SEED 2018 - Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) will conduct Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) 2018 on May 5 for offering admissions to four major design programmes- Communication Design, Fashion Communication, Industrial Design and Fashion Design. A total of 207 (180 for Indian students) seats will be allocated to qualified candidates on the basis of score obtained in SEED 2018. Admissions will be solely on merit basis. Eligible and qualified test-takers will be offered seats in different undergraduate design programmes as per their performance in the entrance test, i.e. SEED 2018. The institute will also conduct a studio test and personal interaction for these candidates. Online registration has been commenced from January 29, 2018 onwards. Interested students can fill the SEED application form 2018 till April 14. Aspirants can check complete details about SEED 2018 including important dates, programmes offered, application form, admit card, seat matrix, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centres, and more on this page.
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SEED 2018- An Overview
Exam name – Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design
Commonly known as – SEED
Exam type – Undergraduate (UG)
Seat Intake – 207 (Indian + international)
Conducting Body – Symbiosis Institute of Design
Symbiosis Institute of Design will offer four years’ undergraduate degree programme, Bachelor of Design (B.Des), in below mentioned eight specializations-
1. Graphic Design (GD)
2. Video Film Design (VFD)
3. Animation Film Design (AFD)
4. User Experience Design (UED)
5. Product Design (PD)
6. Interior Space Design (ISD)
7. Fashion Design (FD)
8. Fashion Communication (FC)
Aspirants can check all important dates of SET Design 2018 in the table given below:
Online registration begins
January 29, 2018
SET Design 2018 online registration and payment deadline
April 14, 2018
Availability of SEED 2018 admit card
April 21 to May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018
Last date for online application to SID
May 11, 2018
Result declaration of SET Design 2018
May 14, 2018
Shortlisting of candidates for Studio Test
May 18, 2018
Conduct of Studio Test and Personal Interaction at SID Pune
May 28 to June 1, 2018
Declaration of first SEED 2018 merit list
June 4, 2018
Registration period for first merit list candidates
June 5 to 11, 2018
Deadline for registration to programme
June 25, 2018
Commencement of session
July 2, 2018
Detailed eligibility criteria of SEED 2018 can be checked below:
Candidates must have passed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent or 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the final examination (45% for ST/SC).
Candidates must have creative aptitude and skills required for pursuing design education along with adaptability to the professional situations.
Those having relevant portfolio will be preferred by Symbiosis Institute of Design.
Application form of SET Design 2018 is available from January 29 to April 14 in online mode. The application fee is Rs.1750/-. It can be paid via credit card/net banking/Indian Bank net banking/cash/demand draft.
Candidates will be required to register online first. They will have to upload their latest scanned photograph as well. They are required to pay the non-refundable SET Design 2018 application fee.
SEED 2018 will be held across a total of 85 cities in India. Candidates will have to choose one SET Design 2018 exam centre from the below given list-
Some of the SEED 2018 Test Cities are as follows-
Admit card of SET Design 2018 will be available for download from April 21 to May 5. Along with the SEED 2018 admit card, they will have to bring any one of the below mentioned photo identity proofs with them to the test centre on exam day:
Voter ID card
Aadhaar card (UID)
Credit card with photograph
College/Institute identity card
Test-takers will have to make sure that their latest passport-sized coloured photograph is pasted on the SEED 2018 admit card at the correct place. This authenticated admit card should be kept for further selection processes.
Exam pattern of SET Design 2018 comprises details about the design aptitude test such as total number of questions, maximum marks, marking scheme, and more. The question paper will include a total of 150 objective questions having multiple options. The maximum marks will be 150. No marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
The SEED 2018 will evaluate the candidates on various parameters like general design awareness, creative thinking abilities, color, geometry, visual observations, awareness about Indian culture, craft & traditions, etc.
SEED Syllabus 2018
Questions in the entrance exam will be asked from the topics mentioned in SET Design 2018 syllabus.
Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning Abilities
Ability to read and see objects and information beyond obvious details, make comparisons, make connections, form opinions, draw meanings & conclusions. Analyze your observations, express your point of view and present in a systematic manner
Art, Craft, Culture, Design and Environment
General awareness of Craft, Culture, Art, Design and Environment in Indian and global context - Various topics and sub-topics, issues & concerns, influences, people, material, tools, techniques, period, and contemporary trends
Understanding and visualization of simple and complex 2D & 3D geometric shapes, their manipulations and spatial relationships through representations in pictorial and geometric forms
Application of Basic Knowledge of Science and Mathematics
Observing applications of basic principles of science and mathematics learned up to standard 10th in the day-to-day activities & objects and finding the interesting relevance
Creative and Problem Solving Abilities
Ability to visualize and relate images. Ability to identify a problem and provide solutions
Symbiosis Institute of Design will declare SET Design 2018 result on May 14 for candidates, who took the entrance test on May 5. Further, selection processes (studio test and personal interaction) for qualified candidates will be conducted after SEED 2018 result announcement. Score card of SEED 2018 will be available in online mode for a period of one month from the date of SEED result declaration.
The first merit list of SEED 2018 will be available for candidates on June 4. Candidates, whose name will be displayed in the SET Design merit list 2018, can register from June 5 onwards. A total of 207 seats will be allocated to the qualified candidates across eight design specializations on merit basis, which will be prepared on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam.
SEED 2018 Seat Matrix
User Experience Design
Animation Film Design
Video Film Design
Interior Space Design
Candidates can check below seat reservation criteria that will be followed while allocating seats to qualified candidates of SEED 2018.
SID Design Seat Reservation 2018
Within the sanctioned intake
Differently abled (DA)
Over and above sanctioned intake
SEED Selection Procedure 2018
Admissions will be given across various B.Des programmes in the following manner to qualified candidates of SEED 2018-
Level 1: Candidates have to appear for SEED 2018. Qualified ones will be eligible to appear for studio test and personal interaction. Shortlisting for admissions will be done only on the basis of preference 1 selected during registration.
Level 2: The Institute will conduct studio test and personal interaction at its Pune campus from May 28 to June 1.
Final selection of candidates will be done on the basis of candidates’ cumulative performance in SEED 2018, studio test and personal interaction.
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
S.No. 231/3A-4, Viman Nagar,
Pune 411 014.
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