IIFT Syllabus 2019 - Section-Wise Syllabus

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    IIFT Syllabus is prescribed by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). The number of questions tends to vary every year. The total number of questions this year are expected to range between 120 and 150. 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 2019IIFT Exam Date 2019 (Announced)IIFT Sample PapersIIFT Exam Pattern

    However, IIFT Syllabus has not seen any major changes over the years. The syllabus for IIFT Exam will be divided into 4 sections. They have been discussed below:

    • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation: It includes 42 questions. Marks per question in LR is 1 and 0.75 in DI. The difficulty level of this section is moderate. An accuracy of 70 percent is good.
    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: It includes 36 questions. Marks per question in VA is 0.75 and 0.75 in RC.
    • Quantitative Ability: It includes 20 questions.Each question carries one mark. It is generally the toughest, yet the most scoring section. 
    • General Knowledge: It includes 25 questions. Marks per question is 0.50.Questions come from politics, geography, history, economics and recent trends of the market. The section always has moderate difficulty level as questions are designed from recent changes in any field.

    IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

    Before proceeding to the syllabus, it is important to first understand the exam pattern. Here are some quick highlights of IIFT Exam Pattern:

    Mode of examOffline
    Number of questions120-150 Questions
    Time duration for IIFT exam2 hours (120 minutes)
    Marks per question1 for QA, DI and LR; 0.75 for VA, 1 for RC; 0.50 for GA
    Negative marking 1/3 of the marks allotted
    Medium of examEnglish
    Total number of choices per question4

    IIFT Syllabus 2019 for Quantitative Ability

    • In this section, questions vary from simple to difficult level.
    • This is one of the most tricky and time-consuming sections but also scoring at the same time.
    • A candidate should not spend more than 10 seconds if he wants to attempt or skip the question.
    • We suggest you be quick with your calculations and shortcuts to excel in this section.

    The Quantitative Ability section will majorly cover the following topics:

    ParentagesHCF & LCMVectorsLogarithmVenn Diagram
    Number SystemMedianModeClocksCalendar
    Binomial ExpansionCo-ordinate geometryInstallments paymentsTime, Speed, DistanceRatios & Proportions
    Simple interestCompound interestPermutation & CombinationGeometric ProgressionGeometric Mean
    Arithmetic ProgressionArithmetic MeanTrigonometryIn- equations QuadraticLinear Equations Algebra
    RatiosPartnershipProbabilityAveragesGeometry
    BODMASSet TheoryMensurationProfit & LossWork & Time

    Check Quantitative Ability Section in IIFT Exam

    IIFT 2016 Paper Analysis

    These are the topics that carried the maximum number of questions in IIFT Exam 2016. You may expect a similar number this year too.

    Area TestedTopicNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
    Quantitative AbilityAlgebra & Equations22*1
    P&C Probability55*1
    Time & Work11*1
    Geometry & Co-ordinate33*1
    Logs11*1
    Profit & Loss11*1
    Sets11*1
    Number System11*1
    Progression44*1
    Time, Speed and Distance11*1
    Total2020

    IIFT Preparation Books for Quantitative Ability

    IIFT Quants book IIFT 2020 Quantitative Book IIFT MBA Quant Book

    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    How to Prepare for Quantitative AptitudeArun Sharma
    The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation Nishit Sinha
    Quantum CATSarvesh K Verma

    IIFT Syllabus 2018 for Logical Reasoning

    • This section tests a candidate’s ability to solve a problem and his efficiency in terms of solving analytical and conceptual problems.
    • This is another scoring section in IIFT Exam but requires a rigorous practice.
    • In this section the questions can vary from Verbal Logic to Decision Making.

    The Logical Reasoning section will majorly cover the following topics:

    Visual & Critical ReasoningLinear & Matrix ArrangementsSequencingCoding & DecodingSymbol based Problem
    PuzzlesFamily Tree ProblemStatement & ConclusionCause & EffectInput & Output

    IIFT 2016 Paper Analysis

    These are the topics that carried the maximum number of questions in IIFT Exam 2016. You may expect a similar number this year too.

    Area TestedTopicNo. of QuestionMark Allotted
    AR and LRDiagram Based Analogy44 * 0.75
    Analytical Reasoning1313 * 0.75
    Membership11 * 0.75
    Missing Number11 × 0.75
    Wrong Number Series11 * 0.75
    Alphabetic Series11 * 0.75
    Syllogism11 * 0.75
    Total2216.5

    Check  IIFT Paper Analysis

    IIFT Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning

    IIFT Reasoning BookIIFT LR BookIIFT DI and LR Book
    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT COMMON ADMISSION TESTAjay Singh
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests peeyush Bhardwaj
    Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K. Sinha

    IIFT Syllabus 2018 for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

    • This section tests a candidate’s English proficiency and Grammar.
    • Candidate having a good command over English Language will pose no difficulty in answering the questions.

    This section will majorly cover the following topics:

    SpellingsFill in the BlanksWord meaning matchOdd word outFigure of Speech
    SynonymsAntonymsSentence CompletionSentence correctionSentence Arrangement
    Reading ComprehensionGrammarPrepositionPhrasesAnalogy

    IIFT 2016 Paper Analysis

    These are the topics that carried the maximum number of questions in IIFT Exam 2016. You may expect a similar number this year too.

    Reading Comprehension

    TopicNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
    Economy44*1
    Business & Economy44*1
    Women's Role in Economy44*1
    Technology and Innovations44*1
    Total1616

    Read  IIFT 2018 Last Minute Preparation Tips

    Verbal Ability

    TopicNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
    Sentence Completion33*0.75
    Vocabulary Base1515*0.75
    Sentence Rearrangement22*0.75
    Total2015

    IIFT Preparation Books for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

    IIFT VA BookIIFT RC BooksIIFT MBA VA RC Book
    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT/Bank PO/SSCBharat Patodi and Aditya Choudhary
    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay 
    Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 2016Gautam Puri

    IIFT Syllabus 2018 for General Knowledge 

    • In this section, candidates should be fully updated with the current scenarios happening all around the world.
    • To excel in this section, you need to be thoroughly aware of the political, economic, sports, etc. situations going around India and abroad.
    • IIFT cutoff for this section is low, therefore candidates can simply answer the number of questions to clear the cutoff.
    • A candidate attempting around 18 – 20 questions with 80% accuracy can easily clear the cutoff scores

    This section will majorly cover the following sections:

    SocietyIndustryEconomicsBankingHistory
    GeographyInternational AffairsLiteratureAwards & AwardeesEntertainment
    PoliticsBusinessScienceSportsMythology

    Read About IIFT GK Section To Carry 15% Weightage

    IIFT Preparation Books for General Knowledge

    IIFT Practice BooksIIFT MBA BooksIIFT Sample Papers
    Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
    IIFT 2018 Year-wise & Section-wise (Solved Papers 2006-2016)Gautam Puri
    NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Examination 2018Dharmendra Mittal
    TARGET IIFT 2016Disha Experts

    IIFT Question Papers

    IIFT Sample Papers 2018 help give a fair idea about how the actual exam can be expected to be. All candidates appearing must practice IIFT Question Papers as much as possible. By solving these papers, you can get familiar with the exam pattern and difficulty level of the actual test.

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    IIFT Exam Paper 2014PDF

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    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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