# IIFT 2020 Analysis

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This year IIFT exam was conducted by National Testing Agency and exam was computer based. There were 4 sections namely QR, RC&VA, DI&LR, GA with a total of 110 questions. QR section was tough this year. DI was calculation intensive and selection of question was important in LR. RCs were moderate to tough. Vocabulary was also moderate to tough part in RC&VA section. This year difficulty level GK was moderate. To maintain the cutoff in all 4 sections time management was the key. This time almost all students faced problems due to faulty layout of the paper on the screen. Students had to scroll right and left frequently to read the questions and then options. Overall feel of the paper was moderate to tough.
The break-up for the four sections was as follow:
 Section Sections No. of Questions Marks per Questions Total Marks Negative Marks/Questions Section - 1 Quantitative Reasoning 25 3 75 1 Section - 2 RC & Verbal Ability 35 3 105 1 Section - 3 DI & Logical Reasoning 30 3 90 1 Section - 4 General Awareness 20 1.5 30 0.5 Total 110 300
###### Overview of the IIFT 2020 Paper
 Time Allotted 2Hrs. Total no. of questions 110 (300 Marks) Sections 4 Number of choices 4
###### Expected cutoff and Good Attempt
 Section Good Attempt (Number of questions) Quantitative Reasoning 10-11 Verbal Ability & RC 14-16 Data Interpretation & LR 12-14 General Awareness 7-8 Expected  overall Cut-Off Score 115-125
The expected overall score at which one can expect a call from IIFT will be around 115-125 marks. Remember, you need to clear the individual sectional cut-offs as well.
Section I: Quantitative Reasoning
 Area Tested Description No. of Questions Mark Allotted Quantitative Reasoning Time, Speed & Distance 2 2 × 3 P&C Probability 2 2 × 3 Time & Work 2 2 × 3 Geometry Mensuration 8 8 × 3 Percentage 4 4 × 3 Sets & Venn diagram 1 1 × 3 Average 1 1 × 3 Clocks 1 1 × 3 Function, Algebra & Equations 2 2 × 3 SI and CI 2 2 x 3
Evaluation: This section was slightly difficult and questions were comparatively lengthier than last year. Overall it was dominated by Arithmetic, Geometry and Mensuration. Geometry and Mensuration included questions on Triangles, Height and Distance etc. In Arithmetic section questions on percentages, pipes and cistern and partnership were easy. Question on probability was also easier. Questions on clock and Venn diagram were moderate. So overall this section was difficult as it had only few direct questions.
Attempt by Good Student: 10-11
Section II: - Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability
 Sr. No. Description No. of Questions Mark Allotted RC & VA Based on Obama- Personality and his policies 4 4 × 3 Imposing ban on plastic bags 4 4 × 3 Cultural evolution 4 4 × 3 Based on History 4 4 × 3 Vocabulary Based 8-10 4 × 3 Grammar & Sentence Correction 2 1 × 3 Para Jumble 3-4 3 × 3 Root based 3 2 × 3
Evaluation: The RCs were moderate in terms of difficulty level. There were four passages with 4 questions each. The subjects in the RCs ranged from politics to science and sociology. A student could have easily solved two passages in the given time. The RC section was dominated by direct questions and choices were tricky in one or two RCs.The Verbal Ability portion of the exam had an extremely strong emphasis on Vocabulary. One to two crossword vocabulary based question were also there. There were 2 roots based questions. As mentioned vocabulary was a very dominant part of this section and the words given belonged to moderate to tough category making the attempts slightly tricky. There was 1 sentence correction based question. There were 3-4 Para jumble questions and they were of easy to moderate difficulty level. The overall feel of this section was moderate
Attempt by Good Student: 14-16
Section III: - Data Interpretation & LR
 Area Tested Description No. of Question Mark Allotted DI & AR/LR Mixed Graph 8 8 × 3 Tables 4 4 × 3 Table and Pie 4 4 × 3 Sitting arrangement 4 4 × 3 Games 4 4 × 3 Workers, coding and remaining 6 6× 3
Evaluation: in this section DI questions were difficult and calculation intensive. Except Table based graph, rests were very difficult. Selection of blocks was very important. In LR games block was time consuming and had twisted information. Single questions in LR were manageable and must do along with workers set.
Attempt by Good Student: 10-12
Section IV: General Awareness
Evaluation: The General Awareness section had questions from various topics and tested the candidate across all areas. The section was a mixed bag with current and static GK. The GK was moderate to tough. The expected attempt will be low.
Attempt by Good Student: 7-8
Disclaimer: All the above given information is based on personal opinion of hitbullseye 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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