SOFT CET 2021 Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility and Paper Pattern

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SOFT CET is a university level exam conducted for admitting female aspirants into various UG, PG and Diploma courses in design offered by the School of Fashion Technology (SOFT), Pune. The institute is a renowned designing institute supported technically by NIFT. SOFT CET 2021 will be conducted from May 6 to 8, 2021 tentatively (Online test, Studio Test, and Personal Interview).

  • The application fee will be INR 3000 (for B.Design) and INR 4000 (For Industry Integrated Program with International Exposure). Check Application Process
  • The eligibility criteria for SOFT CET 2021 will be set up by the School of Fashion Technology. Check SOFT CET Eligibility
  • The exam will comprise of an Online Test (60 Marks), Studio Test/Group Discussion (140 Marks) and Personal Interview (50 Marks). 
  • As per SOFT CET Exam PatternIt will consist of 60 objective type questions (MCQs) and each question carries +1 marks. 
  • SOFT CET result will be declared at official website in May 2021.

SOFT CET 2021 Highlights

Interested aspirants must go through the highlights of SOFT CET 2021 tabulated below:

Conducting body School of Fashion Technology
Exam Level University
Exam Mode Online
Stages of exam 3 – Online Test, Studio Test/ Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Application Mode Online
Courses B.Des, Diploma Course in Fashion Design, PG Course in FBDT and FBM

SOFT CET 2021 Important Dates

SOFT CET 2021 Important Dates

SOFT CET 2021 important dates are given below:

Event Date (tentative)
Commencement of online Application November 15, 2020
Last date for submitting Application form April 15, 2021
Issue of Admit Card May 2021
Date of examination May 06 to 08, 2021 (Date to be chosen by the student at the time of registration)
Declaration of result May 21, 2021
Last date of Admission process June 27, 2021

SOFT CET 2021 Eligibility

SOFT CET 2021 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for SOFT CET 2021 will be set up by the School of Fashion Technology. Applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements before applying for the exam.

The criteria for various courses are as stated below:


  • Applicants should have passed or are appearing for class 12 exam from any stream, like Arts/ Commerce/ Science/ Home Science/ Minimum Competency Vocational Course (MCVC) including National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
  • Candidates who have Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) or State Government Technical Education full time diploma of minimum 2 years after class 10 are also eligible for SOFT CET 2021.
  • NRI and international aspirants can apply if they have an equivalent certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Fashion Design Diploma

  • Students can apply for this course if they have passed class 12 exam in any stream including National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).


  • Aspirant should be a graduate from any stream (10+2+3 or equivalent) to be eligible to apply for admission.

SOFT CET 2021 Application Form

SOFT CET 2021 Application form is expected to be available online from November 15, 2020. The last date to apply for SOFT CET 2021 will be in April, 2021. Candidates can apply for SOFT CET 2021 by online mode only which will be available on the official website of the institute.

Candidates can apply for more than 1 course by submitting 2 or more application forms. Candidates can choose the time and date suitable to them and apply accordingly. Candidates can apply via online mode by following the simple steps stated below:

Step 1: Registration

  • To register for SOFT CET, applicants will be required to submit a few basic details such as Name, Date of Birth, Email-id, Mobile Phone Number, School last studied in, Test Centre, etc. and press Submit button.
  • Students must then proceed to upload scanned image of their recent, passport sized Photograph as per the specifications given on the page
  • The file should be in .jpeg format. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before ‘Final Submit’.

Step 2: Payment of Fees

  • Applicants then must proceed to pay the requisite fees which can be done through online mode.
  • Applicants must save the receipt of the transaction as proof of payment.

Step 3: Confirmation of Application

  • Candidates must print out their complete application form once the transaction is done. This page will be required for further rounds of admission.
  • After registration and successful payment of fees, a Username and Password will be provided to candidates which can be used for logging into the exam. 20 practice questions will also be provided to candidates to solve after registration.

SOFT CET 2021 Application Fees

The application process will be considered complete only after the requisite fees are paid. Fees can be paid by only online mode. The application fee is INR 3000 (For B.Design) and INR 4000 (For Industry Integrated Program with International Exposure). 

Aspirants who fill the online application form must pay the application fee via Credit/ Debit card or by a computer-generated bank challan. They must enter the necessary bank and payment details and submit the challan in the bank.

SOFT CET 2021 Admit Card

SOFT CET 2021 Admit Card

SOFT CET 2021 Admit Card will be issued to candidates who have successfully registered for the exam before the last date of registration i.e. April 2021. The admit card will be available on the official website of SOFT, Pune as the institute does not send any hardcopy of the admit card to any candidate by post.

SOFT CET Hall ticket should be retained carefully as it has to be produced at the time of admission and it must be duly signed by the exam invigilator. It contains details about the individual such as the Name and Roll number, Date of SOFT CET 2021 and other details. It is an important document of the exam and no student will be allowed to enter into the exam hall without it. Follow these steps to download SOFT CET 2021 Admit Card:

  • Log on to the official website of SOFT.
  • Go to the student’s login page. Enter username, password and security code given in the space provided. Click on ‘Login’.
  • Admit card will appear. Save a soft copy and print it out.
  • Participants must affix a recent, passport size photo on the admit card and carry a government issued photo ID (college ID card, PAN card, driving license, etc.) to the exam center for verification.

SOFT CET 2021 Exam center

SOFT CET 2021 will be conducted in the campus of pune. It will be held only at 1 center so aspirants does not have any options to choose their preferred exam center.

SOFT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

SOFT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

SOFT CET 2021 exam consists of 3 tiers – Online Test, Group Discussion/ Studio Test and Personal Interview. Candidates must note that all 3 stages of the entrance test are compulsory. The online test contains objective questions (MCQs) divided into 4 sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal/ Non-verbal Reasoning, Analytical Ability and Creative Ability. Each section consists of 15 questions.

Every question will be followed by 4 alternative options as answers, out of which participant will choose one that seems the most appropriate. The marking scheme is given below – 

  • Every correct answer will be awarded with +1 marks.
  • No marks will be deducted if no response is indicated in the optical answer sheet against a question.
  • Negative marking will not be applicable in the designing test.
Mode of SOFT CET 2021 Online and Offline
Number of questions 60
Stages of exam 3
Maximum marks 250 (Online Test- 60 marks, Studio Test/ Group Discussion- 140 marks and Personal Interview- 50 marks)
Medium of language English

Check SOFT CET 2021 Exam Pattern

SOFT CET 2021 Syllabus

The exam pattern will be similar to other state and national level exams for the particular courses. The exam will have questions which tests candidate’s creativity and design-related skills. The level of exam will be based on class 12th (10+2) or equivalent qualifying exam. There will be no definite syllabus laid down by the college for the exam. Some reference books for SOFT CET 2021 are mentioned below:

Name of the book Author Name
Logical and Analytical Reasoning A.K Gupta
General Mathematic Manohar Pandey
Objective General English R.S Aggarwal
Objective Mathematics R.D Sharma
Analytical Reasoning M.K Pandey

SOFT CET 2021 Result

SOFT CET 2021 Result

SOFT CET 2021 Results will be declared on May 23, 2021(Tentative) at the official website of the institute. The result will be announced in the form of scorecard. Candidates will have to download their results by accessing their registered accounts.

This can be done by following these few easy steps:

  • Log on to the official website of SOFT, Pune.
  • Click on the link related to ‘SOFT CET 2021 Result’.
  • Aspirants will have to enter their username and password as given during registration. Click on ‘Submit’.
  • The result will appear in the form of rank card. Download it and print it out for the further process of admission.

SOFT, Pune will publish a merit list of candidates who qualify the exam on the website after the declaration of results. Applicants will have to send a scanned copy of their class 12 result or a screen-shot of the same and email it to as also cc it to

The candidature of the students will not be valid till the time the 12th Mark list is submitted and their name shall not appear in the merit list. The names of applicants will be enlisted in order of merit, according to ranks secured by them in SOFT CET 2021.

NOTE: After declaration of the result candidate will be required to freeze their seat for admission within 4 days by sending e-mail to and cc it to Failing to do this, may lead to losing of seat and will be allotted to waitlisted candidates.

SOFT CET 2021 Courses Offered and Seat

SOFT CET 2021 is a portal for admitting students into various UG, PG and Diploma programs. The courses offered in its campus are given below:

Level Course Name Seats Affiliation/Technical Support
Undergraduate Programs B.Des Fashion Design 120 Affiliated To S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai
B.Des Fashion Communication 30
B.Des Textile Design 30
Jewellery Design 60
Diploma Program in Fashion Design 30 Industry integrated
Postgraduate Programs Fashion Brand Design & Technology 30
PG Program in Fashion Buying & Merchandising 30

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


siddhi sandesh randad
Website place from where to fill the online application form pls say
simran singh

SOFT CET Application form will be available on the official website of School of Fashion Technology. The date for commencement Online application form was November 15, 2020. The students can fill the application form till April, 2021.You can Download the form from

siddhi sandesh randad
How to fill application form for Soft CET step by step
priya negi

These are the steps for filling up the Saft CET form. 

  1. Log onto the official website of School of Fashion Technology
  2. Click on the registration link given at the bottom of the page. You will be redirected to SOFT’s online registration page.
  3. Register yourself through a valid Email ID or Mobile Number.
  4. Fill in all the particulars carefully in the application form. Fill in your personal details, contact details, and the required documents to be uploaded.
  5. Candidates should fill all the details in the application form.
  6. Candidates should have a soft copy of the all the documents in the proper format and size for the purpose of uploading.

For more information about appliction process you can check here. SOFT CET

yash thenginkai sunil
I filled Karnatak CET 2020 today.Fees were paid. I have entered the wrong mobile number.How to correct it.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Yash, form correction facility is not provided by the university for this entrance exam.