NIFT Admission and Entrance Exam 2019

NIFT Admission and Entrance Exam 2019 result has been announced for BDes and MDes exam on March 25, 2019. The result for BFTech, MFTech, and MFM programme was announced on March 06, 2019. The candidates can check their result online at applyadmission.net/nift2019/. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) offers admission in Bachelor of Design, Master of Design, Bachelor of Fashion Technology, Master of Fashion Management and Master of Fashion Technology. Details of NIFT 2019 admissions are given here for candidates like application form, admit card, important dates, eligibility criteria, etc.

Latest: NIFT 2019 has released call letter for situation Test for B.Des Programmes has been released. Click here to download the same.

NIFT Admission and Entrance Exam 2019

Candidates can fill the application form online from the official website of NIFT. The candidates can check the important dates for NIFT admission 2019 from the table below.

NIFT Admission and Entrance Exam 2019 Dates
Online Application 22 Oct 2018
Last date for NIFT Online Application 28 Dec 2018
Last date for online registration with late fee 03 Jan 2019
Form correction 29 Dec 2018 to 03 Jan 2019
Download NIFT Admit Card 2019 10 Jan 2019
Written Entrance Examination 20 Jan 2019
Declaration of Result (Online) 06 Mar 2019
Declaration of Result for BDes and MDes 25 Mar 2019
Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview Mar-Apr 2019
Declaration of Final Result (Online) May / Jun 2019

Based on the choice, all eligible candidates will have to appear for a written entrance examination at the Examination Centres opted by them. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted.

NIFT Other Admission

NIFT CAT and GAT Result 2019

The result of the examination has been announced online. The candidates who will qualify the CAT and GAT examination will be called for the next round of admission, which will be:

  • Situation Test for B.Des.
  • Group Discussion / Personal Interview for M.Des, M.F. Tech and MFM.
  • B.F. Tech admission will only be granted on the basis of GAT score.

The admission in NIFT will be granted on the basis of performance in all the rounds. The weightage will be as below:

Course Weightage CAT Weightage GAT Weightage Situation Test / GD&PI Weightage
B.Des 50% 30% 20%
M.Des 40% 30% 30%
B.F. Tech NA 100% NA
M.F. Tech NA 70% 30%
M.F.M NA 70% 30%

NIFT 2019 Counseling

Selected candidates will be then asked to appear in the NIFT 2019 counseling round, which shall commence in the month of May/June. The dates and procedure have not yet been released. But candidates must keep themselves updated with the information provided over the website. Candidates will be called for the NIFT 2019 Counseling round on the basis of the merit list. For separate courses, NIFT shall release separate merit list, in pdf format.

NIFT 2018 Merit List: Candidates can get an idea of the probable cut off marks for each course, that NIFT offers to different category candidates, from below.

  • Click here to view the merit list of Accessory Design.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Fashion Design.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Knitwear Design.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Leather Design.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Textile Design.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Fashion Communication.
  • Click here to view the merit list of BFTech.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Master of Design.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Master of Fashion Management.
  • Click here to view the merit list of Master of Fashion Technology.

For this round, a candidate shall be asked to report at an allotted date, time and venue, along with a list of documents. All the original copies of these documents, except the medical certificate, shall be returned after the verification round.

If not satisfied with the seat allotted, a candidate can withdraw/cancel their NIFT 2019 admission.

  • Before July 17, 2019 – Full fee will be refunded to Indian candidates(except the application fee), whereas 50% of the (except tuition and registration) fee shall be refunded to NRI /SAARC/Foreign National Candidates.
  • After July 17, 2019, but before the last round of counseling – Full fee except for 50% of the tuition and registration fee shall be refunded for Indian candidates, whereas 50% of the (except tuition and registration) fee shall be refunded to NRI /SAARC/Foreign National Candidates.
  • On or After the commencement of the last round – Only security deposit shall be refunded for Indian and NRI /SAARC/Foreign National Candidates.

Reservation Policy For NIFT 2019 Admission

The reservation applicable during the final admission is mentioned below, for all the categories.

  • 15% for SC category.
  • 7.5% for ST category.
  • 27% for OBC category.
  • 5% for PwD candidates.
  • 20% Supernumerary for State Domicile.
  • 15% Supernumerary for Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI.

Documents Needed For NIFT 2019 Admission

Candidates will be provided admission only after these documents have been verified. On the day of completing NIFT 2019 admission formalities, a candidate is required to carry original along with one photocopy of each of these documents.

  • Class 12 Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  • If the result of the qualifying exam is yet to be announced, a candidate needs to carry datasheet/admit card of the exam.
  • Bank Draft(s) of requisite fee in favor of “NIFT HO”. Following details needs to be mentioned at the back of the bank draft – Name of the candidate, date of counseling, phone/ mobile no., name of the programme, Category, Rank and Roll Number.
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income Statement of Parents
  • Other than these documents, a candidate will be required to download and fill the annexures.

Note that, if any of the above documents are in any other language than Hindi/English, an authentic translation should be produced duly verified by the issuing institution/ gazetted officer /Self-attested (original and photocopy) by the candidate at the time of Counselling /Admission. 

NIFT 2019 Seat Intake

National Institute of Fashion Technology has divided its total number of seats across its 16 institutes and into a different category of candidates. Candidates can have a look at the number of seats available for the 10 courses, that it offers from below.

NIFT 2019 seat intake

NIFT 2019 Seat Intake

NIFT 2019 seats

NIFT 2019 Fee Structure

A candidate needs to submit this much of fee to any of the 5 courses, that it offers. The fee breakup of NIFT 2019 admission has been given below.

  • Click here to check the fee structure of NIFT Admission and Entrance Exam 2019.

NIFT Campuses

NIFT has 16 campuses across various Indian cities, namely New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, Jammu & Kashmir.

Courses Offered at NIFT

The institute offers creative courses in following:

Course Name Duration
Bachelor of Design – B. Des
  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Textile Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Fashion Communication
4 years
Bachelor of Fashion Technology – B.F.Tech 4 years
Master of Design – M. Des

Master of Fashion Management – M.F.M

Master of Fashion Technology – M.F.Tech 

 2 years

NIFT 2019 Admission Process

A candidate will be required to appear and qualify for different admission rounds for each of the courses, that it offers.

NIFT 2019 admission round dates

For Bachelor of Design

  1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  2. General Ability Test (GAT)
  3. Situation Test

For Master of Design

  1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  2. General Ability Test (GAT)
  3. Group Discussion/Personal Interview

For Bachelor of Fashion Technology

  1. General Ability Test (GAT)

For Master of Fashion Technology

  1. General Ability Test (GAT)
  2. Group Discussion/Personal Interview

For Master of Fashion Management

  1. General Ability Test (GAT)
  2. Group Discussion/Personal Interview

NIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria set by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to receive admission. The criteria for each course is as mentioned below.

AGE LIMIT: For all the UG courses, the upper age limit is 23 years, as on October 01, 2018. However, the relaxation on the age bar is as mentioned below:

  • 5 years for SC / ST / PWD candidates.

Note: No Upper age bar for PG admission.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATION: The required age qualification as per each course is as mentioned below

Course Required Education Qualification
Undergraduate Courses
B.Des
  • Qualified 10+2 from a recognised Central or State Board. OR
  • Possess General Certificate Education (GCE) at Advanced Level / International Baccalaureate. OR
  • Qualified Foreign Board Exam (equivalent to 10+2) recognized by Association of Indian Universities. OR
  • Qualified Senior Senior Secondary School Education by National Open School with 5 subjects or more. OR
  • Possess 3 or 4 year Diploma from State Board of Technical Education or by AICTE.
  • SAT Score
B.F. Tech
  • Qualified 10+2 from a recognized Central or State Board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR
  • Possess General Certificate Education (GCE) at Advanced Level / International Baccalaureate with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR
  • Qualified Foreign Board Exam (equivalent to 10+2) recognized by Association of Indian Universities with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR
  • Qualified Senior Senior Secondary School Education by National Open School with 5 subjects among which Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are mandatory. OR
  • Possess 3 or 4 year Diploma from State Board of Technical Education or by AICTE.
  • SAT Score
Postgraduate Courses
M.Des
  • Possess a UG Degree in any course from a recognized Institute / University. OR
  • Possess UG Diploma of minimum 5 years from NID / NIFT.
  • GRE Score
M.F.M
  • Possess a UG Degree in any course from a recognized Institute / University. OR
  • Possess UG Diploma of minimum 5 years from NID / NIFT.
  • GMAT Score
M.F. Tech
  • Possess B.Tech Degree from NIFT. OR
  • B.Tech / B.E Degree from any recognized University / Institute.
  • GRE Score

Note: Candidates may have appeared in multiple SAT/GMAT/GRE examinations prior to 30th April 2019. The highest score among these tests will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat. The GRE/ GMAT/SAT scores should not have been declared before 1st January, 2017 and should be received by the Institute (NIFT) latest by 30th April, 2019.

Application Form for NIFT Admission 2019

The application form of NIFT 2018 can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Application Form’ link above. The candidates then need to click on ‘Fresh Candidates to create Log in (New Log In) button’. It will lead to the registration form in which the candidates will have to fill the following details:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Re-Enter Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Are You a Person With Disability?
  • E-mail ID
  • Re-Enter E-Mail ID
  • Programme Type
  • Programme Applied For
  • Enter Verification Code

Once the candidates are registered, they will be able to access the application form of NIFT 2018 and enter details in it. The candidates will also have to submit the application fee, which is:

  • Rs. 1000 for SC / ST / PwD candidates.
  • Rs. 2000 for the candidate belonging to all other categories.

Candidates can submit the application fee through Debit/Credit Card or Demand Draft. The DD is to be prepared in the favor of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi.

NIFT 2019 Admit Card

The NIFT 2019 admit card will be prepared on the basis of the details submitted in the NIFT 2019 application. Hence, the candidates will have to ensure that submit all the details correctly. The admit card will be released online. To download it, candidates will need Application Number, Date of Birth, and E-mail Id. The issuance of the hall ticket will not be done offline. However, at the exam hall, it will only be accepted as a hard copy.

NIFT 2019 Examination Pattern

The examination pattern of the examination is as mentioned below:

Creative Ability Test (CAT) for B.Des and M.Des: This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

General Ability Test for (GAT) for B.Des and M.Des: The test will be in the English language and will the distribution of questions will be as below:

Sections B.Des M.Des
Quantitative Ability 20 20
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Analytical Ability 15 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15 15
Total 100 120

General Ability Test for (GAT) for B.Des and M.Des: The test will be in the English language and will the distribution of questions will be as below:

Sections BFTECH MFTECH MFM
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150

Official Website: www.nift.ac.in

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there

    Is there any chance in getting into NIFT as i want to know when will be the entrance exam for it and what is the procedure for admission

    • Yes Subham . you will have to appear the nift entrance test next year . kindly check the dates . once you pass the test with good marks you will b able to get in to the best nift colleges !

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