NID DAT 2024 prelims today; exam pattern, important instructions for candidates

NID DAT 2024 will be held in a single shift for admission to BDes and MDes programmes offered by NIDs.


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NID DAT prelims exam 2024 will be held today. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)NID DAT prelims exam 2024 will be held today. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Vagisha Kaushik | December 24, 2023 | 07:04 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Design will conduct the Design Aptitude Test, NID DAT 2024 prelims today, December 24, for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate design programmes offered by the NIDs.

Candidates will be required to carry their NID DAT 2024 admit card along with one valid photo ID proof to the examination centre. Students will not be given entry to the exam without the admit card.
Also Check: NID DAT 2024 Live Updates

Students must reach the exam centre at least one hour before the commencement of the exam in order to avoid any hassle.

NID DAT prelims exam will be conducted in a single shift on the same day across all test centres. Those candidates who qualify the prelims exam will be allowed to sit for NID DAT mains exam 2024.

NID DAT prelims 2024 question paper for BDes will be divided into two sections – section A and section B – and will include a total of 31 questions. The MDes question paper will consist of 37 questions.

NID DAT 2024 exam pattern

The pattern of exam for the undergraduate courses is given below:

Name of section

Type of question

Number of question in each section

Marks allotted per question

Maximum marks per section

Section 1


1 to 27

  • 1 to 15 - one mark each

  • 16 to 26 - two marks each

  • Question no 27 - 3 marks


Section 2

Subjective type

28 to 31

  • Question no 28 to 31 – 15 marks each


NID DAT 2024 will be conducted today in the following exam cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada.

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