Top Design Entrance Exams 2023: Check Admission & Application Process, Schedule, Pattern

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Manashjyoti Hazarika
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Updated on Sep 22, 2022 17:12 IST

Check the list of top entrance exams conducted in India for admission to Design courses. Find out the important dates, pattern, and list of colleges accepting scores of the top design entrance exams conducted in the country.

Top Design Entrance Exams 2021 in India

Design is a popular course choice among students. Experts share that in order to consider this as a course choice, one needs to possess the natural flair to assess trends and basic knowledge of design elements. Aspirants can consider pursuing different specialisations in the design discipline to get professional guidance on how to explore and enhance their natural instincts.

Design as a course is offered at colleges like the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), National Institute of Design (NID), Pearl Academy, etc. However, to secure admissions in these colleges, aspirants need to clear an entrance exam. Most of the design entrance tests conducted in India are at the college level and candidates have to clear 2-3 rounds in order to be selected for admissions.

This article will give you the following information about the top entrance exams in India:

  • Application date
  • Exam date
  • Syllabus and pattern of each exam
  • List of colleges that accept these design exam scores

This information will help you in making an informed decision on the design entrance exams that you can give as well as the colleges where you can apply for admission. The table below lists the application date and the exam date of the top 10 design exams in India.

List of Top Design Entrance Exams in India

The design exams listed below are not mentioned in any particular order.

Design Exams

Last Date to Apply 

Tentative Exam Date

NIFT Entrance Exam

-

-

UCEED

-

-

CEED

-

-

NID Entrance Exam

-

-

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

-

-

AIEED

-

-

FDDI AIST

-

-

SEED 2023

30-Nov-2022

8-Jan-2023

IIAD Entrance Exam

21-Dec-2022

28-Dec-2022

GD Goenka DAT

-

-

UID Aptitude Test

-

-

Most of the design entrance exams conducted in India are held in the month of January/ February. However, due to COVID-19, some of the entrance exams are being held late this year. One of the most common questions among candidates applying for design course admissions is regarding important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. of one or multiple exams. Since students have so many options at hand, there is bound to be confusion. Further in this article, aspirants can check out important details regarding top design entrance exams in India.

Top Design Entrance Exams in India 2023

Aspirants can get an idea of the most popular design entrance exams conducted in India below:

1. NIFT Entrance Exam: One of the most popular design entrance exam conducted in India, the NIFT entrance exam is usually conducted in the month of January/ February by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). On the basis of the NIFT exam, aspirants can secure admission in design courses such as  Bachelor of Design (BDes), Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), Master of Design (MDes), Master of Fashion Management (MFM) and Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech).

NIFT Entrance Exam Important Dates

NIFT Entrance Exam Application Form

NIFT Entrance Exam Admit Card

NIFT Entrance Exam Pattern

NIFT Entrance Exam Syllabus

NIFT Entrance Exam Question Papers

NIFT Entrance Exam Result

NIFT Entrance Exam Cutoff

List of Colleges Accepting NIFT Entrance Exam Scores

2. UCEED: Conducted by IIT Bombay, UCEED is the means through which aspirants can secure admission in the BDes course offered at IITs. UCEED 2023 is of three hours duration and is usually conducted in the month of January.

UCEED Important Dates

UCEED Application Form

UCEED Admit Card

UCEED Pattern

UCEED Syllabus

UCEED Question Papers

UCEED Result

UCEED Cutoff

List of Colleges Accepting UCEED Scores

3. CEED: A popular MDes entrance exam, CEED is usually conducted by IIT Bombay in the month of January, every year. CEED exam comprises two parts, that is, Part A and Part B. CEED Part A exam comprises multiple-choice questions whereas Part B of exam consists of subjective, drawing-related questions.

CEED Important Dates

CEED Application Form

CEED Admit Card

CEED Pattern

CEED Syllabus

CEED Question Papers

CEED Result

CEED Cutoff

List of Colleges Accepting CEED Scores

4. NID Entrance Exam: The admission process of the National Institute of Design (NID) is three-tiered. In order to secure admission in BDes, GDPD, and MDes courses offered at NID, candidates need to appear for NID Entrance Exam. This design entrance exam comprises both, objective type questions as well as subjective, drawing questions.

NID Entrance Exam Important Dates

NID Entrance Exam Application Form

NID Entrance Exam Admit Card

NID Entrance Exam Pattern

NID Entrance Exam Syllabus

NID Entrance Exam Question Papers

NID Entrance Exam Result

NID Entrance Exam Cutoff

List of Colleges Accepting NID Entrance Exam Scores

5. Pearl Academy Entrance Exam: The Pearl Academy Entrance Exam is usually conducted in the month of January and April, every year. The exam pattern for this design entrance exam varies depending on the course for which aspirants have applied for admission. Pearl Academy Entrance Exam for design courses comprises of General Proficiency Test (GPT) as well as Design Aptitude Test (DAT). 

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Important Dates

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Application Form

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Admit Card

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Pattern

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Syllabus

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Question Papers

List of Colleges Accepting Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Scores

6. AIEED: Conducted by Arch College of Design and Business, AIEED is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in undergraduate and postgraduate design courses. AIEED exam comprises a Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) as well as a General Aptitude Test (GAT).

AIEED Important Dates

AIEED Application Form

AIEED Admit Card

AIEED Pattern

AIEED Syllabus

AIEED Result

AIEED Question Papers

7. FDDI AIST: Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) conducts FDDI AIST to shortlist aspirants for admission in undergraduate and postgraduate design programmes offered by it. FDDI AIST exam consists of four sections in the entrance test and is usually conducted in the month of May, every year.

FDDI AIST Important Dates

FDDI AIST Application Form

FDDI AIST Admit Card

FDDI AIST Pattern

FDDI AIST Syllabus

FDDI AIST Result

List of Colleges Accepting FDDI AIST Scores

8. SEED: conducted by Symbiosis International University, SEED is the means through which aspirants can secure admission in BDes course offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). SEED exam comprises of objective type multiple-choice questions.

SEED Important Dates

SEED Application Form

SEED Admit Card

SEED Pattern

SEED Syllabus

SEED Result

List of Colleges Accepting SEED Scores

9. GD Goenka DAT: This design exam is conducted by GD Goenka University in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in design courses offered at the School of Fashion & Design (SOFD).  GD Goenka DAT is of three hours duration and its exam pattern is similar to NIFT and NID entrance exam.

GD Goenka DAT Important Dates

GD Goenka DAT Application Form

GD Goenka DAT Admit Card

GD Goenka DAT Pattern

GD Goenka DAT Syllabus

GD Goenka DAT Result

10. UID Aptitude Test: Conducted by Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID) in the month of January, UID Aptitude Test is the gateway to secure admission in BDes and MDes courses offered at this design school. UID admission process is two-tiered. Here, first candidates need to appear for UID Design Aptitude Test and thereafter appear for the Situation Test and Portfolio Evaluation round.

UID Aptitude Test Important Dates

UID Aptitude Test Application Form

UID Aptitude Test Admit Card

UID Aptitude Test Pattern

UID Aptitude Test Syllabus

UID Aptitude Test Question Papers

11. IIAD Entrance Exam: This Design entrance exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Art and Design every year in typically four to five admission cycles. Through this exam, candidates can secure admission in BA (Hons) courses (in Fashion Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Fashion Business Management) and Master's courses (in Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management).   

IIAD Entrance Exam Important Dates

IIAD Entrance Exam Application Form

IIAD Entrance Exam Admit Card

IIAD Entrance Exam Pattern

IIAD Entrance Exam Syllabus

IIAD Entrance Exam Question Papers

List of Other Popular Design Entrance Exams

ISDI Challenge

WUD Aptitude Test

SEAT

SOFT CET

TDV Entrance Exam

UPES DAT

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Neena Khanna

a year ago

Need to see the NIFT 2021 GAT & CAT Papers.

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Upcoming Design Exam Dates

1 Oct '22: SAT India 2022 October Exam
Oct '22: Start of online application form for NID 2023
5 Oct '22: Commencement of CEED 2023 application form
5 Oct '22: UCEED 2023 application form START date
31 Dec '22: Last date to submit MITID DAT 2023 application form

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