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AIEED 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Sample Papers

Updated On - August 6th 2019 by DEEPESH JOHRI

AIEED 2020 Exam Pattern will be released by Arch Academy of Design which offers B.Tech qualifications from UK. Students who wish to pursue career in various fields of design can appear for the same. Undergraduate students with valid AIEEE Rank/ NATA Score/ NID Score are eligible for direct interview process.

AIEED 2020 is conducted in three stages:

  1. General Ability Test (GAT): General Ability Test (GAT) is expected to be conducted from January 15 to January 30, 2020 in online mode. It will consist of 60 questions worth 100 marks. The exam duration will be of 2 hours. The question will come from Design sensibilities, Logical Reasoning, design related awareness, awareness on global issues, & Concepts Comprehension. Check AIEED Syllabus
  2. Creative Ability Test (CAT): CAT will be conducted from January 16 to February 03, 2020(Tentative) in offline mode. The exam will consist of 50 questions and complete within 3 hours The total marks will be 200. The exam will comprise of Articulation Skills both written & visual, Design Thinking, Lateral Thinking & Creative Problem Solving, & Awareness of Design Principles.
  3. Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction: Duration of the exam will be 30 minutes worth of 200 marks. It will comprise of Composure, Focus & Clarity, General articulation skills, Depth of thinking, Range of work in Portfolio. Download AIEED Practice Paper

Note: It is important to note that GAT is compulsory for all candidates, while CAT is only for UG students. The final results will be declared approximately in the end of February 2020.

The academy offers specialized programs at its two campuses. The main campus is in Jaipur and another campus is at Gurugram. There are certain courses that aren’t offered at the Gurugram Campus and there are a few courses that aren’t conducted at the Jaipur Campus.

International Degree Programs for Undergraduates – 

  • Fashion & Textile Design
  • Fashion Design & Business
  • Interior & Spatial Design
  • Interior Design & Business
  • Graphic Design (Applied Arts)
  • Jewellery Design & Business
  • Product Design

Integrated Degree Programs for Post-Graduation – 

  • Fashion Design & Entrepreneurship
  • Interior Design & Entrepreneurship
  • Design Communication
  • Creative Styling & Sourcing
  • Product Merchandising

AIEED 2020 Exam Highlights

GAT Online ExamJanuary 15 to January 30, 2020* 
CAT Offline ExamJanuary 16 to February 03, 2020*
Mode of ExamOnline and Offline
Medium of Question PaperEnglish and Hindi
Medium of AnswerEnglish (Online) English/ Hindi (Offline)
Duration of Paper3 hours 15 minutes
Total Marks200 marks

*Dates are Tentative 

AIEED 2020 Marking Scheme

AIEED exams are for 200 marksCreative Aptitude Test and General Aptitude Test paper together make up for 200 marks. There are a total number of 45 to 50 questions to be attempted. The question paper is bilingual, i.e. it is in Hindi as well as English. The students have the option of attempting the exams online or offline. It is only the students who appear the paper offline who have the option of answering the paper in Hindi as well as English. Students appearing for online exam can only answer their paper in English.

There is no negative marking for exams under AIEED 2020. The marks from one question to another may vary depending upon the number of questions asked in the exam. A student on answering a question incorrectly will only lose the marks allotted to that question. No additional marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

Also Check AIEED Application Forms

AIEED 2020 Exam Pattern for Undergraduates

AIEED undergraduate paper is of 200 marks. General Aptitude Test is compulsory to be appeared by all aspirants. General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) together are for 200 marks. The exam can be appeared both online and offline.

Every student has the option of appearing the exam in their choice of mode and language. The exam can be appeared offline by visiting the listed centers. Online exams can be appeared if the candidate has access to proper equipment’s and a stable Wi-Fi connectivity.

Number of questions45-50
Mode of ExamOnline and Offline
Medium of ExamEnglish/Hindi
Total Marks200
Sections2 (GAT+CAT)
Time Allotted3 hours 15 minutes

AIEED Exam Pattern for Post Graduates

Any student who has either completed their graduation or are in their final year can apply for AIEED. The post graduate courses offered by the academy are for two years. The paper pattern is similar to the undergraduate paper pattern.

There are 45-50 set of questions. The total time allotted to appear for GAT is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The question paper is bilingual and can be appeared through offline and online mode. Any student having completed graduation or diploma can apply for AIEED post graduate programs.

Number of questions45-50
Mode of ExamOnline and Offline
Medium of ExamEnglish/Hindi
Total Marks200
Sections1 (GAT)
Time Allotted3 Hrs. 15 minutes

Syllabus for AIEED Undergraduate Program

There are several topics that a student need to pay attention towards before appearing for AIEED 2020 exams. These topics test a student’s basic and advance level of knowledge in the field of design.

AIEED 2020 Significant Topics

  • Awareness of Design
  • General Awareness
  • Comprehension
  • Reasoning Psychological Analysis
  • Visual Ability
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Skill Setting

Suggested Books for AIEED Undergraduate Exams

Every student receives a sample guide book after completing the application procedure. The guide book helps with examination guidelines, paper pattern and other FAQ’s. There are several books available in the market to make the process of preparation easier for the candidates.

Syllabus for AIEED 2020 Post Graduate Program

The Post graduate exam consists only of a General Aptitude Test. A student well versed with the crucial topics can ace the exams.

AIEED 2020 Important Topics

  • Creative Sensitivity
  • Design Sensitivity
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving

Suggested Books for AIEED Post Graduate Exam

Post Graduate program applicants also receive a sample guide book. This book is very helpful in assisting them through the examination procedure. Post graduate students can refer to books suggested for various design exams and diploma courses.

Important Instructions for AIEED 2020

Aspirants appearing for AIEED 2020 need to keep the following instructions in mind:

  • Students need to constantly check the official websites of the academy and exam for any notifications.
  • The exam can appear only in English in the case of online mode.
  • The question paper for both online and offline mode is bilingual.
  • Students appearing for undergrad AIEED 2020 must have completed 16 years of age.
  • Students appearing for postgraduate AIEED 2020 must have completed 19 years of age.
  • Foreign National and NRI’s can also appear for AIEED exams.
  • Students applying for the examination through online mode must keep scanned copies of the required documents handy.
  • There are 13 offline examination centers across India.
  • Within seven days, the result of the online examinations is declared on the official website.
  • Only qualified candidates are invited for the interview.
  • On being selected, every student, irrespective of the campus they choose need to attend a counseling session/seminar in the Jaipur Campus.
  • The final selection is completely based on merit, portfolio, previous exams and interview process.
  • There is a limited number of seats for each program.
  • Mock test papers for both undergraduate and postgraduate AIEED students can be found on the official exam website.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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