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, 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 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
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.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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
The exam date for NIFT 2020 is January 19.
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.
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.
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.
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).
NIFT will release NIFT 2020 cutoff in May in online mode. The cutoff will be released section and campus-wise post counselling and admission. NIFT cutoff is minimum rank released by the institutions for providing admission in various undergraduate courses in fashion technology and design.
To check the expected cutoff go through the link given below -
NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry.NIFT is a statutory body that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various disciplines of fashion and selects students annually on the basis of NIFT Entrance Exam.
It offers a 4 Years Bachelor in Design/Bachelor in Fashion Technology; 2 Years Master in Design/Fashion Management and Master in Fashion Technology.It is online mode of application.
Eligibility - UG: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board PG: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized University.
Exam mode- Offline, Paper-Based
No there is no negative marking
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
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.
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