NIFT 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Admit Card

NIFT 2021NIFT 2021 stands for National Institute of Fashion Technology is the premium institution where fashion education is given. This institution proffers courses at the level of Bachelor and Master’s level in the field of designing and fashion technology. After successfully completing the course, the candidate will be given Admission Into Sixteen Different Institutions of NIFT via NIFT Entrance Exam 2021-22. The entrance test will be commenced once every year. If you are keen on taking up admission to this reputed course then know the details and move forward.

NIFT 2021 Notification:

  • NIFT 2021 Result has been released on 17th March 2021. Click here to check the Result.
  • The Exam Date has been released. The NIFT 2021 exam will be conducted on 14th February 2021.
  • NIFT 2021 Application form has been released on 14th December 2020.

NIFT 2021 Exam Date:

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Interested candidates check the below information about the NIFT 2021 Exam Date.

Events Exam Dates
Online Application form Commencement: 14th December 2020
Last date of Application Form Submit: 21st January 2021
Online Registration form the Last date with late fee: 24th January 2021
Window to edit Application Form: 25th to 28th January 2021 
Downloading Admit Card Date: 1st February 2021
NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Date: 14th February 2021
Release of answer key: 17th February 2021
Last date to submit objection on the Answer key: 17th to 20th February 2021 
Result Announcement: 17th March 2021 
Last date of registration for Foreign nationals/ NRIs/SAARC: 30th April 2021 
Situation test/ GD/Interview: April/ May 2021 
Final Result Announced End of May/ June 2021 
Counselling Registration from End of May/ June 2021 

NIFT Admission 2021 Application Form:

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The availability of the NIFT 2021 Application Form has been started from 14th December 2020. There is an online mode availability for filling the application form. There will be no proviso like printed form at all. Along with the application form, make a payment of Rs 5000/-as the payment for the application fee. After the form is filled, ensure to take the printout of the application form for further ease. Make sure for retaining the payment proof.

Steps to Apply For NIFT 2021:

  • Visit the official website of NIFT i.e,
  • Then on the homepage click on the “New login” link.
  • Fill in basic details such as name, DOB, mail Id, contact number, etc.
  • Then the candidate will receive a verification code in your registered ID & number.
  • Now log in using “login credentials”.
  • Fill in all the other details & complete your registration process.
  • Upload passport size photograph & signature in JPG/ JPEG format.
  • Now proceed to submit the registration fee as per your category.
  • After fee submission, click on the submit option.
  • At last, print the confirmation page for future reference.

Click here to Apply for NIFT 2021 Application Form

Application Fee:

  • GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy layer) needs to pay Rs. 1500/-
  • PHP/SC/ST Category candidates need to make a payment of Rs. 750/-

Modes of Making Payment for Application Fee:

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Demand Draft
  • If you are opting for DD then it must be issued in the favor of ‘NIFT HO’ payable in New Delhi. Also, ensure that DD needs to be sent duly completed with the application at the mentioned address

NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Find below the NIFT 2021 Eligibility for the Under Graduate, PG, and B.F. Tech Courses:

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For Under Graduate Courses:

  • Those who are applying for B.Des must have completed their class 12th from some recognized board or central board like CISCE or CBSE or some other Or
  • Must have obtained GCE or General Certificate Education exam (Sri-Lanka / London/Cambridge/) at advanced level (A) level or IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • Any Public School/ University/ Board Exam equivalent as 12th from India or from some foreign universities recognized by AIU
  • Must have passed or appeared in Senior Secondary School Exam commenced by NOS (National Open School)with minimum possible five subjects.
  • Must have 3 years diploma from a recognized institution.

For B.F.Tech:

  • Candidate must have passed class 12th from the state board or central board with subjects like Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
  • Those who are holding Candidates holding a diploma of 3 years in any branch of engineering are also eligible to apply.

 Age Criteria applicable For UG Courses:

The maximum possible age limit applicable for undergraduate level courses is 23 years as of Oct 01, 2021. However, there will be age relaxation of 5 years in the category of PHP/ST/SC.

For PG Courses:


  • The candidate must have attained a B.Des degree from some recognized institution.
  • Must have acquired a diploma in UG Design from NID or NIFT
  • Must have attained an undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NID or NIFT. Those who are appearing in the course can also apply for the NIFT 2021


  • Must have attained an undergraduate degree from some recognized institution
  • Must have attained a diploma of 3-years from NID/NIFT. Those who are appearing in the course can also apply for the course


  • The candidate must have attained a B.Tech/B.E. degree from some recognized institution. Those who are appearing in the course can also apply for NIFT 2021

Age Criteria applicable For PG Courses:

There is no age limit for Post Graduation courses.

Provision of Courses Via NIFT Entrance Exam:

  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

NIFT 2021 Exam Pattern:

The NIFT 2021 exam pattern consisted of CAT, GAT, and GD/PI. A detailed account of the tests mentioned here:

  • General Ability: GAT or General Ability Test for all the courses will be provided by NIFT. For the courses such as B.Des and M. Des, GAT is the prerequisite test used for selection in NIFT. Post GAT, B.Des, and M.Des, applicants require to pass the CAT test. Those who qualify for both of the written tests can apply for situation test (B.Des) and GD/PI (M.Des)
  • While applying for B.F.Tech, GAT is the only test that one needs to go through. Those who are applying for MFM & M.F.Tech, need to participate in GD/PI after the qualifying GAT test.
  • Mode for Exam: All the courses, GAT will commence in offline mode
  • Duration for Exam: Written-test for GAT written will take 2 hours (including M.Des & B.Des) and 3 hours duration for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and MFM
  • Question Criteria: There will be 100 questions for GAT and 120 questions for M.Des.
  • Language: The question paper will appear in the English language only
  • Papers: For M.Des and B.Des, two written exams will be commenced which implies GAT & CAT. For B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and MFM, GAT will commence.
  • Marking Scheme: There will be no provision for negative marking.
  • Marks Structure of GAT for B.Des:

Exam Pattern For B.Des & M.Des Courses:

The marks structure of GAT for B.Des courses is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability  20 questions
Communication Ability  25 questions
English Comprehension  25 questions
Analytical Ability  15 questions
General Knowledge & Current Affairs  15 questions

The marks structure of GAT for M.Des courses is as follows:

Sections No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability  20 questions
Communication Ability 30 questions
English Comprehension  30 questions
Analytical Ability  25 questions
General Knowledge & Current Affairs  15 questions

Marks Structure for courses like M.F.Tech, B.F.Tech, and MFM:

Sections No. of Questions
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 30 questions (10 questions for MFM)
Communication Ability 45 questions (50 questions for MFM)
Analytical & Logical Ability  25 questions
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25 questions
Case Study 25 (40 questions for MFM)

NIFT 2021 Syllabus:

  • General Ability Test (GAT) consisted of Communication Ability, Quantitative Ability, Analytical Ability, English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs for B.Des & M.Des courses.
  •  GAT for MFM, B.F.Tech and M.F.Tech comprises Analytical & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs & Case Study Communication Ability & English Comprehension
  • CAT for M.Des & B.Des test is commenced to check the inventive and creative ability of candidates in designing. As far as situation test concern, it commences evaluating the skills for innovative ability and material handling. There will be a group discussion round as well on the case study.

NIFT Admit Card 2021:

Candidates get the NIFT 2021 Admit Card through the online mode. Admit card available on the 1st February 2021. Authority will not send the Admit Card via post or Courier. If you are facing a problem downloading the admit card you can contact the NIFT Office.

Steps to Download NIFT 2021 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of NIFT 2021.
  • On the Homepage click on “Admit Card for written Exam Admission 2021
  • Then enter “Application Number”, “Date of Birth” & “Email ID”.
  • After filling in all the details, click on the submit button.
  • Then Download the Admit Card.

NIFT Result:

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  • Candidates who give the successfully written exam can check the NIFT 2021 Result through Online Mode. The result has been announced on 17th March 2021.
  • After the Result Announce authority will send the call letter for Group Discussion, Interview, and situation test. The final result will be declared in June 2021.

Steps to Check the NIFT Result 2021:

  • Visit the official website of NIFT.
  • On the Homepage, Check the Admission section and click on the Result.
  • Then a result page will be opened on the screen.
  • Enter roll number, date of birth & application number.
  • Then, click on the “Submit” button.
  • The result will appear on the computer screen.
  • Check it & download it for further process.

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