NID Entrance Exam - National Institute of Design Entrance Exam

NID Entrance Exam 2015 - National Institute of Design Entrance Exam is conducted on National level for admission to:

  1. 4 years Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and
  2. 2 to 2½ year Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD)

in internationally acclaimed National Institute of Design (NID) having its campuses at:

  1. Ahmedabad (Main Campus)
  2. Gandhinagar ( PG Campus) and 
  3. Bengaluru( R&D Campus)

NID functions as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID has been recognized as a Science and Industrial Research Organization by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. The NID Entrance Exam - DAT or NEED- score remains valid for one year and it is used only at the time of admission.


NID Entrance Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualification

Students securing at least 50%  marks in aggregate at 10+2 level or its equivalent  in any stream from a recognized board can apply for the examination. Candidate who are studying in the qualifying class can also apply for the exam, but at the time of admission, they must provide the eligibility proof.  

Age Limit

Aspiring candidate should not be less than 17 years of age.


NID Entrance Exam syllabus

NID Entrance Exam consists of questions from the following topics:

The written examination is followed by studio test and personal interview. The examination doesn’t follow any prescribed syllabus and the question are included from the following area:

  1. Visual Design
  2. Thematic Color Arrangement
  3. Subjects of Design
  4. Sensitivity to Environment
  5. Memory Drawing
  6. Knowledge of Proportions and Perspective
  7. General Mental Ability
  8. Drawing Skills
  9. Creativity
  10. Composition
  11. Communication Skills
  12. Animation
  13. Abstract Symbolism


NID Entrance Exam pattern

NID Entrance Exam consists of three aptitude test of 60 marks each made to evaluates the candidate’s aptitude and creativity along with innovative and critical analyzing power of the applicant. NID test areas include:

  • Worldview
  • Mental Ability
  • Drawing
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills

NID written examination is followed by studio test and personal interview for the final selection.


NID Entrance Exam Dates

NID Entrance Exam is normally held in the month of January every year.


How to apply for NID Entrance Exam?

Interested candidates can download application form from the NIDs official website and the filled form can send to the below given address with the bank demand draft Rs.1500 (Rs.750 for reserved categories candidates) drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of National Institute of Design payable at Ahmedabad.


NID Entrance Exam Fee

NID Entrance Exam fee is Rs.1500 (Rs.750 for reserved candidates) as if now but the candidates are advised to make it sure before taking up the application form.


NID Entrance Exam Centres

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhopal, Bengaluru
  • Chandigarh, Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur


NID Entrance Exam Contact Details

National Institute of Design, Paldi
Ahmedabad 380007
Gujrat, India
Phone: +91 79 26623462
Fax: +91 79 26621167


Colleges Accepting NID Entrance Exam (NEED) Score

  • D. J. Academy of Design, Coimbatore
  • IILM School of Design, Gurgaon
  • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad
  • Wigan & Leigh College, New Delhi
  • Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi.

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NID Entrance Exam 2015

NID Entrance Exam 2015 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • Oct, 2014

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form at NID 

    For the academic year 
    2014-15, the last date for 
    receiving the completed 
    application forms at NID 
    is November 2, 2013. 
    Design aptitude test for 
    GDPD, JANUARY 12, 
    2014. SUNDAY. 
    Design aptitude test for 
    2014. SATURDAY
    Nov, 2014

Date of Exam

Design Aptitude Test for GDPD (at all centres)

  • Jan, 2015

Design Aptitude Test for PGDPD (at all centres)

  • Jan, 2015

NID Entrance Exam 2014 was held on:

  • 12th Jan, 2014
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