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NIFT 2017: Counselling Schedule & Admission Process

NIFT 2017NIFT 2017 Final Result for bachelor & master courses has been declared now. 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. Here in this article, we are providing the latest information regarding NIFT 2017 including counselling schedule, procedure, etc.

Result Admission Procedure FAQs

NIFT 2017 Notifications – Final Result Declared

newiconNIFT 2017 Final Result for Bachelor of Design & Master Programme has been declared now. for final result.

NIFT 2017 Counselling Procedure for various courses has been started now through offline mode on the basis of rank. for counselling details.

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NIFT 2017 Call Letter for situation test has been released (for B.Des programme). for call letter.

NIFT 2017 Call Letter for GD/PI round (for Master courses) has been released. for call letter.

NIFT 2017 Counselling Registration for all programmes has been closed now. for counselling details.

NIFT 2017 Final Result for Master programme (M.Des. MFM, MFTech) has been declared on 25th May 2017.  for result.

NIFT 2017 Final Result for B.Des programme has been declared on 24th May 2017.  for result.

NIFT 2017 Result has been declared on 30th March 2017. for result.

NIFT Exam Dates

The NIFT 2017 official dates are mentioned below:

EventsDates (Announced)
Online registration begins2nd November 2016
Online registration last date10th January 2017
Online registration last date (with late fee of Rs.5000/-)16th January 2017
Admit card release21st January 2017
Exam date12th February 2017
Entrance test result30th March 2017
Situation Test /Group Discussion /InterviewApril-May 2017
Final Result (B.Des)24th May 2017
Final Result (Master)25th May 2017
NIFT Counselling Registration31st May 2017
Counselling starts (B.F.Tech)12th June 2017

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 Counselling/Admission Process

After the written exam, candidates are shortlisted to take Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable. The notification regarding counselling & admission is available in the official website. NIFT Admission 2017 registration was started from 31st May 2017. For counselling procedure, candidates are required to bring the necessary documents along with their photocopies for the document verification process. The counselling is organized through offline mode. After seat allotment candidates have to report to the allotted NIFT campus within the prescribed time and date for completing admission process. The final result for UG & PG courses has been declared now.

to check Last Merit Rank Admitted in Admissions 2016 for BFTech Programme.

Seat Reservation

The reservations of seats for different categories are mentioned below:

  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • OBC (Non-Creamy) – 27%
  • Differently Abled Person (PHP) – 3%
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI – 15% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile – 20% (supernumerary)
  • State Domicile in Jammu & Kashmir – 35 % within 30 seats

Once category is filled up in the application form, it cannot be changed at any stage.

Seat Availability

Students can also check the courses options and seat availability in different campuses:

nift seat matrixNIFT 2018

NIFT 2018 is a national level entrance examination. This exam will be conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Through this exam, candidates will get admission into bachelor’s and master’s courses in design and fashion technology. The application form will be issued from the 1st week of November 2017.

NIFT 2017 Application Form

  • Candidates get the NIFT 2017 Application Form via online process through the website.
  • There was not any other mode available to fill and submit the application form.
  • The application fee was 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 was 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 was 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 eligibilityNIFT 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: This exam was conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode).
  • Negative Marking: There was 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 was asked in GAT test.
  • Language: The GAT question paper was asked in English language.
  • Duration: The test duration was 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)

NIFT 2017 Exam PatternThe revised test structure is as under:

nift-2017-revised-test-structure-of-gat-in-respect-of-b-des-m-des-programmesHere we have mentioned the NIFT written test schedule for all UG and PG programmes:

nift written exam scheduleHere we are providing weightage assigned to each test in the preparation of final merit list:

nift merit list weightagePreparation Tips

Firstly, gather all the information about the syllabus and prepare for the exam accordingly. Prepare a time-table as per your suitable time. Don’t forget to include little breaks between the study hours. Choose the best study material for your preparations and also try to solve some previous years question papers for better preparations.

for Guidelines for Entrance Exam Preparation.

NIFT Syllabus

The syllabus was composed of different topics such as Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability and General Knowledge & Current Affairs. Candidates appearing for NIFT examination should prepare from these topics for the examination. The sample question papers of B.Des, M.Des and other programmes are given below:

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: Yes. NIFT has been granted statutory status under an Act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions. President of India is the ‘Visitor’ of the Institute under the Act. NIFT is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Answer: For this you can check the NIFT exam dates section.

Answer: For UG programmes, the maximum age limit is 23 years as on 1st October, 2016 for Gen candidates, for reserved category candidates  relaxation of 5 years is given. For PG programmes there is no age limit.
Answer: Check Eligibility Criteria section given above for more information.
Answer: The application was started from 2nd November 2016. You can apply by visiting our website.
Answer: Online only, More details has been updated in the notification section.
Answer: No, requests for change in the examination center will not be entertained at any stage. 

Answer:Candidates can view the application by clicking the button “Action 4: View Application” and can take a printout of the same for their record any time. 

Answer:At one time only one programmes can be selected.
Answer: State domicile seats are offered at the following NIFT Campuses: Patna, Kannur, Kangra, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur,  Shillong & Srinagar.

The domicile of the student will be the state in which the candidate has completed his/her class 12th examination/ graduation/qualifying degree. A certificate from the school /college may be obtained. In case the candidate has obtained the qualifying certificate/ degree through Distance Learning mode, the address of the school attended regularly by the candidate will determine his/her domicile status.

Answer:Seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI in each programme. You can check the seat reservation section.
Answer: Check Exam Pattern section above.
Answer: The NIFT exam will be held in Offline Mode i.e. pen & paper based.
Answer: No, their won’t be any negative marking.
Answer: Candidates have to qualify the written test, followed by situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview rounds. 
Answer:No. Admissions are purely on merit based. Please do not be fooled by misrepresentation by any person(s). NIFT does not have any management quota.
Answer:Students from any background can study comfortably in NIFT and make their career. The NIFT fee amount is among the lowest in similar Institutes. Moreover you can avail of education loans. The repayment of loan starts after you are employed. So you can finance your own education.
Answer:Union Bank of India provides pre-sanctioned loans for candidates who qualify for the NIFT admission. You can apply as soon as you clear the NIFT entrance test.
Answer: You can contact any UBI branch across the country with your Common Merit Rank (CMR) for student loans on special rates.
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NIFT 2017 Admit Card

The NIFT 2017 Admit Card was available from 21st January 2017. Candidates who have successfully registered for the NIFT exam, can download their admit card through the official website of NIFT. Candidates note down that the admit card was not be sent by post.

NIFT 2017 Result

The NIFT Final Result 2017 for Master programme was declared on 25th May 2017. Candidates can check their results through the official link. Link is given above. Candidates are required to enter their registration number/ roll number/date of birth and click on submit button to generate results. Candidates are suggested to take printout of the result for further use.

For further queries regarding NIFT 2017, you may ask us by leaving your comments below.

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  1. Onkar chauhan says:

    When nift form avaliable ?
    And what is the full process of admission?
    What is the last cut off general cast?

    • Ryan says:

      Application form are available from last November or starting december and closed in starting of January.
      You have to fill application form then qualify entrance and situation test after that Common Merit Rank will be given to you, if your CMR is included in merit list produced by NIFT then registered for first round counselling and attend it and get admitted.

  2. Anjali kurian says:

    Sir I ve got CMR 363 for nift mfm course. I am from Kannur Kerala. What is the chance to get admission in nift Kannur campus. Please give me a reply?

  3. deepanshi joon says:

    sir,I missed the last date to register for counselling session is there any other option to register now ..I want to get admission in b.des nift and i got 61 marks in nift entrance exam 2017.plzz reply sir

    • Ryan says:

      Sorry! but you can contact NIFT headquarter may be there is any other way. HOPE there will be another way to get registered.

  4. Hemanti kumari says:

    Sir, I have got 11 marks which college I will get.
    But I want to admission in government college please reply me .

  5. sandhya thakur says:

    my cmr is 3996 and category rank is 74…am I eligible for getting admission in nift or not pls assist me sir..

  6. Vanshika says:

    Right now i have taken admission in class 12 from nios boeard …is that board elible or not….nd in which session i can give exam .ill complte my 12 in march 2018.

  7. supriya raj says:

    Not situation test result will be declared on?

  8. Akanksha says:

    When will the call letter for counselling 2017 be released??

  9. Umendra says:

    Nift bf tech counselling registration date for 2017-18

  10. RAJNI SAHNI says:

    how much will be pay in this course…?

    • Your Name...Kamlesh says:

      What is after situation test to eligible for admission in nift and amount to pay for fees and procedures for allocation of nift centre. Plz

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