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NIFT

The National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam (NIFT) is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) for admission into various undergraduate and postgraduate design, fashion technology and management programmes offered by NIFT campuses pan India.

NIFT Exam Highlights

Eligibility:

  • Passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.

  • Minimum marks criteria varies depending on the programme and category.

Exam Mode:

Offline (pen and paper based)

Test Structure:

  • Two parts - Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT)

    • Creative Ability Test (CAT): Assesses design aptitude, observation skills, and creative thinking. (For B.Des and M.Des programs only)

    • General Ability Test (GAT): Tests general knowledge, comprehension, communication, and analytical abilities. (For all programs)

Duration:

2 hours (for GAT) and 3 hours (for CAT)

Marking Scheme:

Positive marking for correct answers, negative marking for wrong answers in GAT.

Who Should Take the NIFT Exam?

The NIFT exam is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the field of fashion, design, and management. Some of the popular career options after NIFT include Fashion Designer, Textile Designer, Accessory Designer, Fashion Merchandiser, and many more.

NIFT Exam Pattern

The NIFT exam pattern consists of two parts: Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT).

  • Creative Ability Test (CAT): This test is conducted only for candidates applying for Bachelors in Design (B.Des) and Masters in Design (M.Des) programmes. It is a 3-hour long test that assesses a candidate's design aptitude, observation skills, and creative thinking abilities. The test typically consists of three drawing questions that test the candidate's ability to use elements of design, composition, and colour theory.

  • General Ability Test (GAT): This test is mandatory for all candidates applying for any programme at NIFT. It is a 2-hour long test that assesses a candidate's general knowledge, comprehension, communication, and analytical abilities. The GAT syllabus covers a wide range of topics including English comprehension, logical reasoning, quantitative ability, general awareness, and business acumen.

Preparation Tips for NIFT Exam

Here are some tips that can help you prepare for the NIFT exam:

  • Start early and be consistent with your preparation.

  • Focus on developing your drawing and sketching skills.

  • Improve your general knowledge and current affairs awareness.

  • Practice solving logical reasoning and quantitative ability questions.

  • Take mock tests and analyse your performance regularly.

  • Stay updated with the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

By following these tips and with dedicated preparation, you can increase your chances of cracking the NIFT exam and securing admission into your dream programme at NIFT.

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