How to Apply

Step 0
Read and familiarize yourself with the eligibility criteria, number of seats, test centres, reservation policy and other relevant information related to admissions to the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes. All of this information can be found in Admissions Handbook 2019-20, provided it has been downloaded from the official NID admissions website. Information related to the GDPD programme at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra is provided in their respective brochure, also available on the website.
Note: The Design Aptitude Test (DAT) Prelims are common to all applicants for both B.Des. (at NID Ahmedabad) and GDPD (at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra).


Step 1: Sign up/Registration
1. All the candidates applying for BDes/GDPD or MDes Programme are required to sign up online before proceeding to fill the application form at http://admissions.nid.edu.
2. You are required to provide a valid email address [must be active for at-least next one year] and an active mobile number while registering, since these contacts will be used for all future communication with the applicant. Ensure that this email id & mobile number is active till 31 August 2019.
3. After completing sign-up, an email will be sent to the registered email ID (do remember to check your spam or junk folders in case you do not find the email in your inbox). In case of wrong email address and/or mobile number has been provided during sign up, you are required to sign-up afresh with the correct details with the different email ID.
4. Do not delete the email sent to you, as this will be useful for all future references.
5. Login to your account using the email id and date of birth provided during sign-up.


Step 2: Fill in Online Application Form
1. Login and proceed to Step 2–Application Form.
2. Fill in all the required details.
3. Click ‘Save & Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
4. After filling all details, click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the ‘Upload Document’ section.


NOTE: Only for applicants of MDes Programme.

For the applicants applying only in one discipline of MDes Programme.
Such applicants are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of the CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and one domain-specific test of the faculty stream of the discipline selected by them. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 2.5 hrs.

For the applicants applying in two disciplines of MDes Programme.
Such applicants are required to appear in DAT Prelims comprising of
1. The CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and ONE domain-specific test if the two disciplines selected fall under same Faculty Stream. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 2.5 hrs.

OR

2. The CDAT [Common Design Aptitude Test] and TWO domain-specific test if the two disciplines selected falls under different Faculty Streams. The total duration of DAT Prelim will be 4.5 hrs.

Step 3: Upload your Documents
1. Upload a scanned photograph as per the instructions. All photographs must be in JPG/JPEG format and under 100 KB in size. It must be a coloured photograph taken at a professional studio. Photographs with self-composed portraits will not be accepted.
2. Upload your scanned signature as per the instructions. All signature files must be in JPG/JPEG format and under 100 KB in size. You should have your signature digitally photographed or scanned and cropped to the required size.
3. Candidates applying under the OBC-NCL category are required to upload their valid OBC-NCL Certificate issued by a competent authority. The date of issue of OBC-NCL certificate should be 01 April 2018 or later. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceed 150 KB in size.
4. Candidates applying under the SC and ST categories are required to upload their valid Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
5. Candidates applying under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category are required to upload their valid Disability Certificate issued by a competent medical authority as per the guidelines of the Government of India. The certificate must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
6. Candidates applying under the Overseas category are required to upload the first and last page of their valid passport, clearly showing all of their personal information. The document must be in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 150 KB in size.
7. Once you are done uploading all necessary documents, click ‘Save and Exit’ to complete the form at a later time or date.
8. Click ‘Save & Proceed’ to go to the Payment section.

Step 4: Pay Application Fee & Print:

1. Select your preferred mode of payment—either credit/debit card to pay online or demand draft to
pay offline—and submit the required details.
2. You will be asked to verify your details, after which you can proceed to make the payment. 
Note: Please take a moment to review your information as you will be able to modify or edit it only during the window to edit the Application Form from 1400 hrs. on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 until 1400 hrs. on Thursday, 22 November 2018.
(Here Payment Transaction Number will be generated which is meant for reconciliation of your payment only)
3. After paying online, Application Form Number will be generated and you will be redirected to the ‘Print’ section where you can save your form as a PDF file and print it. You are not required to send the application form by post. Please refer this Application Form Number for all future correspondence. 
4. If paying via demand draft, the draft should be in favour of ‘All India Management Association’ payable at New Delhi. You will be asked to fill in the details of the DD online to complete the submission process. This should be done before 1400 hrs. on Friday, 09 November 2018.
5. To complete the application process, you must send the demand draft [via speed post / courier only] and a printout of your application form in a single envelope to the following address, before 19 November, 2018 to:


The Project Manager–CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India

Please note that candidates applying online are not required to send the application form by post.

Note: The National Institute of Design has authorized the All India Management Association, New Delhi, to process all its applications for the M.Des., B.Des. and GDPD programmes