IIFT 2015 Exam Pattern
Updated on Nov 22, 2015 - 12:09 p.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal
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IIFT 2015 Exam Pattern - As per the Exam Pattern of IIFT 2015, which was held on Sunday, November 22, 2015, it included objective type multiple choice questions conducted in a paper pencil format. The mode of the test was English only with duration of two hours for the candidates to attempt the paper. The IIFT 2015 Exam Pattern is prescribed by the officials, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, describing the sections and other details. Candidates can check all the details about the IIFT Exam Pattern 2015 in this article.


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IIFT or Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam is a national level post-graduation entrance examination, conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Each year the exam is conducted for admissions into the two years full time MBA in International Business, at two of the IIFT campuses- IIFT Delhi and Kolkata.

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According to the official IIFT 2015 Exam Pattern, the exam will have 3 sections. The total marks will be 100. The different sections of the exam are described in the table below.

Section I

English Comprehension

Section II

General Knowledge & Awareness

Section III

Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis

Total Duration

2 Hours

There is differential marking scheme for each section. For each wrong answer, there is negative marking of 1/3 allotted marks.

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The number of questions which appeared in last year’s exam was 118, with difficulty level of moderate to tough. The paper structure of IIFT 2014 is given in the following table. It is expected that the IIFT 2015 Exam Pattern would be on the similar lines.


IIFT 2014 Paper Structure

Number of Questions




Marking Scheme

1 for QA, DI and LR, 0.75 for VA, 1 for RC and 0.50 for GA

Negative Marking

1/3 of allotted marks

Number of choices



120 minutes

However, students must prepare themselves to have a different paper structure, as the 2014 exam was different to that of 2013. So it is important for the candidates to prepare themselves with the topics described in the exam pattern of IIFT 2015. 

The shortlisted candidates will be called for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds in December. The names of the shortlisted students have been announced on December 14, 2015. Candidates who appeared in the test must check the IIFT 2015 result. The Essay, GD and PI will be held in the fourth week of January and middle of February at its centers, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.


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I have been shortlisted for second round in iift. there is a mistake in my application .. for category general (bc creamy layer ) it is gen ews. i have sent queries regarding the issue and got no replies. can someone help me with this issue please?

Sampriti Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
If you've got a call you must attend the selection process. Before they start the process they'll review all your documents as well as application form. So you can ask them there if you can attend the process. They usually let students appear for the process even if there's some mistake.
And in the interview you can try to convince them. If they find you as a desirable candidate there won't be any problem with that.

Good Luck

i got 39 and half marks in iift,so whats my percentile???

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Rinku

You need atleast more than 105+ marks to get a good percentile and almost 138 to secure a call from any good college taking part in IIFT entrance test.you will have around 40 percentile according to previous year trends which is very low.

I hope it helps.


Which books can help for the CAT preparations and other management exams such as XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc?

Khushi 5th Jan, 2020

Hi Pallav

These are some of the best books


  1. For Vocabulary: Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. For enhancing the reading speed, any novel and newspaper and anything you can read will be good enough.
  3. For Grammar: Normal Grammar Rules from Wren and Martin.


Books by Arun Sharma (TMH) and by Nishant Sinha (Pearson)


  1. Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

Hope this helps


Do we need mathematics subject in class 12. To do IIFT.

Saloni Singh 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello Himanshu,
Hope you are doing well.
No, there's nothing like you need to have mathematics in your 10+2 course as eligibility criteria for getting admission at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
The only academic eligibility criteria for IIFT is a graduate degree with a minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
You can check more details about the institute at the link I am mentioning below.
Please check :
Hope it's helpful to you !
All the best.
Thankyou .

When will IIFT release its campus wise cut off for 2020 admissions?

Siddhi Shenoy 3rd Jan, 2020

Hello Shubham,

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has already released the cutoff for the year 2020 on 23rd December 2019 for the second round of admissions.

For more details, you can refer to the following link https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iift-cutoff

Good luck!

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