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IIFT 2019

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Overview


IIFT 2019 Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Registration, Books, and Preparation

IIFT is a national-level entrance examination and is a gateway for admission to MBA (IB) programme. This year IIFT exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to its MBA (IB) programme. IIFT offers 220 seats in Delhi campus and 140 seats in Kolkata campus and 60 seats in Kakinada. Approximately, 60,000 candidates appear for this exam each year. National Testing Agency will conduct the IIFT 2019 Exam on December 1, 2019.

Following are the IIFT Frequently Asked Questions:

 IIFT Exam Full-Form

 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam

 IIFT 2020 Exam Conducting Body

 National Testing Agency (NTA)

 Number of MBA colleges under IIFT   Exam

 IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada

 Mode of IIFT Entrance Exam

 Online mode

 IIFT 2020 Application Process

 Online

 IIFT Exam Application Fee

 Rs.1650/-

 Sectional Division of IIFT 2020 Exam

 6 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section

 IIFT 2020 Exam Duration

 2 Hours (10AM to 12 Noon)

 IIFT Exam 2020 Key sections

 VA, RC, Quant, DI, LR, GK

 IIFT Exam Difficulty Level

 Moderate to Difficult

 Maximum Marks in IIFT Exam

 100

 IIFT 2020 Scoring Pattern

 Varying scoring pattern of 0.5 Mark to 1 Mark for each correct answer

 Negative Marking

 1/3 of the Marks allotted for correct answer


Eligibility Criteria


IIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Domestic Candidates

  • Candidates should possess a valid Bachelors’ degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% marks.
  • There is no age limit for appearing in IIFT examination.
  • The Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) are also eligible to apply for IIFT 2020 exam subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 8th October 2020.
  • Both Indian and Foreign Nationals can apply for the examination.
  • Applicants applying under any of the reserved categories (recognized by the Govt. of India) will have similar eligibility norms. However, seats will be reserved as per the norms of Government of India.
  • IIFT has not prescribed any mandatory minimum work experience as a component in IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020. Any candidate fresh with requisite qualification is included in the IIFT 2020 exam eligibility criteria. However, in the final admission process, IIFT may award some weightage to the candidates who have work experience between one year and five years.

IIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria for International Candidates

  • Candidates who have taken GMAT exam before 1st January 2019 are not included in the IIFT 2020 admission eligibility criteria.
  • If the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year in India (2019) such as CAT /XAT, His/her IIFT 2020 eligibility with GMAT score is not valid.
  • NRI- Sponsored and Children of NRI candidates are not eligible under this category.
  • The admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score and interview. Shortlisted candidate would be required to undergo a Personal Interview at IIFT campus.
  • The admission of a candidate who joins the programme on a provisional basis but fails to qualify in the Bachelor’s degree examination is liable to be cancelled. 

Important Dates


Event

Dates

IIFT 2020 Registration Start Date

September 9, 2019

Last Date for IIFT 2020 Registration

October 25, 2019

Last date to Submit Request for change of Test Centre 

November 5, 2019

IIFT 2020 Admit Card Download Start Date

November 11, 2019 

IIFT 2020 Exam date

December 1, 2019

Last date to apply online for IIFT admission and to submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals/NRI

February 15, 2020

IIFT 2020 Exam Result

December 11, 2019

Exam Analysis


IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis

IIFT 2018 Analysis: Data Interpretation

IIFT continued to show its favoritism to calculation intensive DI. An attempt of 4-5 with 100% accuracy would be very good.

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Mixed Graphs

12

Difficult

Tables

8

Difficult

Total

20

Difficult

IIFT 2018 Analysis: Logical Reasoning

Overall a time-consuming section again. While the circular arrangement and Matrix sets (friends and hotels) were easy, the other sets were time-consuming. 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Distribution

4

Easy-Moderate

Matrix

4

Easy

Venn-diagram

2

Moderate

Input Output

2

Moderate

Missing number

1

Easy-Moderate

Arrangement

4

Moderate-Difficult

Selection

3

Moderate

Total

20

Moderate

IIFT 2018 Analysis: General Awareness

The GK section was slightly easier than last year with about 6-8 questions considered doable through elimination alone.

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Current Affairs

2

Easy

Business & Economy

10

Moderate

Miscellaneous

1

Easy

Geography

2

Difficult

Science

1

Difficult

Sports

1

Easy

Books

1

Easy

Total

18

Moderate

IIFT 2018 Analysis: Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension went back to being the 'IIFT-kind-lengthy' this year. There were five passages. Four of these had three questions each and one had four questions. A lot of questions required a thorough understanding of the passage. Anyone with a good reading habit could have tackled this section successfully. Otherwise, the section would have ended up becoming time-consuming. 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Passage 1: Culture

3

Moderate

Passage 2: Public Intellectuals

3

Difficult

Passage 3: Information Flow

4

Difficult

Passage 4: Liberal Arts

3

Difficult

Passage 5: GDP

3

Moderate

Total

16

Difficult

IIFT 2018 Analysis: Verbal Ability

IIFT went back to a predictable pattern this year. The word jumble questions continued to be there for the second consecutive year. The vague etymological origin questions reappeared after a year’s gap. The jumble word questions were not easy to identify. The para-jumble, fill in the blank, and grammar-based questions were easy. Accuracy in these questions will determine one’s performance in the paper. 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Jumble words

3

Difficult

Analogy

2

Weirdly difficult

Fill in the blanks (2 blanks)

3

Easy

Match the column

2

Moderate

Spot the error

2

Easy

Word Roots

4

Moderate-Difficult

Sentence Improvement

2

Easy

Para Jumble (4 sentence)

2

Easy

Total

20

Moderate-Difficult

IIFT 2018 Analysis: Quantitative Ability

This section continued to be verbose and students would end up not attempting more than 10-12 questions with about 85% accuracy. As always the weightage to Geometry and Modern Math was higher compared to other entrance exams. 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Arithmetic

5

Moderate

Algebra

7

Easy-Moderate

Geometry and Mensuration

5

Moderate

P&C, Probability and set theory

3

Easy-Moderate

Total

20

Moderate

Exam Pattern


IIFT 2020 exam is a paper-pen based objective type exam. IIFT 2020 will be a single session exam of 2 hours duration and will be held in 20 test cities across India. IIFT exam pattern is now divided into 6 sections comprising questions on Verbal Ability, English Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Analysis. There is no sectional limit for any of the IIFT sections. IIFT exam does not have any fixed number of questions. Generally, the questions in the IIFT exam range between 120 and 150. Maximum overall marks in IIFT MBA Exam is 100. A penalty of 1/3rd marks will be awarded for every incorrect answer. This year IIFT will be conducted by NTA and there might be changes in the exam pattern. Below is the exam pattern as per the previous year's exam trends.

IIFT Exam Pattern Components

Key Details

IIFT Exam Session

Single session exam

IIFT Pattern-Testing Mode 

Online Mode

IIFT Exam duration

2 hours from 10 AM to 12Noon

Total Questions

Varies between 120-150

Type of Questions

MCQs

Number of Sections

  6

Sectional Time Limit

No Sectional Time Limit

Maximum total marks

100

Marking Scheme

+0.5 to 1 mark for each correct answer

Negative Marking

-1/3rd Negative marking for wrong answer

IIFT paper Difficulty Level

Moderate to High

IIFT 2019: Sectional Composition

IIFT exam does not have any fixed number of questions. The number of questions varies every year. And the marking scheme for every correct answer varies between 0.5 to 1 mark.  

Section

Total questions

Marks Awarded for every correct answer

Max marks 100

Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting

Verbal Ability

 20

0.75

 15

15%

Reading Comprehension

 16

1.0

 16

16%

Logical Reasoning

 20

1.0

 20

20%

Data Interpretation

 20

1.0

 20

20%

Quantitative Analysis

 20

1.0

 20

20%

General Awareness (GK)

 18

0.5

   9

  9%

Total

114

--

100

100%

Exam Syllabus


IIFT 2020 exam consists of multiple choice objective type questions. Although there is no specifically defined IIFT Exam Syllabus, but going by the previous trend of IIFT questions, the IIFT 2020 Syllabus & exam pattern comprises the questions on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. 

Section-1: IIFT 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative Ability
Major Topics in this section includes: 

Arithmetic

  • Simple Interest
  • Man Days and work
  • Ratio
  • Cost
  • Percentage
  • Filling of overhead tank

Geometry, Algebra, Log

  • Triangles
  • Rectangular Plank
  • Diagonal  distance
  • Circumference
  • Probability
  • Other topics are Integers, Time, distance, speed/Time & work, Other Arithmetic questions, Algebra, Mensuration, Log theory, Geometry, Permutation combination

Section-2: IIFT 2020 Syllabus for Verbal Ability

All questions on English Language usage are based on the following topics:

  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Punctuation
  • Correction of Grammatical Errors in Sentence construction for underlined parts
  • Analogy
  • Placement of words at appropriate places
  • Matching the prefix and suffix
  • One word substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Figures of Speech
  • Spelling Correction
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Active-passive

Section-3: IIFT 2020 syllabus for Logical Reasoning (LR)

Logical Reasoning (LR) is now a separate section in IIFT syllabus 2020. Earlier this section was clubbed to Data Interpretation section. Now it is a standalone section with individual sectional cutoffs.

Major Topics in this section include

  • Team-based questions
  • Statements-conclusions
  • Coding – de Coding
  • Arguments
  • Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Direction Sense
  • Seating Arrangements

Section-4: IIFT 2020 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension

All the 4 RC passages are of moderate to high difficulty level. The topics of RC passages usually selected by IIFT are:

  • Current Affairs – Business & Economy
  • Social Scenario in the country
  • International happenings and their impact on India
  • Opinion Based Abstract topics
  • Fact-based data-driven topics

Section-5: IIFT 2020 syllabus for Data Interpretation

Major Topics in this section include:

  • Analysis and comparative study of Data Tables
  • Charts and Graphs with Tables
  • Pie Charts and Tables
  • Bar Diagrams and Comparative Tables

Section-6: IIFT 2020 Syllabus for General Awareness (GK)

General Awareness (GK) in IIFT is one of the prominent sections and is considered as a tough section. It has minimum weightage but the sectional cutoff goes below 1 mark for this section. IIFT Syllabus on GK places mix of questions on currencies, appointments, personalities, business and economy among others.

Major Topics in this section include:

  • Matching the logos
  • Question on English language usage like Make in India, Ease of doing business
  • Personalities
  • Matching the stock markets to countries
  • Currency of the country
  • Current Affairs
  • Famous personalities endorsing the product for example ‘Which product not endorsed by Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador’
  • Fictional Characters
  • Books and Authors
  • Business & Economy

Top Colleges


Campuses

Intake

IIFT New Delhi

220

IIFT Kolkata

140

IIFT Kakinada

60

Courses


Course

Details

IIFT GK Course

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Past Results


  • 259 IIFT Calls Last Year and 93 Converts

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