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IIFT 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning: Section Wise Analysis and Pattern

IIFT 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning: Section Wise Analysis and Pattern

Edited By richa.sahay | Updated on Feb 11, 2023 02:38 PM IST | #IIFT

IIFT 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning- IMS Learning, a renowned coaching center has provided both the IIFT 2023 analysis and the anticipated IIFT cutoff. IIFT analysis by IMS learning analysis has insights relating to the paper's difficulty level, the topics addressed in each section, the weighting of each question, and so on.
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IIFT was held on December 18, 2022, in computer-based mode. IIFT 2023 analysis by IMS learning includes the difficulty level of the questions asked in different sections on the day of the examination. Continue reading the article to learn more about IMS Learning's analysis and the expected cutoff of IIFT 2023.

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IIFT Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates who appeared for the exam can check the expected IIFT 2023 exam pattern in the table that is given below.

IIFT 2023 Test Pattern



Marks per Question

Total marks

Negative Marks/ incorrect response


Suggested time (in minutes)

Quantitative Ability







Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension







Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning







General Awareness














*The cutoff in the table shows the expected cut-off for general category students.

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IIFT 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Out of the 30 questions in the section, 16 questions were on Data Interpretation (Four sets with four questions each) and 14 questions were on Logical Reasoning. Overall, this section was medium to difficult.

The Data Interpretation sets appeared more difficult than they actually were. Two out of four DI sets had multiple graphs. The questions were based on observation as well as calculations. The set based on the Percentage Bar Graph was logical in nature. The DI set based on a Pie chart and Line graph was fairly calculation intensive. However, the other sets involved relatively simpler calculations.

Out of the 14 questions on Logical Reasoning, 13 were spread across five sets (one set with four questions, one set with three questions, and three sets having two questions each). Only one standalone question in LR was based on Groups & Conditionalities (Team Selection).

The LR set with four questions involved tournaments (Game of coin), the set with three questions involved circular arrangement (3 men from developed countries and 2 from developing countries representing WHO were sitting around a circular table), and the other 3 sets with 2 questions each was based on single-row arrangement (Office cabins), network diagram (Transportation) and puzzle (Quiz competition with positive and negative marking in three rounds, questions were based on maximum and minimum values).

There was no question on Verbal Reasoning in the section this year in comparison to last year when there was a single question.

Overall, the questions on DI were more straightforward than that on LR. Moreover, because DI and LR were combined in the same section, ideally students should have aimed at solving the majority of DI questions before attempting LR questions. One should not have missed the 8 easy DI questions and 2 easy LR questions.

The following table shows the break-up of the sets in the section:

An attempt of about 12-14 questions with 80-85% accuracy in 35-40 minutes would be considered a good attempt in this section.

SetType of setNumber of questionsDifficulty level
Data Interpretation
1Two Pie Charts4Easy
2Pie Chart + Line Graphs4Medium
3Percentage Bar Graph4Medium-Difficult
4Table (partially filled)4Easy
Logical Reasoning- Set based
2Circular Arrangement3Medium
3Linear Arrangement2Easy
4Network Diagram2Medium

Puzzle (Quiz Competition)

Logical Reasoning- Standalone

Groups & Conditionalities (Team Selection)

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An attempt of about 12-14 questions with 80-85% accuracy in 35-40 minutes would be considered a good attempt in this section.

IIFT Analysis 2023 by IMS Learning: Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability

The Section was of Medium difficulty level. The majority of the questions in VA were based on Vocabulary. There were 16 Reading Comprehension questions based on 4 passages and 19 Verbal Ability questions. The passages were all of almost the same length with around 600 words.

The Verbal Ability part was dominated by Vocabulary. All 19 questions were vocabulary-based questions.

Overall, the VARC section was similar to last year in difficulty level. It is wiser to attempt the VA questions first. One could spend about 12 minutes and attempt about 11 or 12 questions in VA; then turn to RC and attempt 10 or 12 questions in the remaining time of about 15 -20 minutes. Overall one could attempt 20 to 22 questions in the Section.

Passage topicNo. of questionsLevel of difficulty
Positive Self-image through self-programming (Approx. 600 words)4Easy
Currency Manipulation (Approx. 550 words)4Difficult
Global Economic and Political imbalances (Approx. 600 words)4Medium

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Verbal Ability

Crossword based questions2Difficult
Spelling-based question – a misspelled word1Easy
Cloze (Paragraph with 4 blanks)1Medium
Match the word with its meaning1Medium
Identify the correct word – meaning given2Easy
Meaning of roots2Easy
Collective Nouns2Easy/ Difficult
One Word Substitution2Easy
Identify the language of foreign words1Medium

An attempt of about 20 to 22 questions including RC with 80-85% accuracy in about 35 minutes would be considered a good attempt.

IIFT Exam 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning: General Awareness

The General Awareness section had 20 questions. The section consisted of normal MCQs and match the column questions (2-column questions) typical of IIFT.

The Section was predominantly on Current Affairs and none of the questions were typical Static GK.

A majority of the questions – about 15 – were based on International Affairs and 5 or 6 questions on National Affairs. Overall the difficulty level of the GA Section was comparable to that of last year.

Several questions were from IMS GK material, especially the Compendium.

An attempt of about 10 to 12 questions with about 60-70% accuracy in about 6 to 8 minutes would be considered a good attempt.

IIFT Test 2023 Analysis by IMS Learning: Quantitative Ability

This was the toughest section of this question paper. The correct selection of questions will decide the performance of a student. Several questions were lengthy and time-consuming in general. This section was dominated by questions on Geometry and Arithmetic. Out of 25 questions in the section, 8 were on Arithmetic, 8 on Geometry, followed by 5 on Modern Math, 2 on Algebra, 1 on Numbers, and 1 on Calendar. One of the trigonometry questions was from advanced trigonometry.

S.NoTopicNo. of questionsTopic & LOD
1Modern Math53 Medium (A.P., 3D Venn Diagram, Probability),

2 Difficult (Probability, PnC)


1 Easy (Ratio),
7 Medium (Mixture & Alligation, Profit & Loss, TSD, Clocks, SI-CI, Work Pipes & Cisterns)
1 Difficult (SI-CI)


1 Easy (Mensuration),
4 Medium (Triangles, Coordinate G., Rectangle, Circle)
3 Difficult (Circle, Trigonometry)


1 Medium (Quadratic Equation),
1 Difficult (Simplifications)

5Numbers11 Easy (LCM)
6Miscellaneous11 Easy (Calendar)

A total attempt of about 8-9 questions with 80-85% accuracy in about 30-35 minutes would be considered a good attempt in this section.

Overall Analysis of IIFT

No. of Questions
Marks per question
Total marks
Suggested Time Allocation (minutes)
Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
General Awareness


Overall ScoreExpected %ile

In the IIFT exam, the overall cut-off is significantly more than the sum of the sectional cut-offs. Therefore, since there is no sectional timing, a student should attempt a few questions in each section and devote more time and maximize the score in the sections of his/her strength.

* The cut-off is for general category male students. Going by the trend of the previous years, we expect the cut-off for OBC candidates at 100-105 marks and that for SC-ST students at 80-85 marks. Further, we expect the cut-off for female students to be lower by around 5-7 marks in each category than the corresponding cut-offs for male students.

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Questions related to IIFT

Have a question related to IIFT ?


Yes, there are integrated BBA-MBA programs offered by IIM Indiore. These programs are designed for students who want to pursue a management education right after completing their 12th grade. The entrance exam for this is IPMAT. As for IIFT, they have their own entrance exam called IIFT Entrance Exam.

Hope this helps,

Thank you

Hello Aspirant

IIFT is one of the premiere institutes in the country. The institute is well known for comprehensive programs, placements and hefty packages. Short answer, full time MBA from IIFT would be a good idea.

Indeed, it is conceivable, yet it will be very troublesome. You get focused on a variety on the off chance that you're a non-engineer.

Ensure you have an exceptionally high percentile.

Business colleges like FMS don't consider your school marks. A portion of the other business colleges gives less weightage to your past scholastics. IIIFT doesn't give a lot of weightage to past scholastics.

You might decide to get some work insight before applying as that will help your profile.

By the day's end, assuming you get a high percentile, that by itself will do the trick to get you a meeting call. At the point when inside the room, it is up to you to persuade the specialists that you have a place there in that business college.

Dear aspirant,

I would like to request you to kindly mention your category because that can also be the reason for your shortlisting as you would have cleared the category wise cut off .

But if you are from general category i would advise you kindly prepare for your pi very sincerely because that's the eliminating round where maximum candidates suffer rejection. Even high percentile scorers suffer rejection.

Hello aspirant,

Yes you are eligible for IIFT in terms of education qualification and need to meet other eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria that candidates must have minimum 50 percentage (45 percentage for reservation category candidates) in Graduation from a recognised College or University.

Students must have been resident outside India, for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31 st December, 2021 & should be outside India during IIFT exam.

Alao they are requested to submit a certificate from the Indian Embassy or High Commission.

To get more information about IIFT go through below mentioned link.

Hope this information was helpful to you.

Best of Luck!!

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