Exam Date


Application Date

2020-11-21 to 2020-12-21

Result Date

Exam Description

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED) is conducted by ARCH College of Design & Business. It gives the opportunity to the students for admission to various Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses in Design.

Entance Exam Highlights


All India Entrance Examination for Design

Organized by

Arch College of Design & Business


University Level Exam


Once a year

Official Website

Mode of Registration


Exam Mode


Total Questions

60 Questions

Negative marking



English, Hindi

Exam pattern

Stage 1 GAT

Stage 2 CAT

Stage 3 Interaction

No. of Participating Colleges


Score Validity

One year


Important Dates for AIEED 2021




Availability of Application Forms

21st November - 21st December' 2020

AIEED Exam Date 2021

3,6,9 January 2021

AIEED Batch Starts

24th April 2021




Tech Bachelor's degree (B.DES) (4 Years) (Affiliated to University of Rajasthan)

  • B.Des Fashion Design
  • B.Des Interior Design
  • B.Des Jewellery Design
  • B.Des Craft & Accessory Design
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A) Applied Arts

International Study Abroad Degree (3+1+1 Years)

(Pearson BTEC HND Level 5 after 3rd Year at ARCH B.A/M.A Degree awarded to 4th Year of study abroad by the UK University on Advancement and its completion in 5th Year of M.A Degree)

  • BA Fashion Design
  • BA Interior Design
  • BA Product Design
  • BA Graphic Design

Post Graduate Degree Courses (PG)

Master Of Vocational Studies (M.VOC) (2 Years)

(Affiliated to Rajasthan ILD Skills University)

  • M.Voc Fashion Design Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • M.Voc Interior Design Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • M.Voc Jewellery Design Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • M.Voc Product Design Innovation & Entrepreneurship


AIEED 2021 Eligibility Criteria


Undergraduate (UG) Level Courses

  • Qualified to write the AIEED Exam are students who have appeared for/Cleared Class 10+2 (CBSE/ICSE/IB/State Board/NIOS or equivalent as per UGC Guidelines).
  • Class 10+1 AIEED 2020 can also be written by students.Upon passing the interview and portfolio point, qualifying students will be eligible for direct enrollment in the academic year 2021.
  • PTE Test (Academics) to be cleared for advancement to UK University within 1 year of course commencement

Postgraduate Level Courses

  • For this course, graduates or students seeking graduation from a recognised university in any discipline may apply.

AIEED 2021 Application Process


  • Phase 1 - Registration
  • Phase 2 - Pick the course and the campus where the applicant wishes to be admitted to
  • Phase 3 - Fill in all the personal information
  • Phase 4 - Mention all of the academic records
  • Phase 5 - Upload the requisite documents
  • Phase 6 - Pay the application fee






ST, OBC, SC, General


Online, Offline

Female, Transgender, Male

₹ 3000


Format of the exam UG/PG Level


    (GAT) General Aptitude Test

   (CAT) Creative Aptitude    Test     


For all applicants, GAT is the first step of AIEED and is mandatory.

Artistic Ability Test (CAT) (within 3 days of completing GAT)

TO YOURSELF INTRODUCTION (Video, Portfolio & Skype Interaction)

60 problems of multiple option and no derogatory labelling



Selection Criteria (For Both UG & PG)


The selection of candidates is strictly merit based.


  • Performance in past education
  • AIEED exam result
  • Performance in Interview + Portfolio.


AIEED 2021 Syllabus


  • AIEED GAT Syllabus
  • Design sensibility
  • Logical reasoning
  • Design related awareness
  • Awareness on global issues and concepts comprehension


AIEED CAT Syllabus


  • Written and visual articulation skills
  • Design thinking
  • Lateral thinking and creative problem solving
  • Awareness of design principles


Requirement for online Exam (AIEED)


AIEED Online Exam Prerequisites


Facility with high-speed Internet

  • Minimum requirement: 256 KBPS Internet link with broadband connection
  • 512 KBPS Broadband Link or higher Recommended speed:

Minimum Software required on Computer

Google chrome, Flash Player, Microsoft Windows XP Professional or any other upgraded Operating System (Win 7 or above) Microsoft Word.

Digital camera/ Mobile Phone/ Scanner

Required to record & upload any work done for the exam (for the CAT exam).

Web Camera

When writing the study, the student will be under surveillance.


Minimum specifications:

  • Desktop PC/Laptop: with Processor 733 MHZ or higher
  • 100 MB hard disk space
  • 256 MB RAM minimum
  • Monitor Resolution (1024 X 768 pixels)

Other Material Required

A4 size blank sheets of paper (15 sheets to answer the drawing oriented questions), pencil & eraser, dry Colour media (colour pencil/ crayons/ oil pastels etc), steel scale Cutter, scissors, stick with glue, black & blue pens (for the CAT exam).

Power Connection

During the test, ensure that your desktop computer is connected to the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) grid. Keep it fully charged & connected to a power supply during the exam if you use a laptop.


Interview & Portfolio Round

  • Make a Video: applicants’ needs to make a Video of themselves and send to ARCH Academy based on the Questionnaire file.
  • Show Portfolio: Portfolio needs to be shared with the design school before the interview round.
  • Skype Interaction: A Skype Interview with Arch's Panel of Experts will be held on a predetermined date and time for applicants.

AIEED 2021 Exam Centers








West Bengal



Documents Required at Counselling


  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Portfolio at the time of interview
  • SC/ST, some are expected to request attested evidence (physically disabled, NRI, defence, craftsmen).
  • 4 passport size photographs
  • Mark sheets of class 10 and 12 (original and attested photo copy)
  • An attested migration and transfer certificate