Need and dat for careers in designing

Need And Dat For Careers In Designing

NEED and DAT for Careers in Designing

Fashion Industry is one specialized field, which lures everyone and anyone with its charismatic appeal and vibrant nature of business, it deals in. The industry has the immense potential to satiate the creative thirst of the individuals with aesthetic sense and that too in different flairs of designing. Such an industry is endowed with ISO 9001:2001 certified institute Pearl Academy of Fashion, which imparts quality education and training to the students and refined them into pearls to be part of the fashion world.

Pearl Academy of Fashion is a founding member of the consortium of Design Institutes, administering NEED (National Entrance Examination for Design) in order to conduct common exam for the aspirants vying to get into the premier Design Institutes. The NEED Examination is usually held in the first week of January every year.

In fashion education, PAF offers Bachelor’s Programs in six streams: Fashion Design (FD), Textile Design (TD), Jewellery Design (JD), Communication Design (CD), Fashion Business management (FBM), and Fashion Retail Management (FRM). PAF also conduct its own entrance test DAT (Design Aptitude Test) for the aspirants who could not attempt NEED examination or who could not meet its qualifying cut-off score. The qualified students are further required to go through Situational Test and a Personal Interview to take admission in the mentioned streams.

Eligibility criteria for FD, TD, JD, and CD

Aspirants should have passed 10+2 with minimum 50 percent marks to apply for General Proficiency Test (GPT) in English language, which is answered to attempt DAT/NEED, thereafter. The candidates who scored above the cut-off score from GPT and DAT/NEED are called for Situational Test (Group Discussion for FBM and FRM candidates) and a Personal Interview to take admission in the mentioned streams.

Situational Test is a group activity, which requires its members to implement a design brief with available materials within prescribed time period.

The prospectus and application forms are available at PAF’s counters in Delhi, Chennai, and Jaipur as well as at all identified Axis Bank’s branches.

Application Forms can also be downloaded online at

Foreign nationals and industry-sponsored candidates are supposed to compete for the reserved seats and are called for Personal Interview in the first fortnight of July’ 2009 to take admission in the Academy.


Students of the proud academy are hired in their heydays itself by the leading fashion and design houses for their internships.  With the sound education of global culture and information technology as well as hands-on experience in the industry itself, the PAF students are equipped with all the competent skills required in this real world of business.

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