What is the best coaching across India to prepare for the CEED, NID and NIFT exam?

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Deepa Garg Feb 2, 2021
Fashion Design Student at NIFT Bangalore (2019)

If you are passionate and serious about a career in design, then try to rely on your potential, aptitude and knowledge about the subject matter. All design entrance exams value creativity and originality, and no coaching centre can help you ‘learn’ creativity or instil originality in you. 

Following are a brief overview of the exams:





Conducting Body

IIT Bombay

National Institute of Design

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Exam Level

National Level

National Level

National Level

Exam Duration

3 hours

2:30 -3 hours

2-3 hours

Thus, instead of paying huge sums of money to coaching centres, you can follow some of these suggestions:

  • Be observant. Try to notice and observe everyday objects and things from a design perspective. You must analyse details, designs and shadows of daily objects; think about them in an original manner.
  • Study colour schemes for the entrances. Questions related to colours are absolutely necessary. Representation and their symbolism is a must.
  • Study advertisements on television and various social media platforms. A lot depends on these, so try to study them, their purpose and targets.
  • To improve your English language skills, you can read newspapers and articles. It is the best way to develop an extensive vocabulary, and brush up on your general knowledge. A huge portion of the exam is dedicated to language skills, so try to build your vocabulary, study idioms and common phrases and more.
  • Brush up on your mathematical skills. If you understand the basics and you can easily score well in the math section of the exam.
  • Try solving questions related to logical reasoning as frequently as possible. Logical reasoning is extremely scoring and a significant section in various exams.
  • Arihant Self Study Guide is the best book for design preparation. It is thorough, covers all the aspects of the exam and helps you prepare properly. You must solve previous year questions to get a grasp over the type of questions asked and the level difficulty of the exam. 

These are some of the alternatives to coaching centres which you can follow in order to crack the exam. Rather spending money on coaching classes, try these suggestions to crack the exams.