Indian Institute of Crafts and Design Entrance Test [ IICD-ET ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: December 10th, 2020

IICD-ET 2021

The Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD) holds a national level entrance examination every year for aspirants looking to take up the Crafts and Design courses offered by the institute.

The IICD will release the application form of IICD in the third week of December 2020 in CB/online mode. Aspirants  will be able to go through with the IICD application process for the 2021 examination on the official website. There is a lot to know about the application form, fee payment mode and the documents to keep in hand before filling of the application form.

Name of Institute IICD
Full-Form Indian Institute of Crafts & Design
Examination Type UG & PG
Level of Examination  National Level
Offered Courses Crafts & Design Courses
Conducting Body for Examination Indian Institute of Crafts & Design
Mode of Registration Online Mode
Mode of Examination  Offline Mode
Duration of Examination  2 Hours
Official Website
Helpline information 91-141-2701203, 2701504, 2700156
Email ID

Important Dates for IICD Entrance Test 2021

Events Dates
Application form will be made available December 2020
Deadline to Submit Application form April 2021
Admit card allotment April 2021
Date of Entrance Examination (Part A) April 2021
Result declaration for Part A April 2021
Release of the list of shortlisted candidates for Part B April 2021
Date of Entrance Examination (Part B) June 2021
Result declaration for Part B June 2021

Application Process for IICD Entrance Test 2021

The candidates qualify the eligibility criteria will be allowed to apply for the examination. The candidate can see all the details about the IICD Entrance Exam 2021 Application Form below:

· The candidates should be aware and carefully read through the information carefully before filling the application form.

· The application form will be made available on the official website from March 2021.

· The candidates will have to register on the website before being able to fill in the application form.

· Candidates will be able to fill in and submit the application form in online mode.

· Candidates must necessarily fill in all the relevant and important information that is mentioned in the application form.

· Candidates must make sure to pay the application fees in time to complete the application process.

· If the payment of the application fees is incomplete, the candidate will not be allowed to apply for the examination.

· Candidates will be given the option to pay the application fees through net banking, credit card and debit card.

· Candidates are advised to make and keep a photocopy of the application form until the admission process is complete for future reference.

Application Fee Structure for IICD Entrance Test 2021 

· Indian applicants will have to pay an amount of Rs. 1,700.

· NRI applicants will have to pay an amount of Rs. 3,000.

Eligibility Criteria for IICD Entrance Test 2021

Before beginning to fill the application for the IICD Entrance Test 2021, it is advised that the candidates go through the following eligibility criteria to avoid the rejection or cancellation of the application form. The following information is related to the Eligibility Criteria for the IICD Entrance Test 2021.

Course name eligibility criteria
4th Year Integrated Bachelors Programme: i. Soft Material Design ii. Hard Material Design iii. Fired Material Design iv. Fashion Design And  5th Year Integrated Masters Programme: i. Soft Material ii. Hard Material iii. Fired Material iv. Fashion Design Candidates should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognized board.Students who are appearing or are yet to appear for their final examination of 10+2 are also eligible to apply.
2nd Year Masters Specializations: i. Soft Material ii. Hard Material iii. Fired Material Specialisation Candidates must be graduates from the Design and Architecture background
3rd Year Masters  Specializations: i. Soft Material Specialisation ii. Hard Material Specialisation iii. Fired Material Specialisation Candidates can be graduates from Non-Design background

Examination Pattern for IICD Entrance Test 2021

There are two different tests that will be carried out. They are-

1. General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test

2. Material, Color & Conceptual Test.

Totally, the exam will include 32 questions.

There is no negative marking scheme in the IICD Entrance Test.

There is no specific question category.

The medium of instruction for the examination is English.

The cumulative marks for the test is 100.

Mode of Examination Offline mode (Pen and Paper Based)
Duration of Examination 2 hours (per set)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Practical Creation Based
Number of Questions 40 questions
Total Number of  marks 100 marks
Negative Marking Scheme No negative marking

Candidates will be able to check the weightage as well as the time duration assigned for each paper below:

Subjects Time Duration Percentage
General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (120 minutes) 35%
Material, Colour & Conceptual Test 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (120 minutes) 45%
Personal Interview Round 3:00 PM 20%
Total 100%

Syllabus for IICD Entrance Test 2021

Candidates who are looking to appear for the IICD Entrance Test 2021 must be aware of the syllabus of the examination while preparing for the examination. This syllabus is mentioned below:

Part A:

Estimation of sizes and proportion observation synthesis

Visual interpretation

General awareness

Part B:

Solutions based on a plan and strategy

Observation, thinking and expanding ideas

Intelligent use of materials

The realization of three-dimensional form and skill of handling materials


Ability to provide multiple solutions

Admit Card for IICD Entrance Test 2021

· After the registration for the entrance examination, the admit card for the IICD Entrance Test 2021 will be released online by the examination conducting body.

· The admit card will be sent to the registered email ID of the candidates by the exam conducting authorities.

· Candidates must take a print out of the admit card for future reference.

· The admit card for the examination contains all the basic information such as the candidate roll no, caste/category, gender, passport photograph, date and time of examination etc.

· Candidates are advised to carry their government ID proof to the examination venue.

· Candidates will be asked to show their admit card by the invigilator. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without the admit card.

· Candidates should make sure to keep their admit card safe until the admission process is complete.

Test Centers for IICD Entrance Exam 2021

The IICD is held across the country in several cities. It is scheduled to be setup in eight towns across India. The provisional list of centers is mentioned:

Mumbai Bhopal
Jaipur Kolkata
Raipur  Jammu
Patna Hyderabad
Lucknow Delhi

Candidates can choose a maximum of 3 preferred cities while filling in the application form.

Candidates must make sure to select their preference for an exam centre before the final submission of the application form.

After the submission of the application form, there will be no modifications possible for the examination city.

In case there are inadequate number of candidates in a particular centre, the IICD cancels that particular examination center venue and the candidates will be asked to take up the examination at the nearest centre available. The IICD’s decision will be considered final.

Seat Reservation

The expected reservation percentages for the IICD 2021 of all the categories for admission are as follows:

Category Reservation
OBC (Other Background Castes) 27%
SC (Scheduled Caste) 15%
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 7.5%
PH 3%

Preparation Tips for CA Foundation 2021

Candidates should go through the following preparation tips and follow them to score well in the examination.

·It is advised that candidates should go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus prescribed by the officials much before the day of the exam.

·Candidates should also solve previous year question papers and sample papers to get exposed to the different types of questions and the examination pattern while also getting used to the time restrictions.

·Candidates should also remember to make an efficient study timetable that gives them the right amount of time to prepare without getting stressed out. They should make sure they follow it on a regular basis.

·Another key factor to remember is that candidates should maintain a fit and healthy mind and body during the preparation as well as a few days before the examination.

·Along with working towards their strategy for the exam, applicants should also watch out for simple mistakes they can make that could cost them heavily. From carrying the right documents, reaching the examination center on time, to avoiding calculation errors, all these are small things every applicant should keep in mind.

·Keeping the time limitations in mind, it is expected that the applicant should not spend too much time on a single question but also not rush through the questions as it could cause panic.

·Skipping questions that require more time is the smarter thing to do.


Q: When and how does the IICD 2021 registration and application process begin?

A: IICD 2021 application process is expected to start from the fourth week of December 2020 through online mode.

Q: How can candidates pay the registration fees for the IICD 2021?

A: The registration fee payment can be made in both online as well as offline modes. The online mode includes debit card/ credit card/ net banking and offline mode includes DD mode.

Q: Can I make corrections in the details of the IICD 2021 registration form?

A: No, candidates will not be allowed to make any corrections in the registration details once the final application has been submitted.

Q: Is there a negative marking scheme in the IICD 2021 entrance examination?

A: No, there is no negative marking scheme in the IICD entrance exam 2021.

Q: What is the mode and duration of the IICD entrance exam?

A: The IICD will conduct the entrance exam in pen and paper mode. The duration of the entrance examination varies for each part, i.e. Part A and Part B. Candidates will have to attempt the questions in Part A in two hours and the examination for Part B will be of three hours.

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