NIFT Coaching in Dehradun

NIFT Coaching Institute in Dehradun – Enroll with Us, Prepare for NIFT, Crack the NIFT, Join the NIFT, and take off in your dream career. The Academy of Fashion and Art is a name synonymous with NIFT preparation, and very popular among the NIFT Aspirants. The results will speak for our reputation

Our success motto has been dedication, commitment, and our aim to be the perfectionist.

Dehradun – A place for both Vacation and Education

Dehradun spelled as Dera Doon, is the largest city of Uttrakhand. The city other than its winter season is also known for its valleys and elite boarding schools.

Dehradun is well connected to all other beautiful tourist places like Auli, Chakrata, Mussoorie, Uttarkashi, Kedarkantha, and much more. The city is linked to the story of Ramayan and Mahabharat. The city was known as Sudhabagara as described by the Chinese traveler Huen Tsang

Apart from its beautiful weather and Himalayan location, Dehradun is a hub of notable academic institutes. IMA, RIMC, FRI, IGNFA, and many more prestigious institutes known to have research programs. Being surrounded by headquarters and an institute of the academic field, students of Dehradun looking for coaching that helps them prepare for the NIFT entrance exam, which is known for design programs.

The Academy of Fashion and Art – NIFT Coaching Institute in Dehradun

AFA Dehradun has trained thousands of students with its most comprehensive well – structured courses to help in the preparation of the NIFT entrance exam. And, our NIFT ranking result for more than a decade has been 100% success.

AFA has courses, creative & interactive sessions conducted regularly that enable the students to understand the concepts easily. The AFA coaching is best as it built the course to meet the different demands of students but lead them towards the destination - NIFT institute.

AFA has a decade of experience in training students with a comprehensive course structure. The faculty is friendly & supportive to guide students in every step. Regular workshops, mock tests, weekly & monthly revision sessions enable students to remain consistent and turn out to be confident and well prepared to score the best rank.

AFA understands the seriousness and the students' aspiration. The reason is that our main objective is to help students with the best resources and comprehensive courses to prepare with full concentration & fun.

Structure Analysis of the NIFT Entrance Exam

Full-FormNational Institute of Fashion Technology
Conductory BodyNIFT
Frequency of the EntranceOnce a year
Language ModeEnglish & Hindi
Application FeeGeneral & OBC (non-creamy)- 2000; SC/ST/PWD - 1000
Duration of the ExamCAT- 3 hour, GAT - 2 hours, Situation Test - 2 hour
SubjectsGeneral Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, GK & Current Affairs, Drawing Aesthetics
No. of Colleges Involved16
Mode of ExamOffline
No. of Test Centers32

NIFT Entrance Exam Eligibility

NIFT eligibility criteria are seen in two parts - Age and Academic Qualification. NIFT Eligibility criteria vary depending on the program's specialization and level.

For B. Des Courses (Fashion Design/ Leather Design/ Accessory Design/ Textile Design/ Knitwear Design/ Fashion Communication)
  • Candidate should have passed their 10+2 level of education from any stream
  • Candidates with 3-4 yr of diploma program recognized by AICTE or State Board
  • Candidates appearing for the 10+2 exam
  • Candidates who have passed from a foreign university recognized by the association of Indian universities
  • The candidate should not be more than 23 years of age
For B. F. Tech Course (Apparel Production)
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Math as their subject
  • Candidates who have passed from a foreign university recognized by the association of Indian universities
  • Candidates appearing for the 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Math as their subject
  • The candidate should not be more than 23 years of age
For M. Des Course
  • The candidate must have passed the undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • No age limit
For M. F. Tech Course
  • Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in B. F. Tech
  • No age limit

Note:- The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, and Person With Disability. Reservation of Seats at NIFT

The seats reserved for the various category are as follows,

  • Scheduled Caste - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
  • Other Backward Caste (non-creamy)- 27%
  • Person With Disability - 5%
  • Foreign Nationals/SAARC/NRI - 15%
  • State Domiciles - 20%

NIFT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

To begin the preparation for the NIFT entrance exam, one must have the updated detailed syllabus that AFA Dehradun offers in the very first class. It is important to know the syllabus so one is focused, knows the exam expectations, and has a fair structure of the preparation strategy.

NIFT entrance is held in stages - Written and Practical. The written exam of NIFT entrance takes place in the month of February. The exam has two papers - CAT & GAT, Creative Ability Test & General Ability Test, respectively. Both the tests are held in one single day. We at AFA Dehradun provide students with the same routine to have a fair idea of the exam day and score well, with no panic at the moment.

The second paper is a practical paper. It is held in the month of April/May. The students need to prepare a 3D model and submit a write-up explaining the inspiration of the 3D model idea.

NIFT has 16 branches across India and thus the competition becomes very tough. AFA Dehradun understands the competition level and thus provides a full-fledged course that covers the NIFT entrance syllabus in the most flexible way possible for 100% results.


NIFT preparation begins by preparing for the NIFT CAT exam. It is the very first paper of the NIFT exam held for 3 long hours. The questions are subjective based and the maximum is 150 marks for 3 questions. There is no negative marking in this paper but an extensive syllabus to cover as it arrives at 50% of the NIFT entrance exam weightage.

NIFT Test Centers

Design TheoryColour TerminologyInspiration & Design Development
Colour Psychology & Optical IllusionsElements & Principles Of DesignMood, Theme & Colour Inter-relationship
Natural & Geometrical Formnnovation in DesignPrinciples of Composition
Creative Thinking & WritingOptical IllusionUnderstanding Light & Shade
Visual LogicForm & FunctionColour, Pattern & Texture
Theme DevelopmentDrawing FundamentalsPicture Analysis
Memory DrawingInspiration & CreativityOrnaments & motifs
Use of Measurements, Scale & proportionsOptical IllusionForeshortening & Perspective
Developing Themes & Colour AssociationsUsage of Colour in CompositionsImagination & Doodling
3D VisualisationPresentation TechniquesExpression & Emotion
Exercises on ImaginationLateral ThinkingStory Pictures
Graphics & PictogramsInnovation & CreationDesign Awareness

NIFT GAT exam is conducted right after the NIFT CAT exam. It is an objective based paper. NIFT GAT is the only paper in NIFT that has the most number of questions and negative marking involved.

The NIFT GAT has five sections to examine student’s awareness about society and industry. The exam is of two hours with 100 questions from the five sections mentioned below.

AFA is the best coaching to prepare for NIFT in Dehradun that gives access to the latest current affairs.. It also has special programs to understand the NIFT entrance and its approach to the exam.

  • Quantitative Ability
    (Fractions, Rate of Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Work and Task, etc.)
  • GK and Current Affairs
    (Read Newspaper and stay updated with current Affairs)
  • Analytical Ability & Logical Ability
    (Syllogism, Alphabet & Eligibility Test, Analogy & Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Number Sequence, Blood Relations, Directions, and Time Sequence)
  • Communication Ability and English Comprehension
    (Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Meaning, Correct Spelling, Word Substitutes, Idioms & Phrases, and so on)

NIFT Situation Test Preparation with AFA Coaching Institute in Dehradun

NIFT Situation Test or the practical test conducted by NIFT institute so as to examine student’s observation & visualization skills, material handling capability, and concept communication.

It is conducted in the month of April/May at the NIFT institute. The students are given two hours to create a 3D model and a write-up explaining the 3D model, its inspiration, and the technique used to build it.

NIFT Situation test requires good observation & visualization skills, demands good material handling ability, and conceptualization skills. Time management & speed though remains the most prominent feature to score the 20% weightage of this exam.

The best course to prepare for the NIFT Situation test is offered by AFA Dehradun. The courses are held in both modes. And, has provided students with their dream NIFT branch.

Conceptualisation SkillsAesthetic Appeal
Colour SchemeWorking Methodology
Innovative IdeasOverall Presentation
Composition of ElementsNeatness
Creative use of Materials Provided

How to Prepare for NIFT Entrance Exam with the Best Coaching Institute in Dehradun

Preparing for the NIFT entrance exam is quite interesting. One needs to prepare from designing fundamentals to general awareness and practicality of it. The NIFT preparation strategy as suggested by our experienced faculty are as follows.

  • Get the syllabus correct.
    Many students download the syllabus that is not updated. And, thus they prepare with something that is not required, wasting their energy and time.
  • Understand the exam pattern.
    NIFT entrance is conducted in stages and each stage demands a different result. The reason for preparing for NIFT is complete attention and detail focus alertness.
  • Get the right study material.
    NIFT entrance is held once a year and has a huge competition level for the 16 branches that has around 3500 seats for UG. You can’t afford to lose the opportunity at any cost. So, prepare with the quality-based study material that is updated and as per the NIFT entrance. AFA provides the best study material, you can connect to know more about the courses offered.
  • Be consistent with the preparation.
    Start the preparation with the very first exam. Do not confuse yourself with the stages, know that clearing the NIFT phase will only allow you to go to the next level. So, prepare for what comes first.
  • Practice the previous year’s paper.
    It gives you a fair idea of the exam. It helps you evaluate your preparation and what to expect in the exam hall. Time management & speed division will be all clear.
  • Practice mock tests.
    Practice makes a man perfect. It improves your score and makes you confident.
  • Revise! Revise! Revise!
  • Have the exam guidelines clear and practice with the same authenticity.
  • Focus on the exam
  • Be confident & take good sleep

Why is AFA the Best NIFT Coaching Center in Dehradun?

AFA is the best coaching in Dehradun because of its students' continuous success rate. It imparts students with the best training program from the best professionals. The main objective is to empower students and build their confidence with continuous push and avail them with quality resources like study material and standard mock tests.

AFA has teams working to solve the doubts of students 24*7, they get access to the library, recorded lectures, workshops, and webinars for interactive learning. There are so many ways AFA has motivated students and the result has been incredible. The best preparation strategy for NIFT in Dehradun is offered by AFA, the result of which is rank with single digits.

If you are looking for quality-based learning, interactive sessions with faculty, and regular performance evaluation, and personalized learning AFA Dehradun is the right choice for you. AFA has continuously provided top rankers and has been upgrading courses as per students' demand and need but the result, course structure, and study material quality have never been compromised.

The top reasons to prepare with the best coaching for NIFT in Dehradun are:

  • Quality based concise study material
  • 24*7 availability for doubt classes
  • Extensive programs for each stage
  • Standard mock tests
  • Library
  • Experienced faculty members
  • Guest lecturers from NIFT
  • Recorded videos
  • Mock tests
  • Doubt sessions
  • Infrastructure
  • Extensive revision sessions
  • Workshops
  • Creative & motivating environment
  • Webinars
  • Reasonable rates

AFA Classroom Coaching Module for NIFT preparation in Dehradun

  • Regular Classes
  • Recorded Videos
  • PDF Study Material
  • 24*7 Online Support
  • E-study materials and pdfs
  • Detailed Analysis of NIFT Situation Test
  • The Practice of 3D Models with Experts
  • Regular Evaluation and Feedback by Experts
  • Mock Preparation Tests
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Detailed Model Making Classes
  • Doubt Sessions
  • Creative Atmosphere

Crash Course at NIFT Coaching Institute in Dehradun, AFA

  • NIFT Situation Test Online
  • NIFT Situation Test
  • 15 Days NIFT Situation Test Online Live Coaching
  • 12 Days NIFT NID Course
  • 12 Days NIFT Course
  • 2 months NIFT Crash Course
  • 150 hours crash course
  • Summer Crash Course
  • PEARL Academy Crash Course

NIFT Coaching - Crash Course Highlights

Check out the highlights of the NIFT preparation strategy at AFA Dehradun

  • Recorded Videos
  • PDF Study Material
  • Mock Test Series
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Online Support
  • Guidance for Preparation-Model Making
  • Tips and Tricks for NIFT entrance Exam
  • Regular Evaluation and Feedback by Experts
  • Doubt Sessions

Online Coaching Module at AFA NIFT Coaching Institute in Dehradun

  • Recorded Videos
  • Live Classes Regularly
  • PDF Study Material
  • Mock Test Series
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Online Support
  • Guidance for Preparation-Model Making
  • Tips and Tricks for NIFT entrance Exam
  • Regular Evaluation and Feedback by Experts
  • Doubt Sessions - Personalized
  • Chapterwise Revision

NIFT Test Centers

There are 32 test centers for the NIFT entrance exam. The second phase is held majorly at NIFT campus.


NIFT Institute Branches in India

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Navi Mumbai
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kangra
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Srinagar
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Raebarelli
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneshwar
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad

FAQS related to NIFT

Where can I find the NIFT previous year’s paper?

You can find the NIFT previous paper at AFA Dehradun website for free. AFA has been working for students since 2007 and imparting the best resources to strengthen the preparation for NIFT entrance exam.

Which coaching provides the best study material for NIFT?

AFA Dehradun provides the best study material to prepare for the NIFT entrance exam. The organization is backed by a large team that prepares the study material and consistently updates it to help students gain the right material.

Is NIFT conducted once a year?

Yes! The NIFT entrance exam is conducted once a year and is in two stages- written & practical examination

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