AIFD WAT 2024: Application (OPEN), Exam (April 14), Syllabus, Pattern, Admission Process, Courses

Army Institute of Fashion & Design Written Admission Test 2024 ( AIFD WAT )

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Updated on Jun 5, 2024 15:25 IST

AIFD WAT 2024 - The Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) has opened the application form for AIFD WAT 2024.

The application form has to be filled out online by following the link given below.

Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria will have to fill out the form before the last date.

Note that the AIFD WAT 2024 application is for admission to the BSc Fashion and Apparel Design and BSc Interior Design and Decoration courses offered by the institute.

The Army Institute of Fashion & Design conducted the AIFD WAT 2024 exam on April 14, 2024. The exam was conducted online (10 am - 1 pm). The AIFD WAT exam is also known as the Online Admission Test (OAT). The OAT will be conducted in 38 cities across India. 

The institute will release the final list of registered candidates once the application process is over.  

Latest Updates:

Q:   What is the exam date of AIFD WAT?

A:

Army Institute of Fashion & Design will conduct the Online Admission Test on April 14, 2024. The exam will be administered in a computer-based modes at various test centres across the country. Test timings are 10 am - 1 pm. The scores of the AIFD WAT 2024 exam will be used for admission to design courses offered by the institute.

The candidate is requested to keep visiting this page to stay updated about AIFD WAT 2024 dates,

 

Q:   When will AIFD WAT results be declared?

A:

The AIFD WAT 2024 result will be declared tentatively in May 2024. The results of the entrace exam were declared for all candidates who have appeared in the online mode. To check their results, candiadte will have to log-in to the admission portal.

The result will include, among other details, the qualifying status of the candidate. Such candidates who qualify in the exam can appear in counseling.

 

Q:   Can I pay the AIFD WAT seat acceptance fee offline?

A:

The AIFD WAT seat acceptance fee, which includes institute fee (Rs. 10,000) and hostel fee (Rs. 5,000) has to be paid online through RTGS/NEFT. In case the candidate fails to make the payment, his or her seat allotment will be cancelled.

Candidates will be allocated seats as per their merit ranks. In case the candidate fails to meet the cut-off, he or she will be considered for admission in subsequent rounds (if available).

 

What is AIFD WAT?

Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) came into existence in 2004 in Bangalore under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). Earlier the college conducted a Written Admission Test (WAT) every year in order to provide admission to candidates in Design programs offered by it. However, since 2021 the AIFD is conducting Online Admission Test (OAT). The programs offered by the institute are given below:

Courses Offered No. of Seats Course Duration
BSc Fashion and Apparel Design (BSc FAD) 60 4-years (8 semesters)
BSc Interior Design and Decoration (BSc IDD) 60 4-years (8 semesters)

Note: UG Degree program in Interior Design & Decoration and Fashion & Apparel Design are affiliated to Bengaluru North University. 10% of seats are offered to civilians.

Q:   What is the AIFD WAT eligibility criteria for 4-year UG Fashion and Apparel Design program?

A:

For admissions to four-year UG Fashion and Apparel Design programme, candidates should have passed Class XII with at least 35% aggregate marks from a recognised board. Candidates who pass Class XII through open school or distance education system are not eligible for AIFD admissions. It is to be noted that only children of Army personnel or ex- Army personnel can register for AIFD exam.

Only such candidates who meet the prescrived criteria must apply. If the candidate doesn't meet the criteria, his or her applications may be cancelled.

 

Q:   What are the subjects included in AIFD WAT syllabus?

A:

The question paper of AIFD WAT 2024 will be based on General Awareness, Intelligence & Reasoning and English Language Competency & Comprehension. Besides these candidates are also recommended to practice sketching and shading to perform well in the design aptitude questions.

The syllabus will help the candidate identify which topics to study, the weightage of topics, etc.

Along with the syllabus, the candidate must also carefully go through the official exam pattern.

 

Q:   How many seats are available for BSc (FAD) and BSc (IDD) programs through AIFD WAT?

A:

For the current session, a total of 60 seats have been earmarked each for the BSc (FAD) and the BSc IDD program. The candidate will be able to select their programme of study at the time of filling the application form.

Note that the allotment of seats will be as per the merit rank of the candidate in AIFD WAT 2024. Such candidates who are alloted seats will have to pay the seat-acceptance fee to confirm their seats.

 

AIFD WAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of AIFD WAT 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

May '24

Declaration of Results

14 Apr '24

Exam Dates Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD)

20 Apr '23

AIFD WAT 2023 admit card

AIFD WAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Name of Exam

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

Conducting Body

Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD)

Exam Type

Institute Level

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Purpose

Admission to BSc (Fashion & Apparel Design) and BSc Interior Design and Decoration

Exam Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Exam Pattern

Objective and subjective

Exam Fees

INR 1,000 

Exam helpdesk number

+91 8792669001 / +91 8792669002 / +91 0903531600

Official Website

https:///aifd.edu.in/index.html

Q:   How to crack the AIFD WAT exam?

A:

It takes months of preparation and dedication in order to ace an entrance exam. The candidate needs to be thorough and should know the syllabus well enough. After internalising the syllabus and exam pattern, the candidate needs to start their preparation by following the best books. Solve sample papers and mock tests to improve problem-solving ability and time-management skills.

When preparing for the exam, it is important to ensure that you solve enough question banks. So, once you complete a syllabus, make it a point to solve as many related problems as possible.

 

Q:   Is the AIFD WAT exam easy?

A:

According to students, the AIFD WAT exam is in the range of average, which is neither too easy and nor too tough. The candidate, however, has to know the syllabus and its core subjects thoroughly in order to score well.

Also, it is recommended that the candidate starts their preparation early. This will help the candidate complete the syllabus on time. Sample papers and previous years' question papers are also great tools to prepare for an exam like AIFD WAT 2024.

 

Q:   Is the application process online or offline?

A:

The registration process for AIFD WAT 2024 for admission to the UG progarm is available online. The candidates need to download the admit card, fill it, and then send it to the admission office.

When filling out the application form, make sure you follow the prescribed guidelines. It is because incompletely and partically filled applications may be rejected.

 

AIFD WAT 2024 Application Process

The Army Institute of Fashion & Design has opened the AIFD WAT 2024 application form. 

To fill out the application form, follow these steps.

Step 1: Get Registered

For AIFD WAT registrations, candidates first need to fill out the application form in online mode. For the same, candidates can register themselves on the official website of the institute.

Step 2: Pay the application fee

The AIFD application fee is INR 1000, which candidates need to pay online. 

Step 3: Get AIFD WAT Admit Card

Candidates receive AIFD WAT admit cards via email. In case a candidate does not receive AIFD WAT 2023 admit card within the stipulated time, he/ she should approach the principal of AIFD (stating his/her name, address, and application form number) immediately.

AIFD WAT Eligibility Criteria

Admission to the 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. The children of under mentioned categories of Army personnel are eligible and they are required to submit the relevant certificate as given against the category applicable to them as proof of their eligibility for admission to the Army Institute of Fashion and Design along with the Application Form.

1. The applicants must fall into one of the following categories:-

  • Children of serving Army personnel with a minimum of 10 years continuous service in the Army
  • Children of 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 / invalid Medical Board. This includes wards of recruits medically boarded out and granted disability pensions.

2. Adopted / Step Children and Children of Re-married Widows:-

  • Adopted child of Army personnel if adopted at least five years prior to seeking admission. 
  • Stepchildren are eligible provided they are born from a wedding where at least one parent belonged to the Army who is otherwise eligible.

3. Eligibility Criteria in Special Cases:-

  • Eligibility Criteria for Wards of Ex Army Medical Corps Officers / Army Dental Corps Officers Presently Serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force (IN / IAF). Wards of only those ex Army medical officers / Army Dental Corps officers presently serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force who have served with the Army for 10 years.

4. Eligibility Criteria for Children of APS / MNS / TA Personnel 

  • Wards of APS personnel classified as ex-servicemen as per Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter.
  • Children of those APS personnel who are on deputation and who have put in 10 years of service in the Army.
  • Children of APS 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.
  • Children of only those members of MNS who have 10 years service as regular members of MNS or are in receipt of pension from the Army.
  • Children of only those TA personnel who have completed 10 years of Embodied Service.
  • Wards of IN and IAF personnel, both serving and retired.
  • Wards of serving personnel of Assam Rifles
  • Wards of civ. Based on a valid NIFT / OAT score of AIFD

Educational Qualification: The applicant must have passed 11th and 12th Std having studied same combination for two years regular students with a minimum of 35% aggregate marks from a board recognized by UGC/University. Candidates who have passed their 10+2 examination as a regular candidate are only eligible for admission to B.Sc. (FAD) and B.Sc (IDD) as per Bengaluru North University norms.

Note: Candidates who have passed through distance education system or privately through NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) have to offer the same combination of subjects in both 11th and 12th Standard. Admission through Online Admission Test (OAT).

Physical Fitness: Besides fulfilling the eligibility conditions, the candidate should be certified by MH / RMO / Registered Medical Practitioner as physically and mentally fit to pursue the course. 

Q:   Can I send the duly filled application form by post to AIFD, Bengaluru?

A:

No, candidates are required to submit the form online and keep the pdf of duly filled application form with themselves for future reference. The online application link will be given on this page. Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can fill out the application form.

Note that when filling out the form, make sure that you follow the prescribed guidelines. It is because incomplety and incorrectly filled applications will be rejected.

 

Q:   Can I select the exam center of my choice?

A:

Candidates were asked to fill their choice of AIFD WAT 2024 exam centre for the OAT at the time of filling out the AIFD WAT 2024 application form. As far as possible, the examination centres will be allotted to the candidates as per their first / second choice. The AIFD WAT 2024 exam will be coducted in 38 cities across India. 

On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to report at the exam centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the admit card. Note that latecomers may not be allowed entry inside the exam center.

 

Q:   From where can I get the certificates required to upload?

A:

Only the candidates falling into specific category had to fill the certificate 1, 2 or 3 (as applicable). Other candidates had to only provide the Declaration by Parent, Willingness Certificate etc. The format of such documents is given on the official website. Also candidates can download the formats from Shiksha.

When filling out the form, the candidate must carefully follow the specific instructions mentioned for each document. If there is any discrepancy, applications may be rejected.

 

AIFD WAT 2024 Admission Process 

Candidates seeking admission to Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) have to follow the process as under:

Step 1: Appear for AIFD Test

The entrance test for admission to the UG Course offered by AIFD Bangalore, will be held online. The Online Admission Test (OAT) 2023 was conducted on April 23, 2023, from 10 am - 1 pm at notified examination centers. 

Step 2: Check AIFD Result

The college will declare AIFD WAT results on its official website. Shortlisted candidates can secure admission at the college by paying registration fee of INR 10,000 and hostel fee of INR 5,000 within 7 days of AIFD result being published. Students can pay the fee through RTGS/NEFT. No cheque or cash will be accepted. After sending the payment through RTGS/NEFT candidates have to forward an email to aifd@awesindia.edu.in with transaction number and details of student for confirmation.

Step 3: Declaration of Final List

Announcement of final list of selected candidates for admission will be published in the institute website.

Test Centres: As the entrance exams will be held online, the detailed address of the centres will be available on the website and the admit cards, once registration is done. Candidates can check the AIFD WAT test centres list here.

Q:   What is the application fee for AIFD WAT?

A:

The application fee for AIFD WAT is INR 1000. The application fee has to be paid online at the time of filling out the application form. Note that the onine application form for the current session is now open.

As part of the application filling process, the candidate will have to fill in personal, academic, and contact details, and upload documents. Finally, the fee has to be paid to complete the process. 

 

Q:   By when the scrutiny of AIFD WAT application and uploaded documents will be completed?

A:

The scrutiny of online application and uploaded documents will be done after application closes. Candidates who successfully complete the application process will be issued admit cards and were elgible to appear in the entrance exam. 

It is recommended that the candidate uses only genuine information when filling out the form. It is because incorrectly or partially filled applications will be rejected.

 

Q:   What topics will be asked in the AIFD WAT exam?

A:

There are three sections in the exam: Reasoning, General Awareness and English Competency. The candidate must prepare for the exam as per the official syllabus only. It is because questions in the exam will be asked from the syllabus updated on the admission portal.

Candidates will be asked questions from logical reasoning, numerical ability, series and sequencing etc. The English section will include questions related to spellings, vocabulary, Odd one out words, analogy, grammer related topics and an essay on any current topic.

For General Awareness Test, candidates should prepare topics like Politics,  Current affairs,  History,  Computer,  Science,  General knowledge etc.

 

AIFD WAT 2024 Syllabus

Army Institute of Fashion and Design (AIFD) has specified some topics for the entrance exam. Get detailed information about AIFD WAT 2024 syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. The MCQs will cover the following topics/subjects: 

  • Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • English Language Competency & Comprehension

Besides the aforementioned topics candidates are also recommended to practice sketching and shading to perform well in the design aptitude questions.

AIFD WAT 2024 Pattern

The AIFD exam pattern is such that the question paper consists of objective-type questions of 100 marks that candidates need to complete in a duration of three hours. Apart from that, the paper also contains short essay-type question(s). Subjects from which questions are asked in the exam include Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language Competency & Comprehension. The medium of test is English only. AIFD WAT 2024 exam pattern is given below:

Sections

Duration

Maximum Marks

Intelligence and Reasoning Test

3 Hours

100

General Awareness Test

English Language Competency & Comprehension Test. (including short essay)

Note: The medium of the test shall be English only. No negative marking will be done

AIFD WAT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for the OAT will be available for downloading online after registration. In case the admit card is not available online/received by the candidate, he/she should approach Principal, AIFD stating his / her full name, address, and his / her application form number so as to facilitate the dispatch of the duplicate admit card (Telephone No of AIFD is 09035316000 / 8792669001).

AIFD WAT 2024 Contact Information

Address

Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD)
Nagareshwara Nagenahalli,
Kothanur PO, Bangalore - 560 077

Phone Number

080-60669001 / 09035316000

Email Address

aifdonline@gmail.com

FAQs for AIFD WAT 2024

Here are a few FAQs related to AIFD WAT 2024 entrance exam.

Q:   In how many centers will the AIFD WAT exam be conducted?

A:

As per the official list, the AIFD WAT exam, which includes an Online Admission Test (OAT), will now be conducted in 38 cities across India. The Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) has released the code-wise list of exam cities. The candidate can select an exam centre of their choice at the time of filling out the AIFD WAT application form.

Note that the details of the exam center allocated to the candidate will be mentioned in the admit card.

 

Q:   When will AIFD WAT results be declared?

A:

The results of AIFD 2024 entrance exam will be declared in May 2024 (tenative). The results will be declared for all candidates who have appeared in the design entrance exam. Candidates who qualify in the exam will be considered for admission to design courses offered by the institute. 

Candidates who qualify in the exam will be invited for counseling and seat allotment. The candidate can check their qualifying status in the result.

 

Q:   When the AIFD WAT exam will be conducted?

A:

The Online Admission Test (OAT) or AIFD WAT 2024 test will be conducted on April 14, 2024 (10 am - 1 pm). The exam will be administered in a computer-based mode. The result of AIFD WAT 2024 will be declared in May 2024 (tentative).

On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to report at the exam centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the admit card. Note that late comers will not be allowed inside the exam center.

 

Q:   When will the admit cards for AIFD exam will be released?

A:

The admit cards for AIFT exam will be released a few days before the exam. On exam-day, candidates need to bring with them the admit card and a valid photo id proof. The AIFD WAT 2024 exam will be held on April 14, 2024.

The admit card contined details like the name and roll number of the candidate date and time of the exam, exam centre details, and exam-day guidelines.

 

Q:   What is the last date to apply for AIFD WAT?

A:

The application form for AIFD 2024 is now open. Candidates who meet the elgibility criteria may apply for AIFD WAT 2024 has to fill out the application form following the link given on this page.

Note that no last date is announced yet for filling out the form.

Candidates seeking admission to the Army Institute of Fashion & Design need to ensure that they meet the prescribed criteria before proceeding to fill out the form.

 
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There are three sections in the exam: Reasoning, General Awareness and English Competency. The candidate must prepare for the exam as per the official syllabus only. It is because questions in the exam will be asked from the syllabus updated on the admission portal.

Candidates will be asked questions

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The scrutiny of online application and uploaded documents will be done after application closes. Candidates who successfully complete the application process will be issued admit cards and were elgible to appear in the entrance exam. 

It is recommended that the candidate uses only genuine information

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The application fee for AIFD WAT is INR 1000. The application fee has to be paid online at the time of filling out the application form. Note that the onine application form for the current session is now open.

As part of the application filling process, the candidate will have to fill in personal, a

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Answered 2 months ago

The application form for AIFD 2024 is now open. Candidates who meet the elgibility criteria may apply for AIFD WAT 2024 has to fill out the application form following the link given on this page.

Note that no last date is announced yet for filling out the form.

Candidates seeking admission to the Army

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Answered 2 months ago

The admit cards for AIFT exam will be released a few days before the exam. On exam-day, candidates need to bring with them the admit card and a valid photo id proof. The AIFD WAT 2024 exam will be held on April 14, 2024.

The admit card contined details like the name and roll number of the candidate

...more

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 2 months ago

The results of AIFD 2024 entrance exam will be declared in May 2024 (tenative). The results will be declared for all candidates who have appeared in the design entrance exam. Candidates who qualify in the exam will be considered for admission to design courses offered by the institute. 

Candidates wh

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Answered 2 months ago

The Online Admission Test (OAT) or AIFD WAT 2024 test will be conducted on April 14, 2024 (10 am - 1 pm). The exam will be administered in a computer-based mode. The result of AIFD WAT 2024 will be declared in May 2024 (tentative).

On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to report at the exam ce

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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Answered 2 months ago

As per the official list, the AIFD WAT exam, which includes an Online Admission Test (OAT), will now be conducted in 38 cities across India. The Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) has released the code-wise list of exam cities. The candidate can select an exam centre of their choice at the ti

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Answered 2 months ago

Only the candidates falling into specific category had to fill the certificate 1, 2 or 3 (as applicable). Other candidates had to only provide the Declaration by Parent, Willingness Certificate etc. The format of such documents is given on the official website. Also candidates can download the form

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Candidates were asked to fill their choice of AIFD WAT 2024 exam centre for the OAT at the time of filling out the AIFD WAT 2024 application form. As far as possible, the examination centres will be allotted to the candidates as per their first / second choice. The AIFD WAT 2024 exam will be coducte

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