NIFT 2018 Answer Key, Analysis & Question Paper

Last Updated - January 22 2018

NIFT Entrance Exam 2018 was held on January 21, 2018 across 32 test cities in India. NIFT 2018 response key will be published by the National Institute of Fashion Technology on its official website, i.e. 2018 Cut off is the closing rank that will be released section and campus-wide by NIFT New Delhi.

  • The difficulty level of first sitting of Creative Ability Test (CAT) was higher as compared to last year. Check NIFT 2018 Paper Analysis
  • The overall difficulty level of NIFT 2018 was slightly higher as compared to earlier years.
  • GAT was turned out to be moderate.
  • NIFT 2018 Result will be declared in the month of February/March 2018.

As part of NIFT Admission Procedure, aspirants have to first complete a written entrance test. Basis the written exam, aspirants are selected for further rounds including Situation Test and Interview round. On the contrary, aspirants want admission in BFTech, MFTech and MFM courses at NIFT, have to appear for only GAT. Once aspirants complete all these rounds, they are provided seats at Colleges Accepting NIFT Exam Scores.  Students who wish to pursue B.Des and M.Des programs have to take both, Creative Ability Test (CAT) and General Ability Test (GAT).

How to Download NIFT 2018 Response Key?

To download the NIFT response key, aspirants obligatory to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Visit the official website of NIFT i.e. to reach the NIFT Response Key.
  2. Click on the link that displays, 'NIFT 2018 Response Key'
  3. After clicking on the link, a PDF file of NIFT 2018 response key will appear on your screen.
  4. Cross-check the marks mentioned in the NIFT 2018 response key.
  5. Download and save the NIFT 2018 response key.

Marking Scheme of NIFT 2018 Response Key

To calculate the probable marks scored on the entrance exam, it is indeed important for the aspirants to know the marking scheme of NIFT 2018 response key.

The below table lists the NIFT 2018 marking scheme for GAT (for B.Des and M.Des courses).

GAT for B.Des

SubjectTotal number of QuestionsMarks
English Comprehension2525
Quantitative Ability2020
General Knowledge and Present Affairs1515
Communication Ability2525
Analytical Ability1515

GAT for M.Des

SubjectTotal number of QuestionsMarks
Analytical Ability2525
Communication Ability3030
Quantitative Ability2020
General Knowledge and Present Affairs1515
English Comprehension3030

How to Calculate Marks with NIFT 2018 Response Key?

  • It is evident that there will be only an approximation of the marks attained by the aspirants in NIFT 2018 and the actual marks will only be known when the NIFT Result 2018 is officially available.
  • First, aspirants should be certain of the response key as they have downloaded response key of the same set which they have appeared in the entrance exam of NIFT 2018.
  • The response key will have the responsibility to the questions and it will be updated online as per the sets viz., set A, set B, set C, and set D.
  • Aspirants obligatory to keep the negative marking in consideration while calculating the marks.

NIFT Analysis 2018

The aim of the test was to test aspirants' color sensibilities and aesthetics while also testing them on their product designing skills.

Creative Ability Test (CAT) Analysis

This test is administered to judge the intuitive ability, power of observation in concept development and design ability of the aspirant. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

The Creative Ability Test (CAT) had three questions to be attempted.

The first question was based on color sensibilities: The students had a choice of four themes from which they needed to attempt any two. This was a 30 marks question. The choices were (a) Cocoon to butterfly (b) Dawn to Night (c) Spring to autumn and (d) Shiny metallic to Rust. The visible changes were to be shown that occur in each procedure only via the expression of colors. They were to show the improvements on from one to another only via colors which were to be filled in a series of 10 blocks.

The second question offered the students with 4 set of choices in which they had to attempt any two. It was a 30 marks question, This had to be done in the pattern offered which included seven concentric circles. The themes were (a) Sorrow (b) Happiness (c) Rebellious (d) Astonishment. This question again was to test the psychological and emotional connect of the students with colors based on his or her color interpretation.

In the third question was of 40 marks and the students were specifically instructed NOT to color or shade. In this question, students had to design 4 products, giving as many three-dimensional details as possible, they had to make their designs on any one of the shapes out of triangle, square, circle and rectangle. All the four products were to be designed from the one shape chosen. The categories asked were (a) A textile print (b) A footwear product (c) A table utility product (d) A clothing utility product.

General Ability Test (GAT) Analysis

1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test was to test the quantitative ability of the aspirants. The subtest consisted 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: This was to test the language ability of the aspirants in day to day communication in English. It comprises questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one-word substitutes, idioms and phrases, accurate spellings, comprehends a situation from a given passage etc.

3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This was designed to test the aspirant’s capacity for inference and logic from the given information and to evaluate the aspirant’s ability to identify a given problem and apply reasoning in solving the core allots of the problem. Concepts and exercise of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.

4) General Knowledge and Present Affairs: This was designed to test the aspirant’s general knowledge and present affairs.

5) Case Study: This was based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the aspirant’s managerial ability.

The comprehension was on the tougher side of all sections and saw eight passages of moderate length but the language was fairly comprehensible. Reasoning and English language were on the expected line. Questions on individualities were also there. This year the business awareness questions dominated the general knowledge section as such with questions from advertisements regarding company names, products, brand ambassadors, taglines etc.

Creative Ability Test (CAT) appeared more comfortable to the candidates as compared to GAT. As the relative weight of CAT and GAT from one course to other, a permutation and combinations of the scores in these two sections will be at work while getting a call for the next level.

Cutoff for NIFT 2018

The Institute is expected to release the closing ranks for 2018 admissions in the month of May/June. 

In the meantime, candidates can check below NIFT Cut off 2018 admissions for all the provided programmes across all campuses for general category:

Campus wise NIFT cut off

NIFT CampusProgramQuotaLast Merit Rank
KangraFashion CommunicationHome State3699
SrinagarFashion DesignHome State4418
KangraApparel ProductionHome State1589
KangraAccessory DesignHome State3012
KangraTextile DesignHome State4861
KannurKnitwear DesignHome State2236
RaebareliLeather DesignOther State2074

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