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NIFT 2019 Syllabus

Updated On - December 15th 2018 by DEEKSHA

NIFT Syllabus 2019 is pre- defined by the National Institute of Fashion Technology. It is important to know about the syllabus beforehand, to prepare better for NIFT 2019. The exam is scheduled for January 20, 2019. It is conducted for granting admission to candidates to the NIFT campuses in Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, Kangra, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar.

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The various courses offered by NIFT are:

  • Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)
  • Master of Design (M. Des.)
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. F. Tech.)
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M. F. Tech.)
  • Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

The criterion for admission to various courses mentioned above, is on the basis of the written entrance exam namely- GAT and CAT. The GAT is held for all PG and UG programmes offered. Whereas, CAT is to be given for B. Des. and M.Des. programmes only. 

Syllabus for NIFT 2019 GAT

The General Ability Test or GAT for B. Des. and M. Des. consists of following sections:

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Communication Ability
  3. English Comprehension
  4. Analytical Ability
  5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs

The NIFT 2019 exam syllabus for GAT is described below:

  • Quantitative Ability, they assess the quantitative ability of candidates. The major areas of testing in this section are Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion and Distance.
  • Communicative Ability section, the candidate is tested on their language skills and its use in the day-to-day communication in English. This sub-section includes questions from Synonyms, Antonyms, Words with corresponding meanings, Singular, Plural, One word Substitutes, Idioms and Phrases, Spelling correction etc.
  • English Comprehension section, a candidate is tested on their reading abilities and comprehending abilities of a given situation in the given unseen passage. This section tests the basic English language skills through the questions based on the passage.
  • Analytical Ability sub-section is designed to test the candidate’s capacity for ability of inference and logic from the given information. This section picks up questions from the areas of logical reasoning where candidates are supposed to draw logical conclusions from the analytical reasoning questions.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs sub-section, as per the NIFT 2019 syllabus is designed to test the candidate’s general awareness and current affairs. The questions in this section are taken up from the current affairs sections and general knowledge.

The GAT for B. F. Tech. MFM, M. Des. and M. F. Tech. has majorly the same sub-sections like the GAT for B. Des. and M. Des., however, there is a slight change. The various sections of this GAT are:

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Communication Ability and English Comprehension
  3. Analytical and Logical Ability
  4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  5. Case Study

The common sub-sections have a similar syllabus as per the NIFT 2019 syllabus discussed above, while the Case Study sub-section is a new addition to this GAT. The Case Study is a test which is based on a situation of an industry environment which the candidate has to analyze and provide solutions to the questions. This test is designed especially to test the managerial skills of the candidate.

In addition to the generic questions from the various sub-sections, the M. F. Tech. has some questions from the Engineering field also.

Syllabus for NIFT 2019 CAT

The Creative Ability Test or CAT is a test which is specially designed to judge and assess the intuitive ability, the observation power of the candidate in terms of concept development and design ability. The major motive of this test is to assess the creative and innovative use of color and illustration skills of the candidates. The candidates are required to work on their drawing skills and use their imagination to create new ideas by using colors. This exam is conducted for the candidates giving the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) or Master of Design (M.Des.) exam.

Syllabus for NIFT 2019 Situation Test

The situation test is conducted for the shortlisted candidates appearing for B. Des. This test is a ‘hands-on’ test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and the innovative ability on a given set of material. This test is helpful for the assessment of the creative aspect of the candidate’s minds and they shall be asked to prepare a model out of the given materials.

The model thus produced by the candidate would be evaluated on the basis of space visualization, innovative and creative use of the given materials, the composition of elements, colour use, the skills added by the candidate in constructing the model, the finesse of the model and the overall presentation and neatness of work. Along with the construction of the model, the candidate has to explain the idea and concept of the model in a write-up which would be the guide to the model. The write-up would be checked on the given parameters.

According to the NIFT syllabus, the candidates are required to be as creative as they can be. As this is a situation test, the candidates are not allowed to take help from any other source. The evaluation depends on the construction and the overall presentation of the model made.

*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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