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Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019
Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

Exam Finished
Examination Date: 2019-04-20
Result Announcement Date: 2019-06-01
Mode of the exam: Online
About Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019 dates have been declared. Similar to last year, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam would be conducted as part of the January cycle as well as April cycle. View PAF entrance exam 2019 dates here.

Pearl Academy was established in 1993 and offers Design, Fashion and Business programmes to aspirants. A popular design college in India, Pearl Academy has its own admission process which is organised in different cycles. 

In order to secure admission in any programme offered by this design college, aspirants need to appear for Pearl Academy Entrance Exam (which is also commonly called – PAF Entrance Exam) followed by a Personal Interview round. Candidates are informed that in each admission cycle of Pearl Academy, separate written entrance exam as well as personal interview round is conducted. Aspirants can secure admission in various UG, PG and Diploma programmes offered at Pearl Academy by clearing the written entrance exam and interview round. Courses offered at Pearl Academy are as mentioned below:

UG Pathway

Advertising & Marketing

Communication Design (Interaction/Graphics/Animation & VFX)

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management

Fashion Design (Fashion Design / Fashion Accessories / Fashion Textiles)

Fashion Media Communication

Fashion Styling & Image Design

Global Luxury Brand Management

Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture / Interior Design)

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)

Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories)

 

 

PG Pathway

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment / Brand Communication) 1 year

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment / Brand Communication) 2 year

Communication Design

Fashion Business (Marketing and Merchandising)

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design (Fashion Design / Fashion Accessories / Fashion Textiles)

Fashion Styling & Image Design

Interior Design & Styling

Luxury Brands

MA Diploma Pathway

Design (Fashion and Textiles)

Fashion Marketing

11 Month Professional Programs (Weekdays)

Advertising & Graphic Design (Digital)

Fashion Design

Fashion Media Makeup

Professional Photography

 

Interior Styling & Decoration

 

Celebrity & Bridal Hair & Make-up

11 Months Professional Programs (Weekends)

Fashion Design (women’s wear)

Fashion Make-up

Fashion Styling

Interior Decoration

 

 

As part of the admission process, Pearl Academy evaluates aspirants on the basis of their aptitude, creative and aesthetic sense, career focus, level of commitment and energy, ability to express oneself, potential as a team member, eligibility to pursue the programme and communication skills.

Regarding UG admissions at Pearl Academy, the official admission brochure states: "From the Academic Year starting in 2018, Pearl Academy will enrol students for courses of Undergraduate Diplomas that culminate in a Professional Diploma at the end of 3rd/4th year as per the course chosen. On successful completion, a student will get a Professional Diploma from Pearl Academy, which has been recognized and honoured by the creative industry for the past 25 years. All students will also be encouraged and provided facility for registering for an IGNOU Degree at no extra cost. The completion of this degree will be facilitated and will be a part of their timetable. This is a UGC recognized degree and is valid in India and internationally". Students will also have the additional option to transfer into an international Bachelor of Design/ Business/ Media & Communication degree at Torrens University, Australia for their final year in the following ways:

a) Transfer to Torrens University and complete the final year in Australia with a 40% scholarship

OR

b) Transfer to Torrens University and complete the final year online while paying the same fees as at Pearl Academy

Regarding PG courses, candidates are informed that after completing their course at Pearl academy aspirants will be awarded Post Graduate diploma in the chosen field. All PG Diploma course offered by Pearl Academy are validated by Domus Academy, Milan, Italy.

How To Prepare

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam Pattern: The test pattern for Pearl Academy entrance exam varies from course to course. The shortlisting criteria for Pearl Academy admissions are different for design courses, business courses and professional courses. In order to secure admission in Diploma programmes offered at Pearl Academy, aspirants need to appear for a Personal Interview round only.

The shortlisting criteria/entrance exam to secure admission in Pearl Academy courses are mentioned in the table below:

Course

Shortlisting Criteria

Time Duration of Exam

UG Design Courses

Fashion Design (Fashion Design / Fashion Accessories / Fashion Textiles)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Communication Design (Interaction/Graphics/Animation & VFX)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Fashion Styling & Image Design

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture / Interior Design)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Fashion Media Communication

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A. 

Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

UG Business Courses

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management 

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Global Luxury Brands Management 

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Advertising & Marketing

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Course

Type of Exam/Shortlisting Criteria

Time Duration of Exam

PG & Professional Courses: Design Stream

Design (Fashion and Textiles)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Interior Design & Styling (PGIDS)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Fashion Styling & Image Design (PGFSID)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Communication Design (PGCD)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Fashion Communication (PGFC)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

PG & Professional Courses: Business Stream

Luxury Brands 

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment/ Brand Management)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Fashion Business (Marketing and Merchandising)

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

Personal Interview Round

N.A.

Master’s Courses

Design (Fashion & Textiles) 

Statement of Purpose, Portfolio Evaluation & Personal Interview

N.A.

Fashion Marketing

General Proficiency Test (GPT)

1 hour

 

Evaluation of Statement of Purpose & Personal Interview

N.A.

Course

Type of Exam/Shortlisting Criteria

UG Diploma Courses

Fashion Make-Up 

Personal Interview only

Fashion Women’s Wear 

Personal Interview only

Fashion Styling

Personal Interview only

Interior Decoration

Personal Interview only

Exam Syllabus

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019 Syllabus has not been specified by the design school. However, 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 paper:

Syllabus for Pearl Academy General Proficiency Test (GPT)

Aspirants can prepare subjects/topics mentioned below to perform well in 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 Aptitude Test (DAT)

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

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)
Exam Eligibility

Pearl Academy offers undergraduate, postgraduate as well as diploma programmes in design, media and business to aspirants. In order to be eligible to appear for Pearl Academy entrance exam, aspirants need to meet the eligibility criteria for each of the programmes offered by the college. Candidates can go through Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019 eligibility criteria to secure admission in undergraduate level programmes offered at its different campuses below:

Fashion Design (Fashion Design/ Fashion Accessories /Fashion Textiles)

Aspirants meet the eligibility criteria to secure admission in this course if they have cleared their 10+2 or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised board with atleast 50% aggregate marks.

Fashion Styling & Image Design

To secure admission in this course, candidates need to have cleared their 10+2 or equivalent exam (in any discipline) from a recognised board/school with atleast 50% marks.

Fashion Media Communication

The eligibility criteria for admission in this course, requires students to possess minimum 50% aggregate marks in their 10+2 or equivalent. Aspirants need to note that they can belong to any discipline to secure admission in Fashion Media Communication at Pearl Academy

Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture/ Interior Design)

To secure admission in this course, candidates should have cleared their 10+2 (or equivalent), in any discipline with atleast 50% marks.

Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories)

Candidates seeking admission in this course offered at Pearl Academy should have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in their 10+2 (or equivalent) exam. Students from all streams/ disciplines are eligible to apply for admission under this course.

Fashion & Lifestyle Business Management

Candidates seeking admission in this course offered at Pearl Academy should have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in their 10+2 (or equivalent) exam. Students from any stream/discipline are eligible to apply for admissions under this course.

Global Luxury Brand Management

To secure admission in this course, candidates need to have cleared their 10+2 or equivalent exam (in any discipline) from a recognised board/school with atleast 50% marks.

Advertising & Marketing

To secure admission in this course, candidates need to have cleared their 10+2 or equivalent exam (in any discipline) from a recognised board/school with atleast 50% marks.

Media & Communication (Journalism / Entertainment)

Candidates seeking admission in this course offered at Pearl Academy should have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in their 10+2 (or equivalent) exam. Students from all streams/disciplines are eligible to apply for admissions under this course.

Note: Candidates opting for 4 Year UG Course in Interior & Spatial Design (Interior Architecture / Interior Design) and 4 Year Course in Product & Lifestyle Design (Industrial Products / Lifestyle Accessories) are offered a waiver from appearing for Pearl Academy entrance exam if they enclose a copy of NATA score card 2018 / 2019 (whichever applicable) along with the Application form.

Admit Card

Pearl Academy entrance exam admit card is always made available online on the official website of the design school. After candidates have successfully registered for Pearl Academy entrance exam 2019, they will be provided with an admit card. The hall ticket for Pearl Academy entrance exam 2019 is issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form. The admit card is a mandatory document that candidates need to carry to their exam centre. No candidate will be allowed to enter the test centre for Pearl Academy Entrance Exam if they are not carrying a valid admit card on the day of the design entrance examination.

Aspirants are informed that they need to download their Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019 admit card from the official website. No separate admit card will be sent to students by post.

Admit cards will be provided to students for the written test as well as personal interview round conducted for Pearl Academy admissions 2019, four days before the Pearl Academy Entrance Exam. Aspirants need to download their admit card from the official website of Pearl Academy only.

Steps to download Pearl Academy 2019 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit Pearl Academy’s official website

Step 2: Click on “Admissions” tab

Step 3: Go to the “Admit Card” link

Step 4: Enter email ID and password

Step 5: Click on ‘Sign In’ button

Step 6: View & save Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019 admit card

Details to check on Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2019 Admit Card

Candidates need to ensure that all the below mentioned details are correctly mentioned on their hall ticket. If there is any discrepancy then candidates are advised to contact Pearl Academy Admissions Office immediately.

Candidate’s name

Candidate’s roll number

Exam date

Time of exam

Exam centre address

Candidate’s photograph

Candidate’s signature

Exam instructions

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