IIFT EXAM 2017 NEWS
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IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) conducts entrance exam for candidates seeking admission in full-time MBA in International business. Candidates can fill application form in online as well as offline mode. Candidates can fill IIFT 2018 Application Form will be available from September 3, 2017. The offline application form can be purchased form designated post office/ IIFT counter. Last date to apply for IIFT 2018 is October 9, 2017.
IIFT 2018 is scheduled in the month of November-2018. The entrance test comprises questions from, English comprehension, Quantitative Analysis, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge. The duration of the test is 2 hours in which candidates have 123 multiple choice questions.
There is no prescribed age limit to apply for IIFT 2018. Indian as well as Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply. IIFT 2018 Results will be announced in the month of December-2017. Shortlisted candidates are required to participate in the selection process which includes 3 stages: Essay Writing, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
|Exam Name||IIFT Entrance Exam|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute of Foreign Trade|
|Exam Type||National level|
|Exam Date||November 2018|
|Eligibility Criteria||Minimum 3 years Bachelor’s Degree|
|Mode of Application||Online and Offline|
Candidates can apply online or offline for IIFT 2018 till first week of September-2017. International applicants, NRIs, PIOs are not required to appear for the entrance test. They can apply for admission to MBA (International Business) till February – 2017 on the basis of their latest GMAT score.
|Availability of application form||July 3, 2017|
|Last date to fill application form||September 05, 2017|
|Last date to obtain application form from IIFT Counter or through post||September 05, 2017|
|Release of Admit Card||November, 2017|
|Date of Examination||November, 2018|
|Declaration of Result||December, 2018|
Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2018 before they proceed to register for the entrance test. Application Forms are subject to rejection at any stage if the candidate is not able to satisfy all the criteria set by IIFT. Given below is the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2018.
Indian and Foreign National Students are eligible to apply in IIFT.
There is no age limit prescribed by the IIFT for admission to MBA- International Business.
Candidates can fill IIFT 2018 Application Form from September 3, 2017. To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised to apply well before the deadline. Application forms are available in both online and offline mode. Candidates must keep the required documents such as personal details, scanned images of photograph and signature etc. Given below are the steps to fill online and offline application form:
Application Form can only be submitted after the successful payment of fee. Candidates can make payment online as well as offline as per their choice. General category students have to pay INR 1550/-. Candidates who belong to reserved category would get relaxation and have to pay INR 775/-. Candidates can make the online payment via Credit Card or Debit Card. They can also submit the Demand Draft along with the documents to the Section Officer.
Payment of fee by online mode:
Payment of fee by offline mode:
|General/ OBC||INR 1550/-|
|SC/ ST||INR 775/-|
|Foreign National Candidates||INR 4,500/US $ 80|
Candidates can get their IIFT 2018 Admit Card by two modes. They can visit the official website to download admit card from 3rd week of November, 2018. Admit Cards will also be dispatched via post. Applicants can also download the admit card from the official site using their login credentials. It act as a gateway and an ID proof. Candidates failing to carry the admit card will not allowed entry to the examination hall.
They must preserve the Admit card till the completion of admission process. Given below are some of the important details about IIFT 2018 Admit Card. IIFT 2018 Admit Card will be sent to the candidates by post till the second week of November, 2018.
Steps to download IIFT 2018 Admit Card from the official site are mentioned below:
IIFT 2018 is going to be conducted across 20 cities. Candidates are required to select the exam city at the time of filling IIFT 2018 Application Form. The institutes reserves the right to add or delete any exam center. Applicants have the option to change the selected center by paying an additional fee of INR 500/-. However, the option to change center will be available till the first week of November-2017.
The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the selection process at 7 major cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
IIFT 2018 Entrance Test will be Pen- Paper based test. The examination paper will cover English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. The question paper will consist of 125 questions of the objective type and the total time duration is 120 minutes. Each section will contain different marks ranging from 0.75 to 1.00. For every incorrect answer one-third of the marks will be deducted and zero marks for the questions not answered. Complete details about IIFT exam pattern 2018 is mentioned below:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Marks Per Question|
Answer sheets (OMR Answer sheets) will be given to the candidates to mark the answers. It is mandatory for the aspirants to use pen only, for all the entries in the OMR Answer sheet including the filling of bubbles. If there is more than one answer marked against a question, it will be considered incorrect response and will be awarded negative marks.
Exam duration is 2 hours
Each Correct Answer will be awarded 0.75 mark
1/3 mark will be deducted on an incorrect answer
IIFT 2018 is a Pen Paper based test
Questions will be of objective types
There are 125 questions in IIFT 2018
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Number of Questions||Total 125 questions will be appeared in the examination. Number of questions varies every year.|
|Duration of Exam||120 Minutes|
|Marking Scheme||0.75 or 1 per question|
|Negative Marking||1/3 of the marks|
There is no fixed syllabus for IIFT 2018. However, questions will be asked from English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. Students are advised to prepare these sections thoroughly. Aspirants can also practice the previous year’s question papers to get an idea about the kind of questions asked. Candidates must practice all topics to get a good grip on them.
English comprehension will consist of concepts from English comprehension, reasoning and basic concepts included in English language. Following topics must be covered under this head:
|Contextual usage||Syllogisms||Errors in word choice|
|Comprehension of passage||Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences||Sentence correction|
|Fill In the Blanks||Verbal Reasoning||Analogies|
While attempting General Knowledge section, candidates must be well aware of the current happenings and must equip themselves with important events of the world. Following heads must be covered under General Knowledge and Awareness section:
|Sports CE||Persons||Awards and Honours|
|Famous Personalities||Buildings, Languages||Animals|
|Inventions and Discoveries||Currencies||Indian and World Geography|
|Indian and World History||Democratic policy||Current Events|
The topics covered under this section have been tabulated below:
|Critical Reasoning||Assumption-Premise-Conclusion||Visual Reasoning|
|Assertion and Reasons||Statements and conclusions||Identifying valid inferences|
|Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments||Statements and assumptions||Identifying Probably true|
|Puzzles||Family Tree Problem||Symbol Based Problem|
|Matrix Arrangement||Coding and Decoding||--|
The syllabus for Quantitative Analysis section will cover topics from Mathematics, to test candidate’s ability to deal with numbers and other mathematical concepts. Following topics will be covered under this section:
|Geometry||Pecentage||Ration and Proportion|
|Profit and loss||Harmonic Mean||Averages|
|Number System||Partnership||Alligation and Mixtures|
|Arithmetic progression||Time-Speed-Distance||Geometric Progression|
|Arithmetic mean||Geometric mean||Simple Interest and Compound Interest|
|Permutations and Combinations||Maxima and Minima Progression||Median, Mode|
|Set Theory||Instalment Payments||Partnership, Clocks|
|Binomial Expansion||Venn Diagram||--|
IIFT 2018 Result is expected to be announced in the month of December-2018. Candidates can check their result on the official website by providing their roll number and date of birth.
The qualified candidates in the entrance exam have to appear for further process of group discussion, essay writing and interview.
IIFT 2018 Score Card will contain the following details: Maximum marks of a Section, Sectional Cut off and Marks secured in the section and total score. Selection process will based on the result appear after the completion of admission process.
Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test are called to participate in the IIFT Selection Process. The selection procedure for admission to MBA (International Business) involves Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Essay Writing: In this round candidates have to write an essay based on some topic of General or business affairs. It aims to test candidates’ writing skills and conceptual knowledge about the topics. The average duration of this round is 20 minutes and the length of a well-defined essay is usually 300 words.
Group Discussion: For Group discussion, qualified candidates from the previous rounds are divided into groups of 10-12 participants. Candidates are given a topic related to current or business affairs. The duration of the GD usually varies. Candidates’ ability to take initiative, ability to effectively communicate their ideas are generally some qualities that the panelists lookout for in this round.
Personal Interview: The Personal Interview round is one on one personal round where the panelists adjudge the candidates on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure. The usual duration of PI round in 10-15 minutes.
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