Indian Institute of Art and Design Admissions

Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) Admissions 2018

Last Date to Apply

25 May 2018

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About IIAD

Indian Institute of Art and Design Admissions 2018 will be done on the basis of iDAT 2018 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. iDAT 2018 Application Form for the 2nd round of entrance exam is available from 24 April 2018. The last date of Indian Institute of Art and Design Admissions application process is 25 May 2018. Candidates should submit their application form before the final date.

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 2018 is the entrance examination for admission to Fashion Design, Communication Design, and Interior Architecture.  iDAT 2018 Design Aptitude Test will be conducted on the dates mentioned below.

IIAD Dates 2018

The iDAT examination & application process will be conducted in two rounds. The round 1 and 2 schedule is mentioned in the following table and round 2 details will be updated on this page soon. Keep visiting motachashma regularly for further updates.

Events IIAD Entrance Exam Round 1 IIAD Entrance Exam Round 2
IIAD Application Process Begin (Online and Offline) 15 October 2017 24 April 2018
IIAD Application Process Ends 31 March 2018 25 May 2018 (Friday)
IIAD Entrance Exam - iDAT - Outstation 
(Bangalore - Kolkata)
14 April 2018 1 June 2018 (Friday)
IIAD Entrance Exam - Portfolio Assessment & Studio Simulation - Outstation 
(Bangalore - Kolkata)
15,16,17 April 2018
  • 1 June 2018 (Friday) - Afternoon Onwards
  • 2 June 2018 (Saturday) - Full Day
IIAD Entrance Exam - iDAT - Delhi 23 April 2018 8th June 2018 (Friday)
IIAD Entrance Exam - Portfolio Assessment & Studio Simulation - Delhi
  • 23 April 2018
  • 24 April 2018
  • 8th June 2018 (Friday) - Afternoon Onwards
  • 9th June 2018 (Saturday) - Full Day


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 organizations 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 fill the application form for iDAT 2018 entrance exam through both online & offline mode. Both the procedures are mentioned below. Candidates should follow the steps which are given on this page below to fill the application form. Candidates can click on the following link to fill the application form.

Click here to Apply Online

Candidates can obtain the offline application form 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 size 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. 2000 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. 2000 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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