NIFT Exam Centres 2024: City Wise List (Released), Reporting Time, Exam-day Guidelines

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam 2024 ( NIFT Entrance Exam )

18.4K Views560 Comments

Counselling: 15 Jun '24

This exam is conducted for courses given below:
Manashjyoti Hazarika

Manashjyoti HazarikaManager Content

Updated on Apr 16, 2024 14:49 IST

NIFT Exam Centre 2024 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the written exams for NIFT 2024 in 60 cities across India.

The details of the exam center allocated to the candidate were mentioned on the NIFT 2024 admit card. The admit card also contained other details like the exam center reporting time, items that are allowed and barred inside the center, guidelines to be followed inside the exam center, etc. 

On exam day, the candidate had to report at the exam center on or before the reporting time; entry to the exam center was closed 30 minutes before the exam commenced.

The NTA earlier released the advanced city intimation slip for NIFT 2024 containing the name of the exam city allocated to the candidate. However, it doesn't contain the name of the exam center. The candidate had to select their choice of exam city when filling out the NIFT 2024 application form.

Note that admit cards will be released separately for the NIFT 2024 Situation Test/ Personal Interview

The Situation Test will be conducted at various NIFT campuses, with candidates having to select their choice of center or campus through the slot booking portal.

Once an exam center has been allocated, requests for a change will not be entertained.  

Only such candidates who qualify in the NIFT 2024 written exam will be eligible to appear in the Situation Test. 

Latest Updates:

 

 

Q:   In how many test centres will the NIFT 2024 exam be conducted?

A:

The NIFT 2024 exam was conducted in 60 cities and 72 centres across India.

The list of exam cities was published on the NIFT admission brochure.

Note that the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) doesn't release the consolidated list of exam centres at the time of release od the application form. It only publishes the list of cities where the written exam will be conducted. So, the candidate only has to select the exam city. 

The name and adress of the exam centre allocated to the candidate is mentioned in the NIFT 2024 admit card.

The exam city is allocated basis information provided at the time of filling out the NIFT 2024 application form. The allocation will depend on various factors like number of test centres available in a city, seat intake, the address of the candidate, etc. Once an exam centre has been allocated, requests for a change will not be entertained.

 

Q:   How can I select exam centres for the NIFT 2024 written exam?

A:

The candidate will have the option to select NIFT 2024 exam centres at the time of filling out the application form. The NIFT 2024 exam will be conducted across 37 cities in India. Note that each exam city may have one or more than one exam centre. So, the candidate will only be able to select an exam city, but not an exam centre. The exam centre will be allocated by the admission committee after considering factors like the address of the candidate, number of test centres in the city selected by the candidate, seat intake etc. The details of the exam centre allocated to the candidate will be mentioned in the admit card.

The candidate can select a maximum of THREE exam cities; the entries must be in the order of pririty.

 

 

Q:   At what time do I need to report for the NIFT 2024 written exam?

A:

The GAT paper for all the B.Des and M.Des courses was conducted from 9 am - 11 am. Meanwhile, the GAT written exam for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M. courses was conducted from 9 am - 12 noon.

Candidates needed to report to the NIFT 20424 exam centre at least an hour in advance.

Note that the CAT paper for the B. Des and M.Des courses was held from 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm.

The purpose of reporting early is to complete admission formalities, including registration, frisking, verifying the identity of the candidate, etc. Note that the exam timings and reporting time for the NIFT 2024 exam was mentioned in the admit card.

 

NIFT 2024 Written Exams - Test Timings

The exam timings for the NIFT 2024 exam are given below.

Program

Test

Test Timings

Bachelor of Design

GAT

9 am - 11 am

CAT

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

9 am - 12 noon

Bachelor of Fashion Technology & Bachelor of Design

GAT

9 am - 12 noon

CAT

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Master of Design

GAT

9 am - 11 am

CAT

2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Master of Fashion Technology

GAT

9 am - 12 noon

Master of Fashion Management

GAT

9 am - 12 noon

Also Read:

Q:   When will I be informed of my NIFT 2024 exam centre?

A:
The candidate will be able to check details about the NIFT 2024 exam centre allocated to them through the admit card. The NIFT admit card will contain the name and address of the exam centre allocated to the candidate, along with other details like exam-centre reporting time, exam timings, and instructions to be followed at the exam centre. The NIFT 2024 entrance exam will be conducted tentatively in the 1st week of February 2024. The admit cards will be released a few week before that. Note that on the day of the NIFT exam, the candidate needs to mandatory bring with them the admit card and a valid photo id proof.
 

Q:   What are various items that candidates need to carry with them to the NIFT 2024 exam centre?

A:
On the day of the NIFT 2024 exam, the candidate must bring the following items with them: NIFT 2024 admit card A valid photo id proof HB Pencils Eraser Sharpener Dry Colours Note that if the candidate arrives at the exam centre without the admit card and photo id proof, he or she will not be allowed to take the NIFT 2024 exam. However, the following items are not allowed inside the exam venue: Water bottle, Papers, Notes, Books, Calculator Electronic gadgets Mobile phone Bag Handbag Correction marker/ white fluid.
 

Q:   Can admission officials cancel NIFT 2024 exam centre that has been allocated to the candidate?

A:

Yes, NIFT has the right to cancel any of the examination centres. Also, in such a scenario, the candidate will be allocated an alternate centre. 

Note that any change in NIFT 2024 exam centre will be notified on the NIFT admission portal - niftadmissions.in. The candidate will also be provided with a helpline number, where they can reach out in case of any doubts or issues.

For your reference, here is a sample case:

 

 

 

 

NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

05 Feb '24

NIFT 2024 exam date (written exams)

Jan '24

NIFT 2024 Admit cards release date

15 Jan '24 -

16 Jan '24

NIFT 2024 application form OPEN (Re-opened)

List of NIFT Exam Centre 2024

The list of exam centers for the NIFT 2024 written exam is given below.

S.No State City S.No State City
1 Andhra Pradesh Kurnool 31 Maharashtra Mumbai
2 Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada 32 Maharashtra Nagpur
3 Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam 33 Maharashtra Pune
4 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar/Naharlagun 34 Maharashtra Thane
5 Assam Guwahati 35 Meghalaya Shillong
6 Bihar Muzaffarpur 36 Nagaland Dimapur
7 Bihar Patna 37 Odisha Berhampur-Ganjam
8 Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali 38 Odisha Bhubaneswar
9 Chhattisgarh Bilaspur CG 39 Punjab Bathinda
10 Chhattisgarh Raipur 40 Punjab Jalandhar
11 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Silvassa 41 Punjab Patiala
12 Delhi Delhi NCR 42 Rajasthan Jaipur
13 Goa Panaji/Madgaon 43 Rajasthan Jodhpur
14 Gujarat Ahmedabad 44 Rajasthan Udaipur
15 Gujarat Rajkot 45 Sikkim Gangtok
16 Gujarat Surat 46 Tamil Nadu Chennai
17 Gujarat Vadodara 47 Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
18 Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur 48 Tamil Nadu Madurai
19 Jammu and Kashmir Jammu 49 Telangana Hyderabad
20 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar 50 Tripura Agartala
21 Jharkhand Dhanbad 51 Uttar Pradesh Kanpur
22 Jharkhand Ranchi 52 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
23 Karnataka Bengaluru 53 Uttar Pradesh Meerut
24 Karnataka Mysuru (Mysore) 54 Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
25 Kerala Ernakulam 55 Uttarakhand Dehradun
26 Kerala Kannur 56 Uttarakhand Haldwani
27 Kerala Kozhikode 57 West Bengal Kolkota
28 Leh Ladakh Leh 58 Manipur Imphal
29 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal 59 Mizoram Aizwal
30 Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur 60 Haryana Ambala

NIFT 2023 Exam Centre

S.No City S.No City
1 Ahmedabad 20 Kolkata
2 Bengaluru 21 Lucknow
3 Bhopal 22 Madurai
4 Bhubaneswar 23 Mumbai
5 Chandigarh 24 Nagpur
6 Chennai 25
New Delhi (East, Central, North, South, and West Delhi)
7 Cochin 26 Noida
8 Coimbatore 27 Patna
9 Daman 28 Pune
10 Dehradun 29 Raipur
11 Faridabad 30 Ranchi
12 Ghaziabad 31 Rajkot
13 Gurugram 32 Surat
14 Guwahati 33 Udaipur
15 Hyderabad 34 Vadodara
16 Jaipur 35 Varanasi
17 Jammu 36 Vishakhapatnam
18 Jodhpur 37 Srinagar
19 Kannur (Kerala)    

Note: Exact NIFT exam center name and address will be mentioned on the admit card issued to candidates. 

Also Read:

Q:   What instructions need to be followed by the candidates at the NIFT 2024 exam centre?

A:
The admit card for NIFT 2024 will contain the important guidelines that candidates need to follow at the NIFT 2024 exam centre. The key points are mentioned here: The candidate needs to report at the NIFT 2024 exam centre one hour before the commencement of the exam. The candidate cant leave the exam hall until the exam ends. Entry to the exam centre will only be allowed when the candidate produces their id card and a valid photo id proof. The candidate must refrain from adopting unfair means inside the exam hall, including cheating, etc. For the CAT the candidate will have to bring along stationery items like blue or black ballpoint pen, HB pencils, eraser, sharpener and dry colours.
 

Q:   Can I change my examination center after I have been issued the NIFT 2024 admit card for the situation test?

A:
No, candidates are not allowed with an option to change their NIFT exam centre once the admit cards for the Situation Test have been released. So, it is recommended that the candidate takes care when booking a centre. Considering exam centres will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis, it is also advisable to book slots as soon as the slot booking window opens. The admit card for the NIFT Situation Test will be issued soon after the slot booking process is over. The admit card will be issued to all candidates who have qualified in the written exam.
 

NIFT Exam Day Guidelines 2024

Mentioned below is a list of documents and stationery that aspirants need to carry with them when appearing for the NIFT entrance exam 2024. Apart from this, candidates can also go through exam day tips for the NIFT exam.

What to Carry on Exam Day?

On the day of the NIFT exam candidates need to positively carry all the below-mentioned documents and stationery:

  • NIFT Admit Card: Candidates without a printout of the NIFT 2024 admit card will not be allowed to sit in the exam. Digital copies will not be accepted. Also, ensure that paste a photograph on the designated space and bring the self-declaration copy duly filled in.
  • Bring an additional photograph to be attached to the attendance sheet.
  • The photo ID must be valid and original. Photocopies or printouts of the ID proof will not be accepted
  • Stationery: You need to bring a ballpoint pen, pencils, erasers, and rulers; make sure to carry the items only in a transparent pouch.
  • If you are appearing in the CAT exam, then you are also allowed to bring coloring and drawing materials. 

NIFT 2024 exam day - List of barred items 

The following items are not allowed inside the NIFT 2024 exam center.

Instruments

Handbag

Purse

Any kind of paper, textual material (printed or written material)

Eatables (loose or packed)

Mobile Phone

Earphone

Microphone

Pager

Calculator

Docu Pen

Slide Rules

Log Tables

Camera,

Tape Recorder

Electronic watches with facilities of calculator

Any metallic item or electronic gadgets /devices in the examination hall

 

Read the detailed NIFT 2024 exam-day guidelines to have a pleasant exam-day experience.

NIFT 2024 Exam Centres for the Situation Test

The NIFT 2023 Situation Test for the B.Des program was conducted around March 2024. The Situation Test will be conducted offline at various NIFT campuses. Eligible candidates have to select a preferred exam center or NIFT campus at the time of the campus booking process.

Campuses will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The details of the exam center/ NIFT campus allocated to the candidate were mentioned on the NIFT 2024 admit card along with other details like exam timings and exam-day guidelines.

Meanwhile, the personal interview for the M.Des program was conducted tentatively in March 2024. The personal interview is conducted online via Zoom link. M.Des, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M candidates need to take the interview.

NIFT 2024 Personal Interview Log-in Window

This is what the interview log-in window looks like:

Q:   How can I book slots and test centre for NIFT Situation Test 2024?

A:
To book a time slot and a test centre for the situation test, the candidate needs to follow these steps: Step 1: Visit the NIFT 2024 official website. Step 2: Click on the slot booking link Step 3: Login to the portal using candidate credentials - registered email ID, date of birth, roll number, and verification code. Step 4: After log-in, select NIFT situation test centres and time slot. Step 5: Submit the details. Note that slots will allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Q:   Will candidates be allocated fresh exam centres if the NIFT 2024 exam is re-conducted?

A:

Note that for NIFT 2023, the GAT written exam was re-conducted for some centres that faced technical issues. NIFT officials notified candidates about the affected centres on its official website. So, a re-exam for NIFT 2024 will only be conducted if candidates arent able to complete the GAT or CAT paper due to a technical or some other issue. In such a scenario, exam officials may decide the re-conduct the NIFT 2024 exam. Note that in the event of a re-exam, NIFT officials may issue fresh admit cards for affected candidates, along with the names of the alloted exam centres.

 

NIFT 2024 Exam Centres selected for Re-exam

In the previous edition of the NIFT exam, a re-exam was conducted for the GAT paper as there were some technical issues in the following centers.

  • MBC THANE - MUMBAI
  • VIDHAN PUBLIC SCHOOL - GHAZIABAD
  • M.P ENGLISH SCHOOL - VARANASI
  • P.T. SALAGRAM - NOIDA

NIFT Exam Centre 2024 - FAQs

Check out the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the NIFT 2024 exam centers below.

Q:   How many test centres are there for NIFT 2024 situation test?

A:
NIFT 2024 Situation Test will be conducted in an offline mode at the various NIFT campuses. Considering there are 18 NIFTs, the candidate will be able to select any of these institutes to appear in the Situation Test. The window to select test centres for the Situation Test will be announced soon after the declaration of NIFT results for the written exam. Test centres for the Situation Test will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. So, candidates need to book their slots as soon as possible. Note that if seats in a particular centre (or institute) fill out, the candidate will not be able to offered slots for that institute.
 

Q:   What is the list of exam cities where the NIFT 2024 written exam will be conducted?

A:
The NIFT 2024 written exam will comprise of the CAT and GAT. The written exam will be conducted in a LAN-based, CBT mode at the following cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Daman, Dehradun, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kannur (Kerala), Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi (East, Central, North, South and West Delhi), Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Surat, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam, and Srinagar. The candidate will be able to select their choice of exam city at the time of filling out the NIFT 2024 application form. It may be noted that once the application form is submitted, there is no option to change the exam centre. So, one must take care when selecting an exam centre.
 

News & Updates

Latest NewsPopular News

Get prep tips, practice papers, exam details and important updates

Download Important Dates for Design Exams

Explore top B.Des exams

13 Jun '24 -

17 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (B.Des...

20 Jun '24

NID DAT 2024 Counseling (B.Des...

Jun '24

SMEAT 2024 Exam - Round II

Apr '24

SMEAT 2024 Result - Round I

10 Jun '24

UCEED 2024 Seat Allotment - Ro...

10 May '24

UCEED 2024 Seat Allotment - Ro...

24 Aug '24

Anticipated SAT Test Date

5 Oct '24

Anticipated SAT Test Date

5 Jun '24

LPU NEST 2024 UG Design Last D...

6 May '24 -

3 Jun '24

LPU NEST 2024 UG Design Date o...

3 May '24 -

19 Jun '24

VITEEE 2024 Counselling - Phas...

20 Jun '24 -

21 Jun '24

VITEEE 2024 Counselling - Phas...

Apr '23

Exam

Apr '23

Admit Card

13 Jun '24 -

14 Jun '24

Pearl Academy 2024 (June Cycle...

10 Jun '24 -

11 Jun '24

Pearl Academy 2024 (June Cycle...

31 May '24

FDDI AIST 2024 - Release of Me...

12 May '24

FDDI AIST 2024 Exam date

17 Apr '24

SEED 2024 First Merit List

30 Jan '24

SEED 2024 Declaration of Short...

20 Oct '23 -

20 Jun '24

CUCET 2024 Application Form Da...

20 Oct '23 -

21 Jun '24

CUCET 2024 Exam Dates - Phase ...

22 Apr '24

MITID DAT 2024 Declaration of ...

7 Apr '24

MITID DAT 2024 - Exam Date

3 May '24 -

4 May '24

UPES DAT 2024 Exam Date

8 Feb '24 -

30 Apr '24

UPES DAT 2024 Application Subm...

3 Jun '24 -

5 Jun '24

WWI 2024 Exam Date

Jun '24

WWI 2024 Application Last Date

14 Jun '24

KIITEE 2024 phase 2 result

30 Jun '24

Last date to fill KIITEE appli...

Jan '24

Last date to apply

7 Jan '24

UID DAT 2024 exam date

8 Apr '23

Exam date

13 Oct '22 -

18 Jan '23

Application start date

3 May '24

PU DAT (Phase 3) result

1 May '24

PU DAT 2024 exam date (Phase 3...

The list of exams are recommended based on what other exams do the students in your area show interest in
qna

NIFT Entrance Exam Exam

Student Forum

chatAnything you would want to ask experts?
Write here...

Answered a week ago

Yes, the NIFT cut-off will be released for all the courses. Also, the cut-off will be institute-specific.

Note that there are currently 18 colleges that are participating in NIFT 2024 admission process.

The cut-off for these institutes will be based on the number of applications, seat intake for the c

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will conduct a SPOT round after completion of the four regular rounds. 

In the SPOT round, seat will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. So, any candidate who is available for admission will be offered a seat.

Note that if there are multi

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

Generally, requesting a recheck of the NIFT 2024 results is not an option. The contestant may, however, contest the answer key if they are unsure. Recall that on April 26, 2024, the NIFT answer keys for the GAT paper of the written test were made available. In this instance, the body administering

...more

M

Muskan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

Getting into any NIFT campus with a CMR of 3559 can be difficult. NIFT is a prestigious engineering institute and admissions are competitive. Places fill up quickly, especially at popular campuses and programs. Although there is no publicly available official data on the exact cut-off, looking at pa

...more

S

Simran Seth

Beginner-Level 4

Answered a week ago

Hello Parthiv !

Your NIFT rank in General Category and OBC category is quite competitive and on borderline. However, coming from OBC background will help you and you will stand a chance to get into NIFT colleges. I would suggest you not to expect top NIFT colleges at this rank but you can be hopeful

...more

K

Kshitij Verma

Beginner-Level 4

Answered 2 weeks ago

The allotment of seats will be based on: 

  1. Choice opted at the time of counseling registration (academic programs + campuses)
  2. The category of the candidate
  3. Seat intake in the college opted for admission
  4. NIFT 2024 merit rank of the candidate. 

NIFT 2024 seat allotment process will be conducted in four regu

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

The application form for NIFT 2025 has to be filled online. To fill out the application form, go to the NIFT admission portal and click on the application link. A registration form will open. Enter registration details like email id, mobile number, and phone number, Upon registration, a unique candi

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

The application form for NIFT 2025 has to be filled online. To fill out the application form, go to the NIFT admission portal and click on the application link. A registration form will open. Enter registration details like email id, mobile number, and phone number, Upon registration, a unique candi

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

The candidate can fill out the application form even if they don't meet the NIFT 2025 eligibility criteria. But note that the documents and the information provided by the candidate in the application form will be cross checked. And if any discrepancy is found, the candidate can be disqualified at a

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 weeks ago

The NIFT 2025 application fee is category-specific. The application fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy)/GEN-EWS Category. Meanwhile, those belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD Category need to pay only INR 1,500. The application fee has to be paid online using net banking, credit, or debit cards. The application f

...more

M

Manashjyoti Hazarika

Contributor-Level 10

34 Institutes accepting NIFT Entrance Exam

Master of Design (M.Des.)
  • 4.2

    Placements

    4.3

    Infrastructure

    4.3

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.1

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.9

    Value for Money

    4.1

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (27)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 5.86 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Master of Design (M.Des.)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 5.86 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.Design (Lateral Entry)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 5.63 Lakh
  • |
  • 3 years
  • |
  • Full Time
B.Des. in Fashion Design
  • 4.1

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    4.8

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    3.5

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.3

    Value for Money

    4.0

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (4)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 12.34 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
  • |
  • Full Time

Explore more Design exams with upcoming dates

13 Jun '24: NID DAT 2024 Counseling (B.Des) - Issue of Provisional Offer Letter
13 Jun '24 - 14 Jun '24: Pearl Academy 2024 (June Cycle) - Personal Interview
15 Jun '24: NIIFT 2024 Result
Jun '24: CT SET 2024 Counselling Start
24 Aug '24: Anticipated SAT Test Date