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NID DAT Result 2021: Prelims (Delayed), Dates, Cut Off, B.Des, M.Des

Updated On - May 17 2021 by Swagota Nandi

NID DAT Result 2021 for prelims exam has been delayed acknowledges National Institute of Design. Fresh schedule will be out after 20 May 2021. National Institute of Design conducts NID Design Aptitude Test every year to provide admission into Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The exam is conducted in two phases- Prelims and Mains. The scorecard will be declared in online mode only. NID DAT Prelims was conducted on 14 March 2021. Candidates can check information about NID DAT Result 2021 in the article given below-

Latest Updates:

  • NID DAT Prelims result releasing date has delayed. The new date to release the DAT Prelims result will announce after 20 May 2021.

NID DAT Result 2021 Important Dates

Check the NID 2021 result dates below in the given table:

NID DAT 2021 Result Dates
NID DAT Prelims Exam (for B.Des/M.Des)14 March 2021 (Sunday)
Announcement of NID DAT Prelims Result for M.DesJuly 2021
Announcement of NID DAT Prelims Result for B.DesJuly 2021
Rechecking Request for DAT PrelimsJuly 2021
Downloading Admit Card for DAT MainsJuly 2021
NID DAT Mains Exam (for B.Des/M.Des)July 2021
DAT Mains Result (for B.Des/M.Des)July 2021
NID DAT CounsellingJuly 2021

NID DAT 2021 Result for Prelims

Candidates will be able to download DAT Prelims scorecard from the official website.

  • A separate merit list shall be prepared for each category( General, OBC, SC/ST & PWD).
  • Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 21-22 for the B.Des (including the overseas candidates) and GDPD programmes will be declared only on the official website.
  • Separate result scorecard( digital or hardcopy) will not be sent to the candidates.

NID DAT 2021 Tie Breaking Rule-

In case the total scores of two or more candidates are the same, the following tie-breaking rule shall be used to award ranks:-

  1.  Higher rank will be given to the candidate who obtains higher marks in Part B of the NID DAT Prelims exam.
  2.  In case this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the one who has obtained higher marks in Part A- Prelims exam.
  3.  If this still does not break the tie, then both the candidates will be given the same rank.

How to Check Result of NID DAT 2021 Prelims?

Candidates can go through the below-given guidelines to check and download their scorecard-

  • Candidates need to visit the official website.
  • Click on the direct link which says 'Result' on the page.
  • Candidates then need to enter their registered Email Id, Date of Birth(DOB) and Verification code given in the box.
  • Click on the 'submit button'.
  • NID DAT 2020 Result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates can check the scorecard and qualifying status. The result can be downloaded and saved for future reference.

How to Re-check NID DAT 2021 Prelims exam?

Candidates also has the facility to place request of re-checking the answer booklet of the NID DAT Prelims. Candidates can check the following guidelines to understand the Re-checking process-

  • Requests of Re-checking the answer booklets can be done online only on the official website
  • Any other mode of request like an Email or Application letter will not be accepted by the Authority.
  • Click on the link  "Login to submit Rechecking request".
  • Enter registered credentials like- Email Id, Date of Birth and Verification Code.
  • Press on the 'Submit button'.
  • The request of the re-checking will be kept for consideration.
  • Candidates must ensure that they submit the scanned copy of the admit card signed by the invigilator with the seal of the test centre. Any requests without the requisite documents shall not be entertained.
  • The fees for re-checking DAT Prelims paper is Rs. 2000/- each.

Important Instructions to be kept in mind while re-checking:

Below are some of the important instructions candidates must keep in mind while requesting for Re-checking Process-

  • Rechecking will be restricted to the following conditions only-

a. All the answers have been marked or examined.

b. If any mistake is found in the totalling of marks in part 2 of answer booklet

c. Transferring the marks correctly onto the cover page of the answer booklet.

  • No other re-evaluation of the answer sheet or other work as part of the examination shall be considered.
  • On rechecking the answer booklets, if any mistake is found, the marks will be revised accordingly.
  • The communication regarding revision of marks shall be sent to the candidates via email only.
  • The revised score after re-checking will be considered final and no further communication regarding the revision shall be entertained.

Candidates shortlisted for NID DAT 2021 Prelims

Candidates shortlisted for DAT Prelims shall be eligible to appear for DAT 2021 Main exam at one of the NID's campuses i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru or Gandhinagar.

  • On the basis of Merit list of DAT Prelims, qualifying candidates will get to appear for DAT Mains.
  • The shortlisted candidates shall not be less than three times the total candidates that appeared for NID Prelims(for each category)
  • The Rank will be based on the Tie-breaking Rule if in case two or more candidates get the same marks.

NID B.Des Result 2021

  • National Institute of Design first declares NID B.Des results for prelims exam.
  • The institute also considers rechecking request for prelims results / answer sheets.
  • Consequently, candidates who are called for NID DAT Mains, on the basis of prelims result, are issued DAT Mains admit card.
  • Thereafter they can attend the Mains exam.
  • Finally, the result of NID B.Des mains 2021 exam is announced.
  • After that, there is counselling.

If two or more candidates score the same and come under the tie-breaking rules, the varsity will use the following rules to break the tie in sequence as follows:

  • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who scored higher marks in part B of the prelims exam. Or
  • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who scored higher marks in part A of the prelims exam. Or
  • Both candidates will be assigned to the same rank.

On the basis of NID B.Des 2021 result, you get admission in the following:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des) is offered at following institutions – National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad | National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh | National Institute of Design, Haryana | National Institute of Design, Madhya Pradesh | National Institute of Design, Assam

NID M.Des Result 2021

  • For the candidates who appear in NID M.Des DAT 2021, the National Institute of Design publishes the NID DAT prelims result 2021 for M.Des.
  • Then rechecking requests are taken and processed.
  • After that, candidates who are qualified for mains exam can download NID DAT 2021 admit card for mains, and attend the same for M.Des.
  • Then, the NID M.Des result 2021 for mains is announced.
  • Counselling happens thereafter.

The authority will follow the tie-breaking rule (in sequence) if they find the same scores of two or more candidates. The tie-breaking rules are as follows:

  • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who scored higher marks in part II/part III of the prelims exam. Or
  • Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who scored higher marks in part A of the prelims exam. Or
  • Both candidates will be assigned to the same rank.

On the basis of NID M.Des 2021 result, you get admission in the following:

  • Master of Design (M.Des) is offered at following institutions – National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad | National Institute of Design, Bengaluru (Extension Campus) | National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar (Extension Campus)

NID DAT Result 2021 Final Merit List

On the basis of the compiled marks obtained, a final merit list will be generated for the selection of qualifying candidates for admission into Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses-

  • The final merit list for B.Des, M.Des and GDPD programmes shall be generated on the basis of category.
  • The Final merit list will consist of the sum total of weighted scores obtained by the candidate i.e DAT Prelims and DAT Mains.
  • A separate merit list will be prepared for overseas candidates.

The weightage of Prelims and Main examination score is provided in the table below-

CourseDAT Prelims%DAT Main%

NID DAT 2021 Reservation of Seats:

The total number of seats for indian nationals are mentioned below in tabular form for both B.Des/ GDPD and M.Des programmes:

Category Wise Reservation of Seats: B.Des/GDPD
CourseInstituteTotal no of seatsGEN-EWS(%)OBC-NCL(%)SC(%)ST(%)
B.DesNID Ahmedabad1251334199
GDPDNID Andra Pradesh75820116
GDPDNID Haryana75820116
GDPDNID Madhya Pradesh75820116
GDPDNID Assam75820116

The prescribed seats is defined as per the guidelines of Government of India

Category Wise Reservation of Seats: M.Des
No. of seats in DisciplinesGEN-EWS(%)OBC-NCL(%)SC(%)ST(%)

Foreign Nationals applying under the overseas category are outside the scope of reservation of seats reserved for each category.

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