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NIFT is the country’s first fashion institute, founded in 1986, and has been at the forefront of supplying professional human resources to the textile and clothing industries. It was established as a formal institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament, with the President of India as its “Visitor,” and it now has full-fledged campuses throughout the country. Over the years, NIFT has also served as a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the areas of handloom and handicraft design development and positioning.

NIFT now operates 17 campuses around the country. The first campus opened at Hauz Khaz, New Delhi, in 1986. In 1995, campuses were established in Chennai, Kolkata, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, followed by the Bengaluru campus in 1997. Bhopal’s campus opened in June 2008, Bhubaneswar’s in 2010, Jodhpur’s in 2010, Kangra in 2009, Kannur’s in 2008 but not permanently until 2012, and Patna’s in 2008. In the last decade, Raebareli, Shillong, Srinagar, and Panchkula were founded.

NIFT offers several different programs on its 17 different campuses

  • Undergraduate education degree
    • B.Des. (Fashion Design)
    • B.Des. (Leather Design)
    • B.Des. (Accessory Design)
    • B.Des. (Textile Design)
    • B.Des. (Knitwear Design)
    • B.Des. (Fashion Communication)
    • Bachelor in Fashion Technology (B.FTech)
    • Foundation Programme
  • Postgraduate
    • Masters in Design (M.Des)
    • Masters in Fashion Technology (M.FTech)
    • Masters in Fashion Management (MFM)
  • Doctoral Education
    • Ph.D. ( full time)
    • Ph.D. ( half time)


NIFT Entrance Exam

  • Admission in NIFT is conducted through an entrance exam that is kept across several cities on a national level. The CAT (Creative Aptitude Test), GAT (General Ability Test), and GD/PI are all part of the NIFT 2021 Exam Pattern. Candidates for B.Des and M.Des must take both the CAT and the GAT, whereas candidates for B.FTech and M.FTech must only take the GAT. Candidates for B.Des and M.Des will also be subjected to a Situation Test.

Exam Pattern

  • The NIFT 2021 Entrance Exam will be held in three stages, starting with the GAT and ending with the CAT. The General Ability Test, or GAT, is a written exam that covers all five of NIFT’s courses. The GAT is the initial step in the selection process for B.Des and M.Des programmes. B.Des and M.Des students must pass the CAT exam after passing the GAT. Applicants who pass both written assessments will advance to the Situation Test, which will be followed by a Group Discussion/Personal Interview. The GAT is the only way to get into B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and MFM programmes.

Exam syllabus

  1. CAT syllabus
    1. Discernment ability
    2. Power of observation
    3. Creativity in development of a thought
    4. Design ability of the applicant

      For Situation Test and Group Discussion, candidates must possess the following skills:

      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
  2. GAT syllabus
    1. Quantitative Ability: Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work & Task, Ratio & Proportion, and Distance
    2. Communication Ability and English Comprehension: Synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one-word substitutes, idioms & phrases, correct spellings
  3. Personal Interview
    1. Career Orientation
    2. Aptness for the field
    3. Overall personal achievements in academics & co-curricular activities
    4. General Awareness & Aptitude, creative & lateral thinking

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