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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    National Institute of Fashion Design Entrance exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Pen and Paper(Offline mode)
  • Exam Duration
    3 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • No. of Papers
  • No. of Sections
  • Marking Scheme
    No Negative marks
  • Exam Dates
    December 2022
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    September 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    B.des - October 2022 / M.des - October 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    B.des - November 2022 / M.des - November 2022
  • Last Date of Payment of Application Fee
    B.des - November 2022 / M.des - November 2022
  • Form Correction Window Opens
    B.des - November 2022 / M.des - November 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    B.des - December 2022 / M.des - December 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    B.des - May 2023 / M.des - February 2023
  • Exam Date
    B.des - June 2023 / M.des - June 2023
  • Counselling Process Starts
    To be Announced
  • Admit Card Available
    B.des - June 2023 / M.des - June 2023
  • Result Date
    B.des - July 2023 / M.des - August 2023
  • Result
    B.des - July 2023 / M.des - August 2023
Eligibilty Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for NID 

To be admitted to NID, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Age limit-

General and international applicants must be 20 years old, whereas SC/ST/ OBC-NCL and PwD applicants must be 23 and 25 years old, respectively. The upper age limit for M. Des applicants is 30 for general and international students, 33 and 35 for SC/ST/OBC-NCL and PwD applicants, respectively.

Educational qualifications

Des applicants must have completed 12th grade or an equivalent examination, while M. Des candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree (any discipline) from a recognized university.


Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for NID 2023

According to the announcement, the NID exam has two stages: prelims and mains for B.Des, GDPD, and M.Des. NID may vary the schedules or the structure of the paper pattern based on the current pandemic condition.


Syllabus for NID 2023

Before you begin your preparation, check over the complete syllabus because it will help you understand the crucial topics from an exam standpoint.

The table below highlights the important themes for both the aptitude and studio tests on the NID DAT.

Exam Syllabus
Aptitde Test Includes various topics like Creativity, Comprehension, Knowledge and Visualization, Drawing Skills, Memory Drawing, General Mental Ability, etc
Studio Test Comprises of topics such as 3D Modeling, Body Language, Observation Test, Portfolio Making, Creative Thinking, etc

Admissions Counseling at NID

The NID admissions process involves three steps of counselling:

Online permission

Applicants who pass the design aptitude test (DAT), studio test, and interview receive an online consent form, which they must submit within the deadline to continue the admission process. The initial merit list is generated based on the candidates’ online permission forms.

Documents are being uploaded for verification.

Uploading authentic copies of necessary documents such as 10th and 12th grade mark sheets, birth certificates, and degree certificates (for M. Des.) for verification is the next step in NID admission counselling.

Offer of provisional admission

Candidates with verified information are offered a provisional admission offer that contains the following information:

  • Regulations and rules
  • Format of a physical fitness certificate
  • Format of the undertaking to be submitted (only if the final results of the 12th class or bachelor’s degree have not been revealed)
  • Hostel application form with indemnity bond and rules and regulations