Analysis: IIFT 2012

IIFT 2012 Paper was comparatively easier than IIFT 2011. Also, the sectional cut-offs were to be considered this year.

Time allotted2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions128(100 Marks)
Marking SchemeDifferent for different sections
Sections4
Number of choices4
Negative Marking1/3

There were 128 questions (4 Sections) and the time allotted was 2 hours. The four sections were as follows:

SectionSectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks per QuestionTotal Marks
Section -1Analytical Reasoning200.7515
Data Interpretation191.0019
Section -2Quantitative Ability251.0025
Section -3Verbal Ability200.7515
Reading Comprehension160.7512
Section -4General Awareness280.5014
 Total128 100.00

CAT Percentile Predictor

SECTIONAL-ANALYSIS
Section I: (Part -1) Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
AR and LRDirections22×0.75
Syllogism22×0.75
Coding and decoding44×0.75
Series22×0.75
Input-Output22×0.75
Symboperation11×0.75
AR blocks77×0.75
 Total2015

Evaluation: Overall this section was of moderate difficulty level and the students found the questions on coding, series, syllogism, etc. especially difficult.

Comfortable Attempt: 12-14 questions.

Achievable Score: Around 8 marks.

(Part -2) Data Interpretation
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
Data InterpretationBar Graph88×1
Tables99×1
Pie Charts22x1
 Total1919

Evaluation: Most of the DI questions were calculative in nature.

Comfortable Attempt: 10-12 questions.

Achievable Score: Around 10 marks.

Section II: Quantitative Ability
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
QuantPercentage, Profit & Loss33×1
Time & Work, Ratio44×1
Geometry44×1
Number System33×1
P& C, Probability55×1
Algebra33×1
Logs11×1
TSD22×1
 Total2525

Evaluation: The Quant Section was Moderate.

Comfortable Attempt: 12-15 questions.

Achievable Score: Around 12 marks.

Section III: (Part -1) Verbal Ability
Sr. No.DescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
1.Sentence Completion20.75×2
2.Analogies20.75×2
3.Sentence Rearrangement20.75×2
4.Sentence Correction40.75×4
5.Spell- Check20.75×2
6.Vocabulary Based60.75×6
7.Figures of speech20.75x2
 Total2015

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: 12-15 questions.

Achievable Score: Around 8 marks.

(Part -2) Reading Comprehensio
Sr. No.DescriptionNo. of QuestionsMark Allotted
1.Business and market psychology.40.75×4
2.Education and psychology(descriptive)40.75×4
3.Reality shows and societal perceptions40.75×4
4.History(narrative/anecdotal)40.75×4
 Total1612

Evaluation: This section was easy. Except the passage on education and psychology, the rests were moderate in length. Most of the questions were direct.

Comfortable Attempt: 10-12 questions.

Achievable Score: Around 7 marks.

Section IV: General Awareness

Evaluation: This year GK section was dominated by static GK and the questions on Current Affairs were comparatively less.

Comfortable Attempt: 6-8 questions.

Achievable Score: Around 3 marks.

*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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