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IIAD iDAT 2016 Design Aptitude Test : Indian Institute of Art & Design

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Entrance Exam : iDAT 2016 Design Aptitude Test

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IIAD Design Aptitude Test :

Application forms Available 12 October 2015 (Monday)
IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT+Portfolio+Interview) May 2016
Commencement of Session August 2016

Related : IIAD iDAT 2016 How to Apply :

*These dates are subject to change at the discretion of management

Who is Eligible to Apply? :
Candidates must have passed the CBSE/ISC/IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.

Applicant Evaluation Process :
The IIAD follows a TWO-STEP evaluation procedure for admission to its courses.
Candidates will have to clear :
1. The IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
2. A comprehensive interview and portfolio assessment before our panel of art and design professionals
3. Students applying for Interior Architecture & Design can be exempted from the iDAT written test based on their NATA score. Should they attain the required cut off score they will progress directly for their Portfolio Assessment and Interview.

Scholarship Application Process :
** IIAD offers 30 scholarships to meritorious students.
** 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 IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT), personal interview and portfolio review.

Fill in the form, attach it along with your Programme Application Form and send it to:
The Admissions Department
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26 Okhla Phase 1
New Delhi -110020
If you have filled in the Online Application Form, then mention your online application form number on your completed scholarship application and send it to us by courier OR email it to

What is iDAT examination? :
** The iDAT is a mandatory two hour test for all applicants, and will be administered at prescribed testing centres.
** The IIAD Admission Committee will review each student’s aptitude for observation, drawing and design skills, imaginative and creative expression, and visual and communication strengths.
** Test papers and answer sheets will be supplied by the IIAD Examination Centre on the day of testing.

Centres :
iDAT testing will take place at the following city centres in May :
** Ahmedabad
** Bangalore
** Bhopal
** Chandigarh
** Dehradun
** Delhi
** Jaipur
** Kolkata
** Lucknow
** Patna

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

B-26 Okhla Phase 1 New Delhi – 110020
Ph: 011 – 41380000 M: +91 9871383633

iDAT examinees will need to bring :
** Pens/Pencils
** Dry colours (pencils/pastes)
** A ruler
** A pen
** A gluestick
** A small pair of scissors
(Details will be mentioned in the iDAT Exam Admittance Card)

What does the personal interview/ portfolio assessment entail? :
Personal interview
The applicant will be evaluated on his/her understanding of basic art and design concepts and industry awareness. Emphasis will be placed on the individual’s maturity, confidence and communication skills.

Personal portfolio :
** Each candidate appearing for a personal interview MUST carry his/her creative portfolio.
** A quality portfolio carries 50 per cent weightage of the total evaluation at the interview/assessment stage.

Portfolio work can include sketches/drawings, paintings, art collages, needle-work, three-dimensional projects, digital design, web design, graphic design, sculpture and/or photography. A portfolio need not match professional standards, but must reflect a candidate’s interest and aptitude for art and design as well as a flair for visual expression and overall aesthetic sensibility.

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