NIFT 2021 Syllabus, CAT & GAT Complete Syllabus

NIFT 2021 Syllabus: National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is one of the renowned institutions that offer various UG and PG courses in fashion and design technology. Among the world top fashion institutes, NIFT was ranked at number 12th spot that’s why every year a huge number of applicants appeared for its entrance examination in view to get admission in UG and PG Programme.

And if you are among the candidates who are seeking admission in NIFT and also submitted NIFT 2021 Application then you must know about the syllabus which is going to be asked in the examination. Through this article, the applicant will get all the information about their NIFT 2021 syllabus.


NIFT 2021 Syllabus

NIFT 2021 Syllabus for their Entrance Examination was available on their official website but applicants who submitted their application can check the same from this page too.

NIFT 2021 Exam Date is 14th February 2021 and will be conducted through offline mode. NIFT Exam will be conducted through 3 stages which are given as: –

  • Written Exam (General Ability Test) for all UG and PG courses
  • Situation Test (For UG Design Courses)
  • Group Discussion & Personal Interview (For all PG Courses)

NIFT 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

In the section given below, we have provided all the information related to CAT and GAT exam and their pattern.

NIFT 2021 CAT (Creativity Ability Test)

As the Fashion and Design Industry is based on your skills and farsightedness thus applicant will be evaluated on the grounds of observation power, skill to design new concepts innovatively, and other creativity and skills. So there are some criteria through which applicant will be tested in their CAT TEs whose details are given as: –

  • Creativity
  • Ability to design
  • Concept development
  • How to use colour innovatively?
  • Observation power
  • Innovative concept
CourseBF. TechMF. TechMFM
Language written testEnglish/HindiEnglish/HindiEnglish/Hindi
Exam duration180180180
SectionNumber of QuestionsNumber of QuestionsNumber of Questions
Communication Ability454550
English Comprehension252525
Analytical/Reasoning ability252525
GA and Current Affairs252540

NIFT 2021 GAT (General Ability Test) Syllabus

Students will be tested in the following component in GAT (General Ability Test)

Quantitative Aptitude

The number of question for this particular section varies as per the courses you have opted

This section was designed to test applicant mathematical skills like addition, subtraction, fraction, multiplication division, ROI, ration and proportion, time, work and distance.

English Comprehension and Communication Ability

This section is aimed to test applicant language ability in their day to day life which also includes antonyms, synonyms, fillers, one-word substitution, idioms & phrases, comprehension, singular, plural etc.

Analytical & Logical Ability

Through this test applicant logic evaluation ability will be tested to know whether he/she can find the problem or not.

Current Affairs

Through this section applicant, general knowledge will be tested to know whether he/she is aware of the things happening outside.

Case Study

This test will get to know about the candidate’s managerial ability and the question of this section will be based on the industry ambiance.

Test nameGATGAT
Language written testEnglish/HindiEnglish/Hindi
Exam duration120120
SectionNumber of questionsNumber of questions
Communication Ability2530
English Comprehension2530
Analytical/Reasoning ability1525
GA and Current Affairs1515

Also Check: NIFT Admit Card 2021 Date

NIFT 2021 Situation Test Syllabus

Please note that the situation test will only be conducted for UG Design courses and only such applicant can appear for this test that had cleared their written entrance exam successfully.

Situation test is a hands-on test in this, some material will be provided to the candidates to know whether they can stand on the parameters of: –

  • Innovative Skills
  • Material handling
  • Space visualization
  • Construction skill
  • Colour scheme
  • Finesse
  • And above all the presentation

The mentioned parameter will also be checked in writing and the concept behind the art constructed by the applicant and this write-up will only be accepted in the English language, if written in any other language then no marks will be awarded.

NIFT 2021 Syllabus for Group Discussion

After shortlisting in the written examination, candidates of a master programme have to appear for GD round in which they will be tested in the following parameters: –

  • Knowledge of the Assigned
  • Clarity of concepts
  • Contribution made to the topic
  • Interpersonal skills
  • The ability to generate new ideas
  • Approach to solve the problem
  • Leadership qualities
  • Effective communication

NIFT 2021 Syllabus Personal Interview

In a personal interview, candidates will be tested by the panel in various parameters which are given as: –

  • Suitability for the course
  • Career orientation
  • Personal achievement in academic & Co-curricular activities
  • Communication skills
  • GA & Aptitude
  • Creative & lateral thinking

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