IIFT 2020 Analysis by T.I.M.E.
Shruti.garg, 02 Dec 2019, #IIFT
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IIFT 2020 Analysis by T.I.M.E. - National Testing Agency conducted the nationwide MBA entrance exam IIFT 2020 on December 1, 2019, in Computer Based. Careers360 brings to you the complete IIFT 2020 analysis by T.I.M.E, one of the well-known MBA coaching institutes. The experts at T.I.M.E institute analysed the exam to provide information related to the overall and sectional difficulty level of the exam and expected cutoffs for each section of IIFT. With the help of IIFT analysis 2020 by T.I.M.E., candidates will be able to estimate their score much before the announcement of the actual result. According to the IIFT 2020 Analysis by T.I.M.E, The IIFT exam is conducted for admission to the institute's two-year MBA programme in International Business. Check all the details of IIFT exam analysis 2020 by T.I.M.E.
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IIFT 2020 Analysis by T.I.M.E


The duration of the exam was two hours with no sectional time limit. With there being only four sections this year as against six last year, most of the students would have heaved a sigh of relief. While there was no mention of sectional cut-offs in the paper, going by the previous track record of IIFT, we have good reason to believe that there could be sectional cutoffs this year too. The exam interface which was different from that of the mock test shared by NTA involved a lot of horizontal and vertical scrolling which would affect a test taker’s experience. However, it could have been mitigated by just viewing the paper in the question paper mode or by hiding the question palette. Since the IIFT 2020 was held on December 1, 2019, the analysis for the same will be released soon. Candidates must know the exam pattern of IIFT 2020, refer the table below:


IIFT Exam Pattern 2020

There were four sections this year.

Area

No of Questions

Marks per question

Total

Negative marks per question

Section A (Quantitative Reasoning)

25

3

75

1

Section B (Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability)

35

3

105

1

Section C (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning)

30

3

90

1

Section D (General Awareness)

20

1.5

30

0.5

Total

110

-

300

-


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IIFT Analysis by T.I.M.E 2020 - Section A (Quantitative Reasoning)

The difficulty level of this section was higher as compared to that of last year on account of lengthier and tougher questions. This section had questions from diverse topics, though arithmetic appeared to rule the roost. Test takers would have noticed a huge surge in the number of questions from arithmetic like Percentages, SI-CI, Time & Work, Time & Distance etc. As compared to last year, when there were only five questions from arithmetic (out of 20 questions in the Quant section), this year there were 12 arithmetic questions in the section. This increase came at the cost of algebra which is underrepresented this year. The distribution is as given below:

Area

No. of Questions

Algebra

2

Pure Maths

2

Arithmetic

12

Geometry

7

Numbers

1

Venn Diagram

1

Total

25


The section had some really difficult questions from geometry, mensuration, SI-CI (the one on EMIs as well as the one on Mudra loan) and Time & Work. Test takers also felt that apart from being lengthy, quite a few questions in this section also had additional information which was not necessary to answer the question.

There were only about three questions which could be classified as relatively easy – one from Venn Diagrams, one from Clocks (Time & Distance), and one from Numbers. The remaining questions were either moderate or difficult to handle during the test. A good candidate would have been able to attempt around 6-8 questions in QA. The cut-off in this section is expected to be 14-16 marks.

Section B (Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability)

This section consisted of 16 questions on RCs and 19 on Verbal Ability with a total of 35 questions.

There were four RC passages with four questions each. Most of the questions were inference based or specific detail based. There was only one question on Title of the passage in the passsage about Negotiation and Bargaining Personalities. Following is a brief description:

Passage 1

Sustaining Innovation versus Disruptive Innovation

Passage 2

Negotiation and Bargaining Personalities

Passage 3

Political System for Economic Growth

Passage 4

Japan’s Culture of Collaboration

Passage 1 was fairly lengthy, and the choices were also rather close. Passages 2, 3, and 4 were shorter and reader-friendly. Answers were mostly direct. Test-takers with due diligence would have found the IIFT RC section eminently do-able.

The questions in the Verbal Ability segment were an assorted mix predominantly on vocabulary, with grammar and para jumbles following suit. A test taker with a comprehensive command over vocabulary would have attempted all word-based questions successfully.

Vocabulary questions were split into matching words with meanings (1 question), crossword (1 question), analogies (4 questions), and fill-in-the-blanks (2 questions) and one question based on meaning of a phrase.

Grammar questions were limited to two questions on phrasal verbs, two questions on idioms, and one question on error identification. All could be considered elementary. Choices were not close either.

Of the three parajumble questions, two were moderate and one was tricky.

On the whole, test takers would have found VARC to be the most scoring section.

Section C (Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning)

The distribution and level of difficulty of questions in the Data Interpretatiom & Logical Reasoning section are as follows:

Description of the Set

Difficulty Level

No of Questions

Food spent/Style spent

Moderate

4

Products and their purchase pattern

Difficult

4

Chennai and Kanpur plants

Difficult

4

Number of T-shirts sold

Easy-Moderate

4

Circular arrangement & blood relations

Difficult

4

Linear arrangement- 9 people standing in a row


Moderate

3

Input-Output

Moderate-Difficult

2

12 Floor building with 2 lifts

Moderate

2

Number series

Easy

1

Venn Diagram (Marketing, Finance and HRM)

Easy-Moderate

2

The set on food spent/style spent had easier questions and the calculations were also not very rigorous. It should have been attempted without fail. The set based on product purchasing patterns wasn’t straight forward and test-takers would have struggled with the interpretation of the language of the caselet. While a couple of questions seemed do-able, this was a set better left out. The set based on Chennai and Kanpur plants was very heavy on data but once the data was tabulated, it would have been a relatively easy affair. The set on ‘T-shirts’ was a must-do set as it involved simpler calculations and option-based approach would have saved precious time.


The questions on circular arrrangement & blood relations were time-consuming and tricky in nature. The questions on Input-output also needed a good amount of concentration. The questions based on linear arrangement and 12-floor building were relatively easy to solve. The missing number question might have seemed slightly trickier at the first glance, however, it was rather pretty straight forward. The case-let on Venn Diagrams was moderately difficult. The overall difficulty level of this section can be classified as moderate-difficult. The cut-off is expected to be around 18 to 20 marks.

Section D (General Awareness)

This year the GK section was easier than that of the last few years. Students who avidly read the Newspapers would have been able to handle this section with some ease. The questions were from diverse topics like Personalities, Sports, Brands, Geography, Space science, Awards, Corporate entities, Government Schemes etc. Unlike previous years, the questions were not lengthy in nature. This would have enabled students to attempt the section in 5-10 minutes. Some difficult questions like the one on ‘Afghanistan neighbours’ and ‘Hongkong protests’ would have baffled many students. Historically, the sectional cutoff for this section has been very low however this year there could be a northward movement.

The cut-off in this section is expected to be around 6 to 7.5 marks.

Overall

This year, the sectional cut-offs are expected to be as below

QR

VARC

DILR

GA

14-16

30-32

18-20

6-7.5

The overall cut-offs are expected to be around 130 marks.

Note: These cut-offs are for General category students

IIFT 2019 Expected Cutoff - Category-wise

VA

3-3.5

RC

2.33-3

LR

4-4.67

DI

2-3

QA

3-4

GA

1-2


IIFT 2019 Cutoff (General Category)

VA - 3.35

RC- 2.69

LR- 5.67

DI- 0.25

QA- 3.01

GA- 0.82

Let's have a look at the IIFT 2018 expected cutoff for all categories -

  • General - 38-40

  • OBC - 33-35

  • SC - 28-20

  • ST - 20-22

Also, check the IIFT cutoff of previous years.


IIFT 2017 Cutoff

Section

Cutoff

VARC

6-7

DILR

3.5-4.5

QA

6-7

GA

0.75-1

Overall

44-46

IIFT 2016 Cutoff

Section

Cutoff

VARC

8.75

DILR

4.3

QA

4.34

GA

0.82

Overall

48.5


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At what time will the IIFT results be out?

SAKSHI KULSHRESHTHA 10th Dec, 2019

Hi Vaishnavi

According to NTA (National Testing Agency), the results of IIFT would be announced on 11 December via online mode on their website. The exact time has not been announced.

Once the results are out, the candidates will be provided with a link to check their scores and result. You can click on the link, enter your roll number and date of birth, hit the Submit button and the result would be displayed.

All the best for your results.

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i wanna apply for iift 2020 but at that time i would be studying in my 5th sem and i graduate from b,com around may or june 2021 , how can i apply for 2020 exam as i wouldnt have graduated by then? Is it posiible for me apply before graduating ? if possible what is the procedure ?

Yashu Shrivastava 5th Dec, 2019

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.

Hope This Helps

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What could be this years cutoff for other campuses of IIFT (i.e., Kolkata and Kakinada) ?

VAISHALI BHARDWAJ 5th Dec, 2019
Hello Vivek,
Hope you are doing well.

You can get here all information regarding IIFT cutoff:
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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.


For more information, check the link below:

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iift-cutoff/amp
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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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