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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

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.
  • Class 10+1 Students can also write AIEED 2018. Qualifying students will be eligible for direct admission in the academic year 2019 after clearing the 3rd & last stage of the exam (as described above).
  • 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

Application Process:

AIEED 2018 application form is available from November 15, 2017 onwards in both modes- online and offline. If a candidates wants to apply for AIEED exam online then he/she needs to fill his/her application form on the official website of ARCH Academy of Design. 

To apply online click here 

Application fee -Rs.3000

Payment mode -Internet banking/demand draft/Bank of India branch

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.


Important Dates:

Availability of AIEED 2018 application form 2018: November 15, 2017

Availability of AIEED admit card 2018: 1 week before exam date

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 2018 result declaration (online): 7 days after online exam

AIEED 2018 result declaration (offline): February 2018

Beginning of AIEED counselling 2018: April 2018

Session begins: 4th week of July 2018

Stage I- General Ability Test

(GAT) (March 15 - May 10, 2018)
GAT is the first phase of AIEED, and is compulsory for all applicants. 
Mode: Only online (3 hours/3 slots)

Choose any one time slot: 
10:00 am to 12:00 Noon 
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Stage II - Creative Ability Test (CAT)

Mode: Online (3 hours)
Choose any one time slot: 
10:00 am to 1:00 pm 
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Mode: Centre Based (3 hours)
May 24, 2018 

Exam Centres:
Jaipur, Ahmadabad, Lucknow, Indore, Delhi, Kolkata

Stage III - Interaction

Introduction to yourself
(Video, Portfolio and Skype Interaction)

AIEED 2018 Exam Centers:

AIEED offline exam centres are listed below:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Patna

While filling the application form for AIEED 2018 exam, aspirants can fill in 3 exam centre choices from the ones mentioned above, as per their preference.