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IIFT Registration 2018

IIFT 2018 exam registration  process for MBA (IB) 2019 admission closed on September 24, 2018. IIFT 2018 Exam Registration and Application last date was extended to September 24, 2018 from  earlier September 14, 2018. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) had received requests from many flood affected parts of the country especially Kerala, Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and other areas to extend the last date of registration. Acceding to these requests, the last date for IIFT 2018 exam was extended by 10 days to September 24. 

 

The IIFT registration process is online and the registration and application fee is Rs. 1650/-. IIFT has opened the Application Details Edit facility for the IIFT 2018 Exam to be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018.  You can edit limited details in your IIFT 2018 application form by entering your IIFT registration number and password:  

 

 

The IIFT Registration 2018 remains an Online process as was last year. Prior to that IIFT Exam Registration was available both in Online as well as Offline mode. In fact the IIFT Registration 2018 is for the MBA (IB) course 2019-21 batch admission. Accordingly it is IIFT Registration 2019 for MBA (IB) 2019 admission through the IIFT entrance exam 2018. 

 

 

IIFT Registration 2018 Dates and Fee:

IIFT 2018 Registration  Activity
IIFT 2018 Registration Date
IIFT Registration Start Date
August 6, 2018
IIFT Registration End Date
September 24, 2018
IIFT Registration 2018 Fee
Rs.1650/-
IIFT Registration 2018 Last Date to submit Request for Test Centre Change
November 5, 2018
IIFT Exam Registration Fee for Request to change Test Centre
Rs.1000/-

 

IIFT Exam 2018 Registration: Key Points 

  • IIFT 2018 Registration dates may change by a few days
  • IIFT Exam 2018 Registration is available only Online. The offline IIFT Registration process has been discontinued by IIFT.
  • For IIFT Registration 2018, candidates have to download the IIFT Registration Form alongwith IIFT prospectus from IIFT Exam website – IIFT.edu
  • The cost of Prospectus and Application Form for IIFT exam 2018 Registration is one-time payment of Rs.1,650 (825 for SC/ST/PWD candidates). 
  • IIFT Registration 2018 Fee includes application screening and Entrance Test Fee. The candidates are not required to pay any other fee.
  • SC/ST/PWD/OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates need to attach the requisite certificate with the Application Form at the time of submitting their IIFTRegistration form.

IIFT Exam Registration 2018: Complete in 3 steps
The IIFT 2018 online registration process can be completed in simple 3 steps in 10 minutes:

 

First step: Register online
Click on "Apply Now" and choose the category under which you want to apply for IIFT Registration.

 

Second step: Complete basic details
Now Fill in the basic details required for registration and submit the IIFT 2018 Registration form. Once the IIFT online registration form 2018 is submitted, an application number will be generated and will be intimated through an email sent to your registered email id.

 

Third step: Use Application number
Log in to the IIFT 2018 Registration website using the generated Application Number mentioned in the email and Password entered by you while registering. Follow the links to complete the IIFT registration process.

 

Once completed, the intimation regarding successful IIFT 2019 registration will be sent to the registered email id.

 

Category-wise IIFT 2018 Registration Fee
The category-wise IIFT registration fee 2018 for different category candidates is as follows: 

Candidature Type
IIFT 2018 Registration Fee
General/OBC Candidates
Rs.1650/-
SC/ST/PH Candidates      
Rs.  825/-
Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI
US$ 85 (INR5500)

How to pay IIFT 2018 Registration Fee Online
You should pay the IIFT 2018 Registration Fee online through credit/debit cards of VISA/Master.

 

Upload Scanned signature & photograph
Candidates completing online IIFT 2018 Registration form, are required to upload their scanned photograph and signature in .jpg / .jpeg format only. The prescribed file size is not more than 50kb each.  

 

Keep a print out of IIFT Registration Form
Once IIFT 2018 online registration process is complete, keep a print-out of the filled-in application form for your own record.

 

Please ensure that you have successfully logged out of the IIFT Registration website after completion of the registration process.

 

No changes allowed after submission of IIFT Registration 2018 Form
You cannot change the data after submission of IIFT online registration form. For any modifications in the IIFT registration form after submission, you are supposed to send IIFT an e-mail from your registered e-mail id mentioning your Full name (as it is written on the IIFT application form), application form number and the details to be edited. Please note that only a few basic items of information can be modified.

 

Reserved category candidates: Key Instructions for IIFT Registration
Please note that it is mandatory for the Reserve category candidates to send the print out of the online IIFT Registration & application form. Following are to be sent with Print-out of online Registration form to IIFT.

  1. Print-out of the IIFT online application form.
  2. Self attested copy of caste certificate for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  3. Self attested copy of Central Level OBC (non creamy layer) certificate
  4. Original Demand Draft of requisite amount with Name, Address & Application Number on the back-side of demand draft (if not paying by credit card).

Online form along with necessary enclosures should be sent to IIFT address by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ Courier only.

IIFT Eligibility & Application Fee

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018 has been released alongwith the IIFT Exam Notification on August 6, 2018. IIFT MBA entrance exam is scheduled on December 2, 2018 as paper based test. One of the key changes introduced in IIFT 2018 Exam Eligibility is the application of minimum cut offs in bachelors’ degree.  IIFT 2018 Exam Application fee has been increased to Rs.1650/-. 

 

Below are shared the IIFT 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria for different type of applicants:

 

IIFT Eligibility & Application Fee for Domestic candidates

IIFT Eligibility 2018 for domestic candidates for academic session 2019-20 has been slightly changed. Now the candidates with following qualifications have the IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) Eligibility Criteria and can apply for IIFT 2018 exam for admission to MBA (IB) 2019-21 batch

 

1.      IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018: Completed Qualification
The applicant must have recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline with 50% marks.

 

2.      IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018: Appearing in Qualifying Exam
The Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 8th October, 2019

 

3.      Age Limit for IIFT 2018 Exam Eligibility
IIFT Eligibility 2018 does not prescribe any minimum or maximum age limit. Accordingly, there is no age limit to appear in IIFT 2018 Exam.

 

4.      Work Experience in IIFT 2018 Eligibility

There is no mandatory work experience requirement in IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has not prescribed any minimum work experience as a component of IIFT Eligibility Criteria or in the admission process. Any fresh graduate with requisite percentage of marks is included in the IIFT 2018 exam eligibility criteria. However, in the final admission process, IIFT may award some weightage to the candidates who have work experience between one year and five years.

 

One of the key points in IIFT Eligibility criteria 2018 is that 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.  

 

IIFT 2018 Application Fee  
IIFT 2018 Application form has been made available at IIFT website after release of IIFT Notification on August 6, 2018. IIFT 2018 exam application fee has been increased both for General and Reserved category candidates. 

 

IIFT Application Fee

IIFT 2018 Exam Application Fee
Fee Amount in Rs.
General Category Application Fee
Rs.1650/-
SC/ST/PWD Candidates
Rs.  825/-
For Foreign Nationals/NRIs
USD85 (Rs.5500/-)

 

IIFT 2018 Application Form can be submitted by making payment of IIFT 2018 application fee online only. The IIFT application fee 2018 includes the IIFT application fee, Admission screening fee and IIFT 2018 Entrance Test Fee. Apart from this, the candidates are not required to pay any other IIFT application fee 2018.

 

Since last year, the offline submission of  IIFT Application form has been discontinued. Therefore, now the IIFT 2018 application form is to be submitted online only.

 

IIFT Eligibility & Application Fee for International candidates
IIFT Eligibility 2018 for International candidates is not much different and the basic qualification is again a bachelor’s degree with required percentage of marks. The Application fee is US$85 (Rs.5500).

 

1.      IIFT 2018 Eligibility on Residential Status
A candidate who is a resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2018 and remains outside India during the IIFT examination window qualifies for the IIFT 2019 MBA(IB) eligibility criteria.

 

2.      Documents Required to Satisfy the IIFT Eligibility 2018 as International Candidate
Following documents are required to satisfy the IIFT 2018 exam eligibility from the International candidates:

  • The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with application a certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/ Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2018.
  • Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India.

3.      Valid GMAT Score for IIFT 2018 Eligibility
The candidate should produce Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score which should be received by the Institute latest by 15th February 2019.

 

4.      Foreign Nationals Must take IIFT 2018 Exam, if in India at that time
One of the key points in IIFT 2018 Eligibility is that the Foreign nationals who are present in India at the time of IIFT entrance test are required to take the IIFT 2018 exam.

 

5.      International Candidates NOT Eligible for IIFT Admission 2019  

  • Candidates who have taken GMAT exam before 1st January 2017 are not Eligible for IIFT Admission to MBA (IB) 2019-21 as per the revised IIFT Eligibility Criteria 
  • If the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year in India (2018) such as CAT /XAT, His/her IIFT 2018 eligibility with GMAT score is not valid.
  • NRI- Sponsored and Children of NRI candidates are not eligible under this category.
  • The admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score and interview. Shortlisted candidate would be required to undergo a Personal Interview at IIFT campus.
  • 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. 

IIFT Application Form

IIFT Application form last date for IIFT 2019 admission closed on September 24, 2018. IIFT Application form had to be submitted online only for admission to IIFT MBA (IB) 2019 -21 programme. IIFT 2018 exam Application fee is Rs.1650/- for General Candidates and was to be paid online. 10 more days were made available for the candidate to submit their IIFT application form. IIFT MBA (IB) admission Test is scheduled on December 2, 2018 as paper based exam. IIFT Application form was available on IIFT official website till evening on September 24 instead of September 14, 2018.  The admission application process for IIFT 2018 exam was opened on  August 6, 2018.  The Director’s office at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade had also clarified:

  1. IIFT Application form 2019 was made available alongwith the release of IIFT 2018 entrance exam advertisement in the news papers on IIFT official Website
  2. IIFT 2018 Application forms are available only Online

Accordingly, IIFT Exam Application form completion process 2018 which started on August 6, 2018 for IIFT 2018 Exam to be held on December 2, 2018 has now closed on September 24. The IIFT Application form 2019 availability is strictly an Online process. Before 2017,  IIFT Exam application form was available both in Online as well as Offline mode. The IIFT application 2018 is for the admission to MBA (IB) course 2019-21 batch.

 

IIFT Application Form 2018 Dates and Fee:

IIFT 2018 Application  Activity
IIFT 2018 Application Dates
IFT Application Start Date
August 6, 2018
IIFT Application End Date
September 24, 2018
IIFT Application Form 2018 Fee
Rs.1650/-
IIFT Application 2018 Last Date to submit Request for Test Centre Change
November 5, 2018
IIFT Exam Application Fee for Request to change Test Centre
Rs.1000/- 

 

IIFT Exam 2018 Application: Key Points 

  • IIFT Exam 2018 Application is available only Online. The offline IIFT Application process has been discontinued by IIFT.
  • For IIFT Application 2018, candidates have to download the IIFT Application Form alongwith IIFT prospectus from IIFT Exam website – IIFT.edu
  • The cost of IIFT Prospectus and IIFT Application Form for IIFT exam 2018 is one-time payment of Rs.1,650 (825 for SC/ST/PWD candidates). 
  • IIFT Application 2018 Fee includes IIFT application screening and Entrance Test Fee. The candidates are not required to pay any other fee.
  • SC/ST/PWD/OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates need to upload the requisite certificate with the Application Form at the time of submitting their IIFT Application form.

IIFT Exam Application 2018: Complete in 3 steps
The IIFT 2018 online Application process can be completed in simple 3 steps in 10 minutes:

 

First step: Apply online
Click on "Apply Now" and choose the category under which you want to apply for IIFT Application form.

 

Second step: Complete basic details
Now Fill in the basic details required for application and submit the IIFT 2018 application form. Once the IIFT online application form 2018 is submitted, an application number will be generated and will be intimated through an email sent to your registered email id.

 

Third step: Use Application number
Log in to the IIFT 2018 Application website using the generated Application Number mentioned in the email and Password entered by you while applying. Follow the links to complete the IIFT Application form.

 

Once completed, the intimation regarding successful IIFT 2019 Application for MBA admission, will be sent to the registered email id.

 

Category-wise IIFT 2018 Application Fee
The category-wise IIFT Application fee 2018 for different category candidates is as follows: (The IIFT Application Fee is under Revision for all categories)

Candidature Type
IIFT 2018 Registration Fee
General/OBC Candidates
Rs.1650/-
SC/ST/PH Candidates      
Rs.  825/-
Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI
US$ 85 (INR5500)

 

How to pay
You should pay the IIFT 2018 Application Fee online through credit/debit cards of VISA/Master.

 

Upload Scanned signature & photograph
Candidates completing online IIFT 2018 Application form, are required to upload their scanned photograph and signature in .jpg / .jpeg format only. The prescribed file size is not more than 50kb each.  

 

Keep a print out of IIFT Application Form
Once IIFT 2018 online application process is complete, keep a print-out of the filled-in application form for your own record.

 

Please ensure that you have successfully logged out of the IIFT Application website after completion of the application process.

 

No changes allowed after submission of IIFT Application 2018 Form
You cannot change the data after submission of IIFT online application form. For any modifications in the IIFT application form after submission, you are supposed to send IIFT an e-mail from your registered e-mail id mentioning your Full name (as it is written on the IIFT application form), application form number and the details to be edited. Please note that only a few basic items of information can be modified.

 

Reserved category candidates: Key Instructions for IIFT Application
Please note that it is mandatory for the Reserve category candidates to send the print out of the online IIFT Application form. Following are to be sent with Print-out of online Application form to IIFT.

  1. Print-out of the IIFT online application form.
  2. Self attested copy of caste certificate for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  3. Self attested copy of Central Level OBC (non creamy layer) certificate

Online form along with necessary enclosures should be sent to IIFT address by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ Courier only.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2018

IIFT exam pattern 2018 is expected to remain same as that of last year. IIFT Paper pattern is based on paper-pen based objective type exam pattern. Over the years, IIFT exam pattern has remained paper pen based. Accordingly, IIFT 2018 paper pattern will also be conducted in paper pen mode and will be of 2 hours duration from 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon. IIFT paper pattern 2018 will be of a single session and the exam will be held in 20 test cities across India on December 2, 2018.

 

Key Features of IIFT Exam Pattern 2018
IIFT paper pattern 2018 or the IIFT exam pattern 2019 for MBA (IB) 2019-21 batch to be held on December 2, 2018 with key features is detailed below:

 IIFT Paper Pattern Components
Key Details
Changes from Last Year exam pattern
IIFT Exam Date 2018
December 2, 2018
Changed from 4th Sunday of November
IIFT Exam Sessions 2018
Single session exam
No change
IIFT Pattern-Testing Mode 2018
Paper-Pen Based Exam
No change from last year
IIFT 2018 Test duration
2 hours from 10AM to 12Noon
Remains same
Total Questions
114
Reduced from 123
Type of Questions
MCQs
No Change
Number of Sections
  6
Increased from 4 earlier
Sectional Time Limit
No, Any question from any section can be attempted in two hours
No Change
Maximum total marks
100
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 Exam pattern 2018: Sectional Composition
IIFT 2018 entrance test will consist of multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs). IIFT 2018 pattern is now 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 2018 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 100
Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting
Verbal Ability
 20
1.0
 20
20%
Reading Comprehension
 16
1.0
 16
16%
Logical Reasoning
 20
1.0
 20
20%
Data Interpretation
 20
0.75
 15
15%
Quantitative Analysis
 20
1.0
 20
20%
General Awareness (GK)
 18
0.5
   9
  9%
Total
114
--
100
100%

 

Key changes in IIFT 2018 paper Pattern

  • The number of sections in IIFT paper pattern 2018 has increased to six from earlier four
  • The Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension in the revised IIFT paper pattern have now become separate sections. Now the RC questions and English usage (Verbal Ability) questions do not compensate each other.
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning are also separate sections. Candidates cannot attempt and compensate DI questions to LR questions.
  • Number of questions is reduced to 114 in IIFT 2018 exam pattern from earlier 123. There are no fixed number of questions in IIFT entrance test, their number may go anywhere in the range of 114 to 130. IIFT 2017 had 114 questions, IIFT 2016 had 123 questions while IIFT 2015 had 124 questions in MCQ format.
  • Maximum overall marks in IIFT Paper Pattern 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.  

IIFT Exam Centres 2018
IIFT exam cities 2018 are 20 in number. Apart from the other IIFT exam cities, the IIFT 2018 test cities include the National Capital Delhi and  most of the State Capitals. These IIFT 2018 exam centres in fact are the IIFT 2019 exam centres as the IIFT exam at these IIFT Exam Centres 2018 will lead to the MBA (IB) admission in 2019.

 

Following are the IIFT Test Cities 2018 where IIFT 2018 entrance exam is proposed to be held: 

Ahmedabad
Allahabad
Bangalore
Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh
Chennai
Coimbatore
Dehradun
Delhi
Guwahati
Hyderabad
Indore
Jaipur
Jamshedpur
Kochi
Kolkata
Lucknow
Mumbai
Nagpur
Visakhapatnam

IIFT 2018 Exam Syllabus

IIFT 2018 exam Syllabus consists of multiple choice objective type questions (in English). Although there is no specifically defined IIFT Exam Syllabus, but going by the previous trend of IIFT questions, the IIFT 2018 Syllabus & exam pattern comprises the questions on English verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.

 

In a major shift introduced last year in IIFT exam Syllabus, now the syllabus for IIFT Exam 2018 will have questions split in more number of sections. Not only this the IIFT syllabus for the increased number of sections has changed also as the revamped IIFT exam pattern has also changed the number of questions in each section.

 

Key Changes in IIFT 2018 Syllabus

  • The number of sections in IIFT Syllabus 2018 has increased to 6 from earlier 4 Sections. Some of these sections will have increased number of questions.
  • The Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension in the revised IIFT 2018 Exam Syllabus have now become separate sections. Now the RC questions and English usage (Verbal Ability) will appear in separate sections with their individual cut offs.
  • Another change in IIFT Syllabus 2018 is that the Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning are also separate sections. Candidates cannot attempt and compensate DI questions to LR questions.
  • One of the big changes in IIFT Syllabus is that the number of questions is reduced to 114 in IIFT 2018 exam syllabus from earlier 123 questions.
  • Maximum overall marks in IIFT MBA syllabus are 100. A penalty of 1/3rd marks will be awarded for every wrong answer.

Section wise Syllabus for IIFT Exam 2018

The 2 hours IIFT 2018 exam syllabus would comprise the questions covering the following topics in the different sections:

 

Section-1: IIFT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

Number of questions in this section are now reduced to 20 from earlier 22 to 25. The Quantitative Analysis Syllabus for IIFT 2018 is:

  • Total questions: 20
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Format of questions: Individual questions
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark for each Correct answer
  • Negative Marking: - 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer

Topics of Quant questions:
Question are  based on:

 

Arithmetic

  • Simple Interest
  • Man Days and work
  • Ratio
  • Cost
  • Percentage
  • Filling of overhead tank

Geometry, Algebra, Log

  • Triangles
  • Rectangular Plank
  • Diagonal  distance
  • Circumference
  • Probability

Other topics are Integers, Time, distance, speed/Time & work, Other Arithmetic questions, Algebra, Mensuration, Log theory, Geometry, Permutation combination

 

Section-2: IIFT 2018 Syllabus on Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability is now a separate section in IIFT Syllabus 2018. The composition of this section in revised IIFT exam syllabus and marking pattern is as under:

  • Total questions: 20
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Format of questions: Individual questions
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative marking: - 1/3rd negative marking

Topics of questions: All questions on English Language usage are based on following topics:

  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Punctuation
  • Correction of Grammatical Errors in Sentence construction for underlined parts
  • Analogy
  • Placement of words at appropriate places
  • Matching the prefix and suffix
  • One word substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Figures of Speech
  • Spelling Correction
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Active-passive

Section-3: IIFT 2018 exam syllabus for Logical Reasoning (LR)

Logical Reasoning (LR) is now a separate section in IIFT syllabus 2018. Earlier this section was clubbed to Data Interpretation section. Now it is a standalone section with individual sectional cut offs.

  • Total questions: 20
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Format of questions: In sets as well as individual questions
  • Marking Scheme: +1 Mark for Each Correct Answer
  • Negative Marking: - 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer

Topics of Logical Reasoning problems in IIFT Syllabus:
Question are based on:

  • Team based questions
  • Statements-conclusions
  • Coding – de Coding
  • Arguments
  • Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Direction Sense
  • Seating Arrangements

Section-4: IIFT Syllabus on Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension (RC) in revised IIFT Syllabus 2018 is also a separate section and is not a part of Verbal Ability now. The Syllabus details are given below:

  • Total RC passages: 4
  • Total questions: 16
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Each RC passage followed by 4 questions
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: - 1/3rd Mark for each wrong answer

Topics of RC passages:   
All the 4 RC passages are of moderate to high difficulty level. The topics of RC passages usually selected by IIFT are:

  • Current Affairs – Business & Economy
  • Social Scenario in the country
  • International happenings and their impact on India
  • Opinion Based Abstract topics
  • Fact based data driven topics

Section-5: IIFT exam syllabus for Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation is no more clubbed to Quantitative Analysis or Logical Reasoning. It is also a separate section in the revised syllabus of IIFT 2018 exam.

  • Total questions: 20
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Format of questions: In sets of 2 to 5 questions
  • Marking Scheme: +0.75 Mark for each correct answer
  • Negative marking: - 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer

Topics of Data Interpretation questions:
Question are based on:

  • Analysis and comparative study of Data Tables
  • Charts and Graphs with Tables
  • Pie Charts and Tables
  • Bar Diagrams and Comparative Tables

Section-6: IIFT Syllabus for General Awareness (GK)
General Awareness (GK) in IIFT is one of the prominent sections and is considered as a tough section. It has minimum weightage but the sectional cut offs goes below 1 mark for this section. IIFT Syllabus on GK places mix of questions on currencies, appointments, personalities, business and economy among others

  • Total questions: 18
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Format of questions: Individual questions
  • Marking Scheme: + 0.50 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: - 1/3rd mark for each wrong answer

Topics of questions: 

  • Matching the logos
  • Question on English language usage like Make in India, Ease of doing business
  • Personalities
  • Matching the stock markets to countries
  • Currency of the country
  • Current Affairs
  • Famous personalities endorsing the product for example ‘Which product not endorsed by Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador’
  • Fictional Characters
  • Books and Authors
  • Business & Economy

Cut offs for MBA (IB) 2019-21: IIFT 2018 cut offs for MBA (IB) admission 2019 are based on the IIFT 2018 exam difficulty level, IIFT scoring pattern, total number of candidates taking the test, and the total intake in the three campuses of  Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). The IIFT 2018 exam analysis reveals that the exam has remained at Moderate to high difficulty level. The expected IIFT cut offs for MBA (IB) 2019-21 are:

 

IIFT 2018 Exam: Overall Cut Offs

It is expected that the IIFT 2018 cut offs for MBA (IB) admission 2019 will be somewhere between 33-36 marks out of 100. However, the shortlisting by IIFT will depend upon the section cut offs. If a candidate does not clear the sectional cut off, he/she will not be considered for shortlisting by IIFT for any of its three campuses

 

Although IIFT does not shortlist the candidates campus wise, the expected overall cut offs for each of the three IIFT campuses may remain as under:

IIFT Campus
IIFT Delhi
IIFT Kolkata
IIFT Kakinada
Expected Cut off
36
34
32

 

Sectional cut offs
For Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses following sectional cut offs are expected:

Section name
Section-wise Highest Marks
Delhi campus Cut off score
Kolkata campus Cut off
Kakinada campus Cut off
 General Awareness
   9
 1
  0.85
   0.80
Verbal Ability
  15
 4
  3.5
   3
Reading Comprehension
  16
 3
  2.5
   2
Quantitative Aptitude
  20
 4.5
  4
   3.5
Logical Reasoning
  20
 5.5
  5
   4.5
Data Interpretation
  20
 3-4
  3
   3

 

Section Cut offs Predicted by T.I.M.E., CL, Bulls Eye, IMS

Section name
Cut off by T.I.M.E.
Cut off by Career Launcher (Net Score)
Cut off by IMS
(Net Score)
Cut off by Bulls Eye (Good Attempts)
General Awareness
  1-2
 0.83-1
  1.00
 6-8
Verbal Ability
  3-3.5
 3.25-3.50
  2.33
 8-10
Reading Comprehension
  2.33-3
 2.5-2.75
  2.33
 7-8 
Quantitative Aptitude
  3-4
 3 – 3.25
  2.33
10-12  
Logical Reasoning
  2-3
 4 -  4.5
  1.66
 6-8 
Data Interpretation
 4-4.67 
 0.75
  0.50
 6-8

 

Overall Cut off

Predicted by
Expected Overall Cut off Range
T.I.M.E
  32-34
Career Launcher
  31-33
IMS
  29-31
Bulls Eye
  28-30

 

IIFT conducted its own paper based entrance exam on December 2, 2018 for admission to MBA (IB) 2019-21 at its Delhi, Kolkata and the Kakinada campus in Andhra Pradesh having total intake of 420 students. IIFT 2018 exam result will be declared in in the last week of December 2018 or the first week of January 2019. On the basis of their performance in IIFT entrance exam and with the help of IIFT Percentile predictors, candidates would start looking for the cut offs at the IIFT campuses. The difficulty level in the exam will decide the cut offs at all the 3 campuses of IIFT. 

 

Going by the past trends, cut offs are higher for Delhi campus followed by Kolkata and Kakinada campuses. The cut offs could go up or down in accordance with the difficulty level in the exam. For General Category candidates cut offs may remain in the range of 32-36 marks out of 100. 

 

Cut offs for MBA(IB) 2018-20

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducted its own paper based entrance exam on December 3, 2017 for admission to MBA (IB) 2018-20 at its Delhi, Kolkata and the new Kakinada campus in Andhra Pradesh.

 

With the declaration of IIFT 2017 exam result, candidates had started looking for the cut offs at the IIFT campuses. This year IIFT entrance exam was found more difficult than last year. Therefore, the cut offs at different campuses have also gone down. Overall IIFT score cut offs for General category candidates remained between 37 to 41 marks out of 100 as against 47-48 last year.

 

Overall IIFT Campus-wise cut offs, intake
IIFT shortlists the candidates more than 5 times of the intake at its different campuses. Accordingly, the cut offs with intake and number of candidates shortlisted are shared as under:

IIFT campus
Cut off score out of 100 marks
Total intake
Number of candidates shortlisted
Delhi
41
220
1100
Kolkata
38
140
  700
Kakinada
33
  60
  300

 

Sectional cut offs

Cut offs at highest scores can be well understood. At Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses following sectional cut offs were applied:

Section name
Section-wise highest score
Delhi campus Cut off
Kolkata campus Cut off
Kakinada campus Cut off
 General Awareness
   3.5
 0.85 to1 mark
  0.80
   0.75
Verbal Ability
   9
 4
  3.5
   3.0
Reading Comprehension
  10
 5+
  4.5
   3.5
Quantitative Aptitude
  11
 5+
  4.5
  4.0
Logical Reasoning
   9
 4+
  3.0
  2.5
Data Interpretation
   4
 2
  1.75
 1.5
 
 
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