Army Institute of Fashion & Design Written Admission Test (AIFD WAT)

AIFD WAT 2017- Army Institute of Fashion and Design

Last Date to Apply

Second week of March 2017


AIFD WAT 2017 is an entrance exam for admission in B.Sc. Fashion and Apparel Design in Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bangalore. The institute is affiliated to Bangalore University. AIFD WAT 2017 exam is for admission B.Sc in Fashion & Apparel Design.

It is 3 years undergraduate course and is for admission to the wards of Army personnel. Army Institute of Fashion and Design is for the children of eligible serving Army personnel, eligible ex-Army personnel and wards of war widows/widows of the Army.

Total Number of Seats: 60 (Very limited seats for civilians)

AIFD WAT Exam Date: Written Admission Test (WAT) will be conducted tentatively on Last week of April 2017 by Army Institute of Fashion & Design, Bangalore. The Examination cities are: Pune, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow & Guwahati.

AIFD WAT 2017 Application Form filling will begin from first week of January 2017

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AIFD WAT Eligibility criteria

Academic Qualification: The applicant must have passed 10+2 / Equivalent examination in any Combination with a minimum of 35% aggregate marks from recognised boards by UGC / university.

The children of following categories of Army personnel are eligible:

  • Serving Army personnel: Serving Army personnel with minimum 10 years continuous service in the Army.
  • Ex-Army:
    • Personnel granted/awarded regular pension, liberalized family pension, family pension or disability pension at the time of their superannuation, demise, discharge, release medical board / invalided medical board. This includes wards of recruits medically boarded out and granted disability pension.
    • Medical officers / Army Dental Corps officers presently serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force who have served with the Army for 10 years.
  • Adopted child: Adopted child of Army personnel if adopted at least five years prior to seeking admission.
  • Step children: Step children are eligible provided they are born from a wedding where at least one parent belonged to the Army.
  • APS:
    • Personnel classified as ex-servicemen as per Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No 9 (52)/88/D (Res) dated 19 Jul 89.
    • Personnel who are on deputation and who have put in 10 years of service in the Army.
    • Personnel, who are directly recruited into APS who have completed 10 years of service and of those who as per their terms and conditions of service, retired from APS without reversion to P&T Department after completing their minimum pensionable service of which 10 years was in the Army.
  • Members of MNS who have 10 years service as regular members of MNS or are in receipt of pension from the Army.
  • TA personnel who have completed 10 years of embodied service.

Physical Fitness: Candidates should have been certified by MH / RMO / Registered Medical Practitioner as physically and mentally fit to pursue the course. At the time of admission, the candidates are required to submit the Certificate.

AIFD WAT Application form and Admit Card

AIFD WAT 2017 Application Form can only be filled online by the candidates. The Online Application form will be available from the first week of January 2017.

  • Online Downloading of Application form: Eligible candidates can download the application form from the official website. Attach a DD of Rs. 550 drawn in favour of ARMY INSTITUTE OF FASHION & DESIGN payable at Bangalore.
  • Requesting Application form by post: Candidates can obtain the prospectus & Application form from the Office of AIFD Bangalore, Nagareshwara Nagenahalli, Kothanur Post, Bangalore – 560077, through requisition along with a crossed demand draft for Rs 550  (which includes Rs.50 as postal charges) in favour of Army Institute of Fashion & Design payable at Bangalore.
  • From Institute, Army Headquarters, Command Headquarters: Prospectus can also be availed from the Institute, Army Headquarters (AWES) and all the Command Headquarters (AWES) on payment of demand draft of Rs 500.

Submission of Application Form

Application forms duly completed in all respects along with relevant certificates documents should reach at the following address before the deadline:

Army Institute of Fashion & Design, Bangalore, 
Nagareshwara Nagenahalli, Kothanur Post,
Bangalore – 560077

Candidate should mention student's name on the reverse side of Demand Draft.

AIFD WAT Exam Centers

AIFD 2017 Application Form


AIFD WAT 2017 Application Fees

Particulars Fees
Till Last date (Without Late fee) Rs 550
After Last Date (With Late fee) Rs 650


AIFD WAT 2017 Fee Structure

Details Charges
One time Institute charges Rs. 50,600
Institute Fees for 3 years Rs. 3,91,709 (Army) and Rs. 4,74,785 (Civil)
Hostel Fees Rs. 1,04,481
Mess Fees Rs. 1,01,950


AIFD WAT Result and Counselling

Candidates will be shortlisted according to their performance in Written Admission Test (WAT).

  • Display of Result: AIFD WAT 2017 Result will be published in the second week of May 2017, and will be put up on the AIFD website and will also be displayed at AIFD Bangalore, college notice board.
  • Intimation to the passed Candidates: Candidates declared to have passed WAT will also be individually informed by AIFD Bangalore.
  • Payment of registration of fees: The shortlisted students will be required to pay the Course registration fee of Rs.10,000 & Rs 5000 for hostel through a Crossed Demand Draft in favour of “Army Institute of Fashion & Design” payable at Bangalore on or before last week of May 2017
  • Final List of Selection: After the receipt of registration fee from the willing candidates, the final list of UG admission will be announced on the Institute website in the last week of May 2017.

Documents to be submitted at the time of admission

Candidates are required to submit the original copy of all the following documents:

  • 10+2 or equivalent Marks Card
  • Matriculation Marks Card
  • Migration Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Character Certificate

Weightage to Gallantry Award Winners

Weightage in Admissions will be given to the children of the Gallantry Award Winners as follows:

Gallantry Award Weightage
ParamVir Chakra 5%
Ashok Chakra 5%
Mahavir Chakra 4%
Kirti Chakra 4%
Vir Chakra 3%
Shaurya Chakra 3%
Sena Medal (Gallantry only) 1%

Distinguished Service in War/ Conflict/ Hostilities

Category Weightage
SarvottamYudhSeva Medal 3%
UttamYudhSevaMedal 2%
YudhSeva Medal 1%

Mention in Dispatches: 1%

Wards of War Widows: 5%

Before the preparation of overall merit list, the above-mentioned percentage of the respective gallantry award winner’s ward’s WAT score will be added to his/ her actual WAT score.

AIFD WAT Exam pattern

Duration: 3 hours

Total Marks:100 marks

Type and Language of the Test: Objective type test in The English language.

There will be no negative marking.

Questions will be objective type and answers have to be marked using ball point pen only. 

The test will have the following components:

  • Intelligence and Reasoning Test.
  • General Awareness Test.
  • English Language Competency & Comprehension Test. (including short essay)

AIFD WAT Previous Year Papers & Sample Papers

AIFD WAT Important details

AIFD WAT 2017 Important Dates

Details Dates

AIFD WAT 2017 last date of Receipt of Application Form
(Without late fee)

Second week of March 2017
AIFD WAT 2017 last date of Receipt of Application Form
(With late fee)
Last week of March 2017
AIFD WAT 2017 Admit Card Dispatch begins First April 2017
AIFD WAT 2017 Exam Last week of April 30, 2017
AIFD WAT 2017 Result Second week of May 2017
AIFD Registration of candidates for institute and hostel Last week of May 2017
Announcement of final list of selected candidates for admission Last week of May 2017
AIFD Joining Instructions Dispatch Last week of May 2017 (onwards)
Payment of AIFD Balance Fees First week of June 2017 
Last Date to withdraw Admission First week of June 2017
Tentative dates for reporting to the Institute Second week of June 2017
Commencement of Classes Second week of June 2017


AIFD WAT Address

Army Institute of Fashion & design, 
Nagareshwara Nagenahalli,
Kothanur post, Bangalore – 560077

AIFD WAT Contact

Phone: 080-60669001 / 09035316000
Fax: 09035316000
E-mail ID:

AIFD WAT Exam Date

Last week of April 2017