NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

    NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern and NIFT Selection Procedure.
    NIFT 2018 Exam Pattern and NIFT Selection Procedure.

    From past few days, we have received a number of questions asking for the preparation strategy of NIFT 2019 Entrance Examination. In our Previous article for NIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria, we have discussed the important parameters like Qualification, Age,m Nationality, Reservation of seats for NIFT.  In this article, we will let you know about NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern and NIFT Selection Procedure.

    NIFT Selection Procedure.
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    In this article, you will get to know about the detailed Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure of NIFT. Aspirants are advised to read the article very carefully to know about paper pattern and counselling procedure before making any preparation strategy for the very prestigious examination.

    NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

    National Institute of Fashion Technology popularly known as NIFT is the apex institute for fashion technology in India. The institution was set up in the year 1986 under the guidance of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Now the institution runs under a Statutory Institute Governed by the NIFT Act 2006. The authority will conduct NIFT Entrance exam 2019 Admission test for the admission of students in fashion technology and Bachelor in Design programs offered by the 16 campuses of NIFT spread all across the country. Before we go deep with the information, let us first have a look at the Major Features of the National Institute of Fashion Technology 2019 Admission notification. 

    NIFT 2019 Brief Description

    Conducting Body National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
    Name of the Exam NIFT 2019 Admission Test
    Online Application Starts From 22 October 2018
    Last Date to Apply 28 December 2018
    Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 20 January 2019
    Application Fee General/OBC (Non-Creamy) – Rs. 2000/-
    SC/ST/PWD/ExSM – Rs. 1000/-
    How to apply Online
    Declaration of Final Result (Online) May/June 2019
    Counselling End of May/June 2019

    NIFT 2019 Selection Procedure

    The written exam is the ladder to your success and scoring great is the only way to which you can make it to the institute. Let us find out the selection procedure for this very prestigious examination.

    • Written Exam
    • Situation Test
    • Group Discussion 
    • Interview
    • Counselling

    NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

    The very first stage of your dream job is to score great in the written examination. Here aspirants must keep in mind that the written examination will be offline in nature and will consist of the following parameters.

    Exam Pattern For B.Des Courses:

    Sections No. of Questions
    Quantitative Ability 20
    Communication Ability 25
    English Comprehension 25
    Analytical Ability 15
    General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
    Total 100

    NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern for M.Des courses:

    Sections No. of Questions
    Quantitative Ability 20
    Communication Ability 30
    English Comprehension 30
    Analytical Ability 25
    General Knowledge & Current Affairs 15
    Total 120

    Exam Pattern For B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech Courses

    Sections No. of Questions
    Quantitative Ability 30 (10 questions for MFM)
    Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 (50 questions for MFM)
    Analytical & Logical Ability 25
    General Knowledge & Current Affairs 25
    Case Study 25 (40 questions for MFM)
    Total 150

    NIFT 2019 Exam Basic Guidelines

    • Exam Mode: Offline mode (PBT).
    • Exam duration: The duration of GAT written test will be 2 hours (for B.Des & M.Des) and 3 hours (for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech).
    • Number of Questions: Total 100 questions will be asked in GAT for B.Des and 120 questions will be asked for M.Des. 150 questions will be asked in B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech.
    • Language: The paper medium will be English only.
    • Papers: For B.Des and M.Des, two written exams will be conducted i.e. GAT & CAT whereas for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech only GAT will be conducted.
    • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking.

    Situation Test

    After the successful completion of the offline written exam, the board will declare the qualified candidates for the next round of selection. Only those candidate who will successfully clear the cut-off score mentioned by the board will be allowed for the Group discussion or 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. 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.


    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:

    • Conceptual clarity
    • Knowledge of the topic assigned
    • Contribution made to the topic
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to generate new ideas
    • Problem-solving approach
    • Leadership qualities
    • Effective communication


    Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview:

    • Career orientation
    • Aptness for the course
    • Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
    • Communication
    • General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking

    As no separate training is required for the above, NIFT does not recommend or endorse any coaching classes.


    The details of counselling viz. the mode, dates and procedure will be available on the website in the month of May / June 2019. 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.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    •  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., the name of the programme, Category, Rank and Roll Number is to be mentioned at the back of Bank Draft(s).
    • Proof of date of birth (Secondary School Mark Sheet & Certificate) (Original and Photocopy).
    • SC/ST/OBC – Non-Creamy/PWD (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.
    • The basis of funding of the tuition fee/ certificate of the parent’s income e.g Income Tax Return of 2019-20, Salary Certificate of March’2019 etc.
    • Certificate of Medical Fitness to be signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format in original.
    • 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.
    • An undertaking regarding Anti-Ragging
    •  An undertaking regarding a refund of the fee

    Important Links

    Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to 2019 NIFT Admission Notification.

    Subject Description
    Download NIFT 2019 Official Bulletin (PDF) Click Here
    NIFT 2019 Entrance Exam: Admission Prospectus Click Here
    NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure Click Here
    Top 20 Fashion Designing Colleges in India: Edufever Ranking 2019-20 Click Here
    Download NIFT Previous Year Question Papers in PDF Format
    Click Here
    NIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria | Courses| Age | Nationality | Qualification Click Here
    NIFT 2019 Complete Syllabus | All courses in PDF Click Here
    Best recommended Books for NIFT 2019 exam Click Here
    Download NIFT 2019 Entrance Exam Admit Card Click Here
    Best Sample Paper for NIFT Examination 2019  Click Here
    Top NIFT Colleges in India: Edufever Ranking 2019-20 Click Here

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