NIFT Exam Pattern 2020
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NIFT Exam Pattern 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology released the admit card of NIFT 2020 in online mode on January 10. NIFT exam pattern includes the important details, such as total questions, maximum marks, test duration, of Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT) and Situation Test. The institute assesses candidate’s knowledge, skill and aptitude through this national-level design aptitude exam. Candidates who wish to take admission in Bachelor of design will have to appear for NIFT entrance exam 2020. Aspirants willing to get admission in Bachelor of Technology will have to GAT only. Candidates can check NIFT exam pattern 2020 for B.Des and B.F.Tech in this article.
Latest: Candidates can download NIFT 2020 admit card here. NIFT 2020 to be conducted on January 19.

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NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern for B.Des. Admission

Knowing the exam pattern of NIFT is important for candidates as it will make them aware of the types of questions asked in the exam and also the marking scheme.

NIFT Exam Pattern for Creative Ability Test (CAT)

NIFT 2020 exam pattern for CAT will probably include three questions, which candidates have to answer in three hours. The total marks allotted for the exam is 100. This test judges candidate’s intuitive & design ability and observation skills for developing a concept, innovative and creative use of colour and illustration skills.

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NIFT Exam Pattern for General Ability Test (GAT)

This is another test conducted for students seeking admission in B.Des.

NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern for GAT

Particular
Details
Language
English
Test duration
2 hours
Exam mode
Paper-Based Test (PBT)
Sections:
English comprehension
Quantitative ability
Communication ability
Analytical ability
General knowledge and current affairs
Number of questions
25
20
25
15
15
Total Number of Questions
100

How to Fill NIFT 2020 OMR Answer Sheet?

The instructions to fill the OMR sheet are given below:

  • The answer sheets are scanned by a machine to calculate the score.
  • Every question has four answer options. Aspirants should use a blue or black ballpoint pen to mark the correct answer option by darkening the corresponding oval on the answer sheet.
  • Test-takers must note that shading of one oval or improper shading will be deemed as the wrong answer
  • The right method of shading the oval is mentioned in 'important instructions' on side -1 of the answer sheet, which candidates should pay attention.
  • Candidates should not tear, bend or mutilate the answer sheet
  • No marks will be deducted for wrong response

Section-wise topics for NIFT 2020 GAT for B.Des admission

  • English Comprehension: It judges a candidate’s ability to understand a situation from a given passage. This section of NIFT 2020 also tests basic English language.
  • Quantitative Ability: Topics such as division, fractions, percentages, addition, multiplication, interest rates, ratio & proportion, distance, and work are asked in this section.
  • Communication Ability: Candidates’ language ability in daily communication in English is tested. They should also focus on one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, correct spellings, singular, and plural.
  • Analytical Ability: This evaluates candidate’s ability to draw inference and logic from the given information. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are useful in the preparation of this section.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: Candidates should stay updated on current affairs, general knowledge to score well in this section.

NIFT Exam Pattern for Situation Test

The shortlisted candidates in CAT and GAT for Bachelor of Design will have to take situation test. It judges test-takers’ ability to handle the given set of materials along with innovation in a particular situation. Candidates must note that they are not allowed to carry any additional material. Evaluation of the model is done on the basis of space visualization, creativity, uniqueness, finishing, element composition, construction, colour scheme, and a lot more.

NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern for B.F.Tech Admission

Candidates who wish to take admission in B.F.Tech have to appear for only GAT.

NIFT Exam pattern / Marking Scheme for General Ability Test (GAT)

Particular
Details
Language
English
Test duration
3 hours
Exam mode
Paper-Based Test (PBT)
Sections
Quantitative ability
Communication ability and English comprehension
Analytical and Logical Ability
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Case study
Number of questions
30
45

25
25
25
25
Marking Scheme
There will be 0.25 negative marking for incorrect answer
Total
150

Section-wise topics for NIFT 2020 GAT for B.F.Tech admissions

  • Quantitative Ability- Candidates are asked questions related to division, fractions, percentages, addition, multiplication, rate of interest, ratio and proportion, distance, and work.
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension- Questions from correct spellings, singular, plural, one-word substitutes, synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, idioms and phrases, etc. are asked.
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Ability- Candidates have to draw conclusion and logic from the given topic. They should use their creativity, lateral thinking and reasoning abilities to solve the questions in this section.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs- This section tests general knowledge and current affairs of the candidates.
  • Case Study- This section tests the industrial aptitude of candidates and evaluates their managerial ability as well.

NIFT 2020 Weightage

Candidates can check the table below to know the weightage allotted to CAT, GAT and situation test. The weightage will be taken into account at the time of preparing the final merit list for NIFT admission 2020:

Programme
Test
Weightage
Bachelor of Fashion Technology
GAT
100%
Bachelor of Design
CAT
50%
GAT
30%
Situation Test
20 %

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIFT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Explain the exam pattern for NIFT 2020 CAT ?

Answer:

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) comprises three questions which candidates have to complete within three hours. The total marks is 100. This test is conducted to evaluate the intuitive & design ability and observation skills for developing a concept. Creativity and innovation in skills will also be judged via this test.

Question: What is the exam pattern for NIFT 2020 GAT?

Answer:

The General Ability Test (GAT) is of 2 hours paper-based test which consists of 5 sections. The total number of questions in the paper is 100. For other details like weightage of each section, kindly refer the article.

Question: What is the marking scheme of NIFT 2020 entrance test?

Answer:

The paper will be consisting of 100 questions. There is 0.25 negative marking in the paper for each wrong answer.

Question: Can you brief me the exam pattern for NIFT 2020 CAT?

Answer:

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) comprises three questions which candidates have to complete in three hours. The total marks allotted will be 100. This test is conducted to evaluate the intuitive & design ability and observation skills for developing a concept. Creativity and innovation in skills will also be judged via this test.

Question: What is the exam pattern for NIFT 2020 GAT?

Answer:

The General Ability Test (GAT) will be of 2 hours, which will consist of 5 sections. The total number of questions asked will be 100. Read this  article carefully for other important details, such as weightage and marking scheme.

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what is the schedule of NIFT exam?

Ritisha Kothari 16th Jan, 2020

Hey!

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!

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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.

https://design.careers360.com/exams/nift-entrance-exam

In case you have other query then let us know.

Good Luck!

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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


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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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