NIFT 2019

Exam Date : 21st January 2019
Result Date : 24th March 2019

NIFT 2019 Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

Introduction to NIFT 2019:

  • About: The National Institute Of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was set up in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. NIFT is the spearheading Institue of Fashion Education in the nation and has been in the vanguard of giving proficient human Resource to the Textile and Apparel industry

  • Brief: NIFT is a statutory body that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various disciplines of fashion and selects students annually on the basis of the NIFT Entrance Exam.
  • Route: NIFT has 16 Campuses which Provide Students with a foundation in Fashion Technology Education. It was made a statutory establishment in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as 'Guest' and has undeniable Campuses all over the nation.

  • Level: NIFT is a National Level Entrance Examination Conducted for the Admissions of Both UG and PG Design Courses.

  • NIFT Admissions: The pen and paper-based test will be conducted for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats across for Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes.

  • The Selection of the candidates is based on three rounds namely Written, Situational, GD/PI
  • Frequency: NIFT is usually Conducted Once a year usually in the month of February and not like NDA 2019 which is conducted twice a year generally in the month of April and September.

  • Authority: The National Institute Of Fashion Technology has the Complete Rights for Conducting the NIFT 2019 Examination and Allocating the Seats to Eligible Students.

NIFT 2019 Exam Summary:

NIFT 2019 Important Details:

NIFT 2019 Overview

Exam Name

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam

Popularly known as

NIFT Entrance Exam 

Exam type

UG and PG

Exam level


Mode of exam


Exam Date

21st January 2019 

Duration of exam

2 hours

Total seats

2,370 seats

Participating institutes

16 NIFT campuses

Application Fee

 INR 1500 for General/OBC and INR 750 for SC/ST/PHP

Courses Offered through NIFT 2019:

NIFT 2019 Undergraduate Courses:

Undergraduate Courses offered by NIFT



Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Accessory Design

Fashion Design

Fashion Communication

Textile Design

Leather Design

Knitwear Design

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)

Apparel Production

NIFT 2019 Post-Graduate Courses:

Postgraduate Courses offered by NIFT



Master of Design (M.Des)

Design Space

Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)


Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)


NIFT 2019 Latest News:

  • Admit Card Released: National Institute of Fashion Technology has released the Admit Card of the NIFT #Exam. To get your Admit Card click here.

  • Registration Closed: National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT 2019 registrations for admissions to 2018 batch was closed by, December 29.

  • NIFT Delhi is listed on rank 19 for "Best Fashion Schools In The World - 2017".

  • First and only Indian Insitute in top 50 to feature in "Best Fashion Schools In The World - 2017" was NIFT Delhi. 

NIFT 2019 Seat Reservations for Different Categories:

Seats in NIFT are reserved for different categories on the basis of the following criteria:

Category of the Student's

Percentage of the Reserved Seats in NIFT 





OBC (Non-Creamy)


Differently Abled Person (PHP)


Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI

15% (supernumerary)*

State Domicile

20% (supernumerary)**

The admission to NIFT programs for Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates would be conducted on basis of following examinations.

Bachelor Programme (B.Des & B.FTech) of NIFT

SAT-1 Score

Masters Programme (MFM) of NIFT

GMAT Score

Master Programme (M.Des & M.FTech) of NIFT

GRE Score

NIFT 2019 Important Dates/Schedules:

  • Application Form: NIFT Application form 2019 commences on 20th October 2018  to 29th December 2018 and the Applied Candidates can Fill the Application Form through the Official Website.

  • Examination: NIFT 2019 Exam will be conducted on 21st January 2019 for the Applied Candidates.

  • For more information about NIFT 2019 Important Dates and Schedules, click here.

NIFT 2019 Eligibility:

The NIFT Admission 2019 will be taking place for candidates meeting the below NIFT Eligibility 2019 

  • Qualification: For NIFT 2019 UG course, Candidate must have passed 10+2 Examination from any Recognized state board or central board such as CBSE, CISCE, etc. and For NIFT 2019 PG course, Candidate should have B.Des or B.F.Tech degree from any of the recognized institution.

  • Age Limit: Age limit for NIFT 2019 UG courses is that the Candidate should be less than 23 years.

  • For more information about NIFT 2019 Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications, click here.

NIFT Application Form 2019:

  • Application Dates: The application form for NIFT 2019 has been started from 20th October 2018 in online mode only and ends on 21st January 2019.

  • Payment: The candidates have to pay for the nift online application form 2018, the Application fee is INR 1000 (General/OBC category) and INR 750 (SC/ST/PWD categories).

  • To get more details about the NIFT 2019 application form and payment ways, click here

NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern:

For NIFT Admission 2019 candidate must be clear about the exam pattern. The details are the following.

  • Pattern: There will be total 100 questions in GAT for B.Des, 120 questions will be asked for M.Des., and 150 questions will be asked in B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech. in NIFT 2019 exam. NIFT 2019 Examination is Pen-paper based exam. The exam will be conducted in offline mode. 
  • Time Duration: The duration of GAT written test will be 2 hours (for B.Des & M.Des) and 3 hours (for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech).

  • To know more about NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern, click here.

NIFT 2019 Admit Card:

  • Download: The candidates who filled the NIFT application form 2019 Successfully, they can download the nift 2019 admit card from the official website i.e. www.nift The NIFT 2019 admit card will be available from 9th January 2019.

  • Credentials: The candidates have to enter Application Number, Date of Birth, and Email ID to download the admit card.

  • For more detail about NIFT 2019 admit card, click here.  

NIFT 2019 Exam Center:

  • No of test centres: There are a total of 32 centres across India conducting NIFT 2019 exam.
  • Preference: Candidates need to choose their exam centre while applying for NIFT 2019 according to their preference.

  • To get more details about where the NIFT 2019 exam is conducted, click here

NIFT Syllabus 2019:

  • General Ability: NIFT 2019 General Ability Test (GAT) includes the topics such as Quantitative ability, Logical ability, General awareness, English comprehension, and vocabulary.

  • NIFT has adopted a format of Majors, Deepening Specialisations, Minors and General Electives
  • Creative Ability: NIFT 2019 Creative Ability test includes design ability, discernment ability, and others. The test comprises of 5 sections

  • To know more about the latest syllabus of NIFT 2019, click here.

NIFT 2019 Results:

  • NIFR 2019 Result Date: The result of NIFT 2019 declares few weeks after the exam. The result of NIFT 2019 will be declared on 24th March 2019.

  • Credentials: The candidates are required to enter their Roll No, Date of Birth, and Application Number to download the results for NIFT 2019. 
  • For more information about NIFT 2019 results and steps to download the results, click here.

NIFT Counselling 2019:

  • Merit List: Candidates for B.F.Tech will be selected on the basis of ranks obtained by the candidates in NIFT 2019.

  • Date: The NIFT 2019 Counselling will commence from 10th June 2019. The shortlisted applicants can log into the official website and check their counselling dates.

  • For more information about NIFT 2019 Counselling process and seats offered in all the NIFT institutes in India, click here.

NIFT 2019 Contact Details:

  • Address: NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park, New Delhi - 110 016

  • Phone: +91-11-26542000

  • Fax: +91-11-26535890

  • Website:

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NIFT 2019 Important Dates

NIFT 2019 Important Dates Summary:

  • Commencement of online registration: The NIFT online application process will generally commence in 20th October 2018 

  • Last date of online registration. The last date of online registration without late fee is 29th December 2018. However, the last date of online registration with the late fee of INR 5000 is 16th January.

  • Availability of admit card: The admit card will be made available from 9th January 2019 onwards.

  • NIFT exam date: The NIFT exam will be held on 21st January 2019.

  • Situation test/GD/ Interview for NIFT: The NIFT situation test/group discussion/interview will usually take place in the month of April and May.

  • NIFT result date: The NIFT results are usually declared on 24th March 2019.

  • Counseling session: The counselling sessions are usually in 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:

Steps to download NIFT admit card:

  • Visit the official website for NIFT 2019.
  • The candidate must click on the link to download the admit card and a PDF format of the NIFT 2019 admit card will be generated.

  • The NIFT 2019 admit card must be printed and kept for future use.

Details in NIFT admit card:

  • The NIFT admit card will contain details like name of the candidate, roll number. application number etc.

Guidelines regarding admit card:

  • Candidates must ensure that their details on the admit card are correct. In case of any discrepancies, the candidate must contact the concerned authority.
  • Candidates must carry the NIFT 2019 admit card along with a valid photo ID to the exam centre failing which the candidate will not be allowed to enter 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 ?
all courses are available, batch of 2018
02 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

NIFT is the entrance exam to get the admission in this college. The cutoff is 70%.

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 ?
Fashion designer, batch of 2017
16 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • The entrance exam is NIFT for fashion designing course at the UILS of Punjab University.

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.

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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