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NIFT 2018 Official Notification to be out soon, Exam Scheduled on February 12, 2018

Last Updated - August 29, 2017

NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) will be releasing its official notification announcing the NIFT 2018 Exam Dates. All the interested candidates must check the details for the same on the Official Website when the notification is out. Since few years, the NIFT Written Exam was scheduled to be held on February 12, 2018 for both UG and PG courses.

The NIFT Application Form will be available on the Official Website of NIFT and the last date to fill the same will be January 10, 2018. All the candidates need to crack the written exam in order qualify to enter the final step i.e. NIFT Situation Test/ Group Discussion and Interview.

Interested candidates must make sure to get themselves registered for NIFT Entrance Exam before the window closes. After successfully getting themselves registered, they will be issued NIFT Admit Card. The Admit Card for NIFT can be downloaded through online medium only and will be made available on January 21, 2018.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2018 Dates

The NIFT Form must be filled through online mode only. The last date to fill the same will be January 10, 2018. Before filling the Application form for NIFT Entrance Exam, it is important for the candidates to go through the NIFT Eligibility Criteria. We suggest all the candidates to go through the table given below. This will help them to keep track on all the important events.  

NIFT Entrance Exam Dates

Name of NIFT EventDates of NIFT Event
Online ApplicationNovember 02, 2017 to January 10, 2018
Last Date for submissionJanuary 10, 2018
Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/-January 16, 2018
Admit Card (Online only)January 21, 2018 (1300 Hrs)
Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG ProgrammesFebruary 12, 2018
Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ InterviewApril - May 2018
Declaration of Final NIFT Result (Online)End of May/ June 2018
NIFT CounsellingJune 2018 onwards

NIFT Admission 2017: Application Form

NIFT Admission will be based on the candidate’s performance in the NIFT Entrance Exam and then NIFT Situation Test/GDPI. Candidates need to fill the Application Form online before January 10, 2018. The form will be available on the official website of National Institute of Fashion technology (NIFT).

Basically, the registration process involves 4 major steps- New candidates need to log in by providing a valid mail ID, already logged in candidates needs to provide a valid Photo and Signature, Check the status of their Application Form and then they need to download the Admit Card of NIFT. All the interested candidates can follow the steps mentioned below so as to get oneself registered for the NFT Exam.

  • Step 1: New Candidate to visit the website: and click: Fresh Candidate to create Log In (New Log In). Then they need to fill the details to register for any programme. They must have a valid email ID for applying online. Press the button “Submit”. Once the information filled here will not be changed. The confirmation for the registration will also be sent on your email entered
  • Step 2: In this step the candidates needs to fill application form. They are required to Upload Photo and Signature images. After uploading they are required to pay the fee and then take a print out for the same.
  • Step 3: After successfully completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates then need to track the status of their application. This can be done by visiting the NIFT Official Website.
  • Step 4: The candidates can then download their Admit Card of NIFT entrance exam. They should make sure to take a print out for the same.

Details for NIFT 2017 Application Form

The candidates need to provide few necessary documents during the STEP 1 given in the above chart. These documents are required to get registered successfully for the NIFT 2017 Entrance Exam. Before starting to fill up the on-line application, candidates must be ready with the following details/ documents/ Information.

  • Valid Email ID (the email should be valid for atleast 1 year).
  • Personal and Educational qualification details.
  • Caste/ Tribe/ Class certificate (for SC/ ST/ OBC candidate).
  • Disability Certificate for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Image of scanned photograph in jpg/ jpeg format and size should not exceed 50 KB.
  • Image of scanned signature in jpg/ jpeg format and size should not exceed 50 KB.
  • Demand Draft of requisite amount (1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and 750/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates) drawn in favour of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi in case making payment DD.
  • Debit/ Credit Card details in case making online payment.  

NIFT 2017 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for the NIFT Under graduate Programme- B.DS. and NIFT Post Graduate Programme- M.Des. follows same exam pattern. But, the exam pattern for Undergraduate programme B.F.Tech and Post Graduate Programmes- Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) is different. Candidates must go through the previous year NIFT Question Papers for better understanding of level of question, major topics and time duration required.

For NIFT UG Programme (B.Ds.) and PG Programme (M.Des.)

The candidates giving the entrance exam of NIFT must have an idea about the NIFT Exam Pattern. Hence, we are here to inform you about the same. The entrance exams are scheduled on February 12, 2018 and will be a written one. The candidates for both the programmes have to give GAT (General Ability Test).

The GAT will consist of following sections:

Name of the SectionsNo. of Questions (B.Des.)No. of Questions (M.Des.)
Quantitative Ability2525
Communication Ability3535
English Comprehension3030
Analytical Ability3030
General Knowledge and Current Affairs3030

The Mode of answering both of the written exam will be English. Also, the time duration for B.Des. and M.Des. will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

For NIFT UG Programme (B.F.Tech) and PG Programmes (M.F.Tech and M.F.M)

These exams will be held on February 12, 2018 and will be a pen paper based exam.  This GAT test will comprise of various sections as given below:

Name of the SectionsNo. of Questions (B.F.Tech)No. of Questions (M.F.Tech)No. of Questions (MFM)
Quantitative Ability303010
Communication Ability and English Comprehension454550
Analytical & Logical Ability252525
General Knowledge and Current Affairs252525
Case Study252540

The candidates are supposed to have a good command over English Language. Also, this exam will be of 3 hours (180 minutes).

After clearing the NIFT Entrance Exam, the shortlisted candidates will then have to appear for the other levels. The other levels being NIFT Situation Test, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The candidates from B.F.Tech are not required to go through these levels.

The candidates must make sure to go through the NIFT Syllabus thoroughly before preparing a schedule for the same. We wish you all the best and hope all your hard work pays off!



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