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NIFT BACHELOR OF DESIGN (B.Des.) COURSE Exam Pattern

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Date of Test : 20th January 2019

PROGRAMMES Test Test Timings
Bachelor of Design CAT 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
  GAT 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm

 




The candidates applying for this programme will be administered with General Ability Test (GAT) and Creative Ability Test (CAT) for the written entrance examination and On the basis of result of written test GAT and CAT, B.Des candidates will be called for second test called Situation Test.

There is no negative marking. Each right answer will be awarded 1 mark.

The weightage assigned to each test in the final merit list of the entrance examination is as under:

CAT  50%

GAT 30%

SITUATION TEST 20%

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GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) FOR Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) : This test will comprise of various sections as given below:
1) Quantitative Ability
2) Communication Ability
3) English Comprehension
4) Analytical Ability
5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs

The number of questions may vary in each section year to year.

TEST STRUCTURE :

PROGRAMME

BDES

PAPER NAME

GAT

LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST

English

TEST DURATION (MIN)

120

Sections

No. of Questions

Quantitative Ability

20

Communication Ability

25

English Comprehension

25

Analytical Ability

15

General Knowledge and Current
Affairs

15

TOTAL

100

 




1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub-test may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, etc.
3) English Comprehension: This sub-test is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage and test of basic English language.
4) Analytical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.
5) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

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CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT): This test is administered to judge the intuition skill, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

SITUATION TEST :
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo 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.
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 / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be
in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.