Among various MBA entrance exams in India, IIFT has the most challenging and interesting exam format. Some of the stand-out features of the exam are: a unique marking scheme accompanied with differential marking, multiple sections divided into sub-sections, and a variable number of total questions in the exam. The unique nature of the exam also means that it gives a lot of jitters to numerous students. Understanding the pattern of the exam is of paramount importance as it will help you in formulating a winning strategy to tackle the exam.
|Section||Sections||No. of Questions||Marks per Questions||Total-Marks|
|Section -1||Quantitative Analysis||20||1.00||20|
|Section -2||Logical Reasoning||20||1||20|
|Section - 3||Data Interpretation||20||0.75||15|
|Section -4||Reading Comprehension||16||1.00||16|
|Section -5||Verbal Ability||20||1||20|
|Section -6||General Awareness||18||0.50||9|
This table clearly highlights the fact that differential marking plays an important role in IIFT and you should allocate time as per the weightage of each question.
Following are some more details about IIFT;
|Number of Sections||6 (Include Sub Sections)|
|Marks Per Question||Differential|
|Negative Marking||1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question|
|Number of questions||Variable (123 in 2016, 114 in 2017 and 114 in 2018)|
|Sectional cut off||Yes|
|Mode||Computer Based Test|
While IIFT has not specified the syllabus for the exam, generally the areas tested in the exam are: English Usage/Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge.