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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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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Manisha Gupta Expert 26th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Do you want to know the syllabus of NIFT? To know the syllabus of NIFT< I would suggest you to go through with the given below link.


If you are looking the previous year paper then you can go through with the given below link.


Good Luck!


please give me a link to online registration in situation test for NIFT for selecting date and centre

Goutam Rao 24th Mar, 2020

Dear Anjali,

Please find the link for your situation test


thanking you


how to check merit rank of nift

Yash Dev Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020

Hello student you can check the merit rank of nift entrance examination on your results declared by NIFT on 13th March 2020.

In case if you've applied for B.design course then you need to appear for situation test if you've clear the entrance examination. And after calculating both the results of Gat and MAT your rank will be declared.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


My common merit rank is 351 in nift entrance exam and category rank is 60 in OBC ncl. What are the chances of getting admission in the NIFT campuses in metropolitan cities?

Aashima Puri 15th Mar, 2020

Hey aspirant,

You haven't mentioned the particular course that you are willing to take admission in. There are plenty of courses available in NIFT and the cutoffs differ for all of them in all cities.

Further, you can check previous year's cutoff to get an exact idea about your choice of course and the course rank required for admission in all the metropolitan and other cities too.

Here is the link for your help - https://design.careers360.com/articles/nift-cutoff

All the best!


Is there Negative marking in NIFT entrance exam for B.Des in GAT paper or only for B.FTech ?

Awanya Dabas 15th Mar, 2020


There is negative marking in all NIFT Examination papers including B.Des. In GAT Exams, aspirants are awarded one mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer, selected by the candidate.

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