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Important topics for NIFT 2019 preparation - NIFT entrance exam is organized by National Institute of Fashion Technology for aspirants seeking admission to designing programmes. The entrance test includes a written test (Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT), and Managerial Ability Test (MAT)) followed by Group discussion and interview. The first steps all the NIFT aspirants should take is that they should be thorough with the NIFT 2019 important topics. To make the test low-hanging fruit, we have compiled all the important topics for NIFT preparation in this article below.

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More than 22, 000 aspirant apply for the NIFT exam for undergraduate programmes every year across India. The number of students those who crack the exam stands roughly at 7,700. Around 2,400 seats are allotted to students based on their merit. Owing to the fierce competition, candidates need to follow substantial preparation plan while keeping important topics for NIFT exam at their fingertips to ace the exam. Read ahead to know the valuable tips, best books for NIFT and important topics for NIFT 2019 preparation, which in turn will make your journey to success less difficult.

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NIFT 2019 Important Topics

The written test of NIFT 2019 which includes Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) will test candidates’ knowledge, abilities and design aptitude. Candidates who are seeking for admission to B.Des. will have to appear for both- CAT and GAT while those looking for admission to B.F.Tech programme will have to take GAT only. In addition, the shortlisted candidates after CAT and GAT have face situation test. The Important topics for NIFT preparation section-wise for each exam is given below.


This test judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of candidates. Students are tested based on their creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

Section- wise Important Topics for GAT for B.Des

Communication Ability: This section checks how good and comfortable a candidate is in English. The Important topics for NIFT preparation in this section are questions from correct spellings, one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, to name a few.

Analytical Ability: This section of GAT exam tests candidate’s ability for inference and logic from the given information.

English Comprehension: This evaluate candidates’ competency to understand a situation from a given passage and also test their basic English language.

Quantitative Ability: This section of GAT exam assess quantitative ability of the candidates. The questions that are asked in quantitative ability are based on division, NIFT lateral entry admission fractions, the rate of interest, ratio and proportion, distance, percentages, addition, multiplication and work and task.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This judges candidates’ general knowledge and how well-versed they are in current affairs.

Important Topics for NIFT General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.)

Quantitative Ability: This section tests the quantitative ability of candidates, which consists of questions on fractions, division, rate of interest, distance, ratio and proportion, percentages, multiplication, addition and work and task.

Communication Ability and English Comprehension: In this section of NIFT exam, candidates have to answer questions from singular, plural, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitutes, words with corresponding meanings.

Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: Candidates’ competency to draw inference and logic from the given information is assessed in this section of exam. Students have to use their reasoning ability to solve core issues applying their creative and lateral thinking.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This section tests candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

Case Study: It tests students’ managerial ability based on a particular situation of an industry environment. 

NIFT Situation Test for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Candidates who get through CAT and GAT are eligible to appear for the further round - situation test. It tests candidates’ ability to handle materials using their innovative ability in a particular situation with a given set of materials. Students must note that no additional material is provided/allowed.

 The model is examined on space visualization, element composition, innovative and creative use of given material, the finesse of the model, construction skill, colour scheme, and many more. 

Best books for NIFT 2019 preparation

Below is given a list of best books for NIFT entrance exam preparation, which has been recommended by toppers and professors of the Institute. These books will help candidates in increasing their speed for the general aptitude section. In addition, these books will boost their preparation level. The list of the best books for NIFT 2019 preparation is given below. 

  • McGraw Hill Education

  • NIFT Exam Guide by Verma

  • NIFT Entrance Exam- Self Study Guide

  • Popular Master Guide NIFT by R. Gupta

  • NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal

  • NIFT Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series By Surendra

  • Prashant Kumar’s NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide

  • NIFT Exam Guide by Dr. R. P. Datason

  • Bright Careers Guide NIFT Entrance Exam

  • Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide

How to Crack NIFT Exam? 

  • Keep the entire NIFT syllabus 2019 at your fingertips and prepare a study timetable accordingly. 

  • When you are going through newspapers, social media, or magazines, shift your focus to new ideas. 

  • One rule of thumb to boost your confidence level is to keep the eraser out of your reach when you are practicing. When you don’t have the luxury to undo your mistakes, you become more careful 

  • When you are sketching anything complicated such as human face, give more detail to it. 

  • After completing your syllabus, solve previous years’ question papers of NIFT as much as you can as it will yield you good result

  • One can have a lots of takeaway by going through oodles of advertisements, banners, infographics, posters. 

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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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