NIFT - Exam Pattern
The eligible candidates are required to appear for a written entrance exam at the exam centres chosen by them. The NIFT test mainly aims to assess candidates' skill, creativity, innovativeness, knowledge, and aptitude for the programmes chosen by them. The NIFT entrance exam comprises of three tests, General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT) and Managerial Ability Test (MAT). The test is of objective type and there is no negative marking for wrong answer.
General Ability Test: There are many sub-tests included in GAT which can be mentioned as below.
- Quantitative Ability: This mainly aims to assess the quantitative ability of the candidates. There are different types of question sets for Bachelor & Master programmes in Design & Technology as given below.
The Bachelor programme in Design & Master programme in Management comprise of questions on Multiplication, Fractions, Rate of Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Profit & Loss, Addition, Division, Percentage, Work and Task, Distance, Algebra and Geometry. The questions are of the level of matriculation.
The Bachelor programme in Technology comprises of questions on Integral Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Differential Calculus, Differential Equations and Fundamental of Computer Applications.
The Master programme in Technology comprises of questions on Integral Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Fundamental of Computer Applications, Differential Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Programming, Production Engineering. The questions are of the level of graduation.
- Communication Ability: This test primarily aims to assess candidates' language ability in day to day communication in English. It comprises of questions on Idiom and Phrases, words with corresponding meanings, singular and plural, synonyms and antonyms, correct spellings, one word substitutes, etc.
- English Comprehension: This is aimed to test candidates' ability to grasp or comprehend a situation from given passage.
- Analytical Ability: The test is designed with the intention of assessing the candidates' ability to comprehend a situation from given passage.
- Business Domain Test: (for Bachelor Progrmme in Design) the test aims at assessing candidates' knowledge and awareness about the Fashion Industry, Design, and knowledge in the realm of Art & Culture.
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs (for Masters and Bachelors in Technology and Management programmes). This test aims to assess candidates' general knowledge and current affairs.
Creative Ability Test (CAT): (for Bachelor Programme in Design) the name itself indicates that the test is being designed to assess candidates' skill, innovation and design ability, power of observation. One of the important features of the test is to assess the candidates' usage of colour and illustration.
Managerial Ability Test (MAT): (for Bachelor and Masters Programmes in Technology & Management Programmes). This test is designed to test candidates' interpersonal skills and managerial effectiveness, for example, case study, business domain test, logical ability, etc.
The candidates will get their result of the written exam on NIFT website and at all NIFT centres. The qualified candidates will be called separately by registered post for next test. There will be cut-off test store of 50 percent for general and 45 percent for the reserved category candidates. The All India Merit list is to be prepared with the above cut-off test store for each programme.