IIFT Syllabus 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 16 Jan, 2019 10:49 IST

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IIFT 2019 Syllabus

Knowing IIFT syllabus in advance is the first step to start preparing for the entrance exam. Every year, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducts this exam for all MBA aspirants willing to pursue International Business Management course offered at both IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata. In order to be shortlisted, candidates have to perform well in Written test (WT), Group Discussion (GD), Essay Writing and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. 

IIFT syllabus determines subject-wise topics that must be thoroughly studied by the candidates to qualify the entrance exam. Questions from various sections such as Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge and Awareness as well as English Grammar and Comprehension are asked in the IIFT question paper. Having a detailed knowledge of the overall exam syllabus of IIFT will not only assist the candidates in scoring well in the entrance exam, but will also improve their subject knowledge. By going through the IIFT exam syllabus, candidates can identify difficult sections in the exam that require ample amount of time to study, so that more time can be devoted to such topics. Therefore, candidates preparing for IIFT 2018 must have a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of IIFT 2018 syllabus. Candidates may also check the difference between the syllabus of IIFT and other MBA entrance exams here.

IIFT Section-wise Syllabus:

A thorough understanding of the entire syllabus is a must to prepare for IIFT entrance exam. Below is the section-wise syllabus of IIFT as well as the weightage of each section.

Quantitative Ability Section (Weightage - 20%)

This section judges the Mathematical Ability of the candidates in the IIFT exam. The IIFT exam question paper has questions about various topics such as:


Number System


Profit & Loss

Ratios and Proportion

Arithmetic progression


Simple Interest & Compound Interest


Indices & Surds

Time & Work


Heights & Distance

Permutation & Combination

Time & Distance

Arithmetic mean

Maxima & Minima Progression


Binomial Expansion

Venn Diagram


Median and Mode

Pipes and Cisterns


Co-ordinate geometry



Fraction and Decimals

Logical Ability and Data Interpretation Section (Weightage - 36.5%)

This section tests candidates' logical and interpretational skills. Objective questions are asked from this section. Below mentioned topics are covered in this section:

Assumption-Premise-Conclusion Coding-Decoding Statements and conclusions Critical reasoning
Family tree problem Matrix arrangements Series & Analysis Decision Making
Assertion and reasons Input & Output Visual Reasoning Directions
Seating Identifying valid inferences Series Linear word formation
Puzzles Data Structures Alphabetical Series Cause and Effect
Tables Bar Graph and Line Graph Pie Chart  

General Knowledge and Awareness Section (Weightage - 14%)

Questions from diverse topics are asked in this particular section. General Knowledge and Awareness section tests candidates knowledge of:

Current Affairs and Events Culture Geography Countries
Sports History Awards & Honors Economics and trade
Famous Personalities Politics Languages and Literature Science
Inventions & Discoveries Indian Constitution Currencies  

English Grammar and Comprehension Section (Weightage - 31%)

English Grammar and Comprehension section tests candidates language and comprehension skills. Below are the topics from which questions are asked in the exam:

Grammar Jumbled words Synonyms and Antonyms Comprehension of passage
Verbal Logic and Reasoning Analogies Syllogisms Error Detection
Contextual usage PhrasesProverbs Proverbs Spellings
Odd word out Punctuation Sentence completion and correction Idioms

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is based on last year's data. An official notification regarding IIFT 2019 is yet to be released.

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