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IIAD Entrance Exam (iDAT) 2018

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 is an offline Pen Paper Based Test. Understanding the exam pattern is first step towards preparing a robust strategy for the exam. Candidates are advised to carefully go through the structure of question paper and marking scheme for the exam.

  • The entrance comprises two sections, which have Objective types - multiple-choice questions, Drawing & Sketching, and Descriptive answer questions.
  • Maximum marks are 200 and marks allotted to each correct answer are distinct as per the type of the question.
  • Negative marking scheme is not applicable in IIAD Entrance Exam 2018.
  • IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 test paper will be based on 02 subjects. Each section has distinct numbers of questions.
  • Section A: Logical Reasoning
  • Section B: Creative Thinking & Problem Solving

IIAD Entrance Exam “Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)” 2018 is a qualifying entrance test for admission to Bachelor degree programmes in Fashion Design, Interior Architecture & Design, and Communication Design, offered by Indian Institute of Art & Design, New Delhi. Admission Cell, Indian Institute of Art & Design, New Delhi conducts IIAD Entrance Exam (iDAT) 2018.

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 Pattern Highlights

Some of the major highlights for IIAD Entrance Exam Pattern 2018 Highlights tabulated below:

Exam ModeOffline Pen Paper Based Test
Number of SectionsTwo Sections (A and B)
Question Paper TypeObjective Type - Multiple choice questions Drawing & Sketching Descriptive Answer Questions
Exam DurationTwo (02) hours and 30 minutes
(150 minutes)
Exam Language English

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 Pattern in Detail

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 Exam is designed to test a candidates’ imagination, creativity, presentation skills, writing skills, logical decision-making power, design, and drawing ability.

  • There are 02 sections in test paper of IIAD 2018 Entrance Exam (iDAT).
  • Section A is for logical reasoning and Section B is for Creative Thinking & Problem Solving.
  • Each Section has different numbers of questions, maximum marks for each questions, and obviously weightage also.

Some information about number of questions, maximum marks, and weightage is given as under:

SectionsTopicsMax. MarksWeightage
Section ALogical Reasoning10050%
Section BCreative Thinking & Problem Solving10050%
 -Total Marks200

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 Marking Scheme

  • Maximum marks allotted for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 are 200 marks
  • 100 marks are assigned to each section
  • The test papers will be consisting of different types of questions i.e. Objective type, Descriptive type, and Drawing
  • Distribution of marks varies according to the type of questions
  • Objective type questions will carry 01 mark for right answer
  • Question for Descriptive type answer or Drawing based questions may carry 5 or more marks
  •  Candidates can check the proposed marking scheme for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018:
Maximum Mark for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018200 Mark
Negative Marking for Wrong AnswerNot Applicable
Questions Not AnsweredNo Deduction
Maximum Mark for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018200 Mark
Negative Marking for Wrong AnswerNot Applicable
Questions Not AnsweredNo Deduction

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 - Exam Syllabus

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 exam syllabus for two sections of test paper is generally based on Class 10th and 12th standard curriculum even though there is specified syllabi defined by the institute.

Candidates can check the tentative syllabi for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 in the table below:

Name of SectionTopics
Logical ReasoningNumerical Series based on the Different Patterns and Logics Design and Shapes Geometrical and other type – Identification of similarities and identical one Find out number and item for incomplete number series Logical Sequences of Numbers, Shapes, Words, Figures and Letters Select odd one out, Logical Decision Logical Sequence Blood Relations Analogy Series Coding – Decoding Statement and Arguments Statement and Assumptions Statement and Conclusions Situation Reaction Cause and Effects Assertion and Reason Syllogism
Creative Thinking & Problem SolvingPicture construction task or shapes Creative design Circles and squares task Incomplete figures task Imaginative stories creation Generation and Development of Ideas Analysis of Problem and development of options for solution Description of a scene / Essay writing / creative writing Evaluation of information on the basis of observation and imagination

Recommended Books for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018

There are several good reference books available in the market for IIAD and similar design aptitude tests for other institutes. Also, there are several excellent model test papers that will help in comprehending the type of questions and practicing questions for improving speed and accuracy.

We have compiled together a list of some highly recommended books to prepare for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018.

SubjectBook NameAuthorISBN
Logical ReasoningShortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical) for Competitive Exams with 3 eBooks Paperback – NovDisha ExpertsISBN-10: 9386146983
ISBN-13: 978-9386146984
Logical ReasoningA Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning Paperback – 31 Dec 2006Dr. R.S. AgarwalISBN-10: 8121919053
ISBN-13: 978-8121919050
Creating Thinking and Problem SolutionBreakthrough Thinking: A Guide to Creative Thinking and Idea Generation Paperback – 21 Jul 2014Thomas VogelISBN-10: 1440333262
ISBN-13: 978-1440333262
Creating Thinking and Problem SolutionThe Art of Creative Thinking: How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas (The John Adair Leadership Library) Paperback – Import, 3 Feb 2009John AdairISBN-10: 0749454830
ISBN-13: 978-0749454838

IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 - Important Instructions

Following are the General Instructions for IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 a candidate must follow:

  • Candidates are advised to reach at examination center at least 30 minutes before commencement of IIAD Entrance Exam 2018 examination.  
  • Do not open the sealed Response Sheet and question paper before the receiving the instructions from invigilator.
  • Read instructions carefully to mark responses on Response Sheet.
  • Marks in circles for responses should be made with Blue or Black Ball Pen Ink.
  • Making changes to your responses in OMR sheet is not possible, so mark answers carefully.
  • No smudge marks or rough should be done on the question paper
  • Check pages of Question paper and Response Sheet, if there is any issue, immediately bring it to the notice of the Invigilator and get it changed.
  • Candidate will have to bring some accessories as per the requirements of the test paper:
  1. Pens / Pencils
  2. Dry Colours (Pencils / Paste)
  3. A Ruler
  4. Sketch Pen / Coloured Pen
  5. Gluestick
  6. A small pair of Scissors
  • Blank paper sheets will be provided to the candidates for creating drawings and doing rough work.
  • Answer scripts should be submitted to the invigilators after completion of scheduled time.




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