NIFT 2018: Exam date, Eligibility, Important Dates, Selection Procedure

NIFT 2018: Exam date, Eligibility, Important Dates, Selection Procedure

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Last updated on May 15th, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Latest NIFT 2018 Updates

Final results of NIFT entrance exam for  B.Des, B.F.Tech and PG Programs has been published. Click here to check your result.

NIFT 2018 Situation Test/GD/PI call letter are available for downloading. Visit NIFT application portal to download.

NIFT 2018 Written exam results have been declared. Please visit to check your result.


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

NIFT 2018 Important Dates

Tentative Date
Online registration for NIFT 2018 admissions20th October – 29th December 2017
Submission of application form with Rs. 5000 late fee2nd January 2018.
Correction Window30th December 2017 (12:00 Hrs) – 2nd January 2018 (4:00 PM IST)
Downloading Admit cards9th January 2018 (01:00 PM IST)
Written Entrance Exam (CAT/GAT)21st January 2018.
Declaration of Written Exam result22nd March 2018.
Situation Test/GD/InterviewApril – May 2018.
Declaration of Final resultMay/June 2018. (Declared)
CounsellingMay/June 2018.

Selection Procedure

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 NameTests (% weight age)
Bachelor of Design (B.Des)CAT (50%)
GAT (30%)
Situation Test (20%)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)GAT (100%)
Master of Design (M.Des)CAT (40%)
GAT (30%)
GD/PI (30%)
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)GAT (70%)
GD/PI (30%)
Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)GAT (70%)
GD/PI (30%)

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.

CourseTest NameTimings

21st January 2018

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)CAT10:00 – 1:00 PM IST
GAT2:30 – 4:30 PM IST
Master of Design (M.Des)CAT10:00 – 1:00 PM IST
GAT2:30 – 4:30 PM IST
Bachelor of Fashion TechnologyGAT10:00 – 1:00 PM IST
Master of Fashion Technology


GAT10:00 – 1:00 PM IST
Master of Fashion Management


GAT10:00 – 1:00 PM IST

NIFT 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for NIFT admissions 2018 varies depending on the course selected by the candidates.

UG Courses

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.

Postgraduate Courses

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 closed now. 

Aspirants of NIFT admissions 2018 have to apply via an ONLINE form available at the official website.

No offline applications will be accepted.

Application Fees

The application fee for NIFT 2018 is detailed below in the table present.

General/OBC CategoryRs. 1500
SC/ST/Physically ChallengedRs. 750

The prescribed registration fee can be paid online through a payment gateway provided using

  1. Credit Card/Debit Card issued by banks in India
  2. Internet Banking.
  3. 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,
Management house,
14, Institutional area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003.

Detailed application procedure shall be uploaded soon.

NIFT 2018 Admit Card

NIFT 2018 admit cards were released on 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 forSections (No. of Questions)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (20).
  • Communication Ability (25).
  • English Comprehension (25).
  • Analytical Ability (15).
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs (15).
  • Quantitative Aptitude (20)
  • Communication Ability (30).
  • English Comprehension (30).
  • Analytical Ability (25).
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs (15).
B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech
  • Quantitative Aptitude (30).
  • Communication Ability & English     Comprehension (45).
  • Analytical & Logical Ability (25).
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs (25).
  • Case Study (25).
  • Quantitative Aptitude (10).
  • Communication Ability & English Comprehension (50).
  • Analytical & Logical Ability (25).
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs (25).
  • Case Study (40).

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.

Situation test

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

Final Result for all NIFT Programs has been declared. Links for all results are listed below:

NIFT 2018 results (written exam) have been declared on 22nd March 2018. Candidates can check the result from

Application of LinkLink
NIFT Official website
NIFT 2018 Information Brochure
NIFT 2018 Final Results
Exam Centres Available
NIFT 2018 Seat Matrix
NIFT 2018 Call Letters

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Venkatesh tirumala

When there will be GAT &CAT conduct??
Please reply as soon as possible Sir…