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Last Updated - April 06, 2015

National institute of fashion technology conduct the entrance examination annually. Test usually takes place in February. This year it is scheduled on February 8 and February 22, 2015.

Exam comprises of two tests- Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability test (GAT). There will be paper based tests and computer based test. On February 8, 2015 there was a paper based test (PBT 1) whereas on February 22, 2015 there were PBT 2 and computer based test (CBT). Candidates can opt for any test.

For bachelor of design and master of design courses there is only paper based test.

Creative ability test is conducted to assess the intuition skill, observation power, innovative ways in concept development and ability to design of the candidates.

General aptitude test comprises of questions from quantitative aptitude, English comprehension, communication ability, general knowledge, analytic ability. It also includes a case study which tests the response of candidates to managerial ability by using a situation.

Bachelor of Design

Proportion of CAT is 50%, GAT is 30% and situation test is 20%.

SectionNumber of questions
Quantitative Ability25
Communication Ability35
English Comprehension30
Analytical Ability30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30

 

Bachelor of Fashion Technology

For this course, there is only one test- GAT.

SectionNumber of questions
Quantitative Ability25
Communication Ability and English Comprehension45
Case Study25
Analytical Ability25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs25

Master of Design

Weightage of CAT is 40%, GAT is 30% and group discussion/ personal interview is 30%.

SectionNumber of questions
Quantitative Ability25
Communication Ability35
English Comprehension30
Analytical Ability30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30

Master of Fashion Technology

GAT has 70% weightage and Group Discussion/Personal Interview has 30% weightage.

SectionNumber of questions
Quantitative Ability30
Communication Ability45
English Comprehension25
Analytical Ability25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs25

Master of Fashion Management

GAT has 70% weightage and Group Discussion/Personal Interview has 30% weightage.

SectionNumber of questions
Quantitative Ability10
Communication Ability and English Comprehension50
Case Study40
Analytical Ability25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs25                                                                                       

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NIFT exam analysis for test conducted on February 8, 2015 is as follows:-

PBT 1 held on Feb 8, 2015 was nearly the way it was expected apart from few questions. Exam was perceived to be little difficult by students. It was conducted in 32 test centers.

NIFT CAT 2015-

In design, there were three questions. First question out of this asked candidates to make a visual on any of the given themes in paper. There were three options- ‘Where there is a will, there is a way', 'better late than never' or 'Silver lining'. Second question was a mixture of product design or picture composition. In this candidates need to transform any alphabet into a picture across four blocks starting from original letter and then manipulating it into creative picture. Third question was an expected one. In this candidates need to design a poster with a mascot on given topics- Swachch Bharat, Make in India and Food security.

It was same for Bachelor of design and master of design courses.

NIFT GAT 2015

It was combination of reasoning, quantitative aptitude, business domain, English comprehension. Business domain was little difficult. Management and technology paper comprised of questions from fashion history whereas design paper was based on general creative awareness. In comprehension there were five passages of average length. There were also synonyms, antonyms, plurals, fill in the blanks, common errors etc. Quantitative aptitude was based on class 10th level.       

NIFT exam analysis for test conducted on February 22, 2015 is as follows:-

Test pattern of this examination was same as that of test held on Feb 8, 2015

NIFT CAT 2015

It was a paper based test consisting of three questions. First question was about creating a visual communication on given topics- Education for Girls, Environment Protection and Road Safety. Second question asked the candidates to remember and reproduce noteworthy incident of their lives by a picture narrative using line drawing or cartooning in four frames. Third question asked applicants to design a mascot for any given campaigns along with creating a poster. Topics were- Sports Promotion, Women Power and Jan Dhan Yojna.

NIFT GAT 2015

It consists of both PBT and CBT. Computer based test was more attempt able as compared to earlier. There were eight passages in English comprehension. Business domain was difficult like first phase exam.

 

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