NIFT Exam Pattern 2021: The exam pattern of NIFT is available here. Candidates who will apply for admission have to appear in the examination. There will be a separate examination for the Design Programme and Fashion Technology Programme. In order to get admission, a candidate has to qualify for the examination. Read about NIFT Design Exam Pattern and NIFT Fashion Technology Exam Pattern on this page. NIFT Exam Scheme for UG & PG Courses is available here.

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NIFT Exam Pattern 2021

The exam pattern of NIFT will give an idea about the structure of the question paper. NIFT 2021 Exam Pattern will provide information such as the number of sections, Total Marks, Total Questions etc. A candidate who will not pass the exam shall not get the call for the next stage. Refer to the NIFT Design Exam Scheme or NIFT Fashion Technology Exam Scheme before starting preparation. There will be two examinations for UG & PG Design Course (a) General Ability Test (GAT) and (b) Creative Ability Test (CAT). The examination will be a Paper Based Test (PBT).

NIFT 2021 Exam Pattern for Design Programme (UG & PG)

Candidates who want to take admission in the Design Programme can check NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 in this section. Check the NIFT Exam Scheme here so that you can study for the exam accordingly. Candidates will have to face two examinations namely –

(1) General Ability Test (GAT)– Written Examination Structure (For all UG and PG Design Programme)

CourseSubjectName of the subject
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TESTEnglish/ HindiEnglish/ Hindi
TEST DURATION120 min.120 min.
Sections  No. of QuestionsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability2020
Communication Ability2530
English Comprehension2530
Analytical Ability1525
General Knowledge and Current Affairs1515

(2) Creative Ability Test (CAT)
In order to check intuitive ability, the power of observation in concept development, and design ability of the candidate this test will be conducted. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

It is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability in a given situation with a given set of materials. Candidates who will pass the written entrance examination for B.DES have to appear in a Situation Test.

NIFT Exam Scheme – Fashion Technology (UG & PG)

Refer to this section if you will apply for Fashion Technology Programme. It is advised to all to refer NIFT Exam Pattern 2021 in order to get an idea of the question paper. So, check the details of the Exam Pattern of NIFT below.

(1) General Ability Test – Written Examination Structure (For all UG and PG Fashion Technology Examination)

CourseSubjectName of the subject
ProgrammeB.F. TECH.M.F. TECH.
Quantitative Ability3030
Communication Ability & English Comprehension4545
Analytical & Logical Ability25
General Knowledge And Current Affairs25
Case Study2525

NIFT Exam Centres

While filling the application form, candidates have to select a city for examination. In order to participate in the exam reach the exam venue. The details of the exam centre will be available in the admit card. Try to reach the exam centres at least 1 hour before the reporting time. Further, check the name of NIFT Exam Centre City below.

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


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