IIFT 2019 Syllabus – The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the most prestigious management institutes in India. The Institute conducts IIFT MBA entrance exam every year, for admission in MBA (IB) program. On an average, every year about 02 lakh candidates apply for this entrance exam, which is quite the same number as CAT. The entrance exam for IIFT MBA 2019 is somewhat different from CAT, MAT, XAt, etc and required different preparation strategy. While many suggest that the difficulty level of CAT and IIFT MBA are similar, however, it is not.

Furthermore, the preparation of IIFT MBA IB requires different strategies as there is a difference between the exam patterns of both. Here we have compiled effective ways by which you can prepare for IIFT. Read the article below to know more about the preparation tips, books, section wise preparation strategy, toppers advice, etc.

IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

It is important that candidates should be well familiar with the exam pattern and its marking scheme. Check the exam pattern for IIFT  2019 below.

  1. Mode of exam: Pen-paper based
  2. Duration of the exam: 120 minutes
  3. Type of questions: MCQ
  4. Total number of questions: 118

The distribution of the question for IIFT MBA 2019 is as follows:

Section Topic No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
Section 1 General Awareness 26 0.5 13
Section 2 English Usage 20 0.75 15
Reading Comprehension 17 1.0 17
Section 3 Logical Reasoning 20 1.0 20
Data Interpretation 15 1.0 15
Section 4 Quantitative Ability 20 1.0 20
Total 118 100

IIFT 2019 Syllabus

It is important that you should do your preparation for the entrance exam as per the syllabus stated by the concerned exam conducting body. The syllabus for IIFT MBA 2019 is as follows:

General Awareness English Usage Reading Comprehension Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation Quantitative Ability
Current Affairs Comprehension of passage Manufacturing sector vs service sector Sequencing Profit & Loss
Politics Verbal Reasoning Reverse innovation by PepsiCo Puzzles Ratio and proportion
Sports Analogies SLAM in robotics Coding and decoding Geometric progression
Science Proverb Female participation in labor force Cause and Effect Arithmetic progression
Economics Odd one out Antonyms Quadratic linear equations
History Jumbled paragraphs Family tree problems Average
Books Incorrect words Identifying strong arguments and weak arguments BODMAS
Geography Usage of foreign language words in English Identifying next number in the series Geometry
Contextual usage Statements and conclusions Co-ordinate geometry
Completion of sentences Verbal Reasoning Partnership
Fill in the Blanks Matrix arrangements Time-speed-distance
Idioms Probably false Work and time
containing 4 to 5 sentences Identifying Probably True Number system
Antonyms Symbol Based problems HCF
Syllogisms Statements and assumptions LCM
Correction of sentences Assertion and reason Percentage
Phrasal verbs Assumption-premise-Conclusion Allegation and Mixtures
Use of same words in different places Critical Reasoning Arithmetic mean
Punctuation Identifying valid references Geometric mean
Mood Definitely true Harmonic mean
One word replacement Median
Error correction in choosing words Mode
Number based system
Maxima & Minima progression
  • Work
Pipes and cisterns
Simple interest and compound interest
Set theory
Installment payments
Permutations and combinations
Binomial expansions
Surds, Indices and Complex numbers
Venn diagram

IIFT 2019 Preparation Books

The first step in preparing for any entrance test is to select the right reference books. Here’s a list of
recommended books one should study while preparing for IIFT 2019.

Name of the book Name of the Author Buy Here Amount of the book
IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) 10 Mock Tests and Solved Papers (2014-2008) Arihant experts Click Here to buy
MBA (XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, CMAT) Gautam Puri Click Here to buy Rs. 650/-
MBA Solved Papers (XAT,IIFT,SNAP, NMAT, CMAT) Includes 19 Solved Papers & 5 Model Gautam Puri Click Here to buy Rs. 525/-
MBA Solved PaperS (XAT,IIFT,SNAP,MAT,NMAT,IRMA,CMAT) Includes Online Mock Test Gautam Puri Click Here to buy Rs. 371/-
Koncepts of LR – Logical Reasoning for CAT, XAT, IIFT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT & other MBA Exams 2nd Edition Gajendra Kumar Click Here to buy Rs. 270/-
INDIA Handbook 2018 for Competitive Exams – Schemes, Yojanas, Policies, Bill & Acts, Amendments, Judgements, Summits, Organisations, Tribunals, Committees Deepak Agarwal, Dr. Md. Usmangani Ansari Click Here to buy Rs. 160/-

Preparation Tips For IIFT 2019

To further help you in your preparation, here we have mentioned few of the preparation tips for IIFT MBA 2019:

  • While many suggest working on your strengths first, however, we will advise you to work on your weaker areas. Since you are already good at one topic, hence you should focus on the other which you are not confident about. With so much time on your hand, spend much time on those sections, and aim for higher attempts, with higher accuracy.
  • There are sectional cutoffs in IIFT MBA entrance exam, even though the cut off is generally low, you should make sure to do at least 30% of each section in the first hour so that all the sectional cutoff is cleared. After this, you should try to maximize the overall score in the section which is your strongest so that the overall score is maximized.
  • Unlike other management entrance exam such as CAT/CET, etc, mock tests are not an important part of IIFT prep. Instead, you should solve at least 02-03 previous year question papers for IIFT every week. Once you know how much time is ideal to solve a question, you can judge the paper in a better manner.
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  • Join can also join active Facebook Groups for IIFT or forums to discuss your query.


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