1- General Awareness, Creativity And Perception Test (which is of 35% of selection)
2- Material, Color & Conceptual Test (which compromises 45% of selection)
3- Personal Interview (20% of the selection process)
The other skills are based on planning and strategy. It is expected from each candidate, multiple solutions for the given task, with the respective descriptions. The final interview rounds test the candidate is checked for the communication skills, his/her general awareness on the relevant topics of crafts, and design. Other factors for the interview round also include IQ, personal achievements, and his/her extracurricular activities.
Few tips for the aspirants which could boost the confidence and built the chances for IICD entrance are as follows:
1- IICD exam is everything about assessing the art inside. The creativity of inside beside evaluating the thinking potential towards craft development.
2- Daily updates can help to cultivate potential and also will help to develop a good level of general knowledge and the awareness on the contemporary issues, which is based through the newspaper editorials.
3- Staying calm with rising waves of ideas will help the candidate during the Perception Test, and also to the other rounds of the selection process. This will help the Part-B and for the interview.
4- The inclination towards the crafts and design, its learning and exploring new applications which are required to score better in the examination.
5- IICD targets to the evolution for the creativity of every craftsman and the artisans and the respective courses are designed to shape the world of these creative men.