National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam 2020 in third week 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, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna, Srinagar, Bengaluru and New Delhi. The application procedure is online and the form will be available from third week of October. The admit card will be available in second week of January. 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. 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.
National Institute of Fashion Technology will declare NIFT B.Des 2020 final result in third week of May. The authorities will declare NIFT B.Des 2020 result in fourth week of March. The shortlisted candidates will have to take situation test, they will have to do the slot booking for the same online from third week of March to first week of April. The slot booking will include selection of date and centre.
Upcoming Dates and Events
22 Oct, 2019 - 28 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Online
29 Dec, 2019 - 03 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Application Correction | Mode: Online
10 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
20 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Offline
06 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - B.FTech | Mode: Online
25 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - B.Des | Mode: Online
20 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - Final Result | Mode: Online
27 May, 2020 - 03 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)
Counselling | Mode: Online
Candidates can check complete details about eligibility criteria of NIFT entrance exam 2020 below:
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.
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. Applicants, Chemistry, 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 2020
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Interested and eligible candidates will have to fill and submit the application form of NIFT 2020 from third week of October till last week of December. The prescribed application fee can be paid via online gateway or Demand Draft (DD).
Applicants should follow these steps to apply:
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 2020
Specifications of photograph and signature
Applicants will have to upload their photo and signature as per the following specifications:
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
The admit card of NIFT 2020 will be available in online mode in second week of January onwards. Only those candidates can download NIFT 2020 admit card who will submit their application form correctly before the last date.
How to download NIFT admit card 2020
1. The admit card is 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 2020. They must take its printout for future purposes. The admit card is not be sent via post.
. 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
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:-
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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 :-
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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