IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher
Aditi Garg, 02 Dec 2018, #IIFT
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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. 


IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher

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.

IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

S.No.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks per question

Total marks

Negative Marks/Question

Section I
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
201200.33

Section II

Data Interpretation (DI)

20

1

20

0.33


Section III

Logical Reasoning (LR)

20

1

20

0.25


Section IV

Genral Awareness (GA)

18

0.5

9

0.17


Section V

Reading Comprehension (RC)

16

1

16

0.33

Section VI

Verbal Ability (VA)

20

0.75

15

0.25

Overall

114

-

100

-

Now, let’s have a look at the section-wise analysis of IIFT 2019 by Career Launcher. 

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – Section-wise

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

Type

Section

No. of Questions

Marks/ Question

Total Marks

Good Attempts

Achievable Score

Section cutoff

Ideal Time (mins)

Section I

Data Interpretation

20

1

20

4

3

0.75

10

Section II

Logical Reasoning

20

1

20

10

8

4-4.5

35

Section III

General Awareness

18

0.5

9

8

2.5-3

0.83-1

10

Section IV

Verbal Ability

20

0.75

15

11-12

7.5-8

3.25-3.5

12

Section V

Reading Comprehension

16

1

16

9-10

7-8

2.5-2.75

25

Section VI

Quantitative Aptitude

20

1

20

10-11

7.5-

3-3.25

30

Total

 

114

-

100

50-52

38-39

31-33

120

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – Verbal Ability (VA) or English Usage

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 

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Jumbe Words3Difficult
Analogy2Weirdly Difficult

Fill in the Blanks (2 blanks)

3

Easy

Match the Column

2

Moderate

Word Roots

4

Moderate-Difficult

Para Jumbled (4 sentences)

2

Easy

Sentence Improvement

2

Easy

Spot the Error2Easy

Total

20

 Moderate-Difficult

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – Reading Comprehension (RC)

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

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Passage 1: Culture

3

Moderate

Passage 2: Public Intellectuals

3

Difficult

Passage 3: Information Flow

4

Difficult

Passage 4: Liberal Arts Foundation

3

Difficult

Passage 5: GDP
3Moderate

Total

16

 Difficult

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – Data Interpretation (DI)

 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

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Mixed Graphs

12

Difficult

Tables

8

Difficult

Total

20

Difficult 

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – Logical Reasoning (LR)

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

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Distribution

4

Easy-Moderate

Matrix

4

Easy

Venn-Diagram

2

Moderate

Input Output

2

Moderate

Missing Number

1

Easy-Moderate

Arrangement

4

Moderate-Difficult

Selection

3

Moderate

Total

20

 Moderate

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

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

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Arithmetic

5

Moderate

Algebra

7

Easy-Moderate

Geometry and Mensuration

5

Moderate

P&C and Probability and Set Theory

3

Easy-Moderate

Total

20

 Moderate

IIFT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher – General Awareness

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

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Current Affairs2Easy

Business and Economy

10

Moderate-Difficult

Miscellaneous

1

Easy

Science

1

Difficult

Geography

2

Difficult

Books

1

Easy

Sports

1

Easy

TOTAL

18

 Moderate

IIFT 2019 Expected Cutoff by Career Launcher

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.

  • General: 31-33

  • OBC: 25

  • SC: 25

  • ST: 25

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

IIFT 2018 Cutoff (expected) – Category-wise

Category
Category
General
38-40
SC
33-35
ST28-30
OBC20-22


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, 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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