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FDDI Admission 2018

Last Date to Apply

2 April 2018

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About FDDI

FDDI Admission 2018 is based on the All India Selection Test (AIST) in Footwear Design & Development Institute. Last year, a bill demanding upgradation of FDDI presented in Parliament and later the institute was upgraded by the government of India for the purpose of providing trained human resource and assistance to the sector. All India Selection Test (AIST) is an online test conducted by FDDI in order to give admission to eligible candidates in undergraduate & integrated programmes. FDDI Admission 2018 online application process has been started from 28 November 2017.

FDDI is the first institute in the world to get prestigious ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.The institute conducts a wide range of professional programmes in the area of Retail, Footwear, Design, Leather Goods and Management.

  • The syllabi, training software and teaching materials of FDDI are prepared by the renowned international experts and organisations such as Southfield College, ARS Sutoria, PFI & senior professors of IIM Ahmedabad and FMS New Delhi.
  • FDDI was set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in the year 1986 with an objective to provide human resource and technical services to the industry.

Latest Update: The applications for the FDDI Admission 2018 in UG and PG courses have been started, Follow the link below this page to apply online.

FDDI Admission 2018 Dates




Filling up of Application form begins

28 November 2017

Last Date to submit the online Application Form

2 April 2018

Availability of Admit Cards

12 April 2018

FDDI Exam Date

28, 29 & 30 April 2018

Open Day (In case of any discrepancies)

1 May 2018

FDDI Result

21 May 2018

FDDI Counselling

12 to 17 June 2018

Last date for Fee submission

1 July 2018

FDDI 2nd Round of Counselling

16 to 19 July 2018

Date of reporting at the allotted campus of FDDI

31 July 2018

Course Commences from

1 August 2018


FDDI Campuses and Courses Offered

FDDI has total12 Campuses located across the country and offers 4 Years Bachelor's (B. Design) and 2 Years Master's (M. Design) Degree Programs in the given below specialisations:


Level of Study Programs Duration
  • B. Design (Footwear Design & Production)
  • B. Design (Leather Goods & Accessories Design)
  • B. Design (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)
  • B. Design (Fashion Design)
4 Years
  • M. Des. (Footwear Design & Production)
  • MBA (Retail & Fashion Merchandise)
  • M. Des. (CAD)
2 years


The above-listed courses are offered in the following FDDI campuses located across the country:

  • FDDI Noida
  • FDDI Fursatganj, Uttar Pradesh (80 minutes drive from Lucknow)
  • FDDI Chennai
  • FDDI Kolkata
  • FDDI Rohtak, Haryana
  • FDDI Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh
  • FDDI Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • FDDI Guna, Madhya Pradesh
  • FDDI Patna
  • FDDI Ankleshwar (Gujarat)
  • FDDI Chandigarh
  • FDDI Hyderabad

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FDDI Eligibility criteria

Eligibility Criteria for FDDI UG Admission

Academic Qualification for UG Courses: Candidates who have passed Class 12 examination or appearing in Class 12 Board Examination in 2018 are only eligible to apply for all the UG courses.

Age Limit: The maximum age of the candidate can be 25 years as on 25 July 2018. However, there is no age limit for the candidates appearing for PG courses.

Eligibility Criteria for FDDI PG Admission

Academic Qualification for M. Design Courses: The candidates who have completed Graduation in Footwear / LGAD / Design / Engineering / Production / Technology or any other related programme are eligible to apply for both M. Design Courses.

Academic Qualification for MBA: The candidates who have done graduation in any discipline from a recognised institution are only eligible to apply for FDDI MBA admission 2018.

  • Qualifying exam for MBA: Candidates who have appeared in any of these CAT/XAT/MAT/AIMA/JMET/NMAT/AMCAT/SNAP/GMAT/AIM-CAT/ or another equivalent entrance test will be exempted from appearing AIST entrance test.

There is no age limit for FDDI PG admission 2018.

FDDI Application form and Admit Card

Applicants applying for the FDDI Admission 2018 have to fill the FDDI application Form in online mode only. Applicants have to submit the duly filled in application form on or before the last date 2 April 2018. Follow the link given below to fill and submit the online application form.

FDDI Application Form 2018 - Click here to Apply

Submission of the Application Form

Applicants have to fill and submit the application form in "Online" mode only. After the successful payment of the FDDI Application Form, the candidates have to take the printout of the confirmation page which can be used for the further references. Applicants do not need to send any printed application form anywhere as the submission of FDDI Application Form is an online process,


After completion of the filling process of the FDDI, Application form Candidates are required to pay an Application Fees of Rs 500 via Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking. Check the fee structure of the Undergraduate Programmes.

FDDI Fee Structure for Bachelor's Degree Programs 


Particulars Total Fee      
Total Fee at Noida Campus Rs 611200
Total Fee at Other Campuses Rs 451200

One-time Non-refundable Student

Development Fee (for all campuses)

Rs 5000

One-time Refundable Security Fee 

(for all campuses)

Rs 10000

FDDI Fee Structure for Master's Programs


Particulars Total Fee      
Total Fee at Noida Campus Rs 365600
Total Fee at Other Campuses Rs 285600

One-time Non-refundable Student

Development Fee (for all campuses)

Rs 5000

One-time Refundable Security Fee 

(for all campuses)

Rs 10000


FDDI Result and Counselling

  • First, AIST Result will be declared on 21 May 2018 and thereafter, FDDI  All India Merit List 2018 will be prepared on the basis of the AIST Result 2018. Now, the conducting body will call the shortlisted candidates for Counseling which will be conducted from 12 to 17 June 2018.
  • Campus Allotment: The program and the campus will be allotted to the candidate on the basis of his/her rank and preference at the time of counselling.
  • Admissions will be made strictly on merit basis (Rank-wise) and counselling will be conducted in 2 rounds till all the seats get filled-up.
  • The candidate who is allotted a seat in their desired program has to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs. 5000 on the spot to reserve the seat.

FDDI Exam pattern

The candidates who have successfully submitted an online application form and appearing in All India Selection Test (AIST) for UG or PG admission have to follow the exam pattern as given below:

  • Mode of the Test: Computer Based Test
  • The Language of the Test: English and Hindi
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes duration
  • Total Questions: 200
  • Type of question: Objective type questions (Multiple choices for these questions)
  • Scoring: Each question would carry 1 mark
  • There will be NO NEGATIVE marking.
  • Marks Distribution in AIST for UG Admission: FDDI marks distribution in AIST 2018 for UG Admission will be as given in the table below:



Number of Questions

Section A

Quantitative Aptitude


Section B

Verbal Ability


Section C

General Awareness


Section D

Business Aptitude Test (BAT)




  • Marks Distribution in AIST for PG Admission: FDDI marks distribution in AIST 2018 for PG Admission will be as under:



Number of Questions

Section A

Quantitative Aptitude 


Section B

English Comprehension &

Analytical Ability


Section C

General Knowledge &

Current Affairs


Section D

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) for

MBA-RFM or Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

for Design Programmes




FDDI Sample Papers can be purchased by the candidates from FDDI Campus.

FDDI Important details

FDDI details regarding scholarships and Test Centres are given below, FDDI Seat matrix in the three of the campuses are also available here.

FDDI Sponsorship 2018

The institute offers a Sponsorship to the meritorious/poor/underprivileged students enrolled in various programmes at FDDI. Fee concession is also granted every year to the needy students as per the policy. FDDI Sponsorship category for admission seekers:

  • 15% seats are reserved for industry sponsored candidates.
  • Industry sponsoring such candidates will be required to pay twice the tuition fee in case of Noida and for all other campuses, 50% extra fee will be charged.
  • FDDI will not be responsible for Industry internship & placement of such candidates.

Kindly Note: The NRI applicants will be treated as sponsored candidates. The admission procedure is same as Sponsorship category students.

FDDI UG Courses Number of Seats


 Total Seats in UG Programs

Program Number of Seats
B. Des. in Footwear Design & Production 450
B. Des. in Retail & Fashion Merchandise 480
B. Des. in Leather Goods &Accessories Design 150
B. Des. in Fashion Design 420
Total number of seats 1500


Total Seats in PG Programs

Program Number of Seats

M. Des. in Footwear Design & Production

M. Des - CAD 30
MBA in Retail & Fashion Merchandise  390
Total number of seats 720


FDDI AIST Test Centers 2018

There are 36 Test Centers for the FDDI AIST 2018 to be conducted on 28, 29 & 30 April 2018. Candidate shave to choose the nearest test centres as per their preferences from the list given below.

FDDI Test Centres with Codes

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FDDI Contact

Admission Cell
Footwear Design & Development Institute
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
A-10/A, Sector-24, Noida-201301 (UP)

Ph. :  91-120 - 4500203/152/214/103
Fax: 120-2412556
E-mail: admission@fddiindia.com

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