IIFT Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

May 13, 2021 | Management


Exam pattern of any exam is the most important information which every candidate must have to prepare for the exam. Having knowledge of the IIFT exam pattern will give an idea of visualizing the entire structure of the exam. Candidates will get to know the number of questions that will be asked in the exam. IIFT Marking scheme will give an idea to the candidates of solving the questions wisely and in this way candidates will know which question they should opt for. Apart from the IIFT pattern, candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the syllabus. If they focus on both the marking scheme and syllabus, they will get an idea on which questions they should spend more time and on which they should spend less.

IIFT 2022 exam conducted by National Testing Agency will be conducted in a single sitting. Every year National Testing Agency issues the pattern for the IIFT exam. The exam will take place only in an online format, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT). Earlier it used to take place via offline mode. As per the newly introduced IIFT pattern, the exam will be conducted only in the English language. The candidates must know the IIFT exam pattern provides an advantage for exam preparation.

For the year 2021, NTA had introduced some changes in the number of sections, scoring pattern, marking scheme and number of questions for the exam. The test paper consists of 4 sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, General Awareness, Quantitative Analysis, and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation. The question paper is of objective type i.e. multiple-choice questions (MCQs). IIFT 2022 entrance exam will be of 120 Minutes or 2 Hours and the test will be from 10 AM to 12 PM in January 2022.

IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern Summary

The details relevant to IIFT pattern are tabulated below. Candidates can check all the details related to the IIFT 2022 exam pattern change here and will get some knowledge of the exam pattern so that they can prepare for the exam as per the IIFT 2022 exam pattern that has been introduced recently by National Testing Agency.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2022 Summary
Particulars Details
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Timings 10 AM to 12 Noon

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; General Awareness; Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation; Quantitative Analysis

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks in IIFT 300
Language of Paper English

Expected section-wise IIFT Exam Pattern 2022

The table below will give an outline of the IIFT 2022 Exam. Constituent marks and questions for each section have been provided in the table. Candidates can also have a look at the General Awareness/IIFT GK pattern so that they can prepare with the current trends. Although there is no sectional time-limit for any of the IIFT exam sections candidates must set the time-limit for solving the questions from each of the sections. Check the table below for checking the time limit for each of the sections of the exam paper.

IIFT Section-wise Question Paper Pattern 2022
S.No IIFT Exam Sections No. of Questions (Approx.) Time Allotted (Ideally)
1 Quantitative Ability 25 30 to 35 minutes
2 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 35 25 to 30 minutes
3 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 30 40 to 45 minutes
4 General Awareness 20 8 to 10 minutes
- Total Questions 110

Note: This table has been compiled by the experts and is for reference purposes only.

IIFT Marking Scheme 2022

The details relevant to IIFT marking scheme and negative marking are tabulated below. Candidates can check the number of questions, total marks and negative marking for all the four sections for IIFT 2022 examination. With the help of new IIFT exam pattern 2022, candidates will get so many advantages. For example, Data Interpretation section has been merged with the Logical Reasoning section so candidates can attempt and compensate Data Interpretation questions to Logical Reasoning questions.

IIFT Marking Scheme 2022
Name of the Section Number of Questions Marks per question Total Marks in IIFT IIFT Negative Marking
Quantitative Ability 25 3 75 -1
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 35 3 105 -1
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 30 3 90 -1
General Awareness 20 1.5 30 -0.5
Total 110 - 300

IIFT Paper Difficulty Level (Expected)

Candidates who are appearing for the IIFT 2022 exam must be aware of the difficulty level of the question paper of each section. It will help the candidates to analyse what type of questions will be asked and its difficulty level as well. The table below represents the IIFT pattern paper difficulty level of each of the sections.

IIFT Question Paper Pattern Difficulty Level
Sections Difficulty Level
General Knowledge & Current Affairs Easy
Quantitative Ability Moderate to difficult
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Moderate to difficult
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Easy to moderate

Apart from all these, candidates must follow the IIFT exam pattern 2022 strictly and prepare well for the exam. They can also refer to some reference books which are required to crack IIFT exam. Having knowledge of exam pattern and all these criteria will help the candidates to prepare well. They can also refer to the previous year's question papers of the IIFT exam.

IIFT Syllabus 2022

To prepare well for the IIFT exam, candidates must be aware of the syllabus as well as the exam pattern. The entire syllabus of IIFT is listed below. Candidates can check the sections as well as the sub-topics related to them.

English Usage/ Verbal Ability/ Reading Comprehension

  • Grammar
  • Phrases
  • Synonyms

Logical Reasoning

  • Series & Analysis
  • Comparisons
  • Deductions

Data Interpretation

  • Pie Chart
  • Caselets

Quantitative Ability

  • Mensuration
  • Probability

General Awareness

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Politics

For each of the subtopics, candidates must check the previous year papers and note down from which topics the maximum number of questions are asked. Study each of the subtopics and make short notes so that it can be referred whenever required.

IIFT Exam Sample Papers

The sample test paper like the previous year question paper is another essential study material. All IIFT 2022 aspirants must practice sample test papers. This helps them know how much they have improved and where to improve. The candidates can practice sample test papers every alternate day or daily or even weekly. The aspirants must make a study plan in which they must include practising sample test papers in order to be thorough with the exam syllabus and pattern. Solving IIFT sample papers have several advantages such as:

  • Structure of the paper is also cleared while solving the IIFT sample papers.
  • By solving IIFT question papers, candidates can become quick with the time-taking questions.
  • It will be very helpful while doing revision.
  • Candidates will be more aware of the paper pattern and can solve the questions easily.
  • Candidates can also analyse their strength and weakness in the fields while solving the questions.
  • Practising sample papers will increase the confidence of the candidate.

In this way, candidates can prepare for the exam in a proper way and they will get some ideas about the questions that will be asked in the IIFT 2022 exam.


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