IIFT 2023 admissions through CAT 2023 Analysis

IIFT 2023 entrance exam has officially been cancelled and in place CAT 2023 scores will be accepted for admission to the various courses offered by IIFT. The analysis of the CAT exam will be provided here after the successful conduction of the exam.
The CAT exam comprises three sections that assess candidates' proficiency in mathematics, reasoning and English . Among these, the mathematics segment is often regarded as the most demanding and time-consuming. Over the years, the total number of exam questions has remained consistent, providing stability and enabling candidates to better prepare for the test. With its comprehensive assessment and rigorous evaluation, the CAT exam plays a pivotal role in determining candidates' eligibility for admission to prestigious management programs offered by IIFT.
IIFT admissions through CAT 2023 follow a similar pattern each year. Here are the main features of the exam:
  • Total time limit: 2 hrs
  • Number of questions: 66
  • Sectional time limit of 40 minutes
  • Consistent marking scheme
  • 1rd mark deducted for every incorrect answer
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IIFT through CAT Analysis 2023: Difficulty Level
Upon completion of the examination, we will expeditiously update the table provided below with the pertinent information. This meticulous approach guarantees that you will possess the most current, precise, and readily accessible data. Stay tuned for further updates.
Exam Section
CAT 2023 Difficulty Level
 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
To be Announced
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
To be Announced
 Quantitative Aptitude
To be Announced
Overall
To be Announced
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Section-wise analysis of IIFT 2023 by experts
CAT 2023 presented a mix of medium-difficulty and high-difficulty questions across all sections. The quantitative and data interpretation questions proved to be particularly tricky, while the remaining sections were comparatively more manageable. Below is an in-depth analysis of the different sections in CAT 2023:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
The Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section presented a moderate to difficult challenge. This section comprised 24 questions, with 14-16 questions focusing on RCs and the remaining covering various topics of Verbal Ability.
The Verbal Ability portion primarily emphasized vocabulary, including synonyms, antonyms, and one-word-substitutions. A solid attempt in Verbal Ability would have encompassed 7-8 questions.
Now, let's delve into the topic-wise break-up of the section:
Passage/Area
Difficulty level
Subconscious mind- behaviour-will power-goals
Easy read, questions doable 
power balance shifting in the world
Moderate
Antonym
Easy
word-root
Moderate
Match the following 
Easy-Moderate
Idioms
Easy
Vocabulary
Moderate
Spelling
Easy
Crossword Puzzle
Easy
Closed passage
Easy
Grammar-noun, adjective
Moderate
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
The section in CAT 2023 had a moderate level of difficulty. In the data interpretation (DI) part, out of 4 sets, 2 sets were relatively easy and should have been attempted. Conversely, in the logical reasoning (LR) part, there were opportunities to attempt around 20 questions carrying a weightage of 60 marks. Here's a breakdown of the questions:
Data Interpretation
Topic/ Area
Difficulty level
2 tables- Tokyo Olympics 2021
Easy
Pie chart - Line graph
Easy-Moderate
Stacked bar chart
Easy
Covid 19 ratio of male: female 5 months
Moderate
4 Sets
 
Coin-flip game
Easy
Circular sitting arrangement
Moderate
Row Arrangement
Easy-Moderate
Transport service- 8 locations
Easy
Quiz competition
Moderate
Choosing 4 students from 8 
Easy
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Quantitative Aptitude
In terms of difficulty, the Quantitative Aptitude section of IIFT 2023 presented a moderate to difficult challenge. The majority of questions in this section were based on arithmetic and algebra.  
Topic/ Area
 Difficulty level
Number System
moderate 
Algebra
 easy
Arithmetic
 easy
Geometry and Mensuration
 moderate
Modern Math
 moderate
Trigonometry
 moderate
General Awareness
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Conclusion
The CAT 2023 exam consisted of various sections with different difficulty levels. The Quantitative Aptitude section presented a moderate to difficult challenge, with a focus on arithmetic and algebra. Overall, the exam required a well-rounded preparation to score 6+ marks in each section.
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