NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Education Qualification

Exam Date

Feb 14, 2021

Result Date

Jun 2, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Design

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National Institute of Fashion Technology will formulate the NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria which will include all the norms to be followed by the candidates. Before applying for any exam, candidates must ensure whether he/she is eligible for taking up the exam or not. Hence, candidates are advised to check the below criteria and match it to the qualifications and ensure that they are eligible to attempt this exam. NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria will differ for different courses. NIFT Eligibility criteria 2021 include several parameters such as age limit, educational qualification, reservation policy, nationality and many more. Eligibility for Graduate and Post Graduate courses are given below.

In case the candidate is not meeting any of the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021, then the authority has the right to cancel their candidature for the academic session. So it is advised that candidates must check all the NIFT courses eligibility before filling the application form of NIFT.

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 Details

Candidates who have enrolled for NIFT admissions 2021 should be aware of the eligibility criteria of NIFT 2021. The table below represents the NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria as per the courses and their specialization. Candidates can check all the eligibility as per the courses.

NIFT Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021
Course Specialization NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021  Years
   Bachelor of Design(B.Des)   Accessory Design    10+2 from a recognized Board of Education   4
Fashion Communication
Fashion Design
Knitwear Design
Leather Design
Textile Design
Bachelor of Fashion Technology(B.F.Tech) Apparel Production 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths
from a recognized Board of Education
4
Master of Design(M.Des.) Master of Design Bachelor Degree from any institute
recognized by law in India or Undergraduate
Diploma of minimum 3 years duration in UG Design
from National Institute of Fashion Technology
(NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID)
2
Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) Master of Fashion Management  Bachelor Degree from any institute
recognized by law in India or Undergraduate
Diploma of minimum 3 years duration in UG Design
from National Institute of Fashion Technology
(NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID)
2
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) Master of Fashion Technology  Bachelor of Fashion Technology from
National Institute of Fashion Technology or Bachelor of Engineering (B.E )/ Bachelor of
Technology (B.Tech.) from any Institute recognized by law in India.
2

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Undergraduates Programmes

NIFT courses eligibility varies for both undergraduates and postgraduates programmes. Candidates who are willing to appear for undergraduates programs can check the NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria for B.Des, and B.F.Tech courses below:

NIFT B.Des Eligibility

  • A candidate belonging to the general category should not exceed 23 years of age as on the date of admission as per the specified age limit for NIFT entrance exam.
  • For candidates belonging to SC, ST or Physically Handicapped Person (PHP) there is a relaxation of 5 years on the maximum age limit.
  • The candidates must have cleared class XII examination or equivalent from any recognized central or state board, or GCE (General Certificate Education) examination at an advanced level to fulfil the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021.
  • Candidate should have +2 level examination in 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/ State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi. OR
  • Candidate should have a General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at  Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB). OR
  • Candidate should have any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system. OR
  • Candidate should have a passing grade in Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by National Open School with a minimum of five subjects. OR
  • Candidate should have 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

NIFT B.F.Tech Eligibility

  • The candidate must hold a 10+2 level of examination from a recognized Central/state board of secondary examination, New Delhi or candidates must possess GCE (General Certificate Education) examination at an advanced level with Physics and Chemistry to fulfil the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021. OR
  • Candidate should have a General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB). OR
  • Candidate should have any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR
  • Candidate should have a passing grade in Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR
  • The candidates holding Diploma certificate of 3-4 years in Engineering recognized by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) also have eligibility for B.FTech.

NIFT Masters Courses Eligibility

The NIFT eligibility criteria 2021 for Master's courses includes eligibility for M.Des, MFM, & M.F.Tech. Also, there is no minimum or maximum age limit mentioned under the eligibility criteria for postgraduate programs.

NIFT Eligibility for M.Des

  • The candidate must hold a Diploma in Undergraduate design from NIFT / NID only or Undergraduate degree from any recognized institute to fulfil the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021.
  • An aspirant must hold a minimum of 3 years undergraduate diploma certificate from NIFT or NID.

NIFT MFM Eligibility

  • The candidate willing to apply for M.F.M must hold a minimum of 3 years undergraduate diploma from NIFT or NID or Undergraduate degree from any recognized institute to fulfil the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021.

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for M.F.Tech

  • The candidates applying for M.F.Tech must hold a B.Tech./BE degree from any recognized institute or B.F.Tech from NIFT to fulfil the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021.

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Foreign candidates

The qualification for the NIFT entrance exam for the foreign candidates are listed below:

  • They will be allocated their campus or program in NIFT 2021 based on their scores on the merit list. They have the flexibility to opt for as many SAT/ GMAT/ GRE tests before April 30, 2021. Such candidates who are seeking admission under Foreign Nationals and NRI categories in NIFT are mandated to apply through the official website.
  • Applicants who wish to do a Bachelor's Degree in NIFT should arrange to send SAT scores directly from their college Board to NIFT H.O. New Delhi. SAT scores have to be submitted through College Board to NIFT before 30th April 2021. The Designated Institution (DI) Code is 7258. 
  • The Institute and Degree programme will be allotted to the candidates based on SAT/GMAT/GRE score as well as the preference of the applicant. They also need to obtain equivalent certificates of their foreign degrees from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, before admission to NIFT.
  • Candidates should indicate DI code: 7258 at the time of registration for SAT for sending their scores to NIFT Head Office, New Delhi. Applicants seeking admission under this category should apply in the prescribed Application Form while filling it online. 
  • Applicants registering for Master's Degree i.e. Masters in Fashion Management (MFM), should arrange to send GMAT test scores while those applying for Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech.) should arrange to send GRE test scores to NIFT H.O. Delhi directly. The candidates must designate the NIFT Degree programme as a choice in the GRE/GMAT/SAT.
  • The aspirants who fulfil the admission criteria specified for the category may apply online with the requisite application fee of USD 125 through the Online NIFT Payment gateway.

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 for Children and wards of NRI

NRI seats being supernumerary, will not be converted to any other category. Nevertheless, seats that remained unfilled in NRI category after the process described above will be offered to the children/wards of NRI as per merit during counselling.

All the candidates having Common Merit Rank (CMR) in the NIFT Entrance Examination and falling under the category “Children/Wards of NRI” will be allowed to opt for NRI seats subject to fulfilling the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021, submission of necessary documents and fee during regular counselling. 

NIFT may re-allot seats between the programmes to meet the demand of the candidates, within the overall limit prescribed for this category.

NIFT Category Wise Eligibility

NIFT Eligibility criteria 2021 also differ for the categories. Candidates who are applying for the entrance exam must check the eligibility as per their category. The NIFT exam eligibility for the different categories are listed below:

For SC/ST Candidates

Candidates who are applying under reserved quota will have to produce a Caste/Tribe certificate from the Competent Authorities of the respective States/Union Territories/National Commission of Tribes.

For OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates

The requirements for the candidates under OBC (Non-Creamy) Category are listed below:

  • Candidates should possess an OBC certificate issued in the name of the candidate and not in favour of respective parents/guardian.
  • The OBC certificate should not be old more than a year and it should be clearly mentioned in the certificate that the candidate belongs to the Non-Creamy layer. 
  • The certificate must be issued by the Competent Authority.
  • In the case of married women applying to any course under reserved category, she has to produce the caste certificate in her own name. Certificate in the name of husband/mother/father will not be acceptable.

For PHP (Differently Abled Candidates)

  • Candidates who are physically handicapped shall be required to attach a copy of Disability Certificate at the time of form submission. Such candidates are required to produce the Original Medical Certificate both at the time of counselling and at the time of admission in the institute.
  • Differently Abled candidates must attend the counselling for evaluation. The course will be allotted to the candidates after assessing the capabilities of the candidates. 
  • NIFT may consider applications from PHP students for providing external assistance during assessments, with the condition that the expenses for the same will be borne fully by the student/ applicant. 
  • It is however recommended that the student/ applicant arrange his/her own external assistant for this purpose as this will ensure a better fit for individual needs.
  • Candidates are advised that they must prepare for such assessment at the time of counselling.

For Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI Candidates

Candidates will be granted admission to NIFT programmes for foreign nationals/NRI candidates based on the following examination:

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 Programme Wise
NIFT Programme Name Exam Score
Bachelor Programme (B.Des & B.FTech) SAT-1 Score
Master Programme (MFM) GMAT Score
Master Programme (M.Des & M.FTech) GRE Score

NIFT Application Form 

NIFT application form will be available from Dec 14, 2020 at the official website. Candidates who are willing to appear for the entrance exam are advised to go through the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021 before filling the NIFT application form. In case the candidate is not meeting any of the NIFT 2021 eligibility criteria, then the authority has the right to cancel their application for the academic session. Candidates are advised to fill the application form correctly to avoid doing any further changes whenever the application correction window opens. Also, the admit card will be issued to only those candidates who have successfully filled the application form. 

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