IIFT 2021 Exam

IIFT 2021

Hello Uotians, this article will help you understand the IIFT 2021 exam, Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus and Books etc. You can also download IIFT previous year question papers with solutions given at the end for free.

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What is IIFT?

  • IIFT is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted every year for getting admissions into its campuses at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada.
  • The exam is conducted by IIFT, New Delhi.


  • IIFT is a paper-based exam. However, it is expected to be conducted online this year.
  • Candidate must note that IIFT scores are accepted by IIFT campuses only.


  • The online application fee is Rs. 2500/-.
  • In case you want changes in the exam centre, an additional fee of Rs. 1000/- is required.

IIFT 2021 Timeline

Particulars Tentative Dates
Online Registration 6th Nov 2020 to 20th Dec 2020
Hall Ticket Nov 2020 – Dec 2020
Exam Date 11th Jan 2021
Result Date January 2021

IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation can also apply by submitting required qualification proof by 7th October 2021

IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability


Duration of Exam

The exam duration is 2 hours (120 minutes).

The number of questions in each section is not fixed. It keeps on varying every year.


No sectional timing.

IIFT 2017 had 123 questions in total and IIFT 2018 had 114 questions in total.

Total 100 marks.

Read More about Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

IIFT 2021 Marking Scheme

  • Marks allotted to each question is not fixed.


  • However, in IIFT 2018, 1 mark was allotted for each correct answer in Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Reading Comprehension. 0.5 marks were allotted to each correct answer in Verbal Ability & 0.75 marks to each correct answer in Quantitative Aptitude.


  • Negative marking is there. 0.17 or 0.25 or 0.33 marks can be deducted for incorrect answer.

IIFT 2021 Syllabus

The exam consists of sections as follows:

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. General Awareness
  5. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Read More about IIFT Syllabus

IIFT 2020 Books


Quantitative Aptitude

  • ‘How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT’ by Arun Sharma
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIM’s’ by Sarvesh K Verma
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations’ by Abhijit Guha


Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

  • ‘How to prepare Logical Reasoning for CAT’ by Arun Sharma
  • ‘Logical Reasoning for CAT’ by Nishit K Sinha
  • ‘Verbal Ability and Non-Verbal Reasoning’ by R.S. Agrawal


Data Interpretation

  • ‘Data Interpretation for CAT’ by Arun Sharma

Read More about IIFT Books

Top B-Schools accepting IIFT scores

  • IIFT Delhi
  • IIFT Kolkata
  • IIFT Kakinada

IIFT Question Papers with Solutions


Scoring high percentile in IIFT is not enough. You must be prepared for Group Discussion and Personal interview. So why don’t you take a small step and start today itself?

How to ace Personal Interview?

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