NIFT 2022: Online Registration, Application Form, Eligibility & Exam Dates

NIFT 2022: Online Registration, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates (Jan 2022), Syllabus, Pattern PDF Download, Result, Counselling

The NIFT 2022 online applications will be available on the official website – Candidates will also be able to complete the NIFT 2022 online application process through the direct link provided below. 

NIFT 2022

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, will conduct the NIFT 2022 written exam in the month of January 2022 and application process will start from last week of Nov 2021. The National Institute of Fashion Technology will soon open the online registration portal for NIFT entrance exam 2022 for BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFtech and MFM admission at NIFT campuses.

Interested candidates who have passed or appearing 10+2 exam in 2022 can fill the NIFT registration form. NIFT Entrance Exam is conducted annually, in offline mode. Students applying and qualifying the NIFT 2022 exams will be eligible for admissions to the B.Des, B.Ftech, M.Des, MFM, and M.FTech courses offered by the institution across the various campuses.

Thousands of candidates participate in NIFT entrance exam for admission into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in its 16 campuses across India.

All Applicants who are willing to apply online application then download the official notification and read all eligibility criteria and application process carefully. We will provide short information about “NIFT 2022” like application form, application procedure, application fee, syllabus, pattern, admit card, exam pattern, Test centers, result etc.

NIFT 2022 Admission

Name of Examination NIFT Entrance Exam 2022
Exam type National level exam
Conducting Body National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Academic session 2022-23
Course offered B.Des, B.F.Tech, M.Des, and MFM
Exam Duration CAT for B Des: 3 Hours
GAT for BF Tech, MF Tech, and MFM: 3 Hours
GAT for B Des and M Des: 2 Hours
Date of examination
Exam frequency Once a year
No. of Participating Colleges 18
Language English or Hindi
Post Category Entrance Exam, Application Form
Mode of examination Offline
Exam Helpdesk No. 1126542000
Official website
Email Address

NIFT 2022- Exam Dates/ Schedule

The tentative schedule for NIFT 2022 is given below in the table-

Application Form Release Date Nov 2021
Last date for NIFT Application Form Submission Dec 2021
Online correction date of NIFT Application Form to be notified
Admit Card Release Date to be notified
NIFT 2022 Exam Date Jan 2022
NIFT 2022 Result for Written Test Feb 2022
NIFT Exam Date for Situation Test/ Interview Mar 2022
Final Result Declaration Apr 2022
Final Counselling Process for NIFT 2022 to be notified

For Foreign Nationals

Events Exam Date
Date of commencement of registration January 2022 (Tentative)
Last date of registration April 2022

Final dates will be announced after the release of official notification.

Course Offered

Under NIFT 2022 following courses are offered-

  • For Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)- 4 years
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) – 4 Years
  • Master of Design (M.Des.) – 2 years
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) – 2 years
  • Des (Master of Design)- 2 years

NIFT 2022 Eligibility

Before filling the application form, candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criterion for NIFT 2022 is given below-

  • Bachelor Programs

Age criteria-

  • Maximum age of candidates as on 1st October 2021 must be 23 years.
  • There is a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit is applicable for SC/ST/PWD candidates

Qualification Criteria-

  • For Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)-

Candidates who have completed 10+2 from a recognized Board are eligible.


A candidate having General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB) is eligible


A candidate having 3-4 Diploma recognized by AICTE or from a State Board of Technical Education.

  • For Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech)

Candidates who have completed 10+2 from a recognized Board Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible.


A candidate having General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB) is eligible.


A candidate having 3-4 Diploma recognized by AICTE or State Board of Technical Education.

  • Master Programs

Age Criteria

  • No age limit is there for admission into Master courses.

Qualification Criteria-

  • For Master of Design (M.Des.) and Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)

Candidates with an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university


Candidate having an Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID is also eligible

  • For M.Des (Master of Design)

A candidate who has done B.E / B.Tech from NIFT or any other recognized Institute / University is eligible.

Note- Candidates must have a working knowledge of English and must possess basic computer knowledge.

NIFT 2022- Seat Reservation

Category Seat Reservation (%)
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy) 27%
Person With Disability (PWD) 5% horizontal reservation
Foreign Nationals/ SAARC/NRI 15% (supernumerary)
State Domicile 20% (supernumerary)

NIFT 2022-

  • Applicants can fill the NIFT 2022 application form only through the online mode.
  • Candidates can apply online for NIFT 2022, on the official website i.e.
  • No offline forms are made available.
  • Candidates have to fill all the authentic details in the application form.
  • Candidates must upload all the documents like photograph and signature as per the prescribed format.
  • Candidate can make a correction in the application form within the correction window.
  • No need to send the printed copy of the filled application form to the Institute.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the filled application form along with the proof of payment for future use.

Steps to apply online for NIFT 2022

Step 1- Visit the NIFT official website or click on the link provided on the home page

Step 2- Click on NIFT 2022 link and complete the registration process

Step 3- Complete the application form by logging in using the registration details

Step 4- Enter all the required details in the NIFT 2022 application form and upload all necessary documents 

Step 5- Submit the NIFT 2022 application fee and click on the final submission tab

NIFT 2022 Application Form Documents Required

  • Valid Email Id
  • Details of Educational Qualification
  • Personal Details
  • Certificate of Disability (if applicable)
  • ST/SC/OBC Certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned Image of Signature
  • Scanned Image of Photograph
  • Details of Credit/Debit card in case of making payment online
  • Demand Draft of required amount (Rs.2000 in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PWD candidates drawn in favour of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi in case making payment DD

Application Fee

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC Rs. 2000/-
SC/ ST Rs.1000/-
PWD Rs.1000/-
  • Application fee can be paid through credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ and demand draft.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • A candidate who will pay application through demand draft has to send the duly filled in application form (printout) along with the demand draft to the given address-

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

NIFT 2022- Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for NIFT 2022 is as follows-

  • NIFT 2022 Exam Pattern consists of CAT (Creative-Aptitude Test ) and GAT (General-Ability Test).
  • The pen and paper i.e NIFT written examination is held for examining the knowledge and skill of the candidate.
  • The duration of the exam will be 2 hours
  • Questions will be asked in English.
  • Nonnegative marking is there.

For B.Des and M.Des

GAT Exam Pattern 

Language of Test: It is held in the English / Hindi medium. 

Duration: The exam is conducted for 120 minutes. 

Distribution of Questions: 

  B.Design M.Design
Name of Subjects  Number of Questions  Number of Questions 
Quantitative Ability 20  20 
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Analytical Ability 15 25
General Knowledge andCurrent Affairs 15 15
  100 120

For BFtech, MFtech and MFM: 

GAT Exam Pattern 

Language: It is held in the English / Hindi medium. 

Duration: The exam is conducted for 180 minutes. 

  BFtech  MFtech  MFM
Name of Subjects  Number of Questions  Number of Questions   
Quantitative Ability 30 30  10 
Communication Ability and English Comprehension 45 45 50 
Analytical Ability 25 25 25
Case Study  25 25 40 
  150  150  150 

Group Discussion 

The group discussion and personal interview round is held for the shortlisted candidates from Master’s Programme only. 

The GD can be held on the following parameters: 

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

Personal Interview: 

Students are called for an interview and are asked questions about the following topics.

  • Career orientation 
  • Aptness for the course 
  • Overall personal achievements in academics
  • Co-curricular Activities 
  • General Awareness

NIFT Syllabus 2022

NIFT 2022 is conducted to test various skills of the candidates. As NIFT consist of CAT and GAT paper, candidates have to prepare accordingly.

CAT (Creative Ability Test) – Under this candidates have to work on their intuitive ability, design ability, the power of observation in concept development, illustration skills, and coloring skills.

For General Aptitude Test

 NOTE: This section applies to all programs like B Des / M Des / BF Tech / MF Tech / MFM.

  • Quantitative Ability: Addition, Multiplication, Ratio and Proportion, Rate of Interest, Work, and Test.
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension: Plural, antonyms, synonym, idioms, phrases, correct spelling, phrases.
  • Analytical and Logical Ability: Logical problems, problem-solving, inferring ability.
  • General Knowledge: Current affairs and daily updates.
  • Case Study: Industry environment and candidate’s managerial ability.

For Creative Ability Test

  • Power of observation
  • Concept of development
  • Coloring
  • Illustration skills

For Situation Test

  • Material handling
  • Finesse of the model
  • Overall presentation & composition of the element
  • Color scheme
  • Construction skills

For Group Discussion

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

NIFT 2022 Examination Cities-

NIFT 2022 exam will be conducted at the following test centers established in the following cities of India-

  • New Delhi (East, Central, North, South and West Delhi) atleast one centre at each location.
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Ahmedabad
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Hyderabad
  • Vishakapatnam
  • Bengaluru
  • Dehradun
  • Lucknow
  • Kannur
  • Cochin
  • Ranchi
  • Patna
  • Guwahati
  • Shillong
  • Raipur
  • Bhopal
  • Kangra
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jammu
  • Srinagar
  • Chandigarh

Check out the exam centres for NIFT Admission Situation / Studio Test 2022 from below:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Gandhinagar
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Kannur
  • Patna
  • Shillong
  • Bhopal
  • Kangra
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Jodhpur
  • Srinagar
  • Panchkula
  • Rae Bareli

NIFT Written Exam- Admit card

  • National Institute of Fashion and Technology, releases NIFT 2022 admit card on the official website i.e. 
  • Candidates can download NIFT 2022 admit cards once released officially.
  • No, admit card will be sent through post to the candidates.
  • Only those students who have printed their hard copy of admit cards from the website are allowed to enter the NIFT test center. Candidates without admit card will be allowed to enter the exam center.

Important Links

NIFT 2021 Prospectus Click Here
NIFT 2022 Application Link – (Available Soon) Click Here
NIFT 2022 Application Link (Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI/OCI) Click Here

NIFT 2022- Weightage

The final merit list will be prepared on the bases of following weightage-

Programs Test Weightage
Bachelor of Design Creative Ability Test (CAT) 40%
General Ability Test (GAT) 30%
Situation Test 30%
Master of Design Creative Ability Test (CAT) 40%
General Ability Test (GAT) 30%
Situation Test 30%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 100%
Master of Fashion Technology GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%
Master of Fashion Management GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%


NIFT Entrance Exam Result

NIFT result will be released in the month of February/March. Candidates will be able to check their result from the website of Institute by entering any two of their Roll No., Date of Birth, and Application No. After the announcement of the result, a situation test will be conducted for B.Des and GD/PI for management programs. Result will be made available to the candidates from 3rd week of March 2022.

Weightage For NIFT Result 2022

Courses Test Weightage
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BF Tech) GAT 100%
Bachelor of Design (B Des) GAT
Situation Test

NIFT 2022 Cutoff

NIFT Entrance Exam Previous Years Cutoff marks

NIFT Campuses 2018 2019 2020 2021
NIFT Gandhinagar 255 208 250 260
NIFT Kolkata 285 322 291 301
NIFT Delhi 48 47 55 64
NIFT Hyderabad 229 276 240 255
NIFT Mumbai 139 140 120 145
NIFT Bengaluru 179 124 118 134
NIFT Chennai 384 332 310 325
NIFT Bhubaneswar 506 534 526 530
NIFT Patna 567 563 522 560
NIFT Kannur 589 639 604 590

In case of any problem related to NIFT 2022, candidates must contact the concerned authority immediately.

Contact Details-

NIFT Campus,
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi- 110016,
Phone No- 011-6542000
Fax- 011-26535890

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