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

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Updated on Jul 5, 2024 11:00 IST

NID Exam Date 2024 - The National Institute of Design (NID) declared the NID DAT 2024 seat allotment for B.Des (Round II) on June 24, 2024. The seat allotment for Round I was declared on May 29, 2024.

Candidates who are allotted seats in Round II have to pay the seat-confirmation fees and upload documents by Juen 25, 2024 (midnight).

The allotment of seats will be based on NID DAT 2024 merit rank and campus option selected. Candidates had to submit campus preferences from May 21-23, 2024 (4 pm).

Earlier, the results of B.Des DAT Mains 2024 were declared on May 21, 2024. The result recheck window was open from May 21-22, 2024.

Note that M.Des DAT Mains results were declared earlier on April 30, 2024.

The B.Des DAT Mains 2024 admit cards were released on April 15, 2024. Candidates who have been shortlisted for the Studio Test had to submit B.Des DAT Mains Test Center preferences between April 8, 2024 (4 pm) and April 10, 2024 (4 pm). 

NID declared the DAT Prelims results for the B.Des program on April 4, 2024. 

The National Institute of Design conducted the B.Des DAT Mains exam on April 28, 2024. Note that the M.Des DAT Mains 2024 exam was held from March 4 to April 4, 2024.

Earlier, the NID DAT 2024 Prelims was held on December 24, 2023. Admit cards were released on December 12, 2023.   

The NID application form 2024 is now closed.

The application without late fees was open till December 5, 2023, while with late fees the candidate could apply till December 7, 2023. The application edit window was open from December 8-10, 2023. 

NID applications opened on September 8, 2023.

Go through the rest of the article to learn the full schedule for the NID DAT 2024 exam.

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M.Des DAT Mains 2024 - Check Program-wise Reporting & Registration Time

The National Institute of Design has released an exam advisory that candidates need to follow for the M.Des DAT Mains 2024 exam.

 

All disciplines (except Toy & Game Design and Information Design)

Toy & Game Design

Information Design

Reporting Time

8 am. 


No entry will be allowed after 8.30 am.

2 pm. 


No entry is allowed after 2.15 pm.

1.45 pm. 


No entry is allowed after 2 pm.

Registration Time

8 am - 8.45 am. 


No registrations are allowed after 8.45 am.

2 pm - 2.20 pm. 


No registrations are allowed after 2.20 am.

1.45 pm - 2.15 pm. 


No registrations are allowed after 2.15 am.

 

Q:   When will the application forms for NID 2024 be released?

A:

NID application form 2024 is now closed; the online application opened on September 8, 2023. The application form was open online at admissions.nid.edu. The NID application form is for admission to the B. Des and M.Des courses offered by participating colleges. The candidate had the option to fill out the application form with both regular and late fees. Without late fees, the application form was accepted up to December 5, 2023. Meanwhile, with late fees, the application form was open up to December 7, 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.

 

Q:   Will there be a window to edit or make corrections to submitted NID application form 2024?

A:

Yes, the candidate was given an opportunity to edit the submitted application form. The NID application form 2024 correction window was open from December 8 (12 noon) to December 10 (4 pm), 2023.

Using the edit option, the candidate could edit all information except the following:

  • Name of the Candidate

  • Date of Birth

  • Registered Mobile Number 

  • Registered Email ID

Also note that if the candidate changed his or her applied category, then any applicable additional application form fees had to be paid by the candidate. Further, no refund of excess fees was made in the case of any category change.

 

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

28 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling - Provisional Offer Letter (B.Des - Round II)

24 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Seat Allotment - B.Des (Round II)

24 Jun '24 -

25 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 - Fee Payment, Doc. Upload (B.Des) (Round II)

NID DAT Important Exam Events & Dates

Candidates can go through the list of important NID exam events below:

  • NID DAT Application Form Dates: Candidates have to fill out the NID 2024 application form, which will include steps like registration, uploading of documents, and payment of the exam fee. 
  • NID DAT Admit Card Dates: The call letter/admit card for NID Entrance Exam (Prelims) was released on December 12, 2023. 
  • NID Prelims 2024: The first stage of the NID admission process is DAT (Prelims), which is a written test that comprises objective as well as subject questions. 
  • NID Prelims Result Dates: Candidates can check results for the NID entrance exam on the official website by providing details such as their email address, date of birth, and roll number/application number. 
  • NID DAT Mains 2024: Candidates who meet the NID DAT (Prelims) cut-off have to next appear for NID DAT (Mains), which includes a Studio Test; M.Des candidates also need to appear in a Personal Interview round. In the Studio Test for NID admissions aspirants are given hands-on practical assignments that they need to complete in the stipulated time.
  • NID Final Merit List Date: Based on a candidate's performance in NID DAT (Prelims) and NID DAT (Mains), the final merit list for NID admissions is prepared. Aspirants can check the merit list for NID admissions on the official website of the exam.

Q:   When will the NID DAT 2024 admit card be released for DAT Prelims?

A:

The admit cards for the DAT Prelims exam will be released on December 12, 2024. The admit card has to be downloaded online from the NID admission portal - admissions.nid.edu. In the log-in window that opens, enter your email id and date of birth. On the day of the DAT Prelims exam, the candidate needs to bring with them a valid photo id proof along with the admit card. Note that the admit card will carry details like the date and time of the exam, roll number, and exam centre name and address. In addition, it will also contain exam-day guidelines.

 

Q:   When will the admit cards be released for NID DAT Mains?

A:

The National Institute of Design will release the admit cards for the DAT Mains for the B. Des program tentatively in the 2nd week of April 2025.

The admit cards will be released online at the admission portal of NID.

To download the admit card, you need to login by using your email id and date of birth.

On the day of the DAT Mains exam, you need to bring the admit card and a valid photo id proof. The DAT Mains exam for the B. Des program will be conducted around the last week of April 2025.

Meanwhile, admit cards for the M.Des program will be released tentatively in the 4th week of February 2025. The DAT Mains exam for the M.Des program will be conducted starting March 2025. 

 

NID DAT 2024 Upcoming events

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

The DAT Prelims results of the M.Des program were declared on February 16, 2024. This was followed by the declaration of exam results for the B.Des program on April 4, 2024.

The National Institute of Design conducted the Studio Test and Personal Interview for the M.Des courses from March 4 to April 4, 2024. Candidates will be shortlisted for DAT Mains based on DAT Prelims scores.

DAT Mains for the B.Des program was held on April 28, 2024.

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

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Q:   When to download the answer sheets of NID?

A:

The answer sheets of NID will be released by the National Institute of Design (NID) only after the admissions process is complete. No request for answer sheets during the admissions process will be entertained. Note that the answer sheets will be available for one year after the announcement of the final result. The answer sheets can be availed on payment of INR 1000/- separately per exam. Note that to make a request, along with the fee payment, the candidate is also required to upload a copy of their admit cards duly attested by the Invigilator with the seal of the Test Centre.

 

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.

 

M.Des DAT Mains Studio Tests & Interviews Schedule

Candidates who qualify DAT Prelims or meet the cut-off for DAT Prelims 2024 have to appear in DAT Mains.

DAT Mains comprises a Studio Test; M.Des applicants, in addition, also have to appear in a personal interview.

The sample schedule for the Studio Test and Interviews is given below.

 

NID DAT Important Dates 2024 - FAQs

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

Q:   When to apply for recheck of NID Mains result for B.Des?

A:

The recheck window for DAT Mains results will be open soon from May 21 (4 pm) to May 22 (4 pm), 2024. 

Note that the results of DAT Mains will be announced on May 21, 2024. Candidates who have any objections against the DAT Mains results can submit request requests through the admission portal of NID - admissions.nid.edu. To submit their requests, the candidate will have to log-in to the portal using their candidate log-in credentials. The admission committed will go through the feedback given by candidates and may make adjustments to the rankings for affected candidates. Note that admission to the B. Des course at NID will be as per the modified merit lists.

 

Q:   When will the counseling process for NID DAT 2024 be conducted?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) will conduct the counseling registration for NID DAT 2024 for the B.Des programme on May 29, 2024. B.Des candidates who are shortlisted for counseling will have to submit campus preferences as part of the registration process. The campus entry must be in the order of priority. Also one has to enter maximum options to improve one's chances of admission. The allotment of seats to the B. Des programme will be announced tentatively in the 4th week of May 2024. Seat allotment will be based on the NID DAT 2024 merit rank and campus preference opted by the candidate. M.Des candidates are not required to submit any campus preferences, and the seat allotment is solely based on merit ranks.

 

Q:   When will the final results of National Institute of Design be declared?

A:

The National Institute of Design will declare the final results of NID DAT 2025 for the B. Des and M.Des courses eparately.

Final results for the B.Des program will be announced somtime in May 2025, while final results for the M.Des program will be announced aorund the last week of April 2025. 

The final results would be prepared by giving weightage to DAT Prelims and DAT Mains 2024.

The National Institute of Design will declare the weightage for the two exams at the time of declaration of results or sometime thereabout.

In the previous edition of the exam, final results for B. Des programme was prepared by giving 40% weightage to that Prelims and 60% weightage to DAT Mains. Meanwhile, final results for M.Des will be prepared by giving 30% weightage to DAT Prelims and 70% weightage to DAT Mains.

 

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.

 

Q:   When will the Studio Test and Interview be conducted for the M.Des programme at NID?

A:

The Studio Test and Personal Interview for the M.Des programme will be conducted sometime starting March 2025. Candidates will be shortlisted for the Studio Test and Interview based on their performance in DAT Prelims. The Studio Test will be conducted in offline mode at various NID campuses. Eligible candidates have to get registered at the test centre. The Studio Test will start at around 9 am, followed by the Interview. It is mandatory for candidates to appear in both the Studio Test and the Interview. If any candidate skips the interview, he or she will not be considered for admission to the B.Des or M.Des course.

 

Q:   Where will NID release the detailed notification for NID counseling?

A:

The National Institute of Design has released schedule for NID DAT 2024 counseling.

Eligible candidates seeking admission to the B.Des program had to submit campus preferences between May 21 and 23, 2024 (4 pm).

The seat allotment for B.Des program will be announed on May 29-31, 2024. Note that the seat allotment for the M.Des program was conducted from April 30 to April 14, 2024.

The counseling process is conducted online and include one or more seat allotment rounds.

NID notification includs information like the mode of the counseling, application process, fees, etc. The candidate needs to carefully go through the notification to learn about the process. The NID counseling is conducted for admission to the B. Des and M.Des courses. For the current session, there ate 425 B. Des seats, and 247 M.Des seats.

 

Q:   When will the NID DAT 2024 counselling be conducted for M.Des?

A:

The National Institute of Design (NID) conducted the counseling process for the M.Des programme from April 30 to May 14, 2024. Candidates were shortlisted for counseling based on their merit ranks in NID DAT 2024.

Note that unlike B.Des candidates, M.Des candidates weren't required to submit campus preferences. 

NID may conduct multiple rounds of seat allotment depending on the number of available seats. 

After allotment of seats, the candidate had to upload relevant documents and pay the 1st semester fee to confirm their seats.

 

Q:   When will the NID DAT 2024 counseling be conducted for B.Des?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 counseling process for the B.Des process is now ongoing.

The seat allotment for Round I was declared on May 29, 2024. Candidates who were allotted seats had to pay the seat-confirmation fees and upload documents by May 31, 2024.

Seats that are left vacant after completion of the 1st round of allotment will be allocated in Round 2. Allotments will be made to the candidate next in the order of merit.

Also, the candidate will be notified about seat allotted in Round 2 via their registered email IDs.  

So, it is recommended that the candidate keeps checking their mail IDs frequently.

If there are seats left even after Round 2, then such seats will be filled by the respective NIDs in the order of merit. Allotments will be intimated via email.

B.Des seat allotment is based on the merit rank and the college option selected by the candidate.

The campus preferences submission for NID DAT 2024 counseling was open from May 21-23, 2023 (4 pm). 

 

Q:   When will the results of NID DAT 2024 (Prelims) be declared?

A:

The NID DAT 2024 exam is conducted is conducted in two stages. First, the candidate has to appear in DAT Prelims, and if shortlisted has to appear in DAT Mains.

The results of DAT Prelims for B.Des will be conducted on March 28, while results for the M.Des programme will be declared on February 16, 2024.

The candidate will be able to check their results by logging into the result portal using their email ID and date of birth. Such candidates who get shortlisted has to next appear in DAT Mains.

 

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