IIFT Exam Pattern 2021, Sample Papers, Test Structure

IIFT Exam Pattern 2021

It is quite interesting to note that the IIFT paper pattern is one of the most unique and challenging patterns in India. The IIFT Exam 2021 will be held on 24th January 2021. Some notable features of the IIFT Exam Pattern 2021 are:

  • It has a unique marking scheme
  • It has 4 main sections with 2 sub parts under sections 2 and 3
  • There is a sectional cut-off
  • The total number of questions varies every year
  • There are 4 sets of the IIFT exam paper.
Bonus : Download Strategise and crack IIFT Exam 2021

Unlike other exams these days, the IIFT 2021 exam is written based and the candidates need to mark their answers in an OMR sheet by colouring the correct bubble using an HB pencil. Understanding of the IIFT 2021 paper pattern will help you devise a strategy of how you could approach the questions and crack the IIFT 2021 exam. Over the years the total number of questions in the exam pattern of IIFT has varied. A peak at the variations in the number of questions is below:

IIFT Exam Pattern 2018, Sample papers

IIFT Exam Pattern 2021: Details

As seen above, the IIFT paper pattern 2021 could have a total number of questions anywhere between 118 and 135 but the maximum marks will always be out of 100. There will be 4 sets of IIFT exam paper 2021 and each will have 4 sections with 2 of the sections having subparts. All the questions in the IIFT exam pattern 2021 are multiple choice questions (MCQs). The difficulty level of the questions is anywhere between moderate to tough. Here is the break-up of the exam pattern of IIFT exam 2021:-

IIFT Exam 2021 Sections No. of Questions IIFT Exam Pattern 2021 Marking Scheme
Section Part  Marks per Correct Question Negative Marking*  Maximum Marks
Section 1 Quantitative Ability 20 1 0.33 20
Section 2 Part 1 -Logical Reasoning 22 0.75 0.25 16.5
Part 2 – Data Interpretation 20 1 0.33 20
Section 3 Part 1- Reading Comprehension 16 1 0.33 20
Part 2 – Verbal Ability 20 0.75 0.25 15
Section 4 General Awareness 25  0.5 0.17 12.5
Total 123 100

IIFT Exam 2021: Quick Overview

Below is a quick overview of important dates and details regarding pattern of IIFT 2019 exam :- 

IIFT 2021 Exam Date  24th January 2021
IIFT 2021 Result Date  Feb 2021 (Tentative)
IIFT 2021 Exam Mode
  • Written test
  • Fill answers in OMR sheet
  • Use only HB pencil
Types of Sections

4 sections

The 6 different areas on which the candidates are tested are:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Logical Reasoning 
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • General Awareness
Types of Questions All MCQs 
Total No. of Questions May vary between 118-135
Maximum Marks 100
Exam Duration 120 minutes 
Marking Scheme
  • Correct Answer: 0.5/0.75/1 
  • Incorrect Answer: 1/3rd of correct answer
  • Non Attempt: 0

All the best! To the candidates who will be writing the IIFT Exam 2021.

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