PEARL ACADEMY DESIGN SCHOOL
CRITERIA OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM
The Admission to Design courses of Pearl Academy happen through a 3 stage process:
- CRACKING THE ENTRANCE TEST- DAT/GPT
- PERSONAL INTERVIEW
- PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT
Aspirants can prepare for Pearl Academy entrance exam by keeping the below mentioned pointers in mind which we have formulated by going through past years’ Pearl Academy entrance exam question papers.
SYLLABUS FOR PEARL ACADEMY GENERAL PROFICIENCY TEST (GPT)
Aspirants can prepare subjects/topics mentioned below to perform well for this entrance exam conducted by Pearl Academy:
- English language (comprehension, vocabulary and expression)
- Language Ability
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Ability
- Data Interpretation
- Basic Mathematics
SYLLABUS FOR PEARL ACADEMY DESIGN PROFICIENCY TEST (DPT)
In this part of Pearl Academy admission process aspirants are evaluated on the basis of their creative aptitude, drawing ability, observation power, imagination, sensitivity to environment as well as their communication skills.
PEARL ACADEMY PERSONAL INTERVIEW/STUDIO TEST / PORTFOLIO
In the personal interview round of Pearl Academy admissions candidates need to carry their portfolio on the basis of which they are evaluated. Aspirants seeking admission in design stream courses are also tested on how well they can handle different materials and so they need to appear for a Studio Test as well.
In personal interviews conducted by Pearl Academy, aspirants are evaluated on the below mentioned criteria:
- Career Focus
- Maturity & Confidence
- General Awareness, Creative and Lateral Thinking
- Logical Reasoning/Ability to Analyse
- Intellectual/Creative Ability
- Portfolio evaluation
- Material Handling Skills (for Design streams)
SRISHTI DESIGN SCHOOL
UG & PDP Programs Offered At SRISHTI
At the UG level Srishti offers 2 levels of programs:
Level 1 – Foundation Studies:
At Srishti, a student will have to go through a two year Foundation Studies program before being allowed into a 2.5 year specialization in the program of his / her choice. The 2-year Srishti Foundation Studies Program exposes students to a holistic, heuristic and creative learning process that concentrates on the building of basic technical and conceptual skills in art, design and technology.
Level 2 – Professional Diploma Program (Graduate Program):
Srishti’s 2 ½ year Professional Diploma Program follows the 2 year foundation program at Srishti or an equivalent course elsewhere.
Foundation Studies Program
Admission to Srishti’s Foundation Studies program is on the basis of a Written Entrance Test. Based on the result of the written test, candidates are shortlisted and called for the interview and portfolio review.
Professional Diploma Program
Entry to the Professional Diploma Program can be in either of 2 ways:
Direct entry as a Graduate from any discipline (with interest in Art & Design)
Course transfer students who have completed 2 years of Foundation studies from another institute in Art, Design or Architecture Course transfer students who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in any field and wish to change their line of profession to Art & Design may also apply.
For those who meet the qualification criteria, admission to Srishti’s Professional Diploma Program is on the basis of a portfolio review and interview.
Candidates must have passed the CBSE/ISC/IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.
Lateral entry into the programme (fashion design/communication design/interior architecture & design) is possible for students who have successfully completed the previous year(s) of their design degree/diploma programme from a nationally or internationally recognized Design Institute.
When to start the application process?
The application process for the new admissions cycle begin in the month of September every year.
ENTRANCE EXAM PATTERN
Candidates will be evaluated through the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT). This will be followed by a personal interview, which includes individual portfolio assessment.
What is iDAT for IIAD?
iDAT is a 200 marks, two hours and thirty minutes test, mandatory for all applicants.
The test consists of two sections:-
- Section A on Logical Reasoning
- Section B on Creative Thinking and Problem Solving.
This test evaluates the candidate’s aptitude for drawing, design ability, the power of observation/representation, creativity, imagination, lateral thinking and writing skills. It further gauges student’s environmental awareness through visual and textual questioning.
Portfolio Evaluation + Personal Interview
Personally developed portfolio is mandatory and this would be evaluated during Personal Interview. The body of work can include drawings, paintings, collages, needle-work, three dimensional work, digital design, web design, sculpture etc.
Personal interview will focus upon applicants’ maturity, confidence, awareness, personal goals, intellectual ability and communication skills. The Interview will be conducted after the candidate completes the iDAT.
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