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IICD 2023 Admission Process for BDes and MDes: Dates (Out), Eligibility, Registration, Result & Selection Process

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeeUpdated On: November 11, 2022 05:39 pm IST

IICD Exam offers BDes and MDes admission at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design. Here are some details about IICD 2023 Admission Process for BDes and MDes!

IICD 2023 Admission Process

The Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, which is commonly known by its abbreviation IICD, is among the leading design colleges of India. It is affiliated to the University of Rajasthan and offers courses of design at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The courses of Bachelor of Design (BDes), Master of Vocational Education (MVoc), and Master of Design (MDes) are also offered at IICD.

Admission to any programme of IICD is provided through the entrance exam that is conducted by the institute. The exam schedule has been released online. The registration is being held from October 21, 2022 to January 21, 2023. The direct link to apply for IICS Admissions is provided below. The admit card will be released on January 27, 2023 and the entrance exam will be held on February 12, 2023.

IICD Application Form 2023 Direct Link (Activated)

This article provides all the information regarding IICD admissions 2023. Students who are interested in pursuing a course in the field and aspire to make a career in design will find all the details of the admission process of Indian Institute of Crafts and Design here.

IICD Admissions 2023: Highlights

It is important for all candidates looking forward to taking admission to the courses of IICD to know the admission process followed by the institute. The table given below provides the basic details of Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD) admissions.



Name of the Institute

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design

Short form of the Institute


Level of Courses Offered

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Degree Provided

BDes, MDes, and integrated MVoc

Mode of Courses

Regular, Full-Time

Admission Process

Online Written Test, SOP & Portfolio Submission, Interview

Name of the Exam

IICD Entrance Test

Mode of the Exam


Frequency of the Exam

Twice a Year

IICD Important Dates 2023

Staying updated with the important dates of IICD Entrance Exam 2023 is mandatory for all interested applicants. Candidates can find the exam dates of the IICD Entrance Exam 2023 in the table given below.


Important Dates

Commencement of the IICD Application Process

October 21, 2022

Last Date for the Submission of the IICD Application Form

January 21, 2023

Release of Admit Card

January 27, 2023

Entrance Exam

February 12, 2023

Declaration of Results

February 27, 2023

 Fee Submission 

April 3 to May 1, 2023

Commencement of Classes

July 2023

IICD Eligibility Criteria 2023

The eligibility criteria for all the courses of IICD have been explained in detail below. All the interested students must check the eligibility criteria for each programme before submitting their application forms. The institute is quite strict about its conditions of eligibility and does not consider any student for admission if he/ she does not qualify all the prerequisites.

IICD BDes Eligibility Criteria 2023

  • In order to qualify the BDes eligibility criteria at IICD, the candidates must have completed their education up to the higher secondary level or class 12th.
  • The school from which the student obtains his/ her class 12th degree must be affiliated to any recognised state or central board of education like the ISC, the CBSE, etc.
  • It is essential that the candidate receives at least 45 to 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the 10 + 2 degree.
  • The student must have scored passing marks in all the subjects that he/ she has at the 10 + 2 level. Anyone with a back or a compartment exam that is yet to be cleared will not be accepted for admission.
  • Students from all streams and disciplines can apply for admission to BDes at IICD.

IICD MDes Eligibility Criteria 2023

  • The eligibility criteria for MDes at IICD entail the candidate to have completed his/ her education up to the undergraduate level.
  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in either design or architecture. Those who have pursued graduation in any other stream will have to apply for the 3 year long MDes programme offered at IICD.
  • The university or college from which the student obtains his/ her bachelor’s degree must be recognised and approved by the UGC (University Grants Commission).
  • It is mandatory that the candidate secures passing marks in all the exams that he/ she undertakes in graduation.
  • The aggregate score of the applicant in the qualifying degree must not be less than 50 per cent.

IICD MVoc Eligibility Criteria 2023

  • IICD offers an integrated course of MVoc to interested students. The MVoc eligibility criteria at IICD require the candidate to have completed his/ her higher secondary education in the regular mode.
  • The student must have completed class 12th from a school that functions under a recognised central or state board of education.
  • The aggregate marks of the applicant in class 12th board examinations must be at least 45 to 50 per cent.
  • It is important for the applicant to have received passing marks in the exams of all the subjects that he/ she has at the 10 + 2 level.
  • No restriction regarding the stream is enforced and students from all disciplines can apply for admission.

IICD Application Process 2023

Completing the application process of IICD properly is extremely important because even a minute detail might lead to the cancellation of the form. The steps to apply for IICD Entrance Exam 2023 have been enumerated below. All candidates looking forward to applying to IICD for admission to the academic cycle of 2023- 2023 must check these points and ensure the successful submission of their application forms.

  1. Visit the official website of Indian Institute of Crafts and Design.
  2. Find the option of applying for admission on the home page.
  3. Register yourself as a new user by entering some basic details.
  4. Verify the email address that you have entered while registering.
  5. Fill all the personal information that is asked for in the form. This will include your name, date of birth, gender, address, etc.
  6. Proceed to enter the academic details that are further asked in the application.
  7. Make sure that all the details entered by you are correct and valid.
  8. Upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and other documents.
  9. Select the preference of exam centre and specialisation.
  10. Check if you have filled out the entire form and entered all the correct information.
  11. Make the payment for the application form through an online payment mode like a debit card, a credit card, or net banking.
  12. Take a printout of the receipt and application form.

Also Read:Top Design Colleges in North India: Fees, Courses, Admission Process

IICD Application Fee 2023

Candidates are required to pay a certain amount of application fee while filling their IICD forms. The application process is not considered to be complete until the fee is paid. The application fee of IICD Entrance Exam has been given below.


Application Fee

Candidates of India

Rs. 1,750

NRI Candidates

Rs. 3,500

IICD Entrance Exam Centres 2023

IICD Entrance Exam 2023 is being held through a remote proctored mode from the comfort of the home of an individual. Earlier when the exam was conducted offline, there were numerous exam centres of IICD spread all across the nation. The list of all exam centres of IICD Entrance Exam has been provided below. The students planning to appear for the exam will have to select the exam centre as per their preference. They can give up to three preferences for their IICD Entrance Exam centre.

  • Delhi
  • Bhopal
  • Guwahati
  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Chandigarh
  • Hyderabad
  • Lucknow
  • Jammu
  • Raipur
  • Jaipur
  • Patna
  • Kolkata
  • Udaipur

IICD Entrance Exam Pattern 2023

This section provides information about the exam pattern of IICD Entrance Exam. All the students appearing for the exam can check the type of questions asked in each section so that they can enhance their preparation.

General Awareness, Creativity and Perception Test

In this test, the abilities and interests of students are evaluated.

  • It is an objective test and comprises multiple choice type questions (MCQs).
  • Students are tested on things such as their observation skills, estimation of sizes and proportions, general awareness, and synthesis and visual interpretation.
  • Skills of handling material
  • Intelligent use of materials
  • Ability to provide several solutions to a given problem with a written description
  • Conceptualizing and realising a 3-dimensional form
  • Thinking capacity and expansion of ideas
  • Observation strategy
  • Creating solutions based on a plan and strategy

SOP & Portfolio Submission

The skills analysed through the submission of SOP & Portfolio are as follows:

  • Creative skills
  • Innovate approach
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Drawing, sketching, painting skills
  • Visualisation abilities
  • Eye to details
  • Uniqueness

Personal Interview

The round of personal interview will be conducted for evaluating the individual personality of the prospective candidates. They will be asked questions and judged on the following:

  • Intelligence quotient (IQ)
  • Aptitude to crafts
  • General Awareness about Crafts and Design
  • Communication Ability
  • Overall personal achievements and accomplishments in academics and co-curricular activities.

It is advisable that students keep their portfolios ready for the personal interview round. It will help the interviewers to get a better understanding of their capabilities and creativity.

IICD Selection Process 2023

The selection process of the Indian Institute of Craft and Design is based on the IICD Entrance Test. The applicants will have to give a written test, submit SOP & Portfolio and then appear for a Personal Interview. The selection of candidates for the courses they apply will be done on the basis of their performance in all the selection rounds. The weightage allocated to each round has been explained in the table given below.



Online Written Test

30 per cent

Portfolio Submission

50 per cent

Personal Interview

20 per cent

Also Read:Private Colleges in India Offering Scholarship for Design Admission: Eligibility & Benefits

IICD Admit Card 2023

The admit card for IICD Admissions 2023 is released through online mode. Candidates are sent the IICD Admit Card 2023 on the registered e-mail address and they are required to download it in order to sit for the exam. All aspirants must submit the admit card along with the filled-in question paper and portfolio online. The details mentioned on the hall ticket of IICD are as follows:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Application Number of the Candidates

  • Candidate’s Roll Number

  • Exam Day Instructions

  • Exam Date

  • Exam Time

IICD Result 2023

The result of IICD is released on the official website of the institute. In order to check their respective performances, candidates are required to click on the 'Result' link mentioned on the homepage. IICD generates a list with the names of shortlisted candidates for admission to Indian Institute of Crafts and Design. The institute also sends the IICD Result 2023 on the registered e-mail id along with an admission letter to the selected candidates.

IICD Seat Intake 2023

The table given below provides the seat intake and duration of each course at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design.

Name of the Course

Duration of the Course

Total Semesters

Seat Intake


4 Years (1 + 3)

8 Semesters



5 Years (1 + 3 + 1)

10 Semesters


MDes (2 years)

2 Years

4 Semesters


MDes (3 years)

3 Years (2 + 1)

6 Semesters


Other Top Design Colleges in India

Some of the other top Design Colleges in India that a candidate can consider other than the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IIDC) are mentioned underneath. You can click on the links to directly apply for admission. You can also fill-up the Common Application Form or dial the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) to take free assistance. 



International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD-Vashi)

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD)

Bangalore, Karnataka

Pearl Academy

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

MIT ADTU - MIT Art Design and Technology University

Pune, Maharashtra

Koshys Animation & Media School (KAMS)

Bangalore, Karnataka

Centre for Design Excellence (CODE)

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Sage University

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

ARCH Academy of Design

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Indian Institute of Art and Design

New Delhi, Delhi

Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Also Read :List of Top 10 Design Colleges in India

The Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IIDC) comes under the best design colleges not only in north India but has also made a place for itself in the best colleges that are recognised nationwide. Interested students who are seeking admission in a design college, can just dial the student helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) and take assistance to our admission experts. Candidates who have any doubts or queries can write to the QnA Portal of CollegeDekho!

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