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NIFT 2018 Entrance exam – eligibility, application, dates

NIFT 2018 Entrance Exam Notification


National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), a premier institute offering fashion and design education, will conduct NIFT 2018 entrance exam in the second week of February


NIFT 2018


Programmes Offered by NIFT

NIFT 2018 Important Dates

NIFT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply for NIFT 2018 ?

NIFT 2018 Admit Card

NIFT 2018 Result


The Pen and Paper based test will be conducted for admissions to across for Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fashion, Master of Design, Bachelor of Fashion Technology, Master of Fashion Management and Master of Fashion Technology offered across 16 campuses located in New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong and Srinagar


Candidates seeking admissions to B.Des Programme have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will be required to take the Situation Test. For admission to B.F.Tech Programmes, candidates will have to take GAT only


Students interested in appearing for NIFT 2018 entrance exam can check complete details about the entrance test including admit card, important dates, seat matrix, application procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and result on this page.

Programmes Offered by NIFT

Courses offered in the campuses of NIFT at UG and PG level are given below:

Bachelor of Design (B. Des)

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. F. Tech)

Master of Design (M. Des)

Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

Master of Fashion Technology (M. F. Tech)

NIFT 2017 Important Dates


Online Registration Open from 20th October 2017


Last Date for NIFT Online Application: 29th December, 2017


Last Date for Online Registration with Late Fee of Rs.5000/-: 02nd January, 2018


Download NIFT Admit Card: 9th January, 2018


Date of Entrance Exam for UG/PG Programs: 21st January, 2018


Declaration of Result (Online): February/March, 2018


Situation Test /Group Discussion /Interview: April – May, 2018


Declaration of Final Result (Online): End of May / June, 2018

NIFT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

B. Des

Candidates should passed Secondary School Examination/10th or; Passed Senior Secondary Exam /12th recognized by AIU; and

Candidates should passed 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE/AIU/UGC or a State Board of Technical Education; and

Having attended courses related to Fashion/Apparel/Textile and Accessories/Home Science/ Handloom Technology/Products/Visual Communication/Graphic Design/Industrial Design / Interior Design/Multimedia Design/Apparel Technology/Leather or

Students who have completed 2 year regular UG Diploma Programme at NIFT


B. F Tech

Candidates should passed Secondary School Examination/10th and; passed 3 or 4-years textile technology / textile engineering/textile chemistry diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education or;

Candidates should passed Senior Secondary Exam/12th recognized by AIU recognized by AIU with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; and; having successfully completed diploma (including NIFT) of minimum 02 year duration related to Fashion/Apparel/Textile/Home Science/ Handloom Technology

Candidates having science background with a Diploma/ Degree in engineering may apply for Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) programme as well as Bachelor of Design Programme

Other candidates having aptitude for creativity/innovation/fashion design may apply for Bachelor of Design Programme


Maximum Age

24 years as on 01st October; the upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Persons With Disabilities (PWD)


M. Des

Candidates should passed B.Des degree from recognized institution or; Diploma in UG design from NIFT/NID only; or Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID
Appearing candidates can also apply



Undergraduate degree from recognized institution or; undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID; appearing candidates can also apply


M. F. Tech

The prescribed qualification is B.F.Tech from NIFT or; B.E./B.Tech degree from a recognized institution; appearing candidates can also apply


Age Criteria

Age Limit - No prescribed age limit for PG courses

Note: For all the courses, eligibility details, kindly refer the prospectus and visit the website www.nift.ac.in  

How to Apply for NIFT 2018 ?

NIFT 2018 entrance exam application process usually commences in the month of November and NIFT exam for design course admissions takes place in the month of February each year

Candidates need to fill NIFT application form online on the official website of the design entrance examination. But only filling the NIFT application form does not solve the purpose, candidates need to ensure that they complete and submit their application form for NIFT admissions as per the date and time mentioned by officials


Pay NIFT Admissions 2018 Application Fee

Next, aspirants need to pay the application fee for NIFT entrance exam which they can pay online (by means of Credit Card/Debit Card/Netbanking) or by Demand Draft (DD).

Candidates can apply online at www.nift.ac.in. Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose. The Application Fee has to be paid through online payment gateway

Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1500/- through payment gateway

Fee for SC/ ST/ PWD Category: Rs.750/- through payment gateway


Mode of Payment

Credit Cards/Debit Cards Payments of application fee (Rs.1500/- or Rs.750/-) can be made through credit cards/debit cards as explained above. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the applicant

Candidates are advised to apply on time. For any assistance, may contact the Director of the nearest of the NIFT Campus. Applicants are advised to keep a printout / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment

Applicants are advised to keep a print out / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment

The DD for NIFT application form need to include details such as the candidate’s name, date, fee amount and signature of the issuing authority. Further, candidates applying through DD need to send the printout of their duly filled NIFT application form along with the Demand Draft at the below mentioned address:

Project Manager - CMS

All India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Refer to NIFT website for detailed information - apply online at https://applyadmission.net/NIFT2018

NIFT 2018 Admit Card

On the basis of information given in the NIFT Application Forms, Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates will be available for download from www.nift.ac.in or http://applyadmission.net/NIFT2018
Admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidates are advised to regularly check NIFT website for updates

NIFT 2018 Result

The Result Publication of NIFT 2018 will be online mode through the official website “nift.ac.in”. It is expected that the Result of NIFT 2018 can be viewed in the last week of May 2018. After the declaration of result, candidates will be invited for further interview and document verification. The counselling of successful candidates will begin from June 2017 as expected. NIFT exam is conducted just to check out the knowledge, aptitude and skill of candidates towards the programme opted by them. The exam is conducted at the broad level at exam centres across the country.

NIFT, New Delhi

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi (An Institute of Design, Management & Technology), Hauzkhas, Near Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110016, Tel +91-1126542000, Website www.nift.ac.in