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IIFT exam 2015: All You Need to Know About the Test Pattern

Know the general pattern of the IIFT exam 2015

FTIIThe IIFT entrance exam is scheduled for November 22, 2015. We tell you what would be the general pattern of the exam. Take a look.

The general pattern includes four sections — General Awareness, English Usage, Reading Comprehension (sub part of section 2), Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (sub part of section 4). Overall 118-128 questions are asked where attempting 80 is counted good.

The first section has 25-30 questions and relatively takes less time. The second section includes a total number of 40-45 questions and is divided in two sub parts. Part 1 is English Usage and part 2 Reading Comprehension. You can score a good 16 marks by dedicating not more than 25 minutes to this section.

Section 3 (Logical Reasoning) is time consuming and takes around 30 minutes. But you can score 14 marks in this section.


Section 4 is again divided in two parts — Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability. Around 20 questions are offered in the former and you can easily attempt six. While in the latter (Quantitative Ability), you can achieve around a good 13 marks.

For the 2015-17 batch, IIFT had shortlisted 1,411 candidates for the final round of Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview. IIFT has an intake of about 200-250.

However, the actual cut-offs for calls for the GDPI process is much higher than these mentioned above.

IIFT is a two hour exam and therefore is a test of speed. As there is a differential marking scheme, the candidate should lay emphasis on solving more questions from the sections in which each question carries more weightage.

The candidates who clear the cut-off are shortlisted for the further stages of the selection procedure. The shortlisted candidates are then called for Essay GD-PI round. The Essay GD-PI is usually conducted in the month of Feb-March.

— Inputs from Gautam Puri and Gautam Bawa of Career Launcher