What is the pattern of the IIFT exam?

IIFT entrance test is a 2 hour long 300 marks MCQ-based test conducted by the National Testing Agency. The number of questions varies from year to year but it has been around 110-115 on average. IIFT exam has 3 marks for each correct answer in the first 3 sections whereas 1.5 marks for each GK question with a negative of 1/3rd in each question for a wrong answer The detailed breakup of IIFT is as below:

Section Number of Questions Marks for Correct Answer Negative marks for incorrect Answer
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 35 3 -1
Quantitative Ability 25 3 -1
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30 3 -1
General Knowledge 20 1.5 -0.5

TOTAL 110 300