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IICD ET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,750
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body: Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD)

IICD ET 2023: Application Form , Exam Date , Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - February 22 2023 by Akriti Maurya

IICD ET 2023 Registration has started.  IICD ET is a University level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Craft and Design (IICD ET), Jaipur. This exam is organized annually to offer admission to various integrated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Crafts and Design. Candidates can go through the article to know all the details like important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus etc. about IICD ET 2023 examination.

IICD ET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the important details about IICD ET 2023 which is mentioned below:
Application StatusOngoing


IICD ET 2023 Important Dates

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

IICD ET 2022 Important Dates
Application form will be available from21st October 2022, Friday
Last Date to Submit the Application formDATE EXTENDED TILL 10th March 2023, 4:00 PM
Admit Card issued, Latest by16th March 2023, Thursday
Entrance Test (Part A): General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)16th April 2023, Sunday
Entrance Test (Part B)
a. Material, Color & Conceptual Test (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
b. Personal Interview (3:00 PM Onwards)

16th April 2023, Sunday

Declaration of Result

28th April 2023, Friday, after 4:00PM

Fee Submission1st May 2023 to 15th May 2023
Reporting date and time for Registration
and Document verification
Commencement of New sessionTBA

IICD ET 2023 Application Form

IICD ET 2023 application form has bee released in December 2022. The candidates can check the details about IICD ET 2023 application form mentioned below:
  • The application form for IICD ET Jaipur Admission 2023 will be available on the official website of the authority.
  • Candidates can apply through online mode only.
  • Multiple application will be rejected. 
  • Candidates are advised to fill in all the necessary details properly otherwise, the application will be rejected.
  • Candidates have to upload the required documents (Photo Identity cum Address Proof) and scanned images of photograph (size 100 KB to 200 KB) and signature (20 KB to 50 KB) in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Applicants will receive the confirmation email with the payment reference id after successfully submitting the application form and application fee.
  • In case, the documents uploaded are not in the required format, the candidate will receive an email to resend the documents as per acceptable criteria, after that the application will be processed.

IICD ET 2023 Application Fee

Candidates can check the application fee for different category given below in a table:

IICD ET Application Fee
Indian CandidatesRs 1750/-
NRI/ Foreign National CandidatesRs 3500/-

IICD ET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for IICD ET entrance exam 2023, candidates must check the IICD ET 2023 eligibility criteria given below:

For Under Graduate Courses
  • Candidates have passed their 10+2 from a recognized board of education.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear for the IICD ET examination.
For Post Graduate Courses
  • Candidates have passed their 10+2 from a recognized board of education.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination of the current year are also eligible for the test.
  • Candidates who are Design/Architecture graduates can directly be admitted to 2 years M.Voc. programme after clearing the entrance test. Other candidates who are graduate from Non-Design background are eligible for M.Voc. after completion of 1 Year Certificate in Foundation Program for Design (CFPD) offered at IICD ET.

IICD ET 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates need to have complete information about IICD ET Exam Pattern 2023. This information will help the candidates to get familiar with the question paper and hence prepare accordingly for IICD ET Exam.

Following are the details about IICD ET Exam Pattern 2023:

  • Number of Rounds: 3
  • Language of the Question Paper: English
  • Mode of the Exam: Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
  • Two separate written tests: General Awareness and Creativity & Perception Test.
  • No negative marking will be done
  • Aspiring candidates can refer to this table to get details about the weightage of the written test; Material, Color & Conceptual Test and Personal Interview:
IICD ET Written Test, Interview and PI weightage

General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test weightage 


Material, Color & Conceptual Test weightage


Personal Interview weightage








IICD ET 2023 Syllabus

The candidates need to have complete information regarding the IICD ET Syllabus 2023 so that they can qualify all the rounds and get admission into their desired course. Information about the complete syllabus will also help the candidates to score good marks.

The candidates can refer to this section to get information about the detailed IICD ET Syllabus.

1) General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test
  • In this test, the interests and abilities of the candidates are evaluated such as estimation of sizes and proportion, observation, general awareness, synthesis and visual interpretation.
2) Material, Color & Conceptual Test

The following abilities of candidates will be assessed through this test:

a) Intelligent use of materials, conceptualize and realize a 3-dimensional form, skill of handling material,

b) Ability to provide multiple solutions to the given problem with a written description,

c) To observe, think and expand ideas, create the solution based on a plan and strategy.

NOTE: Material needed to be taken for Material, Color & Conceptual Test: Candidates need to take their pencils (HB, 2B, 4B & 6B), pens, ruler, eraser, scissors, paper cutter, cello tape, fevistick, compass, dry pastels/ watercolour/colour pencils, brushes etc.
3) Interview
  • In the personal interview, the individual personality of a candidate is assessed and the candidates are evaluated on the following mentioned parameters: 
  • Intelligence quotient (IQ), Communication Ability, General Awareness about Crafts & Design, Aptitude to crafts, Overall Personal Achievements in academics and co-curricular activities.

IICD ET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow these given preparation tips during their exam preparation. These tips will help the candidates to score good marks in IICD ET entrance exam and hence qualify for this exam. Following are the preparation tips:

  • Candidates must be regular in their revision.
  • Furthermore, candidates must stay focused and try not to waste their time.
  • They need to follow a proper time table and must ensure that they stick to it.
  • The candidates must avoid stress. They can practice yoga or meditation to manage their stress.
  • Also, they must make proper notes of every topic. This will help them to do their revision quickly before few days of the exam.
  • Besides this, they need to take care of their health and hence take proper diet and sleep.

IICD ET 2023 Admit Card

The IICD ET Admit Card 2023 will be available on the official website soon after the submission of the application form. Candidates can check the information related to IICD ET Hall Ticket card given below:
  • Admit Card will be emailed to the eligible candidates at the candidate’s registered email id by the official authority.
  • The candidate has to bring at least one original photo identification (Id-Card).  The name and signature on the photo identification must match the name that has been entered in the Application form by the candidate.
  • A photo identification that is acceptable by the authority is limited to the Driver’s License, Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, UID or Identity card of the last school.
  • In case, candidates do not receive their admit card even after submitting the online application successfully, candidates should contact IICD ET’s Admissions Cell at admissions@IICD ET.ac.in
  • Candidates need to take admit card with them to the examination centre.

IICD 2023 Test Center

The IICD Entrance Test will be conducted at fourteen (14) locations all over India, as mentioned below. The candidate has to indicate his/her choices of 3 (three) test centres in order of preferences at the time of application form filling process. IICD reserves the right to cancel or change the test centre/date. Any such changes will be communicated to the registered candidates.

  1. Bhopal
  2. Chennai
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Patna
  5. Raipur
  6. Udaipur
  7. Jammu
  8. Delhi
  9. Guwahati
  10. Hyderabad
  11. Jaipur
  12. Kolkata
  13. Lucknow
  14. Mumbai

IICD ET 2023 Result 

The candidates can go through this section to know all about IICD ET Result 2023:
  • The list of candidates who have qualified for the Creativity & Perception, General Awareness test will be declared by the Last Week of  May 2023.
  • The list of candidates who have qualified for the Material, Color & Conceptual Test will be declared by the First Week of June 2023.
  • Besides this, an email will be sent to the candidates regarding the result declaration.
  • Furthermore, Indian Institute of Craft and Design will also upload a list containing the names of the finally selected candidate.
  • Also, the institute will be sending the Admission Letter to the finally selected candidates on their registered email id. 
NOTE:  The list of candidates who have qualified for the General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test and the Test date of Material, Color & Conceptual Test for the shortlisted candidates will be announced on IICD ET website.

IICD ET 2023 Counselling

Following are the details about IICD ET Counselling 2023:
  • The IICD ET will release the list of finally selected candidates soon after the declaration of result. 
  • The final decision of the Management of IICD ET and Admission Committee in any of the matters related to the admission process and selection will be final.
  • Besides this, the admission letter will contain information about the commencement of the new session.

Reservation of Seats

The reservation policy is as per UGC norms. Generally, reservation percentages of different categories for admission in IICD are as follows:

  • 27% for OBC
  • 15% for ST and 7.5% for SC 
  • 3% for PH candidates.

IICD ET 2023 Highlights

All the Important briefs for the IICD ET is mentioned in the table, the Applicant can view all the important highlights of the exam mentioned inside the table.

Exam Name

Indian Institute Of Crafts & Design Entrance Test 2023


IICD ET 2023

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Craft and Design (IICD ET), Jaipur


University - Level


Offline  (Pen-Paper Based)



IICD ET Official website
Application Form 2022
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Candidates appearing for the IICD ET 2023 are required to go accordingly to the information furnished as the highlight.

About IICD 

In 1995, the Indian Institute of Crafts Design, Jaipur, was established by the government of Rajasthan as an autonomous institution to act as catalyst for change in the craft sector. IICD offers Under Graduate and Post Graduate degree programmes in Crafts & Design under the aegis of the Rajasthan ILD Skills University (RISU). These programmes are in alignment with the National Skills Qualification Frameworks (NSQF).

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IICD ET Important Dates

IICD ET 2023-24 Form Date15 Aug - 15 Jan 2024

Indian Institute Of Crafts & Design Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

15 Aug 2023

Form End Date:

15 Jan 2024

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