IIAD Entrance Exam (iDAT) 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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    IIAD Entrance Exam “Design Aptitude Test ( iDAT )” is a qualifying entrance test for admission to Bachelor degree courses in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, and Communication Design, offered by Indian Institute of Art & Design, New Delhi. IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on April 24 – May 10, 2020 in offline mode and April 24 – 25 in Online Mode.

    • The entrance comprises two sections, which have Objective types - multiple-choice questions, Drawing & Sketching, and Descriptive answer questions.
    • Maximum marks are 200 and marks allotted to each correct answer are distinct as per the type of the question.
    • Negative marking scheme is not applicable in IIAD Entrance Exam 2020.
    • IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 test paper will be based on 02 subjects. Each section has distinct numbers of questions.

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    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 Pattern Highlights

    Some of the major highlights for IIAD Entrance Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights tabulated below:

    Exam ModeOffline Pen Paper Based Test
    Number of SectionsTwo Sections (A and B)
    Question Paper TypeObjective Type - Multiple choice questions Drawing & Sketching Descriptive Answer Questions
    Exam Duration-Two (02 hours) 
    (120 minutes)
    Exam Language English

    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 Pattern in Detail

    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 Exam is designed to test a candidates’ imagination, creativity, presentation skills, writing skills, logical decision-making power, design, and drawing ability.

    • There are 02 sections in test paper of IIAD 2020 Entrance Exam (iDAT).
    • Section A is for logical reasoning and Section B is for Creative Thinking & Problem Solving.
    • Each Section has different numbers of questions, maximum marks for each questions, and obviously weightage also.

    Some information about number of questions, maximum marks, and weightage is given as under:

    SectionsTopicsMax. MarksWeightage
    Section ALogical Reasoning10050%
    Section BCreative Thinking & Problem Solving10050%
     -Total Marks200

    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 Marking Scheme

    • Maximum marks allotted for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 are 200 marks
    • 100 marks are assigned to each section
    • The test papers will be consisting of different types of questions i.e. Objective type, Descriptive type, and Drawing
    • Distribution of marks varies according to the type of questions
    • Objective type questions will carry 01 mark for right answer
    • Question for Descriptive type answer or Drawing based questions may carry 5 or more marks
    •  Candidates can check the proposed marking scheme for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020:
    Maximum Mark for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020200 Mark
    Negative Marking for Wrong AnswerNot Applicable
    Questions Not AnsweredNo Deduction

    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 - Exam Syllabus

    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 exam syllabus for two sections of test paper is generally based on Class 10th and 12th standard curriculum even though there is specified syllabi defined by the institute.

    Candidates can check the tentative syllabus for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 in the table below:

    Name of SectionTopics
    Logical ReasoningNumerical Series based on the Different Patterns and Logics Design and Shapes Geometrical and other type – Identification of similarities and identical one Find out number and item for incomplete number series Logical Sequences of Numbers, Shapes, Words, Figures and Letters Select odd one out, Logical Decision Logical Sequence Blood Relations Analogy Series Coding – Decoding Statement and Arguments Statement and Assumptions Statement and Conclusions Situation Reaction Cause and Effects Assertion and Reason Syllogism
    Creative Thinking & Problem SolvingPicture construction task or shapes Creative design Circles and squares task Incomplete figures task Imaginative stories creation Generation and Development of Ideas Analysis of Problem and development of options for solution Description of a scene / Essay writing / creative writing Evaluation of information on the basis of observation and imagination

    Recommended Books for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020

    There are several good reference books available in the market for IIAD and similar design aptitude tests for other institutes. Also, there are several excellent model test papers that will help in comprehending the type of questions and practicing questions for improving speed and accuracy.

    We have compiled together a list of some highly recommended books to prepare for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020.

    SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
    Logical ReasoningShortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical) for Competitive Exams with 3 eBooks Paperback – NovDisha ExpertsISBN-10: 9386146983
    ISBN-13: 978-9386146984
    Logical ReasoningA Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning Paperback – 31 Dec 2006Dr. R.S. AgarwalISBN-10: 8121919053
    ISBN-13: 978-8121919050
    Creating Thinking and Problem SolutionBreakthrough Thinking: A Guide to Creative Thinking and Idea Generation Paperback – 21 Jul 2014Thomas VogelISBN-10: 1440333262
    ISBN-13: 978-1440333262
    Creating Thinking and Problem SolutionThe Art of Creative Thinking: How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas (The John Adair Leadership Library) Paperback – Import, 3 Feb 2009John AdairISBN-10: 0749454830
    ISBN-13: 978-0749454838

    IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 - Important Instructions

    Following are the General Instructions for IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 a candidate must follow:

    • Candidates are advised to reach at examination center at least 30 minutes before commencement of IIAD Entrance Exam 2020 examination.  
    • Do not open the sealed Response Sheet and question paper before the receiving the instructions from invigilator.
    • Read instructions carefully to mark responses on Response Sheet.
    • Marks in circles for responses should be made with Blue or Black Ball Pen Ink.
    • Making changes to your responses in OMR sheet is not possible, so mark answers carefully.
    • No smudge marks or rough should be done on the question paper
    • Check pages of Question paper and Response Sheet, if there is any issue, immediately bring it to the notice of the Invigilator and get it changed.
    • Candidate will have to bring some accessories as per the requirements of the test paper:
    1. Pens / Pencils
    2. Dry Colours (Pencils / Paste)
    3. A Ruler
    4. Sketch Pen / Coloured Pen
    5. Gluestick
    6. A small pair of Scissors
    • Blank paper sheets will be provided to the candidates for creating drawings and doing rough work.
    • Answer scripts should be submitted to the invigilators after completion of scheduled time.

    *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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