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NIFT 2024: Registration Date (Soon), Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Result, Counselling, Latest Updates

Updated By Srishti Chatterjee on 22 Nov, 2023 12:30

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NIFT 2024 Overview

The National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct the NIFT 2024 exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in academic fields such as Design & Fashion Technology. The university will release the NIFT 2024 application form some time in November 2023 and the written exam will be conducted in the first week of February 2024. Once the NIFT application opens, a link to the direct application form will be provided here.

To complete the application, you must register, provide your personal, academic, and contact details, upload documents, and pay the application fee. The NIFT 2024 application fee for the open category is INR 3,000, and for the ST/ SC/ PWD category is INR 1,500. Students must thoroughly check the NIFT 2024 syllabus and understand what type of questions are most frequently asked in the NIFT previous year's question papers.

Candidates for the BDes and MDes programmes must pass both the CAT and the GAT tests. For BF Tech, MF Tech, and MFM candidates, however, only the GAT paper is required. While the GAT will take place online, the CAT will take place offline. Students who pass the NIFT written exam will be required to participate in either a Situation Test (BDes) or a Personal Interview (PG programmes). Each test component will be weighted to produce the final NIFT 2024 result.

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What is NIFT?

The full form of NIFT is the National Institute of Fashion Technology and it is one of the most reputed and prestigious institutes for design in India. NIFT is a national-level entrance exam conducted yearly to grant admission into 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 is popular among candidates who want to make their career in the field of design.

NIFT can be taken for admission into both UG and PG programmes offered at various reputed design colleges like NIFT Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Kangra, Jodhpur, Raebareli, Kannur, Chennai, Shillong, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Srinagar, Patna, New Delhi, and Bengaluru campuses. Furthermore, there are almost 18 participating colleges in NIFT 2024.

NIFT 2024 Conducting Body

The National Institute of Fashion Technology is the conducting body of the NIFT entrance exam. It is a premier foundation in fashion education and the institution offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fashion and design technology. Admission across the 18 campuses is done by the NIFT entrance exam. The entrance test is conducted once every year and students who are looking to make a career in fashion can fill out the NIFT application form.

NIFT 2024 Highlights

Listed below are the NIFT 2024 entrance exam important highlights for the candidates:



Exam Name

NIFT entrance exam

Conducting Body

National Institute of Fashion Technology

Level of the Exam 


Application Mode 


Exam Mode 

Online proctored examination and offline interview

Frequency of Exam 

Once a year

Duration of Exam 

  • General Ability Test (GAT) - Two hours

  • Creativity Ability Test (CAT) - Three hours

Total Number of Questions

  • 100 questions for GAT

  • Drawing questions for CAT

Type of Question 

MCQ based in the NIFT GAT 

Application Fees

  • General/ Other Backward Caste (OBC) - INR 3,000

  • Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) - INR 1,500

Total Seats Offered (Combined)

5, 215 (Expected)

Applications Per Year

More than 40,000

Number of Exam Center

37 cities across India

Official Website

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NIFT Important Dates 2024

Applicants can check the NIFT 2024 important dates mentioned below in the table.


Dates (Tentative)

Release of NIFT 2024 information brochure

November 2023 (Soon)

Release of NIFT application form 2024

1st week of November 2023

Last date to submit the NIFT form without a late fine

4th week of December 2023

Last date to submit the NIFT form with a late fine

1st week of January 2024

NIFT 2024 application form correction window

2nd week of January 2024

Release of NIFT 2024 admit card 

2nd week of January 2024

NIFT 2024 entrance exam

1st week of February 2024

Release of NIFT 2024 answer key

2nd week of February 2024

NIFT 2024 result declaration

2nd week of March 2024

Start of the interview round

2nd week of April 2024

Last date to register for NRI/ Foreign National

4th week of April 2024

NIFT final result declaration 2024

May 2024

Start of the counselling round

May or June 2024

NIFT 2024 Application Form

As discussed, the NIFT application form 2024 will be released on the official website of the university tentatively in the first week of November 2023. Prospective applicants will be able to carry out the NIFT 2024 application process in online mode. The following is a thorough discussion about the same.

How to Fill Out the NIFT 2024 Application Form?

The students must go through the instructions given by the institute properly before filling out the application form for NIFT 2024. The stepwise process to apply for the NIFT entrance exam 2024 is given below for the reference of the students.

Step 1: The students will have to apply online by visiting the official website of the university.

Step 2: This step requires students to check for the latest prospectus under “Admission” on the home page of NIFT to get detailed information about courses and fee structure. 

Step 3: The NIFT application portal registration page for the candidates will open up on the new tab. The students who are applying as new users for the NIFT 2024 entrance examination must click on the "new application portal" and subsequently complete the registration process for the NIFT entrance exam 2024.

Step 4: Applicants will then be able to create a login ID and password for NIFT 2024 registration and they can save the same for future login.

Step 5: Candidates will then have to fill out the application form by entering all other personal details and educational qualifications, category, etc. to complete the NIFT 2024 registration form.

Step 6: Students will then have to upload their identity details in the form of scanned photographs and scanned signatures as per the specified dimensions mentioned in the prospectus.

Step 7: The registration process will be completed after the successful payment of a NIFT 2024 application fee. The students can pay the registration fee online using credit card/debit card/net banking, etc. The application fee is different for different categories of NIFT application forms.


Application Fee (in INR)

Unreserved/ Other Backward Class (OBC)


Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe(ST)


Person With Disability (PWD)


NIFT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must go through NIFT 2024 eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam. The university offers courses in the Design stream for candidates who want to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If the student is admitted to the UG course then their maximum age should be less than 24 years at the time of admission. For reserved categories like SC/ST and PwD candidates, the upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of five years. For candidates who are applying for PG courses, there is no age bar to appear for the NIFT entrance exam.





Bachelor in Design

Fashion Design

4 years

The candidate must have completed class 12 from a recognised board


Must have passed the General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination


The candidate must have passed with A grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of 5 subjects conducted by the National Open School 

Accessory Design

Fashion Communication

Knitwear Design

Leather Design

Textile Design

Bachelor in Fashion Technology (Apparel Production)


4 years

The candidate must have completed class 12 from a recognised board


must have passed the General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination


The candidate must have passed with an A grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of 5 subjects conducted by the National Open School


The candidate must done a 3/4-years diploma course in any branch of Engineering approved by a State Board of Technical Education or AICTE

Master in Design


2 years

The candidate must have graduated from a recognised university


Minimum of 3 years of diploma in UG from NIFT/NID

Master of Fashion Management (MFM)


2 years

The candidate must have graduated from a recognised university


Minimum 3 years of diploma in UG from NIFT/NID

Master of Fashion Technology


2 years

The candidate must have done B.F.Tech from NIFT


B.Tech/ B.E from any recognised board/university.

NIFT 2024 Admission Process & Selection Criteria

Students can be admitted to the participating colleges of NIFT based on merit ranks obtained in the NIFT 2024. The following is a discussion about the step-by-step NIFT admission process that students can follow. 

Step 1: Fill out NIFT Application Form 2024

Applicants must fill out the application form online for NIFT registration on the official website. The students should only fill in the relevant and genuine verifiable details in the application form. All the information furnished by the candidates will be cross-verified during the time of admission.

Step 2: Download the NIFT Admit Card 2024

The admit cards will be generated after successful registration by the students for the NIFT 2023 Application Form. The students can download their respective admit cards by visiting the official website and entering the basic details. Candidates must note that they will not receive any hard copy of the admit cards through post. 

Step 3: Appear for NIFT 2024 Written Examination

The students will then have to appear in the written tests - GAT and CAT. The written tests are conducted in paper-based mode.

Step 4: NIFT 2024 Result Declaration

The students can check the NIFT 2024 results online by visiting the portal after entering their login credentials. The score obtained in the written tests of NIFT 2024 will be used to shortlist candidates for the next round.

Note: The students who will be shortlisted for the B.Des course will have to appear in a Situation Test, while post-graduate students will appear in a Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI).

Step 5: Appear for the NIFT Situation Test or GD/PI

The Situation Test is conducted for the B.Des course to test the material handling skills of the aspirants. The postgraduate students need to appear for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview round. 

Step 6: Declaration of Final NIFT Results 2024

The final results of NIFT 2024 are prepared by giving weightage to each tech component. The student must also note that the final result is used for the allocation of seats. 

Step 7: Appear for NIFT Counselling 2024

The counselling processes for NIFT will be conducted online and will have multiple rounds. The shortlisted students will then have to get registered and participate in filling out their choice of all the participating colleges. The allotment of seats will depend upon the NIFT merit rank of the students and the choice of preference opted at the time of registration.

NIFT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for NIFT 2024 will be released in the second week of January 2024 by the authorities. Candidates can download the NIFT 2024 admit card by visiting the official website of the university. Applicants must make a note that there is no provision for sending the NIFT admit card for 2024 via post as a hard copy. Further, students must carry it to the exam centre, along with a valid ID proof else they will not be allowed to sit for the exam. 

How to Download the NIFT Admit Card 2024?

Students should follow the step-wise instructions given below to download the NIFT admit card 2024:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the university.

  • Step 2: Click on the “NIFT 2024 admit card”.

  • Step 3: Candidates have to enter their credentials (any two) - registered email ID, date of birth, and six-digit application number.

  • Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

  • Step 5: The admit card will appear on the screen.

  • Step 6: Next, click on the ‘Download’ button.

  • Step 7: Take a printout of the admit card and keep it safe for future use.

Seat Reservation in NIFT 2024

Listed below are the reserved seats in the National Institute of Fashion Technology for different categories for the  NIFT 2024 entrance exam.


Seat Reservation

Other Backward Caste (OBC) - Non-Creamy Layer


General/ Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


PWD candidates

5% (horizontal reservation cutting across categories)

State Domicile


NRI/Foreign Nationals/ SAARC

15% (supernumerary)

Jammu and Srinagar Campus


NIFT 2024 Syllabus

The NIFT 2024 syllabus is divided into five major components. It includes questions from Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, English Comprehension, and Analytical and Logical Ability. The students can check the syllabus for both the GAT and CAT. The syllabus is different for both tests. The following is a discussion of the syllabus for NIFT GAT and NIFT CAT.

NIFT GAT Syllabus 2024

The following table shows the NIFT GAT 2024 syllabus:

Syllabus of GAT

No. of Questions

Topics Covered

Communication Ability and English Comprehension


  • One-word substitutes

  • Idioms & phrases

  • correct spellings

  • Synonyms

  • Singular

  • Plural

  • Antonyms

General Knowledge and Current Affairs


  • Current Affairs

  • Polity

  • Geography

  • Sports

  • Awards and Honors

Quantitative Ability


  • Fractions

  • Percentage

  • Work & Task

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Time & Distance

  • Rate of Interest

  • Addition

  • Multiplication

  • Division

Analytical and Logical Ability


  • Ordering and ranking

  • Puzzle

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Linear Arrangement

  • Reasoning

  • Calendar

  • Blood relations

NIFT CAT Syllabus 2024

The syllabus for NIFT 2024 CAT is designed to check the drawing skills and evaluate the observation perspective of the students. The following is the NIFT CAT 2024 syllabus:

  • Creativity in the development of a thought

  • Power of observation

  • Design ability of the applicant

  • Discernment ability

NIFT 2024 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the NIFT exam pattern 2024 mentioned below.

  • NIFT 2024 starts with the General Ability Test (GAT) and is followed by the Creativity Ability Test (CAT).

  • The NIFT entrance test comprises a written test which is conducted for all five courses through the GAT.

  • Applicants must note that only those eligible to take the CAT qualify for the GAT. The students who qualify for both exams are asked to appear for the Situation Test and after that, they will have to go through final rounds of personal interviews.

  • GAT is applicable for the courses of Bachelor in Fashion Technology, Master of Fashion Management, and Master in Fashion Technology. 

  • There is no negative marking in the NIFT 2024 entrance examination. It is advisable that students must attempt all the questions. 

NIFT 2024 Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Online Proctored Examination

Number of Papers


Number of Sections


Type of the section

General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and Analytical and Logical Ability.

Question Paper Mode

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Exam Duration (GAT written test)

2 hours - Bachelor in Designing & Master in Designing

3 hours - Bachelor in Fashion Technology, Master in Fashion Technology, and Master of Fashion Management

Exam Language


Advantages of Appearing for NIFT 2024

The following pointers will deal with some of the important advantages of appearing for the NIFT 2024 entrance exam:

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

  • Best exposure to the students due to NIFT’s tie-ups with more than 32 countries.

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

NIFT Alternative Exams

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 for NIFT 2024 which must be on the Plan B list of the NIFT aspirants if the events take an unexpected turn:

NIFT 2024 Answer Key

The NIFT 2024 answer key will tentatively be released in the second week of February 2024 by the university for the objective-based GAT question paper. The answer key for NIFT 2024 released by NIFT contains the official answers. The students can calculate their tentative or probable score once the answer keys are released. The students will also be able to access the OMR answer sheet. The students must note that they are allowed to carry the GAT question paper only after completion of the NIFT entrance exam.

Note: Students who have any doubts or objections against the answer key, OMR answer sheet, or question paper can raise objections/ observations by paying a fee of INR 500 per observation/objection. 

How to Download the NIFT 2024 Answer Key for GAT?

  • Students will click on the answer key link after visiting the official website of the university.

  • Applicants will then be asked to fill in log-in credentials like roll number, programme choice, question booklet no, DOB, etc.

  • Candidates can then successfully download the answer key for NIFT 2024.

NIFT 2024 Result

The results of the NIFT 2024 exam will be declared by the National Institute of Fashion Technology for both the CAT and GAT written test. The NIFT 2024 result will tentatively be declared in the second week of March 2024. Next, the release of the final NIFT results will be held in May 2024.

The merit scores obtained in the written examination will be used to select and shortlist students for the situation test/group discussion and personal interview round. The shortlisted students will have to register for the situation test/ GDPI.

How to Check NIFT 2024 Results?

  • The students must click on the result link on the home page of the NIFT official website.

  • Once the new login window is opened, students need to enter details such as email ID and password.

  • Students can then check their results on screen.

  • Download and take a printout of the NIFT result 2024.

Courses Offered Through NIFT 2024

Students can go through the list of UG and PG courses that are offered by NIFT which they can take admission based on the ranks obtained in the NIFT 2024 entrance exam. The list of courses is mentioned in the table given below:

NIFT Admissions 2024: List of UG Courses for NIFT 2024

BDes Knitwear Design (KD) 

BDes Fashion Communication (FC)

BFTech Apparel Production (AP)

BDes Textile Design (TD)

BDes Fashion Design (FD)

BDes Leather Design (LD)

BDes Accessory Design (AD)

NIFT Admissions 2024: List of PG Courses for NIFT 2024





NIFT 2024 Exam Centres

The NIFT conducts examinations across the nation and NIFT 2024 exam centres are spread across 37 cities. Applicants can check the list of cities that are available for the NIFT examination as mentioned in the table below.

Exam Centers of NIFT Entrance Exam 2024

















Kannur (Kerala)















Srinagar (J&K)

NIFT 2024 Cutoff

There are a total of approximately 5, 215 seats offered by NIFT and more than 40,000 students will be appearing for the NIFT exam in the year 2024. The NIFT 2024 cutoff will be released by the university after the exam has been conducted. The students can check the cutoff marks and the number of shortlisted candidates for the given course as mentioned below for reference.


Rank Range

Shortlisted Candidates



































































B.F.Tech- Apparel Production



B.F.Tech- Apparel Production












Factors Determining NIFT Cutoff 2024

The students appearing for the NIFT 2024 must keep a check on different factors. Some of the common factors that are crucial for the NIFT cutoff 2024 are mentioned below for reference.

  • The total number of students appearing for the exam in a respective year.

  • The total number of seats offered by the NIFT.

  • The difficulty level of the question paper and the highest marks obtained by the student.

  • Last year's cutoffs of the NIFT.

Colleges accepting NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 Score

The number of colleges that accept admission through NIFT has been increasing over the years. The students can check the list of different NIFT campuses along with the total number of seats offered for admission to different undergraduate and postgraduate courses as mentioned below for reference.

College Name

No. of Seats available for Admissions in 2024

NIFT Bengaluru


NIFT Bhopal


NIFT Chennai


NIFT Gandhinagar


NIFT Hyderabad


NIFT Kannur


NIFT Kolkata


NIFT Mumbai


NIFT New Delhi


NIFT Patna


NIFT Panchkula


NIFT Raebareli


NIFT Shillong


NIFT Kangra


NIFT Jodhpur


NIFT Bhubaneswar


NIFT Srinagar


Total No. of Seats (Approx.)

5, 215

Includes: All-India seats, State-domicile seats, and NRI seats

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FAQs about NIFT Entrance Exam

Can I fill out the NIFT application form in offline mode?

No, students cannot fill out the NIFT application form in offline mode, only online submission is accepted. For a variety of UG/PG programmes, the application form for NIFT will be tentatively made available in the first week of November every year. After filling out the form, upload the scanned papers, including the signature and photo, in the appropriate format.

What is the full form of NIFT?

The full form of NIFT is the National Institute of Fashion Technology, it is an autonomous institute offering courses in fields such as Technology, Fashion, and Management. Every year, the university conducts a national-level entrance exam to offer admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

What is the NIFT syllabus?

The NIFT syllabus includes topics such as Communication Ability and English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Quantitative Ability, and Analytical Ability and Logical Ability. Furthermore, the written test consists of the General Ability Test (GAT) and the Creative Ability Test (GAT).

What are the documents required for the NIFT counselling session?

The following documents are required for the NIFT counselling session:

  • Transfer certificate

  • Category certificate

  • Birth certificate

  • Class 10 and class 12 marksheet

  • Medical certificate

  • Aadhar card

  • Provisional Call Letter, etc.

What is the NIFT application fee?

As of 2024, the NIFT application fee is INR 3,000 for the open EWS category and INR 1,500 for the ST/ SC/ PWD category. Students can pay the application fee in online mode only. For this, applicants can pay using a credit card, debit card, net banking, etc.

When does the registration process for the NIFT begin?

The application process for the NIFT begins in the third week of October every year. Interested applicants are given time till December to submit their NIFT application forms after which the exam is conducted and is followed by further rounds of the NIFT admission process.

What are some best preparation tips for the NIFT exam?

The following are some best preparation tips for the NIFT exam:

  • Make a workable schedule and adhere to it consistently.

  • Analyse and improve your performance by solving last year's exams.

  • Make brief, straightforward notes so you can review them quickly.

  • To calm your mind and deal with stress, try yoga and meditation.

Is the NIFT exam conducted only for admission to UG courses?

No, the NIFT exam is not only conducted for admission to UG courses, PG courses are also offered by the university. The programmes offered are in the fields such as Design & Fashion Technology. Also, admission will be granted to NIFT’s 18 campuses for qualified candidates across the country.

What are the NIFT participating colleges?

All the 18 National Institutes of Fashion Technology participate in the NIFT entrance exam and accept the scores obtained by candidates in the exam for carrying out their admission process. Apart from that, some private colleges also accept NIFT entrance exam scores for shortlisting applicants.

Will I get guaranteed admission if I qualify for the NIFT entrance exam?

The NIFT entrance examination is the first round of shortlisted candidates for admission to the National Institutes of Fashion Technology. After clearing the NIFT entrance exam, you will have to appear for further rounds of admission which include a Situation Test, a Group Discussion, and a Personal Interview. Your performance in all of these rounds will be considered for giving you a final admission decision.

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Designing of what types is available??This is sure that we wil get placement??Marks obtained in 12 for the addmission??And what type of designing class is best for future??

-Shairoz AliUpdated on March 23, 2022 06:45 PM
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Harleen Kaur, Student / Alumni

Dear Student, the Design Course available at Rani Birla Girls College is Fashion and Apparel Design course. Yes, students can get placement through a college placement drive held by the colleges/universities. Admission to the design course is open to the students who have cleared their 10+2 examination from any stream, from any recognized board. In addition, students who have cleared 10+2 examinations in the Vocational stream conducted by the West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training are also eligible to get admission in this course.   


My common merit rank is 548 and general category rank is 441. Will I be able to get B.Des Fashion Design in any of the top 6 centres?

-DivyanshiUpdated on March 14, 2022 09:28 AM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your great performance in the NIFT Entrance Exam. As per the previous year’s cut-off and result, there is a high possibility that you will get a B.DesFashion Design course in one of the top six NIFT campuses.

Check out some other top design colleges in India and dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form for any admission related assistance. Feel free to write back in the QnA zone, in case of any doubts.

Thank You


I am in class 12th, 2020-2021 batch and I want to get admission in NIFT. My exam has been cancelled and I want to know when can I give the NIFT exam?

-Sneha SinghUpdated on June 28, 2021 01:20 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Since the NIFT 2021 Registration is over, you cannot take admission in a NIFT programme for the year 2021. If you are still willing to apply for NIFT, you can check the entire eligibility criteria laid down for NIFT 2022. If you satisfy all the conditions you can appear for the NIFT Entrance Exam 2022. The admission for the next academic session is expected to begin from December 2021 or January 2022. The exam is likely to be held in February 2022.

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