IIFT EXAM 2017 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) offers MBA program in International Business through IIFT entrance examination. Candidates who wish to apply for the same has to appear for the IIFT 2018 entrance. The exam will be a pen and paper based test which is scheduled to be held in November, 2018.
The question paper will comprise of 4 sections such as: English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. The qualifying marks or the cut off will help determine that whether the candidate is qualified for the next round. There is negative marking too.
It is a multiple-questions based national level test which is associated with both speed and accuracy. For further details about the IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern follow the article below.
IIFT 2018 will be a pen and paper based examination of duration of 2 hours. There is no separate time allotment of for each section. The questions will be of multiple choices based with a total of six sections and 125 marks. The language will for conducting the test will be only English.
The exam highlights table below is the summation of the exam pattern so that the interested candidates get aware of the exam pattern in just a glimpse
|Exam Mode||Offline (pen and paper based)|
|Number of Papers||1|
|Number of sections||4|
|Sections||English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis|
|Question Paper Type||Multiple Choice Based|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
IIFT 2018 question paper will be primarily MCQ type. The question paper comprises of 125 multiple choice model questions. The total duration of exam is two hours and there is no separate time allotment for individual section. There is a total of 4 sections in the question paper which include the following subjects:
The question allotment for every section is different. The distribution of question for every section is given below:
|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|
As there is no specific time allotment for every section it is recommended to the candidate to follow the below time chart which they should invest for each section. The time chart will help the aspirants to solve the question paper efficiently
|Name of the section||Allotment of time|
|General Awareness||8-10 minutes|
|Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability||25-30 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||30-35 minutes|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation||40-45 minutes|
Candidates will to be able to qualify for the next round only if they able to meet the expected qualifying marks after the negative marking features in the written round. The marking scheme for IIFT 2018 will be determined on the following.
The cutoff varies from year to year. The cut off depends on the following factors:
The cut offs will be declared by IIFT with the release of the answer key. However, over viewing the last year cut offs it is expected that cut off range will be around 42 to 46. The section-wise cut off in accordance to the last year along with maximum marks allotted to per section are tabulated underneath:
|Name of the subjects||Last Year Sectional Cut offs in percentage||Maximum Marks for each section in percentage|
Negative Marking: Negative marking of 0.33 is allotted against every wrong answer.
IIFT 2018 Exam will cover the following subjects:
It is frequently said that it is very hard to predict the section-wise difficulty level of IIFT. Below mentioned are names of some of the best books which the candidates must follow to prepare for IIFT 2018.
|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|
Besides, ample practices from books and giving of mock tests will ultimately help you prepare for IIFT 2018.
Before appearing for IIFT 2018 candidates must know that there are around 124-125 questions in the question paper. The test is very much similar to speed + accuracy basis test. Thus, it is not enough to prepare for a mere preparation which can be applicable for every MBA entrance. You need to prepare separately for IIFT as The Institute of Foreign Trade is one of top 10 B-schools in India.
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