NIFT UG Admissions and Entrance Test 2016


National Institute of Fashion Technology NIFT invites Applications from eligible candidates for All India Common Entrance Test for selection of candidates for admission to Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Design (B.Des) & Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech) for the academic year 2016-17. Further details, including Applications, Eligibility, Exam centers, Registration fee to be paid, Last date etc., are made available here.

Important Dates

  1. Last date for Online Registration: 10th January, 2016
  2. Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee): 16th January, 2016
  3. Written Entrance Examination for all UG Programmes: 14th February, 2016
  4. Admit Card (Online only): 21st January 2016 (1300 Hrs)
  5. Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview April – May 2016
  6. Declaration of Final Result (Online): End of May / June 2016
  7. Counselling : June 2016 onwards

Who can Apply:

For Bachelor Programmes :
Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2015. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications

Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes – Bachelor of Design (B.Des) & Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech)
  1. The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi. Or
  2.  General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
  3. Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
  4. A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects. (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics must for B.FTech)
  5.  3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

How to Apply

  1. Candidates can apply online at 
  2. The Application Fee has to be paid through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.
  3. Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1500/-
  4. Fee for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.750/- 
  5. Candidates applying through Demand Draft are required to send the printout of the Application Form, duly completed in all respect, along with Demand Draft on the following address: Project Manager - CMS All India Management Association Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003.

Test Centres

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)

Admit Cards

On the basis of information given in the NIFT Application Forms, Admit Cards of provisionally eligible candidates will be available for download from from 21st January 2016 onwards. Admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidates are advised to regularly check NIFT website for updates.

Entrance Test Pattern

  1. The following exams are conduced for the courses
    Bachelor of Design: CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT) and GAT
    Bachelor of Fashion Technology: GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT)
  2. There is no negative marking. 
  3. On the basis of result of written test GAT and CAT, shortlisted B.Des candidates will be called for second test called Situation Test. For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT will be the final test for selection.

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