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DQ Labs NID-UCEED Coaching details

National Average is 10% to 12% - At DQ Labs, it is 80%

DQ Labs Coaching – Classroom or Online

NIFT - FDDI Coaching Program 2023

  • Power-packed course to help students prepare thoroughly for the NIFT / FDDI examinations and for other Fashion design colleges.
  • Both Online and Offline modes of tuition
  • Expert faculty
  • Individual instructor for each student
  • Personalized Mentoring and Study Strategy
  • Thorough training in sketch development, perspectives and theme sketches
  • Convenient Timings
  • With Intuitive online study material
  • Mock Tests, Past Year Question Papers, Topic wise tests
  • Clarify your doubts
  • College selction guidance
  • Parent Teacher Meeting
DQ Labs NID-UCEED Coaching details

WHY DQ LABS

  • Highest success rate in India. Over 80% of DQ students for Fashion entrance exams have got admission in NIFTs. 100% Selections in FDDI and Private Fashion Schools
  • All DQ Labs students have also qualified for leading private design colleges
  • Innovative hands-on training methods has brought excellent results.
  • Experienced Architects and Designers who have passed out of IIT are at the helm of DQ Labs.
  • All faculty comprise of graduates and post-graduates from NID, NIFT and Architecture Colleges
  • The Online Sketch Development is state-of-the art technology and improves students’ ability to understand and develop their inherent skills.
  • All subjects are covered. Mock tests, exam papers, and study material are all constantly updated according to the latest exam requirement.
  • Detailed feedback is given on all assignments.

DQ Edge - Accelerate Learning

All the content, study material, feedback and the learning at DQ Labs happens on DQ Edge.DQ Edge is a learning platform that helps students prepare for creative entrance exams, from the comfort of their own home.

Exams that are catered to are NID, UCEED, CEED, NIFT, FDDI, NATA & JEE Paper 2

DQ Edge is hosted on the Xamplay Edutech Platform (a design intrevention in education by the founders of DQ Labs) which is the winner of the 2019 NASSCOM Design4India Award and the CII 2021 Design Excellence award

DQ Edge

The study material packages below, covers the syllabus for all Design entrance exams like NIFT & FDDI.



2023 NIFT Coaching Packages

Package Package Description Program Duration Mode of Teaching Price
2023 Crash Course (Short) 2023 Crash Course (Short) - NIFT Dec 2023 Onwards
(55 Hours + 20 Bonus Hours)
Online or Classroom Rs 25,000/- + GST
2023 Situation Test Only NIFT Situation Test Only Apr 2023 to May 2023
(60 Hours + 20 Bonus Hours)
Online Only Rs 10,000/- + GST
2023 Home Study Material (Online) 2023 NIFT Home Study Material (Online) Access till NIFT 2023 Online or Classroom Login

2024 NIFT Coaching Packages

Package Package Description Program Duration Mode of Teaching Price
2024 Full Prep (Written Test + Situation Test) 2024 NIFT Full Prep (Written Test + Situation Test) 18 to 24 Months
(580 Hours + 70 Bonus Hours)
Online or Physical Classroom Rs 1,00,000/- + GST
2024 Portfolio & Situation Test (Full Prep) 2024 NIFT Full Portfolio & Situation Test (Full Prep) 18 to 24 Months
(280 Hours + 70 Bonus Hours)
Online or Classroom Rs 75,000/- + GST
2024 Written Test 2024 NIFT Written Test (CAT + GAT) 18 to 24 Months
(300 Hours + 70 Bonus Hours)
Online or Physical Classroom Rs. 70,000/- + GST
2024 Home Study Material (Online) 2024 NIFT Home Study Material (Online) Access till NIFT 2024 Online or Classroom Login

How does one get into NIFT?

The final step in order to secure admission in B.Des programme offered at different NIFT campuses is to appear for the Situation Test. NIFT Entrance Exam is a two-tiered process, wherein, aspirants need to give CAT (Creative Ability Test), GAT (General Ability Test) followed by the Situation Test.

NIFT Exam consists of the following:

1. Round 1: Written Test

  • General Ability Test (GAT) – All applicants
  • Creative Ability Test (CAT) – B.Des applicants

2. Round 2: Situation Test

  • Situation Test – B.Des Applicants only

Each of these is described below:

Situation Test:

Situation test is basically a hands-on test which is used to evaluate candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability. This is done based on the given situation and set of materials. One should keep in mind that no additional material will be provided or allowed. The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of the given material, the composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, the finesse of the model and at last overall presentation. These parameters will then be checked with the write up explaining the concept used in the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT Exam is English, the write-up will be in English only. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.

NOTE: Students seeking admission in M.Des programmes have to appear for GD-PI round after the situation test.

It is recommended for B.Des aspirants to prepare a portfolio as well since, surprises are always there at the Studio Test. Besides, if not NIFT’s, other colleges always look for Portfolio to assess skills of students. There are a host of colleges like Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pearl Academy, UnitedWorld Institute of Design, Woxsen School of Design and others. To see how to get into these colleges, you could also look at the “Apply to Colleges” tab in DQ Edge.

NOTE:

  • For NIFT B.Des program, there is no group discussion and personal interview.
  • Portfolio is also not required. Most of the private schools require a portfolio.
  • NID's does not have a fashion course however, they have textile and apparel design.

Physical Classes will take place in our studios at Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Pune, Thrissur, Nagpur & Hyderabad.

NOTE: For Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Pune, Thrissur, Nagpur & Hyderabad fees contact our Counselors directly.

  • Bangalore: +91-9591001000
  • Chennai: +91-9600078100
  • Mangalore: +91-7624955282
  • Pune (Swargate ): +91-9637322555
  • Pune (Bibewadi): +91-7720073335 & 9011331922
  • Thrissur: +91-9591001000
  • Nagpur: +91-9591001000
  • Hyderabad: +91-9591001000

For more information on NIFT Online Coaching, speak to us on the chat interface at the bottom of the screen or fill the DQ Labs Enquiry Form and our counsellors will call you back.

NIFT 2022 Top Scorers from DQ Labs


  • Hansini tripathi
    Rank - 6

  • Asmita Amla
    Rank - 95

  • Prachi S Kothari
    Rank - 242

  • Akshaya
    Rank - 400

  • Shamini S
    Rank - 442

  • Aawishya Immanuel
    Rank - 522

  • Nethra Shrikanth
    Rank - 535

  • Johann Santosh
    Rank - 552

  • Mohi Kunwar
    Rank - 787

  • Diya Mantri
    Rank - 815





















NIFT 2021 Top Scorers from DQ Labs


  • Pragathi
    Rank - 22

  • Neeraja
    Rank - 35

  • Anika Shim
    Rank - 37

  • Madhumitha
    Rank - 55

  • Rachitha Ballal
    Rank - 84

  • Aviva Muddappa
    Rank - 107

  • Sheryl Thomas
    Rank - 144

  • GN Nivedhana
    Rank - 145

  • Srinidhi Rajesh
    Rank - 154

  • Natasha D Souza
    Rank - 165

  • Dhriti Verma
    Rank - 166

  • Lakshya K
    Rank - 179

  • Beathrice Roy
    Rank - 229

  • Anuya Karangale
    Rank - 257

  • Rethika Ravi
    Rank - 288

  • Melinda Poorani
    Rank - 331

  • Pavithra
    Rank - 332

  • Sathvika Muthukumar
    Rank - 365

  • AP Sanjeevini
    Rank - 429

  • Taruna Balamurugan
    Rank - 516

  • Sanjana B
    Rank - 521

  • Akshay V
    Rank - 577

  • Varsha Satheesh
    Rank - 607

  • Sarah Mariam Thomas
    Rank - 645

  • Diya Hegde
    Rank - 716

  • Krishivardhani G
    Rank - 751

  • Madhav Umashankar
    Rank - 760

  • Krishna Priyan
    Rank - 793

  • Supraja Vaidoorya K
    Rank - 793

  • Alen Biju Varghese
    Rank - 865

  • Aparna S Nair
    Rank - 876

  • Neha Santhosh
    Rank - 954

  • D K Shree Kavya
    Rank - 963

  • Lokesh Kumawat
    Rank - 975

































































DQ Labs Hall of Fame NIFT 2021

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NIFT 2020 Top Scorers from DQ Labs


  • Smrithi Subramaniam
    Rank - 12

  • Nidhi Rao
    Rank - 27

  • Harini Suresh
    Rank - 41

  • Ananya Jain
    Rank - 46

  • Vidhi Mandoth
    Rank - 52

  • Sriya Vedarth
    Rank - 66

  • Mridhula Jain
    Rank - 69

  • Vibha Arvind
    Rank - 85

  • Swetha D
    Rank - 87

  • Ananya Narayan
    Rank - 97

  • Yashashvi Rana
    Rank - 111

  • Rajul Jain
    Rank - 117

  • Ananya D V
    Rank - 123

  • Archita Pattanayak
    Rank - 153

  • Vamika Jawahar
    Rank - 188

  • Shamita Rao
    Rank - 198

  • Avisya V
    Rank - 214

  • Ganesh B S
    Rank - 217

  • Arun Surya M
    Rank - 217

  • Sharfaa Hayath
    Rank - 243

  • Prisha Gurram
    Rank - 266

  • Girish Kumar N
    Rank - 275

  • Arundathi Rajan
    Rank - 307

  • Harshavardhan P
    Rank - 311

  • Arjun S.T
    Rank - 351

  • Kriti Suda
    Rank - 393

  • Samskruthi K G
    Rank - 397

  • Haritha Satya Sai
    Rank - 428

  • Samyatha S
    Rank - 431

  • Sinduja B
    Rank - 455

  • Maanasa Srikanth
    Rank - 496

  • Nayana S
    Rank - 549

  • Dhanusha Selvaraj
    Rank - 550

  • Aanchal A Das
    Rank - 556

  • Shruti Sri Ravi
    Rank - 615

  • Tanya Choudhary
    Rank - 686

  • Ria Bose
    Rank - 706

  • Anushka Mehta
    Rank - 768

  • Erica Jome
    Rank - 796

  • Keerthanna A
    Rank - 826

  • Kavya Gopu
    Rank - 837

  • Adarsh Thekkoodan Babu
    Rank - 887

  • Nikita Dhamija
    Rank - 902

  • Ishita Galada
    Rank - 916

  • Isha Gandhi
    Rank - 958
























































































DQ Labs Hall of Fame NIFT 2020

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NIFT 2018 Top Scorers from DQ Labs


  • Sirigowri
    Rank - 2

  • Janani
    Rank - 10

  • Rhea Moras
    Rank - 35

  • Anmol Venkatesh
    Rank - 42

  • Sushmita Basak
    Rank - 55

  • Anusha Parashar
    Rank - 93










DQ Labs Hall of Fame NIFT 2018

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NIFT 2017 Top Scorers from DQ Labs


  • Seemran Pookulangara
    Rank - 7










NIFT Exam FAQs

National Institute of Fashion Technology is India’s premiere set of institutes for Fashion Design & Fashion Technology with the objective of providing professional human resources to the textile and apparel industry. They offer UG, PG & Research Programs in Fashion. NIFTs are the most sought-after school for all fashion aspirants in India. There are 16 NIFT’s across India located in - Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gandhinagar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Kannur, Patna, Raebarelli, Kangra, Bhopal, Shillong & Srinagar. The institute comes under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

NIFT provides the following programs at their campuses

  • Undergraduate Design Programs BDes (4 years) in Fashion Design, Accessory Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication, Leather Design, & Textile Design.
  • Undergraduate Fashion Technology Programs BFTech (4 years)
  • Postgraduate Design Programs MDes (2 years)
  • Postgraduate Fashion Technology Programs MFTech (2 years)
  • Postgraduate Management Programs MFM (2 years)

Students are ideally required to know their preferred stream of interest. In general, some of the popular programs are Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Accessory Design.

Interested candidates need to apply to NIFT, generally around October to December each year. NIFT Written exams generally happen towards the end of January every year. The results of the NIFT Written Exam are declared around March. Shortlisted students may attend NIFT Situation Test.

The NIFT Situation Test examination generally happens in April / May each year and results are declared within 30 days. Students are awarded ranks and are required to attend the online counselling sessions to choose their preferred NIFT Campus options.

The NIFT BFTech is a single stage entrance Written Examination which comprises of a 3 hour General Ability Test (GAT).

NIFT Written exams generally happen towards the end of January every year. The results of the NIFT Written Exam are declared around March. Students are awarded ranks and are required to attend the online counselling sessions to choose their preferred NIFT Campus options.

NIFT Written exams generally happen towards the end of January every year. The results of the NIFT Written Exam are declared around March. Shortlisted students may attend NIFT Situation Test.

The NIFT Situation Test examination generally happens in April / May each year and results are declared within 30 days. Students are awarded ranks and are required to attend the online counselling sessions to choose their preferred NIFT Campus options.

For BDes, students of any stream may apply - science, commerce, arts.

For B.F Tech, Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects

The NIFT BDes entrance examination happens in two stages - Written Examination and Situation Test. The NIFT Written Examination comprises of a 3 hour Creative Ability Test (CAT) and a 2 hour General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates shortlisted in the written exam qualify for the Situation Test.

Admission is based on a weightage given to results of both the Written Examination and the Situation Test in the following manner and may be subject to change each year:

  • CAT 50% Weightage
  • GAT 30% Weightage
  • Situation Test 20% Weightage

The NIFT MDes entrance examination happens in two stages - Written Examination, Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI). The NIFT Written Examination comprises of a 3 hour Creative Ability Test (CAT) and 2 hour General Ability Test (GAT). Candidates shortlisted in the written exam qualify for the GD / PI.

Admission is based on a weightage given to results of both the Written Examination and the GD / PI in the following manner and may be subject to change each year:

  • CAT 40% Weightage
  • GAT 30% Weightage
  • GD / PI 20% Weightage

In general, about 25,000 to 30,000 students apply to secure admissions for 2,700 UG seats + 220+ PG Seats available at all NIFT’s.

Preparing for the NIFT BDes entrance exam involves preparing first for the NIFT Written Exams and then preparing for the NIFT Situation Test. To crack the NIFT Written exam, you need to prepare for both Aptitude & Sketching. Understanding the structure of the exams is critical

For Aptitude: This heatmap should help you. It is available for all students who sign up on DQ Edge. Once you understand it, you need to take the Mock test papers & past year question papers.

NIFT UG Heatmap

For Sketching: You may use the social learning features of DQ Edge. You may upload your sketches for past year question papers or mock tests and also see what your peer group has done for the same sketches.

Sketch Upload

The objective type tests (GAT) will have negative marking. The negative marking will be 25% of the full marks for the question for each wrong answer.

Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to take 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. No additional material will be provided / allowed. The model will be evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. Since the medium of instruction in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English.

The list of materials that students can carry into the exam are below - however, the admit card has the necessary details

  • Black ball point pen (to mark the answers in the OMR sheet)
  • Lead pencils (of varying grades)
  • Dry colours (such as oil pastels/colour pencils/sketch pens etc)
  • Eraser
  • Sharpeners
  • Ruler

Limited scholarships are available at NIFT institutes.

These are based on merit and performance.

Some scholarships are based upon the performance in the foundation year and the Annual Family Income of the student.

Other scholarships are available for the toppers of the 2nd and 3rd years in UG course and 1st year in PG Course.

The most popular NIFT campuses are Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore - however, this is an indication of popularity. It is not an indication of one being better than the other

FDDI Exam FAQs

Footwear Design and Development Institute is a central government institute established under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is ranked as an Institute of National Importance under the FDDI Act of 2017. FDDI has 12 campuses around India and is involved in the development and growth of the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors.

FDDI offers Bachelor and Master Degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Fashion Design, Retail & Fashion Merchandise and Leather Goods & Accessories Design, besides offering short term Industry specific programmes.

Admission to FDDI is through the All India Selection Test (held in June in 2022). UCEED scores are also accepted for admission to the B.Des courses at FDDI.

The FDDI AIST entrance exam is a written exam that tests you on your knowledge and aptitude in the areas of Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Business Aptitude & Design Aptitude. Understanding the structure of the exams is critical

This heatmap should help you. It is available for all students who sign up on DQ Edge. Once you understand it, you need to take the NIFT Theory Mock test papers & past year question papers.

FDDI Heatmap

All FDDI institutes have good facilities for research and learning, expert faculty and excellent tuition. There are 7 FDDI Campuses noted as Centres of Excellence. FDDI Hyderabad is a Centre of Excellence of Design. FDDI Noida and Roftak are also considered highly.

FDDI (Footwear Design & Development Institute) course in footwear design and production is very well regarded. Fashion Designing course at FDDI is also of a high standard. FDDI has very good facilities including labs and the faculty comes from the premier design institutes like NID and NIFT. Placements across courses are also very good.

You may follow the steps given on the official FDDI website. Please read all the conditions carefully.


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