Preparation Tips for NIFT Exam: How to Prepare, Tricks and More!!

Hello candidates, Confused about how to prepare for NIFT Exam? It’s not only you that confused about preparation about NIFT Entrance exam or NIFT preparation tips to get admission into various courses offered by NIFT. NIFT abbreviation is National Institute of Fashion Technology popularly it is the apex institute for fashion technology in India. The authority will conduct NIFT Entrance exam 2020 for the admission of students in fashion technology and Bachelor in Design programs offered by the 16 campuses of NIFT spread all across the country.

The exam is composed to test the candidate’s creativity skills like drawing, observation, visualization and writing skills. Every year more than 30,000 students will appear for the entrance exam out of which 2400 seats will be allotted to applicants based on the merit list. Due to immense competition candidates need to prepare for the exam whit a strategy to get an extra edge from the rest of the candidates. Read NIFT 2020 preparation tips in the following article for the exam.

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1. Important Links
2. Highlights
3. NIFT Preparation Strategy
(I) Nature of Exam
(II) How to Prepare for NIFT Entrance Exam?
i. Improve Speed
ii. Solve sample/previous year paper
iii. Upgrade your general awareness
iv. Concentrate and Apply
v. Regular Exercise
vi. Sleep
vii. Good study Material

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Before knowing NIFT preparation tips for entrance exam candidate must know the basic facts about NIFT exam. The following table will let you know about some important facts about the exam.

Event DetailsSpecifications
Exam NameNational Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Exam
Conducting BodyNational Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam FrequencyOnce a Year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam DurationCAT for BDes: 3 Hours GAT for BDes & MDes: 2 Hours GAT for BFTech, MFM, MFTech: 3 Hours
Exam PurposeAdmission into NIFTs
Course OfferedBDes, BFTech, MDes, MFTech, MFM
No. of Test Cities32 cities in India
No. of Accepting Colleges16
Exam Helpdesk No.011-26542000
Official Website

NIFT Preparation Strategy

Yes its the time to accelerate your preparation as NIFT admission process 2020 is underway and there is no time to waste but before preparing for NIFT Exam candidate must know about the nature of the entrance examination that will ensure the candidate about the whole exam structure.

Nature of Exam

The first thing to keep in mind that there is a negative marking in exam so it’s not important to attempt all the questions, the important thing is that candidate must answer more correct answers. Now let’s talk about the exam there is a three-hour examination called the Creative Ability Test (CAT) and a two-hour examination called the General Ability Test (GAT). The CAT paper is a drawing paper while the GAT is an MCQ format paper with 100 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes. It includes

  • General English (35 questions)
  • Comprehension passages (6 to 8 in number with 30 questions in total)
  • quantitative (25 questions)
  • analytical reasoning (30 questions)
  • business domain (30 questions).

How to Prepare for NIFT Entrance Exam?

To prepare well candidates to need to follow the following steps to excel in the exam.

Improve your observation and visualization skills

The NIFT entrance exam is basically the ability to imagine and visualize the new design and built the unique design and it is the most important factor that a candidate has and its most essential to improve it. Now you are thinking about how to improve that skill, it’s very easy to enhance that ability by

  • sketching a lot whatever you feel like
  • Challenge yourself by trying new stuff.
  • Search in newspaper, journals, magazines and websites.
  • Make it a habit to avoid eraser while practising. This will help you sketch with more confident.

Improve Speed

Do you think you have excellent drawing skills but wait if you don’t have speed in its useless you need to speed up your skills to present your imagination and creativity in limited time.

Solve sample/previous year paper

It’s important to solve sample papers as much as you can. It will help in improving the speed and accuracy to solve questions. Also, solve previous year papers which will help in analyzing exam pattern and difficulty level of the exam. Focus more on weak sections.

Upgrade your general awareness

Applicants are required to be knowledgeable of what’s happening around the world and country. Make a habit of reading newspaper regularly. Candidates should also read fashion/design-related books and magazines.

Concentrate and Apply

Candidates are required to enhance their creativity skills. While working candidates are required to sit for several hours with 100% concentration.

While working, regularly review your work and learn from previously made mistakes. Observe your surroundings and apply them to your work. This will enhance your creativity skills to think out of the box.

Regular Exercise

Candidates while preparing for their exam should be regularly doing exercise such as walking, running, swimming etc. Candidates can also try meditation techniques to relieve stress. Regular exercise helps in relaxing mind and body.


Candidates are suggested to check their sleeping pattern during exam pattern. Improper or less sleep will lead effect on body and mind. 6-7 hours of sleep is necessary to have refresh mind for the next day. While continues studying candidates should take 10-15 minute break to avoid stress.

Good study Material

Having a good set of study material is necessary while preparing for the exam. Excellent study material helps in understanding and covering the complete syllabus.

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