National Institute of Fashion Technology or NIFT is the pioneer institute in fashion education of India having 16 campuses spread across the country. NIFT is a statutory body that provides undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in different branches of fashion and selects students annually on the basis of NIFT Entrance Exam.
NIFT 2019 Entrance Exam is expected to be scheduled in January 2019 while the Application procedure for the same is expected to begin around October 2018. The official notification for NIFT 2019 is not announced as yet; however, on the basis of trends of earlier years, we have mentioned a tentative timeline of events for the convenience of candidates.
|Organizing Body||National Institute of Fashion Technology|
|Exam Type||National Entrance Test for both Under Graduate & Post Graduate Degree Programs in Fashion|
|Programs provided||4 Years Bachelor in Design/Bachelor in Fashion Technology; 2 Years Master in Design/Fashion Management and Master in Fashion Technology|
|Tentative Exam Date||January 2019|
|Eligibility Criteria||UG: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board PG: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized University|
|Method of Application||Online|
|Exam Method||Offline, Paper-Based|
|Exam Period||3 hours|
|Helpdesk||Phone: (011) 47673032 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm (Monday to Friday) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Here follows a tentative calendar for NIFT 2019 based on past trends. Candidates should keep a tab on the official website for the announcement of the official notification.
|Online Application Window Opens from||October 2018 - December 2018|
|Last date for Online Application with late fee (INR 5000)||January 2019|
|Deadline to receive Demand Draft along with print of filled Application Form in case of offline payment by NIFT||January 2019|
|Online Application Form Modification Window||December 2018 – January 2019|
|Availability of Hall Ticket for download from official website||January 2019|
|NIFT 2019 Scheduled Exam Date||January 2019|
|Result of Written Entrance Examination||March 2019|
|Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview||April/May 2019|
|Declaration of Final Result (Online)||May/June 2019|
|Commencement of Counseling||June 2019 onwards|
Please note that Hall Tickets, Results and Counseling Schedule has to be reached/downloaded by participants from NIFT website only.
The eligibility conditions for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate level programs are tabulated below:
|Bachelor of Design – B. Des. (Fashion Design/ Knitwear Design/ Textile Design/Leather Design/Accessory Design/Fashion Communication)|
|Academic Qualification||Successfully finished or appearing for 10+2 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board, OR, Finished/Appearing for 3 or 4-years diploma final examination recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.|
|Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Technology)– B. F. Tech|
|Academic Qualification||Successfully finished or appearing for 10+2 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board, having studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the subject combination, OR, Finished/Appearing for 3 or 4-years diploma in any discipline of engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.|
|Master of Design - M. Des. And Master of Fashion Management – MFM|
|Academic Qualification||Bachelor’s Degree in any branch from a recognized Institute/University, OR, Undergraduate Diploma of at least 3-years period in any branch from NIFT/NID|
|Master of Fashion Technology – M. F. Tech|
|Academic Qualification||B. F. Tech. from NIFT, OR, B. E/B. Tech. from a recognized Institute/University.|
The NIFT has a certain percentage of total seats reserved for the SC/ST, OBC-NCL, and Person with Disability (PWD). Also, supernumerary seats are reserved for aspirants applying under Foreign National/SAARC/NRI, and State Domicile categories. The seat reservation scheme for the reserved categories is tabulated here:
|Schedule Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Person with Disability (PWD)||5% Horizontal reservation across all categories for Person with Disability (with 40% or more disability)|
|Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI||15% (Supernumerary)|
|State Domicile||20% (supernumerary)|
The Online Application window for NIFT 2019 is expected to open from October 2018 until December 2019. Participants need to visit the official website, i.e. www.nift.ac.in and follow the steps listed below to clear the Application procedure:
Step I: Register on the official website before proceeding to fill the application form. Upon successful registration, participant’s login credentials will be sent through email to the registered email address. Participants should save this email for future reference.
Step II: Log in using the credentials to reach and fill the Application Form.
Fill in all the compulsory fields with accurate details.
Step III: Participants obligatory to upload scanned copies of the following documents to the Online Application Form:
Step IV: After uploading the need documents, the Application Fee can be paid online through Credit/Debit Card or offline through demand draft. In case of Online fee payment, participants do not have to send the print-out of the application form to NIFT.
In case of offline fee payment, participants obligatory to draw a Demand Draft of the requisite amount in favor of ‘NIFT HO’ payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft obligatory to be entered online to clear the application procedure within the submission deadline.
Participants must send the Demand Draft along with a printout of the filled-in Application Form duly clear in all respect (through Speed Post/Registered Post/Courier Service) to
The Project Manager–CMS,
All India Management Association, Management House,
14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003, India.
The demand draft should access the address within the specified date.
Category-wise indicative Application Fees for NIFT 2019 are as under:
|General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||SC/ST/PWD||Foreign Nationals (only online payment accepted)|
|INR 1500||INR 750||USD 100|
On the basis of information furnished by participants in NIFT Application Form, Hall Tickets provisionally applicable aspirants will be available to download from the official website in January 2019. Participants are advised to check NIFT website regularly for updates.
NIFT 2019 Hall Ticket is a compulsory document without which participants will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Aspirants can follow the steps mentioned below to download the hall ticket:
Step I: Visit the official website of NIFT, www.nift.ac.in
Step II: Click on the tab ‘NIFT 2019 Hall Ticket’
Step III: Enter need information as demanded by the page
Step IV: Download and take print out of NIFT 2019 Hall Ticket.
NIFT 2019 will be an offline paper-based test for all Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programs tentatively scheduled in January 2019, to be organized in 32 Indian cities.
Participants can select only one preferred examination city during the application procedure. Based on this choice, all applicable aspirants will have to appear for the written test at the Examination City selected by them.
Please note that no request for any changes in examination center will be entertained by NIFT and it reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres listed below.
|List Of Examination Centers|
NIFT 2019 entrance exam attempts to test the knowledge, aptitude, and skills of the aspirants for the chosen program. As such, the entrance test is split into three stages, viz. Written test, Situation test, and Group Discussion/Individual Interview. The written test is further split into Creative Ability Test (CAT), and General Ability Test (GAT):
CAT (Creative Ability Test) aims to evaluate the aspirants’ observing power in the development of a concept, as well as their intuitive, and design ability. Aspirants’ illustrative skills and creativity in use of color are important aspects CAT.
GAT (General Ability Test) gauges the aspirants’ general aptitude and quantitative, communicative and analytic skills apart from knowledge in general & present happenings.
|Structure of Creative Ability Test|
|B. Des. M. Des.||Medium: English Period: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100|
|Structure of General Ability Test|
|B. Des & M. Des||Medium: English Period: 120 minutes Maximum Marks: 100|
The final stage of NIFT 2019 will be the Individual Interview round wherein aspirants will be evaluated by an Interview Panel on the basis of the aspirants’ academic and co-curricular achievements, creative and lateral thinking ability, communication skills, and finally career orientation and aptness for the selected program.
The Scope of the various sections of the General Ability Test (GAT) are listed below; the level of difficulty of questions posed may vary from course to course.
Some questions from the engineering as well would be posed for M. Tech program. F.
Aspirants may consider referring to the books listed below in preparation for NIFT 2019.
|Name of the Book||Publisher/Author|
|Famous Master Guide NIFT and IIFT||R. Gupta|
|NIFT/NID Exam Guide||Dr. R. P. Datason|
|NIFT Entrance Examination Guide||D. Mittal|
|Entrance Examinations for NIFT/NID/IIFT||Arihant Publications|
|NIFT Earlier years papers (solved)||Ramesh publishing house|
NIFT 2019 Result is expected to be released by March 2019. Aspirants can reach their results from their personal login on the official website. The steps involved in the procedure are:
Step I: Visit the official website of NIFT, i.e. www.nift.ac.in.
Step II: Click on the tab ‘Result 2019’.
Step III: Enter details as demanded on-screen.
Step IV: the result would be displayed on the screen.
Step V: Download the result and obtain a printout.
The final results will be the cumulative score secured by aspirants in the NIFT Written Test, Situation Test, and GD/PI. The weight assigned to each test in the final merit list of NIFT 2019 is tabulated below:
|B. F. Tech||GAT||100%|
|M. F. Tech||GAT||70%|
In case of equal scores of two aspirants, the older aspirant (as per DOB) will be given preference.
NIFT Counseling 2019 is expected to commence from June 2019. Aspirants need to register via the official website in order to participate in the counseling procedure. The aspirants obligatory to enter their choice of campus for the counseling session. A System generated letter will be allotted to shortlisted aspirants with all details regarding counseling schedule and documents need for verification.
Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counseling, however each subsequent round of counseling would be charged at the rate of INR 5000. Further details of counseling like the method, dates, and process will be available on the website in due course.
Documents need in originals along with photocopies for NIFT 2019 Counseling procedure: