NIFT 2019

NIFT 2019 - National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), will be conducting NIFT 2019 on January 20 for admissions to B.Des and B.F.Tech programmes. The official notification of NIFT 2019 has been released on October 22. Registration has begun for NIFT from October 22 and the last date for filling it is December 28, 2018. Candidates will be able to pay register by paying the late fee till January 3. Correction window will open from December 29 to January 3. NIFT admit card 2019 will be available for downloading from January 10. As many as 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. Every year, nearly 23,000 aspirants appear for this national level exam. NIFT 2019 entrance exam, which will be a pen and paper based test, will be held for admissions across the Institute’s 16 campuses situated in New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Patna, Srinagar, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong and KolkataAspirants, who are willing to appear for NIFT 2019 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 on this page.
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NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 in brief

Exam Name

NIFT Entrance Exam

Exam type

Undergraduate

Exam level

National

Conducting body of NIFT entrance exam

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 

What's New 

The application fee for NIFT 2019 has increased for candidates belonging to General and OBC/non-creamy layer to Rs 2000 from Rs 1500. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD Category will have to pay Rs 1000 as compared to last year when they had paid Rs 750 as registration fee. 

NIFT Important Dates 2019

National Institute of Fashion Technology has announced the important dates of NIFT 2019 on October 22, 2018. Aspirants seeking admissions to the institute can check below the schedule of all the crucial events including written test, application form, admit card, result, counselling, etc.

 

Important Dates for NIFT admission 2019

Events

Dates

Commencement of NIFT 2019 online application

October 22, 2018

Last date of NIFT application 2019

December 28, 2018

Availability of online admit card of NIFT 2019

January 10, 2019

NIFT entrance test 2019 (GAT and CAT)

January 20, 2019

NIFT result 2019

February -March 2019

Registration for NIFT 2019 situation test

First week of April 2019

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

April-May 2019

Declaration of final result (online)

End of May 2019

NIFT 2019 counselling process (round 1)

Second and third week of June 2019

NIFT 2019 counselling process (round 2)

Third week of July 2019

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates, who are interested in applying for the undergraduate design and fashion technology courses, can check the prescribed eligibility criteria of NIFT admission 2019 below: 

  • Maximum age-23 years as on October 1, 2018. 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 2019

The application form of NIFT 2019 can be filled from October 22 to December 28, 2018. The application fee for NIFT 2019 form 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. 2000 through payment gateway or demand draft

  • Fee for SC/ST/PHP Category- Rs.1000 through payment gateway or Demand Draft

Those applying for NIFT 2019 via demand draft are required to send the printout of the duly completed NIFT 2019 application form 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

 

Application Procedure for NIFT Admission 2019- Steps to Follow

  • New candidates should create login ID.

  • Already logged in candidates have to complete the process of filling online application form.

  • After submitting it, they need to check status of their NIFT 2019 application.

  • At last, they can download their admit card also.

Applicants should keep a printout/photocopy of the NIFT application form 2019 for further reference along with proof of payment. 

NIFT 2019 Application Form Correction

Candidates filling NIFT 2019 application form will be given a chance to edit the details filled by them from December 29, 2018 (12: 00 hours) to January 3, 2019 ( 4: 00 p.m). If any incorrect or false information is found at a later stage, then NIFT has the right to cancel the candidature. The details submitted at this stage cannot be edited later.

 

NIFT Admit Card 2019

The admit card of NIFT 2019 will be available in online mode from January 10 onwards. Only those candidates can download the NIFT 2019 admit card who have submitted their application correctly before the last date. The NIFT admit card will display the details that are entered by the candidates in application form of NIFT 2019. They must take its printout for future purposes. The admit card will not be sent via post.

  

NIFT Exam Centres 2019

The paper based test (PBT) will be conducted on January 20 across 32 exam cities. A candidate can select only one exam centre for NIFT 2019. At any stage, no request for change in the NIFT 2019 exam centre will be entertained. 

 

NIFT 2019 Test Centres (cities)

Ahmedabad

Kannur (Kerala)

Hyderabad

Bengaluru

Kolkata

Udaipur

Bhopal

Lucknow

Vadodara

Bhubaneswar

Madurai

Jaipur

Chandigarh

Mumbai

Vishakhapatnam

Chennai

Nagpur

Jammu

Cochin

Patna

Shillong

Coimbatore

Pune

Jodhpur

Dehradun

Raipur

Srinagar (J&K)

Delhi

Ranchi

Kangra

Guwahati

Surat

Candidates should note that no one will be allowed inside the examination hall without a valid hall ticket. Mobiles and other infotech gadgets are not allowed inside the NIFT 2019 test centre. Candidates will have to reach the test centre at least half an hour before the commencement of the NIFT entrance exam.

 

How to crack NIFT 2019?

Some of the most effective tips to crack NIFT 2019 entrance exam are as follows:

  • Be Innovative

  • Improve Speed

  • Solve Sample Papers

  • Polish up General Awareness

  • Don’t waste time in Erasing & Redrawing

  • Upgrade Observation & Visualisation Skills

NIFT Exam Pattern 2019

The written test of NIFT 2019, Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT), will evaluate the test-takers’ knowledge, abilities and design aptitude. Candidates seeking B.Des. admissions will have to appear for both- CAT and GAT, while those looking for admission in B.F.Tech programme will have to take GAT only. Moreover, the candidates shortlisted after CAT and GAT have to appear for situation test as well.   

 

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2019 Creative Ability Test (CAT) for Bachelor of Design

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

 

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2019 General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Design

Language

English

Test duration

120 minutes (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

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2019 Situation Test for Bachelor of Design

The situation test conducted by NIFT will be a hands-on test for evaluating material handling and imaginative skills on a given situation with a given set of materials. 

 

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2019 General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Technology 

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 2019

Candidates appearing for the entrance exam can download the sample papers of NIFT 2019 provided by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. NIFT 2019 sample papers for B.Des and B.FTech entrance exam can be easily downloaded for better preparation. Solving the sample papers gives a fair idea about the actual entrance test. 

 

Download NIFT sample papers from here.

 

NIFT Syllabus 2019

NIFT 2019 syllabus varies for CAT and GAT. In GAT, the questions evaluating quantitative ability, communication ability, English comprehension, leadership qualities, problem-solving approach, analytical & logical ability, general knowledge and current affairs.

 

In CAT, design & discernment abilities, observation power and creativity are assessed.

 

NIFT Answer Key 2019

The answer key of NIFT 2019 is not released by the Institute. If it is released officially or by any reputed coaching institute, then Careers360 will provide it here for download. 

 

NIFT Result 2019

NIFT 2019 result of the written exams, CAT and GAT, will be announced either in February or in March . The shortlisted candidates for B.Des admissions have to appear for another test, situation test. The NIFT result will be declared in online mode in the last week of May 2019. For B.F.Tech admissions, GAT is the final test for selection.

 The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of NIFT 2019 is as under:

 Weightage for NIFT admissions 2019

Programme

Test

Weightage

Bachelor of Design

CAT

50%

GAT

30%

Situation Test

20%

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

100%

In case of tie in scores, the older candidate (as per date of birth) will be given preference.

 

NIFT Cutoff 2019

Cutoff of NIFT 2019, which is the programme, category and campus-wise closing rank is released by the Institute. NIFT 2019 cutoff will help the candidates in knowing the last merit ranks required for admissions in a particular programme and campus.

 

NIFT Programmes Offered & Seat Matrix

A total of 2,370 seats are allocated in B.Des and B.F.Tech programmes that are offered across 16 campuses of NIFT.

 

NIFT Seat Matrix 2019

Programme

Specialisation

Total Seats

B.Des.

Knitwear Design

210

Fashion Communication

420

Textile Design

390

Fashion Design

450

Leather Design

120

Accessory Design

420

B.F.Tech.

Apparel Production

360

Candidates can check below list of programmes with seats offered at each campus–

Programme 

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 Counselling 2019

First round of NIFT 2019 counselling will be conducted in last week of May for B.Des. and B.FTech. admissions. The dates for second round are yet to be announced. Counselling of NIFT 2018 will have to be attended by the qualified candidates as per the announced schedule. The required documents have to be produced during NIFT 2019 counselling procedure for verification purpose. 

 

NIFT Seat Reservation 2019

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 2019. The details are as follows:

 

NIFT 2019 Seat Reservation

Category

Seat Reservation

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.

Scheduled Tribe

7.5%

Scheduled Category

15%

Foreign National/SAARC/NRI candidates (supernumerary)

15%

State Domicile (Supernumerary)

20%

OBC-Non Creamy Layer

27%

NIFT 2019 State Domicile Preferential Seats- As much as 20 per cent 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:

 

NIFT 2019 State Domicile Quota

NIFT Campus 

State

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

Jodhpur

Rajasthan

Bhubaneswar

Odisha

Kannur

Kerala

Kangra

Himachal Pradesh

Shillong

Meghalaya

Patna

Bihar

Srinagar*

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).

 

NIFT FAQs

The most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to NIFT are as follows-

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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