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NIFT Counselling 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : January 18, 2023


National Institute of Fashion Technology will start the counseling process for the NIFT entrance exam 2023 tentatively in the first week of June 2023.

You will get shortlisted for the counselling round based on your NIFT rank, category, and choice of the institute. To secure a place at participating institutes, you must participate in the counseling process.

The counselling will be conducted in a centralized mode for admission to 17 campuses. Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into NIFT Counselling 2023 Process, seat matrix, and more.

NIFT 2023 Counselling Dates

Only those who will score above the NIFT Cut Off 2022 in the entrance exam will get shortlisted for the counselling process.

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the NIFT counselling process.

Events Dates (Tentative) Features
Declaration of final merit list for BDes 17 May 2023 Using your login credentials, access the NIFT final merit list on the design school's official website.
Registration for NIFT counseling The first week of June 2023 To participate in NIFT Entrance Exam counselling, you must first register on the official website.
NIFT counseling (round 1) July 2023 Selected aspirants have to attend the counselling process.
Display of vacant seats for round 2 counseling July 2023 The list of available seats for NIFT admission through round 2 counseling will be published.
NIFT counseling registration (round 2) July 2023 -

NIFT Counselling Eligibility Criteria 2023

To be eligible for the counseling procedure of the BDes program of the participating institutes, an applicant is required to fulfill the following NIFT Eligibility Criteria.

Age limit: 

  • Those belonging to the OPEN/EWS/OBC-NCL category must have been born on or after October 1, 1996, and on or after October 1, 1991, if they belong to the SC, ST, or PwD category.

NIFT Qualification:

Qualifying Examination: 

  • You should have passed all subjects in the 10+2 qualifying examination in 2022 or 2023. Those who took their qualifying test for the first time in 2020 or before are ineligible.
  • If you are from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as subjects, you are eligible to apply for Bachelor of Fashion Technology and Bachelor of Design. 
  • If you are from any other field (Science without Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Commerce, or Arts & Humanities), you are able to apply for a Bachelor of Design course
  • In case you are taking the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2023, you should ensure that 

(a) all sections of your final examination are completed before the date of application for admission, and

(b) proof of having passed the qualifying examination with the required eligibility is submitted to the admitting institute. If a qualifying examination board only awards letter grades and does not include information on the passing grade on the grade sheet, you should get a certificate from the board indicating the passing grade and upload it with the grade sheet.

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NIFT 2023 Counselling Process

After the declaration of the NIFT 2023 Result, you can register yourself to participate in the counseling process for the BDes program admissions.

Admission will be based on the rank secured by you in the NIFT 2023 Merit List. You can follow the procedure mentioned below to register for NIFT Counselling 2023.

Step 1- Registration

  • You need to register on the official website of NIFT i.e, nift.ac.in.
  • Application number and date of birth need to be filled in for registration, After that, you have to fill in all the necessary credentials along with Domicile state and contact details.
  • Once the registration is completed confirmation mail will be sent to the registered email-id 
  • DOB, email- id, and password filled in at the time of registration will be used to log in to complete the registration.

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Step 2 -Uploading Supporting Documents

After registration, you need to log in to your account and upload the required documents.

  • For processing the application form, you will have to upload scanned copies of your signature, NIFT mark sheet, photograph, other educational documents, caste certificate (SC/ST/OBC-NCL Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card), etc.
  • After uploading all documents, click on the 'Submit' tab.

Step 3 - Pay the NIFT Admission Fee

  • You need to pay the admission fees after successful registration and uploading of documents.
  • The Payment for admission fee for NIFT can be paid through online mode i.e net banking, debit card, credit card, wallet, or UPI

Step 4 - Verification 

  • After successful payment, your application will be sent for verification to NIFT.
  • Once the application is processed and verified, you will be provided with a slot for counselling with a respected date and further instructions.
  • Zoom meeting links will be sent to your registered mail ID.

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Step 5 - Seat Allotment Request

You need to appear for the Zoom meeting as per the schedule shared by NIFT authorities.

  • NIFT counselling official will show the seating chart as per your choice using the Screen Sharing feature of Zoom Meeting.
  • Once you confirm your final choice, the official will allot (as per his/her CMR/request) that seat for you and send it further to NIFT HO for approval.
  • After approval seats will be finally allotted to the candidate
  • Candidates can download allotment letters from the registration portal.

Step 6 - Receive Allotment Letter

Once all the above-mentioned steps are completed, authorities will issue an allotment letter or admission receipt that is duly signed by the Nodal Officer of the NIFT Campus.

You cannot make any alterations to the course/campus selected for admission once you receive an allotment letter.

NIFT Seat Matrix 2023

Qualified aspirants will be asked to fill out their preference of institutes among 3547 for both UG and PG programs, which are tabulated below according to different NIFT Campuses.

NIFT Campus Open, SC, ST, OBC(NCL), PwD (Open, SC, ST, OBC (NCL) State Domicile  NRI, Foreign Nationals/SAARC
Bengaluru  265 0 44
Bhopal 81  18 9
Chennai 265  0 44
Gandhinagar 205  0 34
Hyderabad  210 0 35
Kannur 189 42 21
Kolkata 240  0 40
Mumbai 240 0 40
New Delhi 295 0 49
Patna 162 36 18
Raebareli 150 0 25
Shillong 81 18 9
Kangra 135 30 15
Jodhpur 162  36 18
Bhubaneswar 162 36 18
Srinagar  38 22 10
Total  2880 238 429

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NIFT Reservation 2023

The reservation of seats for NIFT falling under various categories is as follows:

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Differently Abled Person 5%
Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI 5 (supernumerary) seats at each campus

NIFT Seat Allotment Process 2023

Seats will be provisionally allotted based on your NIFT rank, category, and choice of institutes. You will receive provisional allocation letters via email and will be routed to an online payment mechanism to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee.

  • If you do not remit the seat acceptance fee before the given deadline or decline the admission, your application will stand canceled. These vacant seats will be filled during the subsequent rounds of seat allotment. 
  • If you are allotted your FIRST choice of the institute, you can either ACCEPT (‘freeze’) the choice or DECLINE the offer.
  • If you choose to DECLINE the offer, you will NOT be considered for subsequent rounds. 
  • If you choose the ‘freeze’ option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and does not wish to participate in further rounds of seat allocation. You will NOT be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • If you choose the ‘float’ option, it means you have ACCEPTED the offer and has indicated that, if admission to an institute of your higher preference is offered, you will accept it. Else, you will continue with the currently accepted institute. You will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission. 
  • For those who choose the ‘float’ option, allocation of a seat in an institute of your higher preference would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by you in the earlier round. 
  • You have to remit the seat acceptance fee only once. Thus, aspirants who are allotted another seat (because they chose the ‘float’ option) do not have to pay the seat acceptance fee again. 
  • For those who accept offered seats, the seat acceptance fee will be adjusted against the institute fees of the admitting institute at the time of joining.

NIFT Counselling Second round 2023

Conducting body will schedule two rounds of seat allocation. However, once the seats are filled, the seat allocation process will be closed. 

  • Those who have taken admission in 1st counselling round and wish to upgrade the allotted course and campus can sit for 2nd round.
  • Those who have applied for 1st round but due to some reason did not attend the counseling.
  • Those who participated in the 1st round but were not interested in the college or course allotted during the 1st round.
  • Those who registered for 1st round but counselling was canceled due to the non-availability of documents on a date.
  • Those who qualified for the 1st round but couldn't register themselves.
  • Those who got admission in the 1st round and have withdrawn admission before the display of vacant seats for round 2.
  • For participating in the 2nd round of counselling, you need to re-register and pay a non-refundable online payment of 5000.

List of Documents Required for NIFT Counselling 2023

You need to carry the following documents without fail during the NIFT 2023 counselling process.

  • Latest Photograph
  • Self‐Attested copies of 10th class mark sheet (only for Date of Birth) 
  • Self‐Attested copy of 12th class mark sheet or Affidavit if result not declared by board Mandatory (provisional admission given in case of affidavit)
  • Self‐Attested copy of SC certificate 
  • Self‐Attested copy of ST certificate 
  • Self‐Attested copy of PWD certificate
  • Self‐Attested copy of OBC (NC) certificate in the prescribed format (Certificate Issued not earlier than 1st April 2020)
  • Self‐Attested copy of EWS Certificate in the prescribed format (Valid for the year 2023) 
  • Self‐Attested copy of 12th class School Leaving Certificate OR XIth class mark sheet OR a provisional certificate from Principal of the school OR School ID Card of class XII with details of Academic year clearly mentioned, Mandatory (if the candidate is taking domicile seat)

Details mentioned in NIFT Counselling and Seat Allotment Result 2023

The following details will be mentioned on the NIFT Seat Allotment result:

  • Opening and Closing Rank Institute wise
  • Candide’s Category, roll number, and rank
  • NIFT Seat Allotment Summary

Reporting at the allotted College after NIFT Counselling 2023

After the completion of the NIFT counselling and seat allotment process, you will have to visit your allotted college to complete all the admission formalities.

Your original documents will be verified by officials in the respective college. If any discrepancy is found at the time of admission, then the admitting institute will reserve the right to cancel your admission.

Frequently Asked Questions

NIFT 2022 counselling will be conducted tentatively in the first week of June 2022.

Usually, NIFT conducts two rounds of counselling to shortlist aspirants for admission to design courses offered at 17 NIFT campuses.

You can go through the above post to know the step-by-step instructions to apply for NIFT 2022 counselling.

For the B Des program, you will have to upload scanned copies of your signature, NIFT mark sheet, photograph, other educational documents, and caste certificates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL Certificate, PwD Certificate, and OCI/PIO Card). For seat Allotment, you will have to verify your original documents at the allotted college.

For withdrawal and refund candidate need to apply online only through the portal.

If applied before commencement of 2nd round of counselling, full fee except the registration fee will be reimbursed to those candidates. There will be only two rounds of counselling; seats left by candidates in the first round would be available for admission in the second round. As a result, applicants who withdraw after the NIFT-determined deadlines will be reimbursed just the Security Deposit.

As per the latest notice released by the NIFT, the situation test will be conducted in the month of April.
Yes. You can check NIFT Exam Result 2023 on your mobile by visiting the official website of NIFT.

To be precise there’s nothing like NIFT placement you can ever get. NIFT has ensured Campus Placement for all its graduate no matter if they have completed their Bachelor’s Degree or Masters degrees. NIFT invite around more than 500+ Companies on the campus each year to conduct the on campus placement drive in which multiple companies, both Indian and MNC participate each academic year. 

Although there’s nothing like good or worst in term of placements when it comes about NIFT because each and every campus of NIFT is known to have record 90%+ placement. However NIFT Delhi and Mumbai record better placement as well as high paying companies as their potential Recruiters and the placement records are positively growing for these two NIFT campus also. 

The salary of a NIFT Graduate depends absolutely on the recruiters, Individual got hired by in addition to the degree they have, means that bachelors and Masters holders have difference in their salary packages. Moreover it depends if you are taking up a full-time job or choosing to work as a freelance. However, the Average expected salary falls between 6lacs – 12lacs annually.

Happy to break this news to you that every degree obtained from the NIFT irrespective of the Campus is valid across the globe and is acceptable in global institutions as well as by International Employers. Hence if you are aspiring to move to Canada with your NIFT degree and kick off your career there then you can do that 


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