NIFT Cut Off – Previous Year Cut offs, Seat Matrix & Seat Reservation 

National Institute of Fashion Technology  announced the NIFT 2020 entrance test results of the CAT and GAT written tests on the 13th of March 2020. Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the two subsequent phases of the NIFT entrance test (Situation Test and GD/PI) could not be conducted. As a result, the dates for the Situation Test/Group Discussion/Personal Interview will now be revised by the governing body of the exam, and proportionally, the dates of further processes like cut offs and counselling will also be rescheduled. Candidates are advised to keep a regular check on the official website of NIFT to update themselves with the latest notifications.

This article features all the information related to the previous year cutoffs, seat matrix and factors which determine the cutoffs. 

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NIFT Cutoff – Overview of Cut offs

  1. NIFT Cutoff is the minimum marks or rank which the candidates must attain to get admission in any of the 16 campuses of NIFT. These 10 NIFT campuses are located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kannur, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Raebareli, Shillong, Patna, Kangra, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Srinagar, Chennai and Bhopal.
  2. These cutoffs are declared by all the 16 NIFT campuses both section-wise and category-wise. 
  3. For the year 2020, NIFT will offer an estimated 3590 seats in both its UG and PG programmes (excluding NRI students).

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NIFT Cutoff – Factors which Determine the Cut Off 

NIFT cutoff is determined after keeping various factors in mind. These are:

  1. Number of candidates opting for the exam.
  2. Number of candidates clearing the exam.
  3. Standard of difficulty set for the exam.
  4. Number of seats available for various courses
  5. Cut off trends from the previous years.
  6. Reservation criteria

NIFT Cut off – Subject Wise Seat Matrix

Seat Matrix table for Fashion courses at NIFT are shown below:

Seat Matrix for the year 2020 (B.Design and B.Fashion Technology)

Course specialisation and seats

Course & Specializations Number of Seats Available
B. Design (Fashion Design) 450
B. Design (Fashion Communication) 420
B. Design (Accessory Design) 420
B. Design (Textile Design) 390
B. Design (Leather Design) 120
B. Design (Knitwear Design) 210
B. Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) 360

NIFT Cutoff – Last Merit Rank (2019) of Top NIFT Campuses for B.Design (Fashion Design) Course 

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 236 2131 1216 764
Chennai 551 3139 3790 1144
Gandhinagar 687 2673 6193 1258
Hyderabad 613 2490 4327 1756
Kolkata 702 2621 5314 1873
Mumbai 134 1315 2948 721
Patna 1203 5281 6118 2906
New Delhi 154 893 1195 300

NIFT Cut Off 2019 – Last Merit Rank of Top NIFT Campuses for B. Design (Leather Design) Course

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
New Delhi 541 4939 6213 2500
Chennai 1884 6242 6664 3639
Kolkata 1972 6070 4417
Raebareli 3119 6346 4830

NIFT Cut Off 2019 – Last Merit Rank of Top NIFT Campuses for B. Design (Accessory Design) Course

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 445 4560 5765 1491
Chennai 915 5884 6617 3416
Gandhinagar 816 5215 6370 2363
Hyderabad 822 5507 6531 3097
Kolkata 1482 5015 6497 3491
Mumbai 407 3311 6107 1460
Patna 2328 6129 6502 3967
New Delhi 166 2420 6027 502

NIFT Cut Off 2019 – Last Merit Rank of Top NIFT Campuses for Masters of Design Course

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 104 286 359 247
Mumbai  67 281 310 223
Kannur 145 316 359 307
New Delhi 41  239 193 140

NIFT Cut Off 2019 – Last Merit Rank of Top NIFT Campuses for Bachelors of Fashion Technology(Apparel Production)

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 118 1290 504
Chennai 310 1889 1350 549
Gandhinagar 250 1898 754
Hyderabad 240 1854 438 708
Kolkata 291 1623 1400 906
Mumbai 120 607 409
Patna 522 1295 1101
New Delhi 55 602 1349 177

NIFT Cut Off 2019 – Last Merit Rank of Top NIFT Campuses for Masters of Fashion Technology 

Campus General category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 52 142 143
Chennai 111 113
Gandhinagar 98 135 129
New Delhi 139 116 71 114

NIFT Cut Off 2019 – Last Merit Rank of Top NIFT Campuses for Masters of Fashion Management

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 84 766 780 485
Chennai 193 937 748
Gandhinagar 142 833 993 688
Hyderabad 144 879 970 654
Kolkata 209 945 1143 815
Mumbai 64 632 910 563
Patna 518 1034 968
New Delhi 19 156 640 355

NIFT Cut Off – Reservation of Seats

Reservation of seats also plays a pivotal role in judging the fate of the NIFT entrance test candidates. Each category is allotted a certain percentage of seats. Given below is the reservation of seats for various categories.

Category Reserved percentage of seats
General-EWS 10%
Schedule Caste 15%
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer) 27%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Specially-abled person 5%

NIFT Cut off – FAQ’s 

Q. What was previous year’s closing rank for B.Design(Fashion Design) at Bangalore campus?

Ans. Previous year’s (2019) closing ranks released by Bangalore campus for B.Design (Fashion Design) were: 

Campus General Category Schedule Caste Scheduled Tribe OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
Bangalore 236 2131 1216 764

Q. When will the NIFT 2020 cut offs be announced?

Ans. The cutoffs for the NIFT 2020 were previously scheduled to release by the end of June 2020. However, due to the disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, the NIFT authorities will now announce the revised/extended dates. You must check the updates regularly on the official website of NIFT.

Q. What are the factors which determine the NIFT Cut offs?

Ans. NIFT cutoff is determined with concern to various factors. These are:

  1. Number of candidates opting for the exam.
  2. Number of candidates clearing the exam.
  3. Standard of difficulty set for the exam.
  4. Number of seats available for various courses
  5. Cut off trends from the previous years.
  6. Reservation criteria

Q. What are the number of seats allotted for the B. Design and B. Fashion Technology courses in NIFT campuses 2020?

Ans. There are as many as 2370 seats allotted for the B. Design and B. Fashion technology courses in NIFT campuses for the year 2020.

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