SEED 2024: SEED Shortlist PRPI (OUT), Results (OUT), PRPI Schedule & Latest Updates

Updated By Aarushi Jain on 30 Jan, 2024 10:39

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About SEED 2024

SEED 2024: The SEED 2024 shortlist is now available on the official website: candidates can book their SEED PR PI slots from January 30 to February 5. The SEED 2024 results were announced on January 24, and candidates can download them from using their Symbiosis SEED login details - BDes ID and Password. The final merit list for SEED 2024 admission to the B.Des program will be compiled based on the cumulative performance in the Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PR PI Task).

The SEED exam duration was 1 hour or 60 minutes between 10 am and 4 pm, depending on the time slot allotted to the candidates. The SEED exam was held in an online, remote-proctored mode. Candidates were required to answer 60 questions within one hour. The SEED Question Paper included MCQs, Match the Columns, Fill in the Blanks, image-based, and comprehension-based questions.

Candidates were allowed to attempt the SEED 2024 mock test (online) on January 11 and 12, 2024 to get acquainted with the SEED exam pattern. The SEED 2024 admit cards were released on January 6 onwards till January 14, 2024. The application window for SEED 2024 closed on December 31, 2023, after opening on August 26, 2023.

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What is SEED?

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) is a design aptitude test for granting admissions to the BDes programmes offered at different campuses of Symbiosis. SEED is conducted by the Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID).  The students must note that admission to BDes courses offered at Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture, and Design (SSPAD), Nagpur is done through the SEED exam from 2019 onwards. SEED was earlier referred to as SET for Design. The SEED entrance exam focuses on evaluating candidates on different parameters such as colour, visual observations, geometry, general design awareness, creative thinking abilities, and awareness of Indian culture, craft, traditions, etc.

Graphic Design (GD), Video Film Design (VFD), Animation Film Design (AFD), User Experience Design (UED), Product Design (PD), Interior Space Design (ISD), Fashion Design (FD), and Fashion Communication (FC) were among the specialisations available in the Bachelor of Design (BDes) programme.

SEED 2024 Important Dates

If you are planning to take the SEED 2024 exam for admission to B.Des courses at SID Pune and SSPAD, Nagpur, then you should know the important dates related to the exam, application process, results, and so on. Every year, the SEED exam is conducted around January and results are declared within a few weeks of the exam. The SEED exam registration usually begins in late August or September. Here is an outline for the SEED 2024 important dates:

ActivityDate / Period
Online Registration at beginsAugust 26th 2023, Saturday
Last date for online registration and payment for SEED and SID

December 25th, 2023, Thursday

New Extended Date: December 31, 2023, Sunday

SEED Admit Card

From: January 6, 2024

To: January 14, 2024, Sunday

SEED Mock TestJanuary 11-12, 2024, Thursday & Friday
Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED)January 14, 2024, Sunday (Concluded)
Declaration of SEED resultJanuary 24, 2024, Wednesday (Tentative)
Declaration of SEED Shortlist for PRPIJanuary 30, 2024, Tuesday
Slot Booking for Personal InteractionFrom: January 30 , 2024, Tuesday
To: February 5 , 2024, Monday
Portfolio upload start dateMarch 28, 2024, Thursday
PRPI Admit CardMarch 18, 2024, Monday
Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI) Phase 1From: March 29, 2024, Friday
To: March 31, 2024, Sunday
Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI) Phase 2From: April 5, 2024, Friday
To: April 7, 2024, Sunday
Declaration of First Merit ListApril 18, 2024, Thursday
Period for fee payment and online registration for the programme for the First Merit List CandidatesFrom: April 18, 2024, Thursday
To: April 30, 2024, Tuesday
Commencement of the Programme (Tentative)July 2024

Note: Students on the waiting list would be considered for temporary admission in the order of merit based on openings available after April 30, 2024.

SEED 2024 Exam Highlights

The table given below provides a basic overview of the SEED 2024 exam:



Exam Name

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED)

Conducting Institute

Symbiosis Institute of Design 

Exam Level


Exam Frequency


Exam Mode

Online (Proctored)

Exam Purpose

Admission to BDes programmes in Graphic Design, Video Film Design, Animation Film Design, User Experience Design, Product Design, Interior Space Design, Fashion Design, and Fashion Communication. 

Exam Duration

60 minutes

SEED Exam Pattern


Exam Fees

INR 2,950

No. of Test Cities

80-85 cities across the country

Exam Helpdesk Number

020-26557210 / 203 / 200

Official Website 

SEED 2024 Conducting Body

The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune is the conducting body of the Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED). SID Pune is a part of the Symbiosis International University (SIU) and caters solely to the bachelor level programmes in the field of design. The institute offers all the leading specialisations in design under the degree of Bachelor of Design (BDes).

SEED Application Form 2024

The Symbiosis Institute of Design B.Design registrations have begun for SEED 2024 on August 26, 2023. The application form is available at the official website of SID Pune @ The application is for admission to SID's B.Des programme and participating colleges. The application process for SEED 2024 is outlined here. The last date to fill out the SEED application form was November 20, 2023, and extended till December 31, 2023. 

Here are the steps for completing the SEED 2024 application form:

  • Get Registered: To register, fill out the registration form with information such as your email address and phone number. An applicant account will be generated upon successful registration.
  • Fill Out the Application Form: Fill in your personal, academic, and contact information in this phase. Select your preferred Test Centre as well.
  • Pay the Application Fee: Once the application cost has been verified, pay the exam fee of INR 2,950. The fee must be paid online using net banking, credit or debit card.

SEED Eligibility Criteria 2024

The candidates must fulfil the desired SEED 2024 eligibility criteria as released by Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) for admission to design programs offered by it. The SEED eligibility criteria for the candidates are mentioned below: 

  • Must have completed Class 12 (from any stream like Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.) or equivalent examination from a recognized board (Or)
  • Passed 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).

The appearing candidates for their final exams in the 10+2 or 10+3 diploma programs exam pattern are also eligible to appear for the SEED 2024 entrance examination with a condition that their final exam results should be declared latest by June of the admission year.

Note: Any applicant who fails his/her Class 12 test but then appears for and passes the immediate compartmental examination conducted the same year in their first try is eligible for temporary admissions to SID.

SEED Admit Card 2024

The Symbiosis Institute of Design will release the SEED admit card 2024 on its official website. The admit card or the hall ticket is a mandatory document that the students would have to carry to appear in the SEED entrance examination. They would also need to produce the same while taking the SEED exam. The admit card of SEED will be issued to only those candidates who have filled out the application process successfully in time. The SEED 2024 admit card will have basic details like the candidate's name, roll number, date and time of the SEED 2024 exam, and complete address of the allotted exam centre. The students must download the admit card during the mentioned date to avoid any last-minute hassles. 

How to Download the SEED Admit Card 2024

  • Click on the link to download the admit card.
  • A login window will appear.
  • Now enter your SEED ID and password.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen when you log in.
  • Print the admit card after downloading it.

SEED 2024 Admission Process

Admission to the Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) B.Des programme will be done in the following order:

  • Apply for SEED 2024: Candidates who satisfy the qualifying requirements must complete the form before the deadline. The candidate must register, fill out all necessary information, upload documents, and pay the application fee as part of the application procedure.
  • Get the Admit Card: Candidates who have successfully registered can get their admit cards from the SID admission portal. On exam day, bring the admission card and a valid picture ID to the exam centre. The admission card will include information such as the candidate's roll number, the day and time of the test, and exam guidelines.
  • Attend the SEED 2024 Exam: The admission test will be held online, in a remote-proctored format, and will consist of objective-type questions. 
  • Shortlisting: Candidates will be shortlisted for the SEED, Portfolio Review, PRPI Task, and Personal Interaction rounds based on the results of the SEED written test. The candidate will be required to upload a portfolio and PRPI task, as part of the SEED 2024 selection process.
  • Result Announcement: The result-cum-final merit list will be generated by weighting the SEED, Portfolio Review, PRPI Task, and Personal Interaction rounds.  
  • Counselling and Seat Allotment: Seats will be assigned depending on the candidate's SEED 2024 merit rank. Candidates who have been assigned a seat must pay the seat acceptance fee and confirm their admittance. The allocation will be cancelled if payment is not made. 

SEED Syllabus 2024

The SEED 2024 entrance exam will last 60 minutes and will consist of 60 multiple-choice questions. Each question will be worth one point. The exam will be administered offline at various examination centres across India. The following is the SEED 2024 entrance test syllabus:

  • Visualization: You will be tested on your ability to visualise basic and complicated 2D and 3D geometric shapes in this part. You will be asked to identify forms, their qualities, and how they relate to one another.
  • Application of Basic Knowledge of Science and Mathematics: This part will assess your understanding of fundamental scientific and mathematics topics such as geometry, trigonometry, and physics. These notions will be used to address difficulties.
  • Observational, Perceptual, and Reasoning Abilities: This part will assess your ability to observe, perceive, and reason. You will be required to recognise patterns, draw conclusions, and solve issues.
  • Creative and Problem-Solving Abilities: This part will assess your ability to think creatively and solve difficulties. You will be asked to come up with ideas, solve problems, and explain your rationale.
  • Art, Craft, Culture, Design, and Environment: You will be tested on your knowledge of art, craft, culture, design, and the environment in this area. Different art forms, crafts, civilizations, and design components will be identified and described.

Note: The SEED 2024 syllabus is based on the 10+2 curriculum. The exam, on the other hand, is intended to assess students' aptitude for design education. As a result, the syllabus covers several topics not covered in the 10+2 curriculum.

SEED Exam Pattern 2024

The SEED 2024 exam will be delivered by computer-based testing (CBT). According to the official website, the exam will last 60 minutes and include 60 questions. The SEED 2024 test will have multiple-choice questions (MCQs), with each right answer will be given 2 marks. There will be no negative marking for wrong responses. SEED 2024 requires a minimum of 70% to qualify. The SEED 2024 exam will be divided into two sections:

  • Section I: Visualization (20 questions)
  • Section II: Aptitude (40 questions)

Question Type

Total Number of Questions




60 minutes

The SEED 2024 paper will include questions on Visual Sensitivity and Judgement, Observational, Perceptual, and Reasoning skills, Problem-Solving, Basic Logic of Science and Mathematics, Art, Craft, Culture, Design and Environment. The students must check the SEED Exam Pattern 2024 before appearing for the exam.

SEED Mock Test 2024

The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) will start conducting the SEED mock test 2024 in January. The SEED 2023 Mock Test was conducted on January 12 and January 13, 2023. The time for the SEED online mock test was between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thus, for the upcoming SEED 2024 exam, candidates are encouraged to appear for the SEED mock test 2024 as it is very beneficial for them to perform well in the SEED entrance test 2024. The SEED 2024 mock test is expected to be conducted in January before the SEED 2024 exam date.

The mock tests are conducted for the students who have successfully completed their application process in online mode and can be taken by the candidate to prepare for the exam. The purpose of conducting Mock Tests is to make students familiar with the examination pattern and time management. 

SEED 2024 Preparation Tips

The SEED exam is a competitive test, thus candidates must study thoroughly. Here are some SEED 2024 preparation tips:

  • Make a Study Plan: The first stage is to create a study plan that takes the curriculum, your skills and limitations, and the amount of time you have available into consideration. Make sure to give adequate time for each portion of the test, as well as sufficient time for revision.
  • Refer to Exam Format and Syllabus: The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) website has the exam format and syllabus. Check that you understand the exam format and the subjects that will be addressed.
  • Get the Top Design Aptitude Test Books: The market is flooded with design aptitude test books. Choose one that is well-written and covers the SEED 2024 exam syllabus.
  • Solve Sample Papers and Take Mock Exams: Practising with sample papers and mock tests is an excellent strategy to prepare for the real exam. This will help you become acquainted with the exam's format and the types of questions that will be asked.
  • Improve Your Time Management Skills: Because the SEED test is timed, you must be able to manage your time properly. To strengthen your time management skills, practice answering problems under time constraints.
  • Work on Your Problem-Solving Skills: The SEED 2024 exam will put your problem-solving abilities to the test, particularly in the Mathematics and Science portions. To strengthen your problem-solving abilities, solve puzzles from these categories.

SEED Results 2024

The Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) will publish the inaugural SEED 2024 merit list in the final week of April 2024 and the merit will be calculated using the following criteria:

  • SEED Scores
  • Portfolio Review
  • PRPI Task
  • Personal Interaction

The SEED 2024 results written test will be announced by the Symbiosis Institute of Design in the last week of January 2024. The results will be available online at the institute's entrance portal. Log in with your established user ID and password to view the written exam results. The written test result was used to narrow down candidates for the Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI) phase.

Important Dates

SEED 2024 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 26 Aug to 31 Dec, 2023
Exam Date 14 Jan, 2024 (*Tentative)

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FAQs about SEED

What is the full form of SEED?

SEED stands for Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design. It is a national-level design aptitude exam administered by Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) to students seeking admission to BDes programmes at its campuses.

Who is the conducting body of SEED?

The conducting body of SEED is the Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID Pune).

Is SEED 2021 cancelled?

Yes, SEED 2021 is cancelled in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Candidates will be shortlisted through portfolio review and personal interaction.

How many times is SEED conducted in a year?

SEED, which stands for Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design, is held once a year. The test is often held in January. Symbiosis International University will publish the precise date of the test in due course. The exam is administered by computer-based testing (CBT) and is divided into two sections: Visualisation and Aptitude.

Until when can I apply for SEED?

The SEED 2024 application date is tentatively set for the first week of January 2024. Symbiosis International University will disclose the precise date in due course. SEED applications are only accepted online. Candidates must apply online via the SEED website. The SEED application cost is INR 2,500 for General/EWS/OBC-NCL applicants and INR 1,250 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

Which courses are offered through SEED?

The courses that are offered through the SEED 2024 exam are as follows:
- BDes (Hons.) in Design at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune
- BDes (Hons.) in Design at Symbiosis Centre for Design and Innovation (SCD), Nagpur

The BDes (Hons.) degree is a four-year undergraduate programme that provides a complete design curriculum. Visual communication, product design, interior design, and fashion design are among the themes covered in the syllabus.

In which language is SEED conducted?

SEED 2024 will be conducted in English only. The question paper will be available in both Hindi and English. However, candidates will have to answer the questions in English only.

Will SEED be conducted online or offline.

SEED 2024 will be held online and remotely proctored. The exam will be administered via a computer-based test (CBT) technology. The test will be available to candidates from any place with an internet connection.

What is the qualification for the SEED 2024 exam?

Candidates must have passed or sat in the 12th standard examination with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST/PwD) aggregate marks from a recognised board to be eligible to take SEED 2024. 

What is the fee for the SEED 2024 entrance exam?

SEED 2024 application fees are INR 2,500 for General/EWS/OBC-NCL applicants and INR 1,250 for SC/ST/PwD candidates. The application cost can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking through the SEED website. There is no reimbursement for the application cost.

What is the SEED 2024 exam for?

The SEED 2024 exam is an entrance exam for admission to the Bachelor of Design (BDes) programme at Symbiosis International University (SIU) member institutes. The exam is intended to assess the candidate's spatial acumen as well as drawing abilities. The exam is administered by computer-based testing (CBT) and is divided into two sections: Visualisation and Aptitude.

What are the subjects for the SEED exam?

The SEED syllabus covers topics like Visual Sensitivity and Judgement, Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning abilities, Problem-Solving, Basic knowledge of Logic of Science and Mathematics, Art, Craft and Culture, Design and Environment.

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Related Questions

When is the next SEED attempt?

-shariya fatimaUpdated on January 16, 2023 12:50 PM
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Vidhi Thakkar, Student / Alumni

Dear Student, the SEED (Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design) entrance examination was held online on January 15, 2023. It is expected to happen next in the academic year now.


Is it possible for a candidate to get admission in B.Des at Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune without SEED?

-DIPAK KUMAR GHOSHUpdated on August 23, 2021 01:21 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Symbiosis Institute of Design usually offers B.Des Admission through SEED scores. However, in 2020 and 2021 candidates were granted admission based on Online Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction Rounds. Students need to appear for the aforementioned admission processes in order to get admission in B.Des at Symbiosis Institute of Design. Without qualifying them, they cannot get admission to the institute.

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