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NIFT Entrance Exam 2014 Syllabus & Admission Info

WHAT IS NEW IN NIFT ENTRANCE EXAMINATION -2014

Admission Calendar 2014

Online Registration 4th october, 2013 to 10th January, 2014
Last Date of Online Registration  10th January, 2014
Last date of online registration with late fees of Rs.5000/-
(in addition to the applicable application fees) through Credit/Debit Card only. In case of DD, the print out 
of application alongwith DD should reach  the given address before 17th January, 2014
17th January, 2014
Programmes Phase 1
(Paper Based Test)
(PBT 1)
Phase 2
(Paper Based Test)
(PBT 2)
Phase 2
(Computer Based Test)
(CBT)
Bachelor of Design 9th February, 2014 23rd February, 2014
Master Of Design 9th February, 2014
23rd February, 2014
Bachelor of Fashion Technology 9th February, 2014 23rd February, 2014
Master Of Fashion Management 9th February, 2014 23rd February, 2014
Master of Fashion Technology 9th February, 2014 23rd February, 2014
Admit Card (Online) 27th January, 2014 (1300 Hrs)
Situation Test / Group Discussions/ Interview                   April - May 2014
Declaration of Final Results (onlilne) End of May/ June 2014
Online Counselling June 2014 Onwards

For Admission to 2014 session, candidate will have multiple options for taking the admission test as given below:

For any single programme a candidate may appear for the test on 

9th Feb 2014 (Sunday)

23rd Feb 2014 (Sunday)

9th Feb 2014 (Sunday) & 23rd Feb 2014 (Sunday)

Candidate has the option to apply for two programmes; taking test for the first programme on 09th Feb 2014 and for the Second Programme on 23rd Feb 2014

In case a candidate has appeared for the test twice for the same programme; the better of the two scores will be considered.

Separate application are to be submitted for each date and/or programme

Note: Admit Cards, results and Counselling Schedule will be available on NIFT’s website only. No separate communication will be sent by Post.

Based on the choice, all eligible candidates will have to appear for a written entrance examination at the Examination Centres opted by them. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted.

The objective type tests are subject to negative marking at the rate of 0.25 for each wrong answer. Each right answer will be awarded 1 mark.Candidates should reach the examination center at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination.

SCHEDULE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION

PHASE I Paper Based Test (PBT1) (All UG and PG Programmes )         Date of Test : 09th February, 2014Schedule Of Written Exam 

Programmes Test Timings
Bachelor Of Design CAT
GAT
10.00 am to 01.00 pm
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Master Of Design CAT
GAT
10.00 am to 01.00 pm
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Bachelor Of Fashion Technology            GAT      10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master Of Fashion Management GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master Of Fashion Technology GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

PHASE 2 Paper Based Test (PBT2) (For B.Des and M.Des Only)           Date of Test : 23rd February, 2014 


Programmes Test Timings
Bachelor Of Design CAT
GAT
10.00 am to 01.00 pm
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm
Master Of Design                                   CAT
GAT
10.00 am to 01.00 pm
02.00 pm to 04.00 pm

PHASE II Computer Based Test (CBT)                                                      ( For B.Ftech, MFM and MFTech programme only)                       Date of Test: 23rd February 2014 (Sunday) onwards                           (If the number of candidates registered for Computer Based Test is limited and can be accommodated in a single day, the test will be completed on 23rdFebruary 2014 itself)

 

Programmes Test Test Duration
Bachelor Of Fashion Technology            GAT      10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master Of Fashion Management GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Master Of Fashion Technology GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

 

Test Timings : On different time slots at specific test venues; subject to the number of candidates registering for Computer Based Test.

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under:

Programmes  Test  Weightage
Bachelor Of Design            CAT
GAT
Situation test
50%
30%
20%
Master Of Design CAT
GAT
GD/PI
40%
30%
30%
Bachelor Of Fashion Technology GAT 100%
Master Of Fashion Techonology GAT
GD/PI
70%
30%
Master OF Fashion Management                   GAT
GD/PI
70%
30%

In case of the score being equal, the older candidate according to the date of birth will be given preference.

Download NIFT 2014 Prospectus

About NIFT

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario. NIFT has been granted statutory status under the act of Parliament of India in 2006, empowering the Institute to award degrees and other academic distinctions.

The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through a network of fifteen professionally managed domestic centres at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kangra, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli and Shillong.

NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The Institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.

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Seats

Entrance Examinations

All eligible candidates will have to appear for a written  entrance examination at the Examination Centres opted by them. The written entrance examination is designed to test the knowledge, skill and aptitude of the candidates for the programme opted

The objective type tests are subject to negative marking
at the rate of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

Design programs - Creative Ability Test (3hrs) & General Ability Test (2hrs)

Technology & Management programs - Managerial Ability Test (2hrs) & General Ability Test (2hr)

NIFT SYLLABUS FOR

General Ability Test (GAT)

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.
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)

his 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.

Managerial Ability Test (MAT)

It is a test to judge the managerial effectiveness. This test comprises of various sub-tests as given below:

1) Case Study
2) Logical Ability
1) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the
candidate's managerial ability.
2) Logical Ability: This sub-test is aimed to evaluate the candidate's ability to identify the logic or reason
involved in a particular problem given and applying the logic in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful. Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable.

Situation Test

Shortlisted candidates 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

Case Study based Group Discussions 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

Personal Interview

A candidate is judged on the various parameters during individual personal interview by a panel, as listed below:

1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and cocurricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

Weightage Chart

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination will be as under: In case of the score being equal, the older candidate according to the date of birth will be given preference.

 

Eligibility Criteria

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 recognised 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. or
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. or
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognised 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 recognised by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education.

Please note that the upper age limit for applying in bachelor programmes is restricted to 23 years as on 1st November, 2012.

Eligibility For Bachelor Programme - Technology

B. FTech. (Apparel Production)

  • The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognised 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 Maths. or
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri- Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Maths. or
  • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognised by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Maths. 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 Maths.or
  • 3 or 4-years diploma recognised by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education (Engineering background).
  • Candidate must be pass in Physics, Chemistry & Maths.
  • Please note that the upper age limit for applying in bachelor programmes is restricted to 23 years as on 1st November, 2012.

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. (Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design & presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. NIFT programme would not provide any basic knowledge & skill development in design as a part of Master programme.)

Eligibility For Master Programme - Management
M.F.M. (Master of Fashion Management)

  • Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognised by law in India. or
  • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID.

Eligibility For Master Programme - Technology
M.FTech. (Master of Fashion Technology)

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

Nift Head Office

NIFT Campus
Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park
New Delhi - 110 016,
Tel: +91-11-26542149 
Fax: +91-11-26535890
Contact: Prof.Monika Gupta, Director
E-mail: admissions2013niftdelhi@gmail.com 
E-mail: nift.ho@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in

Centres

KOLKATA
NIFT Campus,
Plot - 3B, Block-LA,
Near 16 No. Water Tank,
Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 098
Tel:033-23357332 
Fax: 033-23358351
Contact: Prof. Bibekananda Benerjee, Registrar
E-mail:director.kolkata@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in/kolkata

BENGALURU
NIFT Campus, C.A. Site No. 21st,
Sector 1, 27th Main Road,
HSR Layout, Bengaluru - 560034
Tel: +91-80-22552565
Fax: +91-80-22552566
Contact: Ms. K. Usha (IAS), Director
E-mail: admissions.bengaluru@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in/bengaluru

MUMBAI
NIFT Campus
Plot No. 15, Sector - 4
Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410 210
Tel: 022-27745549 , 27747000 / 7100
Fax: +91-22-27565386
Contact: Ms.Nilima Rani Singh, Director 
E-mail:director.mumbai@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in/mumbai

BHOPAL
NIFT Block,
MP Bhoj Open University Campus,
Kolar Road, Bhopal - 462 016, MP
Tel: 0755-2493736 
Fax: +91-755-2493635
Contact: Mr. Jabber Singh, Director
E-mail: director.bhopal@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in/bhopal

BHUBANESHWAR
NIFT campus, 
Plot no. 24, Opposite KIIT School of mamagement, 
Chandaka Industrial Estate, Bhubaneshwar-751024, Odisha
Tel: 0674-2305700 
Fax: 0674-2305710
Contact: Dr. K.C.S Ray, Director
E-mail: nift.bhubaneshwar@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/bhopal

CHENNAI

NIFT Campus,
Rajiv Gandhi Salai,
Taramani, Chennai - 600 113
Tel: +91-44-22542759 
Fax: +91-44-22542769
Contact: Mr. S. Devadoss, Director
E-mail: director.chennai@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in/chennai

PATNA
NIFT Campus,
2nd Floor, Udyog Bhavan,
East Gandhi Maidan, Patna, 800004
Tel: 0612-2675087, 2675464
Fax: 0612-2675035
Contact: Prof. Sanjay Shrivastav, Director
E-mail: shrisanjay@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/patna

GANDHINAGAR
NIFT Campus,
GH-O, Road, Behind Info City
Gandhinagar - 382 007
Tel: +91-79-23227994 
Fax: +91-79-23240772
Contact: Ms. Sameeta Rajora(IFS), Director
E-mail: directorniftgandhinagar@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/gandhinagar

RAEBARELI
NIFT Campus,
Vidya Mandir, ITI Premises, Doorbhash Nagar, Raebareli, UP - 229 010
Tel: 0535-2702422 / 31
Fax: 0535-2702424
Contact: Dr. A.k. Khare, Director
E-mail:director.raebareli@nift.ac.in
www.nift.ac.in/raebareli

HYDERABAD
NIFT Campus,
Opposite Hi-tech City, Cyberabad
Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500 081
Tel: +91-40-23114537 
Fax: +91-40-23114536
Contact:Dr. K.S. Pratap Kumar, Director
E-mail: dirnifthyd@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/hyderabad

SHILLONG
NIFT Campus,
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (Old NEIGRIHMS Campus)
'C' Block, Pasteur Hills, Lawmali,
Shillong - 793 001
Meghalaya
Tel:0364-2590676
Fax:0364-2590253
Contact: Ms.W.A.M. Booth, Director
E-mail: wanriebooth@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/shillong

JODHPUR
NIFT campus, Inside Sojati Gate,
Jodhpur - 342001, Rajasthan,
Tel: 0291-2640067
Fax: 0291-2640066
Contact : Mr. Jabber Singh (IFS), Director
E-mail: niftjodhpur@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/jodhpur

KANNUR
NIFT campus, Dharmasala, Mangattuparamba, Kannur, Kerala - 670 564
Tel: 0497-2784781 
Fax: 0497-2784786
Contact: Mr. Rajeev Pant, Director
E-mail: kannurnift@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/kannur

KANGRA
NIFT Campus,
Old Govt. Polytechnic, Residential Campus,
Chheb, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - 176001
Tel: 01892-263872, Fax: 01892-260872
Contact: Prof.Bala Siddhartha, Director
E-mail:dirniftkangra@gmail.com
www.nift.ac.in/kangra