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On January 2, 2022, the NID DAT 2022 Prelims exam was held. The admit card for the exam was released on December 23, 2021, and the NID 2022 result for the DAT Prelims exam will be announced in the last week of April 2022.
With the help of NID DAT 2022, you can gain admission to India's leading design institute, the National Institute of Design. It's a national exam for admission to one of India's seven institutes: Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Kurukshetra, and Jorhat. This section elaborates and discusses all features and information about NID 2022 that one would require.
The National Institute of Design's Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT 2022) is a national level entrance examination for admission to several UG and PG programmes. NIDs, or National Institutes of Design, are prestigious institutions that currently offer four-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes, two-and-a-half year Masters of Design (M.Des) programmes, and Ph.D. programmes in Design. Both B.Des and M.Des programmes are offered at the NID Campus in Ahmedabad, with extension campuses in Gandhinagar and Bengaluru, while full-time four-year B.Des programmes are offered at NID campuses in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Assam.
|Exam Details NIT DAT|
|Exam Name||NID DAT|
|Full form||NIT Design Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Authority||National Institute of Design|
|Courses Offered||B.Des, M.Des, and GDPD Courses|
|Mode||Pen and Paper Based|
|Stages||Stage 1: DAT PrelimsStage 2: DAT Mains|
|Maximum Marks||100 marks|
|Exam Duration||180 Minutes|
The notification and detailed schedule for the prelims test have been released by the conducting authorities, and the results will be announced in the final week of April 2022. The mains exam schedule will be released shortly after the prelims exam is completed. Candidates must take careful note of all dates so that they do not miss any essential activities.
The dates for the festivities surrounding the NID DAT 2022 exam have been announced. Candidates should check the table below for updates on a regular basis.
|Exam Dates for NID DAT Prelims and Mains|
|Application Form Start Date||Oct 5, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply without Late Fee||Nov 30, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply with Late Fee||Dec 9, 2021|
|Application Form Correction Window||Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021|
|NID 2022 Prelims Admit Card Release Date||Dec 23, 2021|
|NID 2022 Prelims Exam||Jan 2, 2022|
|NID 2022 Prelims Results||Apr 2022 - Last Week|
|NID 2022 Prelims Exam Recheck Window (B.Des and M.Des)||To be Announced|
|NID 2022 Mains Admit Card Release Date||March 2022|
|NID 2022 Mains Exam||April 2022|
|NID 2022 Mains Results||May 2022|
|Counselling Start Date||May 2022|
Candidates taking the NID DAT should make sure they meet the NID DAT Eligibility Criteria for the UG(B.Des) or PG(M.Des) programme they want to pursue.
|Category||Date of Birth (on or after)|
|General||July 01, 2002|
|Reserved Category (OBC- NCL, SC, ST)||July 01, 1999|
|PwD (Person with Disabilities)||July 01, 1997|
|Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary)||July 01, 2002|
Candidates who passed or will participate for the 10+2 examination in any discipline (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc.) from a recognised board (CBSE, IB, ICSE, or equivalent) in the academic year 2021-22 are eligible for the NID DAT 2022.
|Category||Date of Birth (on or after)|
|General||July 01, 1992|
|Reserved Category (OBC- NCL, SC, ST)||July 01, 1989|
|PwD (Person with Disabilities)||July 01, 1987|
|Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary)||July 01, 1992|
Candidates must meet one of the following minimal qualifications in addition to meeting the age requirements to be considered for admission:
Only overseas (supernumerary) foreign citizen applicants with citizenship of a nation other than the Republic of India are eligible to apply for NID DAT 2022.
|Program||No. of supernumerary seats|
|B.Des, NID Ahmedabad||19|
|B.Des, NID Madhya Pradesh||11|
|M.Des (Discipline with 19 seats)||03|
|M.Des (Discipline with 12 seats)||02|
According to test takers, the NID DAT 2022 prelims exam, which took place on January 2, 2022, was moderately difficult. The B.Des paper consisted of 26 questions (22 objective and 4 subjective), whereas the M.Des paper consisted of 62 questions (59 objective & 3 subjective).
Seats are reserved for different groups based on NID DAT 2022 Reservation criteria. In the B. Des and M. Des programmes, there is also a provision for a 15% reserve of supernumerary seats.
|Institute||Total no. of seats||GEN-EWS (10%)||OBC-NCL (27%)||SC (15%)||ST (7.5%)|
|NID Andhra Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
|NID Madhya Pradesh||75||8||20||11||6|
|Courses||GEN-EWS (10%)||OBC-NCL (27%)||SC (15%)||ST (7.5%)|
|Disciplines with 19 seats each||2||5||3||1|
|Disciplines with 12 seat each||1||3||2||1|
If seats in the OBC-NCL category remain empty due to a lack of eligible candidates meeting the minimum qualifying requirements or due to candidate non-availability, the seats will be de-reserved and allocated to candidates from the open category.
Vacant seats in the GEN–EWS, SC, and ST categories would not be made available to candidates from other categories.
Candidates should be aware that after the application deadline, the candidate's category selection will be deemed final, and requests to modify categories will not be accepted.
To do well in the exam, candidates need be familiar with the NID DAT 2022 Exam Pattern. The exam evaluates the candidate's inventiveness, reasoning abilities, and problem-solving abilities. The exam pattern will provide candidates with an overview of the types of questions and their placement throughout the question paper. It is critical that students read the information on the exam pattern provided below.
|Mode of exam||Pen paper (offline mode)||Offline|
|Duration of exam||3 hours||2 hours and 30 minutes (one discipline) 4 hours 30 minutes (two disciplines)|
|Medium of exam||English||English|
|Type of question||Subjective and objective type||Subjective and objective type|
|Design outline||Graphics & Pictograms||Picture analysis|
|Mood, theme & color inter- relationship||Presentation techniques||Foreshortening & perspective|
|Natural & geometrical form||Color terminology||Story pictures|
|Lettering||Design theory||3D visualizing|
|Color psychology, optical illusion||Innovation in designs||Lateral thinking|
|Theme development||Form and function creative thinking and writing||Design awareness|
|Visual logic||Good design vs bad design||Ornaments and motifs|
|Memory drawing||Color, pattern & texture||Inspiration & design development|
|Model making||Audio- Visual exercises||Meeting with qualified candidates|
|How to evolve ideas||Doodling||Material manipulations|
Candidates who wish to take the exam can do so by visiting the official website. They should strive to register for the exam before the deadline for submitting the application form to avoid paying a late fee. Candidates are recommended to read the instructions carefully, ensure that they meet the needed criteria before filling out the form, and provide all necessary documentation.
On the official website, the NID DAT 2022 Application Form is currently available. The deadline to apply without incurring a late fee is November 30, 2021.
To register for the NID DAT 2022, candidates should follow the steps outlined below:
Application Fee: The application fee for taking the exam varies depending on the student's category. The application fees for each category and course are listed in the table below:
|NID DAT Exam Fees as per all the programmes|
|Category||M.Des Course||B.Des Course||Ph.D Course|
|For 1 Discipline||For 2 Disciplines|
|General||INR 2000||INR 4000||INR 2000||INR 5000|
|General-EWS||INR 2000||INR 4000||INR 2000||INR 5000|
|OBC-NCL||INR 2000||INR 4000||INR 2000||INR 5000|
|SC||INR 1000||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 2500|
|ST||INR 1000||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 2500|
|Gen-PwD||INR 1000||INR 2000||-||INR 2500|
|Gen-PwD-EWS||INR 1000||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 2500|
|OBC-NCL-PwD||INR 1000||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 2500|
|SC-PwD||INR 1000||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 2500|
|ST-PwD||INR 1000||INR 2000||INR 1000||INR 2500|
|Overseas||INR 3000||INR 6000||INR 3000||-|
The NID DAT Exam Fee can be paid either online (by credit card or debit card) or offline (through check) (via Demand Draft only).
Note: Any bank/transaction fees are not included in the application cost paid online (by Debit/ Credit Card). The fee is neither refundable nor transferable after it has been paid.
The admit card is the most significant document that a candidate should have with them when they take the exam. The candidate will not be allowed to take the exam if he or she does not have the admission card. The admit card for the NID DAT Prelims and Mains can be downloaded from the official website.
To obtain the admission card, candidates must give information such as their registered email address, date of birth, and roll number/application form number. To avoid any discrepancies, candidates who have enrolled for the exam must bring their NID DAT 2022 Admit Card to the exam centre.
Below is a step-by-step guide to downloading the NID DAT 2022 Admit Card.
The NID DAT Prelims 2022 exam will be held in 21 locations across India. A candidate cannot modify the exam centre that has been assigned to them. He or she will be able to choose the exam centres when filling out the application form.
Candidates will be given the option of selecting their preferred exam locations. As a result, they should select them wisely based on their preferences.
The NID DAT Mains Exam will be held in NID campuses around the country, including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, and others. The admit card will contain specific information regarding the actual location of the designated centres.
DAT Preliminary and DAT Mains are the two stages of the exam. For each step, candidates will be assigned exam centres. They can look at the NID DAT 2022 Exam Centers list.
A separate merit list will be created for each category based on the results obtained in the NID DAT 2022 Prelims. Candidates will not be given individual scorecards for the results, which will be announced on the official website. Also, without NID's permission, the results of the DAT exam cannot be used by anybody or any organisation.
The cut off is the score that a candidate must achieve in order to pass a particular level of the exam. The NID DAT 2020 threshold is listed below. After the results are revealed in June 2022, the cut off will be made public.
|Category-wise cut off for NID DAT|
Only candidates whose final percentile score above the minimum qualifying criterion will be considered for admission from the various categories.
Candidates should be aware that if any information/document/category certificate is discovered to be erroneous or invalid during verification, the candidate's candidature would be immediately terminated.
Candidates should inform the exam's conducting authority if any discrepancies arise at any point during the exam. The following is the contact information for the exam authorities:
Address: NID Admissions Cell,
National Institute of Design Paldi,
Ahmedabad 380 007.
Email ID: email@example.com