National Institute of Fashion Technology designs the NIFT 2021 exam pattern, which includes all the parameters that are considered in the entrance exam. NIFT exam pattern 2021 is slightly different from other Fashion Designing entrance exams as it contains an extra section called Leadership Qualities where the decision-making skills of the candidate are tested. The Quantitative Ability section of NIFT exam is quite tricky; therefore, candidates must be thorough with the basics.
The mode of examination for NIFT 2021 will be in offline mode (Pen and Paper-based Test). This exam is divided into two parts which are General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT). Applicants will also have to pass Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The examination duration for NIFT 2021 will be for 2 hours. There will be 150 questions with no negative marking in NIFT exam for wrong answers. The paper will be conducted in English Language only.
Before appearing for the entrance exam, candidates must check the NIFT exam pattern 2021 for all the programs so that they can prepare accordingly for the test. By referring to the exam pattern, candidates will get an idea about the paper structure, marking scheme, sectional timing of the NIFT test pattern. For detailed information regarding NIFT exam pattern 2021, candidates can read the entire section below.
Exam Phases for NIFT 2021
The exam is conducted in the following two phases:
- Phase 1 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – All undergraduate and postgraduate programs (CAT and GAT exam)
- Phase 2 – Paper Based Test (PBT) – B.Des and M.Des programs (CAT and GAT exam)
- Phase 2 – Computer Based Test (CBT) – B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech programs (GAT exam)
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights
Candidates who are willing to appear for the exam can check the NIFT exam pattern 2021 below for the preparation of the entrance exam.
|Language||English & Hindi|
|Number of Papers||2|
|Number of Section||5|
|Name of Section||Quantitative Ability, English Comprehension, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability, Current Affairs and General Knowledge|
|Type of Questions||MCQ Based|
|Total number of questions||
|Exam Duration||2 hours (for B.Des & M.Des) 3 hours (for B.F.Tech, MFM & M.F.Tech)|
Note: NIFT B.Des Exam Pattern comprises Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates who qualify the written test will have to appear for the situation test.
NIFT 2021 Weightage Programme Wise
The table below represents the sectional weightage of different programmes that comes under the NIFT exam pattern 2021. The authority takes the weightage into account while preparing the final merit list of the candidates.
NIFT CAT Exam Pattern
NIFT exam pattern 2021 for CAT is based on the candidate's intuition skill, their power of observation, innovation in the development of the concept as well as design ability of the candidates. This exam is conducted to test the creative as well as innovative use of colours and illustration skills of aspirants. NIFT CAT exam pattern is a paper-pencil based exam and the total time allotted for this exam is three (3) hours.
NIFT GAT Paper Pattern
Candidates who are willing to secure admission in the BDes programmes which are offered at NIFT will have to appear for the GAT exam. The NIFT exam pattern 2021 for GAT comprises these sections:
- Quantitative Ability
- Communication Ability
- English Comprehension
- Analytical Ability
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs
The time allotted for NIFT exam pattern 2021 for GAT is two (2) hours. Also while formulating the merit list of NIFT for the BDes course admissions, the authority gives 30% weightage to the GAT section.
NIFT B.F.Tech Exam Pattern
Candidates who are willing to appear for B.F.Tech exam can check the NIFT exam pattern 2021 for B.F.Tech below:
|Duration of the exam||3 hours|
|The medium of the exam||English|
|Mode of the exam||Pen and Paper|
|NIFT Marking scheme 2021||0.25 will be deducted for each wrong answer.|
|Number of Question in each section||Sections: Quantitative ability- 30; Communication ability and English comprehension- 45; Analytical and Logical Ability- 25; General Knowledge and Current Affairs- 25; Case Study- 25|
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 for Situation Test
Candidates who got selected in the GAT and CAT exam are required to appear for the situation test. Though this, candidate's ability will be tested in particular sets of materials as well as their creativity in a specific situation. Students who are participating in the test must not carry any type of additional materials with them. he model evaluation will be conducted based on the space visualization, creativity, uniqueness, finishing, element composition, construction, colour scheme etc.
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 for Artisans Category
As per the official notice, NIFT also offers admission to Artisans/Children of Artisans based on their performance in Studio test, Interview round, and Verification of documents/eligibility criteria. The admission for Artisans will be conducted offline at the campus of NIFT. Candidates can check the admission criteria for Artisans in BDes courses which are offered at the design colleges in the table below:
|NIFT Admission Test||Weightage||Timing|
|Studio Test||40||11:30 AM to 1 PM|
|Interview||20||2 PM onwards|
|Verification of Documents/Eligibility||-||2:30 PM onwards|
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 for Lateral Entry Admission 2021
Through the NIFT Lateral Entry Admission (NLEA), candidates can secure admission directly in the third semester of UG courses which are offered at the National Institute of Fashion Technology. Candidates can check the admission tests which they should appear for seeking admission through NLEA.
|Name of Course||Test||Weightage|
|Bachelor of Design (BDes)||GAT Timing: 10:00 am to 11:00 am||40|
|Studio Test Timing: 11:30 am to 01:00 pm||40|
|Interview Timing: 2:00 pm onwards||20|
|Verification of documents/eligibility Timing: 2:30 pm onwards|
NIFT 2021 Detailed Questions for bachelor's program
The table below represents the pattern for GAT including different sections and the number of questions that are asked from each section. Candidates can check the pattern and prepare for the exam accordingly.
|Paper Name||Sections||Number of Questions|
|Analytical and Logical Ability||15|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||15|
NIFT 2021 Important Instructions
- Candidates should solve previous year NIFT papers and mock tests.
- Candidates should reach hall 30 minutes before NIFT 2021 Exam.
- Students must carry a printout of the NIFT Admit Card.
- Valid photo ID proof includes a College ID card, Passport, Voter ID Card, PAN card, etc.
NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is there any negative marking in NIFT 2021?
A. No, there is no negative marking in NIFT 2021.