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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who is eligible for the program?

Q2. What is the medium of instruction?

Q3. What skills, background or technical experience do I need?

Q4. How do I apply?

Q5. When should I start the application process?

Q6. What does the selection process involve?

Q7. Where will the iDAT and personal interviews take place?

Q8. Do I also need to submit a printed copy of the application form, once I have submitted it online?

Q9. How do I send in my original academic transcripts/mark sheets, other documents and photographs required as part of the application process?

Q10. Can we view our completed Online Form?

Q11. Do you acknowledge the receipt of an Online application by mail?

Q12. How many students will be admitted in one academic year?

Q13. What is the timeline for admission?

Q14. Does IIAD offer Scholarships?

Q15. Who is eligible to apply for scholarship?

Q16. Does IIAD provide loan assistance?

Q17. Where should I send the filled in application form?

Q18. Does IIAD provide hostel accommodation?

Q 19. Can I visit the IIAD Campus?

Q 20. What is the Eligibility criteria for International Students.

Q 21. What is the nature of relationship between IIAD and Kingston University, London

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?

English.

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 Studio Simulation which includes individual Portfolio Assessment.

All candidates must appear for the iDAT, Portfolio Assessment and Studio Simulation. These stages are mandatory for each candidate and final results will be announced only thereafter.

iDAT is a 200 marks, two hours and thirty minutes test, mandatory for all applicants. The test consists of two sections : Section A on Logical Reasoning and Section B on Creative Thinking and Visual Ability. This test evaluates the candidates aptitude for drawing, design ability, power of observation / representation, creativity, imagination, lateral thinking and writing skills. It further gauges the candidate's environmental awareness through visual and textual questioning.

Portfolio Assessment
A personally developed portfolio is desirable and this would be evaluated during the Studio Simulation. A portfolio need not match professional standards, but must reflect a candidate's interest and aptitude for design as well as a flair for visual expression and overall aesthetic sensibility. Here's an interesting video on How to create an impressive portfolio for Design Entrance Exams.

Studio Simulation
This is a personal interaction session conducted in a studio simulated environment to understand a candidate's interest in the discipline, evaluate their design aptitude, test their ability to innovate and assess their capacity to comprehend information and solve problems.

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?

The iDAT is conducted at major Entrance Test Centres across India (including New Delhi)

Note : IIAD reserves the right to cancel/add/change any entrance test centres(s) for administrative reasons.

Note : IIAD reserves the right to cancel/add/change any entrance test centres(s) for administrative reasons.

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 180 students, with 60 students in each course.

Q13. What is the timeline for admission?

You may contact the Admissions Team at +919871383633 or +911141380000 for further information.

Q14. Does IIAD offer Scholarships?

Yes! IIAD offers 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, Studio Simulation and Portfolio Assessment.

Q16. Does IIAD provide loan assistance?

IIAD has partnered with Avanse, a new age education finance company committed to fulfilling the academic aspirations of design students. The company offers customised loan solutions with some key benefits like:

To know more about the loan facility you can get in touch with: ​Mr. Jatin Gyanchandani on +91-9711135030 or +91-11-23602611.

Avanse Financial Services Ltd. (www.avanse.com)
5th Floor, 7E, Swami Ramtirth Nagar, Rani Jhansi Road, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi - 110055​

Q17. 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 : apply@iiad.edu.in

Q18. 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. We can also provide you with a list of PG accommodations available near the IIAD campus for your convenience. For more information please call on +91 11 41380000 or +91 9871383633.

Q19. 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 on all Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
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.

Q20. 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.

Q21. 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.

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