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June 20, 2019

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will conduct IIFT 2020 on Sunday December 1, 2019 as computer based test for admission to MBA (IB) 2020-22 batch.  To help IIFT MBA aspirants prepare better, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared IIFT Previous test papers with answer keys, IIFT question paper with solutions and earlier IIFT Question papers based on IIFT exam pattern.  IIFT 2020 for MBA IIFT 2020 admission will be held in 20 test cities in India. With the launch of Kakinada campus, IIFT intake 2020 has also increased to 420 seats from earlier 360 seats.  

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IIFT Previous Year Papers are the best guide to prepare for the IIFT question paper 2020. Although, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) earlier allowed the test takers to carry their respective question paper of the exam, however, in the absence of correct answers to the 100+ questions in IIFT test paper, candidates need to check the set wise answers also.


Besides with the change of IIFT exam format to computer based test from earlier paper based test, the possibility of taking with you the IIFT test paper has vanished. It is therefore a good preparation strategy to go through the IIFT previous test papers with answers to avoid any confusion in regard to understand how a question should be approached for answer. Attempting the previous test papers of IIFT on computer screen will help you to get acquainted how to navigate and answer a question as per the revised IIFT exam pattern.


Key Changes in IIFT Exam paper
If we go through the Previous Question Papers for IIFT with effect from IIFT 2017 Question Paper, it is observed that all the subsequent IIFT exam question papers are on changed pattern. The biggest change in IIFT exam paper that was introduced in the IIFT Question Paper was the increase in number of sections from 4 to 6 and type of IIFT exam questions in each section. 


Prepare with IIFT Previous Question papers
IIFT previous question paper with solution is a great help for IIFT 2020 test takers to know the exact IIFT question paper, its topics and composition. With the IIFT Previous Years Solved Question Papers, it has become possible also to understand how to approach IIFT questions. 

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Based on the Previous IIFT question papers, answers could be prepared and posted on web portals for the benefit of the candidates. You can assess your IIFT 2020 preparation with the IIFT previous year question papers with answers and make changes in your IIFT preparation strategy as per the changed IIFT question paper pattern:


Latest IIFT Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions
The composition of previous Question Papers for IIFT was slightly different from earlier IIFT exams. Based on IIFT previous question papers of three years, it is expected that IIFT 2020 entrance test will consist of multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs) divided into 6 sections comprising questions on Verbal Ability; English Reading Comprehension; General Knowledge & Awareness; Logical Reasoning; Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.


Going by the IIFT exam pattern, out of the total 100 marks, the distribution of marks in IIFT 2020 entrance with number of questions and weightage assigned to each of them, is expected to be on following pattern:

Total questions
Mark awarded for each correct answer
Max marks 100
Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting
Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension
Logical Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Quantitative Analysis
General Awareness (GK)

Key Changes in IIFT Question paper
During last three years IIFT question paper has witnessed many changes. Some of the changes with effect from IIFT previous years paper are given below:  

 IIFT Paper Pattern Components
Key Details
Changes from Year 2017 exam pattern
IIFT Exam Date 2020
December 1, 2020
Changed from 4th Sunday of November
IIFT Exam Sessions 2020
Single session exam
No change
IIFT Pattern-Testing Mode 2020
Computer Based Exam
Changed from paper based test
IIFT 2020 Test duration
2 hours from 10AM to 12Noon
Remains same
Total Questions
Reduced from 123
Type of Questions
No Change
Number of Sections
Increased from 4 earlier
Sectional Time Limit
No, Any question from any section can be attempted in two hours
No Change
Maximum total marks
No change
Marking Scheme
0.5 to 1 mark credit for each correct answer
No change
Negative Marking
1/3rd Negative marking for wrong answer
No change
IIFT paper Difficulty Level
Moderate to High
Low score gives high percentile

IIFT Previous Year Papers
All the previous IIFT exams were conducted in single session on a single day. Last year IIFT question paper consisted of following number of questions section wise:


Section 1 of IIFT Previous Question Paper: Reading Comprehension

  • The first section on RC had 16 questions.
  • Each correct answer carried the weightage of 1 Mark with 0.33 negative marking for wrong answer
  • 5 RC Passages appeared in the exam.
  • 4 RC passages had 3 questions each and 1 RC passage had 4 questions
  • Despite being lengthier, RC Passages were readable

Section 2 of IIFT Previous Question Paper: Verbal Ability

  • Verbal Ability section had 20 Questions
  • Each correct answer carried the weightage of 0.75 Mark with 0.25 negative marking for wrong answer
  • Questions had moderate to high difficulty level
  • More Vocabulary Based questions to insert correct pair of words to fill in the blanks
  • Choosing the appropriate words to complete the sentence
  • Creating Words by using jumbled Alphabets
  • Decoding the One word substitution
  • Identification of Errors in Sentences
  • Jumbled Paragraphs

Section-3 of Previous IIFT Exam: Quantitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis section has remained moderate to difficult. The section had high weightage in the IIFT exam. More emphasis on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry in this section leads to the indicator that IIFT proposes to increase diversity in its class rooms.

  • Quantitative Analysis section had 20 Questions
  • Each correct answer carried the weightage of 1 Mark with 0.33 negative marking for wrong answer
  • Sectional weightage is 20% in overall exam
  • Section was of moderate difficulty level
  • Section was dominated by Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry topics with 18 questions out of total 20 questions

Section 4 of IIFT Exam Paper: Data Interpretation
Most of the candidates found the Data Interpretation more calculation intensive

  • Total DI questions were 20
  • Each correct answer carried the weightage of 1 Mark with 0.33 negative marking for wrong answer
  • Sectional weightage is 20% in overall exam
  • Questions were based on Tables, charts, graphs and were in sets
  • Cut off in the section is expected to go down from the last year level

Section 5 of IIFT Previous Test Paper: Logical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning section had moderate to high difficulty level questions.

  • Total LR questions were 20
  • Each correct answer carried the weightage of 1 Mark with 0.33 negative marking for wrong answer
  • Sectional weightage is 20% in overall exam
  • Questions were in sets on the topics like Seating arrangement, position matrix etc.

Section 6 of IIFT Previous question paper: General Awareness (GK)
GK questions were not very difficult. Most of the questions were based on international events.

  • Total GK questions were 18
  • Each correct answer carried the weightage of 0.5 Mark with 0.17 negative marking for wrong answer
  • Sectional weightage is 9% in overall exam
  • Topics included Countries, currencies, identifying the logo, BIMSTEC, WTO Agreements, Launching of Apps among others
  • The section had moderate to difficult questions
  • Cut off was expected at or below 1 Mark

Actual IIFT previous year test papers
IIFT Previous years question papers with solutions as appeared in IIFT entrance exams are shared below. These IIFT previous exam papers and IIFT question papers will enable the IIFT test takers to become conversant with the IIFT exam pattern and the type and topics on which questions could be asked in IIFT exam.


For the benefit of serious MBA aspirants like yourself, MBAUniverse.com, India’s leading MBA aspirants website is happy to share Answers & Expert Solutions to official IIFT previous years test papers. This will help you in predicting your IIFT 2020 entrance test Percentile. Follow the instructions and directions as given in the test questions

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper
Answer with Solution 2017

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper
Answer with Solution 2016

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper
Answer with Solution 2015

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper
Answer with Solution 2014

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper
Answer with Solution 2013

IIFT Previous Year Question Paper
Answer with Solution 2012


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