National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination(NIFT)

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination is conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India. This is a renowned institute which is providing a broad range of fashion technology courses in India. The examination mainly takes place in the month of February. The examination is meant for various graduation and post graduation courses in the field of fashion designing.

EXAMINATION FEE :NIFT centres by hand or by AXIS and IDBI Bank across the country on payment of Rs 250/- or by post on payment of Rs. 350/- by way of demand draft in favour of NIFT payable at New Delhi.

The Important Dates for NIFT Entrance Exam

  • Application Form Available Online: 21 November to 10 January
  • Last Date of receipt of the Filled Forms:12th January
  • Availability of Admit Card: On or After 28 January
  • Written Entrance Examination: 12 February,
  • Declaration of Written Examination Result: End of March
  • Situation Test/GD/Interviews: April – May
  • Declaration of Final Results Bachelor/Master Programmes: End of May/June
  • Counseling: June  and July
  • 2nd Round Counseling: End of July
  • 3rd Round Counseling: August

NOTE :Please, keep it in the mind that dates are tentative, not final.

NIFT Colleges in India


Eligibility for NIFT Entrance Examination:

The educational qualifications for NIFT Entrance examination for Bachelors Program:

Bachelors Program in Design (Fashion Communication/ Knitwear Design/Textile Design/Accessory Design/Leather Design/Fashion Design)

    • The age limit for this examination is 23 years. Plus two or equivalent from a recognized University of the Central or State Board is the eligibility criteria for this Entrance examination or an Advanced Level of General Certificate Education Examination is required.

Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production

    • Plus Two or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths is mandatory. Plus two certificates should be from a recognized State or Central Board of higher Secondary Examinations. The maximum age required for doing this course in 23 year

Master of Fashion Management

    • A bachelor’s degree in any stream from a reputed University is required. Candidates who have passed the diploma course in Fashion Designing/Accessory from NIFT is also eligible for this master’s program

Master of Fashion Technology

    • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Bachelors degree in Technology is required for this program. BE/B.Tech in Electronics, Information Technology, Mechanical, and Computer is also included in the eligibility criteria

Master of Design

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University is required. Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor in Applied Arts are also eligible. Bachelor of Architecture is also included in the eligibility criteria. Diploma candidates who have passed from the NIFT is also eligible. The age limit ranges from 21- 30 years.

NIFT Paper Pattern:

    • The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the program opted. The objective type tests are subject to negative marking at the rate of 0.25 for each wrong answer.
    • The NIFT exam consists of 3 to 4 parts depending on the programs for which the candidates have applied. The candidates are administered with the help of Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Managerial Ability Test and Situation Test.

How to Apply :

    • Instructions for filling the application form are given in the prospectus. Read carefully and follow the instructions given in the application form. OMR application is available for NIFT Entrance Examination. Does not damage, wrinkle or staple the application form. All the required details should be included in the application form. A recent passport size photograph is affixed in the space provided in the application form.

Syllabus of NIFT Entrance Examination :

General Ability Test (GAT)

      • Addition
      • Multiplication
      • Division
      • Fractions
      • Work and Task
      • Ratio and Proportion
      • Distance, Profit Loss
      • Percentage
      • Rate of Interest
      • Algebra and Geometry
      • Addition
      • Multiplication
      • Division
      • Fractions
      • Work and Task
      • Ratio and Proportion
      • Distance, Profit Loss
      • Percentage
      • Rate of Interest
      • Algebra and Geometry

For Bachelor program in Technology, the quantitative ability questions will be from the matriculation level.

      • Differential Calculus
      • Fundamentals of Computer Application.
      • Integral Calculus
      • Differential Equations
      • Probability and Statistics

For Master program in Technology the quantitative ability questions will be from the graduation level.

      • Differential Calculus
      • Integral Calculus
      • Probability and Statistics
      • Linear Programming
      • Fundamentals of Computer Applications
      • Differential Equations
      • Production

Communication Ability

This is meant for checking the communication skills of the candidates. Questions will be asked from the following areas:

      • Synonyms
      • Antonyms
      • Plural
      • Words with corresponding meanings
      • Singular
      • One word substitutes
      • Idioms and phrases

English Comprehension

      • This is meant to check the English proficiency and comprehension skill of the candidates.

Analytical Ability

      • In this section, the candidates problem solving and analytical skills are evaluated.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

      • This test is done for evaluating the candidates general awareness.

Managerial Ability Test (MAT)

Case Study

      • It is based on a situation of an industry environment. It also exposes the candidates managerial ability.

Business Domain Test

      • It is to judge the knowledge of a candidate on different facets of fashion designing.

Logical Ability

      • It is meant to identify the candidates ability to find the logic or reason involved in a particular problem. Concepts and creative thinking ability will help in this sector.

The Qualified candidates in the written test have to undergo:

Situation Test

      • Situation test is designed only for Design Program. This is for identifying the candidates ability in material handling. It also exposes ones innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

Creative Ability Test (CAT)

      • This test is done to check the creative skill, power of observation, innovation and design ability of the candidate. An important part of this test is the candidates conceptual ability is fully evaluated.

Psychometric Test

      • This test is designed for masters programs in technology & management programs.

This is an assessment test that measures the general competencies. The competencies are categorized into two groups: Task Oriented and People Oriented. This test will assess both the task and people oriented competencies.

Personal Interview: In this selection process, the candidate is tested on the various parameters as follows:

      • Communication skills
      • Aptness for the field
      • Overall personality traits
      • General Awareness and Aptitude.
      • Career orientation
      • Group Discussion

The duration of group discussion will be around 20-25 minutes. For group discussion, a familiar topic is given for a team of candidates. This section will be observed by an expert team. From the candidate’s views and opinions, experts will identify their interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.

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