NIFT Question Paper 2020
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 - 3:02 p.m. IST by Khushboo Verma
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NIFT Question Paper 2020 - To pursue fashion course, one must have creativity at its best. As the main essence of fashion is creativity and innovativeness, design aspirants should always put in elbow grease to improve their skills. To excel in this career path, one needs to get admission in a reputable college, which will help in individual progress towards achieving the goals and objectives. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is the most-sought after institute that everyone dreams to join. The institute conducts NIFT entrance test to select candidates, which consists of General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT) and situation test. Solving NIFT question paper is one of the important preparation strategies that can help candidates analyze their potential and weakness. In addition to solving NIFT question paper, candidates should also refer to the best study material to prepare for the exam. Read NIFT question paper 2020 to know how to download the same, syllabus, exam pattern and the best books for the exam preparation.
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NIFT 2020 Question Paper

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Candidates can download the question paper by clicking on the links given below in the table for different programmes at an undergraduate level. The question paper will help candidates understand NIFT exam pattern in detail and know how much marks is allocated to each section. Candidates will also get to know about the topics that have maximum weightage.

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NIFT Sample Papers 2020

Candidates can download the NIFT sample papers and practice for the exam. Solving the sample paper will boost their confidence level and increase their speed for writing the test. Plus, they will have prior knowledge before appearing in the test that how much time they should devote to each section to complete the exam in the stipulated time. Through sample papers of NIFT, candidates also get an idea about the marking scheme.

NIFT Exam Pattern 2020

Besides solving the NIFT question paper, candidates should also be familiar with NIFT 2020 exam pattern. If candidates are acquainted with the type of questions asked in the entrance test, how many sections are there in the question paper, weightage given to a particular topic, marking scheme, they would be able to plan their time table and devote time time to each section accordingly.

NIFT Exam Pattern



Mode of the exam

Paper Based Test (PBT)

Medium of the exam

English Language

Duration of the exam

Two hours

Sections in NIFT 2020


Total number of Questions

Analytical ability


General knowledge and current affairs


Quantitative ability


Communication ability


English comprehension


Total number of questions


NIFT Syllabus 2020

One should have complete knowledge of NIFT syllabus before starting the preparation for NIFT exam. The syllabus will give them complete idea about the topics from which the questions are asked in the exam. Once candidates are aware of the topic, they can decide how much time they should devote to each topic while solving the question paper of NIFT. The test-takers have to appear for the Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT).

Some of the important topics of NIFT syllabus 2020 from which questions asked in General Ability Test (GAT) are:

  • Quantitative ability

  • English Comprehension

  • General Knowledge and current affairs

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

Candidates should be aware of the parameters based on which they will be judged in Creative Ability Test (CAT). Candidate are assessed on the following grounds:

  • Power of observation in concept development

  • Ability of design development of the candidate

  • Intuitive ability

  • Concept Development

Best Books for NIFT 2020

As there are multiple books available in the marker for NIFT preparation, students tend to get confused which book will be more helpful and ease their preparation. Too many books and too much of study material confuse students. According to experts and some of the students who have cracked the NIFT exam in the past, students can study from the books that 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

Important Preparation Tips for NIFT Entrance Exam 2020

Beside the best books, syllabus, exam pattern of NIFT, there are certain other important tips that candidates must keep in mind for NIFT 2020 entrance exam preparation.

Enhance your Creative Skills

Candidates should work on their creative skills by taking up an object and focusing on it. They have to show their creativity as much as possible in their illustration. The illustration should be clear enough to be understood 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 NIFT question paper, candidates should refrain themselves from using the eraser. Candidates should first make a light sketch and then later darken it. Minimum use of eraser will help candidates come up with a neat illustration and make them efficient.

Practice Calligraphy

Another important aspect of preparation for NIFT 2020 is that students should practice calligraphy. While solving the NIFT question papers, candidates can showcase their calligraphy skills. Knowing different kinds of calligraphy will enable them to score good in this section. They must practice as many styles of calligraphy as possible and make the best use of it.

Practice use of right combination of colours

Candidates should always use right combination of colors as it will enhance the beauty of the illustration. Failing to use the right colour combination will ruin the design resulting into not making 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 candidates strengthen their weak areas and increase their recalling power wherever necessary.

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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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