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NIFT Selection Process 2024: Check Criteria, PI, Seat

NIFT Selection Process 2024: Check Criteria, PI, Seat

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on May 23, 2024 04:55 PM IST | #NIFT Entrance Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the NIFT 2024 final results in May 2024. The authorities declared the results on the NTA NIFT admission portal. The NIFT 2024 results for the PG courses were declared on May 8 and UG courses on May 14, 2024, respectively. NIFT 2024 admission will be done based on marks obtained in the entrance exam. The selected candidate's list will be uploaded to the official website - The NIFT selection process 2024 includes appearing and qualifying NIFT entrance exam 2024, situation test, and counselling & seat allotment. The NIFT situation test was conducted on April 13.

NIFT Selection Process 2024 - Overview

The NIFT 2024 selection process has been allotted different levels for shortlisting the candidates for different courses. All the eligible candidates have to appear for the NIFT 2024. The courses offered by NIFT for 2024, the test name that has to appear, the date of that examination, and the weightage required for each program are given below.

Name of the Program

Test to appear

Weightage allotment


General Ability Test (GAT)


Creative Ability Test (CAT)


Situation Test



General Ability Test (GAT)


Sec. A-30%

Sec. B-70%


General Ability Test (GAT)


Creative Ability Test (CAT)


Personal Interview (PI)



General Ability Test (GAT)


Personal Interview (PI)



General Ability Test (GAT)


Personal Interview (PI)


NIFT 2024 Selection Criteria

NIFT has updated its selection criteria for admission 2024 on its official website - The NIFT selection process includes various levels of selection for different programs like:

  • Meeting NIFT eligibility criteria

  • Entrance examinations like GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test)

  • Personal interview

  • Personal discussion

  • Group discussion

  • Situation test

  • Technical ability test

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Candidates who appeared for the NIFT 2024 entrance examinations have to be prepared for all the above as the selection process depends on the merit gained. The final results of the shortlisted candidates will be uploaded in March on their official website - The selected candidate's scores depend on the tests and interview rounds that will be conducted. Each test is assigned a certain weightage for final selection.

Candidates must undergo the NIFT counseling process in different stages and meet the NIFT cutoff marks to get admission into the desired courses. Candidates are required to go through the full article to know the selection process of NIFT 2024. Candidates who do not appear for the prescribed examinations, will not be allowed to appear for the selection interview.

Important points to be noted for the NIFT 2024 selection process :

  • The NIFT entrance exam for all the programs will be Computer Based Tests (CBT) and the candidates have to appear for the test at the allocated location/center and 30 minutes before the prescribed time.

  • Candidates have to mandatorily attend all the tests prescribed by NIFT.

  • The General Ability Test was conducted as a Computer-based test (CBT).

  • The Creative Ability Test was conducted as a Paper-based test (PBT).

  • For B.Des, shortlisted candidates had to take the Situation Test.

  • Candidates applying for both the courses like B.Des and B.F.Tech had to appear for GAT and CAT tests. The weightage for B.F.Tech candidates will be considered as GAT-Sec.A-30%, CAT-50%, and Situation Test- 20%.

  • The candidates who do not appear for any of the tests, will not be allowed to appear for the next stage of the interview.

  • The results were uploaded on the official website -

  • Candidates are required to go through the Admissions Guidelines - 2024 pdf available on the official website of NIFT for detailed information.

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NIFT 2024 Situation Test (ST)

The candidates who are shortlisted for the B.Des program after clearing the GAT and CAT tests were eligible for another level of Situation Test (ST). This ST is a hands-on test to check the candidate’s capability of material handling and the innovative ability for a situation given provided with the set of materials.

The candidate had to innovate with the materials which have been provided as no other additional materials will be issued.

Candidates in this test, the candidates were supposed to design a model with the set of materials available. The model was then evaluated based on different parameters that include space visualization, innovative and creative use of the given materials, color schemes, the composition of elements, construction skills, the finesse of the model, and overall presentation of the creation, etc.

All these parameters were checked and taken into account consideration with the writeup explanation for the model created and the concept used behind it. As the medium of instruction used is English in NIFT, the write-up was in English. Marks were not be given to the candidates if the write-up is in any other language.

The important point to be noted is that the candidate should not disclose any of his/her identity by writing personal information or placing any identification mark on the model/design/write-up. Attempting for this leads to disqualification and the final result of the candidate will not be released.

The evaluation of the test was done on the spot by the Jury and the model was not preserved for future reference.

NIFT 2024 Personal Interview (PI)

After the written entrance examination of the Master’s program, the shortlisted candidates had to undergo a Personal Interview (PI) round. The parameters on which the candidates were evaluated are as follows.

  • Career orientation

  • Communication

  • Aptness of the course

  • Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities

  • Aptitude

  • General Awareness

  • Creative and lateral thinking

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NIFT 2024 Seat Allocation

NIFT 2024 seat allocation details of the selected candidates who cleared the entrance examination process will be updated on the official website - Seat allocation will be done based on:

  • Allocation of the course

  • Suitability of the skill

  • Campus in the order of merit

Candidates are advised to check the NIFT website for the latest information regularly.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the Selection Process of NIFT 2024?

The NIFT 2024 selection process depends on various factors like eligibility, age, written tests, personal interviews, etc. If the candidate meets all the eligibility and is successful in the written and oral examinations, then the selection process will be done.

2. What is the NIFT 2024 Situation Test?

The shortlisted candidates for the B.Des program after clearing the GAT and CAT tests were eligible for the Situation Test (ST). This ST was a hands-on test to check the candidate’s capability of material handling and the innovative ability for a situation given provided with the set of materials.

3. How do I know when my selection process is scheduled?

Selected candidates list of NIFT 2024 was uploaded on the official website - Candidates have to check the website regularly for updates.

4. What will be asked in the NIFT 2024 Personal Interview round?

The shortlisted candidates for the Master's programme had to undergo a Personal Interview (PI) round after the successful completion of the written entrance examination. 

The candidates were judged on certain parameters like general awareness, aptitude, creative thinking, lateral thinking, career orientation, communication, the aptness of the course, and overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities.

5. What is the seat allocation process for successful candidates?

The Seat allocation process for successful candidates will be done based on the allocation of the course, suitability of the skill, and campus in the order of merit. Therefore, candidates are advised to check the NIFT website for the latest information regularly.


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Hello aspirant,

The nationwide Institute of Fashion Technology offers a nationwide entrance exam called NIFT for admission to its fashion design programmes.

Every course has specific requirements that must be met in order to apply. For NIFT, there is no minimum age requirement, however it is evident that passing the 10+2 exam is a requirement in order to be admitted to any undergraduate programme in fashion design.

You cannot be admitted because you are in class eleven. However, you can apply to NIFT for experience and practice, and if your application is accepted, you can take the entrance exam. If you pass, however, be aware that you will not be able to retain your results for admission.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Dear Aspirant,

Yes! If you want to pursue your under graduation from nift after 12th or even if you are appearing for12th exam then you are eligible to apply for the exam. There are several courses offered by nift which includes undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Age (Undergraduate degree programmes) -

  • General - the maximum age should be less than 24 years as on 1st august in the year of examination
  • Reserved category - 5 years relaxation

Hope this information helps :)

Dear aspirant

NIFT 2023 ELIGIBILITY - B.DES admission

1. Aspiring students must have completed a 10+2 board exam from any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education/State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi or,

2. Any Board/Public School/University Examination conducted in India or abroad which is equivalent to the 10+2 system and is accorded by the Association of Indian Universities or,

3. If candidates complete the General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Sri Lanka/ Cambridge/) at the Advanced (A) level/International Baccalaureate (IB) then, they are eligible to apply or,

4. Students will also be eligible if they have passed the 10+2 examination conducted by the National Open School with at least five subjects or,

5. Diploma of 3 or 4 years which is recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education.

Age limit - Candidates must be of 23 years of age as of August 1, 2022. However, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person With Disability (PHP) get a relaxation of 5 years

Eligibility for B.F.Tech admission

1. Students must pass the Class 12 exam in the 10+2 pattern of examination with Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects from any recognized Central/ State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi or,

2. Any Public School/Board/University Exam in India or in foreign countries which is equivalent to a 10+2 system with Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics as a mandatory subjects. It must be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities or,

3. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination(London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/International Baccalaureate (IB) or,

4. Diploma of 3 or 4 years in any programme of engineering which is recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education or,

5. A passing grade in the Higher Secondary Education Examination held by the National Open School with at least five subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Age limit is same as B.des

You can check other details about eligibility criteria for NIFT from link below

Hope this was informative for you

Best regards!!


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