NIFT 2023: Situation Test (Mar 24 - 27)

Mar 24, 2023 | Design


NIFT 2023 Situation Test for B.Des will be conducted at different campuses from Mar 24 - 27, 2023. NIFT 2023 studio test list for eligible candidates was released. NIFT 2023 admit card for the Situation Test and Personal Interview was released on the official website. 

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NIFT 2023 is one of the premier fashion institutes in India. Many designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, and others have graduated from NIFT. Read this article to learn about the NIFT exam and how to pursue the career of your dreams.

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NIFT 2023 Exam Dates

NIFT 2023 application form was available on the official website till Jan 8, 2023. The exam was conducted on Feb 5, 2023, in a pen-paper mode. Interested candidates can apply for further rounds as per the NIFT exam date 2023 schedule given below.

NIFT Exam Date 2023
Events Dates
Application Start Date Nov 1, 2022
Application End Date Dec 31, 2022
Last Date to Apply with Late Fee Jan 1- 8, 2023
Application Form Correction Jan 9 - 12, 2023
Admit Card Date Jan 16, 2023
Exam Date Feb 5, 2023
NIFT GAT Answer Key Release Feb 22, 2023
Last Date to Challenge Answer Key Feb 24, 2023
NIFT 2023 Mock Test Release Date Mar 2023
NIFT Result 2023 Date - Written Test Mar 13, 2023
Situation Test Registration Last Date Mar 16, 2023
Admit Card for Situation Test Mar 17, 2023
NIFT Situation Test Mar 24 - 27, 2023
NIFT GD/ PI Date Apr 2023
Final Results Date (B.F.Tech) Apr 2023
Final Results Date (M.Des., M.F.M & M.F.Tech) Apr 2023
Final Results Date (B.Des.) Apr 2023
Counselling Registration Apr 2023

GD/ PI Schedule for NIFT 2023 (MFM, M.Des, and MF.Tech)

The schedule for NIFT 2023 GD /PI for PG courses is mentioned below.

GD/PI Schedule for NIFT 2023 (MFM, M.Des, and MF.Tech)
Program Dates for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
MFM Apr 07, 08, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 2023
M.Des Apr 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2023
MF.Tech Apr 19, 2023

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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023
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 2023 Eligibility for Foreign & Other Categories

NIFT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2023 Application Form

NIFT application form 2023 was released on Nov 1, 2022, and the last date to register without a late fee was on Dec 31, 2022, and with the late fee of Rs 5,000, the last date to register was on Jan 8, 2023. NIFT entrance exam application form 2023 correction window was active from Jan 9 - 12, 2023.

NIFT 2023 candidates must upload their recently taken passport size photograph (3 months old) and signature in the below-mentioned formats.

NIFT 2023 Documents Upload Specifications
Documents Size Format
Photograph 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg
Signature 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg

Steps to Register for NIFT 2023

Before filling NIFT 2023 application, candidates had to register. The candidates can follow the steps given below to register.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit 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 2023

The candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for NIFT 2023 exam.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit 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 2023 Application Fees

The applicants had to make sure to keep a receipt of NIFT 2023 application payment and to note down the application/ reference number for future reference. NIFT 2023 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 2023 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 2023

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 2023 Application Form

NIFT 2023 Admit Card

NIFT 2023 studio test list for eligible candidates has been made available on Mar 18, 2023. NIFT admit card 2023 for Situation Test and Personal Interview was released on the official website on Mar 17, 2023. The applicant has to enter their date of birth and login ID to access the hall ticket. Candidate must carry any one government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, or Passport along with the admit card.

NIFT 2023 admit card for GAT was released online and was available for download for all aspirants on Jan 16, 2023. Suppose the candidate finds any data mismatch present on the admit card, they must report it to the concerned authority as soon as possible. The NIFT entrance exam 2023 admit card is used in every selection process, so the applicants must keep multiple copies.

NIFT Syllabus 2023 NIFT Books 2023

NIFT 2023 GD/PI Admit Card

A new NIFT 2023 admit card will be released for the shortlisted candidates for the Situation Round on Mar 17, 2023. 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 2023 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 NIFT 2023 Admit Card

The candidates can follow the steps below to download their NIFT 2023 admit card issued by the institute.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit 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.

Read More: NIFT 2023 Admit Card

NIFT 2023 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 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 were available on the admit card of candidate.

The following are 32 cities where the NIFT exam was conducted.

NIFT 2023 Exam Centres
NIFT 2023 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 2023 Exam Day

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

  • NIFT 2023 Admit Card
  • Government ID Proof
  • Passport size photo.

Read More: NIFT 2023 Exam Centres

NIFT 2023 Exam Pattern

For a candidate to score well in this entrance test, a fair amount of knowledge regarding NIFT 2023 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
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 2023 Exam Pattern

NIFT 2023 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 2023 syllabus well before preparing well for the test.

NIFT GAT 2023 Syllabus

NIFT entrance exam 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Syllabus

NIFT 2023 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 2023. 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 2023 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 2023 Reference Books

NIFT 2023 Answer Key

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) released NIFT 2023 provisional answer key on Feb 22, 2023, for the GAT. Candidates can download their answer keys on the official website. They could check for errors and feel free to report grievances against their provisional answer within Feb 24, 2023, using the correction window.

After closing the correction window, the conducting authorities will release the final NIFT 2023 answer keys on the official website.

Read MoreNIFT 2023 Answer Key

NIFT 2023 Result

NIFT 2023 results link for UG and PG programs have been activated on the official website on Mar 13, 2023. Candidates who have been shortlisted after the GAT results must appear for the Situation Test and Personal Interview round conducted for the B.Des and MFM/M.Des/M.F.Tech programs, respectively.

NIFT 2023 final results for all UG and PG programmes will be declared on the official website after the Situation Test and Personal Interview rounds. Final Results of NIFT 2023 will be based on GAT, CAT, and Situation Test scores. Candidates who took part in the NIFT 2023 situation test/group discussion, and personal interview round can access the final NIFT admission result online at the official website.

Steps to Download NIFT 2023 Result

To download NIFT 2023 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 references.

Details on NIFT 2023 Scorecard

NIFT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Results

NIFT 2023 Counselling

NIFT 2023 Personal Interview was held online for MFM/M.Des/M.F.Tech program from Mar 20, 2023, and the candidates who have qualified for the GAT had to book their slots for the online interview on the official website by Mar 16, 2023, before 5 PM. The admit cards including the details regarding the interview and the Zoom link will be released on the official website on Mar 17, 2023.

NIFT 2023 Situation Test for the UG program (B.Des) will be conducted offline from Mar 24 - 27, 2023, on different dates at various NIFT campuses. The shortlisted candidates had to select the campus where they intend to appear for the Situation Test by Mar 16, 2023, by 5 PM. The admit cards with the details related to the test was released on Mar 17, 2023, on the official website. Candidates must note that the campuses will be allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis, and they cannot change the campus once allotted. 

The important dates related to NIFT 2023 counselling process are tabulated below.

NIFT 2023 Counselling Dates
Event Date
Last Date for NIFT 2023 Personal Interview Slot Booking (PG Programs) Mar 16, 2023 (Till 5 PM)
Admit Card Release for Personal Interview & Situation Test Mar 17, 2023
NIFT 2023 Personal Interview Mar 20, 2023
Last Date for NIFT 2023 Situation Test Registration (B.Des) Mar 16, 2023 (Till 5 PM)
NIFT 2023 Situation Test Mar 24 -  27, 2023

NIFT 2023 counselling process will be conducted by National Institute of Fashion Technology for the qualified candidates after result is announced. NIFT 2023 selection process or counselling takes place for candidates who have scored more than the cut off marks specified by each institute.

Candidates who have cleared all exams will be called for NIFT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 counselling process.

The Spot round is the final round of seat allotment, so candidates will not be allowed the option to withdraw their seats. If the candidate withdraws after the spot round, then the fees deposited will not be refunded.

Candidates who have been allotted seats must pay the seat acceptance fee before the deadline to lock their seats. They can pay the fee through the candidate login portal.

NIFT 2023 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 2023 counselling are tabulated below.

NIFT 2023 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 2023 Counselling

The documents which are required during NIFT 2023 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 2023 Counselling

NIFT 2023 Cut Off

NIFT 2023 cut off is the closing rank set by NIFT participating institutes and the same will vary across NIFT campuses. The cut off 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Exam Centre?

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

How can I get NIFT 2023 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 2023 exam?

The exam was 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.


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