AIEED 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
AIEED or All India Entrance Examination for Design 2017 will be conducted by the ARCH Academy of Design for admission into both under graduate and post graduate programs. The examination is conducted both in online mode and offline mode. Candidates should carefully go through the AIEED 2017 Exam Pattern before appearing for the entrance test.
The exam is aimed at testing the aptitude of the students in terms of aesthetics, creativity and design. The logical reasoning of the candidate along with his problem solving skills will also be assessed. Hence, students must work on strengthening both their analytical abilities and sensitivity towards design.
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There are only limited seats are available in the various programmes that are offered for admission. Hence, the competition can get quite tough. The candidates should try and ensure that they have covered all the important aspects on which they will be tested.
|Total marks of the exam||200 marks|
AIEED 2017 Exam is broadly divided into 2 parts – CAT (Creative Ability Test) and GAT (General Ability Test). AIEED 2017 can be attempted in both online and offline mode. The question papers will be available in both English and Hindi. The offline question paper can be answered in either language. However, the online paper can be answered only in English.
The total duration of AIEED 2017 is 3 hours and 15 minutes or 195 minutes and the question paper will be worth 200 marks. There will be tentatively 45 to 50 questions on various topics such as Design Sensitivity, Creative Sensitivity, Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning.
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The AIEED 2017 exam pattern is summarised below –
|AIEED 2017 Exam Pattern Highlights|
|Mode of exam||Both Online and Offline|
|Duration of exam||3 hours and 15 minutes or 195 minutes|
|Format of exam||45 to 50 Objective Type or Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
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|Topics covered in the exam||Design Sensitivity, Creative Sensitivity, Problem Solving and Logical Reasoning.|
The candidates are advised to practice a number of sample sets and take a comprehensive look at the question papers from previous years. By solving different practice papers and going through different types of problems, the candidate will be able to understand the AIEED 2017 paper pattern as well as increase their speed & accuracy.
There are certain technical specifications that the candidate needs to fulfil at his end in order to appear for the AIEED 2017 online examination. Given below is the detailed minimum technical requirements that are needed -
1. Computer/ Peripherals: the minimum specifications
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2. Power Connection
The candidate is required to make sure that his desktop computer is connected to an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) System during the examination. In case a laptop is being used, the candidate must keep it fully charged & connected to a power supply.
3. High speed internet facility
Minimum Requirement: 256 KBPS Broadband connection
Recommended: 512 KBPS Broadband Connection or higher
4. Web Camera
The student will be under surveillance while writing the exam. Hence, a web camera is essential and the candidate must have one in his possession.
5. Digital camera/ Scanner/ Mobile Camera
Either of these devices will be needed to record and upload any work done by the candidate during the examination.
6. Minimum Software required on Computer
Some of the basic software are required in the computer system for conduct of examination efficiently
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7. Other Materials to be available at hand
A4 size blank sheets of paper (10 sheets to answer the drawing oriented questions), a pencil and an eraser, dry colour media (colour pencils/ crayons/ oil pastels), a steel ruler, a sharpener, a pair of scissors, a glue stick, some Black & blue pens are also required for taking the test.
In case the candidate faces any technical glitches like power cuts, internet connectivity failure, server problems, he is advised to contact the technical support team immediately. The helpline number for technical support will be made available on the exam website, during the examination.
Students must note that while contacting the support team during a technical glitch, they are allowed to seek help only regarding the technical issue being faced. Any type of content based questions will not be entertained.
There could be cases where candidates face difficulty in uploading heavy images because of internet speed. In such situations, they can email the pictures on firstname.lastname@example.org along with their details (name, phone number & question number).
If a student fails to write the exam on the approved date, his/her slot is liable to be cancelled. However, if this is due to unavoidable reasons or power failure, the student can send an application, mentioning the cause for having missed the exam, to email@example.com. If the reason is deemed valid and worthy, the student would be specially considered for another chance to write the exam again.
All the candidates appearing for the online exam will receive SMS on successfully completing the test and the result will be intimated within 7 working days of the exam.
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Question in AIEED 2017 will be asked from various topics and will be aimed to test the candidate’s aptitude for design and logical thinking. The topics consist of –
For developing their design aptitude and sensitivity in creativity, the candidates should read a lot of magazines and designing blogs focusing on core concepts & techniques as well as emerging trends in designing. For example, magazines like “Architecture Digest” feature a lot of content on pieces of architectural brilliance.
In addition to developing design sensitivity, the candidates additionally should work on increasing their general awareness. This can be done by reading newspapers and news magazines. Checking out the news regularly is also recommended to keep up to date with current affairs.
In order to enhance his reasoning skills and thinking capability, the candidate should focus on trying to solve lateral thinking puzzles and crosswords. A lot of popular preparation books are available in the market that have a good collection of brain teasers and puzzles with elaborate solutions.
Candidates are advised to work on improving all these skills and practice a lot of questions on all the included topics. A comprehensive preparation plan along with proper management is the best strategy to crack the AIEED 2017 entrance exam.
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