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Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) Admission 2016Pearl Academy Admission 2017 is done through five cycles. The cycle 1 is held in the month of January, cycle 2 in April, cycle 3 in May, cycle 4 in June 2017 and cycle 5 in July 2017. Right now, the result of Pearl Academy Admission cycle 4 written exam is awaited and the online registration for cycle 5 is going on. The final admission in Pearl Academy will be granted on the basis of performance in written exam and performance in the interview round. Check more admission details, eligibility criteria, Pearl Academy Admission 2017 dates, etc from the link below.

Pearl Academy Admission 2017

The admission process of the Pearl Academy in each cycle of admission will be as below:

  • Stage 1: Written Admission Test.
  • Stage 2: Personal Interview (including portfolio evaluation /material handling skills test for Design streams).

The Schedule for PAF Admission 2017 (Cycle 1 to 5) is as given below.

Events Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4 Cycle 5
Last date of receiving application January 16, 2017 April 17, 2017 May 17, 2017 Jun 17, 2017 Jul 05, 2017
Generation of Admit Cards January 21, 2017 April 22, 2017 May 22, 2017 (7:00 PM)
Entrance Examination & Personal Interview January 28, 2017 April 29, 2017 May 27, 2017 Jun 24, 2017 Jul 08, 2017
Declaration of Result February 07, 2017 May 12, 2017 Jul 01, 2017 Jul 11, 2017
Last date of Fee payment February 17, 2017 May 19, 2017 May 25, 2017

Status of Each Cycle of Admission in the Pearl Academy

Admission Cycle Exam Status
Cycle 1 January 28, 2017 Result Announced!
Cycle 2 April 29, 2017 Result Announced!
Cycle 3 May 27, 2017 Result Announced!
Cycle 4 Jun 24, 2017 to be announced
Cycle 4 Jul 11, 2017 to be announced

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Pearl Academy Admission 2017 Eligibility Criteria

For 3-Year/4-Year Under Graduate B.A. (Hons.) Programmes: 10+2, or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.

For 2-Year Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

For 1-Year Professional Diploma Programmes:

  • PDEFB & PDPRE: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • PDIC: Graduate Degree in Fashion Design or Textile Design, from a recognized university.

For 1-UG Diploma Programmes: 10+2, or equivalent

For 2-Year Masters Programmes:

Course Eligibility
MAFT A graduate Degree in fashion design or textile designOrA graduate diploma in fashion design or textile design with at least 2 years work experience in fashion/textiles industry


Any graduate with 3 years work experience in fashion/textiles industry

MAFMG Essential : Graduate Degree (or equivalent)

Desirable : Graduation in Fashion Management, Marketing, Retail, Merchandising, Manufacturing or Design


At least 3 years fashion business experience

At the time of interviews, all candidates will be thoroughly assessed by Pearl Academy for suitability to be enrolled to MA ie., Bridge (Semester-0) + MA (3 semester course) or directly to the Semester-1, based on the candidates credentials.

The Bridge is a provision for students who would benefit from a stronger base in fashion and related disciplines to qualify them well for a successful completion of the following MA learning. The holding of an eligible qualification is not sufficient for joining the MA course.

Pearl Academy 2017 Admission Process

Admission is based on merit, judged from your performance in the selection procedure. The norms of selection based on Written Test and personal interview are the sole prerogative of Pearl Academy and the decision of the Admission Committee and the management in any matters concerning the admission process and selection is the final decision.

Based on your application, if you are found eligible only then you can appear in an entrance examination (written test and personal interview) at one of the written test centers as notified in the Admit Card.

For convenience of the applicants, Pearl Academy has increased the number of test centers and cities throughout the Country. A tentative list of cities where the Entrance Examination would be conducted is given below.

Pearl Academy Admission Test 2017

Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) Admission Test 2015

The medium / language of the Test will be English only.

General Proficiency Test (GPT) is administered to judge a candidate’s proficiency in the English language (comprehension, vocabulary and expression), Language Ability, Logical reasoning, Quantitative ability, Data Interpretation, basic Mathematics, etc.

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) examines candidates’ aptitude for creativity, drawing, design ability, power of observation and imagination, sensitivity to environment and communication skills.

Applicants have the option of opting for maximum 2 course choices. Applicants opting for a Design course in any of the choices will be required to appear for Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

Personal Interview

A candidate is judged on various parameters by a panel as listed below:

  • Career Focus
  • Maturity & Confidence
  • General Awareness, Creative and Lateral Thinking
  • Ability to Analyze / Logical Reasoning
  • Intellectual / Creative Ability
  • Portfolio evaluation
  • Material Handling Skills (for Design streams)

All candidates are required to undergo a Personal Interview after the Written Admission Test at their respective Entrance Examination Centre. Candidates appearing for the Written Test in Delhi / NCR, Noida, Jaipur, Mumbai and Chennai centres are required to appear for the Personal Interview at respective Pearl Academy Campuses only.

Waiver of Written Test (GPT) & Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

According to the last year Applicants of PG Diploma courses (only Design streams) and UG BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, and UG BA (Hons) Product Design courses are entitled for waiver of General Proficiency Test (GPT) & Design Aptitude Test (DAT) if they have appeared for CEED 2016 and NATA 2016 respectively. Such applicants will be called for Personal Interview directly subject to submission of valid scores.

  • CEED held in 2016 (applicable only for PG Design courses)
  • NATA held in 2016 (applicable only for UG BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, and UG BA (Hons) Product Design courses)
  • Please enclose a copy of CEED / NATA score card (whichever applicable) along with the Application form.

Pearl Academy Admission Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates can view / download the previous year question paper given below.

Delhi Admissions Fashion and Design Entrance Exams

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