National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Test [NIFT]

NIFT 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 12th February 2018 To 12th February 2018
Result Date : 2nd June 2018

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Eligibility Criteria for NIFT 2018 Exam

The students who wish to write the entrance exam for NIFT 2018 should be aware of the eligibility criteria of the NIFT 2018. The eligibility criteria for NIFT 2018 are as follows:

Eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Design - B.Des. (Fashion Design/Leather Design/Accessory Design/Textile Design/Knitwear Design/Fashion Communication):

  • The candidate belonging to the general category should not exceed 23 years of age as on 1st October 2016. 
  • For the candidates belonging to SC, ST or Physically Handicapped Person (PHP) there is a relaxation of 5 years on the maximum age limit.
  • The candidates must have cleared class XII examination or equivalent from any recognized central or state board, or GCE (General Certificate Education) examination at the advanced level to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.):

  • The candidate must hold 10+2 level of examination from a recognised Central/state board of secondary examination, New Delhi or the candidates must possess GCE (General Certificate Education) examination at the advanced level with Physics and Chemistry to fulfill the eligibility criteria.
  • The candidates holding the Diploma certificate of 3-4 years in Engineering recognised by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) also have the eligibility for B.FTech.

Eligibility criteria for postgraduate programs in NIFT:

There is no minimum or maximum age limit mentioned under the eligibility criteria for postgraduate programs.

Eligibility criteria for M.Des (Master of Design) in NIFT:

  • The candidate must hold Diploma in Undergraduate design from NIFT / NID only or Undergraduate degree from any recognised institute to fulfill the eligibility criteria.
  • An aspirant must hold minimum 3 years undergraduate diploma certificate from NIFT or NID.

Eligibility criteria for M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management) in NIFT:

The candidate willing to apply for M.F.M must hold minimum 3 years undergraduate diploma from NIFT or NID or Undergraduate degree from any recognised institute to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology) in NIFT:

The candidates applying for M.F.Tech must hold a B.Tech./BE degree from any recognised institute or B.F.Tech from NIFT to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

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I am in 12th standard. Am I eligible to write the NIFT exam?

Asked By: Parineeti Kare,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you are eligible for the NIFT exam. Candidates who want to apply for the Design course should have passed 12th standard in any group. The candidates who want to apply for the Technology course should have had Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in class 12.

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I am 24 years old. Can I apply for the B.Des(Fashion Design) course?

Asked By: Ujwala K,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The general category candidates' age should not be more than 23 years as on October 1st, 2016. The candidates belonging to the SC,ST or Physically Handicapped Person (PHP) category have a relaxtion of 5 years on the maximum age limit.

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I wanted to know the eligibility criteria for textile design for NIFT. What are they?

Asked By: Anjali S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Eligibility criteria for Textile Design, NIFT 2017 is as follows: 

  • The applicant belonging to the general category should not exceed 23 years of age. 
  • For the applicants belonging to SC, ST or Physically Handicapped Person (PHP) there is a relaxation of 5 years on the maximum age limit.
  • Applicants must have cleared class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised central or state board, or GCE (general certificate education) examination at the advanced level to fulfil the eligibility criteria.
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I am interested to know the eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.FTech.)?

Asked By: Hansika S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Eligibility criteria for B.FTech is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold 10+2 level of examination from a recognised central / state board of secondary examination, New Delhi or the candidates must possess GCE (general certificate education) examination at the advanced level with Physics and Chemistry to fulfil the eligibility criteria.
  • The candidates holding the Diploma certificate of 3-4 years in Engineering recognised by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) also have the eligibility for B.FTech.
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I was curious to know the eligibility criteria for M.F.M since i wanna pursue my further education in the same field.

Asked By: Sanjana,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate willing to apply for M.F.M  must hold minimum 3 years undergraduate diploma from NIFT or NID or Undergraduate degree from any recognised institute to fulfil the eligibility criteria.

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What are the criteria for undergraduates in NIFT?

Asked By: Aditya Chauhan,
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Eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Design – B.Des. (Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication):

  • The applicant belonging to the general category should not exceed 23 years of age as on 1st October 2016. 
  • For the applicants belonging to SC, ST or Physically Handicapped Person (PHP) there is a relaxation of 5 years on the maximum age limit.
  • Applicants must have cleared class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised central or state board, or GCE (general certificate education) examination at the advanced level to fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.):

  • The candidate must hold 10+2 level of examination from a recognised central / state board of secondary examination, New Delhi or the candidates must possess GCE (general certificate education) examination at the advanced level with Physics and Chemistry to fulfil the eligibility criteria.
  • The candidates holding  the Diploma certificate of 3-4 years in Engineering recognised by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) also have the eligibility for B.FTech.
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QAge limit

What is the maximum age limit to be eligible for NIFT 2017?

Asked By: Pavitra R,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

For UG programs, the maximum age limit is 23 years as on 1st October, 2016 for general candidates.

For reserved category candidates, relaxation of 5 years is given.

For PG programs there is no age limit.

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What is the eligibility criteria for a Masters degree in Design?

Asked By: Huma T,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

In order to be eligible for a Masters Program in Design, the candidate must hold a Diploma in Undergraduate design from NIFT/NID only or Undergraduate degree from any recognized institute.

The candidate must possess a minimum of 3 years undergraduate diploma certificate from NIFT or NID.

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Qentrance examination

How many times can I take the NIFT entrance examination?

Asked By: Vihaan Vaidya,
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  • You can take the entrance examination for any number of times but in case of design you can take till you attain the upper age limit.
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