National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 2020 Notification Released

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 2020 Notification Released

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 2019
  • 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.

Courses Offered:

Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Programmes:

  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Textile Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Fashion Communication

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech) Programme:

  • Apparel Production

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2019. 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
  • 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.

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee:

  • General/OBC (Non-Creamy)/ GEN-EWS Category: Rs.2000/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD Category: Rs.1000/-

Mode of Payment: Online & Offline

Mode of Exam: Offline

For Applying: Click Here

Test Weightages:

Programmes Test Weightage
Bachelor of Design CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 100%

Test Pattern for Design Programmes:

General Ability Test (GAT)

Subject No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 25
English Comprehension 25
Analytical Ability 15
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15
Total 100
Duration: 2 Hours (120 Mins)

Creative Ability Test (CAT)

  • This test is administered for UGDesign Programmes to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate.
  • An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

Situation Test

  • 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.

Test Pattern for Fashion Technology Programmes:

General Ability Test (GAT)

Subject No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25
Case Study 25
Total 150
Duration: 3 Hours (180 Mins)

Components of the General Ability Test (for all programmes)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
  • 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).

Selection Process:

The selection process comprises a written examination comprising of a

  • Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • General Ability Test (GAT)
followed by a Situation Test to be undertaken by shortlisted candidates of the written examination

Examination Centers:

1. Ahmedabad 9. Dehradun 17. Kannur (Kerala) 25. Raipur
2. Bengaluru 10. Delhi 18. Kolkata 26. Ranchi
3. Bhopal 11. Guwahati 19. Lucknow 27. Surat
4. Bhubaneswar 12. Hyderabad 20. Madurai 28. Udaipur
5. Chandigarh 13. Jaipur 21. Mumbai 29. Vadodara
6. Chennai 14. Jammu 22. Nagpur 30. Vishakhapatnam
7. Cochin 15. Jodhpur 23. Patna 31. Shillong
8. Coimbatore 16. Kangra 24. Pune 32. Srinagar (J & K)

Important Dates:

Submission of Online Application 23 Oct 2019
Last Date for Submission 31 Dec 2019
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 application alongwith Demand Draft should reach the given address before 03rd January, 2020 04 Jan 2020
Window to edit/ update the Application Form From 01st January, 2020 Wednesday (1200 Hrs) Till 04th January, 2020 Saturday (1600 Hrs)
Admit Card (Online only) 10 Jan 2020 (1400 Hrs)
Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 19 Jan 2020 (Sunday)
Result of Written Entrance Examination February/ March, 2020
Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview April – May 2020
Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May/ June 2020
Counselling End of May/ June 2020 onwards