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IIFT 2017 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2017 concluded successfully on November 27, 2016. The exam is conducted to offer admissions to the MBA-IB programme offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. IIFT is an offline entrance exam i.e. pen and paper based test. As IIFT has a general tendency to experiment with the exam structure every year. So, candidates should make sure to go through the IIFT 2017 Exam pattern.

IIFT 2017IIFT Cut Off IIFT Syllabus

The complete duration of the exam is 2 hours. The number of questions keeps varying every year. It is generally within the range of 120-150. All the questions are in Multiple Choice Questions Format (MCQ). The written test would be conducted in English only.

IIFT YearNo. of Questions

The IIFT Result for the written test released on December 23, 2016. After the results for IIFT exam are announced, the shortlisted candidates will be asked to participate in the IIFT 2017 Selection Procedure i.e, essay writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The selection procedure is scheduled to commence from January 2017.

IIFT 2017 Exam Highlights

The important highlights of IIFT Exam 2017 are indicated in the table below.

No. of questions123
Time duration2 hours (120 minutes)
Marks per question

Quantitative Analysis: 1 mark each 

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 1 mark each 

Vocabulary Aptitude: 0.75 each  

Reading Comprehension: 1 mark each  

General Awareness: 0.50 marks each

Negative marking (Marks deducted per wrong question)1/3 marks
Medium of examinationEnglish
Number of choices per question04

Section weightage in IIFT 2017

The total numbers of questions are distributed among following 5 sections:

SectionsSection NameNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
Section 1Quantitative Ability201.0020
Section 2Verbal ability200.7515
Reading Comprehension161.0016
Section 3General Knowledge 250.5012.50
Section 4Data Interpretation201.0020
Logical Reasoning220.7516.50
Total 123 100

IIFT 2017 Exam Format

Candidates appearing for IIFT 2017 are advisedtocheck the IIFT 2017 Exam pattern in orderto understand the structure, time duration and different sections in a better manner. Some of the major details of IIFT 2017 are:

  • The test will be objective in nature with 4 choices per question.
  • It will be conducted in a pen and paper mode.
  • Time duration for attempting IIFT 2017 is 2 hours
  • The medium of examination is English.
  • Each year, the total number of questions varies. There are 123 questions every year.
  • IIFT 2017 Question paper has 4 different sections

The structure of the IIFT question paper changes every year and this year, too, there could be certain changes in the overall structure. So candidates need to prepare themselves for this. All candidates are advised to check the IIFT Previous Year Paper Analysis for a more pecise understanding of the structure and section wise marks distribution.

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