10 Do’s and Don’ts For NIFT 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology had conducted the entrance exam for admissions to B.Des and B.Ftech programmes on January 19. Ahead of the exam candidates need to keep in mind 10 Do’s and Don’ts for NIFT 2020. The objective of the 10 Do’s and Don’ts for NIFT 2020 is to ensure that the candidates do not face any problem on the day of the exam. Hence it is important for them to remember those points. If the candidates are well versed with the 10 Do’s and Don’ts for NIFT then it is easy for them to sail through the exam. The exam was conducted in PBT( pen and paper based) mode. NIFT entrance exam is a three-tier format exam for B.des admissions. As part of the entrance exam, for Bdes. candidates need to first appear for the Creative ability test(CAT) which is followed by General ability test(GAT). The final admission round for BDes course is a Situation Test. On the other hand, for BFTech course admissions candidates need to appear for GAT exam only. Read the full article on 10 Do’s and Don’ts to know all the aspects of the points which the candidates must remember.
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10 Do’s and Don’ts For NIFT 2020

Do’s For NIFT 2020

  • Brochure of NIFT 2020 - Always go through the brochure of NIFT 2020 given on the official website to comprehend the detailed exam pattern and syllabus for both the courses.

  • Solve sample papers - Refer to some of the previous year question papers and mock tests of the NIFT entrance test, at-least of the previous 10 years and practice them as much as you can.

  • Work on general knowledge - Improve your vocabulary, general knowledge, and current affairs by reading newspapers, books on general knowledge like Manorama, researching the internet or watching youtube videos related to these topics.

  • Understand the basics of your syllabus - Understand elements and basic principles of design, like colour theory, typography, animation techniques, etc.

  • Complete the syllabus - Strike a balance between studying smart and trying to cover everything in a topic. Cover as many topics as possible.

  • Admit card and identity proof - Printed copy of the admit card must be carried along with the valid photo ID proof to the test centre as entry won’t be permitted without the same.

  • Prioritise sections - Plan your paper. Attempt the simple ones like logo designing, T-Shirt designing, etc. first and then go for the complicated ones like the scene drawing, etc.

  • Quality stationery - Try to use quality colour pencils which contain at least 24 shades.

  • Draw in one go - Try to make less use of eraser while sketching. This will represent your lines in a more distinct, bold and confident way.

  • Reporting Time - Make sure to reach the centre at the reporting time mentioned in the admit card. After ‘Gate closure’, the candidate will not be permitted under any circumstances.

Dont’s For NIFT 2020

  • Do not stress yourself - Do not strain yourself till the last minute. Leave all your books aside for a few days before the exam. Have a good time and relax.

  • Do not set limits while studying - Do not limit yourself to the topics, cover as many topics as you can.

  • Do not start preparing late for the exam - Do not underestimate the amount of practice and time required for this exam. The only way to crack NIFT is by starting as early as you can.

  • Do not try to represent your creativity through texts - Do not focus more on texts but on visuals.

  • No electronic gadgets - The candidates must not carry mobile phone phones, smartwatches, wallets, handbags, notes, books or any fluid/marker inside the test center.

  • Do not presume the answers - The candidates must not mark the answers if they are not sure as there is 0.25 negative marking for every wrong/incorrectly marked answer(GAT only)

  • Do not ignore the instructions - Do not carry the question booklet or any part thereof outside the test before completion of the test.

  • Do not forget to make your own arrangements - No travelling or accomodation/food expenses would be paid to the candidates for attending the test. Hence they have to arrange for their own.

  • Do not mark multiple answers - Do not darken more than one oval in the OMR sheet as such an answer will not be considered for evaluation and may cost you your marks because of the negative marking.

  • Do not mar the answer sheet - Do not tear, bend or mutilate the answer sheet.

B.Des and B.FTech test paper for GAT has a common syllabus and is structured to test your fundamentals in the following areas:

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General knowledge and current affairs

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Listed below are the do’s and dont’s that will act as a guide for your preparation for the NIFT 2020 entrance examination.

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what r the best book for nift entrance exam

Yash Dev Student Expert 24th May, 2020

Hello student some of the best book for nift entrance examination are mentioned below -

1)Mc Graw Hill education

2)Nift examination guide by verma

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Can i get Nift exm sample paper with anser key?

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 14th May, 2020


You can get NIFT previous year question papers by going through


These previous year /sample papers of NIFT will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising them, you will also get to know your preparation level .

Best of luck for your NIFT examination.



How we should prepare the nift exam and what upto mark we will get the best college if we get less marks in nift exam do we will get college? then when the nift exam will be conducted on 2021?

rajaman9300_7946061 Student Expert 13th May, 2020

For GAT: Just focus on the time and master the time management and it will come only after Practice. So, practice the previous papers as much as you can.

Maths will be easy, 9th, 10th level. Just simple formula and answer.

FOT Cat: Drawing skills will be tested and not only the drawing skills but also your creativity.

SITUATION TEST:— you will be provided with some craft material and you have to develop some prototype related to given topics and use the material creatively.

Coming to the cutoffs then i must tell you that NIFT follows relative system hence predicting it's cutoffs is pretty difficult.

Just go through this link, may be cutoff's issue can be resolved : https://design.careers360.com/articles/nift-cutoff


previous question paper of NIFT entrance

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 13th May, 2020


You can get NIFT previous year question papers by going through


These  papers will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising them, you will also get to know your preparation level .Best of luck for your examination.



How many months are enough to prepare for NIFT entrance exam?

Tushar Karmakar 10th May, 2020

12 Tips for How to Crack NIFT

  • Practice is the key to success. Try to sketch almost anything and everything you come across.
  • Browse through various newspapers, magazines and online sites.
  • Take ideas from various advertisements, posters, banners etc., you come across.
  • Keep your eraser away from you while practicing. It’ll help your lines become more bold and confident.
  • Give importance to detailing where ever required, like the face of a human figure or the human’s outfits etc.
  • Try to master the skills of human illustration. Concentrate more in proportions, form etc.
  • Calligraphy skills come handy in posters, banner design, etc. Learn and practice different styles of lettering as they can come handy.
  • Stick to the prescribed syllabus of the NIFT entrance exam.
  • While sketching first make a light sketch and later darken the drawing once you are confident about it. This helps you save time erasing mistakes.

Preparation time depends on you… how much time you take to prepare yourself. For some it would take 3 months for some only 1 month is enough. So it depends on you how seriously you take the preparation.

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