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NID DAT 2024 Design Aptitude Test B.Des Admission : National Institute Of Design

Organisation : National Institute Of Design NID
Exam Name : B.Des Admission 2024 Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
Last Date : 01st December 2023
Exam Date : 24 December 2023
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NID Design Aptitude Test DAT

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims will be conducted at various test centres across India. DAT (Prelims) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) will be conducted on Sunday, 24 December 2023. Admission to all the programmes at NID is based on the candidates’ performance in the two-stages of Design Aptitude Tests viz. DAT Prelim & DAT Mains. The objective of these exams is to assess the knowledge, skills and behavioral abilities of candidates.

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Eligibility Criteria of NID Design Aptitude Test

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) :
All candidates applying for the B.Des. must fulfil the eligibility criteria of both age and educational qualification as under.

Age Limit:
** For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.
** For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST): Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.
** For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.
** For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:
Applications for academic year 2024-25 are open to candidates who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2023–24 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or equivalent.

How to Apply for NID Design Aptitude Test?

Candidates will have to visit the official admissions website at and follow the steps below:

Step 0:
Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the B.Des. programmes in Admissions Handbook 2024 -25 and confirm that you have read and agreed the same.

Note: The Design Aptitude Tests – DAT Prelims and DAT Mains–are common to candidates to all institutes, NID Ahmedabad, NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh & NID Assam.

Step 1: Signup/Registration
1. All the candidates are required to register/sign up online (by selecting Programme of Study, Nationality & Category) before proceeding to fill the application form. This is to be done only at

2. Candidates must provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering. Since this email address and mobile number will be used for all future communications with the candidate, the candidate will receive an OTP on the Registered Email ID and Mobile Number, for validation.

The Name of the Candidate, Programme Applied in, Date of Birth, Registered Email ID and Registered Mobile Number cannot be changed at any stage. Ensure that this email ID and mobile number is active till 31August 2024. Candidates are advised to check their email and SMS on a regular basis for any important communication made by the Admissions Cell via email id or

3. After registration, login credentials will be sent via an email to the registered email address (do remember to check your Spam or Junk folders in case you do not find the email in your Inbox).
4. Log in to your account using your Registered Email ID, Date of Birth, and Password to proceed further.
5. In case you forget the Password, click on “Forgot Password”. You will receive a new auto generated password on your registered email ID.
6. If you wish to change the password, log-in using the existing password and click on the “Change Password” link provided on the Home page.

Step 2: Fill the Online Application Form
1. Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
2. Fill in all the required details.

3. The candidates can modify the details filled in the application form (except the Programme Applied in, Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Registered Mobile Number & Registered Email ID) at the time when ‘Window to Edit’ opens.

In case, the candidate changes his/her applied category during the “Window to Edit” period, the applicable additional application form fees will have to be paid by the candidate. However, no refund of excess fees will be made in the case of any category change.

4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section ‘Upload Document’.
5. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.

Step 3: Uploading your Documents and signature

Step 4: Pay Application Fee and Print
1. Category-wise Application Fees for Academic Year 2024-25 are as under:
Category Application Fees Application Fee + Late Fee
General Rs.3000/- Rs.4500/-
General- EWS Rs.3000/- Rs.4500/-
OBC-NCL Rs.3000/- Rs.4500/-
SC Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
ST Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
General-PwD Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
General-EWS-PwD Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
OBC-NCL-PwD Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
SC-PwD Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
ST-PwD Rs.1500/- Rs.2250/-
Overseas (Supernumerary) Rs.5000/- Rs.7500/-
Note: For applications received after Friday, 1600 hrs. 01 December 2023, the late fee applicable will be 50% of the amount indicated above. The late fee is over and above the application fee.

Important Dates of NID Design Aptitude Test

1 Accepting Application Forms online 1800 hrs. Friday, 08 September 2023
2 Last date for submitting online applications 1600 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023
3 Submission of online applications with payment of late fees 1800 hrs. Friday, 01 December 2023 to 1600 hrs. Sunday, 03 December 2023
4 Window to Edit the application forms 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 05 December 2023 to 1600 hrs. Thursday 07 December 2023
5 Download Admit Cards for DAT Prelims 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 12 December 2023
6 DAT Prelims Exam Sunday, 24 December 2023
7 DAT Prelims Result 1600 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024
8 Rechecking Request for DAT Prelims 1800 hrs. Thursday, 28 March 2024 to 1600 hrs. Saturday, 30 March 2024
9 Download Admit Card for DAT Mains 1600 hrs. Friday, 14 April 2024
10 DAT Mains Exam Saturday, 27 April 2024 and Sunday, 28 April 2024
11 DAT Mains Result 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024
12 Window for submission of Campus Preference 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024 to 1600 hrs. Thursday, 23 May 2024
13 Rechecking Request for DAT Mains 1600 hrs. Tuesday, 21 May 2024 to 1600 hrs. Wednesday, 22 May 2024
14 Seat Allotment, Payment of Token Fees & Uploading of Documents 1600 hrs Wednesday, 29 May 2024 to 1600 hrs. Friday, 31 May 2024
15 Provisional Offer Letter 1600 hrs. Thursday, 13 June 2024
16 Payment of remaining fees 1600 hrs. Thursday, 13 June 2024 to 1600 hrs. Monday, 17 June 2024
17 Subsequent Rounds of Seat Allotment along with the payment of full fees 1600 hrs. Thursday, 20 June 2024
18 Physical Verification of Documents at the respective NIDs To be announced later by the respective NIDs

Required Documents of NID Design Aptitude Test

List of documents to be uploaded:
The shortlisted candidate will have to upload the following documents as a single pdf file of size not more than 10 MB:
1. Any one valid photo identity (Aadhar Card, Election ID, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport)
2. Birth Certificate OR Proof of Date of Birth
3. 10th Mark-sheet
4. 12th Mark-sheet (in case hard copy not available, the digital copy of the same duly attested by the School Principal needs to be uploaded)
5. Self-undertaking (formats available on signed by the candidate as well as his/her parent, in case of the candidates whose results of Class XII is yet to be declared
6. GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST Certificate, if applicable
7. Disability Certificate along with the UDID Card, if applicable
8. Valid Passport, if applied under Supernumerary category

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