NIFT 2023 Exam: Date (Feb 5), Admit Card (OUT), Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation, Question Paper, Test Centres

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam 2023 ( NIFT Entrance Exam )

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 - The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will conduct the written exams for NIFT 2023 will be held on February 5, 2023, Sunday.

The written exams comprise the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT).

The institute had earlier released the admit cards for the NIFT 2023 written exams on January 16, 2023.

The admit card contains details like the name and roll number of the candidate, the date and time of the written exam, name and address of NIFT 2023 exam center, and exam-day guidelines.

The online registrations for NIFT 2023 are now closed. 

Candidates who qualify in the written exam will have to next appear in a Situation Test (B.Des) or Personal Interview (PG programs).

The written exams for NIFT 2023 will comprise a Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The GAT will be held in Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode, while the CAT test will be held in pen-paper mode. 

The GAT paper is common for all programs (Design + Technology), but only B.Des and M.Des (Design programs) aspirants need to take the CAT test. 

The FINAL result for NIFT 2023 will be prepared by giving weightage to each test component.  

NIFT 2023 will have 18 participating NIFTs, offering a combined seat intake of 5, 199 seats. These include 4,324 All-India seats, 405 state domicile seats, and 470 NRI seats.

Latest Updates

NIFT Application Form 2023

The National Institute of Fashion Technology started online registration for NIFT 2023 on November 1, 2022. The last date to submit applications with regular fees was December 31, 2022; with late fees of INR 5,000, the application deadline was January 8, 2023. 

Submitted applications could be edited from January 9-12, 2023.

How to fill out the NIFT 2023 registration form

  1. Online registration - To register, enter details like email id and phone number. On successful registration, an applicant account will be created.
  2. Fill in the form - Next, fill in various sections like academic, category, and personal details. Also, select an exam center
  3. Upload documents - Photograph, signature, and other documents have to be uploaded in the given format
  4. Pay the application fee - A fee of INR 3,000 (INR 1,500 for reserved categories) will have to be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking. In case of late application, candidates need to pay late fees of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee).

NIFT Exam Centres 2023

The list of exam centers has been released. The design entrance exam will be conducted in more than 30 cities across India. Candidates can select only one exam city at the time of filling out the NIFT application form. However, NIFT reserves the right to cancel an examination center without any prior notice. In such a case, an alternate center will be allotted to the aspirant.

Click here to view the complete list of NIFT 2023 exam centers.

NIFT Eligibility Criteria 2023

The program-wise eligibility criteria for NIFT 2023 are given below.

Course

NIFT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

Qualifying exam

 

The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized institute. 

 

OR

 

Obtained passing grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects

 

Or

 

Completed the General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).

 

Age Limit:

 

The maximum age should be less than 24 years as on August 1, 2023.

Relaxation in the upper age limit:

  • SC/ST, PwD candidates - 5 years

Bachelor in Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)

Qualifying exam:

 

Passed 10+2 exam from a recognized institute with Physics and Mathematics. 

 

OR

 

Obtained passing grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics and Mathematics

 

OR

 

Completed the General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level with Physics and Mathematics/ International Baccalaureate (IB).

 

Age Limit:

 

The maximum age should be less than 24 years as of August 1, 2023.

Relaxation in the upper age limit:

  • SC/ST, PwD candidates - 5 years

Master of Design (M.Des)

Qualifying Exam:

 

The candidate must have passed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

 

OR

 

Completed an undergraduate diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT or NID. 

 

Age limit: No age limit.

Master’s Programme in Fashion Management (M.F.M) 

Qualifying exam:

 

The candidate must have passed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

 

OR

 

Completed an undergraduate diploma of a minimum of three years duration from NIFT or NID. 

 

Age limit: No age limit.

Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

Qualifying exam: 

 

The candidate must have completed B.F.Tech course from NIFT

 

OR

 

Passed B.E or B.Tech degree from any recognized institute.

 

Age limit: No age limit.

NIFT 2023 Category-wise Reservation

The National Institute of Fashion Technologies reserves seats for various categories as shown in the table below.

Category

Seat Reservation

GEN-EWS

10%

SC

15%

ST

7.50%

OBC (Non-Creamy)

27%

Person with Disability (PWD) - (Horizontal Reservation)



5% 


Note: Only candidates with 40% or more disability are eligible to apply under this category.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

5 Feb '23

Conduct of NIFT 2023 exam date (CBT mode)

DatesPast Exam Dates

16 Jan '23

Issue of Admit cards

9 Jan '23 -

12 Jan '23

Application correction window

Jan '23

Last date to register with late fees of INR 5000

NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Highlights

Check important highlights for NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 in the table below.

Event Details

Specifications

Exam Name

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Exam Frequency

Once a Year

Exam Purpose 

Admission to NIFT 2023 participating colleges

Eligibility Criteria

Check Here

Course Offered 

BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFTech, MFM

Seat Intake

Total seats = 5199

Break-up of seats:

  • All India seats = 4,324
  • State domicile seats = 405
  • NRI/OCI/Foreign Nationals = 470 

Learn more - Click Here 

No. of Test Cities

32 cities across India

Useful Resources

Books recommended by Toppers for NIFT 
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How To Prepare For NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 At Home

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-26542000

Official Website

http://www.nift.ac.in/

NIFT Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates appearing in the design entrance exam must carefully go through the exam pattern for NIFT 2023.

The NIFT 2023 entrance exam will be conducted in two parts:

  • Written Tests - The candidate first appears in the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) written tests. The GAT test is mandatory for all the programs, while B.Des and M.Des candidates also need to take the CAT test. The GAT will be conducted in CBT mode, while the CAT will be administered in pen-paper mode. 
  • Situation Test / Group Discussion and Personal Interview  - The scores of the written tests (CAT and GAT) will be used to shortlist candidates for a Situation Test (B.Des)/ PI (all PG programs). The results for the written exam will be declared sometime in March. 

Note that B.F.Tech candidates don’t need to appear in any further rounds, as the merit list for admission will be prepared solely on the basis of GAT scores.

NIFT 2023 exam pattern - General Ability Test

Particulars

Details

Mode of exam

Computer-based Test (CBT) mode.

Exam duration 

B.Des and M.Des - 2 hours

B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M - 3 hours 

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Topics

B.Des and M.Des programs: 1) Communication Ability, 2) English Comprehension, 3) Quantitative Ability, 4) Analytical Ability, 5) GK and Current Affairs


B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M: 1) Communication Ability and English Comprehension, 2) Case Study, 3) Quantitative Ability, 4) Analytical and Logical Ability, 5) GK and Current Affairs

Language 

English

NIFT Situation Test/PI 2023

The situation test for the B.Des program will be conducted in offline mode. Candidates who have qualified in the NIFT 2023 written tests and participated in the choice-filling process can participate in the situation test. As part of the choice-filling process, candidates have to select their choice of participating institutes in the order of priority.

Candidates will be shortlisted for the GDPI for the M.Des program based on GAT and CAT written tests. However, for MFTech and MFM courses, candidates will be shortlisted based on GAT scores only. Mode of Situation Test / PI - Offline

NIFT Syllabus 2023

The NIFT exam syllabus will contain the topics that the NIFT 2023 candidate needs to prepare for the exam. The written tests for NIFT 2023 comprise the CAT and GAT tests. The GAT is a paper-based test that includes multiple-choice questions.

NIFT GAT Syllabus 2023 - Section-wise topics

GAT Topics

Description

Quantitative Ability

This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

Communication Ability and English Comprehension

This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.

Analytical Ability and Logical Ability

This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

Case Study

This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.

NIFT 2023 Syllabus - Creative Ability Test CAT)

The Creative Ability Test is only mandatory for B.Des and M.Des candidates. The test will be conducted in CBT mode and is designed to evaluate the candidate’s power of observation, and intuition & sketching skills. In addition, it also tests the candidate’s ability to use different color combinations and innovate. 

Important topics for NIFT CAT 2023

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

Ornaments & motifs

Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions

Elements & Principles Of Design

Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship

Use of Measurements, Scale & proportions

Optical Illusion

Foreshortening & Perspective

Developing Themes & Colour Associations

Usage of Colour in Compositions

Imagination & Doodling

3D Visualisation

Presentation Techniques

Expression & Emotion

Exercises on imagination

Lateral Thinking

Story Pictures

Graphics & Pictograms

Innovation & Creation

Design Awareness

NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Important Dates

The National Institute of Fashion Technology has released the tentative schedule for NIFT 2023. Applications are to open in 1st week of November 2023; check the detailed schedule below.

Event Dates Description
Commencement of NIFT 2023 online application form  November 1, 2022

The application form is for admission to B.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des, M.F.Tech, and M.Des courses. 

Last date to submit applications with regular fee December 31, 2022 -
Last date to submit applications with late fees  1-8 January 2023 The late fee is INR 5,000.
Window to edit the application form 9-12 January 2023  
Issue of admit cards 15 January 2023 -
Mock Tests To be notified Mock tests will be conducted to test exam readiness and help candidates get accustomed to the exam environment. 
NIFT 2023 exam date for written tests February 5, 2023
The written tests comprise the GAT and CAT.
 
  • GAT is mandatory for all applicants.
  • However, only B.Des and M.Des applicants need to take the CAT test. 
 
Further, candidates can take away the GAT question paper.
 
Release of Answer Keys + Question Paper 2nd week of February 2023
Answer keys will only be released for the GAT CBT test.
File objections against the GAT answer key 2nd week of February 2023
Objections can be raised against the answer key and the carbon copy of the OMR answer sheet.
 
The fee per objection is INR 500. 
Declaration of results for written tests March 2023
Scores of the written exam would be used to shortlist candidates for the next round: 
  • Situation Test for B.Des
  • GDPI for Master's courses
Choice filling for Situation Test (B.Des) To be notified
The candidate has to select their choice of institutes in the order of priority
Uploading documents for (PI) To be notified Upload documents as per the given format.
Admit card for situation test To be notified  
Situation Test for BDes April 2023 Venue - NIFT campuses
Personal Interview April 2023
Venue - Indian Social Institute (ISI), Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
Declaration of FINAL results for NIFT 2023  May 2023
The final result would be prepared by considering the performance of the candidate in:
 
  1. Written tests
  2. Situation Test/GDPI
Counseling and seat allotment May - June 2023 (onward)
Candidates who have been allocated Common Merit Rank (CMR) can participate in counseling.

NIFT 2023 Admission Process & Selection Criteria

Admission to the participating NIFTs will be on the basis of merit ranks secured by candidates in the NIFT 2023 entrance exam. The step-wise admission process is mentioned below.

NIFT Admission Process 2020 Step 1: Fill NIFT Entrance Exam Application Form Step 2: Download NIFT Admit Card Step 3: Give NIFT Entrance Exam Step 4: Appear for NIFT Situation Test or GD/PI Step 5: Check NIFT Entrance Exam Results Step 6: Take Part in NIFT Counselling

NIFT Selection Process 2023

 

Step 1: Fill out NIFT Application Form 2023

Candidates need to fill out the application form online on the official website. When filling the form, only genuine and verifiable information must be used; note that every detail will be checked during the document verification process.

Step 2: Download NIFT Admit Card

Admit cards will be issued to candidates post successful registration. The candidate can download admit cards online from the official website; no hard copy of the hall ticket will be sent by post. 

Step 3: Appear in NIFT 2023 written tests

The candidate has to next appear in the written tests - GAT and CAT. The written tests will be administered in a paper-based mode.

Step 4: Declaration of results for the written exam

To check their results, the candidate will have to log in to the result portal. The scores of the written tests will be used to shortlist candidates for the next round.

Candidates shortlisted for the B.Des course have to appear in a Situation Test, while P.G candidates have to appear in a Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI)   

Step 5: Appear for NIFT Situation Test or PI

The Situation Test round (B.Des) will test the material handling skills of the candidate. P.G candidates need to appear for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview round. 

Step 6:  Declaration of FINAL results

The final NIFT would be prepared by giving weightage to each tech component. Also, the final results or merit rank will be used for seat allotment.

Step 7:  Appear for NIFT Counselling

The counseling process will be conducted online and include multiple rounds. Shortlisted candidates will have to get registered and participate in choice filling. The allotment of seats will be based on the NIFT 2023 merit rank of the candidate and choice opted at the time of registration.

Best books for NIFT preparation 2023

When you are preparing for a prestigious exam like NIFT, the study material has to be foolproof.

It is because, if the study material is sub-standard:

  • It will contain many small to glaring errors 
  • Take a round-about route to explain even the easiest of concepts
  • Won’t contain examples, which are such an important element to explain difficult and convoluted concepts.
  • Will not contain practice sets that you can practice.
  • Won’t follow the updated syllabus for NIFT 2023

So, to make things easier for you, we have compiled the subject-wise list of the best books to prepare for NIFT 2023 - Click Here

How to prepare for NIFT 2023

  • Before starting your preparation, make it a point to carefully go through the exam pattern and syllabus. This will give you many key insights and help make a strategy accordingly.
  • Draw up a study timetable, but do ensure it is a realistic one that takes into account your strengths and weaknesses
  • Assemble study material that is top-notch; if you need some help in selecting the best books for NIFT 2023 preparation - Click Here
  • When preparing a topic, make it a point to take notes. 
  • Prepare for NIFT 2023 at home- Click Here
  • Solve original NIFT 2023 questions papers for the last 10 years - Click Here
  • Take mock tests - Click Here
  • Do frequent revisions. The more you revise, the easier will it get.
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NIFT Mock Tests 2023

The National Institute of Fashion Technology may conduct mock tests for NIFT 2023. These mock tests will be conducted so that the candidate gets familiar with the exam pattern, and understand various functionalities. However, the questions asked in the mock tests and the test duration may be different from what will be asked in the actual exam. The mocks will also help candidates test their exam infrastructure readiness.

During the NIFT 2022 mock tests, the candidates will be allowed to ask queries related to the exam. A hotline may be created by exam officials to answer student queries. 

  • The mock tests can be taken by all candidates
  • These tests will be held for all courses on specific dates in two sessions - morning and evening
  • Candidates will be put in groups based on their roll numbers.
  • Invigilators / AI will not block access to the system during the mock test even though there is a system breach/ disconnection, etc. 

NIFT Admit Card 2023

The admit cards for the exam will be available for download by 15 January 2023. It has to be downloaded online by entering one's login credentials. An essential document for appearing in the design entrance exam, the admit card will contain details like the name, roll number, name and address of the allotted NIFT exam center 2023, and exam-day guidelines. On the day of the exam, the candidate has to bring with them a valid photo id proof along with the admit card.

How to download the NIFT 2023 admit card

  1. Click on the admit card download link
  2. A login window will open
  3. Enter your six-digit application number, email id, and DOB
  4. On login, the admit card will be displayed in downloadable pdf format
  5. Download and take a printout of the admit card.

Note: The candidate has to check that the details mentioned in the admit card are correct, including the name. In case there is any discrepancy in the admit card, the candidate has to get in touch with exam officials and get it rectified.

NIFT 2023 Answer Key

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the NIFT 2023 answer keys for the objective-based GAT question paper in the 2nd week of February 2023. It will contain the official answers to all the questions in the entrance exam and can be used by the candidate to calculate probable scores. The OMR answer sheet will also be released. Note that candidates are allowed to carry the GAT question paper after completion of the NIFT 2023 entrance exam.

Candidates who have any objections against the OMR answer sheet, answer key, or question paper can raise objections/ observations on payment of a fee of Rs. 500 per observation/ objections. 

How to download NIFT 2023 answer key for GAT

  • Click on the answer key link
  • Enter log-in credentials like Roll Number, program, Question Booklet No, and Date of Birth
  • On successful log-in, you can download the

NIFT Results 2023 

The National Institute of Fashion Technology will declare the results of the NIFT 2023 result for the CAT and GAT written test in March 2023. The result will be released online at the official website of NIFT - nift.ac.in. Note that no hard copies are sent to the candidate. 

The scores of the written exam will be used to shortlist candidates for the situation test/group discussion and personal interview round. Candidates who get shortlisted need to register for the situation test/ PI.

How to check NIFT 2023 results

  1. Click on the result link
  2. A log-in window will open; enter the following details
    • Email Address
    • Password
  3. On successful log-in, the results would be displayed on the screen
  4. Download and take a printout of the result.

NIFT 2023 Final Result

The final result for NIFT 2023 will be released online in May 2023. To prepare the final merit list, the admission committee will consider the performance of the candidate in the Situation Test/ PI and written tests (GAT and CAT).

The final merit list will be considered for NIFT 2023 seat allotment process. 

NIFT admissions 2023 - Test components and weightage

NIFT Admission Process 2023

Program

Test

Weightage

Bachelor of Design

CAT

50%

GAT

30%

Situation Test

20%

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

100%

Master of Design

CAT

40%

GAT

30%

Interview

30%

Master of Fashion Technology

GAT

70%

Interview

30%

Master of Fashion Management

GAT

70%

Interview

30%

Courses offered through NIFT Entrance Exam 2023

Candidates can go through the list of UG and PG courses in which they can secure admission basis their score/ rank in the NIFT entrance exam in the table below:

NIFT Admissions 2023: List of UG Courses
BDes Fashion Design (FD) BDes Leather Design (LD)
BDes Accessory Design (AD) BDes Textile Design (TD)
BDes Knitwear Design (KD)  BDes Fashion Communication (FC)
BFTech Apparel Production (AP)
NIFT Admissions 2023: List of PG Courses
MDes MFM
MFTech

Colleges accepting NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Score

Over the years, seats available for admission through the NIFT entrance exam have been increasing with each passing year. Candidates can go through a year-wise increase in seats for NIFT admissions below.

NIFT 2023 seat matrix

College Open, SC, ST, OBC(NCL), GEN- EWS, PwD (Open, SC, ST, OBC (NCL) State Domicile NRI Total
NIFT Bengaluru 338   43 381
NIFT Bhopal 204 42 18 264
NIFT Chennai 338   43 381
NIFT Daman 68 14 6 88
NIFT Gandhinagar 300   38 338
NIFT Hyderabad 266   35 301
NIFT Kannur 238 49 21 308
NIFT Kolkata 304   40 344
NIFT Mumbai 304   40 344
NIFT New Delhi 376   48 424
NIFT Patna 204 42 18 264
NIFT Panchkula 204 42 18 264
NIFT Raebareli 228   30 258
NIFT Shillong 170 35 15 220
NIFT Kangra 238 49 21 308
NIFT Jodhpur 204 42 18 264
NIFT Bhubaneswar 204 42 18 264
NIFT Srinagar 136 48   184
Total 4324 405 470 5199

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NIFT Exam Analysis & Student Reaction 

Go through complete NIFT exam analysis.

Student reaction: Majority of the candidates who appeared for the exam found both NIFT CAT and GAT papers easy. Check the complete NIFT Entrance Exam student reaction here:

NIFT Entrance Exam 2023: CAT Student Reactions with Questions NIFT Entrance Exam 2023: GAT Student Reactions with Questions

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NIFT Cutoff 

Check course-wise NIFT Entrance Exam cutoff 2021 (in the form of last merit ranks) for round 2 below.

Programme

Common Merit Rank (CMR)

No. of Candidates

From

To

BDes

51

317

80

BDes

319

619

90

BDes

620

825

90

BDes

828

1098

90

BDes

1104

1328

80

BDes

1331

1605

90

BDes

1612

1874

90

BDes

1882

2127

90

BDes

2128

2440

80

BDes

2443

2741

90

BDes

2747

3132

90

BDes

3133

3628

90

BDes

3629

4100

80

BDes

4110

4714

90

BDes

4715

5443

90

BDes

5448

6739

90

BDes

6744

8150

100

BDes

8161

9875

100

BDes

9883

11605

100

BDes

11658

14378

86

MFTech

88

100

3

MDes

24

525

91

BFTech - Apparel Production

11

275

40

BFTech - Apparel Production

276

929

89

MFM

24

352

80

MFM

353

814

90

MFM

816

1310

81

NIFT 2023 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. When will be the NIFT 2023 exam be conducted?

A. The written tests for the NIFT 2023 exam will be held on February 5, 2023. The written tests will comprises a General Ability Test (GAT) and a Creative Ability Test (CAT). GAT is mandatory for all candidates, but CAT is only required for B.Des and M.Des candidates. The GAT test will be held in CBT mode, while the CAT will be held in pen-paper mode.  

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for NIFT 2023?

A. The eligibility criteria may differ depending on the course opted by the candidate. For instance, candidates seeking admission to the B.Des course needs to have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized institute and should be less than 24 hours as of August 1, 2023. Relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit applies for candidates belonging to Sc, ST and PwD candidates.

Q. What is the seat intake for the B.Des program through NIFT 2023?

The B.Des program has a total intake of 3, 265 seats. These include, 2, 714 All-India, 253 state-domicle, and 298 NRI seats. The National Institute of Fashion Technology offers the following specializations:  
  • Fashion Design (FD) 
  • Leather Design (LD)
  • Accessory Design (AD)
  • Textile Design (TD)
  • Knitwear Design (KD)
  • Fashion Communication (FC)
  • Apparel Production (AP)

Q. When will the NIFT 2023 application form commence?

A. The application form for the NIFT 2023 entrance exam commenced on November 1, 2022. The last date to register for the exam with regular fee was December 31, 2022. However, with a late fee of INR 5000, registrations were open from January 1-8, 2023. The NIFT 2023 application form is for admission to the B.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M courses. Candidates can fill the form in online mode at - niftadmissions.in; the admission link will also be provided on this page.

Q. What is the syllabus for NIFT entrance exam?

A. For BDes and MDes course admissions, candidates need to appear for CAT and GAT. NIFT Syllabus for CAT is such that candidates need to attempt drawing questions in the paper. Some topics that candidates should practice while preparing for the exam are design theory, creative thinking, and writing, elements and principles of design, principles of composition, etc. For GAT, candidates should study topics such as quantitative ability, English comprehension, logical reasoning, etc. 

Q. Is there any age limit for appearing in NIFT 2023?

A. In case of the B.Des and B.F.Tech programmes, the candidates should be less than 24 years as on July 1, 2023. There is relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD categories. However, there is no age limit for applying to the postgraduate programmes at NIFT. 

Q. What is the basis of NIFT 2023 seat allotment process?

The allotment of seats will be based on: 
  • Choice opted at the time of cousenselling registration (academic programs + campuses)
  • The category of the candidate
  • Seat intake in the college opted for admission
  • NIFT 2023 merit rank of the candidate.

Q. When will the NIFT 2023 answer key be released?

A. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the NIFT 2023 answer key in the 2nd week of February 2023. The question paper for NIFT 2023 will also be released alongside the answer key. Candidateds can challenge the answer key and question paper on payment of a non-refundable fee of INR 500 (per observation/objection).

Q. Will the NIFT answer key 2023 released for both CAT and GAT?

A. The NIFT 2023 answer key will only be released for the GAT written test. Note that candidates are allowed to take away the GAT question paper

Q. How can I check NIFT exam results 2023?

A. Aspirants can view NIFT result 2023 for BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFM and MFTech course admission on the official website of the design school ( https://applyadmission.net/ ). In the log-in window, enter your roll number, date of birth, and application number.

Q.Are coaching classes mandatory for NIFT 2023 preparations?

A.Coaching classes ofcourse help a student to know and prepare well for a exam. But one can also prepare for NIFT 2023 at home

Q. When will NIFT results 2023 be declared?

A. The result for written test for BDes, MDes, MFTech and MFM courses will be released in March 2023. The scores of the written exam will be used to shortlist candidates for Situation Test (B.Des) and Personal Interview and Group Discussion (postgraduate programs). Meanwhile, final results for NIFT 2023 exam will be announced in May 2023.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Contact Information

Address

National Institute of Fashion Technology
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi, India 110016

Fax

011-26535890

Email

nift@applyadmission.net

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  • 4.0

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    1.0

    Infrastructure

    5.0

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    5.0

    Value for Money

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 5.58 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
B.Des. in Fashion Communication
  • 3.6

    Placements

    3.3

    Infrastructure

    3.7

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.8

    Value for Money

    3.2
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 12.34 Lakh
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  • 4 years
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  • Full Time
Master of Design (M.Des.)
  • 3.8

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    3.0

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    5.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.0

    Value for Money

    4.0
    (1)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 6.16 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • 3.9

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    3.5

    Infrastructure

    4.5

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.0

    Value for Money

    3.5
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  • 2 years
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Upcoming Design Exam Dates

30 Jan '23: Release of Draft FINAL key
2 Feb '23: Declaration of Results
6 Feb '23: Last date to apply
10 Feb '23: SAT India 2023 March Registration Deadline
12 Feb '23: IICD 2023 entrance exam

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