NIFT Admission 2024-2025 | Courses, Eligibility, Counselling & Coaching

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About NIFT

NIFT is a premier institute of Design, Management and Technology in the field of Fashion in India. It was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.  NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees. NIFT has 18 Campuses with 5023 seats in all the courses.

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Courses offered at NIFT

NIFT offers seven bachelor’s degree courses in design and technology, each of 4 years duration. It also offers three Master’s degree courses of two years duration.

Bachelor Courses:

  1. Accessory Design,
  2. Fashion Communication,
  3. Fashion Design,
  4. Knitwear Design,
  5. Leather Design,
  6. Textile Design,
  7. F Tech (Apparel Production)

Master Courses:

  1. Master of Design (M.Design) ,
  2. Master of Fashion Management (MFM) ,
  3. Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech)

To get admission at NIFT; students have to qualify the entrance exam conducted by NIFT.

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NIFT Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate who fulfils the prescribed age and educational qualification criteria for the concerned programme can apply.

For Bachelor’s Programmes (B.Des & B.FTech)

Age Limit:

(As on 1st Aug of the admission year)

The maximum age should be less than 24 years as on 1st August of the year of admission. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for candidates of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Person with Disability (PWD) categories

Educational Qualification

B.Design : 10 + 2 pass/ appearing (any Stream) from any recognized board of education or

10 +3 or 10 +4 years Diploma approved by AICTE or a State Board or Technical Education.

B.FTech : 10 + 2 (with Physics, Chemistry & Maths) for a recognized board of education.

For Masters Programmes (M.Design, MFM and M.FTech)

Qualifying Age: No age limit
Educational Qualification:

M.Des (Master of Design) &  Management : M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management)

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

M.FTech. (Master of Fashion Technology)

B.FTech. from NIFT
OR
B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2024 (Paper Pattern)

UG Exam Pattern & Weightage of Entrance Exam

1. B.Des Exam is conducted in two stages

Stage 1: Written test
1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
Duration: 3 hours
Marks: 100
Mode: Paper and Pen

2. General Ability Test (GAT)
Duration: 2 hours
Marks: 100
Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Stage 2: Situation Test
(3D Model Making) Marks: 100

NIFT WRITTEN TEST- B.Design) Creative Ability Test & General Ability Test

NIFT First Round for B. Design course is divided into two parts CAT (Creative Ability Test) & GAT (General Ability Test), Part I of the exam comprises Subjective questions. whereas Part II consists of Objective type questions

Mode of examOffline
Language of question paperEnglish/Hindi
Duration of exam5 hours

CAT- 3 hours (Subjective type), GAT- 2 Hours (Objective type)

Total marks200
Types of questionsObjective & Subjective
Type of QuestionNo of questionsTotal Marks
Part ISubjective type questions (Drawing / Design)03100
Part IIObjective type questions:
· Quantitative Ability
· Communication Ability
· English Comprehension
· Analytical Ability
· General Knowledge and Current Affairs
20
25
25
15
15
100

NIFT SITUATION TEST

Mode of examLanguage of question paper
OfflineEnglish/ Hindi
Duration of exam2 hours
Total marks100
Types of questionsThe 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.
ProgramTestWeightage
Bachelor of Design (B.Design)CAT50%
GAT30%
Situation Test20%

2. B.FTech Exam has only one Stage:

GAT ( Final Admission is on GAT Score )
Duration: 3 hours Marks: 100
Mode: Computer Based Test ( CBT )

NIFT B.FTech course is based on only GAT( General Ability Test) Objective type questions.

Mode of examOffline
Language of question paperEnglish/Hindi
Duration of exam3 hours

GAT- 3 Hours

Total marks100
Types of questionsObjective type
Type of QuestionNo. of Questions
B.FTechObjective type questions Quantitative Ability

Communication Ability & English Comprehension Analytical & Logical Ability

General Knowledge And Current Affairs Case Study

30
45
25
25
25
150
Total No. of Questions150
ProgramTestWeightage
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech)GAT100%

M.Des Exam is conducted in two stages:

Stage 1: Written Exam
1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
Duration: 3 hours
Marks: 100
Mode: Paper and Pen

2. General Ability Test (GAT)
Duration: 2 hours
Marks: 100
Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Stage 2: Group Discussion & Personal Interview

M.FTech & MFM Exam is conducted in two stages:

Stage 1:
General Ability Test (GAT) – 3 hours, 100 marks
Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Stage 2:
Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Masters Exam Weightage

ProgramTestWeightage
Master of Design (M.Design)Creative Ability Test (CAT)40%
General Ability Test (GAT)30%
Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GDPI)30%
Master of Fashion Technology (M.FTech)General Ability Test (GAT)70%
Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GDPI)30%
Master of Fashion Management (MFM)General Ability Test (GAT)70%
Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GDPI)30%
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Important Dates – Schedule for the NIFT Admission 2023-24

S. No.Admission StageDates
1Online Registration Opens5th December, 2023
2Last date for Online Registration for UG/ PG Programme3rd January, 2024
3Late registration allowed with a fee of Rs. 5000/From 4th to 8th January, 2024
4Last date for Online Registration for UG/ PG Programme10th to 12th January, 2024
5Admit Card AvailabilityThird week of January, 2024
6Computer Based Test (CBT) Entrance Examination5th February, 2024
7Question Paper and Answer Key ReleaseThird week of February, 2024
7Question Paper and Answer Key ReleaseThird week of February, 2024
8Result of Entrance Examination*March, 2024
9Situation Test/Interview*April, 2024
10Online registration for NRI/Foreign Nationals15th January, 2024
11Last date for NRI/Foreign National registration30th April, 2024
12Seat AllocationMay-June 2024
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Important Information about NIFT Coaching in Ahmedabad

BRDS – The Best NIFT Coaching Centre in Ahmedabad

Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio( BRDS) is a premier NIFT coaching institute in India. Founded in 2005 and having its head office at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. BRDS has grown with a distinct identity of its own. ‘Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio’ has 80 centres across India. BRDS has emerged as best arts, design and portfolio consultancy and is guiding over 5000 aspiring designers every year to get into their dream college.

BRDS has total 10,139 selections in NIFT since 2005. 1938 BRDS Students got selected at NIFT in 2023 from BRDS. Best Performance in last 21 years in NIFT. BRDS – NIFT Result is the highest as compared to any Coaching Institute in India.