IIFT EXAM 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
For the first time, National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting IIFT Entrance Exam. Till 2019, the exam was a pen – paper-based test, however, IIFT 2020 will be conducted in online mode as a computer-based test.
Read further to know about IIFT 2020 exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, recommended books and other important instructions.
The key details about IIFT 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern has a special question distribution for each section as shown below:
|Sections||Name of the section||Number of Questions|
|Section 1||Data Interpretation||20|
|Section 2||Logical Reasoning||20|
|Section 3||General Knowledge and Current Affairs||18|
|Section 4||Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension||16|
|Section 5||English Grammar||20|
|Section 6||Quantitative Analysis||20|
The marking scheme for IIFT 2020 is different for each section. However, there is a constant negative marking of 33% for each wrong answer. IIFT 2020 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 2020, 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 2020.
There are certain topics covered under each section. Let’s have a look at the brief syllabus of IIFT 2020 exam.
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 2020
|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|
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.
Note: Don’t forget to carry your IIFT Admit card to your exam center on December 1, 2019.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College