NID

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam (NID)

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam is conducted on National level for admission to 4 years Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and 2 to 2½ year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) in internationally acclaimed National Institute of Design (NID).

NID functions as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID has been recognized as a Science and Industrial Research Organization by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

The NID Entrance Exam – DAT or NEED- score remains valid for one year and it is used only at the time of admission.

EXAMINATION FEE:NID Entrance Exam fee is Rs.1500 (Rs.750 for reserved candidates)

The Important Dates for NID Entrance Exam

  • NID Entrance Exam is normally held in the month of January every year.
  • Issuing of forms start from : October 13
  • Design Aptitude Test for GDPD (at all centers) :JANUARY 7
  • Design Aptitude Test for PGDPD (at all centers): JANUARY
  • Result Declaration : February

NOTE :Please, keep it in the mind that dates are tentative, not final.


Eligibility for NID:

    • Students securing 50% at least marks in aggregate in aggregate at 10+2 level or its equivalent  in any stream from a recognized board can apply for the examination. Candidate who are studying in the qualifying class can also apply for the exam, but at the time of admission, they must provide the eligibility proof.
    • Aspiring candidate should not be less than 17 years of age.

How to Apply :

Interested candidates can download application form from the NIDs official website www.nid.edu/downloards and the filled form can send to the below given address with the bank demand draft Rs.1500 ( Rs.750 for reserved categories candidates) drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of National Institute of Design payable at Ahmedabad. However candidates can also get the forms by post by sending the request letter for application form to the National institute of Design with the DD for the application form. Student can also directly purchase the form with the cash payment from the admission office of the institute.


NID Exam Pattern :

    • NID Entrance Exam consists of three aptitude test of 60 marks each made to evaluates the candidates aptitude and creativity along with innovative and critical analyzing power of the applicant. NID test areas include:
    • Worldview
    • Mental Ability
    • Drawing
    • Creativity
    • Communication Skills

NID written examination is followed by studio test and personal interview for the final selection.


NID Entrance Exam syllabus

The written examination is followed by studio test and personal interview. The examination does not follow any prescribed syllabus and the question are included from the following area:

      • Visual Design
      • Thematic Color Arrangement
      • Subjects of Design
      • Sensitivity to Environment
      • Memory Drawing
      • Knowledge of Proportions and Perspective
      • General Mental Ability
      • Drawing Skills
      • Creativity
      • Composition
      • Communication Skills
      • Animation
      • Abstract Symbolism

Exam Fees :

    • NID Entrance Exam fee is Rs.1500 (Rs.750 for reserved candidates)

Colleges Accepting NID Entrance Exam (NEED) Score

      • D.J. Academy of Design, Coimbatore
      • IILM School of Design, Gurgaon
      • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad
      • Wigan Leigh College, New Delhi
      • Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi

Programmes Offerd :

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT MAIN CAMPUS, AHMEDABAD

Product Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Furniture & Interior Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology or Architecture, OR Diploma in Interior Design or Craft Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Ceramic & Glass Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Graphic Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Animation Film Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Film & Video Communication (2½ years)

      • Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Textile Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Fine Arts or Architecture, OR Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT PG CAMPUS, GANDHINAGAR

Transportation & Automobile Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Interior Design, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Toy & Game Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Photography Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Apparel Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design (Textiles/Fashion/Accessory/Knitwear/Interior), Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts or Architecture, OR Diploma in Handloom Technology/Textile Technology (under 10+2+3yr/4yr)

Lifestyle Accessory Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

New Media Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science and Applications, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Strategic Design Management (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Architecture, Interior Design or Planning, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT R&D CAMPUS, BENGALURU

Information & Interface Design (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Music, Computer Science, Electronics or Visual Communications, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Design for Digital Experience (2½ years)

      • Degree in Design, Engineering, Technology, Architecture or Fine Arts, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

Design for Retail Experience (2½ years)

      • Degree in any discipline, OR Diploma in Design (under 10+2+4yr)

List of the Banks from where NID Entrance Exam application form can be purchased is

      1. Ahmedabad Bhadra, Paldi
      2. Bengaluru Kempegowda Road
      3. Bhopal Marwari Road, Jumerati
      4. Bhubaneshwar Janapath
      5. Chandigarh Sector 17
      6. Chennai Errabalu Chetty Street
      7. Coimbatore Oppankara Street
      8. Dehradun Rajpura Road
      9. Delhi Janpath, Hauz Khas
      10. Durgapur Nachan Road
      11. Guwahati Kamarpatty
      12. Hyderabad Nampally Station Road
      13. Indore Santa Bazar
      14. Jaipur Mirza Ismail Road
      15. Jamshedpur Bistepur
      16. Kanpur Mahatma Gandhi Road
      17. Kochi Shanmugham Road
      18. Kolkata Netaji Subhash Road,Manicktolla
      19. Kozikode Silk Street
      20. Lucknow Nawal Kishore Road
      21. Mumbai Nariman Point, Dadar-Portuguese Church
      22. Nagpur Kingsway
      23. Panaji Rua De Ormuz
      24. Patna Fraser Road
      25. Pondicherry J Nehru Street
      26. Pune Dr Coyaji Road
      27. Ranchi Albert Ekkachowk
      28. Rohtak Hissar Road
      29. Rourkela Sector 19
      30. Shillong Police Bazar
      31. Simla The Mall
      32. Srinagar Maulana Azad Road
      33. Surat Kanpith, Lal Gate
      34. Thiruvananthapuram University
      35. Udaipur Nyay Marg
      36. Vadodara Raopura
      37. Vishakhapatnam Valtair Main Road

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