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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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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.)

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

100

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.)

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

Total

150

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 was held on January 19 and the application procedure started on 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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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 !!

Hope it helps :)


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When we have to give nift exam? After 12 or complete BDes

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
NIFT Examination is conducted for admission to B.Des and B.F.Tech programmes. Candidates after completing their 10+2, can appear for the NIFT Exam. Final year candidates can also apply. But there are different eligibility criteria for both the exams. The exam consists of creative ability test (CAT) for both B.Des and B.FTech while the general ability test (GAT) is only for B.Des. You can check the eligibility criteria from the link given below-
http://design.careers360.com/exams/nift-entrance-exam
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Nift exam sample papers privious papers

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 18th Jan, 2020
It is really good to solve NIFT sample papers by your own. Solving sample papers of NIFT will increase speed and efficiency as well as it will give you an idea about what types of questions mostly come. Here is the link where you can get the sample papers and download it.
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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


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