National Institute of Fashion Technology released NIFT 2020 application form in online mode on October 23, 2019. The last date to fill the application form is December 31, 2019. The authorities will conduct NIFT entrance exam 2020 on January 19 for admissions to Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper based mode. NIFT admit card will be available on January 10, 2020. The authorities will release the result in February/March 2020. The qualified candidates will get admission in any of the NIFT campuses located in Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna, Srinagar, Bengaluru and New Delhi. Candidates should note that the exam consists of creative ability test (CAT) for both B.Des and B.FTech while the general ability test (GAT) is only for B.Des. Qualifying candidates for B.Des will have to further face a situation test before selection. Around 23,000 aspirants take NIFT entrance exam throughout India. NIFT aspirants are judged based on their knowledge, skill and aptitude for the chosen programme.
Upcoming Dates and Events
23 Oct, 2019 - 31 Dec, 2019
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
01 Jan, 2020 - 04 Jan, 2020
Late Fee Application - With late fee | Mode: Online
Application Correction | Mode: Online
10 Jan, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
19 Jan, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
23 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - Result for B.Ftech | Mode: Online
11 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - Final Result | Mode: Online
27 May, 2020 - 03 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)
Counselling | Mode: Online
Candidates who wish to appear for NIFT entrance exam, they should ensure that they fulfill NIFT eligibility criteria to apply for NIFT entrance exam. The eligibility criteria of NIFT includes age bar and educational qualification. Check the table to know the eligibility criteria in detail.
NIFT Eligibility criteria of B.FTech
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.
ORStudents should hold 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education
ORA 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.
ORAny 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
ORGeneral Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).
Important information regarding NIFT eligibility criteria 2020
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Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Interested and eligible candidates can fill and submit the application form of NIFT 2020 from October 23 till December 31. Applicants will have to pay requisite fee in online mode or through bank demand draft issued in favor of 'NIFT HO' payable at New Delhi. The application fee for candidates who belong to general/OBC(Non-creamy) categories is Rs. 2000 while those who fall under SC/ST/PHP categories will have to pay Rs. 1000. The steps to fill NIFT application form is given below:
Step 1 - Candidates have to create their login ID
Step 2 - Candidates will have to login and fill the application form
Step 3 - Next, they have to upload the requisite documents as per the specified specifications
Step 4 - Make the payment
Applicants should not forget to keep a printout/photocopy of NIFT application form 2020 for future reference, along with the proof of payment.
The authorities will provide an opportunity to candidates to correct the information in their application, if needed. The link to edit the application form will be active from January 1 to 4, 2020. Candidates, however, can not change the exam centre later once it filled. If the application form is found ineligible for NIFT admissions 2020 after editing it, the application fee already paid will not be refunded and the candidature of an applicant will be cancelled.
NIFT B.Des GAT 2020 exam pattern is given below for the understanding of the aspirants writing the entrance test. The number of question, language of exam, mode, marking scheme and such factors described in the exam pattern of NIFT B.Des GAT 2020 can be checked below in the table. The exam pattern for the M.Des programme is also given for the post graduate aspirants.
NIFT B.Des GAT Exam Pattern
Duration of exam
No. of Questions
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Total number of questions
The exam pattern of NIFT entrance exam 2020 for the Creative Ability Test namely CAT is not clearly specified by the authorities. The total number of questions and the marking scheme is not clearly specified by the authorities.
Candidates must focus on concept development and design as questions will be designed to test them in these areas. They must be creative and make innovative use of their colour and illustration skills.
Generally three questions are asked for a total of 30 marks and candidates are tested accordingly.
NIFT 2020 Situation Test will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates of CAT and GAT for B.Des admissions. This will be held separately for those who have qualified. The situation test is a hands-on test used to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling as well as the innovative ability in a given situation with a given set of materials.
The Exam Pattern of the Situation Test can be summarised as follows:
Note: Candidates will be provided with all the required design materials which should be checked by them upon receipt.
Evaluation Criteria for the NIFT Situation Test 2020 are as follows:
NIFT B.FTech exam pattern gives candidates all the information about the type of questions, duration of exam, language, sections asked and more. This will aid candidates in better preparation for the exam and planning of the exam day.
NIFT B.FTech Exam Pattern 2020
Duration of test
Mode of exam
Communication Ability & English
Analytical & Logical Ability
General Knowledge and Current
Candidates can download NIFT 2020 admit card on January 10. They must note that they will not be sent any hard copy of the admit card. They will have to carry the admit card to the exam centre, along with a valid ID proof. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall with the documents mentioned above.
What are the steps to download NIFT admit card?
Step 1 - Candidates have to visit the official site (nift.ac.in/)
Step 2 - Click on ‘NIFT admit card’ to download the hall ticket.
Step 3 - Enter any two of the following credentials - registered email ID, Date of Birth and six-digit application number of NIFT 2020 ,
Step 4 - Next, click on ‘Submit’ button.
Step 5 - NIFT admit card 2020 will appear on the screen
Step 6 - Click on ‘Download’ button
Step 7 - Take a printout of the admit card and keep it for future reference
The result for NIFT B.Des will be announced in last week of March while NIFT result for bachelor of fashion technology will be announced in first week of March. B.Des. applicants, who will be shortlisted after CAT and GAT, will have to appear for situation test also, they have to do the slot booking for the same online from last week of March to first week of April. The slot booking will include selection of date and centre. However, GAT will be the only and final test for B.F.Tech admissions. NIFT 2020 final result will be declared in third week of May
Weightage for NIFT admissions 2019
Bachelor of Fashion Technology
Bachelor of Design
How to check NIFT result 2020
Step 1- Candidates should click on the ‘NIFT result 2020’ button.
Step 2- they should enter any 2 of these details- roll number, DOB and application number.
Step 3- ‘Submit’ button should be clicked.
The screen will display NIFT 2020 result. Candidates should take out its printout for future reference. Below mentioned details will be mentioned on it:
Mode of Counselling:
The registration for NIFT counselling 2020 first round will start from last week of May to first week of June. There will be two more rounds of the counselling procedure that will be conducted in June and July. Only qualified candidates will be required to attend the admission procedure as per the schedule. The NIFT will verify their documents as well.
In 2018, as many as 2,370 (2010 B.Des. and 360 B.FTech.) seats were allotted across 16 NIFTs to the candidates.
NIFT Counselling Procedure 2020
Here is the link for NIFT entrance exam 2020 where you can find the previous years question papers foe both GAT and CAT. You can download the files by clicking on 'download here'. You can also find the detailed syllabus and books to refer which will be helpful to you. You will also find preparation tips for scoring good marks. You can click the link below
Hello dear aspirant.
For a exam like NIFT one month is a very less time. But if you work hard and smart . You can surely get success. First of all make a proper time table that you will study 14-16hrs daily. Ten after solve at least two previous year papers daily. Join a test series and see how are the results.
Hope you get it.
The NIFT entrance exam is a pen and paper test with two papers- Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) and General Aptitude Test (GAT). For B.Des. and M.Des., GAT is conducted for 2 hours and for B.F.Tech., M.F.M., and M.F.Tech., GAT is conducted for 3 hours because of the differences in the weightage. The number of questions also differ from course to course.
CAT evaluates your creativity and deigning aptitude. This is important if you are seeking Bachelors of Design as your course. Your intuition skills and observation skills should be put into practice to achieve good marks in the same. Colour and illustration skills become important and will also be evaluated in this.
GAT evaluates the academic aptitude like Mathematics (class 10th level), Reasoning, English Language and Comprehension. It also consists of GK, current affairs and the knowledge of the fashion industry.
English consists of spot the error, sentence correction, analogies, syntax, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, one word substitution, fill in the blanks, spelling errors, grammar and arranging the sentences or passages in the correct order.
Reasoning consists of verbal and non-verbal series, directions, ranking, calendar, sitting arrangement, coding-decoding, cubes and dices, clocks, syllogism, puzzles, blood relations, eligibility criteria, line counting, graph and related things.
GK and Current Affairs section apart from the GK and current affairs, also consists of questions based on fashion. Be aware of TV endorsements and their taglines used for different products in the same, fashion terminology, entertainment events, brands, logos, celebrities, Miss Universe, Miss World and fashion trends both which are in and out. Other than that, be thorough with current affairs consisting of the political, economic and social situation and also with sports, culture and history of India.
Mathematics consists of the pipes and cisterns, work time, simple interest, compound interest, averages, mensuration, set theory, number system, ratio and proportion, ages, profit and loss, speed time, height and distance,mixtures and allegations, trigonometry, upstream & downstream, permutation and combination and probability.
There are 100 questions for B.Des. paper which are divided as follows:
English Comprehension- 25 questions
Quantitative ability- 20 questions
Communication ability- 25 questions
Analytical ability- 15 marks
GK and current affairs- 15 marks
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Hope this helps. All the best!
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