About NIFT Entrance Exam 2019

National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam 2019 in the month of January for admissions to Bachelor of Design and  Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes across 16 NIFT campuses located in  Gandhinagar,  Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra,  Kannur, Raebareli,  Shillong,  Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, KolkataHyderabad, Patna, Srinagar, Bengaluru and New Delhi.  Application form are online and available from October tentatively with the admit card download facilitated from the first week of January. Candidates may note that the exam consists of creative ability test (CAT) for both B.Des and B.FTech while the general ability test (GAT) will only be for B.Des. Qualifying candidates for B.Des have to further face a situation test before selection. 

NIFT also offers Masters in Design and Fashion Technology. The exam structure for these courses are also similar to the ones offered at the undergraduate level.
Around 23,000 aspirants take the NIFT entrance exam for admissions to the undergraduate programmes - B.Des and B.FTech across the 16 NIFT campuses.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a Year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Institute of Fashion Technology

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Important Dates

20 Oct, 2018 - 29 Dec, 2018 (Tentative) Application | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
21 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Offline
22 Mar, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online

Candidates can check complete details about eligibility criteria of NIFT entrance exam 2019 below:

Age Requirement:

Applicants are required to be of 23 years as on October 1. However, NIFT will provide an age relaxation of five years for the candidates, who belong to the reserved categories.   

Educational Requirement:

Applicants must satisfy any one of the following criteria:

For B.Des. and B.FTech. admissions, applicants must have cleared class 12 from a recognised central or state board of secondary exam (CBSE/State Board New Delhi/Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi. Additionally, B.FTech. candidates must have Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics


Passed class 12 examination from any public university, school or board from India or any foreign country that is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). B.FTech. applicants must have Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.


Passed in the Senior Secondary School Exam that is conducted by National Open School having a minimum of five subjects. For B.FTech. ApplicantsChemistry, Mathematics and Physics are mandatory.


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


Diploma of three or four years recognised by a State Board of Technical Education or AICTE. B.FTech. applicants should have an engineering diploma (any branch).

Important information regarding NIFT eligibility criteria 2019

  • Students, who will appear in the final year of qualifying examination, can also take NIFT 2019.
  • 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, 2019.
     Affidavit (duly signedof Rs.10 on non-judicial stamp paper
  • Those students will be considered for provisional admission only who will appear for the compartment exam of class 12. It is mandatory to pass the exam under the same board. 

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1500
OBC Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1500
SC PWD Offline Transgender ₹ 750
ST PWD Offline Transgender ₹ 750

Interested and eligible candidates will be able to fill and submit the application form of NIFT 2019 from October till December. The prescribed application fee can be paid via online gateway or Demand Draft (DD).   

Applicants should follow these steps to apply:

  • New candidates are required to create login ID.
  • Those, who have already logged in, should complete the procedure by filling the online application form of NIFT 2019.
  • The status of the application should be checked after submitting the form.

Note- A printout or photocopy of the online application and payment proof should be kept safe by the applicants for future reference.    

Important information regarding NIFT application form 2019

  • Candidates have to log in by entering their registered email ID and date of birth.
  • Verification code should also be entered before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Details including exam centre, parents’ information, academic particulars and contact information have to be filled carefully.
  • ‘Save’ button should be clicked after cross verification of all the details.  

Specifications of photograph and signature

Applicants will have to upload their photo and signature as per the following specifications:

  • Size- Not be more than 50 KB
  • Format- jpg or .jpeg

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Exam Pattern


NIFT B.Des GAT 2019 Exam Pattern is guven 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 2019 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




The exam pattern of NIFT entrance exam 2019 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 sure to be creative and make innovative use of their colour and illustration skills. 

Generally three questions are asked for a total of 30 marks andcandidates are tested accordingly.

NIFT B.Des. Situation Test

NIFT 2019 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 2019 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 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 2019



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


The admit card of NIFT 2019 will be available in online mode from the second week of January onwards. Only those candidates can download the NIFT 2019 admit card who have submitted their application correctly before the last date. 

How to download NIFT admit card 2019

1. The admit card will be available in online mode only, and candidates have to log in to download it.

2. Any two of the following three fields have to be entered:  Six digit application number OR Registered email ID OR Date of Birth (DOB)

3. They should click on the ‘Submit’ button.

4. Before downloading it, the details of candidature, exam centre, along with exam date and timings should be checked.

The NIFT admit card will display the details that are entered by the candidates in application form of NIFT 2019. They must take its printout for future purposes. The admit card will not be sent via post.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 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

The Institute will declare the NIFT 2019 result of written tests, Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT), in March 2019. B.Des. applicants, who will get shortlisted after CAT and GAT, will have to appear for situation test also. However, GAT will be the only and final test for B.F.Tech admissions.   

Weightage for NIFT admissions 2019




Bachelor of Fashion Technology



Bachelor of Design





Situation Test


How to check NIFT result 2019

Step 1- Candidates should click on the ‘NIFT result 2019’ 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 the NIFT 2019 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 

Complete details about NIFT counselling 2019 will be available in May. There will be two rounds of the counselling procedure that will be conducted in June and July. Round one of NIFT 2019 counselling will be held in the second and third week of June. After that, round two will be conducted in the third week of 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 2019

  • 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 2019 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 2019 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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