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From past few days, we have received a number of questions asking for the preparation strategy of NIIFT 2020 Entrance Examination. In our Previous article for NIIFT 2020 Eligibility Criteria, we have discussed the important parameters like Qualification, Age, Nationality, Reservation of seats for NIIFT. In this article, we will let you know about NIIFT 2020 Exam Pattern and NIIFT 2020 Selection Procedure.

In this article, you will get to know about the detailed Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure of NIIFT. 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.

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NIIFT Exam Pattern 2020 (NIIFT 2020)

Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) was established in the year 1992 by the Government of Punjab to develop manpower in different disciplines of Fashion Engineering & Technology. Now the Institute has become one of the premier institutes to pursue various Fashion Designing and Fashion Technology Courses in India. Before we go deep with the information of NIIFT Exam Pattern, let us first have a look at the Major Features of the NIIFT Entrance Examination 2020 Admission notification.

Brief Description

Name of College Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali
College Type Private
Basic admission criteria Entrance based
Application Mode Online 
Entrance exam College-level entrance exam
Counselling College level
Scholarship No

Important Dates

As NIIFT 2020 expected datasheet for the academic year 2020 is not yet passed so here is the expected datasheet for the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam 2020.

Conducting Body Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT)
Name of the Exam NIIFT Joint Entrance Examination, NIIFT 2020
Commencement of online application form January 15, 2020
Last date for sale and receipt of filled-in application form July 20, 2020
Admit Card issue date To be notified soon
Date of examination To be notified soon
Result Declaration To be notified soon
Admission Starts from To be notified soon

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. Admission to various Diploma, Postgraduate and undergraduate programs are made through central counselling based on the score of NIIFT 2020 Entrance examination. Admission is based on academic record and performance in the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by NIIFT. Let us find out the selection procedure for this very prestigious examination.

  • Written Examination.
  • Situation Test (only for UG)
  • Personal Interview

The weightage given to each parameter in NIIFT admissions 2020 is mentioned in the table below:

Evaluation Criteria Duration Weightage for UG Weightage for PG
NIIFT entrance test for UG courses 3 Hours 60% 80%
NIIFT situation test 20%
Interview round 20% 20%
Total 100% 60%

Note: For M.DES Fashion and Textiles- Final merit will be compiled on the basis merit of Qualifying result (Graduation as per eligible courses) there is no entrance exam for

NIIFT Exam Pattern 2020

NIIFT Exam Pattern for UG

The very first stage of your dream college is to score great in the written examination. From the reference of NIIFT exam pattern 2020 here, aspirants must keep in mind that the written examination will be offline in nature and will be conducted in 3 hours. The NIIFT Exam pattern 2020 for UG design courses will be divided into five sections – Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, and Creative Ability.

Section Number of Questions Marks
Quantitative Ability 25 25
Communication Ability 25 25
English Comprehension 25 25
Analytical Ability 25 25
Creative Ability 1 25
Total 101 125

Basic Guidelines

  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours (180 minutes)
  • Subjects: As per academic qualification and Skill Test.
  • Maximum Questions: Total of 101 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Type of Exam: It will be of Objective Type Question.

NIIFT Exam Pattern for PG

The NIIFT Exam pattern 2020 for PG design courses will be divided into four sections – Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension and Analytical Ability.

Section Number of Questions Marks
Quantitative Ability 40 40
Communication Ability 40 40
English Comprehension 40 40
Analytical Ability 40 40
Total 160 160

Basic Guidelines

  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours (180 minutes)
  • Subjects: As per academic qualification and Skill Test.
  • Maximum Questions: Total of 160 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Type of Exam: It will be of Objective Type Question.

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 NIIFT is English, the write-up will be in English. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.

Personal Interview

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, NIIFT 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 2020. Candidates are advised to regularly check the NIIFT 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 the 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 “NIIFT” 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 2017-18, Salary Certificate of March’2020 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 the qualifying examination is yet to be declared.
  • An undertaking regarding Anti-Ragging
  •  An undertaking regarding the refund of fee

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Question: What is NIIFT?

Answer: Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology is a fashion institute in Mohali with its branches in Mohali & Ludhiana in the state of Punjab. It was set up in 1992

Question: What are the methods of payment NIIFT Entrance Exam 2020?

Answer: The only acceptable methods of payments are Debit/Credit Card, Net and Online Banking and Demand Draft.

Question: How many sections are there in NIIFT Entrance Exam 2020?

Answer: There are 5 sections in NIIFT Entrance exam 2020 for the UG courses and 4 for the PG courses

Question: What is the mode of application for NIIFT entrance Exam 2020

Answer: The mode of application for NIIFT Entrance Exam 2020 is online and has started from 15th January 2020.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NIIFT Entrance Exam 2020 exam?

Answer: No, there is no negative marking.

Question: When will the refund be processed for a surrendered seat?

Answer: The refund cases will be processed within 15 days after the surrender of the seat.

Question: How much will I need to pay to change my branch?

Answer: There will be no charges for change of course or branch within an institution.

Question: Is there any age criteria to appear in WB JEHOM 2020 Exam?

Answer: The applicant must not be more than 23 years of age as of October 19, 2019.

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