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NID DAT 2021 Application Form: Fee, How to Fill, Correction Window

Updated On - July 19 2020 by Akriti Maurya

NID DAT 2021 Application Form is expected to be released in the month of October 2020 online. The form will have to be filled online only. National Institute of Design will conduct the NID DAT Entrance exam to offer admission into UG/PG and GDPD courses in Design. The exam will be conducted in two phases - Preliminary examination and Main examination and based on the scores obtained in both the phases, candidates will get admission in NID Ahmadabad, NID Kurukshetra and NID Vijayawada institutions. Candidates can go through the complete article to know more about NID DAT Application Form 2021.

NID DAT 2021 Application Form Dates

Check the NID DAT 2021 important dates related to application form given below in a table:

NID DAT Exam Online Registration Dates 2021
Start of Online Registration
To be announced
End of Online Registration
To be announced
Submission of Application form with late fee
To be announced
Window open for corrections in the Application form
To be announced
NID DAT 2021 Prelims Exam
To be announced
NID DAT 2021 Mains Exam (M.Des)
To be announced
NID DAT 2021 Mains Exam (B.Des)
To be announced

NID DAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates can notify that the NID 2021 Application Form for Design aptitude test in October 2020. There are various points that a candidate should keep in mind while filling the Registration form:

  • Candidates can apply for the NID 2021 Design Aptitude Test through online mode.
  • The NID form for online registration will be available on the NID official website.
  • Candidates have to fill the details like personal, contact, educational details carefully in the application form.
  • Before filling the form ensure the minimum eligibility requirements for NID.
  • It as advised taking a printout of the application form for further admission procedures.
  • If a candidate wants to apply for the offline mode, then they have to take a printout of the application form and send filled in the application form on the address given below, along with the Demand Draft (DD):

The Project Manager- CMS,
All India Management Association,
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 1100303, India. 

Documents Required to fill NID DAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates are advised to be ready with the following documents before they start with the NID DAT on process:

  1. A valid Email ID
  2. A valid Mobile Number
  3. Marksheets of Class 10th, 12th/Graduation
  4. Caste certificate (if applicable)
  5. Scanned images of the candidate's photograph and signature
  6. Disability Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Passport (if applicable)
  8. Credit Card/Debit Card if paying the application fee by Online mode

NID DAT 2021 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: The NID DAT Application fee can be submitted either through online modes or offline modes.
  • Online mode: Candidates can make their fee payment Online via Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.
  • Offline mode: Candidates can pay the application fee via offline mode through demand draft in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi.

Check the application fee provided below as per the course and category candidates' belong to:

NID DAT Application Fee for B.Des/GDPD -

The National Institute of Design Application processing fee for B.Des/GDPD is given below: 

NID DAT B.Des/GDPD Application Fee
General/OBCRs. 2000/-
SC/ST/PwD/PwD-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)Rs. 1000/-
Overseas CandidateRs. 3000/-

NID DAT Application Fee for M.Des - 

Candidates can check the application form fee for M.Des course:

DAT Entrance Fee for M.Des
CategoryApplication Fee
(1 Discipline)(2 Discipline)
General/OBCRs.2000/-  Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST/PwD/PwD-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)Rs. 1000/-Rs. 2000/-  
Overseas CandidateRs. 3000/-Rs. 6000/-
NOTE: Request for refund of the fee, once remitted by the candidates will not be entertained by the NID DAT under any circumstances.

How to Fill the NID DAT 2021 Application Form?

There are certain steps that the candidates have to follow while filling the NID Design Aptitude Test application form 2021. The followings steps are given below:

STEP 1: Online Registration
  • Visit the NID Admission Portal on the official website for the registration of NID DAT entrance exam 2021. 
  • Next, candidates have to choose the course for which they are applying for and enter details such as your date of birth, name, category, email id, mobile number, etc and click on the "Submit" button.
  • After submitting the details, a message will appear on the screen and login credentials will be sent on registered email id and mobile number.
  • Keep login credentials safe and secure as it will be used to download the DAT 2020 Admit Card, and other processes.
STEP 2: Account Login
  • Click on the “Proceed to Login” button.
  • After that, enter the Email ID and Date of birth (DOB) in the required fields and click on the “Submit” button.
STEP 3: Fill in NID DAT Application Form
  • Here, candidates have to fill all the required details carefully like Personal Details, Educational Details, Work Experience (Only M.Des.), Self Declaration, Father’s name, mother’s name, complete address, etc.
  • Verify the details submitted by the candidates at the time registration. If satisfied with the details, tick on the declaration term.
  • Then, choose the examination centre from the drop-down menu.
  • After entering all the details, click on the "SAVE & EXIT" button if a candidate wants to the next step later OR click on the "Save & Proceed to the Upload Document Section" to proceed with the next step.
STEP 4: Upload Documents 
  • After filling all the required details, candidates have to upload the scanned copy of the documents, photographs and signature as per prescribed format.
Check the specification of certificate, photograph and signature given below before uploading them in the application form:
NID DAT Image Specification
Images to uploadFormatFile size
PhotographJPG/JPEG50 KB -100 KB
SignatureJPG/JPEG50 KB -100 KB
Caste certificatePG/JPEG formatless than 150 KB

The list of certificates to be uploaded by the candidates of each category is given below:

Certificate required for NID DAT 2020
CategoryDocuments Required
Scheduled Caste (SC)Caste Certificate
Scheduled TribeTribe Certificate
Open – PwDDisability Certificate
OBC – NCL – PwDDisability Certificate
SC- PwDCaste and Disability Certificate
ST – PwDTribe and Disability Certificate
Overseas CandidatesFirst Page and Last Page of Passport
STEP 5: Payment of Application Fee
  • After uploading all the documents, click on the "Save & Go to Payment" button to pay the application fee.
  • From the given options, choose the mode of payment.
STEP 6: Application Form Submission
  • The last step is to submit the online application form and take the printout of the same.
  • Candidates should keep the printout save for future reference.
  • Candidates who want to send the application form by post along with the DD must keep the printout safe and do not damage the printed copy.

NID DAT 2021 Application Form Correction

NID DAT will provide the opportunity of correction in the NID DAT 2021 Application Form. Certain details can not be changed.

  • Application fees will not be refunded in case the application form is found ineligible for admissions after modifying the information in the application form.
  • The Application form will be cancelled in case the applicants fail to provide correct information/the information provided is not true.
Fields which CANNOT be edited in the NID DAT 2021 Application Form 
  1. Eligibility Criteria
  2. Date of Birth (DOB)
  3. Category
  4. Email Id
  5. Citizenship
  6. Discipline Applied for

NID Admit Card 2021

The candidates who fill the application form can download their admit card to appear in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) 2021. Applicants must carry the hall ticket to appear in the exam. 

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Form Start Date:

01 Oct 2019

Form End Date:

21 Nov 2019

The last date to submit the form was on 21 Nov 2019
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