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Creative Ability Tests Question Types NIFT

B.Des #NIFT 2018

1. The first question was based on process drawing, asking the students to show one of the following procedures in four steps:

(a) Placing a bulb on a holder.

(b) A paper folding into a boat.

Though there was no specification if it was to be coloured or not, however, given the sufficient time at hand and only four steps to show, it is highly recommended to colour and also the whole block should be composed well with suitable backdrop, varying the angle and length of the shots depicted.

2.  The second question, was on product design where the students were asked to design and illustrate in colour with details, a bag for oneself for any one of the given topics:

(a) Wedding           

(b) Picnic 

(c) Shopping

Apart from this, aspirants also had to give 4-5 lines description for it.

3. The third question was an interesting and intangible one. The students had to depict their personality through a geometric shape, in colour.

M.Des #NIFT 2018

The NIFT Entrance Exam MDes Paper again had three questions with three drawings required:

1. The first question here too was process depiction , one had to draw the 10 steps for any one:       

(a) Preparation of tea                 

(b) Playing in rain

2. The next question was again a product design one and asked the students to design a chair reflecting their personality, supporting it with a write up of 250 words explaining their concept.

3. The third question was from the space design category, Draw a scene of any one:

(a) A teal stall       

(b) The Chef at work         

(c) The gardener at work

NIFT CAT 2017 Question Paper

Q1. Draw any one of the following scenes:

The view of the traffic signal from inside the car.
A street play being organised.
A community festival celebration.
Q2. Illustrate in colour a print on a T-shirt based on any one of the following themes:

Music is the soul of life.
Save future wild life.
Dignity to aged.
Q3.  Express the contrast between the given pair of words through two separate visuals in given boxes. Out of the given three, one was to be attempted:

Balanced/ Unbalanced
Crispy/ Soggy
Cluttered/ Uncluttered

NIFT CAT 2016 Question Paper

Q1. Show progression from one to another only through colours which are to be filled in a series of 10 blocks. Attempt any two.

(a) Cocoon to butterfly

(b) Dawn to Night         

(c) Spring to Autumn

(d) Shiny metallic to Rust.

Q2. Express the below mentioned emotions through colours:

(a) Sorrow

(b) Happiness

(c) Rebellious

(d) Astonishment

Q3. Design the below mentioned products:

(a) A textile print

(b) A footwear product

(c) A table utility product

(d) A clothing utility product

NIFT CAT 2015 Question Paper

Q1. Draw a poster on any one:

Where there is a will there is a way
Better late than never
On every cloud there is a silver lining
Q2. Draw a Hindi/English alphabet and then add or delete some lines to make a product or a picture in four steps.

Q3.  Draw a mascot in a poster on any one topic:

Swach Bharat Abhiyaan
Make in India
Food Security

NIFT CAT 2014 Question Paper

Q1. Illustrate the dress of a tourist guide of the state you belong to. Label the accessories and fabric details

Q2. Illustrate an expedition/trip in four steps from start to end, depicting feelings and emotions.

Q3. Draw a poster for voting/creating awareness about voting. Briefly explain your concepts in a few lines.

NIFT CAT 2013 Question Paper

Q1. If you are a lizard on a wall. With your reference, draw the whole room in which you are.

Q3. Illustrate and explain briefly the given words:


Q4. Draw a pattern in the given grid using any 3 of the following motifs, and also explain the concept.

NIFT CAT 2012 Question Paper

Q1. Design a mascot for any one of the following topics:

Keep city clean
Pulse polio
India against Corruption
Q2. Attempt any one of the options:

a) Within the frames show “Landing of an aircraft”


b) Draw landscape of Spring, summer, autumn and winter. Colour suitably.

Q3. Design a creative poster on any one and write a suitable tagline

Cyber shop
Fruit shop

NIFT CAT 2011 Question Paper

Q1. Depict the following words into the grid

Q2. Draw the following scene, use only 3 colours

Railway station
Temple festival
Republic day parade
Q3. Using a lead pencil, draw any one of the following scenes:

Educating voters
Right to education

NIFT CAT 2010 Question Paper

Q1. A grid of 10 by 10 inches is provided. Depict any one word in the grid.

Fill one colour in one box. You can even leave a few boxes vacant.

Q2. Design postal stamp for any one:

Mother’s Day
Commonwealth Games 2010
Earth Hour
World Health Day

Q3. Draw any one topic from the options given below (use only lead pencil)

Magic show
Obey traffic rules
Go green

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