NIFT 2018 Application form, Eligibility, Dates, Pattern


NIFT 2018 Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Pattern

NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai) conduct a national level examination to offer admissions to eligible applicants in various UG & PG professional courses in the field of fashion technology & design field. To get final admissions applicants will have to go through written test, situation test, group discussions & at last personal interview. The interested applicants can get all the important details about NIFT 2018 from this article.

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Courses offered through NIFT 2018

  • UG programs- B.Des/ B.F.Tech
  • PG programs- M.F.M/ M.F.Tech/ M.Des

NIFT Notification 2018

NIFT Online application process for the session 2018, has started from 20th October 2017 (tentatively). Click Here to apply for NIFT. 

NIFT 2018 Important Dates- Announced 

Commencement of Online Application 20th October 2017
Closing of Application Form Submission 29th December 2017
Last date of online registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000/- 2nd January 2018
Application Correction 30th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018
Downloading of NIFT 2018 Admit Card 9th January 2018
NIFT Examination Date 21st January 2018
Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview April-May 2018
Final Result Declaration May/June 2018
Counselling June 2018

Timings for Written Test (21st January 2018)

 Programmes Test Test Timings
 Bachelor of Design  CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
 GAT 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm
 Master of Design  CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
 GAT 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm
 Bachelor of Fashion Technology  GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
 Master of Fashion Technology  GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
 Master of Fashion Management  GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm


NIFT 2018 Application Form

  • The application forms will be available online at the official website of NIFT.
  • NIFT Application Form 2018 will be provided from the 1st week of November 2017
  • The applications will only be submitted through online mode. Any other mode of application will not be entertained.
  • The application fee of Rs. 1500/- (for General/OBC) & Rs. 750/- (For SC/ST/PHP) has to be paid to complete the registration process.
  • Candidates have to remit Rs-5000/-(which is a late fee) if they are filling the form after last date.
  • The application fee can be paid either through online payment gateways or through Demand Draft of any bank.
  • Take a print out of the successfully filled NIFT 2018 Application Form and keep it safely for future record.

Eligibility Criteria

For UG Programs

  • The applicants should have qualified higher secondary or equivalent examination from any recognized board.
  • The applicants who have passed 3-4 years Diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education can also apply for NIFT 2018.
  • The minimum age limit to apply for NIFT 2018 is 23 years as on 1st October 2018 for General category.
  • Age relaxation of 5 years will be given to SC/ST/PHP applicants.
  • Appearing applicants are also eligible to apply for NIFT 2018

For PG Programs

  • There is not age limitation to apply for master’s degree.
  • For M.Des & M.F.M programs, the applicants should have qualified a UG degree from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • For the M.Tech program, the applicants should have passed B.F.Tech from NIFT or B.E/B.Tech from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • The applicants appearing in qualifying exam can also apply for NIFT 2018.

Reservation of Seats

ST category 7.5%
SC category 15%
OBC category 27%
PH category 3%
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI 15% (supernumerary)
State domicile 20% (supernumerary)

Application Fee

  • For General/OBC: Rs-1500/-
  • For ST/SC: Rs-750/-
  • Mode of payment would be DR/CR card/Demand Draft.
  • Applicants who are remitting fee through DD were required to send a duly NIFT application form 2018 along with DD which is drawn in the favour of ‘NIFT HO’ payable in New Delhi to the below mentioned address.

Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

NIFT Campuses

Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chennai
Gandhinagar Hyderabad Jodhpur Kangra
Kannur Kolkata Mumbai New Delhi
Patna Raebareli Shillong Srinagar

Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted through offline mode.
  • The examination will have 2 parts- GAT (General Ability Test) & CAT (Creative Ability Test).
  • There will be no penalty for wrong answers.
  • The question paper will be available only in English.
  • The duration of examination will be 2 hours.

Exam Pattern for B.Des & M.Des Courses:

GAT for B.Des courses exam structure is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 25
English Comprehension 25
Analytical Ability 15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
Total 100

GAT for M.Des courses exam structure is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 30
English Comprehension 30
Analytical Ability 25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
Total 120

Exam Pattern for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Courses:

GAT for B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech courses exam structure is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 (10 questions for MFM)
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 (50 questions for MFM)
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25
Case Study 25 (40 questions for MFM)
Total 150

Test Structure including weightage is mentioned below:

Bachelor programs Test Weightage
  • CAT
  • GAT
  • Situation Test
  • 50%
  • 30%
  • 20%
B.F.Tech GAT 100%
Master programs Test Weightage
  • CAT
  • GAT
  • GD/PI
  • 40%
  • 30%
  • 30%
  • GAT
  • GD/PI
  • 70%
  • 30%
  • GAT
  • GD/PI
  • 70%
  • 30%

NIFT 2018 Admit Card

  • NIFT 2018 Admit card will be issued only to the eligible candidates which have to be downloaded from the last week of January 2018.
  • It is to be noted that no Admit card will be sent to the candidate via post.
  • It is mandatory for the applicants to bring their Valid NIFT 2018 Admit card on the test center on the examination day.
  • Download Admit Card for NIFT Entrance Exam 2018- Click Here

Contents of the Admit card

  • Name of the candidate
  • Candidate toll no.
  • Gender
  • Date & timings of the exam
  • Examination centre
  • Photograph & signature
  • Instructions to be followed during the examination.

NIFT Answer Key 2018- Check Here

NIFT 2018 Syllabus

For General Ability Test (GAT): The syllabus for B.Des & M.Des  will comprise from these various topics such as Quantitative Ability, English Comprehension, General Knowledge, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability & Current Affairs & for B.F.Tech, MFM, M.F.Tech will comprise of Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs & Case Study.

For Creative Ability Test (CAT): For B.Des & M.Des tests the creative & innovative 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 GD round would comprise of a discussion on a case study.

NIFT 2018 Result

  • NIFT 2018 result will be disclosed in the end of May/June 2018 via online mode through the official site of NIFT.
  • The result of B.F.Tech will be developed on the basis of GAT only.
  • Des result will compose on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result will be developed on the basis of GAT, CAT, GD/PI.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech will get announce on the basis of GAT and GD/PI.

NIFT 2018 Counselling

  • The counselling procedure will be released on the official portal of NIFT in the month of April/May 2018.
  • It is mandatory for the qualified candidates to participate in NIFT 2018 counselling to get admission.

NIFT Admission Procedure

The successful applicants of written examination will be shortlisted for Situation test/ Group Discussion/ Personal interview. The notification related to counselling & admission will be published at the official website of university. The applicants are advised to bring all the required documents along with their photocopies for counselling process.  After the allotment of seat the applicants have to report to the allotment NIFT campus within the specified date & time to complete the admission process.

NIFT 2018: Important Points

  • NIFT 2018 Application form will be released from the 1st week of November 2017 till 2nd week of January 2018.
  • Seats will be reserved for SC/ST/PBC/PHP/ Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI/State domicile- 20% (supernumerary)
  • Remit the application fee via DR/CR Card/Demand Draft.
  • Admit Card will be issued to the candidates prior few days of the examination tentatively in the 3rd week of January 2018.
  • The NIFT 2018 Examination is scheduled to be held in the 2nd week of February 2018.
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for the counselling process and it is mandatory for the qualifiers to attend the counselling session.