NIFT Application Form 2020
Updated on Jan 6, 2020 - 12:45 p.m. IST by Khushboo Verma
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NIFT Application Form 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology released NIFT 2020 admit card on January 10 in online mode. The last date to fill the application form was December 31, 2019. Candidates were allowed to fill the application form of NIFT 2020 by paying the late fee from January 1 to January 4, 2020. Students could also make the correction in the form from January 1 to 4, 2020. NIFT application form could be also submitted in offline mode. Those who wish to apply for NIFT entrance exam, they should be acquainted with the procedure that they need to follow at time of filling NIFT 2020 application form to avoid any confusion. Candidates seeking to appear for NIFT 2020 to take admission in Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes must check the eligibility criteria and ensure that they fulfill the age and educational requirements. Check NIFT application form 2020 to know the registration process, what documents need to be uploaded, what is the application fee and mode of payment.
Latest - Candidates can download NIFT 2020 admit card from January 10. NIFT 2020 to be conducted on January 19. Check NIFT Sample Papers 2020 to ace the entrance exam.

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NIFT Application Form 2020 Dates



Release of NIFT 2020 notification

October 22, 2019

Availability of NIFT application form 2020 in online mode

October 23, 2019 (Released)

Last date for submitting application form (without late fee)

December 31, 2019

Last date of application with late fee of Rs.5,000

January 4, 2020

Admit card of NIFT 2020

January 10, 2020

NIFT 2020 entrance exam
January 19, 2020

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020

As per eligibility criteria of NIFT 2020, applicants should be of 23 years of age as on October 1, 2019. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories get five years of relaxation. Also, they must have passed class 12 exam in the 10+2 pattern of examination from any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination.

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What are the Documents and Information that candidates need to keep ready?

Candidates should keep the following documents and information before filling NIFT application form 2020.

  1. Valid Email ID

  2. Personal and Educational qualification details

  3. Disability Certificate (if applicable)

  4. Caste/Tribe/Class certificate (for SC/ST/OBC candidates)

  5. Debit/Credit Card details in case making online payment

  6. Image of scanned signature

  7. Image of scanned photograph

  8. Demand Draft of requisite amount (Rs.2000 in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs.1000 in case of SC/ST/PWD candidates) drawn in favour of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi in case making payment DD)

Specification of Documents



File size

Image of scanned photograph

jpg/jpeg format

Up to 50 KB

Image of scanned signature

What are the steps to fill NIFT Application Form 2020?

The steps to fill NIFT 2020 application form are given below in details. They can follow these steps to fill the application form without facing any trouble.

Steps to be followed for NIFT 2020 Online Registration

Step 1- Create Login

Candidates have to create their login account first to register themselves. They will have to click on ‘Fresh Candidates to create Log In’ for registering.Students have to enter the following information:

  • Candidate’s name

  • date of birth

  • Category

  • E-mail ID

  • Select the programme


Candidates must note that their registered e-mail ID and DOB is the login ID for NIFT 2020 application.

Step 2 - Fill NIFT Application Form 2020

Candidates are required to log in using the registered email ID and Date of birth for filling NIFT 2020 application form. They need to enter the verification code and click on ‘Submit’ button. Candidates can see that the personal details provided by them while registering for NIFT 2020 are already filled. Next, they will have to fill the following details:

  • Preference for the test centre preference,

  • Parents’ information

  • Gender

  • Academic particulars

  • Contact information


Candidates should carefully read the declaration, and click on the check box of ‘I agree’. They should click on ‘Save’ button after checking the information.

Step 3 - Upload photograph and signature

In this section of NIFT 2020 application form, candidates will have to upload the documents according to the specifications mentioned above in the article. Click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed to the next step.


NIFT Application Fee 2020

The application fee of NIFT 2020 was paid in online mode through credit/ debit card or demand draft (DD) issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi. The bank and transaction charges on the fee will have to be borne by the applicant.



General/OBC (Non-Creamy)




Applicants had to fill the details of the DD in the NIFT online application form 2020. Candidates should carefully check the name, date, amount and signature of the issuing authority on the demand draft before sending. Those paying the application fee through DD should send the printout of NIFT 2020 application form, carefully completed in all respects, along with demand draft to the following address:

Project Manager - CMS

All India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

Candidates must note that they should send the application form on time. Incomplete forms or forms received late are subject to get rejected. They should keep the printout of the form and DD for future reference.


Window to update/edit NIFT application form 2020

Candidates could correct the information in their application, if needed. The window for updating/editing the application form was opened from January 1 to 4, 2020. Candidates could edit the information in NIFT application form prior to making the payment. They, however, could not change the city of examination. If the application form is found ineligible for NIFT admissions 2020 after editing it, the application fee already paid will not be refunded. The Institute has the right to cancel the candidature of an applicant at any stage if it is found that the information provided is false.

NIFT Sample Paper 2020

The test-takers should practice NIFT sample papers to leave no stone unturned. The sample papers will acquaint them with the pattern of the test, moreover, it will boost candidate's confidence level. Also, they parallelly should solve NIFT questions paper to analyze their strong and weak points. The question paper will also help candidates understand NIFT exam pattern in detail and know how much marks is allocated to each section. Plus, candidates will know about the topics that hold maximum weightage.

NIFT Preparation Tips 2020

Improve Speed: Having exceptional drawing skills and creativity do not work if you don’t have good speed. One should have the capability of presenting the imagination and uniqueness in a limited time. One, therefore, should practice to enhance the speed.

Solve Sample Papers: One of the important strategies of preparation is practice sample papers. The sample papers will help candidates know the types of questions asked and difficulty level of the exam.

Polish Your General Awareness: Aspirants should be keep themselves updated on general knowledge. To enhance your general knowledge, you should read newspaper of different publication every day. Moreover, you should also know about the famous designers, who have contributed to this challenging field.

Be Innovative: Try to come up with unmatched ideas to stand out from the crowd. CAT and GAT will evaluate your unique way of thinking. Practice to design something new and unique to improve in this area.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIFT Application Form 2020

Question: Is it mandatory to send the printout of the application form?


Yes, it is mandatory to send the printout of the application form only if you pay NIFT 2020 fee through DD

Question: What is the age requirement for filling the NIFT application form 2020?


The upper age limit for general category is 23 years as on October 1, 2019. However, NIFT provides relaxation of five years to SC, ST and PHP candidates.

Question: Can I select more than one programme?


No, you can not select more than one programme.

Question: Does NIFT provide any relaxation in the application fee for OBC category?


No, there is no fee relaxation for OBC and general category candidates.

Question: Can the exam centre be changed after submission of the NIFT application form?


No. you can not change the test centre after submitting the form.

Question: What is the academic qualification required to apply for NIFT 2020?


Aspirants should have cleared 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognised board of education.

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what is the schedule of NIFT exam?

Ritisha Kothari 16th Jan, 2020


Upcoming dates:

19 Jan '20- NIFT2020 entrance exam day

NIFT Situation Test or GD/PI Dates: Candidates who clear NIFT entrance exam for BDes course admission then need to appear for the Situation Test round wherein their material handling skills are tested. On the other hand, aspirants taking the design entrance exam for MDes course admission need to appear for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview round. Situation test/ GD/ PI admission round will be conducted in April-May, 2020.

NIFT Entrance Exam Result Dates: The final NIFT Entrance Exam Result Dates: The final NIFT results will be displayed on the official website of the design college. Candidates can view their result for NIFT admissions by filling their roll number on the official website. Final results for NIFT admissions 2020 is usually declared in the month of May/June, every year. will be displayed on the official website of the design college. Candidates can view their result for NIFT admissions by filling their roll number on the official website. Final results for NIFT admissions 2020 is usually declared in the month of May/June, every year.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Schedule:

Course Test Test Timing
BDes CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MDes CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BFTech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MFTech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MFM GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hope this helps!


How many days the exam will be taken?

Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Are you asking about the exam date? The exam will be held on 19 January,2020. You can check the further information to go through with the given below link.

In case you have other query then let us know.

Good Luck!


Can I use any drawing board or any type of boards in nift entrance exam ??

thomas joy 16th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

From my research, candidates are not allowed to carry any aditional materials in NIFT exam.

The pattern of the exam is

There is an creative ability test and General ability test and situation test.

CAT exam is for 3 hours with 100 marks and GAT exam is for 2 hours with 100 questions.Selected candidates has to appear in situation test which test the ability of the candidates.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you


I want to appear for 2020 entrance exam but could not apply within the deadline. Are their any possibilties I can apply now for the same!!

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Jan, 2020
Riyaz, the last daybfor filling NIFT applications was closed on December 31st, 2019 and the admit cards were released on January 10th, 2020. Now unfortunately, it is too late for trying for 2020. Once the admit cards have been released, it is impossible to fill in an application form for the entrance examination.
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