All about IIFT 2018 – The exam format

All about IIFT 2018 – The exam format

August 22, 2018 IIFT MBA MBA entrance MBA entrance exam 0


First things first – the dates for IIFT 2018:

IIFT Date 2nd December’18 (10 am – 12 noon)
Registration starts 6th August’18
Registration ends 14th September’18
Admit card download 16th November’18 onward
Expected Result date 5th January’19


Note: Once the IIFT Admit cards are published, be sure to check the test center that has been allocated to you. You may request for a change of test center, but the request has to be made before 5th November’18

The IIFT exam format:

Exam Type Pen and Paper (2 hours)
Section Expected number of questions
Verbal Ability (VA) 20 (+1 mark/question)
Reading Comprehension (RC) 16 (+1 mark/question)
Quantitative Ability (QA) 20 (+1 mark/question)
Logical Reasoning (LR) 20 (+1 mark/question)
Data Interpretation (DI) 20 (+0.75 mark/question)
General Knowledge (GK) 18 (+0.5 mark/question)


Which all institutes accept the IIFT score? There are 3 IIFT campuses:


Campus Location Seats
IIFT Delhi 220
IIFT Kolkata 140
IIFT Kakinada 60


Now comes the most important question: What to study for the IIFT?

Section Contents
VA • Vocabulary – Synonyms and Antonyms
• Grammar – sentence correction, punctuation, figures of speech
• Fill in the blanks
• Word usage
• Sentence completion
• Para formation
• Para jumbles
• Idioms and Phrases
• Analogies
RC • 4 RC passages with around 4 questions per passage
• Topics: Economics, Science, Art, Politics, Literature, etc.
• Question types: Inferential, Views, Main idea, etc.
LR • Arguments and conclusions
• Arrangements
• Family tree
• Team formation
• Clocks and Calendars
• Sequences, Coding – Decoding, Odd one out
• Direction sense
DI • Arguments and conclusions
• Tables and charts
• Bar graphs and Pie charts
• Line graphs
QA • Number properties
• Percentages Profit loss
• Interest
• Time work and distance
• Algebra
• Logarithms, indices and surds
• Permutation, Combination, Sets and Probability
• Triangles, Rectangles, Circles, Mensuration, 3D
GK • Current affairs – national and international
• Economics, business, stock markets, companies and logos
• Indian constitution
• Famous personalities
• About India, authors, sports


Our course at CUBIX is designed in such a way that it covers all the above aspects of the IIFT with special Workshops and Mock Tests and mentoring for the GD-PI rounds. Our mentors have themselves scored 99.5+ percentile in CAT and other entrances multiple times. Happy learning, and All the Best for IIFT 2018!

Take a look at a real IIFT paper


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