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NIFT Question Paper 2019 - It is a dream of all those who are planning to make their career in the field of design to venture into one of the most sought after institute in the country which is National Institute of Fashion Technology. The road to venture into one of the campuses of NIFT and pursue the bachelor of design programmes requires the candidates to appear for NIFT entrance exam and clear the various stages of the exam. One of the important aspects of the preparation strategy is to solve the past years' question papers of NIFT. In order to prepare well for NIFT entrance exam, candidates must draw a clear cut preparation strategy while they solve NIFT question papers. Before the candidates proceed to solve the question papers of NIFT, candidates must also study from the right books and study material. While solving the NIFT 2019 question papers, candidates must enhance their analytical as well. To know all the aspects of NIFT question paper and how to download it, read the full article.
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NIFT Syllabus 2019

As the candidates prepare for the exam by solving the NIFT question paper, it is pertinent for him or her to be well versed in NIFT syllabus. When the question “how to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam” pops up in the mind of the student, the first thing that they should be well acquainted with is the topics from which the questions will be asked. Knowing the topics well in advance help candidates decide for themselves as to how much time they would allocate to each topic while they solve the question paper of NIFT. The budding designers have to appear for the Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT).

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Some of the important topics which are part of NIFT syllabus 2019 and from where questions asked in General Ability Test (GAT) are:

  • Quantitative ability

  • English Comprehension

  • General Knowledge and current affairs

Parameters on which candidates will be judged in Creative Ability Test (CAT)

As part of “how to prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam,” candidate must be well aware about the parameters on which candidates are judged when they appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT). The candidate are assessed on the following grounds:

  • Power of observation in concept development

  • Ability of design development of the candidate

  • Intuitive ability

  • Concept Development

NIFT Exam Pattern 2019

By solving the NIFT question paper, candidates also get to know about NIFT 2019 exam pattern. If candidates are aware of the type of questions that are asked in the entrance test, the different sections that are there in the question paper, marking scheme, duration of the exam, it will enable them to develop a clear cut plan.

Exam pattern of NIFT 2019

S. No




Mode of the exam

Paper Based Test (PBT)


Medium of the exam

English Language


Duration of NIFT 2019

Two hours

Sections in NIFT 2019


Total number of Questions

Analytical ability


General knowledge and current affairs


Quantitative ability


Communication ability


English comprehension


Total number of questions


Best Books for NIFT 2019

When one starts preparing for any competitive exam, the student tends to get confused with regard to the books and the study material which they should consult while they are preparing for the entrance test. Too many books and too much of study material can confuse the students. Hence, once again when candidates decide to solve the sample papers of NIFT or the question papers, they must study from the right books. According to experts and some of the students who have cracked the NIFT exam in the past, students can study from the books which are given below.

List of Books

Name of the book


NIFT Exam Guide


NIFT Exam Guide

Dr R P Datson

Popular Master Guide NIFT

R Gupta

McGraw Hill Education


NIFT Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series


NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide

Prashant Kumar

Concepts of Pattern Grading

NIFT Sample Papers 2019

Candidates can download the sample papers of NIFT 2019 and practice the questions which are given there. This helps candidates to know the type of questions that are asked in the entrance test. While solving the NIFT sample papers 2019, candidates also become aware of the fact that the time they have to devote to each section of the question paper. In sample papers of NIFT, candidates also get an idea about the marking scheme.

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Important Preparation Tips for NIFT Entrance Exam 2019

Apart from the books, syllabus, exam pattern of NIFT, there are certain other important points which the candidates must keep in mind as they prepare for NIFT 2019 entrance exam.

Enhance your Creative Skills

Candidates have to enhance their creative skills by taking up an object and focusing on it. They have to be creative as possible in their illustration. However, what the candidate needs to keep in mind is that the illustration should be understood well by the person who is looking at it and it should not be haywire. Effort should be made to adhere to the proportion and form while making an illustration. As far as human figures are concerned, it is imperative to focus on detailing.

Avoid Using Eraser

While solving the NIFT question paper, candidates must make minimum use of the eraser. Candidates should first make a light sketch and then darken it. Minimum use of eraser will help the candidates become confident about their illustration.

Practice Calligraphy

Another important aspect of preparation for NIFT 2019 is that students should practice calligraphy. While solving the NIFT question papers, candidates would get an opportunity to showcase their calligraphy skills. This will add value to the posters and banners which the candidates are making. Knowing different kinds of calligraphy will prove beneficial for all the candidates. They must practice as many styles of calligraphy as possible and make the best use of it.

Practice use of right combination of colours

While sketching, candidates must also make right use of colours. Correct colour combination will enhance the beauty of the illustration. On the contrary if the candidate fails to use the right colour combination, then in such a case, the design made might get spoilt and it might not make the right impact. Hence, candidates must be well aware about the colours which they want to use so that the beauty of the design is enhanced.

Time management

The key to success in NIFT entrance exam is management of time from the beginning of preparation for NIFT. Candidates must assess for themselves as to how much time they would take to finish of each topic. Hence, it is important that the candidates finish the course within the stipulated time.


Candidates must try to revise the complete course at least two months before the actual exam. Revision of all the topics will help the candidates to strengthen their weak areas and increase their recalling power wherever necessary.

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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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