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NIFT 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam in third week of January 2020 in pen and paper based mode. NIFT entrance exam is a gateway for getting admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.). The qualified students will get admission in 16 campuses of NIFT across India. NIFT 2020 official notification is likely to be released in third week of October 2019. NIFT 2020 application form will be released in third week of October 2019 in online mode. Candidates can submit their forms till fourth week of December 2019. They can download NIFT 2020 admit card in online mode in second week of January. The authorities will release the result in February/March 2020. Around 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. The entrance exam is conducted to test knowledge, skill and aptitude of candidate for the chosen programme. Every year, nearly 23,000 aspirants appear for the national level NIFT entrance exam. The campuses of NIFT are situated in New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Patna, Srinagar, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong and Kolkata. Aspirants, who wish to appear for NIFT 2020 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 in this article.

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NIFT 2020 Entrance Exam Overview

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

Mode of the exam

Pen and Paper

Mode of NIFT 2020 application form

Online

Exam duration

3 hours

NIFT 2020 Entrance Exam Overview

NIFT Important Dates 2020

National Institute of Fashion Technology will release the important dates of NIFT 2020 in fourth week of October 2019. Aspirants who wish to appear for the entrance exam can check the table given below to know the schedule of all the crucial events including written test, application form, admit card, result, counselling, and many more.

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NIFT Important Dates

Events

Dates

Start date of NIFT 2020 online application

Fourth week of October 2019

Last date to fill NIFT application form 2020

Fourth week of December 2019

End date to fill the application form of NIFT 2020 with late fee

Fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020

Last date to make requisite changes in the application form

Fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020

Release date of NIFT 2020 admit card

Second week of January 2020

NIFT entrance test 2020 (GAT and CAT)

Third week of January 2020

NIFT result 2020 for B.Ftech

First week of March 2020

NIFT 2020 result for B.Des

Fourth week of March 2020

Registration for NIFT 2020 situation test

Fourth week of March to first week April 2020

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

April-May 2020

Declaration of final result (online)

Third week of May 2020

Registration for NIFT 2020 counselling process (round 1)

Fourth week of May to first week of June 2020

Beginning of NIFT Counselling 2020 first round

First week of June 2020

NIFT 2020 counselling process (round 2)

Third week of July 2020

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates who wish to apply for NIFT exam, they have to fulfill the prescribed age and educational qualification criteria for the programme they opt. Students must note that the eligibility criteria for B.Des and B.FTech vary, but the age criterion is same for both the programmes. They can check the prescribed eligibility criteria of NIFT admission 2020 below:

NIFT Eligibility Criteria

NIFT Eligibility criteria of B.Des

NIFT Eligibility criteria of B.FTech

Age Criteria - Candidate should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2019. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories get five years of relaxation.

Students should have passed 10+2 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.

Candidates should have cleared their 12th exam 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 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

OR

Students should have cleared Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.

OR

Students should hold 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education

OR

Candidates should have obtained 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

OR

A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

OR

Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system

OR

Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

OR

General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate

OR

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

NIFT Application Form 2020

The application form of NIFT 2020 can be filled from second fourth week of October to fourth week of December 2019. Candidates can fill NIFT 2020 application form with late fee from fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020. The application fee for NIFT 2020 can be paid through online payment gateway or through bank demand draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.

  • The fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category- Rs. 2000 through payment gateway or demand draft

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

Those who wish to apply for NIFT 2020 via demand draft are required to send the printout of the duly completed NIFT 2020 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

How to fill NIFT Application Form 2020?

Students can follow the steps below to fill the application form of NIFT

  • New candidates should create login ID.

  • Candidates who have already logged in, they have to complete the process of filling online application form.

  • After submitting it, they have to check the status of their NIFT 2020 application.

  • After filling the application form, they can download their admit card also.

Applicants should not forget to keep a printout/photocopy of NIFT application form 2020 for future reference, along with the proof of payment.

NIFT 2020 Application Form Correction

Aspirants get opportunity to review and edit the information in their online application form before making the payment. Once the payment has been made, students will not be allowed to change/modify any information in the application form, excluding the exam centre. The window to edit the application form will open from fourth week of December 2019 to first week of January 2020. If any incorrect or false information is found at a later stage, then NIFT has the right to cancel the candidature. The details submitted after closing of the window to edit the application form cannot be edited later.

NIFT Exam Pattern 2020

The written test of NIFT 2020 consists of Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT), which evaluate the knowledge, abilities and design aptitude of test takers. Candidates who wish to take admission in B.Des. have to take both - CAT and GAT, while those looking for admission in B.F.Tech programme have to sit for GAT only. The qualified candidates in both CAT and GAT have to appear for situation test.

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2020 Creative Ability Test (CAT) for Bachelor of Design

This test judges the intuitive ability, observation power in concept development and design ability of the test-takers. Most importantly, it evaluates the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2020 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 2020 Situation Test for Bachelor of Design

The situation test is conducted by NIFT to evaluate candidates’ material handling and imaginative skills on a given situation with a given set of materials.

Exam Pattern of NIFT 2020 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 in the entrance exam.

NIFT Sample Papers 2020

Test takers of NIFT should download the sample papers of NIFT 2020, which is provided by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. NIFT 2020 sample papers for B.Des and B.FTech entrance exam can be easily downloaded from the link given below. Solving the sample papers gives a fair idea about the actual entrance test and boosts the confidence level.

Download NIFT sample papers from here.

NIFT Syllabus 2020

Candidates should know that the syllabus for CAT and GAT is not the same. In GAT, the questions from quantitative ability, communication ability, English comprehension, leadership qualities, problem-solving approach, analytical & logical ability, general knowledge and current affairs are asked.In CAT, design & discernment abilities, observation power and creativity are assessed.

NIFT Exam Centres 2020

The paper based test (PBT) will be held in third week of January across 32 exam cities. A candidate can select only one exam centre for NIFT 2020. At any stage, no request for change in NIFT 2020 exam centre will be entertained, so candidates should be careful while choosing the same.

NIFT Exam Centres

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

NIFT Admit Card 2020

The admit card of NIFT 2020 will be available in online mode in second week of January. Candidates whose application form will be accepted, they will be able to download NIFT 2020 admit card. They can download NIFT admit card by entering any two of the following credentials - application number, registered email ID and date of birth. After downloading NIFT 2020 admit card, candidates should take the printout for the same for future reference. They should keep in mind that the authorities does not send the admit card via post. Candidates should not forget to carry the the hard copy of the admit card along with a valid ID proof to the exam centre. Candidates without aforementioned documents will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the admit card

NIFT Result 2020

NIFT Result 2020 for bachelor of design programme will be announced in fourth week of March. NIFT 2020 result of the written exams, CAT and GAT for bachelor of fashion technology will be announced in first week of March. The shortlisted candidates for B.Des admission will have to appear for situation test, the registration for which will start from fourth week of March to first week of April. The final result for NIFT 2020 will be announced in third week of May. GAT is the final test for selection for B.FTech admission.

NIFT Situation Test 2020

Candidates can download the call letter for situation test by entering their roll numbers, date of birth and application numbers. Candidates can register for the same from fourth week of March 2020 to first week of April 2020. Candidates will have to click on the link that will be provided in this article and then enter their email address, date of birth, roll number and verification code. Post this, candidates will have to click on ‘Submit’ button. Next, candidates can select the city and the date on which they wish to appear for NIFT situation test 2020. Situation test will be held in second week of May 2020 in Kolkata and Bhubneshwar.

Test-wise Weightage given to NIFT Entrance Test 2020

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of NIFT 2020 is as under:

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 2020

NIFT cutoff refers to the category and campus-wise closing rank, which is released by the Institute. NIFT 2020 cutoff will help candidates know the last merit rank required for admissions in a particular programme and campus. NIFT cutoff or the closing ranks will be released in online mode during the counselling procedure. Candidates can follow the given below steps to check NIFT cutoff:

  • Visit the official website ( nift.ac.in)

  • Click on the link for downloading the cutoff.

  • NIFT 2020 cutoff will appear as a PDF file on the screen, which can be downloaded or printed.

NIFT Counselling 2020

NIFT counselling first round will start in first week of June 2020. The registration for first round of NIFT 2020 will start from fourth week of May to first week of June. The dates for second round will be announced after completion of the first round. Candidates have to attend NIFT as per the announced schedule. They will have to carry the requisite documents during NIFT counselling for verification purpose.

NIFT Programmes Offered & Seat Matrix

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 2020. The details are given in the table below:

NIFT 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

7.50%

Scheduled Caste

15%

Foreign National/SAARC/NRI candidates (supernumerary)

15%

State Domicile (Supernumerary)

20%

OBC-Non Creamy Layer

27%

NIFT 2020 State Domicile Preferential Seats- As much as 20 percent 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 Campuses

States

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 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 2020

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


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIFT 2020

Question: Is Physics, Chemistry and Maths required in 12th for appearing in NIFT exam?

Answer:

Yes, if you are appearing for B.FTech whereas PCM is not required in B.Des.

Question: What salary I would be offered after completing fashion design course from NIFT Delhi?

Answer:

Your minimum starting monthly salary would range between 25K-35K.

Question: Which NIFT campus is the best in India for a bachelor degree?

Answer:

These five campuses of NIFT are the most preferred among toppers-

1. New Delhi

2. Mumbai

3. Bengaluru

4. Gandhinagar

5. Hyderabad

Question: How many candidates appear for NIFT exam every year?

Answer:

As per the official data, around 22,000 students appear in NIFT entrance exam for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats (2,010 B. Design seats and 360 B. F.Tech seats).

Question: What if I mention wrong category in the application form? Will I get a chance to correct it?

Answer:

No need to worry, of course, you can change the category as NIFT will provide the window to update/edit NIFT 2018 application form from December 30, 2017 (12:00 hours) to January 2, 2018 (1600 hours). You can edit your category during this time period.

Question: How many times NIFt entrance exam is conducted in a year?

Answer:

NIFT exam is conducted only once a year. 

Question: Is NIFT a government college?

Answer:

Yes, NIFT is a Government Institute, under Ministry of Textiles,Govt of India.

Question: How should I prepare for NIFT entrance exam?

Answer:

Candidates should follow the given points below to excel in the exam: 

  • Know the syllabus - They should have NIFT syllabus at their fingertips 
  • Make time table according to syllabus - Allot equal time to each subject.
  • Make Notes - Making notes is  important as it enables you to revise your syllabus quickly.
  • Practice Regularly - Give at least 4 to 5 hours daily to get good marks.

Question: Is there any age limit for appearing in NIFT 2020?

Answer:

Candidates should be 23 years as on October 1, 2019. Applicants falling under scheduled caste/scheduled tribe/ person with disability (PWD) categories, they get age relaxation of five years. 

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I HAVE COMPLETED MY BCOM, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE MASTERS IN FASHION FIELD. IS THERE ANY COURCES SUITABLE FOR ME?

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can someone apply for NIFT without appearing CAT and GAT?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019

hello,

NIFT has nothing to do with CAT or GAT. Those are the exams for MBA. NIFT is for admission in fashion courses.

The eligibilitiy is just marks of your 10th and intermediate. The main point is the candidate must have qualified both from a recognised board and must be having PCM as the compulsory subject.

The exam has an age limit to be 23 and there is 5 years relaxation for category reserved candidates.

For more information please check the article:- https://design.careers360.com/articles/nift-eligibility-criteria

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can u tell me the exact date of application form filling?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Hello there!

Greetings!

I can't tell you the exact dates as it's not been announced officially yet but yes start date of NIFT 2020 online application is fourth week of October 2019 , so you will be able to fill the application form once it is released. Last date to fill NIFT application form 2020 will be fourth week of December 2019, so you need to make sure that you fill the form before the last date  while National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam in third week of January 2020 in pen and paper based mode. NIFT entrance exam is a gateway for getting admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.). The qualified students will get admission in 16 campuses of NIFT across India. For more and detailed information go through :- https://design.careers360.com/articles/nift

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Sir is there any specific certificate format for PWD, SC/ST category that has to be given ?

Abhishek singh Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019
Hello,
You have not specified the exam for which you are seeking information.
But still i would like to bring this to your notice that different exams/institutes require caste certificates in different formats. You can easily fetch the format by visiting the official website of that specific institute.
If you are seeking information about nift, then yes nift does specify the required format for the caste certificate. You can fetch detailed information about the format by browsing through the official website.
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Can we still get going into Mumbai Nift when we did our entrance exam in different centre?

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Yes, you can get NIFT, Mumbai even if you gave your Entrance Exam in different centre. The centre of your entrance exam is no mode for the college you are given admission in. So don't worry. You will be getting the college according to your marks and rank.

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