IIFT 2015 Analysis; total 124 questions with DI toughest
IIFT 2015 Analysis - IIFT has been concluded on November 22, 2015, in an offline paper-pencil based mode. Around 60,000 candidates appeared in the test conducted in across 20 cities in India for admissions to the MBA-IB programme at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata.
Careers360 reported live from a few of the exam centers and took reactions from the students after the exam. The IIFT 2015 Analysis is based on factors like overall difficulty level, types of questions, structure of the test etc.
This year the IIFT test had 124 questions to be answered by the candidates within two hours. Based on the reactions and types of questions, the IIFT 2015 was of Moderate to Difficult level.
According to the IIFT 2015 Analysis, the test was divided into four sections, mainly
Section 1- English Comprehension
Section 2- General Knowledge
Section 3- Quantitative Analysis
Section 4- Logical Reasoning
According to the students at the centers, the most difficult section to attempt was LR & DI, which had the maximum number of questions and took a lot of calculations to attempt. The General Knowledge section was of moderate to tough level, with English Comprehension as the easiest section.
The total 124 questions were distributed unevenly on all the four sections. Below given table and inforgram represents the distribution of questions and marks in each section.
IIFT 2015 Analysis- Overall distribution of total questions in each section
Number of Question
Section1- English Comprehension
Section 2- GK
Section 3- Quant
Section 4- LR
Similar to last year, IIFT 2015 for most of the students was of Moderate to difficult level, with DI and LR toughest. One of the IIFT 2015 Test taker, a working executive, Naman said, “The overall difficulty level was tough. I found the Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis sections to be tough. English was quite easy. GK was of moderate difficulty level”.
Commenting about the overall exam experience and the difficult section, another candidate Mayank said, “I had appeared for the exam last year as well and comparatively the difficulty level was easier this year. The total number of questions was 124. The GK and Verbal Ability sections were easily attemptable. The Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation areas were toughest”.
Let us now have a look at the IIFT 2015 Section wise Analysis.
This section had 22 questions with 1 mark each for the question. This section was of moderate to difficult level. However, students with engineering background found this section to be easy and doable. An engineer background MBA aspirant, Manjit from Delhi, said, “The overall exam pattern was moderate to tough. I am from B.Tech background so I found the Quant section to be manageable and DI and Verbal section to be tough. But still I have attempted around 100 questions accurately and hoping to clear the cutoff”.
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
This year the most time consuming and the difficult section was LR and DI. This section was divided into two parts- Part 1 and 2 with a total 38 questions. Part 1 had 20 questions on topics like caselets, bar graphs, pie charts and table interpretations etc.; whereas Part 2 has 18 questions on topics like comparisons, deductions, and coding-decoding etc.
As per the marking scheme Part 1 was of 0.75 marks and Part 2 was of 1.00 marks with a negative marking of 1/3rd of the allotted marks.
Sidhartha, a test taker, said, “The sections DI and LR were tough. The Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation areas were tricky and time-consuming. So we had to be fast while attempting this section. I am hoping for good scores in this section”.
This section again has two parts; 1- Reading Comprehension, 2- Verbal Ability, with 16 and 20 questions respectively. This section, compared to others was of Easy to Moderate level, and most securing as well. The section had passages, on the basis of which the candidates had to answer the given questions. The verbal ability part had questions related to grammar, prepositions, analogy, phrases, fill in the blanks etc.
Arijit from Uttar Pradesh said, “English was the easiest section and also the most scoring. I was able to complete this section before my allotted time”.
This is the most important section of IIFT, which makes it different from other MBA entrance exams. Unlike previous year, this year, GK was of moderate to difficult level for many students. With total 28 questions with 0.50 marks, this section forced students to think and answer. Mostly the questions were from latest happenings around the world, compared to the static GK. Agreeing on the same, a test taker, Stuti said, “The question topics of the GK area was mostly from Current Affairs and lesser on Static GK. The topics included Banks, Name of CES, and Import-Export. It was a lengthy paper and for me, GK and DI were the toughest sections”.
IIFT 2015 Expected Cutoff
IIFT 2015 Cutoff will depend on certain factors like difficulty of the exam, the number of test takers, total number of questions etc. The cutoff in 2014 was 39.5 marks, and it is expected that it will be on similar lines as that of last years. The exam was of tough difficulty level and had 124 questions from 4 sections. The following table brings to you the section wise scores that were allocated in IIFT 2015 entrance exam.
Number of Questions
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Questions related to IIFT
can I upload NC obc certificate in hindi for iift? or is there any other format required ?
Yes you can definitely upload in Hindi Language however your caste details should be specifically mention all details of caste and be made from any gazetted officer or any legal person
Before filling the application form, applicants must keep the following documents and information ready with them before they begin to fill the IIFT 2021 application form.
Scanned copy of passport size photograph (Black and white, in clear contrast)
Scanned copy of signature
Scanned copy of category certificate
Two copies of academic mark sheets or certificates of 10th, 12th and Graduation.
Copy of undertaking regarding the candidates who have not appeared for any other MBA entrance exam such as CAT, XAT or any (Only for NRI candidates)
Copy of official entries on passport pages
Two letters of recommendation.
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why iift has not released exam notification for 2021 ?
National Testing Agency will release the important dates for IIFT 2021 anytime soon. IIFT 2021 important dates will specify the complete schedule for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade entrance test for MBA programs. The IIFT important dates 2021 also prescribe the start and end date to submit the online application form. As per the tentative IIFT schedule, the entrance test will be conducted in the first week of December 2020 in Computer Based Mode (CBT) . The National Testing Agency (NTA) will start the IIFT 2021 registration anytime soon. Those who aim to take admission in Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program can apply for IIFT on or before the first week of November 2020. Meanwhile, the conducting body will also provide the “Image correction window” which will be notified. IIFT 2021 application form has to be filled via online mode only. While filling IIFT online application form, candidates need to pay the amount of application fee of Rs 2000 (for General/ OBC category candidates) and Rs 1000 for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ PH). Before filling the form for IIFT 2021 registration, candidates should check the eligibility criteria of IIFT . Read the full article to know all the details related to IIFT registration 2021 such as it’s detailed eligibility criteria, required documents to be uploaded, application fee, steps to fill the IIFT 2021 application form etc.
what should be my Sectional cutoff in iift exam 2020
This is the sectional cutoff of IIFT exam 2020:
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 18-20
Quantitative Analysis 16-20
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 18-20
General Awareness (GK) 8-10
This sectional cutoff is for Delhi IIFT. So for other IIFTs it will be slightly lower.
Is iift consider your past academics record
- Hey, acccording to my opinion IIFT does not consider your past academics record . iift consider your good percentile WAT,PI and GD scores .if you are clear sectional cutoff and over all cutoff then you are eligible for shortlisted candidates .i think IIFT DELHI AND KOLKATA ARE THE GOOD CAMPUS . I THINK YOU SHOULD SCORES GOOD PERCENTILE THEN ACADEMIC RECORD DOES NOT MATTER FOR YOU FIRST YOU SHOULD GIVE TOTAL FOCUS TOWARD ENTRANCE EXAM.....
3.5 months are enough to crack CAT and IIFT exams ? Can anyone suggest me the study plan ? I am targetting maximum 97% in CAT and 145 marks in IIFT.
Sectional Division of Overall Preparation
Know your strengths along with weaknesses
Accept the importance of previous year question papers
Coaching or self-preparation
If you are preparing for CAT exam on a serious note, there won't be any problem preparing for IIFT too, provided you know the correct strategy for it! only the strategy of how you should play in the required format changes. So is the case with IIFT and other similar entrance exams apart from the CAT.
Firstly, from this year onwards, IIFT is conducted by NTA, so for the first time this year, IIFT will be conducted online just like any other MBA entrance exams! So there are two pros mainly I can think of -
- We don't have to spend our time circling the answers.
- We don't have to separately get accustomed to the paper based format from now.
This exam mainly consists of six sections -
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal Ability
- Data Interpretation
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Ability
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