NIFT 2020

Subhashri Roy Updated On: 16 Jan, 2020 09:47 IST

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About NIFT Entrance Exam

Candidates must note that the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has released the admit card of NIFT 2020.

NIFT entrance exam will be conducted on January 19, 2020, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for providing admissions across 16 campuses of the institute. It is organized in offline mode (Pen and Paper based). NIFT offers various design courses such as Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech), Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (M.Des), Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech) and Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M).

NIFT Admission Guidelines 2020 (PDF)

As mentioned earlier, the NIFT entrance exam score is used for admission into both UG and PG programmes offered at the NIFT Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Kangra, Jodhpur, Raebareli, Kannur, Chennai, Shillong, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Srinagar, Patna, New Delhi and Bengaluru campuses. The online application process usually begins during the month of October and is carried on until the December month. 

The NIFT entrance exam is segregated into various stages such as the Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Situation Test (ST), etc. before the final selection process for the NIFT campuses commences. 

Every year around 23,000 aspirants appear for the NIFT entrance exam for admission into various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in Fashion and Technology. 

The NIFT final result will be declared in the month of February/March which is prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the written exam, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Interview combined. For more information regarding the NIFT entrance exam, the candidates can dive into the sections provided below.

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2020 Eligibility Criteria includes details that candidates must go through in order to know the requirements one has to fulfil before applying for the exam. There are some basic eligibility standards that a candidate needs to clear before filling the NIFT Application Form. These standards are categorised as listed below:

Eligibility for ...

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How to Prepare for NIFT 2020 Entrance Exam

The NIFT 2020 entrance exam admit card has been released and the exam is going to be conducted on January 19, 2020. Students preparing for the exam must be getting anxious as qualifying in the NIFT entrance exam is extremely crucial for admission to UG and PG courses offered at various campuses ...

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NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern

The NIFT 2020 exam pattern comprises of details related to the total number of questions, maximum marks, exam duration, sections, and more. Applicants have to first take the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) and those who are shortlisted have to take the Situation Test (ST). NIFT 2020 is meant ...

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Syllabus

The NIFT 2020 entrance exam syllabus has been already released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in the month of 23rd October 2019. The NIFT syllabus for 2020 will deal with things such as sections and topics from where the questions are expected to be asked in the ...

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Best Books for NIFT 2020

NIFT aspirants may find many good books to prepare for the NIFT 2020, however, only the best NIFT books will help the students to crack the entrance exam. NIFT best books will act as a success package for all those students preparing for the exam. These books are designed in ...

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NIFT 2020 Coaching Institutes

There are many NIFT coaching institutes all over India that can help and guide the students studying and preparing well for the entrance exam. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is ranked as one of a premier institute of fashion management and technology in India. Candidates preparing for NIFT 2020 ...

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NIFT Application Form 2020 (Correction Window Closed)

The application form correction window for the NIFT entrance exam 2020 has been closed. It had been opened from January 1 to January 4, 2020. Candidates must note that they cannot make any changes or modifications in their NIFT application form anymore.

National Institute of Fashion Technology had issued the NIFT application form 2020 on 22nd October 2019 on its ...

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card (Released)

The NIFT 2020 admit card has been released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. NIFT admit card 2020 can be accessed in online mode on the official website of NIFT or the direct link mentioned below. To download the NIFT 2020 admit card/hall ticket, candidates are required to enter their Application number ...

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NIFT 2020 Exam Analysis

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 will be conducted in 32 cities across the country on 19th January 2020. The NIFT entrance exam 2020 for admission to B.Des and M.Des courses will comprise two different tests – NIFT General Ability Test (GAT) and NIFT Creative Ability Test (CAT). Aspirants appeared for the tests in ...

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NIFT 2020 Answer Key

The NIFT 2020 answer key will be published by the National Institute of Fashion Technology on its official website, i.e. The answer key of NIFT 2020 will be released online once the entrance exam concludes. Using the answer key, candidates can check their probable NIFT entrance exam ...

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Result

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 final result will be declared in May/June 2020 for Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Fashion Management (MFM), Master of Fashion Design (M.Des) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech) courses. Candidates can check the result of NIFT 2020 in online mode on the NIFT official website. Candidates will ...

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NIFT Cut-off 2020

NIFT 2020 cut-off will be released once the result of NIFT 2020 is out.  NIFT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on 19th January 2020 and the final result of the entrance exam is expected to be released in the month of May 2020 through online mode on the official website of ...

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NIFT 2020 Participating Colleges

NIFT 2020 will be conducted to offer admission into design undergraduate and postgraduate level courses across 16 participating institutes of NIFT. Applicants who will qualify in the entrance exam and meet the cut-off of NIFT 2020 will become eligible to apply for admission to the programmes offered at NIFT 2020 campuses ...

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NIFT 2020 Counselling Process

Candidates who meet the NIFT cut-off for various NIFT campuses can attend the NIFT Counselling Process. The counselling dates and details of the procedure have been released now. NIFT Counselling will be organised in multiple rounds at 16 Campuses of NIFT. The entire admission process is coordinated by NIFT Head ...

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NIFT Entrance Exam Conducting Body

National Institute of Fashion Technology is the conducting body of NIFT entrance exam. It is a premier foundation in fashion education. The institution offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes in fashion and design technology. Admission in the 16 campuses of National Institute of Fashion Technology is done by NIFT entrance exam. The entrance exam is conducted once every year.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Important Dates



NIFT Application Process Start Date

22nd October 2019

NIFT Application Process End Date

31 December 2019

Deadline for the NIFT 2020 Application with Rs. 5000/- late fee

4th January 2020

NIFT Application Form Edit/Update Window

01 January 2020 (from 12:00 Noon Onwards) to 04 January 2020 (till 4:00 PM)

 NIFT 2020 Admit Card

10th January 2020 (Released)

 NIFT 2020 Exam date

19th January 2020

 NIFT Written Examination 2020 Result

February/March 2020

Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview

February/March 2020

Declaration of NIFT Final Result (Online)

May/June 2020 Last Week

NIFT 2020 Situation Test Dates (Revised) (For Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata Campuses only)

NIFT 2020 Situation Test dates for Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata campuses have been postponed due to Cyclone "Fani" that hit the states of Odisha and West Bengal during the first week of May 2020. The NIFT Situation Test 2020 dates have been changed keeping in mind the safety of the candidates. All the candidates who were supposed to appear for the same will now have to download their revised call letters from the official website of NIFT. 

The Revised NIFT 2020 Situation Test dates are provided below:

NIFT Campus

NIFT 2020 Situation Test Dates (Previous)

NIFT 2020 Situation Test Dates (Revised)

NIFT Bhubaneshwar

04th and 05th May 2020

11th and 12th May 2020

NIFT Kolkata

04th and 05th May 2020

09th and 10th May 2020

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Centres


Kannur (Kerala)






























Srinagar (J&K)

Advantages of Appearing in NIFT Entrance Exam

The following pointers will deal with some of the important advantages of appearing in NIFT entrance exam:

  1. Best placement opportunities post-completion of studies from any of the NIFT campuses.

  2. Best exposure to the students due to NIFTs’ tie-ups with more than 32 countries.

  3. Courses offered at NIFTs are more diverse and in-depth in nature.

Alternative Exams Apart from NIFT Entrance Exam

Once an intelligent person proclaimed - “Always Have a Contingency Plan” which means in the event of an outcome opposite to what was expected, an alternative option must be in place. Here are some alternative exams of NIFT entrance exam which must be in the Plan B list of the NIFT aspirants if the events take an unexpected turn:

  1. Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED) 

  2. Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

  3. National Institute of Design, Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT)

  4. All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

  5. Pearl Academy Entrance Exam 

  6. DYPDC Design entrance Exam

  7. Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST)

  8. PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)

  9. Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE)

Stages Involved in NIFT Entrance Exam

The NIFT entrance exam is divided into the following steps:

  1. Online Application Process

  2. Editing Process of NIFT online application form

  3. Availability of admit card 

  4. NIFT written exam conduct

  5. Situation Test (ST)/Group Discussion (GD)/Interview (PI) rounds

  6. Declaration of Final NIFT result

  7. Counselling and Admission Process

NIFT Entrance Exam Highlights

Conducting Body

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Frequency of NIFT exam

Once a Year

Level of Exam


Exam Type

Both UG and PG

Exam Centres


Number of Sections


Medium of Instruction


Total Number of Questions

  • 150 (for B.FTech, M.FTech and M.F.M Exam)

  • 120 (for M.Des)

  • 100 (for B.Des)

Total Duration of Exam (Min)

120 minutes

Negative Marking


Participating NIFT Campuses


Important Dates

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Important Events Dates
Registration Date 22 Oct to 31 Dec, 2019
Admit Card Date 10 Jan, 2020
Exam Date 19 Jan to 10 Jan, 2020

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