IIFT EXAM 2021 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the IIFT Entrance Exam for the 2021 year. The exam pattern for IIFT has been changed for MBA admissions for the 2021 academic year. The IIFT entrance exam will be a computer-based test as against the earlier paper-based test. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has also made some changes in its number of sections, the number of questions, the scoring pattern among other changes.
NTA has brought about the following key changes in the IIFT 2021 MBA entrance test:
The key details about IIFT 2021 exam pattern are highlighted below:
|IIFT Conducting body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|IIFT Exam Mode||Online – Computer Based Test|
|IIFT Exam Duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Number of Sections||6|
|Number of Questions||Not fixed (114 Questions in IIFT 2019; 123 Questions in 2018)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Negative Marking||Yes (-33%)|
IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern has a special question distribution for each section as shown below:
|S.No||IIFT Exam Sections||No. of Questions (approx.)|
|1||English Usage/ Verbal Ability||20|
The table tabulated below shows the exam structure of the IIFT 2021
|IIFT Paper Structure||Details|
|Total Number of Questions||114|
|Number of Choices per question||4|
|Marks for Correct Choice||Varied|
|Deduction for Incorrect Choice||1/3rd of marks allotted|
|Test duration||120 minutes (2 hours)|
Now that you are familiar with the exam pattern of the IIFT 2021 exam, it is important to know the IIFT marking scheme as well.
The marking scheme for IIFT 2021 is different for each section. However, there is a constant negative marking of 33% for each wrong answer. IIFT 2021 Marking Scheme is tabulated below:
|Name of the Section||Number of Questions||Marks per question||Total Marks||Negative Marks|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||18||0.5||9||0.17|
|Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension||16||1||16||0.33|
There is no restricted sectional timing for each section. Candidates can devote any amount of time or move to any section or question in the paper. However, there is a provision of sectional cutoff which means to qualify the exam candidates must obtain a minimum score in each section. Hence, candidates must devote the necessary time to the respective section. Here is the approximate time needed to attempt each section:
|Name of the Section||Approximate time|
|Data Interpretation||20 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning||20 minutes|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||10 minutes|
|Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension||25 minutes|
|English Grammar||15 minutes|
|Quantitative Analysis||30 minutes|
Now, after knowing the IIFT exam pattern 2021, 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 2021.
After understanding the marking scheme and exam structure for the IIFT 2021 exam let us take a look at the syllabus that is expected in IIFT 2021:
English Usage/ Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension
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 2021
|Data Interpretation||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT/XAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT||Gajendra Kumar Abhishek Banerjee Chayan Mukhopadhyay||978-9385576942|
|Logical Reasoning||Koncepts of LR- Logical Reasoning for CAT, XAT, IIFT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT & other MBA Exams||Gajendra Kumar||978-9386146137|
|English Grammar and Reading Comprehension||How to prepare for Verbal Ability and RC||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhaya||-|
|Quantitative Analysis||Quantitative Aptitude||R.S Aggarwal||-|
|Other||IIFT (5 mock tests & solved papers)||Arihant Experts||978-93111253350|
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.
A few of the tips for the exam day are given below.
For the IIFT 2021, the reporting time will be 8 AM. No candidate will be allowed to enter the IIFT test center after 9.30 AM. The pre-exam activities at IIFT exam center, like Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, physical frisking, document verification, Invigilators recording manual attendance and Biometric registration at the registration desk, Cross-checking of admit card, signature and photo match will be completed by the invigilator latest by 9:30 A.M. After this, the invigilators in the IIFT testing hall will start giving the instructions to the candidates.
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IIFT 2021 aspirants must register for the examination within the time period. Since the exam date is out, therefore aspirants are advised to start their IIFT 2021 preparation as per the exam pattern of IIFT. The IIFT 2021 is expected to be held across 20 test cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, and Coimbatore among others.
Based on IIFT 2021 entrance exam merit, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will shortlist the candidates for 420 seats in MBA (IB) 2021-23 batch at its Delhi, Kolkata, and the Kakinada campuses.
Ques. Do the questions in the IIFT exam need to be answered in any specific order?
Ans. No. There is no sectional time limit or chronology in which candidates need to attempt the questions.
Ques. Can I take the IIFT exam from any computer?
Ans. No. IIFT exam cannot be taken from any computer. The candidate will have to take the exam at the test center mentioned on their IIFT admit card.
Ques. Bringing my calculator to the IIFT exam hall is allowed?
Ans. No. Carrying any electronic device to the exam hall is not allowed.
Ques. Is the IIFT syllabus similar to the CAT syllabus?
Ans. Yes, the syllabus of the IIFT exam is similar to the CAT exam. To know more similarities between IIFT and CAT, click here.
Ques. Is there any sectional time limit in the IIFT exam?
Ans. No, there is no sectional time-limit in the IIFT exam, but the candidates are advised to allot time to each section so that they can complete all the sections by the end.
Ques. How many questions will be there in IIFT 2021?
Ans. In IIFT 2021 exam the number of questions are likely to be around 110.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College