Crack your Design, Architecture or Fashion Entrance exams with 100 Tips
So, there are less than 100 days before you are going to be writing the big exam of your creative career? And while you are cramming textbooks and online material full of important answers and tasks, we give you a tip a day that you can put to use to end up a lot smarter and effective in your preparation as the days of your exam approach. Watch the Launch Video of the 100 Days 100 Tips video on Instagram or Facebook and dont forget to also create your account on DQ Edge. While these exams are aimed to help you with all the strategies that you need for the UCEED and CEED exams, they can also be of great value to those taking exams like the NID, NIFT, NATA and JEE Paper 2 (Architecture) If you follow us diligently and look out for our tips each day, you can be confident about heading in the right direction as your exams approach. The videos are available on our Facebook Page or on our Instagram page. So, while you may be off social media for the next few weeks, do take some time to come online and catch us on these tips. Tip 1: Start your preparation for 2020 Entrance Exams by Taking a Mock Test on DQ Edge It doesn’t matter whether you are preparing for Design (NID, UCEED or CEED), Architecture (NATA or JEE Paper 2) or Fashion (NIFT or FDDI) , you can easily find a test for you that will provide you a feel of what to expect from this most important exam of your creative career. So, if you thought that you are just too busy to bother about a test that there is no point in taking because you haven’t finished studying yet, then you need to know that taking a mock test on our website before your revision can be a lot helpful to you. Here’s why: At DQ Labs, we believe that when you take a mock test, it should give you much more than just your current level of preparation. It should help you Accelerate your Learning so that you can crack the exam in a short span of time. For this, we use the NASSCOM 2019 Design4India Award Winning Learning Platform - Xamplay to give you a Personalized Strategy that works for you. We analyze your strengths - How good is your knowledge on a particular subject? While you may be confident about chapters that you have spent hours mugging up, a DQ Edge test will show you how much you really know about a topic you studied. So, how do we do it? Here’s a brief look at the video below Tip 2: Take your mock test ‘meaningfully’ and get a Personalized Strategy Watch this video tip before you take the mock test - This video has been created by Mr. Umesh Kumar GL, MDes IIT Delhi and former designer at Jaguar Land Rover. Whenever you attempt any question, you will always use one of the following 3 ways to answer the question You use your “Knowledge / Formula” to figure out the answer You use a logical process to “Eliminate” from the answer choices You will make a “Random” guess It is very important for you to think of which approach you take to answer every question. Please have a look at the example to see how your answering approach is captured The DQ Edge platform will help you capture your answering approach for every question. It is very important that you understand the difference between the 3 approaches as your Personalized Strategy depends on this. So, if you haven’t explored our mock tests till now, it’s never too late to visit DQ Edge for Mock Tests, Past Year Question papers, Practice Questions, Study Material and your strategy to crack the entrance exams. All the best!
Cut off Report and previous years CEED Score for Master of Design (M.Des)
Cut off Report of Master of Design (M.Des) - 2018 Cut off Report of Master of Design (M.Des) - 2017 Cut off Report of Master of Design (M.Des) - 2016 Cut off Report of Master of Design (M.Des) - 2015
UCEED Cut off 2019 - Check Previous Years' Cutoff
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The NIFT MFM program is an option provided to students, under the umbrella the masters programs. The course offers exposure to students in management, marketing, buying, merchandising (retail & export), retail operations, international marketing. Additionally International trade practices, project formulation & Entrepreneurship are also taught. Students aspiring for a seat in this program, build a solid platform for those wishing to pursue careers in fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, retail & mall management, brand management, retail buying, global sourcing, product development, visual merchandising, export merchandising, management consulting, fashion education, retail technology, supply chain, customer relationship, digital marketing etc. in the sectors of apparel, lifestyle, accessories (watches, footwear, eyewear, jewelry), home furnishings and wellness. Apart from the above, students also gain exposure through field visits & industry internships, in addition to taking up company sponsored graduation research projects with organizations of their choice to integrate the learning of previous semesters to solve problems. The mammoth exposure of the program develops students to become all rounders with a blend of theory & practical knowledge, through outbound programs, leadership development, craft cluster initiatives & extra-curricular activities. All of which leads to inculcating the right attitude in them to enter the junior, middle management levels of any growing organization. SCHEDULE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION Date of Test January 21st 2018: All UG and PG Programmes Test Test Timings GAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm Test weightage The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination GAT 70% GD/P 30% GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) This test will comprise of various sections as given below 1) Quantitative Ability 2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension 3) Analytical and Logical Ability 4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs 5) Case Study THE EXAMINATION PROCESS The selection process comprises written test - General Ability Test (GAT) followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted candidates of the written examination. SCHEDULE WRITTEN EXAMINATION STRUCTURE GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech). GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS (GD/PI) Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programmes from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) & Personal Interview (PI). Group Discussion GD would comprises 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including:- 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 Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview: 1) Career orientation 2) Aptness for the course 3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities 4) Communication 5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking
UCEED exam 2019 – Dates, eligibility, exam pattern and syllabus
Are you an aspirant of Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) program.Then you must be thoroughly prepared on the mechanics of the Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) exam. As an aspirant of one of India’s premier institutes, you must be prepared on every aspect of the exam & ensure there are no surprises! Let’s decode the exam step by step. Firstly let’s start with the UCEED eligibility criterion. The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination (Class XII or equivalent) in 2018, OR appearing in 2019. Students from ALL STREAMS (Science, Commerce, and Arts & Humanities) are eligible. Also to qualify for IIT, Guwahati one needs to have a science background. Those who appeared for the first time in their qualifying examination in 2017 or earlier are NOT eligible. Having understood the UCEED eligibility criterion, you must be absolutely clear about this - Just writing the UCEED exam or being on the rank list neither guarantees nor provides a seat at the institute! UCEED qualified candidates need to apply separately for B.Des admissions. Although UCEED exam is held at different centres across the country, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the organizing Institute and has the overall responsibility of conducting the exam. A candidate can attempt UCEED for a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. The score is valid for one year, and only for admissions in the corresponding academic year. Also finally the exam date is on January 19, 2019. After a basic overview of the eligibility criterion, one must be crystal clear on the exam structure, pattern & syllabus as the next step. The questions paper is 3 hours & is computer based with a total of 300 marks. It has 3 sections, which are - Section A: Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. Here the answer is a number & no choices will be shown for these questions. Section B: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. Section C: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ has four choices out of which only one is the correct answer. A deeper look into all the sections will give you an idea of what to expect! Section A The Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions: For these questions, the answer is a number & no choices will be shown for these questions. Each correct answer gets 4 marks & there’s no negative marking in this section. Questions not attempted will be given zero mark. This section contains 20 questions. Whereas the Section B consists of Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). Each MSQ has one or more correct answer(s) out of the four given choices. The candidate gets 4 marks only if ALL the correct choices and NO wrong choices are selected. There is NO NEGATIVE marks in this section. And finally Section C consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each MCQ has four choices of which only one is correct. There is NEGATIVE marking for this section & each correct answer gets 3 marks, plus each wrong answer will be awarded –1 (minus one) mark. This sections contains 40 questions. To be included in the final rank list, candidates will have to clear sectional cut offs as well as overall cut offs. The minimum prescribed marks varies with each category, which is illustrated below - Delving further into the exam structure, the topics that are covered in the exam need to be understood. The exam will have questions from the following topics: The exam will have questions from the following topics:- Visualization and spatial ability Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test, understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships, knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts. Observation and design sensitivity Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes Environmental and social awareness General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature. Analytical and logical reasoning Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information.Statements & arguments, statements & assumptions, statements & conclusions, course of action, passage & conclusions, assertion & reason, cause & effect, syllogism, data sufficiency Language and creativity Reading comprehension, english grammar. Plus the ability to think creatively & to distinguish innovative options & think out of the box. Design thinking and problem solving Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Plus understanding complexity, identifying problems, generating alternatives, evaluating options and selecting solutions. You can find study material on the following link: https://edge.dqlabs.in. DQ Edge is a learning platform which helps you prepare for UCEED in very focussed manner. You will save time and study topics in terms of priority to help you master the exam in a short span of time. Using DQ Edge you can - Learn - Theory topics are covered with concepts, variations and practice quizzes Take a Test - Practice questions, past year question papers & mock tests Discuss - Get your questions & doubts answered by the community Read articles - Blogs by experts on how to crack 2019 exams Attend webinars - Interact with experts live & get tips to crack exams within 45 days, in addition to getting your questions answered Apply to colleges - See which other college options are available for you to choose from How DQ Edge can help you As a student looking for an online study platform for entrance exam coaching on NID, CEED, UCEED, NATA, NIFT & JEEP2, you can log onto: https://edge.dqlabs.in/ & create an account. Following which you can decide on the course you wish to take up, based on the pricing structure, in addition to availing any other benefits on the portal, as described above. Next are the important features of the platform:- Learn: Well structured and concise study material curated by experts who have cracked these entrance exams previously. It will help you study topics with absolute convenience, giving you the ability to track your progress visually and practice on particular topics while you learn Take a test: Segregated by the exam and topics, students can have unlimited practice with past year questions, predicted questions (based on strong research), and also “All India Mock Tests” put together by expert faculty. Here one of the most striking features is that after every test you will get to know the topics that you should focus on right here with our study smart AI Discuss: An open platform to ask doubts related to the entrance exams. On the forum, all NATA, NIFT, CEED, UCEED, NID & JEE P2 aspirants/ experts can congregate & have discussions related to the entrance examination and the aspiring field of study Articles: Published by in-house experts to give students better insight into examination structure, dates, and other important and relevant news Daily Quiz Webinars - Give the link to the recorded session This is a basic guide on the overall framework of the UCEED exam at various levels, and what’s even better is that DQ Labs is offering exclusive UCEED study material & coaching programs for you! We provide an innovative mix of online study material, books & sketch development courses, in addition to giving you a unique experience in terms of bringing out the creativity & out of the box thinking approach. It’s also been the first in India to come out with a sketch development course that is purely dedicated to creative exams. 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10 days online marathon classes for NID/CEED/UCEED 2019 exams by DQ Labs
With just about 45 days left for NID, CEED & UCEED 2019 entrance exams, students are at crossroads on finding an appropriate preparation strategy. DQ Labs has identified this need & started a flagship Marathon online classes for aspirants across India for NID, CEED & UCEED exams. The USP of this program is the fact that fundamentals are covered in a short span of time & students that have missed the bus in long term preparations, can get a second chance now! The marathon online classes, are also scheduled for the convenience of students, in terms of the structure & delivery. The topics are covered in 3.5 hour power packed sessions from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to accommodate those who need to balance time & work/school. In addition to the above, expert faculty will be conducting the classes & will cover the following topics - The syllabus is curated & delivered to ensure students gain a strong hold on the fundamentals of NID, CEED & UCEED exams. These classes can be availed by visiting the link https://edge.dqlabs.in/event/latest Finally students aspiring for a seat in a premier institute must remember that there are no secrets to success, it is the result of preparation, hard work & learning from failure. Wish you all the best in your preparations for the exams!
Webinar Series - How to crack NID, UCEED, CEED, NIFT, JEE P2 in 45 days
In it’s constant efforts to provide students the best learning experiences, DQ Labs offered a FREE set of webinars: http://bit.ly/Marathon_Design the last week of November to all aspirants across India. We understand how important your ambitions are & we are here to enable you to achieve your dreams! At this stage, there are only 45 days left for the entrance exams & the time has come for students to have already put a game plan in place! We understand the importance of this & are offering our students FREE webinars on “How to crack NID PG, CEED & UCEED, NIFT B.FTech, NIFT M.FTech & NIFT MFM 2019 exams in 45 days” in the last week of November 2018.These webinars are exclusively offered for all aspirants across India & are available by registering on our online learning platform - DQ Edge. The students will be getting first hand guidance from the founder - Directors of DQ Labs - Mr.Umesh Kumar G.L.,(M.Des IIT Delhi),former designer at Jaguar - Land Rover(UK) & Mr. Shaun D'Sa, B.E., M.Des(IIT Delhi), former designer at General Motors. They have founded DQ Labs & mentored over 10,000 students to clear various design entrance exams since 2006. The invaluable insights the students gain over live interactions is guaranteed to be as beneficial as the regular full -time programs offered at the institute. The founders will cover the following topics in the webinars:- 1. A 45 - day plan & strategy that works for you 2. How to cover all topics in terms of priority 3. Q&A Session Specific topics covered in the webinars are - Mental ability Analytical reasoning English General knowledge Visual spatial ability Maths Perspective Shades, shapes & textures Human & animal figures Exteriors & Interiors 3D composition Theme sketches Creative thinking Following the webinar, students can gather their learning’s & take away’s & formulate a game plan to crack the exams accordingly!
NIFT - Master of Design (M.Des.)
In the current era that we live in, fashion has a completely different meaning altogether. Earlier it was limited only to apparel, but now with the explosion of innovation in materials, technology, craftsmanship, culture, business, economics, promotion & consumption, fashion is multi disciplinary & multi dimensional. NIFT is offering a ‘Master of Design’ degree which builds professionals to be competent & dynamic fashion professionals. Research is integral to this program & it empowers the individual to take up challenges, which inherently exist in contemporary complex systems. Deeply embedded in research & development, this course prepares students in working for private & government agencies, in addition to giving them the option of making scholarly contributions as well. Additionally this course is design – guided, which teaches students to solve complex business issues, fashion & society. This program caters to multidisciplinary & dynamic jobs that train students for competitive environments. Research is one of the tools that empower one to take up challenges, which may emerge in contemporary complex systems. Therefore, this course builds its specializations based on the foundation of design thinking and research practice. Graduates of this program would be equipped to hold key positions in large design, fashion or corporate houses in the areas of design thinking & research, craft design, special needs, publication & graphics, media writing & design, lifestyle products. Majors It’s the core domain of the department. I.e. The purpose of the first semester major is to prepare a firm background, on which further specializations are built, in the area of marketing, merchandising, understanding of fabrics, research and statistical as well as information technology application in it. The understanding of these basic disciplines is followed by learning’s in subsequent semesters with subjects like supply chain management, Omni channel retailing, consumer behavior and neuron marketing, luxury management, brand management etc. Eligibility criterion Any candidate who fulfils the prescribed educational qualification criteria for the concerned Master’s program can apply. Qualifying Age No age limit Educational Qualification for an M.Des (Master of Design) · Undergraduate Degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognized by law in India Or • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum 3 years duration from NIFT / NID Schedule of exams Once you’ve got the fundamental aspects of the exam in place, you must move onto understanding the following – Master of Design - Programs Test Weightage The Examination Process Comprises a written test - Creative Ability Test (CAT) & General Ability Test (GAT) followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GD/PI) for shortlisted candidates of the written examination. The written test comprises - Quantitative Ability This sub-test evaluates the quantitative ability of students. It consists of questions on addition, multiplication,division,fractions,percentage,rate of interest,work & task, ratio & proportion plus distance. Communication ability & English comprehension The language ability of the candidate in day to day communication in English is evaluated. It includes synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings & comprehension Analytical and logical ability Tests the candidates ability to infer and logic from given information, plus evaluate the ability to identify the problem & apply reasoning in solving the core issues. Creative and lateral thinking is useful here. General knowledge and current affairs Aiminged at test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs Case study Based on a situation of an industry environment, It helps in evaluating the candidate’s managerial ability. Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation Test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech). Group Discussion Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo case study based Group discussions (GD) & Personal interview (PI). GD lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, wherein the candidates is assessed on – 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 And finally after you’ve got an overall understanding of the framework of the NIFT – MDes program, as an aspirant, you must aim for a good placement after you’ve completed the course. Career opportunities Students are provided with career pathways to create new avenues from different areas of interest, plus the unique aptitude & ability of each student is recognized and honed through specialized training and skill development during the course of two year. Graduates take up jobs in large fashion, design or corporate houses in the areas of craft, textiles, special needs, publications, media, lifestyle products, graphics & user experience design depending on the area of specialization pursued by each student. And finally a NIFT education will give you exposure to the following · Academic Transaction · Interdisciplinary · Specialization · The Industry Connect · General Electives · Integrated Assignments · Academic Mentoring · Craft Cluster Initiative · Continuous Evaluation If you’ve read this article until now, you will be sufficiently aware of the nuances of the MDes exam & will be in a stronger position to arm yourself with a game plan to crack it!
All About NIFT B.FTech 2019
A NIFT B.F.Tech (Apparel Production) graduate program, is a course that will churn out professionals in the Apparel Manufacturing industry. This course introduces elementary streams like Apparel manufacturing technology, Information technology, Quality management etc to participants. The course has a two pronged approach, wherein the students are introduced to the fundamentals on the aesthetic & design elements, in addition to management skills which are essential in the apparel manufacturing industry. Additionally the course provides executive, advanced level and strategic inputs in the field of apparel production through major, interdisciplinary minor subjects and 3 different deepening specialisations - Apparel Production Technology, Apparel Production Management, Apparel Product Development. Other subjects like general electives & floating majors are included to develop students & provide additional knowledge, therefore making a shift from academic to holistic understanding of the subject. Having understood the course curriculum, it’s important to understand the semester - wise breakup of the program. I.e. from the Semester I to Semester V, students learn to work in the fashion industry, apparel production technology, pattern making and garment construction, apparel production management, apparel quality management & introductory courses in fashion marketing & retail management. Apart from this they also get exposure in artificial intelligence, technical textiles, entrepreneurship, database management for apparel business & Industrial Engineering among other subjects. A Bachelor’s program in Fashion Technology also equips students to gain expertise in core areas of mass manufacturing of apparel viz. Apparel technology, production planning, industrial engineering, sustainable production. This course is designed to expose the student to the human body & developing patterns in 2D, in addition to converting raw materials into 3D Apparel. Extensive knowledge of raw materials including fabrics & trims are also taught to students, in addition to developing the hands on skill of the students in the area of Pattern making and Garment construction employing the best industrial practices. After understanding the overall framework of the course, lets move into the modules of the program. The program starts with engineering, drawing & conversion of 3D object into 2D shape through draping techniques, finally culminating into the development of a complex product. Aimed at strengthening the students knowledge of Manufacturing Technology, by making them learn the practical exercises in designing a manufacturing set-up, with inputs on Robotics & Mechatronics and their applications in the Industry. Career opportunities On completion of the above specializations, students have a myriad of opportunities to choose from, some of which are listed below - Apparel Product development The career prospects available to students on completion of this program are room co-ordinator, technical audit manager, fit analyst, production merchant, product manager, product engineer etc. Apparel Production Technology The career opportunities available to students here are production planner, production manager, lean system manager, sustainable manager, plant manager, industrial engineer, work study manager etc. Apparel Production Management Merchandising (production), Vendor evaluation/selection/development, quality management, automation, application & management of information technology are the job opportunities available to students on completion of this program. Now that we’ve understood the course structure, let’s move onto understanding the eligibility criterion of the program. Eligibility criterion Maximum Age: 23 years as on 1st October 2017. The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Person With Disability (PWD) subject to following qualifications: Eligibility for Bachelor Programmes • The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized 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 Mathematics OR General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri-Lanka) at the advanced (A) level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / International Baccalaureate (IB) OR • Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 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 Mathematics OR • 3 or 4-years diploma in any branch of Engineering recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education The Examination Process All eligible candidates go through a written examination comprising of General Ability Test (GAT). In addition to the above the other important aspects you need to know as an aspirant are mentioned below - Schedule of written exam Written Entrance Examination for all UG & PG Programmes 20th January, 2019 Result of Written Entrance Examination February/March, 2019 Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview April – May, 2019 The written test A Paper Based Test (PBT) for all UG and PG programs will be conducted on 20th January 2019 at 32 cities. Test weightages The weightage assigned in the final merit list is as follows GAT 100% Exam duration 3 hours Components of the written exam, structure General Ability Test Written examination structure (For UG & PG programs of Fashion Tech & MFM). Let’s get a brief understanding of the General Ability Test (GAT) in order for you to formulate a strategy accordingly - 1) Quantitative Ability, 2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension 3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability 4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs 5) Case Study Summarizing the above, as an aspirant of NIFT BFTech, in order to crack the exam successfully, you must be immensely thorough on the above. Having done that you will be in a very strong position to formulate a strategy to master the exam.
NIFT 2019 – Exam details, dates, eligibility, exam pattern & syllabus
NIFT focuses on imparting to students the latest in technology and innovation in all aspects of integrating the entire value chain from fibre to fabric & to fashion for the textile industry. Students are also encouraged to respect & derive the best from our own traditional arts and handicrafts. At NIFT, multidisciplinary studies not only prepare students to solve real life challenges & also equip them to carve out newer paths for themselves. The alumni is recognised as adept professionals in a multitude of creative fields, and their success stories are a source of pride for the institute. Firstly all NIFT exam aspirants must know, that the exam date is slated for January 20th 2019. Now as a starting point its vital to understand the overall framework of the exam, including important dates & details for you to be completely equipped with a gameplan! Note: If you are already aware of these processes, you can directly view our webinar on How to Crack NIFT 2019 in 45 days Specializations available at NIFT Firstly let’s begin with the eligibility for NIFT for the B.Des. programs in (Fashion Design / Leather Design / Accessory Design / Textile Design / Knitwear Design / Fashion Communication) Candidates must be - The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of an exam of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi & Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi or Any Public School/Board/University Exam in India or in foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system or 3 or 4-years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical Education Whereas the eligibility for NIFT M.Des (Master of Design) the candidate needs to be An Undergraduate degree in any discipline from any institute / university recognized by law in India or • Undergraduate diploma of min 3 years duration from NIFT / NID Eligibility for Master Programme – Management Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M.) • Undergraduate degree in any discipline from any Institute / University recognized by law in India or • Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID Eligibility for Master Programme – Technology M.F.Tech. (Master of Fashion Technology) • B.F.Tech. from NIFT or • B.E / B.Tech. from any Institute / University recognized by law in India. Incase you fall under anymore categories that are not mentioned here & want to confirm your eligibility, please Click here for further information. Let’s move onto understanding the other aspects of eligibility for NIFT. Qualifying Age For UG programs Maximum age should be 23 years. Whereas for PG programs, there’s no age limit. Selection Process & Dates for the exams:- It is a multiple stage process to secure admission in to NIFT’s depending on what course the aspirant wants to pursue Written entrance examination for all UG & PG programs is January 20th 2019 Situation test / group discussion / interview approx between April – May 2019 NIFT Written Exam Pattern: The next step one needs To move onto, is to understand the NIFT exam pattern, in order to formulate a strategy to crack it! The written exam consists of two sessions:- General Ability Test (GAT) (B.Des & M.Des) - 120 minutes (BFTech, MFTech & MFM) - 180 minutes Creative Ability Test (CAT) (B.Des & M.Des) - 180 minutes Creative Ability Test (CAT): Conducted for UG & PG design programs to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development & design ability of the candidate. This section tests the candidate’s extent of power of observation in the development of creative concepts. It also looks for the ability to produce designs in the candidate. Additionally the innovative usage of colour, besides searching for competent levels of illustration and creative skills. Furthermore one should be able to apply novelty in using ideas & imagination, plus produce an impactful result out of it. One must also have the skills to produce unique thoughts & ideas to design something new. General Ability Test (GAT) If one is aspiring to be a fashion designer (BDes or MDes), then the test pattern for GAT is as follows:- Whereas if your aspiring for the Masters programs at NIFT, the exam pattern is as follows - Syllabus for General Ability Test (for all programs) 1) Quantitative Ability: 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 and english comprehension: Here the language ability of the candidate in day to day communication is evaluated. Questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage are asked. 3) Analytical ability and logical ability: Here the candidate’s aptitude for inference & logic from given information & his ability in identifying the given problem and apply reasoning in solving it is checked. 4) General knowledge and current affairs This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s GK & current affairs. 5) Case study: (This is applicable only to students of technology) Here the situation of an industry environment is created & the candidate’s managerial ability is tested. Students from engineering face questions. The number of questions vary section wise & year wise. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses may vary. Candidate selection for Round 2 Situation test/ GD/PI Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to take the Situation Test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech). Eligibility for Round 2: Situation Test/ GD/PI Students shortlisted in the written exam will only qualify for the next round of the admissions process. NIFT exam pattern for the students selected to the next round. Situation Test - For UG Design Programs After getting shortlisted in the written exam, one moves to the situation test. Here the candidate’s abilities in material handling & innovative abilities in a given situation & materials are tested. The models created are tested on space visualization, innovative & creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model & overall presentation. Group discussions & Personal interview (GD/PI) Shortlisted candidates for masters programs from the written exam, move onto the Case study based group discussions (GD) & personal interview (PI). The GD lasts 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned. Here a panel of experts will assess the candidates on- 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 Candidates are tested on - 1) Career orientation 2) Aptness for the course 3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities 4) Communication 5) General awareness and aptitude, creative & lateral thinking. Final Selection in to NIFT’s And finally the most important aspect of the exam, you must know is the weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list. It is as mentioned below - Now that you’ve got an overall understanding of the structure of the NIFT exam, let’s decode specific sections of the exam. Following which you will be in strong position to formulate a strategy to crack it! The multidisciplinary exposure of NIFT, enables students in solving real life challenges & equips them to carve out new paths for themselves. They evolve into successful professionals in a multitude of creative fields & their success stories are a source of pride for the institute. And DQ Labs, as part of this whole process, enables students to learn, acquire knowledge, build skills & practically apply the learnings of the coaching programs. We wish you all the best in your quest for learning! For more clarity on the NIFT exam, pls log onto http://bit.ly/NIFT_info for more information