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