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AIFD 2023: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Army Welfare Educational society will conduct the Written Aptitude Test of AIFD (Army Institute of Fashion and Design) 2023. It is a National level entrance exam. Through this exam, candidates will get admission into a 3-year Fashion and Apparel Design Affiliated with Bangalore University.

Candidates who belong to the family of serving army members are eligible to apply for the entrance exam. The admission process is strictly based on the performance of the candidate. Qualified students are allotted 60 seats and 10% of the seats are allotted to the Karnataka people.
In this article, you will find all the related information about AIED 2023 such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, application form, etc.

Admissions Open for 2023
Karnavati University Design College Admissions Open Apply
Manipal University Admissions Open Apply
Amrita University Admissions Open Apply
NIIT University Admissions Open Apply

AIFD WAT 2023 Overview

Candidates can check some of the major highlights for the exam in the table below:

Exam Name Army Institute of Fashion & Design Written Admission Test
Conducted By Army Institute of Fashion and Design, Bangalore
AIFD WAT Exam Mode Offline
AIFD WAT Exam Duration 03 Hours (180 Minutes)
Type and Number of Questions Objective Type Questions – 70 questions Drawing Questions – 03 questions
Course Offered Bachelor of Science in Fashion and Apparel Design

AIFD 2023 Important Dates

In this section, you will get all the related information about the important dates of AIFD 2023.

Events Dates
The application form is available from July 2023
Last date to submit the application form July 2023
Admit card allotment August 2023
Written admission test August 2023
Declaration of results September 2023
Last date of registration September 2023
The final list of students September 2023
Last date of payment September 2023
Last date to withdraw the seat September 2023
Reporting October 2023
Commencement of classes October 2023

Admissions Open for 2023
Karnavati University Design College Admissions Open Apply
Manipal University Admissions Open Apply
Amrita University Admissions Open Apply
NIIT University Admissions Open Apply

AIFD 2023 Application Form

The candidates qualifying the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the exam, in this section, the candidate will find all the details about AIFD 2023 Application Form:

  • Candidates should read the information carefully before applying
  • The application form is available in online mode from 1st week of February 2023
  • Candidates can download the application form from the official website i.e. aifdonline.in
  • Should submit the application form in offline mode only
  • Candidate should fill all the relevant information that Is mentioned in the application form
  • Candidates should pay the application fee before applying
  • Without paying the application fee, the candidate will not be able to apply for the examination
  • Candidates can pay the application fee by choosing DD
  • DD should be drawn in favour of “Army Institute of Fashion and Design” payable at Bangalore.
  • Candidate should send the filled-in application form along with DD to the following address
  • It is advised to keep a photocopy of the application form for future reference till the admission process is over

Army Institute of Fashion Design,
Nagereshwara Naenahalli,
Kothanur Post,

AIFD 2023 Application Fee

Candidates will be required to submit INR 500/- DD (as indicated above) to the office for AIFD WAT 2023 Application Form (anyone as mentioned above).

Relevant Links
Pearl Academy FDDI AIST GD Goenka DAT
GLS Institute of Design IIAD  NIFT-TEA

AIFD 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, who would like to give the entrance exam, should check the following eligibility criteria. Only the candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria are allowed to give the entrance exam

AIFD admissions are strictly reserved for Army Personnel / Eligible ex-Army staff and Army War Widows / Widows. Check out the AIFD criteria for eligibility in detail below.

General Requirement 

  • The candidates’ parents should have served in the army for at least ten years.
  • The wards of medically boarded and granted disability wards of recruits are also qualified.

Adopted / Step Children of Remarried Widows

  • Candidates should have been adopted at least 5 years before they could be accepted.
  • The candidate should have been born from a marriage in which at least one of the parents belongs to the military.

Some Special Cases

  • Former army doctors/army dentists currently working for the Indian Navy or Indian Air Force who served 10 members of the Army are eligible to apply for this service.
  • APS / MNS / TA Person children (10 years of service should have been completed)

Educational Qualifications

  • For UG: Applicants must have secured atleast 35% in the 11th and 12th standard.
  • For PG: The applicants need to have atleast 50% in Science / Engineering in Fashion & Apparel Design / Textiles & Clothing / Apparel & Fashion Technology / Fashion Designing / Costume & Apparel Design / Costume Design and Fashion / Textile Technology / Silk Technology course as their Bachelor’s degree.

Physical Fitness

  • The applicants need to be certified by MH / RMO / Registered Medical Practitioner as physically and mentally fit to pursue the course.

Wards of Gallantry Award Winners

  • This weightage is added to the applicant’s CBT score at the time of preparation of the AIFD result.
Gallantry Award Weightage
ParamVirChakra 5%
Ashok Chakra 5%
Mahavir Chakra 4%
Kirti Chakra 4%
Vir Chakra 3%
Shaurya Chakra 3%
SenaMedal(Gallantry only) 1%
Sarvottam Yudh Seva Medal 3%
Uttam Yudh Seva Medal 2%
Yudh Seva Medal 1%
Mention in Dispatches 1%
Wards of War Widows 5%

AIFD Bangalore Admission 2023 Seat Intake

Candidates can check out the AIFD 2023 seat intake from the table below.

Name of Course Number of Seats
UG Course in B.Sc. (Fashion and Apparel Design) 60
PG Course in M.Sc (Fashion and.Apparel Design 20

Admissions Open for 2023
Karnavati University Design College Admissions Open Apply
Manipal University Admissions Open Apply
Amrita University Admissions Open Apply
NIIT University Admissions Open Apply

AIFD 2023 Exam Pattern

  • AIFD WAT is a Pen Paper offline, 03 hour of duration test.
  • The entry examination AIFD WAT 2023 shall include 1 test paper describing 73 total questions, of which 70 questions pertain to objective types, multi-choice questions, and the remaining 03 questions related to design and drawing.
  • Maximum marks are 100 and for the correct answer per question, the form has one (1) mark. AIFD WAT 2023 does not apply the negative marking scheme.
  • The AIFD WAT test entrance paper may be divided into 2 parts objective-type questions and drawings questions.
  • Objective Type Questions: (70 marks)
    • General Knowledge
    • General Reasoning
  • Drawing Question: (30 marks)
    • Sketching
    • Drawing
    • Drawing and Essay or Description writing on drawing the subject
Language of paper English
Duration of paper 3 hours
Type of questions Objective
Total marks 100
Negative Marking No

The candidate is evaluated on the basis of intelligence and reasoning tests, General awareness test, English language competency, and comprehension test.

Pattern of Questions Paper in AIFD WAT 2023

The paper-wise distribution of sections and questions in each section is tabulated below for reference:

Paper Parts: Name of the Section Topics Max. Question Max. Marks Weightage
Part-I Gen. Knowledge and Gen 70 70 70%
Gen. Reasoning
Part-II Sketch 3 30 30%
Drawing and Essay Writing
Total 100 100

AIFD WAT 2023 Exam Center

The AIFD WAT 2023 examination shall take place in 06 Indian cities. Exam Centers may change in the event of any unforeseen circumstances so that the applicant understands the latest updates on the AIFD WAT 2023, as known on the Aifdonline.in the official website.

Below here, all exam centers are being mentioned for ready reference:

Center Code Cities (Code)



Contact No.
1 Pune (01 ) Army Public School Near Signal Regiment Southern Command; Sholapur Road, Pune- 411 001 020 – 26102255 020 – 26362304 020- 26341404 2255 (Military)
2 Bangalore (02) Army Public School Abdul Hamid Barracks Kamaraj Road, Bangalore – (Karnataka) 560042 080 -25361238 6903(Military)
3 Delhi (03) Army Public School Shankar Vihar, Delhi Cantt – 110 010 011-26155645011-26153558
4 Kolkata (04) Army Public School Ballygunge Maidan Camp Kolkata-700019 033-24742968033-24767629 6758 & 6579(Mil)
5 Lucknow (05) Army Public School LBS Margt. Lucknow Cantt. (U.P.) 226002 0522-2296929 6929 (Military)
6 Guwahati (06) Army School Narangi PO Satgaon Guwahati 781027 (Assam) 0361 – 2642299 6075 (Military)

AIFD 2023 Syllabus

The student who is appearing for the exam should read and possess proper knowledge of the following:

Logical reasoning, Series/sequence, Numerical ability, Politics, Current affairs, History, Computer, Science, and General knowledge.

Topics for AIFD WAT exam Description
General Knowledge History of Art and Design History of Religion, Freedom Movements, Ruling Dynasties Current Affairs – Sports, Awards, FilmsGeneral ScienceType of Contemporary Designing Technology and Fashions Companies and Brands
General Reasoning Find the odd one out Basic mathematical calculations Relations Matching the related words Coding & Decoding
Sketch, Design, Drawing and Essay Writing Make a sketch similar to showing in Test Paper Design any image of Dress, Ring, Necklace, Hat, and Pendant in different geometric shapes etc. Drawing any given scene like Nature, Raining, Crowd, Bus Stop, Restaurant, Temple, Garden, School etc and write some descriptive lines like essay

Admissions Open for 2023
Karnavati University Design College Admissions Open Apply
Manipal University Admissions Open Apply
Amrita University Admissions Open Apply
NIIT University Admissions Open Apply

AIFD 2023 Admit Card

After successfully applying for the entrance exam, AIFD 2023 admit card will be released by the exam conducting body through a registered post.

  • If any of the students do not receive the admit card he/she should report it to the AIFD.
  • The admit card contains all the basic information such as candidate roll no, category, gender, exam time etc.
  • The candidate should show his/her admit card whenever the invigilator asks for it.
  • Without admit card no one will be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  • Candidate should preserve his/her admit card till the entire admission process gets completed.

AIFD 2023 Results

On official website and on notice page, the AIFD 2023 results for CBT are published by AIFD. This list consists of candidate’s name, examination name, and roll number. It is provided in the form of a list of merit. Based on the performance of the CBT or of CAT & Interview the merit list is produced. The amount required for the registration fee and the hostel fee must be paid by selected candidates after a declaration of results.

Criteria of Tie Breaker:

In the event that more than one candidate obtains the same score in the entrance examination, the following order of priority shall be decided on the inter-section merit:

  • Graduate students in science subjects with higher aggregate mark/percentage in graduation will be ranked higher.
  • Graduate students in subjects with higher aggregate marks / percentages in graduation will be placed higher on the merit list.
  • Applicants who obtain higher marks in the Language Competency & Comprehension Test component of the CBT will be given preference in the merit list.
  • For UG courses as per the candidate’s performance and admission to the university.

AIFD 2023 Counselling

AIFD WAT 2023 Counseling is essentially a process for the allocation of seats and the completion of other admission rules and procedures. Applicants must submit original Academic Documents, Domicile Certificates, Category Proof, AIFD WAT Admit Card, etc.

  • Candidates who have achieved higher ranks in the merit list will be given the first chance to reserve seats.
  • There would be only one round of counseling and admission.
  • Once the results have been declared, the candidates will be informed of the deposit of the registration fee for the course INR 10000/-and the hostel fee INR 5000/-.
  • Upon completion of the registration process within 3-4 days of the result, the final list of selected candidates will be declared on the official website of the institute, i.e. www.aifdonline.in.
  • Finally, the selected candidates will have to pay the rest of the fee for the first year of the course.
  • After consulting, the seat will have to be reserved by depositing the admission fee, the original documents with the admission form, and other fees within a specified period of time.
  • If the candidate fails to submit the admission fee within the time allowed, the admission will be canceled and the seat will be made available to the next rank holder in the waiting list.
  • No change in course/campus will be possible if the candidate has been successfully admitted to any course after the counseling process and the candidate’s seat is reserved.
  • Candidates may withdraw from admission within a period of time. The fee paid for registration and the hostel shall be refunded after a deduction of INR 4000/-for processing fees for admission.

Documents Required During Counselling: (In original Form)

  • Filled in the Admission form
  • Score Card and Admit Card of AIFD WAT 2023
  • Admission Fee in Cash or DD or Print of Online Payment Acknowledgement
  • Proof of being ward Army Personnel
  • Proof of Award given to Parents of Candidate (for which benefit in admission is provided)
  • Mark sheets and pass certificate of H.S.C / S.S.C. / Equivalent from the Board of Secondary Education / CBSE / ICSC as the case may be.
  • Consent of Parents / Legal Guardian for admission in prescribed format
  • Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended
  • Migration Certificate from the University / Board of last attended if required
  • Karnataka Domicile  / Bonafide Certificate (if admitted under privilege given to Karnataka Domicile)
  • Medical Fitness Certificate in prescribed Form
  • Identity Proof  as Aadhaar Card / Passport / Voter ID / or School ID issued by the competent authority

In case the candidate fails in submitting the above-mentioned documents during a counseling session or within the stipulated time, admission will be canceled.

For details about different prescribed formats and forms, please refer to Admission Brochure.


When and how will the AIFD 2023 registration process start?

AIFD 2021 application process is expected to start from the fourth week of February 2023 through online mode.

How can I make registration fee payment for AIFD 2023?

The registration fee payment can be made by offline (through DD) mode.

When will the AIFD 2023entrance test be organized?

The entrance exam will be conducted in the third week of April 2023.

In what mode will be the AIFD 2023 entrance test held?

The entrance test will be held in Pen and paper mode (offline).

Is there any negative marking in the exam?

No, there is no negative marking in AIFD.

In case of any query regarding AIFD 2023, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

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