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 included 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 the national-level design aptitude exam. Candidates who wish to take admission in Bachelor of design had to appear for NIFT entrance exam. Aspirants willing to get admission in Bachelor of Technology had to appear for GAT only. Candidates could check NIFT exam pattern 2020 for B.Des and B.F.Tech in this article.
Latest: The end date to challenge the answer key was January 24. The result of NIFT 2020 will be release anytime soon. Students can check the expected NIFT Cutoff 2020.

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NIFT 2020 Exam Pattern for B.Des. Admission

Knowing the exam pattern of NIFT was important for candidates as it would 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 would probably included 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 was 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:

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  • The answer sheets were 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 should note that they are were not allowed to carry any additional material. Evaluation of the model was 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 has to appear 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 were 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. were asked.
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Ability- Candidates has 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 could check the table below to know the weightage allotted to CAT, GAT and situation test. The weightage would 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) is of 2 hours, which consists of 5 sections. The total number of questions asked is 100. Read this  article carefully for other important details, such as weightage and marking scheme.

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Im 16 yrs old, studying in std 11th.I will be appearing for my 12 th std board exams in Feb 2021. Can I appear for nift entrance exam in Jan 2021?

Yash Dev Student Expert 6th Feb, 2020

Hello student student yes sure you can appear for nift entrance examination in 2021 as eligibility criteria says students must have passed class 12 (or appearing) with any discipline from a recognized board.

Nift offer two Bachelor course one is B.design and second is B.ftech candidates applying for b.ftech must have physics chemistry and mathematics in class 12.and for bachelor of design any stream students can apply.


Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

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The results for NIFT 2020 written test will be declared in the month of March, 2020. Accordingly, the students will be called for further round like GD or PI. The final results for the same will be announced in the month of May 2020.

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My sister is appearing for 12th boards in Feb,2020, she plans to do B.Des. She has given NIFT exam but without preparation so the chances for it are negligible. I want to get insights related to B.Des : Colleges, about different fields in B.Des, ROI of colleges, scope of the Course,etc. KindlyHelp

Archita Aggarwal 26th Jan, 2020

Hi Surbhi

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what will be the minimum marks to clear out of 100 and 150 marks in NIFT entrance exam?

Muskan Gupta 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Sanket

Passing marks may vary every year.

As you might know , nift entrance consist of cat-50% gat-30% and situation test-20%. So if you scored well in written exam you can easily get among top 2000 and get selected for situation test.

Marks vary year to year. Your performance in situation test will actually decide your rank.

All the best !!

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