How to Prepare for NIFT 2019 Entrance Exam
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How to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam - Do you have an eye for colors, fabric and their coordination entice you? Does your creativity become a style statement among your peers? Are you able to convey your unique ideas through sketches? If you have an affirmative answer to these questions, you are made for a career as a fashion designer. Fashion designing is beyond creativity and glamour, in fact, it is about producing timeless style that appeals to every individual. Setting up a new benchmark and keeping up with the trend is the greatest need in fashion design industry. It is a thriving career choice, which needs the utmost dedication, expertise and skills to stay ahead of the fashion world. To get into this profession, you first have to pursue a course in fashion designing. National Institute of fashion designing offers various graduate and postgraduate degree courses to help students take their skills to a new height. To secure a seat in this institution, one has to crack NIFT entrance examination, which is a national-level exam. This article offers you useful tips on how to prepare for NIFT entrance examination.

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With limited seats and a wide number of candidates applying, obtaining a good rank is not elementary in NIFT 2019. Following effective tips on how to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam with complete dedication and effort will let you have the edge on other aspirants. Go through this article to know the tips and tricks on how to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam and obtain outstanding marks.

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1. Know  the syllabus well

Aspirants who are appearing for NIFT entrance exam should have the syllabus at their fingertips. They sit for General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT) in the entrance exam. Students should be thorough will all the topics that are covered in GAT and MAT.

Topics covered in GAT are mentioned below:

  • English comprehension

  • General knowledge

  • Current affairs

  • Quantitative ability

  • Analytical ability

  • Communication ability

Topics covered in CAT are as follow:

  • Designing ability

  • Illustration skills

  • Knowledge and use of color palette

  • Intuitive ability

  • Observation power

In addition, candidates who clear CAT and GAT will have to appear for a situation test, which will assess their competency in handling materials.

2) Understand the Paper Pattern

To prepare effectively for the examination, students should comprehend the paper pattern well and style. They should know the types of the questions asked in the exam, practice previous years’ question papers so that they get familiar with the question pattern. The entrance test consists of two main parts- Creative Aptitude Test and General Aptitude Test.

3) Work on Your Sketching Skills

Sketching is one of the prerequisite skills in fashion industry. Your idea and creativity are of no use if you are not able to convey them on paper. To be precise, if you are poor at sketching, chances are slim that you would be able to get through the exam. To beat this challenge, you can enroll yourself in a sketching training class in case you are not skillful at it. Another useful tip is that always carry a notebook as you never know when some striking idea would cross your mind. Having a notebook along with you will enable you to practice on the spot. At the time of practising, you should be mindful of the following factors:

  • The figures need to be of the right proportion.

  • Your pencil strokes should be straight and clear and should not have any trace of erasing history.

  • Your observation skill will reflect on your sketches, so be innovative and unique

Do not stress as it is not one hit wonder, you will improve your sketching skill with practice over a period of time.

4) Manage Time

Time management is one of the important skills that one should learn so that they do not miss on any question as there is limited time to answer the questions. You need to pick up your pace while solving the questions. Also, you should be careful while answering the paper because speed can take a toll on your accuracy. The only way to maintain balance between speed and accuracy is practice. The more you practise, the better you will be with speed and accuracy.

Tips on How to Keep Anxiety at bay

Regardless of putting in so much and following the tips on how to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam, sometimes students stress a lot and end up underperforming in the exam. Here are some tips that will help candidates keep anxiety miles away and only focus on boosting their performance. Go through the tips below on how to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam while overcoming the stress.

1. Keep Stress Away

Stress may not be completely avoidable before exam, but it hampers your preparation and eventually impacts your performance on the exam day. Trying to stay positive to keep yourself calm and relaxed will considerably help you and keep you in a different zone. Take a break from the preparation and involve yourself in the activities that keep you lively.

2. Get     Expert Guidance     

Although following the tips on how to prepare for NIFT entrance exam , you may probably have some doubts related to the syllabus, exam pattern or the test day. In such a case, seeking advice from a mentor will come in handy. The mentor will not only clear your confusion but will also boost your confidence to take the exam and keep you stress- free.

3. Keep Short Notes Handy for Revision     

It is not feasible to go through all the topics in detail while revising. Making short notes covering all the important points will go a long way. The short notes definitely boost your chances of performing well in the exam.

4. Get Your Basics Right     

 Having sketchy knowledge when you are preparing for an entrance exam will not suffice. You should have in-depth knowledge in each and every topic in the syllabus. Learning formulas may help in some case but competitive exams are more about logic.

To fare well in the exam, aspirants should work on overcoming their weakness while enhancing their strengths. Students should also prepare for the exam in a time bound manner. 

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Shareef 16th Oct, 2019
That's sounds good that you are choosing a good course for career making.
Firstly you should pass in the entrance exam which Will be conducted for joining course.
Where as some of the college conducted there own entrance exams.
Here is the list of fashion designing courses,

  • M design - fashion designing
  • - fashion communication
  • Professional diploma in fashion designing
  • Executive diploma in fashion technology
  • Diploma In appereal merchandising
  • Fashion designing certification
  • Diploma in Appereal designing

So,here is the list for that you can choose for career making.
Hope this will be helpful.
thank you

can someone apply for NIFT without appearing CAT and GAT?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019


NIFT has nothing to do with CAT or GAT. Those are the exams for MBA. NIFT is for admission in fashion courses.

The eligibilitiy is just marks of your 10th and intermediate. The main point is the candidate must have qualified both from a recognised board and must be having PCM as the compulsory subject.

The exam has an age limit to be 23 and there is 5 years relaxation for category reserved candidates.

For more information please check the article:-

Hope it helps!


can u tell me the exact date of application form filling?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


I can't tell you the exact dates as it's not been announced officially yet but yes start date of NIFT 2020 online application is fourth week of October 2019 , so you will be able to fill the application form once it is released. Last date to fill NIFT application form 2020 will be fourth week of December 2019, so you need to make sure that you fill the form before the last date  while National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT entrance exam in third week of January 2020 in pen and paper based mode. NIFT entrance exam is a gateway for getting admission in bachelor’s courses in Design (B. Des.) and Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.). The qualified students will get admission in 16 campuses of NIFT across India. For more and detailed information go through :-


Sir is there any specific certificate format for PWD, SC/ST category that has to be given ?

Abhishek singh Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019
You have not specified the exam for which you are seeking information.
But still i would like to bring this to your notice that different exams/institutes require caste certificates in different formats. You can easily fetch the format by visiting the official website of that specific institute.
If you are seeking information about nift, then yes nift does specify the required format for the caste certificate. You can fetch detailed information about the format by browsing through the official website.
Good luck

Can we still get going into Mumbai Nift when we did our entrance exam in different centre?

Isaac Lalramnghaka

Yes, you can get NIFT, Mumbai even if you gave your Entrance Exam in different centre. The centre of your entrance exam is no mode for the college you are given admission in. So don't worry. You will be getting the college according to your marks and rank.

Hope it helps you.

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