IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher

iift_analysisIIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher - IIFT, one of the most competitive management entrance exams, has been conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi on December 3, 2017. Careers360 brings to you IIFT 2018 analysis by Career Launcher experts. According to the Director of Career Launcher, Mr. Arks Srinivas, the expected cutoff is expected to go down 8-10 marks this year. The IIFT analysis 2018 by Career Launcher provides information related to the overall and sectional difficulty level, expected cutoffs and experts’ opinion about the exam. The exam is to invite management aspirants across the country for admission to IIFT’s two-year  MBA programme in International Business. Read on to know more.

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IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher

 

As per the exam pattern of IIFT 2018, the test had six major sections - Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and General Awareness (GA). Before knowing the exam analysis of IIFT 2018 by Career Launcher, let’s know more about the IIFT 2018 exam pattern. It will help understand the analysis better.

 

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

S.No.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks per question

Total marks

Negative Marks/Question

Section I

Data Interpretation (DI)

20

1.00

20

0.33

Section II

Logical Reasoning (LR)

20

0.75

20

0.25

Section III

Genral Awareness (GA)

18

0.5

16.5

0.17

Section IV

Verbal Ability (VA)

20

1.00

16

0.33

Section V

Reading Comprehension (RC)

16

1.00

15

0.33

Section VI

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

20

1.00

12.5

0.33

Overall

114

-

100

-

Now, let’s have a look at the section-wise analysis of the IIFT 2018 exam by Career Launcher.

 

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IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – Section-wise

 

Candidates can check the sectional IIFT analysis 2018 by Career Launcher experts here. The question paper was divided into six sections. The details of the sections are given in the table below:

 

IIFT 2018 Section wise Analysis

Type

Section

No. of Questions

Marks/ Question

Total Marks

Good Attempts

Achievable Score

Section cutoff

Ideal Time (mins)

Section I

Data Interpretation

20

0.75

15

5

3

1.5

10

Section II

Logical Reasoning

20

1

20

13

9

4

23-25

Section III

General Awareness

18

0.5

9

5

2

0.83-1

8-10

Section IV

Verbal Ability

20

1

20

12

8.5

3

15

Section V

Reading Comprehension

16

1

16

12

9.33

4.5

22-25

Section VI

Quantitative Aptitude

20

1

20

12

9.33

3.5

30

Total

 

114

-

100

-

 

 

 

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – Verbal Analytics (VA)

 

The VA section of IIFT 2018 threw in some major surprises. For starters, the obsolete grammatical rule-based questions crawled out of some linguistic cave. There were questions that asked students to identify whether the underlined part was a clause or a phrase. Then, there were excruciatingly lengthy questions on punctuations and passage improvement. These questions required some technical knowledge of semantics and sentence structure. Out of 20, 14 questions belonged to this area and no guesswork was logically possible. The verbal analogy questions were confusing. The three jumbled word questions were tough. Hence, out of 20, a good student could have attempted 12 questions. The cut-off is expected to be around 3. However, if a student had some basic knowledge of the functions of parts of speech, these questions were sitters.

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by CL - VA 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Phrase/Clause identification

5

Difficult

Punctuation

3

Difficult

Prefix/Suffix

1

Easy

Verbal Analogy

3

Difficult

Jumbled Words

3

Moderate-Difficult

Passage Improvement

5

Easy-Moderate

Total

20

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – Reading Comprehension (RC)

The RC section had only one surprise. It was lengthy. The last year’s RC pattern turned out to be an anomaly. Three out of the four passages belonged to the area of Business and Economics. Ironically, one passage in RC was about how to read. Hence, it can be safely inferred that someone at IIFT is in possession of a wry sense of humour. The questions were not difficult. Out of 16 questions, around 12 were fact-based. The options in the majority of the questions were not close. Hence, a student, who has a good reading speed, could have easily attempted 12-14 questions. Given the nature of the VA section and the overall length of the paper, RC can turn out to be the saving grace for the majority of the test takers.

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by CL - RC

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Passage 1: Groupon

4

Easy

Passage 2: Close Reading

4

Moderate

Passage 3: Currency crisis

4

Easy-Moderate

Passage 4: Analytics Competitors

4

Moderate

Total

16

 

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – Data Interpretation (DI)

 

IIFT showed its true colours with DI in IIFT 2018. An attempt of 5-6 would be very good and students who had attempted just about 2-3 questions with 100% accuracy should sail through the cutoff

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by CL - DI

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Mixed Graphs

5

Difficult

Tables

15

1.5 doable sets (Difficult)

Total

20

 

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – Logical Reasoning (LR)

 

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 min.

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by CL - LR

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Distribution

7

Difficult

Directions

2

Easy

Sport (Football)

2

Moderate

Input Output

4

Moderate

Syllogism

1

Easy

Data Sufficiency

2

Easy

Selection

2

Easy

Total

20

 

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

 

The difficulty level of this section increased significantly compared to last year. The section was evenly distributed among Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. Few questions required knowledge of Trigonometry. A well-prepared candidate could have attempted 11-12 questions in 28-30 mins.

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by CL - QA

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Arithmetic

7

Easy

Algebra

5

Easy-Moderate

Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry

5

Moderate

P&C and Probability

2

Moderate

Number System

1

Moderate

Total

20

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher – General Awareness

 

The section was moderate to difficult. The Below given table explains further. 

 

IIFT 2018 Analysis by CL - GA

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Business and Economy

6

Difficult

Miscellaneous

1

Difficult

Brands

6

Moderate

Geography

1

Easy

Personalities

1

Moderate

Sports

3

Difficult

TOTAL

18

 

 

IIFT 2018 Expected Cutoff by Career Launcher

 

As per the IIFT 2018 cutoff by Career Launcher, the overall cutoff is expected to go down by 8-10 marks this year. Let's have a look at the expected cutoff for IIFT 2018 for different categories.

  • General: 38-40

  • OBC: 33.35

  • SC: 28-30

  • ST: 20-22

Now, let’s have a look at the last year’s cutoff. 

 

IIFT 2017 Cutoff – Category-wise

Category

Cutoff

General

48.5

SC

38.5

ST

27.17

OBC

43.5

IIFT 2017 Cutoff – Sectional

Section

Maximum Marks

Cutoff marks

VA & RC

31

9.67

LR & DI

36.5

8

QA

20

4.01

GK

12.5

1.99

Approximately, 50-60,000 students appeared for the nationwide test. The exact, overall and sectional, analysis by the experts at Career Launcher will be updated here right after the exam.

First Published On : 01 Dec 2017 09:47 AM IST

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