IIFT 2022 Analysis

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)conducts its own entrance test, for admission to MBA (International Business) programme offered at its campuses. Over 30,000 management aspirantstake IIFT annually. The difficulty level of the exam is considered high and nearly equivalent to that of other management entrances like CAT, XAT, etc.
IIFT exam is held by National Testing Agency in the month of December every year. Its result is declared in January/February. After the exam, the test-takers are naturally curious to evaluate their performance and judge the prospects of getting an admission seat. So, here we present you the complete analysis of IIFT 2022:
IIFT 2022: Overall Analysis
IIFT exam is composed of four sections, that check the candidate’s proficiency in mathematics, reasoning, English, and general knowledge. The mathematics portion is generally perceived as the most difficult and lengthiest of all sections. While initially, the total number of questions in IIFT has every year, it has remained fixed over the last few years.
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IIFT 2022 followed the same pattern as that of last year. Here are the main features of the exam:
  • Total time limit: 2 hrs
  • Number of questions: 110
  • No sectional time limits
  • Differential marking scheme
  • 1/3rd marks deducted for every incorrect answer
IIFT 2022: Exam Structure & Pattern
The following table shows the section-wise break-up of IIFT 2022 exam:
No. of Questions
Marks per Question
Total Marks
Negative Marks/Question
Quantitative Aptitude
Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability
Logical Reasoning &Data Interpretation
General Awareness
IIFT 2022 Exam Analysis
IIFT 2022 featured both medium-difficulty and high-difficulty questions in all sections. The questions of quant and data interpretation were mostly tricky while the other two sections were relatively manageable. Here is the in-depth analysis of IIFT 2022, as per the different sections:
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Quantitative Analysis
Quant section was considered time-consuming and tricky by the test-takers. It had most questions from Arithmetic, Geometry, Mensuration, and Algebra. There were also a few questions on topics of modern maths like probability, permutation & combination, etc. The candidates with strong conceptual knowledge and sufficient practice would be able to ace the section.
An attempt of 11+ questions with accuracy is sure to bring a high score in the section.
Reading Comprehension& Verbal Ability
There were 3-4 RC passages in this section, accompanied by 3-5 questions each. These passages were based on subjects like sociology, economics, etc. The rest of the section was dominated by vocabulary-based questions, followed by grammar-based ones. These include parajumbles, sentence correction, spelling usage, etc. Except for a few difficult questions, most of the section was easy to manage.
An attempt of 18+ questions fares well for a good performance in the section.
Data Interpretation& Logical Reasoning
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As expected, DI and LR questions were a bit lengthy and calculation-intensive. However, with the smart choice question sets, the section was doable and could turn out very scoring for the candidates. The standalone questions based on reasoning were easy to understand and solve.
An attempt of 10+ questions with accuracy would get a high score in the section.
General Awareness
This section consisted of questions from static GK and current affairs. These questions were from a range of areas like economics, science, politics, etc. General Awareness section was moderate in difficulty level.
An attempt of 8+ questions with decent accuracy fetches a great score in this section.
After IIFT exam results are out, you need to start preparing for the further admission rounds like personal interview.
NOTE: The actual analysis of IIFT 2022 done by our experts will be available here on the exam day.
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