NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria, Qualification & Age Limit – Know Here

NIFT 2021 eligibility criteriaNIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria is necessary to fulfill in order to be eligible to sit in the exam. The eligibility criteria will be fixed by the authority of NIFT. The exam will be conducted once in a year which is a national level entrance test. It will be organized to offer admission in the Fashion and Technology field. Through this entrance exam, candidates will get admission into the UG and PG courses of NIFT and its affiliated campuses. In this article, we have provided the complete details related to NIFT 2021 eligibility criteria.

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NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check below the general eligibility criteria and UG/ PG courses-wise eligibility for NIFT 2021:

General Eligibility:

Check general eligibility required to appear in the exam.

Age Criteria:

  • For general category candidates, the maximum age limit is 24 years as on 1st August 2021. 
  • For ST/SC/PHP candidates, the relaxation in age limit is 5 years.
  • No age limit for PG courses.

Educational Qualification:

For the candidates those are appearing in the 12th/ final year of diploma/ final year of college will be provided admission as per the below conditions:

  • Candidates below the age of 18 yrs can submit an affidavit of Rs.10 non-judicial stamp paper signed by parents and guardians.
  • If the candidate’s result has not been declared, he/she can submit a provisional certificate of the exam from the institution’s head.
  • Candidates have to submit their qualifying degree to the director of the campus before the last date.

Course-wise Eligibility:

Here candidates can check the separate eligibility criteria for UG & PG courses.

For UG Programs:

  • BF.Tech (4 years) – Apparel Production
    • Candidate must have passed his 10+2 level degree from a recognized board or university.
    • Candidate must have qualified with the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • B.Des (4 years) – Fashion Communication, Accessory Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Leather Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design:
    • Candidates must have passed his 10+2 level degree from a recognized board or university.

For PG Programs:

  • MF.Tech (2 years):
    • Candidates must have done their bachelor’s degree in B.F.Tech from NIFT or B.Tech/B.E from a recognized institute or university.
  • MFM (2 years):
    • Candidates must have done their bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university or have done UG Diploma of minimum 3 years from NID or NIFT.
  • M.Des. (2 years):
    • Candidates must have done their bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute or university or have done UG Diploma in UG design of minimum 3 years from NIFT or NID.

Click here to check official Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2021 Seat Reservation

The seats are reserved by the admission authority according to the seat reservation criteria for ST/ SC/ OBC-NCL/ PHP/ NRIs categories. The reservation for different categories is mentioned below:

CategoriesReservation of seats
PHP3% for PHP (with 40% or more disability)
NRI/ Foreign Nationals/ SAARC15%
State domicile20%
Jammu & Kashmir state domiciled35% within 30 seats

NIFT 2021 Application Form

NIFT 2021 application form can be filled by the candidates through online mode. The registration process of NIFT has been started from 14th December 2020. The last date to fill and submit the application form is till 21st January 2021.

Candidates are able to make the application fee payment by online or offline mode. The application fee can be paid by the candidates through debit/credit card or net banking. For offline mode, candidates must have to pay the application fee through DD drawn in favour of ‘NIFT HO’ payable at New Delhi.

If the candidates want to correct the filled details in the application form, it will be done from 25th to 28th January 2021. Candidates are able to correct their personal and educational qualification details within the prescribed time period.

If you have any query related to NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

Displaying 15 Comments
  1. Shwetha says:

    I have completed my BTech
    I’m I eligible for pg course in fashion designer

  2. Goldi says:

    My age is 17 can I be able to fill NIFT exam form for 2021

  3. keerthana says:

    My age is 17 now..can i able to apply the nift..To submit the Non Judicial paper is mandatory…?

  4. Sneha Gupta says:

    Right now I’m pursuing pg in fashion design from a design college. Can I pursue 2nd year in nift?

  5. Beena says:

    Can be applied after 10th

  6. Madhumitha says:

    I had completed my 10th standard 1 year ago… Now can i apply for nift Or else I need a qualification of secondary board… Plzz reply me..

  7. sheetal.mnahas says:

    i want to do fashion designing course from cu pls the eligibility i am 39. i hav no right to do fashion desihninh course pls reply must

  8. Ankita says:

    Can a biology student can apply for course?

  9. Radhika says:

    My age is 37 …my ambition is to become a fashion it possible now to join in nift for fashion designing

  10. Dr Vidushi singh says:

    I am a doctor..hav done MBBS from gov college..will I be eligible for M.des course..??

  11. Kashyap says:

    Age critera for obc category

  12. Rafeeq says:

    Kindly share the fee structure for U/G for BF-Tech, In general and OBC category

  13. madhumita chatterjee says:

    my daughter is dyslexia child she has a certificate from nair hospital Mumbai.but you all want the certificate of % from where should I get the format. and give to the hospital to get the % certificate

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