• Home
  • NIFT 2023: Exam Date...

NIFT 2023: Exam Dates, Application Form & Admissions

National Institute of Fashion Technology conducts the NIFT entrance exam annually for providing admission to design programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM) courses

This year the NIFT exam was successfully concluded on 06 February, 2022 through online remote proctored mode.

The counseling will be conducted shortly and the last date for online registration for foreign nationals/SAARC/NRI/OCI is on April 30.

Similarly, the NIFT exam official notification will be released in the last quarter for the succeeding year 2023. 

If you are going to appear for NIFT 2023, continue reading to learn more about the latest entrance exam updates for the coming year, NIFT eligibility, application, selection, admission process, and more. 

Download Solved NIFT Question Papers & Sample Papers PDF

NIFT Exam Last Academic Year's Updates:

  • NIFT Final Result Published

The National Institute of Fashion Technology published the final result of the National Institute of Fashion Technology entrance exam for B. Des, B.F. Tech, and other programs on 17 May 2022.

Those who have reappeared for the situation test/group discussion and personal interview round can check their NIFT Exam Result online from the official website.

  • NIFT Evaluation Test Requirements Announced 

Candidates who have applied for admission last year for NIFT under PWD Category will have to appear on the evaluation committee of NIFT which will access the physical/ psychological capability of the candidate. For more information, check the official notice.

  • NIFT Situation Test Dates Published

As per the latest notice published by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, the situation test for bachelor of design (B. Des) programs will be held from 02 April to 05 April 2022.

Those shortlisted in the entrance test must log in to the NIFT admissions portal and fill in their choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for appearing for the situation test before 11 March.

  • NIFT Result Date Announced

The National Institute of Fashion Technology will release the result on 09 March 2022. The results are published in the form of PDF on the official website.

You can download the result PDF using your user ID & password and check whether you are shortlisted for the next stage.

NIFT Notification 2023:

The official notification will be released in the last quarter of this year. As per the previous year's notification, the final selection will be based on the marks secured in the written test, situation test, and group discussion/personal interview, which is expected to be followed for the following year as well. 

Also, the eligibility criteria vary for each course, and hence, you must meet the required standards to be eligible for NIFT.  As a token of motivation, go through Job Opportunities and Salary after NIFT.

The notification includes all the details like application fee, educational qualification, exam dates, exam centers, and more. You can download the notification by clicking on the direct link given below.

Read the Detailed NIFT 2023 Notification PDF

NIFT Exam Dates 2023

National Institute of Fashion Technology for 2023 is expected to start end of this year. 

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to NIFT 2023 Exam:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Online Registration November, December 2022
Last date of Online Registration January 2023
The last date of registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000 January 2023
Availability of Admit card January 2023
NIFT 2023 Exam February 2023
Announcement of Result March 2023
Situation Test/GD/Personal Interview April 2023
Declaration of Final Result May 2023
Beginning of the Counselling process May/June 2023

nift online coaching

nift online coaching

Schedule of NIFT Exam 2023

Check out the table below to know the NIFT 2023 exam schedule for different programs. These dates and times are yet to be released and the table below has tentative dates calculated based on the last year's events. 

Course Test Test Timing
BDes CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
M.Des CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BF.Tech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MF.Tech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MFM GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NIFT Seat Intake 2023

NIFT had a total Seat Intake of 3547 for both UG and PG programs for the current year. We can expect a similar intake next year as well.

Learn Which NIFT Campus is better? to make a well informed decision.

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

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Before filling out the application form, it is vital to check whether you meet the NIFT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility conditions for both UG and PG level programs are given below: 

Age Limit

  • Not more than 24 years. However, the exam conducting body will provide age relaxation of up to 5 years for the SC/ST/PWD category.
  • There is no upper age limit for PG courses.

Academic Qualification

The educational qualification varies for each course. Check detailed required qualifications for different courses from the post below.

For B. Des Program

You should have completed your class 12 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board or university.

For B. F. Tech Programme

You must have successfully completed or appeared for the 10+2 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board, having studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a subject combination.

For MFM Programme

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Institute/University.

For M. F. Tech Programme

B. F. Tech. from NIFT, OR, B. E/B. Tech. from a recognized Institute/University.

NIFT 2023 Application Form

All the eligible candidates must make sure to fill out the application form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps listed below to fill out the NIFT online form without any errors.

  • Visit the official website, i.e. www.nift.ac.in

  • Register on the official website before proceeding to fill out the application. Your login credentials will be sent to the registered e-mail address upon successful registration email.

  • Log in using the credentials to access and fill out the Application Form. Fill in all the mandatory fields with correct information.

  • You will need to upload scanned copies of recent passport-size colored photographs and signatures in black on white background in JPG/JPEG format.

  • After uploading the required documents, you can pay the application fee online via Credit/Debit Card or offline via demand draft. In the case of offline fee payment, you need to draw a Demand Draft of the requisite amount in favor of ‘NIFT HO’ payable in New Delhi.

  • You must send the Demand Draft along with a printout of the filled-in Application Form duly completed in all respects (via Speed Post/Registered Post/Courier Service) to the following address:

Project Manager,

All India Management Association Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

The demand draft should reach the address within the specified date.

NIFT 2023 Application Fee

  • For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - INR 2000

  • For SC/ST/PH - INR 1000

  • Foreign Nationals (only online payment accepted)- USD 1000

nift mock test

nift Mock test

NIFT 2023 Selection Process

The selection process varies for each program. Check out the table below to know the selection process for each program, along with the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list.

Program Selection Process Test Weightage
B. Des Comprises a written examination comprising of a CAT and GAT, followed by a situation test to be undertaken by shortlisted students CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
M. Des Comprises a written examination comprising of CAT and GAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted students CAT 40%
GAT 30%
GD/PI 30%
B. F. Tech Comprises of GAT Written Examination only. GAT 100%
M. F. Tech and MFM Comprises of Written test comprising of GAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted students GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%

Essential Guidelines for NIFT CAT Exam

As per the latest notice released by the NIFT, the creative ability test (CAT) will be conducted in remote-proctored this year. 

To take the CAT exam, you will need two devices:

  • Device 1: Mobile/Laptop/PC/Tablet with a working camera, microphone, latest Chrome browser and should have access to the Internet using 4G/Broadband.
  • Device 2: Android Mobile/Tablet for clicking photos of the answer sheets.
  • Do not allow other people to enter the room while you are taking the exam.
  • Make sure to keep blank A4 sheets, pencil, eraser, pen, colors, and drinking water handy before taking the exam.
  • Ensure that your two devices are fully charged before the commencement of the exam.

For more information, check the official notice released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Important Guidelines to Take NIFT GAT Exam

  • You should make sure to have two devices (preferable laptop/desktop for taking the GAT exam and android mobile for additional monitoring from the rear), as per the official notice released by the NIFT.
  • Ensure that no other people are present in the exam room apart from you.
  • Ensure that you have access to 4G/Broadband internet on both devices till the completion of the exam.
  • Go through detailed: Points to Remember before Appearing for NIFT Exam 2023.

NIFT Exam Pattern 2023

The entrance exam seeks to check your knowledge, aptitude, and skills for the program chosen by you. As per the NIFT Entrance Test Pattern, you need to clear Written-test, Situation Test, and Group Discussion/Personal Interview to be eligible for final selection. You can attempt all the questions as there is no negative marking.

Written Test

The written test is further divided into the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT).

Creative ability test (CAT) for B.Des and M.Des

CAT (Creative Ability Test) tries to assess the observing power of applicants in the growth of a concept and their intuitive skill to design. Essential elements of the CAT are the illustrative abilities and creativity in using color.

General ability test (GAT)

  • In the GAT (General Ability Test), the exam conducting body will test your quantitative, communicative, and analytical abilities apart from general knowledge and current events.
  • Exam Duration for GAT written test will be 2 hours for B.Des & M.Des, and it is 3 hours for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Section B.Des & M.Des B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Quantitative Ability 30 (10 for MFM) 20
Communication Ability and English Comprehension 45 (50 for MFM) 50 (25 each)
Analytical Ability 25 15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25 15
Case Study 25 (40 for MFM) -
Total 150 questions 100 questions

Situation Test

You will be allowed to write a situation test only if you score above the cut-off marks in the Written exam. Your skills for material handling and innovative ability as per the given situation with the material provided are evaluated in this exam.

Group Discussion/ Personal Interview

The final stage of NIFT 2023 will be the Personal Interview round, wherein Interview Panel is based on your academic and co-curricular achievements, creative and lateral thinking ability, and communication skills. Finally, career orientation and aptness for the selected program will evaluate by the candidate.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Syllabus

It is essential to go through the NIFT Exam Syllabus before starting your preparation, as it will help you know the essential topics from the exam point of view.

  • You must note that the syllabus for CAT and GAT will be different.
  • The NIFT Syllabus consists of topics such as Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Analytical and Logical Ability, and Problem Solving Approach. 
  • Also, it includes topics such as Design Ability, Observation Power, and Creativity in Thought Development.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Preparation Tips

  • Create a practical study plan by giving more time to topics that you find difficult and keep a buffer so that you can complete some pending revisions. Seek detailed guidance from: How To prepare For NIFT Entrance Exam 2022?
  • The important thing is not to waste time on questions that seem to be complicated. Finish off all the sections you are good at to dedicate more time to the difficult ones.
  • If you plan to take your exam in the 9-12 slot, you should practice solving papers simultaneously so that your mind is trained to be super active during that period.
  • You are practicing previous year's question papers during the last couple of months before the exam will help you know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Analyze your exam preparation level by attempting mock tests. Go through NIFT Mock Test Series 2022.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Books

Preparing from the right books will help enhance your preparation levels for the upcoming exam.

You may consider referring to the below-listed books for NIFT exam.

Name of the Book Name of the Author
NIFT, NID, and IIFT Entrance Exam Guide D Mittal
NIFT, NID/ IIFT Admission Test By Surendra Kalimantan
Guide to NIFT/ NID for Group A, B, and C R.P. Datson
NIFT Entrance Exam Mock Papers D Mittal
NIFT entrance exam preparation course Prashant Kumar

NIFT 2023 Admit Card

The admit card is a necessary document without which you will not be allowed to appear for the examination. You should keep in mind specific points regarding the NIFT Admit Card

  • The NIFT admit card is released in the form of a PDF.
  • You can download the Admit Card by visiting the official website.
  • You need to enter your application number and date of birth to download the admit card.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the candidate's particulars or their photograph and signatures shown on the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the concerned authority.

NIFT 2023 Exam Centers

You are required to select only one examination city according to your choice during the application process. Once selected, you will not be able to change the examination center opted for nor request a change in the examination. The exam conducting body reserves the right to cancel examination centers in case of any discrepancy.

Ahmedabad Dehradun Kannur (Kerala) Raipur
Bengaluru Delhi Kolkata Ranchi
Bhopal Guwahati Lucknow Surat
Bhubaneshwar Hyderabad Madurai Udaipur
Chandigarh Jaipur Mumbai Vadodara
Chennai Jammu Nagpur Visakhapatnam
Cochin Jodhpur Patna Shillong
Coimbatore Kangra Pune Srinagar (J&K)

NIFT Exam Analysis 

You can check the Exam analysis to understand the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked in the exam, the number of questions from each topic, and many more. 

  • As per the NIFT Exam Analysis, both CAT and GAT exams were relatively easy. 
  • The exam was majorly based on color theory, making it easier for students to be more creative.
  • We will update you with the questions and answers as soon as the exam is over.
  • Knowing the exam analysis of each subject will help you to better focus on the essential topics.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Result

The National Institute of Technology will release the result on the official website. The result will be released in the form of a merit list.

The NIFT Result will be released separately for B.Des and M.Des courses. 

You can download the result from the official website by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website 
  • Step 2: Click on the tab ‘Result’
  • Step 3: Enter details as demanded on-screen
  • Step 4: The result would be displayed on the screen
  • Step 5: Download the result and take a printout for future reference

NIFT 2023 Cut Off

The cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to secure to get selected for the exam. NIFT Cut Off is the closing rank set by participating institutes, and the same will vary across NIFT campuses.

  • The cut-off list will be released after the declaration of the result.
  • There are 16 NIFT campuses in India, and they will release an opening and closing rank for various courses.

NIFT Participating Colleges 2023

A total of 17 colleges will accept the NIFT score. Here is the list of NIFT Colleges accepting the NIFT Exam 2023.

  • NIFT, Bangalore
  • NIFT, Bhopal
  • NIFT, Gandhinagar
  • NIFT, Hyderabad
  • NIFT, Bhubaneshwar
  • NIFT, Jodhpur
  • NIFT, Chennai
  • NIFT, Kangra
  • NIFT, Kannur
  • NIFT, Kolkata
  • NIFT, Patna
  • NIFT, Raebareilley
  • NIFT, Mumbai
  • NIFT, Delhi
  • NIFT, Shillong
  • NIFT, Srinagar

NIFT Admission Process 2023 

You must register through the official website to participate in the counseling process. You need to enter your choice of campus for the counseling session.

  • For the GD and PI Interview rounds, you have to download the call letter online by entering your application number, date of birth, and roll number.
  • At the time of counseling, document verification will also be done.
  • Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counseling, however, you have to pay each subsequent INR 5000 for each round of counseling.

Documents Required at the time of NIFT Counselling 

The following documents are required at the time of the NIFT Counselling process:

  • All-Academic Certificates up to qualifying examination. In case of a final exam appearing candidate whose result is due, all original mark sheet of the previous semester/years needs to be presented along with the date sheet/admit card for examination.
  • Demand Draft of requisite fee in favor of ‘NIFT HO.’ Payable at New Delhi has to be submitted. You should mention your name, counseling date, contact number, program name, NIFT Rank, and Roll Number at the back of the DD.
  • Proof of DOB
  • You should submit all documents in the prescribed format supporting the reservation claim.
  • Parents' Income Certificate as the basis for Tuition Fee funding.
  • Medical certificate in the prescribed format issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
  • Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking only provisional admission if the qualifying examination result is due.
  • Anti-Ragging Declaration and Declaration regarding Fee Refund.
  • Home
  • NIFT 2023: Exam Date...

NIFT 2023: Exam Dates, Application Form & Admissions

National Institute of Fashion Technology conducts the NIFT entrance exam annually for providing admission to design programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM) courses

This year the NIFT exam was successfully concluded on 06 February, 2022 through online remote proctored mode.

The counseling will be conducted shortly and the last date for online registration for foreign nationals/SAARC/NRI/OCI is on April 30.

Similarly, the NIFT exam official notification will be released in the last quarter for the succeeding year 2023. 

If you are going to appear for NIFT 2023, continue reading to learn more about the latest entrance exam updates for the coming year, NIFT eligibility, application, selection, admission process, and more. 

Download Solved NIFT Question Papers & Sample Papers PDF

NIFT Exam Last Academic Year's Updates:

  • NIFT Final Result Published

The National Institute of Fashion Technology published the final result of the National Institute of Fashion Technology entrance exam for B. Des, B.F. Tech, and other programs on 17 May 2022.

Those who have reappeared for the situation test/group discussion and personal interview round can check their NIFT Exam Result online from the official website.

  • NIFT Evaluation Test Requirements Announced 

Candidates who have applied for admission last year for NIFT under PWD Category will have to appear on the evaluation committee of NIFT which will access the physical/ psychological capability of the candidate. For more information, check the official notice.

  • NIFT Situation Test Dates Published

As per the latest notice published by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, the situation test for bachelor of design (B. Des) programs will be held from 02 April to 05 April 2022.

Those shortlisted in the entrance test must log in to the NIFT admissions portal and fill in their choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for appearing for the situation test before 11 March.

  • NIFT Result Date Announced

The National Institute of Fashion Technology will release the result on 09 March 2022. The results are published in the form of PDF on the official website.

You can download the result PDF using your user ID & password and check whether you are shortlisted for the next stage.

NIFT Notification 2023:

The official notification will be released in the last quarter of this year. As per the previous year's notification, the final selection will be based on the marks secured in the written test, situation test, and group discussion/personal interview, which is expected to be followed for the following year as well. 

Also, the eligibility criteria vary for each course, and hence, you must meet the required standards to be eligible for NIFT.  As a token of motivation, go through Job Opportunities and Salary after NIFT.

The notification includes all the details like application fee, educational qualification, exam dates, exam centers, and more. You can download the notification by clicking on the direct link given below.

Read the Detailed NIFT 2023 Notification PDF

NIFT Exam Dates 2023

National Institute of Fashion Technology for 2023 is expected to start end of this year. 

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to NIFT 2023 Exam:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Online Registration November, December 2022
Last date of Online Registration January 2023
The last date of registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000 January 2023
Availability of Admit card January 2023
NIFT 2023 Exam February 2023
Announcement of Result March 2023
Situation Test/GD/Personal Interview April 2023
Declaration of Final Result May 2023
Beginning of the Counselling process May/June 2023

nift online coaching

nift online coaching

Schedule of NIFT Exam 2023

Check out the table below to know the NIFT 2023 exam schedule for different programs. These dates and times are yet to be released and the table below has tentative dates calculated based on the last year's events. 

Course Test Test Timing
BDes CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
M.Des CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BF.Tech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MF.Tech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MFM GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NIFT Seat Intake 2023

NIFT had a total Seat Intake of 3547 for both UG and PG programs for the current year. We can expect a similar intake next year as well.

Learn Which NIFT Campus is better? to make a well informed decision.

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

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Before filling out the application form, it is vital to check whether you meet the NIFT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility conditions for both UG and PG level programs are given below: 

Age Limit

  • Not more than 24 years. However, the exam conducting body will provide age relaxation of up to 5 years for the SC/ST/PWD category.
  • There is no upper age limit for PG courses.

Academic Qualification

The educational qualification varies for each course. Check detailed required qualifications for different courses from the post below.

For B. Des Program

You should have completed your class 12 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board or university.

For B. F. Tech Programme

You must have successfully completed or appeared for the 10+2 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board, having studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as a subject combination.

For MFM Programme

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Institute/University.

For M. F. Tech Programme

B. F. Tech. from NIFT, OR, B. E/B. Tech. from a recognized Institute/University.

NIFT 2023 Application Form

All the eligible candidates must make sure to fill out the application form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps listed below to fill out the NIFT online form without any errors.

  • Visit the official website, i.e. www.nift.ac.in

  • Register on the official website before proceeding to fill out the application. Your login credentials will be sent to the registered e-mail address upon successful registration email.

  • Log in using the credentials to access and fill out the Application Form. Fill in all the mandatory fields with correct information.

  • You will need to upload scanned copies of recent passport-size colored photographs and signatures in black on white background in JPG/JPEG format.

  • After uploading the required documents, you can pay the application fee online via Credit/Debit Card or offline via demand draft. In the case of offline fee payment, you need to draw a Demand Draft of the requisite amount in favor of ‘NIFT HO’ payable in New Delhi.

  • You must send the Demand Draft along with a printout of the filled-in Application Form duly completed in all respects (via Speed Post/Registered Post/Courier Service) to the following address:

Project Manager,

All India Management Association Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

The demand draft should reach the address within the specified date.

NIFT 2023 Application Fee

  • For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - INR 2000

  • For SC/ST/PH - INR 1000

  • Foreign Nationals (only online payment accepted)- USD 1000

nift mock test

nift Mock test

NIFT 2023 Selection Process

The selection process varies for each program. Check out the table below to know the selection process for each program, along with the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list.

Program Selection Process Test Weightage
B. Des Comprises a written examination comprising of a CAT and GAT, followed by a situation test to be undertaken by shortlisted students CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
M. Des Comprises a written examination comprising of CAT and GAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted students CAT 40%
GAT 30%
GD/PI 30%
B. F. Tech Comprises of GAT Written Examination only. GAT 100%
M. F. Tech and MFM Comprises of Written test comprising of GAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted students GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%

Essential Guidelines for NIFT CAT Exam

As per the latest notice released by the NIFT, the creative ability test (CAT) will be conducted in remote-proctored this year. 

To take the CAT exam, you will need two devices:

  • Device 1: Mobile/Laptop/PC/Tablet with a working camera, microphone, latest Chrome browser and should have access to the Internet using 4G/Broadband.
  • Device 2: Android Mobile/Tablet for clicking photos of the answer sheets.
  • Do not allow other people to enter the room while you are taking the exam.
  • Make sure to keep blank A4 sheets, pencil, eraser, pen, colors, and drinking water handy before taking the exam.
  • Ensure that your two devices are fully charged before the commencement of the exam.

For more information, check the official notice released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

Important Guidelines to Take NIFT GAT Exam

  • You should make sure to have two devices (preferable laptop/desktop for taking the GAT exam and android mobile for additional monitoring from the rear), as per the official notice released by the NIFT.
  • Ensure that no other people are present in the exam room apart from you.
  • Ensure that you have access to 4G/Broadband internet on both devices till the completion of the exam.
  • Go through detailed: Points to Remember before Appearing for NIFT Exam 2023.

NIFT Exam Pattern 2023

The entrance exam seeks to check your knowledge, aptitude, and skills for the program chosen by you. As per the NIFT Entrance Test Pattern, you need to clear Written-test, Situation Test, and Group Discussion/Personal Interview to be eligible for final selection. You can attempt all the questions as there is no negative marking.

Written Test

The written test is further divided into the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT).

Creative ability test (CAT) for B.Des and M.Des

CAT (Creative Ability Test) tries to assess the observing power of applicants in the growth of a concept and their intuitive skill to design. Essential elements of the CAT are the illustrative abilities and creativity in using color.

General ability test (GAT)

  • In the GAT (General Ability Test), the exam conducting body will test your quantitative, communicative, and analytical abilities apart from general knowledge and current events.
  • Exam Duration for GAT written test will be 2 hours for B.Des & M.Des, and it is 3 hours for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Section B.Des & M.Des B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Quantitative Ability 30 (10 for MFM) 20
Communication Ability and English Comprehension 45 (50 for MFM) 50 (25 each)
Analytical Ability 25 15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25 15
Case Study 25 (40 for MFM) -
Total 150 questions 100 questions

Situation Test

You will be allowed to write a situation test only if you score above the cut-off marks in the Written exam. Your skills for material handling and innovative ability as per the given situation with the material provided are evaluated in this exam.

Group Discussion/ Personal Interview

The final stage of NIFT 2023 will be the Personal Interview round, wherein Interview Panel is based on your academic and co-curricular achievements, creative and lateral thinking ability, and communication skills. Finally, career orientation and aptness for the selected program will evaluate by the candidate.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Syllabus

It is essential to go through the NIFT Exam Syllabus before starting your preparation, as it will help you know the essential topics from the exam point of view.

  • You must note that the syllabus for CAT and GAT will be different.
  • The NIFT Syllabus consists of topics such as Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Analytical and Logical Ability, and Problem Solving Approach. 
  • Also, it includes topics such as Design Ability, Observation Power, and Creativity in Thought Development.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Preparation Tips

  • Create a practical study plan by giving more time to topics that you find difficult and keep a buffer so that you can complete some pending revisions. Seek detailed guidance from: How To prepare For NIFT Entrance Exam 2022?
  • The important thing is not to waste time on questions that seem to be complicated. Finish off all the sections you are good at to dedicate more time to the difficult ones.
  • If you plan to take your exam in the 9-12 slot, you should practice solving papers simultaneously so that your mind is trained to be super active during that period.
  • You are practicing previous year's question papers during the last couple of months before the exam will help you know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Analyze your exam preparation level by attempting mock tests. Go through NIFT Mock Test Series 2022.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Books

Preparing from the right books will help enhance your preparation levels for the upcoming exam.

You may consider referring to the below-listed books for NIFT exam.

Name of the Book Name of the Author
NIFT, NID, and IIFT Entrance Exam Guide D Mittal
NIFT, NID/ IIFT Admission Test By Surendra Kalimantan
Guide to NIFT/ NID for Group A, B, and C R.P. Datson
NIFT Entrance Exam Mock Papers D Mittal
NIFT entrance exam preparation course Prashant Kumar

NIFT 2023 Admit Card

The admit card is a necessary document without which you will not be allowed to appear for the examination. You should keep in mind specific points regarding the NIFT Admit Card

  • The NIFT admit card is released in the form of a PDF.
  • You can download the Admit Card by visiting the official website.
  • You need to enter your application number and date of birth to download the admit card.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the candidate's particulars or their photograph and signatures shown on the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the concerned authority.

NIFT 2023 Exam Centers

You are required to select only one examination city according to your choice during the application process. Once selected, you will not be able to change the examination center opted for nor request a change in the examination. The exam conducting body reserves the right to cancel examination centers in case of any discrepancy.

Ahmedabad Dehradun Kannur (Kerala) Raipur
Bengaluru Delhi Kolkata Ranchi
Bhopal Guwahati Lucknow Surat
Bhubaneshwar Hyderabad Madurai Udaipur
Chandigarh Jaipur Mumbai Vadodara
Chennai Jammu Nagpur Visakhapatnam
Cochin Jodhpur Patna Shillong
Coimbatore Kangra Pune Srinagar (J&K)

NIFT Exam Analysis 

You can check the Exam analysis to understand the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked in the exam, the number of questions from each topic, and many more. 

  • As per the NIFT Exam Analysis, both CAT and GAT exams were relatively easy. 
  • The exam was majorly based on color theory, making it easier for students to be more creative.
  • We will update you with the questions and answers as soon as the exam is over.
  • Knowing the exam analysis of each subject will help you to better focus on the essential topics.

NIFT 2023 Entrance Exam Result

The National Institute of Technology will release the result on the official website. The result will be released in the form of a merit list.

The NIFT Result will be released separately for B.Des and M.Des courses. 

You can download the result from the official website by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website 
  • Step 2: Click on the tab ‘Result’
  • Step 3: Enter details as demanded on-screen
  • Step 4: The result would be displayed on the screen
  • Step 5: Download the result and take a printout for future reference

NIFT 2023 Cut Off

The cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to secure to get selected for the exam. NIFT Cut Off is the closing rank set by participating institutes, and the same will vary across NIFT campuses.

  • The cut-off list will be released after the declaration of the result.
  • There are 16 NIFT campuses in India, and they will release an opening and closing rank for various courses.

NIFT Participating Colleges 2023

A total of 17 colleges will accept the NIFT score. Here is the list of NIFT Colleges accepting the NIFT Exam 2023.

  • NIFT, Bangalore
  • NIFT, Bhopal
  • NIFT, Gandhinagar
  • NIFT, Hyderabad
  • NIFT, Bhubaneshwar
  • NIFT, Jodhpur
  • NIFT, Chennai
  • NIFT, Kangra
  • NIFT, Kannur
  • NIFT, Kolkata
  • NIFT, Patna
  • NIFT, Raebareilley
  • NIFT, Mumbai
  • NIFT, Delhi
  • NIFT, Shillong
  • NIFT, Srinagar

NIFT Admission Process 2023 

You must register through the official website to participate in the counseling process. You need to enter your choice of campus for the counseling session.

  • For the GD and PI Interview rounds, you have to download the call letter online by entering your application number, date of birth, and roll number.
  • At the time of counseling, document verification will also be done.
  • Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counseling, however, you have to pay each subsequent INR 5000 for each round of counseling.

Documents Required at the time of NIFT Counselling 

The following documents are required at the time of the NIFT Counselling process:

  • All-Academic Certificates up to qualifying examination. In case of a final exam appearing candidate whose result is due, all original mark sheet of the previous semester/years needs to be presented along with the date sheet/admit card for examination.
  • Demand Draft of requisite fee in favor of ‘NIFT HO.’ Payable at New Delhi has to be submitted. You should mention your name, counseling date, contact number, program name, NIFT Rank, and Roll Number at the back of the DD.
  • Proof of DOB
  • You should submit all documents in the prescribed format supporting the reservation claim.
  • Parents' Income Certificate as the basis for Tuition Fee funding.
  • Medical certificate in the prescribed format issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
  • Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking only provisional admission if the qualifying examination result is due.
  • Anti-Ragging Declaration and Declaration regarding Fee Refund.

Quick Access

Exam Info

  • NIFT Syllabus
  • NIFT Application Form 2022
  • NIFT Entrance Exam Preparation
  • NIFT Question Papers

Frequently Asked Questions

The candidate's age should be not more than 24 years as of 01 August 2022 to apply for the NIFT exam. However, 5 years of age relaxation will be provided to SC/ST category candidates.
You can apply for the NIFT exam by visiting the official website of National Institute of Fashion Technology. You can follow the steps mentioned in the above post to apply for the NIFT.
You must note that the NIFT admission requirements vary from course to course. Maths is not a compulsory subject if you are willing to apply for a B.des course. However, you should have studied physics, chemistry, and Maths in 12th standard to apply for B.F Tech course.
The NIFT entrance exam will be held in the online mode i.e., remote-proctored mode.
For the final merit list, only some percentage of the marks is taken for consideration. This varies for each course. However, if you have performed well in other sections, then you will be shortlisted for admission round. 
No, there is no fee relaxation for applicants in OBC and the general category.
No, there is no management quota for the NIFT admissions.

ABOUT TOP RANKERS

Toprankers, launched in 2015, is India’s most preferred digital counselling & preparation platform for careers beyond engineering & medicine. We envision to build awareness and increase the success rate for lucrative career options after 12th. We offer best learning practices and end-to-end support to every student preparing for management, humanities, law, judiciary & design entrances.

E

: support@toprankers.com

P

+91-7676564400

Social Channels

App Badge

Chat to Toprankers Team