SMEAT Exam 2024: Application Form (OPEN), Exam Date, Admission Process, Eligibility, Syllabus

Srishti Entrance and Aptitude Test 2024 ( SMEAT )

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Updated on Jul 22, 2024 14:35 IST

SMEAT 2024 - Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology declared the results of the SMEAT 2024 exam (Round 3) on July 10, 2024. The scores of the SMEAT 2024 will be considered for admission to various design courses offered by Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology.

The SMEAT 2024 was conducted on July 6, 2024. 

The exam was administered in a center-based mode and has two parts - Test 1 and Test 2.

Test 1 (T1) is a General Test of Ability, while Test 2 (T2) is a Test of Creative Competencies. Applicants needed to appear in both Test 1 and Test 2.

Each test is 90 minutes and carries 50 marks. 

Test 1 (T1) was conducted from 8.30 am - 10 am, while Test 2 (T2) was conducted from 10.15 am - 11.45 am.,

Candidates who were shortlisted for admission had to pay the balance fee (if any) by July 22, 2024. The candidate earlier had to pay the Part 1 or Part 1 & 2 fees.

If the fee is not paid within the given deadline, the allotment will be canceled and offered to the candidate next in the order of merit. 

The SMAET 2024 application form is now closed. 

Q:   What are the courses offered through SMEAT exam?

A:

The Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology, which conducts the SMEAT exam, offers the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Programmes: 3-year skill-based vocational programme (BVoc), 4-year professional programme (BDes,  BFA
  • Postgraduate Programmes: 1-year Diploma programme (PGD), 2-year professional programme (MDes,  MFA,  MPlan), 2-year Arts programme (MA) and 2-year Arts programme: Professional Practices (MA)

The admission to these programs will be on the basis of SMEAT 2024 merit rank.

 

Q:   When will SMEAT 2024 exam be conducted?

A:

The Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology will conduct the SMEAT 2024 exam for Round III on July 6, 2024.

Earlier, the exam for Round II was conducted on June 1, 2024.

The SMEAT 2024 entrance exam is conducted in multiple rounds (THREE or more). The candidate has the option to apply in any of the admission rounds.

The exam for Round I was conducted on April 6-7, 2024.

The application form for SMEAT 2024 is currently open for Round III. Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria may apply.

 

Q:   What is the SMEAT exam pattern?

A:

The SMEAT 2024 exam is conducted in two parts - Test 1 and Test 2. The duration of each test is 90 minutes and carries 50 marks.

Both the parts are mandatory.

Test 1 (T1) is a General Test of Ability, while Test 2 (T2) is a Test of Creative Competencies. 

The candidate needs to carefully go through the exam pattern to prepare for the exam.

 

What is SMEAT?

Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology conducts the SMEAT exam for admission to its UG and PG courses. The SMEAT exam is conducted in THREE cycles.

The candidate can apply for admission in any of these three cycles. 

The duration of the SMEAT exam is three hours.

Note that while the question paper is different for each cycle, the exam pattern remains the same, including the same number of questions, test duration, and the same marking scheme (total marks), and will be of the same difficulty level.

The scorecard of SMEAT is valid only for the current admission year only. Candidates who have cleared UCEED, CEED, and SAT are eligible for direct admission and aren't required to take the SMEAT exam.

The following courses are offered at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology:

  • Undergraduate Programmes: 3-year skill-based vocational programme (BVoc), 4-year professional programme (BDes, BFA
  • Postgraduate Programmes: 1-year diploma programme (PGD), 2-year professional programme (MDes, MFA, MPlan), 2-year Arts programme (MA) and 2-year Arts programme: Professional Practices (MA)

 

Q:   Is the SMEAT exam easy?

A:

According to students, SMEAT exam is in the range of average, which is neither too easy and nor too tough. The candidate, however, has to know the syllabus and its core subjects thoroughly in order to score well.

Candidates appearing for SMEAT can also appear in other popular private entrance exams like MITID DAT, Pearl Academy, and FDDI AIST.

There are then the top-tier entrance exams like NIFT, NID, and UCEED. 

 

Q:   Will the SMEAT exam be conducted offline or online?

A:

The SMEAT 2024 exam will be conducted in an online mode at 10 cites across India. The SMEAT 2024 exam will be conducted in multiple rounds.

The exam for Round II will be held on June 1, 2024. Note that the exam for Round I was held on April 6-7, 2024.

The candidate can select their exam city when filling out the application form.

Applications for Round II is now OPEN.

 

Q:   When will the results for SMEAT exam (Round 1) be announced?

A:

The results for the Round II of SMEAT 2024 entrance exam will be declared on June 14, 2024. The results of the entrance exam was declared online at the admission portal of the institute. To check their results, candidates need to log in using their candidate credentials.

The SMEAT 2024 exam for Round II was conducted on June 1, 2024.

Earlier, the results for Round I was declared on April 18, 2024. 

The results for SMEAT 2024 (Round III) will be announced sometime on July 14, 2024. The exam is scheduled for July 6, 2024.

 

Q:   Does Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology offer Diploma courses through SMEAT exam?

A:

Yes, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology offer one-year PG Diploma course. The PGDP programme allows the individual to choose among two course offerings, the Bridge and the Finish, each of which have been designed to align to different levels of learning.

The SMEAT 2024 exam for Round II will be conducted on June 1, 2024. The application form is now open.

 

SMEAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of SMEAT 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

Jun '24

SMEAT 2024 Exam - Round II

Apr '24

SMEAT 2024 Result - Round I

Apr '24

SMEAT 2024 Exam Date - Round I

SMEAT Exam 2024 Highlights

Particulars

Description

Exam Name

Srishti Manipal Entrance and Aptitude Test (SMEAT)

Conducting Institute

Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology

Exam Type

National level

Exam Frequency

Annually

Application Mode

Online

Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Exam Purpose

Admission to UG and PG courses in Design and Arts

Exam Duration

2 Hours

Exam Fee

INR 5,000/- 

 - For every additional course, an extra INR 1000 has to be paid.

No. of Test Cities

10 cities across the country

Q:   How many times is the SMEAT exam conducted in a year?

A:

SMEAT is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology. For the current academic session, the entrance exam has three admission rounds. Note that for each round, the application process will be conducted separately. 

The 2nd round of admission process is currently ongoing.

The application form is open from April 6 to May 24, 2024. 

The entrance exam for Round II will be conducted on June 1, 2024.

 

SMEAT 2024 Application Process

The SMEAT 2024 form is currently closed.

The step-wise process to fill out the SMEAT application form is given below.

Step 1: Fill out the Application Form

The candidate has to first get registered by entering their name, mobile number, and email ID. After the candidate account is created, log in to fill out the form online. Here you will have to enter academic, personal, and contact details. Also, upload your documents and pay the application fees. 

Step 2: Pay the application fee

Candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 5,000. The fee has to be paid online using Debit Card, Credit Card, or Net Banking.

Step 3: Download SMEAT Admit Card

Admit cards will be sent to the registered email ID of the candidate after the successful completion of the registration process. The admit card will contain the link and the timings of the exam as all the tests of SMEAT will be conducted as a Remote Proctored Computer-based Online Test.

Step 4: Appear for Srishti Entrance and Aptitude Test (SMEAT)

SMEAT is a written examination of three hours duration. The maximum mark candidates can score in the SMEAT exam is 100 marks. Aspirants need to clear the SMEAT written exam in order to secure admission in design programs offered at Srishti.

Step 5: Check SMEAT Results

Candidates can check their results for SMEAT exam on the official website of Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology by entering their admit card number.

SMEAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SMEAT 2024 is program-specific. Note that any candidate faking their eligibility may be disqualified.

Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme

Applicants should have successfully completed any ONE of the following minimum educational qualifications:

  • National and international boards like – CBSE/ISC/IB/AICE/A Level
  • State Board, Junior College, Intermediate, HSSC, PUC, Senior Secondary
  • National Institute of Open Schooling, New Delhi (NIOS)– Senior Secondary
  • NSQF Certification Level 4
  • High School Diploma (USA/Canada) – Senior Secondary completed with equivalence as per AIU
  • State Board of Technical Education – Diploma equivalent to PUC/Class 12

Note: Please note that all awarding bodies must be recognized by state and/or central government institutions. Attach two copies of the relevant certificates.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates to apply for UG course admissions at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology. However, the official website informs that in case students above 30 years of age want to apply for the UG programs then they are informed that the average age of the class at Srishti is 18 to 25 years. 

Eligibility Criteria for PG Professional Programme

Applicants should have successfully completed any ONE of the following:

  • NSQF Certification Level 8 in the relevant industry sector
  • National and International Universities – 3 year Undergraduate Degree + 1 year Postgraduate Diploma Program (PGDP) from a recognized University
  • National and International Universities – 4 year Undergraduate Degree
  • Professional Institute – 5 year Undergraduate Degree

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates to apply for PG courses. However, candidates may be informed that the average age of the class at Srishti is 25 to 35 years.

Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate Arts Programme

Aspirants seeking admission in MA Full Mode, MA Dual Mode as well as PG Diploma courses at Srishti need to fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • National and International Universities – Three years Undergraduate Degree
  • National and International Universities – Four-years Undergraduate Degree
  • Design Institutes – Four-years Undergraduate Diploma in Art and/or Design
  • Professional Institutes – Five-years Undergraduate Degree
  • NSQF Certification Level 7 in relevent industry sector

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates to apply for PG course admissions at Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology. However, the official website informs that in case students above 35 years of age want to apply for the PG programmes then they are informed that the average age of the class at Srishti is 25 to 35 years.

SMEAT 2024 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology will have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: The Candidate has to first appear in the SMEAT entrance exam.

Step 2: Portfolio Review & Counselling

Candidates will be shortlisted for the portfolio and counseling round based on their performance in the written exam. The mode of conducting the interview round is conversational and the interviewer tries to determine “the suitability of the candidate to the culture and pedagogy of Srishti”, informs the official website.

Step 3: View the Final Merit List

The final result for Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology admissions will be declared on the official website of the design college. 

Step 4: Pay the application fee

Successful candidates are given some time to secure their admission by depositing the prescribed fees online along with the necessary documents.

Test Centres: Check the list of SMEAT test centers.

SMEAT Selection Protocols

The Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology has listed a set of selection protocols for its various programs. Candidates need to carefully go through these protocols before submitting their applications.

Selection Protocol for Under Graduate Professional Program (UGPP)

The protocols for the UGPP programs include the following protocols:

  • Nationality
  • Application Submission
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Age of the applicant
  • Application rounds - A round represents a specific timeframe comprising a set of published dates and times, within which applicants can apply. Note that an applicant can apply for only ONE Round in a given academic year.
  • The candidate needs to apply for SMEAT 2024 UGPP. 
  • Testing Procedures and Processes - The SMEAT exam comprises Test 1 (T1) and Test 2 (T2). 
  • Candidates with UCEED 2024 merit rank 600 or below can choose to be exempt from Test 1. 

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SMEAT Exam 2024 Syllabus

Candidates seeking admission to the design courses at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology need to carefully go through the SMEAT 2024 exam syllabus.

This is because questions in the design entrance exam will be conducted as per the official syllabus only. By conducting the syllabus, the candidate will now the section-wise questions, question type, difficulty level, and much more.

As per the SMEAT syllabus 2024, both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate question papers will include visual and verbal responses, and written and practical exercises, using a range and variety of mediums and media that are appropriate to each level and context. SMEAT Test 1 includes parameters like Analytical Reasoning, Exploration and Persistence, Imagination and Visualisation, Language and Expression, Observation and Curiosity. SMEAT Test 2 includes parameters like Contextual Awareness, Critical Thinking, Imagination and Visualisation, Language and Expression, and Viewpoint and Perspective. Check the SMEAT Syllabus Details here.

SMEAT Exam 2024 Pattern

SMEAT exam pattern 2024 is such that, the design aptitude test will be conducted in three hours duration. Candidates are informed that they do not need to appear for SMEAT exam for UG admissions under the below-mentioned circumstances:

SMEAT Condition
Test 1 (General Test of Ability)
  • Applicants who have taken the UCEED exam can choose to be exempt from test 1 if their All India Rank is 600 or below, provided they are able to submit this result at the time of application.
  • Applicants who have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) between March 2023 and June 2024 and whose composite score is 1100 or above can choose to be exempt from test 1, provided they are able to submit this result at the time of application.
Test 2 (Test of Creative Competencies)
  • All applicants are required to undertake Test 2, a studio-based activity test. This test will be based on a given theme or context which will be sent to the applicant after verification of eligibility and other required documents.
  • Applicants are advised to mail hard copies of completed forms with all necessary annexures/attachments at the earliest giving them time for test preparation.
Synchronous Group Discussion
  • A team-based activity and a group/individual counselling session will follow Test 2. The counselling session is conversational in style. All applicants are required to participate in this test.

Note: It is mandatory for all applicants to take Test 1 and 2 unless they are exempt from Test 1 as described above. 

SMEAT Exam Preparation 2024

The candidate needs to follow the following tips to prepare for the SMEAT 2024 exam:

  1. Go through the SMEAT 2024 exam pattern
  2. Follow the updated syllabus and make a study plan accordingly
  3. Take notes during the study
  4. Make sure that you solve enough sample papers.
  5. Closer to the exam, you need to take mock tests. These tests will help you get aligned with the exam and fix last-minute errors.
  6. Work on your sketching and observation skills.

SMEAT Exam 2024 Admit Card

Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology will issue admit cards to all candidates who successfully complete the SMEAT 2024 application process. The admit card will be issued online at the admission portal of the institute - srishtimanipalinstitute.in.

To download the admit card, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the admit card link
  2. A log-in window will open
  3. Fill in your candidate credentials.
  4. On successful login, you can download the SMEAT 2024 admit card.

The SMEAT admit card or hall ticket is a mandatory document that the candidate has to carry with them, along with a valid photo id proof, to the exam venue. Note that no candidate will be allowed inside the exam hall without these documents. 

The admit card will carry information like the date and time of the SMEAT 2024 time, reporting time, document to be carried on exam day, and guidelines to be followed inside the exam venue.

The id proof can be a Driving Licence, Passport, PAN, or Aadhar.

SMEAT 2024 Fee Structure

The fee structure for the Undergraduate Professional Program (8 Semesters/4 Years) Bachelor of Design (B.Des) / Fine Arts (BFA) is given in the table below.

Undergraduate Professional Program (8 Semesters/4 Years) Bachelor of Design (B.Des) / Fine Arts (BFA)

Particulars

SEM 1-2 2023-24 (Fee in INR)

SEM 3-4 2024-25 (Fee in INR)

SEM 5-6 2025-26 (Fee in INR)

SEM 7-8 2026-27 (Fee in INR)

Registration Fee & Deposit

Interest-free Caution/Security Deposit

50,000

-

-

-

Registration Fee

50,000

-

-

-

(Part 1) Total

1,00,000

-

-

-

Annual Fee

Tuition Fee

1,25,200

1,35,300

1,44,200

1,56,000

Software

22,500

22,500

25,000

25,000

Health & Accident Insurance

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,000

Co-Curricular Activities

20,000

20,000

25,000

-

Consumables

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Online Thesis/Capstone Showcase

-

-

-

50,000

Development Fee

63,000

68,000

73,500

80,000

Establishment Fee

1,25,000

1,35,000

1,45,800

1,60,000

FAQs on SMEAT 2024 Exam

Here are a few more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on SMEAT 2024 exam.

Q:   What is the last date to apply for SMEAT exam?

A:

The application process for SMEAT 2024 is now OPEN for Round III.

Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can apply from May 29 to June 26, 2024. The application link was given on this page. 

Applications are now closed for Round I and II.

The application form for Round 2 was open from April 6 to May 24, 2024. 

Note that admission to Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology is conducted in multiple rounds. For each round, separate application process was conducted.

 

 

Q:   What is SMEAT fee structure?

A:

The SMEAT 2024 fee structure is given below.

Undergraduate Professional Program (8 Semesters/4 Years) Bachelor of Design (B.Des) / Fine Arts (BFA)

Particulars

SEM 1-2 2023-24 (Fee in INR)

SEM 3-4 2024-25 (Fee in INR)

SEM 5-6 2025-26 (Fee in INR)

SEM 7-8 2026-27 (Fee in INR)

Registration Fee & Deposit

Interest-free Caution/Security Deposit

50,000

-

-

-

Registration Fee

50,000

-

-

-

(Part 1) Total

1,00,000

-

-

-

Annual Fee

Tuition Fee

1,25,200

1,35,300

1,44,200

1,56,000

Software

22,500

22,500

25,000

25,000

Health & Accident Insurance

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,000

Co-Curricular Activities

20,000

20,000

25,000

-

Consumables

10,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Online Thesis/Capstone Showcase

-

-

-

50,000

Development Fee

63,000

68,000

73,500

80,000

Establishment Fee

1,25,000

1,35,000

1,45,800

1,60,000

 

Q:   Where can I fill the SMEAT application form?

A:

The application form for SMEAT 2024 is currently open for Round III.

Candidates can fill the application form online at admission portal of Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, & Technology. Hard copies of the application will not be accepted.

The last date to fill out the SMEAT 2024 application form for Round III is June 26, 2024.

Note that only such candidates who meet the prescribed elgibility criteria should apply.

 

Q:   What is SMEAT application fee?

A:

The application fee for SMEAT exam is INR 5,000. Also, for every additonal course, the candidate has to pay another INR 1,000. The fee has to be paid online. In case the application fee isn't paid, the application form will be considered incomplete.

The application form for SMEAT 2024 is now open.

 

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