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NIFT Entrance Exam 2019: National Institute of Fashion Technology

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was set up in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Over the years it has emerged as center of excellence & innovation. At NIFT, multidisciplinary fashion design courses are available to prepare students and help them solve real challenges in their core areas and help them drive towards rapidly growing new directions. Keeping at par with the global scenario, the institute has introduced many fashion design courses as well as product design courses. Following programmes are offered.

Under Graduate Programmes (Duration: 4 Years)
  • B.Des. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Des. (Leather Design)
  • B.Des. (Accessory Design)
  • B.Des. (Textile Design)
  • B.Des. (Knitwear Design)
  • B.Des. (Fashion Communication)
  • B.FTech. (Apparel Production)

Post Graduate Programmes (Duration: 2 Years)

  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech)

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Eligibility Criteria

To get admission into the bachelor courses, students must have completed their 10+2 from a reputed institute affiliated to boards like CBSE, ISC, etc. For B.F.Tech courses, 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry & Maths) from a recognized Board of Education is mandatory. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB) candidates are also eligible.

Masers degree applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from any Institute/ University recognized by law in India or Diploma of minimum 3 years duration in UG Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID). Maximum age limit of 23 years as on 1st October 2015 applies for all candidates in the bachelor degree courses. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Differently-abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications

Note - NIFT program doesn’t provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master program. Also, the medium of instruction at NIFT is English and all aspirants applying to NIFT must possess working knowledge of English language.

International Students

There is a separate set of guidelines and instructions available for the international students at the official website.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Important Dates

  • Online Registration: 22nd October, 2018
  • Last Date of  Registration: 28th December, 2018
  • Window to edit and update forms: 29th December, 2018 - 3rd January 2019

* The payment can be done through Credit/Debit Card only.
* In case of Demand Draft, the print out of application along with Demand Draft should reach the given address before the given dates  

  • Issue of Admit Cards (Online only): 10th January, 2019 
  • NIFT written entrance exam for UG and PG courses: 20th January, 2019
  • Declaration of Results: Feb/March 2019
  • Group Discussion/Interview: April/May 2019
  • Declaration of Final Result: End of May/June 2019
  • Counselling process: May/June 2019 onwards

Seat Reservation
  • SC - 15%
  • ST - 7.5%
  • OBC (Non-Creamy) - 27%
  • PHP (with 40% or more disability) - 3%
  • Foreign nationals/SAARC/NRI - 15%
  • State Domicile - 20%

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Application Process

Candidates can apply online where the prospectus is available for free of cost. The candidate has to download the form from here and the keep a hard copy of the same. There is an option to fill up the application form both online and offline. Make sure all details are filled up correctly before submission and when doing an online submission, retain a hard copy of the same. For updates, click here

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Fees

You can pay examination fee using Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking facility or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favor of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.
  • Fee for SC/ ST/ PHP Category: Rs.750/-
  • Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1500/-
  • In case of DD the details of the same are to be filled in the online application form.
Candidates paying examination fee through DD shall require to send Print Out of application form and DD to

Project Manager
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Centers

The NIFT Entrance Exam / Admission Test shall be administered across following cities

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kangra
  • Kannur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Surat
  • Udaipur
  • Vadodara
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Shillong
  • 32 Srinagar (J&K)

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Pattern

The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates. There is no negative marking. NIFT has two patterns of test.
  1. GAT - General Ability Test
  2. CAT - Creative Ability Test
GAT applies to candidates for the B.Des and M.Des courses and includes -
  • Quantitative Ability - The sub-test may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, etc.
  • Communication Ability -It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.
  • English Comprehension - It analyzes the candidates potential to comprehend a situation from a given passage, and test of basic English language.
  • Analytical Ability - It tests the candidate’s capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs - Based on current affair knowledge.
CAT or the Creative Ability Test

Focused on testing the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate, this one is more creative and based on innovative use of color and illustration skills. It applies to candidates of For Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.), Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M), Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.).

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension
  • Analytical and Logical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Case Study -This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It is based on managerial abilities of the candidates.
Note - Other categories remain common for both sets except Case Study.

Situation Test

After candidates clear the above categories, as per their application - they have to appear for the situation test where B.Des applicants are tested for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials. This test is based on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, color scheme, construction skill, finesse, etc.

NIFT Master's Program Admission 2019

For the Masters program, there is a group discussion post the situation test too. This includes-
  • Conceptual clarity
  • Knowledge of the topic assigned 3) Contribution made to the topic 4) Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to generate new ideas
  • Problem solving approach
  • Leadership qualities
  • Effective communication

NIFT Campuses in India

NIFT Campus,
No. 21st, 16th Cross Street
27th Main Road, Sector I
HSR (Hosur Sarjapura Road) Layout, Bengaluru – 560 102 (Karnataka)
T: (080) 22552550/51/52
F: (080) 22552566

NIFT Campus,
M P Bhoj (Open) University Campus, Kolar Road,
Bhopal-462016 (MP)
T: (0755) 2493636/736
F: (0755)2493635

NIFT Campus,
IDCO Plot No-24
Opp. KIIT School of Mgmt. Chandaka Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar – 751024, Odisha T: (0674) 2305700, 2305701
F: 0674-2305710

NIFT Campus,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai – 600 113, Tamil Nadu T: (044) 22542759
F: (044) 22542769

NIFT Campus
Gh-O Road, Behind Info City, Near DAIICT Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat T: (079) 23265000, 23240832, 23240834
F: (079) 23240772

NIFT Campus,
Opposite Hi-tech City,
Cyberabad Post,
Madhapur, Hyderabad-500 081 Telangana
T: (040) 23110841/42/43, 23110630. F (040) 23114536

NIFT Campus, Karwar
Jodhpur - 342 037 Rajasthan, India

NIFT Campus
Chheb, Kangra-176001 (HP) T: (01892) 263872
F: (01892) 260872

NIFT Campus,
Dharmasala, Mangattuparamba, Kannur - 670 562 (Kerala)
T: (0497) 2784780-83
F: (0497) 2784785

NIFT Campus,
Plot No. 3B, Block - LA, SEC-III, SALT LAKE CITY, Kolkata-700098 (WB)
T: (033) 23357332
F: (033) 23355734

NIFT Campus.
Plot no 15, Sector 4,Kharghar,
Navi Mumbai - 410210 (Maharashtra)
T: (022) 27745549, 27747000, 27747100 F: (022) 27745386

NIFT Campus
Hauz Khas,
Near Gulmohar Park
New Delhi
T: (011) 26867704, 26542148/49/59 F: (011) 26542151

NIFT Campus,
Mithapur Farms,
Patna -800001 (Bihar)
T: (0612) 2340032, 2366833/4 F: (0612) 2366835

NIFT Campus, Doorbhash Nagar,
Sector - II,
Raebareli - 229 010 (UP) T: (0535) 2702422/31
F: (0535) 2702423/24/29

NIFT Campus,
‘C’ Block, Pasteur Hills, Lawmali, Polo
Shillong - 793 001, Meghalaya T: (0364) 2590240 /2591492 F: (0364) 2590676

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