INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE ADMISSION TEST - IIFT 2016
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Important Dates & Exam Schedule
IIFT MBA 2017-19 entrance exam schedule
Release of IIFT entrance exam Notification: July 15, 2016
Last date to Register for IIFT entrance exam: September 5, 2016
Admit Card issue date: November 2nd week
Last date to receive Admit Card (In case of non receipt of Admit card, download it from IIFT website): November 15, 2016
Last date to apply for change of test centre (A fee of Rs.500/- will be charged): November 4, 2016
Date of IIFT 2016 exam: November 27, 2016
Date of declaration of IIFT 2016 entrance exam Result: December 2016, 3rd week
About the Exam
Success in IIFT 2016 entrance exam will lead to admission to the institute’s highly reputed 2 years full time MBA 2017-19 programme at its Delhi or Kolkata campus. The institute offers great learning experience with high placement prospective to its students.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the highly ranked dream B schools in India. IIFT offers MBA (International Business) at its 3 campuses namely New Delhi and Kolkata campuses in India and at Dar-es-Salaam campus in Tanzania. MBA (IB) at IIFT is considered as one of the best 2 years MBA programme in International Business. Around 60000 candidates register and apply for IIFT entrance exam every year.
The admission test for IIFT does not include any other B-school. IIFT conducts the entrance exam in paper-pen mode across the country usually on the last Sunday in the month of November. Accordingly IIFT 2016 entrance test for admission to MBA (IB) 2017-19 would be held on November 27, 2016.
IIFT Eligibility & Application Fee
The candidates with following qualifications are eligible to apply for IIFT 2016 exam for admission to MBA (IB) 2017-19 batch
- Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.
- Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by October 7, 2017.
- No age limit to appear in IIFT entrance exam.
- Work experience not necessary.
The admission of a candidate who joins the programme on provisional basis but fails to qualify in the Bachelor’s degree examination is liable to be cancelled.
The application fee for IIFT entrance exam is Rs.1550/- for general category candidates. The application fee for SC/ST/PH Candidates is Rs.775. Candidates can apply online as well as offline by making payment by DD or in Cash.
IIFT Exam Pattern
IIFT entrance test is conducted in paper pencil mode and will be of 2 hours duration from 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon. IIFT 2016 will held in a single session in 20 test cities across India on November 27, 2016.
IIFT entrance test consists of multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs). The test is divided in 4 sections comprising questions on English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.
There are no fixed number of questions in IIFT entrance test, their number may go anywhere in the range of 115 to 130.
Maximum overall marks in IIFT entrance are 100. A penalty of 1/3rd marks will be awarded for every wrong answer. The candidates therefore have to be careful to avoid this negative marking by choosing the answer options with well calculated thought process.
Out of the total 100 marks the distribution of marks in IIFT 2016 entrance with number of questions and weightage assigned to each of them, is on following pattern
Section: English Comprehension ( 2 sub sections- Core Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension)
Total Questions: 36
Mark awarded for each correct answer: 0.75
Max marks out of total 100: 27
Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting: 27%
Section: Logical Reasoning (May or may not be standalone section)
Total Questions: 20
Mark awarded for each correct answer: 0.75
Max marks out of total 100: 15
Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting: 15%
Section: Quantitative Analysis & Data Interpretation ( DI may or may not be clubbed to Quant)
Total Questions: 45(25 Quant+20 DI)
Mark awarded for each correct answer: 1.0
Max marks out of total 100: 45
Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting: 45%
Section: General Awareness (GK)
Total Questions: 26
Mark awarded for each correct answer: 0.50
Max marks out of total 100: 13
Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting: 13%
IIFT Exam Syllabus
The written admission test to MBA Programme in IIFT consists of multiple choice objective type questions (in English). The 2 hours IIFT Nov 2016 entrance would comprise the questions covering English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.
Number of question in this section can be somewhere between 25 to 28. It is expected that in IIFT Nov 2016, 25 questions will appear. Major topics covered in this section are Probability, Integers, Time, distance, speed/Time & work, Percentage, Other Arithmetic questions, Algebra, Mensuration, Log theory, Geometry, Permutation combination.
Around 20 questions are expected in this section. IIFT asks 19-21 DI questions in different data forms like tables and bar diagrams. The information part is followed by 4-5 questions so it’s worth trying with patience. A little more practice can be of great help in this section.
English comprehension is composed of core verbal ability and questions on Reading comprehension passages.
Around 36 questions on English comprehension are expected to appear in IIFT 2016 entrance test on following topics One word substitution, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled sentences, Analogy, Phrasal explanation, Grammatically correct or incorrect sentences, Figures of speech, Spelling correction, Antonyms, Active-Passive, Reading comprehension passages.
Logical reasoning section is expected to have 20 questions based on blood relations, seating arrangements, series, analogy, sets. IIFT covers almost all the topics in logical reasoning with 1 or 2 questions on each. Statements, arguments, conclusions are a few favourite topics which require more in depth study.
28-30 questions could be there to test the General Awareness of the aspirants in IIFT Nov 2016 entrance exam. Questions cover conventional as well as current national and international affairs and relevant economic, business topics apart from major policy decisions.
Questions can also be based to test the aspirants’ awareness about the birthday of famous personalities; their work; Constitution of India; fictional characters.
The candidate may attempt any question from any section during the time allotted to attempt the test in the examination.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), the deemed university is the leading institute offering MBA in International Business at its Delhi and Kolkata campuses in India and at Dar-es-Salam campus in Tanzania.
Around 60 thousand candidates register for IIFT entrance exam to apply for admission to 360 seats of MBA (International Business) programme for both campuses of IIFT at Delhi and Kolkata. The ratio per candidate is higher than any other MBA entrance test. IIFT doesn’t accept any other score than the score of its own entrance test for domestic candidates. For NRIs and foreign nationals GMAT scores are accepted.
IIFT Entrance Exam Cities
IIFT 2016 entrance exam will be held in 20 test cities which include Ahmedabad; Allahabad; Bangalore; Bhubaneshwar; Chandigarh; Chennai; Coimbatore; Dehradun; Delhi; Guwahati; Hyderabad; Indore; Jaipur; Jamshedpur; Kochi; Kolkata; Lucknow; Mumbai; Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.