Established in 1963, IIFT is an autonomous public business school. This premier institute has been established by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India to help professionalize the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports by generating and developing human resources. In 2002, it had conferred the status of a Deemed University and since then it conducts an autonomous entrance examination across the country.
For any kind of assistance on any information regarding the test, consider visiting the website: http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php
The candidates who fill the form successfully and have received the admit card can then appear for the IIFT exam. The exam comprises of 123 multiple choice questions that are there in different sections. Unlike other competitive exams, the examination pattern for IIFT exam is a bit different.
There is no specific time allotted to each section. The candidates can choose to manage time according to their ease.
The marking scheme is also different for each section. The table below shows the details of the exam.
|Section||Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Marks per Question||Total Marks per Section||Negative Marks per Question|
|Section 1||General Awareness||25||0.5||9||0.17|
|Section 2 – Part 1||Reading Comprehension||16||1||16||0.33|
|Section 2-Part 2||English Usage||20||1||20||0.33|
|Section 3||Quantitative ability||20||1||20||0.33|
|Section 4 – Part 1||Logical reasoning||22||1||20||0.25|
|Section 4 – Part 2||Data interpretation||20||0.75||15||0.33|
Each section covers certain topics:
The IIFT exam result is expected to be declared within a month from the date of the exam. The results can be checked on the official website with the help of the roll number mentioned on the admit card. It is advised to take the print out of this scorecard and retain it until the process of selection is over.
Here are the previous years cut off for different category of students:
The shortlisted candidates shall then be called for the essay writing for around 300 words. The average time allotted to draft an essay of around 20 minutes.
Once the candidates clear the essay writing round, they can then proceed with the group discussion round. Candidates shall be divided into groups of 10-12 and provided a topic related to general or business affairs. It is expected that the candidates take initiative and communicate effectively in order to present their ideas effectively.
Last is the round for personal interview. Those who clear the group discussion round shall proceed here. Panelists ask the candidates some questions and they are judged upon the answers they give.