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NID ELIGIBILITY 2022

Updated: Oct 30, 2021 by Anu Handa  

Latest Updates for NID 2022

NID 2022 Application Form has been released for the academic session 2022-23. The application process has started on 5th October, 2021 and ends on November 30th, 2021. NID DAT Prelims for both B Des & M Des exams will be held on 2nd January, 2022. Only those candidates will be issued the Admit Cards, who fill & submit the application form along with the required fees in the stipulated time period.

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ELIGIBILITY FOR NID ENTRANCE EXAM
NID B DES - AGE

Upper Age Limit for Candidates: NID Bachelor of Design (B Des.) 

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Candidates born on or after July 1, 2002 are eligible to apply.
  • For Foreign Nationals Overseas Category : Candidates born on or after July 1, 2002 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST ): Candidates born on or after July 1, 1999 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( PwD ): Candidates born on or after July 1, 1997 are eligible to apply.

NID ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY 
NID B DES - EDUCATION

Educational Qualification for four year B.Des. programme

FACULTY OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

DISCIPLINE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Product Design 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 in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) in the academic year 2021-22
Furniture Design
Ceramic & Glass Design

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN

DISCIPLINE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Graphic Design 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 in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) in the academic year 2021-22
Animation Film Design
Film & Video Communication Design
Exhibition ( Spatial ) Design

FACULTY OF TEXTILE, APPAREL & LIFESTYLE ACCESSORY DESIGN

DISCIPLINE EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Textile Design 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 in any stream (Science, Commerce, Arts etc.) in the academic year 2021-22

Educational Qualification for four year B Des programme at NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh and NID Assam are also the same as above.

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NID REQUIREMENTS
NID B Des - EDUCATION

Examinations considered equivalent to the above are as follows:

NID EXAM ELIGIBILITY
NID M DES - AGE

Upper Age Limit for Candidates: NID Master of Design ( M.Des. ) 

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category: Candidates born on or after July 1, 1992 are eligible to apply.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas Category : Candidates born on or after July 1, 1992 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( OBC-NCL, SC, ST ): Candidates born on or after July 1, 1989 are eligible to apply.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category ( PwD ): Candidates born on or after July 1, 1987 are eligible to apply.

NID ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
NID M DES - EDUCATION

Educational Qualification for 2-1/2 year M.Des. programme at Ahmedabad Campus. 

DISCIPLINES

Product Design

Furniture Design

Graphic Design

Ceramic & Glass Design

Textile Design

Animation Film Design

Film & Video Communication Design

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

The Candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions

Candidates must have passed the examination at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May/June 2022:

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 ( or more ) after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must have passed the examination at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May/June 2022:

  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4 year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/Architecture, after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must have passed the examination before August 2021:

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.   


Educational Qualification for 2-1/2 year M.Des. programme at Gandhinagar Campus. 

DISCIPLINES

New Media Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Toy & Game Design

Photography Design

Apparel Design

Strategic Design Management

Transportation & Automobile design

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

The Candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions

Candidates must have passed the examination at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May/June 2022:

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 ( or more ) after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must have passed the examination at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May/June 2022:

  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4 year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/Architecture, after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must have passed the examination before August 2021:

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any recognized university or recognized institute in India. 

  

  Educational Qualification for 2-1/2 year M.Des. programme at Bengaluru Campus. 

DISCIPLINES

Digital Game Design

Interaction Design

Information Design

Universal Design

Design for Retail Experience

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

The Candidate must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications to be considered eligible for admissions

Candidates must have passed the examination at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May/June 2022:

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+4 ( or more ) after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any recognized university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must have passed the examination at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May/June 2022:

  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4 year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/Architecture, after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any university or recognized institute in India.

                                                                                                 OR

Candidates must have passed the examination before August 2021:

  • Bachelors Degree in any discipline under the 10+2+3 system after 12th standard or equal to 12th standard from any recognized university or recognized institute in India. 

NID QUALIFICATIONS
NID B DES & M DES - OVERSEAS CATEGORY

  • Who is eligible to apply under the overseas category? Foreign candidates—applicants holding citizenship of a country other than India are eligible to apply, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Of the seats available for the M.Design and B.Design programmes, 15% supernumerary seats have been created for overseas applicants. The actual number of seats available under Overseas category are as follows:
Programme No. of seats
Master of Design (Discipline having 19 seats) 03
Master of Design (Discipline having 12 seats) 02
Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad 19
Bachelor of Design, NID Madhya Pradesh 11
  • Supernumerary seats under Overseas category are only available for M.Design and B.Design (Only Ahmedabad) programmes.
  • Applicants holding OCI & PIO card will have to apply only under the Overseas (supernumerary) Category.
  • Foreign applicants fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
  • After all the stages of the admission process have been completed, the final merit list of the Overseas category will be prepared. Successful candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the merit list. Candidates will be offered admission based on the minimum qualifying criteria.
  • At this time, candidates will be required to produce the required documents along with their self attested photocopies.

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 www.mosaicdesigns.in 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 

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