NIFT 2022 – Result (Out), Cutoffs, Counselling

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NIFT 2022 – NIFT 2022 Results for written test were declared on 9 March 2022. B.Des Candidates qualifying NIFT 2022 written exam would be invited Situation test from 2nd April 2022 to 5th April 2022. Such candidates have to book a slot for their NIFT PI/Situation test on the official website of NIFT niftadmissions.in before 11th March 2022. Candidates would be invited for Group Discussion Rounds from 7th April to 26th April 2022 (the venue given below). Finally, NIFT Final Result/Merit List of the candidates who are selected for admission would be released. These candidates will be allotted seats through NIFT Counselling 2022.

NIFT 2022 entrance exam was conducted on 06 Feb 2022. NIFT 2022 was held as an online remote proctored exam. The design entrance exam is held for admission into various UG and PG design/fashion technology programs. Shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of their performance in Written Test, GD/PI or Studio Test, etc. Know more details on NIFT 2022 exam from below.

NIFT 2022

Candidates who are shortlisted for M.Des., MFM and M.Ftech., can upload all the documents till March 15, 2022 now. The last date has been extended. Check the notice here.

NIFT 2022 Result (for written exam) was announced on 9 March 2022. CLICK HERE to view NIFT Result 2022.

NIFT 2022 Dates for GD/PI rounds have been released. CLICK HERE for the official notice.



NIFT 2022 Important Dates

The NIFT 2022 examination is held is usually held in 2 shifts, morning and afternoon. Shown below are the important dates for the related events.

Events Dates
Application Form Release Date 03 Dec 2021
Last date for submission of NIFT UG and PG Application Form 17 Jan 2022
Last date to submit the form with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee) 18 – 22 Jan 2022
Online correction date of NIFT Application Form 18 – 22 Jan 2022
Admit Card Release Date 29 Jan 2022
NIFT 2022 Exam Date for UG and PG courses 06 Feb 2022
Window to receive observations/objection from the candidate for GAT exam 21 Feb – 24 Feb
NIFT 2022 Result for Written Test 9 March 2022
Last date to book a slot for Situation Test 11th March 2022
Availability of NIFT Situation Test Admit Card 16 March 2022
NIFT Exam Date for Situation Test/ Interview 2-5 April 2022
NIFT Group Discussion Dates 7-26 April 2022
Final Result Declaration May 2022
Final Counselling Process for NIFT 2022 May-Jun 2022

NIFT 2022 Overview

Check the overall happenings of NIFT Entrance Exam 2022 below:

Exam Name NIFT Entrance Exam 2022
Exam Level National-Level Exam
Exam Recurrence Once in a Year
Mode of NIFT 2022 Exam Offline Online proctored mode exam
Courses Offered by NIFT B Des, M Des, BF Tech, MF Tech, and MFM
Exam Duration CAT for B Des: 3 Hours
GAT for BF Tech, MF Tech, and MFM: 3 Hours
GAT for B Des and M Des: 2 Hours
No. of Participating Colleges 18
Language English or Hindi
NIFT Exam 2022 Conducting Body National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Exam Helpdesk No. 1126542000
Official Website nift.ac.in
Email Address [email protected]

NIFT 2022 Result

The candidates can check their NIFT 2022 results within a week or two after the exam is finished. They can check it by visiting the official website of NIFT, using their application number. The NIFT authorities does not send any hard copy of the NIFT 2022 result via post. The qualified students will be selected for further Counseling of NIFT 2022.

Weightage For NIFT Result 2022

Courses Test Weightage
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BF Tech) GAT 100%
Bachelor of Design (B Des) GAT
CAT
Situation Test
30%
50%
20%

Steps to check NIFT 2022 Result

  • Visit the main page of NIFT through the link provided on this page.
  • Login to your account by entering NIFT Exam 2022 application number and date of birth.
  • Click on ‘Continue’ and check your NIFT 2022 result.

NIFT 2022 Cutoff

The NIFT cutoff for 2022 is the minimum marks or the last merit rank that the candidate needs to secure in the NIFT 2022 Exam. The candidate are deemed as eligible for admission in courses offered at different campuses of the NIFT, once they qualify the cutoff marks for this current year.

NIFT Entrance Exam Previous Years Cutoff marks

NIFT Campuses 2018 2019 2020 2021
NIFT Gandhinagar 255 208 250 260
NIFT Kolkata 285 322 291 301
NIFT Delhi 48 47 55 64
NIFT Hyderabad 229 276 240 255
NIFT Mumbai 139 140 120 145
NIFT Bengaluru 179 124 118 134
NIFT Chennai 384 332 310 325
NIFT Bhubaneswar 506 534 526 530
NIFT Patna 567 563 522 560
NIFT Kannur 589 639 604 590

NIFT 2022 Counseling Procedure

The counseling process for NIFT 2022 will be done by the National Institute of Fashion Technology once the results are published. Those candidates who qualify with cutoff marks and whose names are mentioned on the merit list will be able to participate in the counseling process of NIFT 2022. They have to register themselves on the website of NIFT Counseling 2022 through online mode only. The seats are only allotted after the choice filling, and document verification round is complete.

NIFT Answer Key 2022

The National Institute of Fashion Technology releases NIFT answer key for GAT 2022 on the official website – nift.ac.in. Candidates are able to download their provisional answer key for NIFT 2022 in online mode by filling in the login credential. Whereas, The officials will also provide the facility to raise objections against provisional answer key on the payment of Rs. 500/- per objection/question.

How to view NIFT 2022 Answer Key?

Step 1: Visit the Official website – nift.ac.in- through the link given above.

Step 2: Sign in at the website using USER ID and Password provided at the time of NIFT registrations.

Step 4: There would be a option to view NIFT 2022 answer key, select the option. NIFT Answer Key would open.

How to Calculate NIFT 2022 Score?

NIFT 2022 scores can be predicted by the help of the answer key. For this candidates has to download their response sheet and match the answers with the official NIFT Answer Key 2022. To do so, follow NIFT Marking Scheme given below.

NIFT Marking Scheme 2022

According to NIFT Exam Pattern, the marking scheme is as follows:

Subject (Number of Questions) Marks per Question Negative Marking
B. Des GAT (100 Questions) 1/2/3 None
M. Des GAT (120 Questions) 1/2/3 None
BF.Tech, MF.Tech, & MFM (150 Questions) 1/2/3 None

NIFT 2022 Admit Card

National Institute of Fashion and Technology, releases NIFT 2022 admit card on the official website i.e. nift.ac.in. It will be issued only for those applicants, who have filled the application form correctly and paid the application form fee. The NIFT admit card consist of important details like the name and address of the test center, the timing of the exam, and instructions for the NIFT 2022 exam. Only those students who have printed their hard copy of admit cards from the website are allowed to enter the NIFT test center.

NIFT 2022 Slot Booking

The candidates who qualify for the NIFT Exam 2022 for the courses of B Des are eligible for the further slot booking process to choose their exam centers and timing. The slot booking process is held only for the Situation Test. The selected candidates have to download their call letters for the Situation Test of NIFT 2022 from the website.

NIFT 2022 Exam Pattern

NIFT 2022 Exam Pattern consists of CAT (Creative-Aptitude Test ) and GAT (General-Ability Test). Candidates appearing for B Des and M Des have to appear for CAT and GAT for the 2022 session while those appearing for MFM, BF Tech, and MF Tech will have to appear only for GAT 2022.

The pen and paper i.e NIFT written examination is held for examining the knowledge and skill of the candidate. Shown below are the respective exam patterns. 

The NIFT exam is divided into 4 kinds of written exams which are Creative Ability Test and General Ability Test. Thereafter situational tests and GD / PI are held. The pattern is separate for Design and Fashion Technology courses. 

For B.Des and M.Des

GAT Exam Pattern 

Language of Test: It is held in the English / Hindi medium. 

Duration: The exam is conducted for 120 minutes. 

Distribution of Questions: 

B.Design M.Design
Name of Subjects  Number of Questions  Number of Questions 
Quantitative Ability 20  20 
Communication Ability 25 30
English Comprehension 25 30
Analytical Ability 15 25
General Knowledge andCurrent Affairs 15 15
100 120

CAT Exam Pattern 

The Creative Ability Test tests the color and illustration skills of the candidate. It consists of questions related to drawing and sketching. It also tests the power of observation of each student. 

Situation Test: 

The situation test is only held for shortlisted candidates of B.Design. The candidates have to construct a model / sketch with a given material and situation allotted to them on the spot. You will be evaluated on the basis of material handling skills, model creativity and innovation by the jury. 

For BFtech, MFtech and MFM: 

GAT Exam Pattern 

Language: It is held in the English / Hindi medium. 

Duration: The exam is conducted for 180 minutes. 

BFtech  MFtech  MFM
Name of Subjects  Number of Questions  Number of Questions 
Quantitative Ability 30 30  10 
Communication Ability and English Comprehension 45 45 50 
Analytical Ability 25 25 25
Case Study  25 25 40 
150  150  150 

Group Discussion 

The group discussion and personal interview round is held for the shortlisted candidates from Master’s Programme only. 

The GD can be held on the following parameters: 

  •  Contribution made to the topic
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conceptual clarity
  • Knowledge of the topic assigned
  • Ability to generate new ideas
  • Problem solving approach
  • Leadership qualities    
  • Effective communication

Personal Interview: 

Students are called for an interview and are asked questions about the following topics.

  • Career orientation 
  • Aptness for the course 
  • Overall personal achievements in academics
  • Co-curricular Activities 
  • General Awareness

NIFT Syllabus 2022

To prepare and make plan of study, students can refer to the following prescribed NIFT 2022 syllabus.

For General Aptitude Test

 NOTE: This section applies to all programs like B Des / M Des / BF Tech / MF Tech / MFM.

  • Quantitative Ability: Addition, Multiplication, Ratio and Proportion, Rate of Interest, Work, and Test.
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension: Plural, antonyms, synonym, idioms, phrases, correct spelling, phrases.
  • Analytical and Logical Ability: Logical problems, problem-solving, inferring ability.
  • General Knowledge: Current affairs and daily updates.
  • Case Study: Industry environment and candidate’s managerial ability.

For Creative Ability Test

  • Power of observation
  • Concept of development
  • Coloring
  • Illustration skills

For Situation Test

  • Material handling
  • Finesse of the model
  • Overall presentation & composition of the element
  • Color scheme
  • Construction skills

For Group Discussion

  • Problem-solving approach
  • Leadership qualities
  • Effective communication
  • Contribution made to the topic
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conceptual clarity
  • Ability to generate new ideas

NIFT GD Venue:
Indian Social Institute (ISI), Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

How to Prepare for NIFT 2022 Examination?

The aspirants can refer to the subsequent tips below to prepare for NIFT 2022 examination.

  • Try to draw any sudden thing that comes to your mind and sketch anything you come across.
  • Read newspapers daily, mostly focus on the banners and posters
  • Be updated with current affairs and read GK Books more.
  • Make less use of the eraser while sketching pictures.
  • Solve a lot of sample papers from previous years.
  • Learn the basic process of color theory
  • Prepare the basics taught in Class 10 and Class 12 subjects

Important Books for NIFT 2022

The candidates can refer to the following books for preparing for the NIFT exam 2022:

Name of the Books Links to Purchase
NIFT-Exam Full Package Buy Here
NIFT Previous Years’ Papers Buy Here
GK Capsule with Current Affairs 2021  Buy Here
NIFT Situation Test Booklet Buy Here
NIFT PG (M Des) Study Pack for 2022-2023 Buy Here
NIFT/Nata/Ceed/Uceed Entrance Books-Analytical Ability Buy Here
NIFT/UCEED/CEED Workbook Buy Here

NIFT 2022 Exam Centre

Check out the exam centres for NIFT Admission Entrance Examination 2022 from below:

  • New Delhi (East, Central, North, South and West Delhi) atleast one centre at each location.
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Ahmedabad
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Hyderabad
  • Vishakapatnam
  • Bengaluru
  • Dehradun
  • Lucknow
  • Kannur
  • Cochin
  • Ranchi
  • Patna
  • Guwahati
  • Shillong
  • Raipur
  • Bhopal
  • Kangra
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Jammu
  • Srinagar
  • Chandigarh

Check out the exam centres for NIFT Admission Situation / Studio Test 2022 from below:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Gandhinagar
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Kannur
  • Patna
  • Shillong
  • Bhopal
  • Kangra
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Jodhpur
  • Srinagar
  • Panchkula
  • Rae Bareli

NIFT 2022 Reservation Criteria

The following percentage of seats in NIFT, are reserved for the benefit of a few categories as mentioned below.

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC NCL(Non-Creamy Layer) 27%
Differently Abled Person (PHP) 5%
SAARC/NRI/Foreign National/OCI 15%
State Domicile Category 20%

Seat intake for SAARC/NRI/Foreign National/OCI

  • 5 seats will be reserved each at NIFT Campuses Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Raebareli & Srinagar (J&K) for NIFT 2022.
  • 3 seats wil be reserved each at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, and Shillong for NIFT 2022.

Seat intake for State Domicile Category

  • 7 seats will be reserved of which 3 will be supernumerary at Patna, Kangra, Kannur, Bhopal, Shillong, Bhubaneswar, and Jodhpur for NIFT 2022.
  • 13 seats will be reserved at NIFT Srinagar for NIFT 2022.

NIFT 2022 Application Form

The applicants must have complete information about the NIFT 2022 Application process. Here are the steps are given to be followed by the aspirant to fill up NIFT 2022 application form. The candidates also Class 10 & Class 12 mark sheets, address proof, scanned documents of Candidate’s Photograph & Signature, and Caste Certificate in JPG format to fill the form successfully.

Steps to complete the process of NIFT 2022 application form

  • Register yourself for NIFT 2022 by clicking on the link OR at the website of nift.ac.in.
  • Fill in the personal details in the NIFT 2022 application form like the name of the candidate, category, and DOB.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button, then verify your email Id and click on ‘Proceed to Login’ through that email.
  • Fill the NIFT application form with the candidate’s qualification aspects, address details, contact details, etc.
  • Upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature.
  • Pay the registration fee in online mode or through DD in offline mode.
  • Download and print the application form of NIFT 2022.

NIFT 2022 Application Form Fee

This is the amount of the application fee required for the NIFT 2022 examination. However, this is as per last year only.

Category Application Fee
General/ OBC Rs. 2000/-
SC/ ST Rs.1000/-
PWD Rs.1000/-

NIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Students shall check their eligibility for NIFT 2022 before filling up the application form.

NIFT UG Courses

For B Des

  • Educational qualification:
    • The student must have Passed Class 12th from a recognized university or board like CBSE, ICSE, State Board New Delhi, etc to be eligible for NIFT Admission 2022.
    • Students should have secured Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of 5 subjects.
    • The candidate must have done a 3 or 4 years of diploma course recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
    • The student must have Passed GCE (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
    • The student must have Passed any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or abroad recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
  • Age Limit:
    • The minimum age for the applicant is 24 years, as on August 1, 2022.
    • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person are given an age relaxation of five years for NIFT 2022 admission.

For BF Tech (Apparel Production)

  • Educational qualification:
    • The student must have Passed Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects from a recognized university or board like CBSE, ICSE, State Board New Delhi, etc to be eligible for NIFT Admission 2022.
    • Student should have a pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of 5 subjects.
    • The candidate must have done a 3 or 4 years of diploma course recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
    • The student must have Passed GCE (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Age Limit:
    • The minimum age for the applicant is 24 years, as on August 1, 2022.
    • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person will be given an age relaxation of five years for NIFT 2022 admission.

NIFT PG Courses

For M Des

  • Educational qualification: Completed graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized institute/ university or completed UG Diploma in design of minimum 3 years from NIFT or NID to be eligible for NIFT Admission 2022.
  • Age Limit: No age limit

For MF Tech (Apparel Production)

  • Educational qualification: Completed Bachelor of Fashion Technology graduation degree from NIFT or any recognized institute/ university recognized by law in India to be eligible for NIFT Admission 2022
  • Age Limit: No age limit

For MFM

  • Completed graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized institute/ university or completed UG Diploma in design of minimum 3 years from NIFT or NID to be eligible for NIFT Admission 2022.
  • Age Limit: No age limit

About NIFT

NIFT is the exploring institute of fashion technology in this country, set up in 1986. It provides professional job opportunities in the range of textile and apparel industry. It was made a statutory institute in 2006 having full-fledged campuses all across the nation. NIFT has also been working as a knowledge provider organization to the Union and State governments in the sector of designing and positioning handlooms and handicrafts.

FAQs on NIFT Entrance Exam 2022

Question: What are the reservation quotas in NIFT?

Answer: Only NRI/ OCI/ Foreign Nationals/ SAARC quotas are present rather than the category-wise reservations for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL).

Question: Where can I check NIFT exam results for 2022?

Answer: You can check the results on the official page of NIFT i.e., nift.ac.in.

Question: What is the age limit for getting NIFT admission 2022?

Answer: You must be of below 24 years of age to be eligible for NIFT UG Programs. And, there is no age limit for NIFT PG Programs.

Question: Can I appear for the NIFT entrance exam 2022 while studying in 12th grade? 

Answer: If you are now studying in 12th grade, then you will be appearing for the 10+2 boards in 2022. Therefore, you are eligible for appearing in this exam.

Question: When will be NIFT 2022 Answer Key released?

Answer: NIFT 2022 answer key was released on 21 February 2022.

Question: What is the fee to challenge NIFT Answer Key 2022 ?

Answer. The fee to challenge NIFT Answer Key 2022 is Rs. 500 per question



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