IIFT Syllabus 2021

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 07 Jan, 2021 11:27

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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. Registrations for IIFT 2021 ended on December 30, 2020. The exam will be conducted on January 24, 2021. 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.

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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. Also, check the difference between the syllabus of IIFT and other MBA entrance exams here.

IIFT 2021 Syllabus PDF Download

Candidates can download the IIFT 2021 PDF file available below.

IIFT 2021 Syllabus PDF Download

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IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern and Highlights

IIFT 2021 is an online computer-based test conducted that is divided into multiple sections. The expected section-wise distribution of IIFT 2021 based on IIFT 2020 is as follows.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionMaximum Marks
Quantitative Analysis25375
Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability353105
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning30390
General Awareness201.530

Refer to the pointers given below to get the latest highlights about IIFT 2021 Syllabus.

  • The IIFT 2021 Syllabus will be based on last year's question paper.

  • The exam pattern and number of questions are tentative and may change with the exam season.

  • IIFT 2021 syllabus will have a total of 4 sections and each will have weightage in the exam.

  • The VARC section has the maximum weightage while the GA section has the minimum weightage.

  • Negative marking in IIFT 2021 is 1/3rd (one-third) of the marks per question. Hence, for GA, negative marking is -0.5 while for other sections, it is -1 per incorrect attempt.

Section-wise IIFT Syllabus 2020-2021

The following table provides the section-wise detailed syllabus of IIFT 2021. Candidates must ensure that all of the topics listed in the syllabus are covered during preparation to ensure a good score.

IIFT Syllabus for Quantitative Analysis

  • Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Logarithms, Time Speed & Distance, Mensuration, Number Systems, CI and SI, Permutation and Combination

 IIFT Syllabus for Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability

  • English Language such as Idioms and Phrases, Active and Passive voice, Punctuation, Analogy, Placements of Words in Correct Place, Figure of Speech, Spelling Correction
  • RC topics - Current Affairs: Economy and Business, Fact-based and Data-driven topics, Social scenario in India; Abstract Topics: Opinion based, International Affairs affecting India

IIFT Syllabus for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

  • Reasoning: Statements, Conclusion, Team-based questions, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation Clock, Arguments, Seating arrangements
  • DI Topics: Charts-Graphs-Tables, Analysis and Comparative studies, Pie Charts and Tables, Bar Diagrams and Comparative Tables.

IIFT Syllabus for General Awareness

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

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FAQs about IIFT Syllabus

What type of questions will be asked in the IIFT exam?

Multiple Choice of Questions will be asked in the IIFT exam. You will have to choose one option to answer the question.

What topics will be covered in the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section of IIFT?

Some of the important topics that will be covered in DILR section are Statements, Conclusion, Team-based questions, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation.

Who decides the syllabus of IIFT?

The syllabus of IIFT is decided by the examination body i.e National Test Agency.

Which section of IIFT covers a maximum number of questions?

The Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section covers a maximum number of questions(35 questions).

What are the important topics of Quantitative Aptitude for IIFT?

Some of the important topics of Quantitative Aptitude for IIFT are Arithmetic, Sets, Geometry, Algebra and Logarithm.

Does the syllabus of IIFT changes every year?

No, the syllabus of IIFT generally remains unchanged. However, if in case any changes are made in the syllabus, it will be reflected on the website.

Does the IIFT syllabus same as the CAT syllabus?

Most of the topics covered in IIFT and CAT exams are the same. You can download the IIFT syllabus to know its important topics.

Can I download the IIFT syllabus?

Yes, you can download the syllabus of IIFT. You will have to download it manually by clicking on the save as button provided on the page.

How can I check the IIFT syllabus?

The IIFT syllabus will be updated on the official website of IIFT. You can check it from there.

What is the importance of checking IIFT syllabus?

IIFT syllabus will help you with all the topics that will be covered in the IIFT exam. It will help you identify the topics that require more preparation.

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