NIFT 2017 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Entrance exams to all courses offered at NIFT will be taken in two phases. Phase One (PBT I) of the examinations will comprise of the first round of paper based tests. Phase Two of the examinations will comprise of the second round of tests which could either be paper based (PBT II) or computer based (CBT), depending upon the particular course. Negative marks of 0.25 are deducted for every wrong answer.

Bachelor's Programs

Design

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For admission to the Bachelors of Design, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:



  • 50 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)
  • 30 per cent - Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • 20 per cent - Situation Test

Fashion Technology

For admission to the Bachelors of Fashion Technology, the total score of every applicant will be based on their General Ability Test (GAT) score.

Master's Programs

Design

For admission to the Masters of Design, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

  • 40 per cent - Creative Ability Test (CAT)
  • 30 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)
  • 30 per cent - Group Discussion or Personal Interview

Fashion Technology

For admission to the Masters of Fashion Technology, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

  • 70 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)
  • 30 per cent - Group Discussion or Personal Interview

Fashion Management

For admission to the Masters of Fashion Management, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

  • 70 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)
  • 30 per cent - Group Discussion or Personal Interview

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Schedule for Written Tests

PHASE I Paper Based Test (PBT I)

Bachelor of Design

  • CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
  • GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

Master of Design

  • CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
  • GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

  • GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

Master of Fashion Technology

  • GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

Master of Fashion Management

  • GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

PHASE II Paper Based Test (PBT II)

Bachelor of Design

  • CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
  • GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

Master of Design

  • CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
  • GAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

PHASE II Computer Based Test (CBT)

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

  • GAT 3 Hours

Master of Fashion Technology

  • GAT 3 Hours

Master of Fashion Management

  • GAT 3 Hours

Applicants who are selected will proceed to the situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview.

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Exam Pattern

GAT

The General Ability Test for B.Des and M.Des will have the following segments:

  • Quantitative Ability - 25 Questions
  • Communication Ability - 35 Questions
  • English Comprehension - 30 Questions
  • Analytical Ability - 30 Questions
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 30 Questions

The General Ability Test for B.FTech, MFM, M.Des AND M.FTech will have the following segments:

  • Quantitative Ability - 30 Questions for B.FTech and M.FTech and 10 Questions for MFM
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension - 45 Questions for B.FTech and M.FTech and 50 Questions for MFM
  • Analytical and Logical Ability - 25 Questions for B.FTech, M.FTech and MFM
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 25 Questions for B.FTech, M.FTech and MFM
  • Case Study - 25 Questions for B.FTech and M.FTech and 40 Questions for MFM

CAT

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) assesses an applicants' intuition skill, observation ability, innovative and design ability. Use of color and illustrative abilities are also important here.

Situation Test

On the basis of their performace in CAT and GAT, B.Des applicants are called for another test called the Situation Test. Situation tests are meant to examine applicants' skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials. Assessment will done on the basis of space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, color scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. The write-up describing the course carries 30 per cent weightage and can only be in English.

Group Discussions

Applicants selected for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination will participate in Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). The duration of GD session is usually 15 to 20 minutes. Applicants will be examined on the following criteria:

  • 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

Personal Interview

In the PI, applicants will be examined on the following criteria :

  • 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.



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