NIFT 2017: Result, Counselling & Admission Process

NIFT 2017The NIFT is a national level entrance examination which is organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai in the major cities of the country. This exam is a perfect gateway to get admission in different UG and PG professional programmes in fashion technology & design field. For admissions in NIFT courses, firstly candidates have to clear the written entrance exam and after that candidates have to go through the situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview rounds. The authority has released the applications for the year 2017. Here in this article, we are providing the latest information regarding NIFT 2017 including courses offered, application form, important dates, etc.

Application Form Exam Pattern Eligibility

Syllabus FAQs

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NIFT 2017 Notification – Result releases on 30th March

newiconNIFT 2017 Result will be announced on 30th March 2017 (11:00 AM).Click here for result.

NIFT Exam Dates

The NIFT 2017 official dates are mentioned below:

EventsDates (Announced)
Online registration begins2nd November 2016
Online registration last date10th January 2017
Online registration last date (with late fee of Rs.5000/-)16th January 2017
Admit card release21st January 2017
Exam date12th February 2017
Entrance test result30th March 2017
Situation Test /Group Discussion /InterviewApril-May 2017
Result DeclaredEnd of May/June 2017
NIFT CounsellingJune 2017 onwards

Courses Offered

NIFT offer various UG/PG level courses in field of Fashion & technology.

  • Undergraduate Courses: B.Des./ B.F.Tech
  • Postgraduate Courses: M.F.M/ M.F.Tech./ M.Des

NIFT 2017 Result

The NIFT Result 2017 will be provided to students on 30th March 2017 (11:00 AM). Candidates can check their results through the official portal of the authority. Candidates are required to visit the official website and enter their registration number/ roll number and click on submit button to generate results. Candidates are suggested to take printout of the result for further use.

NIFT 2018

NIFT 2018 is a national level entrance examination. This exam will be conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Through this exam, candidates will get admission into bachelor’s and master’s courses in design and fashion technology. The application form will be issued from the 1st week of November 2017.

Admission Process

After the written exam, candidates will be shortlisted to take Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable. The notification regarding counselling & admission will be available in the official website. NIFT Admission 2017 will start from the month of June, 2017. For counselling procedure, candidates are required to bring the necessary documents along with their photocopies for the document verification process. After seat allotment candidates have to report to the allotted NIFT campus within the prescribed time and date for completing admission process.

NIFT 2017 Admit Card

The NIFT 2017 Admit Card was available from 21st January 2017. Candidates who have successfully registered for the NIFT exam, can download their admit card through the official website of NIFT. Candidates note down that the admit card was not be sent by post.

NIFT 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: This exam was conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode).
  • Negative Marking: There was be no provision of negative marking.
  • Papers: This exam has been divided into two parts GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test).
  • No. of Questions: Total 150 questions was asked in GAT test.
  • Language: The GAT question paper was asked in English language.
  • Duration: The test duration was 2 hours (120 minutes).

Phase 1 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – All UG and PG Programmes (CAT and GAT Exam)
Phase 2 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – B.Des & M.Des Programmes (CAT and GAT Exam)
Phase 2 – Computer Based Test (CBT) – B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Programmes (GAT Exam)

NIFT 2017 Exam PatternThe revised test structure is as under:

nift-2017-revised-test-structure-of-gat-in-respect-of-b-des-m-des-programmesHere we have mentioned the NIFT written test schedule for all UG and PG programmes:

nift written exam scheduleHere we are providing weightage assigned to each test in the preparation of final merit list:

nift merit list weightageSeat Reservation

The reservations of seats for different categories are mentioned below:

  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • OBC (Non-Creamy) – 27%
  • Differently Abled Person (PHP) – 3%
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI – 15% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile – 20% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile in Jammu & Kashmir – 35 % within 30 seats

Once category is filled up in the application form, it cannot be changed at any stage.

Seat Availability

Students can also check the courses options and seat availability in different campuses:

nift seat matrixPreparation Tips

Firstly, gather all the information about the syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. Prepare a time-table as per your suitable time. Don’t forget to include little breaks between the study hours. Choose the best study material for your preparations and also try to solve some previous years question papers for better preparations.

Click here for Guidelines for Entrance Exam Preparation.

NIFT Syllabus

The syllabus was composed of different topics such as Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability and General Knowledge & Current Affairs. Candidates appearing for NIFT examination should prepare from these topics for the examination. The sample question papers of B.Des, M.Des and other programmes are given below:

NIFT 2017 Application Form

  • Candidates get the NIFT 2017 Application Form via online process through the website.
  • There was not any other mode available to fill and submit the application form.
  • The application fee was Rs.1500/- for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category and Rs.750/- for SC/ ST/ PHP candidates.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs.5000/- in case of late registration.
  • The fee payment was done through online payment gateway or demand draft (DD) of any bank.

Check – How to Fill NIFT 2017 Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must comply with the eligibility criteria before applying:

Eligibility for undergraduate courses:

  • The maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2017 for general candidates.
  • 5 years relaxation was given on maximum age limit for SC, ST or Differently Abled Person (PHP) candidates.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent exam from any recognized central/state board.
  • Candidates who have cleared 3-4 year diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education are also eligible to apply.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for postgraduate courses:

  • There is not any minimum or maximum age limit for master programmes.
  • For M.Des and M.F.M programme, candidates must have passed an undergraduate degree from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • For M.F.Tech course, candidates should have cleared B.F.Tech. from NIFT or B.E/B.Tech from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

The detailed eligibility criteria is mentioned below:

nift eligibilityFAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: Yes. NIFT has been granted statutory status under an Act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions. President of India is the ‘Visitor’ of the Institute under the Act. NIFT is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Answer: For this you can check the NIFT exam dates section.

Answer: For UG programmes, the maximum age limit is 23 years as on 1st October, 2016 for Gen candidates, for reserved category candidates  relaxation of 5 years is given. For PG programmes there is no age limit.
Answer: Check Eligibility Criteria section given above for more information.
Answer: The application was started from 2nd November 2016. You can apply by visiting our website.
Answer: Online only, More details has been updated in the notification section.
Answer: No, requests for change in the examination center will not be entertained at any stage. 

Answer:Candidates can view the application by clicking the button “Action 4: View Application” and can take a printout of the same for their record any time. 

Answer:At one time only one programmes can be selected.
Answer: State domicile seats are offered at the following NIFT Campuses: Patna, Kannur, Kangra, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur,  Shillong & Srinagar.

The domicile of the student will be the state in which the candidate has completed his/her class 12th examination/ graduation/qualifying degree. A certificate from the school /college may be obtained. In case the candidate has obtained the qualifying certificate/ degree through Distance Learning mode, the address of the school attended regularly by the candidate will determine his/her domicile status.

Answer:Seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI in each programme. You can check the seat reservation section.
Answer: Check Exam Pattern section above.
Answer: The NIFT exam will be held in Offline Mode i.e. pen & paper based.
Answer: No, their won’t be any negative marking.
Answer: Candidates have to qualify the written test, followed by situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview rounds. 
Answer:No. Admissions are purely on merit based. Please do not be fooled by misrepresentation by any person(s). NIFT does not have any management quota.
Answer:Students from any background can study comfortably in NIFT and make their career. The NIFT fee amount is among the lowest in similar Institutes. Moreover you can avail of education loans. The repayment of loan starts after you are employed. So you can finance your own education.
Answer:Union Bank of India provides pre-sanctioned loans for candidates who qualify for the NIFT admission. You can apply as soon as you clear the NIFT entrance test.
Answer: You can contact any UBI branch across the country with your Common Merit Rank (CMR) for student loans on special rates.
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    after 12 th science final exam i will apply for senior nursing traning course. how,when & whrer? plz help me.

  2. Anjori says:

    I have a few questions regarding this. Firstly i will be appearing for my class 12th exams in 2017.

    1. What exactly is the difference between B.Des. and B.F.Tech.?
    2. Do we need a portfolio? As in is it compulsory or does it fetch extra marks or something?
    3. If I chose to go for B.F.Tech., then what all papers would I be required to give?
    4. What after B.Des/B.F.Tech.? I have heard NIFT offers few PG courses? Do they help in getting better job prospects?
    5. And lastly, what will be the average salary package after UG? And after PG?

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Samata baral says:

      I have already joined BBS course.can i apply?
      And i m from nepal so i am abit confused on how to start a preparation for the entrance exam.
      And can you please tell me about what are the chances that i get an admission?

  3. kaninika chauhan says:

    I am confused what to opt as career option ,should i go for fashion designing or fashion merchandising………please help.

  4. Natsuko says:

    I will be appearing on my final exams of grade 12 this may 2016. So does that mean I won’t be able to apply for nift bachelor course in 2016!? Should I have to wait until next year?

  5. Sonam Singh says:


    Please update about NIFT LATERAL 2016.

    Thank you.

  6. prince says:

    I just wanted to know DAT
    M I eligible M.des

    Recently I m perusing b.a 2nd year with English honours

  7. Apoorva says:

    thank you so much for all the above information!!! but can you just tell me that is it necessary to go for nift entrance coaching or practicing from some books or solving previous ques. paper is enough for this…

  8. Sameen says:

    Can we do fashion designing from NIFT after 12th ?

  9. kavya says:

    i’m doing my class 12 this year. can i write nift entrance exam in 2017 ???

  10. kavya says:

    i will be writing 12th final in the month of march 2017. can i write the entrance exam in 2017??

  11. aiswarya says:

    Can we do NIFT exam after +2 home science

  12. Aditi Nag says:

    I have appeared 12th board this year .. Now i’ve taken admission in BA pass course.So I just wanted to know that can i appear for NIFT Entrance Exam 2017?

  13. Aman raj says:

    Sir how much rank is required to take admission in Nift delhi in bf-tech……..??

  14. Athira Prakash says:

    I will be giving my 12th board exam on March 2017 can I appear for the entrance 2017 ?

  15. supriya raj says:

    I m appering for class 12 this year .so I want to know which course is better for me in nift .plzz tell me

  16. agnima says:

    I have cleared my 10th and now I pursuing my diploma in garment tech. From technical state board diploma will be completef next year… Am I eligible for nift entrance 2017

  17. Ajay says:

    Does admission to NIFT has any reservation/ quota for ex Service men?

  18. rajat says:

    Sir I have completed my 12 in 2013 and now I m in final year of diploma with cse is I am eligible for 2017 nift entrance

  19. kishan says:

    I have passed my 10th in 2013 I am doing my 12th this year. I also have 1 year diploma in fashion technology. Can I apply for nift in 2017?

    Thank you.

  20. Himani Dubey says:

    Sir i had to ask that in syllabus it is written we need to prepare for nift by doing practice of quantitative ability,communication ability and many more. But these don’t come under NCERT books which you have mentioned in above comments that will be sufficient for nift what actually we need to prepare?


  21. Your Name...keerthi says:

    I was completed my B.Sc. Am I eligible for M.F tech.please help me.

  22. Sameen says:

    How can we clear our entrance exam??
    what is the procedure?

  23. Rumana sheikh says:

    Can i do fashion designing in NIFT-
    ACTUALLY my graduation complete n i m appring lst yr in commerce. .n my passion to do fd whenever. …that’s why I ask u can I do fd in nift

  24. Jyoti dwivedi says:

    I want to apply in nift Mfm courses..can u give some tips to crack written exa with good can I prepare current affair and case studies??please help.

  25. nahida. nazeer says:

    I am a Btech biotechnology graduate of 2016.can I do masters degree in fashion technology?

  26. ragini rajput says:

    I want to apply in nift 2017 but i unable to get exact criteria about exam and also about syllabus that i have to study from sample papers or any kind of book sets are available?
    – did i can to this course from different university… I heard about nift banglore, nift pune??

    • Mohit Negi says:

      The eligibility criteria is given in detail above. You will get admission in other campuses like Pune, Banglore, Bubneshwar on basis of your score & preference. There is only one exam for admission in these institutes and i.e. NIFT.

  27. Drawing is very important in nift or not says:

    Drawing is very important in nift or not

  28. tasneem dahod says:

    I m doing12 homesci now so can I give 2017nift entrance exam

  29. kanika says:

    I am doing last year of my bcom course can i apply for pg course in nift 2017 ?

  30. Your Name... says:

    What is the difference between B.Des and B.F.Tech

  31. namita burde says:

    can i apply for this entrance exam after 12

  32. chaitu says:

    is their negative marking in gat exam for masters in fashion technology

  33. sanjeev tamang says:

    is there 2 years diploma course in fashion designing? im a BBA graduate

  34. Priya says:

    Is der anyv1 year diploma of fashion design in nift

  35. Sukhjinder says:

    Hi sir nowdays am in Singapore and I want to appear in nift exam 2017 and I completed my intermediate in 2015 from NIOS(national institute of open schooling) do I eligible for any undergraduate program ? And I fall under sc category and am saving my money here for NIFT. Its my dream to get admission in NIFT.

  36. Suraj kumar says:

    What is different between fashion design and fashion technology and which one is better placement, job offer and salary? Please reply…..

    • Mohit Negi says:

      Fashion designing is concerned with making clothes more beautiful. This is done with the application of aesthetics and design to clothes. Whereas Fashion Technology is concerned with the manufacturing of cloth materials. Trendy and modern materials are created using fashion technology to cater to the every day needs of the people.

  37. Phalguni sonthi says:

    What is the weightage of question paper?

  38. anubhuti says:

    I have done btech and currently working in an IT company. I want to do a 1 yr or 2 yr course in fashion designing. What are the best options?

  39. Rk singh says:

    Where all will be the centre to appear for exam 2017

  40. Rk singh says:

    Where all will be the centre to appear for exam 2017
    Is there any army children quota also like one in banglore

  41. Akshata says:

    I am 23 right now, so as per eligibility criteria I will be 23yrs,8 months old on 1st Oct so am I eligible for entrance because it is mentioned that maximum age limit is 23 as on 1st Oct ..??

  42. Neha Singh says:

    Can i appear for M.F.Tech ?I hv done engineering this year.

  43. sandhya says:

    I completed my in 2016.. which masters degree can i apply for from NIFT?

  44. Vishal S balan says:

    Is there any selection based on the written exam for next steps such as discussions etc. Or Results will be published after all the tests?

  45. Nancy Sharma says:

    I’m 12th class student xan i apply nift for 2017..??

  46. Divya bothra says:

    I’m in 12th and applying for NIFT but don’t know what to opt.???

  47. saurav kumar says:

    how to number qualified for gat.

  48. Saksh says:

    I have done can i apply for fashion communication and is there any age limit ?

  49. Om prakash singh says:

    I have marks in+2below the 60%..I can also applying ya not

  50. Arshiya says:

    Where will be exam conducted

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