About NIFT

Set up in 1986, NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. It was made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as ‘Visitor’ and has full fledged campuses all across the country. Over the years NIFT has also been working as a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the area of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts.

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The weightage given to each test in NIFT Entrance Exam is as follows:

NIFT Entrance Exam 2019: Weightage for Each Test

Programme

Test

Weightage

Bachelor of Design CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%
Master of Design CAT 40%
GAT 30%
GD/PI 30%
Bachelor of Fashion Technology GAT 100%
Master of Fashion Technology GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%
Master of Fashion Management GAT 70%
GD/PI 30%

NIFT Exam Pattern: Creative Ability Test (CAT)

NIFT CAT exam pattern is such that candidates are evaluated on the basis of their intuition skill, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept as well as design ability of the candidate. One of the most important aspects of NIFT CAT exam is that ut tests the creative as well as innovative use of colour and illustration skills of aspirants.

NIFT CAT is a paper-pencil based exam and it is of three hours duration.

NIFT Exam Pattern: General Ability Test (GAT)

Candidates seeking NIFT admissions in BDes and MDes programmes need to appear for GAT exam. This test comprises of the below mentioned sections:

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

The duration of NIFT GAT is 120 minutes for BDes and MDes courses whereas it is of 180 minutes duration for BFTech, MFTech and MFM course admissions. While formulating the merit list for BDes and MDes course admissions 30% weighatge is allotted to GAT section of NIFT entrance exam.

BDes Admissions 2019: NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights for GAT

Exam Structure

Details

Number of sections 5 (Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs)
Duration of exam 120 minutes (2 hours)
Number of questions 100
Language of paper English/ Hindi
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Offline

Number of Questions in NIFT Exam Pattern 2019 for GAT (BDes Course)

Section

No. of Questions in NIFT GAT for BDes

Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 25
English Comprehension 25
Analytical Ability 15
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15
Total Number of Questions 100

You can view the detailed syllabus for NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 here.

BFTech Admissions 2019: NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights for GAT

Exam Structure

Details

Number of sections 5 (Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Case Study)
Duration of exam 180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of questions 150
Language of paper English/ Hindi
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Offline

Number of Questions in NIFT Exam Pattern 2019 for GAT (BFTech Course)

Candidates seeking admissions in BFTech course at NIFT need to appear for a three hour GAT exam. The structure of this test is as follows:

Sections

No. of Questions for NIFT GAT for BFTech

Quantitative Ability 30
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25
Case Study 25
Total Number of Questions 150

MDes Admissions 2019: NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights for GAT

Exam Structure

Details

Number of sections 5 (Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge, Current Affairs)
Duration of exam 120 minutes (2 hours)
Number of questions 120
Language of paper English/ Hindi
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Offline

Number of Questions in NIFT Exam pattern 2019 for GAT (MDes Course)

Candidates seeking admissions in MDes course at NIFT need to appear for a two hour GAT exam. The structure of this test is as follows:

Sections

No. of Questions in NIFT GAT for MDes

Quantitative Ability 20
Communication Ability 30
English Comprehension 30
Analytical Ability 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15
Total Number of Questions 120

MFM Admissions 2019: NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights for GAT

Exam Structure

Details

Number of sections 5 (Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Case Study)
Duration of exam 180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of questions 150
Language of paper English/ Hindi
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Offline

Number of Questions in NIFT Exam Pattern 2019 for GAT (MFM Course)

Candidates seeking admissions in MFM course at NIFT need to appear for a three hour GAT exam. The structure of this test is as follows:

Sections

No of Questions in NIFT GAT for MFM

Quantitative Ability 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25
Case Study 40
Total Number of Questions 150

MFTech Admissions 2019: NIFT Exam Pattern Highlights for GAT

Exam Structure

Details

Number of sections 5 (Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability & English Comprehension, Analytical & Logical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Case Study)
Duration of exam 180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of questions 150
Language of paper English/ Hindi
Number of answer choices 4
Mode of examination Offline

Number of Questions in NIFT Exam pattern 2019 for GAT (MFTech Course)

Candidates seeking admissions in MFTech course at NIFT need to appear for a three hour GAT exam. The structure of this test is as follows:

Sections

No. of Questions in NIFT GAT for MFTech

Quantitative Ability 30
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45
Analytical & Logical Ability 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25
Case Study 25
Total Number of Questions 150

NIFT Exam Pattern for Situation Test

Candidates who have been shortlisted for NIFT BDes admissions on the basis of their written test need to appear for NIFT Situation Test 2019 wherein their “material handling and innovative ability” will be tested.

Here, candidates will be evaluated on “on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language”, specifies the official website.

NIFT Exam Pattern for Group Discussion

Candidates who have been shortlisted for Masters Programmes on the basis of their written entrance examination need to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and NIFT Personal Interview round. In the NIFT admissions 2019 Group Discussion round candidates will be further shortlisted on the below mentioned basis:

  • Conceptual clarity
  • Knowledge of the topic assigned
  • Contribution made to the topic
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to generate new ideas
  • Problem solving approach
  • Leadership qualities
  • Effective communication

NIFT Pattern for Personal Interview

After the GD round, a panel will further shortlist candidates on the basis of a personal interview round. The parameters on the basis of which candidates will be judged here are:

  • Career orientation
  • Aptness for the field
  • Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
  • Communication
  • General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful

NIFT Exam Pattern for Lateral Entry Admission

Name of Course

Test

Weightage

Bachelor of Design (BDes) GAT

Timing: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

40
Studio Test

Timing: 11:30 am to 01:00 pm

40
Interview

Timing: 2:00 pm onwards

20
Verification of documents/eligibility

Timing: 2:30 pm onwards

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech) GAT

Timing: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

40
TAT

Timing: 11:30 am to 01:00 pm

40
Interview

Timing: 2:00 pm onwards

20
Verification of documents/eligibility

Timing: 2:30 pm onwards