NIFT EXAM SYLLABUS

NIFT Exam Pattern

NIFT Exam Pattern comprises of creative ability test (CAT), general ability test (GAT) and situational test (ST). For bachelor in design (B.Des) program candidate need to appear for CAT and GAT exam. Both exams will be conducted in offline mode. Shortlisted candidates will be eligible to give ST exam. Candidates seeking admission in bachelor of technology will have to appear for GAT exam only.
CAT exam will test candidates sketching, observation, design and innovation skills. GAT exam tests candidate’s knowledge in quantitative aptitude, communication, English comprehension, analytical ability, GK and current affairs.
The exam will be of 100 marks and time duration will be 2 hours. Situational test evaluates candidate’s material handling and innovative ability as per the given material and situation. The exam will be of total 100 marks and time duration will be 3 hours.
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NIFT Syllabus

NIFT Syllabus has been prescribed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). NIFT conducts the NIFT entrance test to provide admission to candidates in the B.Des, M.Des, BF Tech, MF Tech and MFM programmes. Candidates will have to qualify the CAT (Creative Ability Test) & GAT (General Ability Test) to get admission in various courses. In this article, we have provided the complete details related to NIFT 2020 Syllabus.

NIFT entrance exam conducted in four sections

1. General Ability Test

2. Creative Ability Test

3. Situation Test

4. GD and Personal Interview

General Ability Test (GAT)

In GAT, the questions are asked from various sections which are:

A. Quantitative Ability:
This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The exam includes questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Fractions, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
B. English Comprehension:
This test aims to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage, and test of Basic English language.
C. Communication Ability:
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, words with corresponding meanings, singular, antonyms, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.
D. Analytical Ability:
This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information. In this section, questions are asked from the logical reasoning areas and candidates have to draw logical conclusions from the analytical reasoning questions.
E. Current Affairs and GK:
This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

Creative Ability Test (CAT)

This exam is conducted for admission in B.Des and M.Des programmes only. In this section, questions will be asked to judge the intuitive ability, design ability and power of observation in concept development of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the innovative and creative use of colour and illustration skills. Candidates have to use their imagination and work on their drawing skills to create new ideas by using colors.

Situation Test

Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance test are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to calculate the candidate’s expertise for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a provided set of materials. Candidates will not be provided/allowed additional material for use. The model will be evaluated on composition of elements,innovative and creative use of given material, construction skill, color scheme, space visualization, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc.These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction and write-up in NIFT is English. Therefore, no candidates will be given marks for write-up in any other language. The use of additional material/outside in making the design/model is not permitted.

GD & P. Interview

GD would comprise approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned. In this a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including Leadership qualities, Conceptual clarity, Knowledge of the topic assigned, Ability to generate new ideas, Interpersonal skills, Contribution made to the topic, Problem solving approach, Effective communication. Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters by a panel, in the Personal Interview such as Aptness for the course, Communication, Career orientation, General awareness and aptitude, Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities, creative & lateral thinking.