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NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Check NID DAT Paper Pattern, Important Dates, Marking Scheme, Syllabus Here

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - National Institute of Design Conduct Entrance NID DAT Exam every year, candidates to score well in the NID DAT entrance exam must be familiar with the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021. National Institute of Design released the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021, along with all other information. The Exam consists of three steps - written Exam, studio test, and personal interview. NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 consists of the types of questions asked, break off the marks in each section in prelims and mains exams. Students will also get to know about the mode and medium in which preliminary and mains exams conducted. Candidates can go through the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 to Know the complete information.

Yedduluru Shaik Sabiya | Updated: Feb 25, 2021, 18:29 IST

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Check NID DAT Paper Pattern, Important Dates, Marking Scheme, Syllabus Here

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Check NID DAT Paper Pattern, Important Dates, Marking Scheme, Syllabus Here

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NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021

New Update 25-02-2021 - National Institute of Design prescribed the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 which contains all the information related to the exam. NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 will give a clear idea to the candidates about the question pattern, marking scheme, maximum marks and many more related to the entrance exam. NID DAT entrance exam 2021 comprises three phases which include a written exam (Prelims and Mains), studio test and personal interview. Candidates are required to qualify for each phase of the exam to consider admission to the NID. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of NID DAT so that they can prepare for the exam accordingly. NID DAT exam pattern 2021 will help the candidates to tackle the exam easily and score maximum marks in the exam. NID DAT will be conducted on March 14. Read the article to know more about the parameters of the exam such as mode of the exam, the medium of the exam, type of the question etc. Candidates can edit NID DAT 2021 application form from February 21-23.

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NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021 Overview @admissions.nid.edu

Candidates should know the outline for NID DAT Exam before Studying the NID DAT Exam pattern 2021.

NID DAT Exam Pattern

For B.Des. & GDPD

For M.Des.

Exam Mode

Offline mode/ pen – paper-based test

Offline mode/ pen – paper-based test

Number of sections

2 (Section A and B)

2 (Section A and B)

Number of Questions

Section A: 64 (MCQ)

Section B: 3 (Subjective)

Section A: 59 (MCQ)

Section B: 3 (Subjective)

Total Marks



Negative Marking



Duration of Exam

3 hours

2 ½ hours

How to know the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021?

NID DAT exam pattern 2021 Explains exam duration, type of questions, the mode in which the entrance exam will conduct. The exam pattern of NID DAT 2020 is not the same for both preliminary and mains review.

NID DAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Prelims



Duration of the exam

3 hours

Mode of the exam

Pen and Paper mode

Medium of the question


Maximum number


Type of the question

Subjective and Objective type

Total number of question


What are the parts of the NID DAT Exam?

The exam comprises two parts. Applicants can check the exam pattern for NID DAT 2020 mention here.


Exam Pattern

Question numbers

Marks per question

Total marks

Part I

Objective type questions

1 to 22

Questions( 1 to 14) - 1 mark

Questions (15 to 22) - 2 marks

30 marks

Part II

Subjective type questions

23 to 26

Question (23) - 15 marks

Question (24) - 20 marks

Question (25)- 15 marks

Question (26) - 20 marks, which was subdivided into three parts.

70 marks

NID DAT 2021- Part I

  • Candidates have to answer multiple-choice questions in the first part of the Exam.
  • Students have to mark the responses in the OMR sheet at the time of Examination.
  • Part I will have 22 questions, and marks will be 30 marks.
  • The responses marked in the answer sheet will check digitally.

NID DAT 2021- Part II

  • Part II of the NID DAT exam comprises four subjective questions.
  • As per the exam pattern of NID DAT 2020, candidates must answer all questions in this part.
  • All questions asked in English
  • There are no negative marks for incorrect Questions.

NID DAT exam pattern, candidates will also get to know the parameters on which candidates will assess in the preliminary exam. Students will be evaluated depending on the following factors:

  • Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Knowledge
  • Visualization

What are the Instructions to Fill up the OMR Sheet?

  • Every question will have four options. Students have to use a blue/black ballpoint pen to mark the correct choice by darkening oval on the answer sheet for NID DAT Exam.
  • Candidates must note that they should fill only one oval for every question. Filling more than one will be considered as the wrong answer.
  • NID test takers can see the right way to about darkening the oval on side-1 of the answer sheet. And should prohibit the same method.
  • Applicants should not tear, mutilate or bend the OMR answer sheet.

NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021- Main Exam

Applicants should know the exam pattern for mains; it is mention below:



Medium of language


Total Marks


Duration of the exam

3 Hours

How to know the Format of NID DAT 2021?

The NID DAT mains 2020, for bachelor of design, GDPD programs will be in different forms such as:

  • Drawing
  • Sketching
  • Hands-on model making

NID DAT 2020 mains will perform in Ahmedabad. Candidates have to arrange for their accommodation.

Marking Scheme for NID DAT 2021

NID 2020 Entrance exam consists of an offline review of a mixed nature. By diverse landscape, it is mean that the paper would comprise both objective and subjective type questions.

  • 70% of the total items are actual,
  • The remaining 30% of the problem is individual.
  • The two papers (objective and subjective) are held separately on the same day.
  • There is no negative marking.

Students who qualify for the first round (also called prelims) will call for the second round (also known as mains) of the selection process, which includes a Studio Test of 100 marks. The studio test checks the candidates' ability in sketching/drawing, handicraft modelling, and group discussions. All the examinations under this round would be conducted in English medium only.

Important Instructions to keep in mind that the NID DAT Exam

Applicants are advised to follow the instructions on the day of the Entrance exam.

  • Students should Make arrangements for required documents like NID Admit Card 2020 and Photo ID that are required to carry to the exam centre.
  • Students should Visit the exam hall before the exam day to take an idea of the time taken and the shortest way to the exam venue from your location.
  • In case the exam is far away from your current location then you should make some arrangements near the exam centre beforehand to avoid the last hour's rush.
  • Candidates should take a valid photo ID card along with the admit card. A valid photo ID includes School/College ID card, Passport, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN card, etc.
  • Stationery items like Black and Blue ballpoint pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, etc. should also arrange beforehand.
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NID DAT Exam 2022 Exam Pattern 2021 - FAQ

1. Is the NID exam conducted online or offline?  

NID entrance exam is conducted in offline mode.

2. What is asked in the NID entrance exam?  

NID Entrance Exam comprises of two tests – NID DAT Prelims and NID DAT Mains. NID DAT Prelims is a paper and pen-based test whereas NID DAT Mains is a Studio Test in which candidates are evaluated on the basis of their material handling skills and creativity.

3. Is NID Entrance Exam tough?  

NID entrance exam evaluates candidates on the basis of their knowledge, creativity as well as an aptitude for design. Experts share that NID DAT is one of the most challenging design entrance exams conducted in the country.

4. What is the NID DAT Exam Pattern 2021?

The medium of the Question language


Exam Duration

3 hours

Maximum Marks


5. What are the different formats of NID DAT?

The different formats of the NID DAT mains exam are as mentioned below.

  • Drawing

  • Sketching

  • Hands-on model making

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