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NIFT Entrance Exam 2022

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 22 Sep, 2021 13:36

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About NIFT Entrance Exam 2022

The application process of NIFT Entrance Exam 2022 is expected to commence from the second week of December 2021. The NIFT entrance exam is held both UG and PG design courses offered by the NIFT colleges. Candidates can take a look at the Detailed NIFT 2021 Paper Analysis and also check out the eligibility criteria and selection process of NIFT 2022 below.

NIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2022 Selection Process

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 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


NIFT Entrance Exam 2022 Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

NIFT Application Process Start Date

Second Week December 2021

NIFT Application Process End Date

Third Week January 2022

Deadline for the NIFT 2022 Application with Rs. 5000/- late fee

Third Week January 2022

NIFT Application Form Edit/Update Window

Fourth Week January 2022

 NIFT 2022 Admit Card

First Week February 2022

 NIFT 2022 Exam Date

Second Week February 2022

NIFT 2022 Answer Key

Third Week February 2022

Objections on NIFT 2022 Answer Key

Fourth Week February 2022

 NIFT Written Examination 2022 Result

Third Week March 2022

Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview

April/ May 2022

NIFT Final Result 2022

May/ June 2022

NIFT Counselling Registration Starts

May/ June 2022

NIFT Counselling Registration Ends

May/ June 2022

NIFT Counselling 2022

June to July 2022

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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 2022 Exam Centres

AhmedabadKannur (Kerala)
KangraSrinagar (J&K)

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. Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST)

  7. PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)

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.

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

Important Dates

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Related Questions

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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I want to join masters in interior designing. May i know if application are open in NIFT Entrance Exam?

-sravaniUpdated on March 01, 2021 01:53 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

NIFT Entrance Exam has concluded on Feb 14, 2021, and candidates cannot apply for NIFT Admissions 2021 now. However, there are plenty of other upcoming entrance exams that can offer you admission 2021 to popular interior design colleges. Check out the list below:

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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
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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.

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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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