NIFT 2018

NIFT NIFT 2018 - National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has announced counselling schedule for B.Des. and B.FTech admissions on May 24. The online registration has commenced from May 28 onwards. The final result for B.Des. and B.F.Tech admissions was declared on May 15. NIFT announced the result of NIFT 2018 written exam on March 22, 2018. NIFT conducted its own entrance exam for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes. NIFT 2018, a pen and paper-based admission test, was held on January 21 for admissions across 16 campuses of the institute located in Chennai, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna and Srinagar. As per the official notification released on October 14, 2017, the online registration for NIFT 2018 entrance exam was available from October 20, 2017 to December 29 (without fine). Candidates seeking admissions to NIFT B.Des programme had to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates were required to take the Situation Test in April-May 2018. Registration for NIFT 2018 Situation Test commenced from April 5 (2 PM onwards). For admission to B.F.Tech programme, candidates had to take GAT only. Students, who appeared for NIFT 2018 entrance test, can check complete details including dates, application procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card, seat matrix and result on this page.

LatestNIFT 2018 online registration for counselling starts from May 28 onwards.

 

NIFT 2018 - An Overview

Events

Overview

Exam Name

NIFT Entrance Exam

Exam type

Undergraduate

Exam level

National

Conducting Body of NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi

Total seats

2,370 seats (2010 B. Design and 360 B. F.Tech)

Participating institutes

16 NIFT campuses

NIFT Application Fee

Rs.1500 for General/OBC and Rs.750 for SC/ST/PWD

Exam Duration

3 Hours 

NIFT 2018 Important Dates

 

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) announced Important Dates of NIFT 2018 in the first week of November 2017. Aspirants can check here schedule of all the events including written test, application form, admit card, result and counselling dates of NIFT.

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NIFT Important Dates 2018

Events

Dates

Commencement of online NIFT 2018 application

October 20, 2017

Last date of NIFT application form 2018

December 29, 2017

Deadline for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to applicable fee paid via credit/debit card only)

January 2, 2018

In case of Demand Draft, the printout of application along with DD should reach before

January 2, 2018

Window to update/edit NIFT 2018 application form

From December 30, 2017 (12:00 hours) till January 2, 2018 (1600 hours)

Availability of online admit card of NIFT 2018

January 9, 2018 

NIFT entrance test 2018 (GAT and CAT)

January 21, 2018

NIFT result 2018 (declared)

March 22, 2018

Registration for NIFT 2018 situation test

April 5 (2 PM) to 12 (12 noon)

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

April-May 2018

Declaration of final result (online)

May 15, 2018

NIFT counselling process

June 11 to July 16, 2018

NIFT 2018 Timing

Programme

Test

Test Timings

Bachelor of Design

CAT

10 am to 1 pm

GAT

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

10 am to 1 pm

NIFT Counselling 2018

 

NIFT 2018 counselling process will be done from June 11 to July 16 for B.Des. and B.FTech admissions. The online registration has been commenced from May 28 onwards. Candidates, who have qualified the entrance exam for NIFT admissions, are required to attend the counselling procedure as per the specified schedule. They will have to produce the required documents during the admission procedure.

 

NIFT 2018 Seats Reservation

 

Students can check below Reservation criteria for a total of 2,370 seats of B. Design and B. F. Tech programmes –

 

 NIFT Seat Reservation 2018

Category

Seat Reservation

Scheduled Category

15%

OBC-Non Creamy Layer

27%

Scheduled Tribe

7.5%

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)

15%

State Domicile (Supernumerary)

20%

State Domicile Preferential Seats - Twenty percent (20%), i.e, six supernumerary seats in addition to 30 seats will be offered for admission as State Domicile Preferential Seats to candidates, who belong to the states where the following NIFT campuses are located-

 

NIFT 2018 State Domicile Quota

NIFT Campus 

State

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

Bhubaneswar

Odisha

Jodhpur

Rajasthan

Kangra

Himachal Pradesh

Kannur

Kerala

Patna

Bihar

Shillong

Meghalaya

Srinagar*

Jammu and Kashmir*

*35% seats within 30 seats will be offered for admission as state domicile preferential seats to the domicile candidates of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

 

NIFT Result 2018

 

NIFT 2018 final result has been declared online on May 15. Earlier, the result of written exam was announced on March 22. On the basis of NIFT result 2018 of GAT and CAT, shortlisted B.Des candidates were called for the second test called Situation Test. For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT was the final test for selection.

 

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under:

 

NIFT 2018 weightage

Programme

Test

Weightage

Bachelor of Design

CAT

50%

GAT

30%

Situation Test

20%

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

100%

In case of equal scores of two candidates, the older candidate (as per date of birth) has been given preference.

 

NIFT 2018 Selection Process

 

Based on the result of NIFT 2018 of written test General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT), the shortlisted B.Design candidates were called for second test called Situation Test (April-May 2018). For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT was the final test for selection. Seats to B.Design and B.F.Tech will be allocated solely on the basis of merit. 

 

NIFT Cutoff 2018

 

National Institute of Fashion Technology will announce the NIFT 2018 cutoff, which is the section and campus-wise closing rank. Cutoff of NIFT 2018 will let the candidates know the ranks required for getting admission in the desired programme and campus. Candidates securing the required rank in the entrance exam will be called for counselling and admission procedure.

 

Factors affecting NIFT Cutoff 2018

  • Total number of candidates appearing in the entrance test

  • Total number of candidates who passed the entrance test

  • Difficulty level of question paper

  • Total number of seats for B. Design and B. F. Tech seats

 

NIFT 2018 Programmes Offered

 

NIFT will offer admissions to undergraduate programmes of design and fashion technology across 16 campuses in India. A total of 2.370 seats will be allotted. Candidates can check below list of programmes with seats offered at each campus–

Programme (Specialisation)

Campus

Seats

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design)

New Delhi

30

Mumbai

30

Kolkata

30

Kannur

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bengaluru

30

Raebareli

30

Shillong

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Srinagar

30

Chennai

30

Bachelor of Design (Leather Design)

Kolkata

30

Chennai

30

Raebareli

30

New Delhi

30

Bachelor of Design (Accessory Design)

Mumbai

30

New Delhi

30

Kolkata

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bhopal

30

Bengaluru

30

Raebareli

30

Shillong

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Chennai

30

Bachelor of Design (Textile Design)

New Delhi

30

Mumbai

30

Kolkata

30

Kannur

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bhopal

30

Bengaluru

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Chennai

30

Bachelor of Design (Knitwear Design)

Bengaluru

30

Chennai

30

Hyderabad

30

Kannur

30

Kolkata

30

Mumbai

30

New Delhi

30

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communication)

New Delhi

30

Mumbai

30

Kolkata

30

Kannur

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bengaluru

30

Raebareli

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Srinagar

30

Chennai

30

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production)

New Delhi

30

Mumbai

30

Kolkata

30

Kannur

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bengaluru

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Chennai

30

 

NIFT Admit Card 2018

 

Admit card of NIFT 2018 was available in online mode from January 9 onwards. Only those applicants were able to download it who filled and submitted their application form correctly and before the last date. On the basis of information given in the application form, the admit card of provisionally eligible candidates was available for download. Its printout had to be taken for future purposes. It should be noted that NIFT 2018 admit card was not be sent by post.

 

NIFT 2018 Exam Centres

 

A Paper Based Test (PBT) for all UG programmes was conducted on January 21, 2018 across 32 NIFT 2018 Exam Cities. The candidate could select only one city for the examination. No request for change in NIFT exam centre 2018 was entertained at any stage.

 

NIFT 2018 Exam Centres

Ahmedabad

Kannur (Kerala)

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Bhopal

Lucknow

Bhubaneswar

Madurai

Chandigarh

Mumbai

Chennai

Nagpur

Cochin

Patna

Coimbatore

Pune

Dehradun

Raipur

Delhi

Ranchi

Guwahati

Surat

Hyderabad

Udaipur

Jaipur

Vadodara

Jammu

Vishakhapatnam

Jodhpur

Shillong

Kangra

Srinagar (J&K)

Entry to the examination centre was allowed with hall tickets only. Mobiles and other infotech gadgets were not allowed inside the NIFT 2018 test centre. They had to reach the examination centre at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

 

NIFT Seat Matrix 2018

 

NIFT will offer a total of 2,370 seats across B.Des and B.F.Tech. programmes.

Programme

Specialisation

Total Seats

B.Des.

Knitwear Design

210

Textile Design

390

Fashion Communication

420

Leather Design

120

Accessory Design

420

Fashion Design

450

B.F.Tech.

Apparel Production

360

How to crack NIFT 2018?

Quick Tips to crack NIFT Entrance Exam 2018

  • Upgrade Observation & Visualisation Skills
  • Improve Speed
  • Solve Sample Papers
  • Polish up General Awareness
  • Don’t waste time in Erasing & Redrawing
  • Be Innovative

 

NIFT Exam Pattern 2018

 

NIFT 2018 tested knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted. NIFT 2018 exam pattern for B.Des. And B.F.Tech can be checked below-

 

Creative Ability Test (CAT) for NIFT 2018 Bachelor of Design

 

This test judged the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test was the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

 

General Ability Test (GAT) for NIFT 2018 Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Programme

B.Des.

Paper name

GAT

Language

English

Test duration

2 hours

Sections:

  • English comprehension

  • Quantitative ability

  • Communication ability

  • Analytical ability

  • General knowledge and current affairs

Number of questions

25

20

25

15

15

Total

100

Situation Test for NIFT 2018 Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

 

Shortlisted candidates for NIFT admissions (B.Des) from the written entrance examination are required to take a situation test, which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials. No additional material will be provided/allowed.

 

General Ability Test (GAT) for NIFT 2018 Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.)

Programme

B.F.Tech

Paper name

GAT

Language

English

Test duration

3 hours

Sections

Quantitative ability

Communication ability and English comprehension

Analytical and Logical Ability

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Case study

Number of questions

30

45

25

25

25

Total

150

Note- There will be no negative marking.

 

NIFT Sample Papers 2018

National Institute of Fashion Technology provided sample papers of NIFT for the candidates, who appeared for the entrance exam. The aspirants seeking admissions to Bachelor of Desing (B.Des) or Bachelor in Fashion Technology (B.FTech) could download sample papers for better preparation. Practising NIFT 2018 sample papers gave them a fair idea about the actual entrance exam.

 

Download NIFT sample papers from here.

 

NIFT Syllabus 2018

Candidates appearing for CAT and GAT had to know the syllabus of NIFT 2018. This aided them in better preparation for the entrance test. NIFT 2018 syllabus included English comprehension, quantitative ability, communication ability, analytical & logical ability, General Knowledge and current affairs. Students could prepare these topics from different books available in the market. 

 

NIFT 2018 Answer Key

 

National Institute of Fashion Technology will not provide NIFT 2018 answer key for candidates appearing in the entrance test. In case, the answer key is provided officially, Careers360 will make it available here for download.

 

NIFT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

 

Candidates, who applied to appear for the entrance test, could check below NIFT 2018 eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech.).

  • Maximum age- 23 years as on October 1, 2017. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of five years for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Differently Abled Person (PHP).

  • Educational qualification- Aspirants must have cleared the +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination.

 

NIFT Application Form 2018

 

Candidates could fill application form of NIFT 2018 from October 20 to December 29, 2017 (without late fee). The NIFT admissions application fee 2018 had to be paid through online payment gateway or through bank demand draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.

  • Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category- Rs.1500 through payment gateway or demand draft

  • Fee for SC/ST/PHP Category- Rs.750 through payment gateway or Demand Draft

 

Candidates applying for NIFT 2018 through demand draft were required to send the printout of the NIFT application form 2018, duly completed in all respect, along with the demand draft to the following address:

Project Manager - CMS

All India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

 

NIFT 2018 Application Procedure- Steps to Follow

 

  1. New candidates were required to create log in ID.
  2. Already logged in candidates had to complete the process of filling online application form.
  3. After subitting it, they needed to check status of their application.
  4. At last, they could download their admit card also.

 

Applicants are advised to keep a printout/photocopy of the NIFT 2018 application form for further reference along with proof of payment.

 

NIFT Application Form Correction 2018

 

Candidates were given a chance to edit the details filled by them in NIFT application form 2018. The NIFT 2018 application correction window was available from December 30, 2017 (12 AM) to January 2, 2018 (4 PM). If any incorrect or false information is found at a later stage, then NIFT has the right to cancel the candidature. Candidates were advised to fill the application form of NIFT 2018 with due diligence as the details submitted at that stage could not be edited later.

 

Some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to NIFT are as follows-

Is PCM required in class 12 for appearing in the NIFT entrance exam?

How many candidates appear for the NIFT entrance exam every year? I am interested in knowing the level of competition.

Unknowingly, I have mentioned General category instead of OBC category in NIFT 2018 online form, and have submitted it. How to change that now?

Which NIFT campus is the best in India for a bachelor degree?

What will be my minimum starting salary after doing Fashion Design from NIFT Delhi?

 

Contact Information:

NIFT Head Office

NIFT Campus,

Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,

New Delhi - 110 016,

Tel: +91-11-26542000, Fax: +91-11-26535890,

Website- www.nift.ac.in

 

NIFT 2018 Official Notification

 

  

Also Read:

National Institute of Fashion Technology Frequently Asked Questions (NIFT FAQs)

What is NIFT Means cum Merit Financial Assistance Scheme?

Frequently Asked Questions on NIFT Campus Placement

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