Based on the parameters and objectives defined 2D /3D/4D/3C surveys are designed to achieve the objectives at an optimum cost. Direction and the layout of the lines is also tuned to the objectives. Preplanning in terms of exclusion zones, inaccessible zones and methodology to cover the area beneath exclusion and inaccessible zone is laid down. The quality control criteria to achieve the objective are prescribed. The accuracy and the tolerance limit for topographic survey and other aspect of seismic survey are defined.