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IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher - IIFT, one of the most competitive management entrance exams, has been conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi on December 2, 2018. The exam was conducted from 10 AM to 12 PM across the country in 20 cities. Careers360 brings to you the detailed IIFT 2019 analysis by Career Launcher experts. As per the IIFT analysis 2019 by Career Launcher, the exam didn't have any surprise but it was certainly tougher as compared to previous year with tricky Logical Reasoning section and difficult QA section. The exam was extremely lengthy with tedious RC section. IIFT 2019 exam can be termed as Difficult. The students who appeared for the exam also had a similar opinion when asked about it. The IIFT Analysis 2019 by Career Launcher will provide an insight into the overall and sectional difficulty level, expected cutoffs and experts’ opinion about the exam. Read the article to know the complete information on IIFT exam analysis 2019 by Career Launcher.
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Before getting into the analysis, let's check the exam pattern of the exam.
As per the exam pattern of IIFT 2019, the test had six major sections (in order) - Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation (DI), Logical Reasoning, General Awareness (GA), Reading Comprehension (RC) and Verbal Ability (VA). Before knowing the exam analysis of IIFT by Career Launcher, let’s know more about the IIFT 2019 exam pattern. It will help understand the analysis better.
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IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern
Number of Questions
Marks per question
Data Interpretation (DI)
Logical Reasoning (LR)
Genral Awareness (GA)
Reading Comprehension (RC)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Now, let’s have a look at the section-wise analysis of IIFT 2019 by Career Launcher.
Candidates can check the complete sectional IIFT 2019 analysis by Career Launcher here. The question paper was divided into six sections. The details of the sections are given in the table below:
IIFT Section wise Analysis
No. of Questions
Ideal Time (mins)
VA was predictable but difficult than last year. The ‘phrase-clause’ based questions were missing this year. The word jumble questions continued to be there for the second consecutive year. The vague etymological origin questions reappeared after a year’s gap. Overall, the VA section was tough. The jumble word questions were not easy to identify. Only one question looked obvious. The analogy questions were completely weird and so were the word-matching questions. These went beyond the realm of English language and looked more like GK based questions. The para-jumble, fill in the blank, and grammar based questions were easy. Accuracy in these questions will determine one’s performance in the paper. A detailed analysis of the section is given below:
IIFT Exam Analysis by Career Launcher - VA
Level of Difficulty
Fill in the Blanks (2 blanks)
Match the Column
Para Jumbled (4 sentences)
Reading Comprehension was extremely lengthy this year. There were five passages. Four of these had three questions each and one had four questions. The passages were from interesting areas. However, majority of the passages were taken from academic sources. Hence, the language became verbose and confusing. Even the questions were not direct or fact-based. A lot of questions required a thorough understanding of the passage. The ‘fact-based’ questions were deceptively framed. Anyone with a good reading habit could have tackled this section successfully. Otherwise, the section would have ended up becoming time-consuming. One should have picked 3-4 passages and solved questions there.
IIFT Exam Analysis by Career Launcher - RC
Passage 1: Culture
Passage 2: Public Intellectuals
Passage 3: Information Flow
Passage 4: Liberal Arts Foundation
DI was calculation intensive. An attempt of 4-5 would be very good and students who had attempted just about 2-3 questions with 100 percent accuracy should sail through the cutoff.
IIFT Analysis by CL - DI
LR was another time-consuming section in the exam. While the circular arrangement and Matrix sets (friends and hotels) were easy, the other sets were time-consuming. Anyone who has attempted around 10-11 questions in half an hour with 85 percent accuracy would have done very well.
IIFT Analysis by CL - LR
This section continued to be verbose and students would end up not attempting more than 10-12 questions with about 85 percent accuracy in 30 minutes. As always the weightage to Geometry and Modern Math was higher compared to other entrance exams.
IIFT Exam Analysis by CL - QA
Geometry and Mensuration
P&C and Probability and Set Theory
The GK section was slightly easier than last year with about 6-8 questions considered doable through elimination alone. Students attempting 8 questions with 50 percent accuracy would easily sail through the cutoff.
IIFT Paper Analysis by CL - GA
Business and Economy
As per the IIFT cutoff by Career Launcher, the overall cutoff is expected to go down by 5-6 marks this year as the exam was difficult than last year. Let's have a look at the expected cutoff for IIFT 2019 for different categories.
Now, let’s have a look at the last year’s cutoff.
IIFT 2018 Cutoff (expected) – Category-wise
IIFT 2017 Cutoff – Category-wise
IIFT 2017 Cutoff – Sectional
VA & RC
LR & DI
Approximately, 55,000 to 60,000 students appeared for the nationwide test. The exact, overall and sectional, analysis by the experts at Career Launcher will be updated here as and when released by the institute.
Disclaimer: The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between the information in this document and the actual result.
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