IIFT Question Papers (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2019, 2017); Download PDFs

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam 2023 ( IIFT )

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IIFT previous year question papers are the best source of study material for exam preparation. Solving IIFT past years’ question papers helps a candidate in knowing the types of questions and the difficulty level of the exam. This exercise also improves the candidate's time management skills so that they can solve the IIFT question paper in the limited time period.

IIFT entrance exam 2023 aspirants can download previous year question papers below. But before that, let's take a look at the structure of previous year's IIFT question paper.

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Why Solving IIFT Question Papers is Important?

IIFT exam is one of the most challenging management entrance exams as its difficulty level is generally high. Previous years' IIFT question papers and sample papers play a very important role in IIFT preparation as the candidate not only learns the pattern of questions but also learns how to solve 110 questions in two hours. Practicing previous years' IIFT question papers, mock test series and sample paper help the candidate in the following manner:

  • IIFT question paper helps the candidate in getting familiar with the question paper pattern and offer them the experience of actual exam.

  • It helps in self-analysis of performance in every subject and topic - which are their strong areas and which are the weak areas.

  • It helps in improving speed and accuracy i.e. solving questions with 100 per cent accuracy in the least time taken.

  • It helps in finding out tricks and shortcuts to solve questions accurately without calculation.

  • It helps in judging the types of questions to be solved first in order to ensure maximum score.

  • Also, the more IIFT question papers and sample papers a candidate will solve, the better he/she will be prepared for surprise questions in the actual exam.

Download Previous Year IIFT Question Papers

Download and practive previous year IIFT question papers (PDFs) for exam preparation:

Free PDFs of Previous Year's IIFT Question Papers
IIFT question paper 2020 IIFT question paper 2019
IIFT question paper 2017 IIFT question paper 2016
IIFT question paper 2014 IIFT question paper 2013
IIFT question paper 2012 IIFT question paper 2010
IIFT question paper 2009

 

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IIFT Question Paper 2022

The question paper of IIFT 2022 exam can be termed as moderately difficult. The paper has four sections VARC, DILR, GK and Quantitative Aptitude. GK section has 20 questions from static GK and current affairs. None of the questions is tough or tricky. Check below the details of other sections of IIFT question paper 2022.

IIFT 2022 Question Paper: VARC

The VARC section of IIFT 2022 question paper has 35 questions out of which 16 are based on RC passages. The total number of passages is four – two passages have three questions each and two other have five questions each. Rest of the section is comprised of VA and grammar questions. Check the break up of VARC section of IIFTquestion paper 2022 below:

IIFT VARC Topic

Number of Questions

RC passages (4)

16

Vocabulary

6

Etymology

5

Grammar

3

Match The Following

2

Spelling

1

Correct Usage 

1

Total

35

RC passages topics:

  • Management Theory​
  • Consumptions of Resources​
  • God & Morality ​
  • Styles of Communication​

IIFT 2022 Question Paper: DILR

The DILR section of IIFT 2022 question paper has seven sets - four on DI and three on LR. The DI sets have four questions each and in LR, one set has four questions while two sets have three questions each. Rest of the questions are divided among three more LR questions. Check the break up of DILR section of IIFT question paper 2022 below:

Area​

IIFT DILR Topics

Number of Questions​

Data Interpretation​

2 Pie charts on crops

4​

4 Line graphs on Basmati

4​

Stacked bar graph & table in crime

4​

2 Bar graphs

4​

Logical Reasoning​

Games & Tournaments​

3​

Blood Relations​

2​

Matrix & Arrangements​

4​

5 People​

3​

Coding & Decoding​

1​

Assumptions​

1​

IIFT 2022 Question Paper: Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section of IIFT 2022 has 25 questions of moderate difficulty. Maximum questions are from Arithmetic. Take a look at the break up of the QA section of IIFT question paper 2022 below.

IIFT QA Topics

Number of Questions

Geometry

4

Probability

4

Log

2

Profit-Loss-Discount

2

Ratio

2

Time & Work

1

Time & Distance

1

Quadratic

1

Height & Distance

1

Series

1

Average

1

P&C

1

Set Theory

1

Co-ordinate

1

Number System

1

Total 

25

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IIFT Question Paper 2021

IIFT Question Paper 2021 has four sections - English, DILR, VARC and General Awareness. Take a look at the structure of the paper below:

IIFT Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Good Attempts

Quantitative Aptitude

25

75

10 - 12

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

35

105

25+

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

30

90

12 - 14

General Awareness

20

30

8 - 10

Overall

110

300

50 - 55

IIFT 2021 Question Paper: VARC

The VARC section has two parts – Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.

In the Reading Comprehension section, there are four passages carrying four questions each. The difficulty level is easy to moderate. Out of 35 questions RC has 16. Check the RC topics below:

  • Jonestown: Effects of social influences on human  (800 words)
  • Obama and the Liberals Vs Conservative Divide (800 words) 
  • Influence of culture on the economy (500 words) 
  • Plastic Packaging: Pollution and Economic Costs of Replacing Plastic Packaging (500 words) 

Verbal Ability part of IIFT 2021 question paper has the usual grammar and sentence-based questions. Check the table below for details:

IIFT Verbal Ability Topics

Number of  Questions

Difficulty Level

Identify the Synonym - Root Word

4

4 Easy

Identify Grammatically Correct Sentence(s)

3

3 Moderate

One-Word Substitution 

3

3 Easy

Jumbled Paragraphs

3

2 Moderate, 1 Easy

Table of Words (Crossword and Synonyms)

2

2 Moderate

Identify Grammatically Incorrect Sentence (Question Tag)

2

2 Easy

Match the Synonyms

2

2 Easy

IIFT 2021 Question Paper: Data Interpretation-Logical Reasoning

This section of IIFT 2021 question paper has 30 problems. Division of questions is as follows:

  • 16 questions on Data Interpretation
  • 14 questions on Logical Reasoning

Check the table below for detailed break-up of DILR section of IIFT exam 2021:

Type of Sets

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

IIFT Data Interpretation

Line graph + Bar (on Average sales)

4

Moderate to Difficult

Bar graph + Line

4

Difficult

Table

4

Moderate

Pie chart + Table

4

Easy to Moderate

IIFT Logical Reasoning

Circular Arrangement

4

Moderate to Difficult

Tournaments

4

Moderate

Scheduling

2

Moderate

Linear arrangement

1

Easy

Coding

1

Easy

Puzzle

2

Easy to Moderate

IIFT 2021 Question Paper: Quantitative Aptitude

This section of IIFT 2021 question paper is dominated by Arithmetic problems. Overall, the Quantitative Aptitude questions of the paper are of moderate difficulty level. Check below detailed break up of the section:

IIFT QA Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arithmetic

11

7 Easy

2 Moderate

2 Difficult

Geometry

5

1 Easy

4 Moderate

Algebra

4

2 Easy

1 Moderate

1 Difficult

Modern Mathematics

4

2 Easy

2 Easy

Numbers

1

1 Moderate

Total

25

Moderate to Difficult

IIFT 2021 Question Paper: General Awareness

The General Awareness section of IIFT 2021 question paper is on the same lines as previous years i.e. a mix of Static GK and Current Affairs. Check the below table for topic-wise break-up:

GK Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Static GK

9

Moderate to Difficult

Current Affairs

11

Easy to Moderate

 

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IIFT Question Paper 2020

IIFT 2020 was conducted by the NTA for the first time. The exam witnessed a few changes in the test structure.

  • The exam was held in online mode for the first time
  • The number of sections were reduced from six in 2019 exam to four in 2020 exam
  • The number of questions was also reduced from 114 in 2019 exam to 110 in 2020 exam

IIFT 2020 Question Paper: VARC

In VARC section of IIFT 2020 question paper, there are four Reading Comprehension passages carrying four questions each. A total of 16 questions are from RC and 19 are from various topics of Verbal Ability. Check the table below for topic-wise break-up:

IIFT VARC Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

16

Easy

Analogy

4

Moderate

Vocabulary

4

Moderate to Difficult

Para-Jumbles

3

Easy to Moderate

Grammar

3

Easy

Idioms

3

Moderate to Difficult

Fill in the Blanks

2

Easy

IIFT 2020 Question Paper: DILR

This section of IIFT 2020 question paper is divided into two sections – Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. 15 questions are based on Data Interpretation and 15 questions are based on Logical Reasoning. The questions can be seen as easy to moderately difficult. Check the table below for topic-wise break-up: 

IIFT DI-LR Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Bar Graph & Line Graph

7

Easy

2 Pie Charts and 1 Table

4

Moderate

Table (shirt & colour)

4

Easy

Blood Relation and Data Arrangement

4

Moderate to Difficult

Linear Arrangement

3

Easy

Set Theory

2

Easy

Lift and Timing Based Question

2

Easy

Table (products and customers)

2

Easy

Machine Input and Output

2

Difficult

Missing Number

1

Easy

IIFT 2020 Question Paper: Quantitative Aptitude

In the Quantitative Aptitude section of IIFT 2020 question paper, there is dominance of Arithmetic topics. Overall, the section is moderately difficult with easy Algebra and Number System questions and moderately difficult, Arithmetic, Geometry and Modern Math questions. Check the below table for topic-wise break-up:

IIFT QA Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arithmetic

13

Moderate

Geometry

6

Moderate to Difficult

Modern Math

3

Moderate to Difficult

Algebra

2

Easy

Number System

1

Easy

IIFT 2020 Question Paper: General Knowledge

The General Awareness section of IIFT 2020 question paper is on the same lines as previous years i.e. a mix of static GK and current affairs. Check the below table for break-up:

IIFT GK Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Static GK

15

Moderate to Difficult

Current Affairs

5

Easy to Moderate

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FAQs Related to IIFT Question Paper

Q: What is the structure of IIFT entrance exam question paper?

A: The IIFT question paper is divided into four sections – VARC, DILR, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Each section carries different weightage in terms of score and number of questions. In total, there are 110 questions to be solved in 120 minutes.

Q: Can I take IIFT question paper home?

A: No, since the IIFT exam is conducted in online mode, there will be no hard copy of the question paper. So, the candidates cannot take the IIFT question paper home. However, the question paper will be available for download with the answer key a few days before the IIFT 2023 result announcement.

Q: Is calculator allowed inside the IIFT exam hall?

A: No, all electronic items are prohibited inside the IIFT exam hall. The candidates can use the online calculator available on the computer screen to solve questions. The candidates will also get paper sheets for rough work.

Q: How many sections will be there in IIFT 2023 question paper?

A: The IIFT question paper 2023 will have four sections. They are - General Awareness, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation.

Q: Where can I get previous years’ IIFT question papers?

A: Previous years’ IIFT question papers are available on Shiksha.com for free download. You can download the question papers from above. The question papers can be downloaded after online registration.

Q: Are IIFT question papers same as mock tests?

A: Yes, IIFT question papers are same as mock tests in terms of pattern and structure but the questions and difficulty level may not be the same. The mock tests are usually more difficult than the actual exam.

Q: Will an online timer be there with the IIFT question paper?

A: Yes, there will be an online-timer on each computer system for candidates to keep pace with the exam. Since there is no sectional time limit, candidates must devise a time management strategy to be able to complete the test on time with maximum correct attempts.

Q: Can I solve the section of my choice first in IIFT exam?

A: Yes, the candidates can solve the question paper in a sequence according to their preference. There is no mandatory order of the sections to be followed in IIFT exam.

Q: Which section of IIFT question paper can be solved in the shortest time?

A: The General Awareness section of the paper can be solved in a short time as it contain only 20 question in MCQ format. Since all the questions are memory based, one doesn’t require much time in completing this section.

Q: Will there be an instruction manual for solving the online IIFT question paper?

A: Yes, instructions related to solving the online question paper will be provided inside the exam hall. Key instructions will also be mentioned in the beginning of the onscreen question paper. Candidates must read all the instructions before moving the screen to questions window.

Q: Will there be subjective type questions in IIFT exam 2023?

A: No, all the questions in IIFT 2023 question paper will be multiple-choice format. Candidate will have to choose the correct answer from the four given options.

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