NIFT 2018: Counselling Registration, Schedule, Choice Filling & Admission

NIFT 2018NIFT 2018 Counselling has been started nowNational Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a premier institution in fashion education. The institution offers bachelor’s and master’s courses in design and fashion technology. Admission in the 16 campuses of NIFT is done through NIFT entrance examination. The entrance exam is conducted one time in a year. Here, candidates can check details about NIFT 2018 including result, cut-off, counselling, admission, etc.

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NIFT 2018 Notifications –

newiconNIFT 2019 Application Form has been released from 22nd October 2018. Check here for NIFT 2019 details.

newiconNIFT 2018 Counselling for all courses has been started now through offline mode.Check here for counselling details.

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NIFT 2018 Counselling Registration for UG & PG courses has been started from 28th May 2018.Check here for counselling details.

NIFT 2018 Application Form for lateral entry courses has been released on 8th May to 24th May 2018. The examination is organized on 27th May 2018.Click here fill application & other details.

NIFT 2018 Final Result for UG & PG courses has been declared on 15th May 2018.Check here for result details.

NIFT 2018 situation test has been organized on 29th & 30th April 2018 at NIFT Campuses Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad and Chennai.Check here for situation test details.

NIFT 2018 Call Letter for Situation Test has been released now. Check here for call letter.

NIFT 2018 Registration for Situation Test for shortlisted candidates of B.Des course can be done till 12th April 2018 (12 Noon). Candidates can select date & test center for situation test. Click here for registration.

NIFT 2018 Call Letter for Group Discussion/Personal Interview rounds (PG courses) has been released on 24th March 2018.Check here for call letter details.

NIFT 2018 Result for Written Test has been declared on 22nd March 2018. Check here for result details.

Click here to check NIFT 2018 Prospectus.

NIFT 2018 Admit Card has been released on 9th January 2018. Check here for admit card details.

NIFT 2018 Application Form Correction (Edit/Update) has been started from 30th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018. Click here for application correction.

NIFT 2018 Application Form (with the late fee of Rs. 5000) can be filled till 2nd January 2018. Click here for application form.

Courses Offered

Courses offered on the campuses of NIFT at UG and PG level are given below:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

NIFT 2018 Exam Date

Students can check the NIFT exam dates 2018 in the below table:

EventsExam Dates (Announced)
Commencement of Online Application20th October 2017
Closing of Application Form Submission29th December 2017
Last date of online registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000/-2nd January 2018
Application Correction Starts30th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018 (04:00 PM)
Downloading of NIFT 2018 Admit Card9th January 2018
Exam Date21st January 2018
Result of Written Entrance Examination22nd March 2018
Call Letter Released24th March 2018
Registration for Situation Test Starts5th April to 12th April 2018 (Noon)
Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview29th & 30th April 2018
Final Result DeclarationMay/June 2018
Counselling Registration Starts28th May to 4th June 2018
Counselling Starts7th June 2018

NIFT Result 2018

  • NIFT 2018 result was declared on 22nd March 2018.
  • The result was declared online on the official website of NIFT.
  • The result of B.F.Tech is prepared on the basis of GAT only.
  • M.Des result is prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result is prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT, GD/PI.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech has been declared on the basis of GAT and GD/PI.

Also Check:

NIFT 2018 Cut Off

Seat Availability:

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

NIFT 2018 Seats

NIFT Counselling 2018

  • The counselling for B.Des is started from 11th June to 7th July 2018.
  • There is multiple rounds of Counselling at the 16 Campuses of NIFT.
  • All the qualified candidates must necessarily participate in NIFT 2018 counselling to get admission.
  • For participating in the rounds of Counselling, all eligible candidates will be required to register themselves online.

NIFT Admission 2018

  • NIFT 2018 admission (counselling registration) has been started from 28th May 2018.
  • The counselling has been organized through offline mode.
  • At the time of admission, candidates have to carry original as well as photocopies of all the prescribed documents for verification purpose.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: You may refer the eligibility criteria section of our article to know the eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses.
Answer: NIFT 2018 application form was available from 20th October 2017.
Answer: The test will be conducted in offline mode.
Answer: Yes. 15% seats are reserved for SC category candidates while 7.5% seats are reserved for ST category candidates.
Answer: The last date to submit the application form was 29th December 2017.
Answer: Candidates age should be less than 23 years as on 1st October 2018 (19 years for SC/ST/PHP candidates).
Answer: 1500/- (750/- for SC/ST/PHP category candidates).

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NIFT 2019

NIFT entrance exam 2019 will be conducted to offer admission in B.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des and MFM programmes. It is a national level examination organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. It organizes CAT (Creative Ability Test) and GAT (General Ability Test) to offer admission in various courses.

NIFT Application Form 2018

  • The facility for online application form was started from the 20th October 2017.
  • NIFT 2018 Application form was filled through online mode only. No printed application form was entertained for NIFT 2018.
  • Candidates filling the application after the last date have to submit the late fee of Rs. 5000/- in addition to the application form.
  • After filling the form completely, candidates may take the printout of filled-in application for references.
  • Candidates are also advised to retain the proof of payment.
  • Candidates can edit/update the application form from 30th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018.

Application Fee:

Category-wise application fee of NIFT 2018 is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD CategoryRs. 750/-

Two modes are available for paying the application fee:

  • Online Payment Gateway (Credit/Debit Card)
  • Bank Demand Draft

Demand draft must be issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi. Applicants who are going to opt DD for fee payment are required to send the duly completed application along with DD to the following address:

Project Manager,
All India Management Association Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

NIFT 2018 Application Notice

Eligibility Criteria

The norms and conditions that students have to satisfy to be eligible for NIFT 2018. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses is given below:

For UG Courses:

Qualification Criteria:

CoursesQualifying Examination
  • Pass in/appearing 10+2 examination from recognized state board or central board such as CBSE, CISCE, etc.
    General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level/International Baccalaureate (IB).
    Any Public School/Board/University Examination equivalent as 10+2 from India or Foreign Universities recognized by AIU.
    Pass in/appearing Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by National Open School with minimum five subjects.
    3 or 4 years diploma passed from a recognized institution.
  • Pass in 10+2 examination from state board/central board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subject.
  • Candidates holding the diploma of 3 or 4 years in any branch of engineering are also eligible to apply.

 Age Criteria For UG Courses: 

  • Age Limit: Maximum age limit for UG courses is 23 years as on 1st October 2018.
  • The upper age limit of SC/ST/PHP candidates shall be relaxed by 5 years.

For PG Courses:

Qualification Criteria:

CoursesQualifying Examination
  • B.Des degree from the recognized institution.
    Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only
    Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • Undergraduate degree from the recognized institution.
    Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • The prescribed qualification is B.F.Tech from NIFT.
    B.E./B.Tech degree from a recognized institution.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.

Age Criteria For PG Courses:

  • Age Limit: No prescribed age limit for PG courses.

The detailed eligibility criteria are given here:

NIFT Eligibility 2018

NIFT Admit Card 2018

  • NIFT 2018 admit card of eligible candidates has been available for download from 9th January 2018.
  • The link is given above.
  • Admit card is not be sent via post.
  • Candidates have to mandatory carry the admit card to the test center on the day of examination.

NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

The NIFT exam pattern comprises of GAT, CAT & GD/PI. The details about these tests are discussed below.

General Ability Test (GAT) is the written test for all the 5 courses offered by NIFT. For B.Des and M.Des courses, GAT is the first test for selection in NIFT. After GAT, B.Des & M.Des aspirants are required to qualify the CAT (Creative Ability Test). Candidates who will qualify both the written tests will be eligible for Situation Test (in case of B.Des) and GD/PI (in case of M.Des).

For B.F.Tech, GAT is the only selection test. MFM & M.F.Tech candidates are required to participate in GD/PI after qualifying the GAT.

  • Exam Mode: For all courses, GAT will be conducted in offline mode (PBT).
  • Exam 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).
  • Number of Questions: Total 100 questions will be asked in GAT for B.Des and 120 questions will be asked for M.Des. 150 questions will be asked in B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech.
  • Language: The paper medium will be English only.
  • Papers: For B.Des and M.Des, two written exams will be conducted i.e. GAT & CAT whereas for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech only GAT will be conducted.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking.

Exam Pattern For B.Des & M.Des Courses:

The test structure of GAT for B.Des courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability20
Communication Ability25
English Comprehension25
Analytical Ability15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs15

The test structure of GAT for M.Des courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability20
Communication Ability30
English Comprehension30
Analytical Ability25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs15

Exam Pattern For B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Courses:

The test structure of GAT for B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability30 (10 questions for MFM)
Communication Ability & English Comprehension45 (50 questions for MFM)
Analytical & Logical Ability25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs25
Case Study25 (40 questions for MFM)

Here, we are providing the NIFT written test schedule for all UG and PG courses:

NIFT 2018 Exam Schedule

Candidates also check the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination:

NIFT 2018 Weightage

Note: In case of the score being equal, the older candidate according to the date of birth will be given preference.

NIFT 2018 Syllabus

NIFT syllabus for General Ability Test (GAT) comprises of Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs for B.Des & M.Des courses. The syllabus of GAT for B.F.Tech, MFM, M.F.Tech will consist of Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs & Case Study.

Creative Ability Test (CAT) for B.Des & M.Des tests the innovative and creative ability of the candidates in designing while Situation test for B.Des candidates will evaluate candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability. The group discussion (GD) would comprise of a discussion on a case study. Check below the sample question papers of B.Des, B.F Tech, M.Des, MFM & M.F Tech courses:

How to Prepare for NIFT

  • Gather the complete syllabus of NIFT.
  • Understanding of exam pattern plays an important role in exam preparation.
  • Practice sketching as much as you can.
  • Read newspapers or listen news to enhance your general knowledge.
  • Take proper sleep and keep yourself free from stress.

Exam Centers

The exam was conducted on 21st January 2018 at 32 cities. The candidate may select only ONE city for the examination. No request for the change in examination center was entertained at any stage. The exam city centers are:

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur (Kerala), Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Udaipur, Vadodara, Vishakhapatnam, Shillong & Srinagar (J&K).

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