6 Preparation Tips for NIFT Situation Test 2024

NIFT situation test 2024 will be conducted as the second stage of the NIFT 2024 admission process for the B.Des program. Candidates will be shortlisted for the Situation Test based on their performance in the written exams. The test will be conducted in an offline mode. Here we bring six easy tips to prepare for the NIFT situation test below.

NIFT offers the following five design courses at its 18 campuses – Bachelor of Design (BDes), Master of Design (MDes), Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech), Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech), and Master of Fashion Management (MFM).

The NIFT admission process varies from course to course. For the MFTech and MFM courses admission aspirants need to take the General Ability Test (GAT) and appear for the PI admission round. M.Des applicants need to first appear in the GAT and CAT written tests, and if shortlisted next appear in the PI.

Meanwhile, B.Des applicants who get shortlisted based on GAT and CAT scores, have to next appear in a Situation Test.

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For the BFTech course, candidates are offered admission only based on their performance in the GAT.

NIFT 2024 exam update

The NIFT 2024 written exam will be conducted tentatively in the 1st week of February 2024. Application forms for NIFT 2024 are expected to commence in the 1st week of November 2024.

Candidates who qualify in the written exams have to next appear in the Situation Test (B.Des)/ PI (PG courses).

The Situation Test (B.Des)/ PI (PG courses) will be conducted tentatively in April 2024.

Before we dig deep into how to prepare for the Situation Test, let’s pause for a bit and check out its exam pattern.

NIFT 2024 Situation Test – Exam Pattern 

The Situation Test will be of two hours duration and will be conducted in an offline, center-based mode. The details of the exam center allocated to the candidate will be mentioned on the NIFT 2024 admit card for the Situation Test.

NIFT Situation Test: Procedure

The Situation Test is a practical examination and is given 20% weightage in NIFT admissions.

Test Weightage
CAT 50%
GAT 30%
Situation Test 20%

As part of the NIFT Situation Test, aspirants are given some materials using which they have to create a model and accompany the same with a caption and a short write-up explaining the 3D model made by the student.

NIFT Situation Test 2024: Evaluation Parameters

Some points on which candidates are evaluated in the NIFT Situation Test are mentioned below:

  • Conceptualization Skills
  • Creative use of materials provided
  • Innovative ideas
  • Composition of elements
  • Color scheme
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Working methodology
  • Overall presentation
  • Neatness

Thus, when an aspirant is about to leave the exam hall, he/she needs to ensure that the area where the model is placed is clean. They also need to ensure that their roll number, write-up, and worksheets are placed properly on the table and any extra items should be thrown in the dustbin.

A lot of importance is given to the write-up and caption given to the model by the candidate.

Another important point to note is that, in the NIFT Situation Test, candidates are closely watched and even marked on how well they have been able to manage time while preparing their 3D model.

How to prepare for NIFT Situation Test 2024?

In the NIFT Situation Test, every candidate is evaluated on their ability to handle the material provided to them to make 3D models. Thus, some steps that aspirants can take to perform well in NIFT Situation Test 2024 are as follows:

  • Observe all the things around you, like leaves, tables, chairs, cars, human faces, etc., and try to take inspiration from them
  • Try to think of a topic and what models you can make depicting the mood, look, and feel for that topic/product/item
  • Develop an idea of what to expect in the Situation test by going through the previous year’s questions asked in the NIFT Situation Test.
  • Think of a concept, first sketch what you have in mind and thereafter try to create what you have in mind using different materials.
  • Try working with different materials to find out how to cut and combine them with other materials. Some of the materials one must work with are:
Ivory sheets Cardboard
Thermocol (thick & thin) Glaze papers
Plasticine clay Copper wire
Kite papers Handmade sheet
Cellophane Fabric
Thread Colored clay
Ribbon Rubber band
Thumb pins Straw
Aluminum foil Aluminum sheet
Sun pack Mount board
Ice Cream Sticks Cotton
Tissue Paper Foam
Straw pipe Mouldable aluminium wire
Transparency sheet Cotton
Rubber sheet Gift wrapping sheet
Beads & sequences Ice cream sticks

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the NIFT Situation Test, and why is it important?

A: The NIFT Situation Test is a hands-on test that evaluates a candidate’s material handling and innovative abilities. It is crucial as it assesses practical skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

Q: How should I plan my preparation for the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Plan your preparation by understanding the test format, practicing with sample materials, and focusing on improving your creative thinking and execution skills.

Q: What are the key components of effective preparation for the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Effective preparation involves practicing with various materials, working on time management, honing spatial visualization skills, and developing a unique creative approach.

Q: Can I get guidance on the type of materials to practice with for the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Yes, BRDS guides the types of materials suitable for the NIFT Situation Test. Practice with materials like thermocol, clay, paper, and fabric to enhance your skills.

Q: How can I improve my creativity for the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Enhance creativity by engaging in regular sketching, observing your surroundings, exploring different art forms, and seeking inspiration from diverse sources.

Q: Is it beneficial to join an online coaching program for NIFT Situation Test preparation?

A: Yes, online coaching programs, like those offered by BRDS, provide expert guidance, practice materials, and personalized feedback, significantly enhancing your preparation.

Q: Can you provide tips for managing time during the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Time management is crucial. Practice with mock tests to improve your speed and efficiency. Allocate specific time for each task during practice sessions.

Q: How should I approach problem-solving in the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Develop a systematic approach to problem-solving by breaking down tasks, prioritizing steps, and ensuring a balance between creativity and execution.

Q: Are there specific techniques to enhance spatial visualization skills for the NIFT Situation Test?

A: Yes, practice spatial visualization by working on puzzles, engaging in 3D modeling, and regularly sketching objects from different angles.

Q: How can I receive personalized feedback on my NIFT Situation Test preparations?

A: Enrolling in BRDS’s online coaching program allows you to receive personalized feedback from experienced mentors, helping you identify areas for improvement.