IIAD Entrance Exam 2023: Application Form (Till Jan 21), Dates (Jan 28), Eligibility, Syllabus

On January 28, 2023, the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) will hold the IIAD entrance exam 2023 (Phase 2). The entrance exam for IIAD 2023 will only be held in New Delhi. The IIAD entrance exam will last for two hours and thirty minutes (150 minutes). On January 21, the phase 2 IIAD 2023 entrance exam application period will close. Through this exam, students will get an opportunity to get admission in BA Hons Fashion Design, Communication Design, and Interior Architecture Design courses in collaboration with Kingston University London. Candidates who would like to join in IIAD can apply by making sure that they are eligible to apply.

In order to get admission in IIAD candidates must appear for IIAD Design Aptitude Test (IDAT) and also the Interview and portfolio assignment conducted by the exam conducting authority. In this section, you will find all the information related to IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 such as eligibility criteria, syllabus, application form, results, etc.

On January 28, 2023, the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) will hold the IIAD entrance exam 2023 (Phase 2). The entrance exam for IIAD 2023 will only be held in New Delhi. The IIAD entrance exam will last for two hours and thirty minutes (150 minutes). On January 21, the phase 2 IIAD 2023 entrance exam application period will close. Click here to apply.

The exam will be held on 28th Jan 2023.

Apply now

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Overview

Many of the main highlights for Model 2023 IIAD Entrance Exam Highlights tabulated below:

Exam NameIIAD Entrance Exam 2023
Mode of ExamPen Paper Based Test (Offline)
Total SectionsTwo Sections (A and B)
Question Paper TypeObjective Type – Multiple choice questions Drawing & Sketching Descriptive Answer Questions
Duration of Exams2.5 hours
Exam Language English

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Important Dates

Given below is the information provided according to IIAD, the date to submit the application form has started.

IIAD EventsPhase 1Phase 2
Last date to submit the IIAD application formDecember 21, 2022January 21, 2023
IIAD entrance exam dateDecember 28, 2022January 28, 2023

IIAD December Session

Availability of application formStarted
Last date to submit the application form21st December 2022
Examination date (Online)28th December 2022
Examination date (Offline)28th December 2022

IIAD 2023 July Session

Final Date of Application Process 11th July 2023
Date of Online IIAD Entrance Exam 16th July 2023
Date of Offline IIAD Entrance Exam16th July 2023
IIAD Entrance Exam ResultTo be Announced

IIAD 2023 Application Form

Apply Now

The candidates qualifying the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the exam, in this section, the candidate will find all the details about IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Application Form:

  • Candidates should read the information carefully before applying.
  • The application form is available in online mode as well as offline mode.

Online mode

  • The application form is available on the admission portal i.e. applytoiiad.com.
  • Candidate should fill all the relevant information that Is mentioned in the application form.
  • Along with the application form, the candidate should attach a scanned copy of a passport-size photograph and signature as well.
  • Candidates should pay the application fee before applying.
  • Without paying the application fee, the candidate will not be able to apply for the examination.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee by choosing net banking/credit/debit cards.
  • It is advised to keep a photocopy of the application form for future reference till the admission process is over.

Offline mode

  • IIAD campus and ISBF campus provide the application form in offline mode.
  • The application form is also available at selected outlets.
  • Candidates can get the application form from the above-mentioned.
  • Candidates should pay the application fee before applying through DD.
  • Without paying the application fee, the candidate will not be able to apply for the examination.
  • candidate should send the filled-in application form along with a passport-size photograph, photocopy of documents, and payment medium to the below-mentioned address

Admissions Department,
Indian Institute of Art and Design,
B-26 Okhla Phase 1,
New Delhi,

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Application Fee

  • Candidates Should pay an amount of INR 2500/-. at the time of submission of the Application Form.
  • If the applicant is applying offline, he/she can pay the Application Fee in the form of a Demand Draft.

Relevant Links
Pearl Academy SOFT CET SEAT
The Design Village UID Design Aptitude Test NIFT-TEA

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying candidates must ensure whether they are eligible to apply or not, if the applied candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria his application will be rejected.

Following is the information related to the Eligibility Criteria of IIAD Entrance Exam 2023.

  • Candidates should pass 10+2 or any equivalent degree in any discipline from CBSE/ISC/IB from any recognized institution
  • Candidates who are waiting for their results can also apply.

List of Board of Exams accepted by IIAD are:

  • 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 Entrance Exam 2023 Seat Availability

The Institute provides BA Honors with the following seat requirements in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture Design and Communication Technology:

CourseSeats Available
BA (Honors) Fashion Design30
BA (Honors) Interior Architecture and Design30
BA (Honors) Communication Design30

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidate is evaluated on the basis of:
Observation, creative expression, visual and communication strengths, drawing, and design skills.

In this section, you will find the Exam Pattern of IIAD Entrance Exam 2023

Exam ModeOffline mode (pen and paper Based)
Duration of Exam2 hours 30 Min
No of Parts2
Part ALogical Reasoning
Part BCreative thinking
Total marks200
Paper typeObjective
Negative markingNo
Distribution of marks1 mark for each correct answer
  • Drawing based questions may carry 5 marks.
  • After the written exam, there will be an Interview and Portfolio assessment.
  • Personal interview tests the candidate on the understanding of basic art and design concepts and industry awareness.
  • Portfolio assessment is a part of the interview which involves showing the candidate’s art collages, drawings, graphic design, paintings, photography, needlework, web design, sketches, 3-dimensional projects, and digital design.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Exam Centers

Candidates can choose their exam center choices while filling out the application form. They can pick up to 3 exam centers of total. Details concerning the examination center will be present on the admit card. When the applicant is allocated the exam center, it will not be changed later. No request to change exam center will be approved. The list of available IIAD Entrance Exam 2 is set out below

  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Syllabus

The candidate who are appearing for the IIAD Entrance Exam 2023, should have an ample amount of knowledge on the 10th and 12th standard syllabus.

Numerical Series based on the Different Patterns, Logics Design and Shapes Geometrical, and other type – Identification of similarities and identical one,  Find out number and item for incomplete number series Logical Sequences of Numbers, Shapes, Words, Figures and Letters, Select odd one out, Logical Decision Logical Sequence Blood Relations,  Analogy Series Coding – Decoding Statement and Arguments Statement, and Assumptions Statement and Conclusions, Situation Reaction Cause, Effects Assertion and Reason Syllogism.

Picture construction task or shapes Creative design Circles and squares task Incomplete figures task Imaginative stories creation Generation and Development of Ideas Analysis of Problem and development of options for solution Description of a scene / Essay writing / creative writing Evaluation of information on the basis of observation and imagination.

IIAD 2023 Preparation Tips 

Candidates must comply to a preparedness plan created for IIAD 2023 when planning for IIAD 2023. Those IIAD prep tips are as follows:

  • As IIAD conducts a system of two round Selection. Applicants must plan accordingly.
  • Candidates should review the Exam pattern and subjects to be included in the IIAD Entrance Test for Written Examination.
  • For interview rounds, you must show the interviewees your sincere interest in the subject. Keep your basic knowledge of the program you have applied for, and principles.
  • They will need to create a portfolio for students of fashion and architecture, including 2D works such as sketches, paintings, drawings, photos and 3D work to be used in portfolio assessment.
  • Understand, the IIAD portfolio round is conducted in combination with a personal interview. The portfolio-interview would also be about you thinking about your goals and objectives.
  • Work on both your Portfolio and Personal Assessment Round presentation and communication skills.
  • In addition, from various online and offline tools available for IIAD training, you can learn and study.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Admit Card

  • After the successful registration of entrance exam, IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 admit card will be released by the exam conducting body which is electronically generated.
  • The admit card contains all the basic information such as candidate roll no, category, gender, photograph, exam time, date etc.
  • Candidate should show their admit card whenever the invigilator asks for it. Without admit card no one will be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Candidate should preserve their admit card till the entire admission process gets completed.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Results

  • After the examination, the exam conducting authority releases the results in online mode.
  • Candidate can check his result on the official website.
  • Results are based on the performance of the written test and the Interview and Portfolio assessment.

IIAD 2023 Selection Process

THe Candidate Selection in IIAD 2023 is based on two rounds conducted by the institution, as follows:

  • IIAD Design Aptitude Test
  • Personal interview / Portfolio Assessment

NOTE: Candidates who appear for Interior Architecture and Design can be excluded from the test provided they deliver their NATA Score and reach the Cut off score.
These Applicants will appear directly in Personal/ Portfolio Assessment 

IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Counselling

The counseling phase will begin after the IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Result declaration. Candidates will be assigned seats in the appropriate courses based on their ranks and preferences in the counseling process. On the day of the consultation process, candidates should carry all original documents. Candidates can attend their classes from the fourth week of July 2023 after confirmation of admission.

Documents required on the day of counselling process:

  • 12th class Mark sheet
  • Provisional Certificate
  • IIAD Entrance Exam 2023 Result
  • Passing Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Admit Card of Entrance Exam
  •  Passport Size Photograph
  • Age Certificate

IIAD 2023 Fee Structure (Based on Last Year)

For Four Year B.A. (HONS) Degree Programme (2023 – 2026) 

  • 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 (2023 – 22)1,90,8401,90,8403,81,680

For Three Year B.A. (HONS) Degree Programme (2023 – 2025) 

B.A. (Hons) Fashion Business Management

Year Installment 1 Installment 2 Annual Fees (INR)
Year 1 (2023 – 22)1,83,5001,83,5003,67,000

For Two Year Postgraduate Programme (2023 – 2024)

  • Postgraduate Programme in Fashion Design
  • Postgraduate Programme in Fashion Business Management
Year Installment 1 Installment 2 Annual Fees (INR)
Year 1 (2023 – 22)1,75,0003,50,0003,50,000

Other Fees (One-time fees payable at the time of admission for all courses)

Admission Fees40,000
Refundable Security Deposit20,000

IIAD 2023 Scholarship

For undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the Institute grants merit scholarship to new entrants. Meritorious students to benefit from IIAD world class education. The scholarship grants tuition fees a percentage waiver. Scholarships application forms comprising missing details (and without supporting documentation and attachments required) will be rejected.

Criteria for ScholarshipRequirements
Merit Criteria for UGClass X & Class XII Examination (minimum 70% in Class XII) IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
Merit Criteria for PG Undergraduate Degree (minimum 60%) IIAD Design Aptitude (iDAT)


When and how will the IIAD 2022 registration process start?

IIAD 2022 application process is expected to start from the fourth week of October 2022 through online mode.

How can I make the registration fee payment for IIAD 2022?

The registration fee payment can be made by online (debit/ credit card/ net banking) or offline (through DD) mode.

When will the IIAD 2022 entrance test be organized?

The entrance exam will be conducted in the third week of April 2022.

In what mode will be the IIAD 2022 entrance test held?

The entrance test will be held in Pen and paper mode (offline).

Is there any negative marking in the exam?

No, there is no negative marking in NIFT.

In case of any query regarding IIAD 2023, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Join the discussion

You might also like...

Copyright © 2024 Examgyani Technologies Private Limited. All rights reserved.

Exams Made Easy

One destination to find everything from exams to study materials.





Register to Apply

Personal Details

By submitting this form, you accept and agree to our Terms of Use.