NIFT 2024: Counselling Choice Filling (Till Jun 19), Seat Allotment (Jun 21)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jun 15, 2024

NIFT 2024 last date for the choice filling and option locking round for NIFT counselling 2024 is Jun 15, 2024. The first round NIFT seat allotment 2024 list will be released on Jun 21, 2024. Candidates got selected are advised to accept the seat by paying the precribed tuition fees within the given timeline, that is, between Jun 15 - 18, 2024.

Eligible candidates must fill out and lock in their choices by Jun 19, 2024, (midnight). Meanwhile, the NIFT document verification process runs from Jun 5, 2024, to Jun 17, 2024 (6 p.m.).

Candidates for B.Des and M.Des must take both the NIFT CAT and the GAT, whereas those pursuing other courses must only take the GAT. The GAT will be computer-based, whereas the CAT will be administered offline. NIFT exam pattern 2024 for the B.Des and B.F.Tech degrees have been updated.

Important: NIFT Situation Test Questions

Also Read: NIFT Exam Centres 2024

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NIFT Counselling 2024

NIFT 2024 counselling registration has begun on Jun 5, 2024. Candidates could register themselves online for the NIFT counselling 2024 till Jun 15, 2024. The last date of NIFT 2024 choice filling is Jun 19, 2024. The dates related to NIFT 2024 counselling process are tabulated below.

NIFT 2024 Counselling Dates
Counselling Events Dates
Round 1
Registration and Document Uploading June 5 to 15, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Document Verification June 5 to 17, 2024 (6:00 PM)
Choice Filling and Locking June 5 to 19, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Seat Allotment June 21, 2024
Willingness Submission and Admission Fee Payment June 21 to 24, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Round 2
Correction in Application Form June 26 (5:00 PM)
Document Verification (who have made the corrections) June 26 (8:00 PM)
Choice Filling/Modifications June 27 to 29, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Seat Allotment July 1, 2024
Willingness Submission and Admission Fee Payment July 1 to 3, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Withdrawal July 1 to 3,, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Round 3
Correction in Application Form Jul 5, 2024 (5:00 PM)
Document Verification (who have made the corrections) Jul 6, 2024 (8:00 PM)
Choice Filling/Modifications Jul 6 to 7, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Seat Allotment July 9, 2024
Willingness Submission and Admission Fee Payment Jul 9 to 11, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Withdrawal Jul 9 to 11, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Round 4
Correction in Application Form Jul 13, 2024 (5:00 PM)
Document Verification (who have made the corrections) Jul 13, 2024 (8:00 PM)
Choice Filling/Modifications Jul 14 to 15, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Seat Allotment Jul 17, 2024
Admission Fee Payment Jul 17 to 19, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Withdrawal Jul 17 to 19, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Spot Round Counselling
Registration and Participation Fee Payment Jul 21 to 23, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Document Verification of New Registered Candidates Jul 21 to 24, 2024 (6:00 PM)
Choice Filling/Modifications and Locking Jul 21 to 25, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Seat Allotment Jul 27, 2024
Admission Fee Payment Jul 27 to 29, 2024 (12:00 Midnight)
Physical reporting at allotted institute Jul 31, 2024

NIFT 2024 Course-Wise Weightage for Selection Rounds

The course-wise weightage for Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Situation Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview in NIFT 2024 counselling are tabulated below.

NIFT 2024 Course-Wise Weightage for Selection Rounds
Course Test Weightage
CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
CAT 40%
GAT 30%
GD/ PI 30%
BF.Tech GAT 100%
GAT 70%
GD/ PI 30%
GAT 70%
GD/ PI 30%

Documents Required for NIFT Counselling

The documents which are required during NIFT 2024 counselling process are as follows.

  • Transfer Certificate
  • Marksheets of Classes 10 and 12.
  • 2 Passport Size Photograph.
  • Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Passport.
  • Candidates who apply for postgraduation courses must bring Undergraduate Degree Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate, etc.

About NIFT Entrance Exam

NIFT entrance exam is a national level test conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology for admission into design courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. NIFT Delhi was set up in the year 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

In the beginning, it had only one program for Fashion Design. NIFT has 17 campuses in India, and the main campus is in New Delhi. Some of the other campuses are Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, etc. This college was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to degrees and other academic distinctions. Director-General Saradha Muraleedharan is the head of NIFT.

The National Institute of Fashion Technology has the absolute authority to organize NIFT entrance exam 2024 and allocate seats for eligible candidates. National Institute of Fashion Technology offers bachelor's courses as well as master's courses. B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, M.Des, and MFM are some of the courses offered by NIFT.

Candidates who wish to make a career in Fashion Technology or Design can apply to NIFT. For this, they will have to appear for the entrance exam.

NIFT 2024 Exam Highlights
Particulars Highlights
Exam Name NIFT 
Full Form National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam
Exam Level National
Conducted Body National Institute of Fashion Technology
Application Mode Online
Languages English
Exam Mode Offline, i.e., Pen and Paper Based Test (PBT)
Exam Duration

B.Des & M.Des: 2 Hours
B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech: 3 Hours

NIFT Official Website
Helpdesk +91-11-26542000

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NIFT 2024 Courses Offered

The undergraduate degree programs are for 4 years and the postgraduate programs are for 2 years. The institute offers a Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program in different fields. The courses offered by NIFT are as follows.

NIFT 2024 Courses Offered
Course Level Program
Undergraduate Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design (B.Des. FD)
Bachelor of Design in Accessory Design (B.Des. AD)
Bachelor of Design in Knitwear Design (B.Des. KD)
Bachelor of Design in Leather Design (B.Des. LD)
Bachelor of Design in Textile Design (B.Des. TD)
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication (B.Des. FC)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F Tech)
Postgraduate Master of Design (M.Des)
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F Tech)
Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

NIFT 2024 Exam Dates

NIFT exam date 2024 was released on the official website at by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. The NIFT counselling 2024 registration was open from Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2024.

Students can have a look at the schedule regarding NIFT 2024 exam dates below: 

NIFT 2024 Exam Dates
Events Dates 
Admit Card Date Feb 2, 2024 (Out)
NIFT 2024 Mock Test Release Date Feb 5, 2024
NIFT Exam Date Feb 5, 2024 
NIFT GAT Answer Key Release Feb 18, 2024 2024
Last Date to Challenge Answer Key Feb 19, 2024
NIFT Result Date 2024 - Written Test Mar 20, 2024 (Out)
PG Personal Interview Round - Stage II  Apr 1 - 6, 2024
Admit Card for Situation Test Apr 10,  2024
NIFT Situation Test (BDes and BFTech) Apr 13, 2024
Situation Test Registration Last Date Apr 13, 2024
NIFT Final Answer Key  Apr 26, 2024
  Final Results Date (B.F.Tech) Apr 28, 2024
Final Results Date (M.Des., M.F.M & M.F.Tech) May 8, 2024 (Out)
Final Results Date (B.Des.) May 14, 2024 (Out)
NIFT GD/PI Date May 2024
NIFT 2024 Counselling Registration Jun 5 - Jun 11, 2024

NIFT Admit Card 2024

NIFT admit card 2024 has been released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology on the official website at The hall ticket for Phase II exam was released on Apr 10, 2024. Students must enter the login credentials required to download their hall ticket.

Candidate will have to carry any one government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, or Passport along with the admit card.

If the candidate finds any dispensaries on the admit card, they must report it to the concerned authority as soon as possible. The NIFT entrance exam 2024 admit card will be used in every selection process, so the applicants must keep multiple copies.

NIFT Syllabus 2024 NIFT Books 2024

NIFT GD/PI Admit Card 2024

A new NIFT 2024 admit card is expected to release for the shortlisted candidates for the Situation Round by the fourth week of Mar 2024. Candidates will be able to download the second admit card for NIFT from the official website. They will be required to go to the 'Admission' portal's login section and fill in NIFT exam credentials. Then, their admit card will appear on the screen.

The admit card must be downloaded and printed. Candidates will be required to take the admit card at the Situation Test venue. NIFT admit card will have all the required details of the centre.

Steps to Download 2024 NIFT Admit Card

The candidates can follow the steps below to download their NIFT 2024 admit card issued by the institute.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit to the official website of NIFT at
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Admit Card' link to get to the login page.
  • Step 3: Enter the official login credentials as per the registration.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout.
NIFT Answer Key 2024 NIFT Paper Analysis 2024

NIFT Exam Centres 2024

Th NTA NIFT exam centres all across India is located at various regions. The candidates were able to choose NIFT exam city while filling out the application form. Candidates must locate their NIFT exam centre at least a day before to avoid any problem on the exam day.

Once the NIFT registration form was submitted candidates were not able to change the test city that they had opted for. NIFT test venue and address is available on the admit card of candidate. The list of centres is shared below.

NIFT 2024 Exam Centres
NIFT 2024 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Delhi Lucknow Surat
Bengaluru Guwahati Mumbai Srinagar
Bhopal Hyderabad Madurai Shillong
Bhubaneswar Jammu Nagpur Udaipur
Chandigarh Jaipur Pune Vishakapattanam
Chennai Kolkata Patna Vadodara
Cochin Kangra Raipur Jodhpur
Dehradun Kannur Ranchi Raipur

Documents Required on NIFT Exam Day

Following documents will be required in the NIFT 2024 exam hall. Students must bring these documents stated below to be allowed in the exam centres.

  • NIFT Admit Card
  • Government ID Proof
  • Passport size photo.

Read More: NIFT Exam Centres 2024

NIFT Eligibility 2024

A candidate must satisfy the minimum NIFT 2024 Eligibility Criteria to get admission to the institute. Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in class 12 to take up the test.

Candidates belonging to the general category should be less than 23 years. The upper age limit relaxation for candidates who belong to SC/ ST/ PWD is 5 years. There is no age limit for candidates applying for postgraduate programs.

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2024
Particulars Details
Age Limit Below 23 years for undergraduate programs
No age limit for postgraduate programs
Educational Qualification Must have passed 10+2 diploma (3 or 4 years) recognized by AICTE
Nationality Indian/ NRI/ Foreigners
Reservation 5% extra seat reservation for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates

NIFT 2024 Eligibility for Foreign & Other Categories

NIFT 2024 eligibility criteria for applying under the Foreign National/ SAARC/ NRI/ OCI category is different from the regular criteria. Foreign candidates must have these scores mentioned below to get admission into the courses.

NIFT 2024 Eligibility for Foreign & Other Categories
Program Eligibility Score
Bachelor Program (B.Des & BF.Tech) SAT Score
Master Program (MFM) GMAT Score
Master Program (M.Des & MF.Tech) GRE Score

NIFT Application Form 2024

Meanwhile, from Jan 10 - 12, 2024, the NIFT 2024 Correction Window will be open. The application correction window for NIFT exam opens once the application form is closed. Candidates can use the NIFT application correction opportunity to change a few specifics.

NIFT application form 2024 was released by the conducting on Dec 5, 2023, on the official website at Interested candidates can register for the exam till Jan 3, 2024 and Jan 8, 2024, without and with late fees, respectively. 

NIFT candidates must upload their recently taken passport size photograph (3 months old) and signature in the below-mentioned formats.

NIFT 2024 Documents Upload Specifications
Documents Size Format
Photograph 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg
Signature 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg

Steps to Register for NIFT 2024

Before filling NIFT 2024 application, candidates had to register. The candidates can follow the steps given below to register.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of NIFT.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Registration' link, and a new page will pop up.
  • Step 3: Enter the name, date of birth, category details, email ID, and choice of program.
  • Step 4: Use the email ID and date of birth to log in and access the application form.

Steps to Apply for NIFT exam

The candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for NIFT 2024 exam.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website and log in.
  • Step 2: Enter all details that are asked and click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 3: After entering the details click on the 'I Agree' button.
  • Step 4: Verify the details and click on the 'Save' button.
  • Step 5: Upload a scanned file of the image and signature as per the specifications.
  • Step 6: The final stage is to pay the application fee.

Steps to Pay NIFT Application Fees 2024

The applicants had to make sure to keep a receipt of NIFT 2024 application payment and to note down the application/ reference number for future reference. NIFT exam candidates could pay registration fees through online modes (credit card/ debit card/ net banking) or offline modes (Demand Draft in favour of 'NIFT HO').

NIFT form fee varies for candidates from different categories. The application fee details based on categories are mentioned below.

NIFT 2024 Application Fee
General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 2000
Application Fee with Late Fine INR 5000
SC/ ST/ PH INR 1000
Category Registration Fee

Documents Required to Apply for NIFT Exam

Candidates must have the following documents to apply for NIFT exam. Students must acknowledge that their application will stand incomplete without these documents and will be rejected by the authorities.

  • Past Educational Details.
  • Marksheets of Class 10 and 12.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable).
  • Scanned Image File of Photograph and Signature.
  • A valid debit/credit/net banking for the application fee payment.

Read More: NIFT Application Form 2024

NIFT Exam Pattern 2024

For a candidate to score well in this entrance test, a fair amount of knowledge regarding NIFT 2024 exam pattern and syllabus is necessary. NIFT exam will have a Creative Ability Test, General Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds. General Ability Test (GAT) is a common test written for all courses offered, and it is the first test for admission into NIFT.

GAT and CAT are conducted for B.Des and M.Des but for the candidates who opt for courses like B.F.Tech, MFM, M.F.Tech only GAT is conducted. There is no negative marking in the NIFT entrance exam, and therefore, candidates can attempt all the questions.

Students aspiring to pursue B.Des and M.Des will have a NIFT Situation Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview thereafter.

NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights
Particulars Highlights
Exam Mode Offline i.e., Pen & Paper Based Test
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Exam English
Exam Duration 2 Hours (B.Des & M.Des)
3 Hours for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Negative Marks No Negative Marking

Read More: NIFT 2024 Exam Pattern

NIFT Syllabus 2024

NIFT entrance exam syllabus includes the topics covered in the tests such as Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Performance Round, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. It is important to know the details of NIFT 2024 syllabus well before preparing well for the test.

NIFT GAT 2024 Syllabus

NIFT entrance exam 2024 will consist of two parts: the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The GAT section will cover the following topics.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability & English Comprehension
  • Analytical and Logical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Case Study.

NIFT CAT 2024 Syllabus

Creative Ability Test (CAT) of NIFT selection process is an exam that tests the intuitive ability, observation power, conceptual knowledge and the design ability of a candidate. Students can sharpen their drawing skills and improve their imagination skills by creating new ideas using different colours.

Read More: NIFT 2024 Syllabus

NIFT Reference Books 2024

NIFT, NID/ IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by D Mittal and NIFT, NID/ IIFT Admission Test by Surendra Kavimandan are books referred by the conducting authority for preparation of 2024. Preparing with the right books for NIFT is very important.

After choosing the right study materials, it is important to practice a lot of questions. This will strengthen the basics. The applicants should start with the NIFT exam previous year papers to make their base in preparation and understand the pattern. Also, there is a lot of online material available, go and harness the value of it.

Most importantly, there are abundant testimonials from toppers - the applicants can have look at it, a little bit of guidance will help them navigate their own trajectory toward NIFT selection.

Preparation Tips for NIFT 2024 Entrance Exam

NIFT is one of the major design exams in India. Clearing NIFT entrance exam will help aspiring students to get admission into a NIFT campus. Every year a lot of students take up this challenging exam to get into the reputed NIFT.

To help students get through this exam we have enlisted some major tips which every candidate can follow while taking the test.

  • Go through a lot of magazines, posters, advertisements to get ideas for NIFT.
  • Prepare for all the sections and rounds.
  • Try and improve your sketching skills.
  • Prepare according to the syllabus.
  • Prepare notes and refer to them when you are revising.
  • Refer to previous year question papers.

Read More: NIFT 2024 Reference Books

NIFT Result 2024

NIFT result 2024 was released on May 14, 2024 for the UG (B.Des, B.F.Tech) programs. The result was announced on the official website at by the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Moreover, the NIFT BDesign, MDesign result 2024 was released on Apr 28, 2024. The call letter is available on the official portal students can download the call letter using their login credentials. 

Steps to Download NIFT 2024 Result

To download NIFT 2024 result from the official website the candidates will have to follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit to the official website-
  • Step 2: Click on 'Final result of UG and PG programmes under the admissions tab.
  • Step 3: The page will be redirected. Click on 'Click here to download the result'.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Sign in' button and enter the credentials. 
  • Step 4: Click Submit and result will be displayed. 
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of the result for future reference.

Details on NIFT Scorecard 2024

NIFT 2024 result is declared in the form of a scorecard. NIFT scorecard is required at various stages of the admission process including counselling. The scorecard for NIFT entrance exam 2024 has the following information.

  • Candidate's Name
  • Roll Number
  • NIFT Application Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Photograph
  • NIFT Subject-wise Scores (CAT and GAT)
  • Total Score.

NIFT Answer Key 2024

NIFT 2024 answer key has been released by the conducting body on the official webiste on Apr 26, 2024. Candidates can access the answer key by entering their application number and date of birth to log in. The NIFT answer key challenge window has also been activated.

Candidates can register their objections if they find any discrepancy in the answers on the NIFT answer key 2024. They must pay a fee of INR 500 to raise objections. The challenge window will remain active till Feb 19, 2024.

NIFT Cut Off 2024

NIFT 2024 cut off is the closing rank set by NIFT participating institutes and the same will vary across NIFT campuses. The cut off 2024 list will be released after the results are announced.

There are 17 NIFT campuses in India. All of them will release an opening and closing rank for various courses. The students who clear the cut off will get the call for the further selection procedure. The cut off will be calculated considering various factors which are mentioned below.

  • Level of difficulty of the exam.
  • The total number of students who appeared for the exam.
  • Number of seats available.
  • Previous year cut off trends.

Read More: NIFT 2024 Cut Off

NIFT Refund Policy

Candidates who do not want to continue their admission to NIFT 2024 are required to formally request for refund. The complete refund policy is announced on the website of NIFT. The request for withdrawal of admission and refund has to be done online.

The candidates are required to visit the website of NIFT and log in using credentials then request for withdrawal. The payments will be initiated in due course. The refund request will only be accepted if they are done within a timeline.

NIFT Exam Contact Details

If the candidates have any queries related to NIFT 2024 exam, they can contact the official exam conducting authority. They can be reached from Monday to Friday between 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.

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

Phone Number: +91-1126542000

Email Address:

Official Website:


What is eligibility criteria for NIFT admission 2024?

For UG programs, candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board. Further, for PG programs, UG degree is form a recognized university in india is required.

Can I change NIFT 2024 Exam Centre?

No, the exam center once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances. Students must carefully choose their exam centre of NIFT 2024 during the time of their application.

What is the upper limit to apply for NIFT exam?

For undergraduate courses, candidate should not be more than 23 years of age at the time of application. Further, there's no age restriction for the NIFT 2024 postgraduate programs.

Is it possible to apply for more than one program in NIFT 2024 application process?

No, you cannot apply for more than one program in NIFT 2024 applcation form. Students must decide regarding the programs and then apply.

What is the counselling procedure for NIFT 2024?

Candidates will be called for counselling process according to merit list in the NIFT 2024 counselling processs. Shortlisted candidates can select courses and centres of study. The candidate has to get all required original documents for verification purposes during counselling process.

When will the NIFT answer key 2024 be released?

NIFT 2024 answer key (final) was released on Apr 26, 2024.

What was the last date to challenge the NIFT answer key?

Candidates can raise objections against the NIFT answer key till Feb 19, 2024.

When will NIFT results 2024 be declared?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the Final NIFT Result 2024 on May 14, 2024, for B.Des and B.F.Tech and on May 8, 2024, for M.Des, M.F. Tech, and M.F.M programs.



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