NIFT 2020: Counselling Registration (Extended), Final Result , Merit List, Cutoff, Answer Key

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    Due to the prevailing uncertainty of pandemic situation in the nation, the admission process under NIFT 2020 has been modified. NIFT 2020 Situation Test for B.Des & B.Tech (Apparel Production) has been cancelled and marks obtained in Written Test will be considered final. For Masters programme under NIFT 2020, Group Discussion stands cancelled.

    Latest: NIFT 2020 Counselling registration has been extended till August 17 for PG courses and August 21, 2020, for UG courses. Check here

    • NIFT 2020 Result for MFM, M.Des & MFT has been declared on July 17, 2020. Check here
    • NIFT 2020 B.Des Final Shortlisting for Foreign/SAARC/OCI/NRI students has been released on July 13, 2020.
    • NIFT 2020 Final Result for B.Des has been released on June 25, 2020. 
    •  Admission will be based upon online interviews that have begun from June 26, 2020. 

    Candidates can download the online Interview Call Letter which has been released by the exam authorities.The Authorities announced NIFT Result 2020 of Written test for B.Des, B. F Tech (CAT and GAT) on March 13, 2020, on the official website. Only Qualified candidates will get admission to 16 campuses of NIFT across India.

    Notice:NIFT has started the application process for candidates to apply under artisan and children of artisan category for B.Des courses from June 01, 2020. Read more
    NIFT 2020 Highlights

    NIFT 2020 Highlights

    Exam NameNIFT
    Conducting BodyNational Institute of Fashion Technology
    Exam TypeNational Level
    Programs offered4 Years Bachelor in Design/Bachelor in Fashion Technology; 2 Years Master in Design/Fashion Management and Master in Fashion Technology
    Eligibility CriteriaUG: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board PG: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized University
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Exam ModeOffline, Paper-Based
    Exam Duration3 hours
    HelpdeskPhone: (011) 47673032 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm (Monday to Friday) Email:

    NIFT 2020 Important Dates

    NIFT 2020 Important Dates

    Here, we are providing the dates for NIFT 2020 according to the official dates.

    NIFT 2020 ExamJanuary 19, 2020
    Window to receive observations/objection from the candidate for GAT examJanuary 22, 2020 (10:00 AM) to January 24, 2020 (5:00 PM)
    Result of NIFT 2020March 13, 2020( Released)
    Situation Test / Group Discussion / InterviewApril/ May 2020
    Declaration of Final Result (Online)End of May/ June 2020
    Counselling Forms  August 8, 2020 (Released)
    NIFT 2020 Situation Test(UG)May 2, 3 and 4, 2020(Cancelled)
    NIFT 2020 Final ResultJune 25, 2020
    NIFT 2020 CounsellingFirst week of August 2020

    Please note that Admit Cards, Results and Counselling Schedule has to be accessed/downloaded by applicants from NIFT website only.

    NIFT 2020 Counselling

    NIFT 2020 Counselling

    NIFT Counselling 2020 is expected to commence from June 2020. Candidates are required to register through the official website in order to participate in the counselling process. The candidates need to enter their choice of campus for the counselling session. A System generated letter will be issued to shortlisted candidates with all details regarding counselling schedule and documents required for verification.

    Though the institute does not charge any fee for the primary round of counselling, however each subsequent round of counselling would be charged at the rate of INR 5000. Further details of counselling like the mode, dates, and procedure will be available on the website in due course.

    Documents required in originals along with photocopies for NIFT 2020 Counselling process:

    • All-Academic Certificates up to qualifying examination. In case of final exam appearing candidate whose result is due, all original mark sheet of the previous semester/years needs to be presented along with the date sheet/admit card for examination.
    • Demand Draft of requisite fee in favour of ‘NIFT HO’. Payable at New Delhi has to be submitted. The candidate’s name, counselling date, contact number, program name, NIFT Rank and Roll Number should be clearly mentioned at the back of DD.
    • Proof of DOB
    • Documents in the prescribed format, in support of the claim of reservation.
    • Parents Income Certificate as the basis for Tuition Fee funding.
    • Medical certificate in the prescribed format issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner.
    • Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking only provisional admission in case the qualifying examination result is due.
    • Anti-Ragging Declaration and Declaration regarding Fee Refund.

    NIFT 2020 Seat Reservation

    The NIFT has a certain percentage of total seats reserved for the SC/ST, OBC-NCL and Person with Disability (PWD). Also, supernumerary seats are reserved for candidates applying under Foreign National/SAARC/NRI, and State Domicile categories. The seat reservation scheme for the reserved categories is tabulated here:

    CategorySeat Reservation
    Schedule Caste (SC)15%
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
    Person with Disability (PWD)5% Horizontal reservation across all categories for Person with Disability (with 40% or more disability)
    Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI15% (Supernumerary)
    State Domicile20% (supernumerary)
    NIFT 2020 Result

    NIFT 2020 Result

    NIFT 2020 Result is expected to be announced by March 2020. Candidates can access their results from their individual login on the official website. The steps involved in the process are:

    Step I: Visit the official website of NIFT, i.e.

    Step II: Click on the tab ‘Result 2020’.

    Step III: Enter details as demanded on-screen.

    Step IV: the result would be displayed on the screen.

    Step V: Download the result and obtain a printout.

    NIFT 2020 Selection Process

    NIFT 2020 Selection Process

    NIFT 2020 Selection Process includes a written test, situation test, and interview. Candidates clearing the NIFT exam are called for the further rounds of selection. Candidates will need to appear for PI/GD round for admission to M.Des., MFM and M.F.Tech. The weightage of the exam for different courses is as follows:

    B. DesCAT50%
    Situation Test20%
    M. DesCAT40%
    B. F. TechGAT100%
    M. F. TechGAT70%

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

    NIFT Cutoff 2020

    NIFT Cutoff 2020 is released by the conducting authority in online mode on its official website. It will consist of category and campus-wise closing rank in order to provide admission in various under-graduate courses in fashion technology and design. It is necessary for the candidates to meet the minimum required cut off declared by the institutes. To download NIFT 2020 Cutoff, candidates will be required to visit the official website. Then click on the link for downloading the cut-off. By default, it will appear as a PDF file on the screen.

    NIFT 2020 Eligibility

    NIFT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    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)

    Not more than 23 years as on October 1, 2019, for General candidates (Relaxation up to 5 years for SC/ST/PWD candidates)

    Academic QualificationSuccessfully 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

    Not more than 23 years as on October 1, 2019, for General candidates (can be relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ST/PWD candidates)

    Academic QualificationSuccessfully 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

    No age limit prescribed for PG programs

    Academic QualificationBachelor’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

    No age limit prescribed for PG programs

    Academic QualificationB. F. Tech. from NIFT, OR, B. E/B. Tech. from a recognized Institute/University.

    NIFT 2020 Application Form

    The Online Application window for NIFT 2020 was open from October 23, 2019 till December 31, 2019 (Over). Applicants are required to visit the official website, i.e. and follow the steps listed below to complete the application process:

    Step I: Register on the official website before proceeding to fill the NIFT 2020 Application Form. Upon successful registration, applicant’s login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address. Applicants should save this email for future reference.

    Step II: Log in using the credentials to access and fill the Application Form. Fill in all the mandatory fields with correct details.

    Step III: Applicants need to upload scanned copies of the following documents to the Online Application Form:

    • Applicant’s recent passport-size coloured photograph in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 100 KB in memory size.
    • Applicant’s specimen signature in black on white background, in JPG/JPEG format and not exceeding 50 KB in memory size.

    Step IV: After uploading the required documents, the Application Fee can be paid online via Credit/Debit Card or offline via demand draft. In case of Online fee payment, applicants do not have to send the print-out of the application form to NIFT.

    In case of offline fee payment, applicants need to draw a Demand Draft of the requisite amount in favour of ‘NIFT HO’ payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft needs to be entered online to complete the application process within the submission deadline.

    Applicants must send the Demand Draft along with a printout of the filled-in Application Form duly completed in all respect (via Speed Post/Registered Post/Courier Service) to:

    The Project Manager CMS,
    All India Management Association, Management House,
    14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
    New Delhi 110 003, India.

    The demand draft should reach the address within the specified date.

    NIFT 2020 Application Fee

    Category-wise indicative Application Fees for NIFT 2020 are as under:

    General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)SC/ST/PWD
    INR 2000INR 1000

    NIFT 2020 Admit Card

    On the basis of information furnished by applicants in NIFT Application Form, Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates were available to download from the official website on January 10, 2020 (Over). Applicants are advised to check NIFT website regularly for updates.

    NIFT 2020 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,

    Step II: Click on the tab ‘NIFT 2020 Admit Card’

    Step III: Enter required information as demanded by the page

    Step IV: Download and take print out of NIFT 2020 Admit Card.

    NIFT 2020 Exam Centers

    NIFT 2020 will be an offline paper-based test for all UG and PG Programs scheduled on January 19, 2020, to be conducted in 32 Indian cities.

    Applicants can select only one preferred examination city during the application process. Based on this choice, all eligible candidates will have to appear for the written test at the Examination City selected by them.

    Please note that no request for any changes in examination centre will be entertained by NIFT and it reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres listed below.

    List Of Examination Centers
    AhmedabadDehradunKannur (Kerala)Raipur
    CoimbatoreKangraPuneSrinagar (J&K)

    NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern

    NIFT 2020 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 colour 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. DesMedium: English Duration: 120 minutes Maximum Marks: 100
    Situation test
    B. Des & M. DesMedium: English Duration: 180 minutes Maximum Marks: 100

    The final stage of NIFT 2020 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.

    CheckNIFT 2020 Exam Pattern

    NIFT 2020 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 test 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 2020.

    Name of the BookPublisher/Author
    Popular Master Guide NIFT and IIFTR. Gupta
    NIFT/NID Exam GuideDr R. P. Datason
    NIFT Entrance Examination GuideD. Mittal
    Entrance Examinations for NIFT/NID/IIFTArihant Publications
    NIFT Previous years papers (solved)Ramesh publishing house

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    shashank joshi

    when can i apply for nift masters of designing course

    14 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shashank, you can apply for admission to this course from Oct 20, 2019 (tentatively). You can also check the Admission Procedure in the institute from here.

    14 Oct, 2019 11:17


    21 Aug, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sai, In Which College or course you want to get the Admission and NIFT is an Entrance Exam.

    21 Aug, 2018 10:46
    Priti Rekha Gogoi

    How can we check our rank of the written test for NIFT 2018

    04 Apr, 2018 12:12
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Pritirekha, You get information about NIFt rank or score through this link: NIFT Result Details.

    04 Apr, 2018 17:55
    Pratim Paul

    Which nift training centre is best in kolkata

    25 Mar, 2018 21:26
    Jainab alvi

    Hello Pratim, There are many coaching institutes in Kolkata which are good for NIFT preparation. Some of them are-

    1. Pahal Design, Park Street
    2. Prime, Salt Lake City
    3. WePrep Learning Center, Barisha
    4. Pegasus Institute, Beliaghata
    5. D.C Tutorial, Salt Lake City

    04 Jun, 2018 16:33
    krittika das

    My common merit list rank is 2020 and cat.merit rank is 1351 ( gen.)for B.F.Tech course.I m from patna.Is there any scope for admission anywhere?

    22 Mar, 2018 19:56
    Bhawna Vedwal

    To get information regarding which college you can get you can check our cutoff page using this link : Cutoff

    05 Jun, 2018 17:39
    Ranjan Debnath

    Does my eligibility to give the NIFT entrance exam depend upon my class 12 results?

    26 Feb, 2018 21:27
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Ranjan, To get information regarding Eligibility criteria for NIFT Examination you can use this link : NIFT Eligibility

    25 May, 2018 10:40
    Ayesha Momin

    Are the different fees for different reservation categories at NIFT?

    12 Feb, 2018 13:06
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Ayesha, Yes, there are different fee structure for different reservation categories like (General/ OBC category- INR 1500 and SC/ ST category- INR 750).

    13 Feb, 2018 17:03
    sreehari p

    i have got gen rank 880 and common merit rank 1160 will i get admission in any of nift collage

    31 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Sreehari, you may check the colleges cut off and decide the colleges based on your scores. Please find the link for same

    31 Mar, 2017 12:04
    Vineet Tamrakar


    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    Anuradha Srivastava


    22 Jan, 2018 14:20

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