IIFT EXAM 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
Before registering for the IIFT entrance exam, candidates must have familiarity with IIFT exam pattern. As per the specifications laid by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, IIFT exam has multiple-type of questions. Candidates have to mark the most appropriate response from the four choices available. The last date of the IIFT Registration 2019 has extended from September 14 to September 24, 2018. IIFT 2019 is scheduled for December 2, 2018 in offline mode.
|IIFT Eligibility 2019||IIFT Exam Date 2019 (Announced)||IIFT Sample Papers||IIFT Syllabus 2019|
|Exam Duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Exam Timing||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Expected to be conducted in online mode this year)|
|No. of sections||6|
|Total Number of Questions||Not fixed (114 Questions in IIFT 2018; 123 Questions in 2017)|
|Type of Questions||Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)|
IIFT 2019 is an objective type exam of 2 hours duration. The question paper consists of 125 MCQs. There is no separate time allotted to candidates for each section. The exam syllabus comprises of 4 sections that include:
IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern has a special question allotment for each section. The question distribution in each section is as follows:
|Section number||Name of the section||Number of questions|
|Section 1||General awareness||25|
|Section 2 – Part 1||Reading comprehension||16|
|Section 2 – Part 2||English usage||20|
|Section 3||Quantitative ability||20|
|Section 4 – Part 1||Logical reasoning||22|
|Section 4 – Part 2||Data interpretation||20|
Since there is no specific time allotment for each section, a sample time allotment matrix is tabulated below for the reference of candidates.
|Name of the section||Allotment of time|
|General awareness||8 to 10 minutes|
|Reading comprehension and verbal ability||25 to 30 minutes|
|Quantitative aptitude||30 to 35 minutes|
|Logical reasoning and data interpretation||40 to 45 minutes|
The marking scheme for IIFT 2019 exam is different for each section. For instance, in the Data Interpretation section, a correct answer will be awarded 0.75 marks, while a correct answer from Logical Reasoning will carry one mark. Whereas, negative marking scheme for each wrong response will suffer 1/3 of the allotted marks. The marking scheme is tabulated below for better understanding of the candidates.
|S. No.||Section||No. of Questions||Marks per question||Total Marks||Negative Marks/question|
Now, after knowing the IIFT exam pattern 2019, it’s vital to have a look at the syllabus. Candidates can prepare section-wise for the exam with the help of the Syllabus of IIFT 2019.
There are certain topics covered under each section. Let’s have a look at the brief syllabus of IIFT 2019 exam.
IIFT 2019 entrance exam is likely to be held across 20 cities in India including, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Delhi, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata to name a few. CheckIIFT Exam Centers
It is believed that it is quite hard to predict the section-wise difficulty level of IIFT. Below mentioned are some of the best books which the candidates must follow to prepare for IIFT 2019
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT/XAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT||Gajendra Kumar Abhishek Banerjee Chayan Mukhopadhyay||978-9385576942|
|Koncepts of LR- Logical Reasoning for CAT, XAT, IIFT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT & other MBA Exams||Gajendra Kumar||978-9386146137|
|Other||IIFT (5 mock tests & solved papers)||Arihant Experts||978-93111253350|
In order to score well in the exam, candidates need to be fast and accurate while answering questions. Therefore, candidates need to be clear about concepts and should have enough practice to excel in the exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College