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Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design 2022 ( SEED )

Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Updated on Apr 27, 2022 18:12 IST

SEED Exam 2022- The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) released the merit list of SEED 2022 on April 15, 2022. Candidates who are included in the SEED 2022 merit list need to pay the fee and register for their respective programs between April 15 and 27, 2022. The Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI) for Phase 2 was conducted from April 9-11, 2022. Shortlisted candidates had to upload their PRPI tasks and portfolios for Phase 2 from April 8-10. 

What is SEED?

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) is a design aptitude test conducted by Symbiosis International University to offer admissions to aspirants in BDes programmes offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). It may be noted that from 2019 onwards admission to BDes courses offered at Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture and Design (SSPAD), Nagpur is also done through the SEED exam. 

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, and awareness of Indian culture, craft, traditions and the likes. SEED conducted by SIU comprises objective type questions with multiple choice. 

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Based on 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.

Apart from SEED, Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts other entrance exams to shortlist aspirants for admission in courses offered by it. The entrance exams conducted by SIU are listed below:


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SEED 2022 Highlights

Exam Name Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED)
Conducting Institute Symbiosis Institute of Design 
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Annually
Exam Mode Online
Exam Purpose Admission to BDes courses in various disciplines such as Graphic Design, Video Film Design, Animation Film Design, User Experience Design, Product Design, Interior Space Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication 
Exam Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Accepting Colleges
SEED Exam pattern
Objective Type Multiple Choice questions
Exam fees
INR 2950/- (INR 1950/- for SEED & INR 1000/- for SID)
No. of test cities
80-85 cities across the country
Exam helpdesk number
020-26557210 / 203 / 200
Official Website

SEED 2022 Admit Card

SEED admit card are available for download on the official website of the institute from January 31, 2022 onwards. The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a registered student must produce at the time of SEED exam. The admit card for SEED exam would be issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form for Symbiosis Institute of Design admissions.

SEED 2022 Application Process

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps to successfully secure admission in design courses offered by SIU.

Step 1: Register for SEED 2022

Aspirants need to fill the application form to appear for the SEED exam on the official website of the design entrance exam. The application fee for SEED is INR 2950/- (INR 1950/- for SEED & INR 1000/- for SID).

Step 2: Apply online at SID

After registering for SEED, aspirants need to register online on the official website of SID. Here, candidates need to use their SEED ID and password to log in and register at SID online. 

Step 3: Download SEED 2022 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of SID. After, downloading the admit card aspirants need to take a clear print of their admit card. The SEED Exam admit card contains the candidate’s full name, roll number and centre details. Aspirants need to place their latest passport-sized coloured photograph on their SEED admit card at the required place, otherwise, they will not be allowed to appear for the online personal interview round and their portfolio will also not be reviewed.

Step 5: Appear for SEED Exam

SEED exam is a two and a half hours duration entrance test that contained objective type questions. Candidates need to take the test as per the information mentioned on the SEED admit card.

Step 6: Check the Final Merit List

SEED results are announced by SIU on the official website of SET. The final merit list for admission in design programmes offered at SID would be prepared based on an aspirant’s performance in the Personal Interaction round and their portfolio review.

SEED 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as listed by SID for admission in design programmes offered by it. Aspirants meet SEED eligibility criteria if they have:

  • Cleared Class 12 (from any stream; e.g.: Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.) or equivalent (Or)
  • Cleared 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).

Aspirants who are appearing for their final exams in the 10+2 or 10+3 diploma programmes exam pattern also meet the SEED 2022 eligibility criteria on the condition that their final exam results are declared latest by June of the admission year.

Note: Any candidate who fails in his/her Class 12 examination but later appears for and clears the immediate compartmental examination which is held in the same year, in their first attempt, is eligible for provisional admissions at SID.

Added Advantage: Aspirants who possess the Creative Aptitude and Skills required to pursue Design education will be preferred. Apart from this, any candidate who has created or maintained a relevant portfolio will be given preference.

Admission for International Students

“All the admissions for international students are handled only through the Symbiosis International Office. To know the detailed admission procedure for the Degree Programme of Design, a student needs to log on to the website write to us on”, informs the official website.

SEED 2022 Admission Process

SEED 2022 Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to Symbiosis Institute of Design have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: After qualifying SEED appear for PRPI round

After completion of online Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), the result will be put up on the SID website as per the schedule. Candidate's who qualify SEED, would be eligible to appear for SID’s Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI) round. As per official website the shortlisting of candidates will be based on the specialization selected by them during the online registration process.

Step 2: Upload the portfolio

Candidates are supposed to upload the portfolio on the portal a day prior to the PRPI. Check the SEED 2022 pattern to know about the portfolio requirements in detail. 

Step 3: Perform the PRPI Task

The PRPI task will be shared 3 days prior to the chosen date of online PRPI. Candidates are required to upload the PRPI task on the portal a day prior to the PRPI.

Step 4: Appear for the online Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI)

After performing the PRPI taks candidates have to appear for the online Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI) round, where they will be asked questions about their tasks and portfolio uploaded.

Step 5: Final Selection 

The final selection of the candidates would be based on their cumulative performance in Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), Portfolio Review, PRPI Task and Personal Interaction. Also on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and their chosen specialization.

Note: Candidates on waiting list would be considered for provisional admission in the order of merit depending on the vacancies after March 21, 2022.

Test CentresEvery year, SEED exam is conducted in about 80-85 cities across the country. Check the detailed list of SEED 2022 test centres.

SEED 2022 Dates & Events

SEED exam dates 2022 are announced. Candidates can check the exam calendar here:

Events Dates
Registration Starts October 25, 2021
Last date for online registration and payment to SID January 24, 2022 January 25, 2022
SEED admit card January 31, 2022 to February 13, 2022
Mock Test Online February 06, 2022
Mock Re-Test Online February 07, 2022
Exam date February 13, 2022
Declaration of result February 23, 2022
Declaration of shortlisted candidates for PRPI February 26, 2022
Slot booking for Personal Interaction February 26, 2022 to February 28, 2022
PRPI Admit Card March 3, 2022 
Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI)-Phase 1 (Online) March 4, 2022 to March 8, 2022
Portfolio and PRPI Task Upload for Phase 1 March 3, 2022 to March 7, 2022
Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI)- Phase 2 (Online) April 9, 2022 to April 11, 2022
Portfolio and PRPI Task Upload for Phase 2 April 8, 2022 to April 10, 2022
Declaration of Final Merit List March 14, 2022 April 15, 2022
Period for fees payment and online registration for the programme for the First Merit List Candidates April 15, 2022 to April 27, 2022

SEED 2022 Preparation Tips

While preparing for SEED, it is important for candidates to have a plan in mind. This is how candidates should plan their SEED preparation

  • Have a proper SEED preparation strategy in place
  • Know SEED exam pattern thoroughly and go through sample papers and syllabus for SEED.
  • Pick the best design aptitude test books to prepare.
  • The aim should be to score well in SEED
  • Focus on your time management skills and improving speed of answering questions based on Mathematics  and Science.
  • Solve as many mock tests, sample papers and previous years' question papers as possible to know your strong and weak areas for the exam.

SEED 2022 Syllabus

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) syllabus includes topics of Visualisation, Observational, Perceptual & Reasoning Abilities, Creative & Problem-Solving Abilities and Application of Basic Knowledge of Science & Mathematics. As the MCQs are asked in the exam based on the above mentioned topics candidates are advised to start their preparation in advance especially before nine to ten months of the exam. Get detailed infornation about SEED 2022 syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. SEED syllabus weightage is as follows:


Weightage (%)

Entrance Test (exam score scaled down to 40 marks)




Portfolio Review




SEED 2022 Pattern

As per the official website, the candidates had to appear for SEED exam and those qualifying the exam will be shortlisted for portfolio review and personal interaction rounds. The exam pattern for SEED 2022 will be such that aspirants had to attempt 150 multiple choice questions in two and a half hours duration.

Question Type

Total Number of Questions


Objective Type Multiple Choice


2 hours 30 minutes

After qualifying the SEED exam candidates are supposed to appear for the Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction Round. The portfolios of candidates should fullfil the requirements set by the institute. However some conditions are given below:

  • Sketches, mixed-media illustrations and digital work
  • Collaging of images, 2D and 3D articles
  • Photography
  • 3D objects like sculpture, fabric products, gadgets, art-inspired products etc.

SEED 2022 Mock Test

Mock tests are an important part of the exam preparation because they help in improving the time management skills and in understanding the structure of the question paper. Apart from that, practicing mock tests also gives the real idea of the exam, which helps in boosting confidence. As per the official website of Symbiosis Institute of Design, candidates appeared for the online SEED mock tests on Februrary 6 and 7.

FAQs on SEED Exam

Q. When will Portfolio and PRPI Task Upload of SEED 2022 be conducted for Phase 2?

A. The Portfolio and PRPI Task Upload for Phase 2 is currently being held from April 9-11, 2022.

Q. When can I upload Portfolio and PRPI Task for Phase 2 of SEED 2022?

A, The Portfolio and PRPI Task Upload for Phase 2 for the SEED 2022 exam is OPEN from April 8-10, 2022.

Q. When will be the merit list of SEED 2022 exam be released?

A. The SEED 2022 merit list has been released on April 15, 2022. The fee payment and online registration for merit list candidates is open from April 15-27. The SEED 2022 exam was conducted on February 13, 2022. Candidates need to qualify SEED Exam 2022 to take admission in design courses offered at SID Pune and SSPAD Nagpur. 

Q. How can I get admission to B.Des design courses offered at Symbiosis?

A. Candidates can secure admission in BDes course offered at Symbiosis based on their performance in SEED exam. The last date to apply for SEED 2022 was January 25, 2022.

Q. How many sections are there in the SEED exam?

A. SEED has just one section containing 150 questions evaluating candidates based on their design aptitude. Check SEED Syllabus

Q. How can I secure admission to Symbiosis Noida?

A. Aspirants can secure admission in courses offered at Symbiosis Noida by first appearing for a university level entrance exam (SET/SNAP/SLAT/SITEEE/ SEED) for the course in which they are seeking admission. Thereafter, candidates need to take part in the admission process specified by Symbiosis Noida which may include Group Exercise, Personal Interview & Written Ability Test.

Q. How can I secure admission to Symbiosis Pune?

A. Admission in most courses offered at Symbiosis University, Pune is through an entrance test followed by an admission process fixed by Symbiosis Pune. Separate entrance exams are conducted for admission in different courses offered at Symbiosis. Some of the entrance test conducted for Symbiosis admissions are listed below:
Name of Symbiosis Entrance Exam Name of Course in which Admission is Offered 
SET BBA, BCA, BA Mass Communication, BA/BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Eco/Eco(H), BSc Culinary Arts
SLAT Five years integrated law courses - BBA LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLBBA LLB  
Once, candidates clear the entrance exam they need to take part in the selection process as specified by Symbiosis Pune. The admission process specified by Symbiosis Pune includes Group Discussion, Personal Interview & Written Ability Test.

Q. How many times is the SEED exam conducted in a year?

A. SEED is a national level entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International University. The design aptitude entrance exam is conducted once a year.

Q. Is clearing SEED the only means to secure admission in design courses offered at Symbiosis University?

A. Yes, aspirants need to clear SEED exam to be eligible for admission in design courses offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) and Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture and Design [SSPAD], Nagpur. Once, aspirants clear SEED exam, they need to appear for Situation Test and Personal Interview round as conducted at the respective college that is accepting SEED scores for admission.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for SEED 2022?

A. Candidates meet SEED eligibility criteria if they have completed their Class 12 or equivalent exam from a recognised board from any stream or an equivalent government approved diploma (10+3) with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes).

Q. Where is SEED exam conducted?

A. SEED exam is usually conducted across 80 test cities in the country. The list of test cities is shared by Symbiosis International University on the official website of the SET exam. However, exact SEED exam centres are mentioned on the admit card of the design entrance exam.

Q. Is there any other means or ways to secure admissions to the BDes programme offered at the Symbiosis Institute of Design?

A. No, to secure a seat or admissions to the BDes programme at SID, candidates are required to appear for the design aptitude test i.e. SEED.

Q. Are there any affiliated or designated coaching classes/ preparatory classes to help students prepare for SID admission process?

A. No, SID does not promote any of the coaching or preparatory classes for the entrance examination.

SEED 2022 Contact Information

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
S No. 231/4A, Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014, MS. INDIA 

Phone No.: 7709328908, 020-39116226, 020-39116227


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