IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye
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IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has successfully conducted the national-level MBA entrance called IIFT 2019 on December 2, 2018. It was conducted in 20 test cities in the country in offline mode from 10 AM to 12 PM. In this article, Careers360 presents the experts take in the form of IIFT analysis 2019 by Hit Bullseye, one of the prominent MBA coaching institutes. The experts at Bulls Eye have analysed the exam to provide information related to overall and sectional difficulty level, expected cutoffs for each section and their opinion of IIFT. As per the IIFT 2019 analysis by Bulls Eye, this year IIFT paper was almost similar to last year’s paper. In terms of difficulty level, students found Analytical Reasoning very tough as compared to last year’s. To maintain the cutoff, in all six sections, was really a difficult task and experts from Bulls Eye have predicted that a lot of students will end up in not clearing cutoff in one or two sections.

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IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye

Before knowing the IIFT Analysis 2019 by Bulls Eye, it’s important to know the exam pattern of IIFT 2019 first. The exam comprises six sections, namely - Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Logical Reasoning (LR), Data Interpretation (DI), Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and General Awareness (GA). The exam will also have negative marking. One-third of the allotted marks to a question is deducted for an incorrect answer. The duration of IIFT 2019 is two hours and it will be held in paper-based mode. The below-given table explains the same. 

IIFT Exam Structure 2019

Section

 Name

Number of Questions

Marks per question

Total marks

Negative Marking

Section I

Logical Reasoning

20

1.00

20

0.33

Section II

Data Interpretation

20

1.00

20

0.33

Section III

General Awareness

18

0.5

9

0.17

Section IV

Verbal Ability

20

0.75

15

0.33

Section V

Reading Comprehension

16

1.0

16

0.33

Section VI

Quantitative Aptitude

20

1.00

20

0.33

Total

 

114

 

100

 


Overview of the IIFT 2019 Paper

                                                                                                                               

            

Time Allotted

        
            

2Hrs.

        
            

Total no. of  questions

        
            

114 (100 Marks)

        
            

Marking Scheme

        
            

Different for different sections

        
            

Sections

        
            

6

        
            

Number of choices

        
            

4       



IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Section-wise

This year IIFT has done a few changes in terms of distribution and sequence of sections and marks allocation.  The total number of questions in IIFT 2019 was same as that of last year’s i.e. 114. The marking scheme of VA and DI was interchanged i.e. VA from 1 to 0.75 and DI from 0.75 to 1 per question. In terms of difficulty level, students found AR very tough as compared to last year’s. Experts of Bulls Eye have suggested that to maintain the cutoff, in all 6 sections, was really a difficult task and a lot of students will end up in not clearing cutoff in one or two sections. This year also the different sets had different sequence of sections. In this IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye, we present the section-wise analysis by the experts below:

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye: General Awareness

Evaluation: There were mixtures of topics checking general awareness of the candidate across the all areas. The GK in IIFT 2019 was a bit tougher than last year’s.


Good number of attempts: 6-8


IIFT Analysis by Bulls Eye: Verbal Ability                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

            

Sr. No.

        
            

Description

        
            

No. of Questions

        
            

Mark Allotted

        
            

Verbal Ability

        
            

Grammar & Sentence Correction

        
            

4

        
            

4 × 0.75

        
            

Vocabulary Based

        
            

6

        
            

6 × 0.75

        
            

Jumbled words

        
            

3

        
            

3 × 0.75

        
            

Analogies

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 0.75

        
            

Para jumbling

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 0.75

        
            

Sentence Completion

        
            

3

        
            

3 × 0.75

        
            

Total

        
            

20

        
            

15

        




Evaluation:  As per IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye. the Verbal Ability portion of the exam had an extremely strong emphasis on Vocabulary and grammar based questions. In case the candidate’s grammar fundamentals were strong, they could have a decent number of attempts in this section. The vocabulary was also a very dominant part of this section and the words given belong to the moderate to tough category making the attempt in this part less. Sentence Completion and Para jumbling were easy.


Good number of attempts: 8-10

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls eye: Reading Comprehension                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

            

Sr. No.

        
            

Description

        
            

No. of Questions

        
            

Mark Allotted

        
            

1.

        
            

Culture & Society

        
            

3

        
            

3 × 1

        
            

2.

        
            

Public Intellectual             

        
            

3

        
            

3 × 1

        
            

3.

        
            

Overflow of Information             

        
            

4

        
            

4 × 1

        
            

4.

        
            

Importance of Liberal arts

        
            

3

        
            

3 × 1

        
            

5.

        
            

Non GDP measures filling Gaps in public policy

        
            

3

        
            

3 × 1

        
            


            

        
            

Total

        
            

16

        
            

16

        



Evaluation: The RC section was relatively lengthy but east to medium in difficulty level. There were five passages with 3 - 4 questions each. The level of RCs varied from easy to moderate overall a student could have easily solved at least three passages in given time. The RC section was dominated by factual questions.


Good number of attempts: 7-8


IIFT Exam Analysis 2019 by Bulls Eye: Analytical and Logical Reasoning

                                                                                                                                                                                               

            

Area Tested

        
            

Description

        
            

No. of Question

        
            

Mark Allotted

        
            

Analytical and             Logical Reasoning

        
            

Analytical Reasoning

        
            

17

        
            

17 × 1

        
            

Input Output

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 1

        
            

Miscellaneous

        
            

1

        
            

1 × 1

        
            

Total

        
            

20

        
            

20

        



Evaluation: According to IIFT 2019 Expert Analysis, the AR section was moderate to difficult, there were 5 AR sets comprising of 18 questions, 3 sets;  Matrix, Albert and Betty, and Sara Dora sets were difficult, Sets based on 8 officers and Sunny, Pinki were moderate. Two input/output questions were easy to moderate; one miscellaneous question based upon numbers was easy and should have been attempted.

Good number of attempts: 6 – 8

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye: Quantitative Ability                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

            

Area Tested

        
            

Description

        
            

No. of Questions

        
            

Mark Allotted

        
            

Quantitative Ability

        
            

Function, Algebra & Equations

        
            

4

        
            

4 × 1

        
            

P&C Probability

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 1

        
            

Time & Work

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 1

        
            

Geometry Mensuration

        
            

7

        
            

7 × 1

        
            

Logs

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 1

        
            

Percentage

        
            

2

        
            

2 × 1

        
            

Sets

        
            

1

        
            

1 × 1

        
            

Total

        
            

20

        
            

20

        


Evaluation: According to IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye, this section was dominated by Geometry mensuration and Algebra. A couple of questions were also there from time & work and logarithm and were doable. Overall this section was calculation intensive and most of the students found it moderately difficult.


Good number of attempts: 10 – 12


IIFT Exam Analysis 2019 by Bulls eye: Data Interpretation                                                                                                                                                               

            

Area Tested

        
            

Description

        
            

No. of Question

        
            

Mark Allotted

        
            

Data Interpretation

           


            

        
            

Mixed Graph

        
            

12

        
            

12 × 1

        
            

Tables

        
            

8

        
            

8 × 1

        
            

Total

        
            

20

        
            

20

        


Evaluation: IIFT Analysis by Bulls Eye reveals that DI varied from moderate to difficult and was calculation-intensive, two sets were based upon tables, rest were mixed graphs; three Sets based upon seven regions, IBM and LPI were calculation intensive but easy to moderate and should have been attempted, set based upon Hotel occupancy was moderate, set based upon industry analysis was difficult and should have been avoided.


Good number of attempts: 6-8


IIFT 2019 Expected Cutoff by Bulls Eye - Category-wise 

Let's have a look at expected cutoff of IIFT by Bulls Eye


IIFT Expected cutoff by Hit Bullseye

                                                                                                      

            

Section

        
            

Good Attempt (Number of questions)

        
            

Data Interpretation

        
            

6 - 8

        
            

Analytical Reasoning

        
            

6 - 8

        
            

General Awareness

        
            

6 – 8

        
            

Reading Comprehension

        
            

7 - 8

        
            

Verbal Ability

        
            

8 – 10

        
            

Quantitative Ability

        
            

10 - 12

        


According to IIFT 2019 Analysis by Bulls Eye experts, the expected overall score at which one can expect a call from IIFT will be around 28 – 30 marks. Test takers must remember that they need to clear the individual sectionalIIFT 2019 cutoffas well

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