18 May 2018

NIFT B.Des and M.Des - Free study materials

Fortunately, the syllabus and exam pattern for both BDes and MDes are same except for the difficulty level. Here, I'm including common study materials that will be applicable for both the NIFT exams. I will update this page whenever I find relevant materials worth to be shareable. 

In general, NIFT paper has the following sections
GAT, CAT, Analytical Ability, GK and Creative Ability test.
This page will try to cover all the parts except for Creative Ability which will be dealt in a separate post.

Disclaimer: The materials and the syllabus that I included are purely based on my analysis of the previous paper, intended to give you materials for self-study without the need for you to spend on purchase of costly materials. I might not have covered everything related to the exam and at the same time the materials included are related to some extent to your exam.

GAT and Analytical Ability study Materials

Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal PDF book free download

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In particular, the following topics in the book are recommended as high priority.

First Preference
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Problems on Trains
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Chain Rule
  • Area
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Simplifications
  • Simple Interest
Second Preference
  • Problems on Ages
  • Percentage
  • Profits & Loss
Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal - Free PDF book

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In particular, go through the following topics of the book

First Preference
  • Analogy
  • Synonyms (from page 48)
  • Antonyms (from page  109)
  • Comparision based problems (Page 151)
  • Odd man out series (page 191)
  • comprehension (page 209)
  • Sentence Correction
  • Sentence completion
Second Preference
  • Seating Arrangement (page 166)
  • Family-Based Problems (page 183)

Additional Practice:

Online practice - Quantitaive aptitude practice
Quantitative aptitude online practice - here >>
Go through Arithmetic reasoning and venn diagrams - here >>

Logical Reasoning online practice -

CAT study Materials

Vocabulary Study Materials 

A good PDF on Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Reading comprehension, sentence completion, right word etc.) 

501 word analogy questions

Idioms and phrases - online study 1 

Sentetnce Correction and Completions

Sentence completion pdf exercises

Free time study on sentence correction prepared for GMAT

Exercise on correct statement selection 

Inference from Paragraph and pictures

Verbal Reasoning

Data Interpretation
Paragraph summary

Leisure time study - material 3

English comprehension

leisure time study - TOEFL material

Data Sufficiency (Free PDFs from different sources) -
Practice 1 
Practice 2 
Practice 3 
Practice 4
Practice 5
Practice 6 

General Knowledge

Indian Authors and their books

List of Indian Autobiographies pdf 

List of famous personalities (Just overview)

(just give a glance)
Indian History

Online GK on Indian Literature 

Famous Historical Temple and monuments 

List of World Heritage Sites in India

Indian Administration

Indian Rulers

A list of famous Indian authors - here
All about Prime ministers of India - here

Categories of Nobel prizes (given for) - Peace, Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Economics

List of  Indian Noble prize winners -
  • RABINDRANATH TAGORE (1913) -for literature
  • C. V. RAMAN (1930) - Nobel Prize for Physics
  • HARGOBIND KHORANA (1968) - The Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • MOTHER TERESA (1979) - The Nobel Peace Prize
  • SUBRAMANIAN CHANDRASHEKAR (1983) - The Nobel Prize for Physics
  • AMARTYA SEN (1998) -  Nobel Prize for Economics
  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan(2009) - Nobel Prize for chemistry
  • Kailash Satyarthi - 2014 - Nobel Prize For Peace

List of Indians who won Oscar awards
  • Bhanu Athaiyya (1983) - Best costume design, for the film 'Gandhi'
  • Satyajit Roy (1992) - Honarary award
  • Resul Pookutty (2009) - Best sound score for Slumdog Millionaire movie
  • A.R.Rahman (2009) - Best original score for Slumdog Millionaire movie
  • A.R.Rahman (2009) - Best original score for Slumdog Millionaire movie

List of some famous writers in 21st century

Kiran Desai, Chetan Bhagat, Arundhati Roy, Preeti Shenoy, Aravind Adiga, R.K.Narayan, Anita Desai, Amish Tripathi


  1. sir I wanted the keyanswers for nift 2018 question paper

  2. Sir,
    Are there any practice questions for nift drawing couldn't find on this page!!


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