IIFT exam 2017 concludes: Here’s your roundup on exam review, analysis, answer key and expected cut off.
The MBA entrance examination for admission into the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) concluded at 12 noon today and around 50 thousand aspirants were a part of the exam. The article comprises of IIFT exam analysis along with past years’ exam statistics and the updates on the release of IIFT answer key 2017.
IIFT Exam Analysis: The IIFT MBA entrance exam was conducted in a single shift today from 10 am to 12 noon. The applicants were assigned test centers in one of the 20 cities selected as the exam cities for IIFT exam. Test centers spread across Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Visakhapatnam cities hosted IIFT entrance exam.
IIFT entrance exam has been conducted as written examination having questions briefly distributed among four sections: English Grammer, Vocabulary and Comprehension; General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. The total number of question range from 120 to 125, as there were 123 questions in 2016’s exam and 124 questions the year before. There is no fixed marking scheme for IIFT entrance exam.
The questions under General Awareness section carried 0.50 marks each and the whole section makes up for around 12.5 percent marks in the exam. Quantitative Analysis makes up for roughly 20 percent weightage. The other sections comprising of English Comprehension (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension) and Logical Reasoning along with Data Interpretation accounts for over 65 percent weightage in IIFT exam. The exact statistics of IIFT MBA exam 2017 will be out in some time and the same will be updated here.
The maximum marks in IIFT MBA entrance exam are 100. The exam also carried negative marking and 1/3rd marks assigned to a particular question are to be deducted for the wrong answer. The candidates satisfying the IIFT cut off criteria will be shortlisted for the next round of selection process.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade had notified the entrance examination in July for admission to its MBA (International Business) program for the academic session 2018-2020. The applications for IIFT MBA entrance exam were accepted till September 15, while the exam has been conducted today as IIFT changed the initially notified exam date from November 26. IIFT had also changed the eligibility criteria for MBA admissions this year.
The selection process of IIFT is quite rigorous and comprises of a written exam followed by Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment and Interview. There are around 220 seats on offer at IIFT Delhi Campus apart from 140 seats at Kolkata Campus. IIFT has also notified to commence the academic session at Kakinada campus.