IIFT Entrance Exam 2017


About IIFT Entrance Exam

The IIFT Examination is conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for admission to its Kolkata and New Delhi campus. This annual written exam has objective type, multiple choice questions. By clearing this examination, candidates are eligible for admission to one of India’s most prestigious B-School.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduates in all disciplines and institutions recognized by the HRD ministry of the Government of India are eligible to appear for IIFT examinations
  • Graduate students awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the examination
  • There is no age limit to appear for the Examination

Exam Syllabus

The Examination is divided into 4 sections, viz., Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension & General Awareness and Verbal ability. The syllabus of each section is detailed below:

Logical Reasoning – It includes Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Visual reasoning, Critical reasoning, Matrix arrangements, Symbol Based problems,Linear arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem , Sequencing , Coding and decoding , Cause and Effect, Statements and conclusions and so on

English Comprehension - It includes Verbal Reasoning, Comprehension of passage, Analogies, Contextual usage, Antonyms, Foreign language words used in English, Jumbled paragraphs , Fill In the Blanks, Sentence correction, Sentence completion, idioms, odd man out, one word substitution, Errors in word choice, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Different usage of same word, Proverb, Punctuation, Phrasal verb and so on

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

General Awareness – It includes General knowledge and Current affairs.

How to apply

Candidates must apply online through the official IIFT website. Exam fees can be paid through Debit Card, Credit Card (only Visa and MasterCard) or Crossed Demand Draft favoring ‘IIFT’. A copy of the signed application form complete in all aspects along with photograph and DD (if applicable) needs to be sent to IIFT for the process to be completed. The status of the application can be verified online. Once application has been processed and IIFT’s database updated, the candidate shall receive the program brochure through post or courier.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern changes every year and the student needs to check the current pattern on the official website. The IIFT examination is divided into 4 sections and a total of 115 to 130 questions. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. The four sections are Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension & General Awareness and Verbal ability. Every incorrect answer will result in a negative mark of 1/3.

Successful candidates are required to attend Group Discussion and Person Interview before the final selection.

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