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NIFT Exam Analysis 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

August 30, 2022

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Last year's NIFT Exam has been conducted successfully in the online mode today. We'll be coming up with a detailed analysis of what had been asked in the exam, what were the answers to it, and some highlights on the expected cut-off based on the difficulty level of the exam.

As we all know, the last-minute changes in the mode of the exam had brought anxiety to all aspirants. The exam is finally over and so is your anxiety. Hope you've been able to score well.

Creative Edge- Toprankers had come up with a detailed marathon series on their YouTube channel dedicated to the new pattern of the exam. So, if you're someone who is giving the exam the next and want yourself to be prepared for changes can definitely seek help from it.

In this post, we will provide a detailed NIFT Exam Analysis to help you understand the difficulty level, the number of good attempts, the type of questions asked, and more.

Last Year's NIFT Exam Review (Overall)

Our expert team from Creative Edge will share the detailed review of the NIFT Exam conducted last academic year as soon as the exam got over.

The team will provide the analysis based on the feedback received from the students who appear for the exam. Stay tuned for all the National Institute of Fashion Technology entrance exam updates.

Download NIFT Question Paper PDF

Highlights of NIFT Exam Analysis 

As per the NIFT Entrance Exam Analysis, both CAT and GAT exams were quite easy.

The exam was majorly based on Color Theory which made it easier for students to be more creative in the exam.

“GK was moderate while the questions based on Aptitude were extremely easy” most of the students claimed.

Check: Which NIFT campus is better?

NIFT Question paper Analysis for CAT

Here are a few highlights related to the Creative Ability Test from our NIFT Entrance Exam Analysis 2021 Live from the Centre:

  • CAT exam had three interesting questions that were predictable.
  • One question was based on the current virus outbreak, and another question was based on Logo Drawing using Emojis.
  • The third question was a situation-based description wherein one had to imagine the scene and draw.

NIFT Question paper Analysis for GAT

  • The pattern was predictable for the exam. The exam was easy for most of the students.
  • The 15 questions in GK had quite confusing options. However, strong memorization has helped many students.
  • There were 35 aptitude and 50 English questions in total as per the NIFT Exam Pattern.
Section Number Question Difficulty level
Quantitative Ability 20 Difficult
Communication Ability 25 Moderate
English Comprehension 25 Easy
Analytical Ability 15 Moderate to easy
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15 Easy

Check: NIFT Exam Day Instructions

Questions Asked in NIFT 2021 CAT Exam

In CAT, here are the questions given to us by students:

  • Design a virtual space for a webinar. (Related to the recent virus outbreak). Design a background.
  • Draft creative emoji for any of these: Good morning/Good night/ Silence Please
  • Design various (precisely 4) festivities using a musical instrument.

The third question related to musical instruments raised the brows of many students. They had been confused about how to be creative or if they had to use four different instruments to depict 4 festivals.

Check: Life at NIFT 

NIFT Online Coaching

NIFT Online Coaching

Questions Asked in NIFT 2021 GAT Exam

Check out the table below to know the type of questions asked in the NIFT Entrance Exam 2021.

NIFT GAT sections Topics
Quantitative Ability Speed and time, numerical ability, number systems
Communication Ability and English Comprehension Passages, grammar, antonym, synonym, word meaning
Analytical Ability Rearrangement, sequencing, coding-decoding
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Brand and brand ambassadors, awards, Nobel peace prize, sports, Joe Biden, coronavirus vaccine

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Analysis 

The student's reviews on the NIFT CAT Exam and NIFT GAT Exam were mixed. A few students found the exam easy to moderate, while a few couldn't attempt the required number of good attempts. 

NIFT GAT Exam Analysis 2020

According to the NIFT Paper Analysis, the GAT paper was easy overall. A total of 100 questions were asked, and students had to answer them in 2 hours.

  • The questions from the mathematics section were difficult
  • English comprehension was length and time-consuming
  • The general knowledge section was the easiest
  • The NIFT GAT Pattern and marking scheme were similar to the one mentioned in the brochure.

Check: NIFT Cut Off 2023

NIFT Entrance Exam Analysis for CAT 2020

The CAT was easier than the GAT Exam as per 80% of students who appeared for the exam. Most of the students found that the questions were relatively easy while some of them find moderately difficult.

The three questions that were asked in the creative ability test were:

Q.1. A bike was given and candidates were asked to complete the picture by depicting either two animals or an animal or a human being or two human beings. Candidates had to give captions from the same.

Q.2.Prepare a comic strip in which candidates were given four boxes were given and we had to make it in black white

(i) Visiting a dentist

(ii) my trip to mars

(iii) Me as a fish

Q.3. There were three patterns that were given and it was of fabric and candidates had to color as per them any one of the following themes. At the same time, candidates were also asked to write and tell the reason why they had used a particular color.

(i) Travel

(ii)Festival

(iii)Meditation

Check: NIFT Answer Key 2023

NIFT 2019 Exam Analysis

The last year's exam for NIFT had put all the anxieties of the students to rest by following the same exam pattern as per the brochure. 

The experts mentioned that the students found the CAT Exam extremely easy. The time given to them to attempt the three questions in the exam was enough to express their creativity in the exam.

Since CAT tests the quality of the drawing presented by the student, many students were satisfied with their performance in the exam. 

NIFT CAT Analysis 2019 focused on aspirants’ ability to identify and pre-empt futuristic needs, product design, innovation and improvisation, shape explorations, and creative visualization and observation in day-to-day life. The time at hand allowed for detailed rendering.

nift mock test

nift Mock test

NIFT CAT Exam Analysis & Questions Asked

The exam has a separate set of questions depending on the course applied. The difficulty level, however, remains the same.

The marking scheme or the way of marking the creativity of a B.Des and M.Des student varies for the NIFT Exam.

Here is the detailed NIFT Exam Analysis for CAT Exam for B.Des students. The first two questions hold a weightage of 30 marks each while the last question holds a weightage of 40 marks. Students can check the questions asked and their solutions below:

Ques 1. From the following choices draw any one of the products for the year 2050:

- Umbrella

- Lunch Box

- Door Lock

Also, color the drawing using dry colors.

Ans 1. 

This question demanded the quality of visualization of the candidate to think about 30+ years ahead of time and innovate the product as per the customer/consumer usage.

For example, using plastic in Lunchbox shall be a non-existent idea due to the growing environmental changes and health concerns. So, one can opt for adding smart features to the Lunchbox by adding a Bluetooth-based heating system to it or a convertible spacing system, self-steam cleaning systems, etc. 

A door lock can be configured with a biometric entry system, can be connected to emergency numbers or fenced with an electric current to make an aesthetical design.

An umbrella can be imagined to be a small instrument generating an invisible, water-repelling magnetic shield including a special feature of being modified to different sizes so that it can be carried easily. 

Students who mention the details of the product in terms of the concept implied and functional innovation definitely get an advantage over others having the same idea.

Ques 2. From the given basic geometric shapes - rectangle, circle, hexagon, right-angled triangle, triangle over a circle (teardrop), create any one product given below and explain in 100 words. Note that you can rotate, and repeat but not slice any of the shapes.

  • Letterbox
  • Personal computer
  • Windchime

Here, the candidates were tested on their form exploration keeping the chosen product’s application/ function intact was of importance. Also, the write-up was to analyze the creative aesthetic expressions to understand the inspiration and concept of the composing design.

Check: NIFT Syllabus

Ques 3. The 4 boxes given illustrate any one of the following

  • Bird flying taking flight
  • Rosebud to bloom
  • Steps of a wet shirt being dried

Ans 3. This question was a repeated question from the previous year's paper. This question tested the students on their observation of day-to-day life.

The representations of nuanced details in each frame at four stages are crucial here, besides composing the whole block with a suitable backdrop.

Eg: The dripping water puddle beneath the wet shirt should be shown shrinking and drying too as the shirt dries up across the four stages.

Colors too play a very noticeable role here as the wet shirt looks darker than the dry shirt. Similarly, the feet and wing coordination at different stages of the flight for a bird also show the level of observation.  

NIFT 2018 Exam Analysis

The NIFT entrance exam was conducted on 21 January 2018. As per the students' review, the overall paper was easy and the questions asked were straightforward.

NIFT GAT Exam Analysis 2018

  • The General Ability Test saw no change in the exam pattern
  • Some of the Maths questions were tricky and time-consuming
  • The general knowledge section was a bit tricky
  • Most of the reasoning questions were based on logical and thinking abilities

NIFT CAT Exam Analysis 2018

The creative ability test had only three questions and choices were provided within the questions. The questions that were asked in the CAT were:

  • The first question was based on instructional design, where students were required to draw the steps involved to change a bulb or make a paper boat.
  • The second question was based on a design wherein students were asked to make a bag either for marriage, a picnic, or for shopping.
  • The third question was based on the graphic, where students were asked to depict their personalities with basic geometric shapes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Going through the exam analysis will help you understand the difficulty level of the paper, changes in the exam pattern, type of questions asked, and the expected cut off.
No. The difficulty level of the exam varies for each year and it depends on the level of the paper and the questions asked.
The NATA Exam Analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from candidates who appear for the exam. 
Yes. Referring to the exam analysis of NIFT Exam will help you to know the difficulty level of the paper and enhance your preparation.
Generally, the difficulty level of the NIFT entrance exam will be easy to moderate level. However, you should have good aptitude skills and creative skills to carck the exam.
No. As per the paper pattern, there is no negative marking in NIFT 2023.
You can go through the detailed review of the NIFT CAT exam from the above post.

Coming to the Situation Test of NIFT. This is the part of the examination that you have to face once you have cleared both CAT and GAT. In this you will be provided with a specific situation alongside them you will be given a set of materials that you are going to need while solving the Situation Questions. With this material you are expected to create a 3D Model and also prepare a written report on the model, you have created based on the situation. 

Precisely if you check the stats, the number of students who received the chance to appear for the NIFT Situation Test in 2021 is merely a count of 7000 out of 40,000 candidates which makes it only 17.5% percent of the total candidate. Hence we can say that around 15-17% of students get a chance to face the situation test out of the 100% of Candidates who have applied for admission.

Well, To be precise of course there's no fixed manual about how you can Ace your NIFT Situation Test However there are a few key elements that needed to be followed while preparing for your Situation Test, let's have a look at them: Do not forget to prepare a toolkit with the essentials you are going to need for the examination. Always take the Mock Situation test and try to complete them before the time limit so that you can complete your task on time during the examination. Practice and experiment with the materials you have in hand and try to be as resourceful and creative/Innovative as possible.

Must not keep a doubt about it. The NIFT Situation Test holds 20% of the total score weightage out of 100% and Precisely it holds immense importance in the final score based on which you will be ranked and allocated to the NIFT Campus. Hence you must not take this test lightly or you might find it difficult time secure admission at NIFT.

A coaching institute works as a guide to your path of preparation and provides you with the strategies applicable during preparation and examination. However, if you are someone who is well versed with strategies and is good with Know How the competitive examination then a thorough preparation all by yourself would be enough to get yours through the NIFT GAT examination an

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NIFT Exam Analysis 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 30, 2022

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Last year's NIFT Exam has been conducted successfully in the online mode today. We'll be coming up with a detailed analysis of what had been asked in the exam, what were the answers to it, and some highlights on the expected cut-off based on the difficulty level of the exam.

As we all know, the last-minute changes in the mode of the exam had brought anxiety to all aspirants. The exam is finally over and so is your anxiety. Hope you've been able to score well.

Creative Edge- Toprankers had come up with a detailed marathon series on their YouTube channel dedicated to the new pattern of the exam. So, if you're someone who is giving the exam the next and want yourself to be prepared for changes can definitely seek help from it.

In this post, we will provide a detailed NIFT Exam Analysis to help you understand the difficulty level, the number of good attempts, the type of questions asked, and more.

Last Year's NIFT Exam Review (Overall)

Our expert team from Creative Edge will share the detailed review of the NIFT Exam conducted last academic year as soon as the exam got over.

The team will provide the analysis based on the feedback received from the students who appear for the exam. Stay tuned for all the National Institute of Fashion Technology entrance exam updates.

Download NIFT Question Paper PDF

Highlights of NIFT Exam Analysis 

As per the NIFT Entrance Exam Analysis, both CAT and GAT exams were quite easy.

The exam was majorly based on Color Theory which made it easier for students to be more creative in the exam.

“GK was moderate while the questions based on Aptitude were extremely easy” most of the students claimed.

Check: Which NIFT campus is better?

NIFT Question paper Analysis for CAT

Here are a few highlights related to the Creative Ability Test from our NIFT Entrance Exam Analysis 2021 Live from the Centre:

  • CAT exam had three interesting questions that were predictable.
  • One question was based on the current virus outbreak, and another question was based on Logo Drawing using Emojis.
  • The third question was a situation-based description wherein one had to imagine the scene and draw.

NIFT Question paper Analysis for GAT

  • The pattern was predictable for the exam. The exam was easy for most of the students.
  • The 15 questions in GK had quite confusing options. However, strong memorization has helped many students.
  • There were 35 aptitude and 50 English questions in total as per the NIFT Exam Pattern.
Section Number Question Difficulty level
Quantitative Ability 20 Difficult
Communication Ability 25 Moderate
English Comprehension 25 Easy
Analytical Ability 15 Moderate to easy
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 15 Easy

Check: NIFT Exam Day Instructions

Questions Asked in NIFT 2021 CAT Exam

In CAT, here are the questions given to us by students:

  • Design a virtual space for a webinar. (Related to the recent virus outbreak). Design a background.
  • Draft creative emoji for any of these: Good morning/Good night/ Silence Please
  • Design various (precisely 4) festivities using a musical instrument.

The third question related to musical instruments raised the brows of many students. They had been confused about how to be creative or if they had to use four different instruments to depict 4 festivals.

Check: Life at NIFT 

NIFT Online Coaching

NIFT Online Coaching

Questions Asked in NIFT 2021 GAT Exam

Check out the table below to know the type of questions asked in the NIFT Entrance Exam 2021.

NIFT GAT sections Topics
Quantitative Ability Speed and time, numerical ability, number systems
Communication Ability and English Comprehension Passages, grammar, antonym, synonym, word meaning
Analytical Ability Rearrangement, sequencing, coding-decoding
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Brand and brand ambassadors, awards, Nobel peace prize, sports, Joe Biden, coronavirus vaccine

NIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Analysis 

The student's reviews on the NIFT CAT Exam and NIFT GAT Exam were mixed. A few students found the exam easy to moderate, while a few couldn't attempt the required number of good attempts. 

NIFT GAT Exam Analysis 2020

According to the NIFT Paper Analysis, the GAT paper was easy overall. A total of 100 questions were asked, and students had to answer them in 2 hours.

  • The questions from the mathematics section were difficult
  • English comprehension was length and time-consuming
  • The general knowledge section was the easiest
  • The NIFT GAT Pattern and marking scheme were similar to the one mentioned in the brochure.

Check: NIFT Cut Off 2023

NIFT Entrance Exam Analysis for CAT 2020

The CAT was easier than the GAT Exam as per 80% of students who appeared for the exam. Most of the students found that the questions were relatively easy while some of them find moderately difficult.

The three questions that were asked in the creative ability test were:

Q.1. A bike was given and candidates were asked to complete the picture by depicting either two animals or an animal or a human being or two human beings. Candidates had to give captions from the same.

Q.2.Prepare a comic strip in which candidates were given four boxes were given and we had to make it in black white

(i) Visiting a dentist

(ii) my trip to mars

(iii) Me as a fish

Q.3. There were three patterns that were given and it was of fabric and candidates had to color as per them any one of the following themes. At the same time, candidates were also asked to write and tell the reason why they had used a particular color.

(i) Travel

(ii)Festival

(iii)Meditation

Check: NIFT Answer Key 2023

NIFT 2019 Exam Analysis

The last year's exam for NIFT had put all the anxieties of the students to rest by following the same exam pattern as per the brochure. 

The experts mentioned that the students found the CAT Exam extremely easy. The time given to them to attempt the three questions in the exam was enough to express their creativity in the exam.

Since CAT tests the quality of the drawing presented by the student, many students were satisfied with their performance in the exam. 

NIFT CAT Analysis 2019 focused on aspirants’ ability to identify and pre-empt futuristic needs, product design, innovation and improvisation, shape explorations, and creative visualization and observation in day-to-day life. The time at hand allowed for detailed rendering.

nift mock test

nift Mock test

NIFT CAT Exam Analysis & Questions Asked

The exam has a separate set of questions depending on the course applied. The difficulty level, however, remains the same.

The marking scheme or the way of marking the creativity of a B.Des and M.Des student varies for the NIFT Exam.

Here is the detailed NIFT Exam Analysis for CAT Exam for B.Des students. The first two questions hold a weightage of 30 marks each while the last question holds a weightage of 40 marks. Students can check the questions asked and their solutions below:

Ques 1. From the following choices draw any one of the products for the year 2050:

- Umbrella

- Lunch Box

- Door Lock

Also, color the drawing using dry colors.

Ans 1. 

This question demanded the quality of visualization of the candidate to think about 30+ years ahead of time and innovate the product as per the customer/consumer usage.

For example, using plastic in Lunchbox shall be a non-existent idea due to the growing environmental changes and health concerns. So, one can opt for adding smart features to the Lunchbox by adding a Bluetooth-based heating system to it or a convertible spacing system, self-steam cleaning systems, etc. 

A door lock can be configured with a biometric entry system, can be connected to emergency numbers or fenced with an electric current to make an aesthetical design.

An umbrella can be imagined to be a small instrument generating an invisible, water-repelling magnetic shield including a special feature of being modified to different sizes so that it can be carried easily. 

Students who mention the details of the product in terms of the concept implied and functional innovation definitely get an advantage over others having the same idea.

Ques 2. From the given basic geometric shapes - rectangle, circle, hexagon, right-angled triangle, triangle over a circle (teardrop), create any one product given below and explain in 100 words. Note that you can rotate, and repeat but not slice any of the shapes.

  • Letterbox
  • Personal computer
  • Windchime

Here, the candidates were tested on their form exploration keeping the chosen product’s application/ function intact was of importance. Also, the write-up was to analyze the creative aesthetic expressions to understand the inspiration and concept of the composing design.

Check: NIFT Syllabus

Ques 3. The 4 boxes given illustrate any one of the following

  • Bird flying taking flight
  • Rosebud to bloom
  • Steps of a wet shirt being dried

Ans 3. This question was a repeated question from the previous year's paper. This question tested the students on their observation of day-to-day life.

The representations of nuanced details in each frame at four stages are crucial here, besides composing the whole block with a suitable backdrop.

Eg: The dripping water puddle beneath the wet shirt should be shown shrinking and drying too as the shirt dries up across the four stages.

Colors too play a very noticeable role here as the wet shirt looks darker than the dry shirt. Similarly, the feet and wing coordination at different stages of the flight for a bird also show the level of observation.  

NIFT 2018 Exam Analysis

The NIFT entrance exam was conducted on 21 January 2018. As per the students' review, the overall paper was easy and the questions asked were straightforward.

NIFT GAT Exam Analysis 2018

  • The General Ability Test saw no change in the exam pattern
  • Some of the Maths questions were tricky and time-consuming
  • The general knowledge section was a bit tricky
  • Most of the reasoning questions were based on logical and thinking abilities

NIFT CAT Exam Analysis 2018

The creative ability test had only three questions and choices were provided within the questions. The questions that were asked in the CAT were:

  • The first question was based on instructional design, where students were required to draw the steps involved to change a bulb or make a paper boat.
  • The second question was based on a design wherein students were asked to make a bag either for marriage, a picnic, or for shopping.
  • The third question was based on the graphic, where students were asked to depict their personalities with basic geometric shapes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Going through the exam analysis will help you understand the difficulty level of the paper, changes in the exam pattern, type of questions asked, and the expected cut off.
No. The difficulty level of the exam varies for each year and it depends on the level of the paper and the questions asked.
The NATA Exam Analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from candidates who appear for the exam. 
Yes. Referring to the exam analysis of NIFT Exam will help you to know the difficulty level of the paper and enhance your preparation.
Generally, the difficulty level of the NIFT entrance exam will be easy to moderate level. However, you should have good aptitude skills and creative skills to carck the exam.
No. As per the paper pattern, there is no negative marking in NIFT 2023.
You can go through the detailed review of the NIFT CAT exam from the above post.

Coming to the Situation Test of NIFT. This is the part of the examination that you have to face once you have cleared both CAT and GAT. In this you will be provided with a specific situation alongside them you will be given a set of materials that you are going to need while solving the Situation Questions. With this material you are expected to create a 3D Model and also prepare a written report on the model, you have created based on the situation. 

Precisely if you check the stats, the number of students who received the chance to appear for the NIFT Situation Test in 2021 is merely a count of 7000 out of 40,000 candidates which makes it only 17.5% percent of the total candidate. Hence we can say that around 15-17% of students get a chance to face the situation test out of the 100% of Candidates who have applied for admission.

Well, To be precise of course there's no fixed manual about how you can Ace your NIFT Situation Test However there are a few key elements that needed to be followed while preparing for your Situation Test, let's have a look at them: Do not forget to prepare a toolkit with the essentials you are going to need for the examination. Always take the Mock Situation test and try to complete them before the time limit so that you can complete your task on time during the examination. Practice and experiment with the materials you have in hand and try to be as resourceful and creative/Innovative as possible.

Must not keep a doubt about it. The NIFT Situation Test holds 20% of the total score weightage out of 100% and Precisely it holds immense importance in the final score based on which you will be ranked and allocated to the NIFT Campus. Hence you must not take this test lightly or you might find it difficult time secure admission at NIFT.

A coaching institute works as a guide to your path of preparation and provides you with the strategies applicable during preparation and examination. However, if you are someone who is well versed with strategies and is good with Know How the competitive examination then a thorough preparation all by yourself would be enough to get yours through the NIFT GAT examination an

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