How to Prepare for NIFT 2020

Subhashri Roy Updated On: 16 Jan, 2020 10:20 IST

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How to Prepare for NIFT 2020 Entrance Exam

The NIFT 2020 entrance exam admit card has been released and the exam is going to be conducted on January 19, 2020. Students preparing for the exam must be getting anxious as qualifying in the NIFT entrance exam is extremely crucial for admission to UG and PG courses offered at various campuses of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Based on their performance in the NIFT entrance exam, candidates can get admission in programmes such as Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fashion Technology, Master of Design, Master of Fashion Management and Master of Fashion Technology.

We have compiled some tips and tricks that candidates may use to keep anxiety at bay and focus on boosting their performance in the exam.

Keep Stress Away – You must avoid taking too much stress. Anxiety not only hampers your preparation but also negatively impacts your performance on the exam day. Stress may not be completely unavoidable during this time but you must try and stay positive to keep yourself calm and relaxed.

Have a Proper Plan – When you're beginning your journey of preparing for a competitive exam, the first and foremost thing to do is to create a plan that you can follow religiously. Having a schedule means you can always incorporate short breaks to rejuvenate and come back to study with full concentration.

Get Your Basics Right – Knowing things on the surface is not enough when you're preparing for an entrance exam. You should have in-depth knowledge and understanding of each topic that you cover. Learning formulas may help in some case but competitive exams are more about logic and your understanding at the fundamental level.

Keep Short Notes Handy for Revision – During revision, it is not possible to go through all the topics in detail. Hence, it makes sense to prepare short notes covering all the important points. It improves your chances of performing well in the exam to a great extent.

Get Expert Guidance – When you're preparing for an entrance exam, you will probably have some doubts related to the syllabus, exam pattern or the test day. In that case, it is best to have a mentor on your side who will not only clear your confusion but will also boost your confidence to take the exam.

Subject-Wise Preparation Strategy for NIFT 2020

CollegeDekho has prepared a subject-wise preparation strategy for NIFT 2020 which the candidates must adhere to if they wish to score good marks in the upcoming NIFT entrance examination:

  • Creative Ability Test (CAT): The candidates must definitely strengthen their hold over perspective drawings, concepts of 3-Ds, space design, product design, illustration skills & colour rendering, human figure, visual communication, colour interpretation etc so as to score the desirable marks in this section

  • Mathematics: In-depth understanding of the topics like ratio proportion, number system, ages, averages, speed & time, profit & loss, mixtures & alligations, upstream & downstream, work & time, pipes & cisterns, compound & simple interests, set theory, mensuration, height & distance, trigonometry, probability and permutations & combinations is must to score good marks in this section of NIFT 2020

  • Reasoning: Undivided attention to topics such as coding-decoding, verbal & non-verbal series, ranking, directions, syllogism, sitting arrangements, clocks, calendars, blood relations, eligibility criteria, line counting, cubes & dices, puzzles, graphs etc will pave the way for marks that will help the candidates secure a passage to the next round of the admission process

  • English

  1. Questions will be based on syntax and grammar

  2. Topics such as antonyms, synonyms, spot the errors, idioms & phrases, fill in the blanks, cloze test, analogies, sentence correction, one-word substitution, spelling errors, ordering of passages/sentences must be thoroughly prepared by the candidates 

  3. Extensive work on vocabulary should be the utmost priority of the candidates

NIFT Preparation Strategy: Time Table for NIFT 2020

The candidates can take help from the table below to prepare an effective time table for NIFT 2020 preparation:

Study Session

Ideal Time to be Put In

Things To Do

Morning Session

3 Hours

  • Pick up any topic from the Subject of your choice

  • Be thorough with the entire topic (theoretical aspect)

  • Focus on the practical aspect of the topic

BREAK

Afternoon Session

3 Hours

  • Revise the topic covered in the previous session in the first hour

  • Pick up any topic from the Subject of your choice

  • Be thorough with the entire topic (theoretical aspect)

  • Focus on the practical aspect of the topic

BREAK

Evening Session

4 Hours

  • Revise the topic covered in the previous session in the first hour

  • Pick up any topic from the Subject of your choice

  • Be thorough with the entire topic (theoretical aspect)

  • Focus on the practical aspect of the topic

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