About Exam

Footwear Design and Development Institute held All India Selection Test to offer admission through Footwear Design and Development Institute All India Selection Test entrance exam applicants can get admission in professional programmes in Footwear, Retail, Design, and Leather Accessory Design. Applicants will be granted admission On the basis of their performance in FDDI entrance exam, applicants can secure admission in master’s degree programmes, bachelor’s degree programmes as well as integrated programmes at FDDI.

Application Fees

Fees structure of the exam is given below:-

  • The application fee is Rs 500.
  • Aspirants can pay application fee in the online mode via debit/ credit card.

Application Procedure

Procedure for how to apply is givenin detail below:-

  • Go to the official website of Footwear Design and Development Institute and click on the “Apply Online” button.
  • Applicants have to click on the “New User” link and provide all the details in order to create a registration ID.
  • Applicants have to fill all the details like their personal, educational and contact details.
  • Applicants have to upload a scanned copy of their recent passport size photograph as well as signature.
  • Applicants can application fee in the online mode via debit/ credit card.
  • After filling all the details as mentioned above aspirants need to submit the application form. 
  • Admissions aspirants will be provided with a unique application/registration number on submitting the registration form which they need to use for all future reference.

Courses Under Exam

Course offered under these exams are:-

  • Leather Goods & Accessories Design
  • Retail & Fashion Merchandise
  • Footwear Design & Production
  • Fashion Design

Documents to be Carried

The applicants are required to bring the documents in original and one self-attested photocopy of each:-


  • 10th Certificate & Mark Sheet
  • 12th Certificate & Mark Sheet


  • 10th Certificate & Mark Sheet
  • 12th Certificate & Mark Sheet
  • Semester Wise or Year Wise mark sheet or Degree.


Applicants are provided eligibility criteria if any aspirants fail to know they may face difficulties at the time of admission. Read it carefully before applying:-

For postgraduate courses

  • Interested aspirants should have a bachelor’s degree from recognized institutions/university in order to appear on the entrance exam.
  • Applicants appearing in the qualifying examination may also apply.

For undergraduate courses

  • Applicants should have passed the 12thlevel examination from a recognized board or university.
  • Applicants must have good skills in the English language.

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of the exam is explained here as per thier courses:-

  • FDDI Entrance Exam is held in both Hindi as well as English medium.
  • This design entrance test will be held only as a computer-based exam.
  • Exam question paper comprises of multiple choice of 200 objective type questions.
  • The duration of the test will be 2½ hours (two and a half hours).
  • For every question answered correctly, aspirants will be rewarded one mark.
  • No marks will be deducted if a candidate answers any question wrongly as there is no negative marking


Sections                                 Subjects                    No. of Questions

Section A                             Quantitative Aptitude                         50

Section B                                    Verbal Ability                              50

Section C                                 General Awareness                         50

Section D               Business Aptitude Test (BAT) for BDes-RFM


                    Design Aptitude Test(DAT) for Design Programmes  

                              (BDes-FDP, BDes-LGAD & BDes-FD                    50

               Total No. of Questions                                            200

MDes & MBA

Sections              Subjects for PG Candidates            No. of Questions

Section A                       Quantitative Aptitude                                 50

Section B          English Comprehension & Analytical Ability              50

Section C              General Knowledge & Current Affairs                   50

Section D               Management Aptitude for MBA-RFM


                      Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Design Programmes 

                                    (MDes-FDP & MDes-CAD)                             50

           Total No. of Questions                                           200


Q:  What are the courses offered for undergraduates i.e. after 10+2?

A: Following are the courses offered after 10+2:

  • BSc. Footwear Design & Production– 03 Years
  • BSc. Retail & Fashion Merchandise– 03 Years  
  • BSc. Fashion Leather Accessory Design– 03 Years

Q: What are the courses offered for graduates?

A: The following courses are offered after Graduation :

  • MSc. Footwear Design & Production – 02 Years  
  • MSc. Retail & Fashion Merchandise – 02 Years  
  • MSc. Creative Design & CAD/CAM – 02 Years  

Q: I am doing 3 years Diploma course after 10th. Am I eligible for the Under Graduation course?

A: Candidates applying for Under Graduation course should have passed or been writing the qualifying

examination under the higher secondary (10+2) scheme from any recognized Board of Education such as

Q: I am giving my HSC through correspondence, Am I eligible for the FDDI‐AIST entrance for UG?

A: Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with

at least five subjects meets the eligibility criteria.  

Q: If I am an appearing student of the final year, Am I eligible to apply for the courses?

A: Yes, candidates appearing for 10+2 and graduation final year may apply for the courses provided;

they are required to submit their mark sheets before the commencement of the session.

Q: Do I need to retain the photocopy of the Admission Form?

A: Yes, It is mandatory to retain a photocopy of the admission form for future correspondence with FDDI

with respect to non‐receipt of Admit Cards and other queries, if any.

Q: Can I use last year application form?

A: No. For the new session, the new application forms will be available at your nearest centers.

Important Dates

Dates to be noted for the exam:-



Date of FDDI AIST 2019 notification

January 10, 2019

Start of online registration

January 10, 2019

Last date for submitting FDDI AIST 2019 application form

April 20, 2019  

Window to edit the FDDI AIST application form 2019 April 22- 23, 2019 

Availability of FDDI AIST admit card 

May 1, 2019 

All India Selection Test (AIST) 2019

May 19, 2018 (in case of discrepancies)

Result announcement of FDDI AIST 2018

May 30, 2019

Counselling for qualified candidates of FDDI AIST 2019

June 21 to June 25

Last date for submitting fee

July 2, 2019 

Beginning of session

August 1, 2019

Study Material

Reference books for this exam are:-

  • FDDI Entrance Exam (Paperback) By Cbh Experts 


There is no specific syllabus for FDDI AIST. But applicants should consider studying the topics given below to perform well in the exam:

Syllabus for BDes

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Visualization
  • Colour and composition

Syllabus for MDes

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension & Analytical Ability
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • General Awareness
  • Visualization
  • Colour and composition

Test Centres

There are some exam centers for the exam:-

  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Allahabad
  • Ankleshwar
  • Bangalore
  • Bareilly
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Chhindwar
  • Dehradun
  • Chittorgarh
  • Rai Bareilly
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Guna
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Meerut
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Rohtak
  • Kochi
  • Jodhpur
  • Gwalior
  • Jabalpur
  • Jammu
  • Shimla
  • Vishakhapatnam

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