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NIFT 2019
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY ENTRANCE TEST

Exam Finished
Examination Date: 2019-01-20
Application Form Date: 2018-10-20
Result Announcement Date: 2019-06-12
Mode of the exam: Offline
Number of Papers: 1
Duration of exam: 3 hours
Type of questions: objective
Language of the exam: english
Officlial Website: www.nift.ac.in/ 
About NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology or NIFT is the pioneer institute in fashion education of India having 16 campuses spread across the country. NIFT is a statutory body that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in various disciplines of fashion and selects students annually on the basis of NIFT Entrance Exam.

NIFT Exam is scheduled for January 20, 2019 while the Application form for the same is available from October 22, 2018 in online mode. Interested candidates can fill the application form till December 28, 2019.

  • The entrance examination comprises the written test, situation test, and GD/PI.
  • The written test a paper-based offline exam while the situation test is a practical exam.
  • The application fee for general category candidates is INR 1500 while that for reserved category is INR 750.
  • Duration of B.Des and M.Des, GAT exam is 2 hours. On the other hand, duration of B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech, GAT exam is 3 hours.
How To Prepare

NIFT 2019 entrance exam attempts to test the knowledge, aptitude, and skills of the candidates for the chosen program. As such, the entrance test is split into three stages, viz. Written test, Situation test, and Group Discussion/Personal Interview. The written test is further split into Creative Ability Test (CAT), and General Ability Test (GAT):

  • Written Test
    1. Creative ability test (CAT): CAT (Creative Ability Test) aims to evaluate the candidates’ observing power in the development of a concept, as well as their intuitive, and design ability. Candidates’ illustrative skills and creativity in use of color are important aspects CAT.
    2. General ability test (GAT): GAT (General Ability Test) gauges the candidates’ general aptitude and quantitative, communicative and analytic skills apart from knowledge in general & current happenings.
  • Situation test: This exam is designed to evaluate and test a candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability as per the given situation with the material provided.
  • Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
Structure of Creative Ability Test
B. Des. M. Des. Medium: English Duration: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
Structure of General Ability Test
B. Des & M. Des Medium: English Duration: 120 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
Situation test
B. Des & M. Des Medium: English Duration: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100

The final stage of NIFT 2019 will be the Personal Interview round wherein candidates will be evaluated by an Interview Panel on the basis of the candidates’ academic and co-curricular achievements, creative and lateral thinking ability, communication skills, and finally career orientation and aptness for the selected program.

Exam Syllabus

The Scope of the different sections of the General Ability Test (GAT) are listed below; the level of difficulty of questions posed may vary from course to course.

  • Quantitative Ability consists of questions on basic mathematical functions like Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension tests the language skills of candidates in terms of daily use of English as a medium of communication. It evaluates the candidates’ knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, and words and their meanings, singular/plural words, one-word substitutes, idioms and common phrases, correct spellings, reading comprehension etc.
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Ability puts to test the candidates’ competence in applying logic and inferring facts from given information, as well as ability in problem identification and applying reason to arrive at a solution for the problem. Creative and lateral thinking will come in handy for candidates in this section.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs section would review the candidates’ awareness in terms of general and current affairs.
  • The Case Study section would provide a real-life industry situation to candidates aiming to gauge the candidates’ management skills.

Some questions from the engineering as well would be posed for M. F. Tech program.

Candidates may consider referring to the books listed below in preparation for NIFT 2019.

Exam Eligibility

The eligibility conditions for both UG and PG level programs are tabulated below:

Bachelor of Design – B. Des. (Fashion Design/ Knitwear Design/ Textile Design/Leather Design/Accessory Design/Fashion Communication)
Age

Not more than 23 years as on October 1, 2018, for General candidates (Relaxation up to 5 years for SC/ST/PWD candidates)

Academic Qualification Successfully completed or appearing for 10+2 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board, OR, Completed/Appearing for 3 or 4-years diploma final examination recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Technology)– B. F. Tech
Age

Not more than 23 years as on October 1, 2018, for General candidates (can be relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ST/PWD candidates)

Academic Qualification Successfully completed or appearing for 10+2 qualifying examination or equivalent from any recognized Board, having studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subject combination, OR, Completed/Appearing for 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Master of Design - M. Des. And Master of Fashion Management – MFM
Age

No age limit prescribed for PG programs

Academic Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized Institute/University, OR, Undergraduate Diploma of minimum 3-years duration in any discipline from NIFT/NID
Master of Fashion Technology – M. F. Tech
Age

No age limit prescribed for PG programs

Academic Qualification B. F. Tech. from NIFT, OR, B. E/B. Tech. from a recognized Institute/University.
Admit Card

On the basis of information furnished by applicants in NIFT Application Form, Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates will be available to download from the official website in January 2019. Applicants are advised to check NIFT website regularly for updates.

NIFT 2019 Admit Card is a mandatory document without which applicants will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download the admit card:

Step I: Visit the official website of NIFT, www.nift.ac.in

Step II: Click on the tab ‘NIFT 2019 Admit Card’

Step III: Enter required information as demanded by the page

Step IV: Download and take print out of NIFT 2019 Admit Card.

Exam Coutoff

NIFT Cut off 2019 is the minimum marks candidates need to score to get admission in any of NIFT campus. After the declaration of NIFT result, all the participating Institutes will release their separate cutoff list. The cut off of NIFT 2019 will be released institute as well as section wise.

  • NIFT 2019 Result will be announced in the month of March on official website.
  • Candidates successfully qualify the exam are called for NIFT 2019 Counselling.
  • The Institute is expected to announce the closing ranks for 2019 admissions in the month of May/June
  • NIFT cut off is calculated based on various factors such as number of registered candidates, number of qualified applicants, difficulty level of paper and previous year cut off trends.
  • Students obtain minimum cut off marks can apply for any of NIFT Participating Colleges.

Centers/Participating Colleges
National Institute of Fashion Technology Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Fees Structure
General 1400
SC 800
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