Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT organizes an entrance exam every year to select aspirants for its MBA program in International Business. It is a pen and paper method exam and is scheduled to be held in December 2018. Aspirants interested in applying to this MBA program have to apply for IIFT entrance exam.
As per IIFT Exam Format 2019, the question paper is divided into four sections that comprise: General Knowledge and Awareness, English Comprehension, Quantitative Analysis and Logical Reasoning. There is negative marking too in IIFT 2019 exam.
All candidates must register for the exam well in time. Details about the objective type national level IIFT 2019 Exam Format have been discussed in this article. Aspirants can also check the syllabus and advisable books for the same further. IIFT Application Form 2019 will be made available tentatively from July 2018.
IIFT 2019 is a paper and pen exam of 2 hours of the period. The multiple choice questions cover six sections with a total score of 125 marks. There is no separate time issued for each section.
The exam highlights of IIFT 2019 that aspirants should be aware are as follows.
|Number of papers||1|
|Number of sections||4|
|Sections||General knowledge and awareness, English comprehension, quantitative analysis and logical reasoning|
|Question paper type||Objective type (MCQs)|
|Exam period||2 hours|
|Medium of exam||English|
IIFT 2019 is an objective type exam of 2 hours period. The exam syllabus includes 4 sections that comprise: There is no separate time issued to aspirants for each section. The question paper consists of 125 MCQs.
IIFT 2019 Exam Format has a special question allocation for each section. The question distribution in each section is as follows:
|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|
Since there is no specific time allocation for each section, a sample time allocation matrix is tabulated below for the reference of aspirants.
|Name of the section||Allocation of time|
|General awareness||8 to 10 minutes|
|Reading comprehension and verbal ability||25 to 30 minutes|
|Quantitative aptitude||30 to 35 minutes|
|Logical reasoning and data interpretation||40 to 45 minutes|
The marking scheme for IIFT 2019 exam is various for each section. For instance, in the Data Interpretation section, an accurate response will be honored 0.75 marks, while an accurate response from Logical Reasoning will carry one mark. Whereas, negative marking scheme for each wrong answer will suffer 1/3 of the issued marks. The marking scheme for IIFT 2019 in detail is tabulated below for better understanding of the aspirants.
|General knowledge, quantitative analysis and logical reasoning||0.5|
|Analytical and logical reasoning||0.75|
For each negative response, 1/3rd of the issued marks will be deducted.
IIFT 2019 entrance exam includes questions from English Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation, Quantitative Analysis and General Awareness. Section-wise syllabus for IIFT 2019 exam has been tabulated below.
|Comprehension of passage||Antonyms||Phrasal verbs|
|Completion of sentences||Fill in the Blanks||Contextual usage|
|Mistake accurate in choosing words||Usage of foreign language words in English||correct of sentences|
|Use of same words in various places||Mood||One word replacement|
|Jumbled paragraphs containing 4 to 5 sentences||Idioms||Odd one out|
|Identifying next number in the series||Coding and decoding||Puzzles|
|Symbol Based problems||Probably false||Sequencing|
|Family tree problems||Cause and Effect||Matrix arrangements|
|Identifying strong arguments and weak arguments||Statements and conclusions||Identifying Probably True|
|Identifying valid references||Verbal Reasoning||Assumption-premise-Conclusion|
|Statements and assumptions||Assertion and reason||Critical Reasoning|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation||Quantitative Analysis||General Awareness|
|Geometry||Partnership||Quadratic linear equations|
|Ratio and proportion||Time-speed-distance||Percentage|
|Number system||Profit & Loss||Average|
|Geometric progression||Arithmetic mean||Median|
|Allegation and Mixtures||Geometric mean||HCF|
|Number based system||Work and time||Arithmetic progression|
|Pipes and cisterns||Method||Simple interest and compound interest|
|Set theory||Venn diagram||Partnerships|
|Probability||Trigonometry||Permutations and combinations|
|Binomial expansions||Maxima & Minima progression||Surds, Indices and Complex numbers|
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 aspirants must follow to prepare for IIFT 2019
|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 exercises from books and giving of mock tests will ultimately help you prepare for IIFT 2019.
It is important that aspirants know about IIFT 2019 Exam Format before attempting the exam. Therefore, aspirants obligatory to be complete about concepts and should have enough exercise to excel in the exam. In order to score well in the exam, aspirants obligatory to be fast and correct while response questions.