IIFT 2014: Students Reaction
Sreetama Datta, 24 Dec 2014, #IIFT
Applications Open Now
Great Lakes Institute of Management
SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

The IIFT 2014 exam concluded successfully at 12 pm. No technical glitch was reported at any of the IIFT2014 exam centers.  About 50,000 candidates appeared for the exam, which started at 9:30 am. According to the test takers, there has been no surprise in the exam and the pattern followed the prescribed structure.


The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate to difficult, with QA and DI on the tougher side. Verbal ability was moderate as expressed by majority of the students. DI was a bit lengthy but there was no section, which was exceptionally difficult for the test takers.


As IIFT 2014 ends, Careers360 brings you the reactions from students across the centres.


Sujata Roy, New Delhi


Overall the exam was okay. I found Quant to be difficult. Actually I took some time with certain questions. But, Verbals was good.


Sharad, New Delhi


Quant was a bit difficult. Verbals and GK were easy. It was tougher than CAT.


Shakeel, New Delhi


Quants and DI were definitely tough. LR was okay. DI was very lengthy. IIFT was definitely tougher than CAT.


Vineeta, New Delhi

It was lengthy paper. I could not attempt Quant properly. Verbal was okay.


Nishanth, New Delhi


It went better than what I had expected. The paper was smooth. For me, Quant was easy. I had to struggle a bit in Verbals. General Knowledge, of course, depends on how alert one is. Overall it was a good paper.


Nikhil, New Delhi


It was moderate. Not too tough. Not too easy. Quant was tricky. But it was manageable. Verbals was okay.


Bhawani, New Delhi


This was my first attempt. My exam was okay. I got stuck with some Quant questions but otherwise there was no such issue. Verbals was okay. But again, it I’l know best when the results are out!


Rajiv, New Delhi


My exam was okay. Quant was lengthy but Verbals was good. If you read enough current affairs, then you would find GK easy too. It was a fine paper as expected.


Also Read:


IIFT 2014 Answer Key

IIFT 2014 Cut off

IIFT 2014 Analysis: Moderate to Tough Paper with 118 questions


Other Feature Stories on B-School and MBA:

Life @ B-School Campus

Changes in CAT 2014

MBA Internship Series

IIFT Toppers Interview

IIFT Entrance Exam Trend over the years and Tips


Stay tuned to bschool.careers360.com for more news and updates on IIFT 2014

Applications Open Now

Great Lakes Institute of Management 2020
Great Lakes Institute of Mana...
SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
SNAP - Symbiosis National Apt...
ITM Business School
ITM Business School
IMI Delhi
IMI Delhi
Lexicon M.I.L.E- PGDM Admissions 2020
Lexicon M.I.L.E- PGDM Admissi...
SOIL Institute of Management  PGPM Admissions
SOIL Institute of Management ...
IBS Business School
IBS Business School
View All Application Forms

More like IIFT

Questions related to IIFT

Showing 128 out of 128 Questions

Other than IIFT exam cut off what other factors IIFT consider in shortlisting candidates? Does experience matter? what is seat breakup according to reservations?

Niveditha 18th Nov, 2019


The selection procedure for this year IIFT exam will start from 2020 January. The selection procedure has two divisions one is that the marks or the percentile obtained in the exam and the second is the Group Discussion(GD) , essay writing and the Personal Interview(PI).

The shortlisted candidates with the minimum criteria of marks in the exam are called for the GD and PI process. The final stage of admission to the particular college is based on the score and the performance in GD and PI.

The three criteria for the short listed candidates are:

1. essay writing

2. Group discussion

3.Personal interview

Candidates are first given with the essay writing with the word limit of 300 words  and the time given is 20 minutes. In this the writing skills and the vocabulary is tested.

The next round is Group Discussion. Mainly GD is conducted to check how the candidate works in team. The GD topic can be based on the current issues or any abstract topic , so that the candidates must be aware of all the news and issues happening.

Finally the last round is the Personal Interview where the candidates can be asked for any questions related to their work experience, the achievements or why the want to join the particular college.All the interview questions is based on the interviewer.

The criteria for all these are:

IIFT exam score- 65%

Group Discussion - 15%

Personal Interview-20%

The candidates must be well prepared for the exam as well as Group Discussion and Personal Interview because nearly 2000 candidates were short listed for the final round just for 420 seats .

The seat break up for the total of 420 seats is:

7.5% for Schedule Tribe(ST)

5% for person with disability

15% for Schedule Caste(SC)

27% for Non creamy backward classes(NC BC)

10% for economically weaker sections

35.5% for the general class

To avail these reservations candidates have to mention it  in the application form.

The original documents has to be submitted when the candidates are shortlisted and are called for GD and PI

All the best....


Im unable to find my admit card, kindly guide me through this

Rohan Rawat 18th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

Your question is not complete as its not giving any information about the exam with which that admit card is related to.

But still, I can help you in a very general way:

1.Search the soft copy of the admit card in your PC/Lappy/mobile because you must have downloaded it once for sure.

2.If the above mentioned step is not useful: Then try to search for the link through which you can download the admit card foe one more time. (The examination authority keeps the link open till the date before the exam)

3.If the above mentioned step is not useful: Then write a mail to the examination cell or call them on their helpline numbers and tell them about the mishap.

If you will try you best then you will definitely be able to find your admit card.

All the best for the exam (which ever it is ;)

I hope this will help you!!


Can anyone share link to download admit card its already 15 november and still i am unable to see it.

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


The admit card of IIFT 2020 is likely to be released anytime soon on November 18 by National Testing Agency.

Stay connected for updates-


Good Luck!


i scored 56 percent in both 10+2 so i am eligible for xlri iift like collage

Rehan Alam Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you are eligible for both the exams as for XLRI Jamshedpur there is no minimum requirement of marks for appearing in the exam and for the Indian Institute of foreign trade, cutoff marks are 50% in any graduation for general category students.

Hope this helps. Thanks.


is there any extra time given to a physically disabled person in IIFT exam just like in CAT for every hour 20 minutes are given extra??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


see in information brochure there is nothing mention about extra timing facility for pwd candidates. the admission will be followed by written test of 12 minutes, WAT, gd, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW ROUNDS. i WOULD SUGGEST YOU TO CONTACT WITH THE EXAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY REGARDING THIS.

YOU may get important details from below links:


The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books