IICD 2020


    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form(Extended), Exam Dates, Eligibility and Exam Pattern

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    IICD Entrance Exam is a national level exam for admitting candidates into B. Des and M. Des programs offered by Indian Institute of Crafts and Design. The Exam is conducted for 120 seats for B. Des program and 75 seats for M. Des program. IICD 2020 application forms were released on December 20, 2020. 

    Latest: IICD 2020 last day to apply has been extended till April 20, 2020. 
    • Minimum eligibility for B. Des program is 10+2 while for M. Des program the minimum eligibility is a graduate degree in relevant discipline. Check IICD Entrance Exam Eligibility
    • The exam will be conducted in 2 Part i.e. Part A – General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test and Part B – 1. Material, Color & Conceptual Test, 2. Personal Interview.
    • The exam comprises 32 subjective type question. Check IICD Entrance Exam Exam Pattern
    • The syllabus for IICD Entrance Exam 2020 is based on 10+2 level.
    • The list of successful candidates for IICD Entrance Exam 2020 will be released in the final week of April.

    Apart from the list of successful candidates, IICD will also publish list two separate waiting list for admission to B. Des and M. Des program. The seat allocation for waitlisted candidates will only start if the seats remain vacant after allocation to shortlisted candidates.

    Direct Link to apply for IICD 2020

    Courses Offered by IICD

    IICD will conduct the entrance examination for admission B. Des and M. Des program. Candidates can check below the tentative seat matrix for UG and PG programs offered by the institute in 2020-20 session.

    1. B. Des Program Specialisations are:
    • Soft Material Application: 25 Seats
    • Hard Material Application: 25 Seats
    • Fired Material Application: 25 Seats
    • Fashion Design: 25 Seats

    Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)

    1. M. Des Program Specialisation are:
    • Soft Material Specialisation: 20 Seats
    • Hard Material Specialisation: 20 Seats
    • Fired Material Specialisation: 20 Seats

    Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

    Note: IICD reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of seats in each specialisation of UG & PG Professional Diploma Programmes.

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Highlights

    Name of the examIICD Entrance Exam 2020
    Mode of the examWritten exam
    Number of Papers2
    (Part A – General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test,
    Part B – 1. Material, Color & Conceptual Test, 2. Personal Interview
    Number of Sections1
    Type of QuestionsSubjective answer type questions
    Number of Questions32
    Duration of the examApproximately 6 Hours (2 Hours each paper)
    Language of the examEnglish

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Dates

    The institute releases list of both shortlisted candidates as well as waitlisted candidates. Candidates can check the schedule for IICD Entrance Exam 2020.

    IICD Entrance Exam application form filling startsDecember 20, 2020
    Last date for submission of the formApril 20, 2020 till 4:00 PM (Extended)
    Release of Admit card/hall ticketApril 01, 2020
    Date of the examination (Part A)April 12, 2020 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
    Declaration of Results (Part A)April 22, 2020 after 4:00 PM
    Date of the examination (Part B)Any day between June 01 – Juune 07, 2020
    Declaration of Result: 1st List of successful candidatesJune 10, 2020
    Fee Submission (1st List)June 15, 2020 onwards
    Declaration of Result: 2nd List of successful candidatesJune 22, 2020 after 4:00 PM
    Reporting date and time for Registration and Document verificationJuly 1, 2020 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
    Commencement of new sessionJuly 06, 2020 

    Eligibility for IICD Entrance Exam 2020

    Eligibility Criteria is the set of rules and clauses which are set by the exam conducting authority. These rules are prescribed as per the requirement of the entrance examination. Candidates can apply for the examination only after satiating these eligibility standards.

    The eligibility criterion for admission into Indian Institute of Crafts and Design through IICD Entrance Exam 2020 is given below:

    For B. Des in Crafts and Design Program

    • Candidates should have cleared higher secondary exam (10+2) from a recognized board of education.
    • Students appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the test.

    For M. Des in Crafts and Design Program

    • Candidates should have a recognized Degree or Diploma in Architecture/Design, Fashion, Fine Art, and Home Science in Textiles & Clothing; Or
    • Candidate should be a Artisan’s child/ward 5 years direct work experience in hereditary traditional crafts after successful passing of Senior Higher Secondary Board Exam; Or
    • Graduates in any discipline with an aptitude towards crafts, fashion or design.
    • Those appearing for their qualifying exam can also apply; the admission will be provisional and subject to obtaining the defined eligibility latest by 31st October 2020.

    For Foreign Nationals and NRI Candidates:

    • International Candidates/NRI candidates seeking admission to Indian Institute of Crafts and Design must have the required educational qualifications/certificates similar or corresponding to that is needed for Indian candidates.
    • Admission of Foreign Nationals/NRI candidates in various UG/PG/Certificate programmes of IICD is based on certain guidelines.

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Application Form

    Candidates can apply for IICD Entrance Exam 2020 in online mode only. The thorough step by step procedure for applying for IICD Entrance Exam 2020 is written below:


    • Visit to the official IICD website.
    • The official website for IICD examination maintained by Indian Institute of Crafts and Design is www.iicd.ac.in
    • Click on the ‘Admissions’ tab.
    • Choose ‘Admissions 2020-21’ from the drop down menu.
    • You will be redirected to a new page.
    • Click on ‘Register’ button in the upper part of the homepage.
    • Enter your name, Date of birth and other specifics asked by the page.
    • After filling the appropriate information, click on ‘Register’.
    • An ID and Password are sent to your mailbox, obtain them from there.
    • Next, proceed to filing the rest of application form.

    Filling the application form

    • Log in using the ID and Password produced in the registering process.
    • Once signed in, you have to fill other individual facts like Guardian’s name, Mother’s name, Gender etc.
    • Fill your educational qualification details, about the senior secondary examination primarily.
    • Enter your permanent address and other contact info which will be used for communication purposes.
    • Verify the information mentioned on the form.

    Uploading the documents

    • After you have filled all the details requested in the earlier steps, you have to upload the essential documents.
    • Upload your fresh colored passport size photograph and signature.
    • Scanned images should be in the format recommended on the IICD website.
    • Click on ‘Save and Continue’ to save your application form and move to the subsequent step.
    • Candidates can edit their form at this time if needed. Once the fee is paid, no correction is permissible in the application form.

    Payment of fees

    • Fee for IICD Entrance Exam 2020 is INR 1500 to be paid by candidates.
    • IICD Entrance Exam 2020 application fee can be paid through online mode or offline mode.
    • Fee ca be remitted using Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking. Bank charges may be applicable.

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card

    Candidates are advised to download their admit cards from the official website of IICD 2020. They have to enter the ID and password to get the admit card. IICD Entrance Exam (Part B) admit card will be available to download on the 1st week of April 2020.

    Steps to download IICD Entrance Exam 2020 admit card:

    • Go to the official website.
    • Click on ‘Admissions’. A new page will open.
    • Click on the ‘Log In’ link.
    • Enter your ID and Password.
    • Your Admit card will be produced and displayed on your computer screen.
    • Save it on your system.
    • Take its print out on an A4 size sheet. Several copies can be saved for future reference.

    Note: Candidates need to take the print out with them along with a valid id proof on the day of the examination to get entry into the centre.

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Centers

    IICD Entrance Exam is a national level entrance test. It is conducted at several cities across the country. IICD Entrance Exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted at eight cities across India. The tentative list of centers is tabulated below for reference:

    LucknowRaipur Jammu

    Candidates can provide preference for a maximum of 3 cities while filling the application form.

    • Candidates have to choose their preference for exam center before submitting the form.
    • No change in the exam city is possible after submitting the application form.
    • In the case of inadequate candidates at a center, IICD can cancel the venue of exam center and candidates will be required to take the exam at nearest center. This decision of IICD in this regard would be considered final.

    IICD Entrance Exam Pattern 2020

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 will be conducted in Offline mode only. All the questions in the test are subjective in nature. No special type of questions is there.

    • There will be two separate tests namely General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test and Material, Color & Conceptual Test
    • There are 32 questions in total in the test.
    • The medium of the IICD paper is English.
    • The total marks allocated for the exam is 100.
    • There is no negative marking in IICD Entrance Exam.
    • There will no special category of questions.
    • Candidates can check the important highlights of pattern in table below:

    IICD Entrance Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights

    Mode of the examOffline (Pen and Paper Based Test)
    Number of Papers2 + Personal Interview
    Number of Sections1
    Type of QuestionsAnswer type (subjective type)
    Number of Questions32
    Duration of the exam6 hours (2 hours each paper)

    Candidates can check weightage and time duration assigned to each paper in the table below:

    IICD Entrance Exam PaperDurationWeightage
    General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test2 Hours (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)35%
    Material, Color & Conceptual Test2 Hours (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)45%
    Personal Interview Round3:00 PM onwards20%

    Syllabus for IICD Entrance Exam 2020

    The syllabus for IICD Entrance Exam 2020 is based on the 10+2 level. The first paper is based on General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test will consist of:

    • Estimation of sizes and proportion
    • Visual interpretation
    • General awareness
    • Observation skills

    IICD Material, Color & Conceptual Test is the second written paper in IICD Entrance Exam 2020. The test will assess the following abilities of candidates:

    • Intelligent use of materials, conceptualization and realization of a three-dimensional form.
    • Observation skills, thinking and expanding of ideas, and creating solution based on a plan and strategy.
    • Providing multiple solutions to the given problem with written description.

    The third and final round is IICD Personal Interview Round. Questions in the interview round will judge the candidates’ following skills:

    • Aptitude to crafts
    • Intelligence quotient (IQ)
    • Communication skills
    • General awareness about crafts and design
    • Personal achievements in academics and extracurricular activities

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Result

    IICD Entrance Exam 2020 Result for Part A will be announced in 2nd week of April 2020 and for Part B in 2nd week of June 2020 on the official website. The result is announced in the form of merit list of successful candidates.

    • The results are published on the official website of IICD.
    • Candidates can check their result by signing into the website using their ID and password.
    • A list of qualified students is released on the website. Also a waitlist is there, people in the waitlist may get admitted in case of empty seats.
    • The list is made on the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates.
    • Candidates are called for counselling once their name appears in the list prepared by IICD.
    • They have to ensure their admission by paying the admission fee.

    Cut off for IICD Entrance Exam 2020

    There is no official cut off announced by IICD for the entrance exam. A list is prepared on basis of marks obtained by candidates. They are allotted the programme according to their number on the merit list. A list of qualifying candidates is published on the website.

    IICD 2020 Counselling

    There no official counselling process for admission to B. Des and M. Des program. IICD 2020 seat allocation will be done from Mid-June, 2020 to June End, 2020 based on the merit lists and waiting lists prepared by the institute.

    The seats are allocated on the basis of combined performance of candidates in the two written tests and personal interview according to the weightage assigned by the admission authorities.

    Candidates are required to pay the required admission fee to confirm their allotted seats. The seat once allotted will not be changed or altered under any circumstances. After the first round, if there are any vacant seats, further rounds are held.

    • All the candidates are required to be present in-person for seat allotment.
    • Candidates are advised to check the website for updates on seat vacancy and confirmation of seat allotment.
    • There is also a list of students who may get admission if some candidates withdraw. Their names are mentioned in the two waiting lists published by the website.

    This methodology is adopted for all the rounds. The seat alotment extends till all the seats are filled.

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

    Fee Structure

    • 1500


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    1 Comment

    What's scope in this after clearing the exam What is the placement

    14 Jan, 2019 10:15
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Pooja, IICD Entrance Exam is meant for admitting candidates into B. Des and M. Des programs offered by Indian Institute of Crafts and Design. There are a lot of opportunities after these programs. You can check the overview of B.Des and M.Des. course to know about career options & jobs.

    16 Jan, 2019 15:23

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