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National Institute of Design, Vijayawada, an autonomous institute under DIPP, invites applications for the third batch of its four year Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) for the academic year 2017-18. Application Forms can be filled online at

NID Vijayawada DAT Prelims 2017

DAT Prelims for NID Vijayawada GDPD will be held on 8th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the announced test centres. It wil be a 100 marks question paper in English containing Multiple Choice Questions ( MCQs ) with one or more than one correct options. The candidates are evaluated on their abilities of creativity, knowledge, comprehension, analysis and visualisation. It is further divided into two parts: Part I consists of Multiple-choice questions marked out of 70 points. This part has questions with one or more than one correct answer. The responses of this part will be recorded on an OMR sheet and evaluated digitally. Part II contains subjective questions marked out of 30 points, with responses to be provided in
visual and/or written formats.

Important Links:

NID Application Forms 2017

NID DAT Prelims & NID DAT Mains

NID Eligibility 2017

NID Entrance Exam 2017


NID Admission Brochure 2017

NID Kurukshetra Brochure 2017

NID Vijayawada Brochure 2017

GDPD Programmes at NID Vijayawada

NID Vijayawada is offering 60 seats for 4-year Graduate Diploma in Design ( GDPD ) with specializations in 

  • Industrial Design
  • Communication Design 
  • Textile and Apparel Design

NID Vijayawada Eligibility Criteria 2017

Age Eligibility Criteria : Upper Age Limit for Candidates is 20 Years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on or before June 30, 2017.

For General Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1997 are not eligible.

For Reserved Category : Candidates born on or before June 30, 1994 are not eligible.                                     

Educational Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who have passed or who will appear for Higher Secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations from any recognized board of education like CBSE / IB / ICSC  or their equivalent during the academic year 2016-17

NID Vijayawada Important Dates 2017

Online Registration Process for NID Vijayawada starts on October 26, 2016
Last Date Of Receiving Online Applications by NID November 28, 2016( Till 1400 hrs )
Last Date Of Receiving Online Applications by NID ( On payment of late fees via debit/ credit card only ) December 02, 2016 ( Till 1400 hrs )
Last Date for submitting printed application forms along with a demand draft ( to be sent via speed post, registered post or courier ) December 02, 2016
Online Availibility of Admit Cards for NID Vijayawada GDPD DAT Prelims December 20, 2016 ( 1600 hrs )
Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for GDPD  January 8, 2017
Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I answer keys ( Online only ) January 18 - January 20, 2017
Uploading final answer keys of DAT Prelims Part I  January 27, 2017
Results for NID Vijayawada GDPD - DAT Prelims to be announced Feb 28, 2017
Online Availibility of Admit Cards for NID Vijayawada DAT Mains for GDPD March 7, 2017
NID Vijayawada DAT Mains for GDPD  May 15 - May 20, 2017
Results to be declared for NID Vijayawada GDPD - 1st Merit List May 31, 2017

 NID Vijayawada Annual Academic Fee - For First Year

                                        FEE                                                 IN RUPEES                              
Tuition Fees 1,75,000
Refundable Security Deposit 10,000
Total fees for First Year 1,85,000

NID Vijayawada Contact Info

Transit Campus at EEE Building
Acharya Nagarjuna University
Nagarjuna Nagar, GUNTUR – 522 510 Andhra Pradesh

Note: For latest NID updates please visit the website


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