Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) The four-year-long Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme is offered only at NID Ahmedabad in the following areas of specialization:
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) All applicants applying for the B.Des. and GDPD programmes must fulfill the criteria of both age and education qualification.
For Indian Nationals in General Category: Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years as on 30 June 2019. Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission
Applications for academic year 2019–20 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2018– 19 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent
How to Apply
Applicants will have to visit the official admissions website at www.admissions.nid.edu and follow the steps below:
Step 1: Sign up/Registration 1. All the applicants are required to register/sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form only at http://admissions.nid.edu
- Please provide a valid email address and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2019.
- 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 of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, 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 the Online Application Form
- Log in and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
- Fill in all the required details.
- Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
- After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the next section to ‘Upload Document’.
Step 3: Uploading your Documents & signature
- Upload a scanned recent passport photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs with selfcomposed portraits will not be accepted.
- Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
- Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL category are required to upload their valid OBC-NCL Certificate issued by a competent authority. The date of issue of OBC-NCL certificate should be 01 April 2018 or later. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceed 150 KB in size.
- Candidates applying under the 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 not exceeding 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. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
- Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print:
Design Aptitude Tests (DAT)
The Design Aptitude Tests will be conducted in two stages:
Stage 1: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims
Stage 2: Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Mains
DAT (Prelims) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) will be conducted from: 1000 hrs. to 1300 hrs. on Sunday, 06 January 2019.
About DAT Prelims
The B.Des. DAT prelims paper is a 3 hour test of 100 marks which evaluates the Design aptitude of the candidate. It comprises of a mix of objective and subjective questions.
The question paper is in English.
Based on the DAT Prelims scores, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Only shortlisted candidates will be eligible to appear for the DAT Mains exam as per the schedule announced.
Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates.
Test Centres for DAT Prelims
The DAT Prelims will be conducted in the following cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada.
About DAT Mains for B.Des./GDPD
Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains. The Admit Card for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website (http://admissions.nid.edu).
The DAT mains will consist of tests in multiple formats such in a studio set up. The tests will be conducted over two days.
The total marks of the test will be out of 100.
The tests will be conducted in English only.
Weightages of DAT Prelims & DAT Mains for final result
The Final marks of the candidate appearing for the BDes/GDPD programme of the National Institute of Design, will be determined based on the weightages of the marks obtained in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as follows:
Note: Only candidates who have appeared for all the tests in both the stages will be considered eligible for the Merit List.
Announcement of Results
Results for DAT Prelims
Based on the scores obtained in the DAT Prelims, separate merit lists shall be prepared for each category (OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PwD). Results for admission to NID for the Academic Year 2019–20 for the B.Des. (including overseas candidates) and GDPD programmes will be declared only on the official admissions website (www.admissions.nid.edu) as per the schedule announced in Section 2. The candidates’ scores will also be available for viewing at this time.
Separate result score cards will not be sent individually to the candidates.
In case the total marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:
- Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part B of the Design Aptitude Test – Prelims.
- (ii) If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Part A of the Design Aptitude Test- Prelims.
- (iii) If this still does not break the tie, then both the candidates will be assigned the same rank.
Candidates Shortlisted for DAT Mains
Based on the Merit list of DAT Prelims, eligible candidates will have to appear for DAT Mains. The number of candidates shortlisted will be no less than three times the number of seats available per category in that programme (please refer to Section 3 of this handbook to see the total number of seats available). If the total scores of two or more candidates in the DAT Prelims are the same, they will be assigned the same rank
Final Merit List
The final common merit lists for the B.Des.and GDPD programmes will be generated category wise (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD), based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the candidate, namely the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains.
Separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates for B.Des programme.
Minimum qualifying criterion Candidates from the various categories will be considered eligible for admission only if their percentile score is above the values mentioned in the table below:
Allotment of seat
Allotment of seat for B.Des/GDPD programme will be conducted in person at Ahmedabad. Each candidate is required to remain present in person with the requisite documents as per the schedule (which will be announced at a later date). Failing to report with the requisite documents as per the schedule will lead to forfeiting the candidate’s seat and their seat will be allotted to next eligible candidate in order of merit.