NIFT Application Form 2021 (Released) - Step by Step Process Explained in Detail

Published on : 17th December 2020    Author : Akhilesh

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has opened the NIFT application form 2021 window for the B.Des and B.F.Tech courses. The candidates can now apply for the examination on the official website of the institute. According to the dates provided on the official website, the applications will be available on the official website until 21st January 2021. With a late fee of ₹ 5000, candidates can apply for NIFT admission 2021 till 24th January. The national level exam is going to be held on 14th February 2021 for all UG and PG programmes, while the admit card will be out on 01st February.

Candidates can fill NIFT application form online on the official website of the design entrance examination. But only filling NIFT 2021 application form does not solve the purpose, candidates need to ensure that they complete and submit their application form for NIFT admissions as per the date and time mentioned by officials. NIFT admit card would be issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their NIFT application form for admissions 2021. In this article, we have mentioned complete details regarding NIFT 2021 application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, etc.

What is NIFT?

National Institute of Fashion Technology also known as NIFT is one of the best institutions in fashion technology which offers admission to the potential students exploring bachelor’s and master’s courses in design and fashion technology. The list of courses includes B.Des, B.FT, M.FT, M.Des, M.FM etc. programmes. Every year, the institute conducts its national level entrance exam, offers admission in various NIFT campuses situated in New Delhi, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Kangra, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Patna, etc campuses.

NIFT is known for offering four-year undergraduate and 2-year post-graduate programmes. In order to secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes, each year NIFT conducts two written admission tests – Creativity Ability Test (CAT) and the General Ability Test (GAT). If you are also looking to make a career in the Fashion industry, NIFT is the platform for you.

NIFT Application Form Dates 2021 (Available)

The registration for the NIFT exam 2021 is started now and will close on 21st January 2021. Check the complete exam schedule.


Exam Dates 2021

Registration opens from

14th December 2020

Last date to apply

21st January 2021

Last date to apply (late fee of ₹5000)

24th January 2021

Starting date to edit NIFT application form

25th January 2021

Last date to edit NIFT application form

28th January 2021

Release of Admit card

01st February 2021

NIFT 2021 Exam (for PG and UG courses)

14th February 2021

Declaration of Result

February/March 2021

Objection made by students for written test

February 2021

Last date to register for Foreign nationals/ NRIs/ SAARC

March 2021

GD round/ Interview/ Situation Test

April/May 2021

Announcement of Final Result

May or June 2021

Starting of Counselling

End of May/ June 2021

Steps to Fill NIFT Application Form 2021

NIFT 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted from 14th February 2021. Interested candidates can register for the NIFT application process 2021 by following the below-mentioned steps. However, before going through NIFT 2021 registration process, it is suggested to know the following general instructions.

General Instruction to Register for NIFT Exam 2021

To know how to do NIFT 2021 registration, follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide.

  1. You are required to apply online through NIFT website.
  2. Alternatively, you can also access this website through the “Admission 2021 – Apply now!” banner given on the homepage of the official website of NIFT.
  3. Make sure that you fill the entries in the NIFT application form in English only.

Now, to fill online application form of NIFT exam, you are suggested to follow the below-mentioned instructions -

  • Go to the NIFT website using above-given links and click on the Fresh Candidate to create Log in option (highlighted in red) on the right-hand side panel. You will be directed to the next page where you will be prompted to fill the required details.
  • After entering details, click on the Submit button. You will be taken to the next screen where you will be prompted with “Successfully logged in” message. Simply, click on the Proceed to Login button.
  • On the next page, you will need to enter the login credential sent to your email address and click on the Submit button. You will be directed to the next page.
  • On the next screen, you will be given a window with the following steps:
    • Fill Application
    • Uploading of Photographs & Signature
    • Make Payment
    • Print Application

Documents Requirement for NIFT 2021 Application Form -

  1. Valid email address (it must be valid for at least one year)
  2. Personal and educational qualification
  3. Disability certificate for persons with disabilities
  4. Caste / Tribe / Class certificate (for SC / ST / OBC Candidate)
  5. Image of scanned signature in jpg / jpeg format with a size not more than 50 KB.
  6. Image of scanned photographs in jpg / jpeg format with a size not more than 50 KB.
  7. A Demand Draft of the required amount of ₹ 2000/- (for GEN/OBC (NON-Creamy) candidates) and ₹ 1000/- in case of (SC/ST/PwD candidates) drawn in favour of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi in case making the payment via DD.
  8. Debit/Credit Card details if you wish to make an online payment.

Once you have all the above-mentioned documents ready, you can fill the application form.

Fill in the application form with required details and make sure that you have documents to support it. Also, make sure to verify it again. Once you are satisfied the information entered in the form, click on the SAVE button.

NOTE: In case you wish to make changes to any information you entered in the application form later, you can do that by signing in again to your NIFT registration account.

Available Application Forms

Uploading Photographs and Signature

  • Photograph: Your photograph must be a recent, coloured passport size picture. Make sure that your photograph is taken against a light-coloured, if possible with a white background, and it must be without any harsh shadows. In case you wear glasses, make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes are completely visible. Also, ensure that your both ears are visible in the picture. Photo taken with cap, hat, and dark glasses are not acceptable. If you wear religious headwear, you can take a picture in it; however, it should not be covering your face. The photo should be in .jpg or .jpeg format and its size shouldn’t be more than 50 KB.
  • Signature: You should sign on a white paper with a black ink pen and scan it. Try to scan only the signature are and not the complete page. Make sure that the size of the scanned signature is no more than 50 KB. As this signature will be printed on your Admit Card, make sure that it matches the one you will do on the answer sheet at the time of the test and during the interview. The scanned image should be in .jpg and .jpeg format and its size should not be more than 50 KB.

NIFT Application Fees 2021 -

To make payment of admission fee, you will be given two options: Demand Draft and Debit / Credit Card. Select any of the options and click on the Submit option. As you will click on the Submit button, information about NameCategoryExamination fee will be displayed on your screen. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to make the payment.


  • You can make changes to the application form only before making the payment. Once you would have made the payment, you will not be able to make any changes. However, you will be given the chance to review and correct your personal information (changing the examination city is not allowed).
  • If you are making payment through Demand Draft, it should be in favour of “NIFT HO”. Also, you are required to send the printout of the Application Form along with Demand Draft on the following address:
Project Manager - CMS
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi - 110003

Make sure that the application form and DD reach the above-mentioned address on or before 24th January 2021.

After that, click on the Print Application option to view the successful completion of the NIFT 2021 registration process and to take the print out for future reference.

NIFT 2021 Application Fee

General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category

₹ 2,000

SC/ ST/ PHP Category

₹ 1,000

NIFT Entrance Exam Application Correction Window

Candidates are informed that NIFT provided the window for updating/ editing the application form from 25th January 2021. As part of the application correction window for NIFT exam 2021 aspirants are allowed to edit as well as rectify details provided by them in their NIFT 2021 application form. Candidates are only allowed to make changes in their NIFT application form before paying their application fee. No changes or modifications in NIFT entrance exam registration form will be accepted once candidates has paid their NIFT application fee.

How to Make Corrections in NIFT 2021 Application Form

Step 1: Visit the official website of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

Step 2:  Click on the 'Admissions' tab.

Step 3: Navigate to ‘Log In Edit Application/ Registration Details’ tab.

Step 4: Enter login details- Application Form Number, Email ID and Date of Birth.

Step 5: Make changes in personal details.

Step 6: Click on ‘Save’ button.

List of details can be changed in NIFT application correction window 2021 –

  • Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Father's Name
  • Date of Birth    
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • State Domicile
  • Category
  • Present Address
  • Mobile Number 
  • Qualification  
  • Update Photograph/ Signature
  • Make Application Fee Payment