How to get prepared for NIFT entrance exam

Cracking NIFT is not at all difficult. You just need to know the basics which we are well taught at school and in general. General Maths and logics. General Knowledge questions which need not be just bookish knowledge but really common ones. Like “Who is the host of show Satymev Jayte?” or “Who is the brand ambassador of the brand FLITE (footwear)?”

Apart from that, you should have drawing skills too. Not like major ones but you should be able to draw and illustrate what is asked for. Sometimes poor drawings lead to less/no understanding of what you’re trying to depict. So be clear. Neat. Do not smudge eraser a bit too much.

The second level is all about creativity. Few topics are given to you where you have to make a 3D model on any one of the topic in two hours. They provide you with materials and everything.

That’s it! Do not fall prey into going about preparing at any coaching or somewhere. Imagine they “train” people to be creative. That’s false. Creativity is from the inside. How on Earth would you be unique if your minds are trained in a similar way which means, similar kind of answers filled in on the answer sheet and that is certainly not what Design Schools are looking for.

All the best!

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  1. Here, You didn't mention that which course you are applied for!

    I will tell you about the course and it's weightage,So that you can understand.

    GAT: General Ability Test

    It will comprise of various subject

    1. Quantitative ability Test

    It consists the question of Addition, multiplication, Division, Fraction , Number system, Average, Ratio and Proportion , Percentage , Profit and Loss, Rate of Interest , Time and work , Time ,speed and Distance, Progression, Permutations and Combination, Probability

    2. Analitycal ability test

    It is just like logical game that includes Blood relationship,coading and decoding, cubes and dices, direction sense test, graph,Table , Miscellaneous puzzles .

    3. Communication Ability Test

    It includes synonymous, antonyms , singlular ,plural , idiom and phrases, correct spelling etc.

    4. English Comprehension

    You have to find answers from given passage.

    5. General knowledge

    In this you have to know about current affairs which covers all things . I have to mention that current affairs doesn't mean they only ask about only politics,history ,states and all .

    They can also ask about TV advertisment, about actors and actresses who are brand ambassador of particular product. So be aware of everything.

    CAT

    This test administrated to judge the skill , power of observation, innovation and design and 3 D techniques which you handle during test.

    I will tell you what I have preferred for GAT

    • I preferred R.S Aggraval and one website called Aptitude Questions and Answers ( Indiabix. Com)
    • I made my own notes for referring it daily.
    • Please refer 4–5 years old sample paper at list , so that you can understand the pattern of paper and practice on that question. Also you can mentally prepare for examination which will help to develop confidence.
    • If you can't understand any topic you can easily learn from YouTube . Just type that hard topic and learn easily and fast!

    All the best!

  2. Cracking NIFT isn't that difficult. NIFT is widely regarded as the easiest entrance exam in India.

    • Observe your surroundings, pay attention to the minutest details. This would help you a lot in your CAT.
    • Your selection largely depends upon your 'creative' and 'out of the box' ideas and thinking. I'll give you an example- I had to draw a motif using only triangles in my CAT, I made a whole Warli painting with trees, peacocks etc. You also should improve your sketching, I don't mean that you improve to the level of an artist but yes, your sketching should be neat and perspectives should be proper.
    • For GAT, no need to fret much, just recapitulate your elementary maths especially the following topics- ratios and proportion, mensuration, speed, distance and other basic concepts of physics. You should be well informed with the current affairs pertaining to the fashion industry specifically as they carry a major chunk of questions. You should know about celebrities, designers, brands and endorsements. Read newspapers regularly to brush up your english skills to excel in language conventions section.
    • And for the situation test, I'd recommend joining a crash course which I did too as those people are professionals and would help you a lot and you'll get exposed to a variety of materials and brilliant ideas from your fellow classmates.
    • You can also study for your GAT from a variety of books available in the market. I used "Study package for NIFT/NID/IIFT" by Dharmendra Yadav and published by Arihant Publications. But don't depend on it solely as NIFT has no fixed syllabus. That book covers mostly everything but not everything.
    • Even if you give around 2 months of your time, even between preparing for your boards, you'll surely excel.

    All the best!

  3. There are a lot of courses in NIFT with different degrees.

    Below will help you prepare for Bachelor degree courses.

    there are basically two bachelors degree courses in NIFT

    B.FTech (Bachelor of Fashion Technology)

    for a lot of people this course is a substitute for engineering but this is not the case. you should find out in detail about the course content of this program. However, to appear for this course you must have science as your stream for 10+2.

    There are 2 papers GAT (General Aptitude Test) and MAT (Managerial Ability Test) For GAT questions will be based on English, Basic Maths, Aptitude, General Knowledge. You can find the content online or refer aptitude books for the same.

    MAT has situation based questions where a paragraph will give you a situation and based on that you will be asked to analyse and answer the the questions which follow. mocks are available for practice online and in text books.

    Most of the students do not prefer coaching for this degree course as it is more familiarizing oneself with the question types.

    B.Des (Bachelor of Designing)

    This degree course has further streams such as (fashion designing, textile designing, accessory designing, etc)

    To qualify for this course you will have to appear for 2 papers again GAT, same as above, and CAT (Creative ability Test)

    in this test your drawing and creative skills will be judged. You will be given questions asking to draw a scenario based on your imagination.

    For B.Des, clearing these 2 tests will not get you to the merit list. After qualifying these 2 tests you have to appear for GD (group Discussion)  followed by Situation test. Now this is a tricky part and is based out of your spontaneity and  creative skills. In this, you would be given some props and a situation to make best, creative use of those props.

    it is for this part that a lot of students opt to take a coaching and it benefits too.

    Good Luck!

  4. NIFT entrance is a national level entrance examination conducted for admissions into graduate and post graduate courses of design and is specifically designed to select candidates for various design subjects. CAT is particularly designed to assess the drawing skills, observation and visualization abilities, along with testing the creative writing skills of the candidate and as the field of design is vague and ambiguous, it has wide range of topics and hence any topic can be asked in this test.

    So, what are the do’s and don’ts for candidates who are preparing for NIFT Entrance Exam. Further, in this article we will be discussing some necessary tips for organised and efficient preparation for this test.

    Pre-requisite

    Before starting the preparation, one must organise and cross-check all the resources, requirements, methods and plans for preparation as it is necessary to start in an organised manner, so that, one can utilize his/her time to the fullest.

    Due to the distinctness in the pattern and ideology of the examination, the preparation tips are also slightly different from other examination.

    Four major factors of concern which are pre-requisite for any design entrance are:

    1. Relevance – Do prepare t
    2. he relevant topics and subjects without any focus dilution. For example, start with the preparation for the Creative Ability test, do not jump towards the second stage (situation test) preparation in between or before CAT preparation.
    3. Effectiveness– You need to spend time to enhance your creative skills. This would require sitting for prolonged hours with complete focus and concentration towards your target. Be a critique of your own work, do find errors and keep learning from your mistakes.
    4. Efficiency – Make a list of your strengths and keep working on them. But give more time to the topics which are not your forte. Do not skip practicing the topics you have not done before. Keep observing and researching.
    5. Sustainability – After completing a topic, do not keep it untouched for a longer time period as it may fade out from your memory which may reduce the quality of your work. Keep revising the topics, it will be profitable in the long run.

    Tips to Prepare for CAT (NIFT)

    Develop objectives and goals:

    Your goal should be clear to you, so that you have confident and planned approach towards your goal. Don’t prepare to appear in the examination but set your target to qualify and get marks in the test. Develop your objectives to achieve your goal. You must be very sure about what are you preparing for. List out the topics you have to cover in order to qualify the examination. Check your strength and weakness and set objectives to improve

    Prepare a methodology:

    Make a draft methodology chart for your preparation, as you have to prepare for the test in stages and skipping or shuffling the stages can confuse you and may affect the quality of your work which may hinder your performance in the examination. Start with the fundamentals and basics of design.

    This would keep you updated about your progress and will set a strong foundation for further stages.

    Determined Approach:

    Be determined and execute your plan thoroughly and rigorously. Keep in mind, if you just make plans and do not implement them then there would not be any significant progress in your quality of work.

    Observation and Application based methods:

    Keep observing your surrounding and vicinity; this would help you to understand the application of the topics you are practicing, as creative test is always application based.

    For example, if you are practicing line work then check for its application, look up for questions based on line exercise. The same should be done for all the topics in order to understand to reason for practicing particular topics.

    Be Optimistic:

    The examination is designed to evaluate drawing, visualisation, creative writing but other than this it also assesses the psychology behind your answers. Your answer will depict your psyche. One has to keep an optimistic approach by choosing positive, cheerful, confident topics, options and colour schemes.

    Avoid Myths:

    A common myth is that entrance exams are very tough or that the questions are complex and difficult to crack. It is just a different pattern of examination which requires different approach to understand the same subject that you have studied in school.

    Time Management:

    Time management is a critical part in preparation of any exam as you have to maintain the quality of your answer and complete it in given time as well. Students should develop a habit of drawing complete answers and do it in a set timeline. So attempt the questions with such a speed that you can complete the tests within stipulated time.

    No Plagiarism, No shortcuts. Avoid focus dilution:

    Do not copy answers from any available resources. Avoid plagiarism, as it would damage your imagination abilities and would deplete your thoughts, ideas and observation regarding the subject and topics and you will not be able to come up with any innovative answers.

    Your focus should be strong and cemented, do not get distracted from unnecessary ideas or logics which are not applicable or unpractical with respect to your preparation. Remember, there is no shortcut for developing your skills; you have to keep practicing and observing.

    Never quit mid-way:

    Some people are in the habit of leaving jobs half finished. Quitting is a negative habit and won’t take you far in life.

    Keep revising, Keep retaining:

    Here, revision refers to practicing the topics continuously as revision is always fruitful as it broadens the scope of developing innovative answers and strengthens the foundation of your preparation. Make sure that the weaker topics are revised more as they would require supplementary input.

    Practice Sample Papers:

    Practice past year papers thoroughly. This will give you an idea of the type of questions that are asked in an exam.

    Remove Psychological Barrier:

    Every battle is first won in the mind then on the ground. Psychological battle starts before the real battle comes in. And the greatest battle is not physical, but psychological.

    So, be prepared and be confident, believe in yourself.

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  5. You need to follow effective NIFT Entrance Exam Preparation Tips that will separate you from rest of the test-takers. Apart from your dedication and sincerity, knowing few practical tips will help you to a great extent in cracking NIFT Entrance Exam. Read below the top tips on how to crack NIFT Entrance Exam and secure a seat at the prestigious institute.

    Tip#1: Develop Observation & Visualisation Skills

    The most crucial purpose of the exam is to test candidates’ creative and imaginative skills. Apart from that, the questions are framed in order to judge their general awareness, observation skills and visualisation as well. It is a common myth among students that only good sketching is essential to crack the entrance exam. This is not true, as developing the aforementioned skills is equally important. You need to work on enhancing this skill set first.

    Tip#2: Improve your Speed

    Having exceptional drawing skills and creativity is useless if you don’t have speed. The whole idea is to be able to present your imagination and uniqueness in the exam in the limited time duration. You should work on enhancing your speed so that you can answer all the questions in the given time.

    Tip#3: Solve Sample Papers

    Practice NIFT Entrance Exam sample papers as much as you can. This will give you an idea about the types of questions that are asked in the exam. You will know the overall difficulty level of the entrance test as well. Moreover, this will aid in increasing your speed to a great extent. Solving previous years’ papers will also let you know the sequence in which you should answer different sections.

    Practice NIFT Entrance Exam Sample Papers here.

    Tip#4: Improve General Awareness

    It is not necessary that you cram up your mind with each and every General Knowledge book. Awareness about current happenings is more important. For this, read newspapers daily. Moreover, you should also know about famous designers who have contributed in this challenging field. Spend time on reading fashion & design books/magazines. You need to develop a genuine passion for this domain.

    Tip#5: Don’t waste time in Erasing & Redrawing

    In the limited hours given to you for completing the exam, you have to make sure that you do not waste time in erasing and redrawing, which most of the candidates do. To ensure this, it is recommended that you draw with a light hand first focusing majorly on outlining only. After getting satisfied with the rough outline and dimensions, you can start with the detailing work and finalise it. This way, you will save a lot of time.

    Tip#6: Be Innovative

    Being innovative enough to use your imagination and original ideas to create something is a prerequisite to clear this exam. You should have ability to come up with unique ideas to design something new. Questions in NIFT Entrance Exam will evaluate your out of the box thinking. Keeping aside your conventional thoughts, you need to bring your uncommon thinking to the fore.

    Following these NIFT Entrance Exam Preparation Tips while studying for NIFT Entrance Exam will definitely help you to achieve your goal. Give your 100 per cent, be sincere and focused, and maintain a positive approach throughout your preparation phase. You have every possibility to clear the exam with flying colors.

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  6. How to Prepare for NIFT Entrance Exam

    The GAT paper consists of academic subjects like Reasoning, Mathematics (till class X level), English Language & Comprehensions. The Business Domain segment needs a three pronged approach with studies in static GK, current affairs and fashion & industry awareness.

    The academic subjects can be studied through classroom contact programmes at a trusted and reputed place or through self-study with the help of some good competitive preparation books available in the market. However, my advice would be to go for individual subject books instead of some all-in-one format.

    However, the creative ability paper must be prepared under someone who knows the nitty gritties of the NIFT Entrance Exam.

    One must always work time bound during the preparation stage itself for both the papers. Here is a comprehensive list of topics that one can prepare:

    • English: The questions are based on grammar and syntax. The common topics from which questions are asked are – synonyms, antonyms, idioms & phrases, spot the errors, cloze test, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, analogies, spelling errors, one word substitution and ordering of sentences/ passage. Please work on your vocabulary extensively.
    • Reasoning: Verbal & non-verbal – series, coding decoding, directions, ranking, sitting arrangement, syllogism, calendar, clocks, eligibility criteria, blood relations, cubes & dices, line counting, graph, puzzles et al.
    • Mathematics: Number system, ratio proportion, averages, ages, profit & loss, speed time, upstream & downstream, mixtures & alligations, pipes & cisterns, work time, simple interest, compound interest, mensuration, set theory, trigonometry, height & distance, permutation n combination and probability.
    • Creative Ability Test: Concepts of three dimensions, perspective drawings, product design, space design, human figure, colour rendering and illustration skills, colour interpretation, visual communication questions like poster et al, product life cycle, process drawing and many more creative varieties, best taught under personal mentor supervision.

    I would suggest that in order to fare well in NIFT Entrance Exam one should work on overcoming their weaknesses while enhancing their strengths and always work and prepare in a time bound manner.

    Wishing you All the Best for NIFT !!

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  7. As per the 2016 entrance exam schedule of NIFT, for Bachelor of Design (B.Des) aspirants, the selection rounds are divided into 3 parts.

    1.General Ability Test (GAT): 120 mins

    There will be approximately 150 questions which will be based on Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, GK etc. Basically typical entrance exam questions which test your knowledge, presence of mind, calculative ability, English grammar & class 10th maths etc.

    2.Creative Ability Test (CAT): 120 mins

    This is where you creativity comes into play. Questions can be about perspective, like draw a water bottle from an ant’s point of view. Here all you skills like geometry, visualization, perspective & creativity come into play. There can be questions about making logos or designing posters or even mascots based on the given topic. So now the trick is to make something relate able to the given client, which represents the cause/company etc but at the same time it should not be common(or a done concept which is cliché). Eg: if the topic is female feticide, your poster should have an impactful element(a strong conceptual detail) & that 1 innovative concept will make your work stand apart.

    3.Situation Test:

    In this round the candidates are given a bag of materials like paper, cardboard, pins, roped, colors, clay etc. The question will be to make something (say a handbag or a lamp) using what you have. The idea is to test your hands on material usage skills. How well you use the given objects to make something unique.

    Creativity is the most important aspect in NIFT entrance. You either have it or you don’t. But of course creative skills can be developed & giving it a proper direction is most important. Many students clear the exam without any coaching. But yes, coaching gives you enough practice & guidance to sharpen your skills. Asking a NIFTian to help you in preparation might also be sufficient. SILICA is a good one, if you want to take classes.

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  8. Use a two-pronged approach to get your preparations underway. First, get the old question papers from the previous years and prepare the answers for all the questions. Next, you must become up to date with the current affairs. Read more newspapers and find new magazines to see the cartoons and pictures. The NIFT 2017 results will be out by 30th March 2017, 11:00 AM. The successful candidates will be called for counselling.

    In ICAD India, the coaching is thorough and intensive. They provide the most comprehensive teaching modules for the students. Many of the successful candidates are from there. You will benefit by joining their classes.

  9. Tips to crack NIFT entrance exam :

    1.The first thing that you need to do to begin your preparation is to have a complete idea about the syllabus. Stick to the prescribed syllabus of the NIFT entrance exam.

    2.Set objectives of what you wish to achieve and in how much time. Decide on how much time you wish to spend on each section and plan your preparation accordingly. Practice is the key to success.

    3.Try to sketch almost anything and everything you come across. Browse through various newspapers, magazines and online sites. Take ideas from various advertisements, posters, banners etc., you come across.

    4.Sketching skill is one of the most important requirements. Your creativity and your ideas would mean nothing if you could not put them onto paper. Keep your eraser away from you while practicing. It’ll help your lines become bolder and confident.

    5.Give importance to detailing where ever required, like the face of a human figure or the human’s outfits etc.

    6.Try to master the skills of human illustration. Concentrate more in proportions, form etc.

    7.Calligraphy skills come handy in posters, banner design, etc. Learn and practice different styles of lettering as they can come handy.

    8.While sketching first make a light sketch and later darken the drawing once you are confident about it. This helps you save time erasing mistakes. Please use quality color pencils.

    9.Planning is very important. First plan your ideas and then start on with sketching.

    10.Start off with simple ones like logo design or t-shirt design. Go for the complicated ones like scene drawing later. You only have limited time to answer the questions. You need to be quick while solving the problems.

    I hope this answer will help you to crack nift entrance easily.

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    2018 NIFT Entrance Exam Details

    • Practice is the key to success. Try to sketch almost anything and everything you come across.Browse through various newspapers, magazines and online sites.Browse through various newspapers, magazines and online sites.
    • Take ideas from various advertisements, posters, banners etc., you come across.
    • Keep your eraser away from you while practicing. It’ll help your lines become more bold and confident.
    • Give importance to detailing where ever required, like the face of a human figure or the human’s outfits etc.
    • Try to master the skills of human illustration. Concentrate more in proportions, form etc.
    • Calligraphy skills come handy in posters, banner design, etc. Learn and practice different styles of lettering as they can come handy.
    • Stick to the prescribed syllabus of the NIFT entrance exam.
    • While sketching first make a light sketch and later darken the drawing once you are confident about it. This helps you save time erasing mistakes.

      In the Examination Hall:

    Please use quality colour pencils. Best and economic option would be faber castle colour pencils with at least 24 shades in it.

    Planning is very important. First plan your ideas and then start on with sketching.

    Start off with simple ones like logo design or t-shirt design. Go for the complicated ones like scene drawing later.

    Please!! Plan your time and try to complete the paper.

    A key component for the preparation for any exam is understanding the paper pattern and style. .

    The entrance test consists of two main components: Creative Aptitude Test and General Aptitude Test. The General Aptitude Test consists of objective type questions with one mark for every correct answer and negative marks of 0.25 for each incorrect answer.

    Creative Aptitude Test:

    The test focuses on judging intuition skill, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

    General Aptitude Test:

    1) Quantitative Ability: It consists of questions on addition, multiplication, division, fractions, percentage, rate of interest, work and task, ratio and proportion, and distance.

    2) Communication Ability: It is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases and correct spellings.

    3) English Comprehension: It requires understanding and answering questions regarding a specific passage.

    4) Analytical Ability: It is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic ability from given information.

    5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs is based on recent events and general knowledge.

    6) Case Study: This test uses a situation to evaluate your style of response to discern your managerial ability

    Bachelor of Design (B.Des):

    Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) has 50 per cent weightage

    General Aptitude Test (GAT) has 30 per cent weightage for a total of 150 questions to complete in two hours.

    Quantitative Ability – 25 questions

    Communication Ability – 35 questions

    English Comprehension – 30 questions

    Analytical Ability – 30 questions

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 30 questions

    Situation Test has 20 per cent weightage and is a practical exam.

    Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. FTech):

    General Aptitude Test (GAT) has 100 per cent weightage for a total of 150 questions to complete in three hours.

    Quantitative Ability – 30 questions

    Communication Ability and English Comprehension – 45 questions

    Analytical Ability – 25 questions

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 25 questions

    Case Study – 25 questions

    Master of Design (M.Des):

    Creative Aptitude Test (CAT) has 40 per cent weightage

    General Aptitude Test (GAT) has 30 per cent weightage for a total of 150 questions to complete in two hours.

    Quantitative Ability – 25 questions

    Communication Ability – 35 questions

    English Comprehension – 30 questions

    Analytical Ability – 30 questions

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 30 questions

    Group Discussion/Personal Interview has 30 per cent weightage

    Master of Fashion Technology (M. FTech):

    General Aptitude Test (GAT) has 70 per cent weightage for a total of 150 questions to complete in three hours.

    Quantitative Ability – 30 questions

    Communication Ability & English Comprehension – 45 questions

    Analytical Ability – 25 questions

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 25 questions

    Case Study – 25 questions

    Group Discussion/Personal Interview has 30 per cent weightage

    Master of Fashion Management (M. F. M):

    General Aptitude Test (GAT) has 70 per cent weightage for a total of 150 questions to complete in three hours.

    Quantitative Ability – 10 questions

    Communication Ability and English Comprehension – 50 questions

    Analytical Ability – 25 questions

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 25 questions

    Case Study – 40 questions

    Group Discussion/Personal Interview has 30 per cent weightage

  10. Their are two exams in 1st phase, CAT (creative ability test) and GAT (general ability test). 2nd phase is situation test, if you qualify first phase, you will recieve a call for Situation test.

    For CAT, you should know how to visualize your ideas, you will be given a problem/question and you will have to come up with a solution and draw it on the paper. For this you should can check previous year's question papers.

    For GAT, you have to be ready with what is happening in fashion industry, brand ambassadors of famous brands, designers of famous movie's costume (in my time it was asked that who is the designer of that famous dress that Deepika Padukone wore in title song of Bajirao Mastani), present Miss Universe, Miss World and other current affairs. Reasoning , Maths (10th standard)and English are other subjects.

    For Situation test, you should have a idea of material handling. You will be given a situation and you will have to design a 3D model for that.

    All the best!!

  11. To crack the NIFT next year, you have to be creative with a practical sense of application. Though it is natural for design and fashion aspirants to be bewildered after seeing the syllabus of NIFT since is it too vast to follow. But a good NIFT tutorial will help you in this regard. These would not only equip you with useful tips but will also provide you an ample number of standard NIFT mock questions. The NIFT preparation depends from person to person since the results of SWOT analysis is different for various individuals. To get proper assistance, you can contact a good coaching center for NIFT.

  12. Cracking nift isn't that tough if you really had the passion and talent! Just look at few of my tips sharing from my own experience. I hope it will help you!!

    1. observe the things around you very sharply(even the smallest details)
    2. Get some basic knowledge about the colors and color schemes. (what each color depicts, like yellow for cheerfulness and violet or dark shade for gloom)
    3. Improve your English! Questions are asked on that. Try to improve you vocabulary and increase your reading time. About 5–7 passages are given in both B.Des and BFtech so you must know how to read fast and grasp important points.
    4. Basic Maths!
    5. Common- sense is a must have to crack NIFT
    6. Improve your aptitude by practicing logical reasoning questions regularly for just 15 mins!
    7. Watch TV!!! Yes, you hear me right. But what I meant was to watch Advertisements and News. Question are asked on that in GK part! (like who is endorsing which brand and whats the tagline etc etc such type of ques)
    8. Try and practice simple sketching rather than doing elaborate ones. You get marks for your idea and creativity,not for your accurate sketching. What I want to say is that if you sketch something which lacks freshness and creativity but looks good enough,then you might score less than what you actually can by sketching a simple drawing which has something new in it!! So just learn the basics of drawings and sketching.
    9. Be calm and composed. Be yourself! Show your own creative ideas in CAT and not the copied ones to get the best results!
  13. The NIFT Entrance Exam covers different aspects like your creativity, reasoning, and english, to check whether ypu are fit enough to join the college.
    So, I would suggest you to work on these three aspects, so that you can get admission in NIFT.

  14. Hii, so the first round consists of cat and gat

    Cat has 50% weightage and gat has 30% and the other 20% is 2nd round situation test.

    In cat you need to cover up topics like

    Object drawing, vehicles, animals , situations like market..railway station etc then posters, colour theory are some of the imp things. Cat is of 100 marks and duration is of 3 hrs.

    Gat is of 150 marks which is converted into 30%

    English 65m, logical ability 30m, g.k 30m, and finally maths 25m…. For English it is basic stuff like synonyms and antonyms etc…For gk it is moslty brand endorsements and current affairs.And the duration for gat is 2hrs.

    Concentrate more on sketching because it has 50% weightage and in gat if you're someone who doesn't like math like me then it's fine no need to worry at all. First concentrate on English then on logical and then on g.k if you have a grip on these then you are good to go because in 120min of gat u won't have enough time to sit and solve math problems which kill your time the most..and for English logical and gk evn math if u r good wid it refer http://www.indiabix.com it would help a bit.

    And lastly don't worry be calm and prepare according to a plan.

    All the best 🙂

  15. Hi, thanks for the update on the course.
    You should go through the last 2-3 years Question Banks to get an idea of the pattern. Important things that you should have a strong hold are:

    • Sketching- it may be anything, a garment, a product, a random situation to be depicted on paper.
    • 2-D, 3-D Object visualisation
    • Color sense
    • Current global news in the Fashion World

    There are no guaranteed steps for cracking,but the above points may help in giving you an edge. Over and above all, what matters is the self-confidence, the way you present yourself and your ideas.
    All the best!!

  16. If you want the top centres which ofcourse everybody wants….then you should start getting prepared by now…but u havent mentioned which programme…I can only tell you abt BDES……you have to work on your sketching plus coloring,for the CAT section…dont get scared from the word sketching(most of the people does) bcoz it doesnt require sketching like an artist it only requires neat and creative piece of art….unique nothing copied……and for GAT u should be having a good command over english…if not read newspaper regularly,it will also help u in current affairs etc….maths section comprises of 30 ques which are basics that we learn in classes7,8…go through the last year ques paper for more queries…..give your 100%…..if you have that passion to study in NIFT no one will stop u from getting into it…Work hard in silence,let success be the noise….good luck…

  17. Nift entrance test comprises of two rounds 1)GAT( General Ability Test) and CAT( creative ability test)- GAT is a MCQ test with around 120 questions related to basic mathematics, English , general knowledge, aptitude, colour theory, developments in the fashion world. There are no negative markings. It's calculated for an aggregate of 30.

    CAT is basically a drawing test to test your creative levels. It comprises of 3 questions. Its weightage in the overall ranking is 50%.

    There are a number of books available in the market for preparing for GAT and CAT. Ex. Arihant Nift/nid/if.

    After the first test, candidates are shortlisted for the next test, which is the situation test. This has a weightage of 20%, yet it is very important as it decides your rank. In this test, materials are given and around 3 topics are given. The candidate is required to choose 1 topic and make a 3d model out of the given materials. He is also asked to write about why he chose that particular topic and what is the concept behind it.

  18. As of this year, NIFT for both B.Des and B.F.Tech are over. Next year, it will again be held around the month of January. That implies that you will have a lot of time for NIFT preparation. The first and foremost thing you can do to crack NIFT the next year, is carefully draft a preparation strategy according to your strengths and weakness. NIFT preparation would be easy if you pinpoint the deficit areas first. After this, you can gradually progress with each of topic and grasp the concepts and techniques one by one. However, it is extremely important to practice your sketching skills and handling other materials as mentioned in the NIFT entrance exam syllabus.

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