NID DAT 2020 | Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Apply Online

All about NID DAT recruitment 2020 !

NID DAT is National institute of Design conducting Design Aptitude Test all over the country. NID DAT is the national level exam conducted to give admission to candidate for their under graduation in the field of Design. The undergraduate program for B.DES via NID DAT exam gives admission to candidate in the design institute of campus such as of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru campuses. Candidate has to give prelim as well as mains exam in order to get admission in these known campuses. In this article we will thus be discussing about the dates in regardance of the exam structure, eligibility criteria, schedule for exam, pattern of exam, some important instruction and much more.

Eligibility criteria for NID DAT exam 2020 :-

In order to get admission in the colleges giving bachelors in Design , candidate must clear the NID DAT exam. Candidate will be thus provided with B.DES degree, once they are done with their design under graduate program. Candidate applying for NID DAT exam needs to satisfy the eligibility criteria of both age as well as education as sated by the NID DAT exam conducting body. Candidate can download the official notification in order to have a look towards the detailed data of NID DAT exam. Given below is the list of eligibility criteria needed to apply for NID DAT exam :-

  1. Candidate who are Indian Nationalist in general category and EWS category must be born on or after 1st July 2000 in order to get admission
  2. Candidate who are Indian Nationalist in reserved category such as Other backward class, Schedule caste and Schedule tribe , for these reserved category candidate, they must be born on or after 1st July 1997
  3. Candidate who are Indian Nationalist in PwD category :- only these candidate who are born on or after 1st July 1995 are eligible for admission
  4. Candidate who are foreign nationalist or are overseas category must be born on or after 1st July 2000 gets eligible for admission

Candidate educational qualification needed are :-

  1. Candidate must have passed 10th std from a recognized state board or a central board
  2. Candidate must have qualified 12th std in any stream such as science, Arts and commerce , humanities or candidate pursuing 12th std in academic year of 2020- 2021 are eligible. Candidate must have passed 12th std from recognized state board or central board such as CBSE, IB, ICSE etc
  3. Candidate in the final examination of 10 + 2 system under the state board recognition or central board recognized by Association of Indian universities
  4. Candidate in passed senior secondary school under National institute of open schooling with min of 5 subjects
  5. Candidate pursuing final examination of 12th std of Joint service wing at National Defense academy

Mandatory education qualification deals with candidate having done 10th and 12thstd from the recognized state or central university. Other equivalent examination as given in the list will also do that is acceptable for NID DAT exam. Candidate who have done diploma course of 3 years after 10th std from AICTE recognized university either under state or central or union territory  are also eligible to give NID DAT exam 2020.

In case if candidate has completed his class XII from outside India or from a any board which is not specified in the list given above need to produce a certificate of equivalence from Association of Indian Universities that will confirm that the exam that they have passed is equivalent to 12th Std as in India

Online Application form fees for NID DAT exam 2020 :-

Candidate has to fill the application form and then submit the online application form fees. Without these two process form filling remains incomplete. Candidate can pay the application form fees online by either debit card or credit cad or net banking whatever is feasible to candidate. Candidate need to pay the fees according to the category and nationality they belong to. The application form fees details are mentioned below in accordance with the category candidate belong to :-

Sr. no Category of candidate :- Application form fees :-
1 General category candidate :- Rs 2000 /-
2 General – EWS category candidate :- Rs 2000 /-
3 OBC category candidate :- Rs 2000 /-
4 SC category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
5 ST category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
6 General – PwD category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
7 General – EWS PwD category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
8 OBC PwD category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
9 SC- PwD category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
10 ST- PwD category candidate :- Rs 1000 /-
11 Overseas candidate only for B.DES :- Rs 3000 /-

The fees stated above are applicable to candidate of institute such as NID Ahmedabad, NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh, and NID Assam. The application form fees once paid is neither refundable nor transferrable.

Lets begin with the timeline structure of recruitment process for NID DAT exam 2020 :-

Sr. no Events held :- Event date :
1 Online Application form submission for NID DAT exam 2019 starts on :- 1st October from 2:00 pm on Tuesday
2 Online Application form submission for NID DAT exam 2019 ends on :- 7th NovemberTill 2:00 pm on Thursday
3 Online Application form fees submission for NID DAT exam 2019 ends on (Late fees submission) :- 13th  November Till 4:00 pm on Wednesday
4 Late date for receiving printed application forms and Demand draft copy for NID DAT exam 2019 :- 13th  November Till 4:00 pm on Wednesday
5 Timeline for editing the online application form for NID DAT exam 2019 :- From 13th  November from6:00 pm on Wednesday till 15th  November Till 6:00 pm on Friday
6 Availability of Admit card for the Prelim exam of B.DES and GDPD of NID DAT 2019 : 20th December 2019 till 4:00 pm on Friday
7 NID DAT Prelim exam date :- 29th December 2019
8 NID DAT Result date for B.DES and GDPO :- 19th March 2020 at 4:00 Pm on Thursday
9 Rechecking dates for Prelim exam of NID DAT :- From 20th March 2020 , 6:00 pm on Friday till 23rd March 2020, 6 pm on Monday
10 Availability of admit card for mains exam of B.DES and GDPD of NID DAT 2019 starts on :- 14th April 2020 till 4:00 pm on Thursday
11 DAT mains exam date for B.DES and GDPD of NID DAT 2019 :- Between 29th April 2020 till 3rd May 2020
12 NID DAT Mains Result date for B.DES and GDPO :- 28th May 2020 at 2:00 pm on Thursday
13 Admission process for B.DES and GDPD of NID DAT starts on :- 5th and 6th June 2020

As seen from above table the online registration process had already started and candidate can start filling up the online application form in case if they are meeting all the eligibility criteria as stated by the NID DAT exam conducting body. Candidate must make sure that they does not wait till the deadline to  fill up the online application form and must fill the form up as soon as possible in order to avoid the last min hustle. The online application has thus been started from 1st October 2019 from 2:00 pm onwards.

How to apply online for NID DAT exam 2020 :-

 Candidate need to apply online for the online application form filling for NID DAT exam 2020. Given below is the procedure given, in order to apply online :-

  1. Candidate need to visit the official website of NID DAT which is admissions.nid.edu
  2. Candidate need to read all the instructions as given in the form
  3. Candidate can now start to sign in if not registered or can click on log in if already registered
  4. Candidate need to enter valid mobile number and email id while registering. Candidate must provide the contact number that will be valid till 31st August 2020 for communication purpose. In case candidate register wrong contact information, they will thus get deprived of the new updates as given by NID DAT exam conducting body
  5. Log in credentials will be forwarded to candidate registered email id.
  6. Now candidate need to log in again by entering the log in credentials as forwarded to their mail id
  7. Candidate need to fill in the details as instructed in the form
  8. Candidate can save and proceed
  9. Candidate now needs to upload the scan photo and scan sig in the application form
  10. Candidate need to pay the application form fees online
  11. Candidate can thus now submit the form and download the copy for further references

Program and intake capacity by NID DAT exam 2020 :-

Candidate will get eligible for the four year degree course of Bachelors in Design at NID Ahmedabad, once they clear NID DAT exam 2020. The intake and specialization of different program are enlisted below :-

For faculty of communication design :-

Sr. No Discipline at NID Ahmedabad :- Intake capacity :-
1 Animation Film design 19
2 Exhibition design 13
3 Film and video communication 13
5 Graphic Design 19

For faculty of Industrialdesign :-

Sr. No Discipline at NID Ahmedabad :- Intake capacity :-
1 Ceramic and glass design 13
2 Furniture and interior design 13
3 Product Design 19

For faculty of  Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle and Accessory design :-

Sr. No Discipline at NID Ahmedabad :- Intake capacity :-
1 Textile design 19

Admit card for NID DAT exam 2020 :-

Admit card for Prelim exam of NID DAT exam will be available on the official website which is www.admissions.nid.edu from 20th December 2019. Admit card holds the information of candidate exam center, candidate reporting time at exam center etc. candidate needs to download the admit card by entering their log in information. Candidate needs to carry the admit card on the exam day. Its an important document that needed to be carried on exam day along with the original govt. photo identity proof such as Aadhar card, pan card driving license etc.

Candidate can follow the steps given below to download the admit card :-

  1. Candidate need to visit the official website of NID DAT exam conducting body which is admissions.nid.edu
  2. Candidate need to enter the log in credentials as given in their registered mail id
  3. Candidate can now view the admit card
  4. Candidate need to download the admit card
  5. Candidate need to have hard copy of admit card with them

 Reservation of seats at NID admissions 2020 :-

In accordance with Govt. of India, seats are been reserved at all the Nation Institute of Design in India. Candidate can thus check the table given below which gives the brief overview about the reservation of seats at different Design institute of India :-

Sr. no Institute Name :- Program offered :- Total number of seats :- General EWS category candidate :- OBC- NCL category candidate :- Schedule caste Category candidate :- Schedule Tribe category candidate :-
1 NID Ahmedabad B.Des 125 seats 13 seats 34 seats 19 seats 9 seats
2 NID Andhra Pradesh GDPD 75 seats 08 seats 20 seats 11 seats 6 seats
3 NID Haryana GDPD 75 seats 08 seats 20 seats 11 seats 6 seats
4 NID Madhya Pradesh GDPD 75 seats 08 seats 20 seats 11 seats 6 seats
5 NID Assam GDPD 75  seats 08 seats 20 seats 11 seats 6 seats

Final merit list for NID DAT exam 2020 :-

Candidate final merit list will be published in the month of May 2020 and thus the admission for the various Nation Institute of design will commence from 5 and 6 June 2020. Candidate can thus view their score on NID DAT official website and apply for the admission procedure as on dates that will be updated on the admission portal of Design institues.

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