All you need to know about IIFT 17

Established by Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Indian Institute of Foreign Trade selects its candidates on the basis of a selection test every year. Details for the same are as follows:

Pattern

The IIFT paper is divided into 4 sections  – with a total of 6 subsections Summing up to, total no. of questions = 123 and Max Score of 100. IIFT has designed the paper in such a form that it evaluates the command over language, numerical ability, social awareness and reasoning skills of each individual for choosing the best candidate as their student.

Section Section Name No. Of Questions Marks/Question
     I English Comprehension 16 1
Verbal Ability 20 0.75
II General Knowledge & Awareness 25 0.5
III Logical Reasoning   20 1
Data Interpretation 22 0.75
IV Quantitative Analysis 20 1

Important Dates

The major wait of every management aspirant is the dates for IIFT entrance procedure. The date scheduled for IIFT 2017 is as follows.

Event Dates
IIFT Registration Begins Third/Fourth  week of July 2017
Deadline for acceptance of Application (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) First week of September 2017
Issue of Admit Card of IIFT 2017 Third week of November 2017
IIFT exam 26th November 2017
IIFT 2017 Results Fourth week of December 2017
Further Selection Procedure January/February 2018
Final Results March 2018
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Posted by Harit Sharma, Tuesday, July 18, 2017    3:51 PM

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IIM Lucknow to conduct CAT’17

The duty for the preliminary exam for the management field i.e. CAT, is in the hand of indian institutes of management at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for the Second time in the tenure since 2009. The last exam conducted by IIM, Lucknow was in 2010 which was pretty competitive.

PATTERN

As well known to all , the paper is divided in 3 section –

  1. Quantitative Ability
  2. Verbal and Reading Comprehension
  3. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

With a total no. of 100 questions. Questions are objective type and approximately 20 to 25% are non MCQs. Also,each question carries 2-3 marks each and it also consist of negative marking; 1 mark deducted on every wrong answer.

Last year in 2016 , 2,32,434 students applied for appearing in the CAT exam highest since 2010 and 1,95,000 appeared for the exam same as 2012.

Expectation from IIML

  1. Due to having different approach in admission processes, it is assumed that IIML would bring changes in the exam structure increasing the difficulty level for the same.
  2. If the pattern is similar to the one conducted by IIML in 2010, the QA is expected to be easier, LR & DI section would be between easy to moderate.
  3. It is also expected that IIML might also alter the no of question in each section with respect to total questions being 100.
  • IIM, LUCKNOW IS YET TO ANNOUNCE THE CAT CONVENOR FOR THIS YEAR’S CAT EXAM. TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES WILL BE THE ONLINE TEST PARTNER FOR THE SAME.

 

EXPECTED TIME

ACTIVITY

LAST SUNDAY OF JULY’ 17 OFFICIAL NOTICE BY IIM,L
FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST’ 17 APPLICATION COMMENCEMENT
LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER’ 17 END OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE
THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER’ 17 PROVISION OF ADMIT CARD
FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER’ 17 CAT17
FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY’ 18 RESULT OF CAT17
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Posted by Harit Sharma, Tuesday, June 27, 2017    10:37:00AM

 

PATTERN OF XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the entrance exam conducted by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. However, it is conducted by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admission in XLRI and 100 other top tier management B Schools of India. XLRI application has been embedded with XAT application. Candidates applying for XLRI do not have to fill up two separate forms. It is considered to be one of the toughest MBA entrance exams in India. XAT 2018 will be conducted in January 2018.

Exam Pattern

  • The exam pattern of XAT undergoes some change or other every year. The number of questions in Paper 1 varies every year. Paper 2 is a mix of both objective as well as subjective questions, General Knowledge and Essay Writing.
  • The test will have 2 Parts: Part I and Part II.
  • Part I will have 3 sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions.
  • After Part 1 there will be Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay. This section will be of 35 minutes with no negative marking.
  • The total time will be 210 minutes.

Exam Structure

The exam shall consist of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Verbal Ability; Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK
  • Essay

Verbal Ability; Logical Reasoning

This section has two types of questions, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability or English Usage. This section also contains logical, critical and analytical reasoning questions. The English Usage questions are on grammar and vocabulary.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation  

The topics of the questions in this section are as follows:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutation Combination
  • Higher Math
  • Decision Making

The questions of this section appear in caselets and test your interpretative, calculative and logical skills.

General Awareness

You can expect the following topics for the General Awareness section:

  • Business
  • Sports
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Trade
  • International bodies

The above mentioned topics are not exhaustive, but inclusive of all the plausible areas under the broad areas of politics, economy and society.

Paper Section No. of Questions
 

 

Paper 1

Decision Making 24
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
Verbal & Logical Ability 21
Paper 2 General Knowledge 25
Essay 1 topic


Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.
  • A candidate can leave out 13 questions unattempted, beyond which there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks.
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Pattern of TISSNET

TATA Institute of Social Sciences conducts its national level post graduate management entrance test- TISSNET usually in January month. The test is conducted for admissions to Masters in Social Work and other 56 related programs across its four main campuses. The TISSNET scores are accepted by TISS Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, and other campuses.

Exam Pattern

  • Exam will be conducted in online mode
  • The test duration will be of 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 100 question will be asked in the test
  • English Proficiency will consist of 30 marks, General Awareness 40 marks, Maths and Logical Reasoning – 30 marks.

Syllabus of Exam

Social Sensitivity section

This section will have questions related to general awareness and current affairs. It is likely that this section will be of moderate difficulty level. The topics on which you can expect the questions are as follows:

  • Social Activities and Movements
  • Meaning of terms
  • Recent social issues
  • History
  • Current affairs

Analytical and Numerical Ability section

Difficulty of this level will be of moderate level, and will have questions related to Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and mathematics. The common topics that appear in this section are as follows:

  • Ratio
  • Square Root
  • Time & Distance
  • HCF, LCM
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Time & Work
  • BODMAS
  • Percentage
  • Average

Verbal Ability section

The topics that might come under this section are:

  • Acronyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Analogy
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms & Antonyms

Logical Reasoning section

The questions of this section is expected to appear in the form of caselets. The topics would be similar to that of other MBA entrance exams. Some of the areas which will be covered under this section are:

  • Puzzles
  • Family tree/blood relations
  • Calendar and Clocks
  • Arrangement
  • Venn Diagram
  • Syllogism
  • Binary Logic

Selection Process

The selection of candidates for different programmes happens in two stages and has three components of assessment. All candidates appear for the National entrance test (TISS NET). Based on the performance in the TISS NET examination, only short listed candidates are called for the Pre Interview Test and Personal Interview.(PIT/PI)

The final selection is based on the following parameters

Parameter Weightage
Entrance Test ( TISS-NET ) 100 marks
Pre- Interview Test/GD 50 marks
Personal Interview

75 marks

Total

225 marks

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Posted by Tanisha Narang, Monday, May 22, 2017    12:30:00PM