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NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Syllabus

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 01 Feb, 2021 18:11

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NIFT Entrance Exam 2021 Syllabus

The NIFT 2021 entrance exam syllabus is released by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The NIFT syllabus for 2021 includes sections and topics from where the questions are expected in the NIFT question paper.

With an in-depth understanding of the NIFT syllabus, the candidates will have a clear idea regarding the important topics of NIFT 2021, how well they have prepared those topics and what areas require their undivided attention. Candidates seeking NIFT 2021 admission must go through the entire syllabus before starting the preparation for the NIFT entrance exam. They must also practice through NIFT 2021 sample papers, previous year's question papers and mock tests to score well in NIFT 2021 result

The NIFT 2021 syllabus will be different for different programmes as well as the General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT) and Situation Test (ST) which can be confusing for the candidates. It is thus strongly recommended to the NIFT 2021 aspirants to go through every aspect of the NIFT 2021 syllabus to avoid bewilderment. 

The NIFT 2021 syllabus has been mentioned explicitly in the following sections.

Course-Wise NIFT 2021 Syllabus

For B.Des and M.Des

  • Quantitative Ability: The test contains questions based on Addition, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, Multiplication, Percentage, Division, Fractions, Rate of Interest and Distance.

  • Communication Ability: It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, plural, singular,  idioms and phrases, one-word substitutes, correct spellings etc.

  • English Comprehension: This subtest aims to test the candidate’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage, and test of basic English language.

  • Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for the ability of inference and logic from the given information.

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The question in this sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

For B.F.Tech, M.F.M, M.Des, M.F.Tech

  • Quantitative Ability: This subtest consists of questions based on Addition, Multiplication, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest and Distance.

  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This test includes questions on words with corresponding meanings, synonyms, antonyms, singular, plural, idioms and phrases, one-word substitutes, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.

  • Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

  • Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the managerial ability of the candidate.

  • M.F.Tech will also have some questions from the engineering field.

All Important Topics for NIFT Entrance Exam Preparation

NIFT 2021 Syllabus for CAT

NIFT conducts CAT or the creative ability test in order to examine illustrative and creative skills of an aspirant. NIFT CAT is the first stage of exam held by the National Institute of Fashion Design. It examines the aptitude of the applicants and they are tested on the basis of their Design Ability, Creativity, Illustration Skills, Innovative Use of Colours, Observation Power and Innovation in Development of a Concept. Enlisted below are topics that a candidate must go through in order to prepare for the NIFT CAT 2021 examination.

Ornaments & motifs

Design Theory

Design Awareness

Colour Terminology

Expression & Emotion

3D Visualisation

Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions

Inspiration & Creativity

Picture Analysis

Optical Illusion

Principles of Composition

Natural & Geometrical Form

Usage of Colour in Compositions

Memory Drawing

Inspiration & Design Development

Innovation & Creation

Story Pictures

Exercises on Imagination

Creative Thinking & Writing

Foreshortening & Perspective

Optical Illusion

Imagination & Doodling

Lateral Thinking

Visual Logic

Graphics & Pictograms

Form & Function

Elements & Principles Of Design

Innovation in Design

Understanding Light & Shade

Developing Themes & Colour Associations

Theme Development

Colour, Pattern & Texture

Drawing Fundamentals

Mood, Theme & Colour Inter-Relationship

Use of Measurements, Scale & Proportions

Presentation Techniques

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NIFT 2021 Syllabus for GAT

The General Ability Test or NIFT GAT is conducted in a written exam comprising of sections like Communication Ability and English Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs and Analytical Ability and Logical Ability. Mentioned below are the sections and important topics that candidates must prepare for NIFT GAT 2021.

Section

Important Topics

Communication Ability and English Comprehension

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Singular
  • Plural
  • Words with corresponding meanings
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One word substitutes
  • Comprehend a situation from the passage
  • Correct spellings
  • Passage
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Para Jumbles
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability

Quantitative Ability

  • Multiplication
  • Addition
  • Fractions
  • Division
  • Percentage
  • Work and Task
  • Rate of Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Number Series
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Profit & Loss
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra
  • Permutation & Combination / Probability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number System

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Culture
  • Sports
  • History
  • Economy
  • General Politics
  • Geography
  • Scientific Research
  • Countries & Capitals
  • Indian Constitution
  • Knowledge of Current Events
  • Countries & Capitals
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • Current Affairs – National & International

Analytical Ability and Logical Ability

  • Analytical Ability and Logical Ability
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Directions & Distances
  • Order & Ranking
  • Blood Relations
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogisms
  • Analytical Decision Making
  • Double Line-Up
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Grouping & Selection Problems
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Series
  • Scheduling

Find Out ow to Prepare for NIFT GAT 2021!

NIFT 2021 Syllabus Situation Test

The situation test conducted by NIFT is a material handling exam. Candidates are assessed on the basis of their practical skills, uniqueness and creativity. Mentioned below are the key factors that a candidate seeking admission through NIFT should focus on while appearing for the NIFT 2021 Situation Test.

Colour scheme

Conceptualisation Skills

Innovative ideas

Composition of elements

Aesthetic appeal

Overall presentation

Neatness

Working methodology

Creative use of provided materials

Learn How to Prepare for NIFT Situation Test 2021!

NIFT 2021 Syllabus for Group Discussion

Candidates appearing for the NIFT 2021 Group Discussion are shortlisted for admission to the leading college of the nation on the basis below mentioned parameters.

Knowledge of the topic assigned

Interpersonal skills

Problem-solving approach

Contributions made to the topic

Conceptual clarity

Leadership qualities

Effective communication

Ability to generate new ideas

NIFT 2021 Syllabus for Personal Interview

The factors that come into play while assessing a candidate appearing for NIFT 2021 Personal Interview are enlisted below.

Aptness for the field

Good Communication Skills

Creative and lateral thinking 

Career orientation

General awareness and aptitude

Overall personal achievements in co-curricular activities and academics

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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Since the NIFT 2021 Registration is over, you cannot take admission in a NIFT programme for the year 2021. If you are still willing to apply for NIFT, you can check the entire eligibility criteria laid down for NIFT 2022. If you satisfy all the conditions you can appear for the NIFT Entrance Exam 2022. The admission for the next academic session is expected to begin from December 2021 or January 2022. The exam is likely to be held in February 2022.

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Dear Student,

NIFT Entrance Exam has concluded on Feb 14, 2021, and candidates cannot apply for NIFT Admissions 2021 now. However, there are plenty of other upcoming entrance exams that can offer you admission 2021 to popular interior design colleges. Check out the list below:

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FAQs about NIFT Entrance Exam Syllabus

How are candidates judged in the Group Discussion of NIFT?

While appearing for the round of Group Discussion for NIFT admissions, candidates must focus on certain factors which will be considered while evaluating their performance. This includes Knowledge of the assigned topic, Interpersonal skills, Contributions made to the topic, Problem-solving approach, Effective communication, Conceptual clarity, Ability to generate new ideas, Leadership qualities, etc.

Can I complete the NIFT GAT syllabus in two months?

If you have a good understanding of the subjects that are asked in the NIFT GAT exam and you know all the basics of the Quantitative section, it is possible to complete the overall syllabus of NIFT GAT in two months. You have to follow a rigid schedule to study and practise papers and questions regularly.

What is asked in the Situation Test of NIFT?

NIFT conducts a situation test after the GAT and CAT exams are over. The Situation Test of NIFT is a material handling exam in which candidates are assessed on the basis of their practical skills, creativity, and uniqueness. There are some key factors that an aspirant appearing for the NIFT Situation Test must focus. They are Innovative ideas, Colour scheme, Neatness, Composition of elements, Conceptualisation Skills, Creative use of materials provided. Aesthetic appeal, Overall presentation, and Working methodology.

What all is asked in the General Knowledge section of NIFT GAT?

The topics asked in the General Knowledge section of NIFT GAT are Sports, Culture, History, Geography, Economy, General Politics, Indian Constitution, Countries & Capitals, Scientific Research, Current Affairs, India and its neighbouring countries, Literature, etc.

Which topics must be covered before appearing for the NIFT CAT exam?

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) of NIFT examines the illustrative and creative skills of applicants. The topics which you must cover before appearing for the exam include Design Theory, Ornaments & Motifs, Design Awareness, 3D Visualisation, Colour Terminology, Inspiration & Creativity, Expression & Emotion, Colour Psychology & Optical Illusions, Natural & Geometrical Form, Picture Analysis, Innovation & Creation, Foreshortening & Perspective, Imagination & Doodling, Visual Logic, Lateral Thinking, Form & Function, Graphics & Pictograms, Elements & Principles Of Design, Theme Development, Presentation Techniques, Colour, Pattern & Texture, Use of Measurements, Scale & Proportions, etc.

What is asked in the Communication Ability and English Comprehension section of the NIFT Entrance Exam?

In the Communication Ability and English Comprehension section of NIFT GAT, you will be asked questions on synonyms, words with corresponding meanings, antonyms, singular, plural, one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehending a situation from a given passage etc.

What kind of questions are asked in the Casy Study of the NIFT GAT exam for M.F.Tech?

The section of Case Study in NIFT GAT for M.F.Tech, M.F.M., and B.F.Tech is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the managerial ability of the student. The exam also has questions of the engineering for the candidates who apply for M.F.Tech admission.

Questions on which topics are asked in the Quantitative section of NIFT GAT?

The topics that are included in the Quantitative questions asked in NIFT GAT are Work and Task, Addition, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Distance, and Rate of Interest.

Which subjects are asked in the NIFT Entrance Examination?

The subjects of Quantitative Ability, English Comprehension, Communication Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, and Analytical Ability are asked in the NIFT Entrance Exam (GAT).

Is the syllabus for all NIFT Entrance Exams the same?

No, the syllabus of NIFT GAT, NIFT CAT, and Situation Test is different from each other.

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