NIFT Entrance Exam: Last Minute Tips & Important Things To Carry
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) entrance exam was conducted across 32 cities in India. The test was held for admissions to a total of 3590 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) programmes across 16 campuses of the Institute. As the D-day is nearing, it became an essential for the future designers to know NIFT entrance exam last minute preparation tips as well as important things to carry to the test centre. Nearly 22,000 aspirants appeared for NIFT entrance exam.
NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Timings
For 2020 admissions, NIFT entrance exam was held on January 19 as per the following timings:
Bachelor of Design
10 am to 1 pm
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Bachelor of Fashion Technology
10 am to 1 pm
Test-takers should reach the NIFT exam centre at least half an hour before the commencement of the test. No one were allowed to enter the examination hall after the specified time.
Candidates could check below NIFT last minute tips and important things to be carried to the test centre.
Important things to carry for NIFT entrance exam
NIFT Admit Card- A clear printout of the downloaded admit card of NIFT entrance exam has to be carried to the allotted exam centre. It displays candidate’s name, roll number and test venue details. No candidate were allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid admit card.
Stationery -Test-takers were required to carry their own stationary items to the NIFT exam centre. Those appearing for B.F.Tech. admissions need to carry following-
Candidates who has appeared B.Des. admissions should carry following items with them-
Lead pencils (of varying grades)
Ball point pen (for marking answers in the OMR sheet)
Dry colours (oil pastels/colour pencils/sketch pens, etc.)
Wrist Watch- Carrying an accurate wrist watch for the exam is recommended as this will help in ensuring that the candidate sticks to the time strategy devised by him/her before attempting the test paper. However, it has to be ensured that the watch doesn’t have any calculator because it is not allowed.
“Mobiles and other infotech gadgets were not allowed inside the examination centre. Candidates found with mobile or other infotech gadgets would be asked to leave the examination centre and shall be disqualified”, informs the official website of NIFT.
Last minute preparation tips for NIFT entrance exam
Develop time management strategy-In the remaining days, candidates should work on developing a time management strategy keeping in mind their weak and strong areas. Specific time duration should be allotted for solving each question, and candidates should stick to it. This would aid in completing the exam on time. Moreover, it is a wise thing to move on to the next question if one finds himself/herself getting stuck on a particular question. Such troublesome questions should be revisited at the end of the exam.
Solve NIFT entrance exam sample papers-Trying to attempt maximum number of practice papers, mock tests and previous years’ question papers is essential. This will help in formulation of a plan regarding how a candidate should go about solving the actual exam paper. He/she can also understand the exam pattern and format of questions asked in the exam. Moreover, practising the model test papers will help the aspirants in knowing their strong and weak areas. This knowledge can be utilised while attempting the NIFT test paper.
Practise NIFT entrance exam sample papers here.
Brush-up sketching skills- Candidates appeared in the B.Des. entrance test should practise sketching as much as possible. The Creative Ability Test (CAT) has questions that evaluates the test-takers on their intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development, and design ability. Thus, having good sketching skills is vital, and candidates should definitely work on this in the remaining days.
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. Furthermore, 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.
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Questions related to NIFT Entrance Exam
I have been completed my 12th in march 2019. can I still appear for 2021 NIFT entrance exam ?
Yes you are eligible.
Candidates should have completed their Class 12 from a recognised board with passing marks to be eligible to appear for NIFT entrance exam 2020. Aspirants should be below 23 years of age for NIFT admission 2021.
For more detailed information. Kindly go through this link:
I hope it helps you.
How to get prepared for the NIFT entrance exam?
Follow the below points to ace your entrance test
Improve your observation and visualization skills: The main purpose of NIFT exam is to test candidate's creative and imaginative skills.
Solve sample/previous year paper
Upgrade your general awareness
Concentrate and Apply
Good study material
Hope this helps.
when is NIFT 2021 is going to be conducted
NIFT 2021 will be conducted most probably in the third week of January 2021.
i will be sitting for NIFT 2021 entrance exam and with both my board and nift preparations, I am worried that I wont get a good rank. Please suggest me a routine and backup too if i dont get into nift. Also i have an extremely busy routine, please HELP.
First of all, do not worry and stress about your exams, just do your best and make the best use of the resources available to you. You still have time to prepare well for both your NIFT as well as your Board Examinations.
Follow a well-planned routine to balance both your Boards and NIFT Preparation. 1. Make use of the necessary study material provided to you.
You can check out the following link for tips on how to crack NIFT Situation Test as well. https://design.careers360.com/download/ebooks/how-to-crack-nift-situation-test?icn=nift-ebook-sp&ici=clevertap_nift_exit-intent
2. Solve previous years papers and sample papers. You can find the NIFT Sample Papers in this link for free download which will be really helpful. https://design.careers360.com/download/sample-papers/nift-sample-papers?icn=ebook-view&ici=ebook-view_related-samplepaper
3. Prepare according to the exam pattern and follow strategy by making your own notes which makes it easy for you to remember when you eventually revise them.
4. Manage your time well and get proper sleep.
You can opt for other design institutes as backup if you don't get into NIFT.
1. NID - National Institute of Design.
2. MITID - MIT Institute of Design
3. Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology and so many more.
I hope this helps, All the best!
I want put my daughter in Fashion Technology as She completed 12STD in Chennai Tamil Nadu. She completed TN State Board Exam, 12th result announced, 75% above scored in all subject.. Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science and English. we need Career 360 guidance for her Career planning
You must ask to your daughter about her interest. What she want to do? What type of career she would like to choose?
Ask her first of all.
Your interest in particular field is not important, you must know your daughter's interested field to do career in.
Then ask her about Fashion Technology. If she likes then definitely go toward fashion technology.
If you want know more about careers after 12th, you can get here all the courses details:
Refer this link for many career options after 12th.