Adarsh Srivastava|Jan 27, 2023
NID DAT 2022 Exam Live Updates: Answer key, paper analysis, result date, cut off, question papers
The National Institute of Design has conducted the NID DAT prelims exam 2022 for BDes and MDes today, January 2. Check student reactions, exam day guidelines, dress code, exam analysis, etc.
NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Design has successfully conducted the prelims NID entrance exam for BDes and MDes in pen and paper mode today, January 2, 2022. According to the NID DAT 2022 aspirants and experts, the overall difficulty level of NID DAT 2022 was moderate difficulty. As per the NID DAT question paper, 26 questions were asked. The GK, Reasonable and Logical sections were quite easy. The duration of the NID DAT test is 180 minutes (270 minutes for M.Des). The answer key of NID DAT 2022 will be released anytime soon along with the response sheet/ answer sheet. Students who clear the NID DAT prelims exam will be qualified for the NID DAT mains 2022.
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NID Design Aptitude Test is a two-tier design entrance test that consists of prelims and main exams. The exam is conducted in 23 cities across the nation. The NID DAT 2022 exam pattern is divided into two sections: objective type questions (MCQs) and subjective type questions. Students can get all the live updates of the NID entrance exam including NID DAT exam timings, NID DAT analysis here.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Highlights
NID DAT details
Name of the exam
NID Design Aptitude Test
Commonly known as
Conducting body (NID full form)
National Institute of Design
Level of examination
National Level two-tier design entrance test
Number of applicants registered
NID exam date 2022
January 2, 2022
NID exam timings for DAT prelims exam
Duration of the NID entrance exam 2022
Mode of NID DAT 2022
Offline (Pen and paper-based mode)
Official NID DAT website link
NID DAT helpdesk number
NID DAT result date 2022
To be announced
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The National Institute of Design has successfully conducted the NID DAT 2022 for B.Des and M.Des admission today, January 2. Catch all NID DAT exam latest updates and news live from the test centres here. Get student reactions, NID DAT exam analysis, paper pattern, answer key, and more here.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Percentile Score
The final merit list for each discipline of the M.Des. Programme will be generated category-wise (Open, OBC-NCL, SC, GEN-EWS, ST, and PwD), based on the sum total of the weighted scores obtained by the student in each stage of the admission process, namely the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains. A separate merit list will be prepared for Overseas candidates. A common merit list will be generated based on the DAT percentile score.
NID DAT Live Updates: Top Colleges Accepting NID DAT Score 2022
Candidates securing a valid NID DAT score will be offered admission to the top colleges accepting NID DAT scores 2022.
- National Institute of Design
- IILM School of Design (IILM), Gurgaon
- Pearl Academy
- World University of Design
- Shiv Nadar University
NID DAT Live Updates: Weightages of DAT Prelims and DAT Mains for final result
The final marks of the students appearing for the B.Des programme of the NID 2022, will be calculated based on the weightage of the marks obtained in the DAT Prelims and DAT Mains, which will be announced later.
NOTE: Only those students who have appeared for all the tests in both stages will be considered eligible for the Merit List.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Result
The National Institute of Design will announce the NID DAT 2022 result most likely in the last week of January 2022. Aspiring candidates can check the NID DAT result 2022 from the ‘Admission Portal’ by providing valid login credentials. The shortlisted candidates after the NID DAT prelims exam will be invited to appear for the NID DAT mains exam. The steps to check the NID DAT result are as follows.
- Visit the official NID DAT website - admissions.nid.edu
- Click on the ‘NID DAT 2022 result’ tab
- Enter the valid login details
- Click on the ‘Submit’ button
- NID DAT 2022 result will be displayed on the screen
- Download the result and take a printout of the same
NID DAT Live Updates: What after NID DAT Prelims 2022
Based on the scores obtained in the NID DAT 2022 Prelims, eligible candidates will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains. Admit Cards for shortlisted candidates will be available for download only on the official NID admissions website -admissions.nid.edu.
NID Entrance Exam Live Updates: DAT cut off 2022
The National Institute of Design offers various B.Des and M.Des programmes. Students need to secure the minimum qualifying marks to gain NID admission for the batch 2022 in the institute.
Expected NID DAT 2022 cutoff - Campus wise
Gen - EWS
OBC - NCL
NID Andhra Pradesh
NID Madhya Pradesh
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Answer Sheets
The NID DAT 2022 answer sheets of the candidates will be available for one year after the announcement of the NID DAT final result. The answer sheets will be available on request, only after the admissions process is completed. No request for NID DAT 2022 answer sheets during the admissions process will be entertained.
Any students seeking their NID DAT answer sheet for the admission cycle 2022-23 will have to make an online payment of Rs 1000 separately per exam and also submit the NID DAT admit card 2022 duly attested by the Invigilator with the seal of the DAT test centre.
NOTE: The NID DAT 2022 answer sheet will be provided to the students within 15-20 days after receiving the payment, on their registered email id.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Answer key
The National Institute of Design will release the NID DAT answer key 2022 anytime soon on its official website - admissions.nid.edu. Students can check the NID answer key from the ‘Admission Portal’ by providing valid login credentials. The steps to download NID DAT 2022 answer key 2022 are as follows.
Go to the official NID website - admissions.nid.edu.
Next, find and click on the ‘NID DAT 2022 answer key’ tab.
Then, enter the email address, date of birth, application number, and verification code in the NID DAT answer key login window.
After entering the details, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
Finally, the NID DAT answer key 2022 will be displayed on the screen.
Download the answer key and take the printout of the same for your reference.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Question Paper
NID DAT 2022 has been successfully conducted today, January 2, 2022, in various exam centres. NID Design Aptitude Test was held in offline pen and paper mode. Candidates were not allowed to take the Question-Cum-Answer booklet outside the NID DAT examination hall.
According to the DAT candidates, a total of 26 questions were asked. In the multiple-choice section, questions related to the Padma Shri Award, COVID-19, folk and culture of different Indian communities, and History of Designing were asked.
On the other hand, subjective type sections mainly consist of pictorial and textual questions. In the subjective section, candidates were asked to design a poster using both visuals and text related to bullying awareness programmes in colleges and schools.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Exam Analysis for MDes
According to the DAT aspirants and experts, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. Most students found the pictorial and diagram section to be very tricky, however, the general knowledge area is easy to moderate.
Another student said, “The NID DAT questions were quite lengthy and were moderate. However, I tried all the questions and the reasonable and logical part was easy”.
NID Entrance Exam 2022 Live Update: Exam concludes for MDes
The National Institute of design has successfully conducted the NID DAT 2022 prelims for M.Des today, January 2, at 2.30 PM, in various exam centres. The NID entrance test 2022 was conducted in offline pen and paper mode. Students are currently coming out of the exam center.
Live Updates of NID DAT 2022: Exam about to conclude for MDes
The NID entrance exam 2022 for Master of Design (MDes) or MDesign is going to conclude at 2.30 PM. After the conclusion of the two-tier design entrance exam for M.Des, the overall NID DAT analysis will be released.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Exam timings for MDes
As per the NID exam date 2022, the NID entrance exam for M.Des will conclude at 2.30 PM. The duration of the NID DAT MDes is 270 minutes. NID DAT MDes prelims exam consists of Common Design Aptitude Test (CDAT) and a discipline-specific test. Students will be given admissions based on their performance in both exams.
NID DAT exam mode
Offline - Pen and Paper mode
NID exam timings
4 hours 30 minutes (for two disciplines - MDes)
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Seat Reservation
NID DAT 2022 exam seat reservation policy is given below:
Category-wise reservation of seats
NID Andhra Pradesh
NID Madhya Pradesh
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Seat Intake for BDes
NID Ahmedabad offers 3 specializations in B.Des:
Faculty of Industrial Design
Faculty of Communication Design
Faculty of Apparel, Textile, Lifestyle and Accessory Design
The seat intake is as follows:
Faculty of Industrial Design
Number of seats
Ceramic and glass design
Furniture and interior design
Faculty of Communication Design
Number of seats
Animation film design
Film and video communication
Faculty of Apparel, Textile, Lifestyle and Accessory Design
Number of seats
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Exam Analysis for B.Des
According to the students and NID DAT experts, the difficulty level of the DAT exam for BDes was moderate. Most students found the pictorial and diagram section to be very tricky, however, the GK section is easy. There are a total of 26 questions in which Questions 1 - 22 were objective type multiple choice and 23 - 26 are subjective type questions.
Another student said, “The NID DAT 2022 questions were quite lengthy and were moderate. However, I attempt all the questions and the LR section was a bit easy”.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: Exam concludes for BDes
The National Institute of design has successfully conducted the NID DAT 2022 prelims for B.Des today, January 2, in various exam centres. The NID entrance test was conducted in offline pen and paper mode. As per the NID exam timings, the BDes exam was conducted from 10 am to 1 pm. The duration of the NID DAT 2022 was 3 hours (180 minutes).
NID 2022 Live Update: Exam about to conclude for B.Des
The NID entrance exam 2022 for Bachelor of Design (BDes) or BDesign is going to conclude at 1 PM. After the conclusion of the design entrance exam for B.Des, the NID DAT exam analysis will be released.
NID Full Form: Know about NID entrance exam 2022
National Institute of Design, commonly known as NID, is conducting the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), in offline mode (Pen and Paper mode). It is the common, mandatory national-level two-tier design entrance test for admission to 4-years B.Des programmes offered at NID Ahmedabad, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Assam. Whereas 2-years M.Des programmes are offered at NID Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Gandhinagar.
NID 2022 Live Updates: What after the DAT exam
The National Institute of Design will release the NID DAT 2022 answer key anytime soon on its official website admissions.edu.in. NID entrance exam result for the prelims exam is expected to be out tentatively in the last week of January in online mode.
The shortlisted candidates after the prelims exam will be eligible for the NID DAT 2022 mains exam which consists of a studio test and personal interview.
NID DAT Live Updates 2022: Exam begins
Prelims exam of NID DAT 2022 has started. As per the NID exam date 2022, The DAT exam will be held for the duration of 180 minutes (270 minutes for MDes). The NID DAT prelims exam will be over at 1 pm (2.30 pm for MDes). Only those students who carried NID admit card 2022, valid id proof, and other items mentioned in the hall ticket were allowed to enter the NID exam centre.
NID DAT Exam 2022 Live Updates: Entry closed
The gates of the NID DAT exam centres are now closed. NID DAT 2022 aspirants will not be allowed to enter the examination center.
NID DAT exam 2022 Live Updates: Mistakes to avoid
Students who will appear for the NID DAT prelims exam, must not commit the following mistakes while answering the questions:
- Do not read the questions in a hurry
- Do not spend too much time on one question
- Do not panic or get nervous
- Do not misbehave inside the exam hall
- Do not ignore the basic concepts
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates: How to answer the question?
Students must know the tactic to answer the question to score well in the NID DAT 2022 exam. The best effort of the students can go awry if they fall into any test-taking trap. The tricks to answer the NID DAT questions are as follows.
Make a time frame for each question and section
Do not ponder in one question
Answer the questions which you know
Do not get tricked by questions with figures and diagrams
Spare at least 20 minutes to review your response
NID DAT 2022 Exam Live Updates: Preparation tips
NID is all set to conduct the NID DAT prelims 2022 exam on January 2, 2022. Check some important preparation tips for the NID DAT exam 2022 here.
Revise with the help of the sticky notes you prepared during the NID DAT exam preparation.
Remain calm all the time, do not take unnecessary stress.
Keep track of time. Managing time during the exam is an important factor so you can try more questions.
When trying out NID DAT 2022, start with easy questions.
Do not start news topics on the day of the NID DAT 2022 exam.
NID 2022 Live Updates: NID DAT 2022 exam to start at 10 am
NID will commence the NID DAT prelims exam for both BDes and MDes on January 2 at 10 am today. However, the exam concluded time is different for the two programs. The NID DAT exam for B.Des will end at 1 pm and for M.Des at 2.30 pm. Candidates must carry their NID admit card 2022 to the exam centre and should follow a proper NID DAT dress code.
NID DAT 2022 Live Updates - Students reaction before the exam (Pre-exam preparation)
Students who arrive at the NID DAT prelims exam centre on January 2 (10.00 am to 01.00 pm) talk about their preparation strategy, and the expected cutoff. Careers360 spoke to the NID DAT aspirants at the test centre who shared their preparation strategies.
The student said, “I already prepared for the AIEED 2022. So I had enough time to prepare for the NID DAT 2022 exam. Also, the online tips from experts and toppers helped me to prepare well for the NID DAT test.”
Live Updates NID DAT 2022: Thermal screening at the entry gate
As a precautionary measure against COVID-19/ Omicron, a heat screening was carried out at the entrance gate by the staff of the test center. Candidates with mild fever, cold, and cough are not allowed to enter the examination area.
NID DAT Live Updates: Avoid overcrowding at the NID test centre
To avoid congestion, students should reach the NID DAT 2022 test center at least one hour before the scheduled time mentioned on the admit card.
Keep a safe distance from fellow students and check all the requirements listed on the NID admit card 2022.
Candidates should follow the COVID-19/ Omicron and social distancing guidelines at the time of entering the NID DAT exam hall.
NID DAT 2022 Live updates: Exam syllabus
The National Institute of Design does not specify the NID entrance exam syllabus officially. However, after analyzing the previous years' NID question paper, we bring here some of the important topics for the NID DAT prelims exam preparation.
NID exam syllabus 2022
Innovation in design
Exercises on imagination
Graphics & pictograms
Principles of composition
Form & function
Inspiration & design development
Natural & geometrical form
Colour, pattern & texture
Creative thinking & writing
Ornaments & motifs
Imagination & doodling
Understanding light & shade
Elements & principles of design
Colour psychology & optical illusions
Good design vs. bad design
Outline for beginners
Innovation & creation
Mood, theme & colour inter-relationship
Usage of colour in compositions
Natural & geometrical form
Use of measurements, scale & proportions
Expression & emotion
Developing themes & colour associations
Foreshortening & perspective
Inspiration & creativity
NID DAT Live Updates 2022: Students arrive at test centre
Candidates who are going to appear in the prelims exam of the NID entrance exam 2022 have started reaching the exam centre.
NID DAT 2022 Live updates: Marking scheme
NID DAT 2022 exam will have 26 questions with a total of 100 marks. However, the NID DAT exam 2022 will not have negative marks for incorrect answers.
Candidates must focus on maintaining speed and accuracy while attempting the NID DAT 2022 question paper. It is better not to spend too much time on any question and not to focus on trying every question.
Number of Question in each section
Mark allotted per question
Maximum marks per section
1 to 22
1 to 14 question - 1 mark
15 to 22 question - 2 marks
23 to 26
Question no 23 - 15 marks
Question no.24 - 20 marks
Question no.25 - 15 marks
Question no.26 - 20 marks
which is again sub-divided into three parts
NID DAT 2022 exam pattern
NID DAT 2022 exam is a pen and paper-based test (OMR sheet). Candidates will have to answer 26 questions in three hours (4.5 hours for MDes). NID DAT exam 2022 is an objective (MCQs) and subjective test and candidates will have to choose the correct answer from the four options that are provided.
NID DAT 2022 exam paper will be divided into two sections -
No. of Questions
Section 1 (Objective type questions)
Section 2 (Subjective type questions)
NID DAT exam 2022 - What not to carry
There are certain items that are prohibited to carry inside the NID 2022 DAT exam hall. Check out the list of items.
NID DAT 2022 exam - Things to carry
The following items are allowed inside the NID DAT exam centre 2022.
NID admit card 2022
Transparent water bottle
Valid photo ID proof
Hand sanitizer (50ml)
COVID-19 declaration form
Candidates must bring a lead pencil (of varying grades), eraser, ruler, colors (such as oil pastels/color pencils/sketch pens, etc.) sharpeners, etc. for the purpose of examination.
NID 2022 exam date and timing
The NID 2022 exam will be held today, January 2, from 10 AM to 1 PM (10 AM to 2:30 PM for MDes). Candidates are advised to reach the NID 2022 exam center an hour before the examination, as entry to the exam hall will start sometime before the examination.
Moreover, the NID DAT 2022 reporting time is 8.00 AM so that candidates get sufficient time to complete the biometric data gathering and registration process at the exam center.
It is to be noted that candidates will not be allowed to enter the NID DAT examination center post 10.00 AM. It is advised to reach the examination center before time with the required documents, i.e. NID admit card 2022 and Government-issued photo ID card.
NID DAT 2022: Easy tips from toppers
NID 2022 aspirants can check the easy tips to crack the Design Aptitude Test as given by the toppers.
Solve more previous year's NID question paper/ NID sample papers
Focus more on syllabus and topics
Understand time management
Learn from failures
NID DAT 2022 - Details mentioned on admit card
Prior to taking entry into the NID DAT test centre, the invigilator will check whether all the relevant details are mentioned in the NID DAT 2022 admit card or not. The following details have to be mentioned on the NID DAT admit card 2022.
NID DAT roll number
NID DAT application number
Test centre address and code
Date of birth
Photograph of candidate
Original ID proof documents details
NID DAT admit card 2022
Candidates have to carry NID DAT 2022 admit card to the exam centre, without which entry will not be allowed.
NID DAT 2022 exam- What ID proof to carry?
Along with the NID DAT 2022 admit card, candidates must carry original identity proof. Candidates are required to carry any of the following Government-issued photo ID proofs to the NID DAT test centre:
Student ID Card: current school/ college
Attested (No Photo ID provided)
NID DAT exam 2022 - COVID-19/ Omicron guidelines
Candidates appearing for NID DAT 2022 exam must strictly adhere to the following COVID-19/ Omicron guidelines for their own and others’ safety:
Maintain social distancing (6 ft).
Students should wear a face mask, bring their own gloves, and hand sanitizer (not more than 50ml)
Candidates showing COVID symptoms will not be allowed to enter the NID DAT examination centre.
Candidates will have to display their status on their Aarogya Setu app to the security guard at the gate entrance.
Follow all the instructions given by the delegates and stand in the circle drawn at the entry points.
At the registration desk, students should clean their hands using the sanitizer provided.
Do not dispose of used masks and gloves in the examination room; Dispose of them when you get home.
NID DAT 2022 exam timing
The NID DAT 2022 exam will be held from 10 am to 1 pm for B.Des and 10 am to 2.30 pm for M.Des. Candidates are advised to reach the NID DAT 2022 exam center an hour before the examination, as entry to the exam hall will start sometime before the examination. Moreover, the NID DAT 2022 reporting time is 8 am so that candidates get sufficient time to complete the biometric data gathering and registration process at the exam center.
It is to be noted that students will not be allowed to enter the NID DAT examination center after 10:00 hours. It is advised to reach the examination center before time with the required documents, i.e. NID DAT admit card and Government-issued photo ID card.
DAT BDes exam time
10 am to 1 pm (Part 1 and Part 2)
DAT MDes exam time
10 am to 2.30 pm
NID DAT 2022 exam day guidelines
Candidates appearing for the NID DAT 2022 exam must keep the following exam day guidelines in mind -
Reach the NID DAT Exam center before time to have sufficient time for registration at the venue.
Carry a hard copy of the NID DAT 2022 admit card
Carry a Government-issued photo ID proof such as PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Aadhar card, and Passport.
Avoid carrying electronic gadgets such as smartwatches, calculators, mobile phones, and other smart devices at the NID DAT exam center as it will not be allowed inside the center and there is no locker facility available.
Students must bring a lead pencil (of varying grades), ruler, sharpeners, colors (such as oil pastels/color pencils/sketch pens, etc.) eraser, etc. for the purpose of examination.
Do not carry the question-cum-answer booklet outside the NID DAT examination hall. Doing so is a punishable offense.