NID 2020 SELECTION PROCESS

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    NID DAT 2020 Selection Procedure, Studio Test, Personal Interview

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    National Institute of Design conducts NID DAT through written test (including prelims and mains) followed by studio test and personal interview for admissions into B.Des/GDPD and M.Des courses.

    • DAT prelims was concluded on January 6, 2019. M.Des prelims result has been declared while B.Des/GDPD prelims result will be declared on March 19, 2019. Check here 
    • DAT M.Des mains is being conducted from March 11 – April 12. B.Des mains will be held from May 12 – 19. Download NID Admit Card 
    • NID DAT written test is the first step for selection process. Based on the scores obtained in step 1, shortlisted candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. have to appear for the step 2 (Studio Test) and Step 3 (Personal Interview) of the NID Selection Process. Check NID Cut Off
    • The primary objective of this selection process is to assess of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential in a potential design student. Admission to various UG and PG Level programs is subject to candidate passing the subsequent Studio Test and Personal Interview successfully. Check NID 2019 Merit List 

    Candidates must note that NID reserves the right to verify the information provided by the candidate at any stage of the selection procedure. Candidates who fail to meet the criteria or has provided any fake information would be immediately debarred from participating any further in the NID 2019 Admission Process. Check NID 2019 Counselling 


    NID DAT 2019 Selection Process Dates

    The schedule of Studio Test and Interviews for NID 2019 B. Des and M. Des admissions is indicated in the table below.

    EventDates (Tentative)
    Studio Test & Interviews for Overseas candidates (for both B. Des. and M. Des.) at Ahmedabad campus.June 2019
    Online availability of Admit Cards for Studio Test & Interviews for M. Des. candidates1st week of June, 2019
    Online availability of Admit Cards for Studio Test & Interviews for B. Des. candidates1st ​week of June, 2019
    Studio Test & Interviews for M.Des. at all three NID Campuses3rd week of June, 2019
    Studio Test & Interviews for B.Des and M.Des. at Ahmedabad NID Campus3rd week of June, 2019

    NID 2019 Studio Test

    Studio Test is the second step in the Selection Procedure of NID 2019. A candidate after clearing the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), has to appear for the Studio Test. Only shortlisted candidates, based on the scores obtained in the first step of NID 2019 Selection Procedure i.e. DAT (Design Aptitude Test) will be eligible to participate in the Studio Tests and Personal Interview. There will be separate NID Admit Card issued for Studio Tests and Personal Interviews. Admit cards are available for the shortlisted candidates on the official admission portal of NID - admissions.nid.edu. A candidate without a valid admit card will not be allowed to appear for the Studio Test.

    Important Guidelines For Studio Test for B.Des. Candidates

    • The studio test will be of 100 marks.
    • Studio Test for B. Des Applicants will be conducted at Ahmedabad campus only.
    • The studio test consists of various sections in different formats such as hands on practical assignments.
    • Next step after the studio test faced by the candidates is personal interview.

    Studio Test for M.Des. Candidates

    • The studio test for M.Des. candidates carries 100 marks
    • The medium in which the test is conducted is English language only
    • The studio Tests will be conducted separately for each discipline of specialization
    • The studio test consists of various sections in different formats such as hands on practical assignments and group discussion
    • Studio Test is followed by the personal interview for candidates interested in taking admission into M.Des. program

    Check NID Cut Off


    NID 2019 Personal Interviews

    The final step in NID 2019 Selection Procedure after successfully clearing the studio test is to face the personal interview. Personal interview is third and the last step of NID 2019 Selection Process. With the completion of personal interview Selection Procedure for NID 2019 ends and candidates are evaluated on the basis of three tier selection method.

    Personal Interviews for B.Des. Candidates

    • Personal interview is the last stage of NID 2019 Selection process
    • The Personal Interviews are conducted immediately after the studio tests for B.Des. applicants
    • The Test Center remains the same for both Studio Test and Personal interviews i.e. Ahmedabad
    • Candidates are advised to maintain discipline and patience during the personal interview

    Personal Interviews for M.Des. Candidates

    • Personal interview is the final stage of the selection procedure of NID 2019 M. Des Admissions
    • The Personal Interviews are conducted separately for each discipline of specialization
    • Personal interview is conducted immediately after the studio tests for candidates interested in taking admission in M.Des. program
    • Interview is conducted at the same test center where the studio test was held for all the respective candidates.

    Check NID 2019 Merit List 


    Test Center for NID 2019 Studio Test and Interview

    There are three designated Test centers that are allotted to candidates appearing for the studio test and personal interviews which are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar. Candidates are then evaluated on the basis of scores obtained in all three steps of the selection procedure for NID 2019 i.e. Design Aptitude Test, Studio Test and Personal Interview.

    The studio test for B. Des. will take place at Ahmedabad campus only. Overseas candidates seeking admission in B. Des and M. Des. will also have to appear for Studio test and Interviews at the Ahmedabad campus only.  After the completion of the studio test, a personal interview is conducted for judging applicants’ ability, personality and dedication towards the course, in person. Below are the centers based on the filed of design test:

    AhmedabadBengaluruGandhinagar
    Animation Film DesignDesign for Retail ExperienceApparel Design
    Ceramic & Glass DesignDigital Game DesignLifestyle Accessory Design
    Film & Video CommunicationInformation DesignNew Media Design
    Furniture DesignInteraction DesignPhotography Design
    Graphic DesignUniversal DesignStrategic Design Management
    Product DesignToy & Game Design
    Textile DesignTransportation & Automobile Design

    Note: For NRI/Foreign candidates all the rules related to the NID 2019 Selection Process remains the same as that are for Indian Nationals.

    Check NID 2019 Counselling 


    *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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