sample papers?

A:
The multiple benefits of solving sample papers to prepare for the NID DAT entrance exam. A few of them are illustrated below. By solving sample papers, the candidate will be able to have a clear picture regarding the types of questions asked, difficulty level of the exam, topic-wise number of questions asked, etc. The sample papers are a great tool of develop problem-solving skills. The candidate therefore needs to solve various types of questions, and not stick to one particular type. Another skill that can be developed is time management skills. Sample papers will also help the candidate identify weak areas and work on them. It is recommended that the candidate makes it a point to solve sample papers after completing a topic.
 

Q:   What is the criteria to shortlist candidates for DAT Mains of NID?

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NID officials will consider the Merit list of that Prelims to shortlist candidates for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times in each category. The National Institute of Design will prepare merit lists for GENERAL, GENERAL-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD & OVERSEAS categories. In the scenario where two or more candidates score the same marks in the DAT Prelims, then a tiebreak policy will be applied to decide the merit rank.
 

Q:   When will NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) admit card be released for M.Des?

A:

The National Institite of Design (NID) will conduct the DAT Prelims exam for both the B.Des and M.Des programs on December 24, 2024. The admit cards for the two programs will also be released on the same date, i.e. December 12, 2023.

To download the admit card, the candidate needs to go to the NID admission portal - admissions.nid.edu. On the portal, the M.Des DAT Prelims admit card download link will be given.Click on the link, and then log in using your email id and date of birth. On successful login, you can download the admit card.

 

Q:   When will NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) admit card be released for B.Des?

A:

The National Institite of Design (NID) released admit cards for DAT Prelims exam on December 12, 2023.

The admit card will be issued online at admissions.nid.edu. To download the admit card, click on the admit card link and login by entering your email id and date of birth.

Hard copies of the admit card will not be sent to the candidate.

On exam day, you must bring a photo ID proof in original along with a printout of the admit card. Note that digital copies of the admit card will not be accepted.

The NID DAT 2024 exam will be conducted on December 24, 2023.

 

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The M.Des DAT Mains 2024 exam will be conducted from March 4 to April 4, 2024. 

DAT Prelims comprises a Studio Test and Personal Interview. 

On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to reach the exam center on or before 8 am. It is because registration for the exam will commence at 8 am. So, if yo

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Tabulated below are the important dates related to the NID DAT cutoff 2024:

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The studio test and personal interview for M.Des DAT Mains may be conducted on the same or different days.

For instance, for the New Media Design progra, the studio test will be conducted on March 4, 2024. However, the personal interview will be conducted between March 4 & 7, 2024. 

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The National Institite of Design (NID) will release the answer sheets of the candidate after the declaration of the FINAL results. Further, the answer sheets will only be available on request, only after the admission process is complete.

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Yes, NID Bangalore does accept NID Entrance Exam scores for admission to its Master of Design (M.Des.) programs. The National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is mandatory for all applicants seeking entry into any M.Des. programme at NID Bangalore.

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 In order to be admitted to the M.Des programme at NID Bangalore, it is necessary to answer "yes." To be eligible for the program, candidates must pass the National Institute of Design (NID) Entrance Exam, also known as the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). The NID DAT is divided into two tiers: Mains and

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The exam analysis for the NID DAT 2024 exam will be covered by Shiksha.com

Go through the DAT Prelims exam analysis and get insights into the exam.

We will have our representatives at the DAT Prelims exam centre.

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The NID DAT 2024 exam will be conducted in an OMR-based (offline mode). Note that exam officials will not provide any stationery inside the exam hall. 

So, you need to bring the following items with you: A blue/black ball-point pen (for filling the OMR sheet), scissor, glue stick, lead pencil (of var

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There is no negative marking in NID DAT 2024.

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The GATE closing time for both the B.Des and M.Des courses is 9.30 am (30 minutes before the commencement of the exam), after which no candidate will be allowed inside the exam centre. 

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