IIAD Design Aptitude Test iDAT 2022

IIAD Design Aptitude Test iDAT 2022

Mode of ExamOnline & Offline
Level of ExamNational Level

IIAD Entrance Exam “Design Aptitude Test ( iDAT )” is a qualifying entrance test for admission to Bachelor degree courses in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, and Communication Design, offered by Indian Institute of Art & Design, New Delhi. IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on August 1, 2022 in online mode and offline mode.

The entrance comprises two sections, which have Objective types - multiple-choice questions, Drawing & Sketching, and Descriptive answer questions.

  • Maximum marks are 200 and marks allotted to each correct answer are distinct as per the type of the question.
  • Negative marking scheme is not applicable in IIAD Entrance Exam 2022.
  • IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 test paper will be based on 02 subjects. Each section has distinct numbers of questions.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 Pattern Highlights

Some of the major highlights for IIAD Entrance Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights tabulated below:

Exam Mode

Online and Offline mode 

Number of Sections

Two Sections (A and B)

Question Paper Type

Objective Type - Multiple choice questions Drawing & Sketching Descriptive Answer Questions

Exam Duration-

Two (02 hours) 
(120 minutes)

Exam Language



Following are the General Instructions for IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 a candidate must follow:

  • Candidates are advised to reach at examination center at least 30 minutes before commencement of IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 examination.  
  • Do not open the sealed Response Sheet and question paper before the receiving the instructions from invigilator.
  • Read instructions carefully to mark responses on Response Sheet.
  • Marks in circles for responses should be made with Blue or Black Ball Pen Ink.
  • Making changes to your responses in OMR sheet is not possible, so mark answers carefully.
  • No smudge marks or rough should be done on the question paper
  • Check pages of Question paper and Response Sheet, if there is any issue, immediately bring it to the notice of the Invigilator and get it changed.
  • Candidate will have to bring some accessories as per the requirements of the test paper:
  1. Pens / Pencils
  2. Dry Colours (Pencils / Paste)
  3. A Ruler
  4. Sketch Pen / Coloured Pen
  5. Gluestick
  6. A small pair of Scissors
  • Blank paper sheets will be provided to the candidates for creating drawings and doing rough work.
  • Answer scripts should be submitted to the invigilators after completion of scheduled time.

iDAT Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed 10+2 in CBSE/ISC/IB or any other equivalent board are eligible and can apply for iDAT 2022. Candidates awaiting for Class XII results can also apply.

Candidates who have scored 70% and above aggregate in CBSE or IB or ISC or any other equivalent board are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Performance in iDAT, portfolio assessment, and studio simulation will also be considered for scholarship approval.

Lateral entry admissions are done if the student has done their previous year of course in any nationally or internationally recognized institutions. IIAD accepts applications for transfer to IIAD for the design program (in Fashion Design, Communication Design or Interior Architecture & Design) from students who completed previous year(s) of their degree in design or diploma program from a nationally or internationally recognized Design Institute.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 exam syllabus for two sections of test paper is generally based on Class 10th and 12th standard curriculum even though there is specified syllabi defined by the institute.

Candidates can check the tentative syllabus for IIAD Entrance Exam 2022 in the table below:

Name of Section Topics
Logical Reasoning Numerical Series based on the Different Patterns and Logics Design and Shapes Geometrical and other type – Identification of similarities and identical one Find out number and item for incomplete number series Logical Sequences of Numbers, Shapes, Words, Figures and Letters Select odd one out, Logical Decision Logical Sequence Blood Relations Analogy Series Coding – Decoding Statement and Arguments Statement and Assumptions Statement and Conclusions Situation Reaction Cause and Effects Assertion and Reason Syllogism
Creative Thinking & Problem Solving Picture construction task or shapes Creative design Circles and squares task Incomplete figures task Imaginative stories creation Generation and Development of Ideas Analysis of Problem and development of options for solution Description of a scene / Essay writing / creative writing Evaluation of information on the basis of observation and imagination



Application Start Date :
Application End Date :

11th July 2022

Exam Date :

16th July 2022

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Indian Institute of Art & Design

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