SEED 2019
Khushboo Verma, 24 Jan 2019, #SET

SEED 2019 - Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) will conduct Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) on May 4, 2019 in the online mode. The SEED 2019 entrance exam offers admission to students to four major programmes- Communication Design, Fashion Communication, Industrial Design and Fashion Design. The online registration for SET 2019 began on January 24. Interested students can fill SEED 2019 online application form till April 15, 2019. The admit card for the SEED entrance exam will be released on April 20 to May 4, 2019. The SEED result 2019 will be declared on May 14.The qualified candidates in SEED 2019 have to appear for SID’s Studio Test and Personal Interaction. The Studio test and personal interaction will take place at SID, Pune campus on May 17. The final selection of candidates will be based on performance in the test, Studio Test and personal interaction. A total of 207 (180 for Indian students) seats will be allocated to qualified candidates on the basis of score obtained in SEED 2018. Aspirants can go through this article to gather complete information on SEED 2019, including important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern result and much more.
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SET Design 2019 Overview



Exam Name 

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design

Commonly known as 


Exam Type 

Undergraduate (UG)

Seat Intake 

207 (Indian + international)

Conducting Body 

Symbiosis Institute of Design

Exam Mode 


Question type 

Objective in nature 

Exam duration 

2.5 hours for each test

Official Website

SET Design Programmes Offered

Symbiosis Institute of Design offers 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)

SEED Important Dates 2019 

Aspirants can check the tentative dates of SEED 2019 in the table given below. 



Online registration begins

January 24, 2019

SET Design 2019 online registration and payment deadline

April 15,  2019 

Availability of SEED 2019 admit card

April 20 to May 4, 2019 

SEED 2019

May 4, 2019 

Result declaration of SEED 2019 

May 14, 2019 

Shortlisting of candidates for Studio Test

May 17,  2019 

Conduct of Studio Test and Personal\ Interaction at SID Pune

May 28- June 1, 2019 

Declaration of first SEED 2019 merit list

June 6, 2019 

Registration period for first merit list candidates

June 6 to June 11,  2019 

Deadline for registration to programme

June 23, 2019 

Commencement of session

July 2, 2019 

SEED Eligibility Criteria 2019 

Read below to know the detailed eligibility criteria of SET Design 2019:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 from any recognized board or government approved diploma 10+3 with minimum of 50% marks (45% for ST/SC).
  • Candidates must possess 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.

SEED Application Form 2019 

Application form of SEED 2019 is available in the online mode from January 24 to April 15. The application fee for SET Design is Rs.1750. It could be paid via credit card/net banking/Indian Bank net banking/cash/demand draft.

Candidates are required to register online first and also upload their latest scanned photograph as well. They are also required to pay the non-refundable SEED 2019 application fee.

SEED Admit Card 2019 

Candidates can download the admit card of SEED 2019 from  April 20 to May 4. Along with the SEED 2019 admit card, candidates will have to carry one of the following photo identity proofs to the examination centre. 

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving license
  • Aadhaar card (UID)
  • Credit card with photograph
  • College/Institute identity card

Test-takers have to ensure that their latest passport-sized coloured photograph is pasted on the SEED 2019 admit card at the correct place. This authenticated admit card should be kept safely till selection processes.

SEED Exam Pattern 2019 

Exam pattern of SET Design 2019 includes details about the design aptitude test, such as total number of questions, maximum marks, marking scheme, and more. The number of questions asked in the exam is 150 and the nature of the question is objective having four options. The maximum marks allotted is 150. No marks is deducted for wrong answers. Candidates who are appearing for SEED 2019 are evaluated on various parameters, such as general design awareness, creative thinking abilities, color, geometry, visual observations, awareness about Indian culture, craft & traditions. 

SEED Syllabus 2019

The questions in the entrance exam will be based on the topics mentioned in SET Design 2019 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

SEED Result 2019 

Symbiosis Institute of Design will declare SEED 2019 result on May 14. Further, selection processes (studio test and personal interaction) for qualified candidates will be conducted after SEED 2019 result announcement from May 28 to June 1. Score card of SEED 2018 will be available in online mode for a period of one month from the date of SEED result declaration.

SEED Merit List 2019 

The first merit list of SEED 2019 will be available for candidates on June 6. Candidates whose name will be displayed on the SET Design merit list 2019 can register from June 6 to June 11 onwards. A total of 207 seats will be allocated to the qualified candidates across eight design specializations on merit basis. The merit list will be prepared based on the performance of candidates in the entrance exam.

SEED 2019 Seat Intake 




Indian Students

International Students



Communication Design

Graphics Design

User Experience Design

Animation Film Design

Video Film Design





Industrial Design

Product Design

Interior Space Design





Fashion Design





Fashion Communication








SEED Seat Reservation 2019 

Candidates can check the table below to know the seat reservation criteria according to the category that will be followed while allocating seats to qualified candidates. 



Reservation %

Within the sanctioned intake








Differently abled (DA)


Over and above sanctioned intake


International students



Kashmiri Migrants

2 seats

SEED Selection Procedure 2019 

Admissions to qualified candidates to various B.Des programmes will be given in the following manner: 

Level 1: Candidates will have to appear for SEED 2019. Qualified ones will be eligible to appear for studio test and personal interaction. Shortlisting of candidates 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 lMay  28 to June 1 2019. 

Final selection of candidates will be done based on candidates’ cumulative performance in SEED 2019, studio test and personal interaction.

SEED Exam Centres 2019

SEED is conducted across 80 cities. Candidates can choose three centres according to their  preference while filling the application form. The center and its address will be mentioned on SEED Admit Card.

Some of the SEED 2018 Test Cities are as follows-

Test Cities






















Contact Details

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

S.No. 231/3A-4, Viman Nagar,

Pune 411 014.

MS. India

(EPABX): +91 20 3003 7203/7211/7200


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