NIFT Syllabus 2018

NIFT SyllabusNIFT Syllabus 2018- National Institute of Fashion Technology has released the syllabus of NIFT 2018 for candidates, who will be appearing for the national level design entrance exam on January 21. Those seeking admissions to B.Des programme will have to appear for NIFT 2018 that will include Creative Ability Test (CAT) as well as General Ability Test (GAT). Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Situation Test that is scheduled to be held in April-May 2018. For admission to B.F.Tech programmes, candidates will have to appear for GAT only. Knowing NIFT 2018 Syllabus is essential as it will aid the candidates to prepare in a better way. Careers360 presents here NIFT Syllabus 2018 for GAT, CAT and Situation Test (GD and PI). 

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NIFT 2018 Syllabus for General Ability Test comprises following topics-

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NIFT Syllabus 2018 for GAT

Quantitative ability

Effective communication

Communication ability and English comprehension

Leadership qualities

Problem-solving approach

Analytical and logical ability

General knowledge and current affairs

Case study

NIFT 2018 Syllabus for Creative Ability Test comprises following topics-


NIFT Syllabus 2018 for CAT

Creativity in thought development

Design ability

Observation power

Discernment ability

Syllabus of NIFT 2018 for Situation Test comprises following topics-


NIFT Syllabus 2018 for Situation Test

Innovative and creative use of given material

Finesse of the model and overall

Colour scheme

Construction skill

Space visualization

Composition of elements

Group Discussion

Ability to generate new ideas

Problem-solving approach

Leadership qualities

Effective communication

Contribution made to the topic

Interpersonal skills

Conceptual clarity

Knowledge of the topic assigned

Personal Interview

Career orientation

General awareness and aptitude

Aptness for the field


Overall personal achievements in academics & co-curricular activities

Creative and lateral thinking

Exam pattern of NIFT 2018 entrance exam has also been announced by the exam conducting body- National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi on October 20, 2017. The design entrance test will evaluate knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the chosen programme. NIFT exam pattern 2018 for B.Des and B.F.Tech can be checked below:


NIFT 2018 Creative Ability Test (CAT) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

CAT will assess test-takers’ intuitive ability, observation power in concept development, ability to design, creative and unique use of illustration, color skills, etc.


 NIFT 2018 General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)



Paper name




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








Candidates can check the detailed NIFT exam pattern 2018 for GAT and Situation Test here.


Moreover, candidates are advised to practise NIFT 2018 sample papers as it will give them a fair idea about the actual entrance test. They will get to know about their weak and strong areas as well.  


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The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of NIFT 2018 will be as under:


NIFT Weightage 2018




Bachelor of Fashion Technology



Bachelor of Design





Situation Test


NIFT 2018 entrance exam will be held on January 21 in pen and paper mode. Admissions will be given to as many as 2,370 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes. Admissions will be offered across 16 campuses of NIFT that are located in Chennai, New Delhi, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Kangra, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kannur, Raebareli, Shillong, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Patna and Srinagar.

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