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Plus 2 Students can apply for NID Design courses now

 NID Application Form 2018 has been released from 25th September 2017. National Institute of Design (NID) offers UG & PG design courses in its affiliated campuses. Candidates have to clear the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims & Mains examinations to get admission into various design courses. It offers four years (B.Des) course at Ahmedabad campus and two & a half years (M.Des) course at Gandhinagar, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad campuses. 

NID Registration 2018 should be done after reading the prospectus carefully. Details about application are mentioned below:
  • Candidates can fill the application form from 25th September 2017.
  • The last date to submit the application form will be 31st October 2017 (without late fee).
  • Candidates those belong to SC/ST and PwD category have to upload the required certificates in prescribed format.
  • Candidates have to register themselves before filling the application form.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph, signature & other required certificates.
  • In case of payment through DD, candidates have to send the printed application form along with DD to the address given below:
NID Application Fee:
The application fee can be deposited through credit card/ debit card and Demand Draft. The demand draft should be made in favor of “All India Management Association” payable at New Delhi. The category-wise application fee is mentioned here:
Category B.Des & GDPD M.Des (1 discipline) M.Des (2 disciplines)
General Rs. 2000/- Rs. 2000/- Rs. 4000/-
OBC-NCL Rs. 2000/- Rs. 2000/- Rs. 4000/-
ST Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
SC Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
Gen-PwD Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
OBC-NCL-PwD Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
SC-PwD Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
ST-PwD Rs. 1000/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 2000/-
Overseas Rs. 3000/- Rs. 3000/- Rs. 6000/-
Eligibility Criteria
Candidates those want to get admission in the offered courses under NID can check the eligibility criteria from here:
For B.Des:
  • Age Limit: The upper age limit is 20 years on or before 30 June 2018 (3 years relaxation in upper age limit is given for reserved category).
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates those have passed/appearing in the 12th standard examination from any recognized board are eligible to apply.
  • Appearing Candidates: Those applying under the appearing category have to produce the proof of passing the qualifying exam at the time of admission.
For M.Des:
  • Age Limit: The prescribed upper age limit is 30 years on or before 30 June 2018 (relaxation for reserved category is 3 years and 5 years for PwD candidates).
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university/institution can apply for this course.
  • Diploma Candidates: Diploma holders in design in 10+2+4 level can also apply.
NID Application Dates 2018
Below we have mentioned the official application dates of NID 2018:
Events Dates
Releasing of online application form 25th September 2017
Submission of the application form without late fee (last date) 31st October 2017
Last date of submission of the application form with late fee 9th November 2017
Last date to print the application form and submit it 9th November 2017
DAT prelims Exam (M.Des, B.Des, GDPD) 7th January 2018
How to Apply for NID
Follow the steps given below to register and fill the NID application form 2018:


  • Register yourself by entering details like mobile number, email ID, DOB, etc.
  • After registration, candidates can login to their accounts using email ID and DOB.
  • Fill all the required details in the application form.
  • Candidates have to upload scanned images of photograph, signature and other necessary documents according to the specified format.
  • Pay the application fee through online or offline mode.
  • After fee payment, take printout of the application form for future use.
  • In case of fee payment through DD, candidates have to send the printed application along with required documents to the authority address.

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