IIFT Exam Pattern 2019 - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi, prescribes the exam pattern of IIFT 2018. The exam pattern remains more or less same every year. As per IIFT exam pattern 2019, the test will be divided into six sections - Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the test would be two hours and based on previous years’ pattern, the marking scheme for each section would be different. Candidates planning to appear for the exam must know the IIFT 2019 exam pattern. It will allow them to prepare in a more strategised manner. The exam is expected to be held in the first week of December 2018. IIFT exam is conducted every year for admission to IIFT’s MBA in IB program at Delhi and Kolkata campus. In this article, candidates can check all the details related to the exam pattern of IIFT 2019, marking scheme and syllabus.
The official exam pattern of IIFT 2019 isn’t released yet. Based on last year’s exam, here are some important highlights of the exam.
Highlights of IIFT Exam Pattern
2 hours (120 minutes)
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Offline (Expected to be conducted in online mode this year)
No. of sections
Total Number of Questions
Not fixed (114 Questions in IIFT 2018; 123 Questions in 2017)
Type of Questions
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Now, let’s have a look at the detailed exam pattern of IIFT. The following tables will reveal the number of sections, their names and the marking scheme in the exam.
IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern
IIFT Marking Scheme – Going with the previous years’ trends, the marking scheme for IIFT 2019 entrance exam would be different for each section. For instance, last year, in the Data Interpretation section, each question carried 0.75 marks, while in the Logical Reasoning, each question was assigned one mark. Whereas, negative marking scheme for each wrong response will suffer 1/3rd of the allotted marks. The marking scheme is likely to be same this year.
Below candidates can find the detailed IIFT marking scheme followed last year for better understanding:
IIFT Marking Scheme - Section-wise
No. of Questions
Marks per question
Now, after knowing the IIFT exam pattern 2019, it’s vital to have a look at the syllabus. Candidates can prepare section-wise for the exam with the help of the syllabus.
IIFT 2019 Syllabus
There are certain topics covered under each section. Let’s have a look at the brief syllabus of IIFT 2019 exam.
Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Caselets etc.
Logical Ability – Comparisons, Deductions, Coding-Decoding, Series & Analysis, Input & Output, Directions, Seating, Selections etc.
English Language – This section covers Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections. The topics covered in these sections are Grammar, Preposition, Phrases, Analogy, Matching word meanings, Synonyms-Antonyms, Reading Passages, etc.
Quantitative Ability – Number, Geometry, Mensuration, Logarithms, ERPV, PPL, Probability, Permutation & Combination etc.
General Awareness – Politics, Business, Society, Economics, Banking, History, Films etc.
IIFT 2019 Exam Centres - IIFT 2019 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.
Candidates planning to appear for IIFT 2019 are advised to prepare for the exam as per its pattern. As per the important dates of IIFT 2019, the exam is expected to be held in the first week of December. Around 60,000 candidates register for the exam every year. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2019 before applying.