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Indian Institute of Art and Design - Design Aptitude Test

Form Date: 16 Sep - 21 Dec 2022

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Form Date: 16 Sep - 21 Dec 2022

IIAD Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Art And Design (IIAD)
  • Courses:BA (HONS) DES
  • Streams:Design

IIAD 2023: Application form(out), Exam Date (Out), Syllabus, Pattern

Updated On - November 14 2022 by Swagota Nandi

IIAD 2023 Application form has been released. The last date to fill the application form is 21 December 2022. Candidates can fill the form via online mode from the official website i.e iiad.edu.in. The authority has also released the exam dates for online as well as offline mode. The exam will be conducted on 28 December 2022. Candidates can choose to give the exam in online mode or offline mode. The offline exam will be conducted in the IIAD Campus. The selection procedure includes the IDAT or IMAT exam followed by a personal interview. Indian Institute of Art and Design - Design Aptitude Test is organized in collaboration with Kingston University, London. It is a University level exam held twice a year. 

IIAD offers admission to the candidates in various undergraduate programs in the following design courses viz; Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design & Fashion Business Management. The candidates must go through the complete article to know all about IIAD DAT 2023 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, and so on.

Application Link: IIAD has released the application for all courses, find the official link here.

IIAD 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the important details related to the IIAD 2023 which is mentioned below:

ParticularStatus
Exam date28th December 2022

Latest Updates

  • IIAD 2023 Application form has been released for December Cycle.
  • The exam will be conducted on 28th December 2022 in online and offline (Campus mode).

IIAD 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can find important dates and events related to IIAD 2023 from the given table below:

IIAD 2023 Schedule(December Cycle)
EventsDate 
Application ReleaseStarted
Last Date to apply for the exam 21st December 2022
IIAD 2023 Exam Date28th December 2022

IIAD 2023 Application Form

Candidates can check the details related to the IIAD 2023 Application form given below. Candidates can submit the Examination form in any mode i.e. online or offline: 

  • Indian Institute of Art and Design has released the IIAD 2023 application form for the December cycle. 
  • Applicants who want to apply online for the various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can submit their Registration Form along with necessary documents by registering themselves at IIAD’s Online Application Portal. 
  • Candidates will need a valid mobile number and email id to register themselves.
  • Candidates can choose maximum two programs of their choice whilling the appplication form.
  • While filling the application form, candidates have to upload a passport sized photograph and their valid documents.
Note: No multiple application forms shall be entertained.

How to Apply ?

To fill the application form online, candidates can follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website or click on the direct link.
  • A new page will appear on the screen, click on the "Click Here to Apply" tab under your desired program.
  • Now, application form window will appear on the screen with all the instructions. Click on "Next" and then, choose any two desired courses of your choice as per the priority.
  • After that, candidates have to fill the personal and address details, family details, academic details, exam and other details in the form.
  • Then, candidates have to click on the self declaration and pay the application fee.
  • After fee payment, candidates may submit the application form and keep a copy of the application form for further use.

IIAD 2023 Registration Fee

Mode of Payment: Candidates have to pay the examination fee of Rs. 2500/- at the time of submission of the Application Form.
  • Candidate can pay IIAD 2023 Registration Fee using Debit Card, Credit Card or Net-Banking.
  • Offline Payment: If any candidate is applying offline, he or she can pay the application fee as Demand Draft at the institute address.

On successful completion of the Application form, the candidate will receive an acknowledgement email from the Admissions Team with relevant information.

Entrance Exams by IIAD

The screening process at IIAD aims to test the merit of a candidate based on their aptitude for design learning. The IIAD Entrance test has two components, which vary based on the course you apply for. Refer to the table given in this section to check your course requirements.

IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) - The IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) is a written test designed to assess a candidate’s creative and visual ability, cultural awareness and logical thinking. The exam paper is a combination of visual tasks, writing tasks, one-word answers and multiple choice questions.
IIAD Management Aptitude Test ( iMAT) - The IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT) is a written test designed to assess an applicant’s language, logical reasoning and creative thinking. The exam paper is a combination of multiple choice questions and writing tasks.
Studio Simulation - Studio simulation is a workshop where applicants work in small groups to create a 3D model using materials as a response to a given problem. Students work under the supervision and guidance of the IIAD faculty members. Assessment is done based on the skills of making, creative thinking, problem-solving & team work.
Personal Interview - Personal Interview is an opportunity for applicants to have a face to face interaction with IIAD, so that their suitability can be assessed. With this understanding, IIAD can guide the applicant towards how the programme can meet their aspirations and interests.

IIAD 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the IIAD 2023 eligibility criteria before they apply for the exam. The IIAD 2023 Eligibility criteria for Undergraduate and Lateral entry is given below:
For Undergraduate Programmes 
  • Our Undergraduate programme offers a total of 150 seats distributed across four courses:
  1. UG Communication Design
  2. UG Interior Architecture and Design 
  3. UG Fashion Design
  4. UG Fashion Business Management
  • Candidates who have passed their 10+2 examination or equivalent in any stream (Science, Commerce, Humanities or Arts) with 50% are eligible for the exam
  • Candidates who are appearing for their 10+2 examination in 2023 or are waiting for the result can also apply for the exam.

IIAD accepts candidates from any of the below-listed Boards of Education:

  • 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 Education Board.
For Postgraduate Programmes
  • Our Postgraduate programme offers a total of 40 seats distributed across two courses:
  1. Master’s in Fashion Design
  2. Master’s in Fashion Business Management
  • Candidates who have passed their Undergraduate Examination (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised Institute or University may apply.
  • Those who are appearing for it in the current academic year or are awaiting their results may also apply.
For Lateral Entry

Also, there is a lateral entry for those who have passed one year in any discipline from a recognised university/board.

IIAD 2023 Exam Pattern

The IIAD 2023 Exam Pattern will be conducted accordingly to the course chosen by the candidate and comprises of the following rounds :
IIAD 2023 Question Paper Pattern
ProgrammesRounds/PartsDuration of Exam
For Fashion Design, Communication Design and Interior Architecture & Design ApplicantsPart 1- IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
Part 2- Studio Simulation
 150 minutes (two and a half hours)
Studio Simulation

‘Studio simulation test’ is a two-hour activity process in which a group of 12-15 students is given a brief along with the material. Applicants are required to create a 3D model using that material under the supervision of the faculty. They will be judged based on teamwork, creative thinking, innovation & problem-solving skills.

IIAD 2023 Exam nature
IIAD 2023 Exam Paper Pattern
Mode of ExaminationOffline/ Online
Medium of LanguageEnglish language
Total marks200
Rounds/ Parts 2

IIAD 2023 Preparation Tips

While preparing for IIAD, the candidate must keep in mind the following IIAD 2023 Preparation Tips to qualify for the exam with flying colours. Some preparation tips for IIAD is given below for the candidates to follow a study routine: 

  • Candidates should prepare separately for the two sections of the exam to clear both rounds.
  • For the Logical reasoning and creative thinking part, a candidate must refer to the IIAD 2021 Paper pattern and allot time accordingly to both sections.
  • The interview round will showcase the knowledge of the subject candidates are applying for. Therefore, they should have their basic concepts up to the mark in front of the interviewer.
  • For Fashion and Architecture programmes, candidates must create a Portfolio including 2D work like sketches, paintings, drawings, photographs, and 3D work as well to show in Portfolio Assessment. 
  • Candidates need to work on their presentation and communication skills for both Portfolio and Personal interview rounds.

IIAD 2023 Selection Process

IIAD 2023 selection process consists of two steps. Candidates will go through the following two steps for admission at IIAD:

Part 1- The IIAD Design Aptitude Test is consists of two Parts-
  • Section A: Logical Reasoning
  • Section B: Creative Thinking and Visual Ability
  • Test process: This test evaluates the candidates' aptitude for drawing, design ability, power of observation/representation, creativity, imagination, lateral thinking, and writing skills. It also checks the candidate’s environmental awareness through visual and textual questioning.
Part 2-  Studio Simulation
  • Test process: Studio Simulation is a personal interaction session conducted in a studio simulated environment to understand a candidate’s interest in the discipline, evaluate their design aptitude, test their ability to innovate, and assess their capacity to comprehend information and solve problems.

IIAD 2023 Admit Card

The  IIAD 2023 Admit card for Design Aptitude Test will be issued by the Indian Institute of Art and Design in January 2023. The information about the IIAD 2023 Admit card/Hall ticket is given below:
  • Admission Tickets will be available on the official website of IIAD.
  • Candidates can download the admit card online mode only.
  • Candidates can download their admit cards by using their application number and Date of Birth (DOB).
  • Admit cards will be issued to those candidates only who have successfully submitted their application form via online or offline mode.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the IIAD DAT admit card.

IIAD 2023 Result 

IIAD 2023 Results will be released by the Indian Institute of Art & Design online on the official website. Candidates who appeared in IIAD 2023 can check their scorecard by logging with their credentials emailed to them during the registration. The result is prepared based on the performance of candidates in the written and Personal/ Portfolio Assessment rounds conducted in IIAD 2023. Results for both the Admission cycle will be declared separately.

IIAD Fee Structure

The fee structure is different for UG and PG programmes, candidates can check the details below.

UG Design Programmes

Year 1Installment - IInstallment - IIAnnual Fees
2022 - 232,43,5672,43,5674,87,134

UG Buisness Programs

Year 1Installment - IInstallment - IIAnnual Fees
2022 - 232,34,1992,34,1994,68,398

PG Design Programmes

Year 1Installment - IInstallment - IIAnnual Fees
2022 - 233,38,6002,91,4006,30,000

PG Fashion Buisness Mnagement

Year 1Installment - IInstallment - IIAnnual Fees
2022 - 232,35,3502,23,3504,46,700

Other Fees Common for all Courses - One Time Payment

Admission Fees47, 200/-
Refundable Security20,000/-
Total67,200/-

IIAD 2023 Scholarship

IIAD offers Scholarships to the aspirants based on merit. The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled to get financial aid for completing the course:

  • Candidates must have cleared class 12 with a minimum of 70% marks.
  • The candidate must also submit the completed Scholarship Form along with the Application Form at the time of applying to IIAD. After this, the candidate is only applicable for the scholarship based on his/her performance in the IIAD Entrance Examination comprising DAT and Studio Simulation / Personal Interview.
  • Scholarship application forms with incomplete information or without supporting documents will not be entertained and are liable for rejection.
Scholarships: IIAD provides merit-cum-means scholarships to deserving candidates. Students who successfully complete the IDAT / IMAT Entrance Test will be eligible to apply for the Scholarship. The Scholarship form will be made available along with the offer letter.
Important notice:

1. Undergraduate Fees are inclusive of Kingston University and UGC-approved Indian University Charges.
2. Security Deposit will be refunded on completion of the programme after adjusting any dues.
3. Refund of fees will be governed by IIAD Fees Refund Policy.
4. All fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Institute.
5. Inclusive of govt. taxes as per pre prevalent rates.

IIAD Design Aptitude Test 20232 Courses Offered

Candidates can go through the undergraduate courses offered for admission based on an aspirant's performance in IIAD Aptitude Test 2023. The list of courses is given below:

  • Fashion Design: The course mainly focuses on holistic learning and help to understand the basic fundamental of design analysis to create or enhance fashion.  Insights gained in the processes of design, also emphasis in new age theories, methods, and techniques which is useful in developing a deep visual vocabulary and express judgments about form & composition.
  • Communication Design: The aim of the Communication Design (CD) program is to develop an understanding and mastery of communication design principles, skills, and theories. Communication design can be defined in broad terms, ranging from printed work to interactive displays, all in the service of informing, educating, and delighting people. The CD program teaches a problem-solving approach to communication, with a special concern for the people affected by any designed communication.
  • Interior Architecture and Design: Interior design focuses on designing interactions for the physical, cognitive as well as social environments using New Media and emerging technologies. The programme performs some experiments based on learning of how people perceive, understand, use and experience interactive objects, digital environments, and spaces. Drawing based on an interdisciplinary approach that brings together product design, information architecture, visual communication, cognitive psychology, and computer science, the course involves exploration of alternatives, pushing the envelope of what is known.
  • Fashion Business and Management: This program will help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become future business leaders in the fashion industry. The program's Fashion Business and Management courses include various subjects such as the design and manufacturing process, the evolution of fashion and design and their relationship to designers, producers, and retailers, Ethical and sustainability along with innovative practices for leadership in the global fashion industry, design trends and technologies to predict sales dynamic for fashion products and services

IIAD 2023 Entrance Exams

The screening process at IIAD aims to test the merit of a candidate based on their aptitude for design learning. The IIAD Entrance test has two components, which vary based on the course you apply for. Refer to the table given in this section to check your course requirements. 

  • IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT): The IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) is a written test designed to assess a candidate's creative and visual ability, cultural awareness, and logical thinking. The exam paper is a combination of visual tasks, writing tasks, one-word answers, and multiple-choice questions.
  • IIAD Management Aptitude Test ( IMAT): The IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT) is a written test designed to assess an applicant’s language, logical reasoning, and creative thinking. The exam paper is a combination of multiple-choice questions and writing tasks.
  • Personal Interview: Personal Interview is an opportunity for applicants to have a face-to-face interaction with IIAD so that their suitability can be assessed. With this understanding, IIAD can guide the applicant towards how the programme can meet their aspirations and interests. 
 IIAD Entrance Test for Various Courses
Course
iDAT
 iMAT
PI

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

YesNoNo

BA (Hons) Communication Design

Yes

NoNo

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture Design 

YesNoNo

BA(Hons) Fashion Business Management

NoYesYes

Master’s in Fashion Design

YesNoYes

Master’s in Fashion Business Management

NoYesYes

Details of Entrance Exam (iDAT and iMAT) for Various Courses

IIAD - iDAT and iMAT Exam Details
Course LevelBranchEntrance Exam
Test Mode
Details
For Undergraduate programmes:Fashion Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Design ApplicantsiDAT – IIAD ONLINE Design Aptitude Test

ONLINE TEST

IIAD’s ONLINE Design Aptitude Test assess the applicants’ logical reasoning, creative thinking and visual aptitude. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 30 mins.
 Fashion Business Management ApplicantsiMAT – IIAD ONLINE Management Aptitude Test

Part A – Online Test

Part B – Online Personal Interview

IIAD’s Management Aptitude Test (iMAT) assess the applicants’ language, logical reasoning and analytical thinking. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. Students who appear for the Online iMAT must also appear for an Online Personal Interview. After the test, an email invite with the Date and Time for the Online Personal Interview will be sent to the candidate.
For Postgraduate programmes:For Fashion Design iDAT – IIAD ONLINE Design Aptitude Test

Part A – Online Test

Part B – Online Personal Interview

iDAT is IIAD’s Design Aptitude Test which assesses the applicants’ logical reasoning, creative thinking and visual aptitude. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 30 mins. Students who appear for the Online iDAT must also appear for an Online Personal Interview. After the test, an email invite with the Date and Time for the Online Personal Interview will be sent to the candidate.
 For Fashion Business Management Applicants: iMAT – IIAD Management Aptitude Test

Part A – Online Test

Part B – Online Personal Interview

iMAT is IIAD’s Management Aptitude Test which assesses the applicants’ language, logical reasoning and analytical thinking. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. Students who appear for the Online iMAT must also appear for an Online Personal Interview. After the test, an email invite with the Date and Time for the Online Personal Interview will be sent to the candidate.
Note: The Sample Papers can be obtained upon successful completion of the Application Form.

IIAD 2023 Highlights

Candidate must keep themselves updated as per IIAD DAT 2023 Information. Basic Information regarding IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 are shown below:

IIAD 2023 Basic Information
Exam Name
Indian Institute of Art and Design - Design Aptitude Test 2023 (IIAD- DAT 2023)
Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Art and Design

Exam Level
University Level
Courses

Various Design Courses

IIAD Official Website

https://www.iiad.edu.in/

Exam Mode

Offline( Pen and Paper)

Exam Purpose

Admission Test for Design Courses

Indian Institute of Art and Design - Design Aptitude Test

iDAT which is also known as the IIAD Design Aptitude Test is conducted to offer admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate design programmes.  

IIAD entrance exam is a two-hour and thirty minutes written test where candidates are evaluated on their drawing and design skills, imaginative and creative expression, observation skills, as well as communication and visual strengths. The admission process for IIAD entrance exam is such that after appearing for the written test candidates have to appear for a studio simulation (for UG candidates) or personal interview (for PG candidates) round. 

Indian Institute of Art and Design

The Indian Institute Of Art And Design (IIAD), New Delhi offers Undergraduate Programmes in Design through its academic collaboration with Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, London. IIAD has also introduced three new courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate aspirants.
  • The Bachelor’s Programmes at IIAD range from Communication Design to Interior Architecture & Design and Fashion Design & Management.
  • The Postgraduate Programmes are offered in Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management
  • IIAD aims to give its students a thorough grounding in indigenous arts, crafts, traditions and the country’s rich history in architectural design while also developing in them a knowledge of modern technologies used across the world.

IIAD Scholarship

IIAD provides merit-cum-means scholarships to deserving students. All students who qualify the IIAD Entrance Test are eligible to apply for the IIAD scholarship. Candidate will be offered admissions on the basis of performance in their IIAD Entrance Test 2023, the Statement of Purpose in the scholarship form as well as the financial need of the student.

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IIAD Important Dates

TitleDates
IIAD 2022 Form Date16 Sep - 21 Dec 2022
IIAD 2022 Exam Date09 Apr, 10 Apr 2022

Indian Institute of Art and Design - Design Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:

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Question Paper Type :

Subjective

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
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Form Start Date:

16 Sep 2022

Form End Date:

21 Dec 2022

Number of days left to submit the form:

19

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09 Apr 2022, 10 Apr 2022

Application Fees:

₹ 2,000

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