NIFT 2018: Application, Admit Card, Result and Counseling Dates!

Vinod Sharma updated on : 27 Oct 2017
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NIFT 2018 registrations are on until Jan 2, 2017 and the exam will be conducted on Jan 21, 2018. Candidates can know about the exam in detail here.

NIFT 2018 Entrance Exam

NIFT 2018: National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai (NIFT Mumbai) is a premier institute known for offering quality education and a range of courses in fashion technology and design. The exam is held to admit students to courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students can pursue courses of their likings but, of course, they need to meet the eligibility criteria that vary from course to course. Those interested to pursue a course in fashion technology and design at UG and PG level should know that NIFT exam notification for the year 2018 is out and NIFT application forms are available for download from October 20, 2017.

Those who want to take admission in NIFT, Mumbai, only NIFT 2018 entrance exam is the way. Candidates can apply for the exam until December 29, 2017 without late fee, whereas the last date to apply with a late fee of INR 5000 is January 2, 2018. NIFT admit cards will be up for download from January 9, 2018 onwards and NIFT exam, which is a pen and paper based exam, will be held on January 21, 2018. The exam is to help NIFT grant admission to a total number of 2370 seats in Bachelor of Design course whereas the fashion of technology courses are offered across 16 campuses that are located all across India.

NIFT 2018 entrance exam will be held in Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Gandhinagar, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Patna, Raebareli, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Shillong and Srinagar. Candidates who wish to take admission in B.Des have to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). This is not all as the shortlisted candidates need to take Situation Test in April-May. Besides this, those who are willing to take admission in B.F.Tech program need to write only GAT. Those interested in knowing the NIFT exam details, we are providing the detailed information hereunder.

NIFT 2018 Exam at a Glance

For the aspirants of NIFT 2018 entrance exam, here are some quick tidbits of the exam. Aspirants are advised to keep these details in mind. Following are the courses on offer that candidates can pursue based on their current qualification and aspiration. – be it 10+2 or Graduation.

NIFT 2018: Courses at UG and PG Level

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam

Exam Type

Undergraduate

Exam Level

National

Total Seats

2370 (360 for B. F.Tech and 2,010 B. Design )

Participating Institute

16 NIFT Campuses

Application Fee

INR 1500 for General/OBC and INR 750 for SC/ST/PWD

Exam Duration

2 Hours

Application Last Date

December 29, 2017

With INR 5000 Late Fee

January 2, 2018

Exam Date

January 21, 2108

NIFT 2018: Important Dates

Candidates who want to pursue any of the courses in fashion technology and design through NIFT 2018 entrance exam from NIFT institutes across India at the undergraduate and postgraduate level should know that NIFT Exam dates are out and the registration process is currently going on. For the convenience of the students and easy scanning of important exam events and NIFT important dates associated with them, we are providing here the information in the tabular format.

NIFT 2018 Exam Important Dates

S. No.

Event

Date

1

Commencement of online applications

October 20, 2017

2

Last date for submission of online application

December 29, 2017

3

Last date for online registration with late fee of INR 5000 (in addition to the applicable application fee) through Credit/Debit Card only.

January 2, 2018

 

Window to edit/update the Application Form

Dec 30, 2017 12:00 hrs until January 2, 2018 (16:00 hrs)

4

Admit Card (Online only)

January 9, 2018 (1300 hours)

5

NIFT written entrance exam for UG and PG courses

January 21, 2018

6

Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview

April - May 2018

 

Result of Written Entrance Examination

February/March 2018

7

Announcement of Final Result

End of May/ June 2018

8

Counselling starting

June 2018 onwards

NIFT 2018: Eligibility Criteria

For those who want to pursue any of the courses in fashion technology and design through NIFT 2018 exam, here is the detailed eligibility criteria for different courses at UG and PG level. NIFT eligibility criteria for all the five courses on offer across the 16 NIFT institutes all across India differ as per the course as well as programmes offered at the UG and PG level. So those who want to pursue Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) at the UG level, and those who want to take admission in Master of Design (M.Des), Master of Fashion Management (MFM) or Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech), check NIFT eligibility criteria details here. 

NIFT 2018: Application Process and Fee

For NIFT 2018 entrance exam, application fee varies for students belonging to different categories. Those belonging to the General and OBC categories need to pay an application fee of INR 1500 whereas those who belong to SC, ST and PHT categories, INR 750 is the application fee. Candidates can pay application fee following two modes of payments – through Debit/Credit card or Demand Draft. The fact worth noticing here is once the candidates submit the application form and deposit the application fee, they will not be able to change any information whatsoever. Those who intend to pay NIFT 2018 entrance exam fee through demand draft can make the DO in the favor of ‘NIFT HO’ payable at New Delhi and send it to the following address:

Project Manager- CMS
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003

For more details on NIFT 2018 entrance exam application process, click on NIFT application process link here.

NIFT 2018: Exam Centres

Those who are filling NIFT 2018 application form can choose from any of the following test centres as per their convenience.

Ahemadabad

Bengaluru

Dehradun

Bhopal

Delhi

Bhubaneswar

Jodhpur

Jaipur

Kangra

Hyderabad

Coimbatore

Jammu

Cochin

Guwahati

Chennai

Chandigarh

Kannur

Udaipur

Lucknow

Surat

Kolkata

Ranchi

Lucknow

Raipur

Madurai

Mumbai

Nagpur

Patna

Vadodara

Srinagar (J&K)

Visakhapatnam

Shillong

NIFT 2018: Seat Matrix

There will be a total of 2370 seats in various courses that will be filled through NIFT 2018 entrance exam. Here is a NIFT entrance exam seat matrix for the consideration of students.

NIFT 2018 Seat Matrix

Program Name

Specialization

Total Seats

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech)

Apparel Production

360

 

 

Bachelor of Design (B. Design)

Knitwear Design

210

Textile Design

390

Fashion Communication

420

Leather Design

120

Accessory Design

420

Fashion Design

450

NIFT 2018: Seat Reservation

As per the government directive, seats will remain reserved in every course and category as per the details provided hereunder.

  • SC- 15%
  • ST- 7.5%
  • OBC (Non-Creamy)- 27%
  • Differently Abled Person (PHP)-  3%
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI- 15%
  • State Domicile- 20%

NIFT 2018: Exam Pattern

Knowing NIFT exam pattern is equally important for NIFT 2018 entrance exam aspirants. Therefore we are here to acquaint you with the same in detail.

NIFT 2018: Exam Schedule

NIFT 2018 will be conducted on January 21, 2018 with the following schedule in place. 

Programme

Test Name

Test Timing

 

Bachelor of Design

CAT

10.00 am to 01.00 PM

GAT

10.00 am to 01.00 PM

Master of Design

CAT

10.00 am to 01.00 PM

GAT

10.00 am to 01.00 PM

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

10.00 am to 01.00 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

NIFT 2018: Weightage of Tests in Final Merit List

Candidates applying for NIFT 2018 entrance exam should ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria for admission. The fact worth noticing here is the admission at all the stages of the examinations i.e. written exam, Situation test, Group Discussion, and interview will remain provision and subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria, failing which the candidature is subject to cancellation without any notice or further reference for that matter. Here is a weightage given to every exam. 

NIFT 2018 Exam Weightage

Programme

Test Type

Weightage of Test

Bachelor of Design

CAT

50%

GAT

30%

Situation Test

20%

Master of Design

CAT

40%

GAT

30%

GD/PI

30%

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

GAT

100%

Master of Fashion Technology

GAT

70%

GD/PI

30%

Master of Fashion Management

GAT

70%

GD/PI

30%

NIFT 2018: GAT Test Structure for B.Des & M.Des

For those who want to pursue a career in B.Des and M.Des through NIFT 2018 entrance exam, here are the test structure details.

Programme

B.Des

M.Des

Exam Language

English

Test Duration (minutes)

120

Sections

No. of questions

No. of questions

Quantitative  Ability

20

20

Communication Ability

25

30

English Comprehension

25

30

Analytical Ability

15

25

General knowledge and Current Affairs

15

15

Total

100

120

NIFT 2018: GAT for B.F.Tech, M.F.M, M.Des & M.F.Tech

For candidates who want to take admission in .F.Tech, M.F.M, M.Des and M.F.Tech need to write GAT and NIFT 2018 Test structure for GAT will remain as follows.

Programme

B.F.Tech

M.F.Tech

MFM

Paper Name

GAT

Language of written test

English

English

English

Test Duration

180

180

180

Sections

Number of Questions

Quantitative Ability

30

30

10

Communication Ability & English Comprehension

45

45

50

Analytical Ability

25

25

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

25

25

25

Case Study

25

25

40

Total

150

150

150

NIFT 2018 Admit Cards Availability

As per the official notification, NIFT 2018 admit card will be available for download from January 9, 2018 from 1 PM onwards. Candidates can reach out to the NIFT 2018 official website to download the same until the exam day on January 21, 2018. Here is the detailed information on how NIFT Admit Card will look like and information it will contain.

NIFT 2018  Result

NIFT 2018 entrance exam result will be announced anytime between February and March 2018 in an online mode only. Basis NIFT 2018 result (CAT and GAT), shortlisted candidates will be called for the second test which is Situation Test. For B.F.Tech aspirants, GAT will be the final test for selection. Please refer to the NIFT GAT, CAT, Situation test weightage provided above of course wise for better clarity. In case of candidates obtaining an equal score, the older candidate will be given preference over the younger one.

NIFT 2018 Cut Off

NIFT Mumbai will announce the NIFT 2018 Cut off which will consist of section and campus wise closing ranks of candidates. Cut off for NIFT 2018 entrance exam will enable candidates to know the ranks required for getting admission in the desired specialization at the UG and PG level. Only the candidates securing the required rank in the entrance exam will be called for the counselling and admission procedure. However, a total number of students appearing for NIFT 2018 exam, a total number of candidates who pass the exam, difficulty level of the questions paper and finally the total number of seats available for B.Design and B.F.Tech seats are the determining factors to create NIFT 2018 cut off.

NIFT 2018 Counselling Process

Counselling process for NIFT 2018 exam will commence from the end of May or beginning of June 2018. Candidates who qualify the exam need to appear for the counselling procedure as per the schedule that NIFT Mumbai, the exam conducting, specifies. Candidates need to bring the required certificates and documents along and need to produce them as and when required.

NIFT 2018: Programmes Offered and Seats Available

Here is the detailed information of courses on offer at all the 16 NIFT institutes in India with campus name and seats available (please refer to the seat reservation to know the exact number of seats category wise).

Programme

Campus Name

Seats Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design)

New Delhi

30

Mumbai

30

Kolkata

30

Kannur

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bengaluru

30

Raebareli

30

Shillong

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Srinagar

30

Chennai

30

 

 

Bachelor of Design (Leather Design)

Kolkata

30

Chennai

30

Raebareli

30

New Delhi

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Design (Accessory Design)

Mumbai

30

New Delhi

30

Kolkata

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bhopal

30

Bengaluru

30

Raebareli

30

Shillong

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Chennai

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Design (Textile Design)

New Delhi

30

Mumbai

30

Kolkata

30

Kannur

30

Hyderabad

30

Gandhinagar

30

Bhopal

30

Bengaluru

30

Patna

30

Kangra

30

Jodhpur

30

Bhubaneswar

30

Chennai

30

 

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