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NIIFT Entrance Exam 2019
- Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology Entrance Exam

Exam Finished
Examination Date: 2019-06-02
Result Announcement Date: 2019-06-20
Mode of the exam: Online
About NIIFT Entrance Exam

NIIFT entrance exam is conducted by Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) in order to provide admission to candidates in undergraduate and postgraduate design courses offered by it. NIIFT has its campuses located at three centres in India – Mohali, Ludhiana, and Jalandhar.

Candidates can secure a seat at any of the NIIFT campuses basis their score in the NIIFT entrance exam 2019 and performance in the situation test and interview round. It may be noted that candidates applying for PG design courses offered at NIIFT do not need to appear for the situation test.

Given below are the UG and PG design courses on offer at NIIFT campuses along with the number of seats.

UG Design Programmes

Seats at Mohali

Seats at Ludhiana

Seats at Jalandhar

Total Seats

BSc Fashion Design

60

60

-

120

BSc Fashion Design (KNITS)

-

60

-

60

BSc Textile Design

60

-

-

60

PG Design Programmes

MSc Garment Manufacturing Technology

30

-

-

30

MSc Fashion Marketing & Management

30

-

-

30

Total Seats

180

120

0

300

NIIFT entrance exam 2019 dates are out. The design entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 2, 2019. Check NIIFT entrance exam dates.      

How To Prepare

NIIFT admissions in UG courses are done on the basis of a candidate’s NIIFT entrance exam score as well as performance in the situation test and personal interview round. The weightage given to each parameter in NIIFT admissions 2019 is mentioned in the table below:

Evaluation Criteria

Duration

Weightage

NIIFT entrance test for UG courses

3 Hours

60%

NIIFT situation test

-

20%

Interview round

-

20%

Total

-

100%

NIIFT entrance exam pattern for UG design courses is such that the question paper is divided into five sections – Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, English Comprehension, Analytical Ability, and Creative Ability.

There are a total of 101 questions [(100 objective questions and one subjective question (Creative Ability)] in the exam that candidates need to complete in a duration of three hours.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks

Quantitative Ability

25

25

Communication Ability

25

25

English Comprehension

25

25

Analytical Ability

25

25

Creative Ability

1

25

Total

101

125

Marking scheme: One mark is awarded for each correct answer in the exam (valid for objective questions only). Besides, 25 marks are awarded for the subjective question. There is no negative marking in the exam. 

Exam Syllabus

There is no prescribed NIIFT Entrance Exam syllabus. However, candidates can prepare the below-mentioned topics in order to score well in the written test.

Section

Topics/ Syllabus

Quantitative Ability

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Fractions percentages

Interests

Work & tasks

Ratio & proportion

Speed & distance

Profit & loss

Communication Ability

Synonyms

Antonyms

Words with corresponding meaning

Singular

Plurals

Fill in the blanks

One word substitution

Idioms & phrases

Correct spellings

Analog test

Note: Questions in English Comprehension section aim at testing candidates’ ability to read and grasp a situation, informs the official website.

Candidates are also recommended to go through NIIFT entrance exam sample papers of previous years as well as NIIFT entrance exam books to prepare well for the written test

Exam Eligibility

Candidates who fulfill any of the below-mentioned parameters are eligible to appear for NIIFT entrance exam 2019 for admission in UG design courses.

• Cleared Class XII from any recognised central/ state board.

• Appeared for General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at advanced level.

• Cleared any public school/ board/ university exam in India or abroad recognised by Association of Indian Universities.

• Cleared Class XII exam (with a minimum of five subjects) conducted by National Open School.

• Hold a 3 or 4-year diploma recognised by State Board of Technical Education or AICTE.

Note: The official website informs, "85% seats will be reserved for the candidates from within the Punjab State and 15% will be open to candidates on All India basis.

Admit Card

After submitting the NIIFT application form, candidates need to download the NIIFT entrance exam admit card from the official website of the college seven days before the exam date. After downloading the NIIFT entrance exam 2019 admit card candidates need to take a printout of it and affix two attested photographs.

It may be noted that NIIFT admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the NIIFT entrance exam 2019 centre.

Check complete details on NIIFT entrance exam admit card.

Step 3: Appear for NIIFT Entrance Exam

Candidates need to report at the allotted NIIFT test centre 45 minutes before the commencement of the design entrance exam.

The design entrance test will be of three hours duration and will carry 100 marks.

Step 4: Appear for NIIFT Situation Test

After appearing for the written entrance test, shortlisted candidates then need to appear for the situation test. “A situation test is a hands-on test to evaluate candidates’ innovative ability and material handling skills on a given situation with given set of material”, informs the official website.

Note: Situation test is to be given by only those candidates who are applying for UG design courses on offer at NIIFT.

Step 5: Appear for the Personal Interview Round

Candidates shortlisted in the situation test, need to appear for the personal interview round.

In the interview round, a candidate is evaluated on the following parameters:

• General awareness

• Design aptitude

• Career orientation

• Communication skills

• Overall personality traits

• Academic achievements

• Co-curricular activities

Step 6: Check NIIFT Entrance Exam Result

After all the rounds are conducted, NIIFT will declare NIIFT entrance exam 2019 result on their official website. NIIFT admissions 2019 will be done on the basis of merit.

Check complete details on NIIFT entrance exam result.

Step 7: Attend NIIFT Entrance Exam Counselling

Candidates whose names appear in the final merit list declared by the college then need to attend the NIIFT counselling session conducted at NIIFT Campus, Mohali. The schedule of the counselling for final allotment of seats at NIIFT campuses will be displayed on the college website.

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