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. ARCH Academy of Design administers the All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED). The academy's vision is to provide advanced design education that is both industry-relevant and internationally appropriate. It is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. AIEED is a national entrance exam for candidates seeking admission to ARCH College of Design & Company, formerly known as ARCH Academy of Designvarious,'s undergraduate and postgraduate design programmes. AIEED is a test that assesses a candidate's general awareness, imagination, and design sensitivity, all of which are necessary for a career in design. Candidates' logical reasoning and problem-solving abilities are also assessed by AIEED. IIT Delhi recognises AIEED as a premium exam for assessing the artistic abilities of aspirants to higher education in design. In 2010, ARCH launched and performed AIEED for the first time. It was converted to an online exam in 2011, allowing students to take it from anywhere in the world. IIT Delhi recognises this exam as a premium exam for evaluating the artistic abilities of students in Higher Education in Design. Arch College searches for introspective and thinking aspirants with the right spirit and mindset to pursue Design as a responsible career through AIEED. The Design Studies Screening uses the bare minimum of the traditional question-and-answer approach. The entire Screening for Design Studies phase is aimed at determining the following:

  • The student's attitude toward his or her ability
  • Skills in comprehension and communication
  • Problem-solving and situational reasoning skills


Entrance 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 options 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 of 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 a 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 it to ARCH Academy based on the Questionnaire file.
  • Show Portfolio: The 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



Steps to Download AIEED 2021 Admit Card

  • Step 1: Go to the ARCH Academy of Design's official website.
  • Step 2: Go to the AIEED Admit Card page and click it.
  • Step 3: Fill in your login details.
  • Step 4: Press the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: Check your AIEED admit card and download it.
  • Step 6: Print the All India Entrance Examination for Design admit card clearly.


AIEED 2021 Result

ARCH College of Design & Business will announce the results of AIEED 2021. It will be released seven days after the test is completed. The AIEED 2021 conference will take place from May 21 to May 31, 2021. The results of the AIEED 2021 exam, which was held to admit students to various design courses, will be available on the ARCH Academy's official website. The AIEED 2021 results will be presented in the form of a scorecard, with candidates entering their roll number to access their total scores.

Note: After viewing the AIEED 2021 results, candidates must print the AIEED 2021 scorecard for purposes of counselling.


Steps to View AIEED 2021 Result

  • Candidates will access AIEED 2021 results by following the steps outlined below:
  • Go to, which is the official website of ARCH College of Design & Business.
  • Select the ‘AIEED Exam Result 2021' connection from the drop-down menu.
  • To continue, enter your exam roll number and date of birth.
  • After you've finished filling out the form, press the 'Submit' button.
  • The AIEED 2021 result will be shown on the screen.
  • For admissions purposes, download and print the AIEED 2021 scorecard.


AIEED Merit List 2021

Following the announcement of the results on the official website, the AIEED merit list is made public. Students' results in all rounds are analysed, and they are given ranks based on their overall success. If an aspirant wishes to engage in the counselling process, he or she must first review the AIEED merit list. It should be remembered that the AIEED result does not guarantee that students will be selected for further rounds; however, if the applicant's name appears on the AIEED merit list, he or she will be eligible to participate in the AIEED counselling process. Within three to four weeks of the final review, the AIEED merit list is usually finalised and published.


Steps to Check AIEED Merit List

  • Candidates must go to the AIEED's official website to review the exam's merit list. 
  • An applicant must review his or her score to ensure that it meets the ARCH College of Design & Business's cut-off. 
  • If a candidate's name appears on the merit list, it means that he or she has been chosen for the next round of counselling. 
  • The AIEED merit list is only available after the results are announced.


Important Points for AIEED Merit List 2021

  • Find out what's relevant about the AIEED merit list in the sections below.
  • The AIEED merit list will be published on the official website. The connection, however, will be shared here as well.
  • The AIEED merit list will be available in PDF format.
  • To access the merit list, candidates must log in with their respective e-mail addresses and passwords.
  • The names of the candidates shortlisted for the ARCH College of Design & Business counselling process will appear on the AIEED merit list.
  • The merit list provides an estimate of the number of students who met the cut-off and advanced to the next round of admission.
  • The merit list will be compiled based on the candidates' cumulative results or marks in all three stages of the AIEED.


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 photocopy)
  • An attested migration and transfer certificate