IIFT Exam Pattern IIFT Marking Scheme

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade popularly knows as IIFT organizes its entrance examination for its MBA (International Business) course annually. Based on the past trends, this year IIFT Exam is expected to be held on 1st December 2019, and its online application form will be coming around in August 2019. IIFT Exam Test pattern is expected to be offline pen and paper based. IIFT exam has variable marking scheme in each section.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is a deemed university which offers various courses to excel in the field of foreign trade management and developing human resources for the same; its flagship program is MBA in International Business it is a two-year residential course. IIFT has three campuses all over India namely, IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata & IIFT Kakinada.
So if you see yourself as the one who wants to manage exports on ports and deal with various international business norms, this course will be best for you.
Now the question arises how one should prepare for the exam, what are the things that one should remember, overall pattern for the exam. In this article, we will discuss the IIFT Exam Pattern. You can check the IIFT Exam Capsule for complete information about the IIFT Examination.

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Salient features of the IIFT Exam

  • From the past years, IIFT Exam has been conducted in offline pen and paper-based mode. IIFT 2019 notification is not out yet. We will update and notify you for the changes in the IIFT test exam pattern in 2019 when the official notification is announced.
  • IIFT Test Exam Pattern is a surprise element every year. There is no fixed pattern, and the marking scheme is also variable each year. However, in total IIFT exam will be of 100 marks. The number of sections can be from 4-6; however, the subsections will be from Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Current Affairs.
  • IIFT Exam 2019 will have questions in 100-150 in number and maximum marks in the examination will be 100.
  • Time limit to attempt the IIFT 2019 exam will be 120 minutes or 2 hours.
  • IIFT Exam has a differential marking scheme for each section. This marking scheme will be explained on the second page of the IIFT exam paper. Strategize your IIFT Exam attempt judiciously to have an advantage over the other test takers.
  • The selection process has two phases:
    1st phase: THE PRELIMINARY PHASE: In this, you have to give 2-hour long objective type examination
    2nd phase: THE FINAL PHASE: In this, those who have cleared first round are called for Essay Writing, GD, and Personal Interview.

IIFT EXAM PATTERN

EXAM PATTERNDETAILSREMARKS
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 Exam Sectional Details

IIFT exam can be of 4-6 sections. However, the subsections can be from the six subjects that are Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Current Affairs. Two of the subjects may combine to form a section, for example, in 2016, Logical Reasoning, and Data Interpretation was clubbed in one section, and Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension was clubbed in another section. However, in 2017 and 2018, all six sections were separate. Each section has a separate sectional cutoff.

IIFT 2019 exact pattern is no notified by the IIFT examination authorities. However based on the past trends IIFT exam will test the candidates skill on Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Current Affairs. Below are the tables of the IIFT exam pattern over the previous years.

IIFT 2019 Pattern (Tentative)

The pattern of the IIFT 2019 question paper is expected to be divided into six sections, namely Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Current Affairs. IIFT 2019 expected marking scheme along with the number of questions expected in each section is discussed below.

IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern (Tentative)
Section NumberSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionNegative Marks/questionTotal Marks
IData Interpretation20+1-0.3320
IILogical Reasoning20+1-0.3320
IIIGeneral Awareness18+0.5-0.179
IVVerbal Ability20+0.75-0.2515
VReading Comprehension16+1-0.3316
VIQuantitative Aptitude20+1-0.3320
Total114100

IIFT 2018 Pattern

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. IIFT 2018 marking scheme along with the number of question in each section is discussed below.

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern
Section NumberSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionNegative Marks/questionTotal Marks
IData Interpretation20+1-0.3320
IILogical Reasoning20+1-0.3320
IIIGeneral Awareness18+0.5-0.179
IVVerbal Ability20+0.75-0.2515
VReading Comprehension16+1-0.3316
VIQuantitative Aptitude20+1-0.3320
Total114100

IIFT 2017 Pattern

The pattern of the IIFT 2017 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. IIFT 2017 marking scheme along with the number of question in each section is tabulated below.

IIFT 2017 Exam Pattern
Section NumberSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionNegative Marks/questionTotal Marks
IData Interpretation200.75-0.2515
IILogical Reasoning20+1-0.3320
IIIGeneral Awareness18+0.5-0.179
IVVerbal Ability20+1-0.3320
VReading Comprehension16+1-0.3316
VIQuantitative Aptitude20+1-0.3320
Total114100

IIFT 2016 Pattern

The pattern of the IIFT 2016 question paper was divided into four sections, namely Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Knowledge. In total, there were 123 questions with variable marking in each section. IIFT 2016 marking scheme along with the number of question in each section is tabulated below.

IIFT 2016 Exam Pattern
Section NumberSectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per questionNegative Marks/questionTotal Marks
IGeneral Knowledge25+0.5-0.1712.5
IIQuantitative Aptitude20+1-0.3320
III - Part 1Logical Reasoning22+0.75-0.2516.5
III - Part 2Data Interpretation20+1-0.3320
IV - Part 1Reading Comprehension16+1-0.3316
IV - Part 2Verbal Ability20+0.75-0.2515
Total123100

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