NID 2017 Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern
NID 2017 Registration concluded on November 28, 2016. The admit card of NID will be made available online on official website of NID from December 20, 2016. The exam will be conducted on January 8, 2017. The exam is held for admission to designing courses in NID Kurukshetra, NID Vijaywada (for diploma courses) and NID Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad (diploma courses). The exam has both subjective and objective questions. Duration of the exam is 3 hours. Check NID 2017 Exam Pattern
The NID 2017 Result shall be displayed online on the official website on different dates for different courses. The candidates who qualify and are shortlisted on the merit list can participate in NID 2017 Counselling Process. The selection process involves document verification, fee payment and interview in different NID campuses. Check NID Kurukshetra Admission
|NID 2017 Cut off||NID 2017 Selection Process||NID 2017 Counselling|
NID 2017 Important Dates
NID 2017 enables the candidates to seek admissions in either undergraduate or postgraduate or GDPD programme in various NID campuses across India. The candidates can fill the online NID 2017 Application Form from October 12, 2016. The last date of submission of the NID 2017 Application Form is November 27, 2017. The other NID 2017 Important Dates are mentioned in the table below:
|Availability of NID 2017 Admit Card for DAT||December 24, 2016|
|Availability of NID 2017 Admit Card for Studio test and Interview for M.Des||February 12, 2017|
|Availability of NID 2017 Admit Card for Studio test and Interview for B.Des||February 28, 2017|
|DAT for B.Des and GDPD||January 8, 2017|
|DAT for M.Des||January 8, 2017|
|DAT for Overseas Candidates||January 8, 2017|
|Studio Test and Interview for Overseas Candidates at Ahmedabad Campus||January 11, 2017- January 14, 2017|
|Conduct of Studio Test & Interviews for M.Des. at all three NID Campuses||March 19, 2017- April 15, 2017|
|Conduct of Studio Test & Interviews for B.Des and M.Des. at Ahmedabad NID Campus||May 17, 2017- May 24, 2017|
|Declaration of NID 2017 Result for DAT for M.Des||February 05, 2017|
|Declaration of NID 2017 Result for DAT for B.Des and GDPD||February 22, 2017|
|Announcement of 1st Merit List for M.Des and B.Des||May 31, 2017|
|Announcement of 2nd Merit List for M.Des and B.Des||June 17, 2017|
|Document Verification, Fee Payment and NID 2017 Admission Process for Selected Candidates||June 16, 2017|
|Document Verification, Fee Payment and NID 2017 Admission Process for Waitlisted Candidates||June 29, 2017|
|Orientation Programme at all three campuses of NID 2017||July 14, 2017 & July 15, 2017|
NID 2017 Admit Card
Candidates will be required to carry the NID 2017 Admit card to the Exam Center mentioned on it. It is issued by NID on the official website: www.admissions.nid.edu. The NID 2017 Admit card for B. design and M. Design exam can be downloaded by the candidates by December 20, 2016. The admit card for studio test and interview for M. Design programme will be available on the website on February 28, 2017.
The steps to download the NID 2017 Admit Card is mentioned below:
- Go to the official website of NID: www.admissions.nid.edu.
- On the homepage, click on the relevant link regarding the NID 2017 Admit Card.
- Fill the required details and click ‘Submit’ button.
- If the candidate has forgotten their ‘application number’, click on the ‘Click HERE to view your Application’ button.
- Click on ‘submit’ button to see the application number.
- The NID 2017 Admit Card will then be generated on the candidate’s computer screen.
- Download and print the NID 2017 Admit Card.
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NID 2017 Exam Centers
Candidates will be allowed to select and mention the NID 2017 Exam Centre of their choice in the NID 2017 Application Form. The Stage 2 (Studio Test) and Stage 3 (Personal Interview) rounds will be held in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar for separate disciplines. List of NID 2017 Exam Centers for Design Aptitude Test are as follows:
NID 2017 Exam Pattern
The Design Aptitude Test is meant to test the Comprehension, Analysis, Reasoning, Problem Solving and Creativity in the candidates. The NID 2017 question paper has two sections - the Section A carries 70 marks and it is a multiple choice objective type question paper while the B section carries 30 marks and is a subjective type question paper. There is no negative marking and all the questions are mandatory. The table below shows the NID 2017 Exam Pattern:
|No. of Sections||2 (Section A and B)|
|No. of Questions||100|
|Type of Questions||MCQ (section A), Subjective (Section B)|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark each question, no negative marking|
|Duration of NID 2017||3 hours|
Once the candidates have completed DAT (Stage 1), based on the marks obtained, the candidates will be shortlisted for the Studio Test (Stage 2) and Personal Interview (Stage 3) for the final admission.
The studio test is of 100 marks. Personal Interview (Stage 3) for candidates appearing for B. Des. will be conducted immediately after the Studio Test at the same center.
NID 2017 Result
The result of Design aptitude Test (DAT) for M. Des. Program would be declared on Feb 05, 2017 while the result of DAT for B. Des. and GDPD (Graduate Program in Design) will be declared on Feb 22, 2017. The declaration of final NID 2017 results along with the display offirst Merit List is tentatively scheduled to be out on May 31, 2017.
Candidates can check the results for NID 2017 Entrance Exam by simply following the steps mentioned below.
- Go to the official website www.results.nid.edu
- Click on the link for NID 2017 Results
- Enter the “Roll Number” and “Application Number”, and click ‘Submit’
- Candidate can view his/her result on the screen
- A printout of the result can be obtained by the candidate for future reference.
NID 2017 Cut off
National Institute of Design will conduct NID 2017 for admission to various designing courses viz, Under Graduate and Post Graduate, Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) of 4 years duration and Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (PGDPD) of 2.5 years duration. NID 2017 Cut Off will be valid only for the qualified eligible candidates. Marks acceptable for Product Design are to be around 150 and about 15 for the Information Design as per NID Cut off 2017.
Expected NID Cut Off 2017
The NID 2017 cut-off score for General Category will be based on the score obtained by the last candidate of the 1st merit list for General Category. The same would be applicable for reserved category candidates. The relaxation given to the Reserved Category candidates is as given under:
|10% less than the cut-off score of the General Category candidates||20% less than the cut-off score of the General Category candidates||20% less than the cut-off score of the General Category candidates||30% less than the cut-off score of the General Category candidates|
NID 2017 Counselling
The counselling process for admission to B. Des. And M. Des. Program in National Institute of Design for the academic session 2017-18 is expected to start in the first week of June-2017. The NID 2017 counselling process primarily involves three steps:
- Online Consent by Qualified Candidates
- Uploading of Documents Online by Candidates
- Provisional offer of Admission
Online Consent by Qualified Candidates
The successful candidates who are shortlisted in the rank list would be allotted seats provisionally after online verification of documents.
The qualified candidates are required to submit their consent online only, to be eligible for the next stage of NID 2017 admission process. The process for submitting Online Consent starts from May 31, 2017 to June 03, 2017. Based on the online consent submitted by the qualified candidates, the merit List will updated regularly from May 31, 2017 to June 03, 2017.
Uploading of Documents Online by Candidates
The candidates, who have qualified as per the first Merit List, would be required to upload the scanned copies of the requisite documents for the purpose of verification. All the relevant documents must be issued in the name of the candidate. The scanned copies of the original documents should be in JPEG format only.
The uploaded documents are verified from the information entered in the NID 2017 Application Form and any discrepancy would lead to cancellation of candidature. List of relevant documents for which the scanned copies have to be uploaded by the qualified candidates for B.Des. and M.Des. Programmes (for all categories) are indicated below:
- 10th Marksheet
- 12th Marksheet
- Birth Certificate
- Degree (Graduation/Diploma) Marksheet (for admission to M. Des.)
In addition to the above, the OBC-NCL/SC/ST category candidates have to submit valid category certificates which should be issued by appropriate competent authorities.
The Overseas category candidates (both B.Des.or M.Des programmes) have to upload the scanned copies of the first and last page of Passport and of Equivalence certificate, apart from submitting above mentioned documents.
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NID 2017 Selection Procedure
The candidates must note that mere appearance in DAT 2017 or being in the rank list doesn’t provide any automatic entitlement to admission. It is important for all the applicants to clear 3 steps of NID 2017 Selection Process. Based on the scores obtained in DAT 2017, the candidates are shortlisted for B.Des. and M.Des.They have to appear for the step 2 (Studio Test) and Step 3 (Personal Interview) of the NID 2017 Selection Process for Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses.
Studio Test is the second step in the Selection Procedure of NID 2017. The final step in NID 2017 Selection Procedure after clearing the studio test is to appear for the Personal interview. With the completion of personal interview Selection Procedure for NID 2017 ends and candidates are evaluated on the basis of three tier selection method.
NID 2017 Reservation
The category-wise division of seats for Bachelor of Design course, as per the NID 2016 Reservation Policy, is given as follows:
|Total No. of seats||General||OBC-NCL||Scheduled Caste||Scheduled Tribes|
|Percentage of reservation||51.5%||27%||15%||7.5%|
The category-wise distribution of seats for Master of Design course, as per the NID reservation policy, is given in the following table:
|Total no. of seats||General||OBC-NCL||Scheduled Caste||Scheduled Tribes|
|Percentage of reservation||51.5%||27%||15%||7.5%|
|Disciplines with 15 seats each||8||4||2||1|
|Disciplines with 10 seats each||5||3||1||1|
Persons with Disabilities
The Persons with Disability (PwD) will be given a 3% horizontal reservation of seats from the parent category in each programme cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs (Non-Creamy only) and General category.
To avail the NID 2017 reservation the candidate has to keep in mind that it will be provided to only those candidates who have 40% or more category as per the rules and guidelines issued by the Government of India.
NID 2017 Reservation for Overseas Candidates
There is a provision for 15% reservation of supernumerary seats in B. Des. and M. Des. Programmes for overseas category candidates. The candidates belonging to the NRI category (Non-Resident of India) shall be required to apply as Indian Citizens.
NID 2017 Seat Intake
|Faculty||Stream||Number of Seats|
|Faculty of Industrial Design||Product Design||15 Seats|
|Furniture Design||10 Seats|
|Ceramic & Glass Design||10 Seats|
|Faculty of Communication Design||Graphic Design||15 Seats|
|Animation Film Design||15 Seats|
|Film & Video Communication||10 Seats|
|Exhibition Design||10 Seats|
|Faculty of Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design||Textile Design||15 Seats|
There are two Supernumerary seats reserved for overseas candidates in each discipline of specialisation. Click here to know complete detail about NID Seat Intake.
NID 2017 Application Process
The NID 2017 Application Process is an online process which commences from October 12, 2016 and will extend to November 28, 2016. The candidates who successfully submit the NID 2017 Application Form shall receive the NID 2017 Admit Card from December 24, 2016. The NID 2017 is a three stage examination namely DAT 2017 followed by Studio Test and Personal Interview.
National Institute of Design provides admission to the candidates who have applied for Bachelor and Master Programme in Design on the basis of the Design Aptitude Test (DAT). NID 2017 is conducted in various NID 2017 Exam Centers in cities across India.
The steps followed for the online NID 2017 Application Process are mentioned below:
Upload Photograph and Signature
Browse the scanned copy of the photograph and signature and click on upload. Click on Save and Proceed for the next step i.e. fee payment to complete the NID 2017 Application Process. The details of the photograph and signature are given in the table below:
|Scanned Photograph||· A recent photograph · JPEG Format · Less than 100 KB|
|Candidate’s Signature||· Blue/Black Ball point Pen on White paper · JPEG Format · Less than 100 Format|
NID 2017 Application Process for Foreign Nationals
Candidates under overseas category can appear only for NID 2017 in Ahmedabad immediately followed by Stage 2 and Stage 3 exams. Selected candidates will be offered admission in NID, following documents will be required to produce at the registration process:
- Attested copy of the relevant pages of the passport containing details of the applicant.
- For B.Des applicants: An attested copy of marksheet of SSC and HSC examinations. For SSC appearing candidates, bonafide certificate from the school is required.
- For M.Des applicants: Attested copies of the marksheet of SSC and HSC, completed years of graduation and degree certificate/ provisional certificate/ passing certificate.
- An equivalence certificate must be obtained from Association of Indian University (AIU), New Delhi.
NID 2017 Application Fee
The candidates can pay the Application Fee for NID 2017 through either online mode or offline mode. The online mode includes payment through Credit Card/Debit Card. The offline mode involves payment through a Demand Draft in favor of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. Following table gives the application fee for all the categories:
|Programme||General Category||OBC-NCL / Overseas Category SC / ST / PwD)||Overseas (Supernumerary)|
|Both B.Des and GDPD||3000/-||1500/-||3000/-|
|M.Des One (1) Discipline only||1500/-||750/-||1500/-|
|M.Des Two (2) Disciplines||3000/-||1500/-||3000/-|
NID 2017 Eligibility
Bachelor of Design
- Age Limit
The upper age limit is 20 years for the candidates applying for the Bachelor Programme as on July 1, 2016. General Category applicants born on or before July 1, 1996 are not eligible. Reserved Category applicants born on or before July 1, 1993 are not eligible.
- Educational Qualification
Applicants who have passed or will appear the qualifying exam under the higher secondary of 10+2 from any recognized Education Board such as AISSE/ICSE/CBSE or equivalents as on the beginning of the academic session of 2015-16 or any other equivalent qualifying examination as below:
- The final examination of 10+2 system conducted by a Central Board or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
- The Final Examination of Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
- Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National School of Open Learning with a minimum of 5 subjects.
- Any Public School or Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.
- H.S.C. Vocational Qualification
- General Certificate Examination from London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka at the Advanced Level.
- High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
- Candidates who have completed 12th standard outside India whose board is not recognized by the Board of India should produce a certificate to Association of Indian University as a proof that they have passed their 12th standard.
Master of Design
- Age Limit
The maximum age limit is 30 years for the candidates applying for the Bachelor Programme as on July 1, 2016. General Category applicants born on or before July 1, 1986 are not eligible. Reserved Category applicants born on or before July 1, 1983 are not eligible.
- Educational Qualification
Applicants will have to proof that they have passed the following equivalently qualifying exams before July 6, 2016.
- Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 system, from any university recognized by law in India.
- Diploma in Design under 10+2+4 system, from any university recognized by law of India.