NIFT Syllabus 2019

NIFT Syllabus 2019 – The syllabus of NIFT 2019 is released by National Institute of Fashion Technology on October 22, 2018. Candidates, who will be appearing for the national level undergraduate design entrance exam on January 20 for admissions to B.Des. and B.FTech programmes, should know the syllabus of NIFT 2019. Aspirants seeking admissions to the design programme will be required to appear for Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). The shortlisted candidates will have to take situation test as well, and it will be held in February/March 2019. Fashion technology candidates will be appearing for GAT only. NIFT entrance exam 2019 will be conducted for admissions to a total of 2,370 seats that will be offered across its sixteen campuses. The test-takers should know the NIFT syllabus 2019 in order to have a fair idea about the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance exam. Careers360 presents here NIFT 2019 syllabus for GAT, CAT and situation test.
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NIFT syllabus 2019 for General Ability Test comprises the following topics:

NIFT 2019 Syllabus for GAT

Quantitative ability

Effective communication

General knowledge and current affairs

Communication ability and English comprehension

Leadership qualities

Case study

Problem-solving approach

Analytical and logical ability

NIFT 2019 syllabus for Creative Ability Test includes below-mentioned topics:


NIFT Syllabus 2019 for CAT

Creativity in thought development

Discernment ability

Observation power

Design ability

Syllabus of NIFT 2019 for Situation Test involves the following topics:


NIFT 2019 Syllabus for Situation Test

Innovative and creative use of given material

Finesse of the model and overall

Construction skill

Space visualization

Composition of elements

Colour scheme

Following qualities will be evaluated during the group discussion session for NIFT admissions:


NIFT 2019 Group Discussion 

Ability to generate new ideas

Problem-solving approach

Knowledge of the topic assigned

Leadership qualities

Effective communication

Conceptual clarity

Contribution made to the topic

Interpersonal skills

During the personal interview, NIFT will judge the candidates on following grounds:


NIFT 2019 Personal Interview

Career orientation

General awareness and aptitude

Creative and lateral thinking

Aptness for the design field


Overall personal achievements in academics & co-curricular activities

Careers360 will provide the latest updates on NIFT syllabus 2019 as soon as any official notification is released by the Institute.

Along with the syllabus, candidates should also know the exam pattern of NIFT 2019. NIFT 2019 will assess the knowledge, aptitude and skill of the test-takers for the opted programme.  


For B.Des. And B.FTech admissions, the NIFT 2019 exam pattern is as follows:


Creative Ability Test (CAT) for Bachelor of Design

This will be conducted for evaluating candidates’ intuitive and design ability, observation power, concept development, creative and innovative use of illustration, color skills, and more.


General Ability Test (GAT) for Bachelor of Design





Test duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Test mode

Paper Based Test (PBT)


English comprehension

Quantitative ability

Communication ability

Analytical ability

General knowledge and current affairs

Number of questions








It is advised that the candidates should practise the sample papers of NIFT as many as possible as it will provide a fair idea about the actual exam.

Candidates can download NIFT sample papers from here.

NIFT will assign separate weightage to each test in the final merit list. The details are as follows:


Weightage for NIFT Admissions 2019












Situation Test


NIFT 2019 will be conducted in pen and paper mode for filling 2,370 seats across Bachelor of Design (B.Des) and Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) programmes. Every year, nearly 23,000 aspirants appear for this national level exam. The sixteen campuses of NIFT 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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