NID Question Paper for B Design, M design + Answer Keys 2017

by Ankita Sabharwal

NID Question Paper for B Design, M design + Answer Keys 2017 has been released by the National Institute of Design (NID) on their official website at The candidates appeared in design aptitude test (DAT) prelims which were held on 8 January 2017 can view the answer keys only for the specified DAT question paper. The candidates who are not satisfied with the NID Question Paper for B Design, M design + Answer Keys 2017 can challenge online only. 

National Institute of Design (NID), situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat offers bachelor's of design (B. Des. 4 years) course. The candidates can get admission in the program on the basis of 2 competitive exams design aptitude test (prelims) and design aptitude test (mains).

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NID Question Papers & Answer Key 2017 Dates



NID Question Papers DAT-Prelims available

 18 January 2017

Window to challenge DAT Prelims Part I  NID Answer Key

18 January 2017

Last date to challenge NID prelims Answer keys

20 January 2017

Final NID Answer Keys

27 January 2017

DAT Prelim results for M.Des.

07 February 2017


NID Question Paper 2017 (DAT - Prelims)

The candidates can check the test question paper for both the programs B. Design and M design here. The Design Aptitude Test (Prelims) is a three hours duration exam of 100 marks. NID question paper (DAT Prelims) is in English in which all the questions are compulsory and there is no negative marking.

NID Question Paper 2017 for B. Design 

B. Des question paper has total 75 questions and the marking scheme is as follows:

Question Number

Marking scheme


0.5 marks each


1.0 marks each


1.5 marks each


2.0 marks each



NID Question Paper 2017 for M. Design


M. Des question have total 71 questions and the candidates have to read the question paper carefully before filling the answer sheet. The marking scheme for the questions is as follows: 


Marking scheme


0.5 marks each


1.0 marks each 


1.5 marks each 


2.0 marks each 


3.0 marks each 


10 marks each


5 marks each



NID Answer Key 2017

The candidates who have participated in the design aptitude test (prelims) are only able to view their answer key. To view the answer key, the candidates have to visit the official website of NID. The candidates can view the answer key by logging in and the following details have to be entered for login.

  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Application form number
  • Verification code

Now the candidates will be able to see the OMR answer key for the respective question booklet series provided the candidates. The candidates should see the answer key carefully.


Challenging NID Answer Key 2017


The candidates who are not satisfied with their answer key can challenge the answer key at the same portal. The candidates can challenge for NID answer key from 18 January to 20 January 2017. To challenge the answer key, the candidates have to follow the instruction mentioned below:

  • The candidates can challenge their answer key online only.
  • The candidates have to log in to the challenge the answer key. After login, the candidates have to click on yes (for challenge option).
  • Thereafter the candidates have to make payment the challenging fee of Rs 1000 per question. The payment can be made only through online mode.
  • A candidate can challenge maximum 3 answer key.

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