NIFT GAT 2018 General Ability Test

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What is NIFT GAT ?

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), set up in 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, is a Statutory Institute Governed by the NIFT Act 2006. Bringing in a wide range of aesthetic & intellectual orientations, the early instructors included leading progressive scholars from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA.

The in-house faculty was drawn in from a distinguished group of intellectuals who put forth a sense of dynamism creating a pathway to effective learning.

Pupul Jaykar Hall at NIFT headquarters in New Delhi is a reminiscence of many educational thinkers and visionaries who have been instrumental to the institute's road map to success. Academic inclusiveness has been a catalyst inthe expansion plans of the institute. 

Over this period, NIFT has spread its Creative Ability Test: NIFT is not looking for any fine arts students. They are not looking for any excellent artist. All NIFT expects from you in this test is ‘CREATIVITY'. Students need to have the knowledge of basic illustration skills, like proportions, light & shade etc., which helps them in their visualization and representation skills.

NIFT GAT 2018 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 27-Oct-2019
Registration Ends on 29-Dec-2019
Admit Card Date 12-Jan-2020
Exam Starts on 19-Jan-2020
Counselling Starts on 01-Jun-2020
Result Date 29-Feb-2020

NIFT GAT 2018 Eligibility

The 10+2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.

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Important details of NIFT GAT

Application Fees

Candidates can apply online at or .

Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose.

The applicant need not buy the Admission Prospectus as the Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift. , free of cost.

However, the Application Fee has to be paid either through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi.

• Fees for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1400/- through NIFT payment gateway or Rs.1500/- by Demand Draft.

• Fees for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.800/- through NIFT payment gateway or Rs.900/- by Demand Draft.

Fees Payment

Mode of Payment: Credit Cards/Debit Cards & Demand Draft

(A) Credit Cards /Debit Cards :

Payments of application fee (Rs.1400/- or Rs.800/-) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained on the website. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the Applicant.

(B) Demand Draft :

Payment of application fee (Rs.1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs.900/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates) can be made through Bank Demand Draft as explained. The Demand Draft should be issued in favour of “NIFT HO”, payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft are to be filled in the online application form.

Candidates are advised to check the following details carefully before sending the Demand Draft

• DD made in favour of “NIFT HO” ,

• Amount of Demand Draft as applicable i.e. Rs.1500/-in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs.900/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates

• Signature of the issuing authority on the Demand Draft.

Candidates applying through Demand Draft are required to send the printout of the Application Form, duly completed in all respect, along with Demand Draft on the following address:

Project Manager - CMS All India Management Association Management House, 14, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

Acknowledgement of Form

Candidates needs to visit official website for all communications.

NIFT GAT 2018 Admit Card

On the basis of information given in the NIFT Application Form, Admit Card of provisionally eligible candidates will be available for download from or from 23rd January 2015 onwards. Admit card will not be sent by post. Candidates are advised to regularly check NIFT website for updates.

Admit Cards, results and Counselling Schedule will be available on NIFT's website only. No separate communication will be sent by Post.

NIFT GAT 2018 Exam Pattern

General Aptitude Test (GAT) has 100 per cent weightage for a total of 150 questions to complete in three hours.

Quantitative Ability - 30 questions

Communication Ability and English Comprehension - 45 questions

Analytical Ability - 25 questions

General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 25 questions

Case Study - 25 questions

NIFT GAT 2018 Syllabus

NIFT 2015 Syllabus for General Ability Test (GAT) (B. Des and M. Des) programs will consist of 5 sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs  

Total number of questions in NIFT 2015 Entrance Exam Syllabus for GAT (B. Des and M. Des) programs is 150 and the duration for same will be 2 hours.

Quantitative Ability:

This section will test students' quantitative ability.

It consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Rate of Interest, Percentage, Work and Task, Distance and Ratio and Proportion.

Communication Ability:

The section will test candidates' language ability in day to day communication in English.

It comprises questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, , correct spellings, one word substitutes, singular, plural, idioms and phrases. 

English Comprehension: This will test candidates' ability to understand situation and basic English language.

Analytical Ability: The section will test inference and logic of the candidates from the given information.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This will test candidates' awareness regarding the current affairs and general knowledge.

NIFT GAT 2018 Study Material

NIFT 2018 (B.Des.) - Study Material Kit

10 Books + Free NIFT Test Series worth Rs.1000/- by SILICA

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NIFT GAT 2018 Counseling Details

The details of Counselling viz. the mode, dates and procedure will be available on the website in the end of April 2015.

Candidates are advised to regularly check the NIFT website from time to time for further information.

A scanned copy of the following documents shall be required for the Admission after qualifying the entrance examination for admission.

The Original Certificates, except the medical certificate, will be returned to the candidate after verification.

(i) Original certificates of qualifying examination i.e. 10th, 12th class/degree (marks Sheet and Certificate). In case of admission in PG course, the candidate will be required to bring the Original Certificate (Mark Sheet and Certificate) of the qualifying degree examination. In case the candidate has appeared in final semester/ final year (as applicable) then he/she will have to bring the Original Mark Sheet of all the previous semester/years. The candidates are advised to bring scanned copy of the original certificates on a CD or pendrive for uploading it on NIFT server during counselling.

(ii) In case the candidate has appeared for qualifying exam/compartment (of final year/ semester) and the result is due, date sheets /admits card of examination as a proof of appearing in it has to be brought.

(iii) Bank Draft(s) of requisite fee in favour of “NIFT HO” or proof of electronic transfer of fee to NIFT HO. The name of the candidate, date of counselling, phone/mobile no., name of the programme, Category, Rank and Roll Number are to be mentioned at the back of Bank Draft(s)/ proof of electronic transfer of fee to NIFT HO. 

(iv) Proof of date of birth (Secondary School Mark Sheet & Certificate) (Original and Photocopy).

(v) SC/ST/OBC - Non-Creamy/Physically Handicapped (supported with requisite Certificate). For State Domicile seats the status of domicile will be decided by the address of school / college last attended ( for the campus where domicile preferential seats are offered), whichever applicable, on the basis of which reservation is claimed (Original and Photocopy).

(vi) Basis of funding of the tuition fee/certificate of the parents income e.g Income Tax Return of 2014-15, Salary Certificate of March'2015 etc. (vii) Certificate of Medical Fitness to be signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner holding a degree none other than MBBS in the prescribed format in original. 


1920 seats in all campuses of NIFT for B.Design



The seats reserved for SC / ST / Differently Abled Candidates (PHP) / Foreign Nationals / SAARC / NRI, in each programme are as under:

  • SC 15%
  • ST 7.5%
  • OBC (NON-CREAMY) 27%
  • Differently Abled Person (PHP) 3%
  • Horizontal reservation for Differently Abled Person (with 40% or more disability) cutting across all sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs NonCreamy and General category. Campus and programme will be allotted on rotation, at NIFT's discretion.
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI 15% (supernumerary) State Domicile 20% (supernumerary)

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