NID DAT 2018 Entrance Test - National Institute of Design

NID entrance exam 2018 for B Des/M Des Programs Admission 2018

 

The National Institute of Design (NID) offers 4-years Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program at Ahmedabad and 2½ years Master of Design (M.Des) Program at Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru Campuses

 

NID 2018

The M.Des Course is offered by NID Ahmedabad, Bengaluru & Gandhinagar. Whereas, candidates will get B.Des at NID Ahmedabad. GDPD admission is offered at NID Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. The selection of the candidates in any of the course will be done as per the performance in Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims and Main

The objective of NID DAT 2018 will be to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioural abilities of candidates

 

Courses offered at NID Ahmedabad

i) Bachelor of Design (B.Des - 4 years) at Ahmedabad

ii) Master of Design (M.Des - 2.5 years) at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar

 

Seats Availability (*with of specialization):

 

I. Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Program:

The four (4) years Bachelor of Design Program at NID’s Ahmedabad Campus is offered in the following areas of specialization:

Faculty of Design (Product Design 15 seats, Furniture Design 10 seats, Ceramic & Glass Design 10 seats)

Faculty of Communication Design (Graphic Design 15 seats, Animation Film Design 15 seats, Film and Video Communication 10 seats and Exhibition Design 10 seats)

Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design(Textile Design 15 seats)

 

II. Master of Design (M.Des) Program:

The 2.5 years Master of Design Program at NID is offered in the following disciplines of specialization at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Gandhinagar:

Main Campus, Ahmedabad: Product Design (15 seats), Furniture Design (15 seats), Ceramic & Glass Design (10 seats), Graphic Design (15 seats), Animation Film Design (15 seats), Film & Video Communication (15 seats), Textile Design (15 seats)

PG Campus, Gandhinagar: Transportation & Automobile Design (15 seats), Toy & Game Design (10 seats), Photography Design (15 seats), Apparel Design (15 seats), Lifestyle Accessory Design (15 seats), New Media Design (15 seats) & Strategic Design Management (15 seats)

R&D Campus, Bengaluru: Information Design (15 seats), Interaction Design (15 seats), Design for Retail Experience (15 seats), Universal Design (15 seats) & Digital Game Design (15 seats)

 

Eligibility Criteria

For B.Des & GDPD: All applicants applying for the B.Des and GDPD programmes must fulfill both the following criteria; of age and education qualification:

 

Age Limit:

 

For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply

 

For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC, ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years as on 30th June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1995 are eligible to apply

 

For Indian Nationals in PWD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 25 years as on 30th June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1993 are eligible to apply

 

For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1998 are eligible to apply

 

Educational Qualification: Applications for academic year 2018–19 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2017-18 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

 

Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:

 

Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org)

Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org)

Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy

Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects

Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU, Referwww.aiuweb.org)

H.S.C. vocational examination

General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka
High School Certificate Examination from Cambridge University or an International Baccalaureate diploma from the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva
Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India

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

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

For M.Des: All applicants applying for the M.Des. Programme (any discipline) must fulfil both the following criteria; of age and education qualification

Age Limit

For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30th June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1988 are eligible to apply

For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (OBC-NCL, SC & ST): Upper age limit for candidates is 33 years as on 30th June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1985 are eligible

For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 35 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1983 are eligible
For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years as on 30 June 2018. Only those candidates born on or after 01st July 1988 are eligible to apply

Educational Qualification: In addition to the above, 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 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India; Condition: Applicant must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree exams before July 2018 or
Bachelor degree of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, under the 10+2 system. Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree exams before July 2017; or
Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicants must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Diploma Exams before July 2018

 

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 category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria. Of the seats available for the M.Des, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants

 

About of Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

All candidates applying for B.Des, GDPD and M.Des Programs and having made the necessary payment for registration online will be called for the Design Aptitude Test
The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims primarily evaluates each candidate on the following abilities:
Knowledge
Analysis
Comprehension
Creativity
Visualisation
DAT Prelims will consist of two parts:
Part I: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) marked out of 70 points. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally
Part II: Subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in visual and/or written formats. The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) will include an examination of three hours duration
This will be a pen-and-paper test.
The question paper will be in English. All questions are compulsory.
There will be no negative marking.
DAT Mains 2018 Exam Pattern
DAT Mains 2018 will consist of tests in different formats such as drawing/sketching, hands-on model making, group discussions, presentations, etc.
These will be marked out of 100 points and will be conducted in English

 

NID DAT Answer Key 2018

NID will release Answer Key of DAT Prelims 2018 in online mode on January 12 (11 AM). Candidates can check the answer key to know correct answers to all the questions that were asked in the exam

With its help, they can estimate their probable score. Candidates can also file objections on NID DAT 2018 Answer Key on January 18 and 19 in online mode only
Further, the institute will be releasing final answer key for NID DAT 2018 on January 30 with corrections (if any) after considering the received objections

 

NID DAT Result 2018

NID will declare Result of DAT Prelims 2018 on March 13. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time. Separate result score cards will not be sent individually to them

 

NID DAT Merit List 2018

Based on the scores obtained in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), separate NID DAT 2018 Merit Lists will be prepared for each category (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Based on the merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains

The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that discipline or program. The final merit lists for the B.Des. programs will be generated category wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admission process

 

Test Centres for DAT 2018

DAT will be conducted in the following cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, and Vijayawada

 

Application Procedure

 

Candidates aspiring for admission to the programs may apply online or download application form from our official website www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:

Read and apprise yourself with the information on eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to B.Des and M.Des Programmes at NID in the Admissions Information booklet available on the website

Application Form of NID DAT 2018 is available from September 25, 2017 onwards. Aspirants will be able to fill the form in online mode only. The application fee is Rs.2000/- for General category candidates and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD candidates

Relevant information related to admissions to GDPD Program at NID Vijayawada is provided in the NID Vijayawada prospectus, available on the website www.admissions.nid.edu

 

Important Dates

 

Online Registration and Application Process Commences on 25th September 2017

 

Deadline for Receipt of Online Applications on 31st October 2017

 

Last date of online application with late fee: 09th November 2017

 

Filled in Application Form and DD is to be received until 09th November 2017

 

Facility to edit the Application Form will begin from 14th to 16th November 2017

 

Date of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for B.Des: Sunday, 07th Jan 2018

 

Date of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Master of Design (M.Des): Sunday, 07th Jan 2018

 

National Institute of Design is an Institute of National Importance by NIC Act 2014 and an autonomous Institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India