IIFT Exam Syllabus Detailed


IIFT Syllabus

English Comprehension
Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics:
Comprehension of passage, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms , Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Different usage of same word, Errors in word choice, mania & phobia, Incorrect words, Mood, Conditionals & Multiple Usage , Punctuation, Proverb, Phrasal verb etc.

Logical Reasoning
Questions from these topics are asked:
Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding , Sequencing , identifying next number in series etc.

Quantitative Analysis
Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics:
Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone, etc.), Ratios and Proportion, Ratios, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF, LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean , Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, Mensuration, Allegation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Instalment Payments, Partnership, Clocks, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Topics like Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers.


Each question in the IIFT exam has four options and the extent of the negative marking was 1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. The sections are quantitative ability, reading comprehension, English usage, data interpretation, logical reasoning and general awareness.

The questions in verbal and reading comprehension are like fill in the blanks, phrasing, analogy, antonyms, Para-jumble and word usage. The questions in data interpretation are on puzzles, symbols notation, deductions, decision making and input-output. The questions in general awareness are from the areas like sports, literature, general awareness, geography, economics, current affairs, awards and science.

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