NIFT Exam 2020: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus Download, Admit Card and Result

NIFT Exam

National Institute of Fashion Technology conducts the NIFT Entrance Examination every year for admission to its undergraduate (Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fashion Technology) and post-graduate courses in Fashion. NIFT score is applicable for admission to courses offered at 16 campuses of the NIFT at Bengaluru, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, Srinagar, and New Delhi.

NIFT Career Opportunities

Fashion Designing is a comprehensive term, and it can be segmented into following career options- Garment/clothing designing, accessory designing, footwear designing, stylist, personal shopper, retail buyer, textile designer, etc.

Read below to know more about the NIFT 2020 Exam.

NIFT 2020 Latest Updates: The admit cards for the NIFT 2020 exam are available at the official website w.e.f. 10th January 2020. Candidates who have applied for the exam can download the admit card using their log-in credentials. The examination is scheduled to be held on 19th January 2020 (Sunday).

NIFT Exam 2020 Quick Overview

Name of the exam

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Examination

Exam conducting authority

National Institute of Fashion Technology

Official Website

Click Here

Exam Type

National Level

Exam Occurrence

Once a year

Exam Mode

Offline

Offered Courses

UG and PG

Question Papers

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


NIFT Exam 2020 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online registration starts

23rd October 2019

Closing date of online registration

31st December 2019

Last date for application submission (with late fee)

4th January 2020

Application correction window opens

1st January 2020 (1200 Hrs)

Application correction window closes/the last date for registration with late fee

4th January 2020 (1600 Hrs)

Admit Card Availability (online only)

10th January 2020

Written Examination (UG & PG)

19th January 2020 (Sunday)

Receiving objections

From 22nd to 24th January 2020

Written exam result declaration

February/ March 2020

Situation Test/ GD/ Interview

April/ May 2020

Declaration of final result

May/ June 2020

Counselling

End of May/ June 2020 onwards


NIFT Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The examination process for admission to each course is different. Here is the detailed information:

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

The written examination comprises of Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). Those who qualify the written test are required to appear for the Situation Test.

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech.)

The written examination comprises the General Ability Test (GAT).

Master of Design (M.Des.)

The written examination includes CAT and GAT followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI).

Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech.)

Admission is done on the basis of written exam comprising CAT and GAT followed by GD/PI round organized for candidates who qualify the written examination.

Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M.)

Selection process comprises GAT (written exam). Shortlisted candidates are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI).

Now, let’s have a look at the pattern of NIFT Written Examination (CAT and GAT pattern)

General Ability Test (GAT) Pattern (for UG and PG Design Programmes)

Programme Name

B.Des.

M.Des.

Language of question paper

English

English

Test Duration

120 minutes

120 minutes

Total Number of Questions

100

120

Section-Wise Distribution of Questions

English comprehension

25

30

Communication Ability

25

30

Quantitative Ability

20

20

Analytical Ability

15

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

15

15

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General Ability Test (GAT) Pattern (for UG and PG Programmes in Fashion Technology and Master of Fashion Management)

Programme Name

B.FTech.

M.FTech.

MFM

Language of question paper

English

English

English

Test Duration

180 minutes

180 minutes

180 minutes

Total Number of Questions

150

150

150

Section-Wise Distribution of Questions

Communication Ability & English Comprehension

45

45

50

Analytical & Logical Ability

25

25

25

Quantitative Ability

30

30

10

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

25

25

25

Case Study

25

25

40

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The number of questions in each section may vary each year.

Creative Ability Test (CAT) Pattern

The creative test is conducted for both UG and PG programmes to test intuitive ability, innovative use of colour, illustration skills, and observation power in concept development and design ability.

Situation Test

The situation test evaluates candidate’s innovative ability and skills of handling material in a given situation. Candidates are required to create a model along with a short write-up explaining the concept. The model will be evaluated on innovation, creativity, space visualization, colour scheme, and overall presentation.

Group Discussion and Personal Interviews

Candidates who qualify the written examination are required to appear for the GD and PI round. GD includes 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on the case study assigned to the candidate where candidates are assessed on interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, leadership qualities, communication skills, etc. The personal interview evaluates a candidate on general awareness, career orientation, aptitude, etc.


NIFT Latest Syllabus

Quantitative Ability: Addition, Division, Multiplication, Fractions, Rate of Interest, Percentage, Ration and Proportion, Work and Task, and Distance.

Communication Ability and English Comprehension: Reading comprehension, one-word substitution, words with corresponding meanings, synonyms, antonyms, singular, plural, correct spellings, idioms and phrases.

Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: Practice concepts related to lateral thinking, reasoning questions, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs: Keep a track of currents events happening across the country and the world.

Case Study: Situation-based questions related to the industry.



NIFT Exam 2020 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for UG Course

  • A candidate should not be more than 23 years of age as on 1st October 2019. However, there is an age relaxation of 5 years for the Reserved Category candidates.
  • A candidate should have passed class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized Board.
  • A Diploma in Engineering (3 or 4 years) is required for Bachelor programme in Fashion Technology (B.FTech.).

Eligibility Criteria for PG Courses

  • To pursue M.Des. and MFM program, candidates should have done Graduation (any discipline) from a recognised University or three years UG Diploma from NIFT/NID. Candidates in the final year of Graduation are also eligible to appear for the exam.
  • To pursue M.FTech, candidates should have done B.FTech. from NIFT or B. Tech/B.E. from a recognised University.
  • There is no age limit for the NIFT Exam.

Find detailed eligibility criteria.


NIFT Exam 2020 Application Process

Candidates can get the application form online from 23rd October 2019 to 31st December 2019. The application forms will be accepted only through the online mode. So, candidates must ensure that they fill the form online from the official website only.

Please note that all “entries in the application form shall be filled online English.”

How to Apply for NIFT 2020 Exam -

  • A candidate should visit the official website of the NIFT Admissions - https://applyadmission.net/NIFT2020/.
  • Click on ‘Fresh Candidate to create Log In (New Log In) button.
  • Enter the information – candidate’s name, DOB, category, email ID, programme type and programme name to complete the registration process.
  • Upon successful registration, a candidate will be given Registration id with Login ID and password.
  • Now, log-in into your account to complete the registration process.
  • Complete the remaining details, upload scanned images of your photograph and signature, and make fee payment.
  • Before submitting the application form, a candidate should check it to make corrections for any error.
  • Take a print out of the completed application form.

Application Fee

Candidates are required to make fee payment as per their category:

Category of Candidate

Application fee

General/OBC

₹ 2000/-

SC/ST/PwD

₹ 1000/-

Mode of Payment

  • The application fee can be paid through the Credit Card/Debit Card or Demand Draft.
  • The DD should reach the following address –
Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association (AIMA)
15 Link Road, Lajpat Nagar - Part 3
New Delhi – 110024

Other Details

NIFT 2020 Exam Schedule

As per the official notification, the exam schedule is:

Programmes

Test

Timings

Bachelor of Design

CAT

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

GAT

02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Master of Design

CAT

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

GAT

02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Master of Fashion Technology

GAT

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Master of Fashion Management

GAT

10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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NIFT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can get their admit card online from the official website of NIFT from 10th January 2019 onwards. The admit card contains the name, roll number, details of venue of the exam and the date and time of the exam. It is mandatory to bring the admit card at the examination centre. Without the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to take up the exam.

NIFT 2020 Result Declaration

The NIFT 2020 result will be announced through the official NIFT admission website. Candidates can check their result using their login ID and password. The result will be declared twice - once after the Written Test and second time (final result) after the Situation Test. After the written test, the successful candidates are required to appear in the Situation Test/Group Discussion/ Interview. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by the candidate in the written test and the group discussion. After that, candidates will be called for counselling where the allocation of seats will be made in different colleges.


NIFT Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

The NIFT exam will be conducted on 19th January 2020 for admission to UG and PG level fashion designing programmes. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions related to the exam.

Q. When will be the NIFT 2020 exam conducted?

The exam will be held on 19th January 2020.

Q. When one can avail the application form for the NIFT 2020 Exam?

Candidate can get the application form from 23rd October to 31st December 2019.

Q. How to get the application form for the exam?

Application form can be availed online from the official NIFT Admission website.

Q. What is the application fee for the NIFT 2020 Exam?

The application fee for the General candidate is ₹ 2000 and for reserved category candidate it is ₹ 1000.

Q. What is the eligibility criterion to appear for the M.FTech?

The candidate should have done either B.F.Tech from NIFT or B. Tech/B.E. from a recognised University to pursue the M.F.Tech from NIFT.

Q. What is the eligibility criterion for the Bachelor’s degree in Design?

The candidate should have done the 12th standard or equivalent in any stream from any recognised Board.

Q. What is the age limit for NIFT’s Bachelor’s programme?

The candidate should not be more than 23 years of age as on 1st October 2019.

Q. How many types of question papers are there in the NIFT Exam?

There are two types of papers in the NIFT exam; GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test). Detailed information is available above in the article.


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