NIFT Entrance Exam

8/12/2013 Exams info

Structure of the examination


The National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Examination includes
both written test and a Personality test followed by group discussion and
personal interview. Written test comprises General Ability Test, Creative
Ability Test and Managerial Ability Test.


Syllabus of NIFT Entrance Examination


General Ability Test (GAT)


Quantitative Ability includes various areas such as:


  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Work and Task
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Distance, Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Rate of Interest
  • Algebra and Geometry

For Bachelor program in Technology, the quantitative ability questions will
be from the matriculation level.


  • Differential Calculus
  • Fundamentals of Computer Application.
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics

For Master program in Technology the quantitative ability questions will be
from the graduation level.


  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Programming
  • Fundamentals of Computer Applications
  • Differential Equations
  • Production Engineering

Communication Ability


This is meant for checking the communication skills of the candidates.
Questions will be asked from the following areas:


  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Plural
  • Words with corresponding meanings
  • Singular
  • One word substitutes
  • Idioms and phrases

English Comprehension


This is meant to check the English proficiency and comprehension skill of the
candidates.

Analytical Ability

In this section, the candidates��� problem solving and analytical skills are
evaluated.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This test is done for evaluating the candidate's general awareness.


Managerial Ability Test (MAT)


Case Study


It is based on a situation of an industry environment. It also exposes the
candidate's managerial ability.


Business Domain Test


It is to judge the knowledge of a candidate on different facets of fashion
designing.


Logical Ability


It is meant to identify the candidate's ability to find the logic or reason
involved in a particular problem. Concepts and creative thinking ability will
help in this sector. The Qualified candidates in the written test have to
undergo:


Situation Test


Situation test is designed only for Design Program. This is for identifying
the candidate ability in material handling. It also exposes one's innovative
ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.


Creative Ability Test (CAT)


This test is done to check the creative skill, power of observation,
innovation and design ability of the candidate. An important part of this test
is the candidate conceptual ability is fully evaluated.


Psychometric Test


This test is designed for master[s programs in technology & management
programs.

This is an assessment test that measures the general competencies. The
competencies are categorized into two groups: Task Oriented and People Oriented.
This test will assess both the task and people oriented competencies.

Personal Interview: In this selection process, the candidate is tested on the
various parameters as follows:


  • Communication skills
  • Aptness for the field
  • Overall personality traits
  • General Awareness and Aptitude.
  • Career orientation
  • Group Discussion

The duration of group discussion will be around 20-25 minutes. For group
discussion, a familiar topic is given for a team of candidates. This section
will be observed by an expert team. From the candidate views and opinions,
experts will identify their interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.


Eligibility Criteria for NIFT Entrance Examination


The educational qualifications for NIFT Entrance examination for Bachelor
Program:


Bachelor Program in Design (Fashion Communication/ Knitwear Design/Textile
Design/Accessory Design/Leather Design/Fashion Design)

The age limit for this examination is 23 years. Plus two or equivalent from a
recognized University of the Central or State Board is the eligibility criteria
for this Entrance examination or an Advanced Level of General Certificate
Education Examination is required.


Bachelor of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production


Plus Two or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths is mandatory. Plus
two certificates should be from a recognized State or Central Board of higher
Secondary Examinations. The maximum age required for doing this courses in 23
years.


Master of Fashion Management


A bachelors degree in any stream from a reputed University is required.
Candidates who have passed the diploma course in Fashion Designing/Accessory
from NIFT is also eligible for this master's program.


Master of Fashion Technology


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Bachelor's degree in Technology is
required for this program. BE/B.Tech in Electronics, Information Technology,
Mechanical, and Computer is also included in the eligibility criteria.


Master of Design


Graduation in any discipline from a reconised university is required.
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor in Applied Arts are also eligible. Bachelor
of Architecture is also included in the eligibility criteria. Diploma candidates
who have passed from the NIFT is also eligible. The age limit ranges from 21- 30
years.


How to Apply for NIFT Entrance Examination?


Application form along with the detailed prospectus can be purchased from the
selected branches of Axis bank or IDBI bank. The application form can be
purchased by paying an amount of Rs. 250/-. Candidates can also get the
application by post. A demand draft of Rs. 350/- is to be send in favor of NIFT
New Delhi. Candidates can also download the application form from the website:
www.nift.ac.in .


How to fill the application form?


Instructions for filling the application form are given in the prospectus.
Read carefully and follow the instructions given in the application form. OMR
application is available for NIFT Entrance Examination. Does not damage, wrinkle
or staple the application form. All the required details should be included in
the application form. A recent passport size photograph is affixed in the space
provided in the application form.


Important Dates of NIFT Entrance Examination


The application form will be available from the second week of November to
the first week of January.Written Exam will be conducted mainly on the month of
February.

Group discussions and Interview will be commonly held on the month of April and
May

The results will be announced mainly on the first week of June.


Reference Books for NIFT Examination


  • NIFT /NID Entrance Exams: Ultimate Success Series
  • NIFT Entrance Exam
  • NIFT/NID Exam Guide
  • NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide
  • NIFT/NIFD/NID Entrance Exam
  • NIFT: National Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam Guide

Coaching Centers for NIFT Examination


  • Academy of Fashion & Design
  • Bhanwar Rathore Design Studio
  • Silica
  • Trendz Academy
  • Arkin

Study Plan


Thorough preparation is needed for NIFT Entrance Examination. Online guides
as well as paper back guides can help the students for getting an idea about the
questions. Besides this they can also seek help from their friends. Time
management is another important thing that students need to focus on. They must
try to cover all parts of their portions before their exams. The students need
to start preparing early so that they can achieve success in this examination.


How and Where To Get the Results of NIFT Entrance Examination?


The results can be downloaded directly from the website: www.nift.ac.in .


Sectional Cutoff


For bachelor's program, 40% should be required for GAT &CAT and 20% should be
for situation test. In case of Master's program, 35% should be scored for GAT
&CAT and 10% for group discussion.


Score Validity


The score is valid only for the present academic year.


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