NIFT (16 Locations), FDDI (12 Locations)

Entrance Exam Pattern 

Creative Ability Test (CAT): This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills. 

General Ability Test (GAT):

The language of the paper is English. This test will comprise various sections. This test will comprise of various sections as given below: 

1) Quantitative Ability 2) Communicative Ability   3) English Comprehension 4) Analytical Ability 5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs 

Situation Test : This is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situ- ation with a given set of materials. No additional material will be provided / allowed. The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, con- struction skill, finesse of the model and overall presenta- tion etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English. No marks will be given for a write-up in any other language. 

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 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) Ef- fective communication Personal Interview: 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: 1) For NIFT B.des program, there is no personal interview. Portfolio is also not required. 2) Most of the private schools require a portfolio. 3) NID’s does not have a Fashion course, however they have Textile and Apparel Design.