Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam- IIFT Syllabus

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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school established in 1963 by the Government of India to help professionalise the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources, generating, analyzing and disseminating data.  IIFT used to conduct their own written test for admission into the different programmes at Kolkata and Delhi Centres.

In this section, we will provide the information related to the entire admission process, syllabus of the written test etc. Still if it contains any error please do let us know. Any type of suggestion will be highly appreciated.


Admission into IIFT .

Scheme of Examination

  • Written Test
    • Total 100 Questions
    • Total Time : 2 Hours
  • Group Discussions
  • Interview
  • Essay Writing 

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Recognized Bachelor’s Degree in Any Discipline & Final Year Appearing Candidates can also Apply
  • No Age Limit


Section I : Quantitative Ability 

      • Number Systems
      • LCM and HCF
      • Percentage
      • Profit and Loss
      • Interest (Simple and Compound)
      • Speed, Time and Distance
      • Time and Work
      • Average
      • Ratio and Proportion
      • Linear Equations
      • Quadratic Equations
      • Complex Numbers
      • Logarithm
      • Progressions
      • Binomial Theorem
      • Surds and Indices
      • Inequalities
      • Permutation and Combination
      • Probability
      • Functions
      • Set Theory
      • Mixtures and Alligations
      • Geometry
      • Co-ordinate Geometry
      • Trigonometry
      • Mensuration

Section II : Data Interpretation

Data is given in form of tables, charts or graphs. In this section it is tested that how candidates can interpret the given data and answer questions based on it.

      • Tables
      • Column Graphs
      • Bar Graphs    
      • Line Charts
      • Pie Chart      
      • Venn Diagrams

Combination of two or more types linked to each other.

Section III : Verbal Ability

      • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
      • English Usage or Grammar
      • Sentence Correction
      • Fill in the blanks
      • Cloze Passage
      • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
      • Jumbled Paragraph
      • Meaning-Usage Match
      • Summary Questions
      • Verbal Reasoning
      • Facts / Inferences / Judgements  
      • Reading Comprehension

Section IV : Vocabulary

Vocabulary questions test the candidate’s knowledge of the primary meanings of words, secondary shades of meaning, usage, idioms and phrases, antonyms, related words, etc.

Section V : Grammar

Grammar-based questions test the candidate’s ability to spot and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like subject-verb agreement, use of modifiers, parallel construction, redundancy, phrasal verbs, use of articles, prepositions, etc.

Sction VI : Verbal Reasoning

Verbal reasoning questions are designed to test the candidate’s ability to identify relationships or patterns within groups of words or sentences.

Section VII : General and Business GK (Elementary Level)

Institutes like IIFT AND SYMBOISIS have a section for General knowledge which includes question related to current affairs and business GK at elementary level

Related Links : 

1. IIFT Sample Papers
2. IIFT Sample Paper with Solutions

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