NID FAQ's & other Design Entrance Exams
National Institute of Design (NID) is Indias premiere design university. The Ahmedabad campus offers both UG and PG Programs. NID Ahmedabad offers a 4 year Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs in 3 faculties Industrial Design, Communication Design and Textile & Apparel design at Design their campuses at Ahmedabad. NID also offers a 2.5 year post-graduate Master of Design (M.Des) programs in 19 different design disciplines at their campusses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore.
The Vijayawada campus offers a four year Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD).
The objective of the admission process is to seek evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential in a potential design student.
NID has a 3 stage admission process - Stage 1 is the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and Stage 2 is the Studio Test and Stage 3 is Personal Interview with Portfolio Review. Prospective students need to keep a track on the application deadlines and apply for the DAT. Those who clear DAT will have to prepare themselves for the Studio Test. They also get a chance to showcase their portfolio during a personal interview with a panel.
NID offers 8 disiplines for the UG Programme:
Note: Number of seats indicated are for
Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design
The seats above are indicated for the NID Ahmedabad campus only. The total number of seats under all categories (including reservation) is 100 available to Indian Students. The college has an additional 15 seats for overseas applicants.
NID Vijayawada offers a total of 60 seats in Industrial Design, Communications Design and Textile & Apparel Design
Note: The first 2 semesters (1 year) is a foundation program. Allotment of a discipline of choice at the end of the foundation programme is based solely on the student’s performance and on the number of seats available in the desired discipline.
NID offers 19 disiplines for the PG Programme in various campusses:
Additionally, there are 2 seats for each discipline reserved for overseas applicants
Aspiring candidates can apply to a maximum of only 2 disciplines for the Master of Design program.
The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) tests applicants for Knowledge, Comprehension, Analysis, Reasoning, Problem Solving and Creativity
YES. The latest sample DAT Test paper (2016) is available here
For more information, contact our expert counsellor who can help you get access to multiple training packages and mock tests
To get into NID, it is crucial that you prepare holistically for the NID Entrance exam. Since you get only one chance in a year, your preparation cannot be taken lightly.
At DQ Labs, we always recommend that you start early. While your 12th Standard board results are not considered for admission into NID, you still need to do well! Your participation in extra curricular activities like sports, music etc. does help when you do go for your Stage 3 Personal Interview round.
If you are in the 10th Standard:
If you are in the 11th Standard:
If you have started / already in your 12th Standard:
Mock Tests: DQ Labs provides various mock tests for all our students. Please contact our Expert Counsellor for more details.
I have cleared the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). Does DQ Labs help with preparation for the Studio Test & Personal Interview?
If you have already cleared the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) DQ Labs can guide you with:
You can also go through the DQ Labs blogs which have a lot of information with respect to preparation for NID and other Design entrance exams.
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