IIAD Design Aptitude Test
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IIAD Admission 2019: Exam Date, Entrance Exam, Application

IIAD Admission 2019: Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) New Delhi has invited applications for admission to Bachelor of Arts (B.A Honours) offered in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Communication Design Program for 2019 sessions. Check out the complete details of IIAD Design Aptitude Test like exam date, application process, entrance exam, fee structure, scholarship, etc about IIAD Entrance Exam 2019.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2019 – IIAD Design Aptitude Test 2019

IIAD Design Aptitude Test – The Foundation Program is the first year of the undergraduate study at IIAD. On successful completion of the Foundation year, students progress into their chosen field of design discipline. Specifically, the foundation course acts as a bridge between high-school education and the niche programs of undergraduate art and design study – Communication Design, Interior Architecture and Design, and Fashion Design. The aim of the foundation course is to equip students with prerequisite core skill-sets necessary to succeed in an art and design degree program. These include drawing and visual skills, design process and development, material understanding, fundamentals of art and design, relevance of design in contemporary situations, communication skills and computer aided design. The course is structured to maximize the progressive development of the individual’s intellectual and creative potential both independently and within the dynamics of a group.

IIAD 2019 Program Offered

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • BA (Hons) Communication Design
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design

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IIAD Exam Date 2019 (Application Dates)

Round 1 Admission Cycle (December 2018)

Announcement Date
Application Forms Available 17th September 2018
Application Deadline 15th December 2018
Part A – iDAT Exam Date (Written Entrance Test) 22nd December 2018

New Delhi

Part B – iDAT Exam Date (Studio Simulation) 22nd & 23rd December 2018
IIAD Campus, New Delhi

Round 2 Admission Cycle (April/May 2019)

Announcement Date
Application Forms Available 17th September 2018
Application Deadline 17th April 2019
Part A – iDAT Exam Date (Written Entrance Test) 27th April 2019

New Delhi

28th April 2019











Part B – iDAT (Studio Simulation) 10th, 11th & 12th May 2019
IIAD Campus, New Delhi

IIAD Admission 2019 Application Process

Each year IIAD (Indian Institute of Art and Design) accepts a select number of students to its undergraduate programs purely based on merit. It is therefore strongly recommended to begin the Application Process at an early stage to get the program of your choice.

IIAD 2019 Online Application

Applicants who wish to apply to the undergraduate programs can submit their Application Form along with necessary documents by registering themselves at IIAD’s Online Application Portal.

Begin Your Online Application Process

IIAD 2019 Offline Application

Alternatively, interested Applicants can visit the Campus, collect the Application Form and submit it along with necessary documents to the IIAD Admissions Office.

IIAD 2019 Application Fee

An Application Fee of INR 2,000 must be paid at the time of submission of the Application Form.

On successful completion of the Application Form Applicants shall receive an acknowledgement email from the Admissions Team with relevant information.

IIAD 2019 Entrance Exam Pattern

The IIAD Entrance Exam is conducted at various Test Centres, and comprises the following rounds.

IIAD Part A- Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)

A mandatory written test of 2.5 hrs duration, which tests the Applicant’s Logical Reasoning, Creative Thinking and Visual Aptitude.

Part B- iDAT Studio Simulation

A personal interaction session conducted in small groups, simulating a design studio experience. Applicants are expected to exhibit their creative thinking, teamwork, articulation and problem-solving abilities. The session is conducted in a studio environment of approximately 2 hours duration.

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IIAD accepts applications for transfer to IIAD for the design program (in either Fashion Design, Communication Design or Interior Architecture & Design) from students who have successfully completed previous year(s) of their design degree/diploma program from a nationally or internationally recognized Design Institute.

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IIAD Admission 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who have passed their Class XII Examination (or equivalent), or who are appearing for it in 2019 are considered eligible to apply.

IIAD accepts students 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 Board of Education

IIAD Admission 2019 Fee Structure

For Four Year Undergraduate Programme (2019 – 2023)

  • B.A. (Hons) Fashion Design
  • B.A. (Hons) Communication Design
  • B.A. (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Year Installment 1 Installment 2 Annual Fees (INR)
Year 1 (2019-20) 2,36,530 2,16,530 4,53,060
Year 2 (2020-21) 2,45,191 2,25,191 4,70,382
Year 3 (2021-22) 2,54,199 2,34,199 4,88,398
Year 4 (2022-23) 2,43,567 2,43,567 4,87,134
Grand Total 18,98,974

For Three Year Undergraduate Program (2019 – 2022)

Bachelors in Fashion Management

Year Installment 1 Installment 2 Annual Fees (INR)
Year 1 (2019-20) 208800 188800 397,600
Year 2 (2020-21) 216352 196352 412,704
Year 3 (2021-22) 224206 204206 428,412
Grand Total 12,38,716


Other Fees (One time fees payable at the time of admission)
Admission Fees 47,200
Refundable Security Deposit 20,000
Total 67,200

Terms and Conditions

  • Fees is inclusive of Kingston University and UGC approved Indian University Charges.
  • Security Deposit will be refunded on completion of the program after adjusting any dues.
  • Refund of fees will be governed by IIAD Fees Refund Policy.
  • All fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Institute.

IIAD 2019 Scholarships

Academic Session 2019 – 2020

IIAD offers Financial Aid in the form of Scholarships to meritorious students. Only those aspirants who have secured a minimum of 70% aggregate in their Class XII Examination are eligible to apply for the Scholarship at the time of submitting their completed Application Form to IIAD. Scholarships are awarded to Applicants based on their performance in the IIAD Entrance Examination comprising iDAT (Written Test) and Studio Simulation.

Please note that the Scholarship Form can be downloaded from our website and must be submitted along with the completed Application Form to be considered by the IIAD Admissions Team for review. Students awaiting their Class XII results can also submit the Scholarship Form along with the Application Form.

Scholarship deadline – Same date as Application Deadline


Online Application – Please mention the Application Form Number on the completed Scholarship Form and email a scanned image or photograph of the Form at [email protected] with the subject – Scholarship Form: Application No. ____________.

Offline Application – Attach the completed Scholarship Form along with the Application

Form and courier the same to:

Indian Institute of Art & Design (IIAD)
B-26, Okhla Phase 1
New Delhi – 110020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Who is eligible for the program?

Answer: Applicants who have passed or are awaiting the results of the CBSE/ ISC/ IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline can apply to the design courses at IIAD.

Question 2: What is the medium of instruction?

Answer: English.

Question 3: What skills, background or technical experience do I need?

Answer: Applicants must have an interest in and a flair for art and design. Any additional knowledge or experience in drawing/sketching, model making and visual art forms would be an asset towards your admission.

Question 4: How do I apply?

Answer: Please refer to the ADMISSIONS link for details on online and offline admissions.

Question 5: When should I start the application process?

Answer: The application process for the new admissions cycle begin in the month of September every year.

Question 6: What does the selection process involve?

Answer: Applicants will be evaluated through the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT). This will be followed by Studio Simulation which includes individual Portfolio Assessment.

All Applicants must appear for the iDAT, Portfolio Assessment and Studio Simulation. These stages are mandatory for each Applicant and final results will be announced only thereafter.

iDAT is a 200 marks, two hours and thirty minutes test, mandatory for all applicants. The test consists of two sections: Section A on Logical Reasoning and Section B on Creative Thinking and Visual Ability. This test evaluates the Applicants aptitude for drawing, design ability, power of observation / representation, creativity, imagination, lateral thinking and writing skills. It further gauges the Applicant’s environmental awareness through visual and textual questioning.

Portfolio Assessment

A personally developed portfolio is desirable and this would be evaluated during the Studio Simulation. A portfolio need not match professional standards, but must reflect a Applicant’s interest and aptitude for design as well as a flair for visual expression and overall aesthetic sensibility. Here’s an interesting video on How to create an impressive portfolio for Design Entrance Exams.

Studio Simulation

This is a personal interaction session conducted in a studio simulated environment to understand a Applicant’s interest in the discipline, evaluate their design aptitude, test their ability to innovate and assess their capacity to comprehend information and solve problems.

The Institute looks for talented ambitious and committed students who are ready for a design career.

Question 7: Where will the iDAT and personal interviews take place?

Answer: The iDAT is conducted at major Entrance Test Centres across India (including New Delhi)

Note: IIAD reserves the right to cancel/add/change any entrance test centres(s) for administrative reasons.

Question 8: Do I also need to submit a printed copy of the application form, once I have submitted it online?

Answer: No, please submit an application only ONCE.

Question 9: How do I send in my original academic transcripts/mark sheets, other documents and photographs required as part of the application process?

Answer: IIAD does not require original documents at the time of application. While applying online, you may upload documents where relevant. In case of offline application, attach a photocopy of relevant documents.

If selected, you will have to show original documents at the time of admission.

Question 10: Can we view our completed Online Form?

Answer: Once you have clicked on the “final submit” button you will be able to view your completed form. On the top right hand corner of your completed form there is a download button available for you to download your completed form.

Question 11: Do you acknowledge the receipt of an Online application by mail?

Answer: Yes! You will receive a mail once your application has been submitted followed by a call from the admissions counsellor.

Question 12: How many students will be admitted in one academic year?

Answer: We are aiming for a total of 180 students, with 60 students in each course.

Question 13: What is the timeline for admission?

Answer: You may contact the Admissions Team at +919871383633 or +911141380000 for further information.

Question 14: Does IIAD offer Scholarships?

Answer: Yes! IIAD offers scholarships to meritorious students.

Question 15: Who is eligible to apply for scholarship?

Answer: Applicants with a 70% aggregate in the CBSE/ ISC/ IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline may apply for scholarship. The final result will depend also on performance in the iDAT, Studio Simulation and Portfolio Assessment.

Question 16: Does IIAD provide loan assistance?

Answer: IIAD has partnered with Avanse, a new age education finance company committed to fulfilling the academic aspirations of design students. The company offers customised loan solutions with some key benefits like:

  • 100% Education Finance – No Margin Money
  • Loan Sanction within 1 business day especially for IIAD students
  • Flexible Repayment Options
  • Doorstep Service for Processing and Documentation

To know more about the loan facility you can get in touch with: ​Mr. Jatin Gyanchandani on +91-9711135030 or +91-11-23602611.

Avanse Financial Services Ltd. (www.avanse.com)
5th Floor, 7E, Swami Ramtirth Nagar, Rani Jhansi Road, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi – 110055​

Question 17: Where should I send the filled in application form?


Please Send your completed application form to:

The Admissions Department

Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26, Okhla Phase I
New Delhi 110020 India
T : 011 – 4138 0000 / 9871383633
E : [email protected]

Question 18: Does IIAD provide hostel accommodation?

Answer: IIAD offers residential accommodation facility for outstation students on ‘FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE-BASIS’. Kindly note the accommodation has limited seats and therefore the earlier you book the accommodation, the better you are placed. We can also provide you with a list of PG accommodations available near the IIAD campus for your convenience. For more information please call on +91 11 41380000 or +91 9871383633.

Question 19: Can I visit the IIAD Campus?

Answer: We encourage students and parents to visit our campus and get a glimpse into design education at IIAD. We are now organising ‘Friday Open-Houses’ for all prospective students and their families on all Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Take a guided tour of the campus
  • Have a look at student work and projects
  • Watch an exciting short movie about co-curriculuar activities organised by IIAD for its students.
  • Interact with the students and learn about their experiences at IIAD
  • Meet the programme faculty and have them answer any queries you have about your chosen design discipline (or all of them!)
  • Have a one-on-one counselling session with our seasoned enrolment specialists to help you with the admissions process.
  • Come visit the IIAD campus and make an informed decision about your design education! Book your appointment today. Call 09871383633.

Question 20: What is the Eligibility criteria for International Students.

Answer: The Applicant should have completed 12 years of education from a recognised Board. For english proficiency the Applicant must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.

Question 21: What is the nature of relationship between IIAD and Kingston University, London

Answer: IIAD offers all its BA (Hons) degree programmes in collaboration with Kingston University, London. To help you understand the nature of this relationship and its benefits to the students, Kingston University has published a document answering queries from students and their families. Please click here to access the document.

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