The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. The IIFT admissions test is a pen and paper-based written exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for their New Delhi and Kolkata campus to offer admission for MBA program. The test duration is 120 minutes majorly divided in 6 sections.
06 Aug, 2019 – 24 Sep, 2019 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Online
05 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)
Choice of Exam City – Last date to request exam centre change (By paying Rs. 1000) – Start Date | Mode: Online
11 Nov, 2019 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
02 Dec, 2019 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Offline
08 Jan, 2020 – 28 Feb, 2020 (Tentative)
Counselling | Mode: Offline
15 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
24 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)
Score Card | Mode: Online
IIFT Exam Pattern
It is important to check the pattern properly as it will give a detailed idea about the exam and can help to strategize proper preparation plan accordingly.
Candidates who are planning to appear for the entrance exam this year must know the IIFT 2019 exam pattern. It will allow them to know the topics covered in the exam, syllabus, and marking scheme and they can strategies their preparation accordingly. Here are the complete details related to the IIFT exam pattern 2019.
- The exam has six sections – English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.
- The duration of the exam is two hours. There is no sectional time limit. Total marks for the exam are 100. The number of questions keeps changing every year. Last year, the exam had 114 questions. The exam has only multiple choice questions.
- According to the IIFT 2019 exam pattern, there is negative marking for wrong answers and there is differential marking scheme.
- The exam will be conducted in around 20 cities of India.
English Comprehension: This section covers generally two sub-topics which are Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. This section is likely to be moderate on the difficulty scale.
GK & Business Awareness: This section may have questions from various topics and the difficulty level of the same can vary from moderate to tough.
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation: According to the IIFT 2019 syllabus, this section is likely to contain 20-25 objective questions. And, it is likely to be difficult considering the previous year’s record.
Quantitative Ability: The Quantitative Ability part is usually the most difficult section for candidates. It needs a lot of practice.
IIFT Exam Eligibility
To be able to get eligible for IIFT, candidates to fulfil the following criterion:
Should Hold a Bachelor’s Degree and have secured a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. The students belonging to any of the reserved categories like Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Persons with Disability (PWD) or Differently Abled (DA) category must have at least 45% marks.
The degree has to be awarded by any of the Universities included by an act of the central or a state legislature in India, or any other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or are declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or hold an equivalent qualification recognized by the MHRD, India.
Applicants who are appearing for the final year of their bachelor’s degree and the candidates who have completed their graduation degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. If selected, candidates will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if he/ she submits a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of her/his College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2019) mentioning that the particular candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date when the certificate was issued.