For this part, students should practice questions from areas like Permutation & Combination, Probability, Geometry and Mensuration, Number System, Algebra, Work and Time, Speed and Distance. It is absolutely important to have a good conceptual clarity of these topics.
Take a look at the table given below to get a detailed analysis of questions in Quant section of IIFT 2021 written exam.
|Area Tested||Description||No. of Questions||Mark Allotted|
|Function, Algebra & Equations||5||5 × 3|
|P&C Probability||4||4 × 3|
|Logarithm||2||2 × 3|
|Geometry & Mensuration||6||6 × 3|
|Arithmetic (TSD, Average, %age, etc.)||7||7 × 3|
|Number System||1||1 × 3|
Take a look at this question which appeared in an IIFT past paper
Question: In a certain village, 22% of the families own agricultural land and a mobile phone. If 68% of the familiar neither own agricultural land nor a mobile phone, then the total number of families in the village is:
Let total families be 100. Since 68 families neither own agricultural land nor mobile.
So, 32 families own at least one of the two things.
Let x be the number of families owning both.
So 22 + 18 – x = 32 => x = 8. So if both is 8, total is 100
If both is 1600, total is 100/8*1600= 20000.
In the Data Interpretation section, there are questions based on tables, graphs and Stacked Bar Graph. The overall level of questions in this section varies from medium to difficult. The questions on DI in the IIFT Written Test require more calculations as compared to CAT DI questions. Further, Data Sufficiency has not been a part of the exam since the past few years.
Take a look at the table given below to get a detailed analysis of questions in Data Interpretation section of IIFT 2021 written exam.
|Area Tested||Description||No. of Question||Mark Allotted|
|Bar Graph||4||4 × 3|
|Stacked Data||4||4 × 3|
|Pie||4||4 × 3|
|Linear Based||4||4 × 3|
|Games||4||4 × 3|
Evaluation:Two sets were graph-based and two sets were table-based. Table based graph on Delhi/Mumbai was easy. In the LR section, circular-based block was difficult while input output set was comparatively easier. For DI, like QA, the questions usually carry 3 marks per question. In comparison to previous years, IIFT paper had a more calculation intensive. In a nutshell, you should carefully select the sets you wish to target in the exam. You could also try to solve easy questions from different sets and leave the questions that demand a lot of calculation work.
The major areas from which questions may be asked are, analytical reasoning, coding - decoding, series, syllogism, input-output and verbal reasoning i.e. statements - assumptions and courses of action. In order to have balanced attempt, you should learn and practice the basic concepts of all the topics of reasoning with special attention to the above-mentioned areas.
Within analytical reasoning, there are sets on decision making, which if attempted carefully may easily give 100% accuracy and make your chances brighter for clearing the cut-off for this section. The syllogism questions are also generally of a relatively easy level. Hence, a careful selection of the questions to be attempted in each of the section is the key for clearing the cut-off and getting a great score!
Generally questions based on arrangements; selection criteria and mathematical operators are the easy ones in this section and should be solved first. Also, since this section is relatively easy one, you should try to maximize your score in this section.
In IIFT 2021, there were 4 questions from an analytical reasoning set and 6 questions from topics like Blood Relation, Coding, Assumption, etc.
It can be concluded that while all areas of Quantitative Ability and Reasoning need to be covered, a careful study of the previous papers reveals that some topics are more important than others. Thus, it is recommended that you cover the entire syllabus, with special focus on the areas mentioned above.