National Institute of Design, NID Exam Date & Center, NID Syllabus, NID Results, EligibilityThis article will provide you with all the details relevant to NID 2019, including:

  • How to fill NID Application Form?
  • NID Rules & Regulations.
  • NID Eligibility Criteria.
  • NID Exam Dates.
  • NID Exam Pattern.
  • NID Exam Center.
  • NID Admit Card.
  • NID Syllabus.
  • NID Preparation Tips.
  • Important Books for NID Preparation.
  • How to Check NID Result?
  • NID Previous Year Cutoff.

How to fill NID 2019 Application Form?

To register for NID, 2019, follow the procedure mentioned below:

STEP 1 – Visit the official website of National Institute of Design for NID, 2019 registration.

STEP 2 – Registration: The interested and eligible candidates can apply through the online mode.

  • The candidates need to signup before filling the application form. After successfully signing up, the candidates are assigned a registration Id (application number which will be used as a username later) and a password that is to be kept safe for future reference and for filling the application form.
  • The application form can be submitted online or in person.
  • After registering successfully, candidates must take the printout for future reference.
  • The application will be deemed complete after the candidate has submitted the printout of the filled-up application enclosed along with required documents. The application is to be sent by speed post or courier.




STEP 3 – Fill the application form only after reading the eligibility criteria and the instructions carefully. The candidates are required to fill in Personal & Educational Details, Work Experience (Only M.Des.).

After filling the form successfully, candidates must take the printout for future reference (counseling and verification).

STEP  4 – Upload of Documents: Candidates are required to upload the soft copies of the following documents along with the application form:

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Caste / PWD Certificate
  • Passport

STEP  5 – Submission and payment of application form: Candidates can deposit the fee through online mode using Credit/Debit Card. Payment can also be done offline through demand draft (DD).

Category B.Des/GDPD M.Des (1 Discipline) M.Des (1 Discipline)
General Category/ OBC (NCL) Rupees 2000/- Rupees 2000/- Rupees 4000/-
SC/ST/OPEN-PwD/OBC-NCL-PwD/SC-PWD/ST-PWD Rupees 1000/- Rupees 1000/- Rupees 2000/-
Overseas Rupees 3000/- Rupees 3000/- Rupees 6000/-




NID Rules & Regulations:

The norms that are to be followed while applying for the NID, as suggested on the official website, are:

  • Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are not available for GDPD programme at NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada.
  • Applicants under overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PWD categories and are required to pay the fees as per Overseas fees structure.
  • Applicants holding OCI and PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) category.
  • 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 completed. Only those candidates with the score of 50 percentile and above will be eligible for the admission to NID.
  • To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
  • Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
  • Self-attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Applicants in the process of completing their Grade XII must submit a bonafide certificate from their school or college.




  • An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which have to be obtained in advance and required to be submitted at the time of document verification.
  • The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
  • If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand canceled and their seat will be offered to the next candidate in order of merit under the overseas category.
  • Seats remaining vacant in the overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other categories.
  • Overseas applicants will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2.
  • Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3.
  • The language of instruction at NID is English.

NID Eligibility Criteria:

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR B.DES./GDPD

Age limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)):  Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1996 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1994 are eligible to apply for admission.




  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:

  • Applications for the academic year 2019–20 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2018–19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:

  • Foreign citizens – applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Sections 4.1 of Admissions Handbook 2019-20: B.Des/GDPD. of the seats available for the B.Des. the programme, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants.




ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR MASTER OF DESIGN (M.DES.)

Age limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)):  Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PWD) Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1984 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1989 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:

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 or institute recognized by law in India. Condition: Applicant must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.




OR

  • Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard. Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before July 2018.

OR

  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognized by law in India. Condition: Applicants must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in June 2019*.
  • Applicants in the final year of their Bachelor degree/ Full-time Diploma programme whose universities may not have issued the final degree certificate by the date of application to NID are eligible to apply, subject to passing all subjects without any backlog. Such candidate will have to submit/produce Provisional Degree certificate at the time of counseling.

NID 2019 Exam Dates:

Event Date (tentative)
Commencement of online application 1st October 2018
Last date of application 9th November 2018
Availability of Admit Card 17th December 2018
Date of examination 6th January 2019
Result Declaration 15th February 2019




NID Exam Pattern:

  1. The Mode of examination: Offline
  2. Type of questions: Objective and Subjective.
  3. Marking scheme: 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer.
  4. Negative Marking: No negative marking.
  5. A number of questions:
  6. Duration of Exam: DAT prelims will be of about 3 hours for B.Des & 2 1/2 hours for M.Des.

NID Exam Center:

The examination is conducted in the following cities:

  • Ahemadabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Dehradun
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Kurukshetra




  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • New Delhi
  • Patna
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Vijayawada

NID Admit Card:

The candidates can log on to the official website of the NID 2019 and avail they admit cards for NID 2019 by providing their registration ID and password assigned earlier while registering for the application form.

NID Syllabus:

The NID will not provide any specific syllabus for NID entrance exam. However, the questions will be asked from:



  • Elements & Principles of Design
  • Innovation in Design
  • Creative thinking & writing
  • Visual Logic
  • Colour Terminology
  • Design Theory
  • Optical Illusion
  • Usage of color in Compositions
  • 3D Visualization, etc.

Important Books for NID Preparation:

Some of the most preferred books for NID, entrance test are:

  • NID DAT book by R.S. Aggarwal (aptitude section)
  • Design drawing by Francis D.K.Ching
  • Basic Rendering from Robert W.Gill
  • NID Mock Test Series
  • NID Workbook
  • NID (B.Des.) Entrance Books and Test Series
  • Guide for NID
  • Success Master- NID entrance Examination




How to Check NID 2019 Result?

The candidates can log on to the official website of the NID and by providing their registration ID and password assigned they can check their score and tally it with the proposed cutoff to see whether they are qualified or not.

The cutoff is the minimum marks which are to be scored to qualify the entrance and be eligible for the counseling. The cutoffs of respective subjects for respective rounds of counseling are decided to depend upon the vacancy of seats.

NID Previous Year’s Cutoff

The cutoff is the minimum marks which is to be scored to qualify the entrance and be eligible for the counseling. The cutoffs of respective subjects for respective rounds of counseling are decided to depend upon the vacancy of seats and the level of examination (easy or tough).



National Institute of Design Preparation Tips:

STEP 1 – Note down your goals.

STEP 2 – Divide your goals into smaller tasks.

STEP 3 – Assign a deadline to every task.

STEP 4 – Make a plan to execute the tasks.

STEP 5 – Start the execution of the plan.

Always keep track of your progress.

A few things that will help you in getting better score are:

  • Take regular mock tests – it will help you finish the exam within the provided time.
  • Practice as many questions as you can.
  • Start early preparation.
  • Focus on your weak as well as strong points, equally.

All the best for the examination, prepare well.