IIFT Syllabus 2020
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IIFT Syllabus 2020 - Candidates who will be appearing for the entrance exam of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi (IIFT) should be aware of the syllabus of IIFT 2020. The National Testing Agency (NTA) which will conduct IIFT 2020 for the first time, however, they have not prescribed any specific syllabus for IIFT 2020. The syllabus of IIFT 2020 comprises topics that are covered under different sections. Some of the sections which are part of IIFT syllabus 2020 are English grammar, vocabulary and comprehension, logical reasoning and data interpretation, general knowledge, and current affairs, quantitative analysis. Knowing the IIFT 2020 syllabus in advance will help the candidates to devise a strategy for themselves. IIFT exam 2020 will be conducted on December 1. Read the complete article given on this page to know all the aspects of IIFT syllabus 2020 such as the sections from which questions will be asked, topics that are covered under each section.
Latest: IIFT admit card 2020 has been released on November 19 (5:00 PM). IIFT 2020 to be conducted by NTA on December 1.

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IIFT 2020 Syllabus

According to IIFT syllabus 2020, candidates can go through the topics covered under different sections:

Syllabus of IIFT 2020



Vocabulary and Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Formation Questions

  • Synonyms-Antonyms

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Analogy

  • Prepositions

  • Grammar

  • Phrases

  • Matching word meanings

  • Spellings

  • Odd word out

  • Figures of speech

Logical Reasoning

  • Comparisons

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Input & Output

  • Seating

  • Linear word formation

  • Selections

  • Directions

  • Series & Analysis

  • Deductions

GK & Current Affairs

  • Politics

  • Society

  • Economics

  • History

  • Awards and awardees

  • International Affairs

  • Mythology

  • Science

  • Sports

  • Geography

  • Literature

  • Films

  • Banking

  • Industry

  • Business

Quantitative Analysis

  • Number

  • Mensuration

  • ERPV

  • SI and CI

  • Probability

  • Time, Distance, Work and Heights

  • AMA

  • Permutation and Combination

  • PPL

  • Logarithms

  • Geometry

Data Interpretation

  • Bar Graph

  • Pie Chart

  • Caselets

  • Table

  • Line Graph

Note- Students must not restrict themselves with the topics mentioned above as they prepare for IIFT 2020. The syllabus for IIFT 2020 varies from year to year.

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IIFT Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of IIFT 2020 includes all the aspects of the test such as marking scheme, duration of the exam, mode of the exam, the total number of questions that are asked.

Exam pattern of IIFT 2020



Test duration

120 minutes

Nature of questions

Multiple-choice questions

Number of sections

Six sections namely:

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation

  • English Grammar

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

  • Quantitative Analysis

Number of questions

Varies from year to year

114 questions - 2019

123 questions- 2018

Allotment of marks in each section


Total marks


Negative marking of wrong answers


Mode of examination

Computer-Based Mode

Timing of IIFT 2020

To be notified

IIFT 2020 Marking Scheme: The marking scheme of IIFT 2020 varies for each section. According to IIFT 2019 marking scheme is expected to be as follows:

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Number of Questions

Marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking


Vocabulary and Comprehension





Logical Reasoning





GK & Current Affairs





Quantitative Analysis





Data Interpretation





Reading Comprehension





Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIFT Syllabus 2020

Question: Can I get admission into IIFT on the basis of CAT score?


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade does not accept CAT scores.  It is for the first time that NTA will conduct the exam for IIFT and on the basis of the score in the entrance test, candidates will be shortlisted for the next round of selection.

Question: Does CAT and IIFT exam have a similar exam pattern?


No, Common Admission Test and IIFT Exam have different exam pattern. CAT involves four sections namely, Vocabulary and Comprehension, English Grammar, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Analysis. Whereas, IIFT has an additional section of GK & Current Affairs which is set to be difficult for many aspirants.

Question: What are the sections from which questions will be asked in IIFT 2020?


The sections from which questions will be asked in IIFT 2020 are: 

  • Vocabulary and Comprehension

  • Logical Reasoning

  • GK & Current Affairs

  • Quantitative Analysis

  • Data Interpretation

  • Reading Comprehension

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Other than IIFT exam cut off what other factors IIFT consider in shortlisting candidates? Does experience matter? what is seat breakup according to reservations?

Niveditha 18th Nov, 2019


The selection procedure for this year IIFT exam will start from 2020 January. The selection procedure has two divisions one is that the marks or the percentile obtained in the exam and the second is the Group Discussion(GD) , essay writing and the Personal Interview(PI).

The shortlisted candidates with the minimum criteria of marks in the exam are called for the GD and PI process. The final stage of admission to the particular college is based on the score and the performance in GD and PI.

The three criteria for the short listed candidates are:

1. essay writing

2. Group discussion

3.Personal interview

Candidates are first given with the essay writing with the word limit of 300 words  and the time given is 20 minutes. In this the writing skills and the vocabulary is tested.

The next round is Group Discussion. Mainly GD is conducted to check how the candidate works in team. The GD topic can be based on the current issues or any abstract topic , so that the candidates must be aware of all the news and issues happening.

Finally the last round is the Personal Interview where the candidates can be asked for any questions related to their work experience, the achievements or why the want to join the particular college.All the interview questions is based on the interviewer.

The criteria for all these are:

IIFT exam score- 65%

Group Discussion - 15%

Personal Interview-20%

The candidates must be well prepared for the exam as well as Group Discussion and Personal Interview because nearly 2000 candidates were short listed for the final round just for 420 seats .

The seat break up for the total of 420 seats is:

7.5% for Schedule Tribe(ST)

5% for person with disability

15% for Schedule Caste(SC)

27% for Non creamy backward classes(NC BC)

10% for economically weaker sections

35.5% for the general class

To avail these reservations candidates have to mention it  in the application form.

The original documents has to be submitted when the candidates are shortlisted and are called for GD and PI

All the best....


Im unable to find my admit card, kindly guide me through this

Rohan Rawat 18th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

Your question is not complete as its not giving any information about the exam with which that admit card is related to.

But still, I can help you in a very general way:

1.Search the soft copy of the admit card in your PC/Lappy/mobile because you must have downloaded it once for sure.

2.If the above mentioned step is not useful: Then try to search for the link through which you can download the admit card foe one more time. (The examination authority keeps the link open till the date before the exam)

3.If the above mentioned step is not useful: Then write a mail to the examination cell or call them on their helpline numbers and tell them about the mishap.

If you will try you best then you will definitely be able to find your admit card.

All the best for the exam (which ever it is ;)

I hope this will help you!!


Can anyone share link to download admit card its already 15 november and still i am unable to see it.

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


The admit card of IIFT 2020 is likely to be released anytime soon on November 18 by National Testing Agency.

Stay connected for updates-


Good Luck!


i scored 56 percent in both 10+2 so i am eligible for xlri iift like collage

Rehan Alam Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you are eligible for both the exams as for XLRI Jamshedpur there is no minimum requirement of marks for appearing in the exam and for the Indian Institute of foreign trade, cutoff marks are 50% in any graduation for general category students.

Hope this helps. Thanks.


is there any extra time given to a physically disabled person in IIFT exam just like in CAT for every hour 20 minutes are given extra??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


see in information brochure there is nothing mention about extra timing facility for pwd candidates. the admission will be followed by written test of 12 minutes, WAT, gd, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW ROUNDS. i WOULD SUGGEST YOU TO CONTACT WITH THE EXAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY REGARDING THIS.

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