IIAD Entrance Exam 2021: Registration, Syllabus, Results, Pattern, Apply Now

IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 admit card, Exam date, exam pattern: Indian Institute of Art & Design ( IIAD) conducts its examinations every year called IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) and IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT).

IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 Application Process:

The admit usually issued to the candidate who has been so registered via online methods through its official website.

This exam is conducted at a university level, which is divided into rounds of two.

iDAT is followed by the test through stimulation via sound, and iMAT is followed by the personal interview to evaluate the eligibility and merit of the students further.

This entrance examination is valid across multiple courses, from fashion design to the management of fashion business. For making the process more convenient for the students, the entrance exams happen at various test centers. The admit cards can be availed only by the registered candidates.

The candidates can go to the official website and use the application number details and date of birth.

The registration of candidates is only successful if they meet all the eligibility criteria.

Further details are provided on the admit card, which the candidate should carry in the form of a printout to the exam center while appearing to give the exam. The validity of the admits card will be scrutinized only then the student will be allowed to give the exam.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 Pattern:

Depending on the desired course that the student aspires to pursue, he will be giving one of these two examinations.

Those who aspire to pursue a course in streams like fashion design, communication design, or interior architecture and design, have to crack the Indian Institute of Art & Design Aptitude Test (iDAT). These exams are of a sum total of 200 marks and are conducted over a duration of 2.5 hours. The exams cover topics under logical reasoning, ability to think creatively and visually. This exam is followed by a personal interaction session called studio stimulation, which is conducted in a specially designed environment so as to stimulate the candidate in a certain way to better evaluate the candidate’s eligibility.

For candidates interested in Fashion Business Management, the candidate first has to clear the IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT), the duration of which is two hours. The test mostly covers the topics of reasoning through logic, application of creativity in thinking, and skills in the language. This is then followed by a round of personal interviews for better scrutiny of the candidate to judge his eligibility.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 Important Books:

Though there are innumerable books available in the market, and the candidate is free to study from any of the material he likes, a small list of suggestions is still made available below to help the candidates.

  • Wiley’s Verbal Ability and Reasoning
  • Elements for Fashion and Apparel design
  • A Modern Approach to logical reasoning

IIAD Entrance Exam 2021 Dates:

IIAD 2021 Cycle 1 schedule

IAD 2021  Important Dates (tentative)
IIAD 2021 Registration starts Sep-2020
Last date to submit IIAD 2021 Application Dec-2020
IIAD 2021 Admit Card download 18-Dec-2020
IIAD 2021 exam date 04 and 05 Jan 2021
IIAD 2021 Personal Interview and Studio Stimulation Jan-2021

IIAD 2021 Cycle 2 schedule

IIAD 2021  Important dates
Last date to apply 3rd week of Apr 2021
IIAD 2021 Admit Card download 5th week of Apr 2021
IIAD 2021 Exam Last week of Apr 2021

IIAD Entrance Exam Preparation Tips:

It may seem easy, but it is indeed a difficult examination, and the candidates need to plan and prepare themselves accordingly, which includes intense preparation for both rounds of the test.
●The candidate is advised to carefully observe the pattern of the exams in order to study all the topics that are included in the exam syllabus.
●In order to fare well in the personal interviews, the candidate should reflect a genuine interest in the subject and should be sound in the basic knowledge of the topics that the candidate has applied for
●The candidates who are interested in pursuing courses in Fashion or Architecture are encouraged to create a portfolio compromising a variety of work such as sketches, drawings, photographs, or painting and submit it for portfolio assessment
●The candidate should work and improve their soft skills to excel in their evaluation of portfolio and personal interviews.


Q.Who are eligible to give the IIAD 2021 examinations?

Ans: Any candidate having cleared their higher secondary from a government-recognized board.

Q.Where can the candidates avail the application form?

Ans: The interested candidates can avail the application form from the campus or the website called ‘applytoiiad.com.’ The candidates can look up the website for further details regarding the application forms.

Q. Is there a provision for a scholarship?

Ans: There exists a provision for scholarships. New students can avail themselves of the benefit depending upon their merit and skills.

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