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Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) Admissions 2017

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5 May, 2017

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About IIAD

Indian Institute of Art and Design Admissions 2017 will be done on the basis of iDAT 2017 which is conducted by IIAD Admission Committee. The Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) in collaboration with Kingston University, London offers UG degree programmes at its campus in New Delhi.

IIAD UG Courses

IIAD offers three full-time B.A. (Hons) programmes of 4 years duration each. Upon graduation, the degrees will be awarded by Kingston University, London. 

  • BA (H) Fashion Design
  • BA (H) Interior Architecture & Design (also on basis of NATA)
  • BA (H) Communication Design.

iDAT 2017 is the entrance examination for admission to Fashion Design, Communication Design and Interior Architecture. iDAT 2017 Application Form is available online from 19 September 2016 to 5 May 2017. iDAT 2017 Design Aptitude Test will be conducted on the following dates in the following centres:

  • iDAT Delhi Exam Date (Round 1):  18 May - 21 May 2017
  • iDAT Delhi Exam Date (Round 2): 17 June 2017

IIAD Important Dates 2017

Events Round 1 Round 2
Online Application process Begins  19 September 2016 -
Online Application process Ends 5 May 2017 10 June 2017
iDAT Outstation (5 centres- Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Kolkata & Lucknow 12 & 13 May 2017 -
iDAT Delhi (Aptitude Test Day) 18, 19, 20 & 21 May 2017 17 June 2017
iDAT Interview - 17 June and 18 June 2017
iDAT Result Declaration 1 June 2017 23 June 2017
Orientation Day 24 July 2017 -


About IIAD

  • The Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University, London is listed amongst the top Art and Design Schools in the UK by Guardian Subject League Tables.  It has also been ranked as the top 2 Fashion School globally by Business of Fashion and as the 9th most innovative institution across Europe and USA by Red Dot Rankings.
  • Internships and Placements: IIAD has a career development centre which assists students with internships and industrial projects across leading organisations in India. Students will get a chance to work with renowned names like Ashima-Leena, FDCI and avail internship opportunities offered by Kingston University. IIAD will also assist the students with their final placements. 

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IIAD Eligibility criteria

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISC/IB or any other equivalent Board Class 12 examination in any discipline. 
  • Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship

Candidates who have secured 70% aggregate in the CBSE/ ISC/ IB or any other equivalent Board Class 12 examination in any discipline may apply for the scholarship. 

IIAD Application form and Admit Card

Candidates can apply for iDAT 2017 Entrance Exam via any of the two following modes:

Mode 1: Apply Online>  Click here 

Mode 2: Forms can be procured from the following locations

  • IIAD Campus: B-26 Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi -110020
  • ISBF Campus: 15A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi -110024

Three Steps involved in the Online and Online Application

  • Fill in the Application Form
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Fill in the Scholarship Form

How to get the Scholarship Form

  • Candidates seeking scholarships must download and complete the scholarship application form.
  • If the candidate has applied online then they have to mention the application form number in the top right-hand corner of the scholarship form. 

Enclosures to be attached with Application Form

  • Completed application form with a recent passport sized photograph.
  • Extra sheets used for answering questions on the application form.
  • Application fee Receipt if paid through cash or demand draft.
  • Photocopies of certificates.
  • Completed Scholarship application form, if applicable.
  • Statement of Purpose essays.

IIAD Application Form Submission

  • The duly filled in Application Form has to be sent to the following address along with above-mentioned enclosures at the earliest.
  • If in case the candidate has applied online then they are not required to send the application form and even the Scholarship Form can be submitted via mail: apply@iiad.edu.in
  • But if applied online and the payment has been made by Demand Draft then the candidates have to send the Demand Draft to the following address and they have to fill in the Details of Demand Draft while applying Online along with the picture of the Demand Draft.

The Admissions Team
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26, Okhla Phase I
New Delhi 110020 India

iDAT Examination Centres

iDAT test will be conducted at the following city centres

  • Bangalore 
  • Bhopal 
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • New Delhi


IIAD Application Fee

Interested candidates are required to pay Rs. 1800 towards the Application Fee Charges. Application Fee can be via any one of the three modes:

  • Mode 1: Online: Through credit/debit/net banking
  • Mode 2: Demand Draft: Demand Draft of Rs. 1800 has to be drawn in favour of Teamwork Education Foundation, Payable at New Delhi
  • Mode 3: By cash: If in case the candidate is purchasing the application form from the outlets then they can pay the Application Fee in cash.

IIAD Fee Structure

The annual course fees for each of the undergraduate B.A. (Hons) programmes is approximately 3.5 lakhs plus taxes. The entire 4 years program will cost around Rs. 14 Lacs excluding the Hostel and Mess Fees.

IIAD Fee Structure

IIAD Result and Counselling

The IIAD follows a TWO-STEP evaluation procedure for admission to its courses. Candidates will have to clear:

  • The IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) (Applicable to all if in case applying for Interior Architecture & Design and appeared in NATA then exempted)
  • A comprehensive interview and portfolio assessment (Applicable to all).

The scholarship final result will depend also on performance in the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT), personal interview and portfolio review.

IIAD Exam pattern

What is iDAT?

  • It is a mandatory two-hour and thirty minutes test in which IIAD Admission Committee will review each student's aptitude for observation, drawing and design skills, imaginative and creative expression, and visual and communication strengths.
  • Test papers and answer sheets will be supplied by the IIAD Examination Centre on the day of testing.
  • There will be NO NEGATIVE MARKING
  • Sample Question Papers would be available once the candidate has filled in the Application Form

Question Paper Pattern

  • Section A: Logical Reasoning
  • Section B: Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Things Required to be carried to Examination Venue

  • Pens/Pencils
  • Dry colours (pencils/pastes)
  • A ruler
  • A pen
  • A gluestick
  • A small pair of scissors

Personal interview/ Portfolio assessment

  • Personal interview: The candidate will be evaluated on their understanding of basic art and design concepts and industry awareness. Emphasis will be placed on the individual's maturity, confidence and communication skills.
  • Personal portfolio: Each candidate appearing for a personal interview MUST carry their creative portfolio.
    • Portfolio work can include sketches/drawings, paintings, art collages, needle-work, three-dimensional projects, digital design, web design, graphic design, sculpture and/or photography.
    • A portfolio need not match professional standards but must reflect a candidate's interest and aptitude for art and design as well as a flair for visual expression and overall aesthetic sensibility
IIAD Important details

IIAD Merit Scholarship

IIAD offers scholarships to meritorious students

The candidates seeking Scholarship must fill the scholarship Application form and if they have filled the IIAD Application Form they must write their Application number in the right-hand corner of the Scholarship Application form.

Merit Criteria for IIAD Merit Scholarship

The Merit Criteria for IIAD Merit Scholarship will be based on the candidate's  performance in the following fields:

  • Class 10 
  • At least 70% in class 12
  • IIAD Design Aptitude Test
  • Portfolio Review
  • Personal Interview

IIAD Contact

Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26, Okhla Phase I
New Delhi 110020 India

T : 011 - 4138 0000 / 9871383633
E : apply@iiad.edu.in

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