IIFT Exam Pattern 2019 - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi, prescribes the exam pattern of IIFT 2019. The exam pattern has remained the same as last 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 exam pattern of IIFT 2019. It will allow them to prepare in a more strategised manner. The exam will be held on December 2, 2018, Sunday, from 10 AM to 12 noon. 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 IIFT 2019 exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus.
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Highlights of IIFT Exam Pattern 2019
Here are some important highlights of the exam.
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 IIFT 2019 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 of IIFT 2019.
IIFT Syllabus 2019
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 will be held on December 2, 2018. Around 60,000 candidates register for the exam every year. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2019 before applying.
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