All about NIFT Exam

Every year the National Institute of Fashion and Technology (NIFT) conducts a national level entrance exam for the admission of the candidates to its various UG and PG level courses. Upon clearing the entrance exam, the students can get admission to B.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des and MFM programmes. The university conducts the exam at two levels, the Creativity Ability Test (CAT), and the General Ability Test (GAT) for giving admission to the students in the different courses they offer.
In this article, you will get the information regarding the NIFT 2019 exam dates, registration, eligibility, exam pattern, and syllabus.
Here is the list for the important exam dates of NIFT 2019. 
Dates (Announced)
Online registration starts
22nd October 2018
Last date for registration
28th December 2018
Application correction window
29th December 2018 to 3rd January 2019
Last date for registration with Rs. 5000/- late fee
3rd January 2019
Release of admit card
10th January 2019
Exam date
20th January 2019
Declaration of result
February/March 2019
Last date of registration for Foreign nationals/SAARC/NRI’s
30th April 2019
Call Letter Release (PG course)
4th week of March 2019
Situation Test/Group Discussion/Interview
February/March 219
Final result declaration
May/June 2019
Counselling begins
June 2019
NIFT Results
Candidates who have appeared for the NIFT will be able to view their written test result on March 2019.
After the announcement of the results, the selected candidates have to appear in situation test/group discussion/personal interview rounds, as per the courses they wish to take an admission.
The final result for UG & PG courses will be declared in May 2019. Candidates will have to check it only through online mode from their official website.
NIFT Admit Card 2019
The admit card has been provided to students only through online mode. NIFT 2019 admit card has been published on 10 January 2019.
NIFT hall ticket will not be sent via post. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card you can contact to the officials immediately.
NIFT Exam Pattern 2019
Given below is the exam pattern of NIFT entrance 2019:
Exam mode: The examination will be conducted via pen and paper based mode.
Papers: There will be two papers conducted, i.e. CAT and GAT (as applicable).
Medium: The question paper will be in English language.
Duration: The exam duration will be 120 minutes (2 hours) for B.Des and M.Des.
Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking.
Exam Pattern for B.Des and M.Des:
B.Des (GAT)
M.Des (GAT)
Quantitative Ability
Communication Ability
English Comprehension
Analytical Ability
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
NIFT Syllabus 2019
The syllabus of NIFT entrance exam has been divided into two sections, i.e. CAT and GAT.
GAT syllabus for M.Des/B.Des courses will contain topics such as Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability.
CAT test will judge the ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate.
It also tests the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.
Eligibility Criteria
Given below are the eligibility criteria for various UG and PG courses offered by NIFT:
Eligibility for B.Des
  1. The maximum age limit will be 23 years as on 1st October 2018.
  2. Five years relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to SC/ST and PwD candidates.
  3. 10+2, or 3 or 4 years diploma holder candidates are eligible to apply.
  4. Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
Eligibility for PG Courses
There will be no age limit for PG courses.
Qualification Criteria
UG degree in any discipline or UG diploma of minimum 3 year duration from NIFT/NID.
B.F.Tech from NIFT or BE/B.Tech from any recognized institution.