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NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des.
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NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

National Institute of Design Entrance Exam (Prelims) For Master of Design 2021 or NID DAT (Prelims) M.Des. 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Des. (Animation Film Design), M.Des. (Film and Video Communication), M.Des. (Graphic Design), M.Des. (Photography Design), M.Des. (Ceramic and Glass Design) and other courses. NID DAT (Prelims) M.Des. 2021 is conducted by National Institute of Design.

NID DAT (Prelims) M.Des. for the year 2021 has been announced by National Institute of Design and will be held on 14/03/2021. The application forms will be available from 08/01/2021 till 20/02/2021. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 150 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 04/03/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 18/06/2021.

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NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Conducting Body

National Institute of Design

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Eligibility Criteria

                                      Eligibility Criteria

All candidates applying for the M.Des. programme (any discipline) must fulfill eligibility criteria of both age and education qualification as under.

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category & General EWS Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 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 1988 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Person with Disabilities (PwD) Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1986 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:

In addition to satisfying the above age criteria, the candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions:

  • Bachelor Degree Of minimum 4-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Candidate must have passed the Bachelor Degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in July/August 2021 *.
  • Full-time Diploma Of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture. after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Candidates must have passed the Diploma examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in July/August 2021*.
  • Bachelor Degree Of minimum 3-year duration in any specialization, after 12th standard or equivalent to 12th standard. Condition: Candidates must have passed the 3 year Bachelor degree examinations by 2020. Those applicants who were in the final year of Academic Year 2019-20 and whose examinations have not been conducted by 2020, due to the pandemic situation prevailing in the country, can also apply.

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
14/03/2021 Vijayawada, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, Shimla, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata

NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 08/01/2021 17/02/2021
Application Form With Late Fee - 20/02/2021
Application Form Correction 21/02/2021 23/02/2021
Admit Card Release Date 04/03/2021 -
NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Exam Date Online Dates
  • 14/03/2021
  • Declaration of result 18/06/2021 -
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    Examination Timing:

    • Paper I: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (30 minutes)
    • Paper II: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (120 minutes)
    • Paper III: 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM (120 minutes)

    NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Category
    1 Discipline only
    2 Disciplines
    General
    Rs.3000
    Rs.6000
    General
    Rs.3000
    Rs.6000
    OBC - NCL
    Rs.3000
    Rs.6000
    SC
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    ST
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    General - PwD
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    General - EWS -PwD
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    OBC - NCL - PwD
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    SC - PwD
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    ST - PwD
    Rs.1500
    Rs.3000
    Overseas
    Rs.5000 
    Rs.10000
    AppIication fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Step O:

    Read and familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other necessary information related to admissions to the M.Des. programme in the Admission Handbook 2021-22 and confirm that you have read and agree to the same.

    Step 1: Sign up/Registration.

    • Candidates are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form. This is to be done only at http://admissions.nid.edu
    • Candidates must provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering since the email address and mobile number will be used for all future communication with the candidate. Ensure that this email id and mobile number is active till 31 August 2021. Candidates are advised to check their email and SMS on a regular basis for any important communication made by the Admissions Office via email id admissions@nid.edu or nid@applyadmission.net.
    • 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). In case, the wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during signup, you are required to register afresh with the correct details.
    • Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for future reference.
    • Log in to your account using login and password to proceed further.

    Step 2: Fill-in Personal & Educational Details

    • Log in and proceed to Step 2—Application Form.
    • Fill in all the required details. Note: Candidates are allowed to apply for a maximum of two disciplines.
    • After filling all details, click 'Save & Proceed' to go to the next section to 'Upload Document'.
    • Click 'Save & Exit' to complete the form at a later time or date.

    Step 3: Upload Documents and Signature:

    • Upload a color scanned copy of recent passport size photograph as per the instructions. The photograph must be in JPG/JPEG format, should be of minimum 75 KB and maximum 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs with self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
    • Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. The signature file must be in JPG/JPEG format and should be of minimum 75 KB and maximum 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
    • Candidates applying under the GEN-EWS category are required to upload their valid EWS Certificate issued by a competent authority, in the prescribed format as available on the website https://admissions.nid.edu, shall only be considered valid. The date of issue of EWS certificate must be 01 April 2020 or later based on the gross annual income Of the financial year 2019-20. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and should be of minimum 75 KB and maximum 150 KB in size.
    • Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL category are required to upload their valid OBC- NCL Certificate issued by a competent authority. The format of the OBC-NCL certificate should be as per the Central format (available on the website https://admissions.nid.edu in Download section). The date Of issue Of OBC-NCL certificate must be 01 April 2020 or later. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and should be of minimum 75 KB and maximum 150 KB in size.
    • Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and should be of minimum 75 KB and maximum 150 KB in size.
    • Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India format of which is available on the website https://admissions.nid.edu. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and should be of minimum 75 KB and maximum 150 KB in size.
    • Click 'Save & Proceed' to go to the next section to pay Application Fees. Your Application Form will be accepted only after successful payment of the application fees.
    • If you wish to complete the application form later after uploading all necessary documents, you can click 'Save and Exit'.

    Step 4: Pay Application Fee and Print

    NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 04/03/2021

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    NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 14/03/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    Before entering the Exam Centre:
    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card.
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager/ wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.
    • Handbag / Carry bag/ Mobile phone / calculator /watch/any other electronic gadget or any paper (other than the Admit Card) shall not be allowed inside the Test Hall/Room and the University shall not be responsible for its safekeeping. If a candidate is found in possession of any such item during the Test, he/she would be deemed to have used unfair means and may lead to cancellation of his/her candidature.
    After entering the centre:
    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat.
    • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet/cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.
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    NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Results

    Result Declaration18/06/2021

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    NID DAT 2021 (Prelims) M.Des. Re-evaluation

    Fees for re-evaluation

    • The fees for rechecking of DAT Prelims paper for each discipline is Rs.2000/-.
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