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NID 2018 Application Process

Updated On - March 26th 2018

NID 2018 Application Form will be available from 2nd week of October 2017. National Institute of Design provides admission to the candidates who have applied for Bachelor and Master Programme in Design on the basis of the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). NID 2018 is conducted in various NID 2018 Exam Centers in cities across India. The interested candidates can apply online from the official website of the institute.

The candidates are advised to go through the NID 2018 information brochure thoroughly before they start the application process. They also need to upload the scanned images of their photograph & signature in the specified format. The candidates also have to pay an application fee of INR 1500 for B.Des and GDPD courses and INR 3000 for both to complete the application form.

NID 2018 Exam Dates

Tentative exam dates of NID 2018:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Online application form starts fromOctober 2017 (4th week)
Last date of submission the online application formNovember 2017 (4th week)
Last date of submission the application form with late feeDecember 2017 (1st week)
Last date for submission of printed digital application formDecember 2017 (1st week)
Admit card availability for DAT prelimsDecember 2017 (3rd week)
DAT prelims exam (B.Des, M.Des, GDPD)January 2018 (2nd week)
DAT Mains exams for foreign candidates (M.Des and B.Des)January 2018 (2nd week)
Answer key test of DAT prelimsJanuary 2018 (3rd week)
Final answer key publication of DAT prelims exam (B.Des, M.Des, GDPD)January 2018 (4th week)
Result announcement of DAT prelims for M.DesFebruary 2018 (1st week)
Admit card availability for DAT mains for M.DesFebruary 2018 (2nd week)
Result announcement of DAT prelims for GDPD and B.DesFebruary 2018 (4th week)
Admit card availability for DAT mains for GDPD and B.DesMarch2018 (1st week)
M.Des of DAT MainsMach 2018 (4th week)
B.Des and GDPD of DAT MainsMay 2018 (3rd week)
M.Des Merit listMay 2018 (1st week)
B.Des and GDPD Merit listMay 2018 (4th week)

How to apply for NID 2018?

NID 2018 Registration will begin from the month of October 12, 2018 till November 28, 2018. Registration is the first step to apply for NID 2018 exam. After the successful registration, applicants can follow the following steps to fill up their application form:

  • Candidates need to register by entering valid details like email ID, mobile number, Date Of Birth, etc.
  • After that, check your email for default Password then you can login to the NID account using email ID and DOB
  • Fill in all the required details very accurately
  • Upload digital photograph and signature as per required format and size.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are required to upload their digital copy of caste certificate. PWD (Persons with Disability) category candidates are needed to upload a digital copy of disability certificate in required format.
  • At last, pay the required fee and take the hard-copy of your filled-in online application form.
  • If paying fee by Demand Draft (DD) then, then you are needed to send the filled-in application form and DD to the given below address:

If a candidate is paying application fee through Demand Draft (DD) then he have to send the print out of his/ her application form along with DD before on or before last date at this address mentioned in below.

Need More Help In NID 2017 ? Write To Us

The Project Manager-CMS

All India Management Association

Management House 14,

Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,

New Delhi- 110003

The candidates can fill the application process online by entering their mobile no., email ID, Date of birth etc. NID 2018 Admit Cards will be available online from December 20, 2017. The candidates need to follow the steps given below to appear for NID 2018:

  • Sign Up
  • Fill up the application form online
  • Upload photograph and signature in the required format

The details of the photograph and signatures to be uploaded are mentioned below:

Scanned PhotographyA Recent Photograph- JPEG Format- Less than 100 KB
Candidate’s Scanned SignatureBlue/ Black ball pen on white paper- JPEG Format- Less than 100 KB

Important Documents Required to Upload for NID 2018

Important documents that should be kept ready before registration and application form filling are as follows-

  • Scanned copy of photograph of size under 100 KB. Photograph should be in JPG format.
  • Scanned copy of signature of under 100 KB in size. Signature should be in JPG format.
  • Caste Certificate for the Candidates of SC/ ST category issued by competent authority. The certificate should be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
  • Candidates applying under persons with disability (PwD) category are required to upload their disability certificate issued by a competent medical authority. The certificate must be in JPG format and under 150 KB in size.
  • Overseas candidates should upload 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.
  • Debit card/ Credit card/ net banking details.

NID 2018 Application Fee

The Application fee of NID 2018 can be submitted online or offline. The offline payment can be done via Demand draft in favour of “All India Management Association“ payable at New Delhi. The application fees of different courses are as follows-

ProgramGeneral CategoryOBC- NCl/ Overseas Category/ SC/ ST/ PWDOverseas (Supernumerary)
Only B. Des.INR 1500INR 750INR 1500
Only GDPDINR 1500INR 750INR 1500
Both B. Des. and GDPDINR 3000INR 1500INR 3000
M. Des- 1 disciplineINR 1500INR 750INR 1500
M. Des- 2 disciplineINR 3000INR 1500INR 3000

How to Retrieve Lost Application Number and Password?

Students need not panic in case they have lost their admit card of forgotten their password. Follow these methods to Retrieve Lost Application Number and Password:

  • In case you lose or forgot your Roll Number, you should visit the official Government website where you have filled the Application Form of the Examination
  • Check carefully on the website that, there will be a link for recovery of password
  • Click on “Forgot Enrolment ID”. Then  Provide mobile number and E-mail ID. The Enrolment ID will be sent  to you via SMS/Email.
  • If candidate forgets the Password, Click on “Forgot Enrolment ID or Password?”
  • Click on “Request for an OTP”
  • Provide mobile number, Email ID and Enrolment ID.
  • Candidate can reset the password with the help of OTP received via SMS.
  • If candidate forgets Enrolment ID and Email ID/Mobile number and payment has not been made, he/she must re-register

NID 2018 Application Form Status

Candidates applying online, after  filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next page. Then they are required to upload documents, their photograph and signature in the given size. If size of the uploaded documents, photograph and signature are not matching,  i.e., if it's too large/ small then their application form is not acceptable.In an application form of any candidate, if any important field is missing, then his/ her form will not approved and it will not submited successfully. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.

The procedure to know about NID 2018 Application form status is the following-

  • Firstly, you have to visit on the official website of the National Institute of Design
  • There is a link for Admission in the bottom side of the home page
  • When you click on that link, you will reach a new page, named Graduate Diploma Programme in Design.
  • Click on that page.
  • For already registered candidates to know about their Application status put your Name, Registered email- id/ password.

Application process for overseas Category

The foreign citizen can apply for NID admission under overseas category. Candidates seeking admission under this category  should applied in the prescribed Application Form which should be duly filled in and accompanied by the following documents. The overseas category candidates need to bring the following documents at the time of counselling:

  • Self attested copy of  relevant passport  and visa containing details of the candidate.
  • A Demand Draft of US $30 in favour of ” National Institute of Design” Payable at Ahmedabad. Do not forget to mention your name and address at the back side of the Demand Draft.
  • For B.Des candidates: Attested copies of mark sheets of HSC and SSC (candidates currently appearing HSC need to submit a bonafide certificate from school/ college).
  • For M.Des candidates: Attested copies of mark sheets of SSC, HSC and graduation along with degree certificate/ provisional certificate/ passing certificate.
  • The Application form should contain the address of your place of Residence (your address of the Country in which you are staying in the time of application). In the hall ticket, you can give any convenient address (India/ Abroad)
  • In case Degree certificate has been obtained from some University/ Board of any other country, then an equivalence certificate must be obtained from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, before Admission.

NID 2018 Form Correction

If a candidate has made any mistakes while NID Registration 2018, one can follow the steps given below to correct the same:

Step 1: Log on to the official website of National Institute of Design.

Step 2: Fill your Login Credentials- NID Registration No. or Enrolment ID and Password.

Step 3: Click on ‘Submit’ Tab

Step 4: A new screen will appear and there you will see a link relating to NID 2018 Form Correction’.

Step 5: Click on the link and make the required corrections and then save the details.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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