IIFT Exam 2019 – IIFT Exam Pattern 2019 (Detailed Analysis)


Every year Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or more popularly known as IIFT conducts exam for enrolment in MBA courses. The IIFT has 3 institutes – IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada. The IIFT Exam pattern keeps on changing each year. However, in accordance with the latest update from IIFT this year it will be in offline mode only (pen and paper mode) and here is the IIFT Exam Pattern for 2019.

This year the questions of Quantitative Analysis would have 1 mark, however, the questions on General Knowledge would carry 0.5 marks. Similarly, the number of questions also changes every year in the IIFT exam as per the question paper setting committee.  The IIFT Exam pattern keeps on changing. However, the syllabus remains the same.

The topic covers English grammar, Vocabulary, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Quants and Data Interpretation. Getting familiar with the exam pattern would let the student prepare well for the exam. Also, the student can understand the section in which he/she can do well and in which section they need to improvise.
Here in this article, we have tried to summarize the crux of IIFT paper pattern to ensure the student understands the exam well and can benefit from it. This article includes marking scheme and Question distribution over the exam paper.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2019 Topics

In IIFT exam 2019 the exam is divided into 6 major categories to make 1 exam and these categories are as follow:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Vocabulary and English Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Data interpretation
  • General Knowledge and Current affairs

In Order to see the diversity of the IIFT Exam, we recommend the candidates to look for the IIFT question pattern of previous years.

IIFT Marking Scheme and Question Distribution

The IIFT marking scheme and question pattern change every year. However, for this year the marks range from 0.5 to 1 for the correct answer. And deduction of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer. Every section has a different marking (i.e. from 0.5 – 1.0) through the deduction for every section is 1/3 only. To see a more, clear picture please refer to the table below. Here we have mentioned the marks in the different section of the IIFT Exam paper.

Duration of the Exam 2 hours (120 minutes)
Exam Timings 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mode of Exam Offline (Expected to be conducted in online mode this year)
Number of sections 6
Any Sectional Limit NA
Total Number of Questions Not fixed (114 Questions in IIFTexam pattern 2018; 123 Questions in 2017)
Types of Question Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Marks 100
Negative Marking Yes
S. No. Subjects Marking Scheme
1. Quantitative Aptitude 1
2. Logical Reasoning 1
3. Vocabulary & English Grammar 0.75
4. Data Interpretation 0.75
5. Reading Comprehension 1
6. General Knowledge 0.5

Similarly, the no. of the question in each section are different from another. We also have mentioned a list of the number of questions in each section below.

S. No. Subjects Number of Questions
1. Quantitative Aptitude 20
2. Logical Reasoning 20
3. Vocabulary & English Grammar 20
4. Data Interpretation 22
5. Reading Comprehension 16
6. General Knowledge 25

While understanding the IIFT paper pattern. We would also recommend to applicants to have a look at Previous year paper of IIFT. This way the applicant can see the degree of variety of questions asked in the exam.

IIFT 2019 Exam Duration

The Duration allowed in the IIFT Exam 2019 would be 2 hours (120 mins). That way you get less than a minute per question. Hence time management is the key if you are planning to attempt the whole exam.

Syllabus for the IIFT Exam 2019

The IIFT Exam 2019 would have MCQ’s (multiple choice questions) only. As far the Syllabus is concerned we have mentioned the pinpoints for the syllabus to make you aware of the syllabus. A detailed syllabus can be read in IIFT Exam 2019 syllabus. A brief of the syllabus is as follows

  • Quantitative Aptitude: Co-ordinate geometry, triangles, spheres, simple interest & compound interest, partnership, time-speed-distance, Number system etc.
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation: Decision making, Statements and conclusions, matrix arrangements, family tree problem, linear arrangements, sequencing etc.
  • Reading comprehension and Verbal Ability: Analogies, idioms, syllogisms, errors in word choice, conditionals & multiple usages, phrasal verb, fill in the blanks, verbal reasoning, close test, para jumble etc.
  • General Knowledge: Financial news, latest political attributes and new policies.

IIFT Complete Syllabus 2019

IIFT Previous Year Papers

To understand the variety of questions that you can expect in IIFT Exam Pattern 2019. We advise the applicant to go through the Previous year papers. Previous year papers of IIFT Exam are the most exact projection of the question you can see in the IIFT exam. As these are the question made by the IIFT itself.

IIFT Exam 2019 Admit Card

Admit card for IIFT Exam 2019 would be out by 10th November 2018. It is advised to the candidate to download the admit card timely. So that, the applicant can see the centre and availability of transport and other important things. The link to download Admit card is here.

IIFT 2019 Application Form

With all the information above, we believe you are prepared to take on the IIFT Exam. With high hope, wish a very best of luck for the exam!