How to Crack the NIFT Situation Test 2020 - NIFT Entrance Exam is a three-tier process, in which aspiring students have to appear for CAT (Creative ability Test) and GAT (General Ability Test) followed by the NIFT Situation Test. The Institute will conduct the situation test in April – May for shortlisted candidates of Bachelor of Design (B.Des.). B.F.Tech. aspirants need not worry as their admission procedure is solely based on GAT. However, for design admissions, there is still one step remaining – the situation test. As much as 20% weightage (CAT 50% and GAT 30%) is given to this test. The registration for the situation test will start from the first week of April in online mode. It is conducted to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability in a given situation with a provided set of materials. NIFT conducts its own entrance exam for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes. The pen and paper-based admission test is held in January for offering admissions across 16 campuses of the institute located in Chennai, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna and Srinagar. If you think about how to crack the NIFT Situation test then check some of the tips which are mentioned below.
Latest - NIFT 2020 Result announced on March 13, 2020 in online mode. Also check the cutoff of NIFT.

Latest: Download Free Sample Paper for NIFT - Download Now


Apply to Sharda University - SUAT Admission Test 2020

Applications Open Now
UPES B.Des Admissions 2020
Pearl Academy - SCHOOL OF DESIGN
How to Crack NIFT Situation Test 2020

Tips to Crack NIFT Situation Test

Situation test is the final test conducted for B.Des. Aspirants. In this test, the test takers are judged on their ability to handle the given set of materials to make 3D models. Thus, it becomes very important to keep in mind certain tips that help in performing well. The top tips about how to crack NIFT situation test are as follows:

NIFT Sample Paper

Download Free Sample Paper for NIFT

Download Now

● Improving observation skills is essential - Observe everything around you like furniture, leaves, cars, houses, human faces, etc. You can get a lot of inspiration from them.

● While practising at home, think of newfangled models that you can make reflecting the look, feel, and mood for that topic. Think out of the box and emerge with an astonishing idea.

Applications Open Now
No.1 Fashion institute in India | 99% Placed in companies like Walt Disney, Amazon, Myntra & more
Lovely Professional University - School of Fashion Design
B.Design/ M.Design Admissions at #1 Pvt Univ | 25+ Global brands for Placements

● Look at the previous years’ question papers of NIFT to get a fair idea about the situation test. By doing so, you will know what to expect.

● Using different types of materials practise as much as possible. Try to work with different types of materials to find out how to cut and combine them with other stuff.

● While making a model at home, try to complete it in a short period of time. This will help in improving the speed and time management skills that will be beneficial at the time of the test.

NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern of Situation Test

B.Des. candidates shortlisted after CAT and GAT are eligible to appear for the situation test. Students must go through the exam pattern of NIFT thoroughly to know all the parameters of the exam. The exam is of two-hours wherein the test-takers have to create a 3D model, and accompany it with a caption and a short write-up to explain it. Candidates must keep this in mind that no additional material is provided/allowed.

Some aspects of the evaluation parameters on which candidates are scrutinized in the NIFT Situation Test are mentioned below:

● Neatness

● Colour scheme

● Innovative ideas

● Aesthetic appeal

● Overall presentation

● Working methodology

● Conceptualisation skills

● Composition of elements

● Creative use of materials provided

During the test, candidates are closely watched, and also marked on how well they are able to manage their time while working on their 3D model. Finally, the model is assessed on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, element composition, the finesse of the model, construction skill, colour scheme, and various other factors. Before leaving the exam hall, it must be ensured that the area around the model is completely clean. Roll number, write-up and worksheets must be placed properly on the table. All the extra items must be discarded in the dustbin.

Applications Open Now

Sharda University - SUAT Admission Test 2020
Sharda University - SUAT Admi...
Bennett University Admissions 2020
Bennett University Admissions...
Pearl Academy - SCHOOL OF FAS...
UPES B.Des Admissions 2020
UPES B.Des Admissions 2020
Pearl Academy - SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Pearl Academy - SCHOOL OF DESIGN
SRM University- SRMHCAT 2020
SRM University- SRMHCAT 2020
View All Application Forms

Popular Degrees

1 Colleges

NIFT Entrance Exam Updates and Articles

Questions related to NIFT Entrance Exam

Showing 1634 out of 1634 Questions

Ask questions related to nift exam

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 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 -

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.

Hope this answer helps!

The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books