1.The first thing that you need to do to begin your preparation is to have a complete idea about the syllabus. Stick to the prescribed syllabus of the NIFT entrance exam.
2.Set objectives of what you wish to achieve and in how much time. Decide on how much time you wish to spend on each section and plan your preparation accordingly. Practice is the key to success.
3.Try to sketch almost anything and everything you come across. Browse through various newspapers, magazines and online sites. Take ideas from various advertisements, posters, banners etc., you come across.
4.Sketching skill is one of the most important requirements. Your creativity and your ideas would mean nothing if you could not put them onto paper. Keep your eraser away from you while practicing. It’ll help your lines become bolder and confident.
5.Give importance to detailing where ever required, like the face of a human figure or the human’s outfits etc.
6.Try to master the skills of human illustration. Concentrate more in proportions, form etc.
7.Calligraphy skills come handy in posters, banner design, etc. Learn and practice different styles of lettering as they can come handy.
8.While sketching first make a light sketch and later darken the drawing once you are confident about it. This helps you save time erasing mistakes. Please use quality color pencils.
9.Planning is very important. First plan your ideas and then start on with sketching.
10.Start off with simple ones like logo design or t-shirt design. Go for the complicated ones like scene drawing later. You only have limited time to answer the questions. You need to be quick while solving the problems.