NIFT 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

NIFT 2020NIFT 2020 will be 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 will be 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.

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 tentative dates for various events of NIFT 2020:

EventsTentative Dates
Starting of Online Registration4th week of October 2019
Last date to register4th week of December 2019
Application correction window opensLast week of December 2019 to 1st week of January 2020
Last date to register with late fee of Rs. 50001st week of January 2020
Availability of Admit card2nd week of January 2020
NIFT 2020 Exam3rd week of January 2020
Announcement of ResultIn the month of February/March 2020
Last date of registration for Foreign nationals/ NRIs/SAARCLast week of April 2020
Release of Call Letter for PG programmes4th week of March 2020
Situation Test/GD/InterviewIn the month of February/March 2020
Declaration of Final ResultIn the month of May or June 2020
Beginning of Counselling processIn the month of June 2020

NIFT 2020 Application Form

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

  • The Online Registration process of NIFT 2020 will begin from the fourth week of October 2019.
  • Candidates have to fill the application form before the last date that is expected till the fourth week of December 2019.
  • The Registration process will consist 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 expected to be in the first week of January 2020.
  • The authority will 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:
    Project Manager,
    All India Management Association Management House,
    14, Institutional Area,
    Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

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 is expected to start from the last week of December 2019 to 1st week of 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 will be organized in the third week of January 2020 through Pen and Paper (offline) mode.
  • Number and Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple choice questions and the number of questions will vary for various programmes.
  • Time Duration: For B.Des and M.Des entrance test, 2 hours will be provided to complete the paper. For B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech and MFM entrance exams, 3 hours will be provided.
  • Sections: The exam paper will contain various sections like – Quantitative Ability, Analytical and Logical Ability, English Comprehension, Communication Ability, Current Affairs and General Knowledge.
  • Language Medium: The question paper will be in English
  • Marking Scheme: There will be 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 Ability30 (10 for MFM)20
Communication Ability and

English Comprehension

45 (50 for MFM)50 (25 each)
Analytical Ability2515
General Knowledge & Current Affairs2515
Case Study25 (40 for MFM)
Total150 questions100 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.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The Online Application form of NIFT 2020 will be released in the fourth week of October 2019.
Answer: The last date of registration for NIFT 2020 is fourth week of December 2019 tentatively.
Answer: Yes, you can correct details in the application form when the application correction process will start in the last week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020.
Answer: You can download the admit card of NIFT 2020 in the second week of January 2020 through online mode by entering date of birth and application number.
Answer: The entrance exam of NIFT 2020 will be conducted in the first week of December 2019 through Pen and Paper mode.
Answer: The result of IIFT 2020 will be announced in the first week of January 2020. You can check the result in online mode by submitting your registered user id and date of birth.

NIFT 2020 Admit Card

The Admit card of NIFT 2020 will be published after the completion of application process. It is a necessary document which will mention 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 will be released in the second week of 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 will be released after the General ability test, creative ability test and interview. The result will be published by online mode in the month of February and March 2020.

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

The details in the scorecard will 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.

NIFT 2020 Counselling

The counselling process of NIFT 2020 will start from the month of June 2020. To participate in the counselling process, candidates have to register online first. Only those candidates will be eligible for counselling rounds who will 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 will be 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

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

Displaying 16 Comments
  1. 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

  2. Amalpriya says:

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

  3. Radha arya says:

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Karishma says:

    I have done my bachelors (B.tech,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

  9. Ravi Teja says:

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

  10. Sonali pal says:

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

  11. Your Name...jyoti says:

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

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