The IIFT exam has six sections - English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. The duration of this exam is of two hours. There is no time limit for any section which allows students to play to their strengths. However, this also makes time management during the exam itself a key challenge. The total marks scorable on the exam are 100. Another challenge that some students face is that the number of questions keeps changing every year. Last year, the exam had 114 questions( 114, questions in 2019, 114 Questions in IIFT 2018; 123 Questions in 2017). All questions on the exam are MCQs (multiple choice questions. )
IIFT Marking Scheme – Going by the most recent question paper, the marking scheme for IIFT 2019 entrance exam was different for each section. Case in point, this year, in the Data Interpretation(DI) section, each question carried 1 mark, while in Verbal Ability, each question carried 0.5 mark. Under the negative marking scheme developed by IIFT, for each wrong response will be deducted 1/3rd of its allotted mark.
IIFT 2019 Cutoff The minimum marks required to qualify for the selection rounds are called ‘the cutoff’.
The cutoff depends on an assortment of factors including the difficulty level of the test, the total number of test takers, number of seats available, etc.
Candidates who meet the IIFT cutoff criterion as announced by IIFT are called for ‘selection rounds’ - Writing test, GD, and PI. The shortlisted candidates will be assigned a centre for the selection rounds. The list of centers includes Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, to name a few.
IIFT Selection Process
The selection process of IIFT 2019 will start after the announcement of the result. IIFT Delhi will announce the cutoff for IIFT 2019 exam along with the result in the first week of January.
Based on the IIFT 2019 cutoff, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process.
The IIFT 2019 selection process will include - Writing test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
The weight given to each round is different. The final selection of a candidate will be based on the overall performance in all the rounds, including his/her performance on the IIFT 2019 exam.
GD and PI rounds are useful in judging confidence level, personality, verbal communication skills, and knowledge of relevant current affairs . Along with acing the writing test, which is also a part of the selection process, candidates must perform well in the two aforementioned rounds to get an offer of admission to this prestigious institution.
For the writing test, GD and PI, IIFT Delhi will allocate the centres to the shortlisted candidates. These centres will be - Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, etc.