IIFT Exam Pattern 2018

IIFT Exam PatternIIFT Exam Pattern 2018: According to the exam pattern of IIFT 2018, the entrance exam will be conducted in a paper and pencil mode. The IIFT 2018 exam pattern has been released by the conducting body- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) on July 25, 2017. As per the latest reports, the IIFT 2018 will be held on December 3, 2017, instead of November 26, 2017. Test takers who would successfully register and make the requisite registration payment will be allowed to sit for the entrance exam. In this article, candidates will find all the crucial information pertaining to IIFT entrance exam. As per the IIFT exam pattern 2018, the entrance exam comprises the objective type of questions divided into four sections. The number of question in IIFT exam may vary between 120 to 200 and should be completed within two hours duration. Candidates have to pick the correct answer from the options mentioned in the objective question type.

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With the help of IIFT exam pattern 2018, candidates who are going to appear for IIFT 2018 exam will have a better understanding of the type of questions they are likely to come across. Candidates can know the paper structure, marking scheme and syllabus in below paragraphs. Any candidate who will appear for the entrance exam should verify that they have filled the IIFT application form 2018 and have downloaded the admit card for the same once it is released.


Candidates can find the necessary details of the IIFT exam pattern 2018 below: 


IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern



Section I

English Comprehension

Section II

General Knowledge & Awareness

Section III

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Section IV

Quantitative Analysis

IIFT Marking Scheme 2018: The marking scheme for IIFT 2018 entrance exam is different for each section. For instance, in the Data Interpretation section, a correct answer will be awarded 0.75 marks, while a correct answer from Logical Reasoning will carry one mark. Whereas, negative marking scheme for each wrong response will suffer 1/3 of the allotted marks.


Below candidates can find the detailed IIFT marking scheme followed last year for better understanding:


IIFT Marking Scheme


No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Data Interpretation (DI)



Quantitative Ability (QA)



Logical Reasoning (LR)



Reading Comprehension (RC)



Verbal Ability (VA)



General awareness (GA)



As per previous years trend, the IIFT entrance exam contained 123 objective type questions. The difficulty level of the entrance exam was moderate to tough. Candidates who will be taking the entrance exam should know that the number of questions in the exam is not definitive and can less or more than the previous year.


After candidates go through the IIFT exam pattern 2018, they should prepare accordingly and make sure to carry IIFT admit card along to the exam centre. Without the admit card, no candidate will be allowed to appear for the entrance exam. The entrance exam is likely to be held across 20 cities in India including, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Delhi, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata to name a few.


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade entrance exam is conducted to screen eligible candidates for admission to MBA in International Business programme at the Institute. The IIFT entrance exam is for admission to both the campuses located in Delhi and Kolkata.


After the IIFT 2018 is conducted, candidates can check the IIFT result in the fourth week of December 2017. After which the institute will release the list of shortlisted candidates and call them in for further selection procedure.


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