IIFT 2013 Exam Pattern

Updated On:24 Nov 2013 01:23 PM IST By: Sreetama Datta

IIFT 2013 Exam Pattern is unpredictable

IIFT 2013 Exam Pattern: IIFT 2013 exam was conducted by IIFT New Delhi for the admission in the 2014-16 batch at New Delhi and Kolkata campuses. The exam was held on Sunday, November 24, 2013. The IIFT 2013 exam pattern follow the similar pattern as last year. In this article, we will tell you about the IIFT 2013 exam pattern in detail.

The IIFT 2013 exam pattern undergoes some or the other change every year. Though the sections and the duration remain the same, the number of questions, marks and marking scheme vary from year to year. Hence, this article will give you the IIFT 2013 exam pattern based on the last year’s IIFT entrance exam pattern.

Mode of IIFT 2013 exam

IIFT 2013 will be held in a paper pencil based format. In the past years also the IIFT entrance exam is held in a paper pencil based pattern only.

IIFT 2013 Sections

There are 4 sections in the IIFT 2013 paper pattern with 2 sub sections. The areas or the sections on which the IIFT 2013 exam pattern are  Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and General Awareness. While Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning form a section, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension form another.

IIFT 2013 Duration

The duration of the IIFT 2013 exam is 2 hours. The exam will be held from 10 am to 12 noon. There is no sectional time limit. The test takers can start with any section and take as much time as they require in a particular section. They can even switch sections in between.

IIFT 2013 Number of Questions

As mentioned before while introducing the IIFT 2013 exam pattern, the number of questions is not static and it keeps changing from year to year. This year, the total number of questions was 128, same as last year. The number of questions per section was as follows:

  • Quantitative Ability – 25

  • Logical Ability – 20

  • Data Interpretation – 19

  • Verbal Ability – 20

  • Reading Comprehension – 16

  • General Awareness – 28


IIFT 2013 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of the IIFT entrance exam also keeps varying from year to year. Hence it is difficult to declare the IIFT 2013 marking scheme. However, you can get the idea from the past year’s section wise marking and negative marking scheme. 1/4 of the allotted marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The marks per section were as follows:

  • Quantitative Ability – 1 mark per question; total marks 25

  • Logical Ability – 0.75 marks per question; total marks 15

  • Data Interpretation – 1 mark per question; total marks 19

  • Verbal Ability – 0.75 marks per question; total marks 15

  • Reading Comprehension – 0.75 marks per question; total marks 12

  • General Awareness – 0.5 marks per question; total marks 14


IIFT 2013 cutoff

The IIFT 2013 cutoff will depend on the total marks, difficulty level and the number of test takers. Last year, the IIFT cutoff mark was around 50 and the cutoff percentile was above 95. There was sectional cutoff as well.

For related queries and updates visit our Official IIFT 2013 thread

For any doubts and questions related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the IIFT 2013 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360.

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