Admission 2021 (Closed Now)
Any update will be available on SPAB Admission Page

The two admission channels into the two-year Master of Design programme in 2021 were the following:

Seat Allotment (Category-wise)

*One seat is reserved for Divyangjan (PwD)

The aspirants selected through the Channel 1 (CEED Qualified) are offered the institute postgraduate scholarship as approved in the institute’s financial budget, provided they are not drawing any other government/private scholarship/sponsorship/stipend (See the table alongside). Presently, the Scholarship payable per month is Rs.12400/-.

The recipients of Institute Scholarship must give a declaration that they are not getting any aid for pursuing the course from any other organization, government or private.


  1. Candidates must possess an undergraduate degree from one of the following categories with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (or 6.5 CGPA) for General/ OBC (NCL)/EWS and 55% marks in aggregate (or 6.0 CGPA) in case of SC/ST/PWD:

Bachelor of Design/GDPD

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Planning

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering

Bachelor of Fine Arts (with minimum 1-year experience)

Master of Fine Arts

  1. In case of the tied CEED Score, the following tie-breaker order will be considered:
    a. The Marks in Percentage of Qualifying Degree
    b. 10+2 Percentage
    c. 10th Percentage

  1. The candidates with BFA/MFA Degree and Bachelor of Planning can only opt for Visual Communication as the Minor Specialization.

  2. The candidates applying for the specific category need to produce the relevant document as per government approved format issued by a competent authority.

Timeline (Updated)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am a CEED 2021 qualified aspirant, can I apply in both channels?

Yes. You can apply in both channels.
Channel 1 entrance is for the 15 seats (with institute scholarship).
Channel 2 entrance is for the remaining 10 seats (without institute scholarship).

2. I am a not a CEED qualified aspirant, can I apply in both channels?

No. You can only apply in the Channel 2.

3. What is the Application Fee for Channel 1 and 2?

Application Fee for Channel 1 (for the CEED qualified aspirants, 15 seats) is 2,000 (UR/ OBC-NCL/ EWS) & 1,000 (SC/ ST/ PwD).

For Channel 2 (through SPA Bhopal Direct Admission procedure, 10 seats) is 2,000 (UR/ OBC-NCL/ EWS) & 1,000 (SC/ ST/ PwD).

You need to pay Application Fee in each channel if you are applying in the both.

4. What is the Fee Structure for the MDes programme at SPA Bhopal?

Please refer the link with the Fee structure at SPA Bhopal.

5. What are the different specialisations at MDes programme?

SPA Bhopal offers Master of Design degree programme. The minor specialisations in Product Design and Visual Communication are only at the First Year of studies. Please refer Curriculum Structure here.

6. What is the syllabus for SPA_DAT (Design Aptitude Test), SPA_MCQ & Departmental_MCQ?

  • SPA_DAT or the Design Aptitude Test will comprise of time-bound Design task to be done and uploaded within 3 hrs on the defined portal.

  • SPA_MCQ will have objective multiple choice questions on general knowledge and current affairs.

  • Departmental_MCQ will have objective multiple choice questions from the broader field of Design including Product Design and Visual Communication.

7. When will I get to know the exact time of my online interview?

  • The aspirants from Channel-1 will have their interviews on 7 & 8 May, 2021.

  • The aspirants from Channel-2 will have their interviews on 10 & 11 May 2021.

  • The exact time slot will be shared on 6th May 2021 for Channel 1 and 9th May 2021 for Channel 2.

  • Please keep on checking your registered email id and this portal for updates.

8. What are the documents needed for the application in the Channel 2?

  • Passport Size photo (jpeg, less than 200 kb)

  • Category Certificate (If applicable, pdf) valid atleast upto the date of commencement of classes i.e. August 2021.

  • PwD Certificate (If applicable, pdf)

  • Consolidated Marksheet of Qualifying Degree (pdf). * In case your final semester mark sheet is awaited, scanned & self attested mark sheet of results till prefinal year/semester needs to be submitted.

  • Class 10+2 Marksheet (pdf)

  • Class 10 Marksheet/ Certificate for age proof

  • Professional Work Experience Certificate (if applicable)

  • Certificates for extracurricular and co-curricular activities (if applicable)

  • Other activities (if applicable)

Contact Us



Admission Cell

(between 09:30am-05:30 pm on all working days)

All queries may be addressed to Assistant Registrar (A&E), SPAB by e-mail to

pgadmission2021[at]spabhopal[dot]ac[dot]in or on phone.

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