IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade )



Sunday, December 18, 2022

IIFT 2023 Exam Pattern


IIFT 2023 Exam Pattern


IIFT 2023: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade offers an MBA program in International Business through IIFT entrance examination. According to the new IIFT Exam Pattern, The IIFT 2023 exam will be a computer-based test which is scheduled to be held on December 2023 The question paper comprises of 6 sections; English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Analysis, Verbal Ability and Data Interpretation. The qualifying marks or the cut off will help determine whether the candidate is qualified for the next round. There is a negative marking too. For further details about the IIFT 2023 Exam Pattern follow the article below.


Check IIFT 2023 Syllabus



IIFT 2023 Exam Pattern



Section I

General Knowledge & Awareness

Section II

English Comprehension

Section III

Quantitative Analysis

Section IV

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Section V

Data Interpretation

Section VI

Verbal Ability


IIFT 2023 Marking Scheme

  • There is a separate marking scheme for each 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.


Total questions
Mark awarded for each correct answer
Max marks out of 300
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Quantitative Analysis
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
General Awareness (GK)


Important Instructions

Before appearing for IIFT 2023 candidates must know that there are around 110 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 a 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 the case of General Awareness, the questions will cover more current affairs. The 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 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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