NID 2017 Entrance Exam

National Institute of Design invites applications for admission to the Professional Education at NID has both Bachelors and Masters Programs – Bachelor of Design ( B.Des. ) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE / IB / ISC, and Master of Design ( M.Des. ) of 2 ½ years for the year 2017 – 2018.

NID B.Des & GDPD 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill the following criteria :

Age Limit :

  1. Candidates upto 20 years of age on or before 30th June, 2017 are eligible to apply ( Relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category ).
  2. Indian nationals applying in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30th June, 1997 are not eligible.
  3. Indian nationals in reserved category ( OBC – NCL, SC, ST & PwD ) born on or before 30th June, 1994 are not eligible.

Qualification :

Applications for academic year 2017 – 18 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary ( 10 + 2 ) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2016 – 17 from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent.

Examinations considered as equivalent to class XII are :

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU, see www.aiuweb.org ).
  • Intermediate or two year pre university examination under a board or university recognised by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU, see www.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, see www.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.

NID M.Des 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the M.Des. programme ( any discipline ) must fulfill the following criteria :

Age Limit :

Candidates upto 30 years of age on or before 30th June, 2017 are eligible to apply ( relaxable by three years for candidates belonging to reserved category ).

Indian Nationals in the general category and candidates in overseas category born on or before 30th June, 1987 are not eligible for admission.

Indian Nationals in reserved category ( OBC – NCL, SC, ST & PwD ) born on or before 30th June, 1984 are not eligible for admission.

Qualification :

Applicants must either have appeared for ( results awaited ), passed, or will be appearing for any of the following degree examinations before July 2017 :

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10 + 2 + 4 ( or more ) system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

Diploma in design under the 10+2+4 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India ( OR )

Applicants must either have appeared for ( Results awaited ) or passed, before July 2016, a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system from any university or institute recognised by law in India.

NID 2017 Seats

The two and a half year long Master of Design ( M.Des. ) programme at NID is offered at its campuses in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Students may apply in any of the following disciplines :

NID M.Des. Seats Offered
Discipline of Specialisation at Ahmedabad Campus No. of Seats
Animation Film Design 15
Ceramic& Glass Design 10
Film & Video Communication 15
Furniture Design 15
Graphic Design 15
Product Design 15
Textile Design 15
Discipline of Specialisation at Bengaluru Campus No. of Seats
Design for Retail Experience 15
Digital Game Design 15
Information Design 15
Interaction Design 15
Universal Design 15
Discipline of Specialisation at Gandhinagar Campus No. of Seats
Apparel Design 15
Lifestyle Accessory Design 15
Strategic Design Management 15
New Media Design 15
Photography Design 15
Toy & Game Design 10
Transportation & Automobile Design 15

NID 2017 Application Form

Visit NID official website www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below :

Step 0 :

Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes. All of this information can be found in this Admissions Handbook. Information related to the GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra is provided in their respective brochure, also available on the website.

Step 1 : Sign up / Registration

  • All the candidates are required to register / sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form at http://admissions.nid.edu.
  • Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant.
  • After registration, an email will be sent 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 ). In case of wrong email address and / or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
  • Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
  • Log in to your account using the email id and date of birth provided during registration.

Step 2 : Fill the Online Application Form

  • Log in and proceed to Step 2 – Application Form.
  • Fill in all the required details.
  • Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
  • After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the ‘Upload Document’ section.

Step 3 : Uploading your Documents & signature

  • Upload a scanned photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG format and under 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs taken via mobile phone and other kinds of self composed portraits will not be accepted.
  • Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG format and under 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
  • Candidates applying under the SC and ST categories are required to upload their Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
  • Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability ( PwD ) category are required to upload their Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
  • Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.

NID 2017 Application Fee Details :

Category – wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2017 – 18 are as under :

Programme / Category B.Des and GDPD M.Des ( 1 discipline only ) M.Des ( 2 Disciplines )
GENERAL 2000 2000 4000
OBC – NCL 2000 2000 4000
SC 1000 1000 2000
ST 1000 1000 2000
General – PwD 1000 1000 2000
OBC – NCL – PwD 1000 1000 2000
SC – PwD 1000 1000 2000
ST – PwD 1000 1000 2000
Overseas 2000 2000 4000

Note :

For applications received after 28th November, 2016, the application fees ( including late fees ) applicable will be double the amount indicated above.

Category – wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2017 – 18 are as under :

NID 2017 Entrance Exam Centres

NID Design Aptitude Test will be conducted in the following cities in India :

The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India : Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Panjim, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.

Candidates applying under the Overseas category ( supernumerary ) for M.Des. and B.Des. programmes will be required to appear for their DAT Prelims in person, which will be followed by the DAT Mains, at NID Ahmedabad.

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

To Know more Details About NID 2017 Application Form Click Here

NID 2017 Important Dates

 Sl. No.  Admission Stage  Dates
1.  Last date for submitting online application  28th November, 2016
2.  Last date for submitting online application payment of late fees  02nd December, 2016
3.  Last date for submitting printed application forms accompanied with a DD  02nd December 2016
4.  Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims  20th December, 2016
5.  DAT Prelims Exam  08th January, 2017
6.  DAT Mains Exam for overseas candidates  09th January, 2017 to 10th January 2017
7.  Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys  18th January, 2017
8.  Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I  27th January, 2017
9.  DAT Prelim results for M.Des  07th February, 2017
10.  Download Admit Cards for DAT Mains for M.Des.  14th February, 2017
11.  DAT Prelim results for B.Des. and GDPD  28th February, 2017
12.  Download Admit Cards for DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD  07th March, 2017
13.  DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru*  13th March, 2017 To 31st March, 2017
14.  DAT Mains for B.Des. and GDPD in Ahmedabad  15th May, 2017 to 20th May, 2017
15.  Merit List 1 for M.Des  02nd May, 2017
16.  Merit List 1 for B.Des. and GDPD  31st May, 2017

Contact Details :

National Institute of Design,
Bhagtacharya Road, Rajnagar Society,
Paldi, Ahmedabad – 380 007 ( India ),
Phone No. : +91 – 79 – 26623462,
Fax No. : +91 – 79 – 26621167,
Email : admissions@nid.edu,
Website : www.nid.edu.

51 thoughts on “National Institute of Design – NID Entrance Exam 2017

  1. Can you please give me dates of the next entrance exam?
    And can I get to know the fee structure fir photography?

  2. i m interested in graphic designing b.des in chennai .if i missed the entrance exam can i join there

  3. I have done diploma in automobile engineering & diploma in AutoCAD
    Can I apply in M.des in transport & automobile design

  4. ihave complite my graduation in drowing and pentig(A.T.D.;G.D.ART;DIP.A.ED.).ihave
    29 years old . i have lotse of interest in any type design. i have creative person.i hava to know the about entrance exam.so plz. help me to diteal emformation about entrance exam.

  5. i have not done any coaching for nid ,and i am having science stream wih computer science and fine arts as 6th subject.please guide me how to clear nid because i am a very creative person and have a keen interest in art.

  6. I want to know the entrance examination date for interior designing.And I want to know about the online application for interior designing.

  7. I am in class12 th an I want to apply for NID but not done coaching how to prepare for it give me some suggestion

  8. Sir ,
    I am a student in HSC , I Will interest to join the NID B.Des Exam 2016-17, kindly help to do need full pl.

  9. can the students who will be completing their bachelors of engineering degree in 2016 apply for NID 2016-2017?

  10. Hi my son is presently studying in 12th ..I want to know the entrance exam date for NID .He is interested in animation &video gaming

  11. I’m currently studying in 12th.l want to take admission in B.Des.When to submit admission forms and when will the exams be conducted?

  12. Respected Sir/Madam , My daughter is in waiting list no 6, how much is the possibility of her getting it this year for Nid Information Design.

  13. sir/madam ,I kindly request you to inform the application date for NID entrance exam 2015-2016

  14. Sir. I have not received my admit card for M.Des entrance exam which is on 10th Jan 2015.Kindly help.

  15. Sir / Madam i have not received my admit card for the entrance exam which is on 11th Jan.please help.
    Niharika Bose Lucknow.

  16. I have not received my ADMIT CARD for Master of design programme(M.Des)which is going to be held on 10th jan 2015.

  17. I have not received my admit card yet for the Jan 10th 2015 exam.
    Please let me know whether it needs to be downloaded or received by post?

  18. I HAQVE NOT RECEIVED MY ADMIT CARD FOR THE nid ENTRANCE EXAM WHICH IS ON 11TH jAN PLEASE HELP ME YATHARTH CHHOKER 853 SECTOR-4 gURGAON hARYANA -9873150534

  19. i have not yet recieved my admit card for nid exam on 11th jan 2015…please send me info about it …..whether the given info onli9 on nid site is sufficient or admit card will be sent ??

  20. sir,i have not received my admit card for nid exam which is on 11th jan 2015
    please send me info about it..
    By chetan sharan from ghatotand,ramgarh,jharkhand

  21. Hi.. I have not received my admit card for 10th jan 2015 exam. Please send me the info regarding it. Thankyou

  22. SIr, i have not yet recieved my admit card for nid exam which is on 11th jan 1015… ples send me info about it…

  23. Sir,i have not received the admit card for enterance exam 2015 this is 1st of jan 2015,pls send me information about it soon.

    Gatha Dhingra
    E-100,Sec-50,Noida
    UP-201306

  24. sir,i have not achieved my admit card for 2015entrance exam till yet.
    so,please send me information about it as soon as possible

  25. sir i was born on 24/01/1983 and frm sc category whether im eligiable for M.Des. next session ?
    plz give me answer

  26. hi i m in second year b.com i want to do fashion designing at nid so plz give full information about the fee stucture and instruction for entrence exam.

  27. sir iam doimg my 3rd year diploma n interior designing,i want to do higher education n nid,bt i dnt no any thing abt it .so,plz help me for my future

  28. sir iam doimg my 3rd year diploma n interior designing,i want to do higher education n nid,bt i dnt no any thing abt it .so,plz help me sir

  29. when will the results for NID 2013-2014 results be published? and where can i check it?

  30. sir i don’t got my nid admit card….plz sir give me information about my admit card on my num…9308891364

  31. hello sir

    i have received my admit card for 2 courses as i have applied for it but timing for the exam is not mentioned in it . can u please help me with it

  32. sir,, i want to know there course fees are and their placement. please send in my mobile no:9854522798
    THANKS

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