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National Institute for Fashion Technology (NIFT)

NIFT is the first premier institute in India to award its own Degrees in the field of fashion education.

Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

(Duration – 4 years)

  • Accessory Design
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Leather Design
  • Textile Design
  • Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized Board of Education

NIFT Campus :

Bengaluru • Bhopal • Bhubaneswar • Chennai • Gandhinagar • Hyderabad • Jodhpur • Kangra • Kannur • Kolkata • Mumbai • New Delhi • Patna • Rae Bareli • Shillong
Seats: 1600

Eligibility:  10+2 or Diploma (Age max. 23)

Master of Design

Duration 2yrs.


Kannur, Mumbai, New Delhi

Seats: 90

For M.Des. Program:

  • Age – No age limit
  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India
  • Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

Test Details:

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) For B.Des./M.Des. : This test will comprise of various sections as given below:

Quantitative Ability :

This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub-test may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

Communication Ability :

This subtest is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.

English Comprehension :

This subtest aims to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given Passage, and test of basic English language.

Analytical Ability :

This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs


This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

For B.Des. Students :


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. No additional material will be provided /allowed.

The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English.

For M.Des. Students :


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:

  1. Conceptual clarity
  2. Knowledge of the topic assigned
  3. Contribution made to the topic
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to generate new ideas
  6. Problem solving approach
  7. Leadership qualities
  8. Effective communication


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

  1. Career orientation
  2. Aptness for the course
  3. Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
  4. Communication
  5. General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under:

PROGRAMMES Test Weightage
Situation Test


Tentative Test Schedule :

  • Reg. Schedule: Oct to Jan
  • Written Entrance Test (GAT 50% & CAT 30%) – Feb
  • GAT 180 Min./ 150 Marks
  • Situation test/ Group Discussion/ Personal Interview – April – May
  • Result Declaration – June

For more details please visit NIFT official website.