About NIFT Entrance Exam 2020

National Institute of Fashion Technology released NIFT 2020 answer key in online mode. The authorities released NIFT 2020 application form in online mode on October 23, 2019. The last date to fill the application form was December 31, 2019. The authorities conducted  NIFT entrance exam 2020 on January 19 for admissions to Bachelor of Design and  Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes. The exam was conducted in pen and paper based mode. NIFT admit card was 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, KolkataHyderabad, 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.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination
Short Exam Name NIFT Entrance Exam
Conducting Body National Institute of Fashion Technology
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2000 Rs [Offline]
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Participating Colleges 17
Number of Seats 2370 Seats

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

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

Past Dates and Events

22 Jan, 2020

Answer Key | Mode: Online

19 Jan, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

10 Jan, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020 - 04 Jan, 2020

Application Correction | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2020 - 04 Jan, 2020

Late Fee Application - With late fee | Mode: Online

23 Oct, 2019 - 31 Dec, 2019

Application | 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.Des

NIFT Eligibility criteria of B.FTech

Age Criteria - Candidate should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2019. Candidates who belong to reserved categories will 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

General 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

  • Students, who will appear in the final year of qualifying examination, can also take NIFT 2020.
  • If the result of class 12/final semester/final year is still unannounced by the respective university/board till the NIFT admission procedure, then such a candidate will be given provisional admission subject to these conditions: 
     The final result of the qualifying result should be presented before September 30, 2020.
     Affidavit (duly signedof Rs.10 on non-judicial stamp paper
  • Those students will be considered for provisional admission who will appear for the compartment exam of class 12. It is mandatory to pass the exam under the same board. 
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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Interested and eligible candidates could fill and submit the application form of NIFT 2020 from October 23 till December 31. Applicants had 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.

Window to update/edit NIFT application form 2020

The authorities provided an opportunity to candidates to correct the information in their application, if needed. The link to edit the application form was active from January 1 to 4, 2020. Candidates, however, could  not change the exam centre later once it was 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. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, SC PWD Offline Transgender ₹ 1000
OBC, General Offline Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 2000

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

General ability test-

General ability test: Unit 01
Quantitative ability
General ability test: Unit 02
Communication ability
General ability test: Unit 03
English comprehension
General ability test: Unit 04
Analytical ability
General ability test: Unit 05
General knowledge and current affairs

Creative ability test+

Creative ability test: Unit 01
Written test ( hindi / english )
Creative ability test: Unit 02
Quantitative ability
Creative ability test: Unit 03
Communication ability and english comprehension
Creative ability test: Unit 04
Analytical ability and logical ability
Creative ability test: Unit 05
General knowledge and current affairs
Creative ability test: Unit 06
Case study

Situations test

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

NIFT Entrance Exam B.Des Exam Pattern

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

Quantitative Ability



Communication Ability



English Comprehension



Analytical Ability



General Knowledge and Current Affairs



Total number of questions



NIFT Entrance Exam B.F.Tech Exam Pattern

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 Entrance Exam M.Des Exam Pattern

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:

  • Duration: two hours
  • Test involves: Design of one three dimensional (3D) model.

Note: Candidates will be provided with all the required design materials which should be checked by them upon receipt.

Some guidelines:

  • Candidates will be permitted to bring some items as instructed in the admit card
  • They must make optimum usage of the same. Additional materials will not be provided.
  • Colour pencils and marker pens are not allowed.
  • An Answer Sheet will be provided separately for any writing purposes which has to be signed by the candidates in the exam hall.
  • After completion of the test, the model, answer sheet and any left over materials must be left by the candidates on the table.

Evaluation Criteria for the NIFT Situation Test 2020 are as follows:

  • Originality of the concept applied.
  • Creative use of material and the skills for the same.
  • Neatness of the final model.
  • The write-up describing the model and concepts used.

NIFT Entrance Exam M.F.Tech Exam Pattern

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



No. of


Quantitative Ability


Communication Ability & English



Analytical & Logical Ability


General Knowledge and Current



Case Study


Total number of questions


Candidates could 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 have to carry the admit card to the exam centre, along with a valid ID proof. No candidate is 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

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Punjab Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Himachal Pradesh Kangra
Kerala Kannur
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Meghalaya Shillong

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card

 National Institute of Fashion Technology released NIFT 2020 answer key in online mode on January 22. To download the answer key, candidates have to enter the roll number, programme, question booklet series and date of birth. If candidates find any discrepancy in the answer key, they will have to pay Rs 500 per objection. The last date to raise objections against the answer key of NIFT 2020 is January 24 till 5:00 p.m.

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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 2020




Bachelor of Fashion Technology



Bachelor of Design





Situation Test


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:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph
  • Subject-wise scores obtained in CAT, GAT and Situation Test
  • Score obtained 

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

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 

  • Candidates will be required to register using the form number, DOB and password. A counselling campus has also to be selected from where it’s convenient to participate in the admission procedure. A system generated SMS and an email will be sent to them after successful registration.
  • Candidates will be called for the NIFT 2020 counselling procedure solely on merit basis. They will have to select a seat in presence of the nodal officer. 
  • After the allocation of seat, the candidate will have to make payment of the full fee at the NIFT campus. The nodal officer will issue him/her allotment letter/receipt

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Counselling Centers

State City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Gujarat Gandhinagar
Kerala Kannur
Bihar Patna
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Raebareli
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Rajasthan Jodhpur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Himachal Pradesh Kangra
Maharashtra Mumbai
Meghalaya Shillong
Delhi New Delhi
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Class 12/degree (mark sheet and certificate)
  • Bank draft
  • Secondary school mark sheet and certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Certificate of the parents income
  • Certificate of medical fitness
  • Photographs - Passport size -2 and Stamp size -4

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When will NIFT 2020 written exam be conducted?


The exam date for NIFT 2020 is January 19.

Question: When will the National Institute of Fashion Technology declare the result of NIFT 2020?


The result of NIFT 2020 will be declared tentatively in February/March. After the result declaration, the registration for NIFT 2020 situation test will commence.

Question: How many NIFT campuses will provide admissions to candidates on basis of NIFT 2020 scores?


On the basis of NIFT 2020 result, a total of 16 NIFT campuses across India will provide admission to candidates. For the academic session 2020, a total of 3590 seats will be offered in total.

Question: How many times can a candidate appear for NIFT exam?


Keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of NIFT 2020, candidates willing to give the exam can appear for as many times as they like. However, the condition provided is your age should not exceed 23 years.

Question: Is there any specific exam day guideline that one must follow while appearing for NIFT 2020?


Candidates are advised to follow basic guidelines as provided below-

-Print out of NIFT 2020 admit card

-Photo ID proof

-Own stationery like Ballpoint pen, Pencil, Eraser (for BFTech), Ballpoint pen, Lead pencils, Dry colors, Eraser, Sharpner and ruler (for B.Des).

Questions related to NIFT Entrance Exam

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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 B.design 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.


My sister is appearing for 12th boards in Feb,2020, she plans to do B.Des. She has given NIFT exam but without preparation so the chances for it are negligible. I want to get insights related to B.Des : Colleges, about different fields in B.Des, ROI of colleges, scope of the Course,etc. KindlyHelp

Archita Aggarwal 26th Jan, 2020

Hi Surbhi

It's okay if your sister does not clear nift entrance, there are lot of private universities like Pearl Academy,IIAD etc that she apply for. They have very easy entrance, all you need there is a good portfolio and confidence that's it. Don't worry she will get into one soon

Hope this answer helps.


what will be the minimum marks to clear out of 100 and 150 marks in NIFT entrance exam?

Muskan Gupta 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Sanket

Passing marks may vary every year.

As you might know , nift entrance consist of cat-50% gat-30% and situation test-20%. So if you scored well in written exam you can easily get among top 2000 and get selected for situation test.

Marks vary year to year. Your performance in situation test will actually decide your rank.

All the best !!

Hope it helps :)

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