NID DAT prelims result 2021 for BDes admission announced: What's next?

NID DAT prelims result 2021 declared at Candidates can submit a request for re-evaluation of prelims answer booklet online.

NID DAT prelims result 2021 for BDes admission announced: What's next?
Lilina Naorem | Jun 19, 2021 - 2:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Institute of Design has announced the NID DAT Prelims result for BDes admission cycle 2021-22 on June 19 in online mode. Candidates can submit their request for rechecking the DAT Prelims answer booklet at Based on the prelims result, students will be shortlisted for the DAT Mains exam. The tie-breaking policy will be applied in case two candidates secure the same rank.

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According to the official notification dated June 4, the NID DAT Mains exam for BDes admission cycle 2021-22 will be held in online mode due to COVID 19 pandemic. Candidates are required to upload the theme poster and portfolio in PDF format. The window to upload the same is available at the official website - till June 28.

“Due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation prevailing in the country and the uncertainties arising thereof, the DAT Mains for the admission cycle 2021- 2022 will be held in online mode,” states the official notice.

How will I make the theme poster?

The theme poster of a given topic can be made manually in any media. The details of the theme poster will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates separately on their registered email id. The theme poster and portfolio must be uploaded in PDF file with a size not exceeding 10 MB. Candidates are advised to add their best work in the portfolio.

How to upload the theme poster and sample of work/portfolio?

Steps to upload the theme poster and sample of work/ portfolio are as follows.

  • Visit the official website -

  • Click on the tab ‘upload Theme Poster & Sample of Works/Portfolio’

  • Enter your registered email id and date of birth

  • Upload the theme poster and portfolio in the given format.

NID admission 2021

The seat allotment process for the BDes admission will be done through counselling sessions. It is necessary for candidates to obtain the minimum qualifying mark to secure admission at NID campuses.

Expected NID DAT cut-off 2021

The institute is yet to announce the NID DAT cut-off 2021. However, the cut-off for NID DAT 2021 is expected to remain along the same lines as the previous year's.

NID DAT 2020 minimum qualifying percentile score is mentioned in the table below. Candidates can refer to the last year's cut-off trend and draw a fair idea of the minimum qualifying marks required to gain admission at NID.

NID DAT 2020 Minimum Qualifying Mark













Factors that determine NID DAT cut-off 2021

  • Number of candidates appeared in NID Design Aptitude Test

  • Difficulty level of the exam

  • Seat intake

  • Previous years’ NID DAT cut-off trends

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