NIFT 2019 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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    NIFT Entrance Exam 2019 is scheduled for January 20, 2019 across 32 test cities in India. Once the exam is successfully conducted, the answer key will be released. Using the answer key, candidates can check their probable scores of NIFT Exam prior to the announcement of the actual result. 

    • NIFT Result 2019 will be announced in the month of March 2019.
    • According to experts, the overall difficulty level of paper was difficult to moderate. 
    • Difficulty level of first sitting of Creative Ability Test (CAT) was higher as compared to last year. 
    • GAT was turned out to be moderate
    • NIFT 2019 Cut off is the closing rank that will be announced section and campus-wise by NIFT New Delhi.

    NIFT 2019 answer key mentions all the correct responses to the questions asked in the NIFT entrance test. With the help of answer key, students can evaluate their score and analyze their performance in the exam. 

    As part of NIFT Admission Process, candidates have to first clear a written entrance test. Students who wish to pursue B.Des and M.Des programs have to take both, Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT).

    On the contrary, candidates seeking admission in BFTech, MFTech and MFM courses at NIFT, have to appear for only GAT. Basis the written exam, candidates are selected for further rounds including Situation Test and Interview round. Once candidates clear all these rounds, they are offered seats at Colleges Accepting NIFT Exam Scores. 

    How to download NIFT Answer Key 2019?

    To download the NIFT answer key, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

    1. Visit the official website of NIFT i.e. to access the NIFT Answer Key.
    2. Click on the link that displays, 'NIFT 2019 Answer Key'
    3. After clicking on the link, a PDF file of answer key will appear on your screen.
    4. Cross-check the marks mentioned in the NIFT 2019 answer key.
    5. Download and save the answer key.

    Marking Scheme of NIFT 2019 Answer Key

    To calculate the probable marks scored in the entrance exam, it is indeed important for the candidates to know the marking scheme of NIFT 2019 answer key.

    The below table lists the NIFT marking scheme for GAT (for B.Des and M.Des courses).

    GAT for B.Des

    SubjectTotal number of QuestionsMarks
    English Comprehension2525
    Quantitative Ability2020
    General Knowledge and Current Affairs1515
    Communication Ability2525
    Analytical Ability1515

    GAT for M.Des

    SubjectTotal number of QuestionsMarks
    Analytical Ability2525
    Communication Ability3030
    Quantitative Ability2020
    General Knowledge and Current Affairs1515
    English Comprehension3030

    How to Calculate Marks with NIFT Answer Key 2019?

    • First, candidates should be certain of the answer key as they have downloaded answer key of the same set which they have appeared in the entrance exam of NIFT 2019.
    • The answer key will have the answer to the questions and it will be updated online as per the sets viz., set A, set B, set C, and set D.
    • Candidates need to keep the negative marking in consideration while calculating the marks.
    • It is evident that there will be only an approximation of the marks attained by the candidates in NIFT 2019 and the actual marks will only be known when the NIFT Result 2019 is officially available.

    NIFT 2019 Paper Analysis

    The aim of the test was to test candidates' colour sensibilities and aesthetics while also testing them on their product designing skills.

    Creative Ability Test (CAT) Analysis

    This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

    The Creative Ability Test (CAT) had three questions to be attempted.

    The first question was based on colour sensibilities: The students had a choice of four themes from which they were required to attempt any two. They were to show the progression from one to another only through colours which were to be filled in a series of 10 blocks. The choices were (a) Cocoon to butterfly (b) Dawn to Night (c) Spring to autumn and (d) Shiny metallic to Rust. The visible changes were to be shown that occur in each process only through the expression of colours. This was a 30 marks question.

    The second question provided the students with 4 set of choices in which they had to attempt any two. This question again was to test the psychological and emotional connect of the students with colours based on his or her colour interpretation. This had to be done in the format provided which comprised of seven concentric circles. The themes were (a) Sorrow (b) Happiness (c) Rebellious (d) Astonishment. It was a 30 marks question,

    In the third question was of 40 marks and the students were specifically instructed NOT to colour or shade. In this question, students had to design 4 products, giving as much three dimensional details as possible, they had to make their designs on any one of the shapes out of triangle, square, circle and rectangle. All the four products were to be designed from the one shape chosen. The categories asked were (a) A textile print (b) A footwear product (c) A table utility product (d) A clothing utility product.

    General Ability Test (GAT) Analysis

    1) Quantitative Ability:This sub-test was to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consisted of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

    2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This was to test the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.

    3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This was designed to test the candidate’s capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify a given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core issues of the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

    4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs:This was designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

    5) Case Study:This was based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.

    The comprehension was on the tougher side of all sections and saw eight passages of moderate length but the language was fairly comprehensible. Reasoning and English language were on the expected line. This year the business awareness questions dominated the general knowledge section as such with questions from advertisements regarding company names, products, brand ambassadors, tag lines etc. Questions on personalities were also there.

    Creative Ability Test (CAT) appeared more comfortable to the aspirants as compared to GAT. As the relative weightage of CAT and GAT from one course to other, a permutation and combinations of the scores in these two section will be at work while getting a call for the next level.

    NIFT 2019 Cutoff

    The Institute is expected to announce the closing ranks for 2019 admissions in the month of May/June. 

    In the meantime, aspirants can check below expected NIFT Cut off 2019 admissions for all the offered programmes across all campuses for general category:

    Campus wise NIFT cut off

    NIFT CampusProgramQuotaLast Merit Rank
    KangraFashion CommunicationHome State3699
    SrinagarFashion DesignHome State4418
    KangraApparel ProductionHome State1589
    KangraAccessory DesignHome State3012
    KangraTextile DesignHome State4861
    KannurKnitwear DesignHome State2236
    RaebareliLeather DesignOther State2074



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