Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) admissions through iDAT-2017 for B.A (hons) degree

Are you looking for admission process at Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD)? Do you want to hold a B.A degree from IIAD, New Delhi? Admissions for the academic session 2017 are open at IIAD for B.A (hons) degree. Have a look into this article to get the details regarding eligibility criteria, selection criteria and admission process to apply for a B.A (hons) degree at IIAD through the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT).

About Indian Institute of Art and Design

Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) is located at New Delhi and it offers creative education to the students in the field of art and design. IIAD is one of the premier institutions in India managed by the Teamwork Educational Foundation in collaboration with the faculty of art, design and architecture from Kingston University, London. The main aim of the college is to create design professionals. IIAD provides world class infrastructure and creative learning environment to the students.

Courses offered in IIAD

  • B.A (hons) Fashion design

  • B.A (hons) Communication design

  • B.A (hons) Interior Architecture and design

2017 Admission process at IIAD

2017 admissions are open at IIAD for B.A (hons) degree in fashion design, communication design, interior architecture and design. To pursue a degree from IIAD, candidates should satisfy the eligibility criteria and should follow the admission process and guidelines of IIAD as mentioned below.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates who have passed their class 10 and 12 examinations in CBSE/ISC/ IB or any equivalent board in any discipline are eligible to apply

  • Candidates who have appeared for +2 examinations or any equivalent examinations recently and waiting for the exam results are also eligible to apply

  • Lateral entry candidates who have already completed their design degree or diploma programme from a recognized international or national design institute can also apply

IIAD Scholarship programme

IIAD offers scholarship to the meritorious candidates.

Candidates who have secured 70% aggregate marks in class 10 and 12 examinations in CBSE/ISC/ IB or any equivalent board in any discipline can apply for IIAD scholarship.

Candidates who are eligible for IIAD scholarship programme can download and fill the Scholarship Application form. While filling the scholarship form, candidates should mention their application form number at the top right corner of the scholarship form.

The filled in scholarship form should be sent to the admission department of IIAD along with the completed application form.

Note: Final result of IIAD scholarship will be based on the performance of a candidate in IIAD design aptitude test and interview.

How to apply for B.A (hons) degree in IIAD

Candidates can apply for B.A (hons) degree in IIAD via online or offline mode of registration.


Candidates who wish to apply for IIAD via online mode have to fill the online application form .

Lateral candidates can download the lateral entry form from the official website of IIAD.

Application form fee of Rs.1800/- can be made through credit card/debit card/ net banking facilities while applying online.

Candidates who do not prefer to pay the amount online can pay the amount of Rs.1800/- at the admission department of IIAD campus during the application submission in the form of cash or through the demand draft drawn in favour of "Teamwork Education Foundation" payable at "New Delhi".

Note: Candidates are requested to mention their name, application form number and contact number at the back side of the DD.


Offline application form fee is Rs.1800/- Candidates can receive the application form and brochure from the admission department of IIAD campus.

Note: Lateral entry candidates should fill the lateral entry application form

Application forms can be obtained from

IIAD Campus : B-26 Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi -110020
ISBF Campus: 15A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi -110024

Application fee of Rs.1800/- can be paid as cash or DD drawn in favour of "Teamwork Education Foundation" payable at "New Delhi". Candidates should mention their name, application form number and contact number at the back side of the DD.

Note: If the application fee is already paid, then the amount of Rs.1800/- need not be paid again at the time of submission of the application forms.

The duly filled application forms/ lateral entry forms along with the below mentioned attachments can be submitted via email to or can be submitted via post/courier to the following address of the admission department of IIAD.

Address: "The Admissions Team, Indian Institute of Art and Design, B-26, Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi 110020"


  • Completed application form with recent passport size color photograph (Mention payment details at the page 4 of the application form)

  • Copy of receipt (payment of application fee)

  • Photocopies of certificates

  • Duly filled Scholarship application form (if applicable)

  • Statement of Purpose essays

IIAD evaluation process

IIAD admits applicants based on their performance in the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT), personal and portfolio interview.

Applicants who have applied for the interior architecture and design course will be exempted from iDAT based on their NATA score. If the applicant has secured the required score in NATA then IIAD will call such candidates to directly attend personal and portfolio interview.

Admissions for lateral candidates will be based on the personal and portfolio interview.

iDAT examination

Based on the eligibility, IIAD will call the applicants to attend the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT). The applicants will receive an admittance card from IIAD after the submission of the application forms. iDAT exam date will be mentioned in the admittance card.

The duration of iDAT is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test will contain 2 sections: Section A- logical reasoning; Section B- creative thinking and problem solving.

Candidates should carry pen/pencils, ruler, glue stick, scissors, dry colors (pencils/pastes), etc. while attending iDAT. Only test papers and answer sheets will be provided by IIAD at the exam center.

The admission committee of IIAD will review and evaluate the drawing skills, design skills, creativity, aptitude level, visual and communication strength of the candidates based on their performance in iDAT.

iDAT examination centers

iDAT will take place at the following locations on the date mentioned by IIAD on the admittance card.

Examination locations : Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, New Delhi

Personal and portfolio interview

Followed by the iDAT written test, eligible applicants will be called for personal interview and portfolio interview.

In the personal interview, the applicant will be evaluated based on his/her communication skills, confidence and knowledge on basic arts and design concepts.

Candidates who qualify for portfolio interview must carry his/her creative portfolio. Portfolio interview occupies 50% of marks in the total evaluation of interview process. The portfolio of a candidate can contain sketches/drawings, needle-work, paintings, art collages, three-dimensional projects, digital design, graphic design, web design, sculpture, photography.

Note: Portfolio need not be professional. It should reflect a candidate's creativity and interest in art and design.

Important dates

Availability of application forms: From 19th September 2016
Last Date of receipt of applications: 29th April 2017
iDAT (Bengaluru ,Bhopal , Chennai , Kolkata, Lucknow): 5th & 6th May 2017
iDAT Delhi: 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st May 2017
Declaration of iDAT Results: 26th May 2017
Commencement of Session: 31st July 2017

Note: IIAD has reserved rights to change the dates, add/cancel/ change entrance test centers for administrative reasons

Contact details

Address: Indian Institute of Art & Design, B-26, Okhla Phase I, New Delhi 110020, India
Phone: 011 - 4138 0000 / 9871383633

For more information on 2017 admissions at IIAD read the admission process and guidelines of Indian Institute of Art and Design.

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