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Past Exam Trends Will Sail You Through In Final Countdown Of IIFT This Year

IIFT exam pattern | IIFT Exam

Updated : Friday, 17 August, 2016 10:00 AM

Past Exam Trends Will Sail You Through In Final Countdown Of IIFT This Year

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will be conducted  in November 2016 for admission to its MBA-IB (MBA in International Business) programme 2016 - 18 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.

Those MBA aspirants who are appearing in IIFT 2016 should now focus on cracking this exam by practicing and noting the key features that have emerged from past 5 years.

Below is the information on number of sections and number of Questions in each section with the marks per question.

Year Section Parts No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
IIFT 2015 (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
Section 1  

16 Questions

20 Questions

1

0.75

16

20

Section 2   28 Questions 0.5 14
Section 3

 

22 Questions

1

22

Section 4

Part -1

Part -2

20 Questions

18 Questions

0.75

1

15

18

Total     124 Questions   100
IIFT 2014 Section 1  

17 Questions

20 Questions

1

0.75

17

15

Section 2   20 Questions 1 20
Section 3

Part -1

Part -2

15 Questions

20 Questions

1

1

15

20

Section 4   26 Questions 0.5 13
Total     118 Questions   100
IIFT 2013 Section1

Part -1

Part -2

19 Questions

20 Questions

1

0.75

19

15

Section 2   28 Questions 0.50 14
Section 3

Part -1

Part -2

20 Questions

16 Questions

0.75

0.75

15

12

Section 4   25 Questions 1 25
Total     128 Questions   100
IIFT 2012 Section1

Part -1

Part -2

20 Questions

19 Questions

0.75

1

15

19

Section 2   25 Questions 1 25
Section 3

Part -1

Part -2

20 Questions

16 Questions

0.75

0.75

15

12

Section 4   28 Questions 0.5 14
Total     128 Questions   100
IIFT 2011
 
Section 1   15 Questions 0.75 11.25
Section 2   23 Questions 0.75 17.25
Section 3   24 Questions 1 24
Section 4   16 Questions 1 16
Section 5   21 Questions 1 21
Section 6   21 Questions 0.5 10.5
Total     120 Questions   100
IIFT 2010 Section 1   30 Questions 1 30
Section 2   35 Questions 1 35
Section 3

Part -1

Part -2

15 Questions

25 Questions

0.7

0.5

10.5

12.5

Section 4   30 Questions 0.4 12
Total     135 Questions   100

IIFT Exam will be a Multiple choice objective type test with questions on following topics:

  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Analysis

English Comprehension

Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics:

â–º Comprehension of passage
â–º Verbal Reasoning
â–º Syllogisms
â–º Contextual usage
â–º Analogies
â–º Antonyms
â–º Fill In the Blanks
â–º Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences
â–º Foreign language words used in English
â–º Sentence completion
â–º Sentence correction
â–º odd man out
â–º idioms
â–º one word substitution
â–º Different usage of same word
â–º Errors in word choice
â–º mania & phobia
â–º Incorrect words
â–º Mood
â–º Conditionals & Multiple Usage
â–º Punctuation
â–º Proverb
â–º Phrasal verb etc.

Logical Reasoning

â–º Questions from these topics are asked
â–º Critical reasoning
â–º Visual reasoning
â–º Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
â–º Assertion and reasons
â–º Statements and assumptions
â–º identifying valid inferences
â–º identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments
â–º Statements and conclusions
â–º Cause and Effect
â–º Identifying Probably true
â–º Probably false
â–º definitely true
â–º definitely false kind of statement
â–º Linear arrangements
â–º Matrix arrangements
â–º Puzzles
â–º Family tree problem
â–º Symbol Based problems
â–º Coding and decoding
â–º Sequencing
â–º identifying next number in series etc.

Quantitative Analysis

â–º Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone, etc.)
â–º Ratios and Proportion
â–º Ratios
â–º Percentages
â–º In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra
â–º Profit & Loss
â–º Averages
â–º Percentages
â–º Partnership
â–º Time-Speed-Distance
â–º Work and time
â–º Number system
â–º HCF
â–º LCM
â–º Geometric Progression
â–º Arithmetic progression
â–º Arithmetic mean
â–º Geometric mean
â–º Harmonic mean
â–º Median
â–º Mode
â–º Number Base System
â–º BODMAS
â–º Mensuration
â–º Allegation & Mixtures
â–º Work
â–º Pipes and Cisterns
â–º Simple Interest & Compound Interest
â–º Set Theory
â–º Venn Diagram
â–º Installment Payments
â–º Partnership
â–º Clocks
â–º Probability
â–º Permutations & Combinations
â–º Topics like Trigonometry
â–º Vectors
â–º Binomial Expansion
â–º Co-ordinate geometry
â–º Logarithm
â–º Calendar
â–º Maxima & Minima Progression
â–º Surds & Indices and Complex numbers.

General Knowledge and Awareness

In every IIFT paper, GK plays a very vital role. That is why; each and every candidate should take it very seriously. The questions based on GK covers wide areas like business and economy, national and international trade, brands and products recognition, politics, books and author, etc.

Suggested topics for IIFT GK Section

  • International Bodies, their functions. For example; United Nations, BRICS etc.
  • Major political events and their leaders
  • Economy related events
  • Major sporting events and awards of the year like Olympics, Winter Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket, Football etc.

Below links will help you enhance your preparation for cracking IIFT Exam :

Expert Tips for Cracking IIFT Exam

General Awareness Topics

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100 Mock Q & A on QA

Mock Questions on DI & LR

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