NIFT 2025: Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus

NIFT 2025 Exam will be conducted in first week of February 2025 through online mode. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is an entrance exam conducted for admission in UG and PG courses in Fashion Technology.

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NIFT entrance exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) at national level  every year to provide admission to eligible candidates in B.Des/ BF.Tech/ M.Des/ MFM programmes. NIFT exam is considered as easy to moderate.

NIFT 2025

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Candidates qualifying NIFT exam will be given admission at 16 campuses of NIFT and other affiliated institutes within the country. Candidates must read this article to get complete details related to NIFT 2025 exam events and dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, application form etc.

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NIFT 2025 Overview

Exam NameNIFT 2025
Full NameNational Institute of Fashion Technology
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National level
Exam TypeUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Courses OfferedB.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des, MFM
Exam ModeOnline mode
Application  ModeOnline mode

NIFT 2025 Exam Dates

In the given table, we have provide the NIFT Exam Dates 2025:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
Online registration begins1st week of December 2024
Last date for online registration1st week of January 2025
End date of online registration with late fee of Rs. 5000/- (in addition to applicable application fee)1st week of January 2025 
Application Edit Window2nd week of January 2025
Issue of Admit Card3rd week of January 2025
CBT Entrance Exam for all UG and PG programmes1st week of February 2025
Display of question paper with Answer Key3rd week of February 2025
Result of NIFT 2025 announcedMarch 2025
Commencement of Situation Test/Interview RoundsApril 2025
Online registration for NRI/Foreign Nationals2nd week of January 2025
Deadline of online registration for NRI/Foreign Nationals4th week of April 2025
Final results release 4th week of April 2025
Seat allocationMay/June 2025

NIFT 2025 Application Form

Read the given instructions before filling out NIFT 2025 application form:

  • NIFT 2025 Application Form will be filled by candidates in first week of December 2024.
  • Application form will be filled and submitted by candidates through online mode only.
  • Candidates will have to fill the registration form with details like personal, educational qualification, communicational details etc.
  • The modification in details of application will be done during the application  correction window from second week of January  2025.
  • Upload scanned documents such as passport size photograph and signature in prescribed size and and format.
  • The last date for application form submission will be till first week of January 2025.
  • Candidates must ensure to take a printout of filled application form for future references.

Application Fee:

  • NIFT 2025 Application fee will be submitted via online mode.
  • Payment will be made through debit card/credit card/net banking payment gateways.
  • Under any circumstances, application fee once paid will not be refunded.

Check the given table for category-wise application fee:

Category Single ProgrammeTwo Programmes
Open-EWSRs. 3000/-Rs. 4500/-
SC/ST/PwDRs. 1500/-Rs. 2250/-
Check Here – How to Fill NIFT Application Form

How to Apply for NIFT 2025 

Applicants will have to follow these steps to apply for NIFT 2025:

  • Step-1: Go through the NIFT website (link will be given above).
  • Step-2: Press on “click here to apply” link from homepage. 
  • Step-3: Provide asked details like personal, contact, and qualification details.
  • Step-4: Upload a scanned photograph and signature in prescribed JPEG/JPG format.
  • Step-5: Cross-check all details and submit the application form.
  • Step-6: Now, proceed to payment of online application fee as prescribed.
  • Step-7: Candidates must ensure to keep a hard copy of filled application form for further usage.

NIFT 2025 Application Correction

Those candidates who have applied for NIFT 2025 will be given the opportunity to make corrections in details of filled application form, in case of any discrepancies. Candidates are advised to fill their application form correctly and carefully as corrections will be possible in specific details only.

If candidates found any mistake in application form, then they will have to edit it within stipulated dates and time. The application correction window will be made available to candidates till  second week of January 2025.

NIFT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying, following NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2025 must be fulfilled by candidates:

For B.Des Programme:

  • Age Criteria: The upper age limit of candidates must be 24 years as on 1st August 2025. For reserved category candidates, upper age limit will be relaxed upto 5 years.
  • Qualification: Candidats must have passed 12th level examination or equivalent from any recognised board. Or 
  • Candidate who passed 12th level from National Open Schools with a minimum of 5 subjects.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in their qualifying examination will also be eligible to apply.

For B.F.Tech Programme:

  • Age criteria: The age of candidates must not be more than 24 years. A minimum of 5 years relaxation will be given to candidates belonging to reserved category.
  • Qualification: One must have completed their intermediate or equivalent examination from a recognised board.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the qualifying level examination.

For M.Des/ MFM/ M.F.Tech Courses 

  • Age criteria: There is no age limit specified for candidates.
  • Qualification: One must be a holder of bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised board.
  • Appearing: Those candidates who will be appearing in final examination of qualifying degree will be eligible to apply.

NIFT 2025 Exam Pattern

Check the below section for NIFT Exam Pattern 2025:

  • Mode of Exam: Exam will be held through online mode.
  • Duration: Candidates will be given 2 hours for B.Des and M.Des paper and 3 hours for B.F.Tech/M.F.Tech/MFM. 
  • QuestionsType: The paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Total Questions: There will be 100 questions in B.Des, 120 questions in M.Des and 150 questions in B.F.Tech/M.F.Tech/MFM.
  • Medium: The exam will be in Hindi and English language.
  • Sections: There will be 5 sections in question paper.
  • Negative Marking: There will be 25% of the full marks negative marking for each wrong answer. 

Here we have mentioned complete details related to NIFT Exam Pattern 2025:

For B.Des/M.Des Programmes:

Communication Ability 4030
English Comprehension30
Quantitative Ability2020
Analytical and Logical Ability1525
General Knowledge And Current Affairs2515
Total 100120

For B.F.Tech Programmes:

GAT Section-AGAT Section-B
Communication Ability & English Comprehension40
Quantitative Ability2015
Analytical and Logical Ability1515
General Knowledge And Current Affairs25
Case study20
Total 10050

For M.F.Tech/MFM Programmes:

Communication Ability & English Comprehension4550
Case Study2540
Quantitative Ability3010
Analytical and Logical Ability2525
General Knowledge And Current Affairs2525
Total 150150

NIFT 2025 Syllabus

The NIFT Syllabus 2025 will consist of various topics candidates will need to prepare, such as:

GAT Syllabus:

  • Quantitative ability: This section is designed to test quantitative ability of candidates. It consists of questions on Addition, Division, Multiplication, Fractions, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion and Distance.
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension: In this sections, questions will be based on synonyms, antonyms, singular & plural words with corresponding meanings, idioms and phrases, one word substitutes, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc. 
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This test was designed to evaluate a candidate’s capacity of inference and logic to give information and ability to identify given problems and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of problem.
  • General knowledge and Current Affairs: This section is introduced to test general knowledge of candidates and current affairs.

NIFT 2025 Preparation Tips

Given below are the NIFT Preparation Tips 2025:

  • Go through complete syllabus and Exam pattern.
  • Follow the best book and study material from the internet to prepare. 
  • Prepare proper notes while studying. 
  • Construct an actionable study plan and stick to it. 
  • Start preparing early to avoid last minute rush. 
  • Take as many mock tests as possible to prepare. 

NIFT Books 

Here, we have recommended some best books to prepare for NIFT 2025:

Books Authors 
NIFT Entrance Exam Self-Study GuideArihant 
NIFT Exam GuideVerma/ D Mittal/ Dr. R. P. Datason
NIFT mock test series NIFT Alumni
Master Guide-NIFTR. Gupta
NIFT: Previous Year’s Papers (Solved)Ramesh Publishing House

NIFT 2025 Exam Centre

Here, tentative list of cities for NIFT Exam Centre 2025 are mentioned below:

MumbaiNew delhi
Hyderabad Nagpur
Udaipur Raipur
Ahmedabad Chandigarh
Bengaluru Chennai

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: Candidates will be able to apply for NIFT 2025 in first week of December 2024.

Answer: NIFT exam is conducted one time each year.

Answer: The selection of NRI/Foreign National candidates for admission in NIFT 2025 will be based on their SAT/GMAT/GRE scores.

Answer: The maximum age of candidates must be 24 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD candidates) as on 1st August 2025 for UG admission. There is no age limit for PG admission

Answer: The NIFT 2025 Entrance Examination will be conducted through online (Computer Based Test) mode.

Answer: Yes, candidates having Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any recognized Institute/ University will be able apply for the M.Des. Programme.

Answer: No, candidates can only apply through online mode from the admission  portal.

Answer: Application fees will be paid only through online payment gateways.

Answer: The application fees once paid will not be refunded in any circumstances.

Answer: The last date to apply for NIFT 2025 will be till first week of January 2025.

NIFT 2025 Admit Card

The NIFT Admit Card 2025 will be issued by authority to all those candidates who have submitted their application  form  and fee successfully. The candidates will be able to download their admit card via online mode by login into the website. 

The admit card will be provided to those candidates on the admission portal through online mode in third week of January 2025. Admit card is an important document which will be mandatory for candidates to carry on the day of exam to be allowed to appear for NIFT 2025 exam. 

NIFT 2025 Answer Key

NIFT Answer Key 2025 will be released by authority  through online mode in third week of February 2025. Candidates will be able to check the question paper with answer key using their registered ID and password. 

In case of any objections, candidates will have to submit it online within the stipulated date and time. The window to receive objections from candidates will be opened a week or five days after the completion of written test.

NIFT 2025 Result

After the completion of entrance examination, authority will release the result of NIFT 2025 through online mode . NIFT Result 2025 will be announced by authority in month of March 2025. The result will be declared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in NIFT 2025 entrance exam.

To check their NIFT 2025 results, candidates will have to login to website by using their login credentials such as application number and password. No result will be sent individually to candidates through post or any other offline mode.

NIFT 2025 Merit List

NIFT Merit List 2025 will be declared by authority after the declaration of Result. Candidates will be able to check the merit list through online mode from website. The Merit list will be prepared by giving weightage of CAT, GAT and Situational Test (GD/PT).  

The authority will release a merit List on the basis of marks scored and rank obtained by candidates in NIFT 2025. These shortlisted candidates will be called to participate in counselling round. The authority will release merit list in month of March 2025.

NIFT 2025 Cut Off

NIFT Cut Off 2025 will consist of minimum qualifying marks that a candidate will need to secure in order to get admission in various NIFT courses. The cut-off  will be displayed to candidates through online mode after the announcement of result. 

Candidates will be shortlisted for admission in various NIFT campuses on the basis of cut off marks secured by them. NIFT 2025 Cut Off will be prepared based on various factors such as candidate’s performance in exam, number of candidates appearing, difficulty level of exam, number of seats available, reservation criteria,  last year Cut Off trends etc. 

NIFT 2025 Reservation Criteria

The NIFT Reservation Criteria 2025 will be as follows:

Category Reservation Criteria
Non-Creamy Layer OBC27%
General Category EWS10%
PwD 5%

NIFT 2025 Counselling

NIFT Counselling 2025 will be done through an online seat allotment process after the declaration of result. The authority will invite candidates for participation in counselling process in the month of May/June 2025. Based on the merit rank, candidates will be shortlisted for counselling. 

The counselling will be organised in various rounds which includes situation tests or interview rounds. Seat allotment will be released based on candidate’s performance in written test, situation test and interview rounds. The selected candidates will need to confirm their seats by depositing the prescribed fee and documents verification while reporting at allotted institute.

Following are list of documents required for counselling process:

  • 10th and 12th marksheet and pass certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Aadhar card
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Provisional call letter
  • Category certificate
  • Passport size photographs 

NIFT 2025 Participating Institutes

Here, we have listed the NIFT Participating Institutes 2025:

  • NIFT, Delhi
  • NIFT, Banglore
  • NIFT, Bhopal
  • NIFT, Bhubansewar
  • NIFT, Chennai
  • NIFT, Daman
  • NIFT, Gandhinagar
  • NIFT, Hyderabad
  • NIFT, Jodhpur
  • NIFT, Kangra
  • NIFT, Kannur
  • NIFT, Kolkata
  • NIFT, Mumbai
  • NIFT, Patna
  • NIFT, Panchkula
  • NIFT, Raebareli
  • NIFT, Shillong
  • NIFT, Sri Nagar

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