NIFT 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NIFT shortened for National Institute of Fashion Technology is one of the most renowned fashion and design institution in India. Every year it conducts the entrance exam to select eligible candidates for admission to B.Des, M.Des, BF.Tech, MFM,and MFTech at the campuses of NIFT. NIFT 2024 will likely be held in in the month of January 2024, in Online-Remote Proctored mode. Aspirants will be able to join NIFT only on the basis of their scores in the entrance examination. No other selection criteria will be considered by the authorities for granting admission to the candidates. Candidates will be assessed on the basis of a number of series for instance a written test, situation test, group discussion & personal interview.

The online registrations for the NIFT Entrance exam 2024 begin in October 2023. Therefore, we urge the aspirants to apply early for the exam to avoid a last-minute delays.

NIFT 2024 Highlights

Full Name of Exam National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination
Short Exam Name NIFT Entrance Exam 2024
Conducting Department National Institute of Fashion Technology
Frequency of Exam Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English language
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) Rs. 1500
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 21
Number of Seats Available Soon

NIFT 2024 Important Dates

Schedule Dates (Tentative)
Beginning of online applications October 2023
Last date to register for the exam December 2023
Correction facility to make changes January 2024
Releasing of admit card January 2024
Exam date January 2024
Result announcement for written test February/ March 2024
Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview April 2024- May 2024
Final declaration of result Last week of May 2024 or Last week of June 2024
Beginning of counselling procedure Last week of May/ June 2024 onwards

Eligibility Criteria

For Bachelor of Design (B.Des)

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate who has completed 12th or its equivalent from a recognized board/ university is eligible. OR
  • Those aspirants who have cleared 12th or its equivalent from any foreign university/ board recognized by AIU can apply. OR
  • Candidates holding General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination ( Sri Lanka/ Cambridge/ London) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB) are eligible too.

For Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)

Educational Qualification:

  • In order to be eligible, one needs to pass the 10+2 exam with PCM from any recognized board/ University.
  • Candidates possessing a 3 or 4 years diploma in engineering are also eligible to apply.
  • Those who have passed IB or GCE with PCM can also apply for the exam too.

Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)/ Master of Design (M.Des)

Educational Qualification:

  • A UG degree from any recognized institute or university is required.
  • Candidates possessing a UG diploma of a minimum 3 years duration from NIFT/ NID are eligible too.

Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

Educational Qualification:

  • Aspirants who have successfully completed B.F.Tech programs from NIFT is eligible to apply.
  • One who holds a B.E / B.Tech from any recognized University/Institute can also apply.

Note: If the students are appearing in 12th/ bachelor’s degree or equivalent exam, then they can apply for the Bachelor’s degree course provided that their result should be released till the date of admission/ counselling.

NIFT 2024 Application Form

One should log in to the official website of NIFT to get the application form link.
The candidates who will accomplish the minimum set eligibility norms can apply online at the website within the allotted time frame.
Look for the online registration link and fill out the asked details to register for the NIFT exam.
Fill each and every required blank with complete details correctly and avoid creating any blunder while filling the application form.
In the application form, candidates will have to enter their email ID, mobile number & upload scanned images and documents including photographs and signatures according to the specified format and size.
Preview the already entered details before submitting the application form.
It is very vital to get print or download a copy of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

The application fee has to be paid through online mode using various transaction gateways such as Net Banking/ Debit card/ Credit Card.

Application Fee

Category Application Fee
General/OBC (NCL) Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 750/-
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/ NRI  countries candidates US $100 (only via online mode)

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is different according to the program. However, the written pen and paper based exam will be conducted as per the given two categories-

  • General Ability Test (GAT)
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)

Both of the above-mentioned tests are applicable to all the courses. However, the pattern will vary from program to program. The topics covered under GAT and CAT includes:

  • GAT: Quantitative Ability, English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability, Case Study.
  • CAT: This test is basically designed to assess candidate’s intuitive ability, design ability, power of observation in concept development.

GAT Test Pattern for B.Des and M.Des

Program B.Des M.Des
Test Language English English
Test Duration (in minutes) 120 120
Quantitative Ability 20 20
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Analytical Ability 15 25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15 15
Total 100 120

GAT Test Pattern for B.F.Tech, M.F.M, M.F.Tech

Program B.F.Tech M.F.M M.F.Tech
Test Language English English English
Test Duration (in minutes) 180 180 180
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability &

English Comprehension

45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150

NIFT 2024 Results

The Results will be released by the exam body for every candidate who participated in the entrance test through online mode. Participants will be able to download NIFT result after its release on the authorized website. The result will be declared after a few months of the exam commencement. Candidates can use their login credentials to download the Outcome.

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