Q1. Who is eligible for the program?
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 is the medium of instruction?
Q3. What skills, background or technical experience do I need?
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.
Q4. How do I apply?
Please refer to the ADMISSIONS link for details on online and offline admissions.
Q5. When should I start the application process?
The application process for the new admissions cycle begin in the month of September every year.
Q6. What does the selection process involve?
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.
iDAT is a 100 marks, two hours test, mandatory for all applicants. This test evaluates the candidates aptitude for drawing, design ability, power of observation / representation, creativity, imagination, lateral thinking and writing skills. It further gauges student's environmental awareness through visual and textual questioning.
Personally developed portfolio is mandatory and this would be evaluated during Personal Interview. The body of work can include drawings, paintings, collages, needle-work, three dimensional work, digital design, web design, sculpture etc. The portfolio appraisal will carry as much weightage as the personal interview, and the candidate's work must reflect aesthetic talent and vision.
Personal interview will focus upon applicants' maturity, confidence, awareness, personal goals, intellectual ability and communication skills. The Interview will be conducted after the candidate completes the iDAT.
The institute looks for talented ambitious and committed students who are ready for a design career.
Q7. Where will the iDAT and personal interviews take place?
iDAT testing will take place at the following city centres :
Q8. Do I also need to submit a printed copy of the application form, once I have submitted it online?
No, please submit an application only ONCE.
Q9. How do I send in my original academic transcripts/mark sheets, other documents and photographs required as part of the application process?
IIAD does not require original documents at the time of application. While applying online, you may upload documents where relevant. In case of offline application, attach a photocopy of relevant documents.
If selected, you will have to show original documents at the time of admission.
Q10. Can we view our completed Online Form?
Once you have clicked on the "final submit" button you will be able to view your completed form. On the top right hand corner of your completed form there is a download button available for you to download your completed form.
Q11. Do you acknowledge the receipt of an Online application by mail?
Yes! You will receive a mail once your application has been submitted followed by a call from the admissions counsellor.
Q12. How many students will be admitted in one academic year?
We are aiming for a total of 90 students, with 30 students in each course.
Q13. What is the timeline for admission?
IIAD Admission Calendar*
Q14. Does IIAD offer Scholarships?
Yes! IIAD offers 30 scholarships to meritorious students.
Q15. Who is eligible to apply for scholarship?
Candidates with a 70% aggregate in the CBSE/ ISC/ IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline may apply for scholarship. The final result will depend also on performance in the iDAT, personal interview and portfolio review.
Q16. Where should I send the filled in application form?
Please Send your completed application form to:
The Admissions Department
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26, Okhla Phase I
New Delhi 110020 India
T : 011 - 4138 0000 / 9871383633
E : firstname.lastname@example.org
Q17. Does IIAD provide hostel accommodation?
IIAD offers residential accommodation facility for outstation students on 'FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE-BASIS'. Kindly note the accommodation has limited seats and therefore the earlier you book the accommodation, the better you are placed.
Q18. Can I visit the IIAD Campus?
We encourage students and parents to visit our campus and get a glimpse into design education at IIAD. We are now organising ‘Friday Open-Houses’ for all prospective students and their families.
The open house will be on all Fridays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to:
Come visit the IIAD campus and make an informed decision about your design education! Book your appointment today. Call 09871383633.
Q19. What is the Eligibility criteria for International Students.
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.
Q20. What is the nature of relationship between IIAD and Kingston University, London
IIAD offers all its BA (Hons) degree programmes in collaboration with Kingston University, London. To help you understand the nature of this relationship and its benefits to the students, Kingston University has published a document answering queries from students and their families. Please click here to access the document.