Application & Syllabus -2017

NID Entrance Exam – Syllabus & Application 2017

NID Entrance Exam -Syllabus & Admission Information


NID Entrance Exam is conducted by National Institute of Design (NID) which is internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial, Communication, Textile and IT Integrated (Experiential) Design. It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and post Graduate level with five faculty stream and 18 diverse design domains.


  • Bachelor of design (B.Design) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC at Ahmedabad
  • Master of design (M.Design) of 2 ½ years duration for graduates from various domains specific to each discipline at Ahmedabad
  • Graduate Diploma Programme in design  of 4 years duration for students 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/IB/ISC at Vijaywada and Kurukshetra.



NID -2017 Entrance Exam – Important Dates

 Last date for Online Registration 28th November, 2016
 Last date for Online Registration (With Late Fees) 2nd December, 2016
 Online availability of Admit Cards 20th  December 2016
 Design Aptitude Test (DAT)- Prelims for B.Des & GDPD 8th January, 2017 
 Design Aptitude Test (DAT)- Prelims for M.Des 8th  January 2017
Declaration of results of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – Prelims  for M.Des  27th January , 2017
Online availability of Admit Cards for Studio Test & Interviews for M.Des. candidates 7th february 2017
Declaration of results of Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – Prelims for B.Des & GDPD 14th february 2017
Online availability of Admit Cards for Studio Test & Interviews for B.Des. candidates 7th March, 2017
DAT Mains for M.Des. in Ahmedabad,  Gandhinagar and Bengaluru Monday, 13 March to Friday, 31 March 2017
DAT Mains for B.Des. and GDPD in Ahmedabad Monday, 15 May to Saturday, 20 May 2017
Merit List 1 for M.Des  1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Merit List 1 for B.Des. and GDPD    1400 hrs. on Wednesday, 31 May 2017



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NID Admission Cell  – Contact

Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Queries related to M.Des. & B.Des. programmes
Phone: +91 79 2662 3462 (only Monday to Friday, 1430 hrs. to 1730 hrs.)
Queries related to Academic Fees structure for M.Des. & B.Des. Programmes
Phone: +91 79 2662 9628
Queries related to GDPD programmes:
Phone: +91 8985 835 478
Phone: +91 9815 540 044

Helpline number for technical issues related to submission of online application:
Phone: +91 9599 024 188 (Monday to Friday, 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs.)



National Institute of Design,
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Phone: +91-79-2662 3462+91-79-2662 3462
Fax: +91-79-2662 1167


National Institute of Design,
GH-0 Extension Road,
Near Infocity, Gandhinagar 382 007
Phone: +91-79-2326 5602+91-79-2326 5602
Fax: +91-79-2324 4518


National Institute of Design,
#12, HMT Link Road, Off Tumkur Road,
Bengaluru 560 022
Phone: +91-80-2337 3006+91-80-2337 3006 / 2337 3276
Fax: +91-80-2337 3086



National Institute of Design,
Transit Campus at EEE Building Nagarjuna University Nagar
Andhra Pradesh -522510
Email :

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