NID 2018 Entrance Exam

National Institute of Design invites applications for admission to the Professional Education at NID has both Bachelors and Masters Programs – Bachelor of Design ( B.Des. ) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE / IB / ISC, and Master of Design ( M.Des. ) of 2 ½ years for the year 2018 – 2019.

NID B.Des & GDPD 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill the following criteria :

Age Limit

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category : Upper Limit for Candidate is 20 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST ) : Upper Limit for Candidate is 23 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PWD Reserved Category : Upper Limit for Candidate is 25 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1993 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreigh Nationals in Overseas ( Supernumerary ) Category : Upper Limit for Candidate is 20 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

Qualification

Applications for academic year 2018 – 19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary ( 10 + 2 ) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017 – 18 from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

Examinations considered as equivalent to class XII are :

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU Website www.aiuweb.org ).
  • Intermediate or two year pre university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU Website, www.aiuweb.org ).
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.

  • Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU Website, www.aiuweb.org ).
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • General Certificate Education ( GCE ) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
  • High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII ( or equivalent ) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU ) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India.

NID M.Des 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the M.Des. programme ( any discipline ) must fulfill the following criteria :

Age Limit :

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category : Upper Limit for Candidate is 30 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST ) : Upper Limit for Candidate is 33 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1985 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PWD Reserved Category : Upper Limit for Candidate is 35 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1983 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreigh Nationals in Overseas ( Supernumerary ) Category : Upper Limit for Candidate is 30 years of age as on 30th June, 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1st July, 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.

Qualification :

The candidate must posses at least any one of the following minimum qualifications considered eligible for admission :

Bachelor’s degree of minimum 4 years duration in any specialization, after 10+2 system from any university or institute recognized by law in India. Condition : Applicant must ( have passed / have appeared for / be appearing for ) the Bachelor’s degree examinations before July, 2018. (or)

Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any specialization, after 10+2 system. Condition : Applicant must have passed the Bachelor’s degree examinations before July, 2018. (or)

Full time diploma of minimum 4 year duration in design / fine arts / applied arts / architecture, after 10+2 system from any university or institute recognized by law in India. Condition : Applicant must ( have passed / have appeared for / be appearing for ) the Bachelor’s degree examinations before July, 2018.

NID 2018 Seats

Bachelor of Design ( B.Des )

The four year long B.Des program is offered onlu at NID Ahmedabad in any of the following specialization :

Faculty of Communication Design

DisciplineOffered at No. of Seats
Animation Film DesignAhmedabad15
Exhibition DesignAhmedabad10
Film & Video CommunicationAhmedabad10
Graphic DesignAhmedabad15

Faculty of Industrial Design

DisciplineOffered at No. of Seats
Ceramic & Glass DesignAhmedabad10
Furniture & Interior DesignAhmedabad10
Product DesignAhmedabad15

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

DisciplineOffered at No. of Seats
Textile DesignAhmedabad15

Master of Design ( M.Des )

The two and a half year long B.Des / M.Des. program at NID is offered at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Students may apply in any of the following disciplines :

Faculty of Communication Design

Discipline Offered at No. of Seats
Animation Film DesignAhmedabad 15
Film & Video CommunicationAhmedabad 15
Graphic DesignAhmedabad 15
Photography DesignGandhinagar15

Faculty of Industrial Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Ceramic & Glass  DesignAhmedabad10
Furniture & Interior DesignAhmedabad15
Product DesignAhmedabad15
Toy & Game DesignGandhinagar10
Transporation & Automobile DesignGandhinagar15
Universal DesignBengaluru15

Faculty of Information Technology Integrated Programs

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Digital Game DesignBengaluru15
Information DesignBengaluru15
Interaction DesignBengaluru15
New Media DesignGandhinagar15

Faculty of Inter-Desiplinary Design Studies

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Design & Retail ExperienceBengaluru 15
Strategic Design ManagementGandhinagar15

Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory Design

DisciplineOffered atNo. of Seats
Apparel DesignGandhinagar15
Lifestyle Accessory DesignGandhinagar15
Textile DesignAhmedabad15

NID 2018 Application Form

Candidates are requested to visit NID official website www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below :

Step 0 :

Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes. All of this information can be found in this Admissions Handbook. Information related to the GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra is provided in their respective brochure, also available on the website.

Step 1 : Sign up / Registration

  • All the candidates are required to register / sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form at www.admissions.nid.edu.
  • Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant.
  • After registration, an email will be sent to the registered email address ( do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox ). In case of wrong email address and / or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
  • Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
  • Log in to your account using the email id and date of birth provided during registration.

Step 2 : Fill the Online Application Form

  • Log in and proceed to Step 2 – Application Form.
  • Fill in all the required details.
  • Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
  • After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the ‘Upload Document’ section.

Step 3 : Uploading your Documents & signature

  • Upload a scanned photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG format and under 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self composed portraits will not be accepted.
  • Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG format and under 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
  • Candidates applying under the SC and ST categories are required to upload their Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
  • Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability ( PwD ) category are required to upload their Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
  • Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
NID 2018 Application Fee

Category – wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2018 – 19 are as under :

Program / CategoryB.Des and GDPDM.Des ( 1 discipline only )M.Des ( 2 Disciplines )
GeneralRupee 2000/-Rupee 2000/-Rupee 4000/-
OBC - NCLRupee 2000/-Rupee 2000/-Rupee 4000/-
SCRupee 1000/-Rupee 1000/-Rupee 2000/-
STRupee 1000/-Rupee 1000/-Rupee 2000/-
General - PwDRupee 1000/-Rupee 1000/-Rupee 2000/-
OBC - NCL - PwDRupee 1000/-Rupee 1000/-Rupee 2000/-
SC - PwDRupee 1000/-Rupee 1000/-Rupee 2000/-
ST - PwDRupee 1000/-Rupee 1000/-Rupee 2000/-
OverseasRupee 3000/-Rupee 3000/-Rupee 6000/-

For applications received after 31st October, 2017, the application fees ( including late fees ) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.

To Know more Details About NID Application Form Click Here

NID 2018 Entrance Exam Centres

NID Design Aptitude Test will be conducted in the following cities in India :

The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India : Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

NID reserves the right to add or remove any test centre and allot a test centre that may not be of the candidate’s choice. A city may have more than one test centre. Any request for change of test centre will not be entertained.

NID 2018 Important Dates

S.NoEventDate
1Accepting Application Form Online Starts25th September, 2017 at 1400 Hrs
2Last Date for Submission of Application31st October, 2017 up to 1400 Hrs
3Last Date for Submitting Online Application on payment of late fees 9th November, 2017 up to 1400 Hrs
4Last Date for Receiving printed application forms9th November, 2017 up to 1600 Hrs
5Window to edit the application forms14th November, 2017 to 16th November, 2017
6Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelim20th December, 2017 at 1600 Hrs
7DAT Prelims Exam7th January, 2018 at 1000 Hrs to 1300 Hrs
8Answer Keys of DAT Prelims part I available online 12th January, 2018 at 1100 Hrs
9Window to Challenge DAT Prelims Part I Answer Keys 18th January, 2018 to 19th January, 2018
10Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I30th January, 2018
11DAT Prelims result B.Des & GDPD13th March, 2018 at 1600 Hrs
12DAT Prelims result M.Des15th February, 2018 at 1600 Hrs
13Download Admit Card for DAT MainsB.Des & GDPD : 22nd March, 2018
M.Des : 27th February, 2018
14DAT Mains for B.Des & GDPD15th May, 2018 to 22nd May, 2018
15DAT Mains for M.Des12th March, 2018 to 15th April, 2018
16Merit ListB.Des & GDPD : 31st May, 2018
M.Des : 2nd May, 2018

Contact Details

National Institute of Design,
Bhagtacharya Road, Rajnagar Society,
Paldi, Ahmedabad – 380 007 ( India ),
Phone No. : +91 – 79 – 26623462,
Fax No. : +91 – 79 – 26621167,
Email : admissions@nid.edu,
Website : www.nid.edu.

51 thoughts on “National Institute of Design – NID Entrance Exam 2018

  1. Can you please give me dates of the next entrance exam?
    And can I get to know the fee structure fir photography?

  2. i m interested in graphic designing b.des in chennai .if i missed the entrance exam can i join there

  3. I have done diploma in automobile engineering & diploma in AutoCAD
    Can I apply in M.des in transport & automobile design

  4. ihave complite my graduation in drowing and pentig(A.T.D.;G.D.ART;DIP.A.ED.).ihave
    29 years old . i have lotse of interest in any type design. i have creative person.i hava to know the about entrance exam.so plz. help me to diteal emformation about entrance exam.

  5. i have not done any coaching for nid ,and i am having science stream wih computer science and fine arts as 6th subject.please guide me how to clear nid because i am a very creative person and have a keen interest in art.

  6. I want to know the entrance examination date for interior designing.And I want to know about the online application for interior designing.

  7. I am in class12 th an I want to apply for NID but not done coaching how to prepare for it give me some suggestion

  8. Sir ,
    I am a student in HSC , I Will interest to join the NID B.Des Exam 2016-17, kindly help to do need full pl.

  9. can the students who will be completing their bachelors of engineering degree in 2016 apply for NID 2016-2017?

  10. Hi my son is presently studying in 12th ..I want to know the entrance exam date for NID .He is interested in animation &video gaming

  11. Is that possible to have a admission in automobile design by completing mechanical engineering in diploma?

  12. I’m currently studying in 12th.l want to take admission in B.Des.When to submit admission forms and when will the exams be conducted?

  13. Respected Sir/Madam , My daughter is in waiting list no 6, how much is the possibility of her getting it this year for Nid Information Design.

  14. sir/madam ,I kindly request you to inform the application date for NID entrance exam 2015-2016

  15. Sir. I have not received my admit card for M.Des entrance exam which is on 10th Jan 2015.Kindly help.

  16. Sir / Madam i have not received my admit card for the entrance exam which is on 11th Jan.please help.
    Niharika Bose Lucknow.

  17. I have not received my ADMIT CARD for Master of design programme(M.Des)which is going to be held on 10th jan 2015.

  18. I have not received my admit card yet for the Jan 10th 2015 exam.
    Please let me know whether it needs to be downloaded or received by post?

  19. I HAQVE NOT RECEIVED MY ADMIT CARD FOR THE nid ENTRANCE EXAM WHICH IS ON 11TH jAN PLEASE HELP ME YATHARTH CHHOKER 853 SECTOR-4 gURGAON hARYANA -9873150534

  20. i have not yet recieved my admit card for nid exam on 11th jan 2015…please send me info about it …..whether the given info onli9 on nid site is sufficient or admit card will be sent ??

  21. sir,i have not received my admit card for nid exam which is on 11th jan 2015
    please send me info about it..
    By chetan sharan from ghatotand,ramgarh,jharkhand

  22. Hi.. I have not received my admit card for 10th jan 2015 exam. Please send me the info regarding it. Thankyou

  23. SIr, i have not yet recieved my admit card for nid exam which is on 11th jan 1015… ples send me info about it…

  24. i have not received my admit card for 2015 entrance till yet.Please send some info about it.

  25. Sir,i have not received the admit card for enterance exam 2015 this is 1st of jan 2015,pls send me information about it soon.

    Gatha Dhingra
    E-100,Sec-50,Noida
    UP-201306

  26. sir,i have not achieved my admit card for 2015entrance exam till yet.
    so,please send me information about it as soon as possible

  27. sir i was born on 24/01/1983 and frm sc category whether im eligiable for M.Des. next session ?
    plz give me answer

  28. hi i m in second year b.com i want to do fashion designing at nid so plz give full information about the fee stucture and instruction for entrence exam.

  29. sir iam doimg my 3rd year diploma n interior designing,i want to do higher education n nid,bt i dnt no any thing abt it .so,plz help me for my future

  30. sir iam doimg my 3rd year diploma n interior designing,i want to do higher education n nid,bt i dnt no any thing abt it .so,plz help me sir

  31. when will the results for NID 2013-2014 results be published? and where can i check it?

  32. sir i don’t got my nid admit card….plz sir give me information about my admit card on my num…9308891364

  33. hello sir

    i have received my admit card for 2 courses as i have applied for it but timing for the exam is not mentioned in it . can u please help me with it

  34. sir,, i want to know there course fees are and their placement. please send in my mobile no:9854522798
    THANKS

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