The Pearl Academy of Fashion, or PAF, as it is shortly known, is one of the
most respected institutes of fashion and design in India. It will conduct the
PAF entrance test for admission to its 4-year degree courses in Fashion Design,
Fashion Merchandising & Production, Fashion Retail & Merchandising,
Communication Design, Textile Design and Jewelery Design. In 2010 the Pearl
Academy of Fashion entrance exam will be held on May 30.
The Pearl Academy of Fashion
For admission to 4 year BA (Hons) Degree course in Fashion Design (FD),
Textile Design (TD), Communication Design (CD), Jewelery Design (JD), Fashion
Merchandising and Production (FMP) and Fashion Retail Merchandising (FRM) at
Pearl Academy of Fashion, candidates need to pass the 12th standard or
equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate in any stream.
The General Proficiency Test (GPT) for FMP and FRM course would test the
knowledge of the candidate's proficiency in language (comprehension, vocabulary
and expression), mathematics of 10th standard, logic etc. The GPT would be of 1
hour duration. Candidates desiring admission in FD, TD, JD and CD need to take
the Design Aptitude Test (DPT) in addition to the General Proficiency Test
(GPT). The Design Aptitude Test examines the candidate's proficiency in
perception, illustration, drawing visualization, color etc.
4-year degree courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising & Production,
Fashion Retail & Merchandising, Communication Design, Textile Design and
Address :Pearl Academy of Fashion, A-21/13, Naraina Industrial Area, Phase
II, New Delhi 110028
Phone :41417693-94; 25703451/5478/8506, 49807100/01
Test Period:Pearl Academy of Fashion Entrance Exam (PAF-EE 2012) is generally
held in Month of May
This Year Date: Not Announced
City Centre : H. No. 7, Dwarikapuri, JL Bajaj Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur
Tel. No. : + 01426 414800, 227515/616/617
Fax No. : + 01426 414833
Campus : SP-38A, RIICO Industrial Area, Delhi Road, Kukas, Jaipur-302028
Tel. No : +91 - 01426 - 247515 / 616, 400308, 400309
Registrar : Dr. A. K. Mathur
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82, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, (Opposite Loyola College), Chennai - 600034
Tel. No. : +044-42664450, 43447900, 42664445/ 446/ 449
Registrar : Mr. D. Baskaran
Students Counselor & Sr. Manager (Academics) : Ms. Rashmi Vasu
Ext. : 302
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The National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination includes
both written test and a Personality test followed by group discussion and
personal interview. Written test comprises General Ability Test, Creative
Ability Test and Managerial Ability Test.
For Bachelor program in Technology, the quantitative ability questions will
be from the matriculation level.
For Master program in Technology the quantitative ability questions will be
from the graduation level.
This is meant for checking the communication skills of the candidates.
Questions will be asked from the following areas:
This is meant to check the English proficiency and comprehension skill of the
In this section, the candidates problem solving and analytical skills are
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
This test is done for evaluating the candidate's general awareness.
It is based on a situation of an industry environment. It also exposes the
candidate's managerial ability.
It is to judge the knowledge of a candidate on different facets of fashion
It is meant to identify the candidate's ability to find the logic or reason
involved in a particular problem. Concepts and creative thinking ability will
help in this sector. The Qualified candidates in the written test have to
Situation test is designed only for Design Program. This is for identifying
the candidate ability in material handling. It also exposes one's innovative
ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
This test is done to check the creative skill, power of observation,
innovation and design ability of the candidate. An important part of this test
is the candidate conceptual ability is fully evaluated.
This test is designed for master[s programs in technology & management
This is an assessment test that measures the general competencies. The
competencies are categorized into two groups: Task Oriented and People Oriented.
This test will assess both the task and people oriented competencies.
Personal Interview: In this selection process, the candidate is tested on the
various parameters as follows:
The duration of group discussion will be around 20-25 minutes. For group
discussion, a familiar topic is given for a team of candidates. This section
will be observed by an expert team. From the candidate views and opinions,
experts will identify their interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.
The educational qualifications for NIFT Entrance examination for Bachelor
Bachelor Program in Design (Fashion Communication/ Knitwear Design/Textile
Design/Accessory Design/Leather Design/Fashion Design)
The age limit for this examination is 23 years. Plus two or equivalent from a
recognized University of the Central or State Board is the eligibility criteria
for this Entrance examination or an Advanced Level of General Certificate
Education Examination is required.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production
Plus Two or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths is mandatory. Plus
two certificates should be from a recognized State or Central Board of higher
Secondary Examinations. The maximum age required for doing this courses in 23
Master of Fashion Management
A bachelors degree in any stream from a reputed University is required.
Candidates who have passed the diploma course in Fashion Designing/Accessory
from NIFT is also eligible for this master's program.
Master of Fashion Technology
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Bachelor's degree in Technology is
required for this program. BE/B.Tech in Electronics, Information Technology,
Mechanical, and Computer is also included in the eligibility criteria.
Master of Design
Graduation in any discipline from a reconised university is required.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor in Applied Arts are also eligible. Bachelor
of Architecture is also included in the eligibility criteria. Diploma candidates
who have passed from the NIFT is also eligible. The age limit ranges from 21- 30
Application form along with the detailed prospectus can be purchased from the
selected branches of Axis bank or IDBI bank. The application form can be
purchased by paying an amount of Rs. 250/-. Candidates can also get the
application by post. A demand draft of Rs. 350/- is to be send in favor of NIFT
New Delhi. Candidates can also download the application form from the website:
Instructions for filling the application form are given in the prospectus.
Read carefully and follow the instructions given in the application form. OMR
application is available for NIFT Entrance Examination. Does not damage, wrinkle
or staple the application form. All the required details should be included in
the application form. A recent passport size photograph is affixed in the space
provided in the application form.
The application form will be available from the second week of November to
the first week of January.Written Exam will be conducted mainly on the month of
Group discussions and Interview will be commonly held on the month of April and
The results will be announced mainly on the first week of June.
Thorough preparation is needed for NIFT Entrance Examination. Online guides
as well as paper back guides can help the students for getting an idea about the
questions. Besides this they can also seek help from their friends. Time
management is another important thing that students need to focus on. They must
try to cover all parts of their portions before their exams. The students need
to start preparing early so that they can achieve success in this examination.
The results can be downloaded directly from the website: www.nift.ac.in .
For bachelor's program, 40% should be required for GAT &CAT and 20% should be
for situation test. In case of Master's program, 35% should be scored for GAT
&CAT and 10% for group discussion.
The score is valid only for the present academic year.
The NID NEED constitutes of three aptitude test with each paper constitutes
of 60 marks. The exam evaluates the candidates aptitude and creativity. The
test also examines the candidates innovative and critical analyzing power of
the applicant. The test areas include,
The written examination followed by studio test and personal interview. The
examination doesnt follow any prescribed syllabus and the question areas
The candidates should pass higher secondary with minimum 50% marks in the
final year examination. The candidates from any streams from the recognized
board can apply for the examination. The final year students can apply for the
exam, but at the time of admission, they must provide the eligibility proof. The
technical know how will consider as an extra advantage during the selection
process. The reservation category will get needed consideration as per the
Government norms. The minimum age should be not less than seventeen years.
The application form can be download from the official website and the filled
form cn send to the set address with the bank demand draft Rs.1500/-. The forms
will also available by post by sending the request letter for application form
to the National institute of Design with the DD for the application form. He
student can also directly purchase the form with the cash payment from the
admission office of eth institute. For the reservation group the form will cost
The candidates must be very carefully while filling the form. They have to
understand the directions given in the bulletin and follow exactly the same.
They can take a copy of the form and fill it first for avoiding the mistakes.
The information given should be in capital letters and can use either a pencil
or pen for filling the form, as suggested in eth booklet. The candidates must
paste a recent photo on the suggested columns.
There may be some requirement in the size of the photo and candidates should
follow it. They also make sure that they put the signature on the recommended
places. They must ensure that the data enter should be valid and as per the
official proofs. Keep the photocopy of the completely filled form for the future
needs. Recheck the fillings and send the form along with the necessary document
to the admission office of eh institute before the last date
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