NIFT Entrance Exam – Application process, Important Dates and Other Essential Information

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) entrance exam is one of the most respectable exams in India for aspirants seeking a fashion designing or fashion technology degree. This exam is a gateway for admission in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in any of the 16 NIFT campuses in India. The result of the NIFT entrance exam for the session 2019-20 was recently announced on the official website of NIFT. As many as 23,000 aspiring candidates applied for the exam in the previous year to grab one of the 2,590 available seats.

This article would emphasize on all the important events and processes related to the application of the NIFT entrance exam. 

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NIFT 2021 Application – Important Events and Dates

Events Dates
Filling out the Application Form starts from 1 November 2022
Deadline for Registration (without late fee) 31 December 2022
Deadline for Registration (without late fee) First Week of January 2023
Admit cards available from First Week of February 2023
NIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Second week of February 2023

NIFT 2021 Application – Essential Documents Required 

It is crucial for the aspiring candidates to read the eligibility criteria for the NIFT exam carefully. All the relevant details regarding the pre-requisite documents and information are given below. 

All the aspiring NIFT candidates – 

  • Should possess a valid email ID.
  • Must fill the educational details (10 + 2 or equivalent qualifying exam)
  • Must fill authentic personal details
  • Should submit category certificate ( Schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes) (If applicable)
  • Must upload a scanned image of their signature ( jpg/jpeg format, size- 50 kb)
  • Must upload a scanned copy of their photograph ( jpg/jpeg format, size- 50 kb)
  • Must fill in the right credit or debit card details (applicable only if making online payment)
  • Must send a demand draft in favour of NIFT Head office, payable at New Delhi (applicable only for offline payment).

Fee structure for the entrance exam is mentioned below-

  1. General/ Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy) – INR 2000
  2. Schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ PWD – INR 1000

NIFT 2021 Application – Procedure to Complete the Application Form

Aspiring candidates may follow the sequence given below for filling the application form of the NIFT entrance exam.

RegistrationAspiring candidates must create a login account, which will help in knowing all the relevant information till the final date of NIFT entrance exam. Visit the official website and click on the tab mentioning ‘Fresh candidates to create login’. 

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After this, candidates must fill in all the details like:

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Date of birth
  3. Date of birth
  4. Tick whether you are specially-abled or not
  5. Valid email id/confirmation of the valid email id
  6. Selection of the programme applied for
  7. Enter the verification mode

Candidates would be asked to verify all the mentioned details and go through the instructions. After verifying the details, candidates may click on the ‘Yes’ tab and finally click on the ‘submit’ button. Instantly, the user would be redirected to a new page and he/she must click on the ‘Proceed to login’ tab for further process.

Filling of the Application FormAspiring candidates may proceed with the application form after filling all the above mentioned requirements in the registration form. Candidates will be able to observe that all the personal details that they mentioned in the registration form are already ingested in the application form. Thus, aspirants have to fill the remaining slots like:

  • Exam centre preference
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Current address
  • City
  • State 
  • Pin code
  • Mobile number
  • Academic details (marks obtained)
  • Status of the examination

Candidates must carefully go through all the mentioned information and must show their consent by tapping on the box ‘I agree’, after which they can finally tap on the ‘Save’ button to proceed with the next step.

Next, the user is directed to a new page and must click on the ‘Home’ button.

Uploading the photograph along with the signatureCandidates must next upload the scanned copies of their signature and photograph in prescribed format. The file should be in jpeg/jpg format and must be 50 kb in size. After successfully uploading the scanned copies, candidates must proceed by clicking on the ‘next’ tab.

Fee paymentCandidates may finally pay the fees for the exam according to their preferred mode of payment. Online users may pay the exam fee through credit or debit card facilities whereas offline users may pay the exam fee through Demand Draft issued to NIFT Head Office. Candidates must pay the additional transaction charges. It is crucial to know for the offline users that they must pen down the DD number and date at the time of the payment. Also, they must select the bank options from the drop down menu.

Candidates who want to apply for the NIFT entrance exam after the official deadline (late fee) will have to pay INR 5000. The official governing body of the exam will announce the deadline for late fee as well. After that, no new applicants will be entertained.

Take the printout of the Application form – After finally completing the form application and registration, candidates must take printouts of the application form. Aspirants paying the fee through demand draft must submit the application form attached with the same.

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NIFT Entrance Exam Application – FAQ’s

Q. When will the application forms be available for NIFT entrance exam 2021?

The application forms for NIFT entrance exam 2021 are expected to be available from the 4th week of August 2020. Official confirmation will soon be made on the official NIFT website.

Q. Can you pay the fee for the NIFT entrance exam in offline mode as well?

Yes, you can pay the fee through demand draft while opting for the offline method of fee payment. The DD must be issued to the Head office of NIFT. Aspirants must also attach  their final NIFT entrance application form along with the demand draft.

Q. How much late fee is charged for the application of the NIFT entrance exam?

Candidates who apply for the NIFT entrance exam after the official deadline has passed must pay a late fee of INR 5000, irrespective of the category they belong to, for successful application of the exam.

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