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NIIFT Entrance Exam 2022: Check Notification, Eligibility & Application Process

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: September 01, 2022 02:05 am IST

Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) organises NIIFT entrance exam every year for design aspirants. Scroll through the entire article to find out about the important dates, eligibility criteria and counselling process of the exam.

NIIFT Entrance Exam 2022

NIIFT or Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology conducts the NIIFT entrance exam each year for the purpose of offering admission to the aspirants to its undergraduate and postgraduate design courses. The campuses of NIIFT are located at three different centres that are Ludhiana, Mohali, and Jalandhar. Students are enrolled in the institute on the basis of their performance in the NIIFT entrance exam, situation test, and interview.

The first, second, and third round of seat allotment was conducted respectively on July 1, July 4, and July 6, 2022. The result of the exam was declared on June 28, 2022. 

About NIIFT Entrance Exam 2022

NIIFT entrance exam is held by one of the leading institutes of Fashion Technology in Punjab. It is conducted for 3 hours in an offline mode. Over the years, the NIIFT entrance exam has gained popularity among design aspirants as through it a candidate gets admission to the institute that offers a wide range of design courses and advanced education. NIIFT saw its inception in 1992 by the government of Punjab and ever since the institute has conducted the NIIFT entrance exam several times successfully.

NIIFT Important Dates 2022

Check out the entire schedule of the important dates of NIIFT entrance exam 2022:



NIIFT 3rd Round Seat Allotment

July 6, 2022

NIIFT 2nd Round Seat Allotment

July 4, 2022

NIIFT 1st Round Seat Allotment

July 1, 2022

NIIFT Seat Allotment Rounds for PG courses

Round 1-June 23, 2022

Round 2-June 25, 2022

Round 3- June 28, 2022

NIIFT Online Entrance Exam +Interview (UG)

June 21-June 22, 2022

NIIFT Exam Result Released

June 28, 2022

Session Commencement

To be notified 

Note: The forms that will be received by the institute after the last date of submission will be rejected.

NIIFT Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

It is vital that the candidates fulfill the eligibility criteria of the NIIFT entrance examination before applying for admission to the college. Check out the parameters mentioned below that an aspirant had to meet before filling the application form of the NIIFT entrance exam 2022

For UG course: If a candidate has qualified any of the criteria mentioned below, he/she is eligible to apply for admission into UG courses.

  • The candidate must have passed class 12th or intermediate examination from a recognized state or central board of education.

  • The aspirant must have appeared for the GCE (General Certificate Education) exam (Sri Lanka/ Cambridge/ London) at an advanced level.

  • The applicant must have cleared any board/ public school/ university exam abroad or India. The exam must be recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.

  • The candidate must have cleared the class 12th exam conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.

For PG course: Fulfilling any of the criteria mentioned below makes the candidate eligible to apply for admission to NIIFT PG courses.

  • The candidate must possess a degree of B.Tech /B.E./ B.Sc.

  • The applicant must be a holder of B.Com/ BA/ BCA/ BBA with any of the list of necessary subjects that include Computers/ Mathematics/ Accounts/ Home Science/ Fashion/ Textiles/ Marketing/ Economics/ Statistics/ Management.

Note: As per the official website, 85% of seats are reserved for students hailing from Punjab state whereas 15% of seats will be provided on All India basis.

NIIFT Exam Pattern 2022

NIIFT admission is done for undergraduate courses. To offer the seats, the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology conducts this entrance exam in which candidates have to appear in both the written test followed by a situation test and a personal interview round. A total of 101 questions come in the exam that the candidates have to answer within 3 hours. Check the following information on NIIFT Mohali evaluation and weightage for different stages of the exam:



Entrance Test


Situation Test






Tabulated below is the pattern of the NIIFT exam 2022:


Total question

Total Marks

Quantitative Ability



English Comprehension



Communication Ability



Analytical Ability



Creative Ability



To crack the exam candidates need to understand the exam pattern first. To help them out we have provided here some pointers:

  • Each of the above-mentioned topics should be prepared very well.
  • Candidates should check the topic-wise questions and understand the type of questions that may come in the exam
  • In this regard, they can check the previous years’ questions papers
  • Once the exam pattern is understood, make a preparation strategy according to the pattern.
  • Try to cover the syllabus within the time allotted for each topic
  • Practice test papers as much as possible. It makes the preparation strong
  • Apart from that, appearing in the mock test is essential. It brings the real exam-like situation. By appearing in the mock tests, candidates learn how to solve answers within time, learn to deal with the nervousness of the exam and so on.

NIIFT Entrance Exam Application Process 2022

Once the candidate has qualified the minimum eligibility criteria as prescribed by the NIIFT, he/she must proceed with the application process. Mentioned below are the step-by-step guidelines that must be followed in order to apply for the NIIFT entrance exam 2022.

Online Process: Check out the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the university.

Step 2: Create a login by entering the credentials such as email ID, name, date of birth, choice of programme and mobile number.

Step 3: After the successful completion of the previous steps, provide your e-mail ID and date of birth to login.

Step 4: Start filling the details in the application form. Do not provide incorrect or incomplete information as it would lead to your disqualification from the admission process.

Step 5: Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature as per the specification prescribed by the institute.

Step 6: Make the payment of the application fees online. 

Step 7: Take the scanned copy of the application form and attach it along with the required documents and send it to

Documents Required for NIIFT Application 2022

  • Marksheet of class 10th 
  • Marksheet of class 12th
  • Result of qualifying exam according to the course applied.
  • Category Certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Adhaar copy
  • Gap Certificate/affidavit (if applicable)
  • An undertaking stating all the documents submitted by the candidates are correct.

NIIFT Entrance Exam Application Fees 2022

Captured below is the application form fees for NIIFT entrance exam 2022 that a candidate must pay after fully filling the form.


Application Fees


INR 1,750


INR 400

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NIIFT Entrance Exam Admit Card 2022

After successfully applying for the NIIFT entrance exam, the candidate will get access to download their admit card. Candidates must either enter the application form number or name and date of birth to download NIIFT entrance exam admit card. The candidates must note that the admit cards are not sent by the institute via mail or post. Candidates are required to visit the official website and download the admit card of NIIFT entrance exam on their own.

After downloading the admit card, take a printout of the same and affix two copies of the attested photographs. Applicants must take the admit card to the allotted test centres as they would not be granted entry without it.

NIIFT Entrance Exam Results 2022

NIIFT entrance exam 2022 result is released on the official website of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology. Candidates are advised to check their result on the date issued by the institute. Follow the process mentioned below to check out your NIIFT entrance exam result correctly.

  • Go to the official website of the institute.

  • The upper part of the home page consists of the tab ‘Admissions’. Click on it.

  • Once you are redirected to the new page, discover it and click on ‘Result’.

  • Submit your name/roll number along with the date of birth.

  • You will get access to the NIIFT entrance exam result 2022.

  • After checking your result, take a printout of it for further admission processes and references.

NIIFT Entrance Exam Counselling Process 2022

After the release of the result of NIIFT entrance exam 2022, the candidates are called for admission on the basis of their performance. Admission to the undergraduate courses is based on the performance in the written examination, situation test and interview round. For M.Sc GMT and M.Sc FMM, the written exam is followed by an interview. It is to be noted that candidates seeking admission to M.Des Fashion and Textiles can do so on the basis of their score in graduation. Once the candidate has cleared all the rounds, he/she has to appear for the counselling process. Mentioned below are important guidelines adhering to the counselling process of the NIIFT entrance exam.

  • Candidates need to carry educational and all necessary documents such as Class X & XII certificate, 4 passport-sized photographs, degree and mark sheet of the qualifying exam.

  • A seat is allotted to the candidate only after all the required documents are verified.

  • Once seats are offered, they need to lock it by depositing the admission fees of NIIFT.

  • If a candidate doesn't appear for the counselling process or does not submit the application fees on time, his/her candidature would be considered as invalid by the institute.

  • Also, reporting late at the counselling session would lead to the candidate’s selection against the seats available at that point of time.

Also Read: B.Arch vs B.Des: Which is Better

NIIFT Entrance Exam Seat Allotment 2022

Check out in the tabular format the courses offered along with the seats prevailing in each one of them.

For UG:

Course Name

Mohali Seats

Ludhiana Seats

Grand Total

BSc Textile Design

60 Seats


60 Seats

BSc Fashion Design

60 Seats

60 Seats

120 Seats

BSc Fashion Design (KNITS)


30 Seats

30 Seats

For PG:

Course Name

Mohali Seats

Ludhiana Seats

Grand Total

MSc Fashion Marketing & Management

30 Seats


30 Seats

MSc Garment Manufacturing Technology

30 Seats


30 Seats

Grand Total

180 Seats

120 Seats

270 Seats

The NIIFT entrance exam is conducted each year to offer admission to the students to the design courses and lend them a medium through which they can carve a successful future. Candidates are required to prepare wholeheartedly for the entrance exam of NIIFT to derive the best result. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for more such information on design entrance exams and detailed preparation tips.


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