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|Last date for obtaining Application form across the counter at IIFT (By Cash)/ By Post:||September 2017|
|Last date for Online Registration:||September 2017|
|Last date for receipt of applications:||September 2017|
|Written Examination Date:||November 2017|
|Last date for obtaining prospectus and receipt of applications for Foreign Nationals/ NRIs/ Children of NRIs:||February 2018|
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will conduct its written examination in November 2017 for admission to its MBA-IB (MBA in International Business) programme 2017 - 19 at IIFT New Delhi and IIFT Kolkata.
The MBA (International Business) is a foundational course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country's growing requirements for training personnel in the field of international management.
The entrance procedure is a 3-stage process:
Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories.
Seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and Children of NRIs and the admission is considered on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score of which should not have been declared before 1st January 2016 and should be received by the Institute latest by 31st March 2018.
Written Test will be held in November 2017 during 10.00 a.m – 12.00 noon at 20 cities across India
By Cash (Personally) / by Post / Online : Please see the details under the icon “ADMISSIONS 2017” available on the home page of website www.iift.edu
The Prospectus and Application Form may be obtained on all working days (Monday to Friday) between 10.00 a.m – 4.30 p.m. on payment of 1550 ( 775/- for SC/ST/PH candidates and 4500/- for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIs) in cash personally from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21,Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi- 110016 OR 1583 Madhurdaha, Ward No. 108, Borough XII, Kolkata - 700107. SC/ST/PH candidates to bring requisite Category Certificate also.
Please note that no Demand Draft will be accepted at the Campus. Forms are available in CASH only.
The Brochure and Application Form may be obtained by sending the following documents to Sh. Gaurav Gulati, SAO(Academics), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110 016 latest by August 2017.
|Category||Amount for Demand Draft|
|General / OBC (Non Creamy Layer)||Rs. 1550|
|Foreign National/ NRI/ Children of NRI||Rs. 4500|
The Admit Cards will be sent BY POST to all the applicants, who submit filled-in Application Forms complete in all respects (online or offline), in the first week of November 2017. Applicants, who do not receive their Admit Cards by November 2017, can download their Admit Cards from IIFT's website. With a print-out of their Admit Cards, the candidates should reach the venue of the Exam Centre on November 2016 latest by 9.00 a.m. with one of the following documents:
(b) Election I-Card,
(c) College I-Card,
(d) Driving License, or
(e) PAN Card for appearing in the Exam.
In case of any problem, the candidates can contact Mr. Gaurav Gulati, Sr. Administrative Officer (Academics). They must indicate their Application No. in their communications to IIFT. (Tel. Nos. 26857908 (Direct), E-mail: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Test will be held in following 20 cities all over India
The IIFT written entrance exam will be a multiple choice objective type test in English with questions from the following areas:
Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics:
Based on the marks of Written Test, a limited number of candidates will be invited for second phase of selection process comprising Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Interview to be held at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
IIFT reserves the right to add/delete any centre if required.
Analysis of IIFT written exam ‘2009 – 2014’
|Time||2 Hours||2 Hours||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|Number of Questions||124||123||118||128||135||122||150||150|
|Number of Sections||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||6|
|Marks per Question||Differential||Differential||Differential||Differential||Differential||Differential||Differential||Differential|
Some of the key features and takeaways that emerge from this are -
|Errors in Usage||5||5||6||5|
Some of the key points to be noted at a content level are:
Generally, the Reasoning questions in IIFT have focused on 3 major areas
The other sub-section of Verbal Ability is more or less equally split among Verbal Reasoning, Vocabulary and Errors in Usage.
|Exam Name||IIFT 2012-14 Program Test|
|Exam Date||27th Nov 2011|
|Institutes accepting this Exam score||Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade, Delhi & Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade, Kolkata|
|Total Duration of the exam (minutes)||120|
|Total number of questions||120|
|Number of Sections||6|
|Number of choices per question||4|
|Choice Format||A, B, C, D|
|Marks per question||Varied (0.5 for G.K, 0.75 for Vocab, 0.75 for RC and 1 for LR, DI and Quant)|
|Negative Marking||1/3rd of marks allotted|
|Mode of marking the ovals||Pencil|
The IIFT 2012-2014 was again the surprise package with decreased number of questions from 135 to 120 focusing on the General Awareness section and Quantitative Ability. Time management would have played an important role as, even though not specified on the question paper, IIFT follows sectional cut-offs.
|Section||Subject Area||Number of Questions||Marks per question||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|Section 1||General Awareness||21||0.5||10.5||15|
|Section 2||Reading Comprehension||15||0.75||11.25||15|
|Section 3||Verbal ability||23||0.75||17.25||15|
|Section 4||Quantitative Analysis||24||1||24||30|
|Section 5||Data Interpretation||16||1||16||25|
|Section 6||Logical Reasoning||21||1||21||20|
Section 1: General Knowledge & General Awareness
Graph interpreted in table showing number of questions:-
|Category||IIFT 2009||IIFT 2010||IIFT 2011|
|Mergers & Acquisitions||2||1||1|
|Book and Authors||1||0||1|
|Awareness (General Awareness)||11||18||8|
|Brands (Brands and Product Recognition)||2||3||2|
A candidate who has polished his or her skills of GK can have an edge over those aspirants who are not much aware of the current happenings. If you are good with general knowledge, you can quickly attempt these questions and gain some vital marks
Here we can have a quick look at how GK section has weighed in IIFT 2009, IIFT 2010, IIFT 2011, IIFT 2012, IIFT 2013 and IIFT 2014:-
|Exam Edition||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Marks per Question||Max Marks|
Suggested topics for IIFT GK Section
Few important general awareness category worth revising are:
Section 2: English Comprehension
|Topics||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Standardization of the Shipping Containers, Consumer behavior, Lawyers’ Remunerations, India Banks’ global Presence||15||2||8||5|
|Length of passage||1 and a quarter page|
|No. of questions per passage||4 passages. 4-4-4-3|
Section 3: Verbal Ability
|Topics||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Fill in the Blanks (single/ paragraph/ Jumbled sequence based)||5||1||2||2|
|Mark the Error||2||2|
|Change the Speech||2||2|
|Match words with meanings||2||2|
|Wrongly spelt word||1||1|
|Latin Phrases/Figure of Speech/One word substitution||4||1||2||1|
These sections had 38 questions out of which 15 questions were on Reading comprehension and 23 were on vocabulary and grammar.
In reading comprehension, there were four passages each just over a page in length. Two passages could have been easily attempted. The passage on "Standardization of Shipping Containers" was tough to read and also had ambiguous questions. There were two 'Match the following' questions in RC which were easy to solve. The direct questions based on each passage should have been identified for maximizing the attempt.
The Jumbled Sentence question and two questions on Change the Speech were the easiest and a 'must attempt'. Most of the questions on Fill in the Blanks, Sentence correction, Antonyms, Homonyms and Spellings were of medium level of difficulty and should have been attempted. In word jumble questions, understanding the relation between the word and the number was tricky which made them difficult to solve.
Section 4 - Quantitative Aptitude
|Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
Numbers( Number, HCF/LCF, Averages, Divisibility, Surds & Indices, BODMAS etc.
|Percentages (Percentages, SI/CI, Partnership, Profit & Loss)||4||4|
|Ratio (Mixture &Alligation, Proportion & Variation, Ratio, TSD, Pipes & Cisterns, Works and Misc.)||4||2||2|
|Modern Math [Set theory, Functions, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Log, Series (AP/GP, Sequence, Series)]||5||5|
Numbers and Modern Maths dominated this section. This section can be termed as medium in the view of the nature of questions and time available to solve it. The right strategy would be to solve the questions from the areas one is comfortable with. There are some easy questions in the paper mainly questions related to numbers and ratio and proportion.
Section 5 - Data Interpretation
|Number of Sets||Level of Difficulty|
|Table||2 Sets- 11 questions||1 set||1 set|
|Bar Graph||1 Set – 5 questions||1 set|
The sets were long, tedious and calculation intensive. The third set in this section with a big table could have been attempted.
Section 6 - Logical reasoning
|Topics||Number of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Coding – Decoding||6||4||2|
|Course of action||2||1||1|
The questions in this section were relatively easy. 2 questions from verbal logic are also there. Attempts are to be maximized in this section for improving the overall marks.
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