Preparation for NIFT Entrance Exam: Tips and Strategy

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Preparation for NIFT 2021 entrance exam tips and strategy would help candidates score well. Candidates appearing for the NIFT 2021 exam should check out these strategies for preparation tips.

NIFT 2021 is considered to be one of the best entrance exams for a career in the designing field conducted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi for admission into its all 16 campuses. 

NIFT 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in the month of January/February. The admission process of this entrance exam is three-tiered. Hence, candidates need to appear for the CAT (Creative Ability Test), GAT (General Ability Test) followed by a Situation Test/GD/PI to get admission in design courses through the NIFT entrance exam.


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NIFT 2021 entrance exam Highlights:

Name of Exam NIFT 2021
Full-Form National Institute of Fashion Technology
Conducting Body NIFT, Delhi
Level of Exam National
Category Undergraduate
Exam Mode PBT (Paper-based Test)
Number of Seats Around 3,500
Exam Duration 3 hours 
Number of questions 150
Exam Language English

NIFT 2021 entrance exam Pattern:

NIFT2021 entrance exam will be categorized into two tests which are online or written objective tests which are also called GAT (General Ability Test) and CAT (Creative Ability Test).Candidates who have qualified CAT and GAT have to appear in NIFT situation test 2021 which evaluates the candidate’s competency in handling materials.

It is very much important for aspirants to understand the exam paper pattern to know how to prepare for NIFT 2021. Mentioned below is the NIFT 2021 exam pattern for B. Des. And B.F. Tech:

NIFT GAT (General Ability Test) for B. Des

Exam Mode PBT (Paper-based Test)
Number of Questions 150
Exam Duration 2 hours 
Exam Language English
Exam Sections Number of Questions
Quantitative Ability 25
Communication Ability 35
Comprehension of English 30
Analytical Ability 30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30
Total Questions 150

NIFT GAT (General Ability Test) for B.F. Tech

Exam Mode PBT (Paper-based Test)
Number of Questions 150
Exam Duration 3 hours 
Exam Language English
Exam Sections Number of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30
Communication Ability& English Comprehension 45
Logical &Analytical Ability 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25
Case Study 25
Total Questions 150

NIFT 2021 entrance exam Syllabus:

  • NIFT GAT Syllabus
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • Comprehension of English
  • Analytical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

NIFT CAT Syllabus

  • Illustration skills
  • Designing ability
  • Knowledge and use of color palette
  • Intuitive ability
  • Observation power

NIFT 2021 entrance exam Preparation Tips and Strategy:

Mentioned below is the preparation tips and strategies for NIFT 2021 meant to help the candidates to make a strategy for the entrance examination:

Be Stress-free

Candidates need to avoid taking too much anxiety or stress before the entrance test because it not only harms your preparation but also negatively impacts your performance on the day of the exam. Anxiety may not be totally avoidable during this time but candidates should try and be optimistic to keep themselves calm and relaxed would support them. Taking a planned break from the preparation and indulge in several activities will be helpful for constant focus. 

Knowledge of the basics

This entrance exam is more about logic and your understanding at the fundamental level. So, you should have in-depth knowledge and understanding of each topic that you prepare. You should have in-depth expertise with each and every subject in the syllabus.

Know your Exam Pattern
It is always suggested to all the students to be aware of the exam pattern. It will surely help to score maximum marks in the examination by knowing the pattern of exams such as no. of questions, syllabus, etc.

Practice sample papers and Revision

It is not possible to go through all the subject topics in detail while revising. That’s why it makes sense to make short notes covering all the important points that improve your chances of performing well in the test to a great extent. You will get the proper idea about the exam and you won’t get any panic on the final exam day by solving sample papers, revising topics, and previous years’ question papers.

Time Arrangement

Time arrangement is one of the essential things that can be focused on so that every question is not overlooked when there is little time to answer the questions. And consistent practicing is the best means of getting the balance between speed and precision and it will improve accuracy. 

Know here : NIFT 2021 Syllabus, Exam pattern, Faqs


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