Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), today, has issued the admit cards to the candidates who will be appearing for it’s ‘MBA-IB 2018-20’ entrance test, scheduled for December 03, 2017. IIFT admit card 2017 can be downloaded from the official website (ww.iift.ac.in).
The test was earlier scheduled for November but as the date clashed with another big exam; CAT, IIFT rescheduled the same for December 3rd. In addition to that, the eligibility criteria was also changed this year as students with less than 50% marks in their graduation were barred from applying.
The exam itself will be of 2 hours’ duration (10 am to 12 noon). As for the number of questions, each year’s exam carries different numbers. Last year though, 123 questions were asked. There is no fixed marking scheme for each section. The marking scheme along with number of questions from each section last year was:
- General awareness section consisted of 25 questions and each question carried a maximum of 0.50 mark(s). Total marks for this section were 12.5.
- Reading Comprehension section will have 16 questions, each for 1 mark, for a total of 16 marks.
- English usage section consisted of 20 questions, each question for 0.75 mark(s). Total marks allotted for this section were 15.
- 20 questions were asked from Quantitative Ability section. Each question carried 1 mark and total marks for this section were 20.
- Logical Reasoning section had 22 marks, each for 0.75 mark(s), making up to total of 16.50 marks for this section.
- Finally, Data Interpretation section had 20 marks, each question for 1 mark and totalling upto 20 marks for this section.
The question paper on a whole, consists of 100 marks. The provision of negative marking is still there, according to which, 1/3rd mark(s) allotted to each question will be deducted for each wrong answer. You’ll get a better idea of the question paper trends from here.
In other news, IIFT will now have to remove ‘University’ tag from it’s name as per a new directive by UGC which states that deemed varsities are barred form using the word – ‘University’.
IIFT 2017-2018 entrance test, for academic session of 2018-2020, will be conducted in 20 cities across the country. The test will be written, not online.
The students have to qualify this written test in order to proceed to the next stages of selection i.e., writing skills & assessment test, group discussion and interview.