NIFT : Everything You Need For This Amazing Career

NIFT is commonly known as the National Institute of Fashion Technology. It was established in 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is an autonomous fashion design and technology institute. NIFT was declared a statutory institute in 2006 and empowered the authority to grant degrees by the Act of the Indian Parliament.

 

NIFT entrance exam is conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), to shortlist aspirants for taking admission in the design program NIFT’s headquarter is in New Delhi and there are 17 NIFT campuses spread across India, namely:

NIFT Campus 

 

S.No Campus Seat
1 NIFT Delhi 413
2 NIFT Chennai 371
3 NIFT Kolkata 336
4 NIFT Gandhinagar 287
5 NIFT Hyderabad 294
6 NIFT Mumbai 334
7 NIFT Bangalore 371
8 NIFT Bhopal 133
9 NIFT Bhubaneswar 266
10 NIFT Jodhpur 266
11 NIFT Kangra 221
12 NIFT Kannur 311
13 NIFT Patna 265
14 NIFT Raebareli 210
15 NIFT Shillong 133
16 NIFT Srinagar 84
17 NIFT Panchkula
Total 4297

 

Exam Highlights

 

Highlights Details
Exam Name National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam
Exam conducting body National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) for BDes: 3 hours
General Aptitude Test (GAT) for BDes & MDes  : 2 hours
General Aptitude Test (GAT) for BFTech, MFM, MFTech : 3 hours
Exam Medium English
Exam Purpose Admission to 17 NIFTs
Number of College accepting NIFT score 17
Courses Offered BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFTech, MFM
Official Website https://www.nift.ac.in/

 

NIFT Course

 

It offers different courses for an undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programme in design, management, and technology.

Undergraduate courses Postgraduate Courses
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design (BDes-FD) Master of Design – MDes
Bachelor of Design in Accessory Design (BDes-AD) Master of Fashion Management -MFM
Bachelor of Design in Knitwear Design (BDes-KD) Master of Fashion Technology- MFTech
Bachelor of Design in Leather Design (BDes-LD)
Bachelor of Design in Textile Design (BDes-TD)
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication (BDes-FC)

 

NIFT Exam: Proposed Month

 

Events Tentative Month
Notification October
Admit Card January
Exam January
Result March
Counselling June

 

NIFT

 

 

Eligibility Criteria 

 

Course Educational Qualification Age Limit
Bachelor of Design- B.Des (Fashion Design/Knitwear Design/Textile Design/Leather Design/ Accessory Design/ Fashion Communication) Candidates who have passed/appeared Class 12th or equivalent from any of the recognized board or its equivalent Not more than 23 years for General Candidate (Reserved candidate – up to 5 years of relaxation.
Candidates who have passed class 12th or equivalent conducted by National Open School with a minimum of 5 subjects
Candidates who have passed 3 or 4 years of Diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education
Candidates who have taken the General Certificate Education Examination in London/Sri Lanka at an Advanced (A) Level/International Baccalaureate (IB)
Candidates who have taken the exam in Foreign countries and should be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to the 10+2 system
Bachelor of Fashion Technology-B.F.Tech (Apparel Technology) Candidates who have passed/appeared Class 12th or equivalent from any of the recognized board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Not more than 23 years for General Candidate (Reserved candidate – up to 5 years of relaxation
Candidates who have passed class 12th or equivalent conducted by National Open School with a minimum of 5 subjects with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Candidates who have passed 3 or 4 years of Diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education
Candidates who have taken the General Certificate Education Examination in London/Sri Lanka at an Advanced (A) Level with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics /International Baccalaureate (IB)
Candidates who have taken the exam in Foreign countries and that should be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Master of Design-M.Des & Master of Fashion Management-MFM Candidates who have passed undergraduate degree or equivalent by any of the recognized University There is no age limit for the same
Candidates having a Diploma in undergraduate design from NIFT/NID only
Candidates having three years of Diploma course from NIFT/NID
Master of Fashion Technology-M.F.Tech Candidates who have passed Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) from NIFT There is no age limit for the same
Candidates who have passed Bachelor of Engineering (B.E)/ Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) from any of the recognized University

Admission /Eligibility Criteria for Foreign National/The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)/Non- Resident India (NRI) 

 

Candidates belonging to Foreign Nationals, SAARC, and NRIs do not have to write the NIFT entrance exam for admission in design courses in NIFT colleges.

 

Following are the eligibility criteria for the Foreign Nationals, SAARC candidates and NRIs

 

Courses Eligibility criteria
Bachelor of Design-B.Des SAT Score
Bachelor of Fashion Technology- B.F.Tech SAT Score
Master of Design-M.Des GRE Score
Master of Fashion Technology-M.F.Tech GRE Score
Master of Fashion Management- MFM GMAT Score

 

NIFT Exam Pattern

 

The entrance exam conducted by NIFT is an offline exam and is conducted in 4 stages viz. General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT), Situation Test, and Group Discussion/Personal Interview.

 

General Ability Test (GAT) is a written test for 5 courses offered by NIFT. GAT is the first test for B.Des and M.Des course. Candidates who qualify for the GAT are eligible to write the Creative Ability Test (CAT). Candidates who qualify for both the written test are eligible to go for the Situation Test followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. This is the last level of the whole Selection process.

 

General Ability Test (GAT):

  • This is an offline exam.
  • The medium of the test is English
  • There is no negative mark for a wrong answer.
  • The duration of the test for B.Des & M.Des is 2 hours and the duration for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech & MFM is 3 hours
  • The total number of questions for B.Des is 100 and for M.Des is 120.
  • The total number of questions for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech and MFM is 150.
  • GAT & CAT exams are conducted for M.Des & B.Des while for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and MFM only GAT is conducted.

 

Section-wise Exam Details: B.Des course

Section-wise exam details Bachelor of Design: B.Des
Sections Number of questions
Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 25
English Comprehension 25
Analytical Ability 15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
Total 100

 

Section-wise Exam Details: M.Des course

Section-wise exam details Master of Design: M.Des
Sections Number of questions
Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 30
English Comprehension 30
Analytical Ability 25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
Total 120

 

Section-wise Exam Details: B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech and MFM course

Section-wise exam details B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech and MFM course
Sections Number of questions
Quantitative Ability 30 (For MFM -10 Questions)
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 (For MFM -50 Questions)
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25
Case Study 25 (For MFM -40 Questions)
Total 150

 

Creative Ability Test (CAT)

 

This is a paper and pencil-based examination. The duration of the test is 3 hours and there is no negative marking. The following parameter is evaluated in the exam:

  • Creativity
  • Creativity in Thought Development
  • Observation Power & Skill
  • Intuitive Ability
  • Design Ability
  • Illustration Skills
  • Innovative use of colors
  • Innovation in the development of a concept

 

Creative Ability Test Pattern
Category Details
Number of questions 3
Question Format Drawing Question
Test Duration 3 hours
Maximum Marks 100
Exam Mode Offline

 

Situation Test:

This is a hands-on test to gauge the candidate’s expertise in material handling and innovative ability in a given situation provided with some sets of materials. Additional or external materials are not allowed. The project will be evaluated on the composition of elements, construction skills, color scheme, space visualization, innovative and creative use of given materials, and the overall presentation. Following parameters are tested for the situation test:

  • Construction Skill
  • Space Visualization
  • Color Scheme
  • Creative and innovative use of the prescribed material
  • Finesse of the model and overall
  • Composition of elements

 

Group Discussion

This is a 15-20 minutes of discussion on the case study assigned. A panel of experts will assess the candidate on the below-mentioned parameters:

  • Leadership Qualities
  • Knowledge of the given topic
  • Capability to generate new ideas
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem-solving approach
  • Conceptual clarity

 

Personal Interview

An expert panelist will take the personal Interview of the candidate. Below listed parameters will be assessed in the personal round of interviews:

  • Creative and lateral thinking
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Felicity for the field
  • Career Orientation
  • General awareness and knowledge.

 

NIFT Exam Pattern For Artisan Category

It offers admission to the Artisan and the children of the artisan based on their performance in the test, interview, and eligibility criteria. The admission for the Artisan will be offline at Campuses selected by the candidate.

 

There will be a Studio test which is a creative test wherein the candidates are needed to create a 3D model using the material provided during the test.  The details are mentioned below:

 

Test Weightage
Studio Test 40
Interview 20
Eligibility and documentation

 

NIFT for Lateral Entry Admission (NLEA) provides an opportunity to the students who have completed their Diploma /Degree in the relevant fields to take direct admission at NIFT.

 

Courses offered by NLEA are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Design-B.Des
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology -B.F.Tech

 

Candidates willing to take direct admission at NIFT can go with the lateral entry admission. Here the candidate gets admission in the third semester of the UG course at NIFT. The details of the test are given below:

 

Course Test Weightage
B.Des & B.F.Tech General Ability Test (GAT) 40
Studio Test 40
Interview 20

 

Exam Pattern-Weightage

Programme Test Weightage
Bachelor of Design- B.Des CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology-B.F.Tech GAT 100%
Master of Design-M.Des CAT 40%
GAT 30%
GD/PI 30%
Master of Fashion Technology-M.F.Tech GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%
Master of Fashion Management-MFM GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%

 

Colleges Accepting NIFT

 

Institutes Seat including the reserved category NRI/OCI/Foreign National/SAARC State Domicile
NIFT Bengaluru 327 103
NIFT Kolkata 296 40
NIFT Delhi 364 49
NIFT Gandhinagar 253 34
NIFT Hyderabad 259 35
NIFT Kannur 241 21 49
NIFT Bhopal 103 9 21
NIFT Chennai 327 15
NIFT Raebareli 185 18
NIFT Mumbai 296 40
NIFT Shillong 103 9 21
NIFT Kangra 171 15 35
NIFT Bhubaneswar 206 18 42
NIFT Jodhpur 206 18 42
NIFT Patna 205 18 42
NIFT Srinagar 48 10 26

 

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