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NIFT Cut off 2018; Category-wise Cut off, Seat Matrix

Updated On - May 15th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi has declared NIFT 2018 Final Result on May 15. NIFT Cut off is the closing rank set by NIFT Participating Institutes. NIFT Cut off 2018 will vary across NIFT Campuses. The cut off of NIFT 2018 will be released institute as well as section wise. A candidate must secure minimum marks to seek admission to their desired college.

NIFT Cut off 2018

  • The Institute is expected to announce the closing ranks for 2018 admissions in the month of May/June. 
  • Aspirants can check below NIFT cut off of 2017 and 2016 admissions for all the offered programs across all campuses for general category:

NIFT Cut off 2017 (Last Merit Rank admitted in Admissions 2017)

NIFT Previous Year Cut Off

Here we are providing the NIFT cut off of the year 2016 for general candidates:

NIFT CampusCoursesQuotaLast Merit Rank
SrinagarFashion DesignHome State4418
KangraFashion CommunicationHome State3699
KangraAccessory DesignHome State3012
KangraApparel ProductionHome State1589
KannurKnitwear DesignHome State2236
KangraTextile DesignHome State4861
RaebareliLeather DesignOther State2074

NIFT 2018 Seat Matrix

Through NIFT exam, students will get admission in various seats offered by NIFT campuses. NIFT will offer admission in total 2370 seats for B.Des & B.F.Tech programs. Below we have mentioned the seat matrix of NIFT:

CourseSpecializationsTotal Number of Seats
Bachelor of Design (B. Des)Textile Design390
Knitwear Design210
Leather Design120
Fashion Communication420
Fashion Design450
Accessory Design420
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. F. Tech)Apparel Production360

NIFT Campus and Course Options & Seats Availability 


NIFT Bengaluru Cut off 2016

The following table indicates the CMR (Closing Merit Rank) of previous year for admission to various courses in NIFT Bengaluru. The score obtained by various candidates decides the rank obtained by them in NIFT 2018. Candidates in general category will have to secure a fairly low rank in order to get admission in any of the courses-

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B. Des Accessory Design9024378349150664194
B. Des Fashion Communication5171638283919533736
B. Des Knitwear Design10071143289851174797
B. Des Textile Design1001 -384039903631
B.Des in Fashion Design264352469513293289
B.F. Tech Apparel Production2362103141927822005
M.F. Tech Apparel Production502151459 -
Master of Fashion Management116318437428482

NIFT Bhopal Cut off2016

The following table indicates the CMR (Closing Merit Rank) of previous year for admission to various courses offered at NIFT Bhopal. The score obtained by various candidates decides the rank obtained by them in NIFT 2018.

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B. Des Accessory Design2671-47455270-
B. Des Textile Design1672-37795236-
Master of Fashion Management409-501-539

NIFT Bhubaneswar Cut off 2016

The following table consists of last year cut off that a candidate needs to score, to get admission in NIFT campus in Bhubaneswar. 

Course nameGeneralOBCSCST
B. Des Accessory Design402047665287
B. Des Fashion Communication2347463639444334
B. Des Textile Design2915403252644758
B.Des in Fashion Design1054356049844352
B.F. Tech Apparel Production123225371162 -
Master of Fashion Management338527 -490

NIFT Chennai Cut off 2016

NIFT Chennai campus closing rank for OBC/SC/ST category is fairly similar. Candidates who are wishful to take admission in NIFT Chennai must have a good NIFT Score. Given below table shows the previous year cut off. Through this candidates will get to know the expected closing merits for NIFT 2018.

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B. Des Accessory Design2002 -428548954108
B. Des Fashion Communication2688 -320438754617
B. Des Knitwear Design2364 -41584195 -
B. Des Leather Design2740 -442244175224
B. Des Textile Design206760417050723695
B. Des in Fashion Design7843313172232461741
B.F. Tech Apparel Production520 -175826351300
Master of Fashion Management3966517506-

NIFT Gandhinagar Cut off 2016

NIFT Gandhinagar is the most preferred NIFT for the NRI candidates for Masters Course. Candidates who are wishful to take admission in NIFT Gandhinagar must have a good NIFT Score. The tabulated data is from the previous year. Through it a candidate can figure out the expected closing merits for NIFT 2018 for different categories.

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B. Des Fashion Communication7253051391945343102
B. Des Textile Design11663076363933313791
B. Des in Fashion Design3622946327216691255
B.F. Tech Apparel Production2621184156618662217
Bachelor of Accessory Design (Jewellery)7902478351535914563
M.F. Tech Apparel Production513-50880-
Master of Fashion Management162395481498546

NIFT Hyderabad Cut off 2016

The following table talks about the CMR of NIFT Campus in the city of Hyderabad. The cut off is as per the categories. The data given below is of previous year. It will help aspirants to calculate, how much they need to score in order to get admission to their desired college.

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B. Des Accessory Design11183177396952214102
B. Des Fashion Communication9532331321235854060
B. Des Knitwear Design1562-398951594477
B. Des Textile Design1565-394950783466
B.Des in Fashion Design4222379149225422719
B.F. Tech Apparel Production465-11671745-
Master of Fashion Management242304479495544

NIFT Jodhpur Cut off 2016

NIFT Jodhpur offers limited programmes. Candidates can go through the following table to know about the programme wise cut off, each category has to score. The cut offs are of previous year i.e. of NIFT 2016. 

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B.F. Tech Apparel Production1218-23422916-
Master of Fashion Management386-535--

NIFT Kangra Cut off 2016

NIFT Kangra does not offer any Masters courses. Also, the closing Rank is also very high. Hence, candidates can easily apply and get admissions in the Kangra NIFT Campus. 

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B.Des Accessory Design2061-42365085-
B. Des Fashion Communication1694-45974816-
B. Des Textile Design2489-46795313-
B. Des in Fashion Design1809-398238613463
B.F. Tech Apparel Production573-25521614-

NIFT Kannur Cut off 2016

The table given below talks about the CMR and NIFT score that would qualify a candidate to get in various programmes offered by NIFT Kannur.

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B.Des Fashion Communication2637-42113839-
B. Des Knitwear Design4207-366442174872
B. Des Textile Design3225-39414223-
B. Des in Fashion Design19545926189683271
B.F. Tech Apparel Production1615-2294-2620
M.Des Design Space161 162128168
Master of Fashion Management406-526525-

NIFT Kolkata Cut off 2016

NIFT Kolkata is another top most institute that offers various Bachelor programs in the field of fashion and design. The following table indicates the CMR for each of the courses. The data given is of the previous year. 

Course nameGeneralNRIOBCSCST
B.Des Accessory Design1224491041144995-
B. Des Fashion Communication1078-344836433747
B. Des Knitwear Design1571-469945115105
B. Des Leather Design2366-452640234327
B.F. Textile Design1150-351235414515

NIFT Counselling 2018

  • After the declaration of the final NIFT Result, candidates have to register for the counselling procedure.
  • NIFT 2018 Counselling Registration will be started in the month of May 2018.
  • No registration fee will be charged for counselling.
  • Candidates will be called for this process on the basis of the merit list.
  • It will be organized through offline mode.
  • The counselling will be started in the month of June 2018.
  • Candidates have to report at the counselling center for document verification & seat allotment.

*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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are we eligible to write nift after 12th?

31 Oct, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Vaisali, You may please check this link for getting the information about NIFT Eligibility.

31 Oct, 2018 11:01
Rahul Kumar

sir my cml rank is 1135 and category rank is 291 obc for mfm will u please tell me that am i eligible to get addmission in nift or in which nift college i can get the addmission sir please reply

23 May, 2018 16:19
Garima Bansal

Hi Rahul, The eligibility for mfm is that the candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institute or a diploma of minimum 3 years in undergraduate design program from National Institute of Technology (NIFT).The cutoff list is mentioned above on this page So, you can check what college will you get according to your rank

28 May, 2018 10:58
Moulina Thakur

In NIFT 2018 rank list, my Common Merit Rank is 6370 and Category Merit Rank in SC is 686. Please help me in choosing the best option in B.Des

16 May, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Moulina, To get information regarding which college you will get for b.des You can check cutoff list which is given on this page 

16 May, 2018 17:18
Praderp kumar mishra

My rankk is 773 general in which college will take admission

02 May, 2018 15:50
Garima Bansal

Hi Praderp, Here is a link:- Participating colleges you may check them and contact them to get information regrading admissions

19 Jun, 2018 16:08

Dear Sir, I recently filled the online NIFT admission form for MFM . Unknowingly i have mentioned GENERAL category instead of OBC category . I have also made the payment. So , can i able to change the category ? or should i start the new application ? If so, how to delete the current submitted application ? Thank you in advance

08 Nov, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Siva, Once candidate submit application form there is no way to make correction to NIFT application from. Candidate can not delete the application form after successfully submission. The Application with same details is not accepted.

14 May, 2018 14:42
Deepthisree loganathan

minimum marks to get nift chennai in nift situation test 2017

29 Apr, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Deepthisree, The cut off for general in written exam(CAT GAT) was 41.5 marks Passing marks may vary every year. As you might know, nift entrance consist of Cat-50% Gat-30% and Situation Test-20% So if u have scored well in written exam(CAT GAT) you can easily get among top 2000 and ofc get selected for situation test.

07 May, 2018 16:43

How i get to know that nift 2017 result comes out?

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
Ravjot kaur

You'll be notified by email

10 May, 2017 10:44

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