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  • 95% DQ Students have cleared NIFT
  • Faculty from NIFT & NID
  • 50+ DQ Students have secured admission to Fashion Design programs abroad

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Path to become a Fashion Designer

One can become a Fashion Designer at an undergraduate level

Career Path

Fashion Design Exams to prepare for & Universities to Target:

  • NIFT (UG & PG): To get into 15 NIFT campuses across India under UG & PG level - NIFT offers B.Des., B.F.Tech. degrees for 4-year undergraduate and M.Des., M.F.Tech. and M.F.M degrees for 2 year Post Graduate Degree Programs. Download the NIFT 2019 Brochure for more information.
  • Other Fashion Design Entrance Exams: There are other options for getting admission into new and established universities which offer their own B.Des & M.Des programs. These other colleges have their own entrance exams and admission procedure. Some of the design colleges are listed below:

All NIFT Design colleges have a 3 stage admission process - Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Studio Test & Interview with Portfolio review. So aspirants must have a significant approach to their preparation.

NIFT ENTRANCE EXAM

NIFT exam consist of two rounds.

1. Round 1: Written Test

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

2. Round 2: Situation Test / Group Discussion / Interview

  • Situation Test – B.Des Applicants only
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview – For M.Des, M.F.Tech, & M.F.M Applicants only

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT):

This test will comprise of various sections as given below:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability
  • Current Affairs and General Knowledge

CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT):

The CAT judges the power of observation in concept development, intuitive ability, and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of CAT is the innovative and creative use of color and illustration skills.

Situation Test :

The aspirants shortlisted for B.Des from the prelims written exam need to give a situation test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for innovative ability and material handling on a given situation with a given set of materials. No additional material will be allowed/provided. The model will be evaluated on space visualization, creative use of given material, innovative, construction skill, the composition of elements, color scheme, the finesse of the model, and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed. The write-up will be in English Since the medium of instruction in NIFT Exam is English. For write-up in any other language, No marks will be given.

Group Discussions:

Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD will be of around 15 to 20 minutes which will be the discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will judge the candidates on various parameters including:

  • Conceptual clarity
  • Knowledge of the topic assigned
  • Contribution made to the topic
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to generate new ideas
  • Problem solving approach
  • Leadership qualities
  • Effective communication

Personal Interview:

Candidates shall be evaluated on the various parameters as listed below by a panel, in the Personal Interview:

  • Career orientation
  • Aptness for the course
  • Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
  • Communication
  • General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking.

What is the sectional weightage for NIFT Entrance Exam?

Programmes Test Weightage
Bachelor Of Design CAT
GAT
Situation Test
50%
30%
20%
Master Of Design CAT
GAT
GD/PI
40%
30%
30%
Bachelor Of Fashion Technology GAT 100%
Master Of Fashion Technology GAT
GD/PI
70%
30%
Master Of Fashion Management GAT
GD/PI
70%
30%

Primary Departments in Design Colleges

Generally, the first year is common and students choose their specializations in their subsequent academic years. various specialization courses are listed below:

Bachelor Programmes - Bachelor of Design (B.Des) - Design

  • Fashion Design (FD) - Provides holistic inputs on generic design with focused approach towards apparel inculcates the ability to develop and channelize creativity.
  • Leather Design (LD) - Lays emphasis on Fashion, Footwear and Accessories Industry while focusing on an integrative design perspective within the Industry requirements.
  • Accessory Design (AD) - A comprehensive study of fashion accessory, design processes on a social/cultural context
  • Textile Design (TD) - Stresses on Woven, print design, embroidery and surface embellishment are the core textile subjects.
  • Knitwear Design (KD) - Focuses on Knitwear apparel, Garment Construction, Pattern Making for Knits, Flat and Circular Knitting, Computerized Flat Knitting etc.
  • Fashion Communication (FC) - An extensive study of brand identity, visual merchandising and fashion journalism.

Bachelor Programme - Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech.) - Technology

  • Apparel Production (AP) - The course curriculum aims to introduce different essential streams including apparel manufacturing technology, information technology, quality management, etc.

Master Programmes

  • Master of Design (M.Des.) - ‘Master of Design’ degree caters to this multi-disciplinary and dynamic nature of job profiles that seek professionals who can work in versatile environments.
  • Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M) - In this course they are exposed to creative merchandising/ marketing, innovative fashion management practices, Information technology developments, directions of fashion trends and business practices through field visits and industry internships
  • Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech.) - The programme adopts a holistic approach towards cultivating postgraduate students meant for techno managerial roles in the fashion and allied manufacturing sector.

Note: Fashion Design has its own programmes classified into various courses which are covered in detail on our Fashion Design Page.

DQ Labs Coaching for NIFT Design Programs (Indian and Global universities)

Design Quotient Labs (DQ LABS) provides unique Design Training Programs in which we successfully train creative students to get admission into their dream university. Students from DQ Labs have secured admissions into prestigious design universities like NIFT (UG /PG), India; Carnegie Melon University, USA; Instituto Europo di Design, Italy etc amongst others.

The students are mentored and guided by professional designers from elite institutes like IIT, NID, NIFT etc. who have previously worked with globally renowned design studios. The coaching programme for NIFT Entrance Exam is very comprehensive because it covers the entire syllabus and prepares them for the General Ability Test (GAT), Creative Ability Test (CAT), Situation Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Similarly, students targetting other premier colleges in India and abroad are also guided accordingly. To know more about DQ LABS click here.

DQ LABS teaching methodology and study material for Fashion Design (NIFT) entrance exam preparation is a result of years of experience which we have gained through mentoring thousands of aspirants at our design studios in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and Mangalore.

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    NIFT
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    NIFT
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    NIFT
    Chennai

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    NIFT
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    NIFT
    Chennai

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

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    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Arul Krishnan
    NID
    Chennai

  • Ashwathi Ramesh
    NID
    Bangalore

  • Ayushi Katare
    NID
    Satna

  • Hema
    NID
    Mysore

  • Mridhu Jhangiania
    NID
    Bangalore

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    NID - Design for Retail Experience

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    NID
    Cuttack

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    NID
    Bangalore

  • Nikhil K Vaidya
    NID - Toy and Game
    Bangalore

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    NID
    Chennai

  • Ramya R
    NID - Furniture and Interior Design

  • Sony Salma
    NID
    Rourkela

  • Sharath R
    NID
    Bangalore

  • Sindu MS
    NID - Information and Interface Design

  • Donna Partha
    NID UG
    Coorg

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    NID - Graphic Design
    Mumbai

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    NID - Lifestyle Accessory Design

  • Tripti Srivatsava
    NID - Graphic Design
    Bangalore

  • Ramya S M
    NID UG
    Delhi

  • Neha G
    NID
    Delhi

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    NID - Transportation and Automobile Design

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    CEED
    Chennai

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    CEED
    Bangalore

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    CEED
    Bangalore

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    CEED
    Assam

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    Bangalore
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    Belgaum

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    CEED
    Delhi

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    CEED
    Cuttack

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    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Omkar R
    CEED
    Dharwad

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    CEED
    Bangalore

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    CEED
    Bhubaneshwar

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    CEED
    Assam

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    CEED
    Pune

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    CEED
    Bangalore

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    CEED
    Bhubaneshwar

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    CEED
    Rourkela

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    CEED
    Bangalore

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    CEED
    Bangalore

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    Bangalore

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    NATA Score: 152
    Pune

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    NATA Score: 144
    Chennai

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    NATA Score: 139
    Karnataka Rank 1

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    NATA Score: 139
    New Delhi

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    NATA Score: 138
    Bangalore

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    NATA Score: 137
    VAdodara

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    NATA Score: 137
    Bangalore

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    NATA Score: 135
    Bangalore

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    NATA Score: 134
    Mangalore

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    Guwahati

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    Karnataka

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    Manipur

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    NATA Score: 133
    Bangalore

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    Vadodara

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    NATA Score: 132
    Gurgaon

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    NATA Score: 130
    Karnataka

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    NATA Score: 130
    Karnataka

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    NATA Score: 130
    Indore

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    New Delhi

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    NATA Score: 132
    Karnataka

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    NATA Score: 128
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    NATA Score: 124
    Karnataka Rank: 4

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    Karnataka Rank: 5

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    NATA Score: 124
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    NATA Score: 123
    Karnataka Rank: 19

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    NATA Score: 120
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