NID DAT Answer Key 2024: Prelims Answer Key & Question Paper PDF

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

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NID Answer Key 2024 -  The National Institute of Design (NID) doesn't release any answer key or question booklet for the NID DAT 2024 exam. As per instructions given in the Admission Handbooks, the answer keys will not be shared with the candidate even upon request.

The reason cited for the non-release is that the question booklets are highly subjective.

However, check out the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) Exam ANALYSIS and Student REACTIONS

The exam analysis, among other things, will include information on the questions asked, probable answers (or keys), and expected cut-off.    

The National Institute of Design conducted the NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) exams on December 24, 2023. The scores of DAT Prelims will be used to shortlist candidates for DAT Mains.

 

Q:   What is NID answer key?

A:
It may be noted that the National Institute of Design (NID) will not release any answer keys for the NID DAT exam. The institute has mentioned in the Admission Handbooks the answer keys for the that exams will not be shared with the candidate even upon request. This is because the question booklets are highly subjective in nature, as per NID officials. The candidate may however download unofficial answer keys of NID that released by coaching institutes. But note that answers given in the unofficial keys may be incorrect. Nevertheless, the unofficial keys will give the candidate a fair idea about the expected score.
 

Q:   When will NID answer key be released?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) in its admission handbook for M.Des and B. Des has clearly specified that it will not release any question booklet cum answer key for the that exams. Candidates may note that the question booklets are highly subjective, and as such don't have any model answers. The candidate therefore is suggested to rely on resources like exam analysis released by Shiksha. Com and other sites, including by coaching institutes, to get an insight into their performance. Note that the NID that 2024 exam will be held in January 2024 (tentative). Scores of the exam will be used to shortlist candidates for DAT Mains.

 

Steps to Download NID Entrance Exam Answer Key 2024

As mentioned above, the National Institute of Design doesn't release any question booklet cum answer key for the NID DAT exam.

That being said, if NID changes its mind and decides to release the NID DAT answer key, it will be updated on this page. The link to download the answer key will be provided on this page. The procedure to download the answer key will be known once the answer key is available. 

Note that the answer key, if it is released, will be available for download only after the conclusion of the NID DAT exam.

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Q:   Can I ask for re-evaluation of DAT Prelims?

A:
The candidate is allowed to request re-check of their NID that Prelims. Requests for re-check have to be submitted online through the official website admissions. Nid. Edu. Note that the rechecking is restricted to: Whether all the answers have been marked. Whether there has been any mistake in the totaling of marks for each question in Part II of answer booklet and transferring the marks correctly onto the first cover page of the answer booklet NID officials will not entertain re-evaluation of the answer script or other work done by the candidate as part of the examination.
 

Q:   How can I check NID Entrance Exam answer key?

A:
The National Institute of Design (NID) typically doesn't release any answer keys for the that exams. This is because the question booklets are very subjective. That being said, if NID decides to release the answer key in upcoming editions of the NID that exam, candidates can download it from the official admission portal at admissions. Nid. Edu. To download the answer key, the candidate will have to log-in to the portal using their applicant credentials. Note that in some cases, the pdf form of the answer booklet may also available without log in; in that case you will simply have to click on the download tab.
 

NID Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

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

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

13 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (B.Des) - Issue of Provisional Offer Letter

ONGOING

13 Jun '24 -

17 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (B.Des) - Payment of remaining fees

ONGOING

20 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (B.Des) - Subsequent rounds of seat allotment

DatesPast Exam Dates

04 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (M.Des) - Subsequent rounds of seat allotment

31 May '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (M.Des) - Issue of Provisional Offer Letter

29 May '24 -

31 May '24

NID DAT 2024 Seat Allotment, Fee Payment, Doc. Upload (B.Des)

How to Calculate Probable Score using NID Answer Key?

The candidate can use the provisional answer key to calculate probable scores in the NID DAT 2024 Prelims exam. This in turn will help them access their chances of qualifying in the Prelims exam. Remember, only those candidates who qualify in the prelims exam are eligible to sit in the Mains exam.

  1. First, calculate the number of correct answers
  2. Then allocate marks for each correct answer as per the official NID DAT 2024 exam pattern
  3. Tally the numbers to arrive at the total score for Prelims.

NID Marking Scheme for Prelims

The maximum mark that aspirants can secure in NID DAT BDes paper is 100. The test paper of the NID Entrance Exam is such that it comprises 70 objective-type questions and 30 subjective, short answer-type questions. There is no negative marking in NID Entrance Exam 2024. 

Type of Question No. of Questions Marks for Each Question
Objective type questions Questions 1 to 14 1 mark
Questions 15 to 22 2 marks
Subjective type questions Question No. 23 15 marks
Question No. 24 20 marks
Question No. 25 15 marks
Question No. 26 20 marks
Total Marks 100 marks

Note: National Institute of Design does not specify any marking scheme for MDes courses. However, the objective questions in the NID DAT MDes paper hold a weightage of 30 marks and subjective questions hold a weightage of 70 marks.

Q:   What was the difficulty level of NID DAT 2023 (Prelims)?

A:
As per inputs given by candidates, the difficulty level of Part A was moderate, whereas Part B was moderate. Overall, the paper was easy compared to the previous edition. Part A of the question paper includes a number of questions from GK. As for some students, the paper was lengthy. The question paper included one question on perspective drawing, one question on the storyboard, and one question on problem-solving. Considering that the paper was easy compared to the previous year, the cut-off could go higher. Note that if the cut-off goes higher, the candidates will get need better marks to have a good chance of admission.
 

Q:   Where can I find NID DAT sample papers?

A:

The National Institute of Design has uploaded the NID DAT sample on its official admission portal. To download a sample papers. Click on the sample paper link, no log in is required. The sample papers for NID DAT can be download in pdf format. The intent of these sample papers is to help the candidate get insights into the pattern and structure of the exam. By solving the sample papers, the candidate will get insights into the difficulty level of the exam, the types of questions asked, topics from which questions are asked, etc. Additionally, if the candidate solves enough sample papers, it will help him or her to develop problem solving and time management skills. So, all candidates must practice the NID DAT sample paper to gain confidence and get rid of exam fear.

 

Steps to Raise Objections against NID Answer Key 2024

The exam conducting authority will notify candidates regarding the objection filing window. Also, such a window will only exist if the answer key is released. 

If the NID DAT answer key is released and there is an objection filing window, you may need to proceed as follows:

  • Visit the official website of NID
  • Click on the answer key tab/link
  • Login to the registered account
  • Click on the link available for raising objections against the answer key
  • Select the question(s) against which objection needs to be raised
  • Select the right answer
  • Upload supporting document(s)
  • Pay challenge fee in online mode
  • Submit the challenge

Q:   Will the NID question paper be released?

A:
No, the design institute will neither release the question booklet nor any answer keys. As per instructions given in the Admission Handbooks for the B. Des and M.Des programs, the question booklet will not be released even upon request. The statement says - The DAT exams question booklet cannot be shared as it is highly subjective in nature, and may not be furnished, in the larger public interest. The candidate can check out the questions for NID published by coaching institutes; most of these questions will be memory-based and shared by test takers. Shiksha. Com will also bring you exam analysis and student reactions of NID DAT, wherein you can get insights into the exam, including what questions were asked.
 

Q:   Will NID release answer booklets for the that Mains and DAT Prelims?

A:
The National Institute of Desfin (NID) will release the answer booklets for both the DAT Mains and DAT Prelims. The answer booklets will be released after the completion of the admission process. Also, the answer booklets will be available upon request. The answer booklets will not be issued to the candidate during the admission process under any circumstances. To make a request for the that answer booklets, the candidate will have to pay INR 1000 for each exam. The answer sheet will be provided to the candidate within 15-20 days after receiving the payment, on their registered email ID.
 

NID DAT 2024 Answer Sheet

While the National Institute of Design will not release any answer keys and question booklets for the NID DAT 2024 exam, it will however issue the individual NID DAT 2024 answer sheets of candidates. 

The answer sheets will be available after the declaration of NID DAT 2024 results.

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:   When will NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) result be announced for B.Des?

A:

The National Institute of Design announced the results of DAT Prelims for the B.Des programme on April 4, 2024. 

The result was declared online at admissions.nid.edu.

To check DAT Prelims results 2024 (B.Des), follow these steps:

  1. Go to the result portal

  2. Click on the result link

  3. A log-in window will open

  4. Enter your email ID and date of birth.

  5. On log-in, you can download DAT Prelims results.

 

How to obtain the NID DAT 2024 answer sheet

To obtain the answer sheet, follow these steps:

  • The answer sheet will be available only on request.
  • The candidate can make requests online on payment of INR 1,000
  • The candidates will also have to furnish their NID DAT 2024 admit cards duly attested by the invigilator with the seal of the exam center.
  • The NID DAT 2024 answer sheet will be dispatched to the registered email ID of the candidate within 15-20 days after receipt of the payment.

Q:   When will NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) result re-check window open for B.Des?

A:

The DAT Prelims results for the B.Des programme was announced on April 4, 2024.

The candidate were also allowed to apply for re-check of their results. The application for re-check had to be submitted online. 

The re-check was limited to:

  1. Whether all answers have been marked

  2. Whether there has been any mistakes in totalling the marks in Part II and transferring the marks to the 1st cover page of the answer booklet.

 

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 Answer Key 2024 - FAQs

Go through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the NID answer key below.

Q:   What is the frequency of the NID DAT exam?

A:

The NID DAT entrance exam is conducted once every year.

The exam has two sub-exams - DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. Candidates are shortlisted for DAT Mains based on their scores in DAT Prelims.

The DAT Prelims exam is conducted around December/ January.  The DAT Prelims exam for the current session will be conducted on December 24, 2023.

The scores of NID DAT 2024 will be considered for admission to the B.Des and M.Des courses offered by participating NIDs. The application form for NID DAT 2024 is currently open.

The last date to apply for NID DAT 2024 with regular fee is December 1; with late fees, application will be accepted up to December 3.

 

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

A:
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) result be announced for M.Des?

A:

The DAT Prelims results for the M.Des programme announced on February 16 (4 pm). The result can be checked online at admissions.nid.edu.

Note that DAT Prelims result would be released for all candidates who appear in the exam.

The candidate can check DAT Prelims result by logging into the result portal using their email ID and date of birth

The scores of the DAT Prelims exam will be used to shortlist candidates for DAT Mains.

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

 

Q:   What is NID DAT Prelims exam pattern?

A:
NID Entrance Exam comprises that Prelims and that Mains. NID DATA Prelims is a written entrance exam whereas NID DAT Mains comprises an offline based Studio Test (plus an Interview round for the M.Des programme). NID DAT Prelims for the B. Des programme is a paper-and-pencil/pen exam. The question paper may include both textual and visual questions. The language of the test will be English . Note that the test duration and other details related to the exam will be notified to the candidate through the NID DAT admit card. The candidate must follow previous years that Prelims questions papers to get better insights into the exam pattern, including types of questions asked, marking scheme, and difficulty level.
 

Q:   When will the NID Studio Test conducted for the B. Des programme?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) conducted the Studio Test for the B. Des programme on April 28, 2024. The Studio Test was conducted offline. Note that B. Des candidates are not required to appear in any interview, unlike the M.Des applicants. Admit cards for the Studio Test were released on April 15, 2024.

On the day of the Studio Test, the candidate had to report at the exam center with the admit card and a valid photo id proof. The Studio Test (or that Mains) is the 2nd stage of the two-stage NID that admission process. The final results of NID DAT 2024 is prepared by considering the performance of the candidate in DAT Mains and DAT Prelims.

 

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