NIFT 2018

NIFT NIFT 2018- National Institute of Fashion Technology, a premier institute offering fashion and design education, has released notification for NIFT 2018 on October 14, 2017. NIFT 2018 online registration has been started from October 20, 2017. The institute will conduct NIFT 2018 entrance exam on January 21. The pen and paper based test will be conducted for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats across for Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes offered across 16 campuses located in New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong and Srinagar. Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des programme have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Test in April-May. For admission to B.F.Tech programmes, candidates will have to take GAT only. Students interested in appearing for NIFT 2018 can check complete details about the entrance test including admit card, important dates, seat matrix, application procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and result on this page.

 

Latest: NIFT 2018 online registration commenced from October 20, 2017 onwards. Fill NIFT 2018 application form here. 

 

NIFT 2018- An Overview

Exam name – National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination

Popularly known as – NIFT Entrance Exam

Exam type – Undergraduate (UG)

Exam level – National

Total seats – 2,370 seats (2,010 B. Design seats and 360 B. F.Tech seats)

Participating institutes – 16 NIFT campuses

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

Exam Duration – Three hours

NIFT Important Dates 2018

 

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

S.No.

Events

Dates

1.

Commencement of online application

October 20, 2017

2.

Last date of NIFT application form

December 29, 2017

3.

Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee) via credit/debit card only. In case of Demand Draft, the print out of application along with DD should reach the given address before January 2.

January 2, 2018

4.

Window to update/edit NIFT 2018 application form 

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

5.

Availability of online admit card of NIFT 2018

January 9, 2018 (1300 hours)

6.

NIFT Entrance Test (GAT and CAT) 2018

January 21, 2018

7.

NIFT Result declaration

February/March 2018

8.

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

April-May 2018

9.

Declaration of final result (online)

End of May/June 2018

10.

Counselling process

End of May/June 2018 onwards

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 Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

Candidates applying to appear for the entrance test can 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 can fill application form of NIFT 2018 from October 20, 2017 to December 29, 2018. The application fee of NIFT 2018 has 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 are required to send the printout of the NIFT 2018 application form, 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

 

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

 

NIFT Exam Centres 2018

 

A Paper Based Test (PBT) for all UG programmes will be conducted on January 21, 2018 across 32 NIFT 2018 Exam Cities. The candidate may select only one city for the examination. No request for change in NIFT 2018 exam centre will be 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 will be allowed with hall tickets only. Mobiles and other infotech gadgets are not allowed inside the NIFT test centre 2018. They should 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 NIFT B. Des and B.F.Tech programmes.

Programme

Specialisation

Total Seats

Bachelor of Design (B. Design)

Knitwear Design

210

Textile Design

390

Fashion Communication

420

Leather Design

120

Accessory Design

420

Fashion Design

450

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. F. Tech)

Apparel Production

360

 

NIFT Exam Pattern 2018

 

NIFT 2018 will test 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 Bachelor of Design

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

 

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

 

Shortlisted candidates for NIFT 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 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 Admit Card 2018

 

Admit card of NIFT 2018 will be available in online mode from January 9 onwards. On the basis of information given in the application form, the admit card of provisionally eligible candidates will be available for download. NIFT 2018 admit card will not be sent by post.

 

NIFT Answer Key 2018

 

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 Result 2018

 

Result of NIFT 2018 will be declared in February/March in online mode. On the basis of NIFT result 2018 of GAT and CAT, shortlisted B.Des candidates will be called for the second test called Situation Test. For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT will be 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) will be given preference.

 

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 Counselling 2018

NIFT 2018 counselling process will be done from end of May/June onwards. Candidates, who have qualified the entrance exam, 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 Seats Reservation 2018

 

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

 

 NIFT 2018 Seat Reservation

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 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

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 

 

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