What is NIFT Situation test

Shortlisted candidates for B.Design from the written entrance examination are required to take a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

No additional material is provided / allowed.

The model is evaluated on space visualization, innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill, finesse of the model and the overall presentation. These parameters are checked with the write up explaining the concept behind the model constructed.

Dear Parent/Student

Greetings from MAD school. We at the outset join hands with you in celebrating yours wards first round of success in NIFT exam. Now that you have experienced and understood the fierce competition, let us guide you through the challenges and skill your son or daughter requires clearing the second round.

As you understand, the second round consists of situation test, which is crucial in securing admission in leading NIFT centers across India.

Situation test is a hand on test to evaluate your wards skills on material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

Some key factors evaluated for situation test are: –

  • Visualization
  • Innovative& creative use of given material
  • Composition of elements
  • Color scheme
  • Construction skills
  • Finish of the model & presentation in all with write up on the concept

Considering the limited time available MAD school has conceptualized this unique 10-day continuous workshop conducted by NIFT graduates at our center

This workshop is hands on and covers: –

  • Understanding the Design Brief
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Material Exploration
  • Concept Delivery &Time Management


CEED Rank 1
(Mobility and Vehicle design – IIT BOMBAY)
NID Rank 1
(Ceramic & Glass Design – NID AHMADABAD)
 Nithika M
NID Rank 3
(Furniture & Interior
 Santoshi P
(Apparel Design)
 Sashi Rekha
 Anwesha Mukherjee
(B.des – Textile Design)
 Drithi Menon


“Majhe nava Apurva ahe(Hello I’m Apurva :p) . Thanks to MAD School, I got placed in NIFT Chennai, one among the top 5 colleges in NIFT. Thanks for helping me to achieve this. As I belong to the North India, this is the perfect place for me because it’s a place where we can find students coming from all parts of India. I joined in MAD School after meeting the faculty. Friendly and creative environment helped me a lot to improve my skills and design thinking. They’ll make you think out of the box. This is an out of the box school. Thank you so much for your support.”

Apurva Patel

Hi , I’m Meghana , I got seat in FDDI ( Hyderabad) in fashion design department (2019) .I joined in mad school for the entrance exam it was a great experience with mad school 😁.they helped me a lot to improve my skills and general knowledge power. The faculty here is at its best 😊n I would like to thank Sri ram sir , Ujwala mam, n adith sir ,for teaching and caring !its really a perfect place for design classes, I’m proud to be a member of mad family 😁I’m fully satisfied after joining here ..!! –

Meghana Parutu

I am spoorthi, and I am currently studying in NIFT BANGALORE. My mad school experience was very amazing. And while taking coaching from here, I made new friends and have learnt many things and hacks to clear the situation test. Teachers here have been very nice and friendly. They have helped us to get the best out of us. Though teachers used to criticize our work, that didn’t emotionally effect me, but i tried harder to impress them. Criticizing the work, helps us to get better. Thank you very much, teachers, and my dear friends.

Spoorthi Srinivasa

Sample questions asked for NIFT Situation Test

  • Futuristic Products
  • Accessory Design
  • Global warming
  • Vehicle Design
  • Cabin Design
  • Toy Design