NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technoloy)

NIFT 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Cards, Results and Counselling

NIFT 2018 National Institute of Fashion Technology NIFT) Set up in 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, NIFT has become a leader in the fashion industry and its 25 years of continuous journey stands as a testimony to their academic excellence and standards. Having achieved a strong academic strategy, NIFT has proved to be best and strives continuously to be nothing but the best. NIFT stands along with International Schools by implementing the world class learning practices.

Also every year the National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT, conducts entrance exam to provide admissions in to the various bachelor and master programmes offered by this Fashion Technology Institute. The budding creative thinkers who get admitted into NIFT are provided with required skills and input to blossom into a beautiful flower. The NIFT admission notification has been released and it's time for these creative thinkers to hurry up with the required process to get into the NIFT.

NIFT 2018 Notification

NIFT 2018 Online Application form will be available Online from 20th October.

NIFT 2018 Exam Dates 



Commencement of Online Application

20th October 2017

Last date of Application Submission

29th December 2017

Downloading of NIFT 2018 Admit Card

9th January 2018

Exam Date     

21st January 2018

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

April-May 2018

Final Result Declaration

May/June 2018


June 2018

NIFT 2018 Application Form

  • The availability of the NIFT 2018-19 application form will start in 20th October 2018.
  • There is online mode availability for filling the application form. There will be no proviso like printed form at all
  • Along with the application form, make payment of Rs 5000/-as the payment for application fee
  • Candidates are advised to retain the Proof of payment.

NIFT 2018 Application Fee:

  • GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy layer) need to pay Rs. 1500/-
  • PHP/SC/ST Category candidates need to make payment of Rs. 750/-

Modes of making payment for application fee:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Demand Draft

If you are opting for DD then it must be issued in the favor of ‘NIFT HO’ payable in New Delhi. Also ensure that DD need to be sent duly completed with application at the mentioned address

Project Manager – CMS

All India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Get detailed information of NIFT 2018 Application Form

NIFT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

 For Under Graduate Courses – Qualification Criteria:

  • Those who are applying for B.Des, must have completed their class 12th from some recognized board or central board like CISCE or CBSE or some other Or
  • Must have obtained GCE or General Certificate Education exam (Sri-Lanka / London/Cambridge/) at advanced level (A) level or IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • Any Public School/ University/ Board Exam equivalent as 12th from India or from some foreign universities recognized by AIU
  • Must have passed or appeared in Senior Secondary School Exam commenced by NOS (National Open School) with minimum possible five subjects.
  • Must have 3 years diploma from a recognized institution.


  • Candidate must have passed class 12th from state board or central board with subjects like Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
  • Those who are holding Candidates holding diploma of 3 years in any branch of engineering are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Criteria applicable For UG Courses:
  • Maximum possible age limit applicable for under graduate level courses is 23 years as on Oct 01, 2017. However there will be age relaxation of 5 years in the category of PHP/ST/SC.

For PG Courses:


  • Candidate must have attained the B.Des degree from some recognized institution.
  • Must have acquired with diploma in UG design from NID or NIFT
  • Must have attained undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NID or NIFT. Those who are appearing in the course can also apply for the NIFT 2018


  • Must have attained undergraduate degree from some recognized institution
  • Must have attained diploma of 3-years from NID/NIFT. Those who are appearing in the course can also apply for the course


  • Candidate must have attained B.Tech / B.E. degree from some recognized institution. Those who are appearing in the course can also apply for NIFT 2018
  • Age Criteria applicable For PG Courses:
  • There is no age limit for Post-Graduation courses.

NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: For all courses, GAT will be conducted in offline mode (PBT).

Exam duration: The duration of GAT written test will be 2 hours (for B.Des & M.Des) and 3 hours (for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech).

Number of Questions: Total 100 questions will be asked in GAT for B.Des and 120 questions will be asked for M.Des.

Language: The paper medium will be English only.

Papers: For B.Des and M.Des, two written exams will be conducted i.e. GAT & CAT whereas for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech only GAT will be conducted.

Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking.

Exam Pattern for B.Des & M.Des Courses:



Communication Ability


Quantitative Ability


English Comprehension


Analytical Ability


General Knowledge & Current Affairs




Exam Pattern For B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Courses:

The test structure of GAT for B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech courses is as follows:



Communication Ability & English Comprehension

45 (50 questions for MFM)

Quantitative Ability

30 (10 questions for MFM)

Analytical & Logical Ability


General Knowledge & Current Affairs


Case Study

25 (40 questions for MFM)



The test structure of GAT for M.Des courses is as follows:



Communication Ability


English Comprehension


Quantitative Ability


General Knowledge & Current Affairs


Analytical Ability




NIFT 2018 Exam Syllabus:

NIFT entrance exam comprises of Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates who clear these tests are shortlisted to appear for the Situation Test as well as Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.

General Ability Test (GAT)

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability

Managerial Ability Test (MAT)   

  • Case Study
  • Business Domain Test
  • Logical Ability
  • Situation Test
  • Creative Ability Test
  • Psychometric Test

Get complete NIFT 2018 Syllabus

NIFT Admit Card 2018

  • NIFT 2018 admit card of eligible candidates will be available for downloading from the last week of January 2018.
  • Admit card will not be sent via post.
  • Candidates have to mandatorily carry the admit card to the test centre on the day of examination.

Admit Cards downloading Process

  • Visit the official website of National Institute of Fashion Technology.
  • Candidates can either download the NIFT Exam Admit card through Application number or through login.
  • To download through login, the candidate has to enter registration Email ID and password for registered candidates only.
  • To download through Application number, Candidates just need to enter application number and click on submit button to view admit card.
  • Candidate needs to download the admit card, take the print copy of the same and keep it safe for further use.

NIFT 2018 Result

  • NIFT 2018 results will be declared in the month of June 2018
  • The result will be declared online on the official website of NIFT.
  • The result of B.F.Tech will be prepared on the basis of GAT only.
  • Des result will be prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result will be prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT, and GD/PI.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech will be declared on the basis of GAT and GD/PI.

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NIFT 2018 Counselling

  • NIFT 2018 counselling schedule will be released on the official website in the month of April / May 2018.
  • All the qualified candidates must necessarily participate in NIFT 2018 counselling to get admission

Get detailed NIFT 2018 Counselling Process

NIFT 2018 Preparation

  1. The first thing that you need to do to begin your preparation is to have a complete idea about the syllabus. Stick to the prescribed syllabus of the NIFT entrance exam.
  2. Set objectives of what you wish to achieve and in how much time. Decide on how much time you wish to spend on each section and plan your preparation accordingly. Practice is the key to success.
  3. Try to sketch almost anything and everything you come across. Browse through various newspapers, magazines and online sites. Take ideas from various advertisements, posters, banners etc., you come across.
  4. Try to master the skills of human illustration. Concentrate more in proportions, form etc.
  5. Calligraphy skills come handy in posters, banner design, etc. Learn and practice different styles of lettering as they can come handy.
  6. Planning is very important. First plan your ideas and then start on with sketching.