NIFT 2018: Application Form, Entrance Exam, Pattern, Syllabus

NIFT 2018NIFT 2018 Application Form has been released from 20th October 2017. National 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 application form, exam pattern, exam dates, syllabus and preparation tips.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

NIFT 2018 Notification – Application Released

newiconNIFT 2018 Application Form has been released from 20th October 2017. Click here for application form details.

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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:

Latest Application Forms Available

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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 (12:00 Noon) to 2nd January 2018 (04:00 PM)
Downloading of NIFT 2018 Admit Card9th January 2018 (1:00 PM)
Exam Date21st January 2018
Result of Written Entrance ExaminationFebruary/March 2018
Situation Test/Group Discussion/InterviewApril-May 2018
Final Result DeclarationMay/June 2018
CounsellingJune 2018

 NIFT Application Form 2018

  • The facility for online application form has been started from the 20th October 2017.
  • NIFT 2018 Application form can be filled through online mode only. No printed application form is entertained for NIFT 2018.
  • Candidates filling the application after the last date have to submit 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.

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 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 will be conducted on 21st January 2018 at 32 cities. Candidate may select only ONE city for the examination. No request for change in examination center will be 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).

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 is 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 will be 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 Admit Card 2018

  • NIFT 2018 admit card of eligible candidates will be available for downloading from 9th January 2018.
  • Admit card will not be sent via post.
  • Candidates have to mandatory carry the admit card to the test center on the day of examination.

NIFT Result 2018

  • NIFT 2018 result will be declared in the month of February/March 2018.
  • The result will be declared online on the official website of NIFT.
  • The result of B.F.Tech will be prepared on the basis of GAT only.
  • Des result will be prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result will be prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT, GD/PI.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech will be declared on the basis of GAT and GD/PI.

Seat Availability:

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

NIFT 2018 Seats

NIFT Counselling 2018

  • The counselling schedule will be released on the official website of NIFT in the month of April/May 2018.
  • All the qualified candidates must necessarily participate in NIFT 2018 counselling to get admission.

NIFT Admission 2018

  • NIFT 2018 admission will start after the declaration of result and merit list.
  • At the time of admission, candidates have to carry original as well as photocopies of all the prescribed documents for verification purpose.

For any queries regarding NIFT 2018, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. Ascolta Tranqillo says:

    I am a science student what will the subjects for nift?

  2. annapurna saket says:

    i want to know that how i get to know about which book is good for the preparation of gat??

  3. Maria Siddiqui says:

    I have done my bachelors in biotechnology and I want to apply for masters in fashion technology. Am I eligible for that?

  4. Himanvi says:

    I have already submitted my application form . But my email address is not working .i want to re correct email address

  5. Kavyasri says:

    What is the difference between B.des and Which is preferable for me to select in UG course? Iam going to complete my +2.

  6. Deep kaur says:

    I am medical student and studying in 12.Can I give nift entrance exam 2018 which is in January?

    • Bala krishna says:

      I think u should give this entrance bcoz it has very good careern future.even u ll get in medical also.go for it n all the best

  7. Sheetal says:

    How many total seats are there for b.des in nift?

  8. Neha Kumari says:

    should I change my program applied for after submit my form

  9. Lavi Sharma says:

    Where do I get the link for nift admission form??

  10. Riddhi Mandal says:

    Please tell me about scope and differentplacement .

  11. Nishi M Iyer says:

    Is it objective type question in admission test

  12. Nayan Chauhan says:

    Interested in interior designing

  13. Anandita Newpani says:

    Where do I get the link of the NIFT admission form ?

  14. Spandana says:

    What is the minimum age required?

  15. Balaveena says:

    One can apply for both the exam b.des and bftech is it possible?

  16. Rutuja Tarange says:

    So can I apply for this exam?

  17. Rutuja Tarange says:

    Very good afternoon sir,
    I’v passed 12th in 2015 n also within the age limit(21) as mentioned in above article.

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