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NIFT B.Des -
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Exam for B.Des
Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
Oct 20, 2015
Admit Card Date
Jan 21, 2016
Test Date
Feb 14, 2016
Result Date
Jun 05, 2016

How to Prepare for NIFT B.Des 2016

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

NIFT B.Des 2016 Important Instructions

Based on the choice, all eligible candidates will have to appear for a written entrance examination at the Examination Centres opted by them. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted. There is no negative marking. Entry to the Examination Centre will be allowed with admit cards only. Mobiles and other infotech gadgets are not allowed inside the Examination Centre. Candidates found with mobile or other infotech gadgets will be asked to leave the examination centre and shall be disqualified. Candidates should reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination.


1) What is NIFT UG examination ?

The NIFT UG Exam is an offline mode test, conducted for admission in UG programmes offered by National Institute of Fashion Technology.

2) Is there any requirement of computer skills for NIFT UG Entrance Exam ?

No, the candidate need to know how to operate computer mouse.

3) What combination of marks should I get in both the 12th board examination and entrance exam to avail a seat in NIFT UG ?

No specified combination of marks required in NIFT UG Exam. The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.

4) Is there a possibility of rank prediction, cutoff marks in National Institute of Fashion Technology UG Entrance Exam ?

There is no way for rank prediction unless the university declares the final cut off along with the ranks/marks. Every year, according to the marks scored by candidates, the cutoff varies and thus it is very difficult to predict.

5) Is there any special reservation for Persons with Disability NIFT UG Entrance Exam?

Yes, reservation for Physically Handicapped 3% - Horizontal reservation for (with 40% or more disability) physically handicapped candidates cutting across all sections including SC, ST and the Other Backward Classes and the nonreserved category. Centres and programmes will be allotted on rotation, at the discretion of NIFT.

6) What will be the medium of written examination in NIFT UG Exam?

The medium of examination is English.

7) Duration of study needed to get surely selected. Is self preparation enough or does one need extra classes, to clear the National Institute of Fashion Technology UG Entrance Exam?

It is a common sight of many students joining coaching centers. More than the time spent in preparing, one has to put in quality effort to get sure shot success. At the same time, self preparation is much sufficient but that doesn't mean going to the extra classes is wrong. It is always good to attend coaching classes where the students are provided with materials, question papers, mock tests, etc. All these enhance the overall speed and helps in time management. For any entrance exam, steady preparation for a year along with sound classroom knowledge is more than sufficient to clear the exam.

8) Is there caste-wise cutoff marks in NIFT UG Entrance Exam ?

No. There is no caste-wise cutoff marks in NIFT UG Exam.

9) What test scores does NIFT UG Exam accepts for admissions?

NIFT UG Exam uses entrance exam score.

10) Where can I obtain the Application Form for NIFT UG Exam ?

Candidates can apply online at www. or nift2016 Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose. The Prospectus is available at NIFT website free of cost. The Application Fee has to be paid through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of “NIFT HO” payable at New Delhi. Fee for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1500/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft. Fee for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.750/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft. Mode of Payment: Credit Cards /Debit Cards Payments of application fee (Rs.1500/- or Rs.750/-) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained above. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the applicant. Candidates are advised to apply on time. Demand Draft Payment of application fee (Rs 1500/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 750/- in case of SC/ ST/PHP candidates) can be made throu

11) Is there any age limit to pursue National Institute of Fashion Technology UG Entrance Exam ?

Yes, maximum Age is 23 years as on 1st October, 2015. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP).

12) What is the paper pattern for NIFT UG Exam?

For Bachelor of Design General Ability Test (GAT) will be of 120 minutes Quantitative Ability - 25 Questions Communication Ability - 35 Questions English Comprehension - 30 Questions Analytical Ability - 30 Questions General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 30 Questions Total Questions - 150 CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT): This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills. For Bachelor of Fashion Technology - General Ability Test (GAT) and Managerial Ability Test (MAT) will be of 180 minutes Quantitative Ability - 30 Questions Communication Ability and English Comprehension - 45 Questions Analytical & Logical Ability - 25 Questions General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 25 Questions Case Study - 25 Questions Total Questions - 150

13) For every correct answer how many marks will be awarded in NIFT UG Exam?

1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer given by the candidate.

14) For what amount I should draw the DD for NIFT UG Entrance Exam ?

The DD amount drawn must be Rs 1500.