Must-know: 4 design school entrance tests

Updated On:29-Aug-2013, 04:18 PM IST
  By: Tanmay Perti

FROM information about colleges to selection process, the parameters will make you eligible for the test.


NATIONAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR DESIGN (NEED)

National Institute for Design, Ahmedabad conducts NEED across India at 11 centres for admission to the GDPD Graduate Diploma Programme in Design which has 100 seats in the Ahmedabad campus. The cost of the application form for NEED is Rs. 1,500.


Eligibility:
Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like AISSCE/IB/ICSE etc. are eligible for NEED. Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years.


Application deadline:
November


Exam date:
January


Test pattern and selection:
The entrance exam tests the candidate’s aptitude and skills for design by testing mental ability, creativity, drawing and communication skills and worldview. Those who qualify the written test are called for studio tests and personal interview.


Website:
www.nid.edu

Entrances listed in previous issues


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COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR DESIGN (CEED)

CEED is a qualifying examination for postgraduate programmes in design like MDes in the IIT's. IIT Bombay is the organising institute for CEED 2011. The cost of the application form is Rs. 950.


Eligibility:
(i)
Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Architecture/Design
(ii) Professional Diploma of NID/ Professional Diploma of CEPT
(iii) BFA (iv) GD Art & 1 year professional experience
(v) Master's degree in Arts/Science/ Computer Applications.


Application deadline:
November


Exam date:
January


Test pattern and selection:
CEED is a paper-based test of 3 hours duration. The objective of CEED is to assess the candidate’s aptitude for design, involving visual perception ability, drawing skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and communication skills. CEED results will be mailed only to those who qualify. Students have to apply to respective IIT's, IISc for admission along with CEED score.


Website:
www.gate.iitb.ac.in

 
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NIFT ENTRANCE EXAM

NIFT entrance exam is conducted in February across 30 test centres in India. NIFT has more than 2000 seats in various design & fashion-centric courses. Application form costs Rs. 1,000.


Eligibility:
Completed 10+2 from any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.


Application deadline:
January


Exam date:
February


Test pattern and selection: For Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Design the admission test generally consists of GAT (General Ability Test) - 40%, CAT (Creative Ability Test) - 40%, Situation Test - 20%. Negative marking for objective questions is 0.25 marks per question. The admissions to the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the institute take place on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in the written entrance test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


Website:
www.nift.ac.in


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PEARL ACADEMY FASHION ENTRANCE EXAM

The entrance test conducted across 7 test centers in India. The cost of the application form is Rs. 1000.


Eligibility:
10 + 2 with minimum 50% pass marks & Admission Test and Interview


Application deadline:
Mid-May, 2011


Exam date:
Last week of May, 2011


Test pattern and selection
: The entrance is of one-hour duration and has multiple-choice questions which test a candidate's proficiency in language, Mathematics of 10th standard & logic. Those who qualify the written test are called for personal interview.


Website:
www.pearlacademy.com

Published On: 25-Jul-2013, 03:31 PM IST
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