All you need know about NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India. It was established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and is an institution of design, management and technology for the international fashion business. NIFT was granted statutory status in 2006, empowering it to award degrees and other academic distinctions. NIFT currently has 16 campuses.Its main campus is in New Delhi, and other campuses in Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, and Srinagar. A new 17th NIFT Campus at Panchkula, Haryana has been announced by the Minister of Textiles.

Courses Offered

NIFT offers four-year undergraduate, as well as two-year post-graduate, programmes in design, management, and technology.

To secure admission in Bachelor of Design (B.Des) as well as Master of Design (M.Des) programmes offered at NIFT, students need to take two written admission tests:

  • 1. Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • 2. General Ability Test (GAT)

For other courses such as Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) and Master of Fashion Management (MFM), aspirants need to take only the GAT.

General Ability Test (GAT) for NIFT 2018 Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

  • Programmes: B.Des /M.Des /MFM
  • Paper name: GAT
  • Language :English
  • Test duration: 2 hours


  • English comprehension
  • Quantitative ability
  • Communication ability
  • Analytical ability
  • General knowledge and current affairs

Situation Test for NIFT

Shortlisted candidates for NIFT admissions (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.

Tips to Prepare for NID Exam

DAT is very similar to CEED when it comes to the type of questions asked and the preparation required. Here is a list of tips to help you get started.

  • Not only you should know how to sketch and design, but you should also know how to sketch quickly and flawlessly.
  • Refine your sketching skills and join a Sketching and Design course such as Launchpad’s Diploma in Car Design program if it helps.
  • Refer the previous year NEED question papers available on the internet and subscribe to online and offline exam preparation guides.
  • Stay connected with designers and design students in online communities, compare your works with theirs, get reviews on your sketching skills and ask for suggestions.
  • To conclude, think of design all the time and keep sketching! All the best!

Contact Information

  • Bhopal Branch: 178, Chitra Complex, Zone-1, MP Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradhesh, India
  • Indore Branch: EC-66, 3rd Floor, Next to Murliwala Sweets, Bombay Hospital Square, Vijay Nagar, Indore – 452010
  • Phone: +91-9977860493, +91-7974141623
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