What Makes IIFT Different From CAT – Check Here


Every year, there are many of the students are wishing to get admission to the MBA programs from the top Business schools of India. Most of the students go for the examination of CAT or IIFT Examination to be selected for admission. These both entrance tests are for management and it is almost similar to each other.

The CAT is completely known as Common Admission Test and IIFT is completely known as the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Through this content, students will know the detailed information about the difference between IIFT and CAT Examinations.

What Makes IIFT Different From CAT

The IIFT and CAT Examination, both are different examinations from the various parameters and the difference has mentioned below.

Parameter CAT IIFT
Mode of the Examination Computer-based Pen & Paper-based
Difficulty Level High High
Time Limit 180 Minutes 120 Minute
Sectional Limit Yes No
Sections in the Examinations 3 6
General Knowledge Section No Yes
Type of Questions Puzzle/ Inferential based (MCQ+non-MCQ) Fact-Based (only MCQ)
Number of Questions 100 114 (in IIFT 2018 – may change in 2020)
Negative Marking  -1 for each incorrect answer -1/3 according to the total mark of a question
Test Takers(approx) More than 2 Lakh Between 40,000 – 50,000
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management Studies Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Institutes that consider score for admission IIM + more than 100 B-Schools Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
(Delhi, Kolkata, Kakinada)

How to prepare for IIFT along with CAT

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Applicants can prepare themselves for the IIFT Examination along with the CAT Examination and below the preparation, tips have mentioned below for the candidates.

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude Section

In the CAT Examination, the difficulty level of the Quantitative Aptitude Section available and in IIFT Examination, the level of quant has improved.

Name of the Topic The difficulty level in IIFT The difficulty level in CAT
Arithmetic Moderate Moderate
Algebra Difficult Moderate
Numbers Difficult Moderate
Geometry Difficult Difficult
Trigonometry Moderate Moderate
Permutation and Combination Moderate Moderate
Probability Moderate Moderate
Coordinate Geometry Difficult Moderate
Heights and Distance Difficult Moderate

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Section

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    2. Chandigarh University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    3. GD Goenka, Gurgaon | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    4. DIT University, Dehradun | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    5. Sharda University | Admission Open all courses 2021. Apply Now
    6. Manav Rachna University, Haryana | Admission Open for all courses 2021. Apply Now
    7. KL University, Guntur AP | Admission Open at KL University, Andhra Pradesh.  Apply Now
    8. Lovely Professional University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    9. SRMU, Sonepat | Admission Open for UG & PG course 2021. Apply Now
    10. SSIU, Gujarat | Admission Open for UG & PG course 2021. Apply Now
    11. Kaziranga University | Admissions Open 2021 for UG & PG. Apply Now

In both examinations, the level of difficulty of this section will be common. The major difference is that IIFT has longer reasoning cases, whereas, CAT has a smaller case.

Name of the Topic The difficulty level in IIFT The difficulty level in CAT
Coding-Decoding Moderate X
Strong-Weak Arguments Moderate X
Series Moderate X
Family Tree Moderate Moderate
Seating Arrangement Moderate Moderate
Puzzles Difficult Moderate
Logical DI X Moderate

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