IIFT is one of the prestigious MBA entrance exam to get admission in IIFT or Indian Institute for foreign trade in its Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campus. It is different from other MBA entrance exams as it is conducted in pen paper-based mode, not like the other ones which usually have an online pattern of examination.
Based on the past trends, IIFT exam 2019 is likely to be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
IIFT exam may have 4-6 sections as a pattern of this exam is variable. However, subsections include the following six sections:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude

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IIFT MBA Application Form & Registration

IIFT Exam 2019 MBA Application Form and Online Registration form for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will be released, according to the tentative schedule, in the first week of August 2019. The IIFT online registration procedure shall continue till the last week of September 2019. Observation from the previous two years shows that the applicants are provided with an extended slot of about ten days for filling up the online application form. However, this is not the case every year. Also, based on the past trends IIFT 2019 exam is likely to be scheduled on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

IIFT Exam Pattern

IIFT Exam is timed for 2 hours. Over the year Maximum Marks in the IIFT exam has remained fixed that is 100, but the sectional distribution and marking scheme in each section is variable and different every year. IIFT 2018 had 114 questions in Six Sections. Candidates need to qualify the sectional as well as the overall cutoff to be eligible for the second stage of the admission process.

IIFT EXAM DATEDecember 1, 2019 Mark your calendar accordingly
IIFT EXAM REGISTRATION STARTIn the last week of July or in the First week of August 2019
Exam TypeObjective - Multiple Choice QuestionsOut of 4 given choices you have to mark one correct alternative.
Total Questions100-150(in 2018 there were 114 questions, in 2017 there were 114 questions, and in 2016 there were 123 questions)Questions are divided into 4-6 sections. Sections include Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Current Affairs. There is a separate sectional cutoff as well as an overall cutoff for the IIFT exam.
Time Limit120 minutes (2hours)There is no sectional time limit like that of in CAT Exam, which means you are free to do any section in these 2 hours.
Negative Marking0.33 (1/3) marks are deducted as penalty for the wrong answer.
Total Marks 100
Sectional Cut Off YesSectional cutoff is not constant and vary year to year & section to section.

IIFT Syllabus

Candidates who are willing to appear for the entrance exam of IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada must be well aware of the syllabus for the same. The institute does not provide with an official syllabus, and it might be slightly different every year from the preceding year. But following the trend of the questions and IIFT previous years question paper, the syllabus is comprised of different topics from various sections which are namely English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, and Quantitative analysis.

IIFT Question Paper and Answer Key

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper and Answer Key in PDF format are an excellent source to practice real IIFT exam questions. IIFT Previous Year Question Paper and Answer Key help you to understand the IIFT exam pattern over the years. Pattern has always been the surprise element in the IIFT exam as it keeps changing year to year. For example, in 2016 there were four sections, and in 2017, 2018, there were six sections. Sections have always been comprised of topics like Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and General Knowledge. Every year these sections are separate or combined to form a section. Each section in IIFT has s sectional cutoff along with the overall IIFT Exam Cutoff. Sectional cutoff or the overall cutoff is not constant and keeps changing every year depending on the level of difficulty of the IIFT exam and number of test takers. 

IIFT Test Exam Centers

The list of IIFT Exam city centers 2019 will be released by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT Delhi), the exam conducting body of the IIFT exam along with IIFT 2019 dates and timeline in the month of August. IIFT exam is a national level management entrance exam conducted by IIFT, for admission to its three constituent premier institutes, namely IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata, and IIFT Kakinada. IIFT Exam will be conducted in 20 cities across India at various test centers. The Candidate is allowed to choose two preferred cities from the 20 cities using a drop-down menu while filling the application form for the IIFT Exam Application Form. Details of the exact IIFT center with examination center address details will be provided in IIFT hall ticket or admit card which will be live in November.

IIFT Admit Card

IIFT Admit Card or Hall Ticket 2019, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will release the IIFT 2019 admit card tentatively in the second week of November 2019. The admit card or hall ticket of the IIFT Exam 2019 will be available only in online mode, and no hard copy will be mailed at the address of the IIFT test takers. IIFT 2019 test takers can download the IIFT admit card 2019 by logging into their IIFT Application portal after the release of IIFT admit card in the midweek of November. The admit card of IIFT Exam will contain the necessary details related to the exam such as date and time of the examination, reporting time, prohibited items in the examination hall and documents that need to be carried along with the admit card. Based on the past trends IIFT exam is likely to be held on 1st December 2019.

IIFT Result and Score Card

IIFT Exam Result 2019: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will declare the result of IIFT 2019 tentatively in the second week of January 2020. The IIFT 2019 exam result will be declared in an online mode. List of candidates who have qualified for the second round of admission, which includes Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test, will be uploaded on the IIFT website in the PDF format. Candidates can search their result in PDF with the help of Name, Application Number, and Roll Number. Students will also be able to download their scorecard by logging in the IIFT results portal using their roll number and date of birth. Scorecard mentions the candidates score in each along with sectional cutoff and the overall percentile obtained by the candidate. Also, the overall IIFT exam cutoff is mentioned in the IIFT scorecard.

IIFT Exam Important Dates

IIFT 2019 Registration EventIIFT Date of Event (tentative)
Release of the online IIFT Exam registration form and commencement of applicationFirst week of August 2019
IIFT online registration procedure last dateLast week of September 2019
Last date for requesting a change in the IIFT examination centerThe first week of November 2019
Date of IIFT 2019 ExaminationSunday, December 1, 2019
Declaration of the result of the IIFT examinationSecond week of January 2020
Second round of IIFT selection process for candidates qualifying IIFT examIn January and February 2020
Declaration of the results of the final IIFT AdmissionMarch 2020

IIFT Exam Cutoff

The pattern of the IIFT 2018 question paper was divided into six sections, namely Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Current Affairs. In total, there were 114 questions with variable marking in each section, which was to be attempted in 2 hours. Below is the sectional and the overall cutoff for the IIFT 2018 exam.

IIFT Sectional Cutoff 2018
SectionSectional Cutoff
Verbal Ability2.75 out of 15
Reading Comprehension3.34 out of 16
Data Interpretation1.01 out of 20
Logical Reasoning2.36 out of 20
General Knowledge1.14 out of 9
Quantitative Aptitude2.34 out of 20

How to Prepare for IIFT Exam

IIFT Exam is one of the prestigious MBA entrance exam to get admission in IIFT or Indian Institute for foreign trade in its Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campus. It is different from other MBA entrance exams as it is conducted in pen paper-based mode, not like the other ones which usually have an online pattern of examination. Moreover, IIFT offers a specialisation in International Business. How to prepare for the IIFT exam or IIFT Exam Preparation or the strategy for the IIFT exam in which exam should be attempted is the most common concern amongst IIFT Aspirants. We will discuss these concerns in this article and answer the most common question How to Prepare for the IIFT exam? How to Crack the IIFT Exam?

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