NIFT M.Des -

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Exam for M.Des (NIFT M.Des - 2016)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Oct 20, 2015
Test Date
Feb 14, 2016
Result Date
Jun 05, 2016

NIFT M.Des 2016 - Exam Pattern

Exam Paper Type : Pen & Paper    |     Exam Duration : 2.0 Hr

Section Duration Marks # Questions
Quantitative Ability 20 Minutes 20 20
Communication Ability 30 Minutes 30 30
English Comprehension 30 Minutes 30 30
Analytical Ability 20 Minutes 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 20 Minutes 15 15
  • Total Marks- 120
  • Total Questions- 120
  • Test Duration- 2 hours (120 min)
  • Marking System– One mark for each correct answer. There is no Negative marking.

NIFT M.Des 2016 Syllabus

  1. Critical Reasoning
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Matrix
  9. Cubes
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Strong & Weak Arguments
  2. Statements Assumptions
  3. Statements and Conclusions
  4. Statements & Inferences
  5. Logical Sequence of Words
  6. Analogies
  7. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  10. Course of Action
  11. Causes and Effects
  1. Reading Comprehension
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Prepositions
  6. Tense
  7. Articles
  8. Verbs
  9. Modifiers
  10. Sentence Improvement
  11. Subject Verb Agreement
  12. Parallelism
  1. Sentence completion
  2. Word Usage
  3. Synoymns
  4. Idioms and Pharses
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Antonym
  7. Analogy
  8. Homophones
  9. Confusables
  10. Migratory Words
  11. Phrasal Verbs
  1. Politics
  2. Banking and Finance
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Institutions of India
  6. Defence & Space
  7. Indian Judiciary
  8. Awards & Honours
  9. Literature
  10. Economics
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. International Relations
  13. Science and Technology
  14. Movies
  15. Who's who
  16. Indian Industries
  17. Indian Agriculture
  18. Current Affairs
  19. History
  20. Geography
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
  1. Profit, Loss and Discount
  2. Percentage 
  3. Pipes and Cisterns
  4. Partnership
  5. Time and Work
  6. Time, Speed and Distance
  7. Averages
  8. Age
  9. Alligation and Mixture
  10. Ratio and proportion
  11. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  12. Compound interest
  13. Relative speed
  14. Simple Intrest
  1. Angles, lines
  2. Properties of Circles
  3. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  4. BODMAS/Simplification
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Number System
  7. Probability 
  8. LCM and HCF
  9. Permutation and Combination
  10. Height and Distance
  11. Logarithm
  12. Linear Equation
  13. Indices
  14. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  15. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  16. Geometry and Mensuration
  17. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  18. Properties of Triangles

NIFT M.Des Exam Prepartions FAQ

1) What is the eligibility criterion for admission?

  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India


  • Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

Note: Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through ‘Course Work’ or a ‘Dissertation’.

2) I am in the final year of Graduation at my College / University. My exams / thesis / juries for my last year / last semester are still pending and I will not receive final grades or degree certificate from my University by the date of admission. Can I still apply?

IIf you are currently in last semester of the course, you can apply, provided that you are able to produce a letter from your College / University, that you are currently registered in the last year / last semester and you are appearing for the finals exams and can finish all the formalities to get the final degree before the date of commencement of the semester at NIFT.
Candidates who get admission offer will be admitted provisionally. The students should submit the original mark sheet from the Institute/University along with the migration certificate by the beginning of the semester. Students should have completed all the formalities related to their previous degree before the commencement of the first semester at NIFT. Failure to which will lead to cancellation of admission.

3) I have done my graduation / postgraduation through correspondence course. Am I eligible for the program?

No,but if done your Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only you are eligible.

4) Will there be any breaks during the exam?

No, there will be no scheduled breaks during the test but candidates are allowed to go to the restroom by raising their hand to inform the test centre administrator. 

5) What is the duration of the exam?

The exam duration is 2 hours and will be conducted in a single section.

6) What is the minimum age required for PG course?

For Master Programmes there is no age limit.