About NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) conducts the NIFT entrance exam to shortlist aspirants for admission in design programmes offered by it. In 2020, around 23,000 students took the NIFT entrance exam to secure admission in UG and PG courses offered by the design school.

Important Dates

Application Process

  • Create login ID
  • Fill details in NIFT 2021 application form
  • Upload scanned photograph and Signature
  • Pay NIFT application fee
  • Take a print of NIFT application form

Selection Process

Once Exam is over and results are declared, the entire admission is done by respective authority through online CAP Round / Admission process, please refer this page for further updates.

No of seats/vacancies

For the Recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales), there are a lot of job vacancies this year in various branches of the State Bank of India. As per exam notification, 8000 clerk vacancies will be filled this year

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk 2019 Examination has been clearly specified in the Exam Notification published by State Bank of India recently. Each SBI aspirant must go through all the important details regarding SBI Eligibility Criteria before applying online. SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019 consists of a set of requirements and clauses in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality.

Age Limit

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2019, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1991 and not later than 01.04.1999 (both days inclusive).

The relaxation in the upper age limit has been applied according to government norms. They are as follows

  • SC/ ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PH: 10 Years
  • PH + OBC: 13 Years
  • PH + SC/ST: 15 Years
  • J&K Domicile: 5 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen: Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 Years
  • Widows, Divorced Women Judicially Separated: 9 Years

All SBI Aspirants must fall within the proper age limit. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of SBI Clerk Application Form.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must a Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.  


Exam Syllabus and Pattern

Reasoning: Logical Reasoning Questions will contain both Verbal and Non-Verbal Problems based on multiple concepts. Brainstorming will be required while solving these questions.

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Series Completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision Making
  • Statement Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Mirror Image, Hidden and Embedded Images
  • Cubes, Cuboid and Dices

Quantitative Aptitude: The level of questions asked in Quantitative aptitude will be similar to Maths of Class X. Try to memorize all the basic formulas and square & cube roots of numbers upto 30. It will be extremely helpful while solving questions in SBI Clerk Exam.

  • Number System
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partner Ship
  • Chain Rule
    Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume& Surface area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

English Language: Questions in SBI Clerk English Section will be based on language skills as well as reading and writing skill. Overall, the level of questions will be similar to the elementary level.

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusions
  • Passage Completion
  • Error Detection
  • Passage Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases

General/Financial Awareness: The questions in this test will be from Current Affairs and Banking and Economy, Insurance. In the current affairs, questions can be asked from

  • Recent Appointments
  • Awards and Honours
  • Sports
  • New Schemes
  • National and International News
  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology

Computer Ability: Knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software will be asked in Computer Section of SBI Clerk Recruitment Exam.

  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System concepts
  • Shortcut Keys
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • MS Access
  • Internet & Networks
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Latest Technologies

For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check out the new exam pattern


SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
 Total1001001 hour

Some highlights of the changes made in the exam pattern are given below:

  • Each section of the Prelims exam will now have a separate time slot (20 Minutes each).
  • Also, there will not be any sectional or overall cut-off.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (83010 candidates) will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Exam 2019

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General/ Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
General English404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Minutes
 Total1902002 hours 40 Minutes


To secure admission in courses offered at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, candidates need to give NIFT entrance exam. Candidates can appear for NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 by duly filling and submitting the application form for NIFT admissions that is available on the official website of the exam.

Yes, the National Institute of Fashion Technology conducts NIFT Entrance Exam in order to shortlist aspirants for admission in BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFTech, and MFM courses.

SCandidates are eligible to appear for NIFT entrance exam for UG courses if they have cleared their Class 10+2 from a recognised board with passing marks. Qualification required for NIFT admission in PG level courses is that candidates should possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised institute.

NIFT admission requirements vary from course to course. Maths is not a compulsory subject of study for NIFT admissions in BDes course wherein candidates from any stream are eligible to apply for admission. However, for admission in BFTech course candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Maths at Class 10+2 level.

NIFT admission cell declares the result for the written entrance exam in the month of March for all courses. The final merit list for NIFT BDes admissions is declared in June. The final result for NIFT admissions in MDes, MFM, and MFTech courses is declared in July.

Aspirants can view NIFT result 2021 for BDes, BFTech, MDes, MFM, and MFTech course admissions on the official website of the design school (https://applyadmission.net/) .

Candidates applying for NIFT admissions in UG courses should be 23 years of age or below as on October 1, 2020. There is no age limit criteria to be fulfilled by candidates who are applying for PG course admissions through the NIFT entrance exam.

For BDes and MDes course admissions, candidates need to appear for CAT and GAT. NIFT Syllabus for CAT is such that candidates need to attempt drawing questions in the paper. Some topics that candidates should practice while preparing for the exam are design theory, creative thinking, and writing, elements and principles of design, principles of composition, etc. For GAT, candidates should study topics such as quantitative ability, English comprehension, logical reasoning, etc.

NIFT fee to be paid by non-NRI candidates at different campuses for the first semester and second semester is Rs 1,52,850 and Rs 1,18,050, respectively.

Candidates can secure admission directly in the third semester of NIFT UG courses. This is called ‘Lateral Entry’. . NIFT lateral entry admission (NLEA) provides an opportunity to aspirants who have completed their Diploma in relevant/ related fields of Design & Technology to secure direct admission in the third semester of UG programmes offered at NIFT campuses.

No, there is no management quota for NIFT admissions. However, candidates belonging to NRI/ OCI/ Foreign Nationals/ SAARC category can apply for admission in design courses offered at NIFT.