IIFT 2022: Registration, Notification, Syllabus, Paper Pattern, Exam Analysis

IIFT 2022 is a national level entrance examination conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency)  in an online CBT (Computer Based mode). It is a gateway to secure admission in the flagship MBA (International Business) program of the world-renowned Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. The examination is expected to take place on 5th December 2022. IIFT has three running campuses IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada.

The IIFT 2022 Notification will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in August 2022. There is a form correction window for IIFT 2022 which is generally opened a few days after the last day of registration. Candidates can correct all the information they had entered previously, except address, phone number, email, category and GD-PI centre during this period. The admit card for IIFT 2022 is expected to be released in November 2022 on the official website of NTA. To know more about IIFT 2022 Notification, IIFT 2022 Important Dates, IIFT 2022 Application Form, IIFT Selection Process, click here.

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A brief overview of IIFT 2022

Each year, around sixty thousand candidates across all major streams like science, law, commerce, management,humanities and computer sciences appear for IIFT with an objective of procuring admission in this prestigious B-School. Students who would successfully qualify IIFT 2022 will be offered admission into the Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campus. Post assessment candidates would receive a call regarding the written test, GD (group discussion) and PI (Personal Interview) rounds which they need to surpass in order to get shortlisted for the IIFT flagship PGDM Programs. Candidates across all age groups can appear for IIFT 2022. Here are some important points to consider if you are planning to take IIFT 2022:

Significance of IIFT Exam

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) offers a prestigious MBA programme in International Business Management which is a foundational course proliferating the development of candidate’s acumen in the field of International Business.  Here is why MBA IB is considered to be one of the most promising and highly significant domains:

Candidates should go through the entire exam pattern in elaboration to gain insights on the duration of exam, marking scheme, mode of IIFT etc. Keeping this a mind, a candidate can devise certain prepping measures and aim for a high score.

IIFT Exam 2022: Exam- Related Dates

The IIFT Exam 2022 Notification is expected to be released in August or September 2021 by NTA (National Testing Agency), the test conducting body. Following the IIFT Exam 2022 Notification, the IIFT Exam 2022 Registration will begin (generally within the same week). The last date to register for IIFT 2022 is expected to be in the first week of November at the latest. The IIFT 2022 Exam is expected to be held on the Sunday after the CAT Exam which is normally held on the last Sunday of September which means the IIFT 2022 Exam will likely be held on 5th December 2021.

Unlike CAT, the IIFT Exam 2022 is held in one slot across all centers around India. The slot timing for the IIFT Exam 2022 will be disclosed in the IIFT 2022 Notification.To learn more about the IIFT Exam 2022 Notification, click on this link

IIFT Exam 2022 Important Dates

It is essential for every aspirant looking to crack the IIFT Exam 2021 to be aware of the rough timeline so that they can prepare for it accordingly.Below mentioned dates have been updated as per the latest announcement by IIFT

IIFT Exam 2022 Notification August or September 2021
IIFT Exam 2022 Registration Start September 2021
IIFT Exam 2022 Registration Deadline November 2021
IIFT 2022 Application fee remission November 2021
IIFT 2022 Application Correction Window Last Week of November 2021
IIFT Exam 2022 Admit Card Release November 2021
IIFT Exam 2022 Date First Sunday of December 2021
IIFT Exam 2022 Result January 2022

IIFT 2022 Exam Eligibility

The IIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria will be declared with the IIFT 2022 Notification. It is vital for students applying for IIFT to understand the entire information associated with the eligibility criteria. The below-mentioned details of the IIFT 2022 Eligibility as per the trends of the previous years.

IIFT 2022 is a national level management entrance test which is held for the candidates who aim to gain admission to IIFT. IIFT has 3 major campuses I.e IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata, IIFT Kakinada. This year, the examination will be conducted online and therefore the questions are going to be multiple choice. IIFT is prominent for its flagship MBA IB (International Business) program and post-graduation degree programs in strategic management.

IIFT 2022 Syllabus

IIFT 2022 Syllabus like CAT is not defined. However, after analyzing the IIFT previous year papers and questions, we have combined a list of topics per section that you need to cover. The number of sections in IIFT changed from 6 to 4 in IIFT 2020 (2020 - 2022). The paper consists of 4 sections - General awareness, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude.

Section 1: General Awareness

Based on the previous year's questions, one can say that this section is a combination of general knowledge and current affairs. The topics are fairly well known and will be known to any individual who keeps up with the news. Some questions are slightly off-beat and are related to international trade.

The General Awareness section consists of 20 questions. The marks per question for this section are 1.5 with each incorrect attempt carrying a penalty of 0.5 marks. IIFT Syllabus on GA places a mix of questions on currencies, appointments, personalities, business and economy among others. The syllabus details are provided as under:

Section 2: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

The Verbal Ability section consists of 19 questions as per last year's pattern. The marks per question for this section are 3 with a negative marking of 1 for each incorrect attempt. The following types of questions and topics appear in this section:

The Reading Comprehension section consists of 16 questions. The marks per question for this section are 3 with each incorrect attempt attracting a negative mark of 1. The following types of questions are asked from the Reading Comprehension Passage:

People tend to presume that for VARC, their focus should be more on their reading speed rather than vocabulary. IIFT has their own way of testing your vocabulary, and it has evolved over the years. IIFT reading comprehension questions also include vocabulary questions so that the students can find out the relevant meaning of the word from the passage itself. Apart from this, the synonyms and antonyms are also asked in the exam. Hence, a candidate should focus more on curating the overall reading strategy rather than paying attention to the time crunch.

Similarly, fill in the Blanks, Grammar Usage, Facts, Inferences and Judgments and Correction in Sentence are loosely part of the IIFT syllabus as they have been asked in the past.

Key changes for IIFT 2022 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

The English section and the reading comprehension section has been combined into a single section without separate sectional cut-offs. However, there will be 4-5 RC passages which will include 14-16 questions from the VARC section. The level of difficulty of RC passages can change as per the requirements and the paper structure set by IIFT.

Section 3: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

The LR questions are usually arrangements with a combination of the other topics. As can be seen, the number of topics for reasoning is quite numerous. As a result, the reasoning topics can lead to very complicated sets when combined with each other. The major concern with solving LR questions is not to solve them but solving them as expeditiously as possible. The syllabus topics for LR are given below:

The Logical Reasoning section consists of 15 questions. The marks per question for this section are 3. You need to study the following topics for this section:

The Data Interpretation section consists of 15 questions. The marks per question for this section are 3. You need to study the following topics for this section:

Key changes for IIFT 2021 Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning are clubbed as a single section instead of separate sections. Candidates can attempt and compensate DI questions to LR questions.

Section 4: Quantitative Aptitude

The QA syllabus is quite vast. You must keep in mind that the below list is only indicative of the areas included in the IIFT Syllabus. The actual questions may be asked from the other topics as well. However, this assumed IIFT QA syllabus would help you streamline your preparation. The quantitative ability section will comprise 25 questions, and the total marks will be awarded out of 75 for the same. Here as some probable topics that will add to your preparation strategy:

The sub-sections in the QA IIFT syllabus include:

IIFT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude Scoring Strategy

As QA is one of the most scoring sections in IIFT 2022 with level of difficulty ranging from moderate to easy. IIFT Aspirants stand a decent chance of boosting their score if they cover the syllabus as much as possible.

Highlights of IIFT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude

Commercial Mathematics is reasonably easy to prepare for since the types of questions are limited, and the formulae to be learnt are straightforward.

Arithmetic is also basic and should be easy to make for. Most of the topics in Arithmetic are of Class X level, and the only trick is to solve them as fast as possible.

Algebra and Trigonometry may be used in conjunction with other topics or may be tested in the IIFT 2021 Exam. Sequence and Series is a topic which is occasionally tested in CAT and regularly in IIFT. With practice and right guidance, the questions in this topic can be easily solved.

IIFT 2022 (2022-2023) Paper Pattern

The IIFT 2021 Exam is expected to be along the same lines as the IIFT 2020 Exam. The IIFT 2021 Exam will have 4 sections with the number of questions expected to be 110. Given below is a explanatory overlay of IIFT 2021 paper pattern :

Section Name No. of Questions Marks for each question Max marks
Section 1 Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability 35 3 105
Section 2 Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation 30 3 90
Section 3 Quantitative Analysis 25 3 75
Section 4 General Awareness 20 1.5 30
Total 110 300

The marking scheme for the IIFT Exam depends on the section of the IIFT 2020 Exam. It can range between 3 marks to 1.5 mark per correct attempt. If the candidate attempts the question incorrectly, the penalty for the same is 1/3rd of the marks allotted and there is no penalty for leaving a question un-attempted.

IIFT 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for the IIFT Exam depends on the section of the IIFT 2020 Exam. It can range between 3 marks to 1.5 mark per correct attempt. If the candidate attempts the question incorrectly, the penalty for the same is 1/3rd of the marks allotted and there is no penalty for leaving a question un-attempted. Here is how NTA, IIFT test administrator evaluates the scores of each IIFT aspirant:

Subject Number of marks allotted per section Deduction for wrong attempt
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 3 1 mark
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation 3 1 mark
GK & Current Affairs 1.5 0.5 mark
Quantitative Ability 3 1 mark

For any wrong attempt, 1/3 marks of the correct marks is deducted.

IIFT 2022 Registration Process

The IIFT 2022 Registration process is expected to start from August or September 2021. The IIFT 2022 Application Form will be available for submission on the official website. The application window is expected to be between August or September to October 2021. There is no provision for offline application in IIFT Exam 2022. The online application process is quite straightforward. IIFT Registration process entails one application form for both the IIFT Exam and IIFT B-School Application (all campuses). Candidates can fill the IIFT 2022 application form only in the provided time frame. There is no provision for late submission.

Here is how you can register for IIFT 2022:

Order of Steps Action to be taken
1 Visit https://iift.nta.nic.in/
2 Create an Account by entering basic information asked. Make sure you do not miss out on any important blank as you won't be able to submit the details.. Also, you can't change the details once you submit.
4 After successful registration, open your email account to receive your personal registration ID and password.
5 Fill in the registration form by entering your personal, academic as well as official details and click on submit.
6 Scan and upload your passport size photograph and digital signature of size 10KB -200 KB and 4 KB to 30 KB respectively (For PWD candidates, file size is 50KB to 300 KB), social category certificate along with all the required Academic documents, ID Proof. All documents need to be in JPG/JPEG format.
7 Click on Submit and Proceed to the payment gateway. Pay 2500 (for general category) or Rs 1000 (for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender). Receive confirmation in your registered email.
8 Carry a printout of the form for future reference

Mode of Payment: The students can remit the registration fee through debit card / credit card / PAYTM/ UPI/ net banking.

IIFT Exam 2022 Admission Process

The IIFT Exam 2022 Admission Process starts with the IIFT Exam 2022 Notification. All aspiring candidates are required to fill out the IIFT Exam 2022 Application forms for the IIFT Exam 2022. If the candidate is eligible for the IIFT Exam 2022, they will appear for the IIFT Exam 2022 which is likely to be held in the first week of December 2022 according to previous years.

Once the IIFT Exam 2022 result is declared and the shortlisted candidates are identified, the following admission procedures can be conducted. These procedures include a WAT (Written Assessment Test), a GD (Group Discussion) and a PI (Personal Interview). On the basis of all the components of the Admission Process, the final selection for the batch of IIFT 2022-2023 is conducted.

Understand how the entire selection procedure is carried out by IIFT by visiting IIFT Admissions, Eligibility.

IIFT 2022 seat availability

IIFT is going to enhance its seat availability this year to four hundred students or more for 2022. With the timely launch of the kakinada campus, the expected number is going to increase even further.

IIFT Campus

Expected Seat Availability 

IIFT Delhi

260

IIFT Kolkata

140

IIFT Kakinada

TBD

IIFT Exam 2022 Application

The IIFT Exam 2022 officially kicks off with the IIFT Exam 2022 Notification. The IIFT Exam 2022 Notification is expected to be released around August 2021 and the application window will be between August or September 2021 and October 2021. There is no provision for offline application in IIFT Exam 2022. The online application process is quite straightforward:

IIFT 2022: Steps to follow for international applicants

The Indian Nationals who are living, working, studying overseas should arrange for a certificate from the Indian Embassy or Dept of Immigration and Border Protection of the country where he/she is currently based, ensuring that the person has been a resident of that country continuously for 18 or more months. They need to have a valid passport/travel permit from the country they are residing in.

What should an International candidate keep in mind?

According to the IIFT policy, “If a candidate who has been granted a seat on a provisional basis is unsuccessful in completing his/her bachelor’s, the offer letter will be automatically withdrawn”. Such a candidate should urgently inform the institute during the declaration of result. No plea regarding the extension of time for re-evaluation, etc. will be taken. You can find more details about the equivalent on www.iift.edu/.

After the international candidate is shortlisted by the university, they would have to attend a PI (Personal Interview) session at IIFT Delhi Campus. They are liable to arrange for the commute cost. In case they express their inability to be physically available, the interview would be held through skype or zoom.

IIFT Application Timelines

The details of IIFT Exam Pattern are listed as under:

Events

Dates 2022 (Expected)

IIFT 2021 Application availability

August or September 2021 to October 2021

Correction in the application details

October 2021

Issuance of Hall Ticket

Second Week of November 2021

IIFT 2022 Result

IIFT MBA (IB) 2022 result is expected to be released in January 2022 and the notification will be released on the main website. Students will be able to check the result by putting in their registration number along with D.O.B (Date of Birth) or password. The result of IIFT will decide the cut off for IIFT 2022. The IIFT Result card will comprise the following details:

IIFT 2021 (2021-22) Exam Analysis

While the IIFT Exam Pattern and difficulty level may vary year to year, it is important to examine the previous year papers as it gives you an idea regarding how the IIFT 2022 may turn out to be.

The expected IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern is as follows:

Section Name No. of Questions Marks for each question Max marks
Section 1 Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability 35 3 105
Section 2 Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation 30 3 90
Section 3 Quantitative Analysis 25 3 75
Section 4 General Awareness 20 1.5 30
Total   110   300

Visit IIFT 2020-2022 Analysis to understand in detail.

Conclusion

Along with CAT and XAT, IIFT is one of the most reputed MBA entrance exams in the country. Although the colleges that accept the IIFT score are negligible when compared to the other two, that doesn't stop thousands of candidates from appearing in this prestigious exam every year. It is also one of the hardest to crack exams due to the low number of colleges that accept scores. This high difficulty of the paper in combination with high competition calls for having a sound preparation plan on your part. We advise you to plan your preparation well in advance and strategize each aspect with the goal of getting into IIFT in the next academic year. We hope that this article provided you with some valuable insights regarding IIFT 2022.