Nowadays, Fashion designing is one of the most creative and artistic courses which is more popular among youngsters. It also gives them an opportunity to turn their creative ideas into real products/fashion pieces.

Today, people have become fashion-conscious, so they yearn to wear fashionable clothes, accessories and footwear that leads creativity and uniqueness to lead the fashion market at national and inter-national level. Fashion Designing is popular not only in India but also globally that provides that provides ample of opportunities for you. The fashion industry of India is a 1000-crore industry that is expected to grow its market share in the coming years. Hence, the industry needs proficient fashion designers to take it to another level.

The career in fashion designing not only needs creativity and a zeal but also demands degree along with experience from a reputed university. Although, admissions to different universities have to go different entrance exams. Here are some of the entrance exams to get admissions in top fashion design colleges in India.

1. NIFT Entrance exam by National Institute of Fashion Technology

NIFT is a one of the top fashion designing institutes in India. This prestigious institute was set up in the year 1986. It is a pioneer in the field of fashion designing in India. The institute has given several fashion professionals to the textile and apparel industry. To get admission in NIFT, you must clear its entrance exam and then followed by the process. You can find dates and other details on the official website of NIFT.

2. NID Entrance exam by the National Institute of Design

NID DAT is a design entrance exam to select candidates for B.Des and M.Des courses. By clearing the NID Entrance Exam, students can get admission as per the merit list. Many other institutes also consider NID score for the admission in Fashion Designing.

3. DAT entrance exam by MIT Pune

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is an entrance exam conducted by MIT Group of Institutions Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain. By clearing this exam, candidates can get admission in MIT Institute of Design (MIT-ID) or Avantika University as per their merit list. The exam schedule is out and can student fill online form. The admission process is carried by the admission committee which conducts exams in 2 steps DAT entrance and studio test which is been followed up by the personal interview.

4. CEED by IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay conducts entrance exam for admissions in its fashion designing courses. CEED allows students to apply for BDes MDes and Ph.D. programs. The score of the exam is valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of the result.

5. UCEED by IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. The college organizes its entrance exam named UCEED that drives admissions in IIT Bombay for the fashion designing course.

6. SOFT Entrance exam by School of Fashion Technology

SOFT CET is an entrance exam conducted for admission of female aspirants into various UG, PG and Diploma courses in design offered by the School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune. The institute has technical collaboration with NIFT.

7.  Pearl Academy Entrance Exam: 

Commonly called PAF Entrance Exam, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam is usually conducted in the month of January and April, every year. The exam pattern for this design entrance exam varies depending on the course for which aspirants have applied for admission. Pearl Academy Entrance Exam for design courses comprises of General Proficiency Test (GPT) as well as Design Aptitude Test (DAT). 


8. AIEED: 

Conducted by Arch College of Design and Business, AIEED is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in undergraduate and postgraduate design courses. AIEED exam comprises of a Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) as well as a General Aptitude Test (GAT).


9. SEED: 

Conducted by Symbiosis International University, SEED is the means through which aspirants can secure admission in BDes course offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID). SEED exam comprises of objective type multiple-choice questions.

10. IIAD Entrance Exam: 

This Design entrance exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Art and Design every year in typically four to five admission cycles. Through this exam, candidates can secure admission in BA (Hons) courses (in Fashion Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Fashion Business Management) and Master's courses (in Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management).  



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