Some Good Books to Study for NIFT Exam Preparation

Established in 1986, under the patronage of the ministry of textiles, NIFT is the country’s premier institute of fashion designing, management and technology.

It is a dream destination to be in for students aspiring to hone their fashion design sensibilities.

Like every year, this year too there will be thousands of aspirants appearing for NIFT2020

Each year around 20,000 and only 2400 get their admission.

The statistics prove the demanding nature of the entrance exam. A thorough knowledge of the curriculum along with effective preparation strategy can set you apart from others.

NIFT Entrance Exam Pattern – UG

Phase 1: Written Exam (GAT/CAT).

Phase 2: Situation Test.

Creative Ability Test (CAT) – is a 3 hour long exam that tests the aspirants on their observation power, design ability and illustration skills

General Ability Test (GAT) – is a 2 hour long test that evaluates you on:

Quantitative ability

Communication ability and English Analytical Ability and Logical Ability

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

NIFT 2020 Situation Test-

NIFT 2020 Situation Test – is a practical exam that contains 20 per cent weight age. It is a material handling test, where candidates are evaluated on:

Conceptualization Skills – Aesthetic appeal.

Colour scheme – Working methodology

Innovative ideas – Overall presentation

Composition of elements – Neatness

Creative use of materials provided.

Preparation for NIFT Books

Quantitative Ability

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma (2018)

The book contains detailed explanation with numerous questions to practice, in increasing the order of difficulty. Aptitude is the toughest part along with reasoning.

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh Kumar (2018)

A most significant book on quantitative aptitude – that tests your analytical and logical ability for solving complex problems. With more than 300 concepts discussed and over 4000 fully solved problems.


NCERT Math Books Class 6 –10, & 11- 12-

For your CAT preparation NCERT books are recommended to brush up on the conceptual know how.

Verbal Ability

How to Prepare for Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (2018).

The book contains a lot of practice exercises. It also contains critical reasoning & vocabulary builder. The Comprehension section is critical.

Pearson Guide to Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability for CAT by Nishit Sinha (2016).

Designed in a hierarchical order of difficulty, it is a crisp, clear and comprehensive book, where the aspirant can judge his preparation and recognize the areas that need to be worked upon.

Logical Reasoning

A Modern Approach by R.S.Agarwal (2018).

The book contains all types of questions and solved examples in a classified manner and retains the structure and key strengths of the previous edition

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma (2011)

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning is a key section of the CAT and accounts for one third of total marks. Logical Reasoning is vital. Both the books adopt a calibrated approach. Contains REACTION TRACKER, LOD 2 and LOD 3, and mock test papers.

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

With a Superior Vocabulary enriching vocabulary, mastering the language the book is a must read for preparation.

501 Word Analogies Questions and Answers Paperback – Import, 5 Aug 2002 by Learning Express.

GK & (current affairs and fashion & industry awareness) –

Static General Knowledge by A.P. Bhardwaj and S. Chand’s Advanced Objective General Knowledge.

Manorama Yearbook

Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant

All these GK books cover the current affairs and GK topics in great depth.

English Language

Objective General English (R.S. Aggarwal) Paperback – 15 Mar 2017by R S Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal

Market leaders in the subject that help you score high in the General English paper of most competitive examinations

High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

Is one of the most widely used books, emphasises on the effective learning

NIFT 2020 Situation Test-

National Institute of Fashion Technology (Entrance Exam Books 2018) – SITUATION Test, CAT, GAT, MAT, by Dr. D. Mittal

It prepares the candidates in communicative ability, quantitative aptitude, and creativity


NIFT: Previous Years’ Solved Papers 

Papers Solved by RPH Editorial Board

NIFT PG (M.Des) Study Pack for 2020: 15 books with previous year Question Paper Paperback – 2019 By Mohd. Haroon, Furkan Mirza

NID Mock Test Series 2019-20 (As Per New B. Design Pattern) Paperback – 2016 by Bhanwar Rathore and NID Alumni Ahmedabad (Author).

Check all information for NIFT 2020 such as registration, application, admit card exam date, and result etc. at https://www.shiksha.com/design/nift-entrance-exam 


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