SOFT 2012


School of Fashion technology is one of the prominent institutes offering different courses in the Fashion Technology. The institute is recognized under the Ministry of Textile of Central Government and in association with the NIFT. SOFT conducting Common entrance exam for the aspirants, who wanted to pursue a career in the world of Fashion. They offer Undergraduate and Post graduate programs in Fashion design, Communication and life style and also in Textile Design.

Structure SOFT Entrance Exam

SOFT is a objective type examination with total duration two and half hours. The aspirants have to select the right answer for each question from the given options and there will be negative marking for the wrong answers. The question paper consists of three sections with total 100 marks. The major areas of the questions are,

Post Graduate Program

Apparel Production & Merchandising Management (APMM)

  • General Ability Test (GAT)
  • Managerial Ability Test (MAT)

Fashion Design & Clothing Technology (FDCT)

  • General Ability Test (GAT)
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)

Computer Aided Textile Design (CATD)

  • General Ability Test (GAT)
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)

Under Graduate Program

  • General Ability Test (GAT)
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • Managerial Ability Test(MAT)

Syllabus of SOFT Entrance Exam

General Ability Test (GAT)

  • Quantitative Ability
  • General English (Verbal Ability)
  • English Comprehension

Managerial Ability Test (MAT)

  • General awareness
  • Reasoning (Verbal & Non-Verbal)

Creative Ability Test (CAT)

  • Sketching
  • Drawing

Eligibility Criteria

For the undergraduate program the candidates must pass plus two in any stream under the recognized board. The minimum age limit is 17 years.

For the post graduate program they must complete the graduation in any discipline from nationally reorganized university. The minimum age limit is 21 years.

The admission will be purely on the merit basis and the final year students are also eligible to apply for the exam, provided that they satisfy the eligibility criteria at the time of admission.

How to Apply?

The application form can download from the official website Once can also purchase the form from the institute either by directly the cash payment Rs. 1000/- or by sending the request form to the admission committee of the institute wit a DD of Rs.1200/- in favor of “School of Fashion Technology” which should be payable at Pune. The candidates should collect the application form before the deadline.

How to fill the Form?

The application form comprise of an information booklet. The candidates should carefully go through this guideline before filing the form. To eliminate the errors while filling the form, the candidates can take the Xerox copy of the application and fill it first before the original one. The information given should be correct and should match with your official records. You have to paste a recent size passport size photo on the application form. Crosscheck to make sure you filled every needed column and attaches every document required. The application should reach the exam office before the deadline.

Important Dates for SOFT Entrance Exam

Date of Entrance Examination: Last Week of May, 2012

Date for downloading application forms: First Week of March, 2012

Date of Issue of Admit Cards: Second Week of May, 2012

Last Date for submission of the form: third Week of May, 2012

Date of Declaration of Exam Results: First Week of June, 2012

List of SOFT Entrance Exam centers


  • School of Fashion Technology, SOFT Campus, Near Cummins Engineering College, Karve Nagar, PUNE - 411052
  • Fax:+91-20-25476333
  • Telephone: +91-20-25474328 / 25472782 /


  • Mahatma Ashwini Kumar Datta Memorial Institute, 94/2, Park Street, Near Park Circus Maidan, KOLKATA – 700017
  • Telephone: +91-33-22812278 / 22442555


  • Royal P. G. College, Opp. Gate No.6 of Vidhan Sabha, Hazaratganj, Lucknow, Pin : 226001
  • Fax : 0522-4015703


  • MFSD Higher Secondary School, 17, Managappan Street, (Opposite to Elephant Gate Police Station), Sowcarpet, CHENNAI -79
  • Telephone: +91-9884677566

Contact Address

  • School of Fashion Technology, SOFT Campus, Near Cummins Engineering College, Karvenagar, Pune-411 052, Maharashtra, India
  • Phone No.: +91-20-25474328 / 25472782 / 25478184
  • Fax: +91-20-25476333
  • Website URL:

Reference Books

  • Bright Careers Guide NIFT Entrance Exams
  • Bright Careers Guide NIFT Entrance Exams
  • Concepts Of Pattern Grading
  • IIFT Entrance Exam Guide By Surendra
  • NIFT /NID Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series
  • NIFT Entrance Exam By Verma
  • NIFT/NIFD/NID Entrance Exam
  • NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam Guide
  • Concepts Of  Pattern Grading
  • IIFT Entrance Exam Guide By Surendra
  • Prashant Kumar’s  NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide

Coaching Centers for SOFT Entrance Exam

  • Academy of Fashion & Design,
  • Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio
  • Hasit Dave, Ahmedabad
  • IMS-Design & Innovation Academy, Noida
  • Prime mentor, Kolkata
  • Takshshila institute of professional studies, Hyderabad
  • Trendz Academy

Study Plan

The student should have a well prepared study plan for getting a good score in the exam. They must carefully understand the syllabus for the examination. They must go through the previous year question papers for understanding the question format. The drawing skills is an important one, hence the students need to practice drawing by referring the previous year questions or the mock tests. They should also learn to adjust their time for each session and refer the books and study material meant for different fashion technology examinations. The coaching centers also help the candidates to prepare for the exam.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The result will publish on the official website of the School of Fashion Technology and the students need to enter their roll number

Cutoff of SOFT Entrance Exam

The cutoff will vary according to the program and seats available to each program. Probably for getting the counseling call the students must score average of 60-70% in the examination.

Score Validity

The score will valid for the present academic year that is one year validity.



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7 Responses to “SOFT 2012”

  1. 7
    shruti khandelwal:

    i want last year question paper of SOFT CET.or sample paper.

  2. 6

    can someone please link me to past year papers of SOFT…and if possible..IICD?I have prepared for will the pattern of SOFT be the same as NIFT?

  3. 5

    helo ma’m..

    may I kno the fee structure of UG course in SOFT.. ?

  4. 4
    kruti dedhia:

    may i knw fee structure…for ug course?

  5. 3
    Priyanka soni:

    Respected sir/mam,
    hello mam this priyanka. i have completed my grajuation in bhsc {T.C} in sndt college. m intrested in ur pg course i.e apperal production n merchandising management. so ple could u guide me @ d course. is der any entrance exam.wht vil be d fee structure. ple guide me.

  6. 2
    ritu goyal:

    ask about admission process and hostal

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