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AIEED Sample Papers 2021 (GAT and CAT)- Download Here

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: July 30, 2021 | AIEED

ARCH College of Design & Business releases the sample papers for AIEED. Download the sample papers for both AIEED GAT and CAT to prepare well for the AIEED 2021.

AIEED Sample Papers

Appearing for the entrance exam of AIEED 2021? Conducted by ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur, AIEED, or the All India Entrance Examination for Design, is held every year for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in design.

Practice, they say, makes a man perfect. From learning how to manage time to chalk out the perfect strategy to execute on exam day, the significance of attempting sample papers cannot be stressed enough. While many brush aside sample papers while preparing for AIEED, sample papers are known to be the ultimate prep tool.

The new July session exam of AIEED 2021 has commenced and the online exam is scheduled to be held from July 31 to August 10, 2021. The earlier session of the exam was held from July 15 to July 30, 2021, July 06 to July 15, 2021, June 20 to July 05, 2021, June 10 to June 20, 2021 and June 01 to June 10, 2021. The three-stage test is conducted in online mode across the country. While preparing for the test, one does not need separate preparation and must majorly focus on areas like creativity, design sensitivity, logical reasoning & problem-solving aptitude, etc. Moving on, scroll through to download AIEED sample papers, access mock test, learn why sample papers are important and more.

AIEED Sample Question Papers 2021

Here are the download links to the sample papers of AIEED. Candidates may refer to these in order to prepare well for the exam:

AIEED 2021 Sample Test Paper for Creative Aptitude Test (CAT)

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AIEED 2021 Sample Test Paper for General Aptitude Test (GAT)

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AIEED Mock Test 2021

Mock Tests play an important role in helping candidates get an idea of the exam pattern, time allocated to each section, real exam environment, and so on. Given below is the direct link to the AIEED 2021 mock test. Candidates can click on it, register using their personal details like name, email ID, city and phone/ mobile number.

Direct Link to AIEED Mock Test 2021

Why Solve AIEED Sample Papers?

Let us take a look at the importance of AIEED sample question papers in cracking the exam:

  • AIEED sample papers will keep the candidates on their toes and help them get the best practice when they are almost done with the preparation.

  • Sample papers will keep the candidates motivated which further helps in increasing productivity.

  • Sample papers give the idea of the types of questions candidates may come across on exam day.

  • Candidates will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses which is absolutely essential in determining the strategy to attempt the paper.

  • These papers will also help you do away with silly mistakes that you are most likely to make on exam day.

  • The candidates can also learn how to manage their time and strategise accordingly.

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AIEED Exam Pattern 2021

To give a better idea of the exam and what they should be looking for in AIEED sample papers, we have provided the exam pattern of AIEED 2021:

Stages of AIEED

Parameters to be Tested

Number of Questions



General Aptitude Test (GAT) - Online

Logical Reasoning, Design-Related Awareness, Concepts Comprehension, Design Sensibilities, Awareness on Global Issues


100 Marks

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) - Online

Design Thinking, Articulation Skills (both written & visual), Awareness of Design

Principles, Lateral Thinking, Creative Problem Solving


200 Marks

3 Hours (180 minutes)

Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction

Focus & Clarity, Depth of Thinking, Composure, Portfolio Creativity, General Articulation Skills


200 Marks

0.5 Hours (30 minutes)

Please note that a gap of a maximum of 3 days will be given between conducting the GAT and CAT. The selection of applicants is strictly based on merit in the test. The cumulative performance in all the above-mentioned parameters will be considered for the final selection of candidates along with performance in the qualifying exam.

Also Read: B.Des or B.F.Tech? Which one is better?

Tips to Crack AIEED 2021

To prepare well for AIEED, candidates can go through the following preparation tips:

  • Candidates should invest their time in creating a creative portfolio that includes a range of work like craftwork, paintings, illustrations, sketches, etc.

  • They should have a clear understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus of all the stages of the exam.

  • As mentioned above, one should practice sample papers and mock tests to increase their speed and manage the allocated time in a better way.

  • The focus should be laid more on preparing for the Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) and learning the principles of design and improving written and visual skills.

To get detailed preparation tips and a list of reference books for the exam, click here.

Hope this article helps aspirants score high in AIEED 2021. Drop your queries in CollegeDekho’s QnA section in case of any doubt(s) and get them solved by experts.

All the Best!


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