NIFT 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2023 conducts an entrance test for selecting the candidates for admission into its different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The test is conducted in pen and paper based mode. Interested candidates can apply online for the entrance exam tentatively from the month of December 2022 onwards. Apart from clearing the entrance exam, the candidates also need to clear situation test, group discussions and personal interview rounds. Find complete information related to the NIFT 2023 like eligibility criteria, exam pattern major dates, etc from this article below.

NIFT 2023 Schedule

The tentative dates related to NIFT 2023 are provided in the table below:

Events Announced
Online application form will be available from December 2022
Last date to submit the application form January 2023
Last date to submit the application form with late fee January 2023
Opening of application correction window January 2023
Closing of the application correction window January 2023
Release of admit card February 2023
Date of entrance test February 2023
Result declaration February 2023/ March 2023
Date for situation test/ group discussion/ interview April 2023/ May 2023
Final result declaration May 2023/ June 2023
Beginning of counseling process May 2023/ June 2023

NIFT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates who want to apply for NIFT 2023:

For UG degree course (B.Des and B.F.Tech):

  • Age limit: The upper age limit as on 1st October 2022 is 23 years for general/ OBC candidates and 28 years for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.
  • Educational qualification: A pass in class 12th exam or 3-year diploma or equivalent from a recognized board/ university is required.

For PG degree course (M.Des, MFM and M.F.Tech):

  • For M.Des and MFM course: The candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university or 3-year diploma from NIFT/ NID.
  • For M.F.Tech course: Applicants with BE/ B.Tech from any recognized university or B.F.Tech from NIFT are eligible.

NIFT 2023 Application Form

The NIFT 2023 application form will be released through online mode and can be obtained from the official website of the institute www.nift.ac.in. Those who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can apply for the exam.

  • In the application form, basic personal details related to the candidates such as name, date of birth, email address, etc will be asked.
  • Academic details especially those related to the qualifying exam will also be asked into the form.
  • Scanned copies of photograph and signature of the candidates need to be uploaded into the application form as well.
  • After providing all the details as asked, the candidates can submit the form with the specified application fee.
  • The applicants should then take a printout of the submitted application form and keep it with them for future reference.

Application fee:

  • For general category candidates, the application fee will be Rs. 1500/- and for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PWD candidates, fee will be Rs. 750/-.
  • Payment of the application fee can be done online using debit card/ credit card/ net banking or offline through demand draft.
  • For payment through demand draft, a printout of the application form along with the demand draft should be sent to the following address: Project Manager, All India Management Association Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003.

NIFT 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern overview for NIFT 2023 is provided below.

Stage I: GAT (General Ability Test)

For B.Des and M.Des:

  • Mode of exam: Offline mode
  • Duration of exam: 120 minutes
  • Question paper language: English and Hindi
  • Number of questions:
    • For B.Des: 100
    • For M.Des: 120
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking.
Topics No. of questions
For B.Des For M.Des
Quantitative Ability 20 20
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Analytical Ability 15 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15 15
Total 100 120

For B.F.Tech, MFM and M.F.Tech:

  • Mode of exam: Offline mode
  • Test duration: 180 minutes
  • Question paper language: English and Hindi
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking.
Topics No. of questions
For B.F.Tech For M.F.Tech For MFM
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150

Stage II: Creative Ability Test (CAT)

This test will be conducted to evaluate the creative and innovative use of color, intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development & design ability and illustration skills

Stage III: Situation Test

This test will be conducted to evaluate the skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials

Stage IV: Group Discussion

This test will be conducted to evaluate Conceptual clarity, Knowledge of the topic assigned, Contribution made to the topic, Interpersonal skills, Ability to generate new ideas, Problem solving approach, Leadership qualities and Effective communication

Stage V: Personal Interview

This test will be conducted to evaluate Career orientation, Aptness for the course, overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities, Communication and General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking

NIFT 2023 Admit Card

  • The admit card for the entrance test will be made available for download on the official website.
  • Applicants can download their admit card using their application number, date of birth, etc.
  • Candidates should take a hard copy of the admit card and carry it with them while reporting to the exam center.
  • In absence of a valid admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to take their exam.
  • Admit card should be preserved by the candidates as it may also be required at the time of admission.

NIFT 2023 Result

  • The authorities will declare the result of the entrance exam tentatively in the month of February 2023.
  • Those who qualify the exam will be considered for the further rounds of the admission.
  • A merit list of the candidates will be prepared based on the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates will be invited to attend the further admission process as per the names in the merit list.

NIFT 2023 Admission Process

  • Shortlisted candidates need to appear for the Situation Test, Group Discussions and Personal Interview rounds.
  • Details regarding these rounds will be communicated to the candidates in time via the official website.
  • Documents of the candidates will also be verified at the time of group discussion and therefore they should report for the same with all their documents in original.
  • The final result of the candidates will be declared as per their performance in these rounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What different programmes are offered at the NIFT?

Answer: The following degree courses are offered to the candidates at NIFT:

  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Fashion Technology
  • Master of Fashion Management

Question 2: Can I make correction in the application form after submission?

Answer: An online correction window will be provided to the candidates to make changes in the application form after its submission.

Question 3: Do the authorities send the admit card to appear in the entrance exam through post?

Answer: No. The NIFT exam admit card can only be downloaded from the official website of the institute and will not be sent through post or courier.

Question 4: Is it possible to provide the choice for exam city for appearing in NIFT?

Answer: The candidates will be allowed to provide their choice for exam city (only one) at the time of filling the application form.

Question 5: Can foreign national candidates apply for admission to NIFT?

Answer: Yes. In fact 15% of total seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals (whether residing in India or abroad) and Non Resident Indian having an Indian passport. These candidates are selecte3d for admission on the basis of their SAT/ GMAT/ GRE score.

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