National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a premier institution in fashion education. The institution offers bachelor’s(B.Des) and master’s ( M.Des ) courses in design and fashion technology. Admission in the 16 campuses of NIFT is done through the NIFT entrance examination. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the NIFT entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in design programmes in the 16 campuses of NIFT. Courses offered on the campuses of NIFT at UG and PG level are as follows-
Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
Master of Design (M.Des)
Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the NIFT entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in design programmes offered by it. Each year, more than 20,000 students appear for NIFT exam.
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Last date for registration of NIFT 2020 (without late fee): December 31, 2019, Click here to apply
The end date of filling the application form with late fees: January 4, 2020
Last date to make necessary changes in the application form: January 1, 2020 (12:00 PM) to January 4, 2020 (4:00 PM)
NIFT 2020 admit card to be released: January 10, 2020 (2:00 PM)
NIFT 2020 Exam: January 19, 2020
NIFT 2020 Schedule:
|NIFT 2020 Online Application begins||October 23, 2019|
|Last Date to submit Application Form||December 31,2019|
|Correction Of Application Form||January 1 (1200 hrs) 2020 -January 4(1600 hrs) 2020|
|Last Date of Online Registration with late fee||January 04, 2020|
|NIFT 2020 Admit card available from||January 10 (1400 Hrs onward), 2020|
|NIFT 2020 Scheduled Exam Date||January 19, 2020|
|Written Entrance Examination Result||February/March 2020|
|Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview||April/May 2020|
|Declaration of Final Result (Online)||End of May/June 2020|
|Counselling Session Starts||June 2020 onwards|
NIFT 2020 Admit Card:
The admit card for NIFT 2020 will be available for the candidates on the official website of NIFT. Those candidates who have successfully completed their registration can get the admit cards by logging in to the official website of NIFT. The admit card is a mandatory document for the entrance exam. No students will be allowed to appear in the exam without the admit card.
How To Download NIFT 2020 Admit Card Online?
1- Go to the official website of NIFT
2- From the tabs, find & click on ‘NIFT 2020 Admit Card’ Tab
3- Log in to the site using required information
4- Review and download the admit card shown on the screen
NIFT 2020 Syllabus:
The Scope of the different sections of the General Ability Test (GAT) are listed below; the level of difficulty of questions posed may vary from course to course.
Quantitative Ability consists of questions on basic mathematical functions like Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
Communication Ability and English Comprehension test the language skills of candidates in terms of daily use of English as a medium of communication. It evaluates the candidates’ knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, and words and their meanings, singular/plural words, one-word substitutes, idioms and common phrases, correct spellings, reading comprehension, etc.
Analytical Ability and Logical Ability puts to test the candidates’ competence in applying logic and inferring facts from given information, as well as ability in problem identification and applying reason to arrive at a solution for the problem. Creative and lateral thinking will come in handy for candidates in this section.
General Knowledge and Current Affairs section would review the candidates’ awareness in terms of general and current affairs.
The Case Study section would provide a real-life industry situation to candidates aiming to gauge the candidates’ management skills.
Some questions from the engineering as well would be posed for M. F. Tech program.
|Popular Master Guide NIFT and IIFT||R. Gupta|
|NIFT/NID Exam Guide||Dr. R. P. Datason|
|NIFT Entrance Examination Guide||D. Mittal|
|Entrance Examinations for NIFT/NID/IIFT||Arihant Publications|
|NIFT Previous years papers (solved)||Ramesh publishing house|
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NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern:
NIFT 2020 entrance exam attempts to test the knowledge, aptitude, and skills of the candidates for the chosen program. As such, the entrance test is split into three stages, viz. Written test, Situation test, and Group Discussion/Personal Interview.
The written test is further split into Creative Ability Test (CAT), and General Ability Test (GAT)Creative Ability Test (CAT), and General Ability Test (GAT):
Creative ability test (CAT):
CAT (Creative Ability Test) aims to evaluate the candidates’ observing power in the development of a concept, as well as their intuitive, and design ability. Candidates’ illustrative skills and creativity in the use of colour are important aspects of CAT.
General ability test (GAT): GAT (General Ability Test) gauges the candidates’ general aptitude and quantitative, communicative and analytic skills apart from knowledge in general & current happenings.
This exam is designed to evaluate and test a candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability as per the given situation with the material provided.
Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
Detailed Exam Marking system:
Structure of creative ability:
B. Des. M. Des: Medium: English Duration: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
Structure of General Ability Test
B. Des & M. Des Medium: English Duration: 120 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
B. Des & M. Des Medium: English Duration: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
NIFT 2020 Cut Off:
The cut off is the minimum mark required to be eligible for the counselling session and admission procedure. The NIFT 2020 Cut Off will be declared soon after the release of the result. The cut off list will differ as per the participating college participated in the exam. The cut off is expected to be released in the month of March. The students can check the cut off on the official website. The cut off will help the authorities to shortlist the candidates for the counselling session.
course-wise seats available for admission in NIFT colleges for admissions this year as well as the seats on offer for admission last year.
NIFT 2020 Application Form:
The Online Application window for NIFT 2020 has been open from October 23, 2019 till December 31, 2019. Applicants are required to visit the official website, i.e. www.nift.ac.in and follow the steps listed below to complete the application process:
Step I: Register on the official website before proceeding to fill the NIFT 2020 Application Form. Upon successful registration, applicant’s login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address. Applicants should save this email for future reference.
Step II: Log in using the credentials to access and fill the Application Form. Fill in all the mandatory fields with correct details.
Step III: Applicants need to upload scanned copies of the following documents to the Online Application Form:
1- Applicant’s recent passport-size coloured photograph in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in memory size.
2- Applicant’s specimen signature in black on white background, in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 50 KB in memory size.
Step IV: After uploading the required documents, the Application Fee can be paid online via Credit/Debit Card or offline via demand draft. In case of Online fee payment, applicants do not have to send the print-out of the application form to NIFT.
In case of offline fee payment, applicants need to draw a Demand Draft of the requisite amount in favour of ‘NIFT HO’ payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft needs to be entered online to complete the application process within the submission deadline.
Applicants must send the Demand Draft along with a printout of the filled-in Application Form duly completed in all respect (via Speed Post/Registered Post/Courier Service) to:
The Project Manager CMS,
All India Management Association, Management House,
14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003, India.
NIFT Application Fee:
General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer): Rs.2000
The demand draft should reach the address within the specified date.
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NIFT 2020 Counselling:
NIFT Counselling 2020 is expected to commence from June 2020. Candidates are required to register through the official website in order to participate in the counselling process. The candidates need to enter their choice of campus for the counselling session. A System generated letter will be issued to shortlisted candidates with all details regarding counselling schedule and documents required for verification.
Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counselling, however each subsequent round of counselling would be charged at the rate of INR 5000. Further details of counseling like the mode, dates, and procedure will be available on the website in due course.
Documents required in originals along with photocopies for NIFT 2020 Counselling process:
1- All Academic Certificates up to qualifying examination. In case of final exam appearing candidate whose result is due, all original mark sheet of the previous semester/years needs to be presented along with the date sheet/admit card for examination.
2- Demand Draft of requisite fee in favour of ‘NIFT HO’. Payable at New Delhi has to be submitted. The candidate’s name, counselling date, contact number, program name, NIFT Rank and Roll Number should be clearly mentioned at the back of DD.
3- Proof of DOB
4- Documents in prescribed format, in support of the claim of reservation.
5- Parents Income Certificate as the basis for Tuition Fee funding.
6- Medical certificate in prescribed format issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
7- Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking only provisional admission in case the qualifying examination result is due.
8- Anti-Ragging Declaration and Declaration regarding Fee Refund.
for Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI:
a)- 5 (supernumerary) seats each at NIFT Campuses Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Raebareli & Srinagar (J&K).
b)- 3 (supernumerary) seats each at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna and Shillong.
a)- 7 seats will be available in each campus, of which 3 will be supernumerary. The 7 NIFT campuses are located at Patna, Kangra, Kannur, Bhopal, Shillong, Bhubaneswar and Jodhpur.
b)- 13 seats to be offered at NIFT Srinagar
NIFT 2020 Result:
NIFT exam is scheduled to occur on January 19, 2020. After exam, NIFT result will be declared on March 2, 2020 on official website. Candidates must use their NIFT login Id and password that was given at time of registration and access their scorecard.
NIFT 2020 Result
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has declared final results for NIFT 2020 on March 2, 2020 for candidates who appeared in the entrance process for admission to B.Des, B.F.Tech, MFM, M.Des, M.F.Tech courses. Once results are declared, applicants will be selected for further interview and document verification after they qualified in results.
Note: As it is advised for any national level exam like UPSC CDS , UPSC IAS, etc,applicants of NIFT must also take print out of result for future reference.
The counselling session of successful applicants will commence from June 2020 after the results have been published.
How to check NIFT Results 2020?
Following the below-mentioned steps to check your result:
1- Go to the NIFT 2020 Exam official website. Candidates who appeared in NIFT 2020 exam can check their results from link provided below.
2- Click on the result link.
3- Enter NIFT Application Number and Date of Birth.
4- Click on Submit Button to view results.
5- Save and take printout of NIFT Scorecard for future references.
Details Present on NIFT 2020 Results:
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NIFT 2020 Answer Key:
The Answer Key is the collection of the right answers to the questions of the exam. The answer key helps the students to evaluate their performance and score in the exam. However, there has been no declaration regarding NIFT 2020 Answer Key. Once released, the details will be updated here.
NIFT 2020 Eligibility:
NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020
The eligibility criteria for NIFT admissions varies from course to course. Candidates need to meet NIFT eligibility criteria 2020 in order to appear for NIFT entrance exam.
NIFT BDes Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates should have completed their Class 12 from a recognised board with passing marks to be eligible to appear for NIFT entrance exam 2020. Aspirants should be below 23 years of age for NIFT admission 2020.
NIFT BFTech Eligibility Criteria 2020
Aspirants should have completed their Class 12 from a recognised board wherein they have studied subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates should have secured passing marks in their Class 12 exam.
NIFT MDes Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates should have completed their undergraduate degree from a recognised institute of university. There is no age limit criteria for NIFT admission in MDes course.
NIFT MFTech Eligibility Criteria 2020
Aspirants should have pursued BFTech course at the undergraduate level to be eligibel for MFTech course admissions. There is no age limit criteria for NIFT admission in MDes course.
NIFT MFM Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates should have completed their undergraduate degree from a recognised institute of university. There is no age limit criteria for NIFT admission in MFM course.
Go through detailed NIFT eligibility criteria 2020 for BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFM and MFTech course admissions here.
NIFT 2020 FAQs:
Q: Can I select more than one programme?
A: No, more than one programme cannot be selected.
Q: Does NIFT provide any relaxation in the application fee for OBC category?
A: No, there is no fee relaxation for OBC and general category candidates.
Q: Can the exam centre be changed after submission of the NIFT application form?
A: A candidate cannot change the test centre after submitting the form.
Q: Is it mandatory to send the printout of the application form?
A: You have to send the printout of the filled NIFT 2020 application form along with demand draft only if you have paid the fee via DD.
Q: NIFT exam is conducted on how many times a year?
A: The NIFT exam is conducted once a year in the month of January.
Q: How will I get my admit card for NIFT 2020?
A: You can get your NIFT 2020 admit card from the official website of NIFT
between January 10 to January 19, as the exam date is on January 20, 2020.
Q: Will there be any passage question in NIFT 2020?
A: Yes, there will be passage questions in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section in NIFT 2020 exam.
Q: Which section has the most number of questions?
A: Among the 5 sections of NIFT 2020, English Comprehension and Communication Ability have the most with 50 questions.
Q: Is there any negative marking in NIFT exam?
A: No, there is no negative marking in the NIFT exam.
Q: What are the factors that affect the cut-off for NIFT 2020?
A: There are several factors that affect the cut-off for NIFT 2020, such as:
- Difficulty Level of The Exam
- Number of Candidates Appearing in The Exam
- Seat Availability
- Previous Year Cut-Off
Q: Can I change my personal and academic details in my application form after I have submitted it?
A: Yes, you can edit your personal and academic details if you have made any mistake before January 10, which is the last day of the registration.
Q: What are the documents required to upload during filling up the application form?
A: The documents that are to be uploaded during the filling of application form of NIFT 2020 are:
- Scanned mark sheets of X, XII, Bachelor's Degree (if needed)
- Scanned copy of degree certificate of Graduation (if needed)
- Work experience (if any)
- Latest passport size photograph
Q: When will the answer key be released and where can I get it from?
A: The answer key for NIFT 2020 will be released soon after the result is announced during the month of March 2020. You could download the answer key from the official site of NIFT
Q: Can I get admission into NIFT's Bachelor program if I have 2 years gap in my academic career?
A: Yes, you can give the NIFT exam to get into any of the bachelor's degree program you want even though you have gap years. But you need to be under the age of 23 to pursue it.
Q: Which background diploma holder can apply for M.Des in NIFT?
A: Only those candidates who have a 3-year duration of Undergraduate Diploma from NIFT/NID can apply for this course.
Q: What are the best books to study if I am preparing for NIFT 2020?
A: Below is mentioned a few books that will help you clearing the NIFT 2020 exam:
- NIFT Exam Guide by Verma
- Popular Master Guide NIFT by R. Gupta
- Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide
- NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal
- Prashant Kumar’s NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide
- NIFT Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series By Surendra
- NIFT Exam Guide by Dr. R. P. Datason