FDDI AIST 2018 - Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) will conduct All India Selection Test (AIST) for offering undergraduate admissions in Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Footwear Design & Production, Leather Goods & Accessories Design and Fashion Design. On the basis of candidates’ performance in FDDI AIST 2018, admissions will be given to as many as 1,500 B.Des. seats. The institute has a total of 12 campuses that are located in Noida, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Fursatganj (near Lucknow), Chindwara, Guna, Hyderabad, Ankleshwar (Gujarat), Patna and Chandigarh. FDDI AIST 2018 will be held on April 27, 28 and 29. Admissions across FDDI campuses will be done solely on merit basis. New session will commence from August 1, 2018. Interested and eligible students can register from November 28, 2017 to April 22, 2018 (earlier April 2). Complete details about FDDI AIST 2018 including programmes offered, seat matrix, important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam centres, admit card, exam pattern, result, counselling, etc. can be checked on this page.
Latest: FDDI AIST 2018 application form available now. Application Date extended to April 22, 2018
FDDI AIST 2018: An Overview
Exam name- Footwear Design & Development Institute All India Selection Test
Commonly known as- FDDI AIST
Exam type– Undergraduate (UG)
Exam level- National
Total seats– 1500
Participating institutes– 12 FDDI campuses
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) of four years in-
Leather Goods & Accessories Design- 150 seats
Retail & Fashion Merchandise- 480 seats
Footwear Design & Production- 450 seats
- Fashion Design- 420 seats
Career prospects for different departments
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.
Candidates can check the schedule of FDDI AIST 2018 important dates below:
FDDI AIST 2018 Events
Date of FDDI AIST 2018 advertisement
November 28, 2017
Commencement of online registration
November 28, 2017
Last date for submitting FDDI AIST 2018 application form
April 22, 2018
Availability of FDDI AIST admit card 2018
April 12, 2018
All India Selection Test (AIST) 2018
April 27, 28, 29, 2018. Open day on May 1, 2018 (in case of discrepancies)
Result announcement of FDDI AIST 2018
May 21, 2018
First round of counselling for qualified candidates of FDDI AIST 2018
June 12-17, 2018
Last date for submitting fee
July 1, 2018
Second round of FDDI AIST counselling 2018
July 16-19, 2018
Reporting at allotted FDDI campus
July 31, 2018
Beginning of session
August 1, 2018
Candidates must have passed 10+2/intermediate in order to be eligible to apply. They should not be more than 25 years as on July 25, 2018.
Note: Aspirants appearing in 10+2 may also apply.
Aspirants can fill application form of FDDI AIST 2018 between November 28, 2017 and April 22, 2018. The application fee is Rs.500. Students are required to fill online FDDI AIST registration form according to the prescribed instructions and upload the specified documents.
Exam centre and date can be chosen from the options mentioned on the registration form of FDDI AIST 2018. One recent passport size colored photograph has to be uploaded. Candidates will have to fill in the personal details that will be mentioned on the admit card. They are needed to upload their signature on the specified place as well.
Moreover, candidates should give four choices of exam centres while filling FDDI AIST Application Form 2018 in order of their preference.
FDDI AIST 2018 admit card can be downloaded from April 12 onwards after successful payment of Rs.525. Address of exam centre and date of exam will be mentioned on the admit card of FDDI AIST 2018. Candidates are required to take out its printout. They should carry this printout (with pasted photograph) to the exam centre along with a valid identity proof such as voter’s ID card/passport/driving license/identity card. No one will be allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid FDDI AIST Admit Card 2018.
The institute will allocate FDDI AIST 2018 exam centres to the candidates, who have submitted their applications correctly before the last date. FDDI AIST exam centres 2018 will be allocated 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 AIST 2018 across following 38 cities-
FDDI AIST 2018 Test Cities
FDDI AIST 2018 Exam Cities
FDDI AIST Syllabus 2018
Questions in FDDI AIST 2018 will be asked to evaluate quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, general awareness and design aptitude. The syllabus for FDDI AIST 2018 will comprise all the topics studied by candidates in their class XI and XII. For General Awareness section, they should be well aware about the current affairs of the world.
Candidates appearing for the entrance test must know the FDDI AIST 2018 exam pattern. Check the details of test pattern of FDDI AIST 2018 below-
All India Selection Test (AIST) 2018 will be computer based multiple choice examination. It will be conducted over multiple sessions in a day.
FDDI AIST 2018 will be held in Hindi/English only.
The selection test will be of 2½ hours (two and half hours) duration.
One mark will be rewarded for every correct response. There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.
A computer and an individually allocated user-id and password will be provided to each candidate.
A total of 200 objective type questions based on below mentioned sections will be asked in the exam.
FDDI AIST 2018 Test Pattern
Total number of questions
Time suggested (in minutes)
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)
Footwear Design & Development Institute will announce FDDI AIST 2018 result on May 21. An all India merit list will be prepared on the basis of result of FDDI AIST 2018 in last week of May. A total of 1500 seats will be allotted to eligible and qualified candidates across 12 campuses of FDDI.
Counselling of FDDI AIST 2018 will comprise allocation of the programme and campus to the qualified candidates based on their rank and preference.
FDDI will offer admissions solely on merit basis in the entrance test. FDDI AIST Counselling 2018 will be continued till all the seats are filled-up.
Number of candidates called for counselling of FDDI AIST 2018 will be more than the actual number of seats.
Those who have been allotted a seat will have to make payment of Rs.25,000 for reserving it. Seven working days will be given to the candidates for depositing balance fee.
Footwear Design & Development Institute
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
A-10/A, Sector-24, Noida-201301 (UP)
Toll Free No. - 1800-180-3668, Ph. – 0120-4500152, 0120-4500203
Mobile No. : 9717797766 (10 Lines)
Fax : +91-120-2412556, 2411301
E-mail: [email protected]