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FDDI AIST 2019 - Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) will conduct FDDI AIST  on May 26, 2019 in offline mode.  Interested students can start filling the FDDI AIST 2019 application which has been released on January 10, 2019 and the last date for filling it has been extended to May 6. Previously, it was April 20. Checking the eligibility criteria before filling the application form is important for students and they should fill the form only if they are eligible. The admit card for FDDI AIST 2019 will be released online on May 15, 2019. Carrying the printed copy of the admit card is mandatory for test takers to the allotted test centre. The result for the entrance exam will be declared in online mode on June 6, 2019. The common merit list for FDDI AIST will be prepared on the basis of the result and the admission to students will be given based on their performance. Students will be allotted the programme and campus based on their rank and preference. FDDI offers Bachelor programmes in Footwear Design & Production, Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design in its 12 campuses across the country. Read FDDI AIST 2019 to know important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, admit card, result date and counselling process.
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FDDI AIST 2019 Overview



Exam name 

Footwear Design & Development Institute All India Selection Test

Commonly known as 


Exam type 


Exam level 


Total seats 


Participating Institutes 

12 FDDI campuses 

Exam mode 


Application mode 


Conducting body 

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI)

Duration of exam 

2.5 hours 

Courses Offered in FDDI along with number of seats 

These are the following courses that are offered in FDDI at an undergraduate level:

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  • Leather Goods & Accessories Design- 330 seats

  • Footwear Design & Production- 780 seats

  • Fashion Design- 870 seats

FDDI AIST Important Dates 2019

Candidates can check the table below to know all the important dates of FDDI AIST 2019

FDDI AIST 2019 Important Dates 



FDDI AIST 2019 advertisement

January 10, 2019

Beginning of online registration

January 10, 2019

Last date for FDDI AIST 2019 application form

May 6th, 2019 

Availability of open window for editing formsFrom 07th May, 2019 (12:00 hrs) till 08th May, 2019 (16:00 hrs)

FDDI AIST admit card 2019

May 15, 2019

All India Selection Test (AIST) 2019

May 26, 2019

Result of FDDI AIST 2019

 June 6th, 2019 

FDDI AIST counselling

 June 28th-July 2, 2019

Last date for submitting fee

July 9, 2019 

Reporting at allotted FDDI campus

August 1, 2019

Beginning of session

First week of August 2019 

Whats's new in FDDI AIST 2019?

According to the current notification, candidates who are applying for FDDI AIST can see the following changes as compared to last year: 

  • The age criteria for students applying for FDDI AIST should be 25 years as on June 25, 2019. Last year, it was July 25, 2019. 
  • The number of exam centres has been reduced from 38 to 30 as compared to last year. 
  • Candidates can only select one test centre for exam, last year they had a choice to select four exam centres. 
  • Also, there is a change in number of seats allocated to different programmes at its various institutes as compared to the last year. 

Candidates can go through the table to have a fair idea about the seats for session 2019.

Seats Allocated for FDDI AIST Session 2019 

Course Name Regular Seats for the Session 2019Regular Seats for the Session 2018

Leather Goods & Accessories Design-

330 seats150 seats 

Footwear Design & Production

780 seats450 seats

Fashion Design

870 seats420 seats

FDDI AIST Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of FDDI AIST 2019 specifies the academic qualification and age criteria. Candidates can go through the table below to know the same.

FDDI AIST 2019 Eligibility Criteria



Academic qualification 

Students must have completed 10+2 in any stream from any recognised board, such as CBSE, IB, ICSE or their equivalent can apply.  Students who are appearing for the same in the current year can also apply. 

Age criteria 

25 years as on 25th June 2019 

Notes: 1) Students yet to appear for their 12th exam have to produce proof of having appeared for the examination during the counseling process of FDDI programmes. 

2) If a candidate fails to produce his or her qualifying certificate before the stipulated time mentioned above, the admission for such candidate will be cancelled. 

FDDI AIST Application Form 2019

Aspirants can fill the application form of FDDI AIST 2019 in online mode from January 10 to May 6th. Earlier the last date for filling the form was April 20. A candidate can apply for more than one programme by paying a registration fee single time. To apply in multiple programmes, aspirants have to enter the programme code as per their preference. Students have to pay Rs. 500 as an application fee. The steps to fill the FDDI application are given below 

Step 1 - FDDI registration

Candidates have to register first to apply for the entrance test. 

Step 2 - Personal details 

Fill the required details in the application form 

Step 3 - Upload the documents in FDDI AIST application form

Aspirants have to upload the scanned copy of the photograph 

Step 4 - Verify the details in the application form of FDDI AIST

Check the details if they are mentioned correctly, or not. 
Step 5 Submit the Form 

Post verifying the details, submit the application form by clicking on the Submit Button 

Step 6 - Make the payment for FDDI AIST application form 2019 

Students can make the payment online 

FDDI AIST Exam Centres 2019 

The allotted exam centre to students are mentioned on their FDDI AIST 2019 admit card. Students can choose only one test centre from the given below list while filling the registration form. FDDI AIST exam centres 2019 will be allotted on first-come-first-serve basis. The Institute has the right to add or cancel any test centre without giving any reason. FDDI will conduct the entrance test across 30 cities listed below in the table: 

FDDI AIST 2019 Test Cities 































FDDI AIST Exam Pattern 2019

The FDDI AIST is conducted in offline mode. The entrance exam is held for 2 and half hours in Hindi and English medium only. The exam pattern of FDDI AIST 2019 consists of 200 objective type of questions. Students should go through the table below to know FDDI AIST exam pattern 2019 in detail.

FDDI AIST Exam Pattern



Maximum marks

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)




FDDI AIST Syllabus 2019

The questions in FDDI AIST are based on quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, general awareness and design aptitude. The syllabus of FDDI AIST 2019 includes the topics from class XI and XII. Students have to updated with current affairs to prepare for general awareness section. 

FDDI AIST Admit Card 2019

Students can download FDDI AIST 2019 admit card from May 15, 2019 (1:00 p.m) onwards. The admit card contains the following details- test centres, session and test time. Students have to take the printout of the admit, and paste a photograph on it and carry it to their exam centres. They also have to carry a valid identity proof along with the admit card, such as voter’s ID card/passport/driving license/identity card. Students must note that they won’t be allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid FDDI AIST Admit Card 2019.

FDDI AIST Result 2019

Footwear Design & Development Institute will release FDDI AIST 2019 result on June 6, 2019. Earlier the result was supposed to be declared on May 30, 2019. An all India merit list will be prepared based on the result. A total of 1500 seats will be allotted to qualified candidates in 12 campuses of FDDI across India. 

FDDI AIST Counselling 2019 

The qualified candidates will be called for counselling based on their rank and preference for their campus and programme. The counselling will start from June 28 to July 2, 2019. The FDDI AIST counselling will continue till the last seat is filled up.  Candidates who will be allotted seat will have to pay an amount of Rs. 25000 to reserve their seats, which includes Rs 20, 000 as an advance fee which will be adjusted against the balance fee and Rs. 5000 (non refundable) as counselling charges. 

FDDI AIST Counselling 2019 Reservation of Seats



Scheduled Caste 


Scheduled Tribe 


Other Backward Caste 


Differently abled candidates 


FDDI AIST Counselling 2019 Fee Structure 

Noida Campus 

Other Campus 


Semester 1

Semester 2nd - 8th each 

Semester 1

Semester 2nd - 8th each 

Tuition Fee 

Rs. 69000

Rs. 69000

Rs. 49000

Rs. 49000

Library Fee 






Rs. 400

Rs. 400

Rs. 400

Rs. 400

Exam Fee 

Rs. 2000

Rs. 2000

Rs. 2000

Rs. 2000


Rs. 76400

Rs. 76400

Rs. 56400

Rs. 56400

Student Development Fee 

Rs. 5000


Rs. 5000


Security Deposit 




Grand Total 

Rs. 91400

Rs. 76400

Rs. 71400

Rs. 56400

FDDI AIST Career Prospects

Career prospects for different Programmes 



Career Prospects


Leather Goods & Accessories Design

Production Executives, Merchandiser, Designers and Marketing Manager, etc.


Retail and Fashion Merchandising

Visual Merchandiser, Store Manager, Buyer and Marketing Manager, etc.


Footwear Design and Production

Production Manager, Merchandiser, Marketing Manager, Designer and Operations Manager, etc.

FAQs on FDDI AIST 2019

Question: Presently, I am pursuing a three-year diploma after class X. Will I be eligible to apply for the four-year bachelor of design programme which is offered at FDDI? 

Answer:  Only those candidates will be eligible to apply for FDDI AIST 2019, who have passed their qualifying exam under the higher secondary (10+2) scheme.  Such candidates should have done their 10+2 from a recognized board such as ICSE, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), International Baccalaureate or any other equivalent for the academic year 2018-2019.

Question: When will the important dates for FDDI AIST 2019 be announced? 

Answer:  FDDI AIST 2019 important dates are announced by the institute on January 10, 2019.

Question:   If I am pursuing my 10+2 through correspondence, then will I be eligible to appear for FDDI AIST 2019? 

Answer:  If you are pursuing 10+2 through correspondence that is accorded recognition by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) with at least five subjects, then you will be eligible to apply for FDDI AIST 2019. 

Question:  What is the age criteria for applying for the bachelor's programme to FDDI?

Answer: Candidates who wish to pursue B.Des at FDDI, they should be 25 years old as on June 25, 2019. 

Question: What is the last date for registering for FDDI AIST 2019? 

Answer:  The last date for filling the form for FDDI AIST 2019 is April 20, 2019. 

Question:  By when can I submit the proof of my qualifying exam?

Answer: You are required to submit the proof of your qualifying exam which could be in the form of your degree or mark sheet in August 2019 to the admission officer. 

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