NIFT Exam Dates 2024: Situation Test Admit Card (OUT), Check Situation Test and Upcoming Schedule

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

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NIFT Important Dates 2024 - The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) released the admit card for the NIFT 2024 Situation Test on April 10, 2024. To download the admit card, use your application number and date of birth.

The Situation Test will be conducted on April 13, 2024. NTA conducted the personal interview from April 1-6, 2024. 

Earlier, the results of the NIFT 2024 were announced on March 20, 2024. 

The scores of the written exam will be used to shortlist candidates for a Situation Test/ Personal Interview.

The draft NIFT 2024 answer key was released on February 18, 2024. Candidates could submit challenges against the draft answer key from February 18-19, 2024 (11 pm). 

The written exams for NIFT 2024 were conducted on February 5, 2024. The written exams comprised the GAT and the CAT.

The NIFT 2024 admit card was released on February 2, 2024.

On the day of the NIFT 2024 exam, the candidate had to report at the NIFT 2024 exam center at least an hour before the exam commences. Note that the exam center reporting time was mentioned in the admit card.

The online application form for NIFT 2024 is now closed.

Latest Updates:

Q:   When will the National Institute of Fashion Technology conduct the NIFT 2024 exam?

A:
The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will conduct the NIFT 2024 exam in two phases. The 1st phase will include the written exams GAT and CAT. The written exams will be held tentatively in the 1st week of February 2024. The scores will be used to shortlist c candidates for the 2nd phase, which will include a Situation Test (B. Des programme) or Personal Interview (PG courses). The Situation Test will be held around the 4th week of April 2024, while the Personal Interview will commence sometime in March 2023.

Q:   When will the NIFT 2024 application form open?

A:

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has closed the extended application form.

The application was open from January 15-16, 2024 (11.50 pm).

The online application form originally opened on December 5, 2023.

With regular fees, the application form was open up to January 3, 2024. However, with late fees, application was accepted from January 4-8, 2024.

The application form was available online at niftadmissions.in. The National Institute of Fashion Technology had also released the detailed admission notification, including the eligibility criteria and information brochure.

Candidates who met the precribed eligibility criteria for their programme could fill out the NIFT 2024 application form before the last date.

 

Note that NIFT application form will be for admission to the B. Des, M.Des B.FTech M.FTech and MFM courses offered by participating colleges.

Q:   Where can I check the official schedule for the NIFT 2024 exam?

A:

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the official schedule at - niftadmissions. The schedule will include the event-wise dates related to the NIFT 2024 entrance exam. This incudes the release of the NIFT 2024 application form, application last date (with regular and late fees), written exam date, declaration of results, etc.

Alternatively, the candidate can follow this page to stay updated about NIFT 2024 exam.

The NIFT 2024 application form is expected to commence in November 2023. Meanwhile, the written exams - GAT and CAT - are expected to be conducted in the 1st week of February 2024.

 

NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

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

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

13 Apr '24

NIFT 2024 Situation Test

10 Apr '24 -

13 Apr '24

NIFT 2024 Admit Card for Situation Test

ONGOING
DatesPast Exam Dates

01 Apr '24 -

06 Apr '24

NIFT 2024 Personal Interview - PG Courses

20 Mar '24

NIFT 2024 Result

18 Feb '24

NIFT 2024 answer key download date

NIFT Written Exams - Test Timings

The tantative test timings for the GAT and CAT written tests are given in the table below.

Program

Written Test

Test Timing

BDes

CAT

9.30 am - 11.30 pm

GAT

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

MDes

CAT

9.30 am - 11.30 pm

GAT

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

BFTech

GAT

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

MFTech

GAT

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

MFM

GAT

1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

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Q:   What information will be included in the NIFT important dates 2024?

A:
The important dates of NIFT 2024 will cover the entire admission schedule of NIFT 2024 admission process. The important dates will therefore cover events like release of admission notification, application form, and admit cards, conduct of the exam, declaration of results, counseling schedule, and date of commencement of classes. The candidate by consulting the important dates will know in advance about an upcoming event and so will be able to plan in advance. The exam schedule for NIFT 2024 will be released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Note that in some cases previously scheduled event may be postoned, prepponed, or even cancelled. So, it is recommend to keep visiting this page for the latest updates.
 

Q:   What is the last date to fill out the NIFT 2024 application form?

A:

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) released the NIFT 2024 application form on December 5, 2023.

The NIFT application can be filled with both regular and late fees of INR 5,000.

The last date to apply with regular fees was January 3, 2024. However, with late fees, application was accepted up to January 16, 2024.

NIFT has also released the program-wise eligibility criteria that candidate needs to meet for admission to the design program they are applying to. The National Institute of Fashion Technology currently offers B. Des, M.Des B.FTech M.FTech, and MFM courses at its 18 participating NIFTs.

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 will be conducted from 9 am - 11 am. Meanwhile, the GAT written exam for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M. courses will be conducted from 9 am - 12 noon.

Candidates need 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 will be 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 will be mentioned in the admit card.

 

NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 Important Events & Dates

Candidates appearing for NIFT Entrance Exam can go through important exam events for this popular design entrance exam below:

  • NIFT Application Form Dates: The application form for NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 is now closed. Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria had to apply for NIFT 2024 online. 
  • NIFT Admit Card Dates: The NIFT admit card will be issued to all successfully registered candidates. The admit card has to be downloaded from the official website only; separate communication will be sent to them by Post. 
  • NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 Date: The NIFT Entrance Test will evaluate different parameters such as aptitude, skills and knowledge. The NIFT entrance exam has the following components – Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Situation Test and Group Discussion/ Personal Interview. Candidates can view the NIFT exam pattern here to know more details about how questions in the design entrance exam are structured. 
  • NIFT Situation Test or PI Dates: Candidates who clear the NIFT entrance exam for BDes course admission then need to appear for the Situation Test round wherein their material handling skills are tested. On the other hand, aspirants taking the design entrance exam for MDes course admission need to appear for the Personal Interview round. 
  • NIFT Entrance Exam Result Dates: The final NIFT results are displayed on the official website of the design college. Candidates can view their results for NIFT admissions by filling in their candidate credentials. The final results for NIFT 2024 will be declared sometime in April 2024.
  • NIFT Counselling Dates: Candidates are called for the NIFT counselling process as per their rank in the NIFT entrance exam. A separate counselling process is conducted for different design course admissions. NIFT authorities conduct an online centralised counselling process for NIFT admissions in different design programmes. 

NIFT Entrance Exam Dates 2024 for Artisans

Check the tentative NIFT dates for Artisans category candidates below:

Events

NIFT Exam Dates 

Start of online applications

1st week of November 2024

Last date for applications

March 2024

Studio test and interview

April 2024

Declaration of results of eligible candidates
• Shortlisted for Admission
Counselling with CMR
• Not eligible based on the verification of
documents

Last week of April 2024

Interface Counselling for Shortlisted candidates,
allotment of Programme and Campus as per
Common Merit Rank (CMR)

May 2024

Commencement of academic session

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Q:   When will the admit card for NIFT 2024 be issued for the Situation Test/ Personal interview?

A:
The NIFT 2024 admit card for the Situation Test will be released around the 3rd week of March 2024. Meanwhile, admit cards for the Personal Interview will be released around the 3rd week of March 2024. Admit cards will be released to shortlisted candidates who had completed the slot booking/ campus selection process. The National Institute of Fashion Technology will release the slot booking schedule soon after the declaration of results for the NIFT 2024 written exams. All candidates who get shortlisted can book their slots. To download the admit card, the candidate will have to go to the NIFT admission portal, click on the admit card download link, and log in using their candidate log-in details.
 

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

A:
A. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) released the NIFT 2023 answer key on February 22, 2023. The question paper for NIFT 2023 was also be released alongside the answer key. Candidates were also able to challenge the answer key and question paper on payment of a non-refundable fee of INR 500 (per observation/objection). The feedback given by the candidate against the draft key is used by exam officials to prepare the final keys. The final answer key contains the correct and official keys for questions asked in the NIFT exam.
 

NIFT Important Dates 2024 - FAQs

Check the important FAQs related to NIFT 2023 important dates below.

Q:   When will the NIFT 2024 situation test be conducted?

A:
The National Institute of Technology (NIFT) will conduct the Situation Test for the B. Des programme tentatively in the 4th week of April 2023. The Situation Test will be held offline at various NIFT campuses. The candidate is given the option to select their preferred test centre soon after declaration of NIFT written exam results. On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to report at the exam centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the admit card. Note that candidates who arrive at the exam centre after commencement of the exam will not be allowed entry inside the exam hall.
 

Q:   When will slot booking open for the situation test at NIFT 2024?

A:
The slot booking process for the NIFT Situation Test 2024 will be held a few weeks before the Situation Test. The slot booking process will be held online and will be open for candidates who have qualified in the written exams. As part of the slot booking process, the candidate needs to book their date and time slots for the Situation Test. Note that slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The details of the slot allocated to the candidate, exam centre, and other key details will be mentioned on the admit card.
 

Q:   When will NIFT 2024 results be released for the written exam?

A:
The NIFT 2024 written exam is the 1st stage of the entrance exam and includes the CAT and GAT. The results for the NIFT 2024 written exam will be announced sometime in the 2nd week of March 2024. The results can be checked online at the NIFT admission portal - niftadmissions. In. To check your results, log in to the result portal using your email id and password. The scores of the NIFT 2024 exam will be used to shortlist candidates for a Situation Test or Personal Interview.
 

Q:   When will the NIFT 2024 Personal Interview be conducted?

A:
The Personal Interview . for NIFT 2024 will be conducted for PG candidates, including M.Des M.FTech and MFM courses. The interview will be conducted on multiple days starting sometime in March 2024. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the detailed schedule soon after the declaration of NIFT 2024 written exam results. Note that candidates are required to book slots for appearing in the NIFT 2023 Personal Interview . The slot booking process will be conducted around the 2nd week of March. Note that slots will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Q:   When will slot booking open for the NIFT 2024 Personal Interview?

A:
Candidates seeking admission to the PG courses at the NIFTs need to appear in a Personal Interview after qualifying the written exam. The slot booking process for the Personal Interview will open soon after results of the NIFT 2024 written exams are declared. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the detailed schedule on its admission portal - niftadmissions. In. The slot booking process has to be conducted online. To book a slot, click on the relevant link, log in, and then select the campus and time slot from the available options. Note that slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Q:   When will NIFT seat allotment announced for Round 1?

A:

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will release the seat allotment of NIFT 2024 for Round I in the 1st week on June 2024 (tentative). Candidates who are allotted seats have to pay the seat-acceptance fee by the 2nd week of June 2024(tenative). Failure to pay the fee can lead to cancellation of the seat. Note that NIFT counseling will be conducted in multiple rounds. The allotment result will be announced online at niftadmissions.in.

The seat allotment for Round II will be announced in the 2nd week of June 2024 (tentative).

The seat allotment was made for UG and PG courses by considering the merit rank of candidates and academic option picked at the time of counseling registration. 

 

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The NIFT result will typically include information such as your overall score, section-wise scores, and your rank. 

Along with the scores, the NIFT result may also provide details about the cutoff marks for various programs and campuses. This will give you an idea of your chances of getting admission

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Note that there are 18 NIFTs that will accept NIFT 2024 scores for admission purposes. These institutes are known as participating colleges.

However, in addition to the participating colleges, there are other private colleges that will also consider NIFT 2024 scores for admission to their UG and PG d

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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The National Testing Agency (NTA released answers key for the NIFT 2024 - GAT paper on February 18, 2024.

The answer key is available online at NTA NIFT admission portal - exams.nta.ac.in/NIFT. To download the answer key, log in to the portal using your application number and date of birth.

Note that

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The results for the NIFT 2024 entrance exams are expected to be declared in two phases:

1. Written Exam Results (March 2024):

The results for the written exams (likely including scores for both GAT and CAT sections) are expected to be declared in the second week of March 2024.

However, there hasn't bee

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The NIFT 2024 results have finally been declared.

Considering the NIFT 2024 written exam was conducted on February 5, 2024, it was almost a month since the conduct of the exam. Also, note that results of exams like JEE Main, which is also conducted by the NTA, is typically declared within a few days

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Manashjyoti Hazarika

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To give you an approximate idea, the previous year's cutoffs for various courses at NIFT for the OBC category were as follows:

  • B.Des Fashion Communication: 3102
  • Bachelor of Accessory Design (Jewellery): 3515
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NIFT is not only one of the most competitive entrance exams in the country, with a large number of applicants, but it is also among the toughest. The syllabus for the NIFT exam is quite vast, and most of the questions can range from medium to difficult.

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NTA will not allow any objection window against the final key. This means, the keys included in the final key will be final and officially the correct answers to questions asked in the GAT exam.

The candidate can use the answers given in the final key to calculate the number of correct attempts and c

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The NTA hasn’t yet specified a date for the release of the NIFT 2024 answer key (FINAL). But with the objection filing process now over, it is likely that the final key will be released anytime soon. 

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The NTA will also release the recorded responses for the NIFT 2024 exam. The recorded responses will be the corbon copy of the candidate’s answer sheet.

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