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ARCH Academy of Design conducts All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) to offer admissions to aspirants in undergraduate as well as postgraduate design programmes that are on offer by it. The exam tests the creativity, design sensitivity & aesthetic sense, of students seeking fulfilling careers in the various fields of design. It also tests the logical reasoning & problem-solving aptitude of the student. 

Courses Offered:


  • B. Des Fashion Design
  • B. Des Interior Design
  • B. Des Craft & Accessory Design
  • B. Des Jewellery Design
  • BVA (Applied Arts)
  • BBA (Design)
  • BA Fashion Design
  • BA Interior Design
  • BA Product Design
  • BA Graphic Design
  • BA Digital Design
  • BA Photography




  • M. Voc Fashion Design & Entp
  • M. Voc Interior Design & Entp
  • M. Voc Jewellery Design & Entp.
  • M. Voc Product Design & Entp.
  • M. Voc Design Communication
  • GPEM(Garment Production & Export Management)

ARCH Academy of Design, the exam conducting body, has conducted AIEED 2018 in two stages- GAT and CAT. 

AIEED 2018 stage 1- General Ability Test (GAT)

March 15 to May 10, 2018

AIEED 2018 stage 2- Creative Ability Test (CAT)

Online- March 20 to May 30, 2018

Centre based- May 24, 2018


AIEED 2019 Exam Dates:


Exam Dates

Application Form Available date

  November 2018

Admit Card

 Before 1 Week of Exam

Stage I Entrance Exam Process:

General Ability Test (GAT) Date

 Dec 2018- Jan 2019

Stage II Entrance Exam Process:

CAT Exam Date – Offline Exam

 Jan 2019

Creative Ability Test Online Exam

 Jan 2019

Exam Result Declaration

 Every 7 days of the exam

Offline Exam Result date Declaration

 Third week of February 2019

Counselling Started for UG

 April 2009 2end week

Counselling Started for PG

 February 2019 Fourth week



Eligibility Criteria:



  • Students who have Appeared for/Cleared Class 10+2 (CBSE/ICSE/IB/State Board/NIOS or equivalent as per UGC Guidelines) are eligible to write AIEED Exam.
  • Candidates can apply for four year UG programme in Interior Design with a valid NATA score. Such aspirants will be exempted from appearing for AIEED exam and will have to appear for the interview round directly.
  • PTEPTE Exam (Academics) to be cleared within 1 year of course commencement for progression to UK University


  • Graduates or students pursuing graduation in any discipline from a recognised university can apply for this course.
  • Students who have done a 2 years or 3 years diploma course in design are also eligible for this Advanced Level course


Exam Pattern:

AIEED exam comprises of two tests – Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). Both these tests are designed in such a fashion “To assess design sensitivity, problem solving and creative skills logical reasoning & awareness on global issues”, informs the official website of AIEED.

AIEED exam question paper is bilingual, that is, questions are asked in both Hindi and English. AIEED offline exam can be answered in either of the languages. However, the online exam can be answered in English only.

The exam pattern for AIEED 2018 is such that candidates will have to attempt 45-50 questions in 3 hours duration.

Entrance exam

Testing parameters


Total questions

Maximum marks

Exam mode

AIEED 2018 (Creative Ability Test + General Ability Test)

To evaluate design sensitivity, logical reasoning, creative skills, problem solving and knowledge of global issues


45 to 50


There will not be negative marking.