IIFT Exam Pattern & Exam Cities

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 2017 is proposed to be held in a single session in 20 test cities across India on December 3, 2017.


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. IIFT 2016 had 123 questions while IIFT 2015 had 124 questions in MCQ format.


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.


Going by the IIFT 2016 MBA entrance exam pattern , out of the total 100 marks the distribution of marks in IIFT 2017 entrance with number of questions and weightage assigned to each of them, is expected to be on following pattern


Section Total questions Mark awarded for each correct answer Max marks out of total 100 Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting
English Comprehension ( 2 sub sections- Core Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension) 36 (VA-20; RC-16)

VA: 0.75
RC: 1.0


Logical Reasoning  (May or may not be standalone section) 42 (LR-22; DI-20)

LR: 0.75
DI: 1.0

DI: 20

Quantitative Analysis & Data Interpretation ( DI may or may not be clubbed to Quant) 20 1.0 20 20%
General Awareness (GK) 25 0.50 12.5 12.5%


IIFT Entrance Exam cities

IIFT 2017 entrance exam is proposed to 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 Visakhapatnam