AIEED 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Registration, Result, Counselling

Exam Date

Jul 15, 2021

Jul 17, 2021 | Arts, Design


ARCH College of Design and Business conducts the All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Design. ARCH College was established in the year 2000 under the management of Arch Educational Society. AIEED evaluates the creativity, sensitivity and aesthetic sense of Design to take admission into the college. This entrance examination also tests the logical reasoning and problem-solving aptitude of aspiring students. ARCH welcomes students for its UG and PG courses in Design through the AIEED 2021.

To get more information about AIEED 2021, go through the full article given below.


What is AIEED?

AIEED stands for the All India Entrance Exam for Design. The AIEED is a National level entrance exam for design conducted by the ARCH Academy of Design. It aims to encourage the aspiring students to think with analytical ability and creativity. The other aim of this entrance exam is to test the problem-solving aptitude and logical reasoning capability in the candidate. It offers a platform for the students to study a variety of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in the field of Design.


ARCH Academy of Design is a prestigious institution for Designing, located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The ARCH Acedemy conducts the All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) annually, or once every year for both the undergraduate and the postgraduate level programs such as B.Des., BVA, BBA, B.A., M.Voc., and M.A. The Scholarship exam tests the aesthetic sense, creativity & design sensitivity of students seeking fulfilling careers in the various fields of design. The xamination also tests the logical reasoning & problem-solving aptitude of the student.

The AIEED 2021 entrance exam comprises of 2 stages. The first test will be the General Ability Test (GAT) and the second stage test will be a Creative Ability Test (CAT). AIEED exam is conducted once a year.

AIEED 2021 Highlights

All the important details regarding the AIEED 2021 and AIEED 2021 highlights are listed in the table given below:

AIEED 2021 at a glance
Exam Name AIEED 
Full Form All India Entrance Examination for Design
Exam level National Level
Exam Type Under Graduate & Post Graduate
Exam Conducting Body ARCH Academy of Design
Exam Mode Online
Courses Offered B.Des., BVA, BBA, B.A., M.Voc, and M.A.
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with a single correct response
Official Website

AIEED 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates can fill in the AIEED 2021 application form from Feb 15, 2021. The deadline to complete the Application Process for AIEED 2021 is Jul 30, 2021. The given AIEED 2021 Important Dates are tentative and they may change. The dates of all the important events related to AIEED are notified through the official website, and they will be updated here accordingly.

Till then, candidates can go through the AIEED 2021 Important Dates which is mentioned below in the table.

AIEED 2021 Important Dates
Events Dates 
Application Form Availability Feb 15, 2021
Application Form Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2021
Admit Card Availability Online
Exam Date Jul 15, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Personal Interview Round To Be Announced
Declaration of Results To Be Announced
Counselling Process for UG Candidates To Be Announced
Counselling Process for PG Candidates To Be Announced

AIEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The ARCH College of Design and Business structures the AIEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria. The eligibility criteria for AIEED are separate for the Undergraduate and the Postgraduate programmes. If they do not satisfy the eligibility criteria after applying, their application will be disqualified. AIEED 2021 eligibility criteria include details about academic qualifications, age requirements, and other criteria specified for admissions to undergraduate design programmes in Delhi and Jaipur campus. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria listed down in the AIEED 2021 eligibility criteria before filling in the application form.

AIEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate (UG) Programs

Educational Qualification: Applying candidates should have passed or appeared for their Class 10+2 (CBSE / ICSE / IB / State Board / NIOS, or as approved by UGC guidelines) or an equivalent qualifying examination to be eligible to take up the AIEED 2021. Also, the applicants who are currently appearing for their Class XII final exams can also appear for the AIEED 2021. Candidates who are applying for the International Study abroad degree should clear the PTE Exam within 1 year of the commencement of the course.

AIEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate (PG) Programs

Educational Qualification: Applying candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any recognized University/Institution of India.

AIEED 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must have to be prepared for the syllabus of AIEED 2021 before appearing in the examination. AIEED 2021 Syllabus is different for UG and PG programs. As the AIEED exam will be conducted in 2 stages, both of those stages will have a different set of the syllabus. The first test will be the General Ability Test (GAT) and the second stage test will be a Creative Ability Test (CAT).

Syllabus for General Ability Test (GAT)

The testing parameters for the GAT exam are given as follows:

  • Design Sensibilities
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Design-related Awareness
  • Awareness of global issues
  • Comprehension of Concepts

Syllabus for Creative Ability Test (CAT)

The testing parameters of the CAT exam are given below:

  • Articulation Skills both written and Visual
  • Design Thinking
  • Lateral Thinking and Creative problem solving
  • Awareness of Design Principles

Testing areas for Interaction Stage

A candidate will be tested for the following attributes, knowledge, and skills:

  • Composure
  • Focus and clarity
  • General articulation skills
  • Depth of thinking
  • Range of work in the portfolio

AIEED 2021 Exam Pattern

AIEED exam 2021 will be held in online mode only. The candidate can appear in the test from any of the places. Applicants need to ensure that they have an excellent internet connectivity availability. The AIEED 2021 will be divided into 3 stages, as menitoned ahead:

  1. Stage-I: Video & Portfolio General Aptitude Test (GAT)
  2. Stage-II: Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  3. Stage-III: Personal Interaction (via Skype)

GAT will test a candidate in Design sensibilities, Logical Reasoning, Design-related awareness, awareness on global issues and Comprehension of Concepts. GAT exam will be of 60 marks and will comprise of 100 questions. Time allotted would be 2 hours for this exam.

Stage-II CAT exam will be testing a candidate in Articulation Skills both written and visual, Design Thinking, Lateral Thinking and creative problem solving and awareness of Design Principles. CAT will be having a total of 50 questions which should be done within 3 hours. CAT will be of 200 marks in total.

Note: Questions asked in AIEED will be multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Last stage will be a personal interaction. Candidates qualifying for it will be tested on their Composure, Focus, and clarity, General articulation skills, depth of thinking, range of work in their respective portfolios.

AIEED Exam - Screening for Design Studies (SDS)

ARCH College of Design & Business conducts AIEED (All India Entrance Examination for Design) for Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses in Design. AIEED was launched & conducted by ARCH College in Year 2010. 

In 2011, AIEED was converted to an Online Exam & was made easily accessible for interested students to take from anywhere in the world. The All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) has been acknowledged by IIT Delhi as a premium exam to test the creative abilities of aspirants of Higher Education in Design.

Online applications are open for the 2021 Admissions in B.Des, M.Des & M.Voc Programmes. The entrance examination is scheduled to be held from Jul 15, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021 in online mode. To appear for the examination, the candidates will be required to complete the application process within the given dates. 

Intent of Screening for Design Studies (SDS)

This ‘Screening for Design Studies’ and its parts and stages will in actuality be exercises to enable you to give us A COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO YOURSELF, and in the process, help us discover the real you - We want to know WHO YOU ARE as against ‘How good your skills are ….’

Through AIEED, Arch College looks for potentially introspective and thinking aspirants with the right spirit and attitude to take up Design as a responsible profession.

This Screening for Design Studies therefore has the very bare minimum of the usual ‘Question – Answers’ approach.

The Exam will be EXPERIENTIAL, USEFULLY EDUCATIVE, and FUN (unlike school education and all other Entrance Screenings for Design)

The Complete Process of Screening for Design Studies is aimed at examining

  1. ‘ATTITUDE’ as against the existing, overly measured, ‘APTITUDE’. 

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate (UG) Level Courses: 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 2020. Qualifying students will be eligible for direct admission in the academic year 2021 after clearing the interview and portfolio stage.

PTE Exam (Academics) to be cleared within 1 year of course commencement for progression to UK University

Postgraduate Level Courses: Graduates or students pursuing graduation in any discipline from a recognised university can apply for this course.

Courses on Offer Through AIEED

ARCH College of Design & Business is an affiliated College of the University of Rajasthan (UOR), for Undergraduate Courses awarding Bachelor of Design (BDes) & BBA Degree. ARCH is also a premier PEARSON learning centre and in this strategic partnership, it is accredited to deliver BTEC Level 5 HND qualifications in Art & Design, which allows its students to progress to a Level 6 Top Up degree in the UK.

ARCH is also officially affiliated to the Rajasthan Skills University (RISU) for the awards of Master of Design (M.Des) and Master of Vocation (M.Voc) degrees

ARCH offers undergraduate, postgraduate and certificate level courses and programs in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, Digital Design, Photography and Design Communication, combining design education with business and entrepreneurial skills and enabling people to pursue careers in the creative industries.

Degree Affiliation Course Name Duration Eligibility
Bachelor of Design University of Rajasthan B.Des Fashion Design 4 Years Passed Class 12 in any stream from a recognised board with a minimum of 48% aggregate. Candidates with result appearing and a good score in pre-board are also eligible to apply
B.Des Interior Design
B.Des Jewellery Design
Rajasthan ILD Skills University B.Des Graphic Design
B.Des Product Design
Bachelor of Business Administration University of Rajasthan BBA 3 Years
Pearson BTEC HND Level 5 Pearson BTEC B.A Fashion Design 2+1 Years
B.A Interior Design
B.A Graphic Design
B.A Product Design
B.A Digital Design
B.A Photography
Masters of Design Rajasthan ILD Skills University M.Des Interior Design 2 Years 4 Year Bachelors Degree
M.Des Product Design
Master of Vocational Studies in Design & Entrepreneurship M.Voc. Design Entrepreneurship (Fashion) 2 Years Passed graduation degree in any stream from a recognised institute/ university. Final year students with a good academic record are also eligible to apply
M.Voc. Design Entrepreneurship (Interior)
M.Voc. Design Entrepreneurship (Jewellery)
M.Voc. Design Entrepreneurship (Graphics)
M.Voc. Design & Entrepreneurship (Product)
Arch Certificate ARCH College Certificate of Fashion Design 3/6 months /1 Year 12th Pass
Certificate of Interior Design 
Certificate of Jewellery Design 

AIEED Admission Process 2021

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps in order to successfully complete the admission process for AIEED 2021.

Apply for AIEED

Applying to ARCH AIEED is a 1-2-3-4 steps experience.

  • Step 1: Simply fill the request form and we will contact you.
  • Step 2: Fill the online application form, choose your preferable Screening date
  • Step 3: Complete your AIEED Screening Process
    Once you complete your process, Admission results will be declared by June 2021. 
  • Step 4: On successfully passing the Screening for Design Studies, the completion of formalities is required to ensure the booking of a seat, if available, on the preferred Design course.

How to prepare for the AIEED 2021 Exam?

The competition for AIEED 2021 is really high and candidates need to prepare well before appearing for the examination.Preparation tips and tricks to crack AIEED exam are mentioned below:

  • To make a career in the field of design, one must practice illustrations. To crack AIEED 2021, you must practice the art of drawing and sketching.
  • To appear for the exam, you must have a proper strategy for your exam. Proper planning and an effective strategy will help you remain focused and you will stick to your study plan.
  • AIEED exam is all about your creativity. Hence, you will need an out of the box thinking to get you past this exam. You need to produce in the exam what you think in your mind. The way you express is what matters the most.
  • All the entrance exams test the speed and accuracy of the candidates. To increase your speed of attempting questions, you must take various mock tests and practice as many sample papers as possible since these will enhance your thinking skills and gradually your accuracy will also improve.
  • Staying confident and positive during the entrance exam has a huge impact on the overall performance in the exam.

AIEED 2021 Application Form

The registration for AIEED 2021 has started from Feb 15, 2021 and go on till Jul 30, 2021. The AIEED 2021 application form will be available on the official website of ARCH college. Candidates have to fill their details such as Name, DOB, Contact details such as an address, phone number, etc in the AIEED 2021 Application Form. Candidates must have to pay the AIEED application fees of INR 3000/- which can be paid through online mode (Credit/Debit card/Net Banking) and offline mode through challan and DD (Demand Draft). The step by step guide to fill up the AIEED 2021 Application form is given below.

Steps to fill AIEED 2021 Application Form

  • Firstly, an aspirant should register for AIEED 2021.
  • Afterwards, selection of course and the campus is to be done where the candidate wants to take admission.
  • In the next step, a candidate has to fill all the personal details as well as the academic details.
  • Next step will be to upload the requisite documents.
  • At last, a candidate has to pay the application fee to complete his/her application.

AIEED 2021 Application Fee is given in the table:

AIEED 2021 Application Fees
Category Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General, SC, ST Online/Offline Transgender, Female, Male INR 3000/-

AIEED 2021 Admit Card

Candidates are required to enter their “Registered ID” and “Password” to download AIEED 2021 Admit card. Admit card will contain the details such as Registration Number, Exam Centre, Examination Date and Time, Candidates Photo, etc. It is mandatory to carry the AIEED 2021 Admit Card along with identity card to the Examination Hall, failing in it the candidate will not be allowed to enter the Examination Hall.

Steps to download the AIEED 2021 Admit card are given below:

  • Candidates will be notified about the admit card through email.
  • When the candidates will click on the link given in the mail, it will direct them to the official website of AIEED.
  • Post that, you will have to enter the “Registration Number” and “Password”.
  • Click on the link, “Download AIEED 2021 Admit Card”.
  • Download and take out at least two printouts of the Admit Card for future reference.

Details contained in AIEED 2021 Admit Card

Admit card will be containing important information regarding AIEED 2021 such as:

  • Registration Number
  • Admit Card Number
  • Application Number
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Candidate’s Postal address and contact details
  • Test Centre details
  • Unique Photo ID Proof Details
  • Test Timings
  • Provision for Sticking Passport size photograph
  • Space to get the Admit card attested.
  • Login ID and Password

AIEED 2021 Exam Centres

Candidates can appear for AIEED 2021 through online mode only i.e. Computer-based Test. There are 13 exam centers in total. In the AIEED 2021 Application Form, candidates can select a maximum of 3 exam centres as their preference to appear at. But the applicants will be allotted only one exam centre.

Note: Candidates should remember that in any case, their exam centre would not be changed after it has been allotted. No such requests would be entertained by the authority. Exam centres for AIEED 2021 are given in the below table:

  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kota
  • Udaipur
  • Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Indore
  • Ahmedabad
  • Guwahati
  • Kolkata
  • Patna
  • Ranchi

AIEED 2021 Results

Candidates can check the result of AIEED 2021 that will be declared in Jul 2021 (expected) at the official website of AIEED. Candidate has to enter the registered ID and password to check the examination results.

How to check AIEED 2021 Result?

Candidates can follow the steps given below to check the AIEED 2021 Results:

  • Visit the official website of AIEED.
  • After landing on the page, enter the requisite login credentials in the space provided and click on "Log in".
  • Next, AIEED Result 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Afterward, you can download the AIEED 2021 Result.

Note: It is advised to you to keep it safe for further admission process.

AIEED 2021Couselling

Selection of the candidates will be strictly on merit basis. All the candidates will be analyzed based on their cumulative performance in the parameters considered for the final selection for AIEED. These parameters are given below:

  • Performance in past education
  • Results of AIEED 2021 exam
  • Performance in Interview and Portfolio

AIEED 2021 Courses Offered

ARCH College of Design offers a variety of Undergraduate and Post-Graduate courses through AIEED 2021. Candidates can refer to the list of courses which is mentioned below.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) (4 years) in:
    • Fashion Design
    • Interior Design
    • Jewellery Design
    • Craft & Accessory Design
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A.) Applied Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • International Study Abroad Degree: Pearson BTEC HND Level 5 after 3rd Year at ARCH B.A./M.A. Degree Awarded by UK University on Progression to 4th Year of study abroad and its completion M.A Degree in 5th Year (3+1+1 years)
    • BA Fashion Design
    • BA Interior Design
    • BA Product Design
    • BA Graphic Design

Post-Graduation Degree

  • Master of Vocational Degree (2 years) in:
    • M.Voc. Fashion Design & Entrepreneurship
    • M.Voc. Interior Design & Entrepreneurship
    • M.Voc. Jewellery Design & Entrepreneurship
    • M.Voc. Product Design & Entrepreneurship
    • M.Voc. Design Communication & Entrepreneurship

AIEED Scholarships

Scholarship will be given to students on the basis of the following criteria: (any one would be applicable)

  • Cumulative Result from 3 stages of AIEED Exam,
  • Performance in past qualification,
  • Income of the family,Ward of a single mother, Servicemen, Craftsmen or artisan etc.
  • One Girl Child Scholarship
  • Domicile scholarships for Rajasthan Students

Note: Scholarships can be availed on the first-come-first-served basis. Candidates who miss out on the deadline to apply for the scholarship will be granted a scholarship in the next waitlist.

Bank Loans

Institute provides students with a supporting letter confirming their admission to the course which student has to submit with the financial institution where they wish to apply for the loan. All the financial institutions and banks provide education loans based on student needs and their parent’s credentials which includes their income, credit history.

Note: Loan facilities are not provided by college only a supporting letter will be provided to help students secure an education loan.

AIEED 2021 Reference Books

Along with their textbooks, candidates can go through these books to gett a better knowledge about the AIEED 2021 Exam:

AIEED 2021 Reference Books
Book Name Author/ Publication
Furniture & Interiors of the 1940s Anne Bonny
Furniture & Interiors of the 1960s Anne Bonny
Living Spaces: 150 Design ideas from around the world Franco Magnani
New Interiors Daniel Giralt-Miracle
Repertory 1950-1980, Pictures and ideas regarding the History of Italian Furniture Giuliana Gramigna
International Design Yearbook Alessandro Mendini

Contact Information

Kindly contact the following from Monday to Saturday (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

  • Phone: +91-141-4060500
  • Mobile: +91-9414070678
  • E-Mail: [email protected]
  • Official Website:
  • Address: Plot No. 9, Govind Marg, Malviya Nagar Institutional Area, Jaipur 


Is there any age restriction for appearing in AIEED exam?

Age restriction is nowhere mentioned on the official website of either AIEED or the ARCH Academy of Design, therefore it is assumed that there is no age restriction for appearing in the AIEED.

What is the selection criteria of AIEED?

The AIEED conducts a merit-based selection for the final selection of candidates, that involves such parameters as the AIEED exam result, (NATA Score), performance in the education field in the past, performance in the Interview round and portfolio, etc.

What is a portfolio for AIEED?

A Portfolio is considered as the visiting card of the applying candidate. It is a collection of any previous creative work done by the candidate. This may include illustrations, photographs, sketches, essays, prose, films, or slideshows, etc. that can be shown on a mobile phone. Basically, a portfolio shows the candidates abilities and interests. The applying candidates are required to share theie portfolios with the conducting authority prior to the exam.

How to apply for the AIEED 2021 Exam?

Aspiring candidates can apply for the AIEED 2021 Exam by visiting the official site of AIEED or the ARCH Academy of Design. The details of how to apply for the exam can be checked at AIEED 2021 Application Form.


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