IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – IIFT, the management entrance exam has been conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade to select candidates for the two-year MBA (International Business) programme on December 3, 2017, from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Careers360 brings to you IIFT 2018 analysis by IMS Learning, a well-known management preparation coaching institute. According to the Head of PG preparation at IMS, Mr. Vinayak Kudva, IIFT 2018 was a difficult test in comparison to the previous years' tests. Careers360 presents the past trends of the exam here. The IIFT analysis 2018 by IMS Learning provides information pertaining to the level of overall and sectional difficulty, expected cutoffs and experts’ opinion about the exam. Candidates, who will clear the written exam would further be called for essay writing, group discussion and personal interview rounds for the final selection process. Scroll down to know more about the IIFT exam.
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IIFT 2018 Overview
Total Number of Questions: 114
Number of sections: 6
Type of Questions: Objective
No. of options per question: 4
Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Total Marks: 100
Negative Marking: 1/3rd of the allotted marks per question
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning
Candidates can understand the analysis of IIFT 2018 by IMS Learning easily if they know the exam pattern of the exam. Below given is the exam pattern of IIFT 2018.
No. of Questions
*VA - Verbal Ability, *RC - Reading Comprehension, *DI - Data Interpretation, *LR- Logical Reasoning, *QA – Quantitative Aptitude, *GA – General Awareness
Now, let’s have a look at the section-wise analysis of past years' IIFT 2018 exam by IMS Learning.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – Section-wise
IIFT 2018 was a difficult test. In fact, it was one of the toughest IIFT tests in recent years. The major change we saw in IIFT was the increase in the number of Sections. IIFT 2018 had six sections with sectional cut-offs compared to the four sections in IIFT 2016 and 2017.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – Verbal Ability
The Verbal Ability Section of IIFT 2018 was difficult and technical. All the questions in this section were based on the English Language as a subject rather than reasoning or analysis. We could even call it the English Section. The questions tested the principles of grammar like “adverbial phrase” etc. as options, and Vocabulary. The vocabulary questions asked about prefixes, suffixes, anagrams etc. They were also technical. All the question types in this section were unlike what is generally found in competitive examinations. None of the anticipated question types like synonym, antonyms, etc., were present. If last year the test carried questions based on crossword, this year there were anagrams questions. Error spotting was also in an unfamiliar format of a paragraph with several sentences underlined.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – Reading Comprehension
IIFT 2018 Reading Comprehension kept to the general IIFT norm with 4 passages and 4 questions on each passage. Not only the format but also the length and the difficulty level were as one expected in IIFT. The passages were lengthy but readable and the questions were direct and easy. However, since time constraint is severe in IIFT, attempts in RC are often moderate.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – Logical Reasoning
This section was slightly tougher than last year. LR section was dominated by questions on Arrangements. Additionally, in the LR section, there were questions on Sequential Output, Data Sufficiency questions on coding and arrangement, Syllogisms, Directions etc.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – Data Interpretation
In the DI section, there were a total of 5 sets ( One bar chart and 4 table based sets) with 2-5 questions each having some tricky questions whereas some having close options. The DI sets were, as usual, extremely calculation intensive and time-consuming. Most of the DI sets were difficult. Selection of sets was crucial in this section. As compared to IIFT 2017, DI sets were a lot tougher.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – Quantitative Aptitude
The section was dominated by Arithmetic & Geometry. Most of the questions were moderate to difficult. It would have been a good idea to spend the first couple of minutes going through all the questions and then solving questions from the areas one is comfortable with. Overall this section was a lot tougher than the QA section of IIFT of the last 2 years. It would have been a good idea to use options to solve some of the questions and save time.
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning – General Awareness
The GA section this year was difficult. With 18 questions in all with 0.5 marks for each and 1/3rd (0.17) negative, the questions were long with a lot to read. Many questions tested knowledge of several things in one question itself using the match the columns format. Only 5 out of the 18 questions were of the simple MCQ types that we generally anticipate in a test. The short and long questions were a mix of general awareness in the true sense covering all the areas. The GA Section was thus a good leveller, giving no special advantage to people well-aware in a particular area.
Candidates who have appeared for IIFT 2018, here is the expected cutoff by IMS
Check below the previous year's cutoff for the General category. The table given below explains further.
IIFT 2017 Cutoff
IIFT 2016 Cutoff
Tentatively, 50-60,000 students appeared for the nationwide test. The exact, overall and sectional, analysis along with expected cutoff by the experts at IMS Learning will be updated here. The result of IIFT 2018 is expected to be declared in the fourth week of December 2017.