IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2019: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade offers MBA program in International Business through IIFT entrance examination. The exam will be a pen and paper-based test which is scheduled to be held in November 2018. The question paper will comprise of 4 sections such as: English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. The qualifying marks or the cut off will help determine that whether the candidate is qualified for the next round. There is negative marking too. For further details about the IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern follow the article below.

IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern



Section I

General Knowledge & Awareness

Section II

English Comprehension

Section III

Quantitative Analysis

Section IV

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

 IIFT 2019 Marking Scheme

  • There is a separate marking scheme for every section and may be subject to change every year by the examination authority.
  • There is a provision of negative marking and candidates must remember that for every wrong answer 1/3rd marks allotted to the question will be deducted.


No. of Questions

Marking Scheme

Quantitative Ability (QA)



Logical Reasoning (LR)



Data Interpretation (DI)



Reading Comprehension (RC)



Verbal Ability (VA)



General awareness (GA)



 Important Instructions

Before appearing for IIFT 2019 candidates must know that there are around 124-125 questions in the question paper. The test is very much similar to speed + accuracy basis test. You need to prepare separately for IIFT as The Institute of Foreign Trade is one of top 10 B-schools in India.

  • Candidate Divide time accordingly for each section so that you can get at least 8-10 minutes for every section. The easiest section will increase your chances to score more marks.
  • Verbal Ability is simpler. If this portion is merged with Reading Comprehension. Emphasize more on the RC portion as it is much scoring. Don’t attempt questions which you are not sure about.
  • The quantitative aptitudes are of more or less easier to standard level. So start solving the problems from easy to hard.
  • Data Interpretation is assumed to be tough. Just attempt 2 out the 4 questions accordingly and opt out of the portion.
  • Logical Reasoning is another simple and scoring portion where you should attempt more question.
  • In case of General Awareness, the questions will cover more current affairs. Cutoff is expected to be around 2-3 marks. So guess work s not recommended for this portion at all. Attempt 6-8 questions accurately if you want to clear round-1.
  • You should make a habit of taking mock tests once or twice for every week. This will facilitate you in making familiar with the pattern and the topics where you are weak and strengthen it.

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