NID 2023 Application Form (closed): Register Here, Step-wise Process, Fees, Eligibility Criteria

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam 2023 ( NID Entrance Exam )


Exam On: 20 Mar '23 - 23 Apr '23

This exam is conducted for courses given below:
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NID Application Form 2023 - The National Institute of Design (NID) has closed applications for NID DAT 2023.

ONLINE applications opened on October 21. The last date to submit applications without late fees was December 22, 2022. With late fees, applications were accepted from December 22-25, 2022.

To fill out the form, get registered, fill in all required fields, upload documents, and pay the exam fee. The NID DAT 2023 application fee is INR 3,000 (INR 1,500 for reserved categories).

Submitted applications could be edited from December 25-27, 2022.

NID DAT 2023 exam (Prelims) was conducted on January 8, 2023. The results of the DAT Prelims will be declared on February 28, 2023; the DAT Prelims results for B.Des will be declared on March 30, 2023.

Go through the rest of the article to read the step-wise application process.

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NID Application Form 2023: Important Dates

The schedule for NID 2023 application form and corresponding events is given in the table below.

NID Entrance Exam 2023 Registration Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NID Entrance Exam 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

20 Mar '23 -

23 Apr '23

NID DAT 2023 Mains (M.Des) exam date


14 Apr '23 -

30 Apr '23

Issue of Admit Cards for NID DAT 2023 Mains (B.Des)

29 Apr '23 -

30 Apr '23

NID DAT 2023 Mains (B.Des) dates

DatesPast Exam Dates

7 Mar '23

NID DAT 2023 Mains (M.Des) admit card issue

8 Jan '23

NID DAT 2023 Prelims

2 Jan '23

NID 2023 prelims admit card

Document checklist for NID DAT 2023 application form

Keep the following documents handy before starting the application process.

Document Type





75 - 100 KB



75 - 100 KB

Category certificate:



Up to 2 MB

PwD certificate


Up to 2 MB

Overseas candidate:

  • Image of the first and the last page of Passport


Up to 2 MB

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Steps to Fill NID Entrance Exam Application Form 2023

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The application form for NID 2023 is extended.

The step-wise process to fill out the form is given below.

  1. Registration - Click on the registration link; a registration form will open. Select the program of study, and then fill in details like your name, email id, mobile number, date of birth, etc. On successful registration, a unique applicant account will be created.
  2. Log in to fill out the form - You can log in to the account using your email id and date of birth. Fill in all the required fields in the application form, including educational qualifications, contact details, and personal information. Additionally, you will also have to select an exam center
  3. Upload documents - In the penultimate step, upload scanned copies of your signature, photograph, and category documents as per the specified format. 
  4. Pay the application fee - Check that the application is complete in all respects because once the application fee is paid, the application process would be completed and the application can’t be edited any further.

NID DAT 2023 application fee - B.Des program


NID 2023 application fee

General, General-EWS, OBC-NCL, 

INR 3,000

SC, ST, PwD 

INR 1,500

Overseas (supernumerary)

INR 5,000

NID DAT 2023 application fee - M.Des program


Application Fee (1 discipline only)

Application Fee (2 disciplines)

General, General-EWS, OBC-NCL, 

INR 3,000

INR 6,000

SC, ST, PwD 

INR 1,500

INR 3,000

Overseas (supernumerary)

INR 5,000

INR 10,000

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Can I edit the NID DAT 2023 application form?

Yes, you can edit submitted applications for NID DAT 2023. 

The application form can be edited between December 25-27, 2022. 

What details can be edited in the NID DAT application form?

Details that can be edited 

Details that can’t be edited

The following details can be editied in the NID DAT 2023 application form:

  • Exam centre
  • Permenant Address
  • Upload new documents. 
  • Applied category*
  • Any other details that are not covered under “details that can’t be edited” group.

The following details can’t be editied:

  • Programme Applied in
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Registered Mobile Number
  • Registered Email ID

How to Make Corrections in NID Application Form 2023?

NID Application Form Correction Window

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to make corrections in the NID application form:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the exam - 

Step 2: Log in to the application correction portal using your email ID and date of birth

Step 3: Click on any one of the given options:

  • Application Detail - To check details filled up during Sign-Up
  • Upload Document - To upload scanned photo and signature again
  • Print Application - To print the application form again

Step 4: Click on the Save button. 

FAQs on NID DAT 2023 Application Form

Q. When will application forms for NID 2023 be released?

A. NID application form 2023 opened on October 21, 2022. The application form was for admission to the B.Des and M.Des courses offered by participating colleges.  The last date to apply for NID DAT 2023 with regular fee was December 22, 2022 (4 pm). With late fees, applications could be submittted till December 22-25, 2022.

Q. How do I apply for NID DAT 2023?

A. The direct link to fill the NID DAT 2023 application form was provided on this page. To fill the form, click on the application link.  A registration form will open; get registered by entering your email id and mobile number. Then fill in all their details, upload documents, pay the application fee and submit the form. Make sure to enter only correct and verificable information, as all details will be checked during the NID 2023 counseling process. If a candidate is found to be using counterfeit data, he or she stands to be disqualified.

Q. Do I have to apply differently for each campus of NID?

A. No, there is one combined NID application form for all the campuses. The candidate will be able to select their choice of campuses (in the order of preference) at the time of counseling. The campus options have to be filled during the choice filling process, which will be a part of the counseling registration process. 

Q. What is the application fee to apply for NID DAT?

A. The application fee for NID DAT varies on the basis of the reservation category of candidates. Aspirants can view the NID entrance exam 2023 application fee for different courses below: NID Application Fee for BDes & GDPD Course Admissions
  • General/General-EWS/OBC-NCL: Rs 3,000
  • SC/ST/Open- PwD/Open-NCL-PwD/SC-PwD/ST-PwD: Rs 1,500
NID Application Fee for MDes Course Admissions (One Discipline)
  • General/General-EWS/OBC-NCL: Rs 3,000
  • SC/ST/Open-PwD/Open-NCL-PwD/SC-PwD/ST-PwD: Rs 1,500
NID Application Fee for MDes Course Admissions (Two Disciplines)
  • General/General-EWS/OBC-NCL: Rs 6,000
  • SC/ST/Open-PwD/Open-NCL-PwD/SC-PwD/ST-PwD: Rs 3,000

Q. Can I fill NID application form offline in any way?

A. The application form for NID DAT 2023 had to be filled online. There was no way to fill the form in any othey way. The application link was provided on the official admission portal of NIFT; alternately, the candidate could visit this page to fill the application form. 

Q. What details and documents are required to fill the NID DAT application form?

A. While filling NID DAT application form, candidates have to enter their personal, academic, and personal information. They are also requred to upload photograph and signature,and caste certificate, if applicable.

Q. I have filled NID application form and paid the application fee. But I am not giving NID DAT exam this year. Will my application fee be refunded?

A. No, NID application fee once paid is not refunded under any circumstances. So, before filling the form, the candidate had to ensure that the correct details are filled.

Q. Can I change my Date of Birth in NID application form correction window?

A. No, date of birth cannot be changed in the NID application correction window. Apart from this, any detail entered by candidates during sign-up cannot be edited. Candidates can make corrections only in certain sections of the application form such as document upload.

Q. How can I secure admission at NID?

A. In order to secure admission at NID, candidates need to take the NID Entrance Exam. The NID Entrance Exam includes two stages/tests - NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains. Candidates who clear NID DAT Prelims are called to appear for NID DAT Mains. Candidates who clear NID DAT Mains are provided admission in courses offered at various NID institutes.

Q. What is the cut-off for NID admissions 2023?

A. Candidates are informed that the cutoff for NID admissions varies from course to course. The minimum qualifying marks for NID DAT admissions is as mentioned below:
Open: 65
SC: 45
ST: 45
PwD: 45
Overseas: 65

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