iDAT 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Application Form

Exam Date

Apr 2, 2022

Feb 15, 2022 | Arts, Design


The iDAT 2022 application is available now and will be open till Apr 14, 2022. The exams will be conducted online on Apr 23 - 24, 2022, in New Delhi. The Indian Institute of Art and Design conducts iDAT(IIAD Design Aptitude Test), an eligibility test, for admission in IIAD'S undergraduate programs in collaboration with Kingston University, London. 

Latest Updates for iDAT:

  • Feb 15, 2022: The last date to apply for the iDAT 2022 is shifted to Mar 26, 2022; the exam dates are also reschedule to Apr 2 - 3, 2022 (Online) and Apr 2, 2022 (Offline).
  • Feb 2, 2022: The last date to apply for the next session of iDAT 2022 is Apr 14, 2022, and the exam will be conducted on Apr 23 - 24, 2022.

Know more details about iDAT exam 2022 registration, syllabus and other important information below.


About iDAT Exam

The IIAD's Design Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam taken up by many aspirants across the country. The IIAD campus is located in New Delhi. iDAT exam is being conducted in three cycles. IIAD offers five undergraduate courses in collaboration with Kingston University, London. The institute offers undergraduate degree programs in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture and Design, Communication Design, Fashion Business Management, and Fashion Communication. 

The next session of the iDAT entrance exam will be conducted in online mode only. Candidates must use the iDAT exam 2022 sample question papers for exam preparation. After the declaration of results, a merit list will be prepared and candidates will be called for the counselling process.

The IIAD entrance examination will be conducted in New Delhi and will comprise the following parts/ rounds based on the program of interest.

For Interior Architecture, Communication Design, Fashion Communication, Fashion Design, and Design applicants, the admission process includes the following parts.

  • Part A: IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
  • Part B: Studio Simulation

The studio simulation test is a two-hour activity in which a group of 10 to15 students will be given a brief along with the material. Applicants are required to create a 3D model using that material under the supervision of the faculty. Then the conducting authority will judge them based on teamwork, creative thinking, innovation and problem-solving skills.

For Fashion Management applicants, the following parts are conducted for admission process.

  • Part A: iMAT - IIAD Management Aptitude Test
  • Part B: Personal Interview.

For Fashion Business Management applicants, the stages of admission process are as follows.

  • Stage 1: Students must take an entrance test that is iMAT. The IIAD Management Aptitude Test will test their language, logical reasoning and creative thinking. It's a written exam for two hours. The test has been conducted at various centers across the country as per the schedule.
  • Stage 2: Students who appear in written iMAT must also appear for the Personal Interview at the IIAD campus in New Delhi.

The details about each round are a part of the sample paper which can be obtained upon successful completion of the application form.

Check the table below for iDAT 2022 exam highlights.

iDAT 2022 Exam Highlights
Exam Name iDAT
Full Form IIAD's Design Aptitude Test
Exam Level National Level Exam
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Art and Design
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online and Offline
Exam Duration 2.5 Hours (150 Minutes)
Official Website
Helpdesk +91 98713 83633, [email protected]

iDAT Exam Courses Offered

The IIAD offers undergraduate degree programs through iDAT exam in Design. The fields in which the courses are offered are as follows.

  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Communication

iDAT 2022 Exam Dates

The iDAT exam 2022 applications are available now on the official website of IIAD. Check the table below for dates for important events related to the iDAT exam.

iDAT 2022 Exam Dates
Event Dates
Application Form Last Date Mar 26, 2022
iDAT 2022 Exam Date

Apr 2, 2022(Online & On-campus)
Apr 3, 2022 (Online)

Results To be Announced

iDAT Exam Timings

The exam timings for the examination are as given below.

iDAT 2022 Exam Timings
Dates Timings
Apr 2 - 3, 2022 Morning: 10:00 AM (Online)
Evening: 2:00 PM (Online)

iDAT Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed 10+2 in CBSE/ISC/IB or any other equivalent board are eligible and can apply for iDAT 2022. Candidates awaiting for Class XII results can also apply.

Candidates who have scored 70% and above aggregate in CBSE or IB or ISC or any other equivalent board are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Performance in iDAT, portfolio assessment, and studio simulation will also be considered for scholarship approval.

Lateral entry admissions are done if the student has done their previous year of course in any nationally or internationally recognized institutions. IIAD accepts applications for transfer to IIAD for the design program (in Fashion Design, Communication Design or Interior Architecture & Design) from students who completed previous year(s) of their degree in design or diploma program from a nationally or internationally recognized Design Institute.

Read More: iDAT Exam Eligibility

iDAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The iDAT 2022 exam is conducted in two stages.

  • Part A - IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
  • Part B - Personal Interview and Studio Simulation

After the aptitude test (iDAT exam), candidates should go through the second stage i.e, portfolio assessment and studio simulation rounds. 

Check the table below to know more about the iDAT 2022 exam pattern.

iDAT 2022 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 2.5 Hours (150 Minutes)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Creative Thinking and Visual Ability.
Total Marks 200
Topics for Exam
  • Lateral Thinking
  • General Knowledge
  • Storytelling
  • Remote Association
  • Transformation
  • Alternative Object Use
  • Logic
  • Visual Skills
  • Colour
  • Geometric Exploration.

Read More: iDAT 2022 Exam Pattern

iDAT 2022 Application Form

The application form is currently available on the online application portal of IIAD and the interested candidates must start applying immediately. Applications can be filled only through online mode. The iDAT exam 2022 application form costs INR 2500. The fee can be paid through online mode through debit card or credit card or net banking.

iDAT Exam 2022 Application Process

Each year IIAD accepts a selected number of students for its undergraduate programs entirely based on merit. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to begin the application process for iDAT exam early to get the program of choice.

iDAT Exam 2022 Online Application Process

Candidates who desire admission to the undergraduate program can submit their application form along with necessary documents by registering themselves at IIAD’s online application portal.

iDAT Exam 2022 Application Fee

An application fee of INR 2500 is to be paid when submitting the application form. After completing the application, candidates will receive an acknowledgment email from the admissions team with further pertinent proceedings.

How to Apply for iDAT Exam 2022?

Following are the steps to apply for iDAT exam 2022.

  • Step 1: Register on the official website.
  • Step 2: Choose the program or course.
  • Step 3: Enter personal and academic details.
  • Step 4: State the purpose of joining the institution.
  • Step 5: Select the test centre.
  • Step 6: Pay the requisite fees.
  • Step 7: The status of the application form will be displayed. Submit the form.
  • Step 8: Download and save for future reference.

Read More: iDAT Application Form

iDAT Exam 2022 Admit card

Candidates can download the iDAT exam 2022 admit card on the official website of IIAD. Candidates should verify their admit cards to check whether all the details are accurate. Admit card contains all the necessary information like basic details of the student, location of the test centre, test date and timing, instruction for exams.

Steps to Download iDAT Exam 2022 Admit Card

The students must follow the following steps to download their iDAT 2022 admit cards.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IIAD.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Download iDAT 2022 Admit Card' link.
  • Step 3: Enter the details required.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Download' button. Admit card displays on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download and save for future reference.

Read More: iDAT Exam 2022 Admit Card

iDAT Exam 2022 Results

The results are based on the performance in iDAT, portfolio assessment, and studio simulation. Based on the merit list candidates can attend the counselling process after iDAT exam 2022 results are announced.

Steps to Check iDAT Exam 2022 Results

The following steps are to check the iDAT exam 2022 results after the declaration.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Indian Institute of Arts and Design.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'IIAD Entrance Exam Results' link.
  • Step 3: Enter the application form number and get the results.
  • Step 4: Download and save your results for future reference.

Read More: iDAT 2022 Results

iDAT Exam 2022 Counselling

Candidates should attend the counselling process soon after the declaration of iDAT 2022 results. Qualified candidates will be called for the counselling based on the merit list. The merit list is prepared based on the performance of candidates in the written test, personal interview, and portfolio assessment. They need to carry all the original documents for the process of verification.

Candidates who successfully qualified for the iDAT entrance test will be eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship form will be available along with the offer letter.

Read More: iDAT 2022 Counselling

iDAT 2022 Exam Guidelines

The applicants who are appearing for iDAT 2022 exam must carry the required stationery items such as pen/pencils, a gluestick, a ruler, a small pair of scissors, dry colours (pencils/ pastes). The answer sheets and test papers will be provided by the conducting body on the day of the exam. The application form must have a recent passport-sized photograph, application form, photocopies of certificates, the scholarship application form properly filled if applied and statement of essays.

Other guidelines will be printed on the admit card.

iDAT Exam Contact Details

For further information and queries, the applicants can contact the admissions team.


The Admissions Team
Indian Institute of Art and Design
B-26, Okhla Phase 1
New Delhi - 110020

Telephone: 011 4138 0000

Mobile: +91 9871383633

Email: [email protected]

Official Website:

iDAT Exam 2022 FAQs

Q. Is the portfolio mandatory for the designing course?

Ans. A portfolio is not a compulsory demand for the entrance examination process of IIAD. However, if you made one and would like to share it, the faculty will be happy to review it.

Q. I have completed my graduation in a different stream of study. Am I eligible to apply for the post-graduation courses?

Ans. Yes, the Indian Institute of Art and Design accepts candidates, not from the design background for the post-graduate courses.

Q. Are there any prerequisites for applying for the course?

Ans. There are no prerequisites for joining any of our design courses as we welcome students from all the streams of study who meet the eligibility criteria.

Q. Does IIAD offer scholarships?

Ans. Yes! Indian Institute of Art and Design offers scholarships to deserving students.

Q. Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship?

Ans. The eligibility criteria for undergraduate and postgraduate courses are as follows.

Undergraduate Course Eligibility: The applicant must have cleared class XII with a minimum of 70% marks.

Postgraduate Course Eligibility: The applicant must have graduated from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

The candidate should also submit the complete scholarship form and the application form when applying to IIAD. Post this, the candidate is assessed based on their performance in the IIAD entrance examination comprising iDAT / iMAT and studio simulation / personal interview. For information on scholarships, you should contact the institute.

Q. Does IIAD provide loan assistance?

Ans. Indian Institute of Art and Design has partnered with leading companies to provide customized and hassle-free loan solutions for students joining theirs.

Q. When should I start the application process?

Ans. The application process for the new admissions cycle begins in September every year and the 2nd cycle in April.

Q. Can students transfer to IIAD?

Ans. Yes, IIAD accepts applications for transfer to IIAD for the design discipline from students who have completed the previous year(s) of their design degree/diploma program from a nationally or internationally recognized Design Institute. Based on an interview and discussion on the work completed by the student at the previous Design Institute, the candidate may be offered admission into the desired degree program at IIAD.


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