NIFT 2022: Seat Allotment Round III (Out)

Exam Date

Feb 6, 2022

Result Date

May 17, 2022

Jul 1, 2022 | Design


NIFT 2022 seat allotment for Round III is available in the candidate's login ID from Jun 30, 2022, from 10:00 PM onwards. Candidates who have been allotted seats may download their allotment letter from their portal and complete the further process of admission. 

NIFT 2022 counselling schedule has been revised. The allotment of seats is based on the NIFT 2022 merit rank of the candidate and options selected by the candidate during counseling registration.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is one of the premier fashion institutes in India. Many great designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, and others have graduated from NIFT. Read this article to know all about NIFT exam and how to pursue the career of dreams.

Latest Updates on NIFT

  • Jun 30, 2022: NIFT 2022 seat allotment for Round III is available from Jun 30, 2022, and Counselling schedule revised. Read More
  • Jun 24, 2022: NIFT has notified that candidates can revise their preferences for academic programs from Jun 24, 2022, till Jun 26, 2022, before NIFT 2022 Counselling Round 3. Read More
  • Jun 21, 2022: NIFT 2022 round II seat allotment result for non-PwD candidates has been declared on Jun 21, 2022. Read More
  • Jun 20, 2022: NIFT 2022 round II seat allotment results is expected to be declared on Jun 20, 2022, for non-PwD candidates. Read More

Table of Contents

NIFT 2022 Counselling

NIFT 2022 seat allotment for Round III is available in the candidate's login ID from Jun 30, 2022, from 10:00 PM onwards. Candidates who have been allotted seats may download their allotment letter from their portal and complete the further process of admission. 

NIFT 2022 counselling schedule has been revised. The allotment of seats is based on the NIFT 2022 merit rank of the candidate and options selected by the candidate during counseling registration.

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has notified that it will allow candidates to revise their preferences for NIFT 2022 academic programs from Jun 24, 2022, till Jun 26, 2022. The candidates have to put the entries in the order of their priority. NIFT 2022 list of vacant seats after round II seat allotment will be released on Jun 24, 2022. 

NIFT 2022 seat allotment round II results for non-PwD candidates was declared on Jun 21, 2022, on the official website. The result was supposed to be declared on Jun 20, 2022, but got delayed.

Candidates can log in on the Candidate Login portal and download the allotment letter using their login credentials. An email will be sent to the registered email IDs for candidates who have been allotted seats with information related to the fee payment. They can pay the fee to lock the seats allotted to them after round II from Jun 22 - 23, 2022. The round I seat allotment results for non-PwD candidates was declared on Jun 14, 2022. 

NIFT 2022 seats allotted to candidates for the M.F.Tech program in NIFT Chennai and NIFT Gandhinagar have been withdrawn for the academic year 2022-24 due to administrative issues. Those candidates will be allotted seats on the following campus per their preference, based on their Common Merit Rank (CMR).

The candidates had to register before the last date to be considered for the seat allotment. The seat allotment for PwD and non-PwD candidates will be conducted separately. There will only be one round of seat allotment for PwD candidates, whereas there will be 5 rounds for non-PwD candidates.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) issued a complete NIFT 2022 admissions counselling and seat allocation schedule. From Jun 8 - 11, 2022, the online seat registration process for the PwD category was held first, followed by seat allotment for applicants, not in the PwD category. According to the institute's most recent announcement, no NIFT 2022 mock seat allotment will be held.

NIFT 2022 counselling will be conducted online, centralised as a joint seat allocation process for admission to the 17 participating NIFT campuses. The students will be required to pay the fee in due time to avail the seat allotment. Else their selection will become void. In addition, the institute has released detailed guidelines for NIFT 2022 counselling process.

NIFT candidates who have cleared all exams will be called for NIFT 2022 counselling process. The counselling procedure will consist of registration, campus choice, downloading call letters, and appearing for counselling. While getting registered, candidates must select a counselling campus in which they will participate.

NIFT 2022 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 2022 counselling are tabulated below.

NIFT 2022 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 2022 Counselling

The documents which are required during NIFT 2022 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.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Counselling

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.

National Institute of Fashion Technology has the absolute authority to organize NIFT entrance exam 2022 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 which, they will have to appear for the entrance exam.

NIFT 2022 Exam 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

NIFT 2022 Courses Offered

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

NIFT 2022 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 2022 Exam Dates

NIFT 2022 GD/ PI round was conducted from Apr 7 - 27, 2022, for postgraduate programs, after conducting Situation Test from Apr 2 - 5, 2022. The institute conducted the entrance exam through offline mode.

Interested candidates can apply for the further rounds for NIFT 2022 as per the schedule given below.

NIFT Exam Date 2022
Events Dates
Application Start Date Dec 3, 2021
Application End Date Jan 17, 2022
Last Date to Apply with Late Fee Jan 18 - 22, 2022
Application Form Correction Jan 18 - 22, 2022
Admit Card Date Jan 29, 2022
Exam Date Feb 6, 2022
NIFT 2022 Mock Test Release Date Jan 31, 2022
NIFT Result 2022 Date - Written Test Mar 9, 2022
Situation Test Registration Last Date Mar 11, 2022
Admit Card for Situation Test Mar 16, 2022
NIFT Situation Test Apr 2 - 5, 2022
NIFT GD/ PI Date Apr 7 - 27, 2022
  Final Results Date (B.F.Tech) May 17, 2022
Final Results Date (M.Des., M.F.M & M.F.Tech) May 17, 2022
Final Results Date (B.Des.) May 17, 2022
Counselling Registration Jun 30, 2022

GD/ PI Schedule for NIFT 2022 (MFM, M.Des, and MF.Tech)

The schedule for NIFT 2022 GD /PI for PG courses is mentioned below.

GD/PI Schedule for NIFT 2022 (MFM, M.Des, and MF.Tech)
Program Dates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
MFM Apr 07, 08, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 2022
M.Des Apr 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2022
MF.Tech Apr 19, 2022

Read More: NIFT 2022 Important Dates

NIFT 2022 Eligibility

A candidate must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for NIFT 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 2022
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 2022 Eligibility for Foreign & Other Categories

NIFT 2022 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 2022 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

Read More: NIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2022 Application Form

NIFT application form 2022 was available on the official website. Candidates were allowed to make changes in NIFT 2022 application form after the application correction window was open.

NIFT 2022 candidates had to upload their recently taken passport size photograph (3 months old) and signature in the below-mentioned formats.

NIFT 2022 Documents Upload Specifications
Documents Size Format
Photograph 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg
Signature 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg

Steps to Register for NIFT 2022

Before filling NIFT 2022 application, candidates had to register. The candidates can follow the steps given below to register.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of NIFT.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Registration' link, 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 2022

The candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for NIFT 2022 exam.

  • Step 1: Go to 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 scanned file of image and signature as per the specifications.
  • Step 6: The final stage is to pay the application fee.

Steps to Pay NIFT 2022 Application Fees

The applicants had to make sure to keep a receipt of NIFT 2022 application payment and to note down the application/ reference number for future reference. NIFT 2022 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 application fee varied for candidates from different categories. The information regarding the same is mentioned below.

NIFT 2022 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 2022

Candidates had to have the following documents to apply for NIFT exam.

  • 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 2022 Application Form

NIFT 2022 Admit Card

NIFT admit card was released online and available for download for all aspirants. The applicant had to enter their date of birth and login ID to access the hall ticket. Candidate had to carry any one government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the admit card.

Suppose the candidate finds any data mismatch present on the admit card, they must report it to the concerned authority as soon as possible. NIFT 2022 admit card is used in every selection process, so the applicants must keep multiple copies.

Steps to Download NIFT 2022 Admit Card

The candidates could follow the steps below to download their NIFT 2022 admit card issued by the institute.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of NIFT for admission.
  • 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 2022 GD/PI Admit Card

A new admit card was released for the shortlisted candidates for the Situation Round on Mar 16, 2022. Candidates can 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 2022 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.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Admit Card

NIFT 2022 Exam Centres

About 32 cities in India were chosen as NIFT centres for the examination. The candidates could choose NIFT exam city when they were filling up the application form. Candidates had to locate their NIFT exam centre at least a day before to avoid any problem on the exam day.

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

The following are 32 cities where NIFT exam was conducted.

NIFT 2022 Exam Centres
NIFT 2022 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 2022 Exam Day

Following were the documents that a candidate had to carry to NIFT exam hall.

  • NIFT 2022 Admit Card
  • Government ID Proof
  • Passport size photo.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Exam Centres

NIFT 2022 Exam Pattern

For a candidate to score well in this entrance test, a fair amount of knowledge regarding NIFT 2022 exam pattern and syllabus is necessary. NIFT exam will have 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 NIFT 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
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 2022 Exam Pattern

NIFT 2022 Syllabus

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 2022 syllabus well before preparing well for the test.

NIFT GAT 2022 Syllabus

NIFT entrance exam 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Syllabus

NIFT 2022 Reference Books

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 2022. 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 previous year NIFT exam 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 2022 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 2022 Reference Books

NIFT 2022 Answer Key

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) released NIFT 2022 provisional answer keys on Feb 21, 2022. Candidates can download their answer keys on the official website. They can check for errors and feel free to report grievances against their provisional answer within the mentioned dates of the correction window.

After closing the correction window, the conducting authorities will release the final answer keys on the official website.

Read MoreNIFT 2022 Answer Key

NIFT 2022 Result

NIFT 2022 final results for all UG and PG programmes was declared on the official website on May 17, 2022. Written test and a Situation Test were also conducted. Final Results of NIFT 2022 were prepared based on GAT, CAT, and Situation Test scores. Candidates who took part in the NIFT 2022 situation test/group discussion, and personal interview round can access the final NIFT admission result online at the official website.

Steps to Download NIFT 2022 Result

To download NIFT 2022 result from the official website the candidates will have to follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Go 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 references.

Details on NIFT 2022 Scorecard

NIFT 2022 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 2022 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.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Results

NIFT 2022 Cut Off

NIFT 2022 cut off is the closing rank set by NIFT participating institutes and the same will vary across NIFT campuses. The cut off 2022 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 2022 Cut Off

NIFT Refund Policy

Candidates who do not want to continue their admission to NIFT 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 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: [email protected]

Official Website:


What is eligibility criteria for NIFT admission?

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

I am from Nepal, can I apply for NIFT exam?

Yes, you can apply for NIFT Exam. Candidates from any country or any part of the world can apply. It is advised to check the eligibility criteria for foreign candidates.

Can I change NIFT 2022 Exam Centre?

No, the exam center once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances.

How can I get NIFT 2022 prospectus?

Candidates can download prospectus from the official website.

What is the upper limit to apply for NIFT exam?

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

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.

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

No, you can take examination any number of times but in case of design, you can write only till you attain the upper age limit. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility for the same.

What is minimum percentage required to apply for NIFT exam?

The candidate should have scored minimum marks of 50% in class 12.

Is it possible to apply for more than one program?

No, you cannot apply for more than one program.

What is the counselling procedure for NIFT?

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

How many stages are there in NIFT 2022 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.

Is NIFT a government institution?

Yes. The National Institute of Fashion Technology i.e. NIFT is a government institution. It comes under the ministry of textile in India.


UPES, Dehradun


(Total Fees) Rs. 1922000

Pearl Academy, Delhi West

4 Years UG Program in Fashion Design and Technology

NIMS University, [NIMSU] Jaipur

Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology~MASTER OF DESIGN (FASHION)


Colleges Accepting NIFT VIEW ALL



Exam Date: May 25, 2022

Result Date: Jun 20, 2022

SUNAT 2022

Exam Date: Jun 26, 2022

Result Date: Jun 28, 2022


Exam Date: May 28, 2022

Result Date: Jun 10, 2022

Upcoming Design Exams VIEW ALL

CET Delhi 2022

Exam Date: Jul 11, 2022

CUCET 2022

Exam Date: Jul 15, 2022

iDAT 2022

Exam Date: Jul 16, 2022

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 2022

Exam Date: Jul 24, 2022

Result Date: Jul 6, 2022

Popular Exams


Exam Date: Jun 27, 2022

PTET 2022

Exam Date: Jul 3, 2022

JEE Main 2022

Exam Date: Jul 21, 2022

CLAT 2022

Exam Date: Jun 19, 2022