NIFT 2022 Entrance Exam: Answer Keys, Result, Cutoff

Exam Date

Feb 6, 2022

Result Date

Mar 15, 2022

Feb 7, 2022 | Design


The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is one of the premier fashion institutes in India. Many great designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, and many others have graduated from NIFT. The NIFT 2022 entrance exam is to be held on Feb 6, 2022. The application form correction facility was open from Jan 18 to Jan 22, 2022, along with the late registration facility. The admit card was released on Jan 29, 2022.

Read this article to know all about the NIFT exam and how to pursue the career of your dreams.

Latest Updates for NIFT: 

  • Feb 7, 2022: The answer keys for the NIFT written exam are expected to be released by the exam officials by the second week of February.
  • Feb 4, 2022: The applicants can appear for NIFT 2022 Mock Tests till 8.00 PM today.
  • Jan 31, 2022: The link for NIFT 2022 Mock Tests have been activated. It is compulsory for all the applicants to take up the mock tests for the courses they have applied for. Visit NIFT 2022 Exam Dates for the entire schedule for the mock tests.
  • Jan 29, 2022: The NIFT 2022 Entrance Exam Admit Card is released. Candidates must download the same by logging in.
  • Jan 25, 2022: The NIFT has released guidelines for the remote online conduction of the entrance exam on Feb 6, 2022. Visit NIFT Entrance Exam Pattern for more information. The admit card will be released on Jan 29, 2022.
  • Jan 21, 2022: An official notification by NIFT states that the exam scheduled to be conducted on Feb 6, 2022, will be conducted as an online exam. More instructions about the conduction of the exam will be announced on Jan 23, 2022.
  • Jan 18, 2022: The application form correction for NIFT Entrance Exam has started today. The last date to make corrections is Jan 22, 2022. The late registration facility is also open during this window.


About NIFT Entrance Exam

NIFT entrance exam is a national level test conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology for admission into design courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. NIFT Delhi was set up in the year 1986 under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. In the beginning, it had only one program for Fashion Design. NIFT has 17 campuses in India, and the main campus is in New Delhi. Some of the other campuses are Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, etc. This college was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to degrees and other academic distinctions. Director-General Saradha Muraleedharan is the head of NIFT.

National Institute of Fashion Technology has the absolute authority to organize the NIFT entrance exam 2022 and allocate seats for eligible candidates. National Institute of Fashion Technology offers bachelor's courses as well as master's courses. B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, M.Des, and MFM are some of the courses offered by NIFT. Candidates who wish to make a career in Fashion Technology or Design can apply to NIFT. For which, they will have to appear for the entrance exam.

NIFT 2022 Exam Highlights
Exam Name NIFT 
Full Form National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam
Exam Level National
Conducted Body National Institute of Fashion Technology
Application Mode Online
Languages English
Exam Mode Offline, i.e., Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
Exam Duration

2 Hours (B.Des & M.Des)
3 Hours for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech

NIFT Official Website
Helpdesk +91-11-26542000

NIFT Courses Offered

The undergraduate degree programs are for a period of 4 years and the postgraduate programs are for 2 years. The institute offers Bachelor of Design (B.Des) program in different fields. The courses offered by NIFT are as follows.

NIFT Courses Offered
Course Level Program
Undergraduate Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design (B.Des. FD)
Bachelor of Design in Accessory Design (B.Des. AD)
Bachelor of Design in Knitwear Design (B.Des. KD)
Bachelor of Design in Leather Design (B.Des. LD)
Bachelor of Design in Textile Design (B.Des. TD)
Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication (B.Des. FC)
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F Tech)
Postgraduate Master of Design (M.Des)
Master of Fashion Technology (M.F Tech)
Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

NIFT 2022 Exam Dates

The institute will conduct the entrance exam through offline mode. Interested candidates can apply for this exam as per the schedule given below.

NIFT Exam Date 2022
Events Dates
Application Start Date Dec 3, 2021
Application End Date Jan 17, 2022
Last Date to Apply with Late Fee Jan 18, 2022 - Jan 22, 2022
Application Form Correction Jan 18, 2022 - Jan 22, 2022
Admit Card Date Jan 29, 2022
Exam Date Feb 6, 2022
NIFT 2022 Mock Test Release Date Jan 31, 2022
NIFT Result 2022 Date - Written Test Feb 2022
Admit Card for Situation Test April 2022
NIFT Situation Test / GD Date April/May 2022
  Final Results Date (B.F.Tech) May 2022
Final Results Date (M.Des., M.F.M & M.F.Tech) June 2022
Final Results Date (B.Des.) June 2022
Counselling Registration June 2022

NIFT 2022 Eligibility

A candidate must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for NIFT to get admission to the institute. Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in class 12 to take up the test.

Candidates belonging to the general category should be less than 23 years. The upper age limit relaxation for candidates who belong to SC/ST/PWD is 5 years. There is no age limit for candidates applying for postgraduate programs.

NIFT Eligibility 2022
Age Limit Below 23 years for undergraduate programs.
No age limit for postgraduate programs.
Educational Qualification Must have passed 10+2 diploma (3 or 4 years) recognized by AICTE.
Nationality Indian / NRI / Foreigners
Reservation 5% extra seat reservation for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates.

NIFT 2022 eligibility criteria for applying under the Foreign National/ SAARC/ NRI/ OCI category is different from the regular criteria. Foreign candidates must have these scores mentioned below to get admission into the courses.

Program Eligibility Score
Bachelor Programme (B.Des & B.FTech) SAT Score
Master Programme (MFM) GMAT Score
Master Programme (M.Des & M.FTech) GRE Score

Read more: NIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NIFT 2022 Application Form

NIFT application form 2022 is available on the official website. Candidates are allowed to make changes in the NIFT 2022 application form once the application correction window is open.

NIFT 2022 candidates must upload their recently taken passport size photograph (3 months old) and signature in the below-mentioned formats.

NIFT 2022 Documents Upload Specifications
Documents Size Format
Photograph 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg
Signature 50 KB .jpg/.jpeg

How to Register for NIFT 2022?

Before filling the NIFT application, candidates have to register. The candidates can follow the steps given below to register.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of NIFT.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Registration' link, a new page will pop up.
  • Step 3: Enter the name, date of birth, category details, email ID, and choice of program.
  • Step 4: Use the email ID and date of birth to log in and access the application form.

How to Apply for NIFT 2022?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for NIFT 2022 exam.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website and log in.
  • Step 2: Enter all details that are asked and click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 3: After entering the details click on the 'I Agree' button.
  • Step 4: Verify the details and click on the 'Save' button.
  • Step 5: Upload scanned file of image and signature as per the specifications.
  • Step 6: The final stage is to pay the application fee.

How to Pay NIFT 2022 Application Fees?

The applicants must make sure to keep a receipt of the NIFT application payment and to note down the application/ reference number for future reference. NIFT 2022 candidates can pay registration fees through online modes (credit card/ debit card/ net banking) or offline modes (Demand Draft in favour of 'NIFT HO'). The NIFT application fee varies for candidates from different categories. The information regarding the same is mentioned below.

NIFT 2022 Application Fee
General/ OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 2000
Application Fee with Late Fine INR 5000
SC/ ST/ PH INR 1000
Category Registration Fee

Documents Required to Apply for NIFT 2022

Candidates must have the following documents to apply for NIFT exam.

  • Past Educational Details.
  • Marksheets of Class 10 and 12.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable).
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable).
  • Scanned Image File of Photograph and Signature.
  • A valid debit/credit/net banking for the application fee payment.

Read more: NIFT 2022 Application Form.

NIFT 2022 Admit Card

NIFT admit card is released online and available for download for all aspirants. The applicant has to enter their date of birth and login ID to access the hall ticket. Candidate must carry anyone government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the admit card.

Suppose the candidate finds any data mismatch present on the admit card, they must report it to the concerned authority as soon as possible. The NIFT 2022 admit card will be used in every selection process, so the applicants must keep multiple copies.

How to Download NIFT 2022 Admit Card?

The candidates can follow the steps below to download their NIFT 2022 admit card issued by the institute.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of NIFT for admission.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Admit Card' link to get to the login page.
  • Step 3: Enter the official login credentials as per the registration.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout.

NIFT 2022 GD/PI Admit Card

A new admit card will be issued for the shortlisted candidates for the Situation Round. Candidates can download the second admit card for NIFT from the official website. They will be required to go to the 'Admission' portal's login section and fill in NIFT 2022 credentials. Then their admit card will appear on the screen. The admit card must be downloaded and printed.

Candidates will be required to take the admit card at the Situation Test venue. The NIFT admit card will have all the required details of the centre.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Admit Card

NIFT 2022 Exam Centres

About 32 cities in India are chosen as NIFT centres for the examination. The candidates can choose NIFT exam city when they are filling up the application form. Candidates should locate their NIFT exam centre at least a day before to avoid any problem on the exam day.

Once the NIFT registration form is submitted candidates will not be able to change the test city that they have opted for. The NIFT test venue and address will be available on the admit card of the candidate.

The following are 32 cities where NIFT exam will be conducted.

NIFT 2022 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Delhi Lucknow Surat
Bengaluru Guwahati Mumbai Srinagar
Bhopal Hyderabad Madurai Shillong
Bhubaneswar Jammu Nagpur Udaipur
Chandigarh Jaipur Pune Vishakapattanam
Chennai Kolkata Patna Vadodara
Cochin Kangra Raipur Jodhpur
Dehradun Kannur Ranchi Raipur

Documents Required on the NIFT 2022 Exam Day

Following are the documents that a candidate should carry to NIFT exam hall.

  • NIFT 2022 Admit Card.
  • Government ID Proof.
  • Passport size photo.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Exam Centres

NIFT 2022 Exam Pattern

For a candidate to score well in this entrance test, a fair amount of knowledge regarding the NIFT 2022 exam pattern and syllabus is necessary. NIFT exam will have Creative Ability Test, General Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds. General Ability Test (GAT) is a common test written for all courses offered, and it is the first test for admission into NIFT.

GAT and CAT are conducted for B.Des and M.Des but for the candidates who opt for courses like B.F.Tech, MFM, M.F.Tech only GAT is conducted. There is no negative marking in NIFT exam, and therefore, candidates can attempt all the questions.

Students aspiring to pursue B.Des and M.Des will have a NIFT situation test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview thereafter.

NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights
Exam Mode Offline i.e. Pen & Paper Based Test
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Exam English
Duration 2 Hours (B.Des & M.Des)
3 Hours for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech
Negative Marks No Negative Marking

Read more: NIFT 2022 Exam Pattern

NIFT 2022 Syllabus

NIFT entrance exam syllabus includes the topics covered in the tests such as Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), Performance Round, Situation Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. It is important to know the details of the NIFT 2022 syllabus well before preparing well for the test.

NIFT GAT 2022 Syllabus

NIFT entrance exam 2022 will consist of two parts: the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The GAT section will cover the following topics.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability & English Comprehension
  • Analytical and Logical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Case Study.

NIFT CAT 2022 Syllabus

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) of the NIFT selection process is an exam that tests the intuitive ability, observation power, conceptual knowledge and the design ability of a candidate.

Students can sharpen their drawing skills and improve their imagination skills by creating new ideas using different colours.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Syllabus

NIFT 2022 Reference Books

NIFT, NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide by D Mittal and NIFT, NID/ IIFT Admission Test by Surendra Kavimandan are books referred by the conducting authority for preparation of 2022.

Preparing with the right books for NIFT is very important. After choosing the right study materials, it is important to practice a lot of questions. This will strengthen the basics. The applicants should start with the previous year NIFT exam papers to make their base in preparation and understand the pattern. Also, there is a lot of online material available, go and harness the value of it. Most importantly, there are abundant testimonials from toppers - the applicants can have look at it, a little bit of guidance will help them navigate their own trajectory toward NIFT selection.

How to Prepare for NIFT Entrance Exam?

NIFT is one of the major design exams in India. Clearing the NIFT entrance exam will help aspiring students to get admission into a NIFT campus. Every year a lot of students take up this challenging exam to get into the reputed NIFT. To help students get through this exam we have enlisted some major tips which every candidate can follow while taking the test.

  • Go through a lot of magazines, posters, advertisements to get ideas for NIFT.
  • Prepare for all the sections and rounds.
  • Try and improve your sketching skills.
  • Prepare according to the syllabus.
  • Prepare notes and refer to them when you are revising.
  • Refer to previous year question papers.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Reference Books

NIFT 2022 Result

The NIFT 2022 final results will be declared on the official website. After the declaration of the result for the written test, a Situation Test will be conducted.

Final Results of NIFT 2022 will be prepared based on GAT, CAT, and Situation Test scores.

How to Download NIFT 2022 Result?

To download NIFT 2022 result from the official website the candidates will have to follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website and click on the 'Result' link.
  • Step 2: Enter the roll number and date of birth to log in.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of the result for future references.

Details on NIFT 2022 Scorecard

The NIFT 2022 result will be declared in the form of a scorecard. The NIFT scorecard will be required at various stages of the admission process including counselling. The scorecard for NIFT entrance exam 2022 will have the following information.

  • Candidate's Name
  • Roll Number
  • NIFT Application Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Photograph
  • NIFT Subject-wise Scores (CAT and GAT)
  • Total Score.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Results

NIFT 2022 Cut Off

NIFT 2022 cut off is the closing rank set by NIFT participating institutes and the same will vary across NIFT campuses. The cut off 2022 list will be released after the results are announced. There are 17 NIFT campuses in India. All of them will release an opening and closing rank for various courses. The students who clear the cut off will get the call for the further selection procedure.

The cut off will be calculated considering various factors which are mentioned below.

  • Level of difficulty of the exam.
  • The total number of students who appeared for the exam.
  • Number of seats available.
  • Previous year cut off trends.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Cut Off

NIFT 2022 Counselling

Candidates who write NIFT exam will have 3 more stages in which they have to qualify to get into their desired course. These 3 rounds are Situational Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.

The selection at NIFT is based on overall performance. Candidates who opt for Bachelor of Design will have to go through Situational Test and candidates who opt for Master of Design will have to go through a case study based on Group Discussion and Personal Interviews. The candidates who qualify for all this will be called for counselling process. Counselling will be done on the basis of a merit list prepared by the NIFT. The counselling process covers all the criteria such as category and qualification, etc. Please note that there are 2 rounds of counselling, the date of the NIFT second counselling will be released after the first round is completed. The students will be required to pay the fee in due time to avail the seat allotment, else their selection will become void.

NIFT candidates who have cleared all rounds of exams will be called for the NIFT 2022 counselling Process. The counselling procedure will consist of registration, campus choice, downloading call letters, and appearing for counselling. While getting registered, candidates have to select a counselling campus in which they will participate as well.

Documents Required for NIFT 2022 Counselling

The documents which are required during counselling process are as follows.

  • Transfer Certificate
  • Marksheets of Classes 10 and 12.
  • 2 Passport Size Photograph.
  • Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Passport.
  • Candidates who applied for postgraduation courses must bring Undergraduate Degree Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate, etc.

Read More: NIFT 2022 Counselling

NIFT Refund Policy

Candidates who do not want to continue their admission to the NIFT are required to formally request for refund. The complete refund policy is announced on the website of NIFT. The request for withdrawal of admission and refund has to be done online. The candidates are required to visit the website of NIFT and log in using credentials then request for withdrawal. The payments will be initiated in due course. The refund request will only be accepted if they are done within a timeline.

NIFT Exam Contact Details

If the candidates have any queries related to NIFT exam, they can contact the official exam conducting authority. They can be reached from Monday to Friday between 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.

National Institute of Fashion Technology,
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi, India 110016.

Phone Number: +91-1126542000

Email Address:  [email protected]

Official Website:


What is eligibility criteria for NIFT admission?

For UG programs, candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam, and for PG programs, UG degree is required.

I am from Nepal, can I apply for the NIFT exam?

Yes, you can apply for the NIFT Exam. Candidates from any country or any part of the world can apply. It is advised to check the eligibility criteria for foreign candidates.

Can I change the NIFT 2022 Exam Center?

No, the exam center once allotted cannot be changed under any circumstances.

How can I get NIFT 2022 prospectus?

Candidates can download prospectus from the official website.

What is the upper limit to apply for NIFT exam?

For undergraduate courses, candidate should not be more than 23 years of age and there\'s no age restriction for the Postgraduate programs.

How are students assessed in the regular programs?

Candidates are assessed based on assignments, projects, internships, and presentations. Performances will be evaluated by academicians and industry professionals.

Is there any restriction on number of attempts to clear the exam?

No, you can take examination any number of times but in case of design, you can write only till you attain the upper age limit. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility for the same.

What is minimum percentage required to apply for NIFT exam?

The candidate should have scored minimum marks of 50% in class 12.

Is it possible to apply for more than one program?

No, you cannot apply for more than one program.

What is the counselling procedure for NIFT?

Candidates will be called for counselling process according to merit list. Shortlisted candidates can select courses and centres of study. The candidate has to get all required original documents for verification purposes during counselling process.

How many stages are there in NIFT 2022 exam?

The exam will be conducted in the offline mode i.e, Pen Paper Based Test (PBT) and has three stages: Written Test, Situation Test and Group Discussion/Personal Interview.

Is NIFT a government institution?

Yes. The National Institute of Fashion Technology i.e. NIFT is a government institution. It comes under the ministry of textile in India.


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