NIFT 2021 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

NIFT 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in the month of February 2021. Online registration forms are available now and candidates can apply through the online mode.  National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is one of the premier colleges of design and fashion in India. Every year it conduct entrance exam to select suitable candidate for admission to various UG and PG programs in the institution.

UPDATE:- The last for submission of NIFT 2021 online application forms is 21st January 2021 for Indian Nationals. Check the application link below.

Important Note- Covid-19 report is compulsory for all the candidates appearing in NIFT 2021 Written examination for admission to the academic session 2021-22

Thousands of candidates participate in NIFT entrance exam for the admission into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in its 16 campuses across India.

NIFT 2021  Application Form

In this article, candidates will get information about NIFT 2021 application form, application procedure, application fee, syllabus, pattern, admit card, exam pattern, Test centers, result etc.

NIFT 2021 Admission

ExaminationNIFT 2021 Entrance exam
Article categoryApplication details
Exam typeNational level exam
Conducting AuthorityNational Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Academic session2021-2022
Course offeredB.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des, and MFM
Date of examination14th February 2021 (Indian Nationals)
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Mode of examinationOnline (Computer Based Test)

NIFT 2021- Important Exam Dates/ Schedule

The tentative schedule for NIFT 2021 is given below in the table-

Events/ ActivitiesDates  (Tentative)
Online registration14 December 2020
Last date to submit the online form21 January 2021
The last date to submit the online form with late fee of Rs.5000/-24 January 2021
Correction window25 January (12:00 Hrs) To 28 January 2021 (5 pm)
Date of issue of NIFT admit card 20211 February 2021 (2 pm)
Date of written examination14th February 2021
The result of written examFebruary-March 2021
Situation Test / Group Discussion / InterviewApril – May 2021
The announcement of the final resultBy the end of May/June 2021
Counselinglast week of May/ June 2021

For Foreign Nationals

Events Exam Date
Date of commencement of registration06th January 2021
Last date of registration 31st April 2021

Final dates will be announced after the release of official notification.

Course Offered

Under NIFT 2021 following courses are offered-

  • For Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)- 4 years
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) – 4 Years
  • Master of Design (M.Des.) – 2 years
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) – 2 years
  • Des (Master of Design)- 2 years

NIFT 2021 Eligibility

Before filling the application form, candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criterion for NIFT 2021 is given below-

  • Bachelor Programs

Age criteria-

  • Maximum age of candidates as on 1st October 2020 must be 23 years.
  • There is a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit is applicable for SC/ST/PWD candidates

Qualification Criteria-

  • For Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)-

Candidates who have completed 10+2 from a recognized Board are eligible.


A candidate having General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB) is eligible


A candidate having 3-4 Diploma recognized by AICTE or from a State Board of Technical Education.

  • For Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)

Candidates who have completed 10+2 from a recognized Board Physics, Chemistry and eligible.


A candidate having General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB) is eligible.


A candidate having 3-4 Diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education.

  • Master Programs

Age Criteria

  • No age limit is there for admission into Master courses.

Qualification Criteria-

  • For Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)

Candidates with an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university


Candidate having an Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID is also eligible

  • For M.Des (Master of Design)

A candidate who has done B.E / B.Tech from NIFT or any other recognized Institute / University is eligible.

Note- Candidates must have a working knowledge of English and must possess basic computer knowledge.

NIFT 2021- Seat Reservation

CategorySeat Reservation (%)
OBC (Non-Creamy)27%
Person With Disability (PWD)5% horizontal reservation
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI15% (supernumerary)
State Domicile20% (supernumerary)

NIFT 2021- Application Form

  • Applicants can fill the NIFT 2021 application form only through the online mode.
  • No offline forms are made available.
  • Application forms can be filled between 14th December 2020 to 21st January 2021.
  • Candidates have to fill all the authentic details in the application form.
  • Candidates must upload all the documents like photograph and signature as per the prescribed format.
  • Candidate can make a correction in the application form within the correction window.
  • No need to send the printed copy of the filled application form to the Institute.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the filled application form along with the proof of payment for future use.

Application Fee

  • NIFT 2021 application fee for General/OBC (NCL) candidates is Rs.1500/-.
  • NIFT fee for SC/ST and PWD candidates is Rs.750/-.
  • Application fee can be paid through credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ and demand draft.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • A candidate who will pay application through demand draft has to send the duly filled in application form (printout) along with the demand draft to the given address-

Project Manager,
All India Management Association Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

NIFT 2021- Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for NIFT 2021 is as follows-

  • NIFT 2021 will be conducted in an offline mode (Paper-Based Test)
  • The duration of the exam will be 2 hours
  • Questions will be asked in English.
  • Nonnegative marking is there.
  • The test will consist of- CAT and GAT

Test Structure for GAT (for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and MFM)

SectionNo. of questionsNo. of questionsNo. of questions
Quantitative Ability303030
Communication Ability & English Comprehension454550
Analytical & Logical Ability252525
General Knowledge and Current Affairs252525
Case Study252540

NIFT Syllabus 2021

NIFT 2021 is conducted to test various skills of the candidates. As NIFT consist of CAT and GAT paper, candidates have to prepare accordingly.

CAT (Creative Ability Test) – Under this candidates have to work on their intuitive ability, design ability, the power of observation in concept development, illustration skills, and coloring skills.

GAT paper will include questions from the given topics-

  • Quantitative Ability- Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
  • Communication Ability- synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.
  • English Comprehension- It includes passage and knowledge of Basic English.
  • Analytical Ability
  • Logical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Case Study

NIFT 2021 Examination Cities-

NIFT 2021 exam will be conducted at the following test centers established in the following cities of India-

JodhpurJammuJaipurKannur (Kerala)
VishakhapatnamVadodaraShillongSrinagar (J&K)

NIFT Written Exam- Admit card

  • Admit cards will be made available on the official website of NIFT and admission portal.
  • Candidates can download NIFT 2021 admit cards from 1st February 2021 onwards.
  • No, admit card will be sent through post to the candidates.
  • Every candidate is required to carry their admit cards to the exam center on the day of the exam. Candidates without admit card will be allowed to enter the exam center.

Important Links

NIFT 2021 Prospectus Click Here
NIFT 2021 Application Link (open till 21st Jan 11:59 pm)Click Here
NIFT 2021 Application Link (Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI/OCI)Click Here
NIFT 2021 Admit Card Click Here
NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria Click Here

NIFT 2021- Weightage

The final merit list will be prepared on the bases of following weightage-

Programs Test Weightage

Bachelor of Design

Creative Ability Test (CAT) 40%
General Ability Test (GAT) 30%
Situation Test 30%

Master of Design

Creative Ability Test (CAT) 40%
General Ability Test (GAT) 30%
Situation Test 30%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 100%

Master of Fashion Technology

GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%

Master of Fashion Management

GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%


NIFT Entrance Exam Result

NIFT result will be released in the month of February/March 2021. Candidates can download their result through online mode by using their login credentials. After the announcement of the result, a situation test will be conducted for B.Des and GD/PI for management programs. The final result will be released in the month of May/June and after that admissions will be offered to the selected candidates.

In case of any problem related to NIFT 2021, candidates must contact the concerned authority immediately.

Contact Details-

NIFT Campus,
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi- 110016,
Phone No- 011-6542000
Fax- 011-26535890

5 thoughts on “NIFT 2021 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern”

  1. Pls confirm if candidate doing 10+2 with Physics, chemistry and biology is eligible for NIFT entrance examination


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