IIFT Exam Pattern 2022
IIFT Exam Pattern 2022 - National Testing Agency (NTA) prescribes the exam pattern of IIFT in order to make candidates familiar with the format of exam paper. IIFT exam pattern 2022 contains details such as the number of questions, type of questions, scoring pattern, the total marks, overall duration, exam mode and more. IIFT exam pattern has observed a major shift from 2020 as the exam is now conducted by NTA in an online mode. IIFT is a national level entrance test conducted for admission to MBA (IB) programme across various IIFT campuses. Read the article by Careers360 to learn in detail about IIFT exam pattern 2022, changes (if any) introduced in the pattern, marking scheme, etc.
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IIFT Exam Pattern 2022: Key Highlights
IIFT 2022 will be conducted in the last week of November 2021. The official IIFT dates are yet to release. Before appearing for an entrance test, it is recommended to be well familiar with the IIFT exam pattern. Why so? Because one must understand the challenges before attempting to overcome them. Hence the familiarity with pattern will help in devising a proper strategy for IIFT exam.
IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern
IIFT Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of IIFT exam
IIFT exam duration
Two hours (120 minutes)
Sectional Time Limit
No Sectional Time Limit
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions
Number of Sections
Section 1: Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section 2: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Section 3: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI)
Section 4: General Knowledge (GK)
Marks per Question
3 marks for each right question in Section 1, 2, and 3
1.5 marks for each right answer in Section 4
*- The number of questions may vary for IIFT 2022.
IIFT Test Pattern 2022: Section-wise Breakup of Questions
The number of questions that are asked in IIFT paper vary every year. IIFT 2019 had 114 MCQs, IIFT 2020/ 2021 question paper had 110 questions. As per the IIFT exam pattern 2022, there will be four sections from which questions will be asked namely - Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI) and General Knowledge (GK). Let us check in detail:
IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
General Awareness (GK)
Exam Pattern of IIFT 2022: Marking Scheme
IIFT marking scheme is different for each section. Also IIFT has negative marking. Given below is the section wise IIFT marking scheme detail:
No. of questions
Marks per question
IIFT Syllabus 2022
National Testing Agency, the conducting body of IIFT does not officially release the IIFT 2022 syllabus. However, based on the previous years’ question papers and the trends followed candidates can get familiar with the topics of IIFT syllabus. Knowing the exam syllabus in detail will help candidates in a better preparation. The syllabus of IIFT has been the same over the years. In order to cover the syllabus it is recommended for candidates to prepare from the best books for IIFT 2022 preparation.
IIFT Sample Papers 2022
The candidates must ensure they practice enough number of IIFT sample papers in order to handle any kind of exam paper. The sample papers of IIFT are an essential part of IIFT exam preparation, as it gives the candidates an opportunity to understand the exam pattern & test structure as well as analyse their preparation level with respect to each section and each topic. It is extremely important to analyse the IIFT 2022 sample papers, as they will help in gauging one’s strength and weakness.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIFT Exam Pattern 2022
Question: What is the mode of IIFT exam?
IIFT will be conducted as a computer based test, that is, in online mode.
Question: Is there negative marking in IIFT exam?
Yes, one mark is deducted for every wrong attempt in QA, VARC and LRDI and 0.5 marks is deducted for every wrong attempt in GK.
Question: Is there any sectional time limit in the IIFT 2022 exam?
No, there is no sectional time-limit in IIFT exam.
Question: How many questions are expected to be in IIFT 2022?
As per previous year, the number of questions in IIFT 2022 will be 110.
Question: What is the total marks of the IIFT exam?
The question paper of IIFT carries 300 marks in overall.
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Questions related to IIFT
When is IIFT expected to release the shortlists? I keep checking everyday.
NTA has declared IIFT Result 2021onFebruary 16, 2021 in online mode. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check their IIFT Result scores online at the official website by logging in with their user ID and date of birth.Selection Process for IIFT 2021 will start after the declaration of result.
NTA will release the list of shortlisted candidates for the next selection round - Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview.
The final IIFT result 2021will mention the names of candidates who will be granted admission to either of the two campuses of IIFT: Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada.
The final list of selected candidates for MBA (IB) programme atIIFT 2021will be released in the second week of April 2021.
How many students attempted IIFT 21 and Whats can be possible score for GEM to convert IIFT Delhi campus?
A total number of 27000 students have appeared for IIFT 2021 which took place on 24th of January.
Going according to the previous trends and difficulty level a score of 130 would be enough to clear the cutoff of the delhi campus and keeps on the safer side.
Hope this helps.
What was the cutoff of GK last time in terms of percentile i.e at 5 marks? Will cutoff go till 45 percentile. I remember at 7 marks last time, we got around 62 percentile and the cutoff was 5
Please mention more details of the course and institute in which you interested for as there are different cutoff for different examinations. Please elaborate your question and feel free to ask your doubts here for quick resolution of your query.
What is different between CAT and IIFT?
CAT has a fixed number of 100 questions while IIFT goes on changing its number of questions every year. As such CAT has a fixed exam pattern and IIFT exam pattern changes each year. CAT is the mandatory entrance test for admission to IIMs and IIFT entrance test is the mandatory entrance test for admission to MBA (IB) in all the three campuses of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. CAT has uniform marking pattern for each correct answer with +3 marks while IIFT marking pattern varies between 0.5 mark to 1 mark for each correct answer. CAT offers admission opportunity in 20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, IITs, NITIE, IMI, SPJIMR, JBIMS among others while IIFT entrance exam is institute based and offers admission in IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses. CAT is a computer based test while IIFT is a paper based test.
Hope, this information helps you.
when will IIFT result declare?
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) result is expected to be declared in the second week of February. And now, second week is going on, so the results can be declared anytime. Keep an eye over the official website - http://iift.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx
Refer here for more info - IIFT 2021 - Result, Cutoff, Selection Procedure, Answer Key for MBA (IB) (careers360.com)
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