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NIFT Syllabus 2020 - National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 2020 released NIFT 2020 syllabus on October 22. The syllabus of NIFT 2020 includes all the topics and sections from which the questions will be asked. Candidates can check the syllabus of NIFT 2020 and plan their preparation strategy. Once the candidates know the topics from the NIFT syllabus 2020, they would know which are the topics in which they are well-versed and were they need to work more. NIFT entrance exam 2020 will be conducted on January 19. Know all the details about NIFT syllabus 2020 such as details related to topics, sub-topics etc.
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NIFT 2020 Syllabus for General Ability Test

Candidates who will be appearing for the entrance exam of undergraduate-level design test, they can check the NIFT syllabus 2020 for general ability test in the table that is given below.

GAT Syllabus for NIFT 2020

  1. General knowledge and current affairs
  2. Case Study
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Communication ability and English comprehension
  5. Quantitative
  6. Problem-solving approach
  7. Analytical and logical ability

Syllabus of NIFT 2020 for Creative Ability Test (CAT)

While preparing for the creative ability test of NIFT 2020, candidates will be assessed on the following parameters:

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Parameters on which candidates will be assessed

Observation power

Discernment ability

Design ability

Creativity in thought development

NIFT Syllabus 2020 for Situation Test

Candidates will be provided with a material and they will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity and other parameters.

Parameters on which candidates will be assessed

  1. Construction Skill
  2. Space visualization
  3. Colour scheme
  4. Innovative and creative use of given material
  5. Finesse of the model and overall
  6. Composition of elements

NIFT Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of NIFT 2020 will include the type of questions which will be asked in the entrance exam, the duration of the entrance test, marking scheme, the mode in which the entrance test will be held and the language.

Exam pattern of NIFT 2020





Medium Of Language



Duration of the exam

Two hours


Mode of the exam

Computer based exam

Sections and total number of questions


Quantitative ability



English comprehension



Analytical ability



Communication ability



General knowledge and current affairs



Analytical ability


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIFT Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the syllabus NIFT General Ability Test (GAT)


Various topics from which the questions are asked are divided into 4 sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Analytical and logical ability
  • English comprehension
  • General knowledge and current affairs

Question: What is syllabus for NIFT Creative Ability Test


Candidate appearing in NIFT Creative Ability Test should prepare from the following topics

  • Creativity in thought development
  • Discernment ability
  • Observation power
  • Design ability

Question: What are best books for preparation of NIFT entrance test?


Some of the books which we would like to recommend to you for NIFT entrance preparation are:

  • NIFT Exam Guide by Verma
  • NIFT Exam Guide by Dr. R. P. Datason
  • McGraw Hill Education
  • Concepts of Pattern Grading
  • NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal
  • Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide
  • NIFT: Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by Ramesh Publishing House

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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.

entrance gk exam paper of nift

Kanupriya Gupta 4th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

The NIFT entrance exam is a pen and paper test with two papers- Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) and General Aptitude Test (GAT). For B.Des. and M.Des., GAT is conducted for 2 hours and for B.F.Tech., M.F.M., and M.F.Tech., GAT is conducted for 3 hours because of the differences in the weightage. The number of questions also differ from course to course.

CAT evaluates your creativity and deigning aptitude. This is important if you are seeking Bachelors of Design as your course.  Your intuition skills and observation skills should be put into practice to achieve good marks in the same. Colour and illustration skills become important and will also be evaluated in this.

GAT evaluates the academic aptitude like Mathematics (class 10th level), Reasoning, English Language and Comprehension. It also consists of GK, current affairs and the knowledge of the fashion industry.

English consists of spot the error, sentence correction, analogies, syntax, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, one word substitution, fill in the blanks, spelling errors, grammar and arranging the sentences or passages in the correct order.

Reasoning consists of verbal and non-verbal series, directions, ranking, calendar, sitting arrangement, coding-decoding, cubes and dices, clocks, syllogism, puzzles, blood relations, eligibility criteria, line counting, graph and related things.

GK and Current Affairs section apart from the GK and current affairs, also consists of questions based on fashion. Be aware of TV endorsements and their taglines used for different products in the same, fashion terminology, entertainment events, brands, logos, celebrities, Miss Universe, Miss World and fashion trends both which are in and out. Other than that, be thorough with current affairs consisting of the political, economic and social situation and also with sports, culture and history of India.

Mathematics consists of the pipes and cisterns, work time, simple interest, compound interest, averages, mensuration, set theory,  number system, ratio and proportion, ages, profit and loss, speed time, height and distance,mixtures and allegations, trigonometry, upstream & downstream, permutation and combination and probability.

There are 100 questions for B.Des. paper which are divided as follows:

English Comprehension- 25 questions

Quantitative ability- 20 questions

Communication ability- 25 questions

Analytical ability- 15 marks

GK and current affairs- 15 marks

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Hope this helps. All the best!


is NIFT entrance exam is difficult to crack ???

thomas joy 4th Dec, 2019
Hi Akshita,
NIFT entrance exam is for getting admission is the national institute Institute of Fashion Technology. NIFT has almost 16 campuses all over India and is a leader in Fashion technology courses in India.

The NIFT exam has three parts creative Ability Test (CAT), General ability test (GAT) and Situation Test.

Creative ability test is for  3 hours in which your designing skills and your innovative ideas are tested, this exam is done with paper and pencil.

General ability test (GAT)in which the Analytical ability, General knowledge and English comprehension is tested, this exam is for 2 hours So having a good English proficiency and solving Quantitative analytical questions will help you to get good marks in NIFT exam.

After this  test, the shortlisted candidates have to appear for situation test in which creative development, innovative ideas of a product has to be explained and the skills of a candidate will be closely evaluated.
so if you study hard by doing previous year question papers and practising the creative skills exam will be easy for you.
Just give your best for it rest will follow.
Hope you get it, If you have any doubts please do comment. Thank you

nift question paper pattern in 2019

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

NIFT exam pattern consists of three different levels of exam Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT) and Situation Test. The institute assesses candidates knowledge, skill and aptitude through this national-level design aptitude exam.

In GAT exam includes Sections like:
English comprehension
Quantitative ability
Communication ability
Analytical ability
General knowledge and current affairs

NIFT Exam Pattern for Situation Test

The shortlisted candidates in CAT and GAT for Bachelor of Design will have to take situation test. It judges test-takers ability to handle the given set of materials along with innovation in a particular situation. Candidates must note that they are not allowed to carry any additional material. Evaluation of the model is done on the basis of space visualization, creativity, uniqueness, finishing, element composition, construction, colour scheme, and a lot more.

I hope this helps.
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