Footwear Design and Development Institute

FDDI AIST: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results & More


About FDDI


Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986, under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India with major objectives:

  • To Develop Human Resources within the country by imparting appropriate knowledge and skills to promote the rapid growth of footwear and allied industry in the country.
  • To provide and develop appropriate infrastructure for the Indian footwear industry to enable it to attain international standards of production and
  • To particularly promote the growth of export production of quality footwear and allied products from the country.


FDDI is playing a key role in imparting education, facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of Footwear, Leather Accessory & lifestyle product, and because of its continuous contribution towards nation-building, FDDI has been granted the status of “An Institution of National Importance” under the FDDI Act 2017.


FDDI is a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors. FDDI has Pan India Presence with 12 state-of-art campuses spread across the country. It has world-class Infrastructure & Facilities (equipped with Smart Class Rooms, Workshops with latest machinery & equipment’s, High tech IT lab, High-end Product development centre, International Testing centre, Comprehensive Library, Auditorium & Sports facilities, and In campus Hostels, etc.), created across the functional domain to ensure international standards of higher education, training & delivery for Footwear, Leather products, Retail and Allied Industries - 360° interventions under one umbrella.


FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design, besides offering short term Industry specific programmes.


School of Retail & Fashion Merchandise (SRFM)


The School of Retail and Fashion Merchandise offers Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Retail and Fashion Merchandise. These programs aim to inculcate in the student, the capacity, the drive, and the value-based professional competence to address varied situations in the world of work that can be transformed into added business value.


Here in this article, we will discuss in detail BBA in retail & fashion merchandise


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Eligibility Criteria for Admission to BBA


  • A candidate who has passed:-

a) 10+2, in any stream, from any recognized Board

b) any School or Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system

c) School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects

d) All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved three –years full-time Diploma after Class X offered by the Board of Technical Education of any state or Union territory


  • A candidate who has appeared for any examination as mentioned above, and whose result has not been declared at the time of admission, shall be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor’s Programmes and such candidate, if selected, shall be granted provisional admission and shall be required to submit the result of the requisite examination on or before the 30th day of September 2021 to the Admission In Charge where the admission has been granted, failing which the candidate’s admission may be cancelled and entire fee will be forfeited. Such candidates have to produce proof of having appeared for the examination during the Counselling process of FDDI programmes


  • The age limit for the bachelor’s programme shall be 25 years as on the 1st July, (of admission year).


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Guidelines for Entrance Test


All eligible candidates would have to go through an examination process (Paper Based Test). The medium of the test will be in English only. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill, and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted.


Exam pattern for BBA





No. of questions

Marks per question

Max marks


Quantitative Aptitude






Verbal Ability





Grammar, Usage, etc





General Awareness






Business Aptitude Test

Business Aptitude











NOTE: There is no negative marking.


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FDDI AIST Syllabus


Quantitative Aptitude


  • Number system & simplification
  • Algebraic expression & inequalities
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Simple and Compound interest
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Age problems
  • Mensuration
  • Clock & calendar


Verbal Ability


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Para jumbles
  • Direct & indirect speech
  • Errors
  • Wrongly spelt words
  • Sentence improvement
  • Grammatically correct sentence
  • Analogy
  • Idioms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • One word substitution
  • Antonym
  • Synonym


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