NID 2023 Entrance Exam: B.Des & M.Des Dates, Exam Date, Application form


NID 2023 Entrance Exam (Prelims) is scheduled to be held in January 2023. This entrance exam is conducted by the National Institute of Design (NID) itself. It offers admission into UG & PG design courses in different institutions and its affiliated campuses. NID conducts NID DAT and GDPD exams. National Institute of Design Aptitude Test exam offers admission into four years of (B. Des) & (M. Des) programmes. Whereas, the Graduate Diploma Programme in Design offers admission into National Institute Design Vijayawada and Kurukshetra. Interested candidate can go through the following article for detailed information regarding the NID 2023 entrance exam.

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NID 2023 Entrance Exam Status

Exam Date To be announced
Registration To be started
Brochures Not Yet Released


NID Entrance Exam 2023 Important Dates

The detailed information regarding NID entrance exam is given in the table below.

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NID 2023-23 Schedule
Events Dates 2023
Online Registration Starts 5th October 2022
Online Registration Closes 30th November 2022
Submission of form with late fee 01 to 05 December 2022
Edit Application Form 06 to 13 December 2022
DAT Prelims Admit Card release 23 December 2022
DAT Prelims Exam 02 January 2023
DAT Prelims Result (M.Des) February 2023
DAT Prelims Result (B.Des) March 2023
Rechecking request on DAT prelim 2nd week of April 2023
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (M.Des) 3rd week of April 2023
DAT (Mains) Admit Card (B.Des) 3rd week of April 2023
DAT Mains Exam (M.Des) Last week of April 2023
DAT Mains Exam (B.Des) Last week of April 2023
DAT Mains Result May 2023
Counselling Starts May 2023

These are the official dates of the NID Exam.

NID DAT Entrance Exam 2023 Application Form

It is informed all applicants to fill the application form carefully as per the guidelines are given in the information brochure.

  • Applicants have to register on the website first to fill the further application form.
  • After successful registration, the Applicant has to fill all the required details carefully.
  • The applicant also has to upload the photograph and signature along with the required documents in JPG/JPEG format.
  • The payment through offline mode can be done by preparing a Demand draft of the amount in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.
  • Applicants who will submit the application form through offline mode, they have to send the DD along with a printout of the filled application form to the address:
    • The Project Manager–CMS
    • All India Management Association Management House,
    • 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003, India

NID Exam 2023 Application Fee

Applicants can check the application fee for B. Des and M. Des. It is mention below. The application fee can be paid either online or offline (DD) mode. The application fee will be neither refundable nor transferable.

Category B. Des and GDPD M.Des (1 Discipline) M.Des (2 Discipline)
General Rs.2000 Rs.2000 Rs.4000
OBC-NCL Rs.2000 Rs.2000 Rs.4000
SC Rs.1000 Rs.1000 Rs.2000
ST Rs.1000 Rs.1000 Rs.2000
General-PwD Rs.1000 Rs.1000 Rs.2000
OBC-NCL-PwD Rs.1000 Rs.1000 Rs.2000
SC-PwD Rs.1000 Rs.1000 Rs.2000
ST-PwD Rs.1000 Rs.1000 Rs.2000
Overseas Rs.00 Rs.6000 Rs.6000

NID DAT Entrance Exam 2023 Sample Paper

Sample paper of National Insitute of Design – Design Aptitude Test 2023 (NID 2023) is officially been made available. Aspiring candidates can download it from the official website of the NID. The sample which has been released is for B.Des/GDPD & M.Des courses.

NID 2023 Entrance Exam Pattern

This is the common information for B. Des, GDPD and M. Des.

Mode The exam will be held through offline mode.
Duration DAT prelims will be of approx. 3 hours.
Maximum Marks The entire question paper will be of 100 marks.
Language The exam will be asked in English mode only.
Negative Marking There is no negative marking in the examination.
DAT Mains The applicants those will qualify in DAT prelims will be selected for DAT Mains exam.


The paper will be consisting of two parts:

Part I 70 Marks MCQs with one or more than one correct answer.
Part II Marks Subjective questions with visual or written format answers

NID Entrance Exam 2023 Admit Card

The details regarding the admit card for DAT Main (B.Des/GDPD) are given below:

  • National Institute of Design has released the Design Aptitude Test hall ticket on 23 December 2022
  • The admit card is released in online mode.
  • Candidates can download the NID DAT Hall ticket from the official website of the NID.
  • The candidate will need to enter the registration id and password to download the result.
  • Without the admit card, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Note: Admit Cards will be available for download on the NID website ( as per the schedule. It is the responsibility of the candidates to download and print there own admit card.

NID 2023 Entrance Exam Syllabus

The National Institute of Design will not provide any specific syllabus for NID entrance exam. However, the applicants can go through the topics such as Elements & Principles of Design, Innovation in Design, Creative thinking & writing, Visual Logic, Colour Terminology, Design Theory, Optical Illusion, Usage of colour in Compositions, 3D Visualization, etc.

Creative Ability

  • Aptitude of Design
  • Experimentation of a thought
  • Innovation
  • Precaution Technique
  • Drawing
  • Represenation Skills

Design Theory

  • Understanding
  • Writing Skills
  • Presentation
  • Conceptualization Skills


  • Problem Solving
  • Design / Critical Thinking / Lateral Thinking


  • Geometry
  • Grids
  • Typography

Other questions that are framed from the topics

  • Element of Design
  • Shading
  • Principle of Design
  • Human Figures
  • Colour Sense

NID 2023 Entrance Exam Answer Key

The applicants can get the official answer key after the completion of the exam. NID Answer key 2020 will be declared after a few days of the written examination. It will be released by the institution through online mode.

With the help of the answer key, candidates can calculate the marks they will be obtained in the exam. Applicants can also send their objection regarding the official answer key if any.

NID 2023 Entrance Exam Result

The detailed information regarding NID entrance exam is given below.

  • NID result 2023 will be announced soon.
  • Applicants can check their result and score through online mode.
  • Scorecards will not be mail to any applicant by post.

The merit list will also be prepared by the institution for each course category-wise, based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate at each stage of the admissions process.

How to Apply NID 2023?

Candidates needed to refer the steps below to smoothly complete their Application process. Follow the steps which are mentioned below.

  1. Visit the official website of the National Institute of Design.
  2. After that, Register using email ID and contact number.
  3. Enter all the details of the candidate and pay the requisite application fees.
  4. Upload recent passport size coloured photo and scanned signature of the applicant.
  5. Fees Payment can be made through either net banking or Debit/ Credit Card.
  6. After Fee payment, candidates may submit the application form.
  7. Also, take a printout of the application form for further use.

Documents Required

Following documents will require at the time of filling the application.

  • Marks sheet of class 10th and 12th
  • Birth certificate
  • Reservation category certificate
  • PwD certificate

NID DAT Entrance Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must check eligibility criteria before submitting the application form. The eligibility criteria of B. Des and M. Des is given below separately.

For B. Des/GDPD (Bachelor of Design (B.Des. or B.Design)

Age Limit: There is Upper age limit will be 20 years as on June 2020. And 3 years of age relaxation for OBC-NCL/SC/ST and 5 years for PwD candidates
Qualifying Exam: Applicant must Pass 10+2 qualifying examination in the academic year 2020 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent are eligible to apply.

For M. Des (Master of Design (MDes, M.Des. or M.Design)

Age Limit: There is a maximum age limit to apply is years as on June 2020. 3 years of age relaxation for OBC-NCL/SC/ST and 5 years for PwD candidates.
Qualifying Exam: Candidate should have a bachelor degree of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 10+2, from any university or institute recognized by law in India.


Bachelor degree of 3 years in any specialization, after 10+2 system.


Full-time Diploma of 4 years in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, under  10+2 system.

Important Links

Click Here to apply online for NID 2023-23 Admission

Download NID B.Des Admission Brochure Pdf 2023

Download NID M.Des Admission Brochure Pdf 2023

NID 2023 Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam Name National Institute of Design Aptitude Test 2023
Conducting body National Institute of Design
Level National level
Frequency Twice a year
Official website

National Institute of Design Admission

The seats will be allotted to the applicants on the basis of the availability of seats in the participating institutions. NID 2020 Admission Process will be conducted by offline mode. To be eligible for the seat allotment, applicants have to upload their documents on the institution website for verification. All the documents should be uploaded before the last date of submission of documents verification. Otherwise, the admission of the applicant will be cancelled.

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