IIFT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade conducted the national-level MBA entrance called IIFT 2020 on December 1, 2019. It was conducted in a total of 41 cities at 86 test centres in Computer-Based mode from 10 AM to 12 PM. In this article, Careers360 will present the experts take in the form of IIFT analysis 2020 by Hit Bullseye, one of the prominent MBA coaching institutes. The experts at Bulls Eye 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 2020 analysis by Bulls Eye, the quantitative ability section was difficult and in the data analytics section, the selection of questions was important. According to IIFT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye, reading comprehension was easier as compared to last year and factual questions were asked. Vocabulary was tough as the words that were asked were moderate to tough. As compared to last year, general knowledge was tough. With the help of IIFT 2209 analysis by Bulls Eye, candidates will be able to estimate their score much before the announcement of the actual result. Check all the details of IIFT exam analysis 2020 by Bullseye.
Latest: IIFT 2020 Selection Process: IIFT has released the list of shortlisted candidates for second round of admission on December 23, 2019. Candidates can also check the IIFT 2020 cutoff.

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IIFT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye

IIFT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye

IIFT 2020 analysis by Bulls Eye has been released section wise. The analysis included the expected cut-off and the summary of the entrance examination regarding the types of questions and their difficulty level. Since the IIFT 2020 was held on December 1, 2019, the analysis for the same has been released by Bulls Eye.

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IIFT Exam Pattern 2020

SectionSectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionsTotal-MarksNegative Marks/Question
Section - 1Quantitative Analysis253751
Section - 2RC & Verbal Ability3531051
Section - 3DI & Logical Reasoning303901
Section - 4General Awareness201.5300.5


Overview of the IIFT 2019 Paper
Time Allotted2Hrs.
Total no. of questions110 (300 Marks)
Number of choices4

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Expected cutoff and Good Attempt

According to the IIFT 2020 analysis by Bulls Eye, the experts have mentioned the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates are required to achieve so that they can qualify for the next round of selection.

SectionGood Attempt (Number of questions)
Quantitative Reasoning11 - 15
Verbal Ability & RC23 - 28
Data Interpretation & LR12 – 16
General Awareness4 - 8
Expected Cut-Off Score105 - 115

The expected overall score at which one can expect a call from IIFT will be around 105 – 115 marks. Remember, you need to clear the individual sectional cut-offs as well. However, the cutoffs are calculated keeping in mind that the format of the paper has been changed to computer based.

Section I: Quantitative Reasoning

Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted

Quantitative Reasoning

Function, Algebra & Equations22 × 3
P&C Probability22 × 3
Time & Work22 × 3
Geometry Mensuration88 × 3
Percentage44 × 3
Sets & Venn diagram11 × 3
Average11 × 3
Clocks11 × 3
Time, Speed & Distance22 × 3
Interest22 x 3

Evaluation: This section was difficult this time. Overall it was dominated by Arithmetic, Geometry and Mensuration. Geometry and Mensuration included questions on Triangles, Coordinate and Height and Distance. In Arithmetic section questions on percentages were easy but lengthy. This time there was a question on installment and escalators as well. Questions on clock and Venn diagram were easy and direct. This time there were a couple of questions from algebra. So overall it was difficult as it had only few direct questions.

Attempt by Good Student: 11 - 15

Section II: - Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability

Sr. No.DescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted


Disruptive and Sustaining Innovation44 × 3
Negotiation Style and Psychology44 × 3
Economic growth in democracy and dictatorship44 × 3
Cultural roots influencing competitive advantage and economic growth44 × 3
Vocabulary Based44 × 3
Grammar & Sentence Correction11 × 3
Grammar: Fill in the blanks22 × 3
Analogies44 × 3
Para Jumble33 × 3
Sentence Completion22 × 3
Idiom/Phrase33 × 3

Evaluation: The RCs were easy to medium in difficulty level and were shorter in length as compared to last year. There were four passages with 4 questions each. A student could have easily solved two-three passages in the given time. The RC section was dominated by factual questions.
The Verbal Ability portion of the exam had an extremely strong emphasis on Vocabulary. One crossword vocabulary based question was also there. There were four analogies based questions and 3 idiom/phrase based questions. As mentioned vocabulary was a very dominant part of this section and the words given belonged to moderate to tough category making the attempt tricky. Grammar was comparatively easier this year with 2 grammar fill in the blanks questions related to preposition and 1 sentence correction based question. There were 3 Para jumble questions and they were of easy to moderate difficulty level.

Attempt by Good Student: 23 - 28

Section III: - Data Interpretation & LR

Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionMark Allotted


Mixed Graph88 × 3
Tables88 × 3
Circular Based44 × 3
Linear Based33 × 3
Floor Based22 × 3
Sets & Venn diagram22 × 3
Input & Output22 × 3
Series11 × 3

Evaluation: This section was of moderate level and DI was slightly easier than last year as the graphs and tables were easy to interpret, but it was calculation intensive. Two sets were graph based and two sets were table based. Table based graph on Delhi/Mumbai (style based S1 S2 S3 S4) was easy. In the LR section circular based block was difficult while input output set was comparatively easier. There was also a 3 set Venn diagram which was of moderate level.

Attempt by Good Student: 12 - 16

Section IV: General Awareness
Evaluation: The General Awareness section had questions from various topics and tested the candidate across all areas. There was a fair mix of current and static GK. As expected this year also GK was tough. The expected attempt is low.

Attempt by Good Student: 4 – 8

Disclaimer: All the above given information is based on personal opinion of Bulls Eye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs however, It has nothing to do with original cut-offs.

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Hi mam i have 129 marks in iift i have got a call Sc Category Chances of final convert and composite score for Sc candidate as per previous trend?

Sampriti Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020
IIFT 2020 has released its shortlist and has a total of 420 seats in all the 3 campuses  combined. As per their reservation criteria 15 percent of the total seats are reserved for students falling in SC category. But your final conversion will depend on your performance in the written skill assessment, GD and PI rounds. Moreover you'll also be questioned on your CV from that the Institute requires you to fill once to get a call. If you perform well in those rounds you can easily get through.

Good Luck

I have been shortlisted for second round in iift. there is a mistake in my application .. for category general (bc creamy layer ) it is gen ews. i have sent queries regarding the issue and got no replies. can someone help me with this issue please?

Sampriti Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
If you've got a call you must attend the selection process. Before they start the process they'll review all your documents as well as application form. So you can ask them there if you can attend the process. They usually let students appear for the process even if there's some mistake.
And in the interview you can try to convince them. If they find you as a desirable candidate there won't be any problem with that.

Good Luck

i got 39 and half marks in iift,so whats my percentile???

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Rinku

You need atleast more than 105+ marks to get a good percentile and almost 138 to secure a call from any good college taking part in IIFT entrance test.you will have around 40 percentile according to previous year trends which is very low.

I hope it helps.


Which books can help for the CAT preparations and other management exams such as XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc?

Khushi 5th Jan, 2020

Hi Pallav

These are some of the best books


  1. For Vocabulary: Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. For enhancing the reading speed, any novel and newspaper and anything you can read will be good enough.
  3. For Grammar: Normal Grammar Rules from Wren and Martin.


Books by Arun Sharma (TMH) and by Nishant Sinha (Pearson)


  1. Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

Hope this helps


Do we need mathematics subject in class 12. To do IIFT.

Saloni Singh 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello Himanshu,
Hope you are doing well.
No, there's nothing like you need to have mathematics in your 10+2 course as eligibility criteria for getting admission at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
The only academic eligibility criteria for IIFT is a graduate degree with a minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
You can check more details about the institute at the link I am mentioning below.
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All the best.
Thankyou .
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