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Introducing the Online ISDI Challenge

3 Steps to Follow

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Step 1

Upload your Portfolio

100 - Marks
Weightage - 40%

The first step of the ISDI Challenge is uploading your portfolio. It can include a range of media such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, performances, graphic designs, animations, photographs or sketchbook pages. You are advised to upload 8 – 10 pieces of your best works. Upload your work in the form of either a PDF file, multiple JPEG/JPG or a consolidated zip file, not exceeding 500 mb. Portfolio uploads can be used by ISDI for training purposes.

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Step 1

Complete the Design Project

100 - Marks
Weightage - 40%

If you don’t have a portfolio, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Complete the Design Project to move further.

Create a visual work inspired by any ONE of the given themes:
  • One World
  • Tracing Nature
  • Translating Tomorrow

All forms of media are acceptable—drawing, video, photography, sculpture, 3D work, collage, and digital images. Support your project by writing a 500-word essay describing how your ideas developed.

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Step 2

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

100 - Marks
Weightage - 30%

The second step of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Design Aptitude Test. The multiple choice examination evaluates your aptitude and knowledge related to design. This section of the ISDI challenge will be divided into 4 Parts:

Evaluation Criteria
  • 1   General Awareness
    15 Questions 30 Marks
  • 2   Logical Reasoning
    15 Questions 30 Marks
  • 3   Analytical Thinking
    10 Questions 20 Marks
  • 4   Storytelling
    1 Question 20 Marks
  • Total Time Allotted for this Section: 60 Mins
  • Total Marks: 100
Please read the instructions carefully:
  • This challenge requires you to attempt all questions.
  • There is no negative marking
  • This section must be completed uninterrupted, within the stipulated time, to proceed to the next section.
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Step 3

Online Interview

100 - Marks
Weightage - 30%

The third section of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Interview. After you submit Section 1 and 2, our Admissions team will get in touch with you to schedule and facilitate the interview over a phone call or video call with one of our instructors.

  • Total Time Allotted for this Section: 25 Mins
  • Total Marks: 100
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Application form open on:
October 2020
Total Seats (360)
Cycle 1 Cycle 2
310* 50*
Cycle A Cycle B
Interview Date
CLOSED CLOSED 10th to 17th
May 2021
Last Date to complete DAT & uploading of portfolio
CLOSED CLOSED 9th May 2021
Result Announcement
CLOSED CLOSED 25th May 2021
Acceptance Deadline
CLOSED 25th April 2021 5th June 2021
Semester 1 Fee Payment Deadline
15th June 2021 15th June 2021 30th June 2021
*These are approximate seats for each cycle. ISDI reserves right to cancel any of the entrance cycle, if the selections are completed prior. In such a case, Application portal will close and ISDI will not invite any Applications.
#Cycle 2 submission deadline may be subject to change following the release of Final Grade XII/Equivalent examination schedule and results of various Examination Boards.
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Candidates currently in the 12th grade & will be appearing for a 10 + 2 examination (e.g. IGCSE- A levels, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC etc.), or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g.: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation are eligible to apply. The upper age limit is 21 years at the time of application.

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Once you complete & submit the online application, you will receive a confirmation email on your registered email ID. You will be then directed to a gateway to make the application fee payment. The application fee of Rs. 3,500 is non-refundable and non-transferable. Continue Your Application


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