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NIFT Study Material 2020- Held in the month of January, NIFT entrance exam is a highly competitive test for design aspirants. To prepare for it, one needs to refer best NIFT study material. Several books are available in market for practice and reference, but there are few selected ones that can be considered the best books for NIFT 2020 preparation. Choosing the right study material for preparation is very important in order to crack NIFT 2020 with a good score. To help aspirants crack NIFT entrance exam, Careers360 brings here the best NIFT study material 2020 for the preparation.

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Latest - NIFT 2020 application form released on October 23, 2019.

First, let’s go through the exam pattern of NIFT entrance exam in detail.

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NIFT General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)



Test duration

2 hours

Exam mode

Paper Based Test (PBT)


English comprehension

Quantitative ability

Communication ability

Analytical ability

General knowledge and current affairs

Number of questions








Section wise topics for GAT for B.Des

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  • English Comprehension: This tests the candidate’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage, along with a test of basic English language.

  • Quantitative Ability: This tests the quantitative ability of the candidates. It includes questions on division, NIFT lateral entry admissionfractions, percentages, addition, multiplication, the rate of interest, ratio and proportion, distance, and work and task.

  • Communication Ability: This section will judge candidates’ language ability in day to day communication in English. Questions from correct spellings, one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, etc. will be asked.

  • Analytical Ability: This tests the candidate’s capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information.

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This judges the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

NIFT Exam Pattern for B.Des and B.F.Tech

A. NIFT Situation Test for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

Candidates shortlisted after CAT and GAT are eligible to appear for situation test. It tests the candidates’ ability to handle materials along with innovative ability in a particular situation with a given set of materials. No additional material is provided/allowed.

The model is evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, element composition, the finesse of the model, construction skill, colour scheme, etc.

B. NIFT General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Technology (B.F.Tech.)



Test duration

3 hours

Exam mode

Paper Based Test (PBT)


Quantitative ability

Communication ability and English comprehension

Analytical and Logical Ability

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Case study

Number of questions








Note- There is a negative marking for objective type tests wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

1. Quantitative Ability: This tests the quantitative ability of the candidates. It includes questions on fractions, division, percentages, multiplication, addition, rate of interest, distance, ratio and proportion, and work and task.

2. Communication Ability and English Comprehension: In this section, questions from singular, plural, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitutes, words with corresponding meanings, etc. are be asked.

3. Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: Candidates’ ability to draw inference and logic from the given information is tested in this section. They have to apply reasoning to solve core issues with their creative and lateral thinking.

4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This section tests candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

5. Case Study: This part is a test of a particular situation of an industry environment. It evaluates candidates’ managerial ability.

NIFT 2020 will be held on January 19 and the application procedure started from October 23, 2019. It is time to prepare a strategic study plan. While doing that, one must be cautious in selecting the right books.

Not only us, or the experts, even NIFT topper suggest preparing from selective books. Sirigowri Kambalimath, NIFT 2018 topper with AIR 1, referred to McGraw Hill Education book for the written test. She says, “It is an all-inclusive book and helped me in preparing for all the sections.”

Careers360 brings here the best NIFT study material 2020 for the preparation.

Best books for NIFT 2020 preparation

NIFT entrance exam toppers and professors of the Institute recommend few books that should be referred by the aspirants. These will help in improving speed for the general aptitude section as well as in better preparation overall. The list of the best NIFT 2020 study material can be checked below:

  • McGraw Hill Education

  • NIFT Exam Guide by Verma

  • Concepts of Pattern Grading

  • NIFT Exam Guide by Dr. R. P. Datason

  • NIFT Entrance Exam- Self Study Guide

  • Popular Master Guide NIFT by R. Gupta

  • Bright Careers Guide NIFT Entrance Exam

  • Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide

  • NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal

  • NIFT Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series By Surendra

  • Prashant Kumar’s NIFT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide

  • NIFT: Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by Ramesh Publishing House

Best study material for NIFT preparation

The best study material for candidates preparing for the NIFT entrance exam is the sample paper. Aspirants of National Institute of Fashion Technology seeking admissions to Bachelor of Design (B.Des) or Bachelor in Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) are advised to solve model test papers as these comprise the actual type of questions that are asked in the entrance test.

Careers360 has a NIFT sample paper store from where aspirants can easily download the practice papers in order to prepare themselves in a better way. These include sample questions for GAT, CAT and Situation Test. The questions are illustrative. The pattern, scope, arrangement, variety, and difficulty level in the actual NIFT question paper may vary, but a candidate can get a fair idea by solving these mock tests.

Click here to download NIFT sample papers.

NIFT Entrance Exam Facts

National Institute of Fashion Technology, under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, conducts NIFT entrance exam in January in pen & paper mode for admissions to Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fashion Technology programmes offered across 16 campuses located in India (Chennai, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna and Srinagar). Nearly 22,000 candidates appear every year, out of which around 7,800 are qualified. They compete for around 2,400 seats.

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I want nift gat ques paper 2018,2019

Pachigolla Hemanth 15th Dec, 2019

Hello Julius Saloni,

By seeing the nift gat question paper candidates understand NIFT exam pattern in detail and also know how much marks is allocated to each section. Candidates will also get to know about the topics that have maximum weightage. By using the below link you can find the pervious question paper.

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NIFT entrance exam 2020 language English / Hindi

Pachigolla Hemanth 15th Dec, 2019

Hello Komal Tayade,

The Entrance exam of NIFT exam question paper will be in both English and Hindi.And the exam time duration for BDes  and MDes is 120 minutes whereas it is of 180 minutes  time duration for BFTech, MFTech and MFM course admissions .

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can you please provide the previous question paper of NIFT exam in fashion and designing

Sharon Rose Student Expert 9th Dec, 2019


Here is the link for NIFT entrance exam 2020 where you can find the previous years question papers foe both GAT and CAT. You can download the files by clicking on 'download here'. You can also find the detailed syllabus and books to refer which will be helpful to you. You will also find preparation tips for scoring good marks. You can click the link below


how do I have to study for NIFT entrance 1 month??

Ashish pal Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

For a exam like NIFT one month is a very less time. But if you work hard and smart . You can surely get success. First of all make a proper time table that you will study 14-16hrs daily. Ten after solve at least two previous year papers daily. Join a test series and see how are the results.

Hope you get it.

Good luck


gk question related to nift entrance exam

thomas joy 4th Dec, 2019
Hi Gunjan,
In theNIFT entrance exam, you have to write a creative ability test (CAT), General ability Test (GAT) and Situation Test and Personal interview.

For GAT the topics like English comprehension, Quantitative ability, mathematics, General Knowledge and current affairs are asked.

For General Knowledge and current affairs
Questions are asked mainly Fashion related topics, recent achievements in the fashion world like Miss World, Miss Universe etc.
Questions are also asked based on different brands, products and market value. Also, fashion magazines and newspaper reading will definitely help you for GAT G.K section.
Hope you get it, All the best for your exam
Thank you.
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