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NIFT 2017: Application Form, Entrance Exam, Pattern, Syllabus


 The NIFT is a national level entrance examination which is organized by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai in the major cities of the country. This exam is a perfect gateway to get admission in different UG and PG professional programmes in fashion technology & design field. For admissions in NIFT courses, firstly candidates have to clear the written entrance exam and after that candidates have to go through the situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview rounds. The authority has released the applications for the year 2017. Here in this article, we are providing the latest information regarding NIFT 2017 including courses offered, application form, important dates, etc.

NIFT Exam Dates

The NIFT 2017 official dates are mentioned below:

Events Dates (Announced)
Online registration begins 2nd November 2016
Online registration last date 10th January 2017
Online registration last date (with late fee of Rs.5000/-) 16th January 2017
Admit card release 21st January 2017
Exam date 12th February 2017
Situation Test /Group Discussion /Interview April-May 2017
Result Declared End of May/June 2017
NIFT Counselling June 2017 onwards

Courses Offered

NIFT offer various UG/PG level courses in field of Fashion & technology.

  • Undergraduate Courses: B.Des./ B.F.Tech
  • Postgraduate Courses: M.F.M/ M.F.Tech./ M.Des

NIFT 2017 Application Form

  • Candidates can get the NIFT 2017 Application Form via online process through the website.
  • There is not any other mode is available to fill and submit the application form.
  • The application fee will be Rs.1500/- for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category and Rs.750/- for SC/ ST/ PHP candidates.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs.5000/- in case of late registration.
  • The fee payment will be done through online payment gateway or demand draft (DD) of any bank.

Check – How to Fill NIFT 2017 Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must comply with the eligibility criteria before applying:

Eligibility for undergraduate courses:

  • The maximum age should be 23 years as on 1st October, 2017 for general candidates.
  • 5 years relaxation will be given on maximum age limit for SC, ST or Differently Abled Person (PHP) candidates.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent exam from any recognized central/state board.
  • Candidates who have cleared 3-4 year diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education are also eligible to apply.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for postgraduate courses:

  • There is not any minimum or maximum age limit for master programmes.
  • For M.Des and M.F.M programme, candidates must have passed an undergraduate degree from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • For M.F.Tech course, candidates should have cleared B.F.Tech. from NIFT or B.E/B.Tech from any institution/university recognized by law in India.
  • Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

The detailed eligibility criteria is mentioned below:

nift eligibility

NIFT 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: This exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode).
  • Negative Marking: There will be no provision of negative marking.
  • Papers: This exam has been divided into two parts GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test).
  • No. of Questions: Total 150 questions will be asked in GAT test.
  • Language: The GAT question paper will be asked in English language.
  • Duration: The test duration will be 2 hours (120 minutes).

Phase 1 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – All UG and PG Programmes (CAT and GAT Exam)
Phase 2 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – B.Des & M.Des Programmes (CAT and GAT Exam)
Phase 2 – Computer Based Test (CBT) – B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Programmes (GAT Exam)

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