Useful tips on how to prepare for NIFT entrance examination.
Know the syllabus well
Aspirants who are appearing for NIFT entrance exam should have the syllabus at their fingertips. They sit for General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT) in the entrance exam. Students should be thorough will all the topics that are covered in GAT and MAT.
Topics covered in GAT are mentioned below:
Topics covered in CAT are as follow:
Knowledge and use of color palette
In addition, candidates who clear CAT and GAT will have to appear for a situation test, which will assess their competency in handling materials.
2) Understand the Paper Pattern
To prepare effectively for the examination, students should comprehend the paper pattern well and style. They should know the types of the questions asked in the exam, practice previous years question papers so that they get familiar with the question pattern. The entrance test consists of two main parts- Creative Aptitude Test and General Aptitude Test.
3) Work on Your Sketching Skills
Sketching is one of the prerequisite skills in fashion industry. Your idea and creativity are of no use if you are not able to convey them on paper. To be precise, if you are poor at sketching, chances are slim that you would be able to get through the exam. To beat this challenge, you can enroll yourself in a sketching training class in case you are not skillful at it. Another useful tip is that always carry a notebook as you never know when some striking idea would cross your mind. Having a notebook along with you will enable you to practice on the spot. At the time of practising, you should be mindful of the following factors:
The figures need to be of the right proportion.
Your pencil strokes should be straight and clear and should not have any trace of erasing history.
Your observation skill will reflect on your sketches, so be innovative and unique
Do not stress as it is not one hit wonder, you will improve your sketching skill with practice over a period of time.
4) Manage Time
Time management is one of the important skills that one should learn so that they do not miss on any question as there is limited time to answer the questions. You need to pick up your pace while solving the questions. Also, you should be careful while answering the paper because speed can take a toll on your accuracy. The only way to maintain balance between speed and accuracy is practice. The more you practise, the better you will be with speed and accuracy.
I hope this helps.
National Institute of Fashion Technology is the pioneer and most prestigious instituiton for fashion studies in India. There are in total 16 campuses of NIFT in all over India. A variety of UG and PG courses are offered. One of them is Bachelors of Design in Fashion Designing.
- Aspirants can do their preparation by refering to a variety of books like McGraw Hill Education, NIFT Exam Guide by Verma, Arihant NIFT Entrance Exam Self Study Guide, NIFT Entrance Examination (Guide) by D Mittal etc.
- Aspirants can also take coaching classes from private instituitions.