FDDI AIST 2024: Registration OPEN (Till Apr 20), Eligibility, Syllabus, Admission Process & Schedule

Updated By srishti chatterjee on 07 Feb, 2024 11:28

Registration Starts On October 25, 2023

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FDDI AIST 2024 Overview

FDDI AIST 2024 entrance exam will be conducted on May 12, 2024, for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses across 31 Indian cities. The authority released the FDDI AIST 2024 application form on October 25, 2023, for 2024 batch admissions. The last date for online FDDI AIST 2024 application submission is April 20, 2024, without a late fee. For applications with late fees, the last date to submit an online application is April 30, 2024.

Prospective applicants can download the FDDI AIST admit card 2024 from the official website of the university on May 6, 2024, using their application number and date of birth/email ID.

Applicants who fulfil the FDDI AIST eligibility criteria 2024 can apply for the exam and participate in the FDDI AIST counselling process 2024.  Furthermore, admission to bachelor's, master's, and integrated programmes at FDDI will be based on the FDDI AIST Result 2024. On this page, students can find important dates for the FDDI AIST 2024 exam, eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, and more.

The Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) conducts the All India Screening Test (AIST) every year to offer admission to Fashion, Footwear, Retail or Leather Lifestyle or related programmes. Students who pass the test are offered admission into a variety of programmes provided by the FDDI. The exam is deemed to be extremely challenging where Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) type of questions are presented.

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What is the FDDI AIST Exam?

The Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) conducts the All India Selection Test (AIST) to offer admission to its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in footwear design, leather goods & accessory design, fashion design, and retail & fashion merchandise. FDDI has campuses in Noida, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, Chandigarh, Rohtak, Fursatganj (Rae Bareli), Ankleshwar, Chhindwara, and Guna. 

FDDI, like IITs and IIMs, is an Institution of National Importance (INI) with the power to offer its own degrees. Through internships, live projects, field trips, and case studies, FDDI courses are meant to offer students with real-world industry exposure. This assists students in developing the skills and information required to excel in their chosen fields.

If you want to work in the footwear, fashion, retail, or leather design industries, the FDDI AIST exam is for you.

FDDI AIST 2024 Exam Highlights

Catch on the exam highlights of FDDI AIST 2024 below:

Full Exam Name

Footwear Design & Development Institute All India Selection Test

Short Exam Name

FDDI AIST

Conducting Body

Footwear Design and Development Institute

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Languages

English, Hindi

Mode of Application

Online

Application Fee (General)

INR 600 

Mode of Counselling

Offline

Exam Duration

2 Hours 30 Minutes

FDDI AIST 2024 Important Dates

Students are recommended to keep note of important dates for FDDI AIST events. Tracking the FDDI AIST 2024 important dates can assist students in avoiding missing any crucial events. The table below contains the important dates for FDDI AIST 2024:

Events

Important Dates

Start date to fill out the FDDI AIST 2024 application form

October 25, 2023

Last date to fill out the FDDI AIST 2024 registration form (Without late fee)

April 20, 2024

Last date to fill out the FDDI AIST 2024 registration form (With late fee)

April 30, 2024

FDDI AIST 2024 application form correction window for editing

May 1 to May 2, 2024

Release of FDDI AIST 2024 admit card 

May 6, 2024

FDDI AIST Entrance Test 2024

May 12, 2024

Release of FDDI Merit List

May 31, 2024

Participation in Online FDDI AIST Counselling 2024 for seat allocation

2nd or 3rd week of June 2024

Allotment of Campus and Programme

29 July, 2024

Last date of semester fee submission

July 15, 2024

Note: Applicants will be offered a second chance to submit their online application for AIST 2024 if they are unable to do so by April 20, 2024. For this, they must pay an extra late fee of INR 400 for SC/ST/PWD applicants and INR 800 for general/OBC (Non-Creamy)/GEN-EWS students.

FDDI AIST Application Process 2024

Starting from October 25, 2023, candidates can begin the online application process for FDDI 2024. This process involves registration, providing detailed information, uploading necessary documents, and paying the application fee for FDDI AIST 2024. Students need to review the eligibility criteria before initiating the application. 

Here's a step-by-step guide for filling out the FDDI AIST 2024 application form.

  • Go to the FDDI website and click on the "Apply Online" tab.
  • Click on "New User" to create an account.
  • Select the course you are applying for and fill in your personal information, including your name, family details, address, and educational qualifications.
  • Upload a recent passport-size photograph (not more than 60 kb) and a scanned signature (not exceeding 30 kb).
  • Type the virtual image given in the registration form.
  • Click on the "Submit" button to proceed.
  • Pay the registration fee for FDDI AIST 2024 as directed.
  • Your user ID and password will be sent to your mobile number and email ID for further communication.

Application Fees

Category

Quota

Gender

Amount

EWS, General, OBC

Male, Transgender, Female

INR 600

General, OBC, ST, EWS, SC

PWD

Male, Transgender, Female

INR 300

SC, ST

Male, Transgender, Female

INR 300

FDDI AIST 2024 Admit Card

Candidates who apply before the deadline will receive the FDDI AIST 2024 admission card from the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI). Candidates can download their admit card by entering their application number and date of birth on the FDDI website.

The admit card will have the candidate's name, application number, date of birth, exam centre address, and exam date. On the day of the FDDI AIST, candidates must carry a printout of their admit card to the test venue.

Steps to Download FDDI AIST 2024 Admit Card

To download the admit card for FDDI AIST 2024, candidates can follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the 'Download Admit Card' option.
  • Input the application number, email address, or date of birth.
  • Click on 'Submit'.
  • Download and print the hall ticket.
  • Save it for future reference.

Course Offered through FDDI AIST 2024

Here is the list of courses that FDDI offer across its various campuses in India through the FDDI AIST exam:

Campus

Course Name

Number of Seats or Intake

FDDI Noida

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

80

B.Des (Leather Goods & Accessories Design) 

60

B.Des  (Fashion Design) 

80

BBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

M.Des. (Footwear Design & Production)  

60

MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise) 

60

FDDI Hyderabad

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

80

B.Des (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)

60

B.Des (Fashion Design) 

80

BBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise) 

60

FDDI Chennai

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

60

B.Des (Fashion Design) 

60

M.Des. (Footwear Design & Production)  

60

FDDI Kolkata

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

60

B.Des (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)

60

B.Des (Fashion Design) 

60

FDDI Chandigarh

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

60

B.Des (Fashion Design)

60

BBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

FDDI Patna

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

60

B.Des (Fashion Design) 

60

BBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

FDDI Jodhpur

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production) 

60

B.Des (Fashion Design) 

60

FDDI Rohtak

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production)

60

B.Des  (Fashion Design) 

60

FDDI Fursatganj

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production)

60

B.Des  (Fashion Design) 

60

FDDI Ankleshwar (Rae Bareli)

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production)

60

B.Des  (Fashion Design)

60

FDDI Guna

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production)

60

FDDI Chhindwara

B.Des (Footwear Design & Production)

60

B.Des  (Fashion Design)

60

MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)

60

FDDI AIST 2024 Eligibility Criteria

FDDI AIST 2024 eligibility criteria must be checked by the candidates before filling out the application form. The application form will be rejected if a candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria at any stage of the selection process. The applicant must check the detailed eligibility criteria before applying for the same. The eligibility criteria are different for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. One can refer to the tables given below detailing the eligibility criteria for bachelor's degree and master's degree programmes for appearing for the FDDI entrance test.  

FDDI AIST 2024 Eligibility Criteria (Bachelor Degree Programs)

Candidates can check the FDDI AIST 2024 eligibility criteria for bachelor's degree programmes mentioned below.

Criteria

Details

Age Limit

Candidates applying for bachelor’s programmes must not be more than 25 years old as of July 1, 2024.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 / Intermediate from any recognised board.
  • The appearing candidates in class 12 are also eligible to apply.

FDDI AIST 2024 Eligibility Criteria (Master Degree Programs)

Candidates can check the FDDI AIST 2024 eligibility criteria for master's degree programmes mentioned below.

Criteria

Details

Age Limit

There is no age limit for applying to Masters program

Educational Qualification

M. Des. (Footwear Design & Production): Applicants must be a Graduate in Footwear/LGAD/Design/Engineering/Production/ Technology or any other related program. M.B.A (Retail & Fashion Merchandise): Applicants who graduate in any discipline can apply. (Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation can also apply for all Master's Degree programs.)

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Retail & Fashion Merchandise

To be eligible for admission to the MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise) programme at FDDI AIST, applicants must be a graduate in any subject. It should be mentioned that applicants who will be taking their graduation exams in 2024 are also eligible to apply for admissions.

Criteria 

Details 

Age Limit 

There is no age restriction for aspirants applying for PG course admissions.

Educational Qualification 

Candidates having a valid MAT score are also eligible for admission to FDDI's MBA programme.

FDDI AIST Reservation Policy 2024

There are certain numbers of seats that are reserved for different categories. The reservation of seats as applicable in each program is mentioned below for both sponsored as well as non sponsored categories

Category

Reservation of Seats

NC-OBC

27%

SC

15%

ST

7.5%

PWD

3%

FDDI AIST Admission Process 2024

To guarantee a seamless application process for this design institution, prospective students should rigorously follow the admission processes provided by FDDI.

Step 1: Filling the FDDI AIST Application Form

Candidates must fill out the FDDI entrance exam application form online on the college's official website to apply for the exam. The FDDI AIST 2024 application fee can be paid online using a debit/credit card. The application fee is INR 600 for general/OBC candidates and INR 300 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Step 2: Obtaining the FDDI Entrance Exam Admit Card

Candidates who have completed the application process will be granted an FDDI AIST admit card. According to the timetable, admit cards can be acquired from the official FDDI website. Candidates must bring their admit card to the test centre on exam day.

Step 3: Taking the FDDI AIST 2024 Exam

The FDDI AIST 2024 exam will be administered on paper at several examination centres around the country. The examination will last 3 hours and will consist of objective-type questions.

Step 4: Announcement of FDDI Entrance Exam Result

The results of FDDI AIST will be available on the institute's official website. The FDDI AIST 2024 All India Merit List will be created based on the candidate's exam performance.

Step 5: Participating in FDDI Counselling

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the counselling phase once the FDDI results are announced. During this step, applicants will be able to choose their chosen programme and FDDI campus. It is vital to note that applicants can only choose programs/campuses depending on their rank. Candidates will declare their course and campus options during counselling based on the FDDI AIST merit list. Candidates who are given a seat at FDDI following the counselling round must pay INR 25,000 at the time of counselling/admission to secure the seat. This sum comprises INR 20,000 (An advance charge, deducted from the balance charge) and INR 5,000 (Non-Refundable) Counselling fees.

FDDI AIST 2024 Exam Centres

Captured below in the table are the names of exam centres of FDDI AIST 2023.

FDDI AIST 2024 Exam Centres in India
BareillyAnkleshwarAgra
ChandigarhBangaloreBhopal
DehradunChhindwaraChennai
GunaDelhiFursatganj
IndoreGwaliorHyderabad
JamshedpurJaipurJodhpur
KanpurKochiKolkata
NoidaLucknowMeerut
RanchiPunePatna
VishakhapatnamRaipurRohtak
Mumbai--

FDDI AIST 2024 Syllabus

he Footwear Development and Design Institute (FDDI) holds the All India Selection Test (AIST) every year to give design aspirants a chance to get into one of FDDI's 12 campuses. The FDDI AIST 2024 syllabus covers the key topics that students need to know for the entrance exam. The questions on the exam will be based on the syllabus, and students will be evaluated on their knowledge of these topics.

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

FDDI AIST 2024 Exam Pattern

The FDDI AIST 2024 exam is anticipated to last for 2 hours and 30 minutes, encompassing a total of 200 questions. The question paper will be divided into four sections. Check the table below for a summary of the essential aspects of the FDDI AIST 2024 exam pattern.

Particulars

Details

Exam Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Mode of the exam

Pen and paper mode

Medium of the language

English

Total number of questions

150

Maximum marks

200

FDDI AIST 2024 Result

The Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) will declare the FDDI AIST 2024 result online. The merit list for admission to FDDI's programmes will be prepared based on the result of the FDDI AIST 2024. 

To check your FDDI AIST 2024 result, go to the official FDDI website and enter your login credentials. Here are the steps to check the FDDI AIST result 2024:

  • Go to the FDDI's official website.
  • Select the "Admissions" tab.
  • Go to the "FDDI AIST 2024" link.
  • Select the "Result" link.
  • Enter your credentials for login.
  • Press the "Submit" button.
  • The result of your FDDI AIST 2024 will be shown on the screen.

FDDI AIST 2024 Counselling

FDDI AIST counselling 2024 will be conducted online, and only candidates who qualify for the FDDI 2024 entrance exam will be eligible to participate. The candidate's rank will be evaluated based on their aggregate scores in the entrance exam. During counselling, candidates will be able to choose their preferred FDDI campus and program. The seat allotment will be done based on the candidate's rank and the availability of seats.

Candidates who are allotted a seat will have to make a payment of a certain amount on the spot to reserve their seats. The remaining fee will need to be deposited within 7 working days. If a candidate decides to withdraw after receiving a seat allotment, the fee deposited will not be refunded.

FDDI AIST 2024 Entrance Test Communication Standards

It is expected that the candidates who have applied for graduate or postgraduate programmes through FDDI AIST 2024 must possess good communication skills. They should have good control over the English language both in terms of writing and speaking. Candidates should have command over both written and spoken English.

FDDI AIST 2024 Conducting Body

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) is the conducting authority of the All India Selection Test (AIST). FDDI was established in 1986 with an aim to impart education and provide and develop appropriate infrastructure for the Indian footwear industry. FDDI is a premier academic and training institution that is awarded prestigious certifications and accreditations. By offering Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, the institute promotes excellent quality of knowledge and skill development. The institute also offers world-class infrastructure & facilities and has an excellent record of placements in the industry.

Contact Details

  • Address: Footwear Design & Development Institute, A- 10 / A, Sector – 24, Noida - 201 301, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Telephone: 01204500214 (For general enquiry)/ 01204500203 (For admission related enquiry)
  • Fax: 120-2412556
  • Email: contact@fddiindia.com (For general enquiry)/ admission@fddiindia.com (For admission related enquiry)

Important Dates

FDDI AIST 2024 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 25 Oct to 20 Apr, 2024 (*Tentative)
Exam Date 12 May, 2024 (*Tentative)
Admit Card Date 06 May, 2024 (*Tentative)
Result Date 31 May, 2024 (*Tentative)

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FAQs about FDDI AIST

What is the FDDI AIST Exam?

The FDDI AIST Exam or the Footwear Design & Development Institute All India Selection Test is an entrance exam conducted by the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) for admission to its undergraduate and postgraduate programs in footwear design, fashion design, leather goods & accessory design, and retail & fashion merchandise.

Which institute conducts the FDDI AIST Exam?

The Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) administers the FDDI AIST entrance test to applicants seeking admission to the BDes, BBA, MDes, and MBA programmes.

What is the exam duration for FDDI AIST?

The FDDI AIST exam 2024 will last for three hours. Multiple-choice questions are the most common type of questions. The number of sections in the undergraduate exam is four (Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Business Aptitude Test, and Design Aptitude Test).

FDDI AIST provides admission to which courses?

Through FDDI AIST, candidates are granted admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses like Footwear Design and Production, Retail and Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design.

How many FDDI AIST exam centres are available in India?

FDDI AIST is conducted once a year in the month of January. The FDDI AIST 2024 exam is expected to be held in the third week of June 2024.

How many candidates take the FDDI AIST test every year?

Every year, around 20,000 students sit for the FDDI AIST exam.

How many times in a year is FDDI AIST conducted?

The FDDI AIST exam is held once a year.

In what mode is FDDI AIST held?

The FDDI AIST 2024 test will be held by the Footwear Design & Development Institute in the third week of June 2024. The FDDI AIST 2024 entrance test will be taken in pen and paper format and will last 2 hours and 30 minutes.

How many seats can be filled through the FDDI AIST exam?

Through FDDI AIST, around 1500 seats are filled in all the 12 campuses of FDDI.

How many courses can I select in a single application form of FDDI AIST 2023?

You can select only one course in a single application form for FDDI AIST 2024. The FDDI AIST 2024 application form is designed to allow candidates to apply for only one course. This is to ensure that the selection process is fair and transparent and that all candidates have an equal chance of being admitted to their preferred course. If you are interested in applying for multiple courses at FDDI, you will need to submit a separate application form for each course.

What will be the mode and exam pattern of FDDI AIST 2023?

The FDDI AIST 2023 entrance exam will be  conducted for three hours as a pen-paper based exam. The question paper will be completely objective and  there will be  multiple-choice questions. The topics of BDes paper include questions from Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Verbal Ability, and Business Aptitude Test & Design Aptitude Test.

 

What are the various courses for which the FDDI AIST 2023 entrance exam is conducted?

The FDDI AIST 2023 entrance exam is conducted to grant admission to different undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are offered by the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI). Some of the popular courses include - B.Des, M.Des, MBA and Fashion Merchandise, and BBA.

 

When is the last date to apply for the FDDI AIST exam in 2024?

The application deadline for the FDDI AIST 2024 exam has not yet been declared. However, the application deadline for the FDDI AIST 2023 exam was June 14, 2023. As a result, the final day to apply for the FDDI AIST 2024 exam is projected to occur in June 2024.

 

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Related Questions

Any particular coaching institute or books you can suggest for preparation of FDDI AIST?

-Sneha aggarwalUpdated on October 12, 2021 01:19 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Here are some best books for FDDI AIST preparation:

General Awareness

Newspapers, Journals, Magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan, etc.
Business Aptitude Test and Research

Commerce Class 12th Book (CBSE) for Business Studies

Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension by Gautam Puri

Arun Sharma's book for Verbal Ability

You can also go through the FDDI UG (B.Des) Study Pack for 2022: 10 books with the Previous year's Question Paper to strengthen your preparation. Some of the coaching centres for the exam are Sulekha and AFS Academy. Students also need to be fully aware of the exam pattern & …

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Is the exam pattern for B.Des and BBA same for FDDI AIST?

-Himanshi aswaniUpdated on September 11, 2020 07:22 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The exam pattern for B.Des and BBA is same for FDDI AIST Exam. Check the detailed exam pattern of the course here. Also, check out the Syllabus of the exam.

Check out the top footwear design colleges here.

To take any admission related help either dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. In case of any more queries write in the QnA zone.

Thank You

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