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DAT 2016 Design Aptitude Test Admission NID : National Institute of Design

Organisation : National Institute of Design
Announcement : Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

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Admission is on the basis of NID’s method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications.

Related / Similar Admission : NID B.Des. & M.Des Admission 2022-23

The process of Admission to NID for B.Des. and M.Des. programmes consists of three stages:
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
Stage 2: Studio Test
Stage 3: Personal Interview

The objective of the admission process is to seek evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential in a potential design student.

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) shall be conducted at various test centres in cities across India (refer section 8). Candidates should note that, mere appearance in DAT 2016 or being in the rank list neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission.

Based on the scores obtained in DAT (stage 1), shortlisted candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. will have to appear for the stage 2 and 3 exams of the admissions process, at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses.

Based on the scores obtained in DAT, shortlisted candidates for GDPD (NID Vijayawada) may have to appear for a second round of exams as announced separately by NID Vijayawada. For detailed information about the GDPD programme offered at NID Vijayawada, please refer to the prospectus.

The Institute has the sole prerogative to decide the procedures for each admissions cycle. With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of NID shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to provide the correct information during the application process. NID has the right to cancel, at any stage, the application or admission of a candidate in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the candidate is not true. Any direct or indirect attempt to influence the management and employees of the institute will lead to the automatic disqualification of the candidate.

Important Date :
Online Registration/Application Process commences on Monday, 12 October, 2015.
Deadline for receipt of online applications on Friday, 27 November, 2015.
Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) on Sunday, January 10, 2016
Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Master of Design (M.Des.) on Sunday, January 10, 2016
Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD at NID Vijayawada) on Sunday, January 10, 2016

How to Apply :

Visit the official website and follow the steps below: Step 0: Read and apprise yourself with the information on eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to B.Des. and M.Des. programmes at NID in the Admissions Information booklet available on the website. Relevant information related to admissions to GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada is provided in the NID Vijayawada prospectus, available on the website.

Aptitude Test (DAT) is common for applicants for both B.Des. (at Ahmedabad) and GDPD (at Vijayawada).

Step 1: Sign up
a) Register / signup online at by filling in the required details.
b) Please ensure that the email id and mobile number you provide should be valid for atleast one year.
c) Login to your account using the email id and date of birth provided during signup.

Step 2: Fill Application Form
a) Login and proceed to Step 2 – Application Form

b) For applicants applying to undergraduate programmes, Please make a choice for the specific programme – (i) only B.Des. (ii) only GDPD (iii) both B.Des. and GDPD. Please note that once the payment formalities are completed, this choice cannot be altered.

c) Fill all the required details in the application form.
d) ‘Save & Exit’. You can always login at a later time and continue to complete the application process
e) If you have your scanned photograph and signature as per the instructions, then Go to ‘Save & Proceed’ to ‘Upload Document Section’.

Step 3: Upload Photograph & Signature
a) Upload scanned photograph as per the instructions. It should be in JPEG format only not exceeding 100 kb size. Browse / choose your scanned photograph from your computer and click on ‘Upload’.
b) Upload scanned signature as per the instructions. It should be in JPEG format only not exceeding 100 kb size. Browse / choose your scanned signature from your computer and click on ‘Upload’.
c) After uploading scanned photograph and signature, Save your application OR click on ‘Save & Proceed’ to Payment section.

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print
a) Select mode of payment to pay the application fees online by Credit/Debit Card or offline by Demand Draft and submit the required details.
b) After verifying the details submitted you can proceed to make payment.
c) NOTE: After making the payment of application fees, you will not be able modify or edit any information provided during the submission of application form.
d) After making online payment successfully, you will be redirected to the Print section. You can take a print of the application form submitted for your reference or save it as PDF file.

e) If you are making payment by demand draft, make the demand draft in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. You must fill in details of the DD online to complete the process of online submission of application form before 27 November, 2015.

f) To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft and a printout of your application form in a single envelope, so as to reach the following address before 11 December, 2015. (Note: National Institute of Design has authorized “All India Management Association, New Delhi” to process all the applications for B.Des., M.Des. and GDPD programmes.)

The Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14,
Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003

Application Fees:
Programme General OBC-NCL / Overseas
Category SC / ST / PwD (supernumerary)
Only B.Des. Rs. 1500 Rs. 750 Rs. 1500 (approx. USD 30)
Only GDPD Rs. 1500 Rs. 750 Rs. 1500 (approx. USD 30)
Both B.Des. and GDPD Rs. 3000 Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000 (approx. USD 60)
M.Des. One (1) discipline only Rs. 1500 Rs. 750 Rs. 1500 (approx. USD 30)
M.Des. Two (2) disciplines Rs. 3000 Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000 (approx. USD 60)

The above fees are applicable to both B.Des., M.Des and GDPD applicants, belonging to either of the three genders.

NOTE: As per latest order of Supreme Court of India, third gender includes only trans-genders, eunuchs and hijras. Lesbians, gays and bisexuals need to select either Male or Female option as appropriate.
Application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable. The Application fees paid online (by debit/credit card) DOES NOT INCLUDE any bank/ transaction charges, and the same, as applicable, will be borne by the applicant.

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