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FDDI AIST 2018 - Footwear Design & Development Institute Entrance Test

FDDI AIST 2018 - All India Selection Test


Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida has invited applications from Indian and Foreign Nationals for admission to Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree Program of the academic year 2018-19


Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) conducts All India Selection Test (AIST) to offer admission to interested candidates in professional program in Footwear, Retail, Design and Leather Accessory Design


FDDI offers Bachelor and Master Degree programs. Most of these programs have been developed after an initial survey of the demand for such studies. They are launched with a view to fulfil the student’s needs for:

Improvement of skills

Acquisition of professional qualification

Continuing educational and professional development at workplace

Diversification of knowledge



Programs Offered

Master Degree Programs (2 years)
MBA (Retail Management & Fashion Merchandise)
MBA (Footwear Design & Production)
M.Des (CAD)


Bachelor Degree Programs - (4 years)
B.Des (Footwear Design & Production)
B.Des (Leather Goods and Accessories Design)
B.Des (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)
B.Des (Fashion Design)


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

For PG Programs

M. Des. - Footwear Design & Production: Candidate is required to be a Graduate in  Footwear / LGAD /Design / Engineering /Production / Technology or any other  related program

M.Des- CAD: Candidate is required to be a Graduate in Footwear / LGAD / Design / Engineering / Production/Technology/Fine arts or any other related program

M.B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise): Graduate in any discipline
Candidates appearing in final year may also apply for all Master Degree program


For UG Programs
Candidates should have cleared class 12 the examination from a recognized board or university. Candidates appearing in 10+2 may also apply

Eligible candidates will have to undergo an All India Selection Test (AIST) that consists of online test (Math, English, reasoning/General Science & GK)

Candidates who have attempted CAT/MAT/XAT are eligible for exemption from appearing in the online test of FDDI

Candidates appearing for CAT/MAT/XAT will also have the option to appear for FDDI online test. In that case, the better of two exams i.e. CAT/MAT/XAT or FDDI written exam will be considered for the merit of selection

The common merit list of online test will be prepared for candidates appeared in test of FDDI and applied under CAT & MAT category


Age Limit

FDDI entrance exam eligibility criteria states that aspirants who are 25 years of age or below as on 25 Years as on 25th July 2018 can appear for FDDI AIST 2018 for UG admissions
However, there is no age restriction for aspirants applying for PG course admissions


FDDI Entrance Exam Pattern

AIST 2018 is conducted both in the Hindi as well as English medium. This design entrance test will be conducted only as a computer based exam

FDDI entrance test will be 2.5 hrs (two and half-hours) duration and would be conducted in English and Hindi languages. There would be a total of 200 objective type questions
Multiple choices for these questions will be available and candidates are required to choose the right answer. Examination would comprise the following sections:


For Post Graduate Program

Section A - Quantitative Aptitude 50 questions

Section B - English Compression and Analytical Ability 50 questions

Section C - General Knowledge and current affairs 50 questions

Section D - Management Aptitude for Management Program for MBA-RFM or Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Design Program M.Des-FDP &M.Des-CAD 50 questions


For Undergraduate Program

Section A - Quantitative Aptitude 50 questions

Section B - Verbal Ability 50 questions

Section C - General Awareness 50 questions

Section D - Business Aptitude Test (BAT) for B.Des- RFM or Design Aptitude Test(DAT) for Design Programs (B.Des-FDP, B.Des-LGAD &B.Des-FD) 50 questions
Each question would carry one mark; there is no negative marking


Exam Centers

As per the last year, FDDI AIST had to be conducted at following centre: Agra, Allahabad, Ankleshwar,Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chhindwara, Chittorgarh, Dehradun, Delhi, , Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Guna, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Ranchi, Raibareilly, Rohtak, Kochi, Shimla, Vishakhapattanam
Aspirants need to mention the names of four test city choices in their FDDI application form (in order of their preference) for examination centre
FDDI exam centres would be allotted to students on the basis of availability


Application Procedure

Application Form will be Available Online on Website at www.fddiindia.com

Candidates are required to fill Registration Form Online as per the instructions mentioned and upload the requisite documents at the time of Registration.A candidate can apply for more than one program by paying for a single registration form

For applying in multiple program candidate has to fill the program code in accordance to their preference of program as mentioned in the Registration Form

If a candidate wishes to apply for both BACHELOR & MASTER DEGREE Program, he / she has to fill two separate Online Registration forms

Candidate can select the centre and date of his / her choice from the dates given on the Registration Form for appearing in AIST. Maximum efforts shall be made to accommodate the request on first come first serve basis. However, due to infrastructure constraints a candidate may sometimes be asked to appear on other date / centre

Candidates applying under the “Reserved Category” (SC/ST/OBC/PH/Disabled) must upload a self attested documentary proof, as admissible

Candidates applying under exemption for written exam must upload scanned copy of his / her relevant scorecard or admit card (in case result is awaited) of the exam in which he/she has appeared

Candidates need to pay the Registration Fee is Rs.500/-

Candidate facing technical problems while filling in the Registration Form may call 0120-4818400(Weekdays between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) except on Government holidays


Important Dates for FDDI AIST 2018


Online Registration Process Starts: 28th November 2017


Last Date for Online Registration: 02nd April 2018


Availability of Admit Cards: 12th April 2018


Date of AIST Exam: 27th, 28th & 29th April 2018


Open Day: 01st May 2018 (in case of any discrepancies)


AIST Result Declaration: 21st May 2018


Dates for Counseling: 12th-17th June 2018


Last Date for Fee Submission: 01st July 2018


2nd Round of Counseling:16th-19th July 2018


Date of reporting at the allotted campus:  31st July 2018


Commencement of Session: 01st August 2018


For detailed information, please go through University website www.fddiindia.com


FDDI Noida

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida - (Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India), Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida, A-10 / A, Sector-24, Noida-201301, Gautam Budh Nagar (UP), Tel. No.: 0120-4500100, Email: contact@fddiindia.com, Website www.fddiindia.com


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