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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts NIFT entrance exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in design programmes offered by it. Considered to be a pioneer in fashion education, NIFT has its headquarters in New Delhi. Apart from this city, NIFT has domestic centres at Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Shillong and Raebareli. This exam is organized once in a year. The university will organize CAT (Creative Ability Test) and GAT (General Ability Test) to offer admission. Here we are providing details for NIFT 2019 including application form, important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.


Minimum Criteria

Eligibility for B.Des:

  • The maximum age limit will be 23 years as on 1st October 2019.
  • Five years relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to SC/ST and PwD candidates.
  • 10+2, GCE examination, 3 or 4 years diploma holder candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for PG Courses:

  • There will be no age limit for PG courses.
Courses Qualification Criteria
M.Des/MFM UG degree in any discipline or UG diploma of minimum 3 year duration from NIFT/NID.
M.F.Tech B.F.Tech from NIFT or BE/B.Tech from any recognized institution.

Eligibility

Eligibility for B.Des:

  • The maximum age limit will be 23 years as on 1st October 2019.
  • Five years relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to SC/ST and PwD candidates.
  • 10+2, GCE examination, 3 or 4 years diploma holder candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for PG Courses:

  • There will be no age limit for PG courses.
Courses Qualification Criteria
M.Des/MFM UG degree in any discipline or UG diploma of minimum 3 year duration from NIFT/NID.
M.F.Tech B.F.Tech from NIFT or BE/B.Tech from any recognized institution.

Application Process

Students will be able to fill the application form through online mode.

·         No application will be issued through offline mode.

·         NIFT 2019 application form will be provided from the third week of October 2018.

·         Any correction in the submitted application form can be done during the correction window.

·         Last date to fill & submit the application will be last week of December 2018.

·         Candidates should take a printout copy of the filled application for future use. 

·         Candidates paying application fee through DD will have to send the completed application form along with DD to the address given below:

Exam Pattern

Below we are providing the exam pattern of NIFT entrance exam 2019:

·         Exam Mode: The examination will be conducted via pen and paper based mode.

·         Papers: There will be two papers conducted, i.e. CAT and GAT (as applicable).

·         Medium: The question paper will be asked in English language.

·         Duration: The exam duration will be 120 minutes (2 hours) for B.Des & M.Des. 

·         Negative Marking: There will be no provision of negative marking.

Syllabus

The syllabus of NIFT entrance exam has been divided into two sections, i.e. CAT and GAT.

·         GAT syllabus for B.DES/M.DES courses will contain topics like Quantitative Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, Communication Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs.

·         CAT test will judge the ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate.

·         It also tests the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

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