NIFT 2018: Be Well-Informed About This Exam

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was established in 1986 by the ministry of textiles, Government of India. It is an institution of design, management and technology for the International fashion business. NIFT organizes its own entrance exam yearly in India; it offers UG/PG courses in design and fashion technology. Here, candidate see all details related to NIFT2018 Entrance exam such as application form, exam date, fee module, etc.

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Some important exam dates NIFT 2018

Commencement of Online Application 1st week of November 2017
Closing of Application form Submission 2nd week of January 2017
Last date of Online registration with late fee of Rs 5000/- 3rd week of January 2018
Downloading of NIFT 2018 Admit card 3rd week of January 2018
Exam date 2nd week of February 2018
Situation test/group discussion/interview April-may 2018
Final result declaration May/June 2018
counseling June 2018

NIFT 2018 Application Form

Candidates can fill the application form by using online method only. The application form will be available over the official website of university from the 1st week of November 2017.

  • In order to fill the application form, candidates will have to visit NIFT official website –
  • Afterward, candidates have to click on the link ‘Apply Now” and create their own account.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature
  • Candidates, who are filling application form after due date, need to submit 500/- Rs as late fee with the application form
  • Candidates have to take a printout of the filled application form for future references

Application Fee

Institute has organized fee module category wise. Candidates can pay fee to the institute via online/offline method. The applicants can pay the fee through credit card/debit card/DD. Applicants, who opt for DD, can send application form along with DD drawn in favor of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi. Address mentioned below:

Project Manager – CMS

ALL India Management Association

Management House,

14, Institutional Area,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

  • Application fee for General/OBC 1500/- Rs.
  • For SC/ST                                          750/- Rs.

NIFT 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should check all the criteria related to the exam before applying for it. The maximum age limit for UG courses is 23 years as on 1ST October 2017 in which relaxed 5 years for SC/ST/PHP Candidates.

For UG Courses:

Courses Name Qualification
  • Passed/appearing 10+2 from a recognized university.


  • GCE/IB


  • Passed/appearing 10+2 from a national open school with minimum five subjects


  • 3 years diploma passed from a recognized institution
  • Completed 10+2 with science stream
  • 3 years diploma in any branch of engineering

For PG Courses

Courses name Qualification
  • B.Des degree from reputed university
  • Diploma in UG design from NIFT/NID
  • Undergraduate degree from recognized institute
  • 3 years diploma from NIFT/NID
  • B.F.Tech from NIFT


  • B.E/B.Tech from reputed university

Exam pattern

  • Exam mode                        offline
  • Language:                           English
  • Time duration:
    •  2hrs  for B.Des &M.Des
    • 3 hrs for B.F.Tech/MFM/M.F.Tech
  • Paper held in two parts
    • GAT(general ability test)
    • CAT (Creative ability test
  • Total no. of question:
    • 100 questions for GAT (B.Des)
    • 120 questions for M.Des
  • No negative marking

Weightage of test structure mentioned below

Bachelor programs Test Weightage
B.Des ·CAT


·Situation Test




B.F.Tech GAT 100%
Master programs Test Weightage
M.Des ·CAT










M.F.Tech ·GAT




Structure of GAT for B.Des

Sections of the Question Paper Questions (In No.)
Quantitative Ability 20
English Comprehension 30
Communication Ability 30
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
Analytical Ability 25
Total no. of Questions 120

Question Paper Structure for B.F.Tech & B.F.Tech

Structure of GAT for B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech


Sections of the Question Paper No. of Questions
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45
Quantitative Ability 30
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
Case Study 25
Total No. of Questions 150


Admit Card

NIFT admit card for 2018 examinations will be sent to candidates through the Indian post in the last week of January2018. . All aspirants will have to bring admit card at the exam center as without the admit card, they will not be allowed to appear in the exam. The admit card bears the important details like candidates’ name & roll number, examination center, test ,Date and time, etc.