IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern – The Indian institute of Foreign Trade conducts the IIFT as an entrance exam for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for admission into its two year full time MBA course in International Business (MBA-IB), at two of the IIFT campuses- IIFT Delhi and Kolkata. The IIFT is one of the most prestigious B-Schools in India. The selection of the candidates are made on the basis of a Written test (WT), Group Discussion (GD), Essay Writing and Personal Interview (PI). The paper pattern gives the aspirant an insight as to what do they require to prepare for and how much time should they allot per section.

Exam Pattern and Syllabus for IIFT 2018

The question paper will be of objective type comprising of approximately 125 multiple choice type questions. The question paper will be divided into 4 sections as mentioned below:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension and General Awareness
  • Verbal Ability

There is a separate marking scheme for every section and may be subject to change every year by the examination authority.

There is a provision of negative marking and candidates must remember that for every wrong answer 1/3rd marks allotted to the question will be deducted.

Sections No. of Question Marking Scheme
Quantitative Ability 25 1
Data InterpretationLogical Reasoning 1920 10.75
RC General Awareness 1628 0.750.75
Verbal Ability 20 0.75

IIFT’s written test is of two hours duration.

IIFT 2018 Syllabus

English Comprehension

Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics:

  • Comprehension of passage
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • odd man out
  • Idioms
  • one word substitution
  • Different usage of same word
  • Errors in word choice
  • mania & phobia
  • Incorrect words
  • Mood
  • Conditionals & Multiple Usage
  • Punctuation
  • Proverb
  • Phrasal verb etc.

Logical Reasoning

Questions from these topics are asked

  • Critical reasoning
  • Visual reasoning
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Statements and assumptions
  • identifying valid inferences
  • identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Cause and Effect
  • Identifying Probably true
  • Probably false
  • definitely true
  • definitely false kind of statement
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Family tree problem
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Coding and decoding
  • Sequencing
  • identifying next number in series etc.

Quantitative Analysis

  • Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone, etc.)
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Ratios
  • Percentages
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • Averages
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Work and time
  • Number system
  • HCF
  • LCM
  • Geometric Progression
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Geometric mean
  • Harmonic mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Number Base System
  • Mensuration
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Set Theory
  • Venn Diagram
  • Installment Payments
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Probability
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Topics like Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Logarithm
  • Calendar
  • Maxima & Minima Progression
  • Surds & Indices and Complex numbers.


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