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NIFT Entrance Examination Pattern :

PROGRAMMES                                             TEST                                                TEST TIMINGS

Bachelor of Design                                         CAT                                               10:00 am to 1:00 pm   


                                                                       GAT                                               2:00 pm to 5:00 pm  


Bachelor of Fashion Technology                     GAT                                               10:00 am to 5:00 pm


PROGRAMMES                                             TEST                                                   WEIGHTAGE

Bachelor of Design                                        CAT                                                      50%


                                                                       GAT                                                      30%


                                                                    Situation Test                                           20%              

Bachelor of Fashion Technology                 GAT                                                         100%            

Description of Components of NIFT Entrance Examination:

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) :


This test will comprise of various sections as given below:

  1. Quantitative Ability

  2. Communication Ability

  3. English Comprehension

  4. Analytical Ability

  5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs


  1. Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub-test may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

  2. 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, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings etc.

  3. English Comprehension: This sub-test aims to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage, and test of basic English language.

  4. Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for ability of 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.

                                                           GAT TEST STRUCTURE :

   TEST DURATION (MIN)                            120                                        120


   Sections                                                 No. of Questions             No. of Questions


   Quantitative Ability                               25                                         25

   Communication Ability                         35                                         35

   English Comprehension                       30                                        30
   Analytical Ability                                    30                                        30
General Knowledge & Current Affairs  30                                        30

TOTAL                                                        150                                      150




Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take 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. No additional material will be provided / allowed. The model will be evaluated 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 behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.



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