IIFT 2020 Analysis

IIFT Written Test is conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), which is one of the most prestigious MBA institutes all over India for pursuing an MBA in International Business. This year IIFT will be conducted in the month of November or December (tentatively). Therefore students aspiring to crack IIFT should hasten their preparation as there are only a few months left for the actual exam. IIFT exam checks a student’s knowledge in areas such as verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative aptitude, general knowledge, and analytical reasoning.
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A very common mistake that students make during their IIFT preparation is that they tend to neglect the general awareness part. It is of paramount importance that IIFT aspirants read newspapers and journals and stay abreast of important news events. Memorizing news events at the last moment is a difficult task and the student experiences stress due to this factor. The exam is challenging as it has many sections and sub-sections, a differential marking scheme, sectional cutoffs, general awareness section and negative marking. Generally, the level of the exam is moderate with a low level of cut off. Students should know that apart from IIFT Delhi there are two other campuses one in Kolkata (W.B) and the other is in Kakinada (A.P).
To crack this exam you need to follow a methodical approach and understand the pattern of the previous paper thoroughly. This will help you to improve the performance and get clarity on different sections of the test.  You should also take note of important topics from which maximum questions come in the exam and based on the peculiarity of each section. Such efforts will be an advantage to crack IIFT 2020.
IIFT Exam Analysis 2019
There were 114 questions (4 Sections) and the time allotted was 2 hours. The four sections were as follows:
Section
Sections
No. of Questions
Marks per Question
Total Marks
Section -1
Analytical Reasoning
20
1.00
20
Data Interpretation
20
0.75
15
Section -2
Quantitative Ability
20
1.00
20
Section -3
Verbal Ability
20
1.00
20
Reading Comprehension
16
1.00
16
Section -4
General Awareness
18
0.50
09
 
Total
114
 
100
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IIFT Exam sections:
  • General Awareness
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Ability
It is important to clear all sectional cut-offs. Moreover, students should focus on enhancing their general awareness as the second stage of the selection process includes group discussion, written ability test (essay writing), and personal interview. It is important that students read editorials to form an opinion and develop an analytical bent of mind.
An in-depth analysis of 2020 IIFT done by best-in-the-industry experts would be available on this page on the evening of the exam date.
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