IIAD (IIAD Entrance Exam)

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Cards, Results, Counselling

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024: The IIAD entrance exam [also known as IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)] is a national level Entrance test and the test will be driven offline. Kingston School of Art is a standout amongst the most prominent craftsmanship and outline establishments on the planet. The Design School was positioned ninth most creative school crosswise over USA and Europe by a current Red Dot positioning. This course test is led by the Indian Institute of Art and Design as a team with Kingston University, London. The Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) will welcome applications from qualified candidates for admission to configuration programs offered at IIAD. The establishment offers different outline courses, for example, Interior Architecture and Design, Fashion Design, and Communication Design.

The IIAD Admission Committee will audit every understudy's inclination for perception, drawing and outline aptitudes, innovative and imaginative articulation, and visual and correspondence qualities. The iDAT is a compulsory two-hour and thirty minutes test for all candidates and comprises of two segments: Section An on Logical Reasoning and Section B on Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving. The examination will be directed at endorsed testing focuses as it were. Test papers and answer sheets will be provided by the IIAD Examination Centre upon the arrival of testing.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Dates (Tentatively)

Events Dates 2024 
Application form starts 15th August 2023
Last date to fill application form 6th December 2023
Entrance Exam Date (Online/Offline) 16th December 2023
Entrance Exam Date (Online) 17th December 2023
Result Announcement

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Application Form

Candidates can fill IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Application Form online from the official website.

 Online Application

  • Candidates can fill out the online application form from the official website of IIAD
  • Click on ‘Apply Online
  • Fill out the registration form with personal and educational details
  • Click on the submit button
  • After the successful submission of the registration form candidate will get an application number.

 Fee Payment: Candidates have to make payment online by login into the candidate’s portal with the help of login ID and Password

Candidates can make payments via Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking

Offline Application Form

Candidates can also fill out the application form offline. It can be downloaded from the official website. Given below are the steps to fill IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Application Form.

  • Visit the official website of IIAD
  • Click on ‘Download Form’
  • Fill in the following details in the Application Form 
  • Personal details
  • Basic details
  • Educational details
  • Communicational details, etc.
  • Pay the Application Fee through the Demand Draft drawn in favor of IIAD.

Send the Application Form to the given address:

The Admissions Department

Indian Institute of Art & Design

B-26 Okhla Phase 1

New Delhi -110020


IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Eligibility

  1. Candidate must have passed CBSE/ISC/IB (or any other equivalent board exam) 10+2 examination in any discipline with a minimum of 70% of scores in aggregate.
  2. If you are an appearing applicant waiting for your results then also you may apply for Indian Institute of Art and Design Admission.
  3. If you are holding any additional knowledge or experience in visual art forms, model making and drawing/sketching will be counted as an asset toward your admission.
  4. Candidate must have an interest in and a flair for art and design.
  5. If you are an international student then you have to have 12 years of education from a recognized board and you must be an English-proficient applicant carrying a minimum IELTS score of 6.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Pattern

It is a pen/pencil-based entrance test.

The duration of the exam will be 2 ½  hours.

The exam will conduct to check candidates’ drawing and design skills, imaginative and creative expression, and visual and communication strengths.

Personal interview: The applicant will be evaluated on his/her 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 his/her creative portfolio; a quality portfolio carries 50% weightage of the total evaluation at the interview/assessment stage For more details, please visit http://www.iiad.edu.in/

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Test Centres

  • Ahmadabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Patna

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Admit Cards

The admit card is a very important document for all applicants and candidates must lift their admit card at the time of examination.

Steps to Download Admit Cards

  • The candidate visits the official website at www.iiad.edu.in.
  • Search the hyperlink IIAD Entrance Examination Admit Card 2017 on the domestic page.
  • click on it.
  • Enter your detail.
  • click on the publish button.
  • The admit card will open on the display screen.
  • Take a hard replica of the Admit card.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2024 Admission Process

  • Candidates will have to clear the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) and following that the candidate will have a comprehensive interview and portfolio assessment test
  • Candidates who are applying for Lateral Entry will be exempt from the iDAT and their admissions will be based on portfolio and personal interview


Q1. Who is eligible for the program?

ANS: Candidates 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.

Q2. What skills, background or technical experience do I need?

ANS: Candidates 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.

Q3. When should I start the application process?

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

Q4. What does the selection process involve?

ANS: Candidates will be evaluated through the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT). This will be followed by a personal interview, which includes individual portfolio assessment.

All candidates must appear for the iDAT and the personal interview/portfolio assessment. These stages are mandatory for each candidate and final results will be announced only thereafter.

Q5. What is the timeline for admission?

ANS: Each year, the IIAD application process begins in the month of September. Do watch this space for more updates on the calendar for Admissions 2024.

Q6. What are the Eligibility criteria for International Students?

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