National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Entrance Exam 2015

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  1. National Institute of Fashion Technology

    NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park

    New Delhi-110016

    Telephone No: +91-11-26542000

    Fax No: +91-11-26535890

    The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was established in 1986. It is a premier institute of fashion studies and has campuses all throughout the major cities of the country such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Patna, Rae Bareli, Kolkata and Shillong. Many prominent names from the fashion industry are part of the large alumni base of NIFT. It offers a wide range of graduate and post-graduate courses in fashion design, management and technology. NIFT exams are conducted in the formats of General Aptitude Test (GAT) and Creative Aptitude Test (CAT). The courses offered by the institute on the basis of performance in these tests are:

    ØBachelor of Design (B.Des.) (Accessory Design, Fashion Communication, Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Leather Design, Textile Design)

    ØMaster of Design Fashion (M.Des.)

    ØBachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) (Apparel Production)

    ØMaster of Fashion Management (M.F.M.)

    ØMaster of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.

    Eligibility:
    Since NIFT 2015 is an entrance exam for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs NIFT colleges offer, you must ensure that you are eligible to study these programs before registering for NIFT 2015 exam. The eligibility criteria for various NIFT programs are listed:

    Bachelors Programs

    Students applying for the Bachelors programs offered at NIFT must not be more than 23 years old as of 1st of October, 2014. This eligibility criterion is relaxed for 5 years for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP). Students applying to the bachelors courses must have any one of the following qualifications:

    B.Des.

    ØThe +2 level examinations in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as CBSE / State Board New Delhi, and CISCE, New Delhi.

    ØGeneral Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).

    ØAny Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.

    ØA pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.

    Ø3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

    B.F.Tech.

    ØThe +2 level examinations in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as CBSE / State Board New Delhi, and CISCE, New Delhiwith Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    ØGeneral Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    ØAny 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

    ØA 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

    Ø3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

    Masters Programs

    There is no age limit for applying to Master's programs. However, all applicants must meet the either of the following criteria to be eligible for admission to the programs:

    Design (M.Des.)

    ØUndergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India
    or

    ØDiploma in UG Design from NIFT/ NID only

    or

    ØUndergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

    Management (M.F.M.)

    ØUndergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
    or

    ØUndergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

    Technology (M.F.Tech.)

    ØB.F.Tech. from NIFT

    B.E / B.Tech from any Institute / University recognized by law in India.
    How To Apply:
    Application Process

    Applications to the programs offered at NIFT will be done via online for the academic year 2015 - 2016. The prospectus is available free of cost on the NIFT's official website

    All relevant payments may be made via credit or debit card. In case of Demand Drafts, the amount will be payable to "NIFT HO" payable at New Delhi.

    Application fee

    Rs. 1400 (through NIFT payment gateway) and Rs. 1500 (through Demand Draft) - for General & non-creamy OBC category applicants
    Rs. 800 (through NIFT payment gateway) and Rs. 900 (through Demand Draft) - for SC/ ST/ PHP category applicants

    All candidates applying and making the payment through a DD (Demand Draft) must mail the print out of the application form, along with the DD to the following address, before 14 January, 2015:
    Project Manager - CMSAll India Management Association
    Management House, 14, Institutional Area,
    Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

    Exam Pattern & Syllabus

    Entrance exams to all courses offered at NIFT will be taken in two phases. Phase One (PBT I) of the examinations will comprise of the first round of paper based tests. Phase Two of the examinations will comprise of the second round of tests which could either be paper based (PBT II) or computer based (CBT), depending upon the particular course. Negative marks of 0.25 are deducted for every wrong answer.

    Bachelor's Programs

    Design

    For admission to the Bachelors of Design, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

    Ø50 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)

    Ø30 per cent - Creative Ability Test (CAT)

    Ø20 per cent - Situation Test

    Fashion Technology

    For admission to the Bachelors of Fashion Technology, the total score of every applicant will be based on their General Ability Test (GAT) score.
  2. Master's Programs

    Design

    For admission to the Masters of Design, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

    Ø40 per cent - Creative Ability Test (CAT)

    Ø30 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)

    Ø30 per cent - Group Discussion or Personal Interview

    Fashion Technology

    For admission to the Masters of Fashion Technology, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

    Ø70 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)

    Ø30 per cent - Group Discussion or Personal Interview

    Fashion Management

    For admission to the Masters of Fashion Management, the total score of every applicant will be a composite of:

    Ø70 per cent - General Ability Test (GAT)

    Ø30 per cent - Group Discussion or Personal Interview

    Schedule for Written Tests

    PHASE I Paper Based Test (PBT I)

    Bachelor of Design

    ØCAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    ØGAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

    Master of Design

    ØCAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    ØGAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

    Bachelor of Fashion Technology

    ØGAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    Master of Fashion Technology

    ØGAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    Master of Fashion Management

    ØGAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    PHASE II Paper Based Test (PBT II)

    Bachelor of Design

    ØCAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    ØGAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

    Master of Design

    ØCAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

    ØGAT 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

    PHASE II Computer Based Test (CBT)

    Bachelor of Fashion Technology

    ØGAT 3 Hours

    Master of Fashion Technology

    ØGAT 3 Hours

    Master of Fashion Management

    ØGAT 3 Hours

    Applicants who are selected will proceed to the situation test/ group discussion/ personal interview.

    Exam Pattern

    GAT

    The General Ability Test for B.Des and M.Des will have the following segments:

    Quantitative Ability - 25 Questions

    Communication Ability - 35 Questions

    English Comprehension - 30 Questions

    Analytical Ability - 30 Questions

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 30 Questions

    The General Ability Test for B.FTech, MFM, M.Des AND M.FTech will have the following segments:

    Quantitative Ability - 30 Questions for B.FTech and M.FTech and 10 Questions for MFM

    Communication Ability and English Comprehension - 45 Questions for B.FTech and M.FTech and 50 Questions for MFM

    Analytical and Logical Ability - 25 Questions for B.FTech, M.FTech and MFM

    General Knowledge and Current Affairs - 25 Questions for B.FTech, M.FTech and MFM

    Case Study - 25 Questions for B.FTech and M.FTech and 40 Questions for MFM

    CAT

    The Creative Ability Test (CAT) assesses an applicants' intuition skill, observation ability, innovative and design ability. Use of color and illustrative abilities are also important here.

    Situation Test

    On the basis of their performace in CAT and GAT, B.Des applicants are called for another test called the Situation Test. Situation tests are meant to examine applicants' skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials. Assessment will done on the basis of space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, color scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. The write-up describing the course carries 30 per cent weightage and can only be in English.

    Group Discussions

    Applicants selected for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination will participate in Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). The duration of GD session is usually 15 to 20 minutes. Applicants will be examined on the following criteria:

    ØConceptual clarity

    ØKnowledge of the topic assigned

    ØContribution made to the topic

    ØInterpersonal skills

    ØAbility to generate new ideas

    ØProblem solving approach

    ØLeadership qualities

    ØEffective communication

    Personal Interview

    In the PI, applicants will be examined on the following criteria:

    ØCareer orientation

    ØAptness for the field

    ØOverall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities

    ØCommunication

    ØGeneral awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

    Important Dates:
    Register online for exams: 10 November, 2014 – 10 January, 2015

    Last date to register online: 10 January, 2015

    Admit Card available online: 23 January, 2015 (1 p.m.)

    Phase 1 (Paper Based Test): 8 February, 2015

    Phase 2 (Paper Based Test) / (Computer Based Test): 22 February, 2015

    Situation Tests/ Group Discussions/ Interview: April – May, 2015

    Announcement of Final Results: End of May - Early June, 2015

    Online Counselling: From June, 2015

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