Interior Design Career: NID DAT 2021, Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Interior Design Courses

Interior designing is a professional course. Nowadays, it is a top-rated course, especially among girls. The course is about designing, beautifying, and organising our living and working space in the best possible way. It teaches students the aesthetics of living space and how to utilise every inch of it most functionally.

Career Opportunities

There is a massive demand for interior designers by builders, hoteliers, hospitals and home-decor companies. Interior designers have an attractive career, which is exciting and full of opportunities. Students begin their career humbly as a learner, but soon they find themselves working on big projects of hotels, builders, offices, resorts, design studios etc.

Popular Exam for Interior Design

There are many governments and private colleges and institutions which are offering courses in Interior Designing. Candidates can pursue this course on the Undergraduate or Diploma or Postgraduate level.

The AIEED (All India Entrance Exam for Design) is the most popular exam conducted on the national level.

Courses Available at UG Level for Interior Designing

UG Course

Duration

B.A. in Interior Design

3 Years.

B.A. in Interior Architecture Design

3 Years.

B.Des in Interior Design

3 Years.

B.Sc in Interior Design

3 Years.

Bachelor of Interior Design

3 Years.

UG degree course in Design

3-4 Years.

UG degree course in Fine Arts

3-4 Years.

UG degree course in Architecture

3-4 Years.

UG degree course in Environmental Planning

3-4 Years.

Courses Available on PG Level for Interior Designing  

PG Course

Duration

M.Sc in Interior Designing

2 Years.

M.Sc in Interior Design and Resource Management

2 Years.

Diploma Courses

Diploma Course

Duration

Diploma course in Interior Designing

1-2 Years.

Students should get specialised in any one of the following designing field–

  • Landscape Design
  • Residential Design
  • Business Design

Top-ranked Interior Designing colleges

  • National Institute of Design, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Art and Design, New Delhi
  • Pearl Academy, New Delhi
  • International Institute of Fashion Design, New Delhi
  • International School of Design, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Fashion and Design, Chandigarh
  • National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

NID (National Institute of Design) conducts an entrance exam every year on the national level for admission of students in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. Students are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the Design Aptitude Test. The DAT is a two-stage exam with Prelims and Mains.

Read below, to know more about the NID 2021 Exam 

NID DAT 2021 Latest Update - The NID DAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on 14th March 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The admit cards for the same were released on 4th March 2021.

NID DAT 2021 - Highlights

Exam Name

NID Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)

Exam conducting authority

National Institute of Design

Official website

Click here

Exam Frequency

Once in a year

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Duration

3 hours (B.Des./ GDPD)

2 hours 30 minute (M.Des.)


Available Application Forms

Interior Design Courses 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for the NID Design Aptitude Test 2021:

NID Design Aptitude Test 2021

Important Dates

Release of notification

8th January 2021

Availability of NID application form (B.Des/ GDPD)

8th January to 17th February 2021

Availability of NID application form (M.Des)

8th January to 17th February 2021

Filling application form with late fee

17th to 20th February 2021

Application details correction window

21st to 23rd February 2021

Download NID Admit Card

4th March 2021

NID DAT Prelims

14th March 2021

NID DAT Prelims result (M.Des.)

To be announced

NID DAT Prelims result (B.Des./ GDPD)

To be announced

NID DAT Main (M.Des.)

To be announced

NID DAT Main (B.Des./ GDPD)

To be announced

NID Final Result B.Des.

To be announced


Interior Design Courses 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

NID DAT Exam Pattern

The exam comprises of two stages:

Preliminary Exam

The preliminary stage comprises of two sections:

Sections

Type of Questions

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Section 1

MCQs

1 to 22

30 marks

Section 2

Subjective Type

23 to 26

70 marks

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Main Exam

Exam duration

3 hours

Medium of question language

English

Maximum marks

100

NID DAT Syllabus

The exam doesn’t have any set syllabus. Questions are asked from the following topics:

  • Composition
  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity
  • Drawing Skills
  • General Mental Ability
  • Sensitivity to Environment
  • Subjects of Design


Interior Design Courses 2021 Eligibility

Eligibility for B.Des -

  • For admission to the B.Des programme, a candidate should have done 10+2 from a recognised University/ Board.
  • The upper age limit for a candidate should not be more than 20 years. For the reserved category candidates, there is a relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

Eligibility for M.Des -

  • A candidate should have done Bachelors/ Diploma in Design.
  • The upper age limit of the candidate should not be more than 30 years. For the reserved category candidates, there is a relaxation of 3 years of age in the upper age limit.

Interior Design Courses 2021 Application Process

A candidate can apply for the NID DAT 2021 exam online from 8th January to 17th February 2021. There is also a provision of applying for the exam after these dates by paying a late fee. Although there is a provision of application correction from 21st to 23rd February 2021, candidates are advised to fill the application form correctly at once. Here are the steps to apply for the exam.

How To Apply for NID DAT 2021?

  • Visit the official website of the NID.
  • Register by providing basic details, like Name, Phone number, and Email ID. On successful registration, the login credentials will be sent to the registered email ID.
  • Log-in again to access the application form.
  • Fill in the remaining details, upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Check all the details again and submit the completed application form.

Application Fee

The application fee can be paid through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card. The category-wise fee details are as under:

Category of Candidate

Application fee for M.Des.

Application fee for B.Des. and GDPD

General/ General-EWS/ OBC

₹ 3000

₹ 3000

SC/ST

₹ 1500

₹ 1500

PwD

₹ 1500

₹ 1500

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Without an application fee, the application form will not be accepted. Once paid, the application fee is non-refundable.


Other Details

NID DAT Exam Centres 2021

The examination centres for the preliminary and main exam are different. Here are the details.

Preliminary Exam Centres

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bhopal
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Chennai
  5. Chandigarh
  6. Guwahati
  7. Goa
  8. Hyderabad
  9. Jaipur
  10. Kolkata
  11. Lucknow
  12. Mumbai
  13. Nagpur
  14. New Delhi
  15. Patna
  16. Raipur
  17. Shimla
  18. Thiruvananthapuram
  19. Vijayawada

Main exam centres

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Gandhinagar

NID DAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card online from the official website of the NID. The admit cards for the Preliminary exam were released on 4th March 2021. By entering their login details, candidates can download their admit card and take its print copy. The admit card contains information like the roll number, the date, and the venue of the exam. Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination center. Without an admit card, no candidate will be allowed to take the exam. Here are the steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official NID website.
  • Look for the admit card link.
  • Enter your log-in details and click the Submit button.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen. Check all the details.
  • Download the admit card and take a print.

Details on the Admit Card

The following details are mentioned on the admit card:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Category
  • Exam centre venue
  • Reporting time
  • Exam day guidelines

In case any discrepancies are found in the admit card details, contact the NID DAT officials.

NID Design Aptitude Test FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

NID Design Aptitude Test is conducted for admission to UG and PG courses. Here are the frequently asked questions related to the exam:

Q. When to avail the application form for NID 2021 Exam?

Candidates can avail the application form from 8th January 2021.

Q. When will the NID 2021 Exam of Prelims be held?

It will be held on 14th March 2021.

Q. When will the NID 2021 Main exam for M.Des be conducted?

The Main exam dates are yet to be announced.

Q.When will the NID 2021 Main exam for B.Des and GDPD be conducted?

The exam dates are yet to be announced.

Q. How to get the admit card for the exam?

Candidates can download their admit card from the official website of the NID by entering their registration number and name.

Q. What is the eligibility for the B.Des NID exam?

Candidates should have done 10+2 from a recognized board or University. He should not be more than 20 years of age.

Q. What is the eligibility for the M.Des and GDPD NID 2021 exam?

Candidates should have done Bachelors in designing or Diploma in designing to appear for the exam. He should not be more than 30 years of age.

Q. What are the total marks of the NID exam?

The exam is for 100 marks.


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