How to crack NIFT entrance?
Every year more than 22,000 aspirants appear for the entrance test conducted by National Institute of Fashion Technology. Read on to find out how to crack NIFT entrance exam, a highly competitive test for fashion and design admission across its different campuses. This article provides you information on the preparation strategy for NIFT entrance exam, and much more.
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a dream college of every design aspirant, who wishes to make a mark in the textile and apparel industry. Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) was conducted on January 19, 2020 for admissions to UG and PG programmes in the institute. Set under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, it is known for offering the best design education as well as excellent placement opportunities. Thus, cracking the NIFT entrance exam and getting admission in this prestigious institute ensure a smooth career prospects.
Candidates can check on this page complete details about how to crack NIFT entrance exam.
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NIFT Preparation Strategy
Every year, nearly 22,000 aspirants appear for the entrance exam for undergraduate admissions. Out of these, around 7,700 candidates are able to crack it. Nearly 2,400 seats are allotted to the candidates on merit basis. Due to this cutthroat competition, you need to follow an effective preparation strategy to separate yourself from rest of the test-takers.
Apart from your dedication and sincerity, knowing a few practical tips will help you to a great extent in cracking the entrance exam. Prof. Sanjay Shrivastava, Director, NIFT Patna, who is also the additional in-charge of NIFT Bhubaneswar, shares, “You must not only prepare well, but also perfect the art of presenting your knowledge in the best possible manner.” He also says that time management, good health and stress control are three additional tools to focus.
What does CAT for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) judge?
This will test your intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development, design ability of the candidate and creative and innovative use of colours and illustration skills.
To crack the part, Sreenanda Palit, Associate Professor & Centre Coordinator (Fashion Communication), NIFT Kolkata, advises, “You should be 100 percent original. You should think out of the box in order to secure a good score. Try to be as creative as possible.”
What will GAT judge?
GAT will judge your English comprehension, quantitative ability, communication ability, analytical ability, general knowledge and current affairs.
This test evaluates your material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a specific set of materials.
GAT for Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.): This is to test your quantitative ability; communication ability and English comprehension; analytical and logical ability, general Knowledge and current affair, and also assess you through case study.
How to ace NIFT entrance exam?
Upgrade Observation & Visualisation Skills: The most crucial purpose of the test is to gauge your creative and imaginative skills. Apart from that, the questions are framed in order to judge your general awareness, observation skills and visualization as well. There’s a myth among students that only good sketching is essential to score high. This is not true, as developing the aforementioned skills are equally important.
Improve Speed: Having exceptional drawing skills and creativity are useless if you don’t have speed. The whole idea is to be able to present your imagination and uniqueness in a limited time.
Solve Sample Papers: Practice sample papers as much as you can. This will give you an idea about the types of questions that will be asked. You will know the overall difficulty level of the entrance test as well. Moreover, this will aid in increasing your speed to a great extent.
“Look into your weaker segments and try to work on those. Plan out daily sessions to nourish your skills”, recommends Prof. Sanjay. Solving previous years’ papers will also let you know the sequence in which you should answer different sections.
Candidates can download and practise NIFT sample papers from here.
Polish Your General Awareness: It is not necessary that you cram each and every GK book. Awareness about current happenings is more important. For this, make reading newspapers a habit. Moreover, you should also know about the famous designers, who have contributed in this challenging field. Spend time on reading fashion & design books/magazines. Make sure that no area is left out.
Don’t Waste Time In Erasing & Redrawing: In the limited duration, you have to make sure that you do not waste time in erasing and redrawing, which most of the candidates do. To ensure this, it is recommended that you draw with a light hand, first focusing majorly on outlining only. After getting satisfied with the rough outline and dimensions, you can start with the detailing work and finalise it. Advising the candidates on improving their drawing skills, Prof. Shrivastava says, “Watch YouTube videos on sketching, design creations and colour applications for improvising on your existing skills. Remember, uniqueness in your representations is the key to success.”
Be Innovative: Being unconventional to use your imagination and original ideas to create something is a prerequisite to clear this exam. You should have the ability to come up with unique ideas to design something new. CAT and GAT will evaluate your unique way of thinking. Taking care of your health and fitness during the preparation period and examination time is equally important. Writing such entrance exams needs a high level of concentration and stamina and that is only possible if you are in sound physical and mental condition.
NIFT: Important Details
Candidates can check below crucial details relevant to NIFT 2020:
October 23, 2019
Last date for online registration with late fee of Rs.5000/-
January 4, 2020
Window to update/edit application form
January 1 to 4, 2020
23 years as on October 1, 2019. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Differently Abled Person (PHP) get relaxation of five years.
Aspirants must have cleared the +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination
Questions related to NIFT Entrance Exam
please give me nift entrance exam syllabus for m.des
You will be tested on GAT which is General Ability Test and Creative Ability Test which is CAT.
Under GAT, your knowledge on Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability and General Knowledge and Current Affairs are tested. Under Creative Ability test your intuition, power of observation, Innovation in development of a concept by the candidate and its application through various skills is tested. The test is to demonstrate the creative and innovative medium skills and conceptual ability
possible nift 2020 cut off & counselling in Bftech
NIFT cut off depends on total number of students appearing in exam, previous year cut off, number of seat available in each branch etc. NIFT cut off is give institution wise after the counselling and admission. To get seat in a branch of a particular NIFT campus you need to score the minimum rank provided by that particular institution. Cut off is also different for each category.You get an idea about the cut off you need to score you can refer previous year cut off in this page.
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Can i get Nift exm sample paper with anser key?
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?
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