NID Entrance Exam 2022 – National Institute of Design (NID) has started registration for NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2022 on the official website i.e. admissions.nid.edu. NID 2022 is conducted for admission into B.Design at 5 NID campuses and M.Design at 3 NID campuses. Admission to NID is offered through a design aptitude test conducted in 2 phases – the DAT Prelims exam and the DAT Mains exam. The NID campuses which are offering admissions are Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar. Check various information like exam date, registration process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, seats, admit card, result.
NID Entrance Exam 2022
NID Entrance Exam 2022 Important Dates
Candidates can refer to the following table for NID 2022 event-wise dates for B.Design and M.Design.
|NID 2022 Dates||B.Design||M.Design|
|Application form start date||05 Oct 2021||05 Oct 2021|
|Application form end date||30 Nov 2021||30 Nov 2021|
|Application form end date with late fees||05 Dec 2021||05 Dec 2021|
|Application form correction start date||06 Dec 2021||06 Dec 2021|
|Application form correction end date||13 Dec 2021||13 Dec 2021|
|Admit card release date||23 Dec 2021||23 Dec 2021|
|NID 2022 exam date||02 Jan 2022||02 Jan 2022|
NID Application Form 2022
Interested candidates can apply for NID 2022 on its official website i.e. admissions.nid.edu. Candidates can refer to the steps for How to apply for NID 2022.
1st Step – Visit the website given above and click on Signup.
2nd Step – Choose the program of study (B.Des. or M.Des.). Then fill in the details like nationality, category, date of birth, name, gender, email address, mobile number, and set a password. Click on submit button.
3rd Step – Now you will receive an OTP on the mobile number and email address.
4th Step – Login again through the official website with help of email id, password, and date of birth.
5th Step – Now select exam center choice, parents name, annual income, blood group, permanent and present address, academic details.
6th Step – Now you have to write answers to the questions asked in the required character limit. And click submit.
7th Step – Upload documents like category certificate, photograph, and signature.
8th Step – Complete the payment step by paying the application fee. For the application fee, you can refer to the information given on this page.
9th Step – Download the application form for future reference.
NID Application Form Fees 2022
Candidates can refer to the following information for NID 2022 application form fees.
For NID B.Design 2022
|General EWS||Rs 3000|
|OBC – NCL||Rs 3000|
For NID M.Design 2022
|Category||Application Fees (1 discipline)||Application Fees (2 disciplines)|
|General||Rs 3000||Rs 6000|
|General EWS||Rs 3000||Rs 6000|
|OBC – NCL||Rs 3000||Rs 6000|
|SC||Rs 1500||Rs 3000|
|ST||Rs 1500||Rs 3000|
|PwD||Rs 1500||Rs 3000|
|Overseas||Rs 5000||Rs 10000|
Image Specifications for NID Application Form 2022
Candidates can refer to the following table for specifications of photograph, signature, and certificate.
|Photograph||75 KB – 100 KB||JPG/JPEG|
|Signature||75 KB – 100 KB||JPG/JPEG|
|Category certificate||75 KB – 150 KB||JPG/JPEG|
- Photo must be in color and taken in a studio. Selfies or self portraits are not allowed.
- Photo background must be white.
- Photograph must not be older than 01 Sep 2021.
- If candidate wears glasses, then glare on the lens must be avoided while taking photographs.
- Forehead, lips, cheek, nose, shoulder tops must be clearly visible.
NID Eligibility Criteria 2022
Candidates can refer to the following information for NID 2022 eligibility criteria for B.Design and M.Design.
|Category||Born on or after (B.Design)||Born on or after (M.Design)|
|General or General-EWS Category||01 Jul 2002||01 Jul 1992|
|OBC-NCL or SC or ST||01 Jul 1999||01 Jul 1989|
|Person with Disabilities (PwD)||01 Jul 1997||01 Jul 1987|
|Foreign national in Overseas category||01 Jul 2002||01 Jul 1992|
Educational qualification for NID B.Design 2022 aspirants:
- Candidates who have completed their senior-secondary examination or are appearing in the senior secondary examination.
- Senior secondary examination should be affiliated by a recognized central or state board.
- Candidates who are appearing for senior secondary examination should be able to submit their documents during the time of counselling in May/June 2022.
- Candidates who fail to provide the documents of passed examination during the time of counselling, their admission will be cancelled.
Educational qualification for NID M.Design 2022 aspirants:
- Candidate should have completed a bachelor degree of at least 4-year duration from a recognized university before May/June 2022.
- Candidate should have completed a diploma in design/fine arts/applied arts/architecture after class XII from a recognized university before May/June 2022.
- Candidate should have completed a bachelor degree of at least 3-year duration from a recognized university before August 2021.
- Candidates who failed to submit their degree or provisional degree during the time of counselling in May/June 2022, their admission will be cancelled.
NID Sample Paper 2022
NID has released sample papers for the DAT prelims of B.Des. and M.Des on the official website i.e. admissions.nid.edu. Candidates can refer to the links given below for NID Sample Paper 2022 for B.Des and NID Sample Paper 2022 for M.Des.
|NID Sample Paper 2022 for B.Design||Click Here|
|NID Sample Paper 2022 for M.Design||Click Here|
NID Entrance Exam 2022 Syllabus
There is no definite NID 2022 syllabus. But by analyzing previous year’s papers of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains we have concluded some of the areas where candidates’ abilities are evaluated.
|Creative Ability||Design Theory||Observation||Creation|
|Aptitude of Design|
Experimentation of a thought
Element of design
NID Entrance Exam 2022 Exam Pattern
Candidates can the NID 2022 exam pattern for B.Design and M.Design programs.
The entrance exam for NID admission is divided into two stages – NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains.
NID DAT prelims for M.Design is divided into 2 parts – The common design aptitude test (CDAT) and Discipline-Specific Test. The discipline-specific test differs for each discipline. In the below table pattern for CDAT is given.
|NID DAT Prelims||B.Design||M.Design|
|Exam mode||Pen paper/pencil paper-based test||Pen paper/pencil paper-based test|
|No. of questions||27||19|
|Marking scheme||100 marks total|
12 questions – 1 mark each
9 questions – 2 marks each
1 question – 5 marks
1 question – 12 marks
1 question 13 marks
2 questions – 15 marks each
1 question – 10 marks
6 questions – 1 mark each
9 questions – 2 marks each
2 questions – 3 marks each
1 question – 5 marks
1 question – 15 marks
|Question type||MCQ, visual, text, drawing questions||MCQ, visual, text, drawing questions|
If candidates wish to apply for more than 1 discipline in M.Des they have to appear for exams for each discipline separately.
Important Books for NID Entrance Exam 2022
Candidates can refer to these books to prepare for NID DAT 2022.
|NID 2022 Books||Buying link|
|NID (B.Des) Entrance Books & Test Series by AFA||Click Here|
|Guide for NIFT/NID/IIFT 2022 by Arihant||Click Here|
|NID Mock Test Series 2022-23 (As Per New B. Design Pattern) by Bhanwar Rathore||Click Here|
|NIFT, NID PG & CEED PG Study Pack Entrance Exam 2022-23 by Furkan Mirza||Click Here|
|NID (M.Des) Entrance Books & Test Series by AFA||Click Here|
NID Entrance Exam 2022 Reservation
Candidates can refer to the following information for category-wise reservation in B.Design and M.Design at NID.
|NID Campus||Total no. of seats||General – EWS (10%)||OBC – NCL (27%)||SC (15%)||ST (7.5%)|
|NID Andhra Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
|NID Madhya Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
|General – EWS (10%)||OBC – NCL (27%)||SC (15%)||ST (7.5%)|
|Disciplines with 19 seats each||2||5||3||1|
|Disciplines with 12 seats each||1||3||2||1|
NID Admit Card 2022
NID will release the admit card for DAT prelims on 23 Dec 2021 for B.Design and M.Design. Candidates can refer to the following information for the steps of How to Download NID 2022 Admit Card.
- Visit the official website of NID i.e. admissions.nid.edu.
- Enter the details i.e. registered email address and date of birth.
- Click on proceed to download admit card.
- Admit card will appear in PDF format. Download and take a print out for future reference.
- Check details like name, roll number, test center name & address, general instructions.
NID Exam Centres 2022
NID 2022 prelims will be conducted in the following cities. For NID 2022 mains candidates have to refer to the admit card.
NID Entrance Exam Result 2022
The candidates have to clear NID DAT prelims to appear for NID DAT mains. The final merit list will comprise the details of only those students who cleared prelims and mains both. NID 2022 result will be declared on the official website i.e. admissions.nid.edu. Candidates can check their results by entering their email id, date of birth, and password created. The final merit list will contain category-wise selected candidates, while for overseas students a separate list will be released.
About National Institute of Design (NID)
National Institute of Design is India’s most premier public design school. NID is operated as an autonomous body under the Government of India. They have been accorded as Institute of National Importance in 2014. NID offers B.Des., M.Des., and Ph.D. in various design disciplines. NID Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Assam are independent autonomous institutes under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India.
NID Admissions Cell
National Institute of Design
Pali, Ahmedabad: 380007
FAQs about NID Entrance Exam 2022
A. Yes, the application form for NID 2022 is out on its official website i.e. admissions.nid.edu.
A. The candidate appearing for B.Design should not be born before 01 Jul 2022 for general, and 01 Jul 1999 for OBC.
A. There is no definite syllabus for NID 2022, candidates will be tested in these areas – Creative Ability, design theory, creation, and observation.
A. Candidates who have completed their senior secondary in any stream from a recognized institute will only be able to apply for NID 2022.
A. 125 total seats are available in NID Ahmedabad in which the reservation policy of the government of India applies.
A. No, NID and NIFT are not the same. NID more focuses on design courses like graphics, animation, films, product design. While NIFT more focuses on courses related to fashion.