Entrance Exams Designing

National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)

Information

"National Institute of Fashion Technology is a premier institute for design management and technology and conducts an entrance exam to give opportunities to the various aspirants who are interested in fashion designing courses. Every year candidates from various parts of India appear for NIFT to get admission in its bachelor and master design programs. National Institute of Fashion Technology was established in 1986 by the help of Ministry of textiles, Government of India. It is a highly aspired institute for students who want to go in the field of fashion technology, marketing and research. This institute is the most popular fashion designing institute of India which provides all sorts of higher education in fields of fashion design. It provides all sorts of generalized facilities like state of art infrastructure and well arranged campus."

Important dates and Eligibility

Eligibility

For Bachelor Programmes :
Maximum Age:
23 years as on 1st October, 2013. The upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications:
Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes - Design - B.Des.
(Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication)
• The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.
or
• General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).
or
• Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
or
• A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
or
• 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.
Eligibility for Bachelor Programme - Technology
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (Apparel Production) (B.FTech.)

• The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
or
• General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB).
or
• Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
• A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
or
3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education (Engineering background).
Note: Admit Cards, results and Counselling Schedule will be available on NIFT's website only. No separate communication will be sent by Post.
For Masters Programmes : Age - No age limit
Eligibility for Master Programme - Design
M.Des (Master of Design)

• Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India
or
• Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only.
• Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.
(Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through 'Course Work' or 'Dissertation').
Eligibility for Master Programme - Management
M.F.M (Master of Fashion Management)

• Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
or
Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.
Eligibility for Master Programme - Technology
M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology)

• B.F.Tech. from NIFT
or
• B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

• Fees for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1200/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
• Fees for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.600/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
Mode of Payment: Credit Cards/Debit Cards & Demand Draft

Details

Candidates can apply online at www.nift.ac.in or https://applyadmission.net/nift2014
Guidelines for applying online may be referred for the purpose. The applicant need not buy the Admission Prospectus as the Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift.ac.in free of cost. However, the Application Fees has to be paid either through online payment gateway or through Bank Demand Draft issued in favour of "NIFT HO" payable at New Delhi.
• Fees for General/OBC (Non-Creamy) Category: Rs.1200/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
• Fees for SC/ ST/ PHP Category : Rs.600/- through payment gateway or Demand Draft.
Mode of Payment: Credit Cards/Debit Cards & Demand Draft
(A) Credit Cards /Debit Cards
Payments of application fee (Rs.1200/- or Rs.600/-) can be made through credit cards / debit cards as explained. The Bank and transaction charges on the application fee will be borne by the applicant.
Candidates are advised to apply on time. Candidates can apply after 10th Jan 2014 with late fees, through credit/debit cards and Demand Draft.
(B) Demand Draft
Payment of application fee (Rs 1200/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 600/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates) can be made through Bank Demand Draft as explained. The Demand Draft should be issued in favour of "NIFT HO", payable at New Delhi. The details of the Demand Draft are to be filled in the online application form.
Candidates are advised to check the following details carefully before sending the Demand Draft
• DD made in favour of "NIFT HO" ,
• Amount of Demand Draft as applicable i.e. Rs 1200/- in case of GEN/OBC (Non-Creamy) candidates and Rs 600/- in case of SC/ST/PHP candidates
• Signature of the issuing authority on the Demand Draft.
Candidates applying through Demand Draft are required to send the printout of the Application Form, duly completed in all respect, along with Demand Draft on the following address:
Project Manager - CMS
All India Management Association
Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

The duly filled in form should reach the above address on or before 14 January 2014. Incomplete forms or forms received late will not be accepted. The Institute does not take any responsibility for delay or loss of forms or correspondence in postal transit or by courier. Candidates are advised to keep the copy of printout and Demand Draft for future reference.
Applicants are advised to keep a print out / photocopy of Application Form for further reference along with proof of payment.
PRINTED PROSPECTUS
The applicant applying online need not buy the Admission Prospectus as the Prospectus is available at NIFT website www.nift.ac.in free of cost. However, printed copy of the Prospectus can be obtained from any of the 15 NIFT Campuses on payment of Rs.200/- or by post enclosing a DD of Rs.300/- in favour of NIFT, payable at the NIFT Campus.
GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) FOR BACHELOR OF DESIGN (B.DES.) AND MASTER OF DESIGN (M.DES.):

This test will comprise of various section 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.
1. Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance
2. Communication Ability: This sub-test is aimed at testing 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, etc.
3. English Comprehension: This sub-test is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage and test of basic English language.
4. Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.
5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT): This test is administered to judge the intuition skill, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative medium use of colour and illustration skills.
GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) For Bachelor Of Fashion Technology (B.F. Tech.), Master Of Fashion Management (Mfm), Master Of Design (M.Des.) And Master Of Fashion Technology (M.F. Tech.). This test will comprise of various section as given below:
1. Quantitative Ability
2. Communication Ability and English Comprehension
3. Analytical and Logical Ability
4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
5. Case Study
1. Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists 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 sub-test is aimed at testing 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 sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful
4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
5. Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.
M.F. Tech will also have some questions from engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses will vary. Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.F.Tech).
SITUATION TEST
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo 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.
GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Shortlisted candidates 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 of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
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

TEST STRUCTURE
PROGRAMME BFTECH MFTECH MFM
PAPER NAME GAT GAT GAT
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150

Test Centers

CITY CODE CITY CODE
Ahmedabad 1 Kannur 17
Bengaluru 2 Kolkata 18
Bhopal 3 Lucknow 19
Bhubaneswar 4 Madurai 20
Chandigarh 5 Mumbai 21
Chennai 6 Nagpur 22
Cochin 7 Patna 23
Coimbatore 8 Pune 24
Dehradun 9 Raipur 25
Delhi 10 Ranchi 26
Guwahati 11 Surat 27
Hyderabad 12 Udaipur 28
Jaipur 13 Vadodara 29
Jammu 14 Vishakhapatnam 30
Jodhpur 15 Shillong 31
Kangra 16 Srinagar 32

Curriculum

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