Test Content at a glance
1. NIFT Entrance Exam
In order to assess your ability to pursue the program, National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct entrance examination which will comprise of the following tests:
• General Ability Test (GAT)
• Creative Ability Test(CAT)
• Situation Test (Not applicable for Bachelor of Fashion Technology)
There are 100 questions of one mark each.
The General Ability Test will comprise of the following subtests:
• Quantitative Ability
• Communication Ability
• English Comprehension
• Analytical Ability
• Business Domain Test
• Thematic Apperception Test
This is a three hour test. Max. Marks: 100
This test is administered to judge the skill, power of observation, innovation and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the candidate’s use of color and illustration. i) There are four questions in this paper and all the questions are compulsory.
ii) Question No. 1 is sub-divided into 15 questions of two marks each with (a), (b) or © as options for answers. Candidates have to indicate the answer in the box by marking (a), (b) or (c).
iii) Question No. 2, 3 and 4 are descriptive and are of 20, 25 and 20 marks each.
Candidates shortlisted for B.Des from the written exam are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidates skills for material handling and innovative ability on any given situation with a given set of materials. The Situation Test is not applicable for those applying for Bachelor of Fashion Technology.
2. WAT (Wigan Aptitude Test) for WLCI School of Fashion, New Delhi
The Admission Process is a three tier process comprising of the WLC Admission Test (WAT), Interview and Post Interview Counseling.
WAT tests are conducted every weekend in the months of February & March. Once you apply, you will be scheduled for a WAT test.
3. PEARL ACADEMY OF FASHION – PAF GPT + DAT
Candidates answer the General Proficiency Test (GPT) in English language to demonstrate their proficiency in the language (comprehension, vocabulary and expression), basic mathematics, logic, etc. They also have to appear for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT), which examines candidates’ aptitude for creativity, drawing and communication skills
4. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) for Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
Admission to SID will be according to the following process.
Level 1 – SET for Design: The result of SET for Design will be put up on the SET website as per the schedule. If a candidate qualifies SET , he/she would be eligible to appear for Studio Test.
Level 2 – Studio Test will be conducted at SID, Pune campus. If a candidate qualifies in the Studio Test, he/she is eligible to appear for Personal Interview.
Level 3 – Personal Interview will be conducted at SID, Pune campus on the same day as the Studio Test.
5. Manipal University Design Aptitude Test (MU DAT)
Manipal offers the following courses in fashion design: Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) & Bachelor of Science (Fashion Design- Couture)
Admission to these courses is through the MU DAT. The Test duration is of 2 hours, Design Ability Test. Design Ability Test conducted for 100 marks examines the design aptitude in terms of creativity, drawing, innovation and visual communication.