NIFT 2021: Result, Call Letter, Interview, Counselling & Admission. NIFT 2021 Registration for Counselling was started from 3rd August till 6th August 2021. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a premier institution in fashion education. The institution offers bachelor’s and master’s courses in design and fashion technology. Admission in the 16 campuses of NIFT is done through NIFT entrance examination. The entrance exam is conducted one time in a year. Here, candidates can check details about NIFT 2021 including results, cut-off, counselling, admission, etc.

NIFT 2021 Notification

NIFT 2021 Admit Card has been released on 1st April 2021.

NIFT 2021 window for Correction (Edit/Update) in uploaded documents and payments has been started from 3rd August 2021 to 9th August 2021.

NIFT 2021 Application Form (with the late fee of Rs. 5000) was allowed to be filled till 24th January 2021.

Courses Offered


Courses offered on the campuses of NIFT at UG and PG level are given below:

  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)
  • Master of Design (M.Des)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

NIFT 2021 Exam Date

Students can check the NIFT exam dates 2021 in the below table:

EventsExam Dates (Announced)
Commencement of Online Application14th Jan 2021
Closing of Application Form Submission21st Jan 2021
Last date of online registration with the late fee of Rs. 5000/-24th Jan 2021
Downloading of NIFT 2021 Admit Card1st Feb 2021
Exam Date14th Feb 2021
Result of Written Entrance Examination17th March 2021
Call Letter Released24th March 2019
Registration for Situation Test Starts
Online Interview19th April 2021 onwards
Final Result Declaration10th June 2021
Counselling (round 1)14th July -29th July 2021
Counselling (round 2) 3rd August 2021- 6th August 2021

NIFT Result 2021

  • NIFT 2021 result has been declared on 17th March 2021.
  • The result has been declared online on the official website of NIFT.
  • The result of B.F.Tech is prepared on the basis of GAT only.
  • M.Des result is prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT and Situation Test while M.Des result is prepared on the basis of GAT, CAT, GD/PI.
  • Candidates should download their call letter from 24th March 2021.
  • The final result of MFM and M.F.Tech will be declared on the basis of GAT and GD/PI.

Seat Availability

Candidates can also check the courses options and seat availability in different campuses:

NIFT Counselling 2021

  • The counselling schedule is released on the official website of NIFT and done from 14th July 2021 to 6th August 2021.
  • All the qualified candidates must necessarily participate in NIFT 2021 counselling to get admission.
  • The registration for situation test didn’t start this year.

NIFT Admission 2021

  • NIFT 2021 admission will start after the declaration of result and merit list.
  • At the time of admission, candidates have to carry original as well as photocopies of all the prescribed documents for verification purpose.

NIFT Application Form 2021

  • The facility for online application form was started from the 14th Jan 2021.
  • NIFT 2021 Application form was filled through online mode only. No printed application form was entertained for NIFT 2021.
  • Candidates filling the application after the last date have to submit the late fee of Rs. 5000/- in addition to the application form.
  • After filling the form completely, candidates may take the printout of filled-in application for references.
  • Candidates are also advised to retain the proof of payment.
  • Candidates can edit/update the application form from 14th jan 2021 to 24th January 2021.

Application Fee

Category-wise application fee of NIFT 2021 is given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)Rs. 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD CategoryRs. 750/-

Two modes are available for paying the application fee:

  • Online Payment Gateway (Credit/Debit Card)
  • Bank Demand Draft

Demand draft must be issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi. Applicants who are going to opt DD for fee payment are required to send the duly completed application along with DD to the following address:

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

Eligibility Criteria

The norms and conditions that students have to satisfy to be eligible for NIFT 2021. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses is given below:

For UG Courses

Qualification Criteria

CoursesQualifying Examination
B.DesPass in/appearing 10+2 examination from the recognized state board or central board such as CBSE, CISCE, etc.
General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level/International Baccalaureate (IB).
Any Public School/Board/University Examination equivalent as 10+2 from India or Foreign Universities recognized by AIU.
Pass in/appearing Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
3 or 4 years of diploma passed from a recognized institution.
B.F.TechPass in 10+2 examination from state board/central board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subject. Candidates holding a diploma of 3 or 4 years in any branch of engineering are also eligible to apply.

Age Criteria For UG Courses

  • Age Limit: Maximum age limit for UG courses is 23 years as on 1st October 2020.
  • The upper age limit of SC/ST/PHP candidates shall be relaxed by 5 years.

For PG Courses

Qualification Criteria:

CoursesQualifying Examination
M.DesB.Des degree from the recognized institution.
Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only
Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID. Appearing candidates can also apply.
MFMUndergraduate degree from the recognized institution.
Undergraduate diploma of 3-years from NIFT/NID. Appearing candidates can also apply.
M.F.TechThe prescribed qualification is B.F.Tech from NIFT.
B.E./B.Tech degree from a recognized institution. Appearing candidates can also apply.

Age Criteria For PG Courses

  • Age Limit: No prescribed age limit for PG courses.

NIFT Admit Card 2021

  • NIFT 2021 admit card of eligible candidates has been available for download from 1st Feb 2021.
  • The link is given above.
  • Admit card is not be sent via post.
  • Candidates have to mandatory carry the admit card to the test center on the day of examination.

NIFT 2021 Exam Pattern

The NIFT exam pattern comprises GAT, CAT & GD/PI. The details about these tests are discussed below.

General Ability Test (GAT) is the written test for all the 5 courses offered by NIFT. For B.Des and M.Des courses, GAT is the first test for selection in NIFT. After GAT, B.Des & M.Des aspirants are required to qualify for the CAT (Creative Ability Test). Candidates who will qualify for both the written tests will be eligible for the Situation Test (in case of B.Des) and GD/PI (in case of M.Des).

For B.F.Tech, GAT is the only selection test. MFM & M.F.Tech candidates are required to participate in GD/PI after qualifying for the GAT.

  • Exam Mode: For all courses, GAT will be conducted in 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 questionswill 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.

Exam Pattern For B.Des & M.Des Courses

The test structure of GAT for B.Des courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability20
Communication Ability25
English Comprehension25
Analytical Ability15
General Knowledge & Current Affairs15

The test structure of GAT for M.Des courses is as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability20
Communication Ability30
English Comprehension30
Analytical Ability25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs15

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

The test structure of GAT for B.F.Tech & M.F.Tech courses are as follows:

SectionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability30 (10 questions for MFM)
Communication Ability & English Comprehension45 (50 questions for MFM)
Analytical & Logical Ability25
General Knowledge & Current Affairs25
Case Study25 (40 questions for MFM)

NIFT 2021 Syllabus

NIFT Syllabus for General Ability Test (GAT) comprises Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs for B.Des & M.Des courses. The syllabus of GAT for B.F.Tech, MFM, M.F.Tech will consist of Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge & Current Affairs & Case Study.

Creative Ability Test (CAT) for B.Des & M.Des tests the innovative and creative ability of the candidates in designing while Situation test for B.Des candidates will evaluate candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability. The group discussion (GD) would comprise of a discussion on a case study.

How to Prepare for NIFT

  • Gather the complete syllabus of NIFT.
  • Understanding of exam pattern plays an important role in exam preparation.
  • Practice sketching as much as you can.
  • Read newspapers or listen news to enhance your general knowledge.
  • Take proper sleep and keep yourself free from stress.

Exam Centers

The exam was conducted on 14th Feb 2021 in 32 cities. The candidate may select only ONE city for the examination. No request for the change in the examination centre was entertained at any stage. The exam city centres are:

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur (Kerala), Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Udaipur, Vadodara, Vishakhapatnam, Shillong & Srinagar (J&K).

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