All India Entrance Exams for Design/Fashion Courses for 2013

Shubhangi Sarah updated on : 28 Jan 2016

All India Design & Fashion related Entrance Examination information under one heading!

Fashion & Design entrance exams 2013

All India entrance examinations for design or fashion related courses for the year 2013 by leading institutes:


About the exam

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED), which is conducted by Arch Academy of Design in two Series, while Series I has already been conducted in December – January, Series II will be conducted from April 1st 2013 onwards.

Eligible for courses

Taking this exam, you will be eligible for the various courses in Fashion Design.

Eligibility Criteria (For undergraduate students)

  • Candidates who have appeared for or cleared 10 + 2 (CBSE / ICSE / IB / State Board / NIOS or equivalent as per UGC guidelines) are eligible.
  • 10+1 students can also apply and those those qualifying in AIEED 2012-13 this year are eligible for direct admission to the Academy the following year (2014-15 Sessions)

Eligibility Criteria (For post graduate students)

Candidates who have appeared for the final year Exam of their Bachelor's Degree or have completed Graduation in any stream are eligible to apply.

Important Dates

AIEED Series I – December 2012 – January 2013 (Date passed)
AIEED Series II - Monday, April 01, 2013 to Thursday, May 30, 2013.


  • CEED

About the exam

Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) is an all India examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

Eligible for courses

Clearing CEED, you will be eligible for courses in Fashion, namely:

  • Product Design and Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Animation
  • Interaction Design
  • Mobility and Vehicle Design

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must either have completed or be expecting to complete any of the following, by July 2013

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Architecture / Design/ Interior Design or equivalent.
  • Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years duration after 10+2).
  • B.F.A. (Bachelors in Fine Arts - 4 year professional programme, after 10+2)
  • G.D. Art (Government Diploma in Art - a 5 year programme after 10th) with one year professional experience.
  • Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications. (i.e. M.A/ M.Sc/ MCA)

Important Dates

Date of exam: Usually takes place in the month of November (official dates not released yet)


  • PAF - Pearl Academy of Fashion Entrance Exam

About the exam

Pearl Academy’s admission procedure is organized in two cycles for Admission 2013:

Admission Cycle 1 – April
Admission Cycle 2 – June

Eligible for courses

Clearing Pearl Academy’s entrance test, you will be eligible for most of their fashion courses, depending on your subjects, aptitude and interest.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For 4-Year Undergraduate B.A. (Hons.) programmes: 10+2, or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.
  • For 2-Year Post Graduate Diploma programmes: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

Important Dates

Admission Cycle I:
Last date for submission of application form - 7 April, 2013
Date of examination – April 13th, 2013 (Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon)

Admission Cycle II:
Last date for submission of application form –May 29, 2013
Date of examination –June 8, 2013 (Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon)

MA Fashion Marketing (MA-FMG)

Date of exam: June 17, 2013 (Monday)
Date of interview: June 17 (after exam) & June 18

  • DAT – Design Aptitude Test (NID)

About the exam

An exam by the National Institute of Design to test the designing skills of applicants.

Eligible for courses
DAT will make you eligible for Fashion & Design courses for admission to NID.

Eligibility (Undergraduate)

Students who have passed or who will appear for qualifying examinations under the Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like AISSCE/ IB/ ISC during the academic year 2012-13.
Upper age limit for candidates is 20 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2013.

Eligibility (Postgraduate)

  • Candidates having a Bachelor's degree or equivalent including those who will be appearing for the qualifying examinations during the academic year (2012-13)
  • Successful candidates shall be given admission to the academic programme, by the institute, subject to their passing the qualifying examinations.
  • Upper age limit for candidates is 30 years (relaxable by 3 years for reserved categories) as on June 1, 2013.

Important Dates

Exam date for GDPD: January 20, 2013 (Sunday)
Exam date for PGDPD: January 19, 2013 (Saturday)


About the exam

National Institute of Fashion Technology’s entrance examination tests you on:

  • General Ability Test (GAT)
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • Managerial Ability Test (MAT)
Eligible for courses

After clearing the respective GAT, MAT and CATs you will be eligible for the various fashion courses they have to offer.


  • The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognised Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
  • A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
  • Please note that the upper age limit for applying in bachelor programmes is restricted to 23 years as on 1st November, 2012


Important Date

The Computer Based Test (CBT) will be held on: & in two batches:

  • April 6th 2013 - 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM
  • April 7th 2013 - 02.00 PM to 04.00 PM

Paper Based Test (PBT) Entrance examination: February 10 2013


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