NIFT 2021: Registration (Started), Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility, Admit Card
NIFT 2021 - The National Institute of Fashion Technology opened the window to edit the NIFT 2021 application form on January 25, 12.00hrs. Students can edit the personal and educational qualification details if required. However, students can amend the information in the NIFT application form 2021 before making the payment. Students are not allowed to edit or modify the NIFT application form after the payment has been done. The institute will release the NIFT 2021 admit card for the eligible candidates on February 1 in online mode. NIFT 2021 will be held in pen and paper mode on February 14. Students are mandatory to produce to the COVID 19 test to appear in the written test. NIFT entrance exam consists of three rounds which are written test, situation test and personal interview. NIFT result 2021 for written test will be announced in February/March 2021 in online mode. Students who clear the written test will be eligible to appear in the situation test and personal interview. The institution will announce the final NIFT 2021 result by the end of May/June, 2021. Through NIFT 2021 counselling, shortlisted candidates will be offered admission based on the seat availability and choice of filling. Read the complete article to know all about NIFT 2021 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam centres, exam pattern, syllabus, selection procedure and many more.
Latest - NIFT 2021 registration form released on December 14, 2020. Also check NIFT eligibility criteria 2021.
NIFT 2021 - Overview
NIFT Entrance Exam
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
3,590 (including UG & PG programmes, excluding NRI students)
Rs.2000 for General/OBC and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PWD
Mode of the exam
Pen and Paper
What is NIFT entrance exam?
NIFT entrance exam is a national level exam conducted by National Institute of Fashion Technology to offer admission to the aspirants in different design programmes. Aspiring students who want to gain NIFT 2021 admission need to clear the NIFT entrance exam. The entrance exam for NIFT admission 2021 is conducted once in a year. NIFT entrance exam 2021 consists of three parts - written test, situation test and personal interview.
Around 3,590 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes will be offered to the aspirants on the merit basis who will qualify NIFT entrance exam. Nearly 23,000 aspirants appear for the national level NIFT entrance exam every year.
The institute released the NIFT 2021 exam dates along with the registration form on December 14, 2020, in the official website of NIFT. Candidates could fill the NIFT registration form 2021 from December 14 to January 21 without late fees in online mode. Before filling the application form for NIFT admission 2021 candidates must ensure that they have fulfilled the NIFT eligibility criteria. NIFT 2021 is conducted to evaluate the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates.
It is important to trace the NIFT entrance exam date 2021 to avoid missing any crucial events. The importance of NIFT 2021 is given in the table below.
NIFT 2021 - Exam Dates
Release of NIFT Application Form
December 14, 2020
End Date to submit NIFT application form
January 21, 2021
Last Date to fill the application fee with late fees
January 24, 2021
Start Date and End Date of edit the application form
January 25 (12:00 hrs) - January 28, 2021 (16:00 hrs)
Release of NIFT 2021 admit Card
February 1, 2021 (14:00 hrs)
NIFT entrance test 2021 (GAT and CAT)
February 14, 2021
Raise objection for the written test
February 17 (10:00 hrs)- February 20, 2021 (10:00 hrs)
Declaration of NIFT 2021 ( B.F technology programmes)
Declaration of NIFT 2021 ( B.Des)
Date of Online registration for NIFT 2021 situation test
To be notified
Date of Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview
Announcement of final result (online)
End of May / June 2021
Counselling procedure of NIFT (round 1)
End of May /June 2021 Onwards
Start date of NIFT Counselling (round 1)
To be notified
Counselling Procedure of NIFT ( Round 2)
To be notified
Start Date of NIFT Counselling (Round 2)
To be notified
National Institute of Fashion Technology prescribed the NIFT 2021 eligibility criteria which include all the parameters that candidates have to fulfil to appear in the entrance test. Before applying for admission in any campuses of NIFT, students must ensure that they have met the eligibility criteria of NIFT. If any candidates fail to meet the NIFT eligibility criteria 2021, then their candidature will be cancelled. NIFT Eligibility criteria specify the education qualifications, age limit and other important features.
Eligible candidates could fill the NIFT 2021 registration form from on December 14 to January 21 without late fees. Students must keep the required documents beforehand to avoid last-minute hiccups. Check below the list of documents to be kept prepared before filling the application form.
Valid Email Id
Details of Educational Qualification
Certificate of Disability (if applicable)
ST/SC/OBC Certificate (if applicable)
Scanned Image of Signature
Scanned Image of Photograph
Details of Credit/Debit card in case of making payment online
The steps to fill the NIFT application form 2021 is listed below.
Step 1 - Registration
Step 2 - Fill NIFT 2021 application form
Step 3 - Upload photograph and Signature
Step 4 - Make the payment
NIFT Application Fee 2021
NIFT application fee can be paid through credit card/debit card or demand draft (DD).
Quick links - NIFT Question Paper 2021
The exam centres of NIFT are the place where the entrance test will be conducted. Candidates will get an opportunity to choose the NIFT 2021 exam centres during the registration of NIFT 2021. The authority does not entertain changing the NIFT exam centre in the later stage after the submission of the registration form. The exam centres of NIFT 2021 are given below.
NIFT Exam Centres 2021
The exam pattern of NIFT 2021 includes all the parameters of the entrance test. Students must go through the NIFT 2021 exam pattern to know the question format of NIFT, marking scheme, mode of the exam and many more. NIFT entrance test consists of three phases - Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT) and Situation Test.
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 - (B.Des CAT)
According to the exam pattern of NIFT, CAT may probably include three questions of total 100 marks. Students will get three hours to answer the questions. The CAT exam of NIFT will evaluate candidates' intuitive and design ability, observation skills for developing a concept, innovative use of colour and illustration skills.
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 - (B.Des GAT)
Mode of the exam
Pen and Paper mode
Medium of the exam
Maximum of Questions
Exam Pattern for NIFT 2021 - B.F.Tech
Duration of the exam
Medium of the exam
Mode of the exam
Pen and Paper
0.25 will be deducted for each wrong answer.
The syllabus of NIFT includes all the important topics which the questions of NIFT will be framed. It is important for the candidates to have a clear understanding of the NIFT 2021 syllabus so that students know on which topic they must focus on. The syllabus of NIFT is different for each section - Creativity Ability Test, General Ability Test, Situation Test.
Aspirants must practice NIFT 2021 sample paper to acquaint themselves with the format of questions asked in the entrance test as well as the difficulty level of the entrance test. The sample paper of NIFT 2021 includes all the previous years' questions of NIFT. By going through the NIFT sample papers, candidates will be able to find the important topics for the exam. Solving the previous year questions will help the students to gain the confidence level and get rid of exam stress.
The examination will issue the admit of NIFT to the eligible candidates in online mode on February 1, 2021, from (14:00 hrs). Candidates can download the NIFT 2021 admit card by providing the required credentials in the login portal. Students are mandatory to carry the NIFT admit card 2021 to the exam centres along with a valid identity card. The admit card of NIFT will include the candidate’s name, category, roll number, test centre, reporting time and exam day guideline. If candidates find any discrepancies in the NIFT 2021 admit card then they must report to the concerned official for rectification. None of the candidates will be allowed to enter the examination hall without the NIFT admit card.
The institute will issue the NIFT answer key in its official website. Candidates can download the answer key of NIFT 2021 by providing the required credentials. If candidates find any discrepancies in the NIFT result 2021, then they can challenge it by paying Rs 500 per objection from February 17 to 20. The final answer key will be released after gathering all the objections from the candidates.
The examination cell will announce the result of the NIFT 2021 written test in online mode in February/March. Students must be aware that no hard copy of the NIFT 2021 result will be sent to the candidates through post or registered email id. Candidates can check the NIFT result 2021 by providing the required information in the login window. The qualified students will be called for NIFT situation test/group discussion and personal interview. The final NIFT result will be announced by the end of May/June in the official website of NIFT.
The institute will release the cutoff of the NIFT 2021 in online mode. Students are mandatory to obtain the minimum NIFT 2021 cutoff to seek admission in the 16 campuses NIFT. The factors determining the NIFT cutoff are listed below.
Total number of candidates appearing in the NIFT 2021
Difficulty level of the entrance test
Performance of the candidates in the entrance exam
Previous years’ cutoff trends
National Institute of Fashion Technology will open the window to register the NIFT 2021 counselling in its official website. Students can register for the counselling of NIFT by providing the required credentials. Shortlisted candidates can only participate in NIFT counselling 2021 to reserve their seat. Aspirants will be called for NIFT counselling based on the rank they secured, seat availability and the categories under which they applied for admission.
NIFT Selection Procedure 2021
National Institute of Fashion Technology will offer admission to the students in various B.Des and B.FTech programmes. Around 3,590 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes will be offered to the aspirants on the merit basis who will qualify NIFT entrance exam. To gain admission students will have to clear a written test, situation test and personal interview round. Students who have cleared the written tests will be called for a situation test followed by an interview.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. F. Tech)
Bachelor of Design (B. Design)
NIFT SEAT Reservation - Category Wise
Reserve Seat in Percentage
Candidates with or more than 40% disability will have 5% seats reserved (cutting all categories - Gen/OBC-NCL/SC/ST) in all the NIFT campuses
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIFT 2021: Registration (Started), Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility, Admit Card
Question: When will the concerned authority release NIFT 2021 application?
The National Institute of Fashion Technology released the NIFT application form 2021 on December 14, 2020, in online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the online NIFT 2021 registration till January 21 without late fees. Students can fill the NIFT application form 2021 by paying the late fees of Rs.5,000 in addition to the applicable registration fee.
Question: On what basis NIFT 2021 cut off will be prepared?
NIFT cutoff 2021 will be prepared based on the ranks and marks secured in the exam by the candidates along with their categories.
Question: What are the steps to download the NIFT admit card 2021?
The steps to download the NIFT 2021 admit card are listed below.
Visit the official website
Click on the ‘NIFT admit card’ portal
Enter the login details
Click on the ‘Submit’ button
NIFT admit card 2021 will be displayed on the screen
Download the hall ticket and take the printout of the same
Question: What is NIFT cutoff?
NIFT 2021 cutoff is the minimum rank which candidates required to qualify the entrance test of NIFT.
Question: Can I change the exam centres after the allocation?
Students will not be able to change the exam centres after it is allotted by the authority which will be mentioned on the NIFT admit card 2021. Candidates must judiciously select the NIFT exam centres carefully at the time of filling out the application form as it cannot be changed later.
Question: What is the mode of payment of the application fee?
Candidates can pay the application fee both in online mode through credit card/debit card.
Question: When is NIFT 2021?
According to NIFT exam dates 2021, the written test of NIFT will be held on February 14 in 32 cities across the country.
Question: When will the authority start the round 1 NIFT 2021 counselling ?
The examination cell will conduct the counselling of NIFT for round 1 in offline mode. The institute will start conducting the NIFT 2021 counselling by the end of May /June 2021 onwards.
Question: Will the NIFT result 2021 be sent to candidates through post or registered email id?
No copy of NIFT result will be sent to the candidates post or registered email id. The result will be available on the official website of NIFT in the form of a scorecard.
Question: What are the details mentioned in the NIFT result 2021?
The following result will be mentioned in the result of NIFT.
CAT marks out of 50
GAT marks out of 30
Total marks out of 80
Question: What are the steps to check NIFT 2021 result?
The steps to download the NIFT result are as follows.
Visit the official website
Click on the “Result’ portal.
Enter the login credentials
Click on the submit button
Download the result.
Question: How many courses can I select while filling the NIFT 2021 registration form?
Students can select only one course while filling the NIFT registration form 2021.
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Questions related to NIFT Entrance Exam
is it compulsory to give GAT and CAT to appear for NIFT exam 2022 ?
National Institute of Fashion Technology ( NIFT ) entrance test consists of three phases - Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT) and Situation Test.
However if you want to take admission in Bachelor of Technology will have to appear GAT only.
So, yes for nift 2021 or nift 2022, you have to clear the three phases first CAT, GAT and situation test, respectively.
NIFT exam pattern for CAT may include three questions and you will have to answer in three hours. The maximum marks allocated for the exam is 100.
Gat exam will be conducted for two hours and you will get 100 questions. And the subjects will be English Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
Also check out the following link to know more about nift exam pattern :-
last year question paper of Nift exam ?
As the previous years questions papers are available on the careers360 website so i am providing you the link ,kindly check this out -
You can also refer to the sample papers available on any other site.
how many test we have to clear to take admission in national institute of fashion technology (nift) please answer me
NIFT entrance exam is three-tiered in its format for BDes and MDes course admissions.
As part of the NIFT entrance exam 2021 for BDes and MDes admissions, candidates have to first appear for the Creative Ability Test (CAT) which is followed by a General Ability Test (GAT).
The final admission round for the BDes course is a Situation Test and that for MDes is GD/PI round.
For BFTech course admissions, candidates have to take the GAT exam only whereas for MFTech and MFM programmes, candidates have to appear for GAT and GD/PI admission round.
Hope it helps.
How many days before nift entrance exam should I take my covid test so that I get my certificate valid for exam......?
If you are going for NIFT examination then there no mention of the date before or the validity of the test by the NIFT administration. But as per the official government data the COVID 19 test is valid for 72 Hours or 3 days.
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi was established in 1986, the tremendous turning point in the history of Fashion industry. It was well recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Textile with the collaboration of FIT, New York. The Institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.
I passed 12th and got one admission in an engineering college but I suddenly interested in fashion designer course for the shake can I eligible for nift exam now and if it is can I continue both btech and fashion designer course?
It's all depends upon you, are you able to handle or not and Second thing if you want to do fashion designing then focus on that only.