NIFT Entrance Exam 2021

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About NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 (Application Form Released)

The application form of NIFT 2021 has been released on December 14, 2020. The last date to fill the form with regular fee is January 21, 2021. As per the official website of NIFT, the NIFT entrance exam for both UG and PG courses will be held on February 14, 2021. Candidates who are applying for the NIFT Entrance Exam under the NRI category can submit their application forms from January 6, 2021 until April 30, 2021. 

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). The NIFT entrance exam score is used for admission into both UG and PG programmes offered at NIFT Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Kangra, Jodhpur, Raebareli, Kannur, Chennai, Shillong, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Srinagar, Patna, New Delhi and Bengaluru campuses. 

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 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.

NIFT Quick Updates

  • Dec 17, 2020 12:00 AM: NIFT 2021 admit card will be released on February 1, 2021.
  • Dec 14, 2020 12:00 AM: NIFT 2021 application form has been released. The last date to fill the application form without late fee is January 21 and the last date to fill the form with late fee is January 25.

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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 2021 Important Dates

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Dates

NIFT Application Process Start Date

December 14, 2020

NIFT Application Process End Date

January 21, 2021

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

January 24, 2021

NIFT Application Process Start Date for NRI CandidatesJanuary 6, 2021
NIFT Application Process Start Date for NRI CandidatesApril 30, 2021

NIFT Application Form Edit/Update Window

January 25, 2021, from 12 pm onward - January 28, 2021, till 5 pm

 NIFT 2020 Admit Card

February 1, 2021

 NIFT 2020 Exam Date

February 14, 2021

 NIFT Written Examination 2020 Result

To be Announced

Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview

To be Announced

Declaration of NIFT Final Result (Online)

To be Announced

NIFT 1st Round of Counselling Registration Start Date

To be Announced

NIFT 1st Round of Counselling Registration End Date    

To be Announced

NIFT BDes Counselling Dates

To be Announced

NIFT Entrance Exam for J&K Domicile Students

To be Announced

NIFT Studio Test & Interview Round for Artisans

To be Announced

NIFT second round of counselling Seat Display

To be Announced

NIFT 2nd Round of Counselling Registration Start Date

To be Announced

NIFT 2nd Round of Counselling Registration End Date

To be Announced

Release of Date for 2nd Round of Counselling

To be Announced

NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Centres

AhmedabadKannur (Kerala)
BengaluruKolkata
BhopalLucknow
BhubaneswarMadurai
ChandigarhMumbai
ChennaiNagpur
CochinPatna
CoimbatorePune
DehradunRaipur
DelhiRanchi
GuwahatiSurat
HyderabadUdaipur
JaipurVadodara
JammuVishakhapatnam
JodhpurShillong
KangraSrinagar (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

National-Level

Exam Type

Both UG and PG

Exam Centres

32

Number of Sections

05

Medium of Instruction

English/Hindi

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

No

Participating NIFT Campuses

16

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Related Questions

I am a B.com graduate student and I want to prepare for M.Des Entrance Exams such as NID, NIFT but I am very confused about how to start . What should I do in my daily schedule ,which book should I purchase and many types of queries are there.

-Ragini singhUpdated on October 16, 2020 02:23 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

If you want to prepare for an M.Des Entrance Exam or a Design Entrance Exam, you can check out the Self-Study Guide for Design Entrance Exams in India. It consists of detailed preparation strategy, best books, previous year's question papers and mock tests for the design exam. 

You can also visit the top Design Entrance Exams to explore more options.

Some other articles that you can go through are mentioned below.

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If SC / ST / OBC seats remain unfilled at the end of the NIFT B.Des counselling sessions, do they offer these under the General category?

-MitraUpdated on September 15, 2020 10:46 AM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

None of the NIFT seats remains vacant. The counselling process goes on until all the seats are filled with the corresponding category. Go through NIFT Counselling and NIFT Seat Matrix: Seat Allotment, Seat Reservation to understand the process better.

Write back in the QnA zone, in case of more queries.

Thank You

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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 September 09, 2020 10:45 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

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FAQs about NIFT Entrance Exam

How many candidates give the NIFT Entrance Exam?

Every year, more than 23,000 students appear for the NIFT Entrance Exam across various test centres in the country.

Will I get guaranteed admission if I qualify 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 Situation Test, Group Discussion, and a Personal Interview. Your performance in all of these rounds will be considered for giving yo final admission.

What is the level of the NIFT entrance exam?

NIFT Entrance Examination is a national-level entrance test that is conducted for admission of applicants to the bachelor and masters level design programmes offered at the 16 campuses of NIFT.

How many colleges participate in the NIFT entrance exam?

All the 16 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.

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

No, the NIFT Entrance Examination is used for selecting students for both UG and PG programmes that are offered by the National Institutes of Fashion Technology.

In which mode is NIFT Entrance Exam conducted?

The NIFT Entrance Examination is a pen and paper based exam which is conducted in the offline mode.

When does the registration process of NIFT Entrance Exam begin?

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

How many times is the NIFT entrance exam conducted every year?

The NIFT Entrance Exam is conducted once every year.

What is the full form of NIFT Entrance Exam?

The full form of NIFT exam is the National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination.

Who conducts the NIFT Entrance Exam?

The National Institutes of Fashion Technology (NIFTs) conduct the entrance exam of NIFT every year for admitting students to the various courses they offer.

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