FDDI AIST Counselling 2018

FDDI AIST CounsellingFDDI AIST Counselling 2018 – The counselling of FDDI AIST 2018 will be conducted by Footwear Design & Development Institute in two rounds for qualified candidates, who are eligible as well. The first round will be held from June 12 to 17, while the second round is scheduled to be held from July 16 to 19. The admission procedure of FDDI All India Selection Test (AIST) 2018 will involve programme and campus allotment to the successful candidates on the basis of their rank and merit in the entrance exam. A total of 1,500 seats in four B.Des. programmes will be allocated across the institutes’ 12 campuses that are located in Noida, Chennai, Kolkata, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Fursatganj (near Lucknow), Chindwara, Guna, Hyderabad, Ankleshwar (Gujarat), Patna and Chandigarh. Moreover, FDDI will call more candidates than the actual number of seats available. Complete details about FDDI AIST counselling 2018 can be checked on this page.

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Important Dates related to FDDI AIST 2018 Counselling






April 27, 28 and 29, 2018


FDDI AIST 2018 Result declaration

May 21, 2018


Round 1 of counselling

June 12-17, 2018


Last date for submitting fee

July 1, 2018


Round 2 of FDDI AIST counselling 2018 

July 16 to 19, 2018


Date of reporting at the allotted FDDI campus

July 31, 2018


Commencement of session

August 1, 2018

Important details about FDDI AIST Counselling 2018

  • Qualified candidates will be called by FDDI for AIST 2018 counselling process solely on merit basis. Candidates’ rank will be evaluated based on their aggregate score in the entrance exam.

  • Admissions and FDDI AIST 2018 counselling procedure will continue till all the seats get filled.

  • Only 1500 seats will be offered across the 12 campuses. As the number of test-takers is likely to be more than the actual number of seats, there will be chances that all the seats will be filled before the FDDI AIST counselling 2018 of all the called students is over.

  • A candidate, who has been allotted a seat, has to make payment of Rs.25,000 on the spot for seat reservation. Seven working days will be given to students for depositing balance fee. The fee deposited will not be refunded in case any candidate withdrawals.    

Important- FDDI is not responsible for any inconvenience caused to parents or candidates due to closure of FDDI AIST counselling 2018 prior to their turn.   


Documents required for Counselling of FDDI AIST 2018 


Candidates are required to carry the following documents on the day of FDDI AIST counseling 2018:

  • Class 10 certificate & mark sheet (attested)

  • Class 12 certificate & mark sheet (attested)

  • Four recent passport size color photographs

  • Caste certificate/disability certificate (if applicable)

  • Medical fitness certificate/undertaking of medical fitness in original

  • Demand draft of Rs. 25,000/- in favor of “FDDI” payable at New Delhi from any bank

  • Character certificate from the principal of last attended school/college or any gazetted officer

  • Candidates applying under SC/ST/OBC quota (non creamy layer) have to produce a caste certificate issued not earlier than September 1, 2017 from the competent authority of the respective states/union territories. Failure to produce appropriate certificate shall make the candidate ineligible for admission.

Note: Please upload necessary mark sheets/score cards of exam for which you are claiming exemption (only for those who have not attempted FDDI AIST 2018 and opted for exemption).


Candidate should visit the nearest FDDI campus with all originals and one set of self-attested documents.


Footwear Design & Development Institute will allocate a total of 1,500 seats across its 12 campuses on the basis of FDDI AIST 2018. B.Des. of four years will be offered in Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Footwear Design & Production, Leather Goods & Accessories Design and Fashion Design.


Careers360 will keep on providing here the latest updates about FDDI AIST counselling 2018 as soon as any official notification is released regarding the same.


Contact Address:

Admission Cell

Footwear Design & Development Institute

(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

A-10/A, Sector-24, Noida-201301 (UP)





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Rajdeep Kumar 3 days ago

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Rajdeep KumarLast Seen: 15 hours 53 min agoJoined on: 16-Apr-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

When will we get our admit card??

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Ruchika Chauhan 18 hours ago

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Ruchika ChauhanLast Seen: 2 min 14 sec agoJoined on: 09-Apr-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rajdeep,Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) will conduct All India Selection Test (AIST) for offering undergraduate admissions in Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Footwear Design &...Read More

Satya Prakash 5 days ago

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Satya PrakashLast Seen: 4 days 12 hours agoJoined on: 16-Apr-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: In Graduation

I am applying for AIST and I also have MAT scorecard. According to the prospectus they will consider the better marks between the two. So my

question is when they will collect my MAT score. During the counselling or do I need to send the scorecard. I am applying for MBA retail management and fashion merchandise?

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Sreetama DattaLast Seen: 20 hours 48 min agoJoined on: 24-May-2013Education Interest: MBAEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Satya! According to FDDI officials, if you are applying only for the MBA Retail Management and Fashion Merchandise programme, your AIST scores will not be applicable. Apart from MAT, other exam sco...Read More

ADITYA AMAN 8 days ago

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ADITYA AMANLast Seen: 4 days 23 hours agoJoined on: 12-Apr-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

Did the admit card for entrance test is realesed if realesed then where from i get my admit card..?????

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Nancy Johri 8 days ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 3 days 14 hours agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: B.E /Btech.Education Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Aditya, FDDI had earlier notified that the admit card will be released from April 12 onwards, but it h...Read More

Isha gupta 28 days ago

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Isha GuptaLast Seen: 4 weeks 10 hours agoJoined on: 23-Mar-2018Education Interest: DesignEducation Level: Class 12

Sample paper for FDDI 2018

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Nancy Johri 26 days ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 3 days 14 hours agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: B.E /Btech.Education Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Isha, The Institute has mentioned that a candidate can collect sample test papers by paying online or from&...Read More

Rohit Kaizen 30 days ago

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Cut off marks 2017 for FDDI???help

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Nancy Johri 26 days ago

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Nancy JohriLast Seen: 3 days 14 hours agoJoined on: 18-Jan-2014Education Interest: B.E /Btech.Education Level: Graduate & Above
Hi Rohit, FDDI doesn’t release the cutoff publicly.  For any other information about FDDI’s entrance exam (All&...Read More