NIFT 2019 Application Form, Entrance Exam, Eligibility, Dates

NIFT 2019 Application Form, Entrance Exam, Eligibility, Dates, Pattern

NIFT 2019National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a leading institution in fashion technology which offers admission in bachelor’s and master’s courses in design and fashion technology. The entrance exam is conducted once in a year. Applicants will have to undergo the written test, situation test, GD & PI interview for the final admission procedure. Admission in the 16 campuses of NIFT  will be done through NIFT entrance examination.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Important Updates

  •  NIFT Online Application Process has been started from 22nd October 2018. Candidates can Click Here to apply online. 

Important Dates

The release of the Online Application form 22nd October 2018
Deadline of Application Form Submission 28th December 2018
Application correction window 29th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019
Closing date of online registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000/- 3rd January 2019
Availability of the Admit Card 10th January 2019
NIFT 2019 Exam Date 20th January 2019
Last date of registration for Foreign nationals/SAARC/NRIs 30th April 2019
Call Letter Release (PG course) 4th week of March 2019
Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview February/March 219
Final Result Declaration May/June 2019
Counseling June 2019

Eligibility Criteria

For UG programs

  • The applicants should have qualified Intermediate standard or equivalent examination from any recognized board.
  • Applicants who have cleared 3-4 years of diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education were eligible to apply for NIFT 2019.
  • The minimum age limit to apply for NIFT 2019 is 23 years as on 1st October 2018 (general category).
  • Age relaxation of 5 years will be allotted to SC/ST/PHP applicants.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply for NIFT 2019.

For PG programs

  • No age limitation to apply for master’s degree.
  • For M.Des & M.F.M programs, the applicants must have qualified a bachelor’s degree from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • For the M.Tech program, the candidate must have cleared B.F.Tech from NIFT or B.E/B.Tech. from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • Appearing applicants who are giving the qualifying exam can also apply for NIFT 2019.

Application Form

  • The online application form will be available from the 3rd week of October 2018.
  • Candidates, filling the application after the due date will have to submit the late fee of Rs. 5000/- in addition to the application form.
  • After entering the details completely, applicants must take the printout of filled application form for future reference.
  • Candidates must retain the proof of payment for further reference.

Application Fee

For General/OBC Candidates Rs. 2000/-
For ST/SC/PHP Rs. 1000/-
  • Mode of payment would be DR/CR card/ Demand Draft.
  • Demand draft must be drawn in tfavorour of “NIFT HO” which is payable in New Delhi. Applicants who are remitting the application fee through DD were required to send the duly completed application along with DD on the following address:

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

Reservation of seats

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

Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: For all courses, GAT will be conducted through offline mode (Paper Based Test).
  • Exam duration: The duration of GAT written test will be of 2 hours (for B.Des & M.Des) and 3 hours (for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech & MFM).
  • Number of Questions: 100 questions will be asked in GAT for B.Des and 120 questions will be asked for M.Des.
  • Language: The medium of the question paper will be in English only.
  • Papers: For B.Des and M.Des, two written exams will be conducted i.e. CAT & GAT whereas for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech only GAT will be conducted.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking will be there.

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

The test structure for B.Des courses is mentioned below

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

The test structure for M.Des courses is mentioned below:

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:

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


  • NIFT syllabus for General Ability Test (GAT) comprises of Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability, English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs for B.Des & M.Des courses.
  • The syllabus of GAT for B.F.Tech, MFM, M.F.Tech comprises of Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs & Case Study, Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension.
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT) for B.Des & M.Des tests involves the group discussion (GD) would comprise of a discussion on a case study. The innovative and creative ability of the candidates in designing while Situation test for B.Des candidates will evaluate candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability.

NIFT 2019 Admit Card

  • NIFT Admit card 2019 will be issued to the successfully registered candidates.
  • Admit card will get released in the last week of January 2019.
  • It is mandatory for all the applicants to bring their admit card on the exam date.

NIFT 2019 Result

  • The result of NIFT 2019 will be disclosed at the end of May/June 2019.
  • The result will be declared online through the official portal of NIFT.
  • On the basis of GAT score, the result of B.F.Tech will be prepared.
  • Des result will be prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result will be formulated on the basis of GAT, CAT, GD/PI.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech will be announced on the basis of GAT and GD/PI rounds.

NIFT Counselling 2019

  • The counselling timetable will be released on the official website of NIFT in the month of April/May 2019.
  • It is compulsory for the shortlisted/qualified candidates to participate in NIFT 2019 counselling to get admission.

NIFT Admission 2019

  • NIFT 2019 admission procedure will begin after the declaration of result and merit list.
  • At the time of admission, candidates have to bring their original as well as xerox of all the prescribed documents for verification purpose.

1 thought on “NIFT 2019 Application Form, Entrance Exam, Eligibility, Dates”

  1. Your information is bit wrong… actually eligibility criteria for nift b.des 2019, is 23 years upto 1st october 2018 instead of october 2019


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