Pearl Academy of Fashion Admissions 2016

Pearl Academy of Fashion invites applications from eligible candidates for admission into its Full and Part Time Post Graduation, Under Graduation and Diploma courses in Fashion and Design for the academic year 2016-2017. Pearl Academy Of Fashion offers BA (Hons), MA, Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, and Professional Diploma.

Courses offered by Pearl Academy of Fashion are as follows

BA (Honours) courses
  • BA Fashion Design
  • BA Fashion Styling and Image Design
  • BA Fashion Media Communication
  • BA Communication Design (choice of 4 'pathways': Graphic Design & Advertising; Experience Design; Interactive Media Design; Film & Animation)
  • BA Interior Architecture & Design
  • BA Interior Product Design
  • BA Fashion Business Management
  • BA Fashion Marketing and Retail Management
  • BA Branding and Advertising Management
  • BA Luxury Brand Management
  • BA Jewellery Design

MA courses
  • MA Design - Fashion & Textiles
  • MA Fashion Marketing

PG Diploma courses
  • PGD Fashion Design
  • PGD Fashion Merchandising
  • PGD Fashion Retail
  • PGD Fashion Marketing
  • PGD Fashion Promotion & Events
  • PGD Interior Design & Styling
  • PGD Motion Graphics Design

Professional Diploma courses
  • Professional Diploma in Luxury Brand Management (with NABA, Italy)
  • Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and Internet Retail

Diploma courses
  • Professional Photography (with BTK, Berlin, Germany)
  • Styling for Interiors
  • Fashion Media Makeup
  • Fashion Women's Wear

Important Dates

Application form available
20 November 2015
Last date of receiving application
Printed Application Forms: 08 January 2016
Online Application Forms: 10 January 2016
Generation of Admit Cards
12 January 2016
Entrance Examination
16 January 2016 (Saturday)
Personal Interviews at Test Centres
16 January afternoon & 17 January 2016
Personal Interviews at Pearl Campuses
19 – 22 January 2016
Declaration of Result
01 February 2016
Last date of Fee payment
26 February 2016
Orientation / Induction of Freshers’
Delhi : 21 July 2016
Noida : 21 July 2016
Jaipur : 22 July 2016
Mumbai : 23 July 2016
Commencement of Classes/Session
25 July 2016

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 :

A graduate Degree in fashion design or textile design Or A graduate diploma in fashion design or textile design with at least 2 years work experience in fashion/textiles industry Or Any graduate with 3 years work experience in fashion/textiles industry
Essential : Graduate Degree (or equivalent)
Desirable : Graduation in Fashion Management, Marketing, Retail, Merchandising, Manufacturing or Design Or 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.

Application Procedure

  1. Candidates can apply through the Online mode using either Debit/Credit Card or Demand Draft.
  2. Application fee of Rs. 1,000/- is to be paid using Credit Card / Debit Card / Demand Draft. Please keep your Credit Card / Debit Card / Demand Draft ready with you before applying. The Demand Draft should be in favour of “Creative Arts Education Society” payable at New Delhi.
  3. Candidates are required to Register Online using a Valid e-mail ID before applying. This email ID should be valid for at least next 1 year.

Structure Of Written Examination

UG Stream / Course
Type of Test
Test Duration
UG Design Courses:
General Proficiency Test (GPT)
Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
60 minute
120 minute
UG Business Courses:
General Proficiency Test (GPT) only
60 minute

PG Stream / Course
Type of Test
Test Duration
PG & Professional Programmes –Design Stream:
General Proficiency Test (GPT)
Design Aptitude Test (DAT)
60 minute
120 minute
PG & Professional Programmes – Business Stream:
General Proficiency Test (GPT) only
60 minute

For Masters Candidates
Type of Test
MA Design Course:
Statement of Purpose, Portfolio Evaluation &
Personal Interview
MA Business Course:
General Proficiency Test (GPT) of 120 minutes
followed by Statement of Purpose & Personal Interview

For UG Diploma Candidates
Type of Test
Personal Interview only
  1. The medium / language of the Test will be English only.
  2. 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.
  3. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) examines candidates’ aptitude for creativity, drawing, design ability, power of observation and imagination, sensitivity to environment and communication skills.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.

Instruction For Downloading Admit Card

The Admit Card of provisionally eligible candidates will be available from 12th January 2016 on website:

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