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NIFT 2022 Exam Dates, Application Form & Admissions

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is responsible for conducting NIFT Exam annually for providing admission into the Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (M.Des), Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech), Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech), and Master of Fashion Management (MFM) courses.

To apply for the exam, you must have completed your 10+2 from a recognized university, and your age should not exceed 24 years as of 01 August 2022.

Are you an aspirant for the NIFT exam? Well, read through the post that will give an insight into the selection process, eligibility, application process, admission process, and more.

NIFT Notification 2022

The official notification will be released tentatively in the month of July 2021. The eligibility criteria vary for each course. Hence, you must make sure to meet the required criteria to be eligible for the exam.

The final selection will be based on the marks scored in the written test, situation test, and group discussion/personal interview.

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

Read Detailed NIFT 2021 Notification PDF

NIFT 2022 Exam Dates

National Institute of Fashion Technology will start the application process tentatively from the 2nd week of November 2021. Check out the table below to know all the important events related to NIFT 2022 Exam:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of Online Registration November 2nd Week 2021
Last date of Online Registration December 2021
The last date of registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000 January 2022
Application Correction  January 2022
Availability of Admit card January 2nd Week 2022
NIFT 2022 Exam January 3rd Week 2022
Announcement of Result February 2022
Situation Test/GD/Interview April 2022
Declaration of Final Result May 2022
Beginning of Counselling process June 2022

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NIFT 2022 Seat Intake

NIFT has a total Seat Intake of 3547 for both UG and PG programs. Let us have a look at the table below to know the seat intake of 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

NIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, it is important to check whether you meet the NIFT Eligibility Criteria or not. 

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

Age Limit

  • Not more than 24 years. However, age relaxation of up to 5 years will be provided for 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

  • Successfully completed or appearing for 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.

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NIFT 2022 Selection Process

The process for each program along with the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination is tabulated below:

Program Selection Process Test Weightage
B. Des Comprises of 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 of 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%

NIFT 2022 Application Form

All the eligible candidates must make sure to fill the application form on or before the last date. You can follow the steps listed below to fill 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 the application form. Upon successful registration, your login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address.
  • Log in using the credentials to access and fill the Application Form. Fill in all the mandatory fields with correct information.
  • You will need to upload scanned copies of recent passport-size colored photograph and signature in black on white background in JPG/JPEG format
  • After uploading the required documents, the application fee can be paid 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 at 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 Application Fee 2022

  • For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - INR 2000
  • For SC/ST/PH - INR 1000
  • Foreign Nationals (only online payment accepted)- USD 1000

Download Solved NIFT Question Papers & Sample Papers PDF

NIFT 2022 Entrance Exam Pattern

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 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, as well as their intuitive skill to design. Important elements of the CAT are the illustrative abilities and creativity in using color.

General ability test (GAT)

  •  The overall aptitude and quantitative, communicative, and analytical abilities of the applicants will be assessed in the GAT (General Ability Test) 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 2022 will be the Personal Interview round wherein Interview Panel on the basis of your academic and co-curricular achievements, creative and lateral thinking ability, communication skills, and finally, career orientation and aptness for the selected program will evaluate the candidate.

NIFT 2022 Entrance Exam Syllabus

It is important to go through the NIFT Exam Syllabus before starting your preparation as it will help you know the important 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, Problem Solving Approach. 
  • Also, it includes topics such as Design Ability, Observation Power, Creativity in Thought Development.

NIFT 2022 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.
  • The important thing is not to waste time on questions that seem to be difficult. Finish off all the sections which you are really good at so that you can dedicate more time to the difficult ones.
  • If you are planning to give your exam in the 9-12 slot, you should practise solving papers at the same time so that your mind is trained to be super active during that period.
  • 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.

NIFT 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 certain 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 particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the concerned authority.

NIFT 2022 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 and nor any 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. 

  • The NIFT Exam Analysis will provide a detailed Subject-wise review & Good Attempts for each section.
  • We will update you with the questions asked along with answers as soon as the exam is over.
  • Knowing the exam analysis of each subject will help you to better focus on the important topics

NIFT 2022 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. The result can be downloaded from the official website by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website 
  • Step 2: Click on the tab ‘Result 2022’
  • 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 2022 Cut Off

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

  • The cutoff 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 2022

A total of 17 colleges will accept the NIFT score. Here, is the list of NIFT Colleges that are accepting the score of NIFT Exam 2022.

  • 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 2022 Admission Process

You are required to register through the official website in order to participate in the counselling process. You need to enter your choice of campus for the counselling 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 counselling, document verification will also be done.
  • Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counseling, however each subsequent round of counseling would be charged at the rate of INR 5000. 

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 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. Your name, counseling date, contact number, program name, NIFT Rank, and Roll Number should be clearly mentioned at the back of DD.
  • Proof of DOB
  • Documents in the prescribed format, in support of the claim of reservation.
  • 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 in case the qualifying examination result is due.
  • Anti-Ragging Declaration and Declaration regarding Fee Refund.


What is the age limit to apply for the UG course of NIFT Exam 2022?

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.

How can I apply for NIFT Exam?

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 2022.

Is Maths compulsory to apply for NIFT 2022 Exam?

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.

In what mode the NIFT Entrance exam held?

The NIFT entrance exam will be held in the offline mode.

If I am unable to score well in General Ability Test, then will I be able to get admission in NIFT?

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. 

Does NIFT provide any relaxation in the OBC category application fee?

No, there is no fee relaxation for applicants in OBC and the general category.

Which are the sections included in NIFT GAT 2022 for Design Course?

There are 5 sections included in NIFT GAT for Design courses i.e., Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. 

Is there a management quota in the NIFT exam?

No, there is no management quota for the NIFT admissions.




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