NID DAT 2020 Personal Interview Dates (Out), Selection Procedure, Studio Test

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    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.  Also, the authorities will not be conducting the Studio Test and Personal Interview round at its campuses for M.Des courses. The decision has been taken in a view of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thus NID DAT Mains will be conducted online after COVID-19 scenario. NID has scheduled the date for the online interview of M.Des 2020. Direct Link to download DAT Main Admit Card for PI

    • DAT Mains online interview will be commenced from July 6, 2020. The exact date and time will be provided on the admit card for online interview.
    • NID DAT written test is the first step for the selection process. Based on the scores obtained in step 1, shortlisted candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. have to appear for 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 the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement, and motivation essential in a potential design student. Admission to various UG and PG Level programs is subject to the candidate passing the subsequent Studio Test and Personal Interview successfully. Check NID 2020 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 2020 Admission Process. Check NID 2020 Counselling 

    NID DAT 2020 Selection Process Dates

    The schedule of Studio Test and Interviews for NID 2020 B. Des and M. Des admissions is indicated in the table below.

    EventDates (Tentative)
    Uploading of statement purpose and portfolioJuly 9, 2020, to July 13, 2020
    Online Interview 2020July 6, 2020

    NID 2020 Admission Criteria

    NID 2020 Admission Criteria

    National Insitute of Design (NID) has changed the weightage allocated to NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains while preparing the final result for NID MDes admission 2020. As per the earlier shortlisting criteria, the weightage allocated to each exam in MDes course was 30% and NID DAT Mains weightage was 70%. However, the new weightage allocated to each of the exams for NID admission 2020 (for all MDes specialisations) is tabulated below:

    NID MDes Admissions 2020
    NID DAT Prelims


    • Common Design Aptitude Test: 15%
    • Design Specific Test: 45%
    NID DAT Mains40%

    NID 2020 Studio Test

    Studio Test is the second step in the Selection Procedure of NID 2020. 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 2020 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 - 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 2020 Personal Interviews

    NID 2020 Personal Interviews

    The final step in NID 2020 Selection Procedure after successfully clearing the studio test is to face the personal interview. Personal interview is third and the last step of NID 2020 Selection Process. With the completion of personal interview Selection Procedure for NID 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Merit List 

    Test Center for NID Studio Test and Interview

    Test Center for NID 2020;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 2020 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:

    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 2020 Selection Process remains the same as that are for Indian Nationals.

    Check NID 2020 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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