NIFT Important Dates 2020
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NIFT Important Dates 2020 - National Institute of Technology released the admit card of NIFT 2020 in online mode on January 10. The authorities conduct NIFT entrance exam every year for offering admission to undergraduate courses, such as B.Des. and B.F.Tech. As per NIFT important dates 2020, the online application form released on October 23 and the last date to fill the form was December 31, 2019. Candidates were also given the facility to register by paying late fee until January 4, 2020. NIFT 2020 exam was held on January 19 2020. NIFT entrance exam was a pen and paper-based test. NIFT first round of counselling will start in second week of June 2020. Candidates seeking admission to B.Des programme had to appear for NIFT entrance exam 2020 Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The shortlisted candidates will have to take the next level of the exam- situation test in May. For B.F.Tech admission, candidates will have to take only GAT. Go through NIFT important dates 2020 to know the application dates, exam dates, admit card, result declaration and counselling dates.
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NIFT Important Dates 2020



Availability of NIFT 2020 application form

October 23, 2020

Last date to submit NIFT application form 2020

December 31, 2020

NIFT 2020 online admit card (Released)

January 10, 2020

NIFT entrance test 2020 (GAT and CAT)

January 19, 2020

NIFT 2020 result declaration (result for bachelor of fashion technology programme)

Febraury -March 2020

Announcement of NIFT 2020 Result for B.Des

Fourth week of March 2020

Online registration for NIFT 2020 situation test

Fourth week of March to first week of Apri l2020

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

May 2020

Situation Test in Bhubaneshwar

Second week of May 2020

Situation Test in Kolkata

Second week of May 2020

Declaration of final result (online)

Third week of May 2020

NIFT 2020 counselling procedure (round 1)

Fourth week of May to first week of June 2020

Beginning of NIFT 2020 counselling (Round 1)

Second week of June 2020

NIFT 2020 counselling procedure (round 2)

To be notified

NIFT 2020 Important Dates and Events for B.Des and B.F.Tech

  • Release of official notification of NIFT 2020 - NIFT released the official notification for undergraduate admission on October 23, 2019.

  • NIFT 2020 Registration Start Date - Interested candidates were able to fill NIFT 2020 registration form in online mode from October 23 and the last date to fill the form was December 31, 2019. Applicants who failed to fill the form within the deadline, they were also allowed to fill the same by paying the late fees till January 4, 2020. Students also got the option for making correction in the form from January 1 to January 4, 2020

  • NIFT 2020 Admit Card - The authorities released the Nift admit card for applicants who had submitted their application forms, on January 10, 2020. No candidates were allowed to enter the exam centre without admit card. They must note that no hard copy of the admit card is sent to them. Candidates had to download NIFT admit card by entering any two of the following credentials - application number, registered email ID and date of birth.

  • NIFT 2020 exam - Candidates appeared for NIFT 2020 on January 19. The exam was conducted in pen and paper-based mode. The qualified candidates will get admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.)in any of the 16 campuses of NIFT across India.

  • Declaration of NIFT 2020 Result - Candidates can check NIFT 2020 written tests (CAT and GAT) for B.Des in fourth week of March while for bachelor of fashion technology will be declared in first week of March. The final result after the situation test will be announced in third week of May 2020.

  • NIFT 2020 counselling- Counselling for NIFT 2020 will be held in two rounds. Registration for round 1 of admission will start from fourth week of May to first week of June 2020. The counselling for first round will start in first week of June 2020.

A total of 3590 seats in B.Des. and B.F.Tech programmes across the sixteen campuses of NIFT will be allocated. The seats will be allotted to students on merit basis. Qualified candidates will be offered admissions across NIFT campuses located in Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bhopal, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Shillong and Srinagar.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIFT Important Dates 2020

Question: When will the authorities announce NIFT 2020 important dates?


National Institute of Fashion Technology announceD NIFT important dates 2020 on October 22

Question: Will NIFT extend the deadline to fill NIFT 2020 application form later


If the authorities decide to extend the last date to fill NIFT 2020 application form, they will update it on the official website of NIFT.

Question: When will the admit card for NIFT 2020 will be available to download?


The Admit Card for NIFT was to download on January 10. 

Question: Will NIFT 2020 entrance test for both CAT and GAT held on the same date?


Yes, the exams for both CAT and GAT was conducted on January 19 .

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What is the cut off of nift entrance exam 2020?

Dhameer Bhatia Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020

NIFT will release NIFT 2020 cutoff in May in online mode. The cutoff will be released section and campus-wise post counselling and admission. NIFT cutoff is minimum rank released by the institutions for providing admission in various undergraduate courses in fashion technology and design.

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about Nift entrance exam plss tell me

manoj kashyap 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirants,

NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry.NIFT is a statutory body that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various disciplines of fashion and selects students annually on the basis of NIFT Entrance Exam.

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It offers a 4 Years Bachelor in Design/Bachelor in Fashion Technology; 2 Years Master in Design/Fashion Management and Master in Fashion Technology.It is online mode of application.

Eligibility - UG: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board PG: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized University.

Exam mode- Offline, Paper-Based


Im 16 yrs old, studying in std 11th.I will be appearing for my 12 th std board exams in Feb 2021. Can I appear for nift entrance exam in Jan 2021?

Yash Dev Student Expert 6th Feb, 2020

Hello student student yes sure you can appear for nift entrance examination in 2021 as eligibility criteria says students must have passed class 12 (or appearing) with any discipline from a recognized board.

Nift offer two Bachelor course one is and second is B.ftech candidates applying for b.ftech must have physics chemistry and mathematics in class 12.and for bachelor of design any stream students can apply.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


result for 2020 nift entrance wtitten test

hrithik jain 5th Feb, 2020


The results for NIFT 2020 written test will be declared in the month of March, 2020. Accordingly, the students will be called for further round like GD or PI. The final results for the same will be announced in the month of May 2020.

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