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.