NIFT 2020 Selection Process, Admission & Reservation

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    The window to select time slot and test center for NIFT Situation Test for shortlisted candidates of B. Des is now open, candidates can give their preference by logging in using their Email Id, roll number and verification code. NIFT Result for the written test has been declared on March 13, 2020. 

    NIFT Selection Process 2020 consists of three stages namely- NIFT Situation test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview. Students obtain equal or more than NIFT Cut off marks are called for NIFT situation test. The final selection is done on the basis of the overall performance of the candidate. 

    Direct Link to Register for Situation Test

    NIFT Counselling Latter

    Shortlisted candidates for admission to Bachelor of Design course have to appear for NIFT Situation Test. And shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs have to undergo a case study based GD and PI round. The final results will then be declared in May/June 2020 followed by counselling process for qualified candidates. The weightage for various courses as per the exams is indicated in the table below.

    Bachelor of DesignCAT50%
    NIFT Situation Test20%
    Master of DesignCAT40%
    Bachelor of Fashion TechnologyGAT100%
    Master of Fashion TechnologyGAT70%
    Master of Fashion ManagementGAT70%

    Check:NIFT Cut off 2020

    NIFT Situation Test 2020

    Candidates shortlisted for B.Des. program from NIFT written exam, have to appear for NIFT Situation Test. It is the second stage in NIFT Admission Process. It is a practical creative examination. It evaluates a candidate’s material handling and innovative ability in a given situation. Candidates will be invited to the nearest NIFT centre for the exam. The test is given 20% of total weightage for final admission.

    At test center, candidates will be provided with a set of materials in limited quantities. They have to use these materials to answer the question put forth to them. In this test, candidates have to create a 3D model based on the question asked. They will be given 2 hours, within which, they need to conceptualise and complete the model. Also, they have to support it with a write-up which is evaluated by the jury later. The model/ design created should be in proper form. It will be evaluated on the following basis:

    • Candidate’s space visualization
    • Concept development, that is, how one has answered the main subject of the question while remaining creative.
    • Innovative and creative use of provided material i.e. how intelligently and beautifully has a candidate converted the concept into design or product.
    • Composition and Construction skills i.e. the amount of material exploration, experimentation and treatment given to otherwise simple craft raw material is done.
    • Color scheme & finesse of the model i.e. how well has the combining of different types of materials according to their texture and weight has turned out.
    • Overall presentation of the model i.e. how much of innovation has been put into the end product.
    • How well he/ she is able to utilise the resources not only in variety but also in quantity, that is, managing the limited supply.
    • Evaluation is also done on the basis of time management skills.

    These parameters are checked along with the write-up provided by candidate, explaining the concept behind the model constructed. The write-up given should be in only English language as instructions of NIFT 2020 will also be in the same medium. 

    Important Points for NIFT Situation Test 2020

    Candidates participating in NIFT Situation Test 2020 must remember the following points:

    • A candidate is prohibited from making use of any outside or additional material while making the model/design.
    • A candidate is provided with the needed materials by the institute itself. They are supposed to be used to make the design or model.
    • Use of personal materials is prohibited in the exam. Any applicant found borrowing material or tries to bring any kind of personal material, will be disqualified from the test. 
    • Candidates who try to disclose their identity by writing any personal details or place any identification mark on the model/ design/ write-up are instantly considered disqualified. Final results of candidates will not be declared.
    • The model/design prepared is evaluated by the jury present there and then. A candidate must note that the model prepared by him, wouldn’t be preserved for any future reference.

    Check how to prepare for NIFT Situation Test and GDPI Round

    NIFT Group Discussion 2020

    Candidates shortlisted for Masters Programs from written exam are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The duration for GD will be approximately 15 to 20 minutes based on a case study. A group of applicants are assigned a topic, on which a panel of experts assesses the candidates on various parameters. A candidate must not lose his patience during the discussion. GD is conducted to evaluate a candidate’s presence of mind, clarity of thoughts and interpersonal skills. So, one must not argue or fight during this, as if someone creates a nuisance, he might get disqualified from NIFT 2020 group discussion. To shine in the group discussion a candidate must take care of the following parameters on which he is assessed by the jury:

    1. Conceptual clarity
    2. Knowledge of the topic assigned
    3. Contribution made to the topic
    4. Interpersonal skills
    5. Ability to generate new ideas
    6. Problem-solving approach
    7. Leadership qualities
    8. Effective communication

    NIFT Personal Interview 2020

    A candidate has to go through NIFT 2020 personal interview in order to get selected for the opted course. During interview, the jury will raise a few questions to which he/she has to answer. They will evaluate the calibre of a candidate based on his/ her responses. A candidate must remain confident while giving the interview and should carry all the mandatory documents. Candidates are evaluated on various parameters. They are listed below:

    1. Career orientation
    2. Aptness for the course
    3. Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
    4. Communication
    5. General awareness and aptitude
    6. Creative and lateral thinking

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    Tonmoy Biswas

    I'm a OBC candidate,have scored 1566 in common merit list and 360 in category list.Can I get chance in Nift in B ftech ?

    23 Mar, 2018 12:45
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Yes, You can get admission in NIFT for B.F.Tech with this rank. To get more information regarding Cutoff you can check our cutoff page by using this link : Cutoff

    05 Jun, 2018 18:45

    Hello sir, kindly tell me Will I be able to select gdpi centre as Lucknow Uttar Pradesh after that,if I qualify

    28 Dec, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Rashi, Candidates who qualify the NIFT Exam got a cal letter for GDPI round.

    17 May, 2018 13:03
    Lakshita Sabharwal

    What was the last cut off for MFM Nift new delhi? What type of case study questions comes in gat nift ? Please explain.

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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