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NID Forms 2022


NID Application Forms 2022 has been released for the academic year 2022-23. NID Application process has started on October 5, 2021 and ends on November 30, 2021. NID first phase entrance exam: NID DAT Prelims will be held on January 2, 2022. Read this article to know complete details of NID Application Process.

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NID Admission Notification 

Online Registration Process starts on October 5, 2021
Last Date for Submitting Online Application

November 30, 2021( Till 1600 hrs )

Last Date for Submitting Online Application with late fees December 1, 2021 (1600 hrs) to December 5, 2021 (1600 hrs)
Window to edit Application Forms From 1600 hrs on Monday, 6 December 2021 to 1600 hrs Monday, 13 December 2021
Online Availibility of Admit Cards for DAT Prelims December 23, 2021 
Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for B.Des. Sunday, January 2, 2022  
Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for Overseas Candidates Sunday, January 2, 2022  
Design Aptitude Test ( DAT Prelims ) for M.Des. including Overseas Candidates Sunday, January 2, 2022  
Results for M.Des. - DAT Prelims to be announced Will be announced later
Rechecking request for M.Des. DAT Prelims  Will be announced later
Results for B.Design  - DAT Prelims to be announced Will be announced later
Online Availibility of Admit Cards for DAT Mains for B. Design Will be announced later
DAT Mains for M.Des. Schedule Will be announced later
DAT Mains for B.Des. Overseas Candidates in Ahmedabad Will be announced later
Results to be declared for B.Design and GDPD -  Merit List Will be announced later
Counselling Will be announced later


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Candidates have to visit to fill NID ADMISSION FORM online.  

Step 1: Sign Up / Registration

1. Sign up / register with a valid email address and active mobile number.

2. After registration, login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address. 

3. Login to your account using Login credentials to proceed further. 

Step 2: Filling up Online Application Form

1. Login and proceed to step 2 - Application Form

2. Fill all the required details.

2. Click 'Save & Proceed' to go to the next section 'Upload Document.' 

Step 3: Uploading Documents and Signature

1. Candidates need to upload a recent passport size photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format, minimum 75 KB and maximun 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio.

2. Candidates need to upload their scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format, minimum 75 KB and maximum 100 KB in size. The signature  should be digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.

3. Candidates applying under various categories are required to upload their valid Certificates issued by a competent authorities. The date of issue of the certificate must be between 01 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format, minimum 75 KB and maximum 150 KB in size. Documents to be uploaded by candidates of various categories in addition to photograph and scanned signature are as under:

a. General EWS - EWS Certificate

b. OBC-NCL - OBC-NCL Certificate

c. SC - Caste Certificate

d. ST - Tribe Certificate

e. Open-PwD - Disability Certificate

f. GEN-EWS-PwD - EWS Certificate & Disability Certificate

g. OBC-NCL-PwD - OBC-NCL Certificate & Disability Certificate

h. SC-PwD - Caste Certificate & Disability Certificate

i. ST-PwD - Tribe Certificate & Disability Certificate

4. 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 exceed 150 KB in size.

5. Once you are done with uploading the documents, click 'Save & Proceed' to go to the next section to pay Application Fees.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fees

1. The fees for the Application can only be paid online through Debit/Credit Card.

2. Candidates will be directed to the payment gateway. After completing the payment process, they will be redirected to the 'Print Section' where they can save their form and print it for future reference. 

NID Application Fee

Nid Application Form Fees is to be submitted by candidates along with the Online Application Forms. The form fees is different for various categoies like General, OBC, SC, ST & Overseas Category. Check out the table given below for more details. CHECK: National Institute of Design Fees for total & semester wise fees for all centres.


Programme/Category For B.Design
General  Rs. 3000
General-EWS Rs. 3000
OBC - NCL Rs. 3000
SC Rs. 1500
ST Rs. 1500
General-PwD Rs. 1500
General-EWS-PwD Rs. 1500
OBC-NCL-PwD Rs. 1500
SC-PwD Rs. 1500
ST-PwD Rs. 1500
Overseas (Supernumerary) Rs. 5000 


Programme/Category For M.Design - 1 Discipline For M.Design - 2 Discipline
General  Rs. 3000 Rs. 6000
General-EWS Rs. 3000 Rs. 6000
OBC - NCL Rs. 3000 Rs. 6000
SC Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
ST Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
General-PwD Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
General-EWS-PwD Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
OBC-NCL-PwD Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
SC-PwD Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
ST-PwD Rs. 1500 Rs. 3000
Overseas Candidates Rs. 5000 Rs. 10000


For B.Des: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla,  Thiruvananthapuram and  Vijayawada.        

For M.Des: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi,  Shimla,  Thiruvananthapuram and Vijayawada. 

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology