NIFT Exam Analysis 2020
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 - 11:21 a.m. IST by Richa Kapoor
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NIFT Exam Analysis 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct NIFT 2020 on January 18. Candidates will be able to check NIFT 2020 exam analysis soon after the exam. The NIFT exam analysis will include the overall and sectional difficulty level of the Creative ability Test (CAT) and the General Aptitude Test (GAT). It is with the help of the exam analysis of NIFT 2020 that candidates will know what are the type of questions that were asked in the entrance exam, what was the duration of the exam. By going through NIFT exam analysis 2020, candidates will also know the marking scheme. NIFT will be conducted on January 19 for the undergraduate level design programmes which are being offered at 16 of its campuses around the country. To know all the details about the NIFT exam analysis 2020 such as the difficulty level of the questions, whether there is a change in marking scheme and what type of questions will be asked, read the article that is given below.
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NIFT 2020 Exam Analysis

Students can have a look at NIFT 2020 exam analysis to know the questions asked in Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates who have applied for B.Des course, they will have to appear for both CAT and GAT exams. The authorities will conduct NIFT CAT from 10 am to 1 pm and NIFT GAT will be held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Those who have applied for B.F.Tech course, they will have to appear for only GAT. Once the exam is over, candidates can check detailed NIFT 2020 exam analysis here in this article.

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NIFT 2020 Exam Analysis - Previous Year

NIFT 2019 Exam Analysis for Creative Ability Test

According to the exam analysis of NIFT 2019 for the creative ability test, candidates found the questions easy. They did not face any problem while answering the questions as they understood what was asked in it. In all, there were three questions.

One of the questions was wherein the candidate had to imagine themselves in 2050 and accordingly create a design using any of the following:

Candidates had to create an umbrella or roll lock or lunch box. The question was of thirty marks

As per NIFT 2019 exam analysis, there were five geometrical figures that were given and candidates had to create a design by using them. Here the candidates could not change the form, however, they could increase or decrease the size but no change in form was allowed.

By using these images candidates had to make either a letterbox or a wind chime or a personal desktop. This particular question was of 30 marks.

The third question that was asked in the creative ability test (CAT) of NIFT 2019 was that the candidates had to draw within the four boxes that were provided and they had to showcase the evolution or four stages of a particular thing. It could be a bird taking a flight from the ground into the sky, or how does a rose evolve from a bud to a flower or a shirt from being wet to the stage of drying. The question was of forty marks.

NIFT Exam Analysis 2019 for General Aptitude Test

According to the NIFT 2019 exam analysis, overall GAT paper was easy. Different candidates found various sections easy or difficult. However, most of them found English easy while the majority of them found the quantitive ability section as difficult.

Total Number of Questions asked in GAT paper of NIFT 2020



Total number of Questions


English comprehension



English grammar









General Knowledge


General English - As per the exam analysis of NIFT 2019, the 25 general English questions that were asked were mainly related to synonyms, antonyms, the meaning of idioms.

Reasoning - Reasoning section was also easy. One of the questions that were asked in this section was heights were given of 5 friends and pointers were there then 5 questions were based on those Pointers like who was the shortest, who 2 had equal height etc

General Knowledge - According to the NIFT exam analysis, some students found the general knowledge section as easy while others found it difficult. Some of the questions that were asked in the general knowledge section are:

Q. Who wrote Malgudi Days

Q. Whose birth anniversary is celebrated as National Education Day on November 11.

Q. Who owns FBB brand?

Q. Start something new - which brand has this tagline?

Q. Who is the brand ambassador of Aurelia?

Q. Which city was the largest dome in the world inaugurated by the vice president of India?

Q. Who is the author of Malgudi days?

Q. Who was captain of the Indian women's cricket team in the Caribbean tour?

Q. Live fit - from which brand?

Quantitative Ability - In this section, questions were asked from the following topics:

For Quantitative ability questions were asked on topics such as:

  • Work and time
  • Time and speed (questions no trains)
  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Simple interest and compound interest
  • Age questions
  • Find the factors of 72
  • Simple arithmetic equations etc

NIFT Exam Analysis 2019 for CAT

In NIFT CAT 2019, the maximum weightage given was of 100 marks. Candidates can check the table below to know types of questions asked in the same, along with the allotted marks.

S No




Design any one product for the year 2050 from the following choices:

  • Umbrella
  • Lunch box
  • Door lock

30 Marks


Given the basic geometric shapes - rectangle, circle, hexagon, right angled triangle, triangle over a circle (teardrop), you can rotate, repeat but not slice, create any one product given below and explain in 100 words.

  • Letter box
  • Personal computer
  • Wind chime

30 Marks


In the 4 boxes given, illustrate any one of the following

  • Bird flying taking flight
  • Rose bud to bloom
  • Steps of a wet shirt being dried

40 Marks

NIFT Exam Analysis 2018

NIFT 2018 GAT paper was according to students' expectation. The reading comprehension passages, however, were moderately difficult and lengthy. Questions from general knowledge and fashion aptitude were a bit tricky, which included company branding and advertising. The paper also included questions from major fashion events and fairs such as Vastra Fair, like the Gulf of Mannar in geography, politics and current affairs. Despite the paper was a bit difficult, students were able to finish the paper on the stipulated time.

In CAT, students were asked 3 questions with choices. The first question which was for 40 marks was based on instructional design. In the same question, four boxes were given and the student were asked to draw the steps involved to change a bulb or make a paper boat. The second question was also for 40 marks and was based on design wherein students were asked to make a bag either for a marriage, a picnic or for shopping. The third question was based on graphic for 20 marks. Students were asked to depict their personality with basic geometric shapes. The questions in this section tested students' graphic design ability.

NIFT Exam Analysis 2017

As per NIFT exam analysis 2017, Creative Ability Test (CAT) was tough and it tested students’ overall expertise of drawing abilities, sense of perspective, technicalities of drawing and creative visualisation. The paper had three questions, each with a choice of three options. The first question was from the ‘Space Design’ category wherein students had to draw any one of the following scenes:

  1. The view of the traffic signal from inside the car.
  2. A street play being organised.
  3. A community festival celebration.

The second question in NIFT entrance exam was based on visual graphics, where students had to illustrate in colour a print on a T-shirt based on any one of the following:

  1. Music is the soul of life.
  2. Save future wild life.
  3. Dignity to aged.

The third question was a communication through doodle kind where the students had to express the distinction between the given pair of words through two separate visuals in given boxes.

  1. Balanced/ Unbalanced
  2. Crispy/ Soggy
  3. Cluttered/ Uncluttered

NIFT Exam Analysis 2016

In 2016, students attempted three questions in Creative Ability Test (CAT). The first question was based on color sensibilities where students were given four themes and they were required to do any two. Students had to show the transformation from one to another through colors. The choices were (a) Cocoon to butterfly (b) Dawn to Night (c) Spring to Autumn and (d) Shiny metallic to Rust. A total of 30 marks was allotted to this section.

Again, in the second question, students were given four choices of which students had to attempt any two. Students' ability to interpret the color and their emotional connect with the same were tested. The themes were (a)Sorrow (b) Happiness (c) Rebellious (d) Astonishment. This question was of 30 marks.

According to NIFT exam analysis 2016, the third question was aimed at testing students' designing ability. In this particular question, students were not allowed to color or shade. They had to design four products, which carried 40 marks. The products should have been designed in any of the shapes chosen - triangle, square, circle and rectangle. The categories asked were (a) A textile print (b) A footwear product (c) A table utility product (d) A clothing utility product.

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what is the schedule of NIFT exam?

Ritisha Kothari 16th Jan, 2020


Upcoming dates:

19 Jan '20- NIFT2020 entrance exam day

NIFT Situation Test or GD/PI Dates: Candidates who clear NIFT entrance exam for BDes course admission then need to appear for the Situation Test round wherein their material handling skills are tested. On the other hand, aspirants taking the design entrance exam for MDes course admission need to appear for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview round. Situation test/ GD/ PI admission round will be conducted in April-May, 2020.

NIFT Entrance Exam Result Dates: The final NIFT Entrance Exam Result Dates: The final NIFT results will be displayed on the official website of the design college. Candidates can view their result for NIFT admissions by filling their roll number on the official website. Final results for NIFT admissions 2020 is usually declared in the month of May/June, every year. will be displayed on the official website of the design college. Candidates can view their result for NIFT admissions by filling their roll number on the official website. Final results for NIFT admissions 2020 is usually declared in the month of May/June, every year.

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Schedule:

Course Test Test Timing
BDes CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
MDes CAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
GAT 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BFTech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MFTech GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MFM GAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hope this helps!


How many days the exam will be taken?

Manisha Gupta Expert 16th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Are you asking about the exam date? The exam will be held on 19 January,2020. You can check the further information to go through with the given below link.

In case you have other query then let us know.

Good Luck!


Can I use any drawing board or any type of boards in nift entrance exam ??

thomas joy 16th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

From my research, candidates are not allowed to carry any aditional materials in NIFT exam.

The pattern of the exam is

There is an creative ability test and General ability test and situation test.

CAT exam is for 3 hours with 100 marks and GAT exam is for 2 hours with 100 questions.Selected candidates has to appear in situation test which test the ability of the candidates.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you


I want to appear for 2020 entrance exam but could not apply within the deadline. Are their any possibilties I can apply now for the same!!

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Jan, 2020
Riyaz, the last daybfor filling NIFT applications was closed on December 31st, 2019 and the admit cards were released on January 10th, 2020. Now unfortunately, it is too late for trying for 2020. Once the admit cards have been released, it is impossible to fill in an application form for the entrance examination.
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