Preparation Tips To Crack The IICD Entrance Exam

By Sashikanth

The Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD) exam, one of the popular entrance examinations in India, is conducted for admission to design courses. IICD was set-up by the Government of Rajasthan with the aim to develop skilled human resources for the craft sector.

Every year, the IICD entrance examination is conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which are recognised by Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ). The IICD entrance exam (part-A) is all set to be held on Apr 15, 2018. Let's explore all about the exam!

IICD Courses Offered

  • BDes in crafts & design (4 years) - hard material design, fired material design, soft material design and fashion design
  • MDes in crafts & design (2 years) - hard material specialisation, fired material specialisation and soft material specialisation

Tips To Crack The IICD Exam 2018


    IICD Exam Pattern

    The selection process involves two written tests and one personal interview. Candidates who clear the part-A written test will be called for the next level of the admission process; part-B and interview. The weightage for each section is given below.


    Duration Weightage Part-A - General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test 3 hours


    Part-B - Material, Color & Conceptual Test 3 hours

    45% Personal Interview 20% Total 100%

    IICD Assessment

    Part-A of the entrance exam will test candidates on general awareness, observation skills, visual interpretation and estimation of size and proportion of materials, etc.

    Part-B assesses a range of the candidate's abilities. One has to be efficient while using materials besides being strong in conceptualisation and realisation of a three-dimensional form. Other skills tested are observation skills, thinking and expanding of ideas and creating solutions based on a plan and strategy. They need to give multiple solutions for a given problem with written descriptions.

    The interview round tests the candidate on communication skills, general awareness about crafts and design, IQ, personal achievements and extracurricular activities.

    Tips To Crack The IICD Exam 2018

    Tips To Crack The IICD Entrance Exam

    • The IICD exam is all about assessing the creativity in you besides evaluating your thinking abilities in craft development.
    • Follow the newspaper daily and take notes related to craft and design.
    • Give cornerstone to the General Awareness in part-A. Buy a good general awareness book and read it meticulously.
    • Develop a good level of general knowledge and awareness on contemporary issues through newspaper editorials.
    • Try to be unique while dealing with the creativity section in part-A.
    • Fair well during the Perception Test, which will also help you in other rounds of the selection process, such as part-B and the interview.
    • Inclination towards learning and exploring new applications is required to score well in the exam. Hone them!
    • The personality round is all about you. So try to figure out everything about yourself. It is advised to take a SWOT analysis.

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