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Nift Entrance Exam Sample Papers


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Here we present NIFT CAT Sample Papers 2023. Attempting these papers will help you improve your score and get a good rank in NIFT B.Design.  

Q 1. Design & draw a range of toothbrushes in the boxes given below, choosing any four of the personality traits from the list given below. Indicate your chosen trait at the top of the box. You may use the required mediums to colour

  1. Hyperactive
  2. Careless
  3. Saintly
  4. Violent
  5. Lazy
  6. Workaholic
  7. Winner
  8. Loser
  9. Rebel
  10. Absent minded
  11. Knit Picker
  12. Aggressive


To show the character trait of being "lazy", additional props like the toothpaste have been used & the toothbrush is being depicted as a "couch potato". The laziness is depicted through the following:

Posture of the brush: lying on the couch,

Facial Expression: half asleep

Remote in hand:watching television.


To depict the character trait of "aggressive," again an additional prop of toothpaste is being used. Aggression is conveyed in the above drawing through the following:

Size Variation between the 2 characters

Raging fire behind the brush & in the eyes

Posture of the brush, specially the hands

Pointed teeth of the brush

Meekness of the paste

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The traits of "workoholic" are shown by the following:

The brush is dressed in professional attire

Shown juggling between work related tasks

The clock depicts deadlines

The Sweat on the forehead shows work related stress 


The winner trait is shown by the following characteristics:

The winning trophy in the hand

The crown on the head

The winning smile on the face



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Q 2. You are required to design a poster to advertise your pet shop which is selling elephants. (Poster to be done in black and white)



Q3. Show any one of the following in the frames given below. 

(a) Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer – Draw Landscape & render in colours.
(b) Landing of an Aircraft





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