IIFT 2020 Analysis by IMS Learning
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IIFT 2020 Analysis by IMS Learning - IMS Learning, the coaching institute has provided the a detailed IIFT 2020 analysis and expected cut off. IIFT 2020 analysis by IMS learning provided insights into the difficulty level of the paper, weightage of each question, topics covered in each section and so forth. IIFT was conducted on December 1, 2019, therefore, the analysis for the same has been provided by the IMS Learning coaching institute according to the questions that were asked on the day of examination in different sections. There were major changes in the pattern from the previous years’ pattern when the test was conducted on-paper. There were four sections in IIFT-2019, unlike 6 in the previous two years. There was a change in the weight age allotted to questions in the four sections. In terms of level of difficulty, the test was one notch easier as compared to the previous three years. Read this article to know the analysis and expected cut off of IIFT 2020 by IMS Learning.
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IIFT 2020 Analysis - Overview

The test had a total of 110 questions divided over FOUR sections with different weight ages for different sections, as shown below.

IIFT 2020 analysis by IMS Learning will be released section wise. The analysis will include 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 will be released soon.

Exam Pattern of IIFT 2020



Section


No. of Questions


Marks per question


Total marks

Negative Marks/ incorrect response


Expected Cut-off*

Suggested time allocation (minutes)


Quantitative Ability


25


3


75


-1


12-15


30-35

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension


35


3


105


-1


22-25


30-35

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning


30


3


90


-1


18-20


35-40

General Awareness


20


1.5


30


-0.5


6-7


5-10


Total


110



300



125-130



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(Note: In IIFT exam, the overall cut-off is significantly more than the sum of the individual sectional cut-offs. Therefore, ideally, a student should have attempted a few questions in each section and devoted more time and attempted maximum questions from the sections from his/her strength. The time allotment and ideal attempt in each section have been mentioned from the point of view of a student who wants to maximize his/her score in that section.

* The cut-off shown in the table pertains to the cut-off for general category male students. Going by the trend of IIFT-2018, we expect the cut-off for OBC male candidates at 110-115 marks and that for SC-ST male students at 95-100 marks. Further, going by the trend of IIFT-2018, we expect the cut-off for female students lower by around 6 marks in each category than corresponding cut-offs for male student

Data Interpretation-Logical Reasoning

Out of the 30 questions in the section, 18 questions were on Data Interpretation and 12 questions were on Logical Reasoning.


Data Interpretation sets in IIFT-2019 were one notch easier than the types of calculation intensive DI sets traditionally asked in IIFT exam. There were five DI sets (4 sets having 4 questions each and one set having 2 questions). The questions asked on DI sets involved mostly simple calculations. There were no very time-consuming questions such as ‘Which of the following is third highest’ etc, which have been traditionally asked in IIFT exam. Similarly the options to questions were also not very close and did not have too many ‘None of these’ or ‘Cannot be determined’ options.


Out of the 12 questions on Logical Reasoning, 11 were spread across four sets and there was one standalone question. LR sets were dominated by questions on arrangements. There was one set on Sequential Output and one set on puzzles.


Overall, the questions on DI were easier than that on LR. Moreover because DI and LR were combined in the same section, ideally students should have aimed at solving majority of DI questions before attempting LR questions.


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



Set

Type of set

Description of data

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

1

Table

Five products purchased by 17 customers

4

Easy-Medium

2

Table

T-shirts of different colors and sizes sold in two locations

4

Easy-Medium

3

Bar chart + Line

Food spent and Sentiment index

4

Easy-Medium

4

Three bar graphs

Production cost in two locations

4

Difficult

5

Venn Diagram

Number of employees in three departments

2

Easy

Logical Reasoning

1

Arrangement

Seating arrangement of seven individuals with different professions (Combination of family tree and arrangement)

4

Medium-Difficult

2

Arrangement

Linear arrangement

3

Medium-Difficult

3

Sequential Output


2

Medium

4

Puzzle

Time taken by a lift on different floors

2

Medium

5

Standalone question

Complete the series

1

Easy-Medium


Several students have reported similarity of Sequential Output set in this exam with that of a set in IIFT-2018.


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

Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability

IIFT 2019 Reading Comprehension and Verbal ability were combined into a single Section. However, the change in the overall pattern did not deviate much from its earlier format with 16 Reading Comprehension Questions and 19 VA Questions. 16 Reading Comprehension questions were based on 4 passages of around 500-600 words each with 4 questions on each passage.

There were no long or difficult passages. The passages were easy to comprehend and interpret. Most of the questions were direct and easy to answer. Since time constraint is severe in IIFT, attempts in RC are often moderate.

Passage Topic

No. of Questions

Type of Questions

Level of Difficulty


Sustaining versus Disruptive Innovation (Approx. 600 words)


4

3 Specific Detail

1 Inferential


Medium

Negotiating Styles (Approx. 600words)

4

2 Specific Detail

1 Inferential

1Title

Easy to Medium


Democracy and Totalitarian Regimes (Approx. 500 words)


4

3 Specific Detail

1 Inferential


Medium


Japan and Culture (Approx. 500 words)


4

3 Specific Detail

1 Inferential


Easy to Medium


Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability

No. of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Table of Words (Crossword and Synonyms)

03

Medium

Analogy

04

Medium

FIB - Prepositions

02

Easy

Identify Grammatically correct sentence

01

Easy

Match the word with its meaning

01

Difficult

Idioms - meaning

03

Medium

Sentence completion ( 2 Blanks)

02

Easy

Paragraph Jumbles

03

Medium


An attempt of about 16 to 18 questions including RC with 80-85% accuracy in about 35 minutes would be considered a good attempt.


General Awareness

The GA section this year was of Medium difficulty level, compared to the tough GA of last year.

The General Awareness section had 20 questions. The section consisted of normal MCQs and matches the column questions (2 column questions) typical of IIFT made up the Section.

Overall the section was not very tough. There were 6 static GK questions and 14 CA questions. Questions covered a wide range of areas and gave no special advantage to people who may be experts in a particular area.

Several questions from IMS GK tests for IIFT appeared in the test.

An attempt of about 8 to 10 questions with about 60-70% accuracy in about 7-8 minutes would be considered a good attempt.

Quantitative Ability

This was the toughest section in IIFT-2019. The questions were lengthy and were on difficult side in general. This section was dominated by questions on Arithmetic. Out of 25 questions in the section, 11 were on Arithmetic, followed by 7 on Geometry and 4 on Modern Maths.


Sr. No

Topic

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

1

Numbers

1



1

2

Arithmetic

2

6

3

11

3

Algebra

1

1


2

4

Geometry


3

4

7

5

Modern Maths

2

1

1

4


Total

6

11

8

25


A total attempt of about 9-10 questions with 80-85% accuracy in about 30-35 minutes would be considered a good attempt in this section.


Overall

Overall conduct of the test was smooth and no major glitches were reported. The test layout was similar to that of CMAT. There were tabs for different sections and a question palette to navigate through the questions to the right. A number of questions required vertical as well as horizontal scrolling. Hiding the question palette would have helped students to see the whole question at one go.


The test layout was much more user-friendly than the one given in the sample test uploaded on the website. Like in CAT, students could also view PDF of the question paper PDF. Students could have used this feature effectively, especially for DI.

Previous Year IIFT Cutoff 2018

Category

Cutoff

General

37.5-39.5

OBC

35.5

SC/ST/PH

30

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Hello Niranjan

Sorry to inform you,but you're not eligible to give exam of IIFT. As per IIFT eligibility criteria,a candidate must have bachelor's degree.Final year students can also apply subject to the submission of requisite qualification by October 7, 2020.But you can give it after completing your graduation that is in year 2021.

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VAISHALI BHARDWAJ 5th Dec, 2019
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hey I want to know that as IIFT has different cutoffs for general and reserved category students do sectional cutoffs are also different for general reserved category

Harshita Gupta 3rd Dec, 2019

Hey,

Yes, the cut-off of IIFT varies with category.

For 2018, the cut-off was as follows:

OBC -35.50
General - 30.50
ST category -22.69
SC category -20.02
PH category -23.69

Expected 2019 cutoff-
General- 32.25
OBC category- 27.25
ST category- 20.26
SC category-22.25.

Sectional cut-off differs according to subjects, not with category. It is same for all categories.


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By mistake i entered my surname wrong in IIFT application form and missed the correction date. However i was allowed to give exam. I have also mailed the issue and registered the query in IIFT portal but got no response. I am expecting good marks in IIFT. Will my candidtature gets cancelled?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019

hi,

see there is no chance of canceling in your candidature, as you have already mailed to the authority regarding the surname issue. you may be asked about the surname regarding document verification process. as if the other details and every thing is matched then you will have no problems regarding this.

best of luck for your future endeavor.

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As the overall cutoff for general and sc st is different do sectional cutoff is also different for general category and sc st

Harsheet Kaur 2nd Dec, 2019
Yes both the general cut off as well as the overall cut off is different for general as well as the SC/ST students.
The category wise cut off criteria can be easily found online for your respective exam.
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