IIFT Exam Pattern 2018 of MBA (IB)

Gareema Bali updated on : 01 Aug 2017
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IIFT MBA aspirants can check details on IIFT exam pattern 2018 here. Detailed insight into IIFT MBA (IB) entrance exam pattern available here.

IIFT exam pattern 2018

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has provided the IIFT MBA (IB) entrance exam pattern 2018 along with the exam notification. Like every year, only a few minor details of the IIFT exam pattern 2018 have been revealed officially by the Institute. Details such as number of questions and their marking have been unrevealed this year too. There is no fixed exam pattern or syllabus for the IIFT MBA entrance exam. However, the IIFT 2018 entrance exam is expected to have around 123 or 124 questions having differential marking like that of last year.

As per the official IIFT MBA entrance exam pattern 2018, the exam will be held in offline mode, where multiple choice questions will be asked. 120 minutes will be given to the exam takers for is the duration of the exam. IIFT 2018 entrance exam is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2017. Candidates willing to pursue MBA in International Business from IIFT can apply for the entrance exam till September 8, 2017. They can access the link given below to process IIFT registration 2018.

Click Here to fill IIFT MBA (IB) 2018 Application Form

IIFT Exam Pattern 2018

Exam pattern provides details of the exam such as number of questions to be asked, details of sections/topics from which the questions will be asked, type of questions, mode of exam, duration etc. Candidates writing IIFT MBA (IB) entrance test this year must ensure that they have a clear understanding of the IIFT test pattern 2018 as it will help them in having an effective exam preparation.

The experts and toppers have always advised going through the IIFT MBA IB entrance exam pattern before starting with their IIFT preparations. Knowing the IIFT entrance exam pattern 2018 will help the candidates have an idea about the format of the question paper and structure of the exam.

Insights of IIFT Exam Pattern 2018 of MBA (IB) Entrance Exam

1.  IIFT MBA entrance test is a paper-pen exam, where candidates will have to mark their answers in an OMR sheet.

2.  Medium of the exam will be English only.

3.  Only objective type questions will be asked in IIFT exam 2018.

4.  Number of questions is not revealed by the Institute before the conduct of exam. However, 123 to 125 questions are expected to be asked in the exam.

5.  Questions will be asked from English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.

For more clarity on the exam pattern of IIFT 2018, the candidates can check the table below.

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam Pattern 2018

The tables below have been devised on the basis of past three years IIFT question papers, i.e. 2017, 2016 and 2015. The candidates appearing for IIFT 2018 entrance exam can go through these tables to know and draw an idea about this year test pattern. No major changes are expected to be made in the pattern this year, IIFT question paper 2018 is expected to remain on the similar lines like that of previous three years.

IIFT exam pattern based on IIFT 2017 question paper – 123 questions asked

Sections

Part

Name of Sections

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Minutes to be invested

Section 1

 

General Awareness

25

0.50

12.5

10 to 12

Section 2

Part 1

Reading Comprehension

16

1

16

30 to 35

Part 2

English Usage

20

0.75

15

Section 3

 

Quantitative Ability

20

1

20

30 to 35

Section 4

Part 1

Logical Reasoning

22

0.75

16.5

35 to 40

Part 2

Data Interpretation

20

1

20

Total

123

 

100

 

Expected IIFT 2018 exam pattern based on IIFT 2016 question paper – 124 questions asked

Sections

Part

Name of Sections

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Section 1

 

General Awareness

28

0.50

14

Section 2

Part 1

Reading Comprehension

16

1

16

Part 2

English Usage

20

0.75

15

Section 3

 

Quantitative Ability

22

1

22

Section 4

Part 1

Logical Reasoning

20

0.75

15

Part 2

Data Interpretation

18

1

18

Total

124

 

100

IIFT exam pattern 2018 expected based on IIFT 2015 question paper – 118 questions asked

Sections

Part

Name of Sections

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Section 1

 

General Awareness

26

0.50

13

Section 2

Part 1

Reading Comprehension

17

1

17

Part 2

English Usage

20

0.75

15

Section 3

 

Quantitative Ability

20

1

20

Section 4

Part 1

Logical Reasoning

20

1

20

Part 2

Data Interpretation

15

1

15

Total

118

 

100

After analyzing the past few years IIFT exam pattern, one can see the variability in the number of questions and their marking. The test pattern of IIFT MBA varies every year, therefore the students are advised to prepare keeping in mind the last minute twists and uncertainties

IIFT Exam Pattern 2018 – Marking Scheme

How the questions are marked in the exam is also important to know for an exam taker. Having an idea about the IIFT marking scheme 2018 beforehand will help the candidates in preparing their exam taking strategy. They will be able to know how many questions they need to mark correctly in order to qualify IIFT MBA entrance exam 2018 and clear the IIFT cutoff 2018.

The marking scheme of IIFT exam is not revealed before the conduct of exam. However, differential marking scheme is adopted for this entrance exam.

  • 123 – 125 MCQs are expected to be asked in the exam.
  • Marking of these questions may vary from each other and from one section to other.
  • Each question will carry marks ranging from 0.5 to 1 mark.. 
  • Penalty of 1/3rd of the allotted mark to the question is applicable for marking an incorrect answer.
  • Marking more than one answer for a question will be treated as an incorrect answer.

IIFT MBA Entrance Exam 2018 – Details of Sections

The table below provides details of each section from which questions are asked in the IIFT exam 2018. Going through this table will give the exam takers and idea about the important topics for IIFT exam preparation.

S. No.

Section

Description

1

Quantitative Ability

  • Majority of the students find this section a bit difficult compared to others.
  • It involves questions requiring typical mathematical calculation. To solve quant questions easily, candidates should know a few shortcuts and tricks to do quick oral calculations.  
  • Questions in this section are asked from topics like Number system, Co-ordinate Geometry, Triangles, Spheres, Alligation& Mixtures, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Partnership, Maxima & Minima Progression, Median, Mode, Time-Speed-Distance, Profit & Loss, Work and time, Clocks, Mensuration, Algebra, HCF, LCM, etc.

2

Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability

  • Reading comprehension we all have been doing since school. Only thing different is the level of the comprehension in IIFT exam is a bit high.
  • Also, this section aims at checking English grammar and vocabulary of the exam takers.
  • Topics from which questions are asked in this section are Analogies, idioms, mania & phobia, Syllogisms, Errors in word choice, Conditionals & Multiple Usage, Phrasal verb, Fill In the Blanks, Verbal Reasoning, Antonyms, one word substitution, odd one out, Punctuation, Contextual usage, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Comprehension of passage, Foreign language words used in English, etc.

3

Logical Reasoning

  • The questions from this section hide in them a logic, which the candidates are required to unveil in the shortest span of time.
  • Common topics from this section are Statements and Conclusions, Identifying Probably true, Matrix arrangements, identifying valid inferences , Probably false, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Symbol Based problems, definitely false kind of statement, Family tree problem, Linear arrangements, Sequencing, Critical reasoning, Statements and assumptions, Visual reasoning, Assertion and reasons, etc.

4

General Awareness

  • GK does not always involve cramming the newspapers or pratiyogita darpan. However, this section just aims at checking the basic awareness of the exam takers.
  • This section in the IIFT MBA entrance exam is the most unpredictable section and just like quant, students face issues in attempting this section.
  • Candidates must befriend newspaper and must keep a track of day to day developments in politics, economy, sports etc.
  • Questions are asked on country, capital, currency, authors, books, business, films, advertising, geography, history and static questions of past 6 year IIFT question papers.

To get accustom to the IIFT MBA IB 2018 exam pattern, the candidates must solve IIFT sample papers. Regular practice from the IIFT practice papers and model test papers will help the candidates in understanding the kind of questions which are asked in the exam and analyze their difficulty level. Also, they will be able to create a list of important topics and sub-topics required to be studied from the exam point of view.

The exam takers can refer to the IIFT previous year question papers too for practicing purpose. This will give them the idea of actual question paper and exam. The more candidates will practice, the more they will get familiar with the test pattern of IIFT exam 2018.

Keep visiting this page for updated information on IIFT MBA (IB) entrance exam pattern 2018. You can comment below, in case of any doubts or queries. 

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