IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern: Check Exam Duration, Marking Scheme, Mode of Exam and Syllabus

Check & Download Latest and detailed IIFT Exam Pattern 2021 here. Know about IIFT Exam Total marks, Marks distribution process, Number of Questions, Exam Duration etc. here.

Aug 7, 2020 11:29 IST
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IIFT Exam Pattern
IIFT Exam Pattern

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2021, a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission to MBA (International Business) course. The IIFT 2021 notification is yet to be released by NTA, however, it is expected that the exam will be conducted on the first Sunday of December 2020 like the previous years. IIFT is a computer-based exam and in this article you will read about the IIFT 2021 exam pattern and the changes introduced if any in the exam.

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Let us take a look at IIFT exam pattern for the previous year. The changed in the IIFT 2021 exam pattern will be updated here once the official notification is released by NTA as mentioned above:

IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern

IIFT Exam Sections

No. of Questions (approx.)


English Usage/ Verbal Ability



Reading Comprehension



Logical Reasoning


Data Interpretation



Quantitative Ability



General Awareness



Total Questions


*The number of questions in each section are subject to change as per the discretion of the examiners.

IIFT 2021 Exam Structure

IIFT Paper Structure


Total Number of Questions


Number of Choices per question


Marks for Correct Choice


Deduction for Incorrect Choice

1/3rd of marks allotted

Test duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Now that you are familiar with the exam pattern of IIFT 2021 exam, it is important for you to understand the IIFT syllabus as well.

Let us take a look at the syllabus that is expected in IIFT 2021:

English Usage/ Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar
  • Phrases
  • Synonyms

Logical Reasoning

  • Series & Analysis
  • Comparisons
  • Deductions

Data Interpretation

  • Pie Chart
  • Caselets

Quantitative Ability

  • Mensuration
  • Probability

General Awareness

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Politics

IIFT 2021 aspirants must register for the examination within the time period.  Since the exam date is out, therefore aspirants are advised to start their IIFT 2021 preparation as per the exam pattern of IIFT. The IIFT 2021 is expected to be held across 20 test cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bengaluru and Coimbatore among others.

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