NIFT Coaching in Ahmedabad – NIFT 2017

1. NIFT Admission Important Date
1.1 Schedule for the NIFT Admission 2017-18
1.2 Exam Centres
1.3 Schedule for the NIFT Admission 2016-17

2. How to Apply
2.1 How to apply in NIFT
2.1 Apply Here

3. Programme of Study
3.1 Bachelor Programmes and Eligibility
3.2 Master Programmes and Eligibility
3.3 Campus and Course Options

4. About NIFT Entrance Exam
4.1 NIFT General Ability Test (GAT)
4.2 NIFT Situation Test, Group Discussion & Interview
4.3 Weightage Assigned in Final Merit List
4.4 Counselling
4.5 Cancellation of Admission
4.6 How to prepare for CAT
4.7 Admit Card
4.8 Previous Year Question Papers
4.9 2096 Students Selected in NIFT from BRDS

5. NIFT Result
5.1 Announcement of Results
5.2 NIFT Cut Offs Marks
5.3 Reservation of Seats

6. About NIFT
6.1 About NIFT
6.2 Education at NIFT
6.3 NIFT Scholarships and Awards
6.4 Why join NIFT?
6.5 Facilities
6.6 NIFT Campuses
6.7 Fee Structure

7. Overseas Candidates

8. Download Brochure

9. NIFT Contact

10. NIFT Offical Website

  1. NIFT Admission Important Date

  1.1 Schedule for the NIFT Admission 2017-18

1 Online Application 02nd November 2016 to 10th January 2017
2 Last Date for submission 10th January, 2017
3 Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee) through Credit/Debit Card only. In case of Demand Draft, the print out of application alongwith Demand Draft should reach the given address before 16th January, 2017 16th January, 2017
4 Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 12th February, 2017
5 Situation Test/ Group Discussion/ Interview April – May 2017
6 Admit Card (Online only) 21st January 2017 (1300 Hrs)
7 Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May/ June 2017
8 Counselling June 2017 onwards

WRITTEN TEST (All UG and PG Programmes)

Date of Test : 12th February, 2017

Programmes Test Test Timings
Bachelor of Design CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Master of Design CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master of Fashion Technology GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master of Fashion Management GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

  1.2 Exam Centres

A Paper Based Test (PBT) for all UG and PG Programmes will be conducted on 12th Feb. 2017 at 32 cities.

The candidate may select only ONE city for the examination on 12th February, 2017. No request for change in examination center will be entertained at any stage.

List of Examination Centres

Sr. No City Sr. No City
1 Ahmedabad 17 Kannur (Kerala)
2 Bengaluru 18 Kolkata
3 Bhopal 19 Lucknow
4 Bhubaneswar 20 Madurai
5 Chandigarh 21 Mumbai
6 Chennai 22 Nagpur
7 Cochin 23 Patna
8 Coimbatore 24 Pune
9 Dehradun 25 Raipur
10 Delhi 26 Ranchi
11 Guwahati 27 Surat
12 Hyderabad 28 Udaipur
13 Jaipur 29 Vadodara
14 Jammu 30 Vishakhapatnam
15 Jodhpur 31 Shillong
16 Kangra 32 Srinagar (J&K)

Please note that NIFT reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres mentioned above. In such a case, an alternate centre, which is locationally and administratively convenient, will be allotted.

Candidates may e-mail: admissions@ nift.ac.in or nift@applyadmission.net for related queries.

  1.3 Schedule for the NIFT Admission 2016-17

Sr. No Admission Stage Dates
1 Online Registration 20th October, 2015 to 10th January, 2016
2 Last date for Online Registratio 10th January, 2016
3 Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee)
through Credit/Debit Card only. In case of Demand Draft, the print out of the application along with DD should reach the given address before 16th January, 2016
16th January, 2016
4 Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 14th February, 2016
5 Admit Card (Online only) 21st January 2016 (1300 Hrs)
6 Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview April – May 2016
7 Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May / June 2016
8 Counselling June 2016 onwards

Note: Admit Cards, Results and Counselling Schedule will be available on NIFT’s website only. No separate communication will be sent by post.

  2. How to Apply

  2.1 How to apply in NIFT

Candidates can apply online at www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/nift2016

Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose. The Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift.ac.in free of cost. The Application Fee has to be paid through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.

• Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1500/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
• Fee for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.750/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.

Mode of Payment: Credit Cards/Debit Cards and Demand Draft

(A) Credit Cards /Debit Cards
Payments of application fee (Rs.1500/- or Rs.750/-) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained above. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the applicant.

Candidates are advised to apply on time.

(B) Demand Draft
Payment of application fee (Rs 1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 750/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates) can be made through Bank Demand Draft as explained above. The Demand Draft should be issued in favour of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft are to be filled in the online application form.

Candidates are advised to check the following details carefully before sending the Demand Draft.

• DD made in favour of “NIFT HO” ,
• Amount of Demand Draft as applicable i.e. Rs 1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs.750/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates
• Name, Date, Amount & Signature of the issuing authority on the Demand Draft.

Candidates applying through Demand Draft are required to send the printout of the Application Form, duly completed in all respect, along with Demand Draft on the following address:

Project Manager – CMS
All India Management Association
Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

The duly filled form should reach the above address on time. Incomplete forms or forms received late will not be accepted. The Institute does not take any responsibility for delay or loss of forms or correspondence in postal transit or by courier. Candidates are advised to keep the copy of printout and Demand Draft for future reference.

Applicants are advised to keep a print out / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment.

  2.2 Apply Here

  3. Programme of Study

  3.1 Bachelor Programmes and Eligibility

a) Bachelor Programmes Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) – Duration 4 years

• Accessory Design – 390 seats
• Fashion Communication – 360 seats
• Fashion Design – 390 seats
• Knitwear Design – 210 seats
• Leather Design – 120 seats
• Textile Design – 360 seats

Eligibility :
Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October, 2015. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications

Education Qualification :
• The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
or
• General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
or
• Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
or
• A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
or
• 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

b) Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) – Duration 4 years
• Apparel Production- 360 seats

Eligibility:
• The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
• General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/SriLanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).
or
• Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
• A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
• 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

  3.2 Master of Design ( M. Des. )

a) Master of Design (M. Des)

• Design Space – 90 seats

Eligibility:

Age – No age limit
• Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India
or
• Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.
• Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

Note: Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through ‘Course Work’ or a ‘Dissertation’.

b) Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) – 420 seats

• Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
or
• Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

c) Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech) – 100 seats

Eligibility:
• Bachelor of Fashion Techology (B.F.Tech.) from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
or
• Bachelor of Engineering (B.E )/ Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
1. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply provided:
(a) That they produce a proof of having acquired the minimum prescribed qualifications at the time of counselling/admission.
or

(b) If the 12th class/final year/final semester (as the case may be) result of qualifying degree/certificate examination is not declared by the concerned Board/ University till the date of counselling/admission, his/her admission in such case will be strictly provisional subject to the
following conditions:

(i) Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in the prescribed Proforma (Annexure–I) is submitted. In case the candidate is minor i.e. below 18 years of age, the affidavit shall be signed by his/ her parent/guardian. Candidates/ parent /guardians may note that submission of false affidavit is a punishable offence;

(ii) The candidate will submit the final result of qualifying degree/certificate providing his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2016 to their Campus Director / Jt. Director where the admission has been granted.

(iii) In case the candidate fails to submit his/her final result of qualifying degree in the manner as prescribed at (ii) above to prove his/her eligibility on or before 30th September, 2016, whatsoever the reason may be his/her admission will be treated as null and void (cancelled) and entire fee will be forfeited. Any exception will be as per the decision of DG-NIFT, on a case to case basis.

(iv) The Campus Director / Nodal officer will be responsible to ensure that the eligibility of all students meet prescribed qualification for admission specially in case of provisional students. The provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled, if the candidate fails to submit result in time i.e. 30th September, 2016.

(v) Those candidates who are seeking provisional admission due to non declaration of their final year/final semester/12th class (refer Annexure -I) will provide proof of having passed all papers in all the previous years /semesters of qualifying degree examination (whichever relevant).

(vi) The candidates will also bring the date sheet /admit card/ Principal’s certificate as proof of having appeared in the qualifying exam.

(vii) Candidates who have appeared for compartment/ Supplementary examination(s) in the 12th standard or final semester/ final year of graduation and the result of the same is not declared by the time of counselling/ admission, such candidates will be considered for admission as per para 1 (b) (ii) above, for the academic session 2016-17.

2. Any candidate who has not appeared for the qualifying exam before the date of counselling/ admission to NIFT, will not be eligible.

3. It is further clarified that provisional admission will be considered only in such cases where the result of Final year/ semester of the qualifying degree has not been declared by the concerned Board/ University in its totality. In case the result has been declared by the concerned Board/ University but it has not been declared in a specific case, for any reason, such cases will NOT be considered under provisional admission category.

  3.3 Campus and Course Options

SEAT AVAILABILITY

  4. About NIFT Entrance Exam

  4.1 NIFT General Ability Test (GAT)

a) FOR Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Master of Design (M.Des.) : This test will comprise of various sections as given below:
1) Quantitative Ability
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension
3) Analytical and Logical Ability
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
5) Case Study

The number of questions may vary in each section year to year.

TEST STRUCTURE

Programme BRDS MDES
Paper Name GAT GAT
Language of Written Test English English
Test Duration ( MIN ) 120 120
Section No. of Question No. of Question
Quantitative Ability 25 25
Communication Ability 35 35
English Comprehension 30 30
Analytical Ability 30 30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30 30
Total 150 150

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub-test may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English.

It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.

3) English Comprehension: This subtest aims to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage, and test of basic English language.

4) Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information.

5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs

Creative Ability Test (CAT)

This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

b) For Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.), Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M), Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.):

This test will comprise of various sections as given below:

1) Quantitative Ability
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension
3) Analytical and Logical Ability
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
5) Case Study

TEST STRUCTURE

Programme BFTECH MFTECH MFM
Paper Name GAT GAT GAT
Language of Written Test English English English
Test Duration ( MIN ) 180 180 180
Section No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
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

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.

3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify a the given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.

M.F Tech will also have some questions from the engineering field.

The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses may vary.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).

  4.2 NIFT Situation Test, Group Discussion & Interview

Situation Test

Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

No additional material will be provided / allowed.

The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.

The use of outside/additional material in making the model/design is not permitted. Also, candidates who try to disclose their identity by writing any personal details or place any identification mark on the model/ design/write-up shall be considered “DISQUALIFIED” and the final result of these candidates shall not be declared.

The evaluation of the test will be done by the Jury on the spot. The model will not be preserved for future reference.

Group Discussions

Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD would comprise approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication

Personal Interview

Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the course
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking.

  4.3 Weightage Assigned in Final Merit List

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under:

Bachelor Programmes Test Weightage
B.Des CAT
GAT
SITUATION TEST
50%
30%
20%
B.F.Tech GAT 100%
Master Programmes Test Weightage
M.Des CAT
GAT
GD/PI
40%
30%
30%
M.F.M. GAT
GD/PI
70%
30%
M.F.Tech GAT
GD/PI
70%
30%

In case of the score being equal, the older candidate according to the date of birth will be given preference.

  4.4 Counselling

The details of counselling viz. the mode, dates and procedure will be available on the website in the month of April/May 2016. Candidates are advised to regularly check the NIFT website for further information.
The following documents along with the photocopies shall be required for Admission after qualifying the entrance examination. The original certificates, except the medical certificate, will be returned to the candidate after verification.

(i) Original certificates of qualifying examination i.e. 12th class/degree (marks Sheet and Certificate).

In case of admission to PG courses, the candidates will also be required to bring the original certificate (Mark Sheet and Certificate) of the qualifying degree examination. In case the candidate has appeared in final semester/ final year (as applicable) then he/she will have to bring the original mark sheet of all the previous semester/years. Along with photocopies, candidates are also advised to bring scanned copies of the original certificates on a CD or pendrive for uploading on NIFT server during counselling.

(ii) In case the candidate has appeared for qualifying exam/compartment (of final year/semester) and the result is due, the date sheet /admit card for examination has to be brought.

(iii) Bank Draft(s) of requisite fee in favour of “NIFT HO” has to be bought. The name of the candidate, date of counselling, phone/ mobile no., name of the programme, Category, Rank and Roll Number are to be mentioned at the back of Bank Draft(s).

(iv) Proof of date of birth (Secondary School Mark Sheet & Certificate) (Original and Photocopy).

(v) SC/ST/OBC – Non-Creamy/Physically Handicapped (supported with requisite Certificate). For State Domicile seats the status of domicile will be decided by the address of school / college (qualifying degree) last attended, whichever applicable.

(vi) Basis of funding of the tuition fee/ certificate of the parents income e.g Income Tax Return of 2015-16, Salary Certificate of March’2016 etc.

(vii) Certificate of Medical Fitness to be signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format in original.

(viii) Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for seeking provisional admission only in case, the result of qualifying examination is yet to be declared (in the format at Annexure-I).

(ix) An undertaking regarding AntiRagging

(x) An undertaking regarding refund of fee

Note: In case any of the above document(s) is/ are in any language other than Hindi/ English, then as the authentic translation in English/Hindi should be produced duly verified by the issuing institution/ gazetted officer / Self attested (original and photocopy) by the candidate at the time of Counselling /Admission. Failure on the part of candidate to produce the requisite authentic translation may result in refusal of admission.

  4.5 Cancellation of Admission

(i) Only qualifying .the entrance examination shall not, ipso facto, entitle a candidate for admission to a programme

(ii) If NIFT is not satisfied with character, past behavior or antecedents of a candidate, it can refuse to admit him/her to any course of study at any Campus or cancel the admission at a later stage.

(iii) If at any stage it is found that a candidate has got admission in any Campus /Programme on the basis of false information, or by hiding relevant facts or if it is found that admission was given due to any mistake or oversight, the admission granted to such candidate shall be liable to be cancelled forthwith without any notice at any time during the course of his/ her studies by the Director of the Campus / Director (Admission) and fee deposited by the candidate will be forfeited.

(iv) If a candidate does not report to the allotted / reallotted NIFT campus within 7 days of commencement of the session, the admission of the candidate will stand cancelled without any intimation and the tuition fee paid shall be forfeited.

(v) The Director General may cancel the admission of any student for specific reason or debar him/her for a certain period.

(vi) It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to make sure that they are eligible and fulfill all the conditions prescribed for admission. Before issue of admission receipt at the time of allotment of seats, candidates should ensure that he/she fulfills all eligibility criteria as laid down in Admission brochure. If it is found at any stage during the entire period of the programme that the candidate does not fulfill the requisite eligibility conditions, his/her admission will be cancelled and entire fee will be forfeited;

(vii) The merit will be valid only for the programme/ category for which the candidate has appeared and cannot be utilized for admission to any other programme/ category. Further, the merit of the candidate shall be valid only for the academic session 2016-17.

Note: NOTE : All admissions shall be completed on or before the last date decided by the Director General.

  4.6 How to prepare for CAT

Develop objectives and goals:
Your goal should be clear to you, so that you have confident and planned approach towards your goal. Don’t prepare to appear in the examination but set your target to qualify and get marks in the test. Develop your objectives to achieve your goal. You must be very sure about what are you preparing for. List out the topics you have to cover in order to qualify the examination. Check your strength and weakness and set objectives to improve.

Prepare a methodology:
Make a draft methodology chart for your preparation, as you have to prepare for the test in stages and skipping or shuffling the stages can confuse you and may affect the quality of your work which may hinder your performance in the examination. Start with the fundamentals and basics of design.
This would keep you updated about your progress and will set a strong foundation for further stages.

Determined Approach:
Be determined and execute your plan thoroughly and rigorously. Keep in mind, if you just make plans and do not implement them then there would not be any significant progress in your quality of work.

Observation and Application based methods:
Keep observing your surrounding and vicinity; this would help you to understand the application of the topics you are practicing, as creative test is always application based.
For example, if you are practicing line work then check for its application, look up for questions based on line exercise. The same should be done for all the topics in order to understand to reason for practicing particular topics.

Be Optimistic:
The examination is designed to evaluate drawing, visualisation, creative writing but other than this it also assesses the psychology behind your answers. Your answer will depict your psyche. One has to keep an optimistic approach by choosing positive, cheerful, confident topics, options and colour schemes.

Avoid Myths:
A common myth is that entrance exams are very tough or that the questions are complex and difficult to crack. It is just a different pattern of examination which requires different approach to understand the same subject that you have studied in school.

Time Management:
Time management is a critical part in preparation of any exam as you have to maintain the quality of your answer and complete it in given time as well. Students should develop a habit of drawing complete answers and do it in a set timeline. So attempt the questions with such a speed that you can complete the tests within stipulated time.

No Plagiarism, No shortcuts. Avoid focus dilution:
Do not copy answers from any available resources. Avoid plagiarism, as it would damage your imagination abilities and would deplete your thoughts, ideas and observation regarding the subject and topics and you will not be able to come up with any innovative answers.
Your focus should be strong and cemented, do not get distracted from unnecessary ideas or logics which are not applicable or unpractical with respect to your preparation. Remember, there is no shortcut for developing your skills; you have to keep practicing and observing.

Never quit mid-way:
Some people are in the habit of leaving jobs half finished. Quitting is a negative habit and won’t take you far in life.

Keep revising, Keep retaining:
Here, revision refers to practicing the topics continuously as revision is always fruitful as it broadens the scope of developing innovative answers and strengthens the foundation of your preparation. Make sure that the weaker topics are revised more as they would require supplementary input.

Practice Sample Papers:
Practice past year papers thoroughly. This will give you an idea of the type of questions that are asked in an exam.

Remove Psychological Barrier:
Every battle is first won in the mind then on the ground. Psychological battle starts before the real battle comes in. And the greatest battle is not physical, but psychological.
So, be prepared and be confident, believe in yourself.

  4.7 Admit Card

On the basis of information given in the NIFT Application Form, Admit Card of provisionally eligible candidates will be available from www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/NIFT2017 from 21st January 2017 (1300 hours) onwards. Admit card will not be sent by post. Candidates are advised to regularly check NIFT website for updates.

  4.8 Previous Year Question Papers

  4.9 2096 Students Selected in NIFT from BRDS

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a fashion institute in India. It was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India With its head office in New Delhi, NIFT has total 16 centers across India located at Mumbai, Kolkata, Kangra, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Raebareli, Patna, Shillong, Bhopal, Kannur, Bhubaneswar, Srinagar and Jodhpur.NIFT offers four-year bachelors, as well as two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management, and Technology with total 2800 seats in all the programmes.

BRDS has consistently brought out successful students for getting into NIFT and it is proud to achieve highest selection in NIFT compared to any other coaching institute in India. BRDS is the only institute to publish full result year after year with brief about the students, their city, and photos. No institute in India provides results with so much detail.

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  5. NIFT Result

  5.1 Announcement of Results

The declaration of final result will be displayed on the NIFT website at the end of May/ June 2017.

On the basis of result of written test GAT and CAT, B.Des candidates will be called for second test called Situation Test. For B.F.Tech., GAT will be the final test for selection. The candidates for M.Des will take GAT and CAT. On the basis of result of GAT and CAT, in case of M.Des. and GAT in case of M.F Tech and MFM, candidates will be called for Group Discussion/Personal Interview.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for admission. Their admission at all the stages of the examination for which they are admitted by NIFT viz. Written Test, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Interview (as the case may be) will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Written Test, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Interview (as the case may be), it is found that candidate does not fulfill any eligibility criteria, his/her candidature for the examination shall stand cancelled without any notice or further reference. NIFT shall not be liable for any consequences on account of such cancellations.

  5.2 NIFT Cut Offs Marks

  5.3 Reservation of Seats

The seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI, ineach programme are as under:

SC – 15%

ST – 7.5%

OBC (NON-CREAMY) – 27%

Differently Abled Person (PHP)- 3% Horizontal reservation for Differently Abled Person (with 40% or more disability) cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs NonCreamy and General category. Campus and programme will be allotted on rotation, at NIFT’s discretion.

Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI – 15% (supernumerary)

State Domicile – 20% (supernumerary)

Category once filled up in the application form will not be changed at any stage.
The qualifying candidates need to meet the eligibility and admission requirements of NIFT.

REQUIREMENTS OF EACH CATEGORY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SC/ST Candidates
Candidates applying under this reserved quota will have to produce a Caste/Tribe certificate from the Competent Authorities of the respective States/Union Territories/ National Commission of Tribes.

OBC (Non-Creamy) Candidates
Candidates applying under this quota would have to substantiate the caste and non-creamy layer requirement. Candidates applying under this quota shall produce a caste certificate from the Competent Authority certifying that they belong to the non-creamy layer. The certificate should be in favour of the candidate, issued not earlier than September 01, 2015. Failure to produce an appropriate certificate from a competent authority shall make the candidate ineligible for counselling, and the applicants will not be offered admission. Requests for provisional admisssion will not be entertained. To summarize:

a) The candidate should possess an OBC certificate issued in the name of the candidate and not in favour of respective parents/guardian.

b) The caste mentioned in the OBC certificate should find mention in the Central list of OBCs available at http:// ncbc.nic.in/backward-classes/index.html

c) The OBC certificate should not be more than a year old and should clearly mention that the candidate belongs to the non-creamy layer.
d) The certificate must be issued by the Competent Authority.

e) In case of married women applying to any course under reserved category, she has to produce the caste certificate in her own name. Certificate in the name of husband / mother/ father is not acceptable.

Differently Abled Candidates (PHP)

Medical Certificate issuing Authority for Physically Handicapped Candidates(PHP)
At the time of submission of application, Physically Handicapped candidates shall be required to necessarily attach a copy of Disability Certificate issued in Form II, Form III or Form IV as defined in sub-clause (t) of section 2 by a Medical Authority as defined under section- 4 of Rules framed by Central/State Govt. in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996).Such candidates are required to produce the original Medical Certificate both at the time of Counselling and at the time for Admission to the Institute.

It is mandatory for the Differently Abled candidates to attend the Counselling for evaluation. The course will be allotted to the candidates after assessing the capabilities of the candidates. NIFT may consider applications from PHP students for providing external assistance during assessments, with the condition that the expenses for the same will be borne fully by the student/ applicant. It is however recommended that the student/ applicant arrange his/her own external assistant for this purpose as this will ensure a better fit for individual needs.

NIFT will assess the actual physical/ psychological capability of a candidate selected for counselling of a particular programme/ course as per the specific requirements of that particular Programme/ course by a Board constituted at each campus by the Campus Director. The three members Board will consist of a Medical Officer/Psychologist, a Faculty from the concerned department (Design/ Technology/Management) and an Administrative Officer. Candidates are advised to come prepared for such assessments at the time of counseling.

NIFT may utilize its laboratories/equipment/test materials for making such assessment of the physical/psychological capability of a candidate for undertaking that Programme/ course and may tailor such test for each individual separately as decided by the Board. The assessment is compulsory for all candidates seeking reservation under this category.

The Board in its proceedings will recommend whether the candidate is capable or incapable for undertaking the particular programme/course applied for. A copy of such order will also be communicated to the candidate in writing under acknowledgement informing him that he can make an appeal against the order, in which case the appeal will be referred to another Standing Board at Head Office (HO) whose recommendation will be final and no further representation will be accepted. NIFT reserves the right to disqualify the candidature in case of inability of the candidate for a particular programme.

  6. About NIFT

  6.1 About National Institute of Fashion Technology

National Institute of Fashion Technology, a leader in fashion education with the ability to integrate knowledge, academic freedom, critical independence and creative thinking has a history of being in existence for 28 years stands as a testimony to its fundamentals where academic excellence lies at the core. The institute has stood as a beacon of serious critical engagement, a key enabler in developing competent professionals.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), set up in 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, is a Statutory Institute Governed by the NIFT Act 2006. Bringing in a wide range of aesthetic & intellectual orientations, the early instructors included leading progressive scholars from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. The in-house faculty was drawn in from a distinguished group of intellectuals who put forth a sense of dynamism creating a pathway to effective learning. Pupul Jaykar Hall at NIFT headquarters in New Delhi is a reminiscence of many educational thinkers and visionaries who have been instrumental to the institute’s road map to success. Academic inclusiveness has been a catalyst in the expansion plans of the institute. Over this period, NIFT has spread its wings across the length and breadth of the country. Through its 15 professionally managed campuses, National Institute of Fashion Technology provides a framework to ensure that prospective students from different parts of the country achieve their highest potential through the programmes offered. Since the early years of its inception, the institute has provided a firm foundation in fashion education in the domains of Design, Management and Technology. Since then, NIFT has scaled high academic standards. The faculty of the institute has grown into a community of leading practitioners, education enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, researchers & analysts.

Through its journey, NIFT has strengthened its academic strategy. Invigorating thought leadership, research stimulus, industry focus, creative enterprise and peer learning have reinforced the institute’s academic bedrock. Fostering a new generation of creative thinkers, the institute is empowered to award Degrees in undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral studies. Articulating the ideology of world-class learning practices, the institute has entered into strategic alliances with leading international institutes.

NIFT is committed to academic excellence in fashion education. The vision of the institute embraces challenges and provides the impetus in setting highest academic standards. NIFT continues to strive to be nothing but the best.

  6.2 Education at NIFT

NIFT Act 2006 published in the Gazette of India on 14th July, 2006 confers Statutory Status on the institute. The Act came into effect from 1st April, 2007. The President of India is the ‘Visitor’ of the institute under the Act. The Act empowers the institute to award Degrees and other distinctions. NIFT is the first premier institute in India to award its own Degrees in the field of fashion education.

The Degrees awarded by the institute are recognized by the academia worldwide. The institute confers Degrees to the graduates in the Convocation Ceremony marking the occasion when the students leave the realms of the institute to take up key leadership positions in the industry

NIFT has entered into a strategic alliance with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, USA. The partnership encompasses a landmark achievement and first of its kind at NIFT. This new international dimension allows select meritorious students from NIFT, the unique opportunity to obtain a Dual Degree from both NIFT and FIT. Students from NIFT undertake two years study at the home institute intercepted by one year of study at FIT. Thereafter, the students resume their studies at NIFT to obtain the Dual Degree from both the institutes. Thirty two students have completed the dual degree program in the last 4 years and thirteen students from various disciplines will pursue the Dual Degree opportunity in 2016-17.

  6.3 NIFT Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Bursaries
The financial strategy of the institute places student development as a key priority. A considerable sum from NIFT Development Fund is effectively put to use in this core area every year. To maximize the potential of its students, the institute’s Means-cum-Merit Financial Assistance scheme allows students from humble backgrounds to avail subsidized tuition fee at every Campus. Determined by the parental income, students can fall into three slabs of monetary assistance. Many students in the past have benefited from this scheme. Further, many leading organisations from the apparel sector have come forward to encourage NIFT students in their academic and creative quest. Pioneers in the related field have instituted awards & scholarships namely ITC, HomeShop 18 etc. to recognize and compliment academic brilliance. This provides motivation to the students, from their first year of study.

NIFT Awards
NIFT honours students in three categories of Awards which are conferred at the time of the Convocation:
• NIFT Best Academic Performance Award: one student in each discipline at each NIFT Campus.
• NIFT Extraordinary Service Award: one student at each NIFT Campus
• NIFT Student of the Year: one student at each NIFT Campus
All three awards carry a citation, a gold medal and a cash component. NIFT also institutes awards in various categories for respective programmes which are given at the time of their graduation show/ presentation.

  6.4 Why join NIFT ?

• A vibrant, stimulating learning environment amidst the fashion leaders of tomorrow.
• An experienced faculty with time tested pedagogy.
• A rigorous curriculum benchmarked to international standards.
• 15 professionally managed campuses located in cities that radiate our rich & plural cultural traditions;
• Regular engagement with industry to keep abreast with market trends.
• Networking with alumni, many of whom are icons in their own right, for building professional relationships and unlocking opportunities.

  6.5 Facilities

• Computer Labs
• Art Labs and Studios
• Pattern Making and Draping Labs
• Weaving Lab
• Dyeing and Printing Lab
• Technology Labs
• Knitwear Lab
• Garment Technology Lab
• Accessory Design Lab
• Leather Design Lab
• Amphitheatres & Auditoriums
• Residential Accomodation
• Wi-fi enabled cafetarias
• Health Care
• Recreation Club

  6.6 NIFT Campuses

S. No Addresses of NIFT Campuses
1 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi – 110016
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Vandana Narang, Campus Director
Cont No: 011-26542149 & 26542159
Fax No: 011-26542151
E-mail: director.delhi@nift.ac.in
2 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
No. 21st, 16th Cross Street,
27th Main Road, Sector 1, HSR (Hosur Sarjapura Road) Layout,
Bengaluru-560 102 (Karnataka)
Contact Person: Prof. V. Sivalingam, Campus Director
Cont. No. 080-22552550/51/52
Fax No. 080-22552566
E- mail ID: director.bengaluru@nift.ac.in
3 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus
MP Bhoj (Open) University Campus, Kolar Road,
Bhopal-462 016(Madhya Pradesh)
Contact Person: Mr.U.S.Tolia, Campus Director
Cont. No. – 0755 2493736/636
Fax No. 0755 2493635
E- mail ID: director.bhopal@nift.ac.in
4 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
IDCO Plot No. 24,
Opposite KIIT School Of Management,
Chandaka Industrial Estate,
Bhubaneswar-751024 (Odisha)
Contact Person: Prof. Monika Aggarwal, Campus Director
Cont. No. 0674-2305700, 230570
Fax:0674-2305710
E- mail ID: director.bhubaneswar@nift.ac.in
5 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani,
Chennai-600 113 (Tamil Nadu)
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Anitha Manohar, Campus Director
Cont. No. 044- 22542759
Fax No. 044 -22542769
E- mail ID: director.chennai@nift.ac.in
6 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
GH- O Road, Near Info City
Gandhinagar -382 007 (Gujarat)
Contact Person: Mr. Arindam Das, Campus Director
Cont. No. 079- 23265000, 23240832, 23240834
Fax No. 079- 23240772
E- mail ID: director.gandhinagar@nift.ac.in
7 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Opp. Hi-Tech City, Cyberabad Post, Madhapur,
Hyderabad- 500 081 (Telangana)
Contact Person: Dr.N. J.Rajaram, Campus Director
Cont. No. 040-23110841/42/43/23110630
Fax No. 040-23114536
E- mail ID: director.hyderabad@nift.ac.in
8 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Karwar,
Jodhpur- 342 037 (Rajasthan)
Contact Person: Dr.Vijaya Deshmukh, Campus Director
Cont. No. 0291-2659558, 2659556
Fax No. 0291-2659556
E- mail ID: director.jodhpur@nift.ac.in
9 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus
Plot No.3 B, Block-LA, Sector –III, Salt Lake City,
Kolkata- 700 098(West Bengal)
Contact Person :, Prof. Binwant Kaur, Campus Director
Cont. No. 033- 23357332
Fax No. 033- 23355734
E- mail ID: director.kolkata@nift.ac.in
10 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Dharmsala , Mangattuparamba
Kannur- 670 562 (Kerala)
Contact Person: Mr.R.S.Jaideep, Campus Director
Cont. No. 0497-2784780 / 84, 2784786
Fax No. 0497-2784785
E- mail ID: director.kannur@nift.ac.in
11 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Chheb,
Kangra-176 001(Himachal Pradesh)
Contact Person: Prof. S. K. Bala Siddhartha, Campus Director
Cont. No. 01892-263872, 260874
Fax No. 01892- 260872
E- mail ID: director.kangra@nift.ac.in
12 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Plot No. 15, Sector-4, Kharghar,
Navi Mumbai- 410 210 (Maharashtra)
Contact Person: Ms. Nilima Rani Singh, Campus Director
Cont. No. 022 -27745549, 27747000, 27747100
Fax No. 022- 27745386
E- mail ID: director.mumbai@nift.ac.in
13 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Mithapur Farms,
Patna-800001(Bihar)
Contact Person: Prof. Sanjay Shrivastava, Campus Director
Cont. No. 0612- 2340032, 2366833/4
Fax No. 0612- 2366835
E- mail ID: director.patna@nift.ac.in
14 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
Doorbhash Nagar, Sector- II,
Raebareli – 229 010 (Uttar Pradesh)
Contact Person: Dr.Bharat Sah, Campus Director
Cont. No. 0535- 2702422 / 31
Fax No. 0535 -2702423
E- mail ID: director.raebareli@nift.ac.in
15 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Science,
Old Neigrighms Campus ‘C’ Block,
Pasteur Hills Lawmali, Polo
Shillong-793 001 (Meghalaya)
Contact Person: Ms.R.R. Marak, Campus Director
Cont. No. 0364- 2590240 / 2591492
Fax No. 0364 -2590676
E- mail ID: director.shillong@nift.ac.in
16 National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT Campus,
SIDCO, Electronic Complex, Rangreth,
Srinagar-191132 (Jammu & Kashmir)
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Vandana Narang, Campus Director (I/c)
Cont No: 011-26542149 & 26542159
Fax No: 011-26542151
E- mail ID: director.srinagar@nift.ac.in

  6.7 Fee Structure

The Board of Governors, NIFT in its 30th meeting held on 29th Oct, 2015 has approved the fee increase for all strudents seeking admission in 2016-17 with the further hike of 10% every subsequent year. Accordingly, revised fee and refund structure for batch 2016-20 is as under:

ACADEMIC FEE SEMESTER WISE (IN RUPEES)
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 5 Sem 6 Sem 7 Sem 8
Tution Fee (Non Refundable) 75950 75950 83550 83550 91900 91900 101050 101050
Library Fee (Per Year) (Non Refundable) 5000 5500 6100 6700
Mediclaim & Student Development Fee (Per Year) (Non Refundable) 2500 2700 3000 5000
Exam Fee (Per Year) 2500 2700 3000 3300
Total 85950 75950 94450 83550 104000 91900 75950 101050
Security Deposit (One Time) (Refundable) 6300
Alumni Association Membership Fee (One Time) (Non Refundable) 3100
Registration Fee (One Time) 6300
TOTAL 15700
Total 101650 75950 94450 83550 104000 91900 114350 101050

Note: For Students admitted in two years PG course, the fee has to be paid only for two years i.e 2016-17 & 2017-18.

For NRI

ACADEMIC FEE FOR NRI (PER YEAR – CONSISTING OF TWO SEMESTERS) (IN RUPEES)
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Tution Fee (Non Refundable) 576800 634500 697900 767700
Library Fee (Per Year) (Non Refundable) 33300 36600 40200 44300
Mediclaim & Student Development Fee (Per Year) (Non Refundable) 21300 23400 25700 28300
Exam Fee (Per Year) 2500 2700 3000 3300
Total 649600 697200 766800 843600

Refund Structure against withdrawal of Seat

Sr. No. Time Amount Refunded NRI / SAARC / Foreign National Candidates
1 On or before 20th July, 2016 for Non-NRI Full fee except Registration Fee (Rs. 95,350/-) Rs. 3, 54, 900/-
2 After penultimate round of counselling Full fee except 50% tution fee and Registration Fee (Rs. 57, 375/-)
3 On or after the date of start of last round of counselling NRI/ SAARC/ Foreign National Candidates

  7. Overseas Candidates

Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI Fifteen percent (15%) of total seats i.e.5 seats in each programme at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar and Raebareli are reserved for admission of Foreign Nationals (whether residing in India or abroad) and Non Resident Indian, who are citizens of India holding an Indian passport and have temporarily immigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose. The admission to NIFT programmes for foreign nationals / NRI candidates will be based on the following examinations:

Bachelor Progaramme (B.Des & B.FTech) SAT-1 Score
Master Programme (MFM) GMAT Score
Master Programme (M.Des & M.FTech) GRE Score

Campus / Programme will be allotted on the basis of merit list drawn as per the scores obtained by the candidates. Candidate may appear in as many as SAT- 1 /GMAT/GRE examination prior to 30th April 2016. The highest score among the test will be taken into consideration for allotment of seat.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING UNDER FOREIGN NATIONALS/SAARC/ NRI CATEGORY:
Those seeking admission under this category have to apply online at website www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission. net/NIFTNRI2016. The last date for applying under this category is 30th April 2016.

The Campus and Programme will be allotted to the candidates based on SAT- I/ GMAT/GRE score as well as the preference of the candidate.

Candidates at the time of registration for SAT-1 should indicate DI code: 7258 for sending their scores to NIFT Head Office, New Delhi.

Candidates applying for Master Programmes i.e. Master of Fashion Management (MFM), should arrange to send GMAT test scores while those applying for Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech.) should arrange to send GRE test scores directly to NIFT H.O. Delhi. The GRE/ GMAT/SAT-I scores should not have been declared before 1st January, 2014 and should be received by the Institute latest by 30th April, 2016. The applicants must designate NIFT Programmes as choice in the GRE/GMAT/SAT-I. Candidates seeking admission under this category should apply in the prescribed Application Form online.

Academic Eligibility: All candidates must satisfy the required academic qualifications. In case Degree/certificate has been obtained from some University /Board of any other country then an equivalence certificate must be obtained from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi (website: www.aiuweb. org) prior to admission. The medium of instruction in NIFT is English and all aspirants applying to NIFT must possess working knowledge of English language.

Any NRI seat remaining vacant will lapse and not be converted to any other category. However, the remaining seats will be offered to the children /wards of NRI as per merit during counselling. NIFT may re-allot seats among the programmes to meet the demand of the candidates, within the overall limit as prescribed for this category.

Special NRI Test
All the candidates having Common Merit Rank (CMR) and falling under the category “Children/Wards of NRI” will be given an opportunity to opt for NRI seat subject to fulfilling the criteria, submission of necessary documents and fee during regular counselling. If however, NRI seats remain vacant, these seats will be offered again for admission through a special NRI test. Candidates having CMR and the candidate who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test/GD & PI, as well as, fresh/new aspirants would be eligible for admission as per their choice subject to fulfilling necessary academic and documentary requirements. The test / interview will be conducted at New Delhi. Registration for all the applicants would be mandatory. However, the candidates having CMR shall be exempted from the test. Also, the candidates who could not be shortlisted for Situation Test and GD & PI will have to appear only for the Interview. New candidates have to appear for both Written Entrance Examination and Interview. While drawing up the merit list the candidates with CMR will be assigned top position as per CMR. Candidates who appeared only in interview will be placed next in line and the new candidates would be placed thereafter. Based on these parameters, a final consolidated merit list would be declared. Seats shall be allotted strictly as per merit.

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  9. NIFT Contact

NIFT HEAD OFFICE
NIFT Campus,
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi – 110 016,
Tel: +91-11-26542000 Fax: +91-11-26535890,
www.nift.ac.in

  10. NIFT Offical Website