SEED 2021 Exam , Syllabus, Reservation, Admit Card |

SEED (Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design) Entrance exam is a university level exam conducted by the Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). The application submission for the entrance test will be start by the university. The entrance exam schedule will be declare officially soon.

Courses Offered:

  • Graphic Design (GD)
  • Video Film Design (VFD)
  • Animation Film Design (AFD)
  • User Experience Design (UED)
  • Product Design (PD)
  • Interior Space Design (ISD)
  • Fashion Design (FD)
  • Fashion Communication (FC)

SEED 2021 Highlights:

Exam Name SEED (Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design)
Conducting Body Symbiosis Institute of Design
Exam Type Undergraduate (UG)
Exam Mode Online
Question type Objective in nature
Exam duration 2.5 hours for each test
Exam frequency once in a year

SEED 2021 Schedule:

It is important for students to know the complete schedule. Symbiosis always releases the exam scheduleofficially. Here we have provided the official schedule that was announced.

Events Dates (Tentatively)
SEED Online Registration Starts 24th  January 2021
SEED Last Date For Submission 16th April 2021
SEED admit Card Availability 22nd April 2021
SEED Entrance Date 2nd May 2021
SEED Result Declaration 12th May 2021
Studio Test Candidates Shortlisting 17th May 2021
Studio Test and Personal Interaction (SID Pune) May 28 - June 1, 2021
SEED First Merit List Declaration June 6, 2021
Registration for First Merit List Candidates June 6 to June 11, 2021
Deadline for registration to the program June 23, 2021

SEED 2021 Admit Card:

The admit card for SEED 2021 will be available in pdf format for the eligible candidates. The admit a card is a mandatory object for the entrance exam. The candidates have to bring one of their photo ID cards for the identity verification process.

Steps to download admit card:

  • Go to the official website of SEED
  • Click on the SEED 2021 Admit Card Link
  • Provide your login ID and Password
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a few print outs of the admit card


SEED 2021 admit card contains:

1. Name with Photograph and signature:

  • In the admit card make sure that the name is spelled correctly as well as the given photograph and signature is yours.
  • If the name, photograph, and signature not matching with yours, then you can complain to the SEED exam authorities.

2. Roll Number:

  • Roll number is a very important thing to be mentioned. Without roll number, you can't enter the exam hall.

3. Exam center and Reporting time:

  • The admit card mentions the exam center and the reporting time. 
  • When the exam center is in a new place please visit that place someday before the examination so that you can be accounted for that place.
  • Always reach the center before the reporting time. In case you are late, then may you not able to enter the exam hall.

4. Exam instruction:

  • Before entering the exam center please read the exam instructions given. The instructions mentions all the necessary details like what is allowed inside the exam center what is not.

SEED 2021 Syllabus:

The candidates appearing for the SEED 2021 entrance exam are advised to go through the syllabus set by the authorities for the exam. The syllabus will be prepared as per the topics mentioned below.


Related  Topic  

Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning Abilities

It checks your Skill to read and view objects and information beyond it and make connections. By observing, draw meanings and conclusions, obvious details, form opinions, make comparisons. Scrutinize your observations, give your point of view, and present in a lucid manner.

Art, Craft, Culture, Design, and Environment

The Indian and global Schemes related to Craft, Culture, Art, Design, and Environment. Is also contains various topics and tools, materials, modern trends and techniques, related problem and issues, concerns influences, time and people


Visualization of simple and complex 2D & 3D geometric shapes and its inside creation with their manipulations and spatial relationships through representations in pictorial and geometric forms.

Basic Knowledge of Science and Mathematics

Basic Knowledge of science, new inventions, and discovery, environmental science and climate changes, The basic mathematical questions up to standard 10th. 

Creative and Problem Solving Abilities

Skill to visualize and relate the image. Ability to find problems and right solutions of it

SEED 2021 Exam Pattern:

SEED exam is conducted in online mode with no negative marking. All the questions will be multiple-choice questions. Candidates will get 150 questions to complete in 2.5 hours. The exam will test the skills of the candidates in areas such as color, geometry, creative thinking abilities, visual observations, general design awareness as well as awareness of Indian culture, craft and traditions, etc.

Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 2.5 hrs
Total Mark 150
Number Of Questions 150
Types Of Questions Objective
Marking Scheme +1 for right answer | No Negative Marking

Mark Distribution:

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Objective questions on color, geometry, visual observations, creative thinking abilities, general design awareness, awareness on Indian culture, craft and traditions, etc. 150 150

SEED 2021 Cut-Off

The cut-off is the minimum mark required to clear the exam. The cut-off varies every year.

Seat distribution in Seed 2021:

SEED 2021 Application Form:

The candidates interested in taking admission in Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) can apply for the entrance exam by visiting the official website. Candidates need to go through the eligibility criteria before applying.

Steps To Apply For SEED 2021:

1. Registration:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the "New Registration"
  • Enter your name and valid mobile number and mail id to register your self.

2. Fill details:
After registration, fill the all necessary details asked by the SEED  like candidates' names, parents' status, residential details, income declaration. Educational details etc.

3. Select Exam Center:

States Exam center/ city
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Surat
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Haryana Ambala, Karnal, Panipat
Punjab Amritsar, Chandigarh / Mohali, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala 
West Bengal Kolkata, Asansol, Hooghly, Siliguri
Karnataka Bengaluru, Mysuru
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneswar, Cuttack
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi NCR Delhi Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida, G Noida, Ghaziabad,
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati
Gujarat Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Vadodara
Sikkim Gangtok / Bardang
Madhya Pradesh Gwalior, Indore
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi / Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Goa Panjim
Andaman and Nicobar Island Port Blair
Bihar Patna
Meghalaya Shillong
Uttarakhand Roorkee
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Andra Pradesh Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

4. Upload Photo and Signature:
Upload the recent passport size photo and signature.

5. Payment:
Candidates need to make the payment of Rs. 1750 towards the registration/application fee of SEED 2020 through Billdesk Gateway, Axis Bank Gateway, Indian Bank Gateway, Demand Draft.
Candidates can also pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000 per programme through 

  • Cash
  • Demand Draft
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Paytm.

For offline payment fee:
Bank Challan for cash payment, (Axis Bank/Indian Bank) or Gets a crossed Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1750/- for ONE Test (morning or mid-noon) OR Rs. 3500/- for TWO Tests (one from the first slot and one for the second slot) from any Nationalized Bank in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Send the 'payment advice' and the Demand Draft (DD) to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat by the second week of April 2020, at the official  address

The official address is:

  • Symbiosis Test Secretariat
  • Symbiosis International University
  • Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune – 412115

SEED 2021 Counselling:

The counseling process will start after the result declaration. A total of 207 seats will be allocated to the shortlisted candidates across eight design specializations on a merit basis. The counseling process based on the performance of the candidates in both entrance and the personal interview.
Documents required during the counseling process-

  • Score Card of SEED 2021
  • Admit Card of SEED 2021
  • Detailed Marks Certificate of Class 10
  • Detailed Marks Certificate of Class 12
  • Migration/Transfer Certificate from the previous board
  • Character Certificate or Certificate of Conduct from the institution previously studied
  • Sports/NCC/PH certificate, if applicable
  • Caste/Category certificate issued by the competent authority (Only for candidates other than General Category)
  • Income Certificate or Proof of Income
  • Identity Proof of Candidate
  • Passport sized pictures of the candidate 

Revised Selection Process:

 The authorities have decided to the admission process shall consist of a Portfolio Review + Personal Interaction (PI) over video conferencing.

  • Upload your portfolio through the official website of SEED at least 2 days prior to your PI date.
  • Select a slot of your choice for online interaction.
  • Download your call letter/admit card and take out a few printouts for PI
  • Appear your PI during your selected date and time. The interaction regarding your portfolio will also take place during the online PI.
  • A link for the online interaction will be shared with you in advance on your registered email ID.
  • You will also have to accept a declaration that no part of the online interaction shall be recorded or shared by you on any social media platform.

Score Weightage:

Section Weightage
Portfolio 60%
Personal Interaction (PI) 40%

Portfolio Details:

The online portfolio you upload must comprise your best works that show your skills, passion, and interest in a variety of areas and techniques. Click good quality pictures of these and compile them in a PowerPoint Presentation of a maximum of 15 slides. Convert it into a PDF (max 3 MB). Try to be different and include unique and interesting things. During your Online Personal Interaction (PI) you may be asked for a quick demonstration of your skill so you have to keep your basic art stationery (paper and pencils) ready.

Contents of Portfolio may Include:

  • Sketches, mixed-media illustrations, and digital work
  • Collaging of images, 2D and 3D articles
  • Photography
  • 3D objects like sculpture, fabric products, gadgets, art-inspired products, etc.

SEED 2021 Result:

The result for the entrance test will be released by the concerned authorities on the due date. the result will be declared 2nd week of May 2021. The candidates will be able to get their scorecard by visiting the official website of SEED. After the declaration of the result, a merit list will be prepared by authorities on the basis of the candidates' performances. The selection procedure will be conducted as per the rank on the merit list which will be followed by studio test and personal interaction.
The Institute conducted studio tests and personal interaction at its Pune campus from the fourth week of May to the first week of June 2021.
Steps to download SEED Result 2021:

  • Go to the official website of SEED
  • Click on "SEED 2021 Results"
  • The result will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a print out of the result for future use

SEED Seat Intake

SEED 2021 Answer Key:

The answer key of SEED 2021 will be released at their official website soon after the commencement of the exam. The answer key will contain all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can compare their answers to the answers in the answer key and get a brief prediction about their score.

Steps to Download Answer Key:

  • Go to the official website of SEED
  • Click on "SEED Answer Key 2021” link
  • The answer key will appear on the screen
  • Check the answers and download them for future use

Details Present in the Answer Key:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Registration number
  • Exam center
  • Test date
  • Test time
  • Question
  • Status
  • Right option/answer

SEED 2020 Eligibility:

The candidates interested in Designing courses and want to apply for SID can opt for the SEED Entrance exam. But before registering yourself for the exam the candidates are required to go through the eligibility criteria. The criteria include the points below. The candidate has to qualify every criterion to be eligible for the exam.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidates must qualify 10+2 or 10+3 or its equivalent education from a recognized institution.
  • The candidate must have secured a minimum scored of 50% in the last qualifying exam.
  • There is a 5% relaxation in the case of SC/ST.
  • The candidates must have creative aptitude along with professional awareness about design.
  • A relevant portfolio will be a huge advantage in the selection procedure.
  • A candidate appearing for the final examination of 10+2 or 10+3 Diploma program may also apply provided the results of the examination should have been declared by June of the admission year or prior to being eligible for the program.

Residential criteria:

  • Both the Indian and foreign residents can apply for SEED 2020.

SEED 2021 FAQs:

Q: Where can I get the application form?
Check out the SEED 2021 Application Form section to get all the required information for the registration process.

Q: When can I get the admit card for SEED 2021?
The admit card for SEED 2021 will be released by the authorities on the 24th of April. For more details check the Admit card section above.

Q: Who is the conducting body for SEED 2021?
A: Symbiosis Institute of Design is the conducting body for SEED 2021.

Q: What is the application fee for SEED 2021?
A: The application fee for SEED 2021 is INR 1750 (one program).

Q: How to download the admit card for SEED 2021?
A: Here is the procedure to download the admit card for SEED 2021-

  • Visit the official link.
  • Click on “Symbiosis SET 2020 Admit Card Release”.
  • Enter your Symbiosis SET ID and DOB/ Password.
  • View and save the admit card.
  • Take a printout of the hall ticket and preserve it carefully.

Q: What is the marking scheme for SEED 2021?
A: 1 mark for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for SEED 2021.

Q: What are the courses offered through the SEED 2021 exam?
A: The courses offered through the SEED 2021-

  • Graphic Design (GD)
  • Video Film Design (VFD)
  • Animation Film Design (AFD)
  • User Experience Design (UED)
  • Product Design (PD)
  • Interior Space Design (ISD)
  • Fashion Design (FD)
  • Fashion Communication (FC)

Q: What does the syllabus of SEED 2021 contain?
A: The syllabus of SEED 2021 contains-

  • Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning Abilities
  • Art, Craft, Culture, Design, and Environment
  • Visualization
  • Application of Basic Knowledge of Science and Mathematics
  • Creative and Problem Solving Abilities


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