The Ultimate Guide to IIFT Exam


The new generation of our country tends to choose an MBA after graduation. Parents and aspirants believe that an MBA is a better investment and it’s the key to success. Yes, it’s true; aspirants opting for MBA are well prepared with an excellent financial backup. MBA is a gateway to an excellent highly-rewarding job which also includes a great lifestyle. But it’s not easy to crack the tough competitive exams.


One such exam known as IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) is a national level exam, and it’s an entrance to management programmes. IIFT is organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. More than 60,000 candidates apply for the IIFT examevery year.The difficulty level of this exam is moderate to difficult, and the general knowledge is too tricky and tough.


·         Age limit- There is no age limit for candidates.
·         Educational qualification- Candidates having a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university can apply for this exam. Atleast 55% marks are required in graduation to be eligible for this exam. Final year candidates who are willing to apply for this exam are also eligible.

Ø  IIFT exam registration process

The IIFT registration process is conducted by both online and offline mode.

·         Online registration process

A.    Applicant should visit the IIFT official website.
B.     Tap on the given option ‘’Apply Now.’’
C.     Applicants should enter their details such as Date of birth, Name, and phone number. After filling all the details tap the ‘’Submit’’ option.
D.    Applicants will be given a specific login and password which has to be submitted on the candidate’s portal.
E.     Once all the process is done, an email will be sent to the applicant’s registered email id.
F.      Applicants have to pay the application fees and have to upload their signature and photographs.

·         Offline registration process

Any applicants who want to apply through offline have to complete the application form along with it they have to purchase a prospectus. Applicants have to send all the documents in an envelope to the conducting body.

(IIFT registrationis convenient in the online process rather than offline method)


          Exam overview
               Specifications              
              Test Language
                         English
        Type of examination
                 Offline Mode
            Exam Duration
                  120 minutes
             Total sections
There are six sections in the examination
           Total questions
This is not fixed, but it ranges from 110 to 150 MCQs
    Total number of marks
                   100 marks
Question type
MCQs with four choices
Exam marking pattern
Addition of 0.75 mark for the right answer
Deduction of the 1/3rd mark for wrong answer

Ø  Syllabus for IIFT exam

There are no major changes in the syllabus for past some years. But there is always a possibility for minor changes. IIFT examconsists of four sections which are as follows:
v  Verbal Ability (VA)& Reading Comprehension (RC) - This section consists of 36 questions. Each question in both RC and VA section comprises of 0.75 mark. This section checks the candidate’s efficiency in English and grammar skills. A candidate having good knowledge in the English language will love this section. Some important topics for this section are as follows:

o   Jumbled sentences
o   Idioms & Phrases
o   Analogy
o   Business & Economy

v  Quantitative Ability-This section consists of 1 mark per question. There are 20 questions in this section. The difficulty level is moderate to difficult. This section is the toughest, but candidates can score better. Candidates should have the habit of quick calculations with accuracy because spending more time on this section will ruin the whole exam. Some important topics for this section are as follows:

o   Ratio
o   Probability
o   Simple interest
o   Percentage

v  Logical Reasoning (LR)& Data Interpretation (DI) - This section consists of 42 questions. Each question in LR comprises of 1 mark and 0.75 mark for every question in DI. This section checks the candidate’s data analysis skills and efficiency. This is also a high scoring section, but it needs a lot of practice. Quick decision making is required during this section. Some important topics for this section are as follows:

o   Clocks
o   Blood Relations
o   Conclusion
o   Arguments

v  General awareness- This section consists of 25 questions. Each question comprises of 0.50 mark. The difficulty level is easy to moderate including tricky questions. Questions from political affairs, history, sports etc come in this section. Some of the important topics for this section are as follows:
o   Books and Authors
o   Business & Economy
o   Personalities
o   Matching the logos

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