IIFT 2018 Analysis – IIFT 2018 entrance exam has been conducted on December 3, 2018, by the Indian Institute of the Foreign Trade, New Delhi. IIFT exam opens the door for admissions to IIFT’s two-year MBA programme in International Business. Careers360 presents to you the complete IIFT 2018 analysis, expected cutoff and more.
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IIFT 2018 Analysis
IIFT 2018 exam brought many surprises to the students this year. The exam was divided into six sections which made it lengthier. According to test takers' inputs, the IIFT 2018 paper was difficult than last year. IIFT 2018 had 114 objective-type questions carrying 100 marks in total. Let’s have a look at IIFT 2018 test structure and expected cutoff and more.
IIFT Exam Structure
No. of Questions
Marks per question
Logical Reasoning (LR)
Data Interpretation (DI)
Reading Comprehension (RC)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
General Awareness (GK)
IIFT 2018 Analysis – Section wise
Let’s have a look at the difficulty level of each section in the last year’s paper in detail in order to understand the section wise IIFT analysis 2018.
IIFT 2018 Analysis - Verbal Ability
The VA section was tough this year. It had lengthy, tricky and confusing questions. Candidates who had prepared seriously for the exam could attempt around 12 questions out of 20. The section had questions from Grammar, Verbal Analogy, Jumbled Words, Prefix, Suffix etc. The expected cutoff for this section is likely to be around 3.
Take a look at the main topics of the section from which questions were asked in IIFT paper.
IIFT 2018 Analysis - Reading Comprehension
The RC section was really long this year. Three out of total 4 passages were from Business and Economics. The questions were not difficult. Out of total 16 questions, 12 were fact-based. Candidates with good reading speed could have easily attempted 12-14 questions.
IIFT 2018 Analysis - Logical Reasoning
The LR section was rated as easy to moderate on the difficulty scale. A total of 20 questions were asked in this section. The section was decently lengthy. Apart from the 5 questions on matrix (MBA students), which was lengthy, and one of the sets between input-output and football the rest of the questions were easy to moderate. All other sets were easy in nature and could have been attempted. All singlets were very easy and must have been attempted all in order to maximize. A good candidate could have attempted 12-13 questions in 25-30 minutes to get through the cutoff.
IIFT 2018 Analysis - Data Interpretation
DI section in IIFT 2018 was tougher than the last year. An attempt of 5-6 would be very good and students who had attempted just about 2-3 questions with 100% accuracy should get through the cutoff.
Major topics from Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation section which were covered in IIFT exam are given below.
IIFT Analysis 2018 - Quantitative Ability
The section was difficult than the last year and the difficulty level increased significantly this year. It had a total 20 questions. The section was evenly distributed between Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. Few questions required knowledge of Trigonometry. A well-prepared candidate could have attempted 11-12 questions in 28-30 minutes.
The Quantitative Ability areas covered in IIFT exam are as follows:
IIFT 2018 Analysis - General Awareness
The GA section was rated as easy to moderate. It had a total 18 questions on different topics such as Business, Economy, Sports, Brands, Personalities etc. Candidates who stay updated with current affairs and general knowledge are likely to get an advantage in this section.
The main topics from which questions were asked in the General Awareness section are given below.
Now, let’s have a look at the last year’s cutoff section-wise. It’ll give the appearing candidates some idea about the cutoff of IIFT 2018.
IIFT 2018 Expected Cutoff
The expected cutoff for this year has been released by coaching institutes. It's different from the previous years' cutoff. The overall cutoff is expected to go down 8-10 marks. Here is the expected IIFT 2018 cutoff category-wise:
- General: 38-40
- OBC: 33-35
- SC: 28-30
- ST: 20-22
Here are the previous year’s sectional cutoffs:
IIFT 2017 Cutoff - Sectional
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
IIFT Cutoff – Category wise
Note: We will update the complete IIFT 2018 analysis based on expert and test takers’ feedback.