Ignite India Education

PG NID Course

National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad and its extension campuses at Gandhinagar & Bengaluru, is an ‘Institute of National Importance’ as per the NID Act 2014. NID functions as an autonomous Institute under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. As per the NID Act 2014, the Institute is a statutory authority empowered to award its own degrees—presently offering full-time Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four-year duration, full-time Masters of Design (M.Des.) of two-and-a-half year duration and PhD in Design (full-time and part-time). The Institute is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Admission to all the PG NID course is contingent upon candidates’ performance in the two stages of Design Aptitude Tests, namely DAT Prelim & DAT Mains. The objective of these exams is to evaluate the knowledge, skills, and behavioral abilities of candidates

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India (Refer Section 7.3 of this Admissions Handbook). Candidates should note that appearing for the DAT Prelims or being shortlisted for the second stage of the admission process does NOT guarantee automatic entitlement to admission.

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Candidates shortlisted after the DAT Prelims will be invited to appear for the Stage 2 DAT Mains exam. Exact details of the Test Centre will be announced later in the DAT Mains Admit Card.

Note:

  • Candidates are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application If it is found that any information provided by the candidate at the time of filling / submitting the application form is not true, NID has the right to cancel the application or admission, at any stage, in accordance with its rules and regulations. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the Institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.
  • The Institute has the sole prerogative to determine the procedure for each cycle of admission in accordance with internal institutional mechanisms and processes. In case of any matter not covered in this handbook, NID’s decisions shall be considered final and binding to all the parties

Important Dates

 

 

Admission Stages

M.Des

1

Accepting Application Forms online

1800 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023

2

Last date for submitting online

applications

1600 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023

3

Submission of online applications with

payment of late fees

1800 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023 to

1600 hrs. Sunday, 03 December 2023

4

Window to Edit the application forms

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 05 December 2023 to

1600 hrs. Thursday 07 December 2023

5

Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims**

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 12 December 2023

6

DAT Prelims Exam

Sunday, 24 December 2023

7

DAT Prelims Result

1600 hrs. Friday, 16 February 2024

8

Rechecking Request for DAT Prelims

1800 hrs. Friday, 16 February 2024 to

1600 hrs. Sunday, 18 February 2024

9

Download Admit Card for DAT Mains**

1600 hrs. Thursday, 22 February 2024

10

DAT Mains Exam

Between Sunday, 03 March 2024 and

Saturday, 06 April 2024

11

DAT Mains Result

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 30 April 2024

12

Rechecking Request for DAT Mains

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 30 April 2024 to

1600 hrs. Thursday, 02 May 2024

13

Seat Allotment, Payment of Semester Fees

& Uploading of Documents

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 30 April 2024 to

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 14 May 2024

14

Provisional Offer Letter

1600 hrs. Friday, 31 May 2024

15

Subsequent Rounds of Seat Allotment

along with payment of full fees

1600 hrs. Tuesday, 04 June 2024

16

Physical Verification of Documents at the

respective campuses

1000 hrs. Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Note:

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

NID reserves the right to modify/change this schedule due to unforeseen emergent circumstances.

Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website admissions nid  as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of the candidates to download and print their own Admit Cards. Reporting time will be mentioned in the Admit Card.

In emergent unforeseen circumstances, the schedules as well as the nature & structure of the exams can change, and all tests may be conducted entirely online or entirely offline or in a combination of offline & online modes, at the discretion of the Institute.

NID PG Course Eligibility Criteria

Master of Design (M.Des.)

All candidates applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill eligibility criteria of both age and educational qualification as under.

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category & General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1992 are eligible to apply for
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1987 are eligible to apply for
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1992 are eligible to apply for

 

Educational Qualification for NID PG Course:

In addition to satisfying the above age criteria, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

Bachelor Degree* of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university and/or institute recognised by the law in India.

Condition: Candidate must have appeared for all the subjects and backlogs (if any), of the Bachelor Degree Examination by 30 June 2024.

Full-time Diploma* of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from university and/or institute recognised by the law in India.

Condition: Candidate must have appeared for all the subjects and backlogs (if any), of the Bachelor Degree Examination by 30 June 2024.

Bachelor Degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from university and/or institute recognised by the law in India. Condition: Candidates must have passed the 3-year Bachelor degree examinations by August 2023.

Candidates in the final year of their Bachelor degree/ Full-time Diploma programme whose universities may not have issued the final degree certificate before the last date of application to NID, are also eligible to apply, provided, such candidates should have appeared for all the subjects and backlogs (if any), of the qualifying examination, on or before 30 June 2024. However, such candidates will, if selected, be granted provisional admission and will be required to submit the result of qualifying examination, on or before 31 July 2024.

 Note:

In case the degree/certificate has been obtained from a University/Board of any country other than India, an equivalence certificate must be submitted to Admissions Office by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of physical verification of documents as announced in Section 2. Visit aiu ac  for more details about how to obtain an equivalence certificate.

Overseas Category (Supernumerary candidates):

Foreign candidates—holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—only, are eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Section 4.1.

Of the seats available for the M.Des., 15% supernumerary seats are available for Overseas category candidates. The actual number of seats available in Overseas (supernumerary) category is as under:

Programme No. of seats

Master of Design (discipline having 19 seats)                           03

Master of Design (discipline having 12 seats)                           02

Note:

 

  • Candidates under Overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the GEN- EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories and are required to pay the fees as per Overseas fee category. Such candidates cannot avail the facility of age- relaxation, scribe
  • Candidates holding OCI and PIO cards will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary)
  • Candidates must possess a valid The candidate must ensure that the passport is current (not expired) at the time of applying online.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category and will have to apply as Indian nationals
  • Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas (supernumerary) category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the minimum qualifying criteria as mentioned in Section 8.5.
  • To accept the offer of admissions, overseas category candidates are required to visit the NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following original documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
  • Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid
  • Self-attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of all semesters equivalent to SSC (Grade X), HSC (Grade XII) and their degree certificate/provisional certificate/passing certificate issued by the
  • An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, will have to be obtained in advance and required to be submitted at the time of physical verification of documents/in-person counselling as announced in Section
  • The candidate will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the
  • If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce any of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admissions, their candidature will stand cancelled and their seat will be offered to the next candidate in order of merit under Overseas
  • Seats remaining vacant in the Overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other
  • Overseas candidates will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section
  • Overseas candidates may choose their test centre for DAT Prelims from any test centres mentioned in Section 3.
  • The medium of instruction at NID is English

Important Note

  1. Candidates who are yet to appear for their final qualifying exam (ONLY Full time Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline under 10+2+4 system or more) in the year 2024 should have passed the same in the first attempt. If the candidate has any backlog/ compartment/ supplementary and have not cleared the final qualifying examination, whatsoever may be the reason, his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and the entire fees will be forfeited.
  2. If the final qualifying exam (ONLY Full time Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline under 10+2+4 system or more) result of the candidate is not declared by the concerned University till the date of the seat allotment (as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2), his/her admission in such case will be strictly provisional subject to: The candidate must have appeared in all the subjects of the final semester/year and backlogs (if any), of the qualifying exam of the Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma by 30 June 2024. A self-undertaking duly signed by the candidate as well his/her parent(s) and a certificate issued by the University (in the prescribed format, as available on admissions nid are to be submitted, at the time of the seat allotment, as per the schedule mentioned in Section
  • Those candidates who are seeking provisional admission due to non-declaration of their final semester/year result, will have to submit the marksheets of all the previous semesters/years of the qualifying degree/diploma examination (duly attested by the Head of the Institution where the candidate is studying) at the time seat allotment, as per the schedule mentioned in Section
  1. The candidate will have to submit the final result/marksheets of the qualifying degree/diploma examination proving his/her eligibility on or before 31 July 2024, to the Academic Record Cell. In case the candidate fails to submit his/her final result on or before 31 July 2024, whatsoever may be the reason, his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and the entire fees will be forfeited.
  2. Any candidate who has not appeared in all the subjects of the qualifying examination on or before 30 June 2024, will NOT be eligible to participate in the further process of

Reservation of Seat

  • The total number of seats available (as mentioned in Section 3 of this document)—for Indian Nationals are classified into different categories as mentioned below:

Seat Category

Category of Eligible Candidates

Open

GEN, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, GEN-PwD, GEN-EWS-PwD, OBC-NCL-

PwD, SC-PwD and ST-PwD

General- Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)

GEN- EWS and GEN-EWS-PwD

Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-

NCL)

OBC-NCL and OBC-NCL-PwD

Schedule Caste (SC)

SC and SC –PwD

Schedule Tribe (ST)

ST and ST –PwD

Open—Persons with Disability (PwD)

GEN-PwD, GEN-EWS-PwD,

OBC-NCL-PwD, SC-PwD and ST-PwD

Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer—

Persons with Disability (OBC-NCL-PwD)

OBC-NCL-PwD

Schedule Caste —Persons with Disability (SC-PwD)

SC-PwD

Schedule Tribe—Persons with Disability (ST-PwD)

ST-PwD

Foreign nationals applying under the Overseas category are outside the ambit of reservation of seats for the GEN-EWS,OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.

 

In accordance with the guidelines of the Government of India, the prescribed number of seats reserved for each of these categories is as follows:

 

Category-wise reservation of seats

 

GEN-EWS (10%)

OBC-NCL (27%)

Scheduled Caste (15%)

Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)

Disciplines with 19 seats each

2

5

3

1

Disciplines with 12 seats each

1

3

2

1

 Reservation of seats for Economically Weaker Section (EWS):

General category belonging to the Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) will be a reserved category in which the percentage of reservation is 10%. The benefit of reservation will be given only to those General category candidates who satisfy the condition given in the OM No. 20013/01/2018-BC-II dated 17 January 2019 issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.

 

The benefit of reservation under GEN-EWS can be availed upon production of an Income & Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the following authorities in the prescribed format as available on the website admissions nid shall only be considered valid.

  • District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1stClass Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar and
  • Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally

The EWS certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2023 based on the gross annual income of the financial year 2022-23 (as mentioned in the format available on the website admissions nid in Download section). The certificate must be in the name of the candidate along with the candidate’s photo on the certificate in the prescribed format only as available on the website admissions nid.

 

Based on the information provided by the candidate in the application form while applying online, the candidate will be provisionally allowed to appear for the DAT Prelims and subsequent tests, if shortlisted. It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to provide/ upload valid certificates at the time of applying online.

 

The verification of the category certificate will be carried out after the DAT Prelims. During verification if it is found that the GEN-EWS certificate of the candidate is not valid, then the candidate will be moved to General category, and he/she will be considered as General category candidate for further admissions process.

 

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

 

On verification, even after admissions, if the information/document/ certificate are found to be incorrect / invalid, the candidature of such candidate will summarily stand cancelled.

 

NID’s decision will be final and binding. No further communication in this regard will be entertained.

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5.3. Reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer):

The name of the caste must be in the current Central list of OBCs available at:  and the format of the OBC- NCL certificate must be as per the Central format (available on the website admissions nid in Download section). If the caste of the OBC candidate is mentioned in the State list, but not mentioned in the Central list, then such candidates will not be entitled to claim the benefit of reservation under OBC-NCL category.

 

Candidates belonging to the Creamy Layer of OBC are not entitled to apply under reserved category (OBC-NCL) and will have to submit their application under General (unreserved) category only.

 

Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) category are required to produce / upload a valid certificate on their name in English/Hindi language only, issued on or after 01 April 2023, (based on the gross annual income for the financial year 2022-23) from the relevant competent authorities of their respective State or Union Territory, certifying that they do NOT belong to the Creamy Layer, along with the final application form. For certificates that are not in the English/Hindi language, the candidate is required to produce / upload a notarized copy of the certificate in English/Hindi version along with the original copy of the category certificate.

 

Based on the information provided by the candidate in the application form while applying online, the candidate will be provisionally allowed to appear for the DAT Prelims and subsequent tests, if shortlisted. It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to provide/ upload valid certificates at the time of applying online.

 

The verification of the category certificate will be carried out after the DAT Prelims. During verification if it is found that the OBC-NCL certificate of the candidate is not valid, then the candidate will be moved to General category (provided the candidate has not availed age relaxation benefit), and he/she will be considered as General category candidate for further admissions process. In the case where the candidate has availed age relaxation benefit, his/her candidature shall stand cancelled.

 

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

 

On verification, even after admissions, if the information/document/ certificate are found to be incorrect / invalid, the candidature of such candidate will summarily stand cancelled.

 

NID’s decision will be final and binding. No further communication in this regard will be entertained.

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Reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes:

The benefit of this reservation will be given only to candidates belonging to castes and tribes mentioned in the central list published by the Government of India, which can be viewed at the following web links:

 

Candidates applying under SC and ST categories are required to upload the relevant/valid caste/tribe certificate (in English/Hindi language only) at the time of applying online.

 

The certificate should:

  • Be issued in the candidate’s name
  • Should clearly mention the name of the caste or tribe to which the candidate belongs to
  • Be issued by the competent authorities of their respective state, union territory or the National Commission of Tribes

For certificates that are not in the English/Hindi language, the candidate is required to produce / upload a notarized copy of the certificate in English/Hindi version along with the original copy of the category certificate.

 

Based on the information provided by the candidate in the application form while applying online, the candidate will be provisionally allowed to appear for the DAT Prelims and subsequent tests, if shortlisted. It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to provide/ upload valid certificates at the time of applying online.

 

The verification of the category certificate will be carried out after the DAT Prelims. During verification if it is found that the SC/ST certificate of the candidate is not valid, then the candidature of such candidates will stand cancelled.

 

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

 

On verification, at any stage during the admission process or even after admissions, if the information/document/ certificate is found to be incorrect / invalid, the candidature of such candidate will stand cancelled.

 

NID’s decision will be final and binding. No further communication in this regard will be entertained.

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       Reservation of Seats for Persons with Disability (PwD):

Of all seats across Open, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories, 5% of the total seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD). Admission will be granted to the top 5% of the candidates in order of merit.

 

The benefit of reservation will be given only to those candidates with disability as described by the Government of India under RPwD Act 2016.

 

Candidates applying under this category should have a Disability Certificate as well as Unique Disability ID (UDID) issued by Department of Empowerment of Person with Disability (available at swavlambancard ). No other certificate or document will be valid and no representations in this regard will be entertained. Such candidates are required to upload the above-mentioned certificate and UDID at the time of applying online and should produce the original Disability Certificate as well as the UDID at the time of the physical verification of the document.

 

The verification of the category certificate will be carried out after the DAT Prelims. During verification if it is found that the Disability Certificate and UDID of the candidate is not valid, then the candidature of such candidates will stand cancelled under following scenarios:

  • If the candidate has availed either compensatory time or services of a Scribe or age relaxation;
  • If the candidate has applied as a PwD under GENERAL or GEN-EWS or OBC-NCL.

If the candidate has applied as PwD under SC/ST and if his/her Disability Certificate and/or UDID is not valid & has NOT availed compensatory time and/or services of a Scribe and/or age relaxation, then he/she will be moved to his/her Parent Category (SC/ST). The candidate will be then considered as SC/ST category candidate for further admissions process.

 

Based on the information provided by the candidate in the application form while applying online, the candidate will be provisionally allowed to appear for the DAT Prelims and subsequent tests, if shortlisted. It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to provide/ upload valid certificates at the time of applying online.

 

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

 

On verification, at any stage during the admission process or even after admissions, if the information/document/ certificate is found to be incorrect / invalid, the candidature of such candidate will stand cancelled.

 

NID’s decision will be final and binding. No further communication in this regard will be entertained.

SERVICES OF A SCRIBE & COMPENSATORY TIME

The services of a scribe are available to candidates who have a disability and require assistance to fill the OMR sheet for the Objective type of questions of the DAT Prelims exam. However, the candidate will be required to attempt the subjective part of the DAT Prelims exam without the services of scribe and assistance, due to its nature, as described below.

  • To avail this benefit, the candidate should select the option of Scribe during the online registration form AND upload a copy of the valid Disability Certificate and UDID at the time of filling the online application form. The compensatory time of each part/exam is non-transferable. As per Office Memorandum of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment F.No. 34-02/ 2015-DD-III dated August 29, 2018, the PwD candidates who desire to avail the services of a scribe must follow the guidelines for conducting the written examination for Persons with Benchmark
  • If a PwD candidate wants to avail compensatory time (20 minutes per hour) and/or request the assistance of a scribe, they will have to select relevant options, while filling the online application form. A valid Disability Certificate and UDID must be uploaded along with such requests (formats available on the website admissions nid).
  • The Admissions Cell will assess the request along with the supporting document and contact the candidate via email on their registered email id with further instructions if
  • If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe and/or compensatory time but DOES NOT possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe and/or compensatory time, he/she will be excluded from the process of DAT Prelims answer sheet evaluation, ranking and subsequent stages of admissions. If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will stand

Important Information:

Candidates belonging to the GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria as announced in Section 8.5.

Unfilled seats based on minimum qualifying criteria or unavailability of eligible candidates as per minimum qualifying criteria in the OBC-NCL category will be de-reserved and allotted to Open Category candidates in order of merit.

Unfilled seats based on minimum qualifying criteria or unavailability of eligible candidates as per minimum qualifying criteria in the GEN-EWS, SC & ST category will be NOT de-reserved.

The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

No requests for change in category (after the “Window to Edit the Application Form” closes) will be permitted during the subsequent stages of the admissions process.

Candidates must note that the benefit of reservation will be given to them subject to verification of documents (at any stage after DAT Prelims). If it is found at any stage that a candidate has used a false/fake/incorrect/invalid document or has furnished false/ incorrect/ incomplete information in order to avail the benefit of reservation, then such a candidate shall be excluded from the subsequent stages of admissions. In case a candidate has already been given admission, then the admission shall stand cancelled.

Candidates should note that the mere appearance in Design Aptitude Tests or being in the rank/merit list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission to the M.Des. programme.

How to Apply NID PG course

Candidates will have to visit the official admissions website at admissions nid 

Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other necessary information related to admissions to the M.Des. programme in the Admission Handbook 2022-23 and confirm that you have read and agree to the same.

Step 1: Sign up/Registration

  1. All the candidates are required to register/sign up online (by selecting Programme of Study, Nationality & Category) before proceeding to fill the application This is to be done only at admissions nid.
  2. Candidates must provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while Since this email address and mobile number will be used for all future communications with the candidate, the candidate will receive an OTP on the Registered Email ID and Mobile Number, for validation. The Name of the Candidate, Programme Applied in, Date of Birth, Registered Email ID and Registered Mobile Number cannot be changed at any stage. Ensure that this email ID and mobile number is active till 31 August 2024. Candidates are advised to check their email and SMS on a regular basis for any important communication made by the Admissions Cell via email id admissions@nid.edu or nid@applyadmission.net.
  3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email 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).
  4. Log in to your account using your Registered Email ID, Date of Birth, and Password to proceed further.
  5. In case you forget the Password, click on “Forgot Password”. You will receive a new auto generated password on your registered email
  6. If you wish to change the password, log-in using the existing password and click on the “Change Password” link provided on the Home

Step 2: Fill-in Personal & Educational Details

  1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application
  2. Fill in all the required
  3. The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the

applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

  1. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section ‘Upload Document’.
  2. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or

For candidates applying in only one discipline of M.Des Programme:

Such candidates are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of the test paper for one discipline only, the duration for which will be announced in the admit card.

For candidates applying in two disciplines of M.Des. Programme:

Such candidates are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of two test papers, one for each discipline, the duration for which will be announced in the admit card.

Step 3: Upload Documents and Signature

  1. Checklist of documents to be uploaded by candidates submitting their application under reserved category at the time of applying online are summarized as under:

Category/Documents

Photo

Signature

Certificate

Remarks

General

Yes

Yes

No

General EWS

Yes

Yes

Yes

EWS Certificate

OBC-NCL

Yes

Yes

Yes

OBC-NCL Certificate

SC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Caste Certificate

ST

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tribe Certificate

General-PwD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disability Certificate

GEN-EWS-PwD

Yes

Yes

Yes

EWS Certificate

Disability Certificate*

OBC-NCL-PwD

Yes

Yes

Yes

OBC-NCL Certificate

Disability Certificate*

SC-PwD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Caste Certificate

Disability Certificate*

ST-PwD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tribe Certificate

Disability Certificate*

Overseas

Yes

Yes

No

First page of Passport

Last page of Passport

*If a PwD candidate is using the facility of the scribe or compensatory time, they have to select relevant options, while filling the online application form and upload a valid PwD certificate.

  1. Upload a colour scanned copy of recent passport size photograph as per the The photograph must be in JPG/JPEG format, should be of minimum 50 KB and maximum 200 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs with self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
  2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. The signature file must be in JPG/JPEG format and should be of minimum 50 KB and maximum 200 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required
  3. Candidates applying under the GEN-EWS category are required to upload their valid EWS Certificate issued by a Competent Authority, in the prescribed format as available on the website admissions nid, shall only be considered valid. The EWS certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2023, based on the gross annual income of the financial year 2022-23. The certificate must be in the name of the candidate and also must have the candidate’s photo on the certificate. The certificate must be in PDF format and should be of maximum of 1MB in size. For certificates that are not in the English/Hindi language, the candidate is required to produce / upload a notarized copy of the certificate in English language along with the original copy of the category
  4. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL category are required to upload their valid OBC-NCL Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The format of the OBC-NCL certificate should be as per the Central format (available on the website admissions nid in Download section). The OBC-NCL certificate must be issued on or after 01 April 2023 (based on the gross annual income of the financial year 2022-23) and in the name of the The certificate must be in PDF format and should be of maximum 1 MB in size. For certificates that are not in the English/Hindi language, the candidate is required to produce / upload a notarized copy of the certificate in English language along with the original copy of the category certificate.
  5. Candidates applying under the SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate which mentions the name of the caste they belong to as well as it should be issued in their name by a Competent Authority. For certificates that are not in the English/Hindi language, the candidate is required to produce / upload a notarized copy of the certificate in English version along with the original copy of the category certificate. The certificate must be in PDF format and should be of maximum 1 MB in
  6. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload a Disability Certificate and Unique Disability ID issued by Department of Empowerment of Person with Disability (swavlambancard). No other certificate or document will be valid and no representations in this regard will be The certificate must be in PDF format and should be of maximum 1 MB in size.
  1. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport in JPG/JPEG format, clearly showing all of their personal The candidate must ensure that the passport is current (not expired) at the time of applying online. The certificate must be in PDF format and should be of maximum 1 MB in size.
  2. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to pay Application Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.
  3. If you wish to complete the form later after uploading all the necessary documents, you can click ‘Save and Exit’.
Step 4: Pay Application Fee and Print
  1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2024-25 are as under:

Category

Application Fee

Application Fee + Late Fee

1 Discipline

2 Disciplines

1 Discipline

2 Disciplines

General

Rs.3000/-

Rs.6000/-

Rs.4500/-

Rs.9000/-

General- EWS

Rs.3000/-

Rs.6000/-

Rs.4500/-

Rs.9000/-

OBC-NCL

Rs.3000/-

Rs.6000/-

Rs.4500/-

Rs.9000/-

SC

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

ST

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

General-PwD

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

General-EWS-PwD

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

OBC-NCL-PwD

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

SC-PwD

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

ST-PwD

Rs.1500/-

Rs.3000/-

Rs.2250/-

Rs.4500/-

Overseas (Supernumerary)

Rs.5000/-

Rs.10000/-

Rs.7500/-

Rs.15000/-

Note: For applications received after Friday, 1600 hrs. 01 December 2023, the late fee applicable will be 50% of the amount indicated above. The late fee is over and above the application fee.

 

  1. The above fees are applicable to all M.Des. candidates, either of the three genders. NOTE: As per the order of the Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only trans- genders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option, as

Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

  1. The Application fees paid online (by Debit/Credit Card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank transaction charges/convenience fee, and the same, as applicable, will have to be borne by the
  2. Candidate will be asked to verify their details, after which they can proceed to make the
  3. The fees for the application can be paid only through Debit/Credit
  4. You will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save and/or print a copy of your application form (which would be done only after successful payment of the application fee).
  1. Window to Edit Application Form (Tuesday, 1600 hrs 05 December 2023 to Thursday, 1600 07 December 2023)
    • Candidates will be given an opportunity to review and correct their information in the application form starting from Tuesday, 1600 05 December 2023 to Thursday, 1600 hrs. 07 December 2023.
    • The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens. In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.
    • Application fees already paid will not be refunded in case the application is found not eligible for admissions to NID after modifying the information in the application
    • Candidates are fully and solely responsible to provide correct information during the application At any stage, if it is found that the information provided by the candidate is not correct, NID has the right to cancel his/her candidature. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the Institute will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

7. Design Aptitude Tests (DAT)

The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:

Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims

Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains

Important Date:

DAT (Prelims) for Master of Design (M.Des.) will be conducted on Sunday, 24 December 2023.

 About DAT Prelims:

The M.Des. DAT Prelims paper will evaluate the Design Aptitude of the candidate. This is a paper-and-pencil/pen test, conducted at the same time on the same day across all test centres. The question asked may involve text and visuals

The question paper will be in English language ONLY.

Important:

For candidates applying in only one discipline of M.Des. Programme:

Such candidates are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of the test paper for one discipline only, the duration for which will be announced in the admit card.

For candidates applying in two disciplines of M.Des. Programme:

Such candidates are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of two test papers, one for each discipline, the duration for which will be announced in the admit card.

Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (GENERAL, GENERAL-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PWD) as applied for by the candidate for each discipline. Only shortlisted candidates as per merit will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.

Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

In emergent unforeseen circumstances, the schedules as well as the nature & structure of the exams can change, and all tests may be conducted entirely online or entirely offline or in a combination of offline & online modes, at the discretion of the Institute.

Test Centres for DAT Prelims:

The   DAT   Prelims   will   be   conducted   in   the   following    cities    in    India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada. A city may have more than one test centre.

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

NID will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the DAT Prelims; candidates must arrange travel/accommodation on their own.

7.4   About DAT Mains for M.Des.:

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, candidates will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains as per merit. Admit Cards for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (admissions nid).

 The DAT Mains for M.Des. programme consists of two parts:

  • Studio Test: This may consist of tests in different The DAT Mains will be conducted in English ONLY.
  • Interviews: The interviews will be conducted separately for each discipline, immediately after the Studio Test, and at the same centre as the Studio

The test centres for the DAT Mains will be announced later. NID will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the DAT Mains; candidates must arrange travel/accommodation on their own.

In emergent unforeseen circumstances, the schedules as well as the nature & structure of the exams can change, and all tests may be conducted entirely online or entirely offline or in a combination of offline & online modes, at the discretion of the Institute.

 7.5    Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for Final Result

The final marks of the candidate appearing for the M.Des. programme of the National Institute of Design, will be calculated based on the weightages of the marks obtained in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains,

which will be announced later.

Note: Only those candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered eligible for the Merit List.

8. Announcement of Results

In order to be considered for the merit list, a candidate must have appeared for both, the DAT Prelims and the DAT Mains exams.

Results for DAT Prelims:

Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims and as per merit, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category as applied for by the candidate (GENERAL, GENERAL-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PWD & OVERSEAS). Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2024–25 for the M.Des. Programme (including overseas candidates) will be declared only on the official admissions website (admissions nid) as per the schedule announced in Section 2. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.

Separate result score cards (digital or hard copy) will NOT be provided to the candidates. Scores obtained in NID’s DAT exam cannot be used by any person/institution without the prior permission of the National Institute of Design.

In case the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, the tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks, which will be announced at a later date in the Amendment(s) Section of the Admissions Handbook 2024-25.

Rechecking of DAT Prelims Exam:

  1. Requests for rechecking the answer booklet of the DAT Prelims can be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the official website admissions nid
  2. Rechecking will be restricted to–
    • Whether all the answers have been
    • Whether there has been any mistake in the totalling of marks for each question in Part II of answer booklet and transferring the marks correctly onto the first cover page of the answer
  3. No other re-evaluation of the answer script or other work done by the candidate as a part of the examination will be carried
  4. No candidate, person or organisation shall be entitled to claim re-evaluation or disclosure or inspection of the answer scripts or copies of it and other documents as these are treated as most confidential by the NID Admission
  5. On rechecking the answer booklet, if it is found that there is an error, the marks will be revised
  6. The communication regarding the revision of marks, if any, shall be sent to the requesting candidate’s registered email ID
  7. The Institute will not be responsible for any loss or damage, or any inconvenience caused to the candidate consequent to the revision of marks and no claims in this regard shall be entertained. The revised score after rechecking will be considered
  1. Any rechecking request will not be processed if submitted without a scanned copy of the Admit Card duly signed by the invigilator and with the seal of the test centre. Rechecking requests will not be accepted over email and have to be submitted by the candidate online only at the official website of
  2. The details about “How to submit the rechecking request” will be available on the official website of admissions at a later

The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims paper for each discipline is Rs.2000/-.

Candidates shortlisted for DAT Mains:

Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, a certain number of candidates for each discipline will be shortlisted to appear for DAT Mains. If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, higher rank will be decided based on the tie break policy. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times in each category applied for by the candidate in the respective category (GENERAL, GENERAL-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD & OVERSEAS) as per merit. Please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available. If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same after applying tie-break policy, they will be assigned the same rank.

Final Merit List:

The final merit list for each discipline of the M.Des. Programme will be generated category- wise (Open, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD) and as per merit, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate in each stage of the admission process, namely the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.

Results for admission to NID for the academic year 2024–25 for M.Des. Programme (including Overseas category candidates) will be declared ONLY on the official admissions website (admissions nid) as per the schedule announced.

The candidates’ scores and ranks will be available for viewing on the website and candidates will have to log in to the site to view their final results. Separate result scorecards (digital or hard copy) will NOT be sent/provided to the candidates.

The scores obtained during the application process in the 2024-25 cycle are valid only for admission to the academic year 2024-25.

Scores obtained in NID’s DAT exam cannot be used by any person/institution without prior permission of the National Institute of Design.

In case the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, the tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks, which will be announced at a later date, in the Amendment(s) Section of the Admissions Handbook 2024-25.

Allotment of seat will be purely based on the merit and on the preference of the discipline filled in by the candidate at the time of submitting the application form.

In case a candidate has applied in two disciplines and gets shortlisted in both the disciplines, then the candidate will be allotted a seat in the discipline marked as first preference ONLY and their seat in the discipline marked as preference 02 will be allotted to the next candidate in the order of merit. Such candidates will not be able to claim their seat (in the discipline marked by them as preference 02) at any later stage of the admission process.

In case a candidate has applied in two disciplines and gets shortlisted in only the discipline marked by them as preference 02, then the candidate will be allotted a seat in the discipline marked by them as preference 02.

Note: Obtaining a rank in the merit list does NOT guarantee admission to the programme of your choice.

 

Minimum Qualifying Criteria

Candidates from the various categories will be considered eligible for admission only if they meet the minimum qualifying criteria, which will be announced later*.

On verification, even after admissions, if the information/document/ category certificate are found to be incorrect / invalid, the candidature of such candidate will summarily stand cancelled.

 Amendment(s) to the minimum qualifying criteria, if any, will be updated on the official website

admissions nid only in the Amendment(s)Section of this Handbook.

De-reservation Rules

If seats are left unfilled in the OBC-NCL category due to no eligible candidates as per the minimum qualifying criteria or non-availability of candidates, the seats will be de-reserved and will be allotted to candidates from the Open category in the order of merit. Seats remaining vacant under the GEN-EWS, SC and ST categories will NOT be allotted to candidates belonging to other categories.

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Allotment of seat

Obtaining a rank in the merit list does NOT guarantee admission to the discipline of your choice in M.Des programme.

 The procedure of allotment of seats in order of merit for M.Des. Programme will be conducted in either online or offline mode at the discretion of the Institute. In case the allotment is done in the offline mode, each candidate will be required to remain present in person with the requisite documents as per the schedule (which will be announced at a later date). Failing to report with the requisite documents as per the schedule will lead to forfeiting the candidate’s seat and their seat will be allotted to the next eligible candidate in the order of merit in the respective category. Allotment of seat will be purely based on the merit and preference of discipline filled in by the candidate at the time of submitting the application form.

Seat allotment for final admissions will be based on the merit list, category of the candidate and availability of seats provided that the candidates have not availed any reservation benefits (compensatory time, scribe facility or age relaxation). The seat allotment will be followed as under:

Sr. No.

Category of the Eligible Candidate

Seat Allocation Category

1

GEN

OPEN

2

GEN-PwD

OPEN, OPEN-PwD

3

GEN-EWS

OPEN, GEN-EWS

4

GEN-EWS-PwD

OPEN, GEN-EWS, GEN-EWS-PwD

5

OBC-NCL

OPEN, OBC-NCL

6

OBC-NCL-PwD

OPEN, OBC- NCL, OBC-NCL-PwD

7

SC

OPEN, SC

8

SC-PwD

OPEN, SC, SC-PwD

9

ST

OPEN, ST

10

ST-PwD

OPEN, ST, ST-PwD

Note: Candidates who have availed reservation benefits (compensatory time, scribe facility or age relaxation) will be allotted seats in their applied category only.

Such shortlisted candidates will have to confirm their seat by (a) making a payment of NON- REFUNDABLE token fees for confirming their seat and (b) Uploading the documents, within the provided time-limit as mentioned in the schedule.

If the candidate fails to make the payment of the NON-REFUNDABLE token Fee for the confirmation of seat within the given period as mentioned in the schedule, the provisional allocation of seats will be cancelled, and the seat will be allotted to the next qualifying candidate in the order of merit. Such candidates cannot participate in the subsequent admissions process.

If the candidate fails to upload the documents within the given period as mentioned in the schedule, even after making the payment of the NON-REFUNDABLE Token Fee, the provisional allocation of seats will be cancelled, and the seat will be allotted to the next qualifying candidate in the order of merit and availability of seats in their respective category. Such candidates cannot participate in the subsequent admissions process.

Uploaded documents will be verified against the information provided by the candidate in their Application Forms, at the time of applying online. Upon verification, if the documents are found to be incorrect/invalid, the candidature of such candidates will stand cancelled, that seat will be allotted to the next qualifying candidate in the order of merit and the NON- REFUNDABLE token fees will be forfeited.

 List of documents to be uploaded:

The shortlisted candidate will have to upload the following documents as a single pdf file of size not more than 10 MB:

  1. Any one valid photo identity (Aadhar Card, Election ID, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport)
  2. Birth Certificate OR Proof of Date of Birth OR School Leaving Certificate
  3. 10th Mark-sheet
  4. 12th Mark-sheet
  5. Semester wise Marksheet OR Consolidated Transcript of Graduation/Diploma Programme issued by the University
  6. Graduation Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate (if the graduation certificate is awaited) issued by the University
  7. Self-undertaking, signed by the candidate as well as his/her parents and a certificate issued by the University (formats available on https://admissions.nid.edu), in case of the candidates whose results of the final qualifying examination of the degree/diploma is yet to be declared
  8. Migration certificate issued by the University
  9. GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST Certificate, if applicable
  10. Disability Certificate along with the UDID Card, if applicable
  11. Valid Passport, if applied under Supernumerary category*

* The candidates who have applied under Overseas category should produce a valid passport. The candidate must ensure that the passport is current (not expired) at the time of applying online. It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain relevant visas and ensure that their passport is valid till the duration of the programme.

NOTE: Candidates who have completed or will be completing their Degree (or equivalent) from outside India or a University not specified in the Admissions Handbook 2024-25 should produce an equivalence certificate at the time of physical verification of document as per the dates mentioned in Section 2.

Other Information

Question Booklet cum Answer Key

The question booklet cum Answer key of the DAT exams will not be available even upon request. The DAT exams question booklet cannot be shared as it is highly subjective in nature, and may not be furnished, in the larger public interest.

Answer Sheets

The answer sheets of the candidates will be available for one year after the announcement of the final result. The answer sheets will be available on request, only after the admissions process is complete. No request for answer sheets during the admissions process will be entertained.

Any candidate seeking his/her answer sheet for the admission cycle 2024-25 will have to make an online payment of Rs.1000/- separately per exam and also submit the admit card duly attested by the Invigilator with the seal of the Test Centre. The answer sheet will be provided to the candidate within 15-20 days after receiving the payment.

Result

The result of the candidate will be available for one year after the announcement of the final result. Any details regarding the same will not be provided after one year. The evaluation criteria/break-up of marks followed for the assessment of paper/interview or the procedure followed in the interview may not be shared as it is highly subjective in nature, and may not be furnished in the larger public interest. The data regarding the number of candidates who got admission, candidates who did not accept the seat, candidates whose candidature was cancelled, waiting list, number of seats vacant and personal details of the candidates shortlisted after each stage will not be shared with any other person.

Contact

 NID Admissions Cell National Institute of Design Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007 Email: admissions@nid.edu

For any queries related to admissions 2024-25, contact 079-26623462 between Monday to Friday from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm.

Official admissions website: 

admissions nid

For technical issues related to submission of online applications, write to:

Email: nid@applyadmission.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the top institutes known for their design programs, including NID, are: National Institute of Design (NID) – Ahmedabad, Gujarat ,National Institute of Design (NID) – Bengaluru, Karnataka, National Institute of Design (NID) – Gandhinagar, Gujarat, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) – various campuses across India.

To study for the NID exam, focus on developing your design aptitude, enhancing general awareness, improving communication skills, and honing visual communication and problem-solving abilities. Additionally, prepare a strong portfolio showcasing your best work.

The difficulty level of the NID entrance exam can vary from person to person. It requires a combination of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. With proper preparation, dedication, and practice, you can increase your chances of performing well in the exam. It is recommended to understand the exam pattern, syllabus, and practice previous years’ question papers to familiarize yourself with the format and difficulty level of the exam.

Yes, you can get into NID without coaching. Self-study, proper resources, and consistent practice are key for success. Understand the exam pattern, syllabus, and practice previous papers. Strong portfolio and dedication are crucial. Coaching is not mandatory for admission in NID.

NID and IIT are prestigious institutions in different fields. NID excels in design programs, while IIT is known for engineering and technology. Both have their strengths, and the choice depends on your interests and career goals.

The salary of NID students can vary widely depending on various factors such as the industry, job role, experience, and individual skills. After completing their studies, NID graduates have the potential to earn competitive salaries in design-related fields. However, it is important to note that salary ranges can vary significantly and are influenced by market conditions, demand for specific skills, and the student’s own performance and negotiation abilities. It is advisable to research salary trends in specific design industries and job roles to get a better understanding of the potential earnings for NID graduates.

Studying at NID is highly regarded and offers valuable experiences in design and creative fields. It provides comprehensive education, industry exposure, and networking opportunities, paving the way for diverse career paths. However, the decision to study at NID should be based on personal goals and considerations.

While the NID entrance exam primarily focuses on evaluating a candidate’s design aptitude and creative skills, the 12th marks are considered during the admission process. However, the weightage given to 12th marks may vary, and other factors such as portfolio, entrance exam performance, and interview are also taken into account. It is important to perform well in both the entrance exam and 12th exams to enhance your chances of securing admission to NID.

The top 3 NID colleges in India are: NID Ahmedabad, NID Bengaluru, NID Gandhinagar.

The field of Design offers the most suitable and relevant stream for pursuing a career in NID (National Institute of Design). NID primarily focuses on nurturing and honing design skills and knowledge in its students. Design encompasses various disciplines such as industrial design, communication design, textile design, furniture design, and more. Therefore, opting for a design-related stream in your education, such as studying design, fine arts, or architecture, can provide a strong foundation and enhance your chances of success in NID. It is important to develop a strong understanding of design principles, creativity, aesthetics, and problem-solving abilities to excel in NID.

NID does not have a specific minimum score requirement. Admission is based on performance in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and Studio Test/Personal Interview. Strong portfolio and exceptional creative abilities are important for admission.

There is no limit on the number of attempts for the NID entrance exam. Candidates can attempt the exam as many times as they wish to improve their scores and secure admission to the institute under the age limit.

The highest package offered to students graduating from the National Institute of Design (NID) varies each year and depends on factors such as the industry, job role, and the student’s skills and experience. While NID graduates have the potential to secure lucrative job offers, it is important to note that the package can vary widely and is influenced by individual factors.

A good score in the NID entrance exam is subjective and can vary depending on the year and competition. Generally, a score above the cutoff marks set by NID is considered good. However, it’s important to aim for a high score to increase your chances of securing admission to your desired course at NID. It’s recommended to aim for a score that places you among the top candidates to enhance your chances of selection.

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