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NIFT Entrance Exam Preparation

National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in the year 1986 under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Through its 15 professionally managed campuses, National Institute of Fashion Technology provides a framework to ensure that prospective students from different parts of the country achieve their highest potential through the programmes offered.
NIFT offers four-year bachelor and two-year master programmes in the areas of Design, Management and Technology.



Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) - 4 years

Accessory Design I Fashion Communication I Fashion Design I Knitwear Design I Leather Design I Textile Design

Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized Board of Education

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech) - 4 years
Apparel Production Eligibility: 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry & Maths) from a recognized Board of Education.

Master of Design (M. Des) - Design Space:
Eligibility: Bachelor Degree from any Institute/ University recognised by law in India or Diploma of minimum 3 years duration in UG Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID)

Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that students would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. NIFT programme would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme.

Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M):
Eligibility: Bachelor Degree from any Institute/ University recognised by law in India or Undergraduate Diploma of minimum 3 years duration from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or National Institute of Design (NID)

Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech):
Eligibility: Bachelor of Fashion Techology (B.F.Tech.) from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) or Bachelor of Engineering (B.E )/ Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

Based on the choice, all eligible students will have to appear for a written entrance examination at the Examination Centres opted by them. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the students for the programme opted.

On the basis of result of written test GAT and CAT, shortlisted B.Des candidates will be called for second test called Situation Test. For B.F.Tech. candidates, GAT will be the final test for selection. The candidates for M.Des will take GAT and CAT. On the basis of the result of GAT and CAT, in the case of M.Des. and GAT in the case of M.F Tech and MFM, candidates will be called for Group Discussion/Personal Interview (GD/PI).

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) : Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) and Master of Design (M.Des.) :

This test will comprise of various sections as given below:
1) Quantitative Ability
2) Communication Ability
3) English Comprehension
4) Analytical Ability
5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs

The number of questions may vary in each section year to year.

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

Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).

Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

Shortlisted students for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD would comprise approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including: 

1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication

Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview:

1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the course
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking.

NOTE: Students applying for Master Courses are required to present their portfolios for examination during interview.


Your portfolio is the most important aspect of your application. Your portfolio should show a selection of your best, recent artwork or design. Your portfolio work should reflect your ideas, interests, experience and abilities in design or art field to date. It should also reflect your personality.

For more information on portfolio works please click on the link below:

Key Features of our program:
Creative thinking, Logical Thinking, Design Drawing, Design Detailing, Design Awareness, Visual Perception Ability, Communication Skills.

It is a competitive world out there today, and everybody strives to be the best and achieve the best. We, at key art classes also wish the same for our students. Nothing would give us more pleasure than seeing our students achieve professional and academic success through our guidance. Armed with the knowledge of exam patterns of various national and international colleges, we guide students and enhance their creative abilities to achieve the best. We also hold theory classes to give them an overall knowledge of the subject. Below is the step by step process designed by us to prepare students for their entrance exams:

Basic Foundation I Drawing Fundamentals I Imagination & Observation I Introduction to basic design & interiors I Perspective, Proportion and Composition I Organizational Principles I Product Designing I Cartoon & Caricature I Communication Design & Lettering (Basics) I Color & Design concepts I Pattern Design and Motifs I Scale & Proportions I Memory Drawing I Inspirational Designs I Craft Skills I Development of 3D models I Color creativity I Color arrangement I Imagination, Illustration and Creation I Presentation I Creative thinking I Creative writing I Model study I Animation I Mediums required for the exam I Practical Question & Answer session I Theory class (GK, History of Art, Maths, English and logical questions) I Mock test I

This process helps students to face their entrance exams more confidently. We alter the teaching syllabus according to individual needs. For eg: college syllabus for art would be different from architecture, hence we prepare students depending on their choice of stream.

Below is the step by step guide to prepare students for NIFT exams.

General Knowledge I Logical Ability Test I Maths I English I Current Affairs I Memory Drawing I Composition I Perspective I Still Life I Figure Study I Creative Ability Test I General Ability Test I Managerial Ability Test I Mock Test I Fashion Illustration I Fashion Figures I Group Discussion

Preparatory Books:
We also provide our students with preparatory books which further guides them on how to solve exam papers. It consists of previous years question papers. We also have theory books on History of Art, English, Maths, GK etc.

Through rigorous practice sessions we ensure our students are well prepared for the tough questions expected in the entrance examinations. Our teaching methods are designed to increase visualization and creative skills. Students are taught to generate innovative ideas in keeping with the needs of the global creative industry. Students are further encouraged to observe, understand, debate, question, discover new ideas and develop skill sets. We also ensure individual attention since each student comes with different set of skills which need to be nurtured differently. Mock tests and interviews are conducted to mentally prepare students for their upcoming exams.

For more information please contact us on:
 +91-9891837209 or +91-9891619865.