AIEED Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 30 Dec, 2020 12:10

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AIEED 2021 Exam Pattern

AIEED 2021 follows an exam pattern which not every exam has so the candidates must know it carefully so that they are able to complete the paper in the required time. This exam is conducted in three stages to filter the most number of candidates and choose the absolute best ones. Candidates will have to qualify in stage one in order to appear for stage two of the examination. The candidates who would be able to qualify both stage 1 and stage 2 would be able to appear for stage 3. The first two stages of the AIEED 2021 will be conducted online and stage 3 will be done through Skype.

Table of Contents
Highlights of AIEED 2021AIEED 2021 Detailed Exam Pattern
AIEED CAT Exam Pattern 2021AIEED Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction Exam Pattern 2021

Highlights of AIEED 2021

Some of the major highlights of AIEED 2021 exam pattern are as follows - 

Examination Mode


Total No. of Questions

GAT: 60 questions

CAT: 50 questions

Total Marks

500 marks

Total Duration of Examination

5.5 hours (330 minutes)

Nature of Sections

Three: General Aptitude Test (GAT); Creative Aptitude Test (CAT); Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction

Medium of PaperEnglish and Hindi

AIEED 2021 Detailed Exam Pattern

The AIEED 2021 exam is conducted for both Post Graduate and Undergraduate courses. This exam is conducted in three stages which includes GAT, CAT and interaction. The three stages of the examination have been explained here in the exact format that would be given in the exam pattern. Let us have a look at the exam pattern very quickly:

AIEED GAT Exam Pattern 2021

he first stage for the AIEED exam which all the candidates have to go through is the General Ability Test (GAT). If they qualify the first stage then only they can appear for the second stage. This exam is based on the online submission of videos or portfolios. The same must be submitted at least 7 days before the exam. There are three-time slots for GAT and the applicants must choose one of them:

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

General Aptitude Test (GAT)

Marks Allocated

Number of Questions

Time Allocated



2 Hours

AIEED CAT Exam Pattern 2021

This is the second stage of the AIEED 2021 which is conducted for the applicants who successfully clear the first stage. This exam is usually conducted within 3 days of the GAT or after three days from the date of GAT being held. The CAT exam is conducted in online mode within a given duration of 3 hours. There are three-time slots for CAT and the applicants must choose one of them, such as: 

  • 10 am - 1 pm

  • 2 pm - 5 pm

  • 6 pm - 9 pm

Creative Aptitude Test (CAT)

Marks Allocated

Number of Questions

Time Allocated



3 Hours

AIEED Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction Exam Pattern 2021

The candidates who are able to qualify both the level of examination would reach the final round. The final round is called interaction which means the candidates have to introduce themselves and meet the interviewer through Skype. 

Video, Portfolio and Personal Interaction

Marks Allocated

Number of Questions

Time Allocated



0.5 Hours

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Related Questions

What is the age criteria for AIEED exam?

-Anupam DodiyaUpdated on November 03, 2020 02:02 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No age restriction or criteria has been mentioned on the official website of AIEED. Candidate of any age can register and sit for the AIEED exam. Also, check out the top design colleges in India.

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