IIFT Exam Analysis 2019

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 18 Oct, 2018 15:57 IST


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IIFT 2019 Paper Analysis

Once IIFT entrance exam 2019 will be conducted on December 2, 2018, CollegeDekho will provide you a detailed analysis of IIFT paper. As part of the analysis, we will give you an insight into the section-wise as well overall difficulty level of the paper. Not only this, you will be given complete information on the no. of questions asked in every section as well topics under each section.

IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis

The IIFT entrance exam was conducted successfully on December 3, 2017 between 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. As per information available on the official website of Career Launcher, students were in for a surprise with the former 4 sections of IIFT paper segregating into 6 separate sections. Previously, candidates had the luxury to choose to perform either in Data Interpretation (DI) or Logical Reasoning (LR). In the same way, candidates could choose to focus only on English Usage (EU) or Reading Comprehension (RC). However, students have not been given this luxury this year. Candidates were required to perform across all 6 sections in order to clear sectional cut-offs.

As far as different sections are concerned, RC, Quantitative Ability (QA), DI and LR were quite similar to that of last year's paper. On the other hand, General Awareness (GA) turned out be tougher as compared to the previous year. English Usage (EU) seemed the toughest nut to crack this year, therefore command over English usage and Vocabulary was necessary to perform well in the exam.

Overall, the cut-offs for General should be around 38-40, OBC should be around 33-35, SC should be around 28-30 and ST should be around 20-22. IIFT 2018 entrance exam was conducted across 20 cities in a single session. Over 50,000 aspirants appeared for the exam this year.

The IIFT exam had objective type questions. Candidates were given multiple options, out of which they had to pick the correct response. The total number of questions in the IIFT question paper decreased from last year's 123 to 114 this year. Candidates were given marks out of 100. The two-hour exam also had negative marking for wrong answers.

IIFT 2018 Exam Structure:

Section No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Negative Marks
Section-I 20 (Questions 01-20) 1 20 0.33
Section-2 20 (Questions 21 to 40) 0.75 15 0.25
Section-3 18 (Questions 41-58) 0.5 9 0.17
Section-4 20 (Questions 59-78) 1 20 0.33
Section 5 16 (Questions 79-94) 1 16 0.33
Section 6 20 (questions 95-114) 1 20 0.33
Total 114   100  

IIFT 2018 Exam Section-wise Analysis

Section 1: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: The difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Part 1 Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Part 1: Read Comprehension Passage 1: Manufacturing sector vs. Service sector 4 Easy
Passage 2: Reverse innovation by PepsiCo. 4 Easy
Passage 3: Female participation in labour force 4 Easy
Passage 4: SLAM in robotics 4 Easy
Part 2: English Usage Word meaning 4 Moderate
Antonyms2 2 Easy
Etymology 3 Difficult
Spelling 2 Moderate
Cloze Test 4 Moderate
Sentence Jumble 2 Easy
Idioms 3 Moderate

Section 2: Quantitative Ability: The difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Arithmetic 3 Easy to Moderate
Algebra 7 Easy
Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry 3 Easy
P&C and Probability 5 Easy
Set theory 1 Easy
Numbers 1 Easy
Total  22

Section 3: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation: There were tricky questions in the Logical Reasoning section and Data Interpretation had calculative questions. Overall, it turned out to be a Difficult section.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Grouping and arrangement 10 Easy to Moderate
Analogy 04 Easy to Moderate
Series 02 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relation 04 Easy
Syllogism 2 Easy
Table (calculation based) 10 Moderate
Bar Graph 10 Moderate
Total 42

Section 4: General Knowledge: The difficulty level of this section was moderate. It mostly had questions based on Finance.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Current Affairs 6 Moderate
Business and Economy 7 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate
History 1 Moderate
Geography 1 Moderate
Polity 1 Moderate
Science 1 Moderate
Sports 2 Moderate
Awards and honors 0 Moderate
Books 1 Moderate
Total 25

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