NIFT Exam Pattern 2019

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 15 Oct, 2018 13:18 IST

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NIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

The NIFT 2019 exam pattern comprises of details related to the total number of questions, maximum marks, exam duration, sections, and more. Applicants have to first take the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT) and those who are shortlisted have to take the Situation Test (ST). NIFT 2019 is meant to assess candidates on the basis of their knowledge, skill and aptitude for the programme opted. 

  • The exam is divided into four sections namely: 
    • CAT (Creative Ability Test)
    • GAT (General Ability Test)
    • Situation Test
    • Group discussion/Personal Interview
  • The language for question paper is English.
  • In GAT Test, there are:
    • 150 questions in B.FTech, M.FTech and M.F.M examinations.
    • 120 questions in M.Des
    • 100 questions in B.Des
  • The total time duration for GAT is:
    • B.Des and M.Des: 120 minutes
    • B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and M.F.MT: 180 minutes
  • There are GAT, CAT and a Situation test for B.Des Programme.
  • For B.F.Tech. GAT is the final test for selection.
  • For M.Des, there are GAT, CAT, and Discussion/Personal Interview (GD/PI).
  • For M.F Tech and MFM, it is necessary for candidates to be a part of Group Discussion/Personal Interview (GD/PI) after GAT.
  • There is no negative marking.

NIFT 2019 Marking Scheme

Marking scheme for GAT (For B.Des and M.Des), and for B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech, and M.F.M, courses are tabled below:

GAT for B.Des:

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Ability

20

20

Communication Ability

25

25

English Comprehension

25

25

Analytical Ability

15

15

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

15

15

Total

100

100

GAT for M.Des

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Ability

20

20

Communication Ability 

30

30

English Comprehension

30

30

Analytical Ability

25

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

15

15

Total

120

120

GAT for B.F.Tech and M.F.Tech:

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Ability

30

30

Communication Ability and English Comprehension

45

45

Analytical and Logical Ability

25

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

25

25

Case Study

25

25

Total

150

150

GAT for M.F.M:

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Ability

10

10

Communication Ability and English Comprehension

50

50

Analytical and Logical Ability

25

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

25

25

Case Study

40

40

Total

150

150

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