IIFT Syllabus 2020
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IIFT Syllabus 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) successfully conducted IIFT 2020 on December 1 in 41 cities across the country. Now candidates can check the exam analysis of IIFT 2020. Candidates who have appeared 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 conducted IIFT 2020 for the first time, however, they did 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. 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: Selection process of IIFT 2020- For second round of admission process, IIFT declared the list of shortlisted candidates on December 23, 2020. Also check the IIFT 2020 cutoff.


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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.

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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Total Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension


Easy to moderate

General Knowledge & Current Affairs



Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning


Moderate to difficult

Quantitative Ability


Moderate to difficult




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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I have been shortlisted for second round in iift. there is a mistake in my application .. for category general (bc creamy layer ) it is gen ews. i have sent queries regarding the issue and got no replies. can someone help me with this issue please?

Sampriti Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
If you've got a call you must attend the selection process. Before they start the process they'll review all your documents as well as application form. So you can ask them there if you can attend the process. They usually let students appear for the process even if there's some mistake.
And in the interview you can try to convince them. If they find you as a desirable candidate there won't be any problem with that.

Good Luck

i got 39 and half marks in iift,so whats my percentile???

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Rinku

You need atleast more than 105+ marks to get a good percentile and almost 138 to secure a call from any good college taking part in IIFT entrance test.you will have around 40 percentile according to previous year trends which is very low.

I hope it helps.


Which books can help for the CAT preparations and other management exams such as XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc?

Khushi 5th Jan, 2020

Hi Pallav

These are some of the best books


  1. For Vocabulary: Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. For enhancing the reading speed, any novel and newspaper and anything you can read will be good enough.
  3. For Grammar: Normal Grammar Rules from Wren and Martin.


Books by Arun Sharma (TMH) and by Nishant Sinha (Pearson)


  1. Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

Hope this helps


Do we need mathematics subject in class 12. To do IIFT.

Saloni Singh 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello Himanshu,
Hope you are doing well.
No, there's nothing like you need to have mathematics in your 10+2 course as eligibility criteria for getting admission at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
The only academic eligibility criteria for IIFT is a graduate degree with a minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
You can check more details about the institute at the link I am mentioning below.
Please check :
Hope it's helpful to you !
All the best.
Thankyou .

When will IIFT release its campus wise cut off for 2020 admissions?

Siddhi Shenoy 3rd Jan, 2020

Hello Shubham,

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has already released the cutoff for the year 2020 on 23rd December 2019 for the second round of admissions.

For more details, you can refer to the following link https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iift-cutoff

Good luck!

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