All about IIFT 2018 Analysis

This year IIFT paper was almost similar to last year’s paper. There were 6 sections namely DI, AR & LR, GK, RC, VA and QA. The total number of questions was same as that of last year’s i.e. 114. This year the only change was in marking scheme of VA and DI which was interchanged i.e. VA from 1 to 0.75 and DI from 0.75 to 1 per question. In terms of difficulty level, students found AR very tough as compared to last year’s. To maintain the cutoff, in all 6 sections, was really a difficult task and a lot of students will end up in not clearing cutoff in one or two sections. This year also the different sets had different sequence of sections. Here in our analysis we are using Set C to present the breakup.
IIFT 2018 Question Paper
IIFT 2018 Key Explanations
The break-up for the six sections was as follow:
Section Sections No. of Questions Marks per Questions Total-Marks Negative Marks/Question
Section - 1 Data Interpretation 20 1 20 0.33
Section - 2 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 20 1 20 0.33
Section - 3 General Awareness 18 0.5 9 0.17
Section - 4 Reading Comprehension 16 1 16 0.33
Section - 5 Verbal Ability 20 0.75 15 0.25
Section - 6 Quantitative Ability 20 1 20 0.33
114 - 100
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Overview of the IIFT 2018 Paper
Time Allotted 2Hrs.
Total no. of questions 114 (100 Marks)
Marking Scheme Different for different sections
Sections 6
Number of choices 4
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Expected cutoff and Good Attempt
Section Good Attempt (Number of questions)
Data Interpretation 6 - 8
Analytical Reasoning 6 - 8
General Awareness 6 – 8
Reading Comprehension 7 - 8
Verbal Ability 8 – 10
Quantitative Ability 10 - 12
The overall cut off score at which one can expect a call from IIFT is around 32 marks. The three campuses of IIFT are expected to have the following cut offs: 36 (Delhi), 34 (Kolkata), 32 (Kakinada). Remember, you need to clear the individual sectional cut-offs as well.
Section I: - Data Interpretation
Area Tested Description No. of Question Mark Allotted

Data Interpretation

Mixed Graph 12 12 × 1
Tables 8 8 × 1
Total 20 20
Evaluation: DI varied from moderate-difficult and was calculation intensive, 2 sets were based upon tables, rest were mixed graphs; 3 Sets based upon 7 regions, IBM and LPI were calculation intensive but easy-moderate and should have been attempted, set based upon Hotel occupancy was moderate, set based upon industry analysis was difficult and should have been avoided
Attempt by Good Student: 6 – 8
Section II:- Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Area Tested Description No. of Question Mark Allotted
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Analytical Reasoning 17 17 × 1
Input Output 2 2 × 1
Miscellaneous 1 1 × 1
Total 20 20
Evaluation: This section was moderate to difficult, there were 5 AR sets comprising of 18 questions,3 sets; Matrix, Albert and Betty, and Sara Dora sets were difficult, Sets based on 8 officers and Sunny, Pinki were moderate. 2 input/output questions were easy-moderate; 1 miscellaneous question based upon numbers was easy and should have been attempted.
Attempt by Good Student: 6 – 8
Section III: General Awareness
Evaluation: There were mixtures of topics checking general awareness of the candidate across the all areas. Students found GK this year a bit tougher than last year’s.
Attempt by Good Student: 6 – 8
Section IV: - Reading Comprehension
Sr. No. Description No. of Questions Mark Allotted
1. Culture & Society 3 3 × 1
2. Public Intellectual 3 3 × 1
3. Overflow of Information 4 4 × 1
4. Importance of Liberal arts 3 3 × 1
5. Non GDP measures filling Gaps in public policy 3 3 × 1
  Total 16 16
Evaluation: The RC section was relatively lengthy but east to medium in difficulty level. There were five passages with 3 - 4 questions each. The level of RCs varied from easy to moderate overall a student could have easily solved at least three passages in given time. The RC section was dominated by factual questions.
Attempt by Good Student: 7 – 8
Section V: - Verbal Ability
Sr. No.

Description

No. of Questions

Mark Allotted

Verbal Ability

Grammar & Sentence Correction

4

4 × 0.75

Vocabulary Based

6

6 × 0.75

Jumbled words

3

3 × 0.75

Analogies

2

2 × 0.75

Para jumbling

2

2 × 0.75

Sentence Completion

3

3 × 0.75

Total

20

15

Evaluation: The Verbal Ability portion of the exam had an extremely strong emphasis on Vocabulary and grammar based questions. In case your grammar fundamentals were strong you could have decent attempts in this section. Vocabulary was also a very dominant part of this section and the words given belong to the moderate to tough category making the attempt in this part less. Sentence Completion and Para jumbling were easy.
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Attempt by Good Student: 8 – 10
Section VI: Quantitative Ability
Area Tested Description No. of Questions Mark Allotted

Quantitative Ability

Function, Algebra & Equations 4 4 × 1
P&C Probability 2 2 × 1
Time & Work 2 2 × 1
Geometry Mensuration 7 7 × 1
Logs 2 2 × 1
Percentage 2 2 × 1
Sets 1 1 × 1
Total 20 20
Evaluation: This section was dominated by Geometry mensuration and Algebra. A couple of questions were also there from time & work and logarithm and were doable. Overall this section was calculation intensive and most of the students found it moderately difficult.
Attempt by Good Student: 10 – 12
*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.