IIFT Syllabus 2021

Shreya Sareen Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 16:36 IST

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IIFT 2021 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 an 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 an ample amount of time to study, so that more time can be devoted to such topics. Therefore, candidates preparing for IIFT 2021 must have a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of IIFT 2021 syllabus. Candidates may also check the difference between the syllabus of IIFT and other MBA entrance exams here.

Some Key Changes in IIFT 2021 Syllabus

The number of sections in IIFT 2021 syllabus has increased from 4 sections to 6 sections. As the number of sections in the IIFT 2020 entrance exam has been increased, candidates can expect a maximum number of questions.

The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension used to be a single section until IIFT 2019. This year, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections of IIFT exam 2021 have been separated. Both of these sections have separate cut-offs for the IIFT 2021.

One of the other major changes in the syllabus of IIFT exam 2021 is that the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning sections will be separate.

The maximum number of questions in the IIFT entrance exam has been reduced/minimized to 114, while the maximum number of questions can be 130. Earlier, the minimum number of questions used to be 123 which has been brought down to 114 from this year onwards. 

The entire paper carries 100 marks and ⅓ rd marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

IIFT Section-wise Syllabus (Detailed) Marking Scheme, Weightage

Section No. 

Name of Paper

Number of Questions

Type of Questions

Format of Questions

Marking Scheme

Topic of question 

Section 1

IIFT Quantitative Aptitude

This `section usually used to carry 22 to 25 questions which have been now reduced to 20 questions only. 

Multiple Choice of Questions

Individual Questions

1 mark for every correct answer, ⅓ rd will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra and Log  

Section 2

IIFT Verbal Ability

This section has only 20 questions. Earlier it used to be a part of the Quantitative Ability paper. But now Verbal Ability is a separate section altogether.  

Multiple Choice of Questions

Individual Questions

 

1 mark for every correct answer, ⅓ rd will be deducted for every wrong answer.

English Language such as Idioms and Phrases, Active and Passive voice, Punctuation, Analogy, Placements of words at correct space, Figure of Speech, Spelling correction. 

Section 3

IIFT Logical Reasoning

This sections used to be clubbed with Data Interpretation until last year but from this year it is a separate section and has 20 questions from this section.

Multiple Choice of Questions

Individual Questions as well as sets of questions or clubbed questions

1 mark for every correct answer, ⅓ rd will be deducted for every wrong answer

Statements, Conclusion, Team-based questions, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation Clock, Arguments, Seating arrangements etc

Section 4

IIFT Reading Comprehension

There will be 4 comprehensions to be read in this section and 16 questions from this entire section. 4 questions from each of the Comprehension paragraphs.

Multiple Choice of Questions








 

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1 mark for every correct answer, ⅓ rd will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Topics of Questions: Current affairs- Economy and Business, Fact-based  Data-Driven topics, Social Scenario in the country, Abstract Topics-Opinion based, International Affairs affecting India.

Section 5

IIFT Data Interpretation

This section has only 20 questions.

Questions in Sets of two to five.

Individual Questions

0.75 marks for every correct answer, ⅓ rd will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Charts-Graphs-Tables, Analysis and Comparative studies, Pie Charts and Tables, Bar Diagrams and Comparative Tables.

Section 6

IIFT General Awareness

The General Awareness section is considered to be a tough section, it has a minimum weight but the sectional weight goes below 1 mark in this section.  There will be 18 questions from this section.

Multiple Choice of Questions

Individual Questions

0.5mark for every correct answer, ⅓ rd will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Topics of Questions: Matching the Logos, Personalities, Currency of the Country, Current Affairs, Fictional Characters, Business and Economy and books and authors etc. 

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