NIFT 2018 Application portal is open now.
NIFT (National Institute Of Fashion Technology) is a group of 16 public fashion institutes located in various parts of India. Every year NIFT conducts a common entrance exam for admission to these 16 NIFTs. This common entrance exam is a doorway to all UG & PG courses available at these 16 institutes and is organized by NIFT, Delhi every year. NIFT 2018 is likely to commence from 1st week of November with the release of official notification.
Suggested: Read in detail about National Institute of Design (NID).
List of Contents
- Important Dates.
- Selection Procedure.
- Type of Examination.
- Date of Examination.
- Eligibility Criteria.
- How to Apply?
- Exam Pattern.
- Admit Card.
- Important Links.
NIFT 2018 Important Dates
|Online registration for NIFT 2018 admissions||20th October – 29th December 2017|
|Submission of application form with Rs. 5000 late fee||2nd January 2018.|
|Correction Window||30th December 2017 (12:00 Hrs) – 2nd January 2018 (4:00 PM IST)|
|Downloading Admit cards||9th January 2018 (01:00 PM IST)|
|Written Entrance Exam (CAT/GAT)||21st January 2018.|
|Declaration of Written Exam result||February/March 2018.|
|Situation Test/GD/Interview||April – May 2018.|
|Declaration of Final result||May/June 2018.|
The admission procedures at NIFTs depend on the program for which the candidate is applying. As such, there is no standardized or common process that encompasses all NIFT 2017 admissions. The table below describes the steps followed in the admission process based on each program.
|Course Name||Tests (% weight age)|
|Bachelor of Design (B.Des)||CAT (50%)
Situation Test (20%)
|Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)||GAT (100%)|
|Master of Design (M.Des)||CAT (40%)
|Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)||GAT (70%)
|Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)||GAT (70%)
Type of Examination
NIFT 2018 entrance exam shall be an OFFLINE examination.
NIFT 2018 Exam Date
The NIFT 2018 entrance exam will be held on 21st January 2018.
21st January 2018
|Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)||CAT||10:00 – 1:00 PM IST|
|GAT||2:30 – 4:30 PM IST|
|Master of Design (M.Des)||CAT||10:00 – 1:00 PM IST|
|GAT||2:30 – 4:30 PM IST|
|Bachelor of Fashion Technology||GAT||10:00 – 1:00 PM IST|
|Master of Fashion Technology
|GAT||10:00 – 1:00 PM IST|
|Master of Fashion Management
|GAT||10:00 – 1:00 PM IST|
NIFT 2018 Eligibility
Eligibility criteria for NIFT admissions 2018 varies depending on the course selected by the candidates.
Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)
10+2 Exam: Candidate should have passed the 10+2 exam from any recognized board in the country.
Age Limit: Applicants should not be older than 23 years (28 years for SC/ST/PHP) of age measured on 1st October 2017.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.)
10+2 Exam: Candidates must have passed the 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects.
Age Limit: Same As B.Des.
Masters of Design (M.Des)
Age Limit: No limit exists for NIFT 2018 PG admissions.
Graduation: Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university in India.
Candidate should have a diploma in Undergraduate Design or Undergraduate 3-year diploma from NIFT/NID only.
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)
Age Limit: No limit exists for NIFT Admissions 2018 (PG).
Graduation: Applicant should be B.E/B.Tech. from a recognized university.
Candidate must have completed B.F.Tech from NIFT.
Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)
Graduation: Obtained a graduation degree from any recognized university/institute.
Candidate should have an Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID.
Candidates in the final year of study/12th std. are also eligible for NIFT 2018 admissions.
Candidates must submit their final degree on or before 30th September 2018 to the NIFT where the candidate has been admitted.
How to Apply?
NIFT 2018 application portal is open now. Candidates can visit the link https://applyadmission.net/nift2018/Registration.aspx to begin registration.
Aspirants of NIFT admissions 2018 have to apply via an ONLINE form available at the official website.
No offline applications will be accepted.
The application fee for NIFT 2018 is detailed below in the table present.
|General/OBC Category||Rs. 1500|
|SC/ST/Physically Challenged||Rs. 750|
The prescribed registration fee can be paid online through a payment gateway provided using
- Credit Card/Debit Card issued by banks in India
- Internet Banking.
- Demand Draft.
Payment through Demand Draft
The application fee can be paid through demand drafts bearing following details:-
Favor of: NIFT HO.
Payable at: New Delhi.
Demand draft along with application form must be sent to the following address:
Project manager – CMS,
All India Management Association,
14, Institutional area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003.
Detailed application procedure shall be uploaded soon.
NIFT 2018 Admit Card
NIFT 2018 admit cards will be made available from 9th January 2018 (01:00 PM IST) onwards on the official website of NIFT.
Admit cards can only be downloaded from the official website. No, admit cards will be sent via post.
NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern
The exam duration is 3 hours i.e, 180 minutes for each GAT(General Ability Test) and CAT(Creative Ability Test). Both exams will have MCQ type questions only.
General Ability Test (GAT)
GAT will be a Multiple choice Question test of 3-hours duration. Depending on the course applied for, the sections of the question paper will differ. The table below shows different sections for different courses applied.
|Course Applied for||Sections (No. of Questions)|
|B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech||
Creative Ability Test (CAT)
The Creative ability test judges the ability of students to create something new and also judges their creativity in using different colors.
This is the second stage in NIFT 2018 admissions.
This test is meant for testing candidate’s ability to create something new from a given set of materials & props.
The scores of both the tests are used to calculate the merit of each candidate. This merit is further used to choose candidates for next round (if any). Also, the merit is given weight (as mentioned before) in calculating the final merit.
NIFT 2018 Results
NIFT 2018 results (written exam) will be declared in February/March 2018. Candidates can check the result from the official website of NIFT.
|Application of Link||Link|
|NIFT Official website||http://nift.ac.in/|
|NIFT 2018 Information Brochure||https://applyadmission.net/nift2018/Prospectus2018.pdf|
|NIFT 2018 Registration Portal||https://applyadmission.net/nift2018/Registration.aspx|
|Exam Centres Available||Yet to be published.|
|NIFT 2018 Official Syllabus||Yet to be published|
|NIFT 2018 Login Page||https://applyadmission.net/nift2018/Login.aspx|