NIFT 2018: Counselling Registration, Schedule, Choice Filling & Admission

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NIFT 2018 Counselling has been started now. The NIFT is a national level entrance examination which is organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai in the major cities of the country. This exam is a perfect gateway to get admission in different UG and PG professional programmes in fashion technology & design field. For admissions in NIFT courses, firstly candidates have to clear the written entrance exam and after that candidate has to go through the situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview rounds.

The authority has released the applications for the year 2018. Candidates seeking admissions to undergraduate programmes in design and fashion technology have to download the Admit Card of NIFT 2018 for appearing in the entrance exam, which has been available from January 21 onwards in the online mode.

NIFT 2018 Notifications – Application Started on 22 Oct

newicon NIFT 2019 online Application Form has been released on 22nd October 2018. Check here for NIFT 2019 details.

newicon NIFT 2018 Counselling for all courses has been started now through offline mode.Check here for counseling details.


NIFT 2018 Counselling Registration for UG & PG courses has been started from 28th May 2018. Check here for counseling details.

NIFT 2018 Application Form for lateral entry courses has been released on 8th May to 24th May 2018. The examination will be organized on 27th May 2018. Click here fill application & other details.

 NIFT 2018 situation test is organized on 29th & 30th April 2018 at NIFT Campuses Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad and Chennai.

NIFT 2018 Call Letter for Group Discussion/Personal Interview rounds (PG courses) has been released on 24th March 2018. Check here for call letter details.

NIFT 2018 Result for Written Test has been declared on 22nd March 2018. Check here for result details.

Click here to check NIFT 2018 Prospectus.

NIFT 2018 Admit Card is releasing on 9th January 2018 (1:00 PM). Check here for admit card details.

NIFT 2018 Application Form Correction (Edit/Update) has been started from 30th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018. Click here for application form details.

NIFT 2018 Application Form (with the late fee of Rs. 5000) can be filled until 2nd January 2018. Click here for application form.


NIFT 2018 Exam Date

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Students can check the NIFT exam dates 2018 in the below table:

EventsExam Dates (Announced)
Commencement of Online Application20th October 2017
Closing of Application Form Submission29th December 2017
Last date of online registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000/-2nd January 2018
Application Correction Starts30th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018 (04:00 PM)
Downloading of NIFT 2018 Admit Card9th January 2018
Exam Date21st January 2018
Result of Written Entrance Examination22nd March 2018
Call Letter Released24th March 2018
Registration for Situation Test Starts5th April to 12th April 2018 (Noon)
Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview29th & 30th April 2018
Final Result DeclarationMay/June 2018
Counselling Registration Starts28th May to 4th June 2018
Counselling Starts7th June 2018

Courses Offered

Courses offered on the campuses of NIFT at UG and PG level are given below:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

NIFT Counselling 2018

  • The counseling for (situation test) for B.Des will be organized on 29th & 30th April 2018.
  • All the qualified candidates must necessarily participate in NIFT 2018 counseling to get admission.
  • The registration for situation test can be done till 12th April 2018.
  • Candidates should download their call letter for situation test from 13th April 2018.

NIFT Admission 2018

  • NIFT 2018 admission (counseling registration) has been Started on 22 Oct 2018.
  • NIFT 2018 admission will start after the declaration of result and merit list.
  • At the time of admission, candidates have to carry original as well as photocopies of all the prescribed documents for verification purpose.

NIFT Result 2018

NIFT 2018 Result has been declared on End of May/June 2019. For B. F. Tech programmes, GAT scores will be considered as a final result. For B. Design programme, candidates qualifying GAT and CAT will be shortlisted for Situation Test scores. And, finally, the results will be prepared by GAT, CAT and Situation Test. The merit list of NIFT 2018 will be prepared by weight as mentioned below –

  • NIFT 2018 result has been declared on End of May/June 2019.
  • The result will be declared online on the official website of NIFT.
  • The result of B.F.Tech will be prepared by GAT only.
  • Des result will be prepared by GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result will be prepared by GAT, CAT, GD/PI.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech will be declared on the basis of GAT and GD/PI.

NIFT 2018 Admit Card

The NIFT 2018 Admit Card is available from 10th January 2019. Candidates who have successfully registered for the NIFT exam, can download their admit card through the official website of NIFT. Candidates note down that the admit card will not be sent by post.

NIFT 2018 Application Form

  • Candidates get the NIFT 2018 Application Form via online process through the website.
  • There was not any other mode available to fill and submit the application form.
  • The application fee was Rs.1500/- for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category and Rs.750/- for SC/ ST/ PHP candidates.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs.5000/- in case of late registration.
  • The fee payment was done through online payment gateway or demand draft (DD) of any bank.
  • Candidates filling the application after the last date have to submit the late fee of Rs. 5000/- in addition to the application form.
  • After filling the form completely, candidates may take the printout of filled-in application for references.
  • Candidates are also advised to retain the proof of payment.

Application Fee:

Category-wise application fee of NIFT 2018 is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/PHP CategoryRs. 750/-

Two modes are available for paying the application fee:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Demand Draft

Demand draft must be issued in favor of “NIFT HO” payable in New Delhi. Applicants who are going to opt DD for fee payment are required to send the duly completed application along with DD to the following address:

Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must comply with the eligibility criteria before applying:

Eligibility for undergraduate courses:

  • The maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October 2018 for general candidates.
  • Five years relaxation will be given on maximum age limit for SC, ST or Differently Abled Person (PHP) candidates.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent exam from any recognized central/state board.
  • Candidates who have cleared 3-4 year diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education are also eligible to apply.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for postgraduate courses:

  • There is not any minimum or maximum age limit for master programmes.
  • For M.Des and M.F.M programme, candidates must have passed an undergraduate degree from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • For M.F.Tech course, candidates should have cleared B.F.Tech. From NIFT or B.E/B.Tech from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are also eligible to apply

Seat Reservation

The reservations of seats for different categories are mentioned below:

  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • OBC (Non-Creamy) – 27%
  • Differently Abled Person (PHP) – 3%
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI – 15% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile – 20% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile in Jammu & Kashmir – 35 % within 30 seats

Eligibility Criteria for Acadmics

The norms and conditions that students have to satisfy to be eligible for NIFT 2018. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses is given below. Candidates are requested to check out the complete Notification here.

For UG Courses:

Qualification Criteria:

CoursesQualifying Examination
  • Pass in/ is appearing 10+2 examination from recognized state board or central board such as CBSE, CISCE, etc.
    General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level/International Baccalaureate (IB).
    Any Public School/Board/University Examination equivalent as 10+2 from India or Foreign Universities recognized by AIU.
    Pass in/appearing Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by National Open School with minimum five subjects.
    Three years diploma passed from a recognized institution.
  • Pass in 10+2 examination from state board/central board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subject.
  • Candidates holding the diploma of 3 years in any branch of engineering are also eligible to apply.

 Age Criteria For UG Courses: 

  • Age Limit: Maximum age limit for UG courses is 23 years as on 1st October 2017.
  • The upper age limit of SC/ST/PHP candidates shall be relaxed by five years.

For PG Courses:

Qualification Criteria:

CoursesQualifying Examination
  • B.Des degree from the recognized institution.
    Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only
    Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • Undergraduate degree from the recognized institution.
    Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • The prescribed qualification is B.F.Tech from NIFT.
    B.E./B.Tech degree from a recognized institution.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.

Age Criteria For PG Courses:

  • Age Limit: No prescribed age limit for PG courses.

NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: This exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode).
  • Negative Marking: There will be no provision of negative marking.
  • Papers: This exam has been divided into two parts GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test).
  • No. of Questions: Total 150 questions will be asked in GAT test.
  • Language: The GAT question paper will be asked in the English language.
  • Duration: The test duration will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

Phase 1 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – All UG and PG Programmes (CAT and GAT Exam)
Phase 2 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – B.Des & M.Des Programmes (CAT and GAT Exam)
Phase 2 – Computer Based Test (CBT) – B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Programmes (GAT Exam)

NIFT Counselling 2018

  • The counseling for (situation test) for B.Des will be organized on 29th & 30th April 2018.
  • All the qualified candidates must necessarily participate in NIFT 2018 counseling to get admission.
  • The registration for situation test can be done till 12th April 2018.
  • Candidates should download their call letter for situation test from 13th April 2018.

Exam Pattern For B.Des & M.Des Courses:

The test structure of GAT for B.Des courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability20
Communication Ability25
English Comprehension25
Analytical Ability15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs15

The test structure of GAT for M.Des courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability20
Communication Ability30
English Comprehension30
Analytical Ability25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs15

Exam Pattern For B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Courses:

The test structure of GAT for B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability30 (10 questions for MFM)
Communication Ability & English Comprehension45 (50 questions for MFM)
Analytical & Logical Ability25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs25
Case Study25 (40 questions for MFM)


NIFT Syllabus 2018

This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates.

  • Data Interpretation.
  • Tables.
  • Pie – Charts.
  • Bar Graphs.
  • Data Analysis.
  • Line Graphs.
  • Case lets.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Roots.
  • Clocks.
  • Averages.
  • Pie Charts.
  • Bar Graphs.
  • Logarithms.
  • Probability.
  • Line Graphs.
  • HCF & LCM.
  • Percentages.
  • Mensuration.
  • Simplification.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Time and Work.
  • Number System.
  • Boats & Streams.
  • Pipes & Cisterns.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Problems on Trains.
  • Decimal & Fractions.
  • Ratio and Proportions.
  • Mixtures & Allegations.
  • Volume & Surface Area.
  • Permutation & Combination.
  • Simple & Compound Interest.
  • Heights & Distances Partnership.

Communication Ability

This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English.

  • Synonyms.
  • Antonyms.
  • Words with corresponding meanings.
  • Singular, Plural, One-word substitutes.
  • Idioms and Phrases.
  • Correct spellings.
  • Comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.

English Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Reasoning.
  • Verbal Ability.
  • Analogies.
  • Syllogisms.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Synonyms.
  • Antonyms.
  • Conclusion.
  • Composition.
  • Comprehension.
  • Word Formation.
  • Error Correction.
  • Theme detection.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Passage Correction.
  • Idioms and Phrases.
  • Sentence Correction.
  • Passage Completion.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement.
  • Antonyms and Synonyms.
  • Sentence Rearrangement.

Analytics Ability

  • Binary Logic.
  • Verbal Reasoning.
  • Non-verbal Reasoning.
  • Analogy.
  • Puzzle Test.
  • Syllogism.
  • Classification Test.
  • Alphabet Test.
  • Eligibility Test.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Theme Detection.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Series Completion.
  • Assertion & Reason.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Direction Sense Test.
  • Logical Venn Diagrams.
  • Situation Reaction Test.
  • Statement – Arguments.
  • Statement – Conclusions.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Number and Letter Series.
  • Mathematical Operations.
  • Logical Sequence of Words.
  • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle.
  • Inserting the Missing Character.
  • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence.
  • Linear and Matrix arrangement.
  • Deriving Conclusions from Passages.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • General Knowledge.
  • Sports.
  • History.
  • Culture.
  • Economy.
  • Geography.
  • General Politics.
  • Scientific Research.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Countries & Capitals etc.
  • Knowledge of Current Events.
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • India and its neighboring countries.
  • Current Affairs – National & International.

NIFT Weightage

Bachelor of DesignGAT50%
Situation Test20%
Bachelor of Fashion TechnologyGAT100%

How to Prepare?

  1. Know your syllabus – Candidates must know NIFT  syllabus.
  2. Make time table according to syllabus – Allotting time for each subject.
  3. Make Notes – Notes is significant thing which helps you to revise your syllabus quickly.
  4. Practice Regularly – Give at least 4 to 5 hours daily to get good marks.
  5. Practice online – the Online study is best way
  6. Don’t use access social media websites and mobile phones.
  7. Remove your stress and walk for an hour daily.
  8. Refer NCERT books

NIFT Exam Centers

The exam will be conducted on 20th January 2019 at 32 cities. The candidate may select only ONE city for the examination. No request for the change in the examination center will be entertained at any stage. The exam city centers are:

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur (Kerala), Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Udaipur, Vadodara, Vishakhapatnam, Shillong & Srinagar (J&K).

Seat Availability:

Candidates can also check the courses options and seat availability in different campuses:

Seat Availability


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