The IIAD Entrance Exam is for admission to bachelor’s programs in fashion, interior, and communication design at the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD). The test is held twice a year and in two cycles: Cycle 1 in May/June and Cycle 2 in September/October/December. IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 was conducted on August 1 and the result date is yet to be announced. This blog aims to provide you with a comprehensive guide on the IIAD Entrance Exam.
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IIAD Entrance Exam
The Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) conducts an entrance test in collaboration with the Kingston School of Art at Kingston University in London to admit students to its undergraduate and postgraduate design programs. It is a two-hour and thirty-minute written test that assesses applicants’ drawing and design abilities, imaginative and creative expression, observation skills, communication, and visual abilities. After the written exam, a personal interview or studio simulation round is conducted.
|Name of Exam||IIAD Entrance Exam|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute of Art and Design|
|Exam Level||National-Level Exam|
|Exam Mode||Online/ Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Application Fee||Rs 2,000|
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IIAD Entrance Exam Important Dates 2021
IIAD 2021 was conducted on 1 August 2021 and result notification is yet to be announced by the official authorities. Here are some of the other important dates of IIAD 2021 you should know:
|IIAD Exam Events||IIAD Exam Dates|
|IIAD Exam (Online & Offline)||01-Aug-2021|
|Last Date to Apply for IIAD Entrance Exam (July Session)||19-Jun-2021 03-Jul-2021|
|IIAD Exam (Online)||26-Jun-2021 09-Jul-2021 to 10-Jul-2021|
|IIAD Exam (Offline)||10-Jul-2021|
|Last Date to Apply for IIAD Exam (May Session)||24-May-2021|
|IIAD Exam (Online only)||29-May-2021|
|Last Date to Apply for IIAD Exam (April Session)||20-Apr-2021|
|IIAD Entrance Exam (Online only)||24-Apr-2021|
|Last Date to Apply for IIAD Exam (March Session)||20-Mar-2021|
|IIAD Online Exam||27-Mar-2021 and 28-Mar-2021|
|IIAD Offline Exam||28-Mar-2021|
|Last Date to Apply for IIAD Entrance Exam (January Session)||23-Jan-2021|
|IIAD Online Exam||30-Jan-2021 (10 am & 2:30 pm)|
|IIAD Offline Exam||30-Jan-2021 (2:30 pm)|
|Last Date to Apply for IIAD Exam (December Session)||19-Dec-2020|
|IIAD Online Entrance Exam||26-Dec-2020 to 27-Dec-2020|
|IIAD Offline Entrance Exam||27-Dec-2020 (December Session)|
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Applicants are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the IIAD Entrance Exam. Eligibility criteria differ from one course to the next. Here is the eligibility of IIAD for different courses:
Eligibility Criteria for the UG Courses
Candidates who have passed Class XII examinations in any field (Science, Commerce, Humanities, or Arts) from any of the boards of education listed below are eligible for the IIAD Entrance Exam:.
- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
- Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)
- Indian State Boards
- National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
- Or any other approved National or International Board of Education
IIAD Lateral Entry Admission
Candidates can also apply for direct admission to the IIAD’s second-year design programs. Candidates must have completed the first year of their design diploma/degree program from a national or internationally recognized design college to be eligible for IIAD lateral entry admissions. IIAD lateral entry admissions in 2021 will be based solely on a candidate’s performance in the personal interview and portfolio evaluation rounds.
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Eligibility Criteria for the PG Courses
Candidates must have passed an undergraduate test (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognized institution or university to be eligible for the IIAD Entrance Exam 2021. Candidates who will be taking their undergraduate exams in 2021 are also eligible to apply.
After clearing IIAD Entrance Exam, applicants are eligible for the following list of courses at different study levels.
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design
- BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design
- BA (Hons) Communication Design
- BA (Hons) Fashion Business Management
- Master’s in Fashion Design
- Master’s in Fashion Business Management
In order to participate in the IIAD admission process 2021, candidates must complete the processes outlined below.
Step 1: Fill out the application form of the Entrance Exam
Candidates must first complete out the IIAD test application form in either an online or offline method in order to apply for admission to the college’s design programs. Candidates must first register for the IIAD test on the college’s admissions site (www.applytoiiad.com), and then fill out and submit the IIAD Entrance Exam application form online. Candidates can pay the IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 application fee online using any major bank’s credit, debit, or net banking capabilities. Candidates can get the IIAD entrance test 2021 application forms from the following location to apply offline:
- IIAD Campus
B-26, Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi – 110020
- ISBF Campus
15A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi – 110024
Application forms and brochures are also available at a few locations. Candidates can submit their offline applications by mailing them to the following address. The application fee must be paid in cash or by a demand draft payable in New Delhi in the name of Teamwork Education Foundation.
The Admissions Department
Indian Institute of Art and Design
B-26, Okhla, Phase 1
New Delhi – 110020
Step 2: Obtain a copy of the Admit Card
The admit card for the IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 may be downloaded from the institute’s official website by all students who have successfully registered for the exam. The IIAD admission card is a required document to bring to the IIAD Entrance Exam location.
Step 3: Give the IIAD Entrance Exam
For UG program admissions, candidates must take either the iDAT (IIAD Design Aptitude Test) or the iMAT (IIAD Management Aptitude Test).
Step 4: Register in the Studio Simulation/Personal Interview Round.
Students must attend studio simulation (for UG candidates) or personal interview (for PG candidates) rounds after passing the written design entrance test.
Step 5: Check your IIAD Entrance Exam Result
Candidates can secure a place in one of IIAD’s design programs based on their performance in the written entrance test, as well as in the studio simulation and portfolio assessment rounds. The IIAD entrance test result is announced on the college’s official website when all of the rounds have been completed.
Best Books for IIAD Entrance Exam
There are several decent reference books for IIAD and similar design aptitude tests for other colleges available on the market. There are also numerous good sample test papers available that may assist in understanding the types of questions and practicing questions to improve speed and accuracy. Check out the best books for IIAD:
|Logical Reasoning||Shortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical) for Competitive Exams with 3 eBooks Paperback – Nov||Disha Experts|
|Logical Reasoning||A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning Paperback – 31 Dec 2006||Dr. R.S. Agarwal|
|Creating Thinking and Problem Solution||Breakthrough Thinking: A Guide to Creative Thinking and Idea Generation Paperback – 21 Jul 2014||Thomas Vogel|
|Creating Thinking and Problem Solution||The Art of Creative Thinking: How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas||John Adair|
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