FDDI All India Selection Test

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FDDI AIST Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode, Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)
  • Courses:BBA, B.DES
  • Streams:Management, Design

FDDI AIST 2023: Application Form (Released), Exam Date(Out), Eligibility

Updated On - February 18 2023 by Akriti Maurya

FDDI AIST 2023 Application Form has been released on 15 December, 2022. The last date to apply is 30 April 2023. FDDI AIST 2023 will be held on 18 June 2023. Footwear Design and Development Institute All India Selection Test is organized for undergraduate & PG admission in Footwear design and Leather goods, Retail and Fashion Merchandise, Footwear Production, and Accessories Design. The exam is conducted once a year at the National level.  FDDI  offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programs with a view of fulfilling students' need for improving skills, acquiring professional qualifications, being able to manage both educational and professional development at the workplace, and having a diversification of knowledge. The candidates can check the details about FDDI AIST 2023 exam viz Application form, Eligibility, Admit Card, etc.

FDDI AIST 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check FDDI AIST status from below:

Exam StatusRegistration started
Latest Updates:
  • FDDI AIST 2023 Online Registration process has been started on 12 December, 2022 and will end on 30 April 2023. Scroll Down the article to apply online.
  • FDDI AIST 2023 Entrance exam is scheduled to be held on 18 June 2023.

FDDI AIST 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can check here all the important FDDI AIST 2023 dates for the application form in the given table below:

FDDI AIST 2023 Schedule

Start date to fill FDDI AIST Application form 2023

12 December, 2022

End date to fill FDDI AIST Registration form 2023

30 April, 2023
Last Date of Semester Fee Submission21 July, 2023

Availability of open window for editing form

02-02 May, 2023
FDDI AIST Entrance Test
18 June, 2023


30 June, 2023

Counselling Form 

July, 2023
Seat Allocation Result (Round-I)2nd or 3rd week of July, 2023
Final Seat Allocation Result (Round-II)TBA

FDDI AIST 2023 Application Form

The applicants must check their eligibility before filling out the Application form. The FDDI AIST 2023 Application Form details are listed below. 

  • Candidates who want to appear for FDDI AIST 2023 are required to fill out the Application form on time which is available on the official website.
  • The candidates appearing for the first time have to enter as ‘New Candidate’ on the website.
  •  All the information must be read carefully, and all the required details such as photograph, signature and documents should be uploaded by the applicant in the format of JPG and JPEG.
  •  Mention the course you are applying for and fill in the personal details. Proceed by clicking the ‘Submit’ button.
  • A unique login ID and password is sent to the candidate via SMS and Email. With this, the registration process gets completed.

FDDI AIST 2023 Application Fee

Applicants for FDDI AIST shall select the course of their choice and make the application fee paid.

Payment Mode – Candidates can pay the application fees through a Credit or debit card or internet baking.
FDDI AIST Registration Fees 2023



General/OBC (Non Creamy)/GEN-EWS Category

Rs 600/-

SC/ST/PWD Category

Rs 300/-

After successful payment of fees for FDDI AIST 2023, the candidates shall take a print out of the confirmation page which could be used for future reference.

FDDI AIST 2023 Application Form Correction

Candidates who successfully submit their Application Form with Fees are able to edit mistakes for a specified period. In order to make correction in the application form, they have to log in with their registered email address and Birth Date. Candidates able to make corrections in their personal details only, they can edit or change their exam centre/time.

FDDI AIST 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The FDDI AIST 2023 eligibility is as follows:

  • Candidates will be eligible to apply for the Undergraduate Programmes only if they have passed or appeared for 10+2/ qualifying examinations in the year 2020 -21 in any stream from any recognized board of education.
  • The FDDI Entrance Exam Criteria also states that aspirants who are 25 years of age or below can appear for UG Programme.

  • 7.5 per cent of the total number of available seats in each course is reserved for Industry- sponsored candidates.  

FDDI AIST 2023 Admit Card

FDDI AIST Admit card 2023 will be released on the official website. Applicants will have to offer any two of the following credentials -  Date of Birth, Application Number, and Email ID for downloading the FDDI AIST Admit Card. Candidates will have to take a printout of the Admit Card and keep it with them because they will not receive any hard copy of the Admit Card for FDDI All India Selection Test under any circumstance. The exam will be organised in 31 cities in India.

Steps to download the admit card –

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Footwear Design and Development Institute.
  • Step 2: Click on the link given for downloading the admit card.
  • Step 3: Enter the login credentials. After this, Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of the Admit card for future references.

The applicants must bring the printout of the FDDI AIST Admit Card comprising of their passport size photograph on the day of examination.

FDDI AIST 2023 Exam Pattern

FDDI AIST 2023 will be an online multiple-choice exam. The exam will consist of 200 questions under four different sections. The candidate can appear for the exam either in English or Hindi. The time duration of the test will be two and a half hour. There will be one mark for each correct answer and no negative marks shall be given for incorrect answers.

Section Wise Question Pattern of FDDI AIST 2023


Type of Questions

Total number of questions

Section A

Quantitative Aptitude


Section B

Verbal Ability


Section C

General Awareness


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)




The candidates are requested to click on the provided link to get the detailed FDDI AIST 2023 Exam Pattern

FDDI AIST 2023 Syllabus

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) did not share any prescribed syllabus for the FDDI AIST. But the topics that are given below should be considered by the aspirants while studying for the examination.

FDDI AIST Syllabus for BDes – 

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Visualisation
  • Colour and composition
  • FDDI AIST Syllabus for MDes-
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension & Analytical Ability
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • General Awareness
  • Visualisation
  • Colour and composition
  • Students have to be updated with current affairs to prepare for the general awareness section.
Candidates can download the FDDI AIST 2023 Prospectus Pdf here.

FDDI AIST 2023 Preparation Tips

Before going for the exam the candidates must make notes for the best result. Following are preparation tips for FDDI AIST 2023 exam:

  • Candidates should be able to manage their time wisely to not get exhausted during their study time. A proper schedule should be made and followed.
  • Since the Exam has no negative marking, the students should appear for the examination to attempt every single question and not leave any question blank.
  • While studying, students should take enough breaks to make sure that their mind is calm and composed.
  • Students should have all the knowledge about current affairs which would be helpful for them for scoring high in the General Awareness Section.

FDDI AIST 2023 Result

FDDI AIST 2023 Result will be uploaded online on the official website of Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI).  The merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the FDDI Admission process. 

Steps to check FDDI result 2023-

  • Check the official website of FDDI.
  • Proceed and check for the `FDDI AIST 2023 RESULT’ Section.
  • Fill all the login details and click on the Submit Button.
  • The Result will be displayed Online. Take a print out of the Result for future references.

FDDI AIST 2023 Counselling 

The Footwear Design and Development Institute All India Selection Test counselling will be done after the exam result will be announced.  The candidates can check the details regarding counselling from the points given below:

  • After the announcement of results, the FDDI  will release the list of Merit Rank Holders who will have to report to the FDDI Noida Campus on a specified date along with the required documents.
  • The counselling of FDDI AIST involves programme and campus allotment to qualified candidates depending on their rank and merit in the entrance exam. 
  • Aspirants who get allotted seats will have to pay Rs 25,000 immediately after the counselling session to reserve the seats. Seven working days will be given to the candidates for depositing the balance fee.
  • It is necessary to know that counselling charges will not be refunded if the candidate wishes to withdraw from admission.

The candidates can look at the complete details for FDDI AIST 2023 Counselling here. 

FDDI AIST 2023 Seat Matrix

Candidates can check seat distribution for admission to different categories and campuses below

Reservation Scheme:

CategoryReserved Seats
SC(Scheduled Caste)15% of seats reserved
ST(Scheduled Tribe) 7.5% of seats reserved 
OBC (Non-Creamy) 27% of seats reserved 
Physically Disabled3% of seats reserved 

Total Intake Per Campus

CampusTotal no. of Seats
Noida375 of seats
Chennai360 of seats
Kolkata255 of seats
Fursatganj300 of seats
Rohtak300 of seats
Hyderabad330 of seats
Jodhpur210 of seats
Chandigarh255 of seats
Chhindwara150 of seats
Ankleshwar180 of seats
Guna165 of seats
Patna195 of seats

Courses Offered by FDDI 

FDDI offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programs. Most of these programs have been developed after an initial survey of the demand for such studies. The FDDI Courses are as follows:

Bachelor's Degree Programmes (4 Years)


Bachelor Degree Programme (3 Years)


Master Degree Programmes (2 years)

  • M. DES. (CAD)

FDDI AIST Examination Centres

The test centres of FDDI AIST are as follows:

  1. Ankleshwar
  2. Agra
  3. Bareilly
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Bhopal
  6. Chandigarh
  7. Chhindwara
  8. Chennai
  9. Dehradun
  10. Delhi
  11. Fursatganj
  12. Guna
  13. Gwalior
  14. Hyderabad
  15. Indore
  16. Jaipur
  17. Jodhpur
  18. Jamshedpur
  19. Kochi
  20. Kolkata
  21. Kanpur
  22. Meerut
  23. Lucknow
  24. Noida
  25. Pune
  26. Patna
  27. Ranchi
  28. Raipur
  29. Rohtak
  30. Vishakhapatnam
  31. Mumbai

Download FDDI Prospectus 2023

FDDI AIST 2023 Highlights

The highlights for the FDDI are as follows:

FDDI AIST Highlights
Exam Name


Exam Full Name

FDDI All India Selection Test

Conducting Body

Footwear Design and Development Institute


National Level


Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programme

FDDI Official website


Application Link

Apply Now

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer undergraduate admission in Footwear design and Leather goods, Retail and Fashion Merchandise, Footwear Production and Accessories Design.

About Footwear Design and Development Institute

The FDDI was established in the year 1986 by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Footwear Design and Development Institute is a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the Footwear & products, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors.

FDDI offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Production and Management, Leather Goods and Accessories Designs & Fashion Design, besides offering short term Industry-specific programmes.

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FDDI AIST Important Dates

FDDI AIST 2023 Form Date15 Dec - 30 Apr 2023
Admit card05 Jun 2023
FDDI AIST 2022 Exam Date18 Jun 2023
FDDI AIST 2023 Result (Merit List)30 Jun 2023

FDDI All India Selection Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours 18 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1Quantitative Aptitude50150
2Verbal Ability50150
3General Awareness 50150
4Business Aptitude Test50150
Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1Quantitative Aptitude50150
2English Comprehension & Analytical Ability50150
3General Knowledge & Current Affairs50150
4Management Aptitude Test50150

Instructions:For admission in postgraduate design courses instead of MAT there is a section of Design Aptitude Test(DAT) with same marking scheme.

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