Syllabus and Admission Information

Important Dates:

Online Registration starts from 02nd November 2016 to 10thJanuary 2017
 Last date for Online Registration 10th January, 2017
Last date of Online Registration 1st week of January, 2017
Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/- (in addition to the applicable application fee) through Credit/Debit Card only.In case of Demand Draft, the print out of the application along

with DD should reach the given address before 16th January, 2016

Design Aptitude Test for Overseas candidates (for both B.Des. and M.Des)

16th January, 2017
Admit Card – online only 3rd week of January, 2017
Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 12th February, 2017
Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview April – May 2017
Declaration of Final Result (Online) End of May / June 2017
Counselling June 2017 onwards

NIFT Entrance Exam Syllabus

 General Ability Test (GAT)

  1. Quantitative Ability: NIFT Entrance Exam contains maths and this sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
  2. Communication Ability: NIFT Entrance Exam test english grammer and this sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, etc.
  3. English Comprehension: NIFT Entrance Exam test your comprehending ability and this sub-test is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage.
  4. Analytical Ability: NIFT Entrance Exam test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.
  5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

 Creative Ability Test (CAT)

NIFT Entrance Exam test is administered to judge the intuition skill, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of this Exam is to examine students creative skills, use of innovative medium, use of colour and illustration skills.

 Managerial Ability Test (MAT)

NIFT Entrance Exam for Management  is a test to judge the managerial effectiveness. This test comprises of various sub-tests as given below:

  1. Case Study
  2. Logical Ability
  1. Case Study:  This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.
  2. Logical Ability: This sub-test is aimed to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying the logic in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful. Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable.

 Situation Test

Shortlisted candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo 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.

Group Discussions

Case Study based Group Discussions would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:

  1. Conceptual clarity
  2. Knowledge of the topic assigned
  3. Contribution made to the topic
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to generate new ideas
  6. Problem solving approach
  7. Leadership qualities
  8. Effective communication

Personal Interviews

A candidate is judged on the various parameters during individual personal interview by a panel, as listed below:

  1. Career orientation
  2. Aptness for the field
  3. Overall personal achievements in academics and co curricular activities
  4. Communication
  5. General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

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Nift Head Office

NIFT Campus
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park
New Delhi – 110 016,
Tel : +91-11-26542149
Fax : +91-11-26535890

NIFT Centres in INDIA


NIFT Campus,
Plot – 3B, Block-LA,
Near 16 No. Water Tank,
Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 098
Tel : 033-23357332
Fax : 033-23358351
E-mail :


NIFT Campus, C.A. Site No. 21st,
Sector 1, 27th Main Road,
HSR Layout, Bengaluru – 560034
Tel : +91-80-22552565
Fax : +91-80-22552566


NIFT Campus
Plot No. 15, Sector – 4
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai – 410 210
Tel : 022-27745549, 27747000 / 7100
Fax : +91-22-27565386
E-mail :


NIFT Block,
MP Bhoj Open University Campus,
Kolar Road, Bhopal – 462 016, MP
Tel : 0755-2493736
Fax : +91-755-2493635


NIFT campus,
Plot no. 24, Opposite KIIT School of management,
Chandaka Industrial Estate, Bhubaneshwar-751024, Odisha
Tel : 0674-2305700
Fax : 0674-2305710
E-mail :


NIFT Campus,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai,
Taramani, Chennai – 600 113
Tel : +91-44-22542759
Fax : +91-44-22542769


NIFT Campus,
2nd Floor, Udyog Bhavan,
East Gandhi Maidan, Patna, 800004
Tel : 0612-2675087, 2675464
Fax : 0612-2675035
Contact : Prof. Sanjay Shrivastav, Director
E-mail :


NIFT Campus,
GH-O, Road, Behind Info City
Gandhinagar – 382 007
Fax : +91-79-23240772


NIFT Campus,
Vidya Mandir, ITI Premises, Doorbhash Nagar, Raebareli, UP – 229 010
Tel : 0535-2702422 / 31
Fax : 0535-2702424
Contact : Dr. A.k. Khare, Director


NIFT Campus,
Opposite Hi-tech City, Cyberabad
Madhapur, Hyderabad – 500 081
Fax : +91-40-23114536


NIFT Campus,
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (Old NEIGRIHMS Campus)
‘C’ Block, Pasteur Hills, Lawmali,
Shillong – 793 001
Tel : 0364-2590676
Fax : 0364-2590253


NIFT campus, Inside Sojati Gate,
Jodhpur – 342001, Rajasthan,
Tel : 0291-2640067
Fax : 0291-2640066
E-mail :


NIFT campus, Dharmasala, Mangattuparamba, Kannur, Kerala – 670 564
Tel : 0497-2784781
Fax : 0497-2784786
E-mail :


NIFT Campus,
Old Govt. Polytechnic, Residential Campus,
Chheb, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh – 176001
Tel01892-263872, Fax: 01892-260872