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Symbiosis International University conducts Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) in order to offer admissions to aspirants in BDes programmes offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). Earlier known as SET for Design, SEED conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for design course admissions evaluates candidates on spheres such as colour, geometry, visual observations, general design awareness, creative thinking abilities, awareness on Indian culture, craft, traditions and the likes. SEED conducted by SIU comprises of objective type questions.

On the basis of an aspirant’s performance in Symbiosis Institute of Design Test, he/she can secure admission in Bachelor of Design (BDes) programmes offered in disciplines such as Graphic Design (GD), Video Film Design (VFD), Animation Film Design (AFD), User Experience Design (UED), Product Design (PD), Interior Space Design (ISD), Fashion Design (FD) and Fashion Communication (FC) offered at SID. Test dates for SID Exam 2018 have been declared.

Programmes Offered

Symbiosis Institute of Design will offer four years’ undergraduate degree programme, Bachelor of Design (B.Des), in below mentioned eight specializations-

1. Graphic Design (GD)

2. Video Film Design (VFD)

3. Animation Film Design (AFD)

4. User Experience Design (UED)

5. Product Design (PD)

6. Interior Space Design (ISD)

7. Fashion Design (FD)

8. Fashion Communication (FC)


Indian Institute of Crafts and Design offers admission to candidates aspiring to build their career in the field of design.Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD) conducts IICD entrance exam basis which candidates are provided admission in UG and PG level design courses recognised by Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ).


IICD UG Design Programmes





BDes in Crafts & Design 

Soft Material Design (Textile, Leather, Paper, Natural Fibres)

4 Years (8 Semesters)


BDes in Crafts & Design

Hard Material Design (Ceramics, Stoneware, Terracotta, Earthenware)

4 Years (8 Semesters)


BDes in Crafts & Design

Fired Material Design (Wood, Metal, Stone)

4 Years (8 Semesters)


BDes in Crafts & Design

Fashion Design

4 Years (8 Semesters)


IICD PG Design Programmes





MDes in Crafts & Design 

Soft Material Specialisation (Surface Design, Textile Design - Constructed)

2 Years (4 Semesters)


MDes in Crafts & Design 

Hard Material Specialisation (Furniture Design, Life Style Accessories Design)

2 Years (4 Semesters)


MDes in Crafts & Design 

Fired Material Specialisation (Ceramics, Stoneware, Terracotta, Earthenware)

2 Years (4 Semesters)


IICD 2018 Highlights

Name of the exam

IICD Entrance Exam 2018

Mode of the exam

Written exam

Number of Papers


Number of Sections


Type of Questions

Subjective answer type questions

Number of Questions


Duration of the exam

Approximately 6 Hours (2 Hours each paper)

Language of the exam



ARCH Academy of Design conducts All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) in April and May for offering admissions to undergraduate programmes in Fashion and Design. AIEED is conducted in two stages- General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT).

AIEED is a national level entrance exam conducted by ARCH Academy of Design, to offer admissions to Undergraduate and Post-Graduate programs in Design. The All India Entrance Examination for Design is conducted in both online and offline modes. It is organized in 2 series (phases) each year.

ARCH Academy of Design entrance exam is designed in such a way so as to test the “aesthetic sense, creativity & design sensitivity of students seeking fulfilling careers in the various fields of design. It also tests the logical reasoning & problem solving aptitude of the student”, informs the official website. Courses in which aspirants can secure admission basis their performance in AIEED 2019 are as mentioned below:

ARCH Academy of Design Programmes

UG Courses

PG Courses

Fashion & Textile Design

Fashion Design

Fashion Design & Business


Interior & Spatial Design

Interior Design

Interior Design & Business

Jewellery Design

Graphic & Interaction Design

Lifestyle Accessory Design

Applied Arts (Visual Art

Design Communication

Jewellery Design & Business

Strategic Design Management

Product Design

Strategic Mgmt & Leadership

AIEED exam is held in two phases which are – Series 1 and Series 2. AIEED 2019 exam dates have not been declared by ARCH Academy of Design. 

AIEED 2018 Overview


Name of Examination

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

Conducting Body

ARCH Academy of Design

Mode of Application

Online and Offline

Courses Offered

Graduate and Post-Graduate courses in Design

Basic Eligibility

Undergraduate Course- Class XII; Post-Graduate Course- Bachelors

Official Website

Examination Mode

Offline and Online

AIEED Score Validity

1 year


Pearl Academy was established in 1993 and offers Design, Fashion and Business programmes to aspirants. A popular design college in India, Pearl Academy has its own admission process which is organised in different cycles. 

The Pearl Academy of Fashion Entrance Exam is a national level examination organized by the Pearl Academy of Fashion as a qualifying test for admissions to the various UG/PG design courses offered at the academy.


Pearl Academy conducts PAF 2018 entrance exams for the following admission cycles-

Admission Cycle


1st Admission Cycle

January 2018

2nd Admission Cycle

April 2018

3rd Admission Cycle

May 2018

4th Admission Cycle

June 2018

5th Admission Cycle

July 2018



In order to secure admission in any programme offered by this design college, aspirants need to appear for Pearl Academy Entrance Exam (which is also commonly called – PAF Entrance Exam) followed by a Personal Interview round. Candidates are informed that in each admission cycle of Pearl Academy, separate written entrance exam as well as personal interview round is conducted. Aspirants can secure admission in various UG, PG and Diploma programmes offered at Pearl Academy by clearing the written entrance exam and interview round. Courses offered at Pearl Academy are as mentioned below:

UG Pathway

Advertising & Marketing

Communication Design (Interaction/Graphics/Animation & VFX)

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management

Fashion Design (Fashion Design / Fashion Accessories / Fashion Textiles)

Fashion Media Communication

Fashion Styling & Image Design

Global Luxury Brand Management

Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture / Interior Design)

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)

Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories)



PG Pathway

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment / Brand Communication) 1 year

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment / Brand Communication) 2 year

Communication Design

Fashion Business (Marketing and Merchandising)

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design (Fashion Design / Fashion Accessories / Fashion Textiles)

Fashion Styling & Image Design

Interior Design & Styling

Luxury Brands

MA Diploma Pathway

Design (Fashion and Textiles)

Fashion Marketing

11 Month Professional Programs (Weekdays)

Advertising & Graphic Design (Digital)

Fashion Design

Fashion Media Makeup

Professional Photography


Interior Styling & Decoration


Celebrity & Bridal Hair & Make-up

11 Months Professional Programs (Weekends)

Fashion Design (women’s wear)

Fashion Make-up

Fashion Styling

Interior Decoration




ndian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT, Bombay) schedule CEED examination every year to provide admission in M.Des courses. CEED 2019 means Common Entrance Examination for Design 2019. It is a great opportunity for those applicants who want to pursue Master degree in designing from the best institutes such IITs, IISc etc. of the country. The interested applicants should read the important details of CEED 2019 given below.

The given below dates are tentative in nature. We will update the official dates after releasing of it.


Dates (Tentative)

Opening of online application form

2nd week of October 2018

Closing of application fee

2nd week of November 2018

Availability of admit card

1st week of January 2019

Exam date

3rd week of January 2019

Releasing of answer key

1st week of February 2019

Declaration of result and availability of score card

1st week of March 2019


NID Entrance Test 2019 (National Institute of Design) will be organized by the NID itself. It offers UG & PG design courses in the institution and its affiliated campuses. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is the exam through which candidates can get admission in the four years of (B.Des) & (M.Des)programmes. The GDPD (Graduate Diploma Programme in Design) is also offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.


NID 2019 is national level entrance exam conducted by National Institute of Design for various UG and PG design courses scheduled to take place in January 2019. All aspirants for NID DAT 2019 can fill application form online on the official website, i.e. The exam will be of 3 hours with subjective and objective type questions.

NID 2019 Highlights:

Exam Name

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

Conducting Body

National Institute of Design

Official Website

Exam Type

National Entrance Test for Professional Programs in Design at both UG and PG levels

Programs offered

Bachelor in Design (B. Des) Masters in Design (M. Des) Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD)

Exam Duration

3 hours each for DAT Prelims and Mains

Exam Date

DAT Prelims: January 2019 DAT Mains: April 2019 for B. Des & GDPD; May 2019 for M. Des

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 30 years for M.Des Age Limit: 20 years for B.Des /GDPD

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper based

Medium of Exam



MAEER'S MIT Institute of Design, a constituent of MIT Art Design & Technology University conducts MITID DAT in collaboration with Avantika University, Ujjain in order to provide admission to candidates in various BDes and MDes programmes offered by the college.

Number of seats on offer at MITID for admission in BDes and MDes programmes is as mentioned in the table below:





4 Years (8 Semesters)



2 Years (4 Semesters)


BDes Fashion Programmes

4 Years (8 Semesters)


MDes Fashion Management & Marketing

2 Years (4 Semesters)


MDes Design Management

2 Years (4 Semesters)


It may be noted that besides offering aforementioned courses the college also provides different collaborative twinning design programmes at undergraduate level:


Collaborated Institution

BA (Hons) Design for Industry

Northumbria University, UK

BA (Hons) 3D Design

Northumbria University, UK

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Northumbria University, UK

BA (Hons) Animation

Northumbria University, UK

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

BSc (Hons) Product Design and Technology

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

BSc (Hons) Design Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Candidates interested in MITID admissions 2019 can appear for the entrance exam on April 7.