NIFT 2019

Exam Date : 20th January 2019
Result Date : 18th February 2019

 NIFT 2019 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Results

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Introduction to NIFT 2019

  • About: NIFT Entrance Examination is a National Level Entrance Exam conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology for admission into design courses in Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme.

  • About NIFT: The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was set up in the year 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

  • Background: NIFT has 16 campuses in India where the main campus is in New Delhi. This college was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to degrees and other academic distinctions. The Institute of NIFT is headed by Director-General Saradha Muraleedharan and this is the undeniable campus of the nation.

  • Level: NIFT is a National Level Entrance Examination which offers admission into the Undergraduate and Postgraduate design courses

  • Frequency: National Institute of Fashion Technology conducts the exam once a year.

  • Conducting Authority: National Institute of Fashion Technology has the whole authority to organize the NIFT 2019 and to allocate the seats for the eligible candidates.

NIFT 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

National Insitute of Fashion Technology





Conducting Body

National Insitute of Fashion Technology


Undergraduate and Postgraduate


Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)


General Ability Test (GAT)

Creative Ability Test (CAT)


3 hours i.e. 180 minutes



Seat Availability


Participating Institutes

16 NIFT campuses

NIFT 2019 Important Dates

Application start date

22nd October 2018 

Application end date

28th December 2018 

Admit card date

10th January 2019 

Exam date

20th January 2019 

Result date

18th February 2019 

Counselling date

10th June 2019 


NIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Age limit

Below 23 years for UG (Undergraduate)

Educational qualification

must have passed 10+2

diploma course (3 or 4 years) recognized by AICTE




5% Extra reservation for SC/ST/PWD (Person with disabilities)

There is NO Age Limit for the candidates applying for the Postgraduate programme.

NIFT 2019 Application Form

  • Registration: Application Form was available on the official website i.e. NIFT 2019 from 22nd October 2018 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 28th December 2018.

  • Correction Window: Candidates are allowed to make changes in the Application Form from 29th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019.

  • Registration Fee: Candidates have to pay a registration fee online (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking) or offline (Demand Draft in favor of "NIFT HO")as mentioned below for different category:


Registration Fee

General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

INR 800


INR 400

  • Documents Upload: Candidates have to upload the recently taken passport size photograph (3 months old) and signature in the below-mentioned formats:





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NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern


Type of exam

Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Medium of Exam



2 hours (B.Des & M.Des)

3 hour  B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech

Total Marks

100 and 120 marks

Marking Scheme

No Negative Marking

NIFT 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability: The Admit Card will be released by the NIFT online for all the aspirants from 10th January 2019.

  • Credentials: The candidates should log in to the official website of NIFT 2019 and should enter the required credentials such as Application Number, Date of Birth, and Password in order to download the Admit Card.

  • Id Proof: Candidate must carry anyone government id proof such as Voter Id, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the Admit Card.

  • Discrepancy: In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/ her photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the concerned authority.

  • Get more information about NIFT 2019 Admit Card 

NIFT 2019 Syllabus

  • Subjects: The NIFT syllabus includes the test such as Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Performance Round, Situation based Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.

  • Topics: The NIFT 2019 will consist of two parts such as Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The GAT consist of topics such as Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Analytical and Logical Ability, Problem Solving Approach. The CAT includes topics such as Design Ability, Observation Power, Creativity in Thought Development.

  • Reference: NIFT, NID/ IIFT Entrance Exam guide by D Mittal and NIFT, NID/ IIFT Admission Test by Surendra Kavimandan are the books referred by the conducting authority for the preparation of NIFT 2019.

  • Get more information about NIFT 2019 Syllabus

NIFT 2019 Results

  • Results: Results will be declared on the official website for all category candidates based on qualified marks on 18th February 2019.

  • Situation Test: After the declaration of result for the written test, a situation test will be conducted for the candidates in the month of April/ May 2019.

  • Final Results: Final results of NIFT 2019 will be prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test scores, once the situation test and GD/PI are conducted.

  • Cut-off: NIFT Cut-off is the closing rank set by NIFT Participating Institutes and the same will vary across NIFT campuses. Cut-off will be calculated on the basis of the difficulty level of exam, availability of seats, the total number of students appearing in the exam etc.

  • Get more information about NIFT 2019 Results

NIFT 2019 Counseling

  • Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the NIFT 2019 will be called for the counselling process which will be held on 10th June 2019.

  • Counselling Procedure: The counselling procedure will consist of Registration, Campus Choice, Download Call Letter, and Appear for Counselling.

  • Counselling Centre: While getting registered, candidates have to select the counselling campus in which they will participate in as well. 

  • Required Documents: The eligible candidate should carry all the required documents such as X, XII Marks Sheet, Transfer Certificate, 2 Passport Size Photograph and for PG course the candidate should bring all the required documents like Degree Certificate, Caste Certificate etc.

  • Get more information about NIFT 2019 Counselling

Contact Details For NIFT 2019

  • Address: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park, New Delhi, India 110016.

  • Tel: +91-1126542000

  • Email:

  • Website:

  • Operational Days:  Monday to Friday

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.


Q: What is the eligibility criteria for admission?

For UG programmes, candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam, and for PG programmes, UG degree is required.

Q: I am from Nepal, can I apply for the exam?

Yes, Candidate can be from any part of the world.

Q: Can I change the NIFT exam centre?

No, exam centre once allotted cannot be changed.

Q:  How can I get the NIFT 2019 prospectus?
Candidates can download the prospectus from the official website.

Q: What is the upper limit to apply for the exam?

For undergraduate courses, the candidate should not be more than 23 years of age and there's no age restriction for the Postgraduate programmes.

Q: How are students assessed in the regular programs?

Candidates are assessed based on assignments, projects, internships, and presentations. Performances will be evaluated by academicians and industry professionals. 

Q: Is there any restriction on the number of attempts to clear the exam?

No, You can take the examination any number of times but in the case of design, you can write only till you attain the upper age limit.

Q: What is the minimum percentage required to apply for the exam?

There are percentage criteria to apply for the exam.

Q: Is it possible to apply for more than one programme?

No, you cannot apply for more than one programme.

Q: What is the counselling procedure?

Candidates will be called for the counselling process according to the merit list. Shortlisted candidates can select the course and the centre of study. The candidate has to get all the required original documents for verification purpose during the counselling process. 

Q: How many stages are there in NIFT 2019 exam?

The exam will be conducted in the offline mode i.e, Pen Paper Based Test (PBT) and has three stages: Written Test, Situation Test and Group Discussion/Personal Interview.

NIFT 2019 Important Dates

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NIFT 2019 Important Dates

Important dates summary:

Availability of Application Forms: The application Form will start from 22nd October 2018 on the official website.

Deadline for submission: The candidate has to fill all the required details and needs to submit within 28th December 2018.

Admit card of NIFT 2019: The candidate has to download the admit card from the official website and the availability of admit card starts from 10th January 2019.

Exam Date of NIFT 2019: The candidate needs to appear for the NIFT 2019 examination on 20th January 2019.

Results of NIFT 2019:  The candidate will be able to get to know the results of NIFT exam on 18th February 2019 on the official website.

Counselling of NIFT 2019:  The counselling for the NIFT 2019 admissions starts from 10th June 2019.

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NIFT 2019 Eligibility

NIFT 2019 Eligibility Summary:

Eligibility Criteria for UG programs:

  • Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Design: The applicant should not cross 23 years of age as on 1st October 2016. However, there is a relaxation of 5 years on the maximum age limit for SC/ST/ Physically handicapped persons. The candidate should have passed 12th grade from a recognized board in order to be eligible for NIFT exam.

Eligibility Criteria for PG programs:

  • Eligibility Criteria for M.Des and M.F.M: The candidate must hold a minimum of 3 years diploma in Undergraduate design from NIFT/NID or they must possess an Undergraduate degree from a recognized institute.

  • Eligibility Criteria for M.F.Tech: The candidate must hold a B.Tech/B.E from a recognized institute or a B.F.Tech from NIFT.

NIFT 2019 for Foreign candidates:

  • Categorie: They have the flexibility to opt for as many SAT/ GMAT/ GRE tests before April 30, 2019. Such candidates who are seeking admission under the Foreign Nationals and NRI category in NIFT are mandated to apply through the official website. The last date to apply in NIFT would be April 30, 2019.

  • Degree certificate: They also need to obtain equivalent certificates of their foreign degrees from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, prior to admission in NIFT

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NIFT 2019 Application Process

NIFT 2019 Application Process Summary:

  • Candidates can fill application form of NIFT from the first week of November 2019 to the second week of January 2019.

  • The application fee of NIFT 2019  has to be paid through online payment gateway or through bank demand draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.

  • Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category- INR 1500 through payment gateway or demand draft.

  • Fee for SC/ST/PHP Category- INR 750 through payment gateway or Demand Draft.

Candidates applying for NIFT 2019 through demand draft are required to send the printout of the NIFT 2018 application form, duly completed in all respect, along with the demand draft to the following address:

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

 Note: Applicants are advised to keep a printout/photocopy of the application form for further reference along with proof of payment.

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NIFT 2019 Application Form Details

NIFT 2019 Application Form Details Summary:

  • Mode of Application: The mode of application for NIFT is online. Applicants must go on the NIFT official website in order to register for the exam.

  • Application fee: The NIFT application fee is INR 1,500 for General/OBC candidates. For SC/ST/PHP candidates, the application fee is INR 750. In case of online registration with the late fee, it would amount to INR 5,000.

  • Mode of Payment of application fee: The application fee can be paid either online or through Demand Draft.
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NIFT 2019 Admit Card

NIFT 2019 Admit card summary:

  •  Download the Admit card: The candidate should log in to the account of the official website by entering all required credentials and click on the link which will be displayed on the homepage. After clicking on that link it will be redirected to the download the admit card of NIFT 2019. The candidate has to download it and preserve it.

  • Details in NIFT 2019 Admit card: The admit card of NIFT 2019 will consist some data like Name, Application Number, Roll Number, Exam timings and Exam venue.

  • Important things to know about admit card: The candidate has to check for the correctness of details printed on the admit card in case of any discrepancies the candidate has to contact the concerned authority immediately. The candidate has to carry the admit card with valid photo ID to the examination hall without any ID or admit card the candidate will not be allowed into the exam hall. 

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NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • Main Purpose: This is the process where you get to know the scenario and the Blue Print of the exam pattern.

  • Exam Pattern:  It consists of different section and details about the mode of examination and questions pattern for NIFT 2019.

  • The NIFT exam is in offline mode.

  • The exam has 2 parts i.e GAT and CAT.

  • The exam will be held for 2 hours and it will contain 150 questions.

  • Shortlisted candidates for NIFT B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a situation test.

  • The question paper will be in English and there will be no negative marking.

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NIFT 2019 Syllabus

NIFT 2019 Syllabus Summary:

  • Syllabus for GAT: Quantitative ability, Case Study, Effective communication etc.

  • Syllabus for CAT: Discernment ability, design ability etc.

  • Situation Test: The Situation test will be based on the performance of CAT and GAT.

  • This test is designed in order to test a candidate's ability to handle material and invent in a specific situation using the given resources.

  • They will be judged on space visualization, colour scheme, construction skill etc.

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NIFT 2019 Results

NIFT 2019 Results Summary:

  • The NIFT 2019 results can be checked by clicking on the link for results on the official website.

  • Once the results are declared, qualified students will be selected for interview and document verification.

  • Counselling session will be held for successful candidates after the results are declared.

Steps to Check NIFT Entrance Exam Results 2019 :

  • Go to the NIFT #year Exam official website.
  • Enter Date of Birth or Application Number or Roll Number (any 2).

  • Click on Submit Button to view results.

  • Save and print the Result Page for future references.
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NIFT 2019 Counselling

NIFT 2019 Counseling Summary:

  • Counselling session will be held for those candidates who qualify for the exam.

  • Candidates must carry the required documents and certificates for the counselling process failing which the admission will get cancel.

  • In order to know the counselling dates, candidates must register themselves on the official website.

  • The counselling session will consist of 2 rounds. One is the GD round and the other is the Personal interview round.

  • The parameters for GD round is good communication skills, interpersonal skills, conceptual clarity etc.

  • The parameters for Personal Interview round is communication, aptness for the course etc.

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Colleges which accept [NIFT]

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Design [B.Des], batch of 2021
23 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

You have to be 12th passed out for taking admission in NIFT. It conducted its own examination, it has two phases the first phase has a general ability test and creative ability test after that there is the second phase called situation test.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of fashion technology, batch of 2018
01 Mar 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Exam is held offline and online as well. Students who has completed their intermediate can apply for NIFT. Well if you want to take technical course of fashion industry you must have PCM as your 12th stream. Just one entrance exam and you at about to you dreams.

Want to get in ?
B. F Tech, batch of 2019
20 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production is a course provided by NIFT that demands students pursuing +2 with PCM. NIFT organizes it's entrance exam every year. Cut off changes every year

Want to get in ?
B.ftech , batch of 2020
18 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria:- has passed Intermediate of Science (PCM) from any recognized board in India Apply for NIFT entrance exam under B.FTECH major category. Cutoff marks are never revealed nor are your individual marks.

Want to get in ?
FSID , batch of 2020
11 Oct 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

There are three examinations held to divide whether the candidate is capable of being a part of the college. They are Pearl Academy, SOFT, NIFT, UID and the typical cutoff for my course is above 65 on 100 in the examination they take.

Want to get in ?
B. Des, batch of 2017
23 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • Eligibility criteria at National Institute of Fashion Technology, [NIFT] Bhubaneshwar is the Candidate must be 18 to 23 years of age.
  • The admission procedure is that the candidate must have passed the qualifying examination.
  • The candidate must pass a situation test conducted by the University, followed by counseling.

Want to get in ?
Ahalyaa fashion designing, batch of 2019
13 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • Candidates who have completed 12th or any degree can apply at NIFT-TEA.
  • The admission is based on a common entrance exam held in the college and scholarships are given based on the marks obtained.

Want to get in ?
B.F.Tech, batch of 2018
02 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The eligibility criteria for National Institute of Fashion Technology, [NIFT] Chennai is that the student applying must have completed 12+
  •  All India common entrance exams for two streams technology and design.

Want to get in ?
Bachlor of design, batch of 2017
28 Feb 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology crosses a vast level in terms of fashion in a lot of courses like fashion, textile, communication, technology etc.
  • The students have to clear the NIFT exam to get admission in this college.
  • NIFT has an overall education system which teaches you from discipline to design and management to merchandising.
  • It produces a complete package to face the real challenge in making his world best and beautiful.

Want to get in ?
B.Des (fashion communication), batch of 2015
24 Dec 2016
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology or popularly know as NIFT is Asia's best fashion institute. But one must keep their minds open in order to what is fashion, design, and technology.
  • Online registration for entrance examination for NIFT starts from November up to mid of January. The exam is conducted in two phases and each phase has different subsets. Written exams take place in Feb, It is divided into two sections, first one is a multiple choice question paper which tests logical, mathematics, literature and general knowledge of the student and the second one is imaginative, interpretation and drawing test.
  • Nift provides bachelors and masters degree in campuses all over India.


Discussion Forum

Syllabus for NIFT

What is the syllabus for NIFT?

Asked By: Puneet Saxena,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Puneet,

The syllabus for NIFT 2018 is

How to prepare for NIFT

Is there any coaching institute will help in preparation for NIFT?

Asked By: Babaji lal,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Babaji,

Yes, there are several institutes which offer to coach but you don't need to go to classes every day, you can also do crash courses. 

When will be the Admit Card be available?

Hi I am Lalit, I want to know regarding the date of availability of Admit Card

Asked By: Lalit Jha,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Lalit,

Yes, the admit card will be available on


Is Bhopal an Exam Centre?

Hi I am Avesh, I want to know whether Bhopal is an exam centre.

Asked By: Avesh Khan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Avesh,

Yes, Bhopal is an exam centre. For more information Click here

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Avesh,

Yes, Bhopal is an exam centre for NIFT.

Click here to know about other Exam centres.

Loan for academic session at NIFT

Do I get to avail any loan facilities for my academics at NIFT?

Asked By: Priya Kulkarni,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you can avail loans from your preferred banks once you've cleared NIFT and made your admissions clear.

The Union Bank of India provides pre-sanctioned loans for all candidates who qualify for NIFT admission.

You are Eligible to apply for it as soon as you clear the NIFT entrance test.

NIFT Campus in Kerala

Is there an NIFT University campus in Kerala? Where?

Asked By: Samyuktha Padmanabhan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, they do.

The National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has set up one of their University campuses in Kannur, Kerala.

Aspiring candidates can avail admissions in NIFT, Kannur through NIFT UG/PG.

Fee structure at NIFT

I want to know how much I have to pay as the fee per year at NIFT?

Asked By: Shaik mujahid,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The fee structure depends on each course and the basic fee structure to each course at NIFT will be as in the following link:

NIFT 2017 Undergraduate courses offered

What are the undergraduate courses offered?

Asked By: Savita Prakash,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The undergraduate courses offered are as follows: - 

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Accessory Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Leather Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) in Apparel Production.

NIFT 2017 campus in Bangalore

Is there an NIFT campus in Bangalore?

Asked By: Namitha Sen,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, there is an NIFT campus in Bangalore.

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