Entrance Exams for BDes & MDes Courses 2021: Exam Dates & Notification

Janvi Bhambri
Janvi BhambriPublished On: October 16, 2020

Design is an ever-evolving industry with multiple entrance exams for admission to top colleges. Check out the list of important dates and exams for BDes and MDes courses here.

Entrance Exams for BDes & MDes Courses 2021

Design is an ever-evolving field with multiple courses and colleges in the nation. In order to pursue and establish a career in Design, it is crucial to ensure that you take admission in one of the Top Design colleges in India. It not only lends exposure but also helps in polishing the designing skills. There are numerous Design colleges that either shortlist students for admission based on the national level entrance exam or the institute level entrance exam of design. Students with better performance and result have more chances of making the cut.

If you are one of the design aspirants and are willing to grow professionally as a designer you are required to focus on the preparation for Design Entrance Exams of BDes & MDes Courses. These courses are highly popular in India and guarantee the holistic development of a student. To qualify the design entrance exam you must be fully equipped with the knowledge of the entrance exam available in the nation and their important dates. This will not only help you in keeping a track of the upcoming events but will also help you in strategising better for the exam. Scroll through the page to get your hands on the entrance exams for B.Des and M.Des courses. Also, check out the list of top-notch design colleges that offer admission to students even without an entrance exam.

Entrance Exams for BDes & MDes Courses 2021

Given below is a list of design entrance exams in India. Candidates can go through the important dates in order to prepare for the BDes and MDes entrance exams accordingly.

Name of Exam

Application Forms

Test Date

Result Date

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

October 2020 (Tentative)

GAT: December 2020 (Tentative)

CAT: January 2021 (Tentative)

A week after the online exam

Army Institute of Fashion Design (AIFD)

February 2021 (Tentative)

April 2021 (Tentative)

May 2021 (Tentative)

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

September 9, 2020 to October 10, 2020 (Released)

January 17, 2021 (Released)

March 8, 2021 (Released)

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI)

January 2021 (Tentative)

 May 2021 (Tentative)

June 2021 (Tentative)

GD Goenka Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

January 2021 (Tentative)

March 2021 (Tentative)

April 2021 (Tentative)

Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD)

October 2020 (Tentative)

April 2021 (Tentative)

April 2021 (Tentative)

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD)

December 2020 (Tentative)

Part A Test- April 2021 (Tentative)

Part B Test- June 2021 (Tentative)

Part A Result- April 2021 (Tentative)

Part B Result- June 2021 (Tentative)

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (IIT UCEED)

September 9, 2020 to October 17, 2020 (Released)

January 17, 2021 (Released)

March 10, 2021 (Released)

MIT Institute of Design Entrance Exam

October 2020 (Tentative)

April 2021 (Tentative)

April 2021 (Tentative)

NIFT Entrance Exam

November 2020 (Tentative)

January 2021 (Tentative)

End of May/June 2021 (Tentative)

NIIFT Mohali Entrance Exam

January 2021 (Tentative)

May 2021 (Tentative)

June 2021 (Tentative)

Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) Combined General Proficiency Test (GPT) and Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

October 2020 (October Cycle 2020)

Every Monday Until Further Notice (October Cycle 2020)

Few Days after the Exam (October Cycle 2020)

School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune

November 2020 (Tentative)

May 2021 (Tentative)

May 2021 (Tentative)

Also Read:List of Entrance Exams Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: Some of the exams have been delayed or postponed due to the nation-wide lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. Candidates are required to keep an eye on the developments and stay updated.

Top Design Colleges for Direct Admissions

Provided below are the names of colleges that offer admission to candidates on the basis of marks obtained in the last qualifying exam.

College NameLocation

Sage University

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Jaipur National University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

NIMS University

Nashik, Maharashtra

Mody University

Sikar, Rajasthan

Amity University

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Aditya College Of Design Studies ( ACDS Mumbai)

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh, Punjab

International School of Design (INSD)

Pune, Maharashtra

Apex University

Jaipur, Rajasthan
Anant National UniversityAhmedabad, Gujarat

Also Read: Features to be Considered Before Choosing a Design School

To take admission in any of the aforementioned institutes, just click on the links mentioned above and directly apply to the desired college. You can also just dial 1800-572-9877 or fill-up the Common Application Form. For any more queries, write to us in the QnA zone.

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