SEED 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Centres, Result

Exam Date : May 1, 2021
Result Date : May 25, 2021

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design commonly known as SEED carried out by Symbiosis International University is an entrance exam that acts as a gateway for admissions in B.Des programmes offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) and Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture, and Design (SSPAD).

Latest Updates:

  • Symbiosis International University has announced that SEED 2021 will be held on May 1, 2021, and the registrations for the exam will start from January 28, 2021. The exam date is subject to changes based on COVID-19 circumstances at that time.


What is SEED Exam?

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design [SEED] is a Design Aptitude Test conducted by Symbiosis International University, for admission into B.Des programmes at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) and Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture, and Design (SSPAD).

Every year SEED is conducted by Symbiosis International University. SEED is a National Level Entrance Test which is conducted once every year. SEED 2021 will be conducted on May 2021 offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT).

SEED offers admission to Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programmes in Graphic Design (GD), Video Film Design (VFD), Animation Film Design (AFD), User Experience Design (USD), Product Design (PD), Interior Space Design (ISD), Fashion Design (FD) and Fashion Communication (FC)

Exam Highlights

SEED Exam Highlights
Exam Name Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design
Acronym SEED
Conducting body Symbiosis International University
Level National
Category Undergraduate (UG)
Mode Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
Medium English
Duration 150 minutes
Official Website
Helpdesk [email protected]+91 020 2663 4546 / 47 / 48

SEED Exam Dates 2021

SEED 2021 notification hasn't been released yet. We will update the dates as soon as it gets released. As of now, tentative SEED 2021 dates are provided below according to which candidates can start preparing for the exam. Candidates who clear the SEED will be called for the Studio Test and a Personal Interaction at the Institute after the results.

SEED 2021 Dates
Events Dates (Tentatives)
Application Form Start Date January 28, 2021
Application Form End Date Third Week of April 2021
Last Date to Pay Application Fee Third Week of April 2021
Admit Card Last Week of April 2021
Exam Date May 1, 2021
Results Last Week of May 2021
Studio Test and Personal Interaction Last week of May to the First week of June 2021
Declaration of First Merit List First Week of June 2021
First Merit List Candidates Registration Second Week of June 2021
Last Date for Registration to the Programme Last Week of June 2021
Commencement of the Programme First Week of July 2021

Note: The exam dates for SEED 2021 though announced by the official authority are still tentative and are subject to changes based on external factors such as COVID-19, etc.

SEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or 10+3 (Diploma) or equivalent from a recognized university/board with a minimum of 50% marks for general category and 45% for SC/ ST category candidates. This is no upper age limit to apply for SEED. Candidates of both Indian nationals and foreign nationals can seek admissions through SEED.

SEED 2021 Eligibility
Education 10+2 or equivalent
Age Limit No Age Limit

SEED Application Form 2021

Application Form will be available on the official website of Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) from January 2021 to April 2021 tentatively. Candidates must pay the registration fee of INR 2750/- (INR 1750/- for SEED and INR 1000/- for the institute). Candidates can pay the Application Fee online Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

Application Mode Online
Registration Fee INR 2750/-(INR 1750/- for SEED and INR 1000/- for the institute)

How to Apply for SEED 2021?

Step by step procedure on how to apply for SEED 2021 is given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website i.e

Step 2: Click on the link provided for the application form.

Step 3: Fill your personal and academic details

Step 4: Select the exam centre while filling up the form

Step 5: Payment of Application Fee

Step 6: Upload Photo and Signature

Step 7: Submit the application form and take a printout of it.

SEED 2021 Exam Centres

SEED 2021 exam centres are not been declared yet. SEED 2020 exam was held in over 80 cities in India. The table below represents the SEED Exam Centres.

SEED 2021 Exam Centre
Sr. No. City Sr.No. City Sr.No. City
1 Agra 28 Gangtok/Bardang 55 Nagpur
2 Ahmedabad 29 Guwahati 56 Nashik
3 Ahmednagar 30 Gwalior 57 Navi Mumbai
4 Ajmer 31 Hooghly 58 Noida - G Noida- Ghaziabad
5 Aligarh 32 Hyderabad 59 Panipat
6 Allahabad 33 Indore 60 Panjim
7 Ambala 34 Jabalpur 61 Patiala
8 Amravati 35 Jaipur 62 Patna
9 Amritsar 36 Jalandhar 63 Port Blair
10 Asansol 37 Jammu 64 Pune
11 Aurangabad 38 Jamshedpur 65 Raipur
12 Bareilly 39 Jhansi 66 Rajkot
13 Bengaluru 40 Jodhpur 67 Ranchi
14 Bhilai 41 Kanpur 68 Roorkee
15 Bhopal 42 Karnal 69 Shillong
16 Bhubaneswar 43 Kochi/Ernakulam 70 Shimla
17 Bilaspur 44 Kolhapur 71 Siliguri
18 Chandigarh/Mohali 45 Kolkata 72 Surat
19 Chennai 46 Kota 73 Thane
20 Coimbatore 47 Kottayam 74 Thiruvananthapuram
21 Cuttack 48 Kozhikode 75 Thrissur
22 Dehradun 49 Lucknow 76 Udaipur
23 Gurugram 50 Ludhiana 77 Vadodara
24 Dhanbad 51 Madhurai 78 Varanasi
25 Dibrugarh 52 Meerut 79 Vijayawada
26 Faridabad 53 Mumbai 80 Vishakapatnam
27 Gandhinagar 54 Mysuru

SEED Admit Card 2021

SEED 2021 Admit Card will be available on the official website tentatively from the last week of April 2021. Candidates should download the Hall-Tickets from the University website Admit card contains the details like your full name, test centre address, date of exam, test timing and instructions.

Candidate must carry government ID proof such as Voter Id, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the Admit Card. Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination. You should not discard the admit card after the SEED must preserve this authenticated Admit Card for further PI-WAT processes in the future.

SEED 2021 Exam Pattern

SEED 2021 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) tentatively on the first week of May 2021 at 80 test cities across India. The question paper will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). SEED 2021 will consist of 150 questions for 150 marks.

The time given to complete the examination will be 2 Hours 30 Minutes i.e. 150 minutes. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer and no negative marking. The question paper will be in English.

SEED 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode Offline i.e Pen and Paper-Based Test
Question Type Multiple Choice Question
Duration 150 minutes
Total Marks 150
Marking Scheme

1 Mark for the Correct Answer

No Negative Marking

Medium English

SEED 2021 Syllabus

You should keep in mind that SEED is a Design Aptitude Test and the followings are indicative topics. The questions might also be drawn from similar and relevant topics.

Visualization: Understanding and visualization of simple and complex 2D & 3D geometric shapes, their manipulations and spatial relationships through representations in pictorial and geometric forms.

Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning abilities: Ability to read and see objects and information beyond obvious details, make connections, make comparisons, form opinions, draw meanings & conclusions. Analyze your observations, express your point of view and present in a systematic and structured manner.

Creative and Problem-Solving abilities: Ability to visualize and relate images around us. Ability to identify a problem and attempt to provide solutions.

Application of Basic knowledge of Science and Mathematics: Observing applications of basic principles of science and mathematics learned up to standard 10th in the day-to-day activities & objects and finding interesting relevance.

Art, Craft, Culture, Design, and Environment: General awareness of Art, Craft, Culture, Design, and Environment in Indian as well as in Global context - Various topics and sub-topics, people, material, tools, techniques, issues & concerns, influences, period, and contemporary trends.

SEED Results 2020

Results were declared on the official website on June 2, 2020, for all category candidates based on qualified marks. Candidate has to download the SEED Score Card from the website only. All candidates who appeared for the Entrance Test will be awarded SEED 2020 test-wise Ranks as per marks secured in the test appeared. There is no provision for revaluation or personal verification of the OMR answer sheet.

SEED 2020 Studio Test and Personal Interaction

  • Admission Process: After the result of SEED 2020 was released, SID does not hold any counseling but a two-step process. One is the Studio Test and the other is Personal Interaction.
  • Venue: Both the Studio Test and Personal Interaction are held on the same day at the SID campus at Vimannagar, Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Final Selection: Final selection would be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in SEED, Studio Test and Personal Interaction as well as on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and his/her first preference of the disciplines offered.

SEED Exam Contact Details

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), S No. 231/4A, Viman Nagar, Pune - 411 014, Maharashtra, India

E-mail: [email protected]


Contact: +91 020 2663 4546 / 47 / 48

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