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NIFT 2024 Notification, Exam Dates, Application & Seats

Author : Akash Kumar Singh

Updated On : November 1, 2023


Summary: Are you aspiring to study fashion at the pioneer institute in the country? Then, NIFT 2024 is the ideal exam for you! Here's everything you need to know in order to take this exam! 

The National Institute of Fashion Technology conducts the NIFT 2024 entrance exam annually to provide 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)

This article will walk you through several factors of NIFT India Entrance Exam such as:

NIFT 2024 Latest Updates, Important Dates, Seat Intake, Eligibility, Application Process, Selection Process, Cutoffs, Participating Colleges etc. 

What is NIFT Exam?

Let's talk about NIFT entrance exam.

The NIFT exam, or the National Institute of Fashion Technology exam, is conducted to offer admission to UG and PG fashion design courses at autonomous NIFT institutes. 

NIFT 2024 Exam Dates

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to NIFT 2024 Exam:

Events NIFT Exam Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Online Registration November 2023
Last date of Online Registration December 2023
The last date of registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000 The first week of January 2024
Edit in the Application form January 2024
Availability of Admit card January 2024
NIFT entrance exam date February 2024
Announcement of NIFT Result for Written Exam March 2024
NIFT Situation Test/GD/Personal Interview April 2024
Last date for Online registration for NRI/Foreign Nationals April 2024
Declaration of Final Result May 2024
Seat Allocation June 2024

NIFT 2024 Seat Intake

NIFT had a total Seat Intake of 3547 last year for UG and PG programs.

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

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NIFT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling out the application form, checking whether you meet the NIFT Eligibility Criteria is vital. 

The NIFT entrance exam requirement for both UG and PG level programs are given below: 

Undergraduate Programs

1. Age Limit (B.Des & B.FTech)

Maximum age should be less than 24 years as of 1st August of the year of admission. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for candidates of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories. 

2. Academic Qualification (B.Des & B.FTech)

  • Passed the Plus 2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination from any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi / Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
  • Passed the Plus 2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination from any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi / Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi, with Physics and Mathematics.
  • A passing grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics and Mathematics.
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to a 10+2 system with Physics and Mathematics.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).

Master’s Programs (M.Des, M.F.M and M.FTech)

1. Who can apply?

Candidates fulfilling the prescribed educational qualification criteria for the Master’s program can apply.

2. Qualifying Age

No Age limit

3. Academic Qualification

  • Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognized by law in India OR 
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

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 Program

You must have 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 Program

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

For M. F. Tech Program

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

NIFT 2024 Application Form

You must make sure to fill out the application form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps below to complete the NIFT online form without 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 email 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 the correct NIFT exam information.
  • You will need to upload scanned copies of recent passport-size coloured 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. 
  • 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.

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

NIFT 2024 Application Fee

  • Non - Refundable Fee for Open/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/Open-EWS Category: Rs. 3000/
  • Non - Refundable Fee for SC/ ST/ PWD Category: Rs. 1500/-

NIFT 2024 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 2024 Exam

As per the latest notice released by the NIFT, the creative ability test (CAT) will be conducted 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, and 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.
  • Keep blank A4 sheets, pencils, erasers, pens, colours, and drinking water handy before taking the exam.
  • Ensure that your two devices are fully charged before the commencement of the exam.

Essential Guidelines to Take NIFT GAT 2024 Exam

  • You should have two devices (preferably a laptop/desktop for taking the GAT exam and an Android mobile for additional monitoring from the rear), as per the official notice released by the NIFT.
  • Ensure that no other people are in the exam room besides 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 2024.

NIFT 2024 Exam Pattern

The entrance exam checks your knowledge, aptitude, and skills for your chosen program. As per the NIFT Entrance Test Pattern, you must clear Written-test, Situation Test, and Group Discussion/ Personal Interview to be eligible for final selection. 

1. Written Test

The written test is divided into the

  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • General Ability Test (GAT)

2. Creative Ability Test (CAT) for B.Des and M.Des

CAT (Creative Ability Test) assesses applicants' observing power in a concept's growth and their intuitive design skill.

Essential elements of the CAT are superior abilities and creativity in using colour.

3. 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 3 hours for BF. Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech.
Duration of Test 120 120
Sections Number of Questions Number of Questions
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Quantitative Ability 20 20
Analytical Ability 15 25
GK and current affairs 15 15
Total 100 120

4. Situation Test

You can only write a situation test 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.

5. Group Discussion/ Personal Interview

The final stage of NIFT 2024 will be the Personal Interview round. The 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.

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NIFT 2024 Syllabus

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

NIFT GAT Syllabus 2024: Section-wise topics

GAT Topics


Quantitative Ability

The purpose of this section is to gauge your aptitude for mathematics. Addition, multiplication, division, fractions, percentage, rate of interest, work and task, ratio and proportion, and distance are the subject areas from where questions come.

Communication Ability and English Comprehension

This section is designed to evaluate your proficiency in everyday English communication. It includes questions on idioms and phrases, singular and plural forms of words, words with corresponding meanings, synonyms and antonyms, correct spelling, understanding a situation from a passage, and more.

Analytical Ability and Logical Ability

This sub-test is intended to assess your ability to infer and apply the logic from given information and evaluate the candidate's ability to detect the given problem and use reasoning to solve the core issues of the concern. Creative and lateral thinking concepts and practice are likely to be helpful.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This section is intended to assess your general knowledge and current events knowledge.

Case Study

This section is based on a scenario in the workplace, and it aids in determining your leadership ability.

NIFT CAT 2024 Syllabus: Important Topics

Only B.Des and M.Des candidates are required to take the Creative Ability Test (CAT). The following are the important CAT topics:

Drawing Fundamentals

Design Theory

Principles of composition

Natural & Geometrical Form

Innovation in Design

Principles of Composition

Creative thinking & writing

Optical Illusion

Understanding Light & Shade

Visual Logic

Form & Function

Colour, Pattern & Texture

Theme Development

Drawing Fundamentals

Picture Analysis

Memory Drawing

Inspiration & Creativity

Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship

Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions

Elements & Principles of Design

Imagination & Doodling

Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions

Optical Illusion

Expression & Emotion

Developing Themes & Colour Associations

Usage of Colour in Compositions

Story Pictures

3D Visualization

Presentation Techniques

Design Awareness

NIFT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card is a necessary document without which you cannot 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 must 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 2024 Exam Centers

You must select only one examination city according to your choice during the application process. Once selected, you will not be able to change the examination centre opted for nor request a change in the examination—the exam conducting body reserves the right to cancel examination centres 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 2024 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 based on colour 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 each subject's exam analysis will help you better focus on the essential topics.

NIFT 2024 Preparation Tips

  • Create a practical study plan by giving more time to topics that you find difficult and keeping a buffer so that you can complete some pending revisions.
  • 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 to train your mind to be super active during that period.
  • You are practising 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. 

Read Also: How To Prepare For NIFT Entrance Exam 2024

NIFT 2024 Preparation 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 the 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 RP Datson
NIFT Entrance Exam Mock Papers D Mittal
NIFT entrance exam preparation course Prashant Kumar

NIFT 2024 Result

The National Institute of Technology will release the result on its official website. The result of the NIFT 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 will be displayed on the screen
  • Step 5: Download the result and take a printout for future reference

NIFT 2024 Admission Process

You must register through the official website to participate in the NIFT 2024 counselling process. You need to enter your choice of campus for the counselling session.

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

Read Also: NIFT Admission Process

Documents Required at the Time of NIFT 2024 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 sheets of the previous semester/year must be presented along with the date sheet/admit card for examination.
  • Demand Draft of requisite fee in favour of 'NIFT HO.' Payable at New Delhi has to be submitted. You should mention your name, counselling 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.

Previous Year's NIFT Cut-Off

The cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks you need to secure to be selected for the exam. NIFT Cut Off is the closing rank set by participating institutes, which 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 Cut off 2022 PDF

NIFT Cut off 2021 PDF

NIFT Cut off 2020 PDF

NIFT 2024 Participating Colleges

A total of 17 colleges will accept the NIFT score. Here is the list of NIFT Colleges accepting the NIFT Exam 2024.

  • 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

Read Also: NIFT career


The NIFT Exam for fashion designing is a challenging and comprehensive test that requires extensive preparation in order to score highly, and with the right approach and hard work, good scores in this exam are achievable.

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