FDDI AIST 2020 Exam: Date, Application Form, Eligibility


FDDI AIST 2020: Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) is going to conduct the All India Selection Test for offering Undergraduate admissions in Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Footwear Design & Production, Leather Goods & Accessories Design, and Fashion Design in May 2020. The AIST exam will provide candidates with the opportunity to get admission from more than 1500 seats scattered across 12 FDDI colleges located in Noida, Kolkata, Chennai, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Chindwara, Guna, Hyderabad, Ankleshwar (in Gujrat), Patna, Chandigarh, and Fursatganj (near Lucknow).

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FDDI AIST 2020 Important Dates

The dates for the All India Selection Test conducted by FDDI is given below:

Events Dates
Date of Advertisement January 2020
Commencement of Online Registration January 2020
Last Date of Online Registration May 2020
Availability of correction window May 2020
Availability of Admit Cards May 2020
AIST 2020 Entrance Date May 2020
Result Declaration June 2020
Counselling Dates June – July 2020
Last Date for Fees Submission July 2020
Date of Reporting at the Allotted College August 2020

FDDI AIST Application Form 2020

The FDDI application form 2020 of AIST Exam 2020 can be filled from the FDDI website from January to May 2020. The fee for the Application Form is ₹ 500 only. Candidates can choose the examination centre and date while filling the registration form and exam centres and dates are allotted on first come first serve basis. Candidates also need to fill their details that will be mentioned in the admit card and keep with them one recent passport size coloured photo and their signatures that are needed to upload while filling of the form. The candidates should give four choices of exam centres while filling the FDDI AIST 2020 Application Form in order of their preference. The FDDI login for new admissions will be closed soon.

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 Note: candidates appeared for any of these exams, CAT XAT MAT AIMA JMET NMAT AMCAT SNAP GMAT AIM-CAT and applying for MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise) are exempted from giving the FDDI AIST exam. 

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Documents Required in FDDI AIST Application Form 2020

Candidates must upload the required documents which are given below:

  • Valid email id of the candidate.
  • Personal and educational qualification details.
  • Caste / Tribe/ Class certificate (for SC / ST/ OBC candidate)
  • Disability Certificate for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Image of the scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format and size should not exceed
    50 KB.
  • Image of scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format and size should not exceed 50
  • Debit / Credit Card details in case making the online payment.

FDDI Admission Eligibility Criteria

For Bachelor Degree (B.Des) programmes

  • Candidates who have passed or appeared in 10+2/ qualifying examinations in the academic year 2020–20 in any stream from any recognized board of education such as CBSE, ICSE, IB or their equivalent.
  • Applicants yet to appear for their Higher Secondary examination are eligible to apply, but they have to show proof of having appeared for the exam during the Counseling process of FDDI programmes.
  • Age Limit: 25 Years as on 25 June 2020

Eligibility for Master Degree programmes

M. Des. – Footwear Design & Production & M.Des- CAD

  • Bachelor Degree in Footwear/Leather/fashion/Fine arts/Architecture/Engineering.
  • Age Limit: No Age limit

M.B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

  • Bachelor Degree in any discipline
  • Age Limit: No Age limit

Note:– If the results of the final year of graduation have not been announced by the concerned Board or University at the time of verification of documents, the allotted seat will be considered on temporary grounds.

FDDI AIST Admit Card 2020

  • The admit cards for FDDI AIST 2020 Exam can be downloaded in May 2020 from the official website.
  • The admit card contains the personal details of the candidate along with the address of exam centre and date of exam.
  • The candidates need to take a printout of the admit card and keep with them on the day of the exam.
  • Candidates may be asked by the invigilator to present the admit card during the exam.
  • The candidates also need to keep a valid identity proof such as Voter’s ID card/ Passport/ Driving License or any other proof with them in the exam centre.
  • No candidate will be allowed inside the exam centre without Admit Card and valid ID proof.

FDDI AIST 2020 Syllabus

Questions in FDDI AIST 2020 will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, general awareness, and design aptitude. The syllabus comprises of all the topics studied by a student in their Class XI and XII.

Syllabus for B.Des

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

Syllabus for M.Des

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

Courses Offered

UG Program

  • B.Des (Footwear Design and Production)
  • B.Des (Leather Goods and Accessories Design)
  • BBA (Retail and Fashion Merchandise)
  • B.Des (Fashion Design)

PG Program

  • M.Des (Footwear Design and Production)
  • MBA (Retail and Fashion Merchandise)
  • M.Des (CAD)

FDDI AIST 2020 Exam Pattern:

AAIST 2020 will be a computer-based online multiple-choice exam. There will be a total of 200 multiple type questions based on four sections of the exam. The candidates will be provided with two languages options either Hindi or English. The test will be of two and a half hours duration. The candidates will be awarded one mark for correct answers and there will be no negative marks for an incorrect answer.

Parts Particulars Total number of questions Time  (Minutes)
Section A Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Section B Verbal Ability 50 50
Section C General Awareness 50 50
Section D Business Aptitude Test (BAT) for B.Des- RFM or Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for Design Programmes (B.Des-FDP, B.Des-LGAD & B.Des-FD) 50 50
 Total   200 200

Footwear Design and Development Institute Exam Centers

Agra Allahabad 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 Raibareilly Ranchi
Rohtak Kochi Shimla
Ankleshwar Vishakhapatnam

FDDI AIST 2020 Result

FDDI will announce the AIST 2020 exam result on May 2020. Footwear Design and Development Institute will publish an all India merit list based on FDDI AIST 2020 results in the last week of May 2020. A total of 1500 seats will be allocated to qualified candidates across 12 campuses.

FDDI AIST 2020 Counselling

  • The first round of counselling will be started from June – July 2020 and the qualified candidates will be allocated the programme and campus based on their rank and preference.
  • The admission will be based solely on merit basis in the entrance exam. The candidates who have been allotted a seat need to pay ₹ 25,000 to reserve their seat.
  • The second round of counselling will be held for any left seats between July 2020. Any candidate who hasn’t got the seat in first counselling might get the seat in second counselling.
  • It is mandatory that the selected applicants need to bring relevant documents along with them for the counselling session.

The selected candidates are required to report to their allotted campus on 01 August 2020.

FDDI College Ranking & Highlights

Exam Name: All India Selection Test

Commonly known as- FDDI AIST

Exam Conducting Body: Footwear Design and Development Institute, Noida.

Type: Undergraduate (UG) B.Des Admission Test.

level of Exam: National

Total seats: 1500

Participating institutes: 12 FDDI campuses

FDDI Fee Structure 2020-20

The fee structure for Bachelor Degree Programmes:

GRAND TOTAL Rs. 91,400.00 Rs. 76,400.00 Rs. 71,400.00 Rs. 56,400.00

For detailed fees detailed click here.


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