NIFT 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam in third week of January 2020 in pen and paper based mode. NIFT entrance exam is a gateway for getting admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.). The qualified students will get admission in 16 campuses of NIFT across India. NIFT 2020 official notification is likely to be released in third week of October 2019. NIFT 2020 application form will be released in third week of October 2019 in online mode. Candidates can submit their forms till fourth week of December 2019. They can download NIFT 2020 admit card in online mode in second week of January. The authorities will release the result in February/March 2020. Around 2,370 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes will be allocated to the qualified candidates on merit basis. The entrance exam is conducted to test knowledge, skill and aptitude of candidate for the chosen programme. Every year, nearly 23,000 aspirants appear for the national level NIFT entrance exam. The campuses of NIFT are situated in New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Patna, Srinagar, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong and Kolkata. Aspirants, who wish to appear for NIFT 2020 entrance test, can check complete details about the exam including dates, application procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card, selection procedure, preparation tips, seat matrix, result in this article.
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NIFT Entrance Exam
Conducting body of NIFT entrance exam
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
2,370 seats (2010 B. Design and 360 B. F.Tech)
16 NIFT campuses
NIFT application fee
Rs.1500 for General/OBC and Rs.750 for SC/ST/PWD
Mode of the exam
Pen and Paper
Mode of NIFT 2020 application form
National Institute of Fashion Technology will release the important dates of NIFT 2020 in fourth week of October 2019. Aspirants who wish to appear for the entrance exam can check the table given below to know the schedule of all the crucial events including written test, application form, admit card, result, counselling, and many more.
Know your admission chances for B.Des & B.FTech in NIFT Campuses
Start date of NIFT 2020 online application
Fourth week of October 2019
Last date to fill NIFT application form 2020
Fourth week of December 2019
End date to fill the application form of NIFT 2020 with late fee
Fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020
Last date to make requisite changes in the application form
Release date of NIFT 2020 admit card
Second week of January 2020
NIFT entrance test 2020 (GAT and CAT)
Third week of January 2020
NIFT result 2020 for B.Ftech
First week of March 2020
NIFT 2020 result for B.Des
Fourth week of March 2020
Registration for NIFT 2020 situation test
Fourth week of March to first week April 2020
Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview
Declaration of final result (online)
Third week of May 2020
Registration for NIFT 2020 counselling process (round 1)
Fourth week of May to first week of June 2020
Beginning of NIFT Counselling 2020 first round
First week of June 2020
NIFT 2020 counselling process (round 2)
Third week of July 2020
Candidates who wish to apply for NIFT exam, they have to fulfill the prescribed age and educational qualification criteria for the programme they opt. Students must note that the eligibility criteria for B.Des and B.FTech vary, but the age criterion is same for both the programmes. They can check the prescribed eligibility criteria of NIFT admission 2020 below:
NIFT Eligibility criteria of B.Des
NIFT Eligibility criteria of B.FTech
Age Criteria - Candidate should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2019. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories get five years of relaxation.
Students should have passed 10+2 exam from any recognized Central/ State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
Candidates should have cleared their 12th exam from any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Students should have cleared Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
Students should hold 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education
Candidates should have obtained 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system
Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate
General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).
The application form of NIFT 2020 can be filled from second fourth week of October to fourth week of December 2019. Candidates can fill NIFT 2020 application form with late fee from fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020. The application fee for NIFT 2020 can be paid through online payment gateway or through bank demand draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.
The fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category- Rs. 2000 through payment gateway or demand draft
The fee for SC/ST/PHP Category- Rs.1000 through payment gateway or Demand Draft
Those who wish to apply for NIFT 2020 via demand draft are required to send the printout of the duly completed NIFT 2020 application form, along with the demand draft to the following address:
Project Manager - CMS
All India Management Association
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
How to fill NIFT Application Form 2020?
Students can follow the steps below to fill the application form of NIFT
New candidates should create login ID.
Candidates who have already logged in, they have to complete the process of filling online application form.
After submitting it, they have to check the status of their NIFT 2020 application.
After filling the application form, they can download their admit card also.
Applicants should not forget to keep a printout/photocopy of NIFT application form 2020 for future reference, along with the proof of payment.
Aspirants get opportunity to review and edit the information in their online application form before making the payment. Once the payment has been made, students will not be allowed to change/modify any information in the application form, excluding the exam centre. The window to edit the application form will open from fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020. If any incorrect or false information is found at a later stage, then NIFT has the right to cancel the candidature. The details submitted after closing of the window to edit the application form cannot be edited later.
The written test of NIFT 2020 consists of Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT), which evaluate the knowledge, abilities and design aptitude of test takers. Candidates who wish to take admission in B.Des. have to take both - CAT and GAT, while those looking for admission in B.F.Tech programme have to sit for GAT only. The qualified candidates in both CAT and GAT have to appear for situation test.
This test judges the intuitive ability, observation power in concept development and design ability of the test-takers. Most importantly, it evaluates the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.
120 minutes (2 hours)
General knowledge and current affairs
Number of questions
The situation test is conducted by NIFT to evaluate candidates’ material handling and imaginative skills on a given situation with a given set of materials.
Communication ability and English comprehension
Analytical and Logical Ability
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Note- There will be no negative marking in the entrance exam.
Test takers of NIFT should download the sample papers of NIFT 2020, which is provided by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. NIFT 2020 sample papers for B.Des and B.FTech entrance exam can be easily downloaded from the link given below. Solving the sample papers gives a fair idea about the actual entrance test and boosts the confidence level.
Download NIFT sample papers from here.
Candidates should know that the syllabus for CAT and GAT is not the same. In GAT, the questions from quantitative ability, communication ability, English comprehension, leadership qualities, problem-solving approach, analytical & logical ability, general knowledge and current affairs are asked.In CAT, design & discernment abilities, observation power and creativity are assessed.
The paper based test (PBT) will be held in third week of January across 32 exam cities. A candidate can select only one exam centre for NIFT 2020. At any stage, no request for change in NIFT 2020 exam centre will be entertained, so candidates should be careful while choosing the same.
The admit card of NIFT 2020 will be available in online mode in second week of January. Candidates whose application form will be accepted, they will be able to download NIFT 2020 admit card. They can download NIFT admit card by entering any two of the following credentials - application number, registered email ID and date of birth. After downloading NIFT 2020 admit card, candidates should take the printout for the same for future reference. They should keep in mind that the authorities does not send the admit card via post. Candidates should not forget to carry the the hard copy of the admit card along with a valid ID proof to the exam centre. Candidates without aforementioned documents will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the admit card
NIFT Result 2020 for bachelor of design programme will be announced in fourth week of March. NIFT 2020 result of the written exams, CAT and GAT for bachelor of fashion technology will be announced in first week of March. The shortlisted candidates for B.Des admission will have to appear for situation test, the registration for which will start from fourth week of March to first week of April. The final result for NIFT 2020 will be announced in third week of May. GAT is the final test for selection for B.FTech admission.
Candidates can download the call letter for situation test by entering their roll numbers, date of birth and application numbers. Candidates can register for the same from fourth week of March 2020 to first week of April 2020. Candidates will have to click on the link that will be provided in this article and then enter their email address, date of birth, roll number and verification code. Post this, candidates will have to click on ‘Submit’ button. Next, candidates can select the city and the date on which they wish to appear for NIFT situation test 2020. Situation test will be held in second week of May 2020 in Kolkata and Bhubneshwar.
The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of NIFT 2020 is as under:
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Fashion Technology
In case of tie in scores, the older candidate (as per date of birth) will be given preference.
NIFT cutoff refers to the category and campus-wise closing rank, which is released by the Institute. NIFT 2020 cutoff will help candidates know the last merit rank required for admissions in a particular programme and campus. NIFT cutoff or the closing ranks will be released in online mode during the counselling procedure. Candidates can follow the given below steps to check NIFT cutoff:
Visit the official website ( nift.ac.in)
Click on the link for downloading the cutoff.
NIFT 2020 cutoff will appear as a PDF file on the screen, which can be downloaded or printed.
NIFT Counselling 2020
NIFT counselling first round will start in first week of June 2020. The registration for first round of NIFT 2020 will start from fourth week of May to first week of June. The dates for second round will be announced after completion of the first round. Candidates have to attend NIFT as per the announced schedule. They will have to carry the requisite documents during NIFT counselling for verification purpose.
A total of 2,370 seats across B.Des. and B.FTech. programmes are allocated as per the set guidelines for seat reservation of NIFT admission 2020. The details are given in the table below:
Differently Abled Person
5% horizontal reservation for Differently Abled Person (with 40% or more disability) cutting across all sections, i.e., SCs, STs, OBCs Non-Creamy and General category. Campus and programme will be allotted on rotation at NIFT’s discretion.
Foreign National/SAARC/NRI candidates (supernumerary)
State Domicile (Supernumerary)
OBC-Non Creamy Layer
NIFT 2020 State Domicile Preferential Seats- As much as 20 percent seats, that is six supernumerary seats along with 30 seats will be allocated to the candidates as state domicile preferential seats who belong to the states where the below mentioned campuses are located:
Jammu and Kashmir*
*35% seats within 30 seats will be offered for admission as state domicile preferential seats to the candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
A total of 2,370 seats are allocated in B.Des and B.F.Tech programmes that are offered across 16 campuses of NIFT.
Candidates can check below list of programmes with seats offered at each campus–
Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design)
Bachelor of Design (Leather Design)
Bachelor of Design (Accessory Design)
Bachelor of Design (Textile Design)
Bachelor of Design (Knitwear Design)
Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communication)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production)
Yes, if you are appearing for B.FTech whereas PCM is not required in B.Des.
Your minimum starting monthly salary would range between 25K-35K.
These five campuses of NIFT are the most preferred among toppers-
1. New Delhi
As per the official data, around 22,000 students appear in NIFT entrance exam for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats (2,010 B. Design seats and 360 B. F.Tech seats).
No need to worry, of course, you can change the category as NIFT will provide the window to update/edit NIFT 2018 application form from December 30, 2017 (12:00 hours) to January 2, 2018 (1600 hours). You can edit your category during this time period.
NIFT exam is conducted only once a year.
Yes, NIFT is a Government Institute, under Ministry of Textiles,Govt of India.
Candidates should follow the given points below to excel in the exam:
Candidates should be 23 years as on October 1, 2019. Applicants falling under scheduled caste/scheduled tribe/ person with disability (PWD) categories, they get age relaxation of five years.
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NIFT has nothing to do with CAT or GAT. Those are the exams for MBA. NIFT is for admission in fashion courses.
The eligibilitiy is just marks of your 10th and intermediate. The main point is the candidate must have qualified both from a recognised board and must be having PCM as the compulsory subject.
The exam has an age limit to be 23 and there is 5 years relaxation for category reserved candidates.
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I can't tell you the exact dates as it's not been announced officially yet but yes start date of NIFT 2020 online application is fourth week of October 2019 , so you will be able to fill the application form once it is released. Last date to fill NIFT application form 2020 will be fourth week of December 2019, so you need to make sure that you fill the form before the last date while National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam in third week of January 2020 in pen and paper based mode. NIFT entrance exam is a gateway for getting admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.). The qualified students will get admission in 16 campuses of NIFT across India. For more and detailed information go through :-
Yes, you can get NIFT, Mumbai even if you gave your Entrance Exam in different centre. The centre of your entrance exam is no mode for the college you are given admission in. So don't worry. You will be getting the college according to your marks and rank.
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As of now NIFT exam is scheduled to be held on 20th of January and application form for the same will be available online from 22 October. Last date for application is 28 December.
Exam fees for general category is 1500 and sc St is 750.
It will be 3 hour exam..
Ok good luck
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