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Army Institute of Fashion & Design Written Admission Test 2022 ( AIFD WAT )

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Updated on Sep 6, 2022 20:55 IST

AIFD WAT 2022 - The Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) has concluded the regular admission process for AIFD WAT 2022. The result cum seat allotment for AIFD WAT 2022 was declared on June 10.

However, the institute is now conducting an institute-wise admission process to fill vacant seats. Note that the application for AIFD 2022 admission will be shared with the candidate via email; to receive applicants, the candidate needs to send a request at aifd@awesindia.edu.in showing their interest. Admission for the vacant seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and is likely to conclude in the last week of August. 

The AIFT WAT 2022 entrance exam  (regular) was conducted in computer-based mode on May 29. Candidates who have been selected need to get registered and pay the institute- and hostel fee by June 30, 2022. 

The AIFD WAT 2022 exam was conducted for admission to BSc Fashion and Apparel Design (FAD) and BSc Interior Design and Decoration courses offered by the institute. The application form of AIFD 2022 closed on May 20. 

What is AIFD WAT?

Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD) came into existence in 2004 in Bangalore under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). The college conducts Written Admission Test (WAT) every year in order to provide admission to candidates in Design programmes offered by it. However, since 2021 the AIFD is conducting online admission test (OAT) due to Covid-19. The programmes 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 programme in Interior Design & Decoration and Fashion & Apparel Design are affiliated to Bengaluru North University. 10% seats are offered to civilians.

Latest Update:

AIFD WAT 2022 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

Declaration of Results

June 10, 2022

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 500/- (Upto April 20, 2022) and INR 1,000 (thereafter till May 10, 2022)

Exam helpdesk number

+91 8792669001 / +91 8792669002 / +91 0903531600

Official Website

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

AIFD WAT 2022 Important Dates

Given below is the schedule for the entrance exam:

Event

Dates

Last date for receipt of application form

May 20, 2022

Scrutiny of Online Application and Uploaded Documents

May 23, 2022

Dispatch of Admit Cards

To be notified

Exam Dates Army Institute of Fashion & Design (AIFD)

May 29, 2022

Declaration of Results (only one list)

June 10, 2022

AIFD WAT 2022 Application Process

Candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps to take part in the admission cycle of AIFD WAT 2022.

Step 1: Fill AIFD WAT Application Form

For AIFD WAT registrations, candidates first need to fill the application form in the 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 500, which candidates need to pay online. Thereafter candidates will have to pay INR 1,000 as a late fee.

Step 3: Get AIFD WAT Admit Card

Candidates receive AIFD WAT admit card via email. In case a candidate does not receive AIFD WAT 2022 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 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 minimum 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 pension.

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. 
  • Step children 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. 

AIFD WAT 2022 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) 2022 was held on May 29, from 1430 hrs to 1730 hrs at the notified examination centres. The candidates are required to report at their respective examination centres at 1400 hrs i.e. at least half an hour before the commencement of the OAT.

Step 2: Check AIFD Result

The college will declare AIFD WAT 2022 result 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 AIFD WAT test centres list here.

AIFD WAT 2022 Syllabus 

Army Institute of Fashion and Design (AIFD) has specified some topics for entrance exam. Get detailed infornation about AIFD WAT 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 by 27 May 2022 for OAT 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).

FAQs for AIFD WAT 2022

Q. When will AIFD WAT 2022 results be declared?

A. The AIFD WAT 2022 result cum seat allotment has been declared on June 10. Those who have been allotted seats need to pay the institute-fee of Rs. 10,000 and hostel fee of Rs. 5, 000 by June 30, 2022.

Q. Can I pay the AIFD WAT 2022 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.

Q. How many seats are available the BSc (FAD) and BSc (IDD) programs through AIFD WAT 2022?

A. For the current session, a total of 55 candidates have been selected for the BSc (FAD) program and 10 candidates have been selected for the BSc IDD program.

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

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.

Q. What is the exam date of AIFD WAT 2022?

A. Army Institute of Fashion & Design will conduct the Online Admission Test on May 29, 2022.

Q. What are the subjects included in AIFD WAT 2022?

A. The question paper of AIFD WAT 2022 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.

Q. What is the marking scheme of AIFD WAT 2022?

A. AIFD does not specify the marking scheme for the exam. However, the institute states that there is no negative marking in the exam. 

Q. Is the AIFD WAT exam easy?

A. According to students, the 2021 AIFD WAT exam was 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.

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.

Q. Will I get the AIFD WAT exam admit card by post?

A. No, candidates can dowload the admit cards from official website once the registration process ends.

Q. Can I pay the application fee online?

A. Candidates can pay the application fee online by the payment gateway. 

AIFD WAT 2022 Exam Centers



AIFD WAT 2022 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

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