2nd week of January 2018
NIFT 2018 Entrance Exam is conducted every year by National Institute of Fashion Technology on All India basis for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programs in 16 campuses of NIFT all over India. NIFT Application Process has started for admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech.). The candidates can fill the application form on or before the due date. The last date to apply for NIFT 2018 Entrance Exam will be in 2nd week of February 2018.
The applicants will have to mandatorily appear in the GAT Test for the admission to both the UG courses which is the General Ability Test and the admission to the B.F.Tech will be offered on the basis of the scores of the same, however, the applicants will have to undergo 3 tests for the admission to the B.Des Course.
|Events||2017 Dates||2018 Dates|
|NIFT Online Registration opens||2 November 2017||--|
|NIFT Online Registration ends||10 January 2017||--|
|The last date to submit online with late fee of Rs. 5000
through Credit/Debit Card and DD
|16 January 2017||--|
|NIFT Admit Card||21 January 2017||--|
|NIFT Exam||12 February 2017||--|
|Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview||April - May 2017||--|
|Declaration of NIFT Final Result (Online)||End of May/June 2017||--|
|Counselling after NIFT Exam||June 2017 onwards||--|
To apply for NIFT 2018 Entrance Exam the candidates are required to fulfil the following eligibility criteria listed below:
Candidates can apply for NIFT 2018 online at the official website or by following the link given below from 1st week of November 2018 onwards. The candidates are advised to click on the below link to get the complete details on NIFT step by step form filling and submission procedure. The last date to submit the NIFT 2018 Application Form is the 2nd week of January 2018. Applicants are advised fill and submit the application form for NIFT 2018 as soon as possible and do not wait for the last time submission in order to get the best exam center as per their convenience.
Candidates can pay the Application Fee via either of the two modes i.e. Online as well as Offline, The two modes along with their methods are described below.
NIFT Admit Card 2018 will be available online from the 3rd week of January 2018 on the official website and on the link which is given below, The NIFT Admit Card will be issued only for those eligible candidates who have submitted their duly filled application forms before the due date along with the requisite application fee.
Admit Card for NIFT 2018 will not be dispatched through the post, so no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. Candidates are advised to check the details like name of the students, exam center, exam dates, etc. on the printed admit card.
The candidates have to pay the application fee as under:
|Category||Fee in Rupees|
|General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category||Rs 1,500|
|SC/ ST/ PHP Category||Rs 750|
|Late Fee (if applicable)||Rs. 5000|
Approximate Semester wise fees for students selected for admission in NIFT. The applicants will have to pay the required fee(semester wise) for the 4 years of their enrollment in UG course, The listed below fee includes the listed below factors:
|Semester||Total Fee in Rupees|
|Semester 1||Rs. 1,10,450|
|Semester 2||Rs. 85,050|
|Semester 3||Rs. 1,05,950|
|Semester 4||Rs. 93,550|
|Semester 6||Rs. 1,02,950|
|Semester 7||Rs. 1,13,600|
|Semester 8||Rs. 1,13,200|
|Total Fees||Rs 8,59,300|
NIFT Result 2018 will be announced by the end of May/June 2018 for the exam scheduled to be conducted in the 2nd week of February 2018. The students can check their NIFT Result of the entrance examination regarding overall merit-rank obtained by them.
NIFT 2018 will be a Pen and Paper Based Test which will be held in 32 centers throughout India. The details of NIFT counseling and the complete will be available on the website in the month of April/May 2018.
All the eligible candidates have to appear in the NIFT Exam in their respective test center. The written entrance exam is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the program opted.
Result announcement: The result of the entrance examination will be displayed on the NIFT website at the end of May/June 2018.
There will be the specific selection process for both the UG courses, The applicants will be selected on the basis of their overall performances in the exams. The different selection process for both the courses have been given below:
As per the flow chart of the selection process given below, Applicants will have to appear in the Creative Ability and General Ability Tests which will be conducted in the 2nd week of February 2018. The Students who will be able to clear the CAT and GAT will be eligible for the situation Test (ST), however, the students who fails to clear the CAT and GAT will be eliminated from the selection process of NIFT. After completing the CAT and GAT and ST, the shortlisted candidates will be eligible for the Group Discussion and the Personal Interview which will decide their final admission.
The weightage of each of the tests (CAT/GAT/ST) is as follows:
|CAT||10:00 AM to 1:00 PM|
|GAT||2:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
|GD/PI||April May 2018|
The applicants who have applied for the admission to the B.FTEch program will have to undergo One test only i.e. General Ability Test (GAT) On the basis of which the merit list will be prepared of the eligible candidates. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview and GD (if applicable) schedule of which is given below.
|GAT General Ability Test||The 2nd week of February 2018
10:00 AM to 1 PM
There will no negative marking, and each right answer will be awarded one mark
The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under:
|Programmes||Test||Test Date & Timings||Weightage|
|Bachelor of Design||CAT||2nd week of February 2018
10.00 am to 01.00 pm
|GAT||2nd week of February 2018
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
|Situation Test||For Shortlisted Candidates||20%|
|Bachelor of Fashion Technology||GAT||10.00 am to 01.00 pm||100%|
General Ability Test (GAT) Exam Pattern
B.Design GAT Exam Pattern 2018
|Sections||No. of Questions
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||15|
B.FTech GAT Exam Pattern 2018
Creative Ability Test (CAT) for B.Design
Situation Test for B.Design
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test
NIFT Entrance Exam 2018 Syllabus
NIFT has 16 campuses in India for the admission to the Undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The applicants will be given admission to the campuses on the basis of their scores in the entrance exams.
|NIFT Bengaluru||NIFT Bhubaneswar||NIFT Hyderabad||NIFT Patna|
|NIFT Kolkata||NIFT Bhopal||NIFT Jodhpur||NIFT Raebareli|
|NIFT Mumbai||NIFT Chennai||NIFT Kangra||NIFT Shillong|
|NIFT New Delhi||NIFT Gandhinagar||NIFT Kannur||NIFT Srinagar|
Bachelor of Design (B.Des) - Seats offered
|Campus||Fashion Design||Leather Design||Accessory Design||Textile Design||Knitwear Design||Fashion Communication|
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) - Seats offered
|Campus||No. of Seats|
The state domicile students will get Six supernumerary seats that are a 20% over and above the 30 seats. These seats will be allotted to students who belong to the States where the following NIFT campuses are located. The table has the figures on the reservation of seats
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Differently Abled Person (PHP)
3% horizontal reservation for
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI
15 % (Supernumerary)
20 % (Supernumerary)
State Domicile in Jammu & Kashmir
35 % within 30 seats
The Domicile seats will only be available to the students if they have passed their Class 12 Examination from the below-given states.
About National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
In 1986 NIFT Campus was established under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, (NIFT) is a leading institute in fashion education with the ability to integrate knowledge, academic freedom, critical independence and creative thinking.
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi – 110 016
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