Basic Eligibility Criterea


Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture seeks to enroll highly motivated and talented students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are considered regardless of age, gender, religion, race, colour, creed or national origin. Admission to Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) is granted strictly on merit. A student’s final selection is a three stage process as follows:

  1. Basic Eligibility to take Admission Test
  2. Aptitude test
  3. Interview


  • Intermediate certificate with minimum C grade (50% marks).
  • Foreign qualifications such as Cambridge A-Level, International Baccalaureate, American High School Diploma, Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Canada), etc. must be equivalent to minimum C grade(50%) Intermediate qualifications. Equivalency Certificate obtained from IBCC (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) must be submitted. For further details, please visit IBCC’s website at 

Students waiting for results can sit for IVS admission test based on their 1st year intermediate result and Admit Card of second year or O Level results and state of entry of A2 exams. Such students will only be given conditional admission and their admission shall be revoked if the above minimum requirement is not fulfilled.


The IVS aptitude test is the main criterion based on which students are shortlisted for interview. All students scoring minimum cut-off marks in each discipline qualify for the third stage i.e. interview.


The interview is evaluated on the basis of four areas each carrying equal weightage:

  1. Communication Skills and Overall Confidence
  2. Commitment and passion to study in the applied programme
  3. Analytical and Critical Ability
  4. Essay (written as part of admission form)


The candidates in each discipline who qualify for interview are given admission purely on merit in the order of the final merit list. The final merit list for each department is determined based on 60% Aptitude Test marks and 40% Interview marks.

The Admission Committee bases its decision on a careful review of all the credentials submitted by the applicant appropriate to the requirements of IVS programme to which the student seek admission. Non-acceptance of a student is neither a negative reflection on the student’s chances for completion of similar studies at another institution, nor does it preclude the student’s eventual admission to IVS at a later date. All academic and other requirements must be fulfilled and registration, tuition and other fees paid by the due date in order to complete enrolment. Students must show original documents at the time of registration and submit copies for IVS record.