Due to the rising number of COVID cases in Delhi, the institute has decided to not conduct the offline (on-campus) iDAT/iMAT entrance exam. iDAT exam is conducted in two stages, to check the aptitude, design, creativity, imagination and drawing ability of the candidates.
- For Fashion Design, Communication Design and Interior Architecture & Design Applicants:
Part A - IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
Part B - Studio Simulation
- For Fashion Management Applicants:
Part A - IIAD Aptitude Test
Part B - Personal Interview
iDAT is an online exam. iDAT 2021 Exam Centres are allotted as per the candidate's preference at the time of filling the application and exams are conducted on different dates at various exam centres around the country.
The written test has two sections.
2.Creative Thinking and Visual Ability.
3.Each section carries 100 marks.
4. The duration of the iDAT exam is two and a half hours.
5. iDAT has a total number of 10 questions and the allotment of marks varies.
The following table shows the topics and marks distribution:
|1||Lateral Thinking||10 Marks|
|2||General Knowledge||5 Marks|
|3||Story Telling||15 Marks|
|4||Remote Association||5 Marks|
|6||Alternative Object Use||15 Marks|
|8||Visual Skills||15 Marks|
|10||Geometric Exploration||10 Marks|
Portfolio Assessment and Studio Simulation:
After the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT), candidates should go through the second stage i.e, Portfolio assessment and Studio Simulation rounds.
- Candidates are required to build a portfolio of their own. It is not expected to be of professional standards, but still, an own portfolio of every candidate is desirable to check the candidate's interest and aptitude. It can include candidate's drawings/sketches, needlework, paintings, graphic design, web design or photography.
- In a studio environment, the applicants are taken through personal interviews to see the person's interests and creative abilities. The portfolio's made are also analysed to see a person's designing skills.