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PAGE is one of the few institutes in Hyderabad offering an INTEGRATED TRAINING PROGRAM for the ARCHITECTURE (NATA, JEE-B. Arch), DESIGN (NID, UCEED), & FASHION TECHNOLOGY (NIFT) entrance exams together. This program is in the integrated mode to meet the needs of the students appearing for various national level examinations such as UCEED , NID, NIFT and NATA, JEE-B. Arch, entrance exams and also for those of private institutions such as MITID Pune, Manipal Srishti University, UID, JKLU, Pearl academy, etc.

UCEED, NID, NIFT, NATA Online/Offline training program 2022-2023

Total: 456 Hours
Duration: 6 Months
Class Duration: 12 Hours weekly
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So, how does one get into NID Ahmedabad at the first attempt? Here are a few pointers and some clues to clear the NID DAT (Prelims). NID places a lot of importance on design and art; therefore, you are expected to approach even commonplace objects in an out-of-the-box manner. Developing sketching and drawing skills are non-negotiable and you must keep sharpening these skills.

  • Practice sketching everyday objects – you may not be asked to sketch something out of a futuristic science fiction zone. But, how well do you understand the way everyday things work will be important.
  • Think about details in everyday objects – With the focus on product development, you can be asked what material a ball pen is made of? Why did the designer choose the specific material? What determines the pen’s length? What happens if it were made longer/shorter, thicker/narrower?
  • Think out-of-box ideas –So, how can you eat a bowl of noodles if all you have are some disposable paper cups? Or, you have only a notebook, so how can you send a message to a friend who lives 2 km away? Ninjas, robots and pirates are also allowed!
  • Speed matters – you pencil should move as fast as your thoughts if you really want to crack the exams. Communicate your idea well and truly but at the speed of light! Time will just fly while taking the NID entrance exams. Draw small thumbnails first, move on to the light hand and then finish with dry colours like ball pens, pencils, crayons, etc.
  • Plan your paper – With time at a premium, plan which section you will attempt first, second and so forth.

While an understanding of engineering drawings are helpful, NID entrance focuses more on aesthetics and understanding of how a design is created and how it works. You will find more commonplace objects to tackle so pay attention in general to your immediate environment. Practice drawing every single thing around you or find reference pictures and draw them, fast.

Cracking the entrance is also about how good your examiner thinks you are. OPUS definitely provides you adequate guidance and mentorship to help you crack the entrance at the very first attempt.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates


All applicants applying for the B.Des. And GDPD programmes must fulfill criteria of both age and education qualification.

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Nationals in General Category and General EWS Category:  Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer  (OBC-NCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) & Scheduled Tribe (ST)):  Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1997 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category:  Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1995 are eligible to apply for admission.
  • For Foreign Nationals in Overseas (Supernumerary) Category:  Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 2000 are eligible to apply for admission.

Educational Qualification:
Applications for academic year 2021-22 are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2021-22 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities, etc.) from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent

Examinations considered equivalent to these are as follows:

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system under a central or state board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination under a board or university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior secondary school examination under the National Institute of Open Schooling, with a minimum of five subjects.
  • Any public school, board or university examination completed in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at the Advanced (A) level taken in London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka.
  • AICTE approved three-year Full time Diploma after Class X offered by Board of Technical Education of  any state in India or Union Territories as mentioned on
  • Candidates who have completed final examinations for class XII (or equivalent) outside India or from a board not specified above should produce an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) confirming that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination conducted in India. The certificate is required to be submitted at the time of document verification.

Overseas Category (Supernumerary) candidates:

Foreign citizens – applicants holding citizenship of a country other than the Republic of India—are eligible to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned in Sections 4.1 of Admissions Handbook 2022-23: B.Des/GDPD.

In addition to the seats available for the B.Des. programme, an additional 15% supernumerary seats have been available for overseas applicants. The number of seats available under Overseas (supernumerary) category are as below:

Programme No. of seats
Bachelor of Design, NID Ahmedabad 100


  • Supernumerary seats under overseas category are not available for GDPD programme at NID Andhra Pradesh, NID Haryana, NID Madhya Pradesh & NID Assam.
  • Applicants under overseas (supernumerary) category fall outside the ambit of seats reserved for the OBC-NCL, SC, ST, EWS and PwD categories and are required to pay the fees as per overseas fees structure.
  • Applicants holding OCI and PIO card will have to apply only under the overseas (supernumerary) category.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) holding an Indian passport are not eligible to apply under the Overseas (supernumerary) category and will have to apply as Indian nationals.
  • Candidates will be offered admission to NID based on the final merit list of the Overseas (supernumerary) category, which will be prepared after all the stages of the admission process have been completed.
  • To accept the offer of admission, overseas candidates are required to visit the relevant NID campus in person, as per the schedule. At this time, candidates will be required to produce the following documents along with their self-attested photocopies:
    • Self-attested copy of the relevant pages of their valid passport.
    • Self-attested copies of their grade sheets/mark sheets of SSC (Grade X) and HSC (Grade XII). Applicants in the process of completing their Grade XII must submit a bonafide certificate from their school or college.
    • An equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, which have to be obtained in advance and required to be submitted at the time of document verification.
  • The applicant will be responsible for obtaining a student visa for the entire duration of the programme at NID, before the commencement of the programme.
  • If selected candidates do not pay their programme fees or fail to produce all of the required documents, or if they decline the offer of admission, their candidature will stand cancelled and their seat will be offered to the next candidate in order of merit under overseas category.
  • Seats remaining vacant in the overseas (supernumerary) category will lapse and will not be transferred to candidates from any other categories.
  • Overseas applicants will have to appear for DAT Prelims and DAT Mains as per the schedule mentioned in Section 2 of B.Des/GDPD Admissions Handbook 2021-22.
  • Overseas applicants may choose their exam center for DAT Prelims from any exam center mentioned in Section 7.3 of B.Des/GDPD Admissions Handbook 2021-22.
  • The medium of instruction at NID is English.

Important Note:

  • Candidates must have passed their Class XII examination (higher secondary (10+2)) or equivalent at the in-person counseling scheduled in June 2022.

Candidates who have not passed their final board exam or equivalent before the in-person counseling will not be eligible for admission.

NID Test Format

NID DAT (Prelims)
This is a written exam of 100 marks for 3 hours. The DAT tests each student’s ability in

  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Visual Sense
  • Observation & Perception
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Mental Ability and Communication skills through a range of visual and textual questions.
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Is coaching necessary for NID

Yes, NID coaching is mandatory now a days, which helps you crack the NID comfortably.

Can I crack NID without coaching?

With the scenario’s for the intermediate students, it will be very hard to crack NID exam with good score. Unless if you have proper plan and dedicate your time seriously for the entrance exam preparation.

Is there age limit for NID?

Candidates born on or after 1 July 2002 are eligible to apply for admission under general category and for ST/SC/OBC born on or after 1 July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission.

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