AIEED: Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

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AIEED stands for All India Entrance Exam for Design is a national level exam that is organized by the ARCH Academy of Design for admission of students into undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses available in several fields of design at their Delhi and Jaipur campuses. 

This entrance exam is conducted for admission to design and fashion courses and is held in three stages that is GAT (General Ability Test), CAT (Creative Ability Test), and a PI. AIEED 2021 entrance exam will be conducted from 25 February to 28 February this year.  And the result of AIEED 2021 will be declared at least five days after the completion of all the stages of the examination.

AIEED exam explains all the details related to the whole format of the entrance exam. The details provided here about the AIEED is the exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, and eligibility followed in the exam.


AIEED Exam Highlights:

Exam Name AIEED
Full-form All India Entrance Examination for Design
Exam Category Design
Conducting Authority Arch College of Design & Business
Exam Level National Level
Exam Frequency Once a year
Number of Stages 3
Exam Mode Online or Computer-based Test mode
Application Mode Online
Exam Duration GAT – 2 hours
CAT – 3 hours
Question Type MCQs
Exam Language English

AIEED Exam Date

AIEED has released its schedule or exam dates and as per the latest schedule, the AIEED exam is scheduled to be conducted on 25 February – 28 February 2021. Aspirants should go through the detailed exam date of AIEED 2021 to avoid missing out on any of the deadlines.

The important AIEED exam dates are as follows:

Events Dates
AIEED 2021 Application Form 21 Nov 2020
Last date to apply 15 Feb 2021
AIEED 2021 Admit Card To be announced
AIEED 2021 Exam Date 25 Feb – 28 Feb 2021
AIEED 2021 Result Date To be announced

AIEED Exam Pattern:

There will be three stages in the AIEED entrance exam that is GAT, CAT, and a PI. 

GAT: The first stage of AIEED is the General Ability Test (GAT) which examines candidates’ general ability and comprehension through multiple choice questions and topics included are Design related awareness, Logical reasoning, Concepts and comprehension, Design sensibilities, and Awareness of global issues.

CAT: The second stage of AIEED is the Creative Ability Test (CAT) for those students who have qualified GAT. And the topics included in this stage are Articulation skills both visual & written, Design thinking, Lateral thinking & Creative problem solving, and Awareness of design principles.

PI: And the third stage is all about Personal Interaction (PI) where candidates’ Composure, range of work, and depth of thinking will be examined.

It is very much important for candidates to understand the paper pattern of the exam to know how to prepare for the AIEED exam. Mentioned below is the AIEED exam pattern:

Exam Mode Online or Computer-based Test mode
Exam Duration GAT – 2 hours
CAT – 3 hours
Question Type MCQs
Exam Language English
Marking Scheme one mark for each right answer
No negative markings
Total Marks 200
No. of Questions 60

AIEED Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus of AIEED 2021 is released by the conducting body i.e. Arch College of Design & Business and aspirants should be aware of and go through the syllabus covered in the entrance examination very well to secure maximum marks. The Tabulation below is the topic-wise syllabus of the AIEED 2021:

Section Names Topics
General Ability Test
  • Design sensibility
  • Logical reasoning
  • Design related awareness
  • Awareness of global issues
  • Concepts comprehension
Creative Ability Test
  • Written and visual articulation skills
  • Design thinking
  • Lateral thinking and creative problem solving
  • Awareness of design principles

AIEED Exam Eligibility:

The conducting authority of the exam has specified the following eligibility criteria for AIEED 2021. Candidates have to fulfill the eligibility requirements before applying for the entrance test.

Undergraduate Level Courses:

  • Candidates who have cleared or appeared for class 12th (ICSE, CBS, IB, State Board, NIOS, or equivalent as per UGC Guidelines) are eligible to appear AIEED Exam.
  • Students who are in class 10+1 can also appear AIEED 2021. After clearing the interview and portfolio stage, qualifying students will be eligible for direct admission in the academic year 2021.
  • PTE Exam (Academics) to be cleared within 1 year of course commencement for progression to UK University.

Postgraduate Level Courses

  • Students pursuing graduation or graduates in any discipline from a recognized university can apply for this course.

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