NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Merit List

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About NIFT Entrance Exam Merit List 2021

The merit list of NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 will be prepared on the basis of ranks and marks scored by the candidates along with their categories. Separate merit lists will be prepared for candidates belonging to foreign national/SAARC/NRI/OCI/domicile categories and those belonging to other categories like General, OBC, SC/ST, etc. Check out all about NIFT Merit List, including important dates, weightage of each test and other such important details on this page.

Important Dates for NIFT Entrance Exam Merit List 2021

Below mentioned are the important dates related to NIFT Entrance Exam 2021:



NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Results Date

To be Announced

NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Merit List release date

To be Announced

Declaration of NIFT Entrance Exam Final Result (Online)

To be Announced

NIFT Entrance Exam Merit List 2021: Weightage of Each Test

NIFT Entrance Exam consists of different tests for different courses. Have a look at the below-mentioned table to understand the weightage of each of these tests:




B. Des





Situation Test


M. Des







B. F. Tech.



M. F. Tech.





M. F. M.





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NIFT Entrance Exam Merit List 2021: Important Points to Remember

Here are certain other important pointers regarding merit list of NIFT Entrance Exam that a candidate must keep a note of:

  • In case of equal scores of two candidates, the older candidate (as per date of birth) will be given preference.

  • Candidates who are domicile of the States where the NIFT Campuses are located may opt for these preferential seats while filling the online application form. However, they will be permitted to exercise choice to take admission under General/ST/SC/OBC category (as applicable) to any other campus of their choice as per their merit ranking. 

  • The merit ranking will be valid only for the programme/category for which the candidate has appeared and cannot be utilized for admission to any other programme/ category. Further, the merit ranking of the candidate shall be valid only for the academic session 2021-22.

NIFT Provisional Admission List for Foreign Students 2021

NIFT releases the provisional list for Foreign Nationals and NRIs/SAARC/OCI candidates which is based on the candidates' SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) scores.

Details mentioned on the provisional list are as follows:

  • Name of selected candidates.
  • Name of the course that the candidates have applied for.
  • The specialisation under the course.
  • The NIFT campus allocated to the candidates

The admission under Foreign National category at NIFT is offered according to the criteria mentioned below:

Course Name


Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)

Score in SAT

Bachelor of Design (B.Des)Score in SAT

Master of Design (M.Des)

Score in GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

Score in GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

Score in GRE

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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.

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
  • 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
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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 Merit List

Is the merit list of NIFT valid for all programmes?

Once the NIFT merit list is released, all the candidates who appeared for the exam will be able to see their overall ranks and the campuses in which they can take admission. Candidates will get the merit list only for the courses for which they applied initially. If an applicant had not submitted the form for a particular course, he/ she will not be able to use the merit list for admission to that programme.

How much weightage is given to each exam of NIFT for B.F.Tech admissions?

The candidates who are applying for admission to the course of B.F.Tech at NIFT will be required to appear for only one exam under the NIFT Entrance Examination. He/ she will have to give the GAT (General Aptitude Test) and 100% weightage will be given to his/ her GAT score while preparing the merit list.

Which exam is considered for selecting the foreign nationals in NIFT for B.Des?

The foreign candidates who are applying for the course of B.Des at a NIFT campus will have to appear for SAT.

What are the details mentioned in the NIFT provisional merit list for foreign nationals?

The provisional merit list of NIFT for foreign nationals/ SAARC/ NRI/ OCI candidates will contain the following details: the candidate’s name, course in which he/ she has applied, specialisation chosed under the course, and the NIFT campus that is allocated to the candidate.

How will the merit list of NIFT rank candidates with the same score?

In case of a tie in score while preparing the NIFT merit list, preference will be given to the candidate who is older in age.

How much weightage is given to GAT in the NIFT B.Des merit list?

In the previous years, the weighatge given to the General Aptitude Test (GAT) of the NIFT Entrance Exam for B.Des admissions at various NIFT campuses was 30%. However, for the admissions of 2020, the weightage of GAT has been increased to 50% as the Situation Test has been cancelled.

What is the weightage of CAT in the merit list of NIFT for B.Des?

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) of NIFT Entrance Exam is given the weightage of 50% in the merit list for B.Des.

Is there only one merit list of the NIFT Entrnace Exam?

Multiple LIFT merit lists are released for every course offered. Separate merit lists are prepared for candidates belonging to the categories of foreign national/ NRI/ SAARC/ OCI/ domicile and also for students belonging to other categories like General, and the reserved categories of OBC, SC, ST, etc.

How is NIFT merit list prepared?

The merit list of NIFT Entrance Exam is prepared on the basis of the ranks and marks scored by candidates and it also takes their categories into consideration. As the cut off scores for the general category and the reserved categories are different, it is important to take that into account as well.

When will the merit list of the NIFT Entrance Exam be out?

The NIFT Entrance Exam merit list has already been declared for its B.Des programme on June 25, 2020.

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