NIFT 2020: Counselling (Started), Dates, Cut-off, Admission Procedure

NIFT 2020NIFT 2020 Counselling (2nd Round) has been extended till 8th October 2020. Final Result for M.Des programme has been declared. The exam has been conducted by National Institute of Fashion Technology. This entrance exam is organized to offer admission into Bachelors of Design, Bachelors of Fashion Technology, Master of Fashion Technology, Master of Design, Master of Fashion Management etc. Candidates have to qualify the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) to get selected. Admission is provided to the qualified candidates in various campuses of NIFT located in Chennai, New Delhi, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Kangra, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Raebareli, Shillong, Kannur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Srinagar and Patna. Through this article we have provided all the details regarding NIFT 2020.

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NIFT 2020 Final Result for B.Des programme has been declared on 25th June 2020. Check here for result details. 

NIFT 2020 New Changes Introduced

  • From the year 2019, the application fee for General/OBC – NCL has been increased to Rs.2000 from Rs.1500. For SC/ ST/ PWD candidates fee is increased to Rs.1000 to Rs.750.

NIFT 2020 Important Dates

In the table provided below check all the official dates for various events of NIFT 2020:

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of Online Registration23rd October 2019
Last date to register31st December 2019
Application correction window opens1st-4th January 2020
Last date to register with late fee of Rs. 50004th January 2020
Availability of Admit card10th January 2020
NIFT 2020 Exam19th January 2020
Release of answer key22nd January 2020
Last date to submit objection on answer key24th January 2020
Announcement of Result13th March 2020
Observation/Objection by candidate for written exam22nd-24th January 2020
Last date of registration for Foreign nationals/ NRIs/SAARC30th April 2020
Release of Call Letter for PG programmes24th June 2020
Situation Test/GD/InterviewJune 2020
Declaration of Final Result25th June 2020
M.Des final result declare17th July 2020
Counselling started8th August 2020

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NIFT Cut-Off

NIFT 2020 Counselling

The counselling process of NIFT 2020 has been started from 8th August 2020. Counselling for second round has been started from 2nd to 8th October 2020. To participate in the counselling process, candidates have to register online first. Only those candidates are eligible for NIFT counselling rounds who have common merit rank.

For the GD and PI Interview rounds, candidates have to download call letter online by entering their application number, date of birth and roll number.

At the time of counselling, document verification of the candidates is also done. Candidates have to submit the below listed documents certificate verification:

  • 10th and 12th Mark sheet
  • 10th and 12th Pass certificate
  • Several Passport size photographs
  • Category certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Bank Draft
  • Affidavit of provisional admission
  • Anti- Ragging certificate
  • Provisional call letter

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The Online Application form of NIFT 2020 has been released from 23rd October 2019.

Answer: The last date of registration for NIFT 2020 is 31st December 2019.

Answer: Yes, you can correct details in the application form when the application correction process will start from 1st December 2019 to first week of January 2020.

Answer: You can download the admit card of NIFT 2020 from 10th January 2020 through online mode by entering date of birth and application number.

Answer: The entrance exam of NIFT 2020 has been conducted on 19th January 2020 through Pen and Paper mode.

Answer: The result of NIFT 2020 has been announced on 13th March 2020. You can check the result in online mode by submitting your registered user id and date of birth.

NIFT 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check the complete details of NIFT 2020 Application form below:

  • The Online Registration process of NIFT 2020 has begun from 23rd October 2019.
  • Candidates have to fill the application form before the last date that is 31st December 2019.
  • The Registration process consists of various steps like Online Registration, filling the application form, uploading the documents and payment of application fee.
  • Candidates can also register for NIFT 2020 by paying certain amount of late fee of Rs. 5000 before the last date which is 4th January 2020.
  • The authority may or may not be provide the correction facility to make correction in the application form.
  • After filling the application form candidates have to send the filled application form with application fee through demand draft to the below address:

The Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association (AIMA)
15 Link Road, Lajpat Nagar – Part 3
New Delhi ‐110024

Application Fee:

The Application Fee of NIFT 2020 for various categories is described below:

  • For General/OBC-NCL candidates – Rs. 2000
  • For SC/ST and PwD candidates – Rs.1000

For Online payment, the application fee has to be paid by debit/credit card/net banking. For offline payment, the application fee can be paid through demand draft.

Check Here – How to Fill NIFT Application Form

Application Correction

In case candidates have made mistakes while filling the application form, the corrections can be made after the opening of application correction window.

The Application correction has been started from 1st January 2019.

NIFT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the complete eligibility criterion of NIFT 2020 before applying for admission:

Age Criterion:

  • For UG Programmes, the upper age limit is 23 years as on October 1, 2019. For ST/SC candidates, the age relaxation is of 5 years.
  • There is no upper or lower age limit for PG Admissions.

For B.F.Tech (Apparel Production):

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have passed his/her 10+2 level degree from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidate must have qualified with the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

For B.Des Programme:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed his/her 10+2 level degree from a recognized board or university.

For M.F.Tech Programme:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have done their Bachelor’s degree in F.Tech from NIFT or B.Tech/B.E from a recognized institute or university.

For M.Des Programme:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have done their bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university OR
    Should have done UG Diploma in UG design of minimum 3 years from NIFT or NID.

NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern

The Complete Exam Pattern of NIFT 2020 is described below:

  • Exam Mode and Date: NIFT 2020 exam has been organized on 19th January 2020 through Pen and Paper (offline) mode.
  • Number and Type of Questions: The question paper contain multiple choice questions and the number of questions will vary for various programmes.
  • Time Duration: For B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, MFM entrance exams, B.Des and M.Des entrance test, 2 hours is provided to complete the paper.
  • Sections: The exam paper contain various sections like – Quantitative Ability, Analytical, English Comprehension, Communication Ability, Current Affairs and General Knowledge.
  • Language Medium: The question paper is available in English & Hindi. 
  • Marking Scheme: There is no negative marking in the exam paper.

In the table given below we have distributed number of questions for various sections:

SectionFor M.F.Tech, MFM and B.F.TechFor B.Des
Quantitative Ability2020
Communication Ability2530
English Comprehension2530
Analytical Ability1525
General Knowledge & Current Affairs1515
Total100 questions120 questions

NIFT 2020 Syllabus

The Syllabus of NIFT 2020 will contain various topics from Quantitative Ability, Analytical and Logical Ability, English Comprehension, Communication Ability, Current Affairs and General Knowledge sections.

The Syllabus will vary for both GAT and CAT. Candidates can check the complete syllabus by online mode.

NIFT 2020 Preparation Tips

To qualify the entrance test of NIFT 2020, students can take help of below preparation tips:

  • Make a proper study schedule and review complete details of the exam before starting the preparation.
  • Note down all the important points, concepts or formulas at one place.
  • Analyze your exam preparation level by attempting mock tests.
  • Practice by solving sample papers or past years question papers.
  • Revision is a necessary part of your study so revise all your prepared notes at the end of each day.
  • Study for the exam from a study material mostly recommended by experts or qualified students.

NIFT 2020 Admit Card

The Admit card of NIFT 2020 has been published after the completion of application process. It is a necessary document which have mentioned certain important details about the appearing candidate and the exam.

In case any discrepancy arises in the details of the admit card or during downloading the admit card, students must contact the officials immediately.

The admit card has been released on 10th January 2020. Candidates have to download the admit card through online mode by entering their provided application number and date of birth.

NIFT 2020 Result

The Result of NIFT 2020 has been released after the General ability test, creative ability test and interview. The result has been published by online mode on 13th March 2020.

To check the NIFT result online and download the scorecard, students have to enter their application number, roll number and date of birth.

The details in the scorecard mention name of the candidate, date of birth, roll Number, application number, scores obtained in CAT, GAT and Situation Test, total marks, rank, qualifying status etc.

If you have any query regarding NIFT 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 87 Comments
  1. Anubha says:

    I want to know about the counselling date of B.des in NIFT. Please clear the registration thing.

  2. Muskan says:

    Please tell me that how wud I know that I m selected for bdes because rank are out

  3. Priya says:

    I have given the exam of MFM 2020,there it’s clearly written about negative marking is done. How can u say there is no negative marking this time.

  4. Sucharita Basu says:

    Do the results for the written test include a scorecard? This is because my result simply stated that I have ‘provisionally qualified for the situation test’

  5. Sumith says:

    Is there negative marks for NIFT Entrance Exam 2020

  6. Sristhi jain says:

    I am in 11 standard and next year I will appear for the b Des exams so can you tell me what is the date for registration of 2021exams??

  7. Aradhana Soni says:

    I have completed my 12 from commerce can I apply for b.des

  8. shivani says:

    fashion desgin diploma courses in nift please tell me

  9. Archana says:

    what all certificates are needed while applying to NIFT?

  10. Ananya gunj says:

    I have heard from my teachers that there will be negative marking in nift 2020..and I have also heard this on YouTube …. please tell me is it true or not… because…in your sight…you are telling there will no negative marking

    Please give the actual details

  11. Preeti dixit says:

    Hello I’m confused because i have been done my application form from online mode so would i send My application form Xerox to the given address or not ??

  12. Akriti says:

    If the form is being submitted till December then how can I submit my 12th marksheet because I’m giving my boards in2019 . ??

  13. Nan says:

    Do we get any guide or something to prepare for the exam?

  14. Amrita says:

    I am 23+ now… I passed my HS in 2015 and diploma in 2018…. Can I eligible for B-FTECH 2020??

  15. Sakshi says:

    I am in class with bio, physics and chemistry.may I apply for nift

  16. Sahana says:

    I discontinued my engineering i can i apply for b.des

  17. Suhashini Bhardwaj says:

    My subjects are physics, chemistry and biology with English and PE can I apply for fashion technology course?

  18. Prazzi says:

    Im Prazzi transwomen from chennai i completed fashion designing i wanna do MFM in nift i have all my certificate in my old name …im possible to apply for enterance or any isues will come please expain

  19. bhagyashri garud says:

    my annual income is below 1lakh …is ther any facility for OBC student in fee structure

  20. Bhagyashri Yogiraj Garud says:

    suppose we are not qualify in situation tet …still we want to take admission in Nift…..what kind of question will be asked in situation test

  21. Shrabonti Chatterjee says:

    How many colleges are there
    for NIFT and the course fee there on?

  22. Sudeep g Bahaddurbandi says:

    I am just confused to choose Bdes is best or BFtech is best and which course is most valuable plz aunderstand me

  23. Aabha says:

    I m highly intested in fashion designing . But i want more information about plss provide more information .

  24. Aabha says:

    I m in 12 cls with commerce stream. M i eligible for this ?

  25. Rehana says:

    What are the eligibility norms to write nift exam ,while studying 12th

  26. Gladiya says:

    I am completed my…i am interested in Dipoloma in fashion designing…what is the criteria to join??

  27. Rajnish says:

    Is 10th as well as 12th pass certificate necessary for Bftech councelling?

  28. Sadhna mallik says:

    I totally appreciate it

  29. Divya says:

    i am in class 12 …is i am eligible for applying for nift??

  30. chalagala kavya says:

    I completed my +2 with biology, physics &chemistry and I’ll be 22 on Oct 2019 can I apply for B. Des in fashion….am I eligible for this year &next year

  31. Ananya viswakarma says:

    What rank we have to earn for applying the counciling

  32. Neeru says:

    I have done my UG course in commerce ( B.Com ) under recognised university i.e. Panjab University. Can I apply for M.Des as per eligibility criteria ?

  33. Anushka jain says:

    I have cleared by class 10. Can i register for b now?

  34. Khyati Patel says:

    Hello , i have finished with IGCSE and one year diploma course
    Am I eligible for BSc in Fashion Design

  35. Vijay Kumar Gupta says:

    What is the scope & career growth after completing M.F.Tech. I am a civil engineering student but having much interest in Design field. Will it be helpful for me? Please…

  36. Piyali kar says:

    Hey there I am going to appear for my 12th boards in year 2020 . I want to appear for the nift examinations. Can I?

  37. Suruchi upadhyay says:

    I am 19 years old .and I want to do nift what should I do? I have passed 12 th examination

  38. Kanishk says:

    I qualified in nift 2019 for bdes but unable to attend the counselling because I was suffering from jaundice and even it’s high fees so I took a step back, so if I apply for 2020 will they permit me for 2020 entrance exam?

  39. Divya Srivastava says:

    Hi am Divya Srivastava am passed 12class can I apply this nift form…

  40. Ankita Raj says:

    Hi, I am BA economics graduate 2017 passed out. 23 years old as on October 1st 2019. Am from commerce stream +2 level. Am I eligible for B.Des?

  41. Muskan Rastogi says:

    What is the fees criteria at nift? Will the hostel and everything else be added to it or it would charge extra?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The application fee for general/ OBC-NCL category candidates will be Rs. 2000/- and for reserved category will be Rs. 1000/-. The hostel or any other fee will be different.

  42. Supriya says:

    I am in class 12th can I join 6 months of makeup and styling course in nift after complete my class 12th study

  43. Bhumirupa says:

    I have to appear my +2 exam in March 2020. May I appear the NIFT exam for degree??

  44. Amalpriya says:

    I am completed plus two commerce, can i apply or eligible for B. Des?

  45. Dhritismita choudhury says:

    What is the process of distributing numbers of questions for various section for M.des? It is not mentioned here….

  46. TINNI says:

    I want to do Masters in Fashion designing from Nift,Delhi.
    I want to prepare at home by myself.What are the books or study materials should I purchase to prepare for Nift entrance exam 2020.Also what is the fees for Masters degree in Nift for 2years.Does nift conduct any scholarship examinations? How is the placements in Nift?

  47. Navya says:

    Can i apply for nift before my 12th result ?

  48. shekhar says:

    I passes 12th in 2016. And I am 21 years old, OBC category. I want to appear for the NIFT B.des course 2020. Will I be eligible for the entrance?

  49. Preethi says:

    From where do i get the preparation materials for NIFT 2020 entrance exam for the course M.F Tech?

  50. Falguni says:

    Which NIFT entrance exam is required for M.F.Tech?

    Both CAT and GAT is required?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, candidates have to qualify the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) to get selected for admission.

  51. chitrika rathore says:

    i am still in 12th standard and at the time when nift exam will be conducted at that i would be giving my 12th practical, so can i also apply for nift 2020 entra exam

  52. Radha arya says:

    I had done UG from economics, can I do pg in nift

  53. Abhi says:

    My age is 24 plus and I want to do ug in b.des .can it be possible for me to do this or suggest me some alternative

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For general category candidates, the maximum age limit to apply is 23 years as on October 1, 2019. For ST/SC/PHP candidates, the relaxation in age limit is 5 years.

  54. Ritika Rajesh Magar says:

    When should the study for MBA should be started,and when the process for its application status

  55. Nitika says:

    i want to join NIFT after 3 years course of UG from ARMY INSTITUTE OF FASHION AND DESIGN so can i join or is it compulsory to do the course of 3 years from NIFT only?

  56. Pawan kumar says:

    What is age limit for OBC in NIFT

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For UG Programmes, the upper age limit is 23 years as on October 1, 2019. For ST/SC candidates, the age relaxation is of 5 years. No upper age limit for PG courses.

  57. Yovanika says:

    Is graduation neceesary to be able to appear for CAT.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      To get admission in PG courses, candidate must have passed in bachelors degree and for UG admission passing 10+2 level is necessary.

  58. Aditi says:

    I have done bcom Hons. Can I pursue pg courses in nift

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      For M.F.Tech candidate must have done their Bachelor’s degree in F.Tech from NIFT or B.Tech/B.E. For M.Des candidate must have done their bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university OR Should have done UG Diploma in UG design of minimum 3 years from NIFT or NID.

  59. Karishma says:

    I have done my bachelors (,Chemical Engineering) this year. I wanna do bachelors again in fashion designing . Can you please tell me what’s the criteria or how can I take the admission . For what is better B.des or M.des

  60. Ravi Teja says:

    Is there any consusence in fee of we get high ranks?

  61. Sonali pal says:

    Q1. What is Anti- Ragging certificate ???
    Q2. what is Category certificate ??
    Q3. What is Transfer Certificate ???

  62. Your Name...jyoti says:

    Is there any diploma course in nift.. How can i apply and prepare for it?

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