IIFT 2011 Analysis

The question pattern of IIFT 2011 paper was different from IIFT 2010. The number of question came down to 120 from last year's 135 questions i.e. a drop of 15 questions. This year IIFT contained 6 sections instead of 4 sections last year. Also this year it was not mentioned that whether sectional cutoffs will be taken into consideration or not. But if taken into consideration then cutoffs are given in the analysis.

There were 120 questions (6 Sections) and the time allotted was 2hrs. The six sections were as follows:

Sr. No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
1.General Awareness210.5010.50
2.Reading Comprehension150.7511.25
3.Verbal Ability230.7517.25
4.Quantitative Ability241.0024.00
5.Data Interpretation161.0016.00
6.Analytical Reasoning and Logic Reasoning211.0021.00
 Total120 100.00
Overview of the IIFT 2011 Paper
Time allotted2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions120(100 Marks)
Marking SchemeDifferent for different sections
Sections6
Number of choices4
Negative Marking 1/31/3
Expected cut-offs*Around 37 marks
SECTIONAL - ANALYSIS
SECTION I: General Awareness

Evaluation:This year GK section was dominated by questions on Current Affairs and Static GK unlike last year which was dominated by Business GK.

Comfortable Attempt:6-8 questions.
Achievable Score::Around 2 marks.
SECTION II: Reading Comprehension
Sr. No.DescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
1.Logistics & Mgt. of Sea Cargo.40.75 x 4
2.Consumer Behavior40.75 x 4
3.Business houses and legal Disputes40.75 x 4
4.Banking & Economy30.75 x 3
SECTIONAL - ANALYSIS
SECTION I: General Awareness

Evaluation:This year GK section was dominated by questions on Current Affairs and Static GK unlike last year which was dominated by Business GK.

Comfortable Attempt:6-8 questions.
Achievable Score::Around 2 marks.
SECTION II: Reading Comprehension
Sr. No.DescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
1.Logistics & Mgt. of Sea Cargo.40.75 x 4
2.Consumer Behavior40.75 x 4
3.Business houses and legal Disputes40.75 x 4
4.Banking & Economy30.75 x 3

Evaluation: In RC section, One RC (Business houses and legal Disputes) was easy while other three were moderate and time consuming. Overall difficulty level was same as compared to the previous year.

Comfortable Attempt:6-8 questions.
Achievable Score::Around 2.5 marks.
SECTION III: Verbal Ability
Sr. No.DescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
1.Sentence Completion30.75×3
2.One Word Substitution20.75×2
3.Sentence Rearrangement20.75×2
4.Sentence Correction & Grammar40.75×4
5.Spell- Check20.75×3
6.Vocab Based100.75×3

Evaluation: Verbal Ability Section was dominated by vocabulary based questions. Sentence rearrangement and grammar questions were very easy and sentence completion was a fair mix of difficult and easy questions.

Comfortable Attempt:15-17 questions.
Achievable Score::Around 5 marks.
SECTION IV: Quantitative Ability
Area TestDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
QUANTPercentage & Profit & Loss22×1
Simplification11×1
Time & Work & Ratio55×1
Geometry33×1
Number System22×1
P & C Probability22×1
Algebra66×1
Logs22×1
TSD11×1

Evaluation: The Quant Section was a moderate. Right selection of questions was important as some the questions were having very lengthy statements.

Comfortable Attempt:12-14 questions.
Achievable Score::Around 9 marks.
SECTION V: Data Interpretation
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
Data InterpretationBar Graph55×1
Tables1110×1

Evaluation: DI blocks were calculative in nature so it required a lot of labor.

Comfortable Attempt:8-10 questions.
Achievable Score::Around 6 marks.
SECTION VI: Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
AR and LRDecision making22×1
Syllogism22×1
Coding and decoding44×1
Letter series22×1
Deductions22×1
Course of action22×1
AR blocks77×1

Evaluation: TThere were different types of questions in this section like syllogism, Coding, series etc. This section was comparatively easier and would raise the overall cutoff.

Comfortable Attempt:12-14 questions
Achievable Score::Around 8.
*Disclaimer:All the above given information is based on personal opinion of Bulls Eye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs. However, it has nothing to do with original cut-offs.
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