National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 2019 Notification Released
NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. It was made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as ‘Visitor’ and has full-fledged campuses all across the country. Over the years NIFT has also been working as a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the area of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts.
FOR BACHELOR’S PROGRAMMES (B. Des, B. FTech)
Who can apply?
Any candidate who fulfils the prescribed age and educational qualification criteria for the concerned programme can apply.
Maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2018. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for candidates of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories
Educational qualification for Bachelor of Design (B. Des) Programmes:
(Fashion Design/ Leather Design/ Accessory Design/ Textile Design/ Knitwear Design/ Fashion Communication)
⇒ The +2-level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/ State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education/ State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
⇒ A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
⇒ 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
⇒ Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
⇒ General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/ SriLanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
Educational qualification for Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B. FTech) Programme:
⇒ The +2-level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/ State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
⇒ 3 or 4 – years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education
⇒ A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
⇒ Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
⇒ General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/ Cambridge/ SriLanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
Reservation of Seats:
The seats reserved for SC/ ST/ OBC/ Person with Disability (PWD)/ Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/ NRI/ State Domicile, in each programme are as under:
|Person with Disability (PWD)||5%*|
*Horizontal reservation for Person with Disability (PWD) (with 40% or more disability) cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs Non-Creamy and General category. Campus and programme will be allotted on rotation, at NIFT’s discretion.
Mode of Application: Online
For GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates: Rs. 2000/-
For SC/ST/PWD Candidates: Rs. 1000/-
Mode of Exam: Offline
Schedule of Examination:
|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|
|Online Registration||22nd October, 2018|
|Last date for Online Registration||28th December, 2018|
|Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs. 5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee) through Credit/ Debit Card only. In case of Demand Draft, the print out of the application along with DD should reach the given address before 03rd January, 2019||03rd January, 2019|
|Window to edit/ update the Application Form||From 29th December, 2018 Saturday (12:00 hrs) till 03rd January, 2019 Thursday (16:00 hrs)|
|Admit Card (Online only)||10th January, 2019|
|Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes||20th January, 2019|
|Result of Written Entrance Examination||February/ March, 2019|
|Last date for online registration for foreign nationals/ SAARC/ NRIs||30th April, 2019|
|Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview||April – May, 2019|
|Declaration of Final Result (Online)||End of May/ June, 2019|
|Counselling||End of May/ June 2019 Onwards|
Note: Admit card, Results and Counselling Schedule will be available at NIFT website only.
SEATS FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL/ SAARC/ NRI AND DOMICILE CATEGORIES
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/ NRIs:
Foreign Nationals (whether residing in India or abroad) and Non-Resident Indians, who are citizens of India holding an Indian passport and have temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose and who meet eligibility and admission requirements of NIFT can also apply for admission. The selection of eligible candidates of this category for admission in NIFT will be based on their SAT/ GMAT/ GRE scores, and not on the basis of the Entrance examination.
The availability of seats for this category is as follows:
⇒ 5 (supernumerary) seats each at NIFT Campuses Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Rae Bareli & Srinagar (J&K).
⇒ 3 (supernumerary) seats each at Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna and Shillong.
For UG programmes: Maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2018. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for candidates of Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories For PG programmes: No age limit
All candidates must satisfy the required academic qualifications listed for the concerned course. In case the Degree/ certificate has been obtained from a University/ Board of any other country then an equivalence certificate must be obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi (website: www.aiuweb.org) prior to admission.
Foreign nationals applying to NIFT must possess working knowledge of the English language.
The Programme and Campus will be allotted on the basis of merit list drawn as per the scores obtained by the candidates in the following examinations:
|Bachelor’s Programme (B. Des & B. FTech)||SAT Score|
|Master’s Programme (M.F.M)||GMAT Score|
|Master’s Programme (M. Des & M. FTech)||GRE Score|
Candidates may have appeared in multiple SAT/ GMAT/ GRE examinations prior to 30thApril 2019. The highest score among these tests will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat. The GRE/ GMAT/ SAT scores should not have been declared before 1st January, 2017 and should be received by the Institute (NIFT) latest by 30th April, 2019.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING UNDER THE FOREIGN NATIONAL/ SAARC/ NRI CATEGORY:
Those seeking admission under this category have to apply online at website www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/NIFTNRI2019. The last date for applying under this category is 30th April 2019.
Candidates applying for Bachelor Programmes of NIFT should arrange to send SAT scores directly from College Board to NIFT H.O. New Delhi. SAT scores have to be submitted through College Board to NIFT before 30th April, 2019. The Designated Institution (DI) Code is 7258.
The Campus and Programme will be allotted to the successful candidates based on SAT/ GMAT/ GRE score as well as the preference of the candidate.
Candidates at the time of registration for SAT should indicate DI code: 7258 for sending their scores to NIFT Head Office, New Delhi.
Candidates applying for Master Programmes i.e. Master of Fashion Management (MFM), should arrange to send GMAT test scores while those applying for Master of Design (M. Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M. FTech.) should arrange to send GRE test scores directly to NIFT H.O. Delhi. The candidates must designate NIFT Programmes as choice in the GRE/ GMAT/ SAT.
Candidates seeking admission under this category should apply in the prescribed Application Form online.
The candidates who fulfill the admission criteria specified for the category may apply online with requisite application fee of US$125 through the Online NIFT Payment gateway.
CHILDREN AND WARDS OF NRI:
NRI seats being supernumerary, will not be converted to any other category. However, seats remaining unfilled in the NRI category after the process described above will be offered to the children/ wards of NRI as per merit during counselling. All the candidates having Common Merit Rank (CMR) in the NIFT Entrance Examination and falling under the category “Children/Wards of NRI” will be given an opportunity to opt for NRI seats subject to fulfilling the criteria, submission of necessary documents and fee during regular counselling.
NIFT may re-allot seats between the programmes to meet the demand of the candidates, within the overall limit prescribed for this category.
Once selected under this category, candidates shall pay the fee at the time of admission for the first academic year consisting of two semesters. They would also need to obtain a valid residential permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the programme.
Written Examination Structure (For All UG & PG DESIGN Programmes)
1. General Ability Test (GAT):
|Language of Written Test||English|
|Sections||No. of Questions|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||15|
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for courses may vary.
2. Creative Ability Test (CAT):
This test is administered for both UG and PG Design Programmes to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the testis the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.
Written Examination Structure (For All UG & PG Programmes of Fashion Technology and Master Fashion Management)
1. General Ability Test (GAT):
|Language of Written Test||English|
|Sections||No. of Questions|
|Communication Ability & English Comprehension||45|
|Analytical & Logical Ability||25|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||25|
M.F Tech will also have some questions from the engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses may vary.
Components of the General Ability Test (for all programmes)
1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation test/ Group Discussion (GD)/ Interview as applicable (except B. FTech).
SITUATION TEST – For UG DESIGN Programmes:
Shortlisted candidates for B. Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
No additional material will be provided/ allowed.
The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.
The use of outside/ additional material in making the model/design is not permitted. Also, candidates who try to disclose their identity by writing any personal details or place any identification mark on the model/ design/ write-up shall be considered “DISQUALIFIED” and the final result of these candidates shall not be declared.
The evaluation of the test will be done by the Jury on the spot. The model will not be preserved for future reference.