The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) will be conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) on January 6, 2019 for aspirants who are interested in seeking admission in undergraduate design programmes at Ahmedabad campus.The NID DAT admit card 2019 for prelims has been released on December 17, 2018. The application form for NID DAT 2019 was available from October 1 to November 23, 2018 (till 2 pm). Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was November 15, 2018. With late fee, students could fill the application form from November 23 (after 2 pm) to 30, 2018. Earlier the last date to fill the form with late fee was November 15 to 22, 2018. The admit card of NID DAT 2019 will be available from December 17 for the preliminary exam while for the mains it will be released on May 1. The entrance test of NID DAT 2019 has two parts; Part - 1: Prelims, Part - 2: Mains. Those clearing the preliminary exams will be eligible for NID DAT Mains 2019 which will be conducted on May 12 or 19, 2018. Admissions will be on the basis of merit. The result of NID DAT 2019 prelims will be declared on March 19, 2018. The result for NID DAT mains will be announced on May 31, 2018.
NID DAT is also the entrance exam that offers admission to 60 GDPD seats in NID Kurukshetra and Vijayawada. NID DAT for M.Des programmes are offered at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses through a separately held NID DAT exam.
NID DAT Exam 2019 Schedule
|| Important Dates (Tentative)
|Release of Application form
||01 Oct, 2018
|Deadline for Application form submission
||23 Nov, 2018
|Late Fee Application - NID DAT registration through late fee
||23 Nov, 2018 - 30 Dec, 2018
|NID DAT Prelims - Exam
||06 Jan, 2019
|NID DAT Prelims - Admit Card(Pre Exam Training)
||17 Dec, 2018 - 06 Jan, 2019
|NID DAT Prelims - Result - NID DAT prelims result
||19 Mar, 2019
|NID DAT Mains - Admit Card - NID DAT Mains
||01 May, 2019 - 12 May, 2019
|NID DAT Mains - Exam - 3rd or 4th week of May
||26 May, 2019
|NID DAT Mains - Result - NID DAT mains result 2019
||31 May, 2019
|Counselling - Start Date
||02 Jun, 2019
National Institute of Design announced the eligibility criteria for NID DAT 2019. The NID DAT eligibility criteria 2019 includes the minimum marks which the candidates are required to score in the qualifying exam so that they can participate in the entrance test. It also mentions the list of boards which are recognised and from which the candidates must have passed the qualifying exams. Candidates must remember that they should have passed their 10+2 or equivalent at the time of counselling of NID DAT or else they will not be eligible to take part in the admission process.
NID DAT 2019 Process
National Institute of Design had released the application form of NID DAT 2019 on October 1. The last date for filling NID DAT application form 2019 is November 23, 2018. Earlier the last date to fill the application form was November 15, 2018. Candidates will be able to register by paying late fee from November 23 (after 2pm) to 30. If the candidates have made any mistake in the application form then in such a case, candidates will get an opportunity to rectify it from December 1 (12 noon) to 4 (12 noon), 2018.
Candidates belonging to general and OBC-NCL category will have to pay Rs 2000 as application fee while those who are from SC, ST, SC-PwD, ST-PwD, Open-PwD, OBC-NCL-PwD will have to pay Rs 1000.
The steps that need to be followed while filling the NID DAT application form 2019 are listed below:
Step 1 - Register for NID DAT 2019
Step 2 - Fill the NID DAT application form 2019
Step 3 - Upload the requisite scanned documents
Step 4 - Pay the application fee
Step 5 - Print the NID DAT application form 2019