NIFT Entrance Exam 2021

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About NIFT Entrance Exam 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.

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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

NIFT Application Process Start DateTo be Announced
NIFT Application Process End DateTo be Announced
Deadline for the NIFT 2020 Application with Rs. 5000/- late feeTo be Announced
NIFT Application Form Edit/Update WindowTo be Announced
 NIFT 2020 Admit CardTo be Announced
 NIFT 2020 Exam DateTo be Announced
 NIFT Written Examination 2020 ResultTo 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 DateTo be Announced
NIFT 1st Round of Counselling Registration End Date    To be Announced
NIFT BDes Counselling DatesTo 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 DateTo be Announced
NIFT 2nd Round of Counselling Registration End DateTo be Announced
Release of Date for 2nd Round of CounsellingTo be Announced

NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Exam Centres

AhmedabadKannur (Kerala)
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


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

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Participating NIFT Campuses


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Related Questions

I am a 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
  • 1 Answer
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.

NIFT Sample Papers: Download PDF

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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
  • 1 Answer
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


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
  • 1 Answer
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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