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NIFT MASTER OF DESIGN COURSE (M.Des.) Exam Pattern

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NIFT MASTER OF DESIGN COURSE (M.Des.)

SCHEDULE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Date of Test : 20th January, 2019 

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

 




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On the basis of result of GAT and CAT candidates will be called for Group Discussion / Personal Interview.

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 :

GAT  30%
CAT 40%
GD/PI   30%

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) FOR Master of Design (M.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

MDES

PAPER NAME

GAT

LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST

English

TEST DURATION (MIN)

120

Sections

No. of Questions

Quantitative Ability

20

Communication Ability

30

English Comprehension

30

Analytical Ability

25

General Knowledge and Current
Affairs

15

TOTAL

120

 

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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.
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.

GROUP DISCUSSIONS :
Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on various parameters including:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication

PERSONAL INTERVIEW
A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below by a Panel, in the
Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.