NIFT Exam Dates 2023 (OUT): Application , Exam Date

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 22 November 2022
NIFT Exam Dates 2023 (OUT)

If you want to become a fashion designer and want admission into one of the NIFTs, elite fashion colleges in India, this article is important for you. The admission schedule for NIFT 2023 has been declared by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). 

So, here is a detailed article that seeks to provide information related to the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, seat matrix, etc.

NIFT Exam Date 2023

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will conduct the NIFT entrance examination on the 5th of February, 2023. The online application form for NIFT 2023 opened on the 1st of November, 2023, and the last date for submission is on the 31st of December, 2023. 

Students will be allowed to submit the application till the first week of January 2023 against a late fee. After successfully filing the NIFT application form, the admit card will be released in the third week of January 2023.

Here is a table showing all the important dates for the NIFT entrance exam 2023.

Events

Dates

NIFT 2023 Application Form Date

November 1, 2022

Deadline for NIFT 2023 Application Form Date (without late fee)

December 31, 2022

Deadline for NIFT 2023 Application Form Date (With late fee)

First week of January 2023

NIFT Entrance Exam Date

February 5, 2023

NIFT Result 2023 

March 2023

NIFT Entrance Exam 2023: GAT & SAT

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) assesses aspiring students through a series of tests — SAT or Situation Ability Test, CAT or Creative Ability Test, and GAT or General Ability Test. SAT and CAT are conducted to admit students into the BDes course, and GAT or General Ability Test is conducted to assess the B.FTech aspirants.

Here is a table showing all the important NIFT 2023 registration dates for the SAT and GAT.

Events

Dates

Release of GAT answer keys (series-wise)

2nd week of February 2023

GAT Answer Key Objections Window

2nd week of February 2023

NIFT Situation Test Result 2023

April 2023

NIFT Counselling Dates

If you clear the NIFT entrance exam, you will be summoned for the NIFT counselling process on the basis of your rank. There are separate counselling processes for admissions into different design courses. Also, the counselling process is online and centralised.

Top Fashion Colleges in India

With exams right around the corner, all aspirants should start preparing in full force. But, simultaneously, they should also know which college to aim for. So, here is a list of the top 4 NIFTs in India with their last cutoff ranking. 

  1. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi: Expected cutoff rank for the 2023 session is 64
  2. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai: The 2022 cutoff rank was 160
  3. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore: The 2022 cutoff rank was 72
  4. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata: The 2022 cutoff rank was 266

Key Takeaway

A B.Des or B.FTech course can get you a lucrative career. However, the more interesting part of this career is that it allows you to create new and exciting things — probably the reason why creative minds find themselves in this field of applied art. Now, if you want to learn more about the field of knowledge and opportunities, you can do your research or sign up with Sunstone. Sunstone is a leading education service provider in India. It has collaborated with 50+ top educational institutions across the nation to provide students with immense growth opportunities. 

NIFT Exam Dates: FAQs

  • When will the NIFT 2023 exam be held?

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will conduct the NIFT entrance examination on the 5th of February, 2023.

  • When will the NIFT 2023 application form be released?

The online application form for NIFT 2023 opened on the 1st of November, 2023, and the deadline for submission is on the 31st of December, 2023. Students will be allowed to submit the application till the first week of January 2023 against a late fee.

  • Which NIFT is best in terms of placement?

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata are the best in terms of placement. The highest package offered to a NIFT Delhi student was ₹11 lakh per annum and the average salary offered was ₹5.5 lakh per annum.

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