Fashion & Design Entrance Exam

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test






National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts NIFT entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in design programmes offered by it. Considered to be a pioneer in fashion education, NIFT has its headquarters in New Delhi. Apart from this city, NIFT has domestic centres at Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Shillong and Raebareli.

  • Purpose: For Admission in Design, Management and Technology for the international fashion business
  • Eligibility: Class 12, 12+, G
  • Apply: Online, By Post
  • Activity: October to January
  • Source: www.nift.ac.in/


National Institute of Design Admissions



NID Entrance Exam is a national level design admission test that is conducted by National Institute of Design (NID). On the basis of an aspirant’s performance in NID Entrance Exam he/she can secure admission in BDes and MDes programmes offered at colleges accepting the entrance exam’s scores.
In order to secure admission in MDes and BDes courses, candidates need to take part in NID admission process which is three tiered. Here, first of all aspirants need to take NID DAT, candidates who are shortlisted in NID entrance exam then need to appear for the studio test and interview round.

  • Purpose: Admission to 4 year GDPD & 2.5 Year PGDPD
  • Eligibility: Class 12, 12+, G
  • Apply: By Post
  • Activity: September, October
  • Source: www.admissions.nid.edu/


All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)



AIEED 2018 is an All India Entrance Exam for Design. ARCH Academy of Design conducts the AIEED for admission to various UG & PG courses. It is a national level entrance examination. The exam is conducted to screen the students for the various designing courses offered by the academy. Through this` exam students can get admission in Strategic Management, Leadership Programme & the

Design Management Programmes


  • Purpose: Admission in 4 years UG level programmes in Design
  • Eligibility: Class 11, 12
  • Apply: Online
  • Activity: Series 1: November to February, Series 2: April, May
  • Source: www.aieed.com/


Top Design Schools & Exams

  1. Srishti School: http://srishti.ac.in/
  2. School of Fashion Technology: www.softpune.com/
  3. Pearl Academy: http://pearlacademy.com
  4. Symbiosis Institute of Design: http://sid.edu.in/
  5. Footwear Design & Development Institute: www.fddiindia.com/
  6. Maeer's MIT Institute of Design: www.mitid.edu.in/
  7. National Institute of Design: www.nid.edu/
  8. National Institute of Fashion Design: www.nift.ac.in/
  9. National Aptitude Test in Architecture: www.nata.in
  10. Center for Environmental Planning & Technology: www.cept.ac.in/