NIFT 2021

NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam)

National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam is conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) for the course of Bachelor in Design or Bachelor in Fashion Technology. The NIFT entrance exam is administered by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. It is the most prestigious fashion school in the world. Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fashion and design technology are available at the university. The NIFT entrance exam is used to gain admission to the National Institute of Fashion Technology's 16 campuses. The entrance test takes place once a year. From May 15, 2021, the NIFT application process for Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh domicile candidates has begun. The registration period will last until May 31, 2021, and the exam dates for these candidates will be revealed later. NIFT has also revised exam dates for Foreign/ SAARC/ NRI/ OCI and PhD candidates due to the present status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign/ SAARC/ NRI/ OCI and PhD candidates' NIFT registration deadlines have been extended until May 31, 2021, and May 23, 2021, respectively. On July 10, 2021, PhD applicants will take a written exam. The final result of B.F.Tech will be published in the month of May 2021, according to the announcement on the official website. For MFM, MDes, and MFT admissions, NIFT created the admit card 2021 for an online interview, which was held from April 19 onwards. The outcome is expected to be released in May/June 2021. Owing to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the NIFT 2021 situation exam for BDes admissions has also been postponed. For PG admissions, the GD round has been cancelled. From April 19, 2021, onwards, the NIFT personal interview round for MDes, MFM, and MFT courses will be conducted online. On March 17, 2021, the NIFT 2021 results were announced. By entering their credentials such as their application number, roll number, and date of birth, candidates will review their results and then download their scorecard. The final NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 response key for the GAT exam was previously published by NIFT. After improvements were made based on candidate feedback, the revised response key was posted.


Entrance Exam Highlights

Exam National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam
Organized by National Institute of Fashion Technology
Category National Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Official Website
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Offline
Total Questions 100 Questions
Negative marking yes
Languages English
No. of Participating Colleges 16
Score Validity One year


Important Dates for NIFT 2021

Events Dates
Application Start Date 14 December 2020
Application End Date 21-Jan-21
Last date to apply with late fee 24-Jan-21
Admit Card Date 1st February 2021
Exam Date 14th February 2021
NIFT Result 2021 Date 17th March 2021
NIFT Situation Test/GD Date To Be Announced
Final Results Date To Be Announced


NIFT 2021 Application Form

Category Fee
General/OBC INR 2000/- with transaction charges
SC/ST INR 1,000/- with transaction charges


NIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria


NIFT 2021 GAT Exam Pattern

Type of Exam Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Medium of Exam English
Duration 2 hours (B.Des & M.Des) ; 3 hours for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Marking Scheme No Negative Marking


Section Wise Pattern for NIFT 2021:

Sections: Number of questions
English comprehension 25
Quantitative ability 20
Communication ability 25
Analytical ability 15
General knowledge and current affairs 15
Total 100


NIFT 2021 Syllabus

NIFT Entrance Exam Syllabus includes the topics covered in the tests such as Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Performance Round, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.

Test-wise Weightage given to NIFT Entrance Test 2021

Programme Test Weightage
Bachelor of Design CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 100%


NIFT Seat Matrix:



Programme Bengaluru Bhopal Chennai Gandhinagar Hyderabad Kannur
Category A* Category B* Category A* Category C* Category B* Category A* Category B* Category A* Category B* Category A* Category B* Category A* Category C* Category B*
Bachelor of Design (B.Des. Programme)
Fashion Design (FD) 37 5 - - - 37 5 37 5 37 5 34 7 3
Leather Design (LD) - - - - - 37 5 - - - - - - -
Accessory Design (AD) 37 5 34 7 3 37 5 37 5 37 5 - - -
Textile Design (TD) 37 5 34 7 3 37 5 37 5 37 5 34 7 3
Knitwear Design (KD) 37 5 - - - 37 5 - - 37 5 34 7 3
Fashion Communication 37 5 - - - 37 5 37 5 37 5 34 7 3
Total Seats for B.Des. 185 25 68 14 6 222 30 148 20 185 25 136 28 12
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
Apparel Production (AP) 37 5 - - - 37 5 37 5 37 5 35 7 3
Total Seats for B.F.Tech 37 5 - - - 37 5 37 5 37 5 35 7 3
Master's Programme
M.Des. (Master of Design) 37 5 - - - - - - - - - 35 7 3
M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management) 37 5 35 7 3 37 5 37 5 37 5 35 7 3
M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology) 31 4 - - - 31 4 31 4 - - - - -
Total Seats for Master Programme 105 14 35 7 3 68 9 68 9 37 5 70 14 6


NIFT Exam Centres

Test Cities Test Cities Test Cities
Ahmedabad Kannur (Kerala) Hyderabad
Bengaluru Kolkata Udaipur
Bhopal Lucknow Vadodara
Bhubaneswar Madurai Jaipur
Chandigarh Mumbai Vishakhapatnam
Chennai Nagpur Jammu
Cochin Patna Shillong
Coimbatore Pune Jodhpur
Dehradun Raipur Srinagar (J&K)
Delhi Ranchi Kangra
Guwahati Surat -


Admit Card of NIFT Entrance Exam 2021

The NIFT 2021 admit card has been released online for MFM, MDes, and MFT admission online interviews. Below you can find a direct connection to download the file. The NIFT admit card is available in an online format on the NIFT website. Candidates must enter their Application number, Registered email ID, and Date of Birth to download their NIFT admit card/hall pass (DOB). The National Institute of Fashion Technology issued the NIFT Entrance Exam Admit Card for the written exam on February 1 at 2 p.m.


Steps to Download NIFT Admit Card 2021

Candidates must first download the NIFT 2021 admit card/hall ticket before attending the exam. To obtain their NIFT 2021 admit card, candidates should follow the steps outlined below.


NIFT Exam Analysis 2021

On February 14, 2021, the NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 was held. At 4:30 p.m., the exam was completed. It consists of two tests: the NIFT General Ability Test (GAT) and the NIFT Creative Ability Test (NCAT) (CAT). The NIFT CAT was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the NIFT GAT was held from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Aspirants had to appear for the tests in two slots: NIFT CAT was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and NIFT GAT was held from 2.30 p.

Candidates who pass both the NIFT GAT and CAT entrance exams are qualified to participate in NIFT's final admissions round, which consists of a Situation Test and Personal Interview. Shortlisted candidates are admitted to NIFT's B.Des and M.Des programmes following this round.


NIFT 2021 Answer Key

On February 17, 2021, the National Institute of Fashion Technology released the NIFT 2021 response key. Candidates will file objections before 10 a.m. on February 20, 2021. The NIFT Answer Key has been made available on the official website, with a direct link given below.

With the aid of the NIFT response key, candidates can now review their likely NIFT entrance exam scores. They may also examine their results using the NIFT 2021 Exam & Question Paper Analysis.


Steps to Download NIFT 2021 Answer Key

The NIFT 2021 response key will be available in an online format. Candidates will download the NIFT 2021 response key by following the steps below:


NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Result

The final BFTech outcome is expected to be announced in May 2021. The NIFT exam was conducted on February 14, 2021, and the results were published on March 17, 2021. By entering their credentials such as their application number, roll number, and date of birth, all aspirants who took the written test can check and download their results. Bachelor of Design (BDes), Master of Fashion Management (MFM), Master of Fashion Design (MDes), and Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) courses each have their own results. The name of those students who passed the written exam is shown in the NIFT Exam Result. Shortlisted candidates are invited to participate in a situation test, group discussion, or personal interview, depending on the course requirements. After all of the exam stages have been completed, the final result will be published. Continue reading to learn what there is to know about the NIFT Result 2021.


Steps to Check NIFT Result 2021

The steps for checking one's NIFT result are outlined below.


NIFT Cut-off 2021

The NIFT cut-off is the minimum score needed by institutions to admit students to various UG and PG courses in fashion technology and design. Students will be admitted to various NIFT Participating Colleges based on their cut-off marks/ranks. The NIFT cutoff will be announced by the National Institute of Fashion Technology on a campus-by-campus and section-by-section basis. NIFT campuses will release their own admissions cut-offs, and applicants must meet the cut-off to be considered for admission to one of the sixteen NIFT campuses. Candidates should be aware that the NIFT cut-off will be determined by a variety of factors including the total number of seats available in colleges, the difficulty level of the exam, the number of students who took the exam, the performance of the students in the exam, previous year cut-off patterns, and so on.


Factors Determining NIFT Cut-off

The NIFT 2021 cutoff will be calculated by considering the following factors/parameters:


NIFT Merit List 2021

The NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 merit list will be compiled based on the candidates' ranks and scores, as well as their categories. Candidates belonging to the foreign national/SAARC/NRI/OCI/domicile categories would have separate merit lists prepared from those belonging to other categories such as General, OBC, SC/ST, and so on. On this page, you'll find everything you need to know about the NIFT Merit List, including important dates, the weightage of each test, and other pertinent information.


NIFT 2021 Counselling Process

NIFT Counseling will be held in various rounds for the 16 NIFT campuses. All shortlisted applicants must bring a soft copy of all valid documents such as proof of date of birth, qualification(s), category certificate, and so on to the NIFT 2021 counselling session. The entire admissions process is coordinated by the NIFT Head Office and takes place after the final NIFT Result 2021 is announced. Those who passed the NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 must register for the counselling round on the dates given. If candidates want to win a seat at one of the NIFT campuses, they must participate in the NIFT counselling process.