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NIFT ENTRANCE EXAM 2021

 

Updated: June 8, 2021 by Anu Handa  

 

Latest Updates on NIFT 2021

Due to the present pandemic situation, the Situation Test for UG (Design) scheduled on 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th April 2021 stands postponed. The new dates for Situation Test / Downloading of Admit Cards for Situation Tests will be notified on the NIFT Website. The aspirants are requested to keep checking the website at regular intervals.

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Courses offered at NIFT

NIFT entrance exam is conducted in two phases for BDes and MDes courses. For NIFT entrance exam 2021, first phase exams consists of a written examination: CAT and GAT for BDes and MDes admissions. Selected candidates from the first phase are called for the second phase examination ie. Situation Test for BDes programme and GD/PI for MDes programme.

For BFTech admissions, candidates have to appear only for GAT exam. For MFM & MFTech admissions, aspirants have to appear for GAT and GD/PI rounds.

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NIFT Creative Ability Test (CAT) is held to evaluate the candidate's intuitive ability, illustration skills, observation power, design ability and concept development. For syllabus of NIFT CAT click here.

NIFT General Ability Test (GAT) is a multiple choice based paper with sub-tests composing of Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical Ability & Logical Ability and General Knowledge & Current Affairs. For syllabus of NIFT GAT click here.

NIFT Situation Test is a hands on test to evaluate a candidate's skill for material handling and innovative ability with given set of materials. For details of Situation Test click here.

NIFT Group Discussion (GD) comprises of approx 15 -20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters. For details of GD Syllabus click here.

NIFT Personal Interview (PI) - A candidate is judged on various parameters during individual personal interview by a panel. For PI Syllabus click here.

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NIFT EXAM DATE 2021

All written exams for NIFT UG & PG will be held on 14th February 2021 across India. The dates for the second phase examination will be announced soon on the NIFT Official website. The second phase exams - Situation Test/Group Discussion/Personal Interview are generally held in the month of April-May every year.  Click for NIFT Important Dates

NIFT EXAM 2021

Schedule Of Written Entrance Examination - All UG & PG Programmes
Date of Test: 14-2-2021

BACHELOR PROGRAMMES TEST TIME TIMING
NIFT B.Design NIFT CAT 10.00am - 01.00pm
  NIFT GAT 02.30pm - 04.30pm
NIFT B.F.Tech NIFT GAT 10.00am - 01.00pm
MASTER PROGRAMMES TEST TIME
NIFT M.Design NIFT CAT 10.00am - 01.00pm
  NIFT GAT 02.30pm - 04.30pm
NIFT M.F.M. NIFT GAT 10.00am - 01.00pm
NIFT M.F.Tech NIFT GAT 10.00am - 01.00pm

 

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NIFT ADMISSION 2021

Test Weightage: The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under

NIFT Admission Process 2021
BACHELOR PROGRAMMES TEST WEIGHTAGE
NIFT B.Design Exam NIFT CAT 50%
  NIFT GAT 30%
  NIFT SITUATION TEST 20%
NIFT B.F.Tech Exam NIFT GAT 100%
MASTER PROGRAMMES TEST WEIGHTAGE
NIFT M.Design Exam NIFT CAT 40%
  NIFT GAT 30%
  NIFT GD / PI 30%
NIFT M.F.M. Exam NIFT GAT 70%
  NIFT GD / PI 30%
NIFT M.F.Tech Exam NIFT GAT 70%
  NIFT GD / PI 30%

NIFT ENTRANCE 2021

Test Structure

PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
Paper Name GAT GAT GAT
Language of Written Test English/Hindi English/Hindi English/Hindi
Test Duration ( MIN ) 180 180 180
Sections Number of Questions Number of Questions Number of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150

NIFT TEST

Test Structure

PROGRAMMES BDes MDes
Paper Name GAT GAT
Language of Written Test English/Hindi English/Hindi
Test Duration ( MIN ) 120 120
Sections Number of Questions Number of Questions
Quantitative Ability 20 20
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Analytical Ability 15 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15 15
Total 100 120

Important Points to keep in mind at the NIFT Examination Centre

Applicants should reach the examination center at least 60 minutes before the begining of the exam.

Applicants will have to carry their Admit Cards to the examination hall.

Mobiles, infotech gadgets are not allowed inside the hall. Applicants found with mobile or other infotech gadgets will be asked to leave the examination centre and shall be disqualified. Click for List of NIFT Test Centres.

NIFT Courses

Following are the list of UG & PG courses offered by NIFT 

NIFT Admissions 2021: List of UG Courses
B.Des in Fashion Design (FD) B.Des in Textile Design (TD)
B.Des in Leather Design (LD) B.Des in Knitwear Design (KD)
B.Des in Accessory Design (AD) B.Des in Fashion Communication (FC)
BFTech Apparel Production (AP)  
 
NIFT Admissions 2021: List of PG Courses
M.Des MFM
M.F.Tech  

Centre Wise Seat Availability for NIFT Admissions 2021

A - Open,SC,ST, OBC(NCL)GEN-EWS, PwD (Open,SC, ST, OBC, NCL)

B - State Domicile

C - NRI/OCI/Foreign Nationals/SAARC

Programmes Bengaluru  
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design    
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design  37 5
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design 37 5
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology 31 4
Total 327 44

 

Programmes Bhopal
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 0 0
Leather Design      
Accessory Design  34  7 3
Textile Design  34  7 3
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication       
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION       
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management 35  7 3
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 103  21 9

 

Programmes Chennai
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design  37  5
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design  37 5
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design    
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology 31 4
Total 327 44

 

Programmes Gandhinagar
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design    
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design     
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design    
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology 31 4
Total 253 34

 

Programmes Hyderabad
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design    
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design  37 5
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design    
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology    
Total 259 35

 

Programmes Kannur
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 34 7 3
Leather Design      
Accessory Design       
Textile Design  34 7 3
Knitwear Design  34 7 3
Fashion Communication  34 7 3
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  35 7 3
Master of Design  35 7  3
Master of Fashion Management 35 7 3
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 241 49 21

 

Programmes Kolkatta
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design 37  5
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design  37 5
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design    
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology    
Total 296 40

 

Programmes Mumbai
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design    
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design  37 5
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design 37  5
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology    
Total 296 40

 

Programmes New Delhi
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design 37 5
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design  37 5
Knitwear Design  37 5
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  37 5
Master of Design 37 5
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology 31  4
Total 364 49

 

Programmes Patna
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 34 7 3
Leather Design      
Accessory Design  34 7 3
Textile Design  34 7 3
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication  34 7 3
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  34 7 3
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management 35 7 3
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 205 42 18

 

Programmes Raebareli
 

A

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 37 5
Leather Design  37  5
Accessory Design  37 5
Textile Design     
Knitwear Design     
Fashion Communication  37 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION     
Master of Design    
Master of Fashion Management 37 5
Master of Fashion Technology    
Total 185 25

 

Programmes Shillong
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 34 7 3
Leather Design      
Accessory Design  34 7 3
Textile Design   34  7  3
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication   34  7  3
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION       
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management 35 7 3
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 171 35 15

 

Programmes Kangra
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 34 7 3
Leather Design      
Accessory Design  34 7 3
Textile Design  34 7 3
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication  34 7 3
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  35 7 3
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management      
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 171 35 15

 

Programmes Jodhpur
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 34 7 3
Leather Design      
Accessory Design  34 7 3
Textile Design  34 7 3
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication  34 7 3
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  35 7 3
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management 35 7 3
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 206 42 18

 

Programmes Bhubaneswar
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 34 7 3
Leather Design      
Accessory Design  34 7 3
Textile Design  34 7 3
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication  34 7 3
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION  35 7 3
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management 35 7 3
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 206 42 18

 

Programmes Srinagar
 

A

B

C

Bachelor of Design
Fashion Design 24 13 5
Leather Design      
Accessory Design       
Textile Design       
Knitwear Design       
Fashion Communication  24 13 5
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
APPAREL PRODUCTION       
Master of Design      
Master of Fashion Management      
Master of Fashion Technology      
Total 48 26 10

NIFT RESULT

On the basis of the result of written test, shortlisted candidates will be called for the second test. The result of the written test will be displayed on NIFT official website. The written test and the second test will vary according to the programmes selected by the candidate. The details are provided below:

PROGRAMMES Written Test Second Test
NIFT B.Design Cat & Gat Situation Test
NIFT B.F.Tech Gat Only
NIFT M.Design Cat & Gat GD / PI
NIFT M.F.M. Gat GD / PI
NIFT M.F.Tech Gat GD / PI

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at www.mosaicdesigns.in since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 

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