NID 2020: Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Important Dates, Application Process & Fee

NID 2020: Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Important Dates, Application Process & Fee

NID Design Aptitude Test is a means through which aspirants are shortlisted for taking admission in design courses under UG and PG level at the National Institute Design (NID) campuses. Candidates need to clear two NID admission tests in order to be eligible for admission in design courses offered at courses offered by its campuses. Earlier, NID offered admission at its five campuses through NID entrance exam. However, from 2019 onwards two more NID campuses, that is, NID Bhopal and NID Jorhat were added to the list wherein admission was offered in GDPD course on the basis of NID admission test. 

Initially, NID offered B.Des, Graduate Diploma Programme in Design (GDPD) and M.Des courses at its campuses. However, from 2020 onwards the new NID campuses which offered GDPD courses to students also started offering BDes degree programmes based on their performance in NID Entrance Exam.




National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)






National Institute Design






BDes : 3hrs

MDes:2hrs 30 min




  •       August 11: NID Admissions 2020: Last date to take part in BDes Seat Allotment.
  •       August 4: NID releases seat allotment list.
  •       July 28: BDes course are available at all campuses.
  •       July 24: The final result of NID 2020 for BDes/ GDPD is declared.
  •       July 20: NID announces changes in tie-break criteria for BDes/ GDPD admissions 2020. 
  •       July 6: NID DAT Mains 2020 starts for MDes admissions.
  •       July 1: NID DAT Mains 2020 dates out for MDes admissions.


Declaration of NID DAT (Prelims) result (BDes/ GDPD)


10-Apr-2020 03-May-2020


Check the result for NID DAT 2020 for BDes/GDPD admissions online on the official website of the exam by providing details like email address, date of birth and verification code.

NID DAT (Mains) for BDes/ GDPD)

29-Apr-2020 to 03-May-2020 

22-Jun-2020 onwards


Candidates who have cleared NID DAT Prelims must appear for NID DAT Mains which comprises of Studio Test and Interview round. NID DAT Mains is held at NID campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

NID DAT (Mains) for MDes


Candidates who clear NID DAT Prelims need to appear for NID DAT Mains which comprises of Studio Test and Interview round. NID DAT Mains is held at NID campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.

Declaration of NID admission test result for BDes & GDPD




Aspirants need to check their result for NID DAT 2020 for BDes/GDPD admissions online on the official website of the exam by providing details like email address, date of birth and verification code

Release of NID admission list



Last date to secure admission through NID admission list




Candidates who want to apply for BDes or GDPD course at NID meet the eligibility criteria if they have cleared or are appearing for their higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examination from any stream (Science, Humanities, Commerce, etc.) from any recognised board such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent in the year 2019-2020 can apply for the exam.

  • On the other hand, candidates are eligible to apply for an MDes course if they have completed their bachelor’s degree from a recognized college/ university. Apart from this, aspirants applying for NID admission in MDes course should not be more than 30 years of age as on June 30, 2020.



As part of the NID admission process, candidates need to first fill their application form. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for this entrance exam are then eligible to appear for NID DAT Prelims. Those who clear the first stage of NID admissions then need to appear for NID DAT Mains. After clearing the admission round as well, candidates are offered admission in the course/ college of their choice.

Admissions in NID 2020 is a two-tier process.

  •       NID DAT (Prelims)
  •       NID DAT (Mains)

The objective of conducting both these tests is to assess knowledge, skills as well as behavioral abilities of candidates.

  1. Fill NID DAT Application Form
  2. Download NID DAT Admit Card
  3. Appear for NID DAT (Prelims)
  4. Check NID Prelims Result
  5. Appear for NID DAT (Mains)
  6. Check NID final merit List


  •       Rs.2000: General/OBC category candidates
  •       Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD candidates

Interested candidates could make the payment both in online or offline mode through Demand Draft (DD) in the favor of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi which has to be sent to the institute along with a printout of the application form.


Admit Cards for the NID exam are released online to be downloaded by the successful applicants. It is an important document which must be carried along with a photo Id proof while appearing for the examination. 

  1.     Visit the NID entrance exam official website.
  2.     Follow through the NID DAT Admit Card 2020 link.
  3.     Enter registered Email ID, Date of Birth and Verification Code (as visible on the screen).
  4.     View and download NID hall tickets.
  5.     Take a clear print of the NID DAT 2020 admit card.

Candidates must check the necessary details in the NID DAT Admit card as mentioned below:

·       Application Number

·       Candidate's Name

·       Roll number

·       Date of Birth

·       Name of course applied for admission

·       Reporting time for exam

·       Date of Exam

·       Exam duration

·       Gate Closing Time

·       Test Centre Code

·       NID DAT Test Centre Address

·       Photograph

·       Signature


The details of the exam pattern of NID DAT 2020 for the candidates are mentioned below. The test is conducted to evaluate the design aptitude of the candidate and it is divided into two parts - Part 1 and 2. The question paper comprises objective and subjective questions. Candidates can go through the table below to know the same.



Duration of the Exam

3 hrs

Negative Marking


Total marks





Pen-pencil (Offline)




Mode of exam

Online (due to Covid-19)

Duration of the exam


Total marks




Type of questions

Multiple format (Drawing/Sketching/Model Making)


Steps to download the NID result

  1.     Visit the official website of National Institute of Design (NID).
  2.     Click on the link for NID DAT result for BDes/ GDPD. 
  3.     Enter registered email address, date of birth and verification code (as shown on the screen).
  4.     Click on the 'Submit' button.
  5.     View and download NID result.
  6.     Download and print the NID entrance exam result.


How will a candidate be evaluated in the NID entrance exam?

For Prelims, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their knowledge, comprehension, analysis, creativity and visualization. The weightage of NID DAT Prelims is as follows: 30% - Objective and 70% - Subjective. For Mains, candidates are evaluated on the basis of their creativity, aptitude for design as well as material handling skills.

Does the NID exam have any negative marking scheme?

As per the latest standards, there is no negative marking in NID DAT 2020.

What are the cutoffs for taking admission in NID?

The cutoffs vary from course to course as well as the reservation category to which candidates belong. As per 2019, NID cutoff for BDes course for general category candidates was at 384 score and 52 rank whereas the cutoff for MDes course varied depending on the discipline for which candidates had applied for admissions.

What is the mode of the NID exam, online or offline?

NID entrance exam is conducted in the offline mode only.


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.